A California man whose testimony contributed to the indictment of 13 Russian individuals and three companies in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of an alleged 2016 U.S. election trolling effort was sentenced Wednesday to six months in prison and six months home confinement in a deal with prosecutors.
WASHINGTON - FBI Director Christopher Wray defended his agents' handling of a background investigation into then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying that it was "limited in scope" and followed standard procedures.
Just nutty: Frontier Airlines Flight 1612 was emptied of its human passengers so authorities could remove a woman who refused to fly without her 'emotional-support' rodent.
WASHINGTON - Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's interview with a joint House panel reviewing the Justice Department investigation of President Donald Trump's alleged Russia ties will not take place this week as expected, according to congressional aides involved with the planning.
Hillary Clinton says Democrats cannot be civil with Republicans who want "to destroy what you stand for, what you care about." And, she added in her interview with CNN, civility in the United States will begin only when the Democratic Party wins back control of Congress. But at least one member of her own party disagrees. "That's ridiculous," Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a red-state Democrat who has billed herself as a moderate, told CNN. "I can't imagine how you get anything done if you don't bring civility back into politics, and that goes for both sides."
An apple a day, they say. Whoever first penned that famous adage (oh, hey - the Welsh, apparently?) was not standing in front of a bountiful farmers-market stand in the fall. Whether it's straight out of hand or in a salad, sauce or pie, it can feel downright impossible to eat only one apple each day. But which to use when? That depends on what you're making, not to mention the flavor and texture of the apple.
An Alaskan brown bear known as 409 Beadnose had her hands full with two new cubs in the summer of 2016. They remained at her side when she emerged from hibernation last year and set about fishing for sockeye salmon in Katmai National Park and Preserve. In other words, Beadnose was sharing the spoils.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency liked a racist post about the Obamas a few years ago and engaged with prominent far-right conspiracy theorists on social media, according to screenshots published online Tuesday. Andrew Wheeler, who has been the agency's acting administrator since Scott Pruitt resigned in July, liked a racist meme that showed Barack and Michelle Obama staring at a banana, sometime after it was published by the page in January 2013, according to a screenshot posted online by HuffPost.
WASHINGTON - A small group of protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday for the debut of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but inside the hushed and stately courtroom it was business as usual. There was more laughter than stern words during two hours of oral arguments, and Kavanaugh was an active participant in his first sitting with his new colleagues. Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. noted Kavanaugh's arrival with the court's traditional welcome: "Justice Kavanaugh, we wish you a long and happy career in our common calling," Roberts said.
WASHINGTON - Kanye West is coming to the White House. The rap star is scheduled to meet Thursday morning with President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and then have lunch with Trump himself, according to a person familiar with the plans. The visit is the latest development in a budding relationship between Trump and West, who met at Trump Tower in New York during the 2016 presidential transition and have exchanged flattering tweets over the past year.