The Latest: Trump says there's a 'great feeling' for peace - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Mon, 22 May 2017 11:37:30 GMT
TEL AVIV, Israel — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):. 2:30 p.m.. President Donald Trump says in Israel that there's a “great feeling for peace throughout the Middle East,” expressing optimism at the start of ...
Republican redistricting is taking a beating in the courts (again) - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Mon, 22 May 2017 19:23:44 GMT
This year, federal courts have been litigating a steady stream of gerrymandering claims. And most of the electoral maps the courts have knocked down were drawn by Republicans. That's good news for Democrats: They have an opportunity in several states ...
Michael Flynn Misled Pentagon About His Russia Ties, Letter Says - New York Times Avatar
New York Times Mon, 22 May 2017 21:01:13 GMT
Michael T. Flynn at Trump Tower in Manhattan in January. His rejection of a subpoena from senators puts him at risk of being held in contempt of Congress. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times. WASHINGTON — Michael T. Flynn misled Pentagon ...
White House pitches budget as welfare reform - Politico Avatar
Politico Mon, 22 May 2017 18:10:03 GMT
The Trump administration is billing its budget as a plan to “reform the welfare system” and replace “dependency with dignity of work,” while saving $274 billion over 10 years, according to a four-page memo obtained by POLITICO. The White House budget, ...
What kind of deal is Trump making with Saudi Arabia? - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Mon, 22 May 2017 20:30:29 GMT
The optics of Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, where he addressed dozens of leaders from Arab and Muslim majority countries, suggested a dramatic departure for American Middle East policy. The reality is far more prosaic. Trump outlined a highly ...
Chinese Media Praises Killing Of CIA Spies: 'Sweeping Victory' - The Daily Caller Avatar
The Daily Caller Mon, 22 May 2017 13:53:00 GMT
Chinese media applauded Monday reports that China killed around a dozen CIA intelligence assets in China. The Chinese government dismantled CIA spy operations in China by killing or imprisoning around 20 intelligence sources from 2010 through 2012, ...
Turkey tests Trump's patience after protesters roughed up - Politico Avatar
Politico Mon, 22 May 2017 20:03:45 GMT
Turkish officials, under pressure to prove loyalty to their autocratic president, are casting fresh blame on the United States over a violent clash last week between Turkish security guards and protesters in Washington. And there's not a whole lot the ...
The Health 202: Trump is behaving to insurers like a commitment-phobe - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Mon, 22 May 2017 13:03:00 GMT
THE PROGNOSIS. President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi opening the World Center for Countering Extremist Thought in Saudi Arabia on May 21. This is ...
Confederate monuments, flash points after the 2015 church shootings, aren't going away - USA TODAY Avatar
USA TODAY Mon, 22 May 2017 16:26:12 GMT
After the church shooting in South Carolina, the old granite Confederate Memorial Fountain that had sat for a century in Hill Park became a flash point. The monument described by its inscription as “a longing tribute to our Confederate soldiers'' was ...
Veteran big game hunter crushed to death by elephant in Zimbabwe - CBS News Avatar
CBS News Mon, 22 May 2017 18:50:00 GMT
A well-known South African big game hunter died last week after he was crushed by an elephant during a hunt in Zimbabwe. Theunis Botha was leading a group of hunters when they happened upon a herd of breeding elephants near Hwange National Park ...
Iran's president criticizes US after Trump's sharp words - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Mon, 22 May 2017 19:21:57 GMT
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani took barbed swipes at the U.S. and its ally Saudi Arabia on Monday, hitting back at both a day after President Donald Trump used his first foreign trip to the kingdom to call for further ...
Bill Cosby Trial: Jury Selection Gets Off to a Slow Start - New York Times Avatar
New York Times Mon, 22 May 2017 18:31:28 GMT
Bill Cosby arriving for jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh. Credit Nate Smallwood/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, via Associated Press. PITTSBURGH — The difficulty of finding 12 impartial jurors to ...
Ford names Hackett as CEO to tackle car rivals, Silicon Valley - Reuters Avatar
Reuters Mon, 22 May 2017 20:40:00 GMT
WASHINGTON/DEARBORN, Mich. Ford Motor Co (F.N) abruptly named James Hackett as chief executive on Monday, responding to investors' growing unease about the U.S. automaker's slumping stock price and its ability to counter threats from longtime ...
The Latest: Prosecutor urges patience amid stabbing probe - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Mon, 22 May 2017 20:03:45 GMT
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The Latest on the stabbing death of a visiting student at the University of Maryland (all times local):. 4 p.m.. Officials are asking for patience in the investigation into a fatal stabbing in the campus of the University of ...
Sinkhole opens up in front of Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate - CBS News Avatar
CBS News Mon, 22 May 2017 18:18:00 GMT
President Trump has been promising to "drain the swamp" in Washington since his campaign, but it now appears that he has a draining issue of his own at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Palm Beach officials tweeted an advisory from the town ...
