President Donald Trump on Sunday called elephant trophy hunting a "horror show" and signaled his skepticism of claims that practice is good for elephant conservation.
WASHINGTON - The House Republican tax plan would add $1.3 trillion to the national debt over a decade, even after accounting for new economic growth from the bill, according to a nonpartisan study released Monday. The Tax Policy Center, a nonpartisan organization, is the third outside group to conclude the bill would add to the deficit, contradicting Republicans' claim that the bill would effectively pay for itself via a surge in economic growth.
Is Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., a serial groper? That's the question inevitably raised now that a second woman is saying Franken grabbed her inappropriately, this time when he was taking a photo with her in 2010 at the Minnesota State Fair. He "pulled me in really close, like awkward close, and as my husband took the picture, he put his hand full-fledged on my rear," Lindsay Menz told CNN's MJ Lee, who broke the story Monday. "It was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek."
Investigators in Pennsylvania are still looking for the man who they say killed a police officer after a traffic stop Friday night. Officer Brian Shaw, a 25-year-old patrolman, was shot just after 8 p.m. in New Kensington, Pa., about 20 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Authorities said the suspect jumped out of an SUV and ran away after Shaw tried to pull over the vehicle. He shot the officer during the chase, New Kensington Police Chief James Klein said at a news conference.
One patient got a $3,606 bill for a four-mile ride. Another was charged $8,460 for a trip from a hospital that could not handle his case to another that could. Still another found herself marooned at an out-of-network hospital, where she'd been taken by ambulance without her consent.
For evolution, the Constitution, And the ATMs of banks, The Times and Post and the whole West Coast, I want to give sincerest thanks. A Mozart sonata, my inamorata, And a first-rate BLT. For Silverman (Sarah) and the Obama era, I give thanks most thankfully. I'm a fraud, a fake, a big mistake, a creep. I'm over a barrel but I care a lot for Meryl Streep.
TransCanada's $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline got the go-ahead from the Nebraska Public Service Commission on Monday, clearing the last regulatory hurdle in a nine-year effort to build a line needed to carry thick crude oil from Alberta's tar sands region to refineries on the Texas gulf coast. But the five-member commission rejected TransCanada's preferred route and voted to approve an alternative route that would move the pipeline further east.
More than two dozen patients were rushed into an emergency room in Macon, Georgia, over two days with the same array of life-threatening symptoms, including organ failure and sepsis, flummoxing doctors. But after their breathing tubes were removed, the patients revealed a common thread: All had taken what they believed were Percocet pills they had bought on the street.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's budget director said Sunday that the White House is willing to remove a contentious provision taking aim at the Affordable Care Act from the Republican tax overhaul plan if politically necessary, a move that would fundamentally reshape the effort in the Senate.
The North Korean defector had sped across the demilitarized zone in a stolen jeep, then crawled south as the men who had been his comrades moments ago shot at him with handguns and AK-47 rifles. South Korean soldiers found the defector under a pile of leaves, bleeding from at least five gunshot wounds. He was brought to doctors, who expected to find the soldier in bad shape. But what they also found when they opened him up gave the world a glimpse into just how bad things are in North Korea.