The bodies of Barry Sherman, who founded Canadian global pharmaceutical giant Apotex, and his wife, Honey, were discovered in their Toronto home.Deaths termed 'suspicious' »
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.
The misconduct included various forms of intimidation and discrimination including sexual harassment, department spokeswoman Heather Swift told The Associated Press. “I’ve already removed four senior leaders that were guilty of inappropriate behavior and I will remove 400 more if necessary,” Zinke said in a video posted on the agency’s website on Thursday. “Intimidation, harassment and discrimination is a cancer to any organization.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke about the worsening situation in North Korea and what diplomatic options remain.
Rachel Maddow shares video of an odd boast by Roy Moore's wife, Kayla Moore, that couple employs a Jewish lawyer, so accusations that they are anti-Semites could not be true.
WHAT THE NET NEUTRALITY REPEAL MEANS “The repeal rolls back so-called ‘Title II’ regulations that classified the internet as a public utility, and which, among other things, required internet service providers, or ISPs, to treat all of the data traveling on their networks equally.” Here’s how the change could silence some voices. And meet the women who tried to save net neutrality. ‘DOUBTING THE INTELLIGENCE, TRUMP PURSUES PUTIN AND LEAVES A RUSSIAN THREAT UNCHECKED’ “The result is without obvious parallel in U.S. history, a situation in which the personal insecurities of the president — and his refusal to accept what even many in his administration regard as objective reality — have impaired the government’s response to a national security threat.
A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's main island of Java late Friday, leaving at least one person dead and rattling nerves in the capital Jakarta. There was no immediate indication of a tsunami, but authorities said they had issued a warning following the tremor, which struck a coastal region some 300 kilometres (190 miles) from the capital. National disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said a 62-year-old had died in the Ciamis region in West Java after becoming trapped in a collapsed house.
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. in
Consumer spending in November was more than double what was expected, but it was a tumultuous year in retail, so companies are tacking on last-minute deals to end the season on a high note.
In 2017 the Islamic State group was driven from its last strongholds in Iraq and Syria at an enormous cost, Pakistanis broke their silence to speak about sexual abuse in Islamic schools, and the U.S. declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel ignited widespread protests. Associated Press photographers across the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan documented war and unrest from the front lines of the region's conflicts, including in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is battling Iranian-allied rebels and where its blockade on the Arab world's poorest country has crippled infrastructure and given rise to a cholera epidemic. IS no longer holds any significant territory in either country, but affiliates elsewhere in the region, particularly in Egypt and Afghanistan, continue to sow mayhem, and IS still inspires radicals elsewhere, such as the Bangladeshi immigrant who set off an explosive device in New York City's subway system earlier this month.
One eager Tennessee 2-year-old took matters into her own hands during her church’s recent Nativity pageant
WASHINGTON ― After months of hemming and hawing ― over debt, over procedural concerns, and over who benefits most from certain provisions ― Senate Republicans appear to be headed toward easy passage of a compromise tax bill next week, with remaining GOP holdouts folding on Friday for hardly any reason at all. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) endorsed the tax bill Friday afternoon after Republican leaders changed part of the legislation to meet some of Rubio’s demands, his office said.
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.
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.
Gay and Parker both lost children on Dec. 14, 2012, when a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 20 students and six teachers. “We want to make our hindsight the foresight of others,” Gay told HuffPost.
American Nancy Kissel, dubbed the "milkshake murderer" for one of Hong Kong's most notorious crimes, was back in court Friday to challenge her life sentence for murdering her banker husband. Kissel lost an appeal in 2014 against a conviction for drugging her husband -- a senior executive at US bank Merrill Lynch -- with a sedative-laced strawberry drink before clubbing him to death with a lead ornament in their luxury home in the southern Chinese city. With bobbed hair and wearing glasses, she took copious notes throughout the judicial review hearing into her case at Hong Kong's High Court on Friday.
When Amazon kicked off a bidding war for its second North American headquarters in September, the company laid out a vision of its perfect suitor. Amazon made no mention of climate change in its “HQ2” requests for proposals. Likewise, Amazon refuses to release data on its greenhouse gas emissions, making the Seattle-based giant a pariah among environmentalists who rank it as one of the least transparent corporations of its size.
Fisher’s force is strong as she gives her final performance "Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” playing the role that made her a star.
Russian lawmakers on Friday set the presidential election for March 18, a move that sets in motion campaigning for a race that President Vladimir Putin is all but certain to win. Friday's decision by the upper house of parliament, the Federation Council, will set the campaign in motion starting Monday, the day it will be published in a government daily. Putin has been in power in Russia since 2000.
A new grand jury report faulted Penn State University for enabling a fraternity culture that led to the hazing death of 19-year-old sophomore Tim Piazza in February. The report — released by Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller on Friday — condemned hazing within the Greek community at Penn State as “rampant and pervasive,” and accused Penn State of demonstrating apathy to drinking culture and turning a blind eye to problems within fraternities. “If it takes eliminating these dens of depravity that won’t reform their ways, then do it,” Parks Miller said at a press conference.
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday he doesn’t know why President Donald Trump hired Omarosa Manigault Newman. Laura Ingraham of Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” asked Spicer “What’s going on there?” in reference to Newman’s sudden resignation from the White House and then pressed him as to why she was hired in the first place.
The anonymous woman was the first of multiple women to accuse the former “Today” host of workplace sexual misconduct. “She showed her face, she gave her name, she told her story and at the conclusion of the interview she was asked, ‘What do you want?’” Wilkenfeld told NBC’s Stephanie Gosk, describing the accuser’s interaction with the network. NBC fired Lauer in November, but did not elaborate about the allegations at the time.
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A firefighter was killed on Thursday while battling a mammoth California wildfire as crews sought to protect coastal cities and towns in the path of flames that have destroyed more than 700 homes. The flag-draped remains of firefighter Cory Iverson, 32, were driven out of the fire zone in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles, in a hearse as his comrades saluted from roadsides and overpasses. "Anne and I are saddened by Engineer Cory Iverson’s tragic death.
SYDNEY ― Australia’s child sex abuse Royal Commission on Friday handed over its final report to the government in a move that increases pressure on lawmakers, religious groups and civic institutions to immediately adopt more than 400 recommendations. For the past five years, the commission has put civic and state institutions like churches, the defense force, sporting clubs and after-school care under the microscope, examining their responses to allegations of sex abuse in their ranks. The commission’s investigation has exposed a national tragedy of systemic abuse by shining a light on persistent failings of institutions to keep children safe, of cultures of secrecy and cover-up, and the devastating effects child sexual abuse can have on a life.
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Cutrone, a TV personality and founder of fashion PR company People’s Revolution, told Page Six on Thursday that Simmons attempted to rape her in 1991 at his apartment. According to Cutrone, the two ran into each other at a party and were walking to another when Simmons said he had to stop at a friend’s apartment.