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Trump apparently not familiar with his administration's push for global decriminalization of homosexuality

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:54:15 -0500

The president expresses confusion when asked about one of his administration's own policies.....
In Russia probe, ex-Trump adviser Stone apologizes to U.S. judge for media posts

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:23:53 -0500

"I abused the order," Stone told U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson during a hearing to examine whether he violated his bond conditions or should face greater restrictions on discussing the case i....
The Latest: New election ordered in undecided US House race

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:07:46 -0500

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized (all times local):....
With Top Investor in Jail, Putin Hits at Business Climate

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:21:10 -0500

(Bloomberg) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said honest business people shouldn’t have to live under “constant fear of criminal prosecution,” days after the arrest of one of the country’s top fore....
See Photos of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz SL Grand Edition

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:01:00 -0500

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MAGA hat student sues Washington Post for $250m over coverage of confrontation with Native American man

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 04:19:00 -0500

A student involved in a viral confrontation with a Native American man is suing the Washington Post for $250m (£191m) over its coverage of the incident. The defamation lawsuit, filed by Covington Cat....
SCOTUS Cracks Down on Civil Asset Forfeiture

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:11:14 -0500

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday that state and local governments are not exempt from the Constitutional prohibition against imposing “excessive fines” on citizens, significantly const....
Shamima Begum: Being stripped of my British citizenship is hard to swallow and unjust

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 05:10:37 -0500

Shamima Begum, the Isil bride, has described being stripped of her British citizenship is "unjust" and "hard to swallow" after she was shown the Home Office's documentation of ....
How Social Security could get benefits boosted to help most vulnerable like widows

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:54:59 -0500

Despite a looming funding shortfall, proposals to enhance Social Security benefits are being circulated.....
Meet the 'New' F-21 Fighter: An F-16 On Steroids (With F-22 and F-35 DNA)?

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:00:00 -0500

Is this the fighter India needs?....
Snow, sleet threaten U.S. East Coast, hinder hundreds of flights

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:12:15 -0500

A winter storm bore down on the U.S. East Coast on Wednesday, threatening to snarl New York City's evening commute after hindering air travel along the East Coast and prompting the shutdown of federal....
Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:04:07 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination again, a decision that will test whether he can still generate the progressive energ....
Law center: Hate groups in US at highest level in 2 decades

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:13:35 -0500

The U.S. had more hate groups last year than at any point in at least the past two decades, according to an organization that tracks white supremacists and other far-right extremists.....
ISIS bride: Radicalized Alabama woman trying to return to US with son

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:15:49 -0500

An Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group after becoming radicalized online realized she was wrong and now wants to return to the United States, a lawyer for her family said Tuesd....
Obama talks self-confidence with Steph Curry: ‘If you’re confident with your sexuality, you don’t need 8 women twerking around you’

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:22:18 -0500

In a wide-ranging interview about what it means to be a man, Barack Obama said that you don't need women "twerking around you" if you are "very confident about your sexuality". During a town hall in ....
Israel's Netanyahu to meet Putin in Moscow next week -statement

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:38:47 -0500

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Feb. 27, Netanyahu's office said on Thursday, with the focus likely to be on Middle East issues l....
Global stocks mixed as US-China trade talks resume

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:54:04 -0500

Global stocks finished mixed on Tuesday following a meandering session as investors eyed ongoing US-China trade talks.....
Covington Catholic student's legal team files $250M suit against The Washington Post

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:20:31 -0500

An attorney for Nick Sandmann says a $250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post was filed Tuesday for coverage of the CovCath incident.....
The Latest: Court records say 2 knew man wanted fiancee dead

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:46:28 -0500

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the criminal cases tied to a Colorado woman's death (all times local):....
Factbox: Who has quit Theresa May's Conservative Party? And what does it mean?

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:00:00 -0500

Three pro-EU lawmakers from Britain's governing Conservative Party quit to join an independent group in parliament on Wednesday, in a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's attempts to unite her party a....
Alec Baldwin, Donald Trump Jr. exchange Twitter jabs over 'Saturday Night Live' skit

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:54:18 -0500

After clashing with President Trump over his "SNL" impression, Alec Baldwin addressed criticism from another member of the family  – Donald Trump Jr.....
Palestinian leader will refuse Israeli tax transfers

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:41:36 -0500

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday said he will not accept regular monthly tax transfers from Israel if it carries out its decision to deduct amounts the Pales....
Neptune's smallest moon may have been created by comets

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:28:20 -0500

We're all made of star stuff, but some things in the universe are created by comets. Neptune's recently discovered and smallest moon, Hippocamp, has been confirmed and observed in detail by ....
Google moves to fix YouTube glitch exploited for child porn

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:22:28 -0500

Google-owned YouTube said Thursday it was taking action to close a loophole that enabled users to share comments and links on child pornography over the video-sharing service. The response came after....
Shamima Begum: What could happen to the Isil bride?

