North Carolina Gov.-elect Roy Cooper said Thursday the state GOP "broke its word" on a deal to repeal the "bathroom bill" and pledged once again to sue the GOP for moves to curtail his powers and advantaging the GOP in election years. Since Cooper narrowly defeated incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in a drawn-out election last month, the state Republican Party has moved swiftly to curtail the Democrat's future authority on several matters and advantaging the GOP in election years.
President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly called for the United States to "greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability" until the rest of the world "comes to its senses" regarding nuclear weapons. His comments on Twitter came hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin said strengthening his country's nuclear capabilities should be a chief military objective in the coming year.
President Barack Obama, left, smiles after putting on the 18th green at Kapolei Golf Club, in Kapolei, Hawaii, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. Golfing with the president from left are Bobby Titcomb, and Darrell Harrington.
Let's follow these Tweets by Michael Tracey: I love that. But I do realize that logic and supporting proof presented in an solid argument will not convince the delusional and so many are.
Four Washington state electors who cast their vote for someone other than Democrat Hillary Clinton will each be fined $1,000 next week, the secretary of state's office said Thursday. David Ammons , a spokesman for Secretary of State Kim Wyman , told The Associated Press that the electors will have 60 days to pay the fine, and said the office is putting together an appeals process in case of a challenge.
Cities and public universities are exercising their constitutional authority when they declare themselves " sanctuaries " in response to Donald Trump's vow to deport 2 million to 3 million immigrants upon taking office next month. Trump has threatened to force state and local governments to implement his deportation policies, including by taking away federal funds, but such actions would be unconstitutional and likely halted by the courts.
A sharp drop in cable news ratings following a presidential election is as inevitable as snow in Buffalo. Yet in the Age of Trump, so far Fox News Channel is defying that trend.
Sheriff Robert Spoden said he is excited about the quality of the new recruits. He said his office has a new policy that all new deputies must have bachelor's degrees.
A Montana company has been granted a license to build a $1 billion, 400-megawatt power storage project in the central part of the state that would supplement electricity from wind turbines and other sources, according to documents released Thursday by federal regulators. The 50-year license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission allows Absaroka Energy, of Bozeman, Montana, to construct and operate the project on a 177-acre site near the tiny town of Martinsdale, home to fewer than 100 people.
The days of being forced to turn off your gadgets before takeoff and landing will soon be a thing of the past. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced today that it will allow airlines to permit the use of most portable electronic devices during all portions of flights.
A fast start followed by a year of non-stop programming drove AEM's Infrastructure Vision 2050 to success in 2016. Launch efforts included the release of its Mobility 2050 report, a multi-layered external communication effort, and the Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge , a crowdsourced, incentivized competition to solicit groundbreaking solutions to pressing infrastructure challenges in the United States.
The way forward on House Bill 2 will be tricky since Republicans and Democrats do not trust each other, according to N.C. Sen. Jerry Tillman. He also said some legislators question whether the N.C. General Assembly made a mistake when they met in a special session on March 23 to pass HB2, which nullified a Charlotte ordinance that was set to take effect in a few days.
Six weeks after President-elect Donald Trump's election, people still pack California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon's Los Angeles district office. His constituents of Latino, Korean, and Armenian descent wait in his front office, waiting for a moment to share their fears about Trump with California's most powerful state lawmaker.
As a combat veteran of the Marine Corps and a longtime admirer of Gen. James N. Mattis , I was sad to annouce this month that I could not in good conscience support granting him a waiver to serve as our 26th secretary of defense.
Maybe they believed any Big Government expansions would disproportionately go to the "wrong" kinds of people - that is, people unlike themselves. Hillary Clinton's unexpected loss, particularly in traditionally blue strongholds, has led to lots of rumination about what the Democrats must do to reclaim their political territory.
The words "never again" ring hollow as the city of Aleppo, Syria, has fallen to regime forces of Bashar al-Assad . A brutal siege that has ground on for years was finally brought to a bloody end by a surge of Russian airpower, Iranian shock troops and assorted regional militia fighters.
Before lunchtime Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump said he would expand the U.S. nuclear arsenal , upending a reduction course set by presidents of both parties over the past four decades, and called for the United States to veto a pending U.N. resolution that criticized Israel's settlements policy. The policy prescriptions, communicated in morning tweets, followed calls since last month's election to reconsider the arms-length U.S. relationship with Taiwan and to let China keep an underwater U.S. vessel seized by its navy.
