Ask a bartender about their least-favorite customer behaviors, and you'll get a variety of answers: Boors who snap their fingers to get attention, "gerbils" who nervously shred napkins and beer labels and leave trash on the bar, groups who don't know what everyone wants when it's their turn to order. But if you ask me what behavior I'd like to abolish, it's easy: People who save bar stools for their absent friends when the room is full of customers looking for a seat.
WASHINGTON - Omarosa Manigault Newman was offered a $15,000-a-month contract from President Donald Trump's campaign to stay silent after being fired from her job as a White House aide by Chief of Staff John Kelly last December, according to a forthcoming book by Manigault Newman and people familiar with the proposal.
A political debate on social media turned violent in Florida when a Facebook user drove to another's house and shot him, striking him in the buttocks and thigh, police said. The Tampa Bay Times reported that two Tampa men started arguing Monday in a Facebook post about President Donald Trump when Alex Stephens, who is a convicted felon, allegedly wrote that he wanted to share his political views even though he could no longer vote.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Ryan Kelly had been working all day when he heard a car rev its engine and saw a flash of metal speed by. He didn't know what was happening; he didn't think. He did what photojournalists do: pointed his camera and shot. What he captured on Aug. 12, 2017, was an image that would command the world's attention, win journalism's highest honor and symbolize the worst moment of this university town's worst day: a gathering of white nationalists and the killing of a young woman who came to protest them.
A man and his teenage son have been charged with illegal hunting after killing a female black bear in her den in southern Alaska and then shooting her two "shrieking" newborn cubs, state authorities said. Alaska Wildlife Troopers said Andrew Renner, 41, and his 18-year-old son, Owen, from the town of Wasilla, skied in April to the remote den on Esther Island in Prince William Sound, where they fatally shot the three bears and then tampered with evidence.
WASHINGTON - A federal judge has found a witness in contempt for refusing to testify before the grand jury hearing evidence in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. U.S. District Chief Judge Beryl Howell made the ruling Friday after a sealed hearing to discuss Andrew Miller's refusal to appear before the grand jury. Miller is a former aide to longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone.
The Rhymney Valley carves through the green hills of South Wales. A number of small villages spill across the basin floor, places where residents once extracted coal from the surrounding land to power the engines of the British Empire. The stranger reportedly arrived there six weeks ago in the town of New Tredegar.
Newly discovered vote-tallying discrepancies have whittled down the lead Kris Kobach held over incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer in the Republican primary for Kansas governor. Kobach, a hard-line opponent of illegal immigration who campaigned as a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, originally had a 191-vote advantage over Colyer as of Wednesday. On Thursday, the state elections office said there had been an error in transmitting votes from Thomas County in northwestern Kansas, according to Colyer campaign spokesman Kendall Marr.
WASHINGTON - District leaders are preparing for what could be a contentious and trying day Sunday when the organizer of last year's deadly white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, holds an anniversary gathering with up to 400 supporters in Lafayette Square across from the White House. As many as 1,500 counterprotesters are expected at Lafayette Square and more at two nearby parks, setting up a possible volatile showdown that District and federal law enforcement officials say they are prepared to confront.
First lady Melania Trump's parents became U.S. citizens in a naturalization ceremony in New York on Thursday, completing a years-long immigration process even as President Trump has called for new laws to bar Americans from sponsoring parents and other relatives. Michael Wildes, an attorney for Viktor and Amalija Knavs, who had been living in the country as legal permanent residents after leaving their native Slovenia, confirmed that his clients took the oath of citizenship.