Who's afraid of Trump? Not enough Republicans — at least for now. - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:47:44 GMT
Scrambling to line up support for the Republican health-care bill, President Trump got on the phone Monday with Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and urged him to back the measure. The president's personal plea was not enough. On Tuesday, Lee said he would vote ...
Helicopter used for protest flight against Maduro, heightening Venezuela tensions - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:11:15 GMT
CARACAS — A Venezuelan police pilot apparently commandeered a helicopter Tuesday and flew it over the supreme court building carrying a sign that read “Freedom,” a public show of dissent against the embattled government that prompted security forces ...
Sarah Palin Sues The New York Times - HuffPost Avatar
HuffPost Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:10:46 GMT
A Times editorial the former governor described as “sickening” initially suggested her political rhetoric helped incite a mass shooting. By Nick Visser. Bloomberg via Getty Images. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has sued The New York Times over an ...
A Costly Retraction for CNN and an Opening for Trump - New York Times Avatar
New York Times Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:49:21 GMT
Anthony Scaramucci, a close ally of President Trump, disputed a CNN story about himself. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times. In CNN's newsroom, it is called the Triad: a three-pronged internal system designed to ensure that sensitive reporting ...
Cyberattack Hits Ukraine Then Spreads Internationally - New York Times Avatar
New York Times Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:24:55 GMT
Several companies have been affected by the Petya cyberattack, including, from left, Rosneft, the Russian energy giant; Merck, a pharmaceutical company; and Maersk, a shipping company. Credit Left, Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters; center, Matt ...
Three Chicago Cops Charged With Conspiracy to Cover Up Laquan McDonald Killing - NBCNews.com Avatar
NBCNews.com Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:45:56 GMT
In the hours and days after Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke shot a 17-year-old boy to death, his fellow cops allegedly did all they could to make it seem as if he'd done nothing wrong. That included falsely stating that the victim had assaulted ...
Trump Campaign Chief's Firm Got $17 Million From Pro-Russia Party - New York Times Avatar
New York Times Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:23:02 GMT
Paul Manafort on the stage at the Republican National Convention in 2016. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times. Paul Manafort, who was forced out as President Trump's campaign chairman last summer after five months of infighting and criticism ...
Harlem A train derailment leaves 34 riders injured, sparks massive service disruption across Manhattan - New York Daily News Avatar
New York Daily News Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:01:51 GMT
A section of a packed subway train jumped the tracks and careened into a wall in Harlem on Tuesday — forcing hundreds to crawl out into the tunnel to safety and crippling service citywide. Thirty-four straphangers were treated for minor injuries ...
Trump hails 'energy revolution' as exports surge - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:52:30 GMT
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday hailed an energy revolution marked by surging U.S. exports of oil and natural gas. Trump cited a series of steps the administration has taken to boost energy production and remove government ...
Trump administration to propose repealing rule giving EPA broad authority over water pollution - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:27:59 GMT
President Trump's administration will revoke a rule that gives the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority over regulating the pollution of wetlands and tributaries that run into the nation's largest rivers, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said ...
Why isn't Obama hitting back at Trump? - CNN Avatar
CNN Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:28:26 GMT
Jay Parini, a poet and novelist, teaches at Middlebury College in Vermont. His latest book is "New and Collected Poems, 1975-2015." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN) The contrast could not be more extreme ...
China Back On State Department List Of Worst Human Trafficking Offenders - NPR Avatar
NPR Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:59:00 GMT
The U.S. State Department has issued highly public criticism of China in its latest annual report on the global state of human trafficking. China is among the worst offenders of human trafficking, according to the Trafficking In Persons report. It's ...
Beckley Register-Herald Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:53:13 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The agency in charge of U.S. border security plans to start building prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico later this summer. Ronald Vitiello, Customs and Border Protection's acting deputy commissioner ...and more »
What's next for Trump's travel ban and vetting procedures - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:22:19 GMT
The Trump administration got some of what it wanted when the Supreme Court decided to allow a scaled-back version of the president's travel ban to take effect. But the court's ruling also put pressure on officials to press ahead with their review of ...
US Has Seen Chemical Weapons Activity in Syria, Pentagon Says - New York Times Avatar
New York Times Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:46:44 GMT
A child receiving treatment at a hospital in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, after a nerve agent was used in an attack in April. The White House has accused the Syrian government of preparing a new chemical attack. Credit Omar Haj Kadour/Agence France-Presse ...
Ron Darling rips Mets' muscle-head trainers as a 'joke' - New York Post Avatar
New York Post Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:07:41 GMT
The former Met and current SNY color analyst tore into the team's current approach to training its players after watching Robert Gsellman become the latest casualty in an injury-plagued season. The Mets have been playing catch-up all season with each ...