The fall of Aleppo just weeks before Barack Obama leaves office is a fitting stamp on his Middle East policy of retreat and withdrawal. The pitiable pictures from the devastated city showed the true cost of Obama's abdication.
Several events in 2016 will impact the industry in 2017 and future years. The 2016 election results tops that list.
On Monday, December 19, 2016, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed Senate Bill 331 , which prohibits municipalities and other political subdivisions from raising the minimum wage beyond Ohio's state minimum wage rate, currently set at $8.10 an hour . The bill appears to be a direct reaction to two separate labor union-backed local initiatives: Cleveland's "Fight for 15" movement, which was a failed effort to aggressively increase Cleveland's minimum wage to $15 an hour; and Youngstown's "Part-Time Bill of Rights" proposal, which was a separate attempt to provide part-time workers with certain employment benefits, including paid time off and advanced notice of work schedules.
President Barack Obama, left, smiles after putting on the 18th green at Kapolei Golf Club, in Kapolei, Hawaii, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. Golfing with the president from left are Bobby Titcomb, and Darrell Harrington.
This December 2016 photo provided by the Pasco Sheriff's Office shows Sherif Elganainy. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, it's assisting a Tampa Bay area law enforcement agency in the potential terrorism activity of Elganainy, who was arrested after his father was taken to a hospital due to suspicious fumes in the family home.
Donald Trump appointed campaign manager Kellyanne Conway as his White House counselor on Thursday, and tapped long-time Republican Party spokesman Sean Spicer as the next White House press secretary . Conway "has been a trusted adviser and strategist who played a crucial role in my victory," Trump said in a statement.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's decision to release thousands of pages of private emails does not end a dispute in Illinois about public access to such emails from him and other officials when they deal with government business. Emanuel announced late Wednesday that he had settled a lawsuit by a government watchdog group over emails from his personal accounts, but it allows him and his personal lawyer to decide which emails are public records and which are not.
President-elect Donald Trump named Republican National Committee chief strategist and communications director Sean Spicer as White House press secretary, choosing an establishment Republican with longstanding relationships among Washington political journalists and the party's leadership in Congress. The elevation of Spicer, 45, may signal Trump's interest in building a working relationship with the same mainstream media he bashes in speeches aimed at disenfranchised, working-class voters.
Go ahead and raise your eyebrows now: Trump Winery wants to add six new immigrant laborers to its staff. Though the Virginia-based winery is owned and operated by Donald Trump's son Eric, the move is a textbook example of the hypocrisy and self-serving dealings of the Trump campaign.
A Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" has no basis for his claims that his confession wasn't voluntary and shouldn't be released from prison as a judge has ordered, state attorneys argued in a court filing. Brendan Dassey, now 27, was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in the death of photographer Teresa Halbach two years earlier.
A supposedly bipartisan deal to repeal North Carolina's anti-LGBT law collapsed when both sides balked and started blaming each other, likely meaning their state will keep being shunned by corporations, entertainers and high-profile sporting events. After more than nine hours of backroom discussions and sporadic public effort, Republican state legislators quit trying to repeal the law called House Bill 2 and went home Wednesday night.
A lawyer for Katherine Russell, widow of one of the Boston Marathon bombers, says the new film "Patriots Day" is unfair because it suggests she knew something was up before the attack and then didn't co-operate with the investigation afterward. "It's just not true," lawyer Amato DeLuca told The Associated Press.
Hillary Clinton received nearly 2.9 million more votes than President-elect Donald Trump, giving her the largest popular vote margin of any losing presidential candidate. Certified results in all 50 states and the District of Columbia show Clinton winning nearly 65,844,610 million votes - 48 percent __ to Trump's 62,979,636 million votes __ 46 percent - according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
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"A White House council has declared junk science all too common in the criminal justice system, but the Department of Justice is refusing to implement recommendations that would increase safeguards against scientifically invalid testimony and require greater disclosure of misconduct and shoddy work. In September the President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology released a report finding 'a dismaying frequency of instances of use of forensic evidence' - such as analyses of hair, bite marks, and shoe prints - 'that do not pass an objective test of scientific validity.'
