Obama's troubled legacy on race leaves room for black conservatives to rise under Donald Trump - Salon Avatar
Salon Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:06:26 GMT
Despite his rhetoric, Obama leaves behind an overheated racial climate. Can black conservatives heal the divide? Carrie Sheffield Follow Skip to Comments. Topics: 2016 presidential election, African-Americans, Barack Obama, Black Conservatives, black ...
Overnight Cybersecurity: Trump team slams Manning commutation | FBI investigating if Russia aided Trump - The Hill Avatar
The Hill Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:18:32 GMT
Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We're here to connect the dots as leaders in government, policy and industry try to counter the rise in cyber threats. What lies ahead ...
EPA nominee Scott Pruitt won't say if he would recuse himself from his own lawsuits against the agency - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:10:16 GMT
Scott Pruitt, who repeatedly has sued the Environmental Protection Agency during his tenure as Oklahoma attorney general, declined to say Wednesday whether he would recuse himself from those ongoing cases if confirmed as the agency's new leader.
Obama calls voter fraud claims 'fake news' - Fox News Avatar
Fox News Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:00:43 GMT
President Obama called claims of voter fraud “fake news” Wednesday, in a final swipe in office at Republicans pushing voter ID measures at the state level. In his final news conference as president, Obama said claims of voter fraud have been “disproved ...and more »
Democrats pummel Price on stock trades, sweetheart deals - Politico Avatar
Politico Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:15:21 GMT
Democrats hammered Rep. Tom Price's stock trades and "sweetheart deals," but the HHS Secretary designate survived a contentious hearing on Wednesday that seemed designed to slow, if not stall, his confirmation to a role in which he will help dismantle ...
George HW Bush, Barbara Bush both hospitalized, spokesman says - CNN Avatar
CNN Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:52:01 GMT
(CNN) Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, have both been hospitalized, his spokesman said Wednesday. President Bush, 92, was admitted to intensive care at Houston Methodist Hospital to address "an acute ...
For Jeff Bagwell, long wait and deep wounds close in Hall of Fame - ESPN Avatar
ESPN Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:06:38 GMT
As Jeff Bagwell exhales from the rigors of a seven-year wait and wraps his mind around his newfound Hall of Fame status, it's only natural for historians and fans to reflect upon the contributions that made him such a force in his prime. Bagwell's 449 ...
Commerce nominee Ross says top priority is renegotiating NAFTA - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:50:01 GMT
Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross singled out changes to the nation's free trade agreement with Mexico and Canada on Wednesday as “the first thing” he would address if confirmed to lead the Commerce Department in President-elect Donald Trump's ...
2016 was the hottest year on record -- again - CNN Avatar
CNN Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:12:54 GMT
(CNN) Last year was officially the Earth's warmest since record-keeping began in the 1880s, the World Meteorological Organization announced Wednesday morning. That means 2016 set a global heat record for the third year in a row according to NOAA and ...
Teen shoots four, self at American school in northern Mexico - Yahoo News Avatar
Yahoo News Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:01:49 GMT
A police officer stands outside the Colegio Americano del Noreste after a student opened fire at the American school in Monterrey, Mexico January 18, 2017. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril. More. By David Alire Garcia. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A teenage student ...and more »
Yellen Says Economy Near Goals Warrants Gradual Rate Hikes - Bloomberg Avatar
Bloomberg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:26:16 GMT
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. economy is “close” to the central bank's objectives of full employment and stable prices and she's confident it will continue to improve. “It is fair to say the economy is near maximum employment and ...
Here's Why Netflix's Share Price Just Hit a New All-Time High - Fortune Avatar
Fortune Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:37:04 GMT
Investors expecting a strong fourth-quarter earnings report from Netflix got even more than they bargained for on Wednesday. Netflix's share price climbed well past its all-time high in after-hours trading after the company reported its biggest ...
Jewish community centers in Mass., 16 other states get bomb threats - The Boston Globe Avatar
The Boston Globe Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:46:31 GMT
Jewish community centers in Massachusetts, Maine, and Connecticut were among Jewish institutions in at least 17 states targeted by bomb threats Wednesday, according to the Anti-Defamation League. A spate of bomb threats affected Jewish community ...
Whistleblower suit alleges widespread problems at bank run by Treasury nominee Mnuchin - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:53:02 GMT
Whistleblowers connected to the California mortgage lender once run by Treasury secretary nominee Steven T. Mnuchin have accused the bank in federal court of mishandling more than a thousand applications for loan modifications during his tenure ...
Guest opinion: Don't muzzle US consumer watchdog - Billings Gazette Avatar
Billings Gazette Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:27:10 GMT
Many Americans benefit from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau daily, yet its importance is not widely known. Since the election, the CFPB has taken on a company that cheated victims of lead-paint poisoning out of their settlements and four ...
