Trump touts spending plan, but promise to leave entitlements alone puts GOP in a quandary - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:04:33 GMT
President Trump is preparing a budget that would fulfill some of his top campaign promises by boosting military spending while cutting domestic programs. But his reluctance to embrace cuts to entitlement programs could lead to sharp tensions with ...
How did we get to the envelope gaffe? The great Oscar drama of 2017 - Los Angeles Times Avatar
Los Angeles Times Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:10:00 GMT
The envelope debacle that stole the spotlight from “Moonlight” at the end of the 89th Academy Awards ceremony sparked enough fury and fervor to cement the incident among the great Hollywood dramas of all time. How did this happen? Who dropped the ...
Yemen SEAL Raid Has Yielded No Significant Intelligence: Officials - Avatar Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:30:56 GMT
Last month's deadly commando raid in Yemen, which cost the lives of a U.S. Navy SEAL and a number of children, has so far yielded no significant intelligence, U.S. officials told NBC News. Although Pentagon officials have said the raid produced ...
Small plane crashes into two homes in Riverside, Calif. - CBS News Avatar
CBS News Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:53:17 GMT
RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- A small plane has crashed into two homes in Riverside, officials said. At least one person was killed and four people were hurt after the crash, which sparked a three-alarm fire, CBS Los Angeles reported. Riverside City Fire ...
Bush Weighs In On Trump Presidency, Calling Press 'Indispensable To Democracy' - NPR Avatar
NPR Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:14:30 GMT
It started out a simple, human interest story featuring a former president and his post-White House hobby — painting watercolors of world leaders, and now, portraits of American soldiers, wounded during military service. But before it was over, that ...
Bomb Threats Were Directed At Jewish Centers In 17 States In Just One Day - BuzzFeed News Avatar
BuzzFeed News Tue, 28 Feb 2017 02:10:57 GMT
The threats on Feb. 27 represent a fifth wave of threats to the Jewish community since Jan. 1, 2017. Originally posted on Feb. 27, 2017, at 10:20 a.m. Updated on Feb. 27, 2017, at 6:13 p.m.. Mike Hayes. BuzzFeed News Reporter. Claudia Koerner. BuzzFeed ...
Senate confirms Wilbur Ross as Commerce secretary - The Hill Avatar
The Hill Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:03:08 GMT
Ross was widely expected to be approved Monday night, after he overcame a procedural hurdle earlier this month in a 66-31 vote that included the support of more than a dozen Democrats. But lawmakers appeared divided by his nomination ahead of ...
Is Donald Trump Losing His Juice? - Vanity Fair Avatar
Vanity Fair Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:19:00 GMT
This weekend, amazingly, the selection of Tom Perez as head of the Democratic National Committee and the chaos at the Academy Awards managed to push Donald Trump out of the headlines for 30 seconds. Perhaps this is part of a trend toward regular ...and more »
Elon Musk: SpaceX to fly 2 paying customers to the moon next year - USA TODAY Avatar
USA TODAY Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:27:49 GMT
SpaceX founder Elon Musk said he's planning a private space mission, using a SpaceX rocket to transport two paying passengers around the moon. "I think this will be a very exciting mission," Musk said Monday, during a teleconference with journalists.
House Intelligence chairman says he hasn't found evidence of Trump team's ties to Russia - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:04:33 GMT
Congressional Republicans are divided over how aggressively to pursue the allegations that President Trump's associates had contact with Russia, with some lawmakers calling for a full-scale look at the former national security adviser's communication ...
Lawyer: White House To No Longer Contest Texas' Voter ID Law - CBS Local Avatar
CBS Local Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:09:13 GMT
Voters cast their ballots in the U.S. presidential election November 8, 2016. (credit: Ryan McBride/AFP/Getty Images). Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter. AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it is ...
9 political jokes at the Oscars, ranked from worst to best - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:47:14 GMT
There wasn't a Meryl Streep moment at the Academy Awards on Sunday night, and any political fireworks would have been overtaken by the botched Best Picture award at the end of the show anyway. But host Jimmy Kimmel did tell a bunch of political jokes ...
US Appeals Court Rejects Trump Request to Put Travel Ban Case on Hold - Voice of America Avatar
Voice of America Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:21:54 GMT
FILE - Karen Shore holds up a sign outside of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, Feb. 7, 2017. Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on Google+ · Email to a Friend. Print. A U.S. federal appeals court has turned down ...and more »
Le'Veon Bell gets franchise tag from Steelers - Avatar Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:32:46 GMT
The Steelers weren't expected to let running back Le'Veon Bell hit the open market when the new league year gets underway next month so it comes as no surprise that he's the latest player to receive a franchise tag. The Steelers have placed a franchise ...
