WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul D. Ryan on Tuesday defended the way that Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes handled a politically divisive vote to publicize a classified memo detailing alleged surveillance abuses by federal law enforcement agencies, but warned against using it to discredit the special counsel's probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
A deepening slump in U.S. motorcycle demand is spurring more job cuts and a plant closure at Harley-Davidson Inc., a company President Donald Trump has cast as a model American manufacturer.
The house on Mallory Crescent was a gray two-story shotgun with brown trim, its garage just a few steps up from the sidewalk. In the summer months vegetation spilled out from the flower beds running along the driveway, but by the time investigators from the Toronto Police Service marched onto the lot on Jan. 18, the raw Canadian winter had scraped away the landscaping and police turned their attention to large flower planters stored at the back of the property.
Chief Wahoo, the grinning, red-faced caricature of a Native American that has served as the Cleveland Indians' logo for more than 70 years, will be phased out at the end of the 2018 baseball season , a long-expected but politically fraught move that places pressure on the handful of remaining sports franchises that still use Native American imagery and nicknames, most notably the NFL's Washington Redskins.
NEW YORK - As President Donald Trump prepares his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, Democrats are asking whether he's engaged in obstruction of justice, enriched his business through his office, or otherwise violated the law. Few are using the "I-word" - "impeachment" - to say so. At home, tending to worried liberal constituents or competitive primaries, many Democrats are facing voters who want to end Trump's presidency, and ask what it would take to impeach him.
WASHINGTON - The House Intelligence Committee voted Monday to release a memo detailing alleged surveillance abuses by the FBI and Justice Department, escalating a political fight between conservatives and the nation's intelligence agencies. The vote, which proceeded along party lines in the Republican-controlled committee, now means that President Donald Trump will have up to five days to review the material and decide whether to keep it secret, though he could agree to the release anytime before that deadline. If he does nothing, the committee can release the memo publicly.
A teacher and city council member in a small town on the outskirts of Los Angeles became the subject of harsh criticism after a video of him criticizing the military was shared widely on the Internet. Gregory Salcido, who works at a high school in Pico Rivera said in the video that members of the military fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan were "the lowest of the low," in a rant about how long the wars overseas have dragged on. The video was reportedly taken in the middle of a history class he was teaching.
The winter-morning kitchen is quiet except for the soft scuff of my slippers as I step to the chilly back hall and fetch a white, oxford shirt from its hook beside the aprons and the stockpot. It's a man-sized washable, bleachable shield against messy tasks, such as seeding a pomegranate. Outside, my husband shovels five inches of fresh snow, which has made for a blindingly monochromatic world - except for the cardinals at the backyard feeder and the brilliant red canes of a leafless dogwood.
Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Monday that Facebook users will start to see more local news stories in their News Feed. The announcement marks the third major change to the News Feed that Zuckerberg has unveiled this month. The updates, he has said, are designed to offer more "meaningful" interactions on the social network and to boost the quality of news that audiences read on Facebook.
President Donald Trump's frustrations with the Russia investigation boiled over on Air Force One last week when he learned that a top Justice Department official had warned against releasing a memo that could undercut the probe, according to four people with knowledge of the matter.