Last weekend, President-elect Donald Trump visited Mobile as part of his "Thank You" tour across the country. In August, the Mississippi Press spoke with Moss Point native Eddie S. Glaude Jr. , who chairs the Department of African-American Studies at Princeton University and who penned a column for TIME titled, "My Democratic Problem With Voting for Hillary Clinton."
Animals are dumb and I hate them because they're our enemies. Yes, I get it, "biodiversity," yadda-yadda.
YouTube prankster Adam Saleh was "definitely racebaiting" when he claimed that he was kicked off of a Delta Airlines flight on Wednesday for speaking Arabic, a fellow passenger is claiming. And the boyfriend of another man on the London-New York City flight says that Saleh is a "social media whore" who is lying about what happened before he was booted from the Delta airplane.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour event at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center in West Allis, Wisconsin, U.S., December 13, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton President-elect Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with a legal hawk on U.S. regulatory policy Thursday afternoon, according to the Trump Transition pool report.
France opened a $5.3 million half-mile long "solar highway" Tuesday as part of a plan to close a third of its nuclear reactors in favor of turning 620 miles of road into solar panels. Only about 2,000 cars use the road a day, but it is far from certain that the panels can take even that modest use.
Demonstrators block access to a store during a protest intending to disrupt Black Friday shopping in Chicago, Illinois, November 25, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Lott Black Lives Matter, joined by other Chicago community activists, protested Chicago's rising violence outside the mayor's house Wednesday night.
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, in this October 20, 2015 file photo. To match Insight MIDEAST-CRISIS-SYRIA/PUTIN REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/ Files ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.
Polar bears are much more resilient to changing levels of sea ice than environmentalists previously believed, and numerous healthy populations are thriving. Predictions that bears would die due to a lack of sea ice have continuously not come to pass .
But Canada's trade minister says the world-leading trade relationship between Canada and the United States need not be on the president-elect's to-do list. "I think the reality is the trading relationship with Canada is the farthest possible thing from being broken.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence joined other volunteers on the serving line during lunchtime Wednesday at Wheeler Mission Ministries in Downtown Indianapolis. Pence, who has visited the organization that serves the homeless community several times, said he and President-elect Donald Trump will focus on getting people "that have been left behind in this economy back to work."
According to Rachael Bade , even ultra-conservative Republicans are afraid to challenge our president-elect for fear of reprisal. It's true that during the campaign, Trump was known for brow-beating anyone in the GOP who spoke out against him.
A group of more than 20 U.S. legislators sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration demanding it require the makers of soy milk, almond milk and rice milk to drop "milk" from the label of anything that doesn't come directly from an animal. In the latest salvo in a nearly two-decades-old fight over what should and shouldn't be called milk, a group of more than 20 U.S. legislators sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration demanding it require the makers of soy milk, almond milk and rice milk to drop "milk" from the label of anything that doesn't come directly from an animal.
"Rogue One," the latest movie in the "Star Wars" franchise, opened last week. Without leaking any spoilers, trailers have revealed a key line as protagonist Jyn Erso rallies the beleaguered rebels: "We have hope.
President-elect Donald Trump speaks to members of the media at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. The choir said Thursday it will sing at the Donald's swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, according to the New York Daily News .
A declassified report on a congressional investigation into Edward Snowden says the former National Security Agency contractor has remained in contact with Russian intelligence services since he arrived in Moscow three years ago. Snowden in 2013 revealed U.S. government efforts to hack into the data pipelines used by U.S. companies to serve customers overseas.
Although President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal Obamacare next month, a record number of people have signed up for coverage for 2017. Nearly 6.4 million Americans have selected Obamacare policies through the federal exchange for coverage starting Jan. 1, federal officials announced Wednesday.
Former Sen. Joe Lieberman on Thursday defended President-elect Donald Trump's controversial selection as the next Israel ambassador, explaining that "some of the things he said really don't reflect what he believes." "I think you're going to find in the weeks ahead in the confirmation process on David Friedman that it's going to be very clear that he wants -- he and President Trump want to be a part of achieving peace between Israelis and Palestinians -- and that some of the things he said don't really reflect what he believes," Lieberman said in an interview on "New Day."
