More than 40 years after the so-called "Golden State Killer" began terrorizing California, raping dozens of women and killing at least 12, authorities announced Wednesday, April 25, that they had arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo, charging him with capital murder.
WASHINGTON - White House physician Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, wrecked a government vehicle after getting drunk at a Secret Service going away party, according to an explosive list of allegations released Wednesday by the Democratic staff of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.
There is, of course, no official manual on how to use an official government position to get officers to tear up a ticket, but for any enterprising self-help author looking to write one, a dash-cam video featuring a purple-vest-wearing, recently-resigned Caren Z.
Each year 500,000 people visit New Mexico's White Sands National Monument to hike and frolic among gypsum dunes. Aside from the tourists, few animals in the region get much larger than a coyote or bobcat. But in an epoch called the Pleistocene, which started 2.5 million years ago and ended about 12,000 years ago, the alkali flats and nearby lakes attracted giants. Mammoths and mastodons walked the playa, as did saber-tooth cats, North American camels and huge, 8,000-pound sloths.
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Wednesday proposed raising the amount that low-income families are expected to pay for rent - tripling it for the poorest households - as well as encouraging those receiving housing subsidies to work, according to a legislative proposal obtained by The Washington Post. The move to overhaul how rental subsidies are calculated would affect 4.7 million families relying on federal housing assistance. The proposal legislation would require congressional approval.
Grace Verardo, 3, came home one day from preschool and told her mother: "Someone said Daddy is gross." Sarah Verardo spun into action. Her husband's war injuries were having a broader effect on her children than she had realized. Mike Verardo is a double amputee, but Grace had always known him simply as a "handsome hero." "I realized I needed to give them the tools to deal with what I've already been dealing with for years - the stares, the questions," Sarah Verardo, 33, said about her three daughters, who are 3 years old, 2 years old and 9 months old.
WASHINGTON - French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday delivered an impassioned call for multilateralism and U.S. engagement in the world, saying it was "an essential part of our confidence in the future." Speaking to a joint meeting of Congress, amid frequent standing ovations and cheers, Macron recalled the long history of U.S.-French relations, and the countries' shared values and culture in areas as diverse as democracy and freedom, human and civil rights, literature, jazz and the "Me Too" movement.
A Russian startup has created a new way to help companies connect with job-seekers and interview them. Her name is Vera, and she's able to interview as many as 1,500 job candidates in a single work day, sorting through potential hires at a rate that would take most recruiters months to match. She even sends customized follow-up emails. Perhaps more attractive - as far as her clients are concerned - is that Vera works full time for free and never burns out.
WASHINGTON - The conservative majority on the Supreme Court seemed skeptical Wednesday of arguments that President Donald Trump lacks the authority to ban immigrants from certain majority-Muslim countries if he feels that it is necessary to protect the country.
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the 15th circuit court judge since President Donald Trump took office 15 months ago, far outpacing the rate at his recent predecessors were able to fill vacancies in the powerful appeals courts in the early months of their administrations. The trend has potentially significant political consequences for the direction of the country's most influential federal benches at a time when several will be weighing questions about key administration policies, ranging from immigration to the environment.