Trump to Seek $54 Billion Increase in Military Spending - New York Times Avatar
New York Times Tue, 28 Feb 2017 02:27:34 GMT
Addressing the National Governors Association on Monday, President Trump laid out his budget proposal, calling for an increase of nearly 10 percent in military spending. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Photo by Stephen Crowley/The New York Times.
What It Was Like Onstage During the Oscars 2017 Best Picture Mistake - New York Times Avatar
New York Times Tue, 28 Feb 2017 02:32:42 GMT
The producers and cast of “La La Land” mistakenly accepting the Oscar for best picture. A producer, Jordan Horowitz, standing behind the speaker and holding an envelope, later said: “There's a mistake. 'Moonlight,' you guys won best picture.” Credit ...
Trump says Obama behind leaks - CNN Avatar
CNN Tue, 28 Feb 2017 04:55:25 GMT
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump said he believes former President Barack Obama has been behind the leaks within his administration and the sizable, angry town hall crowds Republicans have faced across the country. Trump was asked in an ...
3 dead in California plane crash; passengers were returning from cheerleading competition - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:31:22 GMT
A plane carrying five people plunged into two homes Monday in Riverside, Calif., killing at least three of the passengers and injuring two others, authorities said. The passengers were returning to San Jose after a weekend cheerleading competition at ...
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 ...
Another Wave Of Bomb Threats Hits Jewish Community Centers, Schools - Huffington Post Avatar
Huffington Post Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:29:37 GMT
This is the fifth wave of threats the community centers have received since the start of the new year. By Matt Ferner , Willa Frej. 14k. 290. Jewish facilities around the nation were rocked by two waves of bomb threats Monday, forcing evacuations in at ...
SpaceX to Fly Passengers On Private Trip Around the Moon in 2018 - Avatar Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:46:01 GMT
SpaceX will fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon in 2018, the company's founder Elon Musk announced Monday (Feb. 27). The private spaceflight company will use its Falcon Heavy rocket to send the two paying passengers into space aboard ...
Everyone wants Kellyanne Conway to take her feet off the Oval Office couch - Yahoo News Avatar
Yahoo News Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:31:55 GMT
After President Donald Trump met with leaders of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, there was a great photo opportunity. But among the pictures that were taken, one stood out – and it wasn't because of anything do with either the president ...
Samsung Group dismantles nerve center as chief faces bribery charge amid scandal - Reuters Avatar
Reuters Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:40:00 GMT
SEOUL South Korean prosecutors said on Tuesday they will charge Samsung Group [SARG.UL] chief Jay Y. Lee with bribery and embezzlement as the top conglomerate announced the dismantling of its corporate strategy office, the latest developments in a ...
Judge orders stiff sentences for two in Douglasville hate crime - Atlanta Journal Constitution Avatar
Atlanta Journal Constitution Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:41:32 GMT
Jose Torres weeps in his seat while at the sentencing for his conviction on charges of street-gang terrorism, aggravated assault on Monday. His co-defendant, Kayla Norton, sits at his right. (Henry Taylor / [email protected]). As the defendants wept ...
Steelers put Super Bowl goal in focus with Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell moves - USA TODAY Avatar
USA TODAY Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:16:00 GMT
The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking ahead, seeing the landscape, and making sound business decisions. The franchise locked up all-pro wide receiver Antonio Brown on Monday to a new five-year deal that keeps him with the team through 2021. Earlier in ...
Rep. Marsha Blackburn's false claim that two key Obamacare elements are 'Republican provisions' - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:05:00 GMT
“Yes, they are expecting to still be in there, preexisting conditions and older children, young adults up to the age of 26. Actually, preexisting conditions and 26-year-olds were two Republican provisions which made it into the [Obamacare] bill ...
N. Korean diplomats in Malaysia to seek Kim's brother's body - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:24:26 GMT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A high-level North Korean delegation arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday seeking the body of leader Kim Jong Un's half brother, the victim of a nerve-agent attack that many suspect the North itself of orchestrating. The body of ...
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 ...
Feds rescind opposition to key part of Texas voter ID law - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:33:15 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it is abandoning its longstanding opposition to a key aspect of Texas' toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law, costing voting rights groups their most important ally and possibly encouraging other ...
El Salvador's much-loved hippo Gustavito killed at zoo - BBC News Avatar
BBC News Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:44:14 GMT
A much-loved hippopotamus called Gustavito has died after an unexplained attack over the weekend in the National Zoo of El Salvador. The police are trying to establish who entered the animal's enclosure at night and brutally assaulted him. Gustavito ...
