LOS ANGELES - Mudslides, floods and cascading debris swept away buildings, inundated roads and killed 13 people in southern California as thousands of residents of an area recently devastated by wildfires were forced to flee their homes from the potent forces unleashed by yet another disaster. Some 25 people were injured, with many more in danger across the region as hills left barren after weeks of fires were transformed by rainstorms early on Tuesday morning into fast moving rivers of mud and debris.
Stephen Bannon stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News Network on Tuesday, bringing an end to his relationship with the far-right website that he helped become widely influential and which in turn abetted his rise as a political adviser and would-be kingmaker. Bannon's departure was a humbling denoument for a figure who had reached the uppermost levels of power only a year ago. It leaves him with no evident platform to promote his views and no financial basis for his preferred candidates.
January, a.k.a. National Dieting Month, is once again upon us. Before you sign up for another a restrictive eating plan that has been designed by someone who doesn't even know you, here are five reasons to opt out of diet culture this year.
Joe Arpaio, the longtime Phoenix-area sheriff whose headline-grabbing approach to immigration made him an ally of President Donald Trump, will run in the 2018 Republican primary to replace Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. Arpaio, 85, made the bid official in an interview with the Washington Examiner. "I'm not here to get my name in the paper," he said. "I get that everyday, anyway."
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump met with a bipartisan group of Congress members at the White House on Tuesday in an effort to revive stalled talks over immigration, urging lawmakers to pass a "bill of love" to protect some undocumented immigrants from deportation.
WASHINGTON - Before this season even started, Capitals forward T.J. Oshie was asked to make a prediction. Who was his top candidate to win the Calder Memorial Trophy as the rookie of the year? Oshie confidently said Vancouver winger Brock Boeser "had to be up there in the top three." "Whoever it was [that asked] was actually pretty surprised that I said it," Oshie said.
WASHINGTON - The ex-British spy who authored a dossier of allegations against then-presidential candidate Donald Trump was told the FBI had someone inside the Trump campaign providing agents with information, according to a newly-released transcript of a congressional interview.
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he did not think billionaire TV star Oprah Winfrey would run for president in 2020 against him, but he said she would be "lots of fun" if she did. "I did one of her shows," Trump told reporters assembled during a meeting on immigration. "She had Donald Trump." The president added that he liked her, "but I don't think she's going to run."
There's a certain Homo sapien arrogance that comes around every time we get a Snowmageddon or a bomb cyclone. We assume that while we're shivering through single-digit temperatures, gaining a better appreciation of what it truly means to be Inuit, most of the rest of kingdom Animalia is similarly struggling. There are, of course, Discovery Channel extremophiles covered in blubber or wrapped in fur, but we humans are equipped with opposable thumbs and the unmatched ability to make complex tools to warm ourselves. If we can't handle the cold, who - or what - can?
WASHINGTON - The new Republican tax law counts on a small, little-known federal agency to ensure a tax provision aimed at helping small liquor producers does not become a loophole large foreign distillers can exploit.