Tucked inside the Senate Republicans' latest tax bill is a proposal they’re touting as a paid family leave plan—it's not.'Much more can and should be done' »
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said that President Bill Clinton should have resigned from the Oval Office after news broke of his infamous affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Gillibrand, who fervently supported Hillary Clinton during her 2016 campaign for the presidency, added that the standard for behavior has changed since her husband’s presidential term ended in 2001.
Officials rushed the 83-year-old convict from the Corcoran State Prison to a Bakersfield hospital earlier in the week. Manson has been serving nine concurrent life sentences for orchestrating one of the most notorious crimes in U.S. history, had been imprisoned for more than 45 years in prison. In the 1960s, Manson, an ex-convict, assembled a group of runaways and outcasts known as the "Manson Family." In the summer of 1969, he directed his mostly young, female followers to murder seven people in what prosecutors said was part of a plan to incite a race war.
State Rep. Wes Goodman (R-Cardington) resigned Tuesday after a witness reported the incident to Ohio House chief of staff Mike Dittoe, according to the Columbus Dispatch. “I was alerted to details yesterday afternoon regarding his involvement in inappropriate behavior related to his state office,” Rosenberger said Wednesday.
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., apologized to a radio anchor and model after she released a photo that appeared to show him grabbing her chest and looking toward the camera on a flight back from Afghanistan. Leeann Tweeden wrote in a blog post Thursday that Franken “mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth” during a rehearsal for a skit the pair were performing for U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2006. Tweeden told Franken she didn’t want to rehearse the kiss, but he insisted, Tweeden wrote.
A 22-year-old science teacher from Oklahoma was charged with rape after sheriff’s deputies barged in on a tryst she had allegedly set up with a teenage student. Hunter Day, of Yukon, admitted to exchanging explicit texts with the boy, a student in her chemistry class at Yukon Public Schools, after police discovered her in her home surrounded by scented candles on Wednesday, the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office said. The boy was meant to meet the science teacher at her home on Wednesday and the deputies, who were given the teenager’s cellphone by his parents, sent her a message “I’m here.” Day responded, “the doors [sic] unlocked as usual,” according to authorities.
On Wednesday’s episode of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” The Daily Beast’s Sam Stein questioned the “moral thread” of Moore’s conservative base. Moore, a former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, is facing allegations from at least five women who say he made advances on them when they were in their teens and he was in his 30s. One woman alleges that Moore undressed and touched her sexually, and another says he violently sexually assaulted her.
Starbucks' new holiday cups are coming under fire - for possibly depicting the hands of a lesbian couple. The holiday cup line was launched with a commercial showing a range of ages, races and sexualities.
Celebrations swept across Australia Wednesday as voters emphatically endorsed same-sex marriage after more than a decade of divisive debate, and political leaders immediately began moves to enshrine the historic shift in law by Christmas. Thousands of marriage equality supporters took to parks and squares across the vast country, hugging, dancing and singing under clouds of glitter when the results of the two-month-long postal survey were announced. Revelers wrapped in rainbow colors swarmed the entertainment districts of Sydney, Melbourne and other cities, closing streets as the party continued late into the evening.
BEIJING/MANILA (Reuters) - China and the Philippines have agreed to avoid force to resolve their differences over the South China Sea, according to a joint statement issued on Thursday by China at the end of a visit to Manila by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. China and the Philippines have long sparred over the South China Sea, but relations have improved considerably under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
A Florida man being chased by police phoned 911 and asked a dispatcher to contact the White House so he could speak to his “close friend,” President Donald Trump. “We made a deal,” marijuana suspect Aric Frydberg said of his relationship with the president during the bizarre emergency call early Tuesday. Despite his attempts to weasel out of trouble ― invoking Trump, blaming Jews and claiming his mother had been in an accident ― deputies booked him on charges that included aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence, tampering with evidence, and possession of marijuana.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and his wife, actress Louise Linton, on Wednesday turned a fairly standard duty into an uncomfortable photo-op. It’s ostensibly part of a treasury secretary’s job to have their photo taken with the first $1 bills bearing their signatures. Mnuchin used taxpayer money to charter private planes for seven official trips. And Linton posted a photo to Instagram ― which looked like it came from a fashion magazine, references to designer brands and all ― that showed the pair departing an expensive Air Force jet.
