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.
Authorities were searching southwest Texas for suspects or witnesses after a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and his partner injured Sunday while on patrol in the state's Big Bend area, officials said. Agent Rogelio Martinez and his partner were "responding to activity" near Interstate 10 in Van Horn, Texas, when both were seriously injured, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release. Martinez's partner called for help. Other agents arrived, provided medical care and took them to a hospital.
Charles Manson, the fiery-eyed cult master whose lemming-like followers staged a bloody two-night murder rampage in Los Angeles in 1969 that gripped the city with fear and shocked the nation, died on Sunday at a hospital in Kern County, California. He was 83.
There's a lot to unpack about "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," Martin McDonagh's lacerating, highly inconsistent drama about Mildred (an outstanding Frances McDormand), a woman who begins to unravel and publicly calls out the local police chief (Woody Harrelson) after her daughter is raped and murdered and the investigation stalls.
President Donald Trump made sure everyone knew that he personally intervened in the matter of the three UCLA basketball players who got caught shoplifting in China last week. He asked that they thank him for pleading their case to Chinese President Xi Jinping while on his Asia trip: "Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail!" he tweeted. And then, after LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley indeed gave him kudos when they returned to the United States:
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump abruptly reversed his administration's Thursday decision to allow elephants shot for sport in Zimbabwe and Zambia to be imported back to the United States as trophies, saying in a tweet Friday night that he was putting the decision "on hold" until further review. "Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts," Trump wrote on Twitter. "Under study for years. Will update soon with Secretary Zinke. Thank you!"
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, the civil rights leader and former presidential candidate, announced Friday that he has Parkinson's disease. Jackson, 76, said he had found it "increasingly difficult to perform routine tasks" and get around in recent years. After initially resisting due to his work, Jackson said, he relented and sought medical testing.
Residents of Washington state turned their eyes to a clear blue sky Thursday, Nov. 17, and found themselves staring at a cartoonish rendering of male genitalia, sketched in smoke by at least one Navy EA-18G Growler jet flying out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The image stretched hundreds of feet high over the Okanogan highlands, based on photographs shared on social media.
The word has gone forth that a "reckoning" is due. Democrats are preparing to come to terms with Bill Clinton's sexual transgressions. Sort of. Depending on what you mean by "reckoning."