The frosty relationship between the United States and Russia became even more icy Wednesday, after Moscow said communications between the countries were at the bare minimum. "Nearly all levels of our dialogue has been frozen," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with Russia media outlet RIA.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to take a cue from late-night tweeter and President-elect Donald Trump when he fired off a tweet at 3:28 AM Israel time on Wednesday morning . Netanyahu's tweet is reminiscent of Trump's online antics.
The giant tri-flavor holiday popcorn tin sends a message, which is, "I was thinking of you, but not until I was already in the checkout aisle of Big Lots." It says, "Once again, I have drawn the Secret Santa name of a co-worker I do not know."
Mayor Rahm Emanuel turned over about 2,700 pages of emails Wednesday as part of a settlement with the Better Government Association, which had sued for the mayor's communications about official business on his personal email accounts. A Chicago Tribune suit on similar issues, filed before the BGA suit, remains unsettled.
Two new statutes - the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act and the GAO Civilian Task and Delivery Order Protest Authority Act of 2016 - greatly impact the ability of government contractors to pursue bid protests of task order awards. The NDAA increases the jurisdictional threshold from $10 million to $25 million to file a bid protest at the Government Accountability Office for Department of Defense task order awards.
Former Turing pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli refused to testify in an appearance before U.S. lawmakers who excoriated him over severe hikes for a drug sold by a company that he acquired. Feb. 4, 2016.
Just days after Tom Arnold told Seattle's KIRO Radio that he has "Apprentice" outtakes of Donald Trump saying "every offensive, racist thing ever," the comedian is claiming that lawyers for the president-elect are threatening to sue him. "Wife told me there's house line VM from Trump Camp about defamation suit so it's on!" Arnold tweeted Tuesday .
The issue of illegal immigration was a central plank in the campaign of President-elect Donald Trump and played no small role in getting him elected to the White House. His populist, "America First" position spoke to the economic anxieties of many Americans, and it could be argued that he has a mandate to make immigration enforcement a key priority in the first year of his presidency.
If America lets Russia get away with this cyberattack, who will be the next target? Russia launched cyberattacks into our election, and senior U.S. intelligence officials now say they have "high confidence" Vladimir Putin ordered the hacking and was personally involved in deciding how the stolen material was leaked and used. We can't just shrug that off and say there's nothing to be done.
The recent assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey raises a question about the U.S. role in the Syrian civil war: The Somerset County native is a veteran of the CIA who has been warning about our Mideast meddling since early in the Bush 43 administration. Back then, Giraldi was among a handful of retired intelligence professionals who were warning that the Beltway intelligentsia, not content on having screwed up Iraq, had their eyes on Syria.
Nearly 150 outside groups on the left mobilizing to stop Sessions have delivered a stern, no-compromise message to incoming Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer Left, right prep for battle royal over Sessions DNC hopeful Harrison touts red state experience White House staff pranks Obama with snowmen MORE "We've already been engaged with Schumer's office with a real demand that he should stand up and fight and we will fight anyone who seeks to be an enabler for a racist overseeing our Justice Department," said Rashad Robinson, the executive director of Color of Change, which describes itself as the nation's largest online racial justice organization. "People really have two choices.
When it came to disrupting the 2016 presidential election, this much is clear: U.S. investigators say a hacking campaign directed by the Russian government morphed from making mischief to hurting Hillary Clinton. The repercussions of that effort will be reverberating through U.S. as well as European politics in the year ahead. A consensus has emerged among U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies, including the CIA and FBI, that the Russian hacking began as a broad operation to collect information on Democratic and Republican groups with an aim to interfere in elections and undermine confidence in American democracy.
One night in early December, a Goldman Sachs partner walked out of the Pierre hotel in Manhattan with a big grin on his face. He'd spent the evening at the bank's annual alumni dinner, and there was a lot to celebrate.
German police arrested four people who had been in contact with A Tunisian suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack that killed 12 people, media reports said on Thursday, as a nationwide manhunt for the migrant was underway. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack in which a truck plowed through crowds gathered around wooden huts selling gifts, mulled wine and sausages on Monday evening.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday that Russia, Iran and Tu... . Syrians evacuated from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo during the ceasefire arrive at a refugee camp in Rashidin, near Idlib, Syria, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.
