WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he is standing behind Ronny Jackson to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, but suggested his embattled nominee should drop out because of what Trump characterized as "ugly" allegations that have surfaced. "I don't want to put a man through a process like this," Trump said when asked about Jackson's nomination during a joint news conference at the White House with French President Emmanuel Macron. "It's too ugly, and it's too disgusting." Trump said a decision about whether to proceed would be left to Jackson.
The 29-year-old charged with killing four people at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee, over the weekend left behind considerable evidence linking him to the violence, authorities said in court filings. Travis Reinking, who was arrested Monday following a 34-hour manhunt, has been charged with four counts of criminal homicide. In affidavits filed in state court, officials said surveillance video showed someone who looked like Reinking getting out of a truck registered to him, firing a gun previously linked to him and then leaving behind two checks made out to him.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn.—Oregon child welfare officials knew in July 2013 that Jennifer Hart - who last month drove her wife and six adopted children off a California cliff into the ocean - had already faced abuse allegations in Minnesota, according to records from their investigation released Monday, April 23.
The National Rifle Association's Political Victory Fund raised $2.4 million in donations in March, setting a 21st-century fundraising record for the group in the month after a gunman killed 17 students and educators at a high school in Parkland, Florida.
It seems right out of a particularly mean-spirited Groucho Marx routine: A little boy sped through some plastic curtains, knocking them into the face of a pregnant woman eating near the door. The boy was rushing to collect some chopsticks from his parents, who own the spicy hot pot outlet, local media reported. The boy's breezy entrance caused the young woman to spill some food. So as the 4-year-old ran back out the door, the woman stuck her foot out to trip him. The toddler went flying, landing on his belly. Doctors later confirmed he had a concussion.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decided against recusing himself from the investigation into President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, but will consider stepping back from specific questions tied to the probe, according to a person familiar with the matter. By contrast, Sessions recused himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election that's now led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a decision that angered Trump and left Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in charge of the inquiry.
Five African-American women say they were discriminated against at a Pennsylvania golf club when they were told they were taking too long on the course - and then the police were called. On Saturday morning, the women - who, according to local media, were experienced golfers and part of a group called Sisters in the Fairway - teed off at Grandview Golf Course in York County. The women told the York Daily Record that they were told by the club's owners they were not keeping a quick-enough pace. The club offered to refund their memberships and then called 911.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has been discharged from the hospital and has returned to his home near Sedona, Arizona, according to a tweet from his wife, Cindy McCain, on Monday night. McCain, 81, underwent surgery more than a week ago at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix for an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis, an inflammation of the digestive tract. His family said he came out of the surgery in stable condition.
TORONTO - A 25-year-old suspect accused of mowing down pedestrians with a van in a busy Toronto shopping district was ordered held Tuesday on 10 counts of first-degree murder - one for each of the victims in an attack whose motives remain unclear. Authorities said Monday's carnage did not trigger a national security threat, suggesting it was not initially viewed as having possible terrorism links.
Before President Donald Trump took office, the sports world began to fill with discussions of whether championship-winning teams would want to make the traditional White House visits during his administration. As it turned out, among major sports leagues last year, the Warriors abstained while the Patriots, Cubs and Penguins went, albeit with some absences, but the Eagles present a noteworthy test case.