The theme of the party was Magic, Martinis and Mario, and there was an awful lot of the latter two. It was at Mario Batali's buzzy Los Angeles restaurant Osteria Mozza, the week of the Oscars in March 2010. Vanity Fair publisher Edward Menicheschi was hosting a private dinner for advertisers, and the restaurateur and chef was the main attraction.
Those keeping tabs on President Donald Trump's diet know that Wendy's and McDonald's are staples. While campaigning, Trump inhaled Filets-o-Fish and Big Macs, savored bacon, eggs and sausage and snacked on Oreos. He'd then wash it all down with a Diet Coke. Just how much diet soda the president consumes, though, was revealed Saturday by the New York Times, which reported that Trump has a button to summon household staff for one of the 12 Diet Cokes he drinks each day.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama voters headed to the polls Tuesday for a pivotal special election in which allegations of inappropriate behavior against Republican candidate Roy Moore have created a unique opportunity for Democrats in the typically ruby-red Deep South.
WASHINGTON - Republicans are in advanced talks to lower the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, two people involved in the negotiations said, an attempted intraparty compromise that they hope will smooth passage of a sweeping tax bill. A final decision could be made later Tuesday, as House and Senate leaders work to reconcile differences between tax bills that passed each chamber in recent weeks.
Federal prosecutors filed terrorism charges Tuesday against the suspected New York City subway bomber, Akayed Ullah, saying he posted a taunt aimed at President Donald Trump before the attack in a tunnel beneath Times Square and then proclaimed "I did it for the Islamic State.''
A Colorado middle school teacher who wrote "I want to kill children" in a message to his students has resigned after an internal investigation into the incident. School officials said Kris Burghart, an eighth grade teacher at Otho E. Stuart Middle School in Commerce City, displayed an inappropriate message on a projector screen to his class that "frightened" some of the students.
Our solar system has a visitor. It's cylindrical, dark and reddish, a quarter-mile long. The object won't be staying. This fall, astronomers announced that the thing came blazing into our neck of the galaxy at speeds of up to 196,000 mph. It is now headed away as quickly as it came.
Federal prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against the suspected New York City subway bomber, Akayed Ullah, saying he proclaimed "I did it for the Islamic State'' after the attack in a tunnel beneath Times Square. A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan charges Ullah, 27, with providing material support to a terror group, using a weapon of mass destruction, bombing a public place, destruction of property by means of fire or explosive, and use of a destructive device during a crime of violence.
One of the best-known prayers in the English language might need an update for the sake of theological clarity, Pope Francis recently suggested in an interview. The words in the Lord's Prayer that ask, "Lead us not into temptation," can cause confusion, Francis said. To make it clear that God would not lead anybody toward sin, the pope suggested a better translation of the Greek prayer from the New Testament would be something along the lines of, "Do not let us fall into temptation."
Netflix sent out a tweet Sunday that roasted a subset of its most devoted users over an open fire: those who are obsessively watching its heavily promoted holiday movie "A Christmas Prince." The snarky tweet got some laughs, but it has also stirred up some backlash - and made some of the company's subscribers begin to consider just how closely Netflix is watching its users. "To the 53 people who've watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?" the tweet said.