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Melbourne playground destroyed in suspected arson attack

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:17:05 GMT

'You p****d away your career being a spoiled brat': Craig Sager's daughter Kacy destroys axed ESPN reporter Britt McHenry in epic Twitter rant over family insult Cringeworthy moment Trump's pick for lifetime federal judge appointment fails to answer BASIC questions about the law and admits never having tried a case in brutal confirmation hearing hearing Tax cut bill goes public as GOP slashes rates for the wealthy, nixes Obamacare penalty, expands child tax credits, dramatically lowers corporate taxes and opens up new Alaska oil drilling The man who stole my childhood: Dylan Farrow shares her grief at the release of Woody Allen's new movie being celebrated by stars Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake Off the menu: Morgan Spurlock's 'Super Size Me' sequel is pulled from the Sundance Film Festival after his shocking sexual misconduct confession 'A bubble almost guaranteed to burst': Wolf of ... (more)




a This is happeninga : GOP revels in all-but-certain tax deal

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:17:03 GMT

Republicans working to execute their first major legislative achievement of Donald Trump's presidency appear to have secured the votes to pass a massive tax overhaul that Trump hoped to present to the American people for Christmas. "This is happening.




On Trump turf, GOP still seeks North Dakota Senate candidate

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 09:27:51 GMT

In North Dakota, where Donald Trump won in a landslide last year, Republicans' lone Senate candidate is a little-known state lawmaker - and potato farmer - from a remote small town closer to the Canadian border than the state capital. While established Republicans and business leaders in other states Trump carried are running to topple Democratic senators, the GOP is struggling to land a big name in North Dakota to run against Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in 2018.




Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 06:55:08 GMT

The biggest figures and institutions in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality in the industry in the wake of the huge wave of revelations spurred by allegations against Harvey Weinstein. A statement Friday announced the founding of the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, a group that grew out of a meeting called by "Star Wars" producer Kathleen Kennedy and several other prominent women in the industry.




News Peru's congress launches process for president's ouster

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 06:55:07 GMT

Lawmakers in Peru launched proceedings Friday to oust President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who refuses to resign after being accused of failing to disclose decade-old payments from a Brazilian company embroiled in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal. Congress voted overwhelmingly in favor of a motion to consider impeaching the former Wall Street banker for "permanent moral incapacity" after hours of debate that stretched into the night.




Peru's congress launches process for president's ouster

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 06:55:06 GMT

Opponen... . Congresswoman Rosa Bartra, center, attends a special session on whether to initiate impeachment proceeding against the country's president, in Lima, Peru, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.




Americans pessimistic about Trump, country: AP-NORC Poll

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 04:24:29 GMT

President Donald Trump frequently casts his first year in office as a string of successes and campaign promises fulfilled. But less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to voters while running for president, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.




Moore tells supporters 'battle is not over' in Senate race

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 04:24:28 GMT

Alabama Republican Roy Moore on Friday told supporters that the "battle is not over" in Alabama's Senate race even though President Donald Trump and others have called on him to concede. Moore sent a fundraising email to supporters asking for contributions to his "election integrity fund' so he could investigate reports of voter fraud.




Kentucky reeling from sexual assault, harassment accusations

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:46:41 GMT

As sexual assault and harassment allegations sweep through statehouses around the country, no place has been impacted quite like Kentucky: A state forced to confront its past salacious behavior in the midst of an historic transition to Republican rule. Kentucky's GOP House Speaker resigned his leadership position after acknowledging he secretly settled a sexual harassment claim with a woman in his office.




Female candidate quits Kansas race over 2005 harassment suit

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:46:40 GMT

A female congressional candidate dropped out of the Kansas race Friday over a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing her of sexually harassing a male subordinate, an unusual case of a woman facing the sort of misconduct allegations that have forced numerous men out of their jobs in recent weeks. Andrea Ramsey announced in a Facebook post that she was ending her campaign, calling allegations that she harassed her former employee and then retaliated against him "a lie."




Alaska lawmaker accused of inappropriate behavior resigning

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:46:39 GMT

Staff for state Rep. Dean Westlake hand-delivered his resignation letter to the House speaker's office. The letter came three days after Westlake rejected calls from House and party leaders who said he should step down.




White House: FBI records show 'extreme bias' against Trump

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:03:36 GMT

The White House said Friday newly revealed FBI records show there is "extreme bias" against President Donald Trump among senior leadership at the FBI.




Trump slams FBI chiefs while vowing he's - more loyal than anyone' to police

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:03:35 GMT

President Donald Trump has attacked the FBI leadership while proclaiming loyalty and support for law enforcement in an address at the agency's training academy. "It's a shame what's happened" with the FBI, the president said as he left the White House for Quantico, Virginia.




Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:03:34 GMT

A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control. Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued the injunction, temporarily stopping the government from enforcing the policy change to former President Barack Obama's health care law.




Fairbