Saladin Ahmed is a thoughtful commentator on cultural diversity, whether speaking about mainstream publishing trends or the culinary arts. Combine that with the fact that Ahmed is the father of young children, and it's not surprising that he was the one to call out Kellogg's on an awfully odd cereal box.
Cancer, as everyone knows, is a beast. And Melissa Anne Dabas battled that monster - triple negative breast cancer, an onerous form of the disease. She had a double mastectomy, and punishing rounds of chemo that smacked her with every side effect. In February, the 42-year-old Virginia mother of two got the thrilling all-clear. Melissa, a first-rank Lady Gaga Little Monster superfan who goes to every show, knew how she wanted to celebrate: At Lady Gaga's Washington, D.C., show on Nov. 19. Not just two seats - a massive party.
Chi Chi, a three-year-old golden retriever, is energetic and loving. She likes squeaky toys and carrots and cuddles with her owners, Elizabeth Howell, her husband and their daughter. But Chi Chi is no ordinary dog: She's a quadruple amputee who walks with four custom prosthetic legs. And her story of redemption - one that began in misery at a South Korean dog meat operation and now continues across the world in the Howells' comfortable Phoenix home - has earned her a strong online following, as well as a growing one in her in own community.
The Trump administration is considering substantial increases in entrance fees to 17 of the most popular national parks during the peak summer season, asking Americans to pay prices that rival the gate costs of amusement parks such as Six Flags and Busch Gardens.
WASHINGTON - House Republicans passed budget legislation Thursday morning, narrowly overcoming internal dissension and Democratic opposition to clear a major obstacle in the GOP's quest to pass large-scale tax cuts. The budget legislation authorizes special procedures that will allow Republicans to reduce federal revenues over the coming decade by as much as $1.5 trillion without Democratic help. The bill passed by a vote count of 216-212. No Democrats voted for the budget Thursday, nor did 20 Republicans.
There's a prolonged pause when I ask Lyft driver Gaby Oseguedaif her family is middle class. Her smile fades as she thinks about it for a while. "Yeah, I think so. I don't even know what the middle class is anymore," says Oseguarda, who with her husband earns nearly $100,000 a year in the San Francisco area.
Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department said Wednesday that they had arrested the brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock on suspicion of possessing "over 600 images of child pornography." Bruce Douglas Paddock, 59, was arrested in North Hollywood on a 20-count felony complaint related to possession of child pornography and the sexual exploitation of children, according to a news release.
President Donald Trump promised during the campaign to aggressively take on the opioid crisis, but his efforts to address the public health epidemic since taking office have been more show than substance. He has organized a commission to study the issue, but his administration has not addressed the problems outlined in its initial report. He has listened to the stories of people in recovery and the parents of children who have died of overdoses, but much of his public-messaging is focused on telling people to not start taking drugs.
Hillary Clinton and top officials of her presidential campaign were largely silent Wednesday in response to the revelation that the campaign and the Democratic National Committee had paid for research that resulted in a dossier alleging Russian interference on behalf of Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
WASHINGTON - Allies of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared open warfare on Wednesday against Stephen Bannon, the former White House chief strategist and leader of an insurrection aimed at defeating mainstream GOP candidates in next year's midterm elections.