Russia’s RSK-MiG is developing a host of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) including strike and reconnaissance models, some of which could be fighter-sized aircraft. “These are reconnaissance and strike targets, different classes for different tasks,” MiG spokesperson Anastasia Kravchenko told the Russian TASS news agency in Dubai. MiG hopes to develop three classes of unmanned aircraft.
A North Korean soldier shot multiple times while defecting to the South is in a stable condition but riddled with parasites that could complicate his chances of survival, his doctor said Thursday. The young man was rushed to hospital in South Korea by helicopter where he has undergone two rounds of emergency surgery. "We're paying close attention to prevent possible complications," said Lee, who on Wednesday said "an enormous number of parasites" including roundworms had been found in the small intestine.
Authorities were called to a home in Clarksville, Tennessee, early on Wednesday morning to assist a family that was administering CPR to an unresponsive baby girl, according to the Leaf Chronicle. Homicide detectives accused Christopher Conway, 22, of sexually assaulting the 9-month-old infant and wrapping a cord around her neck, causing her to die of strangulation.
The driver of a pickup displaying an expletive-filled message to President Donald Trump and his supporters in the Houston area was arrested Thursday on an outstanding warrant.
A teacher at Northeastern Middle School in Bristol, Connecticut, had invited a local Muslim woman to speak about her faith and sent a note to parents informing them of the event. The letter, which was posted online, introduced the speaker as a New York City native who resided in Connecticut and had founded an organisation devoted to “empowerment of Muslim women”. “This presentation will enrich our curriculum on world history,” the letter said.
More than 100 civil society groups and several prominent opposition figures on Thursday pushed for Mugabe to leave office and allow for a peaceful transition of power. The party was quickly outlawed because of its opposition to white rule, and police arrested Mugabe in Southern Rhodesia the following year.
Neither company responded to calls seeking to clarify exactly how many of the vehicles Hunt was reserving after Tesla unveiled the Semi on Thursday without specifying prices. Hunt's statement followed a rejection of the new vehicles on Thursday by Old Dominion Freight Line Inc, the United States' fourth-largest less-than-truckload carrier and other carriers were also more cautious. "Carriers have been skeptical about the heavy-duty tractor applicability to their models, given questions regarding torque, total hauling capacity, and recharging infrastructure," said Benjamin Hartford, a sector analyst with brokerage Baird.
“Right, especially when there's been so many allegations against President Trump," he said. ALEX MARLOW: Ivanka [Trump] made a very strange statement because she came out, with guns ablazing saying there's a special place in hell for child predators and that she believes the accusers.
We know how overwhelming Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be. From crazy door busters to lightning deals and last-minute steals, it can be hard to know where you’re getting the most bang for your buck. That’s why we did the research for you and combed
Humans have been getting high on marijuana for millennia, and there has never been a recorded case of a fatal overdose. Local media seized on the case report first published in March, suggesting that the two poison control doctors who wrote it had concluded the infant’s death was caused by a marijuana overdose. Such a finding would have sent a shockwave through the marijuana advocacy and medical communities.
A US military upgraded Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, or EKV, a kinetic-force weapon that slams into its targets, destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time during a Missile Defense Agency test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system several months ago. The Missile Defense Agency's first-ever successful intercept of an ICBM target using a Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, using the kinetic force of an Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) to destroy the target, is paving the way toward advanced future kill vehicles able to discern and attack multiple approaching threats, industry and Pentagon officials said.
Seven hospital employees are on unpaid leave while officials investigate how a patient who admitted to a 1979 killing escaped and flew to California over the weekend. The state says that as the investigation continues, more Hawaii State Hospital employees may be taken off duty. The suspensions come after Randall Saito left the hospital Sunday morning, took a taxi to a chartered flight bound for Maui and then boarded another plane to San Jose, California.
Iraqi government forces on Friday retook the last town in the country still held by the Islamic State group as the jihadists' self-proclaimed "caliphate" faced collapse on both sides of the border with Syria. The lightning recapture of the small Euphrates valley town of Rawa after a dawn offensive came as the jihadists also faced attack for a second day in the last town they still hold in Syria, Albu Kamal just over the frontier. The Islamic State group (IS) has lost 95 percent of the cross-border "caliphate" it declared in Iraq and Syria in 2014, the US-led coalition fighting it said Wednesday.
Thousands gathered in Texas on Wednesday to grieve with a family ripped apart by the Sutherland Springs church shooting. Three generations of the Holcombe family lost their lives in the mass shooting at First Baptist Church on Nov. 5. The eight family members ranged widely in age ― from an 18-month-old child to the church’s 60-year-old associate pastor.