WASHINGTON - Ahmad Ashkar has a lot he's trying to say with a $3 falafel sandwich. He recently opened Falafel Inc. in the diminutive former Quick Pita spot in Washington as a way to raise awareness about the refugee crisis in the Middle East.
Music fans in Britain will come together Sunday for the event "One Love Manchester," featuring major international acts including Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Usher, plus many more. The event was announced after a suicide bombing shortly after a Grande concert in Manchester last month left 22 people dead. Proceeds from the concert, which will also be broadcast around the world, will go to a fund designed to help those affected by the attack and their families.
President Donald Trump argued that leaving the Paris climate accord would save jobs at home, yet possible trade wars sparked by his decision could nullify any additional benefit to American workers. Complying with the deal "could cost America as much as 2.7 million lost jobs by 2025," he said Thursday at the White House, citing a litany of other dire economic forecasts aimed at supporting his decision. "Believe me, this is not what we need -- including automobile jobs and the further decimation of vital American industries on which countless communities rely."
I was reading the Forbes list of the wealthiest, self-made women in the United States recently. One of them is Judy Faulkner, founder of a privately held software company, called Epic Systems, that keeps medical records on more than half of the American population. She is worth $2.5 billion, according to Forbes.
OAKLAND, Calif. - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said both the league and the NBA Players Association want to change the league's age-limit entry rule, which could prompt a seismic change in college basketball and the complexion of the NBA draft.
When President Donald Trump announced at 3 p.m. Thursday that he would be pulling the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, the Weather Channel editors were ready. They turned the "official homepage of Mother Nature" - usually devoted to tornadoes, blizzards, heat waves and hurricanes - into a not-so-subtle protest. "So, What Happens to Earth Now?" said one headline that appeared on its home page. "Still Don't Care? Proof You Should," said another, linking to a story about "ghost forests" that are dying off as a result of rising tides and sea levels.
Fresh ingredients, no tipping and sleek design made fast-casual restaurants a darling of the millennial customers every business strives to attract. The hot streak is over. The category's once-enviable growth looks like it's hit a plateau. This year, U.S. fast-casual sales growth will slow to between 6 percent and 7 percent from about 8 percent in 2016, according to industry consultant Pentallect. In each of the prior five years, sales had grown between 10 percent and 11 percent.
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is withdrawing the United States from the landmark Paris climate agreement, alarming religious leaders here and around the globe who decried the decision as a departure from the nation's leadership role. Mainline Protestant denominations, including the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, denounced the president's actions. Major Jewish, Muslim and Hindu organizations also condemned the president's withdrawal from the agreement.
Nintendo had some good news and some bad news to announce Thursday about its upcoming suite of online services for its Switch console, which will add some much-anticipated features such as access to classic Nintendo games to the portable game system.
A defiant, tearful Kathy Griffin said on Friday that she regretted making a photo of herself holding a mask that looked like President Trump's bloody severed head, but that she wasn't going to stop criticizing the president or fighting for others to do so. The comments were the fast-talking comedian's first beyond a video-recorded apology on social media. The image outraged Trump, his family and many, many others earlier this week. She said five employers had canceled scheduled shows since then, and she'd been fired by CNN.