School Vouchers, Oligarchy And Grizzlies: Highlights From The DeVos Hearing - NPR Avatar
NPR Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:12:46 GMT
After Betsy DeVos' Senate confirmation hearing yesterday — all three hours and change — we know a little more about Donald Trump's pick to be the next education secretary. Appearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, ...
A guide to inauguration week parties, exhibitions, concerts and more - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:09:56 GMT
Inaugural weekends in Washington are rarely as reserved, or as compact, as the one ahead for Donald Trump. The Republican president-elect, who will be sworn in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Friday, will visit fewer balls, walk fewer steps on a ...
Shades of 'Titanic' — Why Do Airlines Think We Want to Travel Third Class? - NBCNews.com Avatar
NBCNews.com Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:14:43 GMT
Want to save money flying one of the 'big three' U.S. airlines? Pack light and don't complain about that middle seat. That's the takeaway as American Airlines follows the lead of Delta and United and rolls out the details for the Basic Economy fares ...
Nintendo's Fire Emblem: Heroes is coming to Android on February 2nd - The Verge Avatar
The Verge Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:22:59 GMT
Nintendo has provided some new details on its next mobile game, a smartphone take on the long-running strategy series Fire Emblem. The game — dubbed Fire Emblem: Heroes — is described as a tactical role playing game. According to Nintendo, the ...
Gambia Shudders as Defeated President Yahya Jammeh Won't Quit - New York Times Avatar
New York Times Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:56:00 GMT
Fearful Gambians as well as tourists are leaving the country, as its president, Yahya Jammeh, continues to refuse to step down following an election defeat in December. By CAMILLA SCHICK. Photo by Marco Longari/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images.
Shark Tank' Star Launches Political Campaign – And It's Not Mark Cuban - TheWrap Avatar
TheWrap Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:11:16 GMT
“Shark Tank” star Kevin O'Leary is in the running to become the next leader of Canada's Conservative Party. The Canadian businessman announced his decision to run for office on his Facebook page on Wednesday. “I'm about to go into that set and ...
Donors and Drug Makers Offer $500 Million to Control Global Epidemics - New York Times Avatar
New York Times Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:00:26 GMT
A child born with microcephaly caused by the Zika virus, during an evaluation at Fundação Altino Ventura in Recife, Brazil. A group of prominent donors announced Wednesday that they had raised almost $500 million for a new partnership to stop epidemics ...
Oracle sued by Labor Department for paying white men more - USA TODAY Avatar
USA TODAY Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:28:40 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO — Oracle is being sued by the Labor Department for allegedly paying white men more than their counterparts and for favoring Asian workers when recruiting and hiring for technical roles. The administrative lawsuit is the latest from the ...
'Will and Grace' Revival Officially a Go at NBC - Hollywood Reporter Avatar
Hollywood Reporter Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:38:26 GMT
The 10-episode comedy will bring the original stars and creators back to the network during the 2017-18 broadcast season. It's official: Will & Grace is returning to NBC. Less than a month after former co-star Leslie Jordan leaked the news, the network ...
CIA, In a First, Divulges Procedures for Information on Citizens - Wall Street Journal Avatar
Wall Street Journal Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:14:17 GMT
WASHINGTON—In a rare act of transparency, the Central Intelligence Agency for the first time has published a fully declassified version of its procedures for handling information on “U.S. persons,” a category that includes American citizens in the ...
Orlando nightclub shooter's widow pleads not guilty - CNN Avatar
CNN Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:48:00 GMT
Oakland, California (CNN) The widow of the man who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub last year pleaded not guilty in a federal court in Oakland, California, on Wednesday to allegations that she aided her husband ahead of the massacre.
EurekAlert (press release) Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:05:12 GMT
Days before Donald J. Trump steps forward on the Inaugural platform in Washington to assume the role of the 45th President of the United States of America, evolutionary biologist and systematist Dr. Vazrick Nazari named a new species in his honour.and more »
Joe Biden: 'I Wish to Hell I'd Just Kept Saying the Exact Same Thing' - New York Times Avatar
New York Times Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:39:18 GMT
Joe Biden's personal compartment on the modified Boeing 757 that serves as Air Force Two had the feel of a motel manager's office equipped with state-of-the-art communications gear. The room held a little black couch with a pullout bed he had slept on ...
CNET Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:29:29 GMT
Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has been living in Russia since 2013. Photo by Barton Gellman/Getty Images. Edward Snowden, the US intelligence contractor turned whistleblower, can stay in Russia awhile longer. The Russian ...and more »
Patrick Stewart to Voice Poop Emoji in 'Emoji Movie' - Hollywood Reporter Avatar
Hollywood Reporter Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:00:57 GMT
During the Sony Pictures Animation slate presentation, additonal 'Smurfs' casting was announced and 'Hotel Translyvania 3' was touted. Patrick Stewart is joining Sony Pictures Animation's The Emoji Movie as Poop. The Emoji Movie follows Gene (T.J ...