WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump marshaled both his West Wing and his personal legal team Thursday against a new book that portrays him and his administration as incompetent and erratic - threatening possible libel charges against its author, its publisher and his former chief strategist, whose provocative comments pepper the book.
Federal authorities in Michigan arrested a 34-year-old man after a woman said that he sexually assaulted her on an overnight flight when she fell asleep next to him. The man, Prabhu Ramamoorthy, who prosecutors said was an Indian national living in the United States on a temporary visa, was charged with aggravated sexual abuse and held without bail after an appearance in federal court in Michigan on Thursday.
President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have agreed to postpone the sprawling joint military exercise their nations hold each year until after the Winter Olympics, in what appears to be an effort to de-escalate tensions with North Korea ahead of an event that will draw people from around the world.
In a lawsuit that echoes a civil case against President Donald Trump, an Alabama woman on Thursday sued failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore and his campaign for defamation, citing harsh personal attacks she faced after coming forward with allegations he touched her sexually when she was 14 years old.
Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg will spend 2018 trying to correct persistent problems-including the proliferation of hate speech and misinformation-that have dogged his wildly popular social network for the past two years. "We won't prevent all mistakes or abuse," Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post on Thursday morning, announcing his annual personal challenge. "But we currently make too many errors enforcing our policies and preventing misuse of our tools."
Hello! Good morning! Washington metropolitan area, you have woken and you are on your eighth day of being very cold. Which means, if you are originally from a place accustomed to lower temperatures - New Hampshire, say, or Ely, Minnesota - you are on your eighth day of pompously explaining how you used to ice-pick your way to the office while riding the carcass of a frozen walrus. And you know what? Just stuff it.
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded several Obama-era directives that discouraged enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that had legalized the substance.
The letter told of a school system in financial peril. Cash-strapped Fairfax County (Virginia) Public Schools, the letter read, encountered recent budget cuts that made buying everyday supplies difficult. As such, the school board had decreed that all students would pay 5 cents for each piece of paper given to them, the letter purportedly sent from Laurel Ridge Elementary School continued, and the policy would go into effect immediately.
Heavy snow blew horizontally across the frozen Chesapeake Bay into the faces of the 16 men in Crisfield, Maryland, who were loading sleds with food. The destination for the provisions: icebound Smith Island, where villagers were running out of food and needed help, according to a United Press International story that ran in The Washington Post. It was 4 p.m. on Feb. 7, 1936, and they were facing an unexpected blizzard - a storm far worse than the "bomb cyclone" lashing the East Coast this week. The 1936 blizzard was accompanied by heavy snow and gale-force winds.
You know the drill: In the middle of binge-watching a TV series, you grab your phone or laptop and go straight to the show's Wikipedia page. There, you'll do a dive deep into the filming locations, cast of characters and plotlines, and then 30 minutes later, finally look up when you realize you somehow made your way to the entry for "list of inventors killed by their own inventions."