WASHINGTON - Attorney general nominee William Barr suggested Tuesday that any report written by special counsel Robert Mueller III might not be made public, signaling the possibility of future battles within the government over his findings. The remarks by Barr, who is expected to be confirmed by the Republican-controlled Senate, highlight the uncertainty surrounding how he will grapple with what many expect will be the final steps of Mueller's investigation into President Donald Trump, his advisers, and Russian interference in the 2016 election. Barr pledged at his confirmation hearing Tu
Netflix is raising U.S. subscription prices 13 to 15 percent in the biggest rate increase in its history, the company announced Tuesday. Although the company has raised prices in the past, this is the first increase that will be applied to all 58 million U.S. subscribers, as well as subscribers in 40 countries in Latin America where Netflix bills in U.S. dollars. The most popular subscription plan will now cost $13 a month, up from $11. The cheapest subscription will cost $8.99, up from $7.99.
SUWANNEE COUNTRY, Fla. - Three young children were playing outside their mobile home in rural Florida when something caught their attention - a chest freezer that was sitting on the lawn, unplugged, waiting to be put to use. A mother of one of the children had gone inside to use the restroom and, when she returned, the children were gone, authorities said. Authorities said the trio had climbed inside the appliance and closed the door - inadvertently latching a metal hasp that had been installed for a padlock. Investigators believe that it trapped them inside.
It started last week with a simple question in the Canadian city of Edmonton. Air traffic controllers there wondered how they could help their counterparts in Anchorage, with whom they frequently communicated over the airwaves - and who were closing in on three weeks of a U.S. government shutdown, working without pay. The Edmonton air traffic controllers opted for a universal symbol of goodwill: They sent pizzas. It was a "small gesture of kindness," the president of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association would tweet later, but a "big gesture of solidarity."
Carlos Mark Vera looked nervous. It was mid-November in a private room upstairs at the Monocle, the longtime haunt of Capitol Hill's gentry, where signed photos of aged congressmen line the walls like movie-star headshots in a Hollywood dry cleaner. Their faded stares and the restaurant's austere setting were doing little to calm Vera before his guests had arrived. "Everything is late," he said in his clipped, speedy cadence as he glanced at the clock. He watched as the tiny crew he'd gathered hung banners and rearranged tables to maximize mingling. Fifteen minutes to go.
Carol Channing, the raspy-voiced, saucer-eyed, wide-smiling actress who played lead roles in the original Broadway musical productions of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "Hello, Dolly!" and delivered an Oscar-nominated performance in the 1967 movie musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie," died Jan. 15 at her home in Rancho Mirage, California. She was 97. Her publicist, B. Harlan Boll, announced the death and said the cause was two strokes in the last year.
Delta Air Lines warned that the U.S. government shutdown is eroding sales and will hurt its ability to raise ticket prices. Revenue from each seat flown a mile will rise no more than 2 percent this quarter from a year earlier, Delta said in a statement as it reported earnings Tuesday, Jan. 15. The benchmark pricing-power gauge climbed 3.2 percent in the last three months of 2018.
When I was a kid, my grandmother kept a clean metal spoon in the refrigerator. If her allergies would act up - or whenever she felt like her under-eyes were puffy - she would pull the cold spoon out and roll the rounded back beneath her eyes, for 30 seconds each. It's a cheap, easy beauty hack I regularly use myself these days. It is also a comparable yesteryear version of today's jade roller craze.
Antarctic glaciers have been melting at an accelerating pace over the past four decades due to an influx of warm ocean water - a startling new finding that researchers say could mean sea levels are poised to rise more quickly than predicted in coming decades.
Engaged: Actor Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger, after a whirlwind (in other words, that was fast!) romance. "Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes!" he wrote on Instagram. "I'm thrilled to be marrying you. Proud to go boldly in faith with you. Here we go!" The message accompanied a photo of the couple embracing, a large engagement ring on her finger. Schwarzenegger later posted the same photo to her account, adding a message to her new fiancé: "My sweet love. Wouldn't want to live this life with anyone but you."