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:29:41 -0500

The Home Office has stripped jihadi bride Shamima Begum of her British citizenship, but the ongoing saga of what will happen next to her and her days-old son remains up in the air.  International law ....
Many Americans Are Shocked By Their Tax Returns in 2019. Here’s What You Should Know

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:35:16 -0500

People may receive less money in their tax refunds this year. The average federal tax return rate is down 8.7%.....
French TV cuts Facebook live feed from Jewish cemetery after anti-Semitic abuse

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:40:56 -0500

"Our country is confronted with a resurgence of anti-Semitism undoubtedly without precedent since the Second World War," President Emmanuel Macron said later on Tuesday in an annual speech to Jewish l....
Parents dead in murder-suicide at Sugar Land home as 16-year-old daughter slept inside

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:59:08 -0500

Their family says they were involved in volunteering and believed in giving back before they died.....
Russia must build own internet in case of foreign disruption - Putin

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:09:54 -0500

Russia must prepare for possible Western attempts to deny it access to the global internet by creating its own self-sufficient 'segments' of the web, President Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying on W....
Snow, ice, torrential rain brings weather havoc to 39 states, 200 million people

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:08:16 -0500

A powerful storm will roar across the US over the next 2 days, spreading heavy snow, torrential rain, and crippling ice to more than 200 million Americans.....
Mariano Rivera calls child support allegations 'unfounded'

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:40:57 -0500

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Just weeks after becoming baseball's first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, Mariano Rivera is defending himself from accusations in his native Panama that he has failed to supp....
US judge grants ex-Trump lawyer prison delay

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:09:39 -0500

A US judge on Wednesday granted a request by Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, to delay the start of his prison term by two months. Cohen, 52, had been scheduled to....
Saudi Crown Prince Set to Arrive in China as Asian Tour Rolls On

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:52:10 -0500

The visit will include a meeting with President Xi Jinping and a high-level joint dialogue aimed at boosting relations after the nations agreed to promote a comprehensive strategic partnership in 2016....
How to Determine Whether a Warehouse Club Membership is Worth It

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:20:41 -0500

Warehouse clubs such as Sam's Club, Costco and BJ's Wholesale Club are marketed to consumers as great places to find bargains on all kinds of goods, particularly items sold in bulk. Many discount gro....
Britain, EU closer to possible agreement on Brexit: EU diplomats

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:35:37 -0500

The backstop is an insurance policy designed to avoid border controls between EU member Ireland and British-ruled Northern Ireland after Brexit. "We are also looking at updating the declaration on fu....
Funeral held for youngest victim of factory shooting

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 22:00:34 -0500

SHERIDAN, Ill. (AP) — A small funeral home was packed with hundreds of mourners for a 21-year-old college student who was killed on the first day of his internship when a worker opened fire inside an ....
Sarah Isgur Flores: Former Trump aide hired as CNN political editor despite having no journalism experience

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 05:29:33 -0500

CNN has appointed a former Trump administration official with no journalism experience as a political editor, provoking consternation among the broadcaster’s staff and Democrat politicians. Sarah Isg....
Southwest Airlines extends schedule, adds new seasonal routes

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:11:56 -0500

Southwest announced addition of two weekend-only seasonal routes. It also confirmed the return of seven seasonal routes that will resume in August.....
Customers angry that disabled Walmart greeter could lose job

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:02:53 -0500

Pretty much anyone who shops at the Walmart in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, knows store greeter Adam Catlin, who's been welcoming customers with a huge smile and a hearty hello for more than a decad....
Fiat's Unloved 500L Tries Again with the 2019 Urbana Edition

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:49:00 -0500

The compact-crossover version of the Fiat 500 gets a cosmetic blackout treatment that doesn't make up for its many shortcomings.....
Trump v California: president wants to get billions in rail funding back

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:26:29 -0500

The Federal Railroad Administrator has determined that the California High-Speed Rail Authority ‘has materially failed to comply with the terms’ of the construction agreement. The US Department of Tr....
Pakistani-held Kashmir on alert as tensions with India rise

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:15:31 -0500

Bunkers are being rebuilt and a blackout has been ordered, but schools and bazaars remained open Thursday in Chakothi, a border village in Pakistani-held Kashmir, after a deadly attack sent tensions w....
Putin to U.S.: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile crisis if you want one

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:24:46 -0500

Tensions are rising over Russian fears the U.S. might deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe as a Cold war-era arms control treaty unravels.....
Stepfather Arrested in Murder of Two-Year-Old Girl

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 22:53:03 -0500

Police arrested an Arkansas man and charged him with first-degree murder in relation to the death of his two-year-old stepdaughter.....
Driver hurt by air bag shrapnel as investigation drags on

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:23:07 -0500

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly four years ago, the U.S. government's highway safety agency began investigating air bag inflators made by ARC Automotive of Tennessee when two people were hit by flying shrap....
Southwest apologizes to travelers for spike in cancellations and delays, blames union

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:12:39 -0500

Southwest Chief Operating Officer Mike Van de Ven apologized to travelers and said the union that represents its mechanics has a "history of work disruptions.''....
Designer Karl Lagerfeld to be cremated without ceremony

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:05:01 -0500

Karl Lagerfeld will be cremated without ceremony and his ashes are likely to be scattered with those of his mother and lover, his label said Wednesday. "His wishes will be respected," a spokeswoman f....
Some Americans face a costly surprise this tax season: tiny refunds or bigger bills

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:52:08 -0500

For some, this tax season so far has come with a costly surprise – a tiny tax refund or a big tax bill. The shock is hitting their finances.....