A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit from adult film actress Stormy Daniels that claimed President Donald Trump defamed her when he suggested she had lied about being threatened to keep quiet about their relationship. Federal District Judge S. James Otero in Los Angeles had indicated during a late September hearing that he was skeptical of Daniels's claim on First Amendment grounds. The ruling ordered Daniels, whose given name is Stephanie Clifford, to pay Trump's legal fees.
At a July 5 rally in Montana, President Donald Trump went on a lengthy rant about one of his favorite targets: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and her claim to Native American ancestry. Even then, Warren was rumored to be a likely Democratic presidential candidate in 2020. Trump, with glee, told the rally crowd he looked forward to making Warren "prove" her Native American heritage on the debate stage if the two were to square off.
They were teenage computer geeks, bespectacled kids from Seattle who taught themselves programming from a Teletype terminal, learned the basics of business from Fortune magazine and dreamed of "a computer in every home and on every desk."
LONDON - Did somebody say "royal baby"? The duke and duchess of Sussex, more fondly known as Prince Harry and Meghan, are expecting a baby in the spring, and people have questions: Will the baby assume the title of prince or princess? Will the child ever occupy the British throne? What will they call their little bundle of joy? Will it be a boy or a girl? And yes, some people really are Googling: When is spring? So, let's take a look. Will the baby assume the title of prince or princess?
America's budget deficit ballooned to $779 billion in 2018, the federal government said on Monday, as higher spending and stagnating tax revenue pushed the nation's debt burden higher. The approximately 17 percent jump in the federal deficit came despite the strong growth in the overall U.S. economy, an unusual instance in which the economy and the deficit are expanding at the same time. Typically, strong economic growth translates into lower deficits as the government collects more from taxpayers.
Squatting amid loose red dirt and rocks, Blake Fischer posed for a picture, a triumphant grin stretching across his face. Arranged in front of him, resembling a macabre family picture, are the bodies of four baboons. The smallest one's head is lolled back, it's mouth slightly agape. Crimson blood stains its abdomen. A quiver of arrows is in the foreground.
ISTANBUL - President Donald Trump said Monday that he is sending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with Saudi King Salman amid the mounting international backlash over missing Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The kingdom has come under intense scrutiny over the disappearance of Khashoggi, who Turkish investigators believe was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Speaking to reporters, Trump said he had just spoken around 20 minutes with the Saudi king, who firmly denied any involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance.
Saudi Arabia has begun an internal investigation into the disappearance of a prominent journalist at its Istanbul consulate and could hold people accountable if the evidence warrants it, according to a Saudi official.
President Donald Trump sat down this weekend for what is an increasingly rare thing: A non-Fox News, nonconservative interviewer peppering him with questions in a full-length interview. Video: President Trump's interview with Lesley Stahl for "60 Minutes" touched on a wide range of topics, including climate change, North Korea and his treatment of Christine Blasey Ford. (Drea Cornejo/The Washington Post)
LONDON - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are expecting a child in the spring of 2019, Kensington Palace announced on Monday morning. The couple married in May at Windsor Castle, in a ceremony that brought some of the traditions of the royal family into the modern era. Prince Harry, 34, is the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II. Markle, 37, is an American actress whose mother is black.