WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump, who once called the electoral college "a disaster for a democracy," defended it on Tuesday night, March 19, as "far better for the U.S.A." amid growing calls from Democratic presidential hopefuls to abolish it. Trump's comments on Twitter came in the wake of an endorsement by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., of using the national popular vote to elect U.S.
Facebook on Tuesday agreed to overhaul its lucrative targeted advertising system to settle accusations that landlords, lenders and employers use the platform to discriminate, a significant shift for a company that built a business empire on selling personal data. The settlement compels Facebook to withhold a wide array of detailed demographic information - including gender, age and Zip codes, which are often used as indicators of race - from advertisers when they market housing, credit and job opportunities.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey sued the Catholic diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and its former bishop Michael Bransfield on Tuesday, charging that they "knowingly employed pedophiles and failed to conduct adequate background checks" for people working in Catholic schools and camps, a news release from Morrisey's office says.
Prosecutors in Florida have offered plea deals to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and 24 other men charged as part of prostitution stings that would allow the men to avoid criminal convictions in exchange for performing community service.
Most of us do our laundry the same way every time. When I was recently without a washing machine for two weeks, two friends were nice enough to have me over and make me dinner while I schlepped bags of dirty towels and pajamas into their basements. Their newer washers and dryers and their own styles of doing laundry made me reexamine our family laundry drill. In 2003, we bought one of the first front-loading high-efficiency washers introduced to Americans. The Whirlpool machine served us well and probably only generated one repair visit in its long life.
WASHINGTON - Special counsel Robert Mueller obtained court-approved warrants to search the emails of President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen in July 2017 as his office investigated whether Cohen had illegally worked for foreign entities, according to newly unsealed documents illustrating how the investigation moved quickly and quietly to scour the digital trails of the president's associates. Video: Robert Mueller's Russia investigation explained
Vice President Mike Pence will survey the widespread destruction across the Midwest on Tuesday, March 19, following "historic" flooding that has killed at least four people, leveled bridges and submerged huge swaths of the region with bone-chilling floodwaters. Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin have declared states of emergency after the most powerful late-winter storm in a decade unleashed torrents of rain that melted snow, overtaking rivers and levees in powerful surges. While floodwaters remain steady in some areas and recede in others, some regions are bracing for more floods to come as riv
On Monday, President Donald Trump tweeted about a new survey released earlier in the day. He said a poll found that "50% of Americans AGREE that Robert Mueller's investigation is a Witch Hunt." That claim is in line with the USA Today report. But a close look at the survey and other recent polling suggests it may overstate the public's skepticism of the Mueller probe. Wow!
By the time marine biologist Darrell Blatchley arrived at the fishing village Saturday, the young Cuvier's beaked whale was already floating, dead in the water, its eyes sunken and ribs protruding through its skin. The current off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao had washed away the blood it vomited before its death. He already knew how the 15-foot-long whale had died.
Anthony Ruzicka, a fifth-generation Nebraska rancher, got the call at 6 a.m.: the nearby 90-year-old Spencer Dam was failing under pressure of a river swollen with snowmelt and rain. He got out with moments to spare - but the wall of water swallowed up many calves and all his bulls, along with his farmhouse, outbuildings, feed bins, and the original log cabin built when his family came from Czechoslovakia to homestead in the 1860s.