Adam Peaty sets second 50m breaststroke world record in day

Media playback is not supported on this device World Aquatics Championships on the BBCHosts: Budapest, Hungary Dates: 23-30 JulyCoverage: Live across BBC Two, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, online, BBC Sport mobile app and BBC Radio. Click for full times. Britain’s Adam Peaty broke the 50m breaststroke world record for the second time in a… Read More

Jared Kushner on second day of questions in House Russia probe

Members of the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russia election interference questioned White House senior adviser Jared Kushner today on Capitol Hill for more than three hours. Kushner, who was under oath, answered questions from Republicans and Democrats about his meetings with Russian officials during the presidential campaign. “What he said publicly is the same things… Read More

The Strange, Slow-Motion Defenestration of Jeff Sessions

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III has spent much of his career making enemies. The Alabaman’s strident views have won him plenty of detractors, from civil-rights activists to fellow members of the Senate. But in Donald Trump, Sessions believed he had finally found a champion and fellow traveler. Instead, it seems Sessions has found his most formidable… Read More

Why Hasn’t ISIS Nuked America Yet? 

In the last three years, I have not spent much time wondering whether ISIS has access to radioactive material. I know they have had access, because I had a hand in getting it to them. In 2005, while working for an air cargo company in Mosul, I delivered a large wooden box, marked for consignment… Read More

TODD STARNES: Drag Queen Storytime for kids at the library

Public libraries across the fruited plain are inviting drag queens to read story books to small children — leading some folks to wonder what in the name of Captain Kangaroo is going on? A trio of drag queens, decked out in full regalia, recently held court at the Indianapolis Central Library — gabbing about superheroes… Read More

Appeals court blocks DC's concealed-carry law on Second Amendment grounds

A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a District of Columbia gun-control measure that the court said is essentially an outright ban in violation of the Second Amendment. D.C. requires gun owners to have a “good reason” to obtain a concealed carry permit. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down… Read More

Alligator 'ate toes off' of man who bathed in pond: report – Couple allegedly kills trapped alligator, tries to sell tail door-to-door – UK zoo accused of hiding penguin massacre

A homeless man was attacked by an alligator while he was bathing in a Florida retention pond Monday, officials said. The 9-foot-alligator attacked the man around 10 a.m. in Port Charlotte, located south of Tampa, WFTX reported. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission identified the victim as 68-year-old Fredric Iman, who is reported to be homeless.… Read More

‘Blossom’ coming back?

Thanks to her role on “The Big Bang Theory,” actress Mayim Bialik has remained a fixture in the public eye. However, her former co-star claims that she’s interested in going back to her roots and returning to one of her first starring gigs in “Blossom.”   Speaking to Us Weekly, Joey Lawrence, who played Joey… Read More

Drawing in the customers in Mogadishu

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 2:15 pm Support Us Somalian mural artist Muawiye Hussein Sidow, also known as ‘Shik Shik’, is the man responsible for the art that features on more than 100 shops, including barbers, tea shops and supermarkets across Mogadishu. (Reuters) Photography by Feisal Omar/Reuters See more news-related photo galleries and… Read More

The Surprising Breakfast That Keeps Giada De Laurentiis Looking So Fit

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 2:15 pm Support Us Photo credit: Williams-Sonoma More From Delish Most people are creatures of habit, particularly when it comes to dashing out the door in the morning, and Giada De Laurentiis is no different. No matter how many recipes the Food Network star’s tested, or where… Read More

Chinese jets intercept U.S. surveillance plane: U.S. officials

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 2:15 pm Support Us By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea at the weekend, with one jet coming within about 300 feet (91 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials said on Monday.… Read More

Trump scolds Republicans for not ending the ‘Obamacare nightmare’

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 2:15 pm Support Us A frustrated President Trump ratcheted up pressure on Senate Republicans to back their party’s legislative effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. “Every Republican running for office promised immediate relief from this disastrous law,” Trump said. “We as a… Read More

Charges Dropped Against Cincinnati Cop Who Fatally Shot Sam DuBose

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 2:15 pm Support Us A Hamilton County judge dismissed the murder and voluntary manslaughter charges in a way that blocks retrial on those counts More (CINCINNATI) — A judge in Cincinnati on Monday dismissed the charges against a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black… Read More

Senate healthcare holdout Collins never got call from Trump

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 2:15 pm Support Us View photos U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks during an interview in her office on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 24, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein More By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump exhorted every Republican to vote yes on… Read More

Venezuela opposition urges boycott of vote to overhaul constitution

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 2:15 pm Support Us View photos Four months of almost daily street protests in Venezuela have left 103 people dead (AFP Photo/RONALDO SCHEMIDT) More Caracas (AFP) – Venezuela’s angry opposition is pushing for a boycott of an upcoming vote that it dismisses as a ploy by President… Read More

Current and Former Boy Scouts React to President Trump's Jamboree Speech

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 2:15 pm Support Us “Shocking abuse of children” More President Trump’s speech at the 2017 Boy Scout Jamboree has drawn criticism from former Boy Scouts and current Scout leaders alike, with some comparing the speech to a “political rally.” During Monday night’s speech, Trump referred to “this… Read More

After spate of Chinese patrols, Taiwan says it's prepared to defend itself

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 2:15 pm Support Us A Taiwanese Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) (below) monitors a Chinese Xian H-6 bomber near Taiwan’s air defence identification zone July 20, 2017. Picture taken July 20, 2017. Ministry of National Defense/Handout via REUTERS More TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan is prepared to defend itself… Read More

US officials: Chinese jets intercept US surveillance plane

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 2:15 pm Support Us WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) – Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea at the weekend, with one jet coming within about 300 feet (91 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials said on Monday. More… Read More

Baby In Critical Condition After Father Abandons Him In Parking Lot

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 2:15 pm Support Us A California man was arrested Monday afternoon for abandoning his 16-day-old baby boy in the Suisun City. Police recovered a surveillance footage where the man was seen abandoning the infant in the parking lot of a mall in that area. The infant was flown to an… Read More

Elon Musk Slams Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘Limited’ Understanding of A.I.

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 2:15 pm Support Us The Tesla CEO is not impressed. More Elon Musk has slammed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s “limited” understanding of artificial intelligence. The comments followed an interview with Zuckerberg where he criticized “doomsday scenarios” around these new technologies as “pretty irresponsible.” “I’ve talked to Mark… Read More

SitRep: Trump Tweets Classified CIA Program; Top WH Officials Burning Out

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 2:15 pm Support Us   With Adam Rawnsley Facts, secrets, and Tweets. President Donald Trump appears to have declassified a CIA operation to arm Syrian rebels during a furious round of Tweets attacking the Washington Post on Monday night. The president, who previously disclosed classified information to… Read More

Warrant: Woman "slapped" squad car before police shooting

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 2:15 pm Support Us MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman approached the back of a Minneapolis police car and “slapped” it shortly before an Australian woman was shot and killed by an officer, according to a search warrant filed by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The search… Read More

Survivor of deadly California crash blames social media

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 2:15 pm Support Us This July 22, 2017 photo provided by the Merced County Sheriff, shows Obdulia Sanchez in Merced, Calif. Sanchez has been arrested in California on suspicion of causing a deadly crash that she recorded live on Instagram. She was booked into the Merced County… Read More

Inside Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s childhood summer home

The 7,000-square-foot property in the Hamptons is listing for $51.99 million.   Immaculately landscaped, the stucco and ivy-clad residence on Further Lane in East Hampton, N.Y., spans more than 7,000 square feet with 10 bedrooms, a large swimming pool and a sunken grass tennis court tucked neatly out back. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman Buy Photo… Read More

Photos of the British royal family’s visit to Germany and Poland

The royal couple, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are on a three-day visit to Germany after making their first official visit to Poland. July 21,2017 Prince William, center, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are welcomed by Hamburg Mayor Olaf Scholz as they arrive to visit… Read More

Trump's Boy Scouts speech broke with 80 years of presidential tradition

President Trump spoke to thousands of Boy Scouts at the National Scout Jamboree in Glen Jean, W.Va., July 24. Here are five highlights from his remarks. (Taylor Turner/The Washington Post) For 80 years, American presidents have been speaking to the National Scout Jamboree, a gathering of tens of thousands of youngsters from around the world… Read More

North Korea advances rapidly in its ability to strike U.S., experts warn

By Ellen Nakashima, Anna Fifield and Joby Warrick, North Korea will be able to field a reliable, nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile as early as next year, U.S. officials have concluded in a confidential assessment that dramatically shrinks the timeline for when Pyongyang could strike North American cities with atomic weapons. The new assessment by the… Read More

Missing Elmhurst man found safe

A 21-year-old with autism from the Elmhurst area, reported missing Tuesday by the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, has been found safely. Sheriff’s deputies pulled up with Patrick Mulhern just as a news conference was to get underway to provide more details in the search. Mulhern had been last seen in his home near York Road… Read More

'I'm going to fire everybody,' says White House communications director

Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director, threatened on Tuesday to fire his entire staff in an effort to stem the leaking that has plagued President Trump‘s administration since almost the first day he took office. “I’m going to fire everybody, that’s how I’m going to do it,” Scaramucci said. “You’re either going to… Read More

Democrats rebrand when being anti-Trump is not enough

On a day when President Donald Trump unleashed a Twitter storm that senselessly attacked his own attorney general, among other targets, the future might seem to be so bright for Democrats that they ought to be wearing sunscreen. But as history shows us, you should never underestimate the ability of Dems to snatch defeat out… Read More

John McCain returns to cheers from fellow senators

Applause and whoops greeted Sen. John McCain, who is battling brain cancer, as he returned to the Capitol on Tuesday to vote for moving ahead on legislation to dismantle Obamacare The 80-year-old McCain had a visible scar above his left eye after doctors removed a blood clot earlier this month. Days after the surgery, the… Read More

The price of 'An Octoroon'

In the Chicago of 1860, when there barely was a Chicago, McVicker’s Theater had what this newspaper called “a rousing hit” with a production of “The Octoroon,” a spectacular melodrama by an diminutive, round-faced Irishman called Dion Boucicault. It was all about the travails of Zoe, a Southern woman who is discovered to be one-eighth… Read More

Scaramucci on Leaks: 'I'm Going to Fire Everybody' – New York Times

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and MAGGIE HABERMANJuly 25, 2017 WASHINGTON — Anthony Scaramucci, President Trump’s new communications director, vowed on Tuesday to purge the White House staff of disloyal aides in an effort to crack down on leaks, as another member of the press staff resigned from a West Wing reeling from an unfolding shake-up. “I’m going to fire everybody… Read More

Republicans vote to move ahead on Obamacare repeal – Politico

Senate Republicans voted Tuesday voted to open debate on repealing Obamacare, dramatically reviving an effort that many GOP lawmakers left for dead just a few days ago. The vote is a huge political win and turnaround for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republicans who’ve promised for seven years to repeal Obamacare if voters gave… Read More

Trump shows the Boy Scouts how to start a political fire – Washington Post

By John Raby and Kevin McGill | AP, CHARLESTON, W.Va. — No knot-tying demonstrations. No wood-carving advice. President Donald Trump went straight to starting a fire in a speech at a national Boy Scout gathering. Parents, former Scouts and others were furious after Trump railed against his enemies, promoted his political agenda and underlined his insistence on… Read More

Mike Pence Breaks Tie in Senate to Begin Health Care Debate

(WASHINGTON) — With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair Tuesday to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law. The vote gives President Donald Trump and GOP leaders a crucial initial victory but launches a weeklong debate promising an uncertain final… Read More

All You Need to Resist Adulthood Are These Rainbow Lisa Frank Pajamas

If you’ve outgrown the need for a Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper in your life, there’s a new way to show your love of the ’90s unicorn-and-rainbows style icon: Target is selling a collection of Lisa Frank pajamas. The collection is a technicolor explosion of adorable tigers, cuddly dolphins, and rainbow-haired unicorns. In short, they’re everything… Read More

John McCain Voted to Save the GOP Health Care Bill. Then He Bashed It

John McCain, in his return to the Senate chamber following a brain cancer diagnosis, vowed not to vote for the Republican health care bill in its current form, even as he salvaged the party’s drive to repeal Obamacare by voting in favor of opening debate on the legislation. “I will not vote for this bill… Read More

Taraji P. Henson to host Black Girls Rock honoring Issa Rae

NEW YORK (AP) — Taraji P. Henson will host BET’s 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards honoring “Insecure” creator and star Issa Rae and others. BET said the Oscar nominee and “Empire” actress will host the Aug. 5 event at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Rae, who is the also the writer behind… Read More

Confederate statue moved from courthouse in Maryland

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A statue of a Confederate cavalryman has been removed from outside a courthouse in Maryland and placed near a privately run Potomac River ferry named for a Confederate general. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett tells local media the statue was moved on Saturday. The bronze soldier, that cost about $100,000 to… Read More

Barbara Sinatra, Frank’s 4th wife and philanthropist, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and a prominent children’s advocate and philanthropist who raised millions of dollars to help abused children, died Tuesday at 90. Sinatra died of natural causes at her Rancho Mirage, California, home surrounded by family and friends, said John Thoresen, director of… Read More

In ‘Detroit,’ Bigelow revisits still-burning flames of 1967

NEW YORK (AP) — Kathryn Bigelow hasn’t forgotten the out-of-body experience she felt when she won the best director Academy Award for her 2009 “The Hurt Locker.” At that moment, she became the first woman to win the award. None have been nominated since. “The gender inequity that exists in the industry, I thought it… Read More

Game of Thrones: Shattering the dragonglass ceiling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Westeros is no longer a man’s world. Women are finally calling most of the shots during the seventh season of “Game of Thrones.” And if recent economic history is any guide, greater gender equality could help make everyone better off. In a peacetime economy, adding women workers increases the pace of growth.… Read More

Top GOP lawmaker calls for faster action to counter NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Republican is calling North Korea’s first test-firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile an “alarming development.” In a statement Tuesday, Rep. Mac Thornberry of Texas says Congress and the Trump administration need “to take forceful, swift steps to see that the U.S. and our allies are protected.” Thornberry is chairman… Read More

Funny thing happened to Harbaugh on the way to the Forum

CHICAGO (AP) — Presenting the pope with a Michigan football helmet and a pair of Air Jordans wasn’t the only highlight in Jim Harbaugh’s trip to Rome this spring. The jaunt went so well you half-expected the Wolverines coach to pull out a map and show slides of his young squad sampling historical sites instead… Read More

926-pound shark won’t be recognized as New Jersey’s record

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 926-pound (420-kilogram) Mako shark caught off the New Jersey coast won’t be recognized as a state record because more than one angler helped catch it. The 12-foot-long (3.6-meter-long) shark caught Saturday about 100 miles (160 kilometers) offshore beats an 880-pound tiger shark caught in 1988. But six fishermen were involved… Read More

Cosby accuser arrested on heroin charge at California jail

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials say a model who accuses Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her at a Playboy Mansion party in 2008 has been arrested on suspicion of bringing heroin to a San Diego jail. San Diego County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Ryan Keim says Chloe Goins was parked at the jail late Sunday when… Read More

Blast damages offices of Mexico Catholic Bishops Council

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An explosive device damaged a door at the headquarters of Mexico’s Roman Catholic Council of Bishops early Tuesday, church officials said, but there were no injuries. In a statement the council said the device was left outside the building in Mexico City around 2 a.m. Video of the fiery blast shows… Read More

Funeral held for Marine killed in military plane crash

COLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — A Marine killed in a military plane crash in Mississippi has been laid to rest in New Jersey. Hundreds of mourners attended Tuesday’s funeral for 20-year-old Cpl. Dan Baldassare, which was held at Colts Neck High School’s football field. Baldassare graduated from the school in 2015 and played on its… Read More

Trooper was stripped of his gun for attending AA meetings: suit

A state trooper in Michigan says he’s been declared unfit for duty and lost his gun after attending an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting three years ago, leading to an internal police investigation. In a lawsuit filed last week, Michigan State Trooper Craig Tuer alleges discrimination and retaliation under the state’s Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act… Read More

Trump calls Senate vote to debate Obamacare repeal a ‘big step’

President Donald Trump is praising the Senate for moving forward on health care repeal. He says a vote Tuesday to take up the Republican health care bill “was a big step.” Trump is speaking at a joint press conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. Trump is also thanking Arizona Sen. John McCain, who returned… Read More

Trump: I’m very ‘disappointed’ in Jeff Sessions

President Trump doubled down on his criticism of Jeff Sessions Tuesday afternoon, saying he was “disappointed” in his attorney general for recusing himself from the Russia probe and that “time will tell” his ultimate fate. “I am disappointed in the attorney general. He should not have recused himself almost immediately after he took office, and… Read More

Barbara Sinatra, last wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 90

Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and a prominent advocate and philanthropist for abused children, has died at 90. Barbara Sinatra died Tuesday at her home in Rancho Mirage, said John Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center. A former model and Las Vegas showgirl, Barbara Sinatra was a prominent… Read More

The Latest: Trump says he's “very disappointed” in Sessions

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local): 3:33 p.m. President Donald Trump says that he is “very disappointed” in Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump told The Wall Street Journal in an interview Tuesday that he has not made up his mind… Read More

Official: U.S. Navy Ship Fires Warning Shots Near Iranian Ship

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, the first such incident to happen under President Donald Trump. Iran’s hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship… Read More

Former Spanish Leader Meets With Lopez to Broker Venezuela Peace

Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, the former Spanish prime minister who has pushed for peaceful solution to Venezuela’s crisis, held talks with opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez in Caracas on Monday. Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero Photographer: Jock Fistick/Bloomberg At the meeting, members of the coalition opposing President Nicolas Maduro demanded that he stop a Sunday vote to select delegates… Read More

U.K.-U.S. Talks Put Trade Chief Fox Among the Chickens

U.K. Trade Secretary Liam Fox was in Washington hunting for a trade deal and despite the enthusiastic endorsement over Twitter by U.S. President Donald Trump, his trip got bogged down by chlorinated chicken. Flaunting the “special relationship” with the Americans masks the reality that any trade deal will take years and run into all sorts… Read More

Senators Mock Colleague on Hot Mic: ‘You Could Beat the S–t Out of Him’

A private conversation between two senators that was caught on a live microphone reveals a tense climate among lawmakers and with the White House. Susan Collins Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, mocked Representative Blake Farenthold, who’d suggested he might challenge her to a duel if she weren’t a woman because of her… Read More

Trump Says Sessions Let Him Down But Won't Say If He'll Be Fired

President Donald Trump holds a news conference at the White House on July 25, 2017, in Washington. President Donald Trump said he’s disappointed with Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 election, and that “time will tell” if the nation’s top law enforcement officer remains in his… Read More

Trump Says Sessions Should Have Told Him About Recusal

Trump Calls Motion to Proceed on Health Bill a ‘Big Step’ Trump Says Sessions Should Have Told Him About Recusal Former Amb. Pickering Says Russia Sanctions Have Problems Why BMO’s Tiss Upgraded Caterpillar to Outperform Nicholas Hlobo on ‘Brilliant Ideas’ Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics July 25, 2017 2:12 pm Support Us

Trump Calls Motion to Proceed on Health Bill a 'Big Step'

Trump Calls Motion to Proceed on Health Bill a ‘Big Step’ ‘Skinny Repeal’ Health Bill Gains Traction in Senate BMO’s Belski Says U.S. Recovery Defies History Books Sen. Durbin: ‘Completely Unaware’ of Health Vote Details PwC’s Verweij Says We Are at the Revolution of AI Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics July 25, 2017 2:12 pm… Read More

Libya crisis: Rival governments commit to ceasefire

Media playback is unsupported on your device Libya’s opposing governments have committed to a conditional ceasefire following talks in France. UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar, the rival military commander who controls the east, met in Paris on Tuesday. They are aiming to end the conflict which has engulfed the country since Col… Read More

Brain disease affects 99% of NFL players in study

A study of American football players’ brains has found that 99% of professional NFL athletes tested had a disease associated with head injuries. The report published on Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association studied 202 deceased players – 111 of them from the NFL. All but one former National Football League player… Read More

Cartoon alien helps children in Mexico deal with trauma

In Mexico a psychologist has come up with an unusual way of getting children, dealing with traumatic experiences, to open up about what’s happened to them. She’s getting them to speak to a cartoon alien. A film by Richard Kenny for BBC World Hacks. Like, Share, Engage. Full Story Here BBC Front Page July 25,… Read More

'Alternative facts': 1984 on Broadway

After a successful run in London’s West End – a play based on Orwell’s 1984 has opened on Broadway, the latest political production to open in New York The producers and others talk about what it means to be producing art in the age of Trump. Video by Olivia Lace-Evans Full Story Here BBC Front… Read More

Sperm count drop 'may lead to human extinction'

Humans could become extinct if sperm counts in men from North America, Europe and Australia continue to fall at current rates, a doctor has warned. Researchers assessing the results of nearly 200 separate studies say sperm counts among men from these areas seem to have halved in less than 40 years. Some experts are sceptical… Read More

Charlie Gard's family asks court to let the boy come home to die

The family of 11-month-old Charlie Gard, whose illness has damaged his brain and rendered him unable to breathe on his own, asked a U.K. court today for permission to let the child die at home. Charlie’s mother, Connie Yates, appeared in court alongside Grant Armstrong, a family lawyer, who explained the family’s last wishes for… Read More

Former Trump campaign manager subpoenaed by Senate Judiciary Committee

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been issued a subpoena compelling him to participate in a hearing tomorrow about Russian interference in the presidential election. “While we were willing to accommodate Mr. Manafort’s request to cooperate with the committee’s investigation without appearing at Wednesday’s hearing, we were unable to reach an agreement for a… Read More

Trump says he's 'disappointed' in Sessions

President Donald Trump said today that he is “disappointed” in Attorney General Jeff Sessions, adding to a recent spate of public criticisms. “He should not have recused himself almost immediately after he took office, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me prior to taking office, and I would have,… Read More

Jordan releases video showing US troops surrendering before deadly shooting – VIDEO: Jordan releases security video of shooting of US soldiers – FLASHBACK: Three Green Berets killed in Jordan attack identified

A Jordanian military guard hunted down and ruthlessly killed three U.S. Special Forces soldiers as the men held their hands up in surrender, newly released video of the controversial November incident shows – contradicting the Jordan military’s original claim the American troops didn’t follow proper protocol when trying to enter the military base. Security camera… Read More

Star: Our love is 'out there'

Darcey is hoping she has found true love. The 42-year-old single mom from Connecticut met 24-year-old Jesse from Amsterdam on an international dating app and now she’s traveling to his native country to meet him for the first time. Darcey’s journey to visit her much younger boyfriend is chronicled on TLC’s new series “90 Day… Read More

Frank Sinatra's wife dead

Barbara Sinatra, the wife of late-singer Frank Sinatra, died Tuesday morning at her Rancho Mirage, California, home, a family spokesman told Fox News. She was 90. The Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center director John Thoresen told Fox News Sinatra died of natural causes, and she was “comfortably surrounded by family and friends” at the time of… Read More

New McD's burger sells out

McDonald’s Singapore released its newest burger in mid-July, and it’s simultaneously the most popular and most controversial item on the menu. The chain’s new “Nasi Lemak” Burger, which is a take on one of the country’s popular dishes, has completely sold out after debuting in Singapore just two weeks ago, according to Channel NewsAsia. It’s… Read More

Country singer dead at 25

Country singer Abby Nicole (née Abby Nicole Uecker) died early Sunday at age 25 after performing at a Nebraska county fair with her band County Road, Fox News has confirmed. News Channel Nebraska reported The Thayer County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 4:20 a.m. that a female was injured near the racetrack of… Read More

Tatum 'freaks out' his fans

Channing Tatum found himself playing a new role this weekend: delivery boy. In collaboration with the Saucey App – an alcohol delivery service — Channing Tatum took to the streets to bring his vodka brand, Born and Bred, into the homes of unsuspecting Saucey users. Tatum also filmed the encounters on Instagram, and the reactions… Read More

Senate Republicans Clear Key Health-Care Hurdle

Senate Republicans have voted to begin debate on legislation to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, clearing a key procedural hurdle even as it remains unclear what—if any—legislation the party might ultimately pass. The vote was as narrow as it gets: With two of the 52 Republicans opposing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s motion to proceed on… Read More

What It Takes to Mentor Poor Kids

In January 2015, Brandon Stanton, creator of the popular photo blog Humans of New York, interviewed a middle school student named Vidal Chastanet. He asked Chastanet, who goes to school in Brownsville, a neighborhood with one of the highest crime rates in New York City, who had influenced his life the most. Chastanet told Brandon… Read More

Steel Valley’s Youngstown is much more complicated than Trump portrays

By Jenna Johnson, Dustin Franz For The Washington Post YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — President Trump plans to escape the roiling turmoil of Washington Tuesday evening — leaving behind the chaotic effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, the intensifying Russia investigation and his latest staff shake-up — to rally with his supporters in this former steel town.… Read More

Here are 19 of the week’s best photos

The FINA World Championships, Detwiler wildfire rages in California, annual Swan Upping census in London, O.J. Simpson granted parole and more images from around the world. July 20, 2017 Russia and Kazakhstan teams compete in a women’s water polo Group D preliminary-round match during the FINA World Championships in Budapest. FINA is the international governing… Read More

EPA chief says agency will create ‘top 10’ list for Superfund cleanup

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt vowed Tuesday to cut through bureaucratic red tape that has slowed the cleanup of toxic Superfund sites and follow a task force’s recommendations to act more boldly in holding companies responsible for past contamination. Pruitt said the EPA is creating… Read More

Study of brains of 111 former NFL players found only one that didn’t have CTE

By Rick Maese, Researchers studying the link between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy found that 99 percent of the brains donated by families of former NFL players showed signs of the neurodegenerative disease, according to a new study published Tuesday. In all, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and the VA Boston Healthcare System examined… Read More

Trump team weighs options for replacing Sessions

By Sari Horwitz, Matt Zapotosky and Robert Costa, President Trump and his advisers are privately discussing the possibility of replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and some confidants are floating prospects who could take his place were he to resign or be fired, according to people familiar with the talks. Members of Trump’s circle, including White… Read More

New Facts Uncovered About Trump FBI Pick

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 1:45 pm Support Us Matt Katz, reporter for WNYC, talks with Rachel Maddow about the sketchy employment by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie of Donald Trump’s pick to replace James Comey has director of the FBI, Chris Wray. Watch TV shows, movies and more on Yahoo View,… Read More

Frozen S'mores Are This Summer's Hottest Ice Cream Sandwiches

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 1:45 pm Support Us Photo credit: Jonathan Boulton More From Delish GET THE RECIPE HERE. BUY NEW BAKING SHEETS: Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware, $30; I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but fall is just around the corner. And once pumpkin spice season commences, the… Read More

Dad of Hawaii boy who vanished in 1997 is sentenced in death

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 1:45 pm Support Us HONOLULU (AP) — The father of a 6-year-old Hawaii boy who disappeared two decades ago was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison for manslaughter, fulfilling a deal with prosecutors that required him to reveal the location of his son’s body. Peter Kema… Read More

This massive fish species was somehow only just discovered

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 1:45 pm Support Us Researchers regularly remind us that the world’s oceans are still hiding some truly remarkable secrets, but when we imagine new species of ocean life it’s usually tucked away in the crushing depths, or so tiny that we somehow didn’t notice it up until… Read More

Israel removes metal detectors from holy site entrance

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 1:45 pm Support Us JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel began removing metal detectors from entrances to a major Jerusalem shrine early Tuesday morning to defuse a crisis over the site that angered the Muslim world and triggered some of the worst Israeli-Palestinian clashes in years. The Israeli security… Read More

Immigrants wept, pleaded for water and pounded on the truck

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 1:45 pm Support Us SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The tractor-trailer was pitch-black inside, crammed with maybe 90 immigrants or more, and already hot when it left the Texas border town of Laredo for the 150-mile trip north to San Antonio. It wasn’t long before the passengers, sweating… Read More

Jahi McMath Case: Family Wants Death Certificate Revoked

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 1:45 pm Support Us Family of Jahi McMath wants her death certificate to be revoked after a neurologist claimed that the teenager is alive, July 24, 2017. In this photo, an empty Intensive Care bed is seen at Westmead Hospital in Sydney, Australia, March 12, 2007. More… Read More

Japan woman dies of tick disease after bitten by sick cat

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 25, 2017 1:45 pm Support Us Human-to-human infections of the tick virus through blood contact have been reported, but Japanese health officials believe the woman’s death could be the first case of a human dying from the bite of an infected animal (AFP Photo/BERTRAND GUAY) More Tokyo (AFP) –… Read More

Glitches in transfer of 529 college savings plans are resolved, state says

The Illinois treasurer’s office now says that transferring the state’s 529 Bright Start college savings plan to a new administrator resulted in technical problems that kept families from accessing their accounts. But all glitches have been repaired, said Paris Ervin, spokesman for Treasurer Michael Frerichs. On Friday, the state treasurer’s office said there had been… Read More

Vernon Hills-based District 128 considers new five-year contract with superintendent

As criminal proceedings involving a Community High School District 128 school board member and the superintendent’s secretary continue, the school board is considering a new five-year contract with its superintendent, replacing a contract that was set to expire in a year. The proposed contract with Superintendent Prentiss Lea was originally scheduled for a vote Monday… Read More

Cubs lead White Sox 4-2

Willson Contreras hit it. Then he admired his home run as it sailed onto Waveland Avenue in the first inning Tuesday. The Cubs catcher’s 16th home run gave the Cubs a 3-0 lead against Carlos Rodon and the White Sox in the second game of the city series at Wrigley Field. Ben Zobrist doubled to… Read More

GM may discontinue six sedans from Cadillac, Buick, Chevy

General Motors has put six of its cars under review and is evaluating whether to cancel them in the coming years, according to a report from Reuters. The news comes as sales of cars continue to plummet in the U.S. and as consumers increasingly turn to SUVs and pickups. The company is considering plans to… Read More

Syria says US halting aid to rebels is step toward ending war – Reuters

DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Syria views a U.S. decision to halt CIA support to rebel groups fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad as a “start” toward ending the six-year conflict, a government minister told Reuters. “All these steps are the start to solving the Syrian crisis, and without that there is no solution,” national reconciliation minister… Read More

Barbara Sinatra, widow of Frank Sinatra, dies at 90 – CNN

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Police drop charges against WR Lucky Whitehead –

Lucky Whitehead didn’t do it. One day after the wide receiver was informed he had been cut by the Cowboys for facing misdemeanor petty larceny charges in Virginia, Whitehead’s agent, Dave Rich, announced that police had the wrong guy all along. Rich told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport that all charges against Whitehead have been… Read More

Spending Money on Time-Saving Services Will Make You Happier

They say that money can’t buy happiness. But money can buy you free time, and a new study suggests that’s just about the same thing. The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, found that people who spent money on time-saving investments—like hiring a gardener instead of tending to the yard… Read More

Butter sculptures of cows, athletes, chocolate milk — it’s Ohio State Fair time

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A butter sculpture at this year’s Ohio State Fair includes the traditional cow and calf along with four student-athletes and a 6-foot-tall (1.8-meter-tall) bottle colored to look like chocolate milk. The American Dairy Association Mideast says the sculpture unveiled Tuesday salutes chocolate milk as the official drink of the Ohio High School… Read More

Guards: 2 unreported uprisings at troubled Kansas prison

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Inmates at a Kansas prison housing some of the state’s most dangerous criminals twice took control of the prison yard for hours in recent months, setting a fire, trying to create barricades and breaking into a security office, in mass disturbances not previously disclosed by corrections officials, according to prison guards… Read More

Diver pulled from site of Andrea Doria wreck has died

BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard says an unresponsive diver pulled from the water near the wreck of the Andrea Doria off Massachusetts has died. Petty Officer Nicole Groll says the diver was operating off a commercial diving vessel on Monday afternoon. An off-duty paramedic on board performed CPR for two hours as the vessel… Read More

Former West Seattle bank manager sentenced for embezzling from elderly

A former bank manager in West Seattle has been sentenced to four years and five months in federal prison for stealing from elderly customers. U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says Roberta Castillo embezzled more than $500,000 from the accounts of elderly customers while working as a manager of a JPM Chase bank branch in West Seattle.… Read More

Boat captain leaps into sea to save crew after capsizing

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A fishing boat captain jumped into cold, choppy waters to save two of his crew members after their vessel capsized off the Alaska coast. Coast Guard video of one of the rescues shows the captain in an orange life vest swimming to a man struggling to stay afloat and pulling him… Read More

Trump, Lebanese leader pledge solidarity against terrorism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri pledged solidarity Tuesday in their joint fight against terrorism by the Islamic State group and others. The pledge came as Hariri’s paid his visit to the Trump White House. During brief remarks before meeting Trump and his aides, Hariri said he hoped the… Read More

Wildlife management: ‘Bad wolf’ is bad policy

The state’s wolf advisory group has decided that shooting some members of the Smackout wolf pack will teach them not to prey on cattle.  Really? I’m not a wildlife biologist, but I own a dog. If she were to bite someone and a month later I swatted her and said “bad dog,” she would have… Read More

Woman reaches $5M settlement with inmate in daughter’s death

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has reached a settlement in a lawsuit she filed against a former neighbor imprisoned for killing her 9-year-old daughter in 2009. Patricia Preiss signed a deal Monday that requires the convicted killer, Alyssa Bustamante, to pay Preiss more than $5 million. Bustamante was 15 when she killed… Read More

By a hair, Senate votes to debate GOP health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair Tuesday to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law. The vote gives President Donald Trump and GOP leaders a crucial initial victory but launches a weeklong debate promising an uncertain… Read More

ObamaCare takes one step closer to death

The Senate voted to begin debate on a bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare on Tuesday after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said “we can’t let this moment slip by.” The 50-50 split was announced about 45 minutes after protesters disrupted the chamber by chanting, “Kill the bill! Kill the bill!” Vice President Mike Pence cast… Read More

McCain returns to Senate days after cancer diagnosis

WASHINGTON — Applause and whoops greeted Sen. John McCain, who is battling brain cancer, as he returned to the Capitol on Tuesday to vote for moving ahead on legislation to dismantle ObamaCare. The 80-year-old McCain had a scar above his left eye after doctors removed a blood clot earlier this month. Days after the surgery,… Read More

Heat turns truck into oven, dough spills all over highway

Cops often catch drivers getting baked — but this one was caught baking! Sweltering summer weather Monday caused a mound of discarded dough to rise up from a dump truck and spill out all over a Washington highway — much to the delight of the state trooper who responded to the crumby situation. “Whole-y grain… Read More

VW exec plans to plead guilty in diesel emissions cheating scandal

A Volkswagen official at the heart of the German automaker’s wide-ranging diesel emissions cheating scandal plans to plead guilty in the criminal case. Oliver Schmidt’s agreement was announced during a 20-minute status conference, according to a Tuesday statement from the U.S. district court in Detroit. A plea hearing is set for Aug. 4. Schmidt, a… Read More

McCain returns to Congress to cheers from fellow senators

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik WASHINGTON (AP) — Applause and whoops greeted Sen. John McCain, who is battling brain cancer, as he returned to the Capitol on Tuesday to vote for moving ahead on legislation to dismantle Obamacare The 80-year-old McCain had a visible scar above his left eye after doctors removed a blood clot earlier this… Read More

Kushner Described as Forthcoming in Closed-Door House Meeting

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was cooperative and forthcoming Tuesday during a closed-door interview with the House Intelligence Committee examining potential connections between Russia and the Trump campaign, lawmakers said. Kushner entered the meeting with Democrats poised to level tough questions, including about his meeting with a Russian banker and his attempt to establish… Read More

Lula's Arrest Would Prompt Upheaval, According to Brazil's Leading Activist

The arrest of Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva would trigger widespread social upheaval and help pave the way for his re-election, according to the leader of one of the country’s largest and most radical activist groups. Get the latest on global politics in your inbox, every day. Get our newsletter daily. “We… Read More

Al Gore Says He’s More Optimistic About Paris Climate Deal

Former Vice President Al Gore listens during a panel discussion at the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington on April 21, 2017. New York (AP) — Al Gore admits he was frustrated upon hearing the news last month that President Trump was pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord,… Read More

Coast Guard: Paddlers Can Use Potomac Near Trump Golf Course

Donald Trump drives a golf cart at the Lowes Island Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Virginia, which he announced he’d acquire and rename, on April 30, 2009. Washington (AP) — Kayakers, paddleboarders and other active groups can continue to use the Potomac River near a Virginia golf course owned by President Donald Trump, the commandant… Read More

Texas Vote Set on 'Bathroom Bill' Despite Police Opposition

Austin, Texas (AP) — Police chiefs from Texas’ largest cities rallied outside the state Capitol Tuesday in opposition to a “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people, just as Senate Republicans inside lurched toward a new vote on restrictions similar to those approved in North Carolina. The chances of the bill ultimately reaching the desk of Republican… Read More

Former Amb. Pickering Says Russia Sanctions Have Problems

Former Amb. Pickering Says Russia Sanctions Have Problems Why BMO’s Tiss Upgraded Caterpillar to Outperform Nicholas Hlobo on ‘Brilliant Ideas’ Why Customers Are Coming Back to McDonald’s Why Z Capital’s Zenni Is Betting on Sports Gambling Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics July 25, 2017 1:42 pm Support Us

What are the sanctions against Russia?

The US Congress is considering a significant piece of legislation to punish Moscow for alleged interference in last year’s election. It would also diminish President Trump’s ability to dismiss sanctions against Russia. Why are there sanctions against Russia? After Russia annexed Crimea and backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, in 2014, the Obama administration in tandem… Read More

Swiss chainsaw attack suspect arrested

Swiss police have arrested a man suspected of attacking five people in a chainsaw rampage following an international manhunt. Franz Wrousis, 50, was arrested in Thalwil, a town about 60km (37 miles) from Schaffhausen, the border town where the incident took place. He is alleged to have walked into a health insurance office wielding the… Read More

Obamacare: US senators vote in favour of debating repeal

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US Senate has voted to start debating a new Republican healthcare bill in a major step forward for President Donald Trump’s attempts to repeal his predecessor’s signature law. In a tight vote, several Republicans previously opposed to aspects of the plan changed their minds last minute. Prior… Read More

Harley the blind therapy dog warms hearts

Harley may not have her eyes anymore, but anyone who knows the 10-year-old yellow Labrador will tell you it’s easy to see she’s touched dozens of lives. The dog developed glaucoma at the age of 5. Dogs with the condition usually lose their eyesight gradually, but Harley went blind almost overnight. Veterinarians still have no… Read More

Police: NFL player cut from team was misidentified as thief

Lucky Whitehead, No. 13 of the Dallas Cowboys, looks on during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on Nov. 15, 2015, in Tampa, Florida. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images OXNARD, Calif. — Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead’s identity was falsely used in a shoplifting arrest, police in his home state of… Read More

Putin spokesman: No Kremlin order for Kushner-Gorkov talks

A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says a meeting between Donald Trump’s son-in-law and the chairman of a Russian bank did not occur on Kremlin orders. The meeting in December between Jared Kushner, who is a senior adviser to the U.S. president, and Vneshekonombank head Sergei Gorkov, was included in a Monday statement by… Read More

China fires back at US accusations over aerial encounter

China on Tuesday denied its fighter jet pilots operated dangerously during an encounter with a U.S. surveillance plane in international airspace in which the American pilot took evasive action to avoid a possible collision. Spokesman Ren Guoqiang said in a statement on the defense ministry’s microblog that the performance of the pilots of the two… Read More

Senate votes to move forward on considering health care

The Senate voted Tuesday to move forward with a debate on health care reform, even though it was not clear what measure the body would be considering. Susan Collins from Maine and Lisa Murkowski from Alaska were the only two Republican senators who voted no on the motion to proceed. Before the voting began, protesters… Read More

Barbara Sinatra, wife of singer Frank Sinatra, dies at 90

Barbara Sinatra, the former model, activist and wife of the late singer Frank Sinatra, died Tuesday at her home in Rancho Mirage, California, according to a family spokesman. She was 90 years old. The spokesman, in an official release from the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, said she died of natural causes and was surrounded by… Read More

Senators on hot mic: Trump is 'crazy,' 'I'm worried'

Chairman Susan Collins (R-Maine) was unintentionally recorded talking about President Trump at the end of a Senate subcommittee hearing on July 25. Collins appears to have been speaking to Democratic senator Jack Reed. (Senate Appropriations Committee) This article has been updated. At the end of a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday morning, someone sitting near… Read More

McCain returns to Senate with health-care debate still up in the air

By Elise Viebeck, The fate of the Republican health-care effort might still be up in the air, but there’s one thing the entire Senate could agree on Tuesday afternoon: it was good to see John McCain. The Arizona Republican returned to Capitol Hill six days after announcing he has an aggressive form of brain cancer,… Read More

New WH hire leaves some staffers worried about jobs – Trump weighs new punishments for his team

Multiple former Republican National Committee officials who followed Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer to the White House are “seriously concerned” about their jobs now that President Trump tapped Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director, White House sources told Fox News. The sources said Scaramucci’s influence has skyrocketed inside the West Wing. The Washington Post reported… Read More

Hunter commits suicide after animal activists cyberbullied her, says report

A popular Spanish hunter took her life after receiving threats on social media from animal rights activists, according to reports. Melania Capitan, 27, was found dead Wednesday from an apparent suicide at her apartment in Huesca, Spain, according to Crime Online, citing Spanish hunting magazine Jara y Sedal. Capitan, from Catalonia, Spain, had amassed a huge… Read More

Real 1980 spy van for sale

A vintage FBI surveillance van dating back to William S. Sessions’ tenure as Director was auctioned off on eBay. Ginter Senfeldas started the bidding for the brown spy vehicle at 99 cents. Forthy-seven bids later, the 1989 Dodge Ram 350 sold for nearly $19,000. Senfeldas’ eBay profile says the spy van was used by an FBI surveillance… Read More

Bieber: I can't do it anymore

Canadian singer Justin Bieber apologized to his fans after unexpectedly canceling the remaining 14 dates of his “Purpose” tour Monday. The scheduled tour dates were set to take place in North America and Asia over the next three months. “I’m sorry for anybody who feels disappointed or betrayed,” Bieber told TMZ. JUSTIN BIEBER CANCELS REMAINING… Read More

'Dirty Jobs' host has new gig

Mike Rowe asked his fans to help him find people to feature on his new show “Returning the Favor.” Rowe, who is the former host of “Dirty Jobs,” revealed his plans to create a new show for Facebook in which he finds people who help their communities and in return does “something decent for them.”… Read More

Hunt for biblical tabernacle

At the site of an ancient city on the West Bank, archaeologists are hunting for evidence of the tabernacle that once housed the Ark of the Covenant. Associates for Biblical Research, a consortium of individuals and universities, recently completed four weeks of excavation in Shiloh with the goal of eventually locating the tabernacle. Dr. Scott… Read More

Star reveals face lift results

At age 39, Katie Price is proudly flaunting a “brand new face.” The British reality TV star and model posted a video on Twitter Monday where she unveiled her latest cosmetic procedure. “Hi guys, I just want to let you know I had a facelift last Friday, this is five days after. That’s right —… Read More

Senate Republicans Clear Key Health-Care Hurdle

Senate Republicans have voted to begin debate on legislation to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, clearing a key procedural hurdle even as it remains unclear what—if any—legislation the party might ultimately pass. The vote was as narrow as it gets: With two of the 52 Republicans opposing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s motion to proceed on… Read More

State Attorneys General Won’t Save Us

President Donald Trump walks to Marine One while departing from the White House on Monday in Washington, D.C. Mark Wilson/Getty Images In a recent article published in Slate, Professor Jed Shugerman contended that if President Trump were to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller and shut down his investigation, state attorneys general could step into the… Read More

