The tax overhaul amounts to a high-stakes gamble by Republicans: that slashing taxes will make corporate America expand spending.Considerable risks »
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) slammed former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in a tweet, and indicated that special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings on possible Russian collusion with the Trump campaign will only be “legitimate” if Republicans like his findings. The outburst began late Friday after Holder tweeted: “Speaking on behalf of the vast majority of the American people, Republicans in Congress be forewarned: any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated. Holder was apparently referring to the GOP’s mounting calls to oust Mueller amid complaints that the former FBI director’s investigation has been biased against the Trump administration.
Canadian police are investigating the mysterious deaths of Barry Sherman, founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex Inc, and his wife, Honey, one of the nation's wealthiest couples whose bodies were found in their mansion on Friday.
A North Korean official widely deemed as the nation’s second most powerful figure has been missing for some time, raising speculation that he has been executed. Hwang was reportedly last seen in public on October 13.
In some parts of Santa Barbara County, the Thomas fire has caused apocalyptic scenes. Ash is everywhere, the air is smoky and there’s a persistent pink haze to the light that is like a constant dusk.The Thomas fire erupted Dec. 4 and has been scorching
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee chair joins "This Week" after Democrat Doug Jones' victory in Alabama.
Sen. Joe Manchin tells Chuck Todd in an exclusive interview that he believes Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) convinced the president to pursue a partisan strategy to pass the tax bill, rather than work with Democrats.
President Donald Trump's administration is blocking two pregnant teens in the country illegally and being held in federal custody from obtaining abortions, the American Civil Liberties Union said Friday, a repeat of the situation that led to a high-profile court fight earlier this year. Both girls arrived in the country as unaccompanied minors and are being held in federal shelters, the ACLU said, though it didn't say where. The ACLU earlier this year represented a pregnant teen in the same circumstances in Texas, helping her obtain an abortion following a lawsuit.
Not many cats get to have a career as a dog trainer, but one Missouri feline is doing just that. The Associated Press reported Thursday on D-O-G (pronounced “dee-OH-jee”), a fluffy black and white cat who plays an important role at Support Dogs, Inc.
The instructions explicitly rule out selling the hair strands, hands, teeth and other body parts of saints that often fetch high prices in online auctions. Officials said the guidelines were necessary given some obstacles that had emerged since the rules were last revised in 2007, particularly when surviving relatives and church officials disagreed.
“This will mostly benefit the middle class and jobs,” Pres. Trump told reporters before departing for Camp David on Saturday.
Mario Batali, the former host of “The Chew” who stands accused of sexual misconduct, issued an apology to fans on Friday through his newsletter and inexplicably ended it with a recipe for cinnamon rolls.
How is it that airlines keep screwing up simple things like company policy and established TSA rules? The latest travel blunder belongs to American Airlines. When Sara showed up with her husband and young son for their flight from Boston to Arizona, the gate attendant stopped them for having too many bags and tried to charge them a $150 fee to check a cooler filled with frozen breast milk.
After one of the richest men in Canada was found dead in his home along with his wife on Friday, police are investigating the case as a murder-suicide, according to reports. Billionaire pharmaceutical mogul and prominent philanthropist Barry Sherman, 75, and his wife, Honey, were found dead in their Toronto home around noon Friday. Investigators now believe Sherman killed his wife, hung her body, and then took his own life, the New York Post reported.
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee may be looking to prematurely shutter the committee’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a ranking Democrat warned Friday. In a series of tweets, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) explained why he was becoming “increasingly worried” that the probe may be nearing a conclusion as soon as the end of December. Schiff, who is working on the probe, said that Republicans on the committee have not issued any subpoenas or scheduled any further witness interviews past next Friday.
According to a Washington Post report, the Trump administration is banning the Center for Disease Control from using certain words in their official documents including fetus, transgender and diversity.
Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. According to the Consumer Reports 2017 national survey on holiday tipping, only 50 percent of Americans gave tips during the holidays last year, down from around 60 percent five years ago. Among those most likely to receive a tip were housekeepers and hairdressers. Housekeepers were even more fortunate—they also received the largest gratuities.
A plan that will be used to divide donations for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting was finalized Friday with a significant change that allows injured people who were not hospitalized to seek some of the money. Nielson said the committee recognizes people are experiencing psychological trauma from the massacre, but the "overwhelming number of victims prevents us from providing individual monetary payments" to them.
Swimming is temporarily banned at San Francisco’s Aquatic Park Cove after a string of sea lion attacks. The latest attack happened Friday morning when a man was bitten on his upper thigh, the Los Angeles Times reported. The most recent incident led Aquatic Park Cove to ban swimming at least through Monday. “I’ve only been part of the unit for two years now and I haven’t had a single sea lion or wildlife attack like this,” San Francisco Police Officer Matthew Reiter told the Los Angeles Times.
California’s state firefighting agency is within days of spending more to fight fires in a single year than ever before, and the fiscal year still has six months to go. As of Friday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire, had spent just over $600 million battling a spate of wildfires across the state, including nearly $89 million to fight the ongoing Thomas fire in Southern California’s Ventura County. “It’s very much a big deal, and keep in mind that we’re only halfway through the fiscal year,” Chief Scott McLean, a spokesman for Cal Fire, told HuffPost.
The “Saturday Night Live” gang gathered in the ersatz White House for the last show before Christmas while “all natural, all American coal” burned in the fireplace, noted Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump. This was a special celebration with ornaments of “losers” for the “tree of shame.” There was one for “nut job” former FBI director James Comey, and Sean Spicer and Anthony Scaramucci, whose “mangled corpses I stepped over to get this job,” said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Aidy Bryant).
The U.S. Marine Corps is arguably the best amphibious-warfare force in the world. The issue is that relentless overseas commitments have strained marine resources so badly that it can’t conduct the other training that it needs to maintain its combat edge. A review of readiness data from 2014 to 2016 revealed that “Marine Corps units were unable to fully accomplish training for other amphibious operations priorities,” according to the GAO report.
Fifty years ago, Lou Nasti gained fame when he built a robot that landed him on the front page of the New York Times. Now his skill can be seen in his detailed animatronic Christmas workshop in Brooklyn, New York and on display all around the world.
Florida authorities released an elderly woman from jail on Thursday after police arrested her for allegedly not paying rent at the senior housing community where she had lived since 2011. Juanita Fitzgerald spent her 94th birthday on Friday in a motel room, The Orlando Sentinel reports. The day before, she had been released from Florida’s Lake County Jail, which is where police took her after she was evicted from her home at the National Church Residences’ Franklin House in Eustis.
An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014. How many have gone elsewhere to fight?" said Seth Jones, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the Rand Corporation. International counterterror groups are putting huge efforts into answering those questions, working hard to name, count and track IS foreign fighters.
America's leading public health institute has reportedly been told not to use words including "science-based" and "transgender". The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was instructed by the Trump administration not to use seven words in its documents for next year's budget, the Washington Post reported. In some cases CDC officials were reportedly supplied with alternatives, with a substitute phrase for "science-based" being "CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes".