WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has decided to take part in an anti-terror finance meeting with Saudi security officials and their Middle Eastern counterparts in Riyadh later this month, opting to attend despite growing global outrage over the suspected murder of a U.S.-based journalist at the hands of Saudi operatives, according to three people familiar with his travel plans.
Last month, word broke that the NFL had tabbed Maroon 5 to perform at halftime of next year's Super Bowl LIII. It was a perfectly safe choice for a league that tries not to wander off the beaten path, entertainment-wise. But was it the first choice? Or even the second choice?
Steve Penny, the former president and CEO of USA Gymnastics, discussed a U.S. Olympic Committee job opening with the head of the FBI's Indianapolis field office while that office was investigating Larry Nassar in 2015, contact that has been dubbed "troubling" by a prosecutor in Texas who has charged Penny with felony evidence tampering in a separate investigation related to Nassar
ISTANBUL - President Donald Trump said Thursday it appears that Jamal Khashoggi is dead and warned that his administration could consider "very severe" measures against Saudi Arabia, sharply raising pressures on the kingdom as it prepares its own accounting of the journalist's disappearance. Trump's remarks reflect the vacillating strategies and views in the White House over its response and possible punishments toward one of its key Middle East allies.
While in Canada for a fishing trip, Josh Herzog drove past the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' stadium. He pulled out his flip phone, snapped a picture and started pecking a text message to his best friend from high school, from back in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that he would not attend the Future Investment Initiative summit in Saudi Arabia next week, delivering the Trump administration's first formal rebuke of Saudi's royal family following the suspected killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside a Saudi compound in Turkey. Mnuchin made his announcement on Twitter, saying he had met with President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, but he did not explain the reasoning for the decision.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to summon the military to close the U.S.-Mexico border and upend a trade deal, expressing mounting frustration with a large caravan of migrants from Honduras that has been making its way toward the United States. In morning tweets, Trump repeated vows to halt U.S. aid to Central American countries that do not disband the caravan and issued a fresh threat to the Mexican government, which said Wednesday that it would treat those in the caravan no differently than it does other migrants.
Mad cow disease, also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, was found on a Scottish farm. The disease was confirmed on a farm in Aberdeenshire in eastern Scotland, according to a government statement. The case did not enter the food chain and there's no risk to human health. Precautionary movement restrictions have been put in place at the farm and further steps are being taken to identify the origin of the disease.
They don't buy lottery tickets. Not habitually, anyway. But the jackpot chasers typically emerge when they see the Mega Millions prize tick up and up and up, and they figure, "Hell, why not?" That's by design. And if you have noticed a run of eye-popping jackpots from Mega Millions and the similarly designed Powerball recently, that's by design, too. There were no winners in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing for a $667 million jackpot.
Democratic candidates running for Congress this year collectively raised more than $1 billion for their campaigns - a record-shattering sum that highlights the party's zeal to retake the House and Senate and underscores the enormous amount of money flowing into the midterm races.