In 2016, the world got a little bit smaller as we said goodbye to many of the tech industry's founders. Yet those innovators left behind legacies and technology that brought us all closer - whether it's the Internet we use daily, digital artwork that inspires us or a futuristic vision we still strive to realize.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has acknowledged that hundreds of Ohio emergency responders were exposed to a potentially fatal toxin while training at a FEMA facility in Alabama, according to an Associated Press report. The federal agency released a statement Wednesday saying that they had received no reports of illness as a result of the ricin exposure.
FILE PHOTO: A F-16 fighter jet from the Thai Royal Air Force performs during a media demonstration at the Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand, November 24, 2015. Japan is seeking to win a contract to supply Thailand with an air defense radar system built by Mitsubishi Electric Corp, as it looks to counter growing Chinese influence in the Southeast Asian nation, according to four Japanese government officials and one industry source.
'Get my work off your walls!' Ivanka Trump hit by protest from artists demanding their work be removed from her famous home because they're 'embarrassed' to be associated with her family Jury recommends death penalty for sex offender dubbed 'Jaws' who murdered four women while wearing an ankle monitor - and he AGREES with the verdict North Carolina Senate REJECTS repeal of controversial 'bathroom bill' - leaving transgender people banned from using the toilet of their choice Another hate crime hoax: Muslim Michigan student 'made up' claims man told her to remove her hijab or he would set her on fire Zsa Zsa Gabor's widower gives morbid tour of her bedroom - including her deathbed - as the couple's 'houseboy' dishes on their 'abnormal' marriage and claims they lived completely separate lives Professional poker player Phil Ivey is ordered to pay back Atlantic City casino $10 MILLION in ... (more)
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A painting illustrates a group of small boats evacuating the Marines. The man who volunteered to lead the five Higgins boats and positioned himself and his boats in harm's way to cover the withdrawal, was a signalman 1st class in the United States Coast Guard.
Banca Monte Dei Paschi di Siena SpA is reportedly heading toward nationalization as the firm failed to find sufficient demand for a $5.2 billion increase in capital. Bloomberg's Michael Moore is joined by Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
We're here in Detroit to look at what JPMorgan Chase has done with a five-year commitment to invest $100 million in the city. Why is an initiative like this good business for you as well as for Detroit? I would do it for moral reasons alone.
The Mississippi fire marshal says investigators don't see politics as the motivation for the burning of an African-American church that was also spray-painted with the words "Vote Trump" a week before the... The Mississippi fire marshal says investigators don't see politics as the motivation for the burning of an African-American church that was also spray-painted with the words "Vote Trump" a week before the presidential... By The Associated Press The Alaska Volcano Observatory has issued its highest level of alert for aviation after what it says was a brief explosion of a volcano on the Aleutian Islands.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is keenly worried that President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress will step up surveillance activities and pass laws to curtail electronic rights. As a result, the EFF is advising the tech sector to use end-to-end encryption for every transaction by default, and to scrub logs.
Secretary Clinton received emails on private server, but it's all right that our president-elect receives phone calls from foreign dignitaries on an unsecured cellphone. The Clinton Foundation was a pay-to-play scheme, but Ivanka Trump gets to sit in on a meeting with Japanese dignitaries while her company is negotiating a licensing agreement that would be funded by Japanese government-owned banks.
Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree is helping lead a group of lawmakers in support of hops research. Hops are flowers of the hop plant, and they're used to impart flavor and aroma to beer.
The two top leaders of the incoming Connecticut state Senate announced Thursday they have reached an agreement on how to manage the chamber, which will have 18 Democrats and 18 Republicans as of January. The agreement avoids a lawsuit from being filed by the GOP.
Following the truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, Italy is strengthening security measures for areas where crowds are expected fo... . Italian soldiers patrol next to Milan's gothic cathedral, Italy, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016.
In this Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, photo, Colorado State guard Prentiss Nixon, left, congratulates forward Emmanuel Omogbo after he scored a basket and drew a foul by Kansas State during an NCAA college basketball game in Den... . In this Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, photo, tributes are written in marker on the heel caps of the basketball shoes of Colorado State forward Emmanuel Omogbo during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Kansas State i... .
President-elect Donald Trump declared Wednesday that the deadly truck attack on a Christmas market in Germany was "an attack on humanity and it's got to be stopped." He also suggested he might go forward with his campaign pledge to temporarily ban Muslim immigrants from coming to the United States.
