Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon invoked executive privilege and refused to answer the House Intelligence Committee’s questions during a closed-door meeting on Tuesday, according to several media accounts.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has officially named Russell M. Nelson as its 17th president.
Police in Alliance, Ohio, issued a warning to other law enforcement officials after a man's skin was eaten away when he allegedly injected heroin tainted with a substance called "Rizzy" into his arms, according to WEWS. Narcotics officers who arrested the unnamed 25-year-old man last week said they immediately noticed his horrific injuries. WEWS reports that the man's forearm skin was blackened and peeling, and some of his flesh had been completely eaten away.
This year’s outbreak is widespread in every state but Hawaii, and has gotten so bad in Alabama that the governor has declared a public health emergency.
BEIJING (AP) — China is preparing to send a robot submarine possibly followed by divers to explore and plug holes in a sunken Iranian oil tanker whose 32 crew members are all believed to have died, the Transport Ministry said Wednesday.
India successfully test-fired a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile on Thursday in what officials called a “major boost” to the country’s strategic defense system.
The head of a powerful Kurdish militia hit back on Tuesday at Turkish threats to attack its forces in northern Syria, pledging to "cleanse" the area of Ankara's "scourges". Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed to soon launch an operation against towns in Syria held by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara considers "terrorists".
Two California parents were arrested over the weekend when police found 12 of their 13 children in filthy conditions, some chained to beds and starving.
A group seeking to carve out a breakaway state called New California issued a declaration of independence that asserted California’s existing government had “failed in their oath of office, obligations, and responsibilities as representatives of 'We the People' to provide a republican form of government”. It accuses California politicians of “repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of a Tyranny over the Counties of New California”. “After years of over taxation, regulation, and mono party politics the State of California and many of it’s 58 Counties have become ungovernable,” the group said in a press release.
In 1997, Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) was invited to the White House and joked about having lost the presidency. Ten years later, Tim Russert asked him about the joke on Meet the Press
Mad at Beltway gridlock and can’t take it anymore? Why? Paralysis (alas) is one way things are supposed to work.
Letter to readers about the Sunday Review, a new section that replaces the Week in Review.
As bombs rain down, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi plays chess with a believer in aliens. In the souk, people yearn aloud for his passing.
Since 1935, the Week in Review has been a place where a writer could do something a little different from the daily news report. Next week, the section will make another leap.
Hey, everybody: How’s that sarcastic interrogative formulation popularized by Sarah Palin working out for ya?
Jokes from TV comedy show monologues.
Some school districts are lowering the homework load, to try to reduce the pressure on students. But the competition for college admission and the stress of testing remain.
Ten years after it became standard gear in the United States Army, the beret has been replaced by the patrol cap as the default head gear for soldiers wearing combat uniforms.
The annual cost, in millions of dollars, of insuring $10 million in Greek sovereign debt for five years as of Thursday.