MOSCOW - The Kremlin issued several sharp, successive denials Monday to questions about whether then-President-elect Donald Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, persuaded Russian President Vladimir Putin not to retaliate for sanctions issued by President Barack Obama. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters during a daily conference call that the answer was no, and for several reasons. The Kremlin does not know anything about the talks with Flynn because they were conducted by the Foreign Ministry, he said.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Debbie Wesson Gibson was in her attic hauling out boxes of Christmas decorations last week when she noticed a storage bin she said she had forgotten about. Inside was a scrapbook from her senior year of high school, and taped to a page titled "Those Who Inspire" was a graduation card. "Happy graduation Debbie," it read in slanted cursive handwriting. "I wanted to give you this card myself. I know that you'll be a success in anything you do. Roy."
It appears LiAngelo Ball will not return to the UCLA men's basketball team. LaVar Ball, LiAngelo's father, told ESPN's Jeff Goodman that he has pulled his son out of the school. In November, UCLA teammates Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were benched and subsequently suspended indefinitely after being released on bail following an alleged shoplifting incident in China. The charges were eventually dropped, but not before the international incident made headlines when President Donald Trump tweeted that he helped free the players, which the elder Ball disputed.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday granted President Donald Trump's request that his revised travel ban be enforced fully while legal challenges to it proceed in lower courts. The justices approved a request from the president's lawyers to lift restrictions on the order - which bans most travelers from eight nations, most with Muslim majorities - that had been imposed by lower courts.
SALT LAKE CITY - President Donald Trump on Monday drastically scaled back two national monuments established in Utah by his Democratic predecessors, the largest reduction of public lands protection in U.S. history.
"House of Cards" has learned a lot from Frank Underwood. Much like its former lead character, the popular political drama might be down - star Kevin Spacey was ousted in the wake of accusations of sexual misconduct - but it definitely isn't out for the count. A person close to the production confirmed Monday that "House of Cards" will return for a sixth and final season starring Robin Wright, the Lady Macbeth of the show.
Facebook now has a messaging app for kids - its first product aimed at young children. The move gives Facebook a way to court younger users, with their parents' permission. It also puts the social network at the heart of the ongoing debate about how and when children should start using digital products.
Inside the police station, Joseph Boston told investigators that, yes, he had lured two boys into his motel room and molested them - but there was much more to his story than that, according to police in Riverside, California. Riverside police said that on Saturday the 18-year-old went on to detail how he had molested "upwards of 50 children" in cities across Southern California for nearly a decade. He'd been molesting children since he was 10, police said.
The future looked bleak for Green Bay when Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone in Week 6, raising doubts he would play again this season. The team floundered with backup quarterback Brett Hundley under center, starting with a loss to the Minnesota Vikings the day Rodgers was injured and continued to be on the wrong side of the scoreboard in four of the next five games.
Big technology companies have added the digital signatures of 40,000 terrorist videos and images to a shared database as they seek to keep extremist content off their platforms. Facebook, YouTube, Microsoft, and Twitter revealed the numbers in a joint blog post Monday, Dec. 4. The four big social media companies, which are part of a group called the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, announced one year ago that they would begin sharing digital fingerprints - known as hashes - of videos they removed from their platforms for terrorism.