In the House, Leaders of Russia Inquiry Are Split on Whether It's Needed - New York Times Avatar
New York Times Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:52:14 GMT
Representative Devin Nunes, Republican of California, downplayed the need for the inquiry into Russia by the House Intelligence Committee, which he chairs. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times. WASHINGTON — The top Republican and Democrat on ...
Live DU protests: Gurmehar Kaur withdraws from campaign - The Hindu Avatar
The Hindu Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:58:13 GMT
A march has been called under the 'Fight Back DU' campaign from Khalsa College to Arts Faculty against “gundagardi”. A series of protests marches have been organised at the Delhi University campus, following clashes at Ramjas College last week.and more »
CENTCOM commander defends Yemen raid where US SEAL killed - CBS News Avatar
CBS News Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:46:34 GMT
The White House said today that the military is conducting three investigations of an anti-terrorism raid one month ago in Yemen. Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens was killed along with a dozen civilians. Other Americans were wounded and a U.S. aircraft ...
Class-Action Lawsuit Against Kay and Jared Jewelry Company Alleges Widespread Sexual Harassment - New York Magazine Avatar
New York Magazine Tue, 28 Feb 2017 03:58:27 GMT
Sterling Jewelers, the parent company behind Jared the Galleria of Jewelry and Kay Jewelers, is facing a class-action lawsuit from hundreds of former employees who allege a widespread culture of sexual harassment that reached the utmost levels of ...and more »
Blues open post-Shattenkirk era against Oilers (Feb 28, 2017) - Avatar Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:10:09 GMT
ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues will enter the post-Kevin Shattenkirk era when they host the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Shattenkirk was traded to Washington late Monday night. The Blues received a first-round pick in 2017 and a conditional ...
Jon Stewart joins Stephen Colbert to mock the media's 'breakup' with Trump - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:27:58 GMT
Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart apparently lives under Stephen Colbert's desk now — or at least, he shows up whenever his old Comedy Central pal calls him for a segment. Stewart stopped by CBS's “The Late Show” on Monday to mock the media's ...
Judges sides with transgender students over bathroom access - Olean Times Herald Avatar
Olean Times Herald Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:45:12 GMT
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that three transgender students at a Pennsylvania high school can use bathrooms that correspond to their stated gender identities while their lawsuit challenging the school district's policy continues. The ...and more »
A Year After Winning For Portraying A Victim Of Abuse, Brie Larson Hands Casey Affleck An Oscar - Huffington Post Avatar
Huffington Post Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:07:00 GMT
At last year's Academy Awards, Brie Larson took home the Best Actress award for her performance in “Room.” The film by Lenny Abrahamson told the story of a woman called Ma, who we eventually learn had been imprisoned in a small shed years before by ...
Trump Makes Oscar Fiasco All About Him: 'So Focused on Politics, They Didn't Get Their Act Together' - TheWrap Avatar
TheWrap Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:22:05 GMT
Looks like President Trump did indeed watch the Academy Awards — or, at least, he didn't miss the blanket coverage of a massive blunder that erroneously named “La La Land” the Best Picture over “Moonlight.” In a chat with conservative website ...and more »
Buffett Asks Big Money: Why Pay High Fees? - New York Times Avatar
New York Times Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:21:24 GMT
Warren E. Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, in 2015. This year, his annual letter to Berkshire shareholders contained a harsh assessment of the hedge fund industry. Credit Kevin Lamarque/Reuters. Poof: $100 billion disappeared. That's the ...
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 ...
North Carolina Law Makes Facebook A Felony For Former Sex Offenders - NPR Avatar
NPR Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:11:30 GMT
In 2010, Lester Packingham was convicted of having a Facebook account. That's a crime in North Carolina, which bars registered sex offenders from "accessing" certain social media sites, including Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram. On Monday, the U.S. ...and more »
The Walking Dead's Josh McDermitt Reveals Eugene's True Motives - Avatar Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:20:36 GMT
Spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 11 follow. Eugene Porter is a chameleon. The character blends in with whichever community or people will help him survive on a moment's notice. It was never more clear than in the Hostiles and Calamities ...
Roanoke Times Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:22:00 GMT
KRAMER, Calif. (AP) — A tour bus crossed into oncoming traffic and hit two cars head-on, killing one woman and injuring 26 others in the Southern California high desert, according to the California Highway Patrol. It's unclear why the tour bus crossed ...and more »