NPR Sun, 25 Jun 2017 10:18:23 GMT
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, tennis great John McEnroe triumphed three times at Wimbledon and four times at the U.S. Open. But all his achievements on the court did not prepare him for life off of it. After his professional career ended, he ...and more »
'Pretty Little Liars' Finale: How a Mystery Hid Its Villain - New York Times Avatar
New York Times Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:03:35 GMT
From left: Tyler Blackburn, Shay Mitchell, Sasha Pieterse, Troian Bellisario and Ashley Benson in “Pretty Little Liars.” Credit Eric McCandless/Freeform. I. Marlene King has learned a lot about secrecy and lying during her tenure as the showrunner for ...
Ten Commandments monument installed on AR State Capitol grounds - KTAL Avatar
KTAL Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:10:26 GMT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - KARK - After two years and plenty of controversy, a Ten Commandments monument now stands on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol. After it was installed early Tuesday morning, reaction ranged from pride for the state bringing ...and more »
The Latest: Law enforcement officer shot in Sacramento - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:12:53 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Latest on a law enforcement officer shot in Sacramento (all times local):. 7:50 p.m.. Authorities say a transit deputy was shot in the face Monday at a light rail station in Sacramento after getting into a fight with a suspect.
Anthony Young, former MLB pitcher, dead at 51 - CBS News Avatar
CBS News Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:33:00 GMT
NEW YORK -- Anthony Young, a former Mets pitcher known more for his failures on the mound than his successes, died Tuesday. He was 51, CBS New York reports. According to former Mets teammate Turk Wendell, Young had been suffering from an ...
Michael Nyqvist, Swedish Actor Who Played Villain in 'John Wick,' Dies at 56 - New York Times Avatar
New York Times Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:07:00 GMT
Michael Nyqvist, the Swedish actor, in 2015. He landed his breakthrough role at age 39 in the 2000 film “Together.” Credit Ursuela Dueren/European Pressphoto Agency. Michael Nyqvist, a Swedish actor who starred in the original “The Girl With the Dragon ...
Michael Jordan, Kevin Durant congratulate MVP Russell Westbrook - ESPN Avatar
ESPN Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:53:28 GMT
In a letter signed by Jordan and posted in an Instagram story on his Nike brand's account, the Hall of Famer and Charlotte Hornets owner told Westbrook he also won his first MVP award before winning a championship. Note that Michael Jordan sent Russell ...
Watch: Animation of satellite images shows smoke from the Brian Head fire drifting across much of Utah and beyond - Discover Magazine (blog) Avatar
Discover Magazine (blog) Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:54:43 GMT
A giant smoke plume from Utah's Brian Head Fire is seen streaming across much of the state and on into Wyoming and Colorado in this animation created from images captured by the GOES-West weather satellite on Monday, June 26, 2017. The white arrow ...and more »
Facebook easily coasted to 2 billion users, but the joy ride may be coming to an end - Business Insider Avatar
Business Insider Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:06:27 GMT
Mark Zuckerberg Aquila CEO Mark Zuckerberg holding a model wing for Facebook's internet-beaming mark Zuckerberg Aquila drone. Facebook. FB Facebook Rg-A. 150.58 -3.01 (-2.00 %). Disclaimer Get real-time FB charts here ». In a way, getting to 2 ...
LaVar Ball, Lonzo Ball take on WWE's Monday Night Raw - UPI.com Avatar
UPI.com Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:15:05 GMT
June 27 (UPI) -- LaVar Ball took off his shirt and challenged The Miz in one portion of Monday Night Raw at the Staples Center. The Big Baller Brand CEO brought sons LaMelo and Lonzo to the WWE event. The Miz announced the family would appear on the ...and more »
Star Fox 2 Programmer Is Surprised And Thrilled The Game Is Finally Coming Out - Kotaku Avatar
Kotaku Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:34:17 GMT
Nintendo announced that the SNES Classic will come with the previously unreleased Star Fox 2. Think you were surprised? Imagine how the game's original programmer Dylan Cuthbert feels. He told Kotaku via email that he found out with everyone else ...
Carmelo Anthony reportedly tried to engage Knicks in buyout talks, but Phil Jackson dead set against it - New York Daily News Avatar
New York Daily News Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:03:35 GMT
Phil Jackson wants to get something back for one of his best players and Carmelo Anthony wants to control his future, even if it means he has to leave the Knicks. Anthony's preference is to remain in New York close to his son — as the Daily News ...
902-acre Mart fire forces evacuations in Highland, closes Highway 330 in San Bernardino Mountains - Press-Enterprise Avatar
Press-Enterprise Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:27:03 GMT
Firefighters battle a brush fire east of the 330 freeway on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Highland, Ca. The Mart Fire, which began around 3:25pm between Wal Mart and the Chevron station west of the 330, is currently at 300 acres and zero containment ...
Brazil's president says corruption charge is 'soap opera' - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:18:36 GMT
SAO PAULO — Brazil's president dismissed corruption allegations against him as a “soap opera plot” Tuesday and sought to cast doubt on the motivations of the country's top prosecutor a day after a scathing indictment was issued against the leader.