One of Donald Trump's most trusted aides is setting up a government consulting shop a block from the White House - a move that complicates the president-elect's promises to "drain the swamp" of Washington. Corey Lewandowski, Trump's first campaign manager, and former Trump adviser Barry Bennett announced Wednesday they are starting a government relations and political consulting firm called Avenue Strategies.
"Obamacare" seems to be holding its own. The administration said Wednesday that 6.4 million people have enrolled for subsidized private coverage through HealthCare.gov, ahead of last year's pace.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has acknowledged that hundreds of Ohio emergency responders were exposed to a potentially fatal toxin while training at a FEMA facility in Alabama. The federal agency released a statement Wednesday saying that they have received no reports of illness as a result of the ricin exposure.
Carson sheriff's station Sergeant Darrin Offringa gave the ultimate gift to his former patrol partner Lakewood Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Ay by donating one of his kidneys to Ay who was in need of transplant due to renal failure. The transplant surgery took place November 29, 2016 and both are doing well.
One of President-elect Donald Trump 's sons will stop directly raising money for his namesake foundation, saying he worries the donations could be perceived as buying access to his father. Eric Trump said Wednesday that it pained him to cease soliciting donations for his organization, which he says has raised more than $15 million for terminally ill children with cancer.
A hacking group linked to the Russian government and high-profile cyber attacks against Democrats during the U.S. presidential election likely used a malware implant on Android devices to track and target Ukrainian artillery units from late 2014 through 2016, according to a new report released Thursday. The malware was able to retrieve communications and some locational data from infected devices, intelligence that would have likely been used to strike against the artillery in support of pro-Russian separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine, the report from cyber security firm CrowdStrike found.
Canada isn't getting too far ahead of themselves despite two straight shutout wins in pre-tournament play at the world junior hockey championship. TRURO, N.S. - Shawn Evans admits his team has had its share of peaks and valleys during the first half of the Maritime Junior Hockey League season.
Donald Trump started out on Twitter in 2009 with 216 followers. When he announced he was running for president in June 2015, he had 2.94 million followers.
She recently had surgery to remove a malignant tumor, but doctors say she's doing well. Uber pulled its self-driving cars from California roads after state regulators moved to revoke their registrations, officials said Wednesday.
With an incoming presidency that was embroiled in charges of using white supremacist rhetoric during the campaign trail, it's no wonder white supremacists across the country are rising from the margins and being frontlined on mainstream platforms. The rise of Richard Spencer - the white supremacist considering running for Congress - is one such case.
Democrats spent the first two decades of the post-Cold War era rather relaxed about Russian provocations and revanchism. President Obama famously mocked Mitt Romney in 2012 for suggesting that Russia was our principal geopolitical adversary.
President Obama and his family wrapped up another day of their Hawaii holiday vacation with dinner at a restaurant near their Kailua vacation home. The first family and some friends dined Wednesday night at Buzz's Lanikai, just a short motorcade trip away and situated across a road from Kailua Beach.
With Senator Jeff Sessions preparing for a senate confirmation hearing for the position of U.S. Attorney General, Governor Robert Bentley began interviewing candidates for the seat. "It is probably the most important decision he will make with respect to the future of America, not just Alabama, but America," U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks said.
He was talking about why education matters in a representative democracy, but it's a safe bet that had he known about fake internet news, he'd have said the same thing - except maybe with more pointed words. Our representative democracy depends on ordinary people making sound judgments about politicians and policy.
Ben Mezrich recently appeared at a TEDxBeaconStreet event and spoke about UFOs and other unexplained phenomena. A video of his TED talk has been posted on YouTube, and it's worth a listen.
A cybersecurity firm has uncovered strong proof of the tie between the group that hacked the Democratic National Committee and Russia's military intelligence arm - the primary agency behind the Kremlin's interference in the 2016 election. The firm CrowdStrike linked malware used in the DNC intrusion to malware used to hack and track an Android phone app used by the Ukrainian army in its battle against pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine from late 2014 through 2016.
Americans can have effective armed forces without having to choose between guns and butter. Anyone with even a passing knowledge of rampant, massive waste at the Pentagon can see that.
Between a presidential candidate making a border wall the centerpiece of his winning campaign and debates over whether local or state officials were doing enough on the complicated issue, illegal immigration was at the forefront of the political landscape in 2016.