Hundreds of headstones vandalized at Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia - WLS-TV Avatar
WLS-TV Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:51:00 GMT
A reward is being offered after more than 500 headstones were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia. (WPVI). WPVI. By Bob Brooks. Monday, February 27, 2017 09:51AM. WISSINOMING --. A reward is being offered ...and more »
1 killed, 26 injured in tour bus crash in Mojave Desert - Los Angeles Times Avatar
Los Angeles Times Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:31:53 GMT
One person was killed and 26 others were injured Monday when a charter bus collided with two vehicles on State Route 58 in the Mojave Desert, authorities said. The 2007 Chevrolet Starcraft bus from A&F Tours in Arcadia was traveling east on the highway ...
Uber Executive, Linked to an Old Harassment Claim, Resigns - New York Times Avatar
New York Times Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:35:11 GMT
Amit Singhal in 2015, when he was overseeing Google's search efforts. Google deemed a claim of sexual harassment against him “credible” in an internal investigation, according to two people familiar with the matter. Credit Jason Henry for The New York ...
Warren Buffett Has Boosted His Apple, Inc. Position Nearly Tenfold in 4 Months - Motley Fool Avatar
Motley Fool Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:30:13 GMT
The tech-averse Oracle of Omaha is now the single largest holder of the most valuable tech company. Evan Niu, CFA. (TMFNewCow). Feb 27, 2017 at 4:30PM. Just a couple weeks ago, 13F filings started flowing in, and Berkshire Hathaway's (NYSE:BRK-A) ...and more »
Nokia's nostalgia trap: The hot old-is-new-again 3310 - CNET Avatar
CNET Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:00:32 GMT
The throwback Nokia 3310 was the highlight of the HMD presentation for new Nokia phones. Andrew Hoyle/CNET. The good news: The throwback Nokia 3310 candy bar phone is one of the most buzzed-about items at the Mobile World Congress trade show.
Man who climbed Trump Tower pleads guilty - WABC-TV Avatar
WABC-TV Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:54:00 GMT
The man who scaled the side of Trump Tower with suction cups over the summer pleaded guilty Monday. Under a plea deal, Stephen Rogata pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. Here are photos showing the climber:.and more »
Watch a New Clip From Beauty and the Beast Featuring Gaston and LeFou - TIME Avatar
TIME Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:09:04 GMT
Excitement continues to build for the March 17 release of Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast remake—so thankfully, the team behind the film has teased fans with a snippet of one of the musical numbers. Starring Josh Gad (of Frozen fame, for his ...and more »
Oscar mistake overshadows historic moment for 'Moonlight' - CNN Avatar
CNN Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:09:17 GMT
(CNN) It was lost in the confusion of the Oscar envelope snafu, but "Moonlight" made history. The coming-of-age drama about a gay black man growing up in Miami became the first film with an all-black cast to win the Academy Award for best picture.
Jason Pierre-Paul receives franchise tag from Giants - Boston Herald Avatar
Boston Herald Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:41:23 GMT
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) reacts during the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. comments. Less than a year after revamping their defense with a free agency spending spree, the New York Giants ...and more »
Leafs get Brian Boyle from Tampa, the centre Mike Babcock has been looking for - Yahoo Sports Avatar
Yahoo Sports Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:41:30 GMT
TORONTO — Brian Boyle was still with the Tampa Bay Lightning when he shut down for a pre-game nap on Monday morning. The 32-year-old woke to news that he'd been traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs. "It's a little bit of what do I first?" Boyle said of ...
LeBron James returns after fighting strep throat - Avatar Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:28:12 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is back in Cleveland's lineup after missing one game with strep throat. James did not take part in the team's morning shootaround, but coach Tyronn Lue said the superstar will play in Monday night's game against the ...and more » Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:09:29 GMT
The solution to the world's growing refugee crisis isn't shutting them all out, but it's not letting them all in either, according to Bill Gates. "In the long run the way to avoid refugee problems is to help countries develop by having good health ...and more »
Mick Jagger Turned the Oscars Into a Family Affair: Rocker Parties with Three of His Children at Vanity Fair Soirée - Avatar Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:22:57 GMT
Cue Sister Sledge! Mick Jagger ruled the dance floor at the famed Vanity Fair Oscar party in Los Angeles on Sunday night and into the early hours on Monday morning, an insider tells PEOPLE. The father of eight was joined by three of his children with ...
Amazon's Alexa may someday remember your voice - CNET Avatar
CNET Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:40:13 GMT
The Amazon Echo now has 10,000 "skills," but still doesn't recognize specific voices. CNET. Smart speakers like Amazon's Echo are getting better at understanding what we say, but they still have no clue who specifically is talking to them. Looking to ...
Automakers Knew of Takata Airbag Hazard for Years, Suit Says - New York Times Avatar
New York Times Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:06:41 GMT
Cars that were traded in because of the Takata airbag recall, at a lot in West Palm Beach, Fla., last month. Credit Scott mcIntyre for The New York Times. At least four automakers knew for years that Takata's airbags were dangerous and could rupture ...
Leicester can exhale after rare victory - SFGate Avatar
SFGate Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:42:50 GMT
Leicester began life without manager Claudio Ranieri by easing its English Premier League relegation fears after a stirring 3-1 home victory over Liverpool on Monday. In its first game since Ranieri was fired Thursday by the club's Thai owners, Jamie ...