Dear Prudence Live Chat

Need help getting along with partners, relatives, co-workers, and people in general? Ask Dear Prudence! Mallory Ortberg takes your questions on manners, morals, and more. Please keep your questions succinct (recommended max. length is around 150 words). Submit yours ahead of time below: Then come back to this page at noon on Monday, when Mallory… Read More

Hate in America

A couple views a large American flag in Washington, D.C., in May 2016. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Since the election of President Donald Trump, news outlets and social media accounts have swelled with reports of swastikas at schools, racist taunts, and other hate-fueled attacks and acts of intimidation. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which… Read More

The Burqini Debate’s Irresolvable Tension

When I wrote a largely personal, impressionistic piece last week about the burqini, it elicited one of the most charged reactions I’ve seen about anything I’ve written. The piece—or at least one reaction to the piece—went viral. The subtitle (“Is there any right way to react to the burqini?”) bothered many readers, who felt that… Read More

Why so many NHL and NBA teams have won back-to-back championships

Consecutive championships won: 11 repeats Which teams have repeated Montreal Canadiens New York Islanders Edmonton Oilers Pittsburgh Penguins Detroit Red Wings 11 repeats Which teams have repeated Los Angeles Lakers Chicago Bulls Houston Rockets Detroit Pistons Miami Heat Which teams have repeated Pittsburgh Steelers San Francisco 49ers Dallas Cowboys Denver Broncos New England Patriots Which… Read More

Updated: How Trump is changing America’s foreign policy

War on ISIS Partially or fully unrealized policy ″[ISIS is] a network of lawless savages that have slaughtered Muslims and Christians, and men, women and children of all faiths and beliefs.” — President Trump, May 23, 2017 Trump said repeatedly during his campaign that he would replace the Obama administration’s strategy against the Islamic State,… Read More

Her dilemma: Do I let my employer microchip me?

Self-described “body hacker” Jowan Osterlund of Biohax Sweden holds a microchip implant earlier this year. Microchips are being implanted into volunteers to help them open doors and operate office equipment. (AP Photo/James Brooks) Melissa Timmins has a week to decide: Does she keep her hand to herself, or does she let her employer microchip it?… Read More

Elon Musk says Mark Zuckerberg’s understanding of AI threat ‘is limited’

Elon Musk, chief executive of SpaceX and Tesla, during the International Space Station Research and Development Conference in Washington on July 19. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) It’s rare — if not unheard of — to hear someone question Mark Zuckerberg’s comprehension skills. The Facebook chief executive and social media icon is frequently lauded for his… Read More

America's Golden Age of Stupidity

President Trump speaks during the unveiling ceremony for the Berlin Wall Memorial at NATO headquarters in Brussels on May 25. (Mandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images) David Rothkopf is the author of “The Great Questions of Tomorrow.” He is a visiting professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public… Read More

GOP leaders appear close to securing 50 votes on key health care vote

Senate Republican leaders appeared close to getting the support they needed Tuesday to begin debate on their plan to rewrite the Affordable Care Act, according to lawmakers and aides, though the proposal they would consider could change dramatically once senators began voting. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will return to Washington for the key procedural vote,… Read More


Today’s Birthday (07/25/17). Benefits come through connections and creative collaborations this year. Maintain skills with steady practice. A partnership turns around this summer, inspiring self-discovery and personal blossoming. A home improvement phase this autumn takes finesse and collaboration. Winter romance builds from a carefully tended spark. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10… Read More

Kris Bryant fields flaming baseballs for latest Red Bull shoot

They don’t call it the hot corner for nothing. Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant played with fire — literally — during a recent photo shoot for Bryant fielded baseballs that were soaked in gasoline and then set on fire with a blow torch. “We’ve got fire extinguishers (and) safety people,” Bryant said on the… Read More

'Friends' volunteers work to help stabilize North Shore Channel

Since the 1970s, the number of fish species has jumped from seven to 70 in the North Shore Channel of the Chicago River, experts point out. The problem? Those fish don’t have a place to live, said Margaret Frisbie, executive director of Friends of the Chicago River. So about a dozen volunteers last week paddled… Read More

Why 'SNL' probably won't ask Mario Cantone to play Scaramucci

With Anthony Scaramucci replacing Sean Spicer as the new face of White House spin, who will “Saturday Night Live” bring on to play him? There’s more anticipation than usual, coming on the heels of Melissa McCarthy’s splashy impersonation of Spicer last season — a performance that, for some viewers, came with the bonus of irking… Read More

Pawar crime plan: Legalize marijuana, end cash bail

Democratic governor candidate Ameya Pawar on Tuesday proposed legalizing and taxing marijuana; releasing nonviolent, low-level drug offenders; and eliminating cash bail to change a criminal justice system he said is rooted in racism. The 47th Ward alderman, speaking at the South Side Community Art Center in Bronzeville, said the so-called war on drugs decades ago… Read More

US Navy ship fired warning shots at an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf – CNN

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Lucky Whitehead: Cowboys pretty much called me a liar –

Getty Images Lucky Whitehead expressed disappointment the Cowboys didn’t believe his side of the story. “Let’s not sugarcoat anything,” Whitehead told Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “I was pretty much being called a liar.” Whitehead said he doesn’t know how someone had his social security number and driver’s license number, which is why… Read More

The Internet Is Obsessed With This Man Who Thought Butternut Squash Was Cubed Cheese

One man’s quest for cheese has become the latest internet-anointed viral plight. The harrowing tale going around Twitter features a displeased customer’s valiant fight against clearly labeled butternut squash that he thought was cheddar cheese. Twitter tales are a wildly entertaining but not necessarily accurate grand tradition of the internet. But according to innocent bystander… Read More

Watch Bran Stark and Hodor Have an Adorable Game of Thrones Reunion

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones. While Game of Thrones fans everywhere were devastated when Hodor made the ultimate sacrifice to save Bran from certain death at the hands of the White Walkers and their army of wights, Isaac Hempstead Wright — who plays the young Stark — may miss the gentle… Read More

Barbara Sinatra, Philanthropist and Widow of Frank Sinatra, Dies at 90

(LOS ANGELES) — Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and a prominent advocate and philanthropist for abused children, has died at 90. John Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, says she died Tuesday of natural causes at her Rancho Mirage, California, home. A former model and Las Vegas showgirl,… Read More