Texas Lawmakers Revive 'Bathroom Bill,' OK Religious Refusal Of Adoptions - NPR Avatar
NPR Mon, 22 May 2017 17:28:27 GMT
Late Sunday and early Monday, Texas legislators advanced a version of the divisive "bathroom bill" regulating transgender students' restroom access and passed a law that would allow publicly funded adoption agencies to refuse to work with would-be ...
Celine Dion's Stylist Explains Her Epic Gown at the Billboard Music Awards - Hollywood Reporter Avatar
Hollywood Reporter Mon, 22 May 2017 18:18:00 GMT
"If someone were to ask me to describe Celine if she was a gown, it would be that gown." Celine Dion reminded us all of why she is the reigning queen of pop at last night's Billboard Music Awards when she took the stage to sing the anthem of anthems ...
Suspect to cops: I killed two roommates for disrespecting my Muslim faith - New York Post Avatar
New York Post Mon, 22 May 2017 18:07:21 GMT
A Florida man who once had common neo-Nazi beliefs with his two roommates killed them after he converted to Islam, claiming they had disrespected his faith, police say. Devon Arthurs, 18, of Tampa, told police he shot Jeremy Himmelman, 22, and Andrew ...
Notre Dame's commencement walkout wasn't about stifling academic freedom - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Mon, 22 May 2017 19:13:57 GMT
About 100 students at the University of Notre Dame walked out of their commencement ceremony on Sunday, an action that was part of a peaceful protest of the featured speaker, Vice President Pence, and the administration he represents. After Sunday's ...
PerezHilton.com Mon, 22 May 2017 17:18:24 GMT
John Oliver usually tackles a bigger window of time than just the last week on Last Week Tonight, but this past week was too crazy! First, it was revealed Donald Trump spilled top secret info to the Russians — because he was bragging. Then THAT ...and more »
For Haitians who came to US after earthquake, another deportation reprieve - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Mon, 22 May 2017 20:37:30 GMT
Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly granted a six-month extension Monday to 58,000 Haitian immigrants who have been spared from deportation since a devastating 2010 earthquake, saying the conditions in their struggling homeland are not stable ...
North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Mon, 22 May 2017 10:50:20 GMT
TOKYO — North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness. It called the missile, capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there, an “answer ...
'Red Dead Redemption 2' Delayed Until Spring 2018, But Here Are Some New Screenshots - Forbes Avatar
Forbes Mon, 22 May 2017 20:43:00 GMT
Let's have a show of hands for anyone surprised by this one. I'm counting zero, either because nobody could possibly be surprised by this news or because I'm sitting in my office alone. Red Dead Redemption 2 is officially delayed until Spring 2018 ...
Chris Christie: I warned Trump about Flynn - CNN Avatar
CNN Mon, 22 May 2017 19:00:54 GMT
Washington (CNN) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said on Monday that if it were up to him, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn never would have had a White House job. After ending his own presidential bid in 2016, Christie was one of the first major ...
Nicky Hayden dies five days after cycling crash - CNN Avatar
CNN Mon, 22 May 2017 17:35:14 GMT
(CNN) Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden has died five days after being involved in a cycling accident in Italy, according to Italy's ANSA news agency and Red Bull Honda, a sponsor of Hayden. He was 35. Hayden, the 2006 MotoGP world ...
Indy 500 pole sitter Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti robbed at Taco Bell drive-thru - ESPN Avatar
ESPN Mon, 22 May 2017 17:21:32 GMT
Indianapolis 500 pole sitter Scott Dixon and former IndyCar Series driver Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint at a Taco Bell drive-thru Sunday in Indianapolis, according to a police report obtained by ESPN. Dixon, his wife, Emma Davies-Dixon, and ...
Enes Kanter wants to become US citizen, received death threats - ESPN Avatar
ESPN Mon, 22 May 2017 14:43:24 GMT
NEW YORK -- After having his Turkish passport canceled and receiving death threats, Enes Kanter is back safely in the United States and says he hopes to stay here for good as an American citizen. After he was held in Romania by authorities there ...
General election: Theresa May denies social care U-turn - BBC News Avatar
BBC News Mon, 22 May 2017 15:20:00 GMT
Theresa May has said proposed changes to social care funding in England will now include an "absolute limit" on the money people will have to pay. The prime minister denied claims of a U-turn, saying she was responding to "shameful" claims that people ...
Question Club: Should the new season of Twin Peaks even be called Twin Peaks? - The Verge Avatar
The Verge Mon, 22 May 2017 19:47:24 GMT
On May 21st, David Lynch's Twin Peaks returned to television, nearly 27 years after the end of its second season. About the only predictable thing about the revived show was that it was wildly unpredictable. Right at the top, audiences learned that FBI ...
Officials criticize family for “reckless behavior” after sea lion grabs girl - CBS News Avatar
CBS News Mon, 22 May 2017 20:06:20 GMT
Officials have criticized the family of a young girl after a viral video showed a sea lion pulling her into the water from a dock in Richmond, British Columbia. Robert Kiesman, chair of the Steveston Harbour Authority, told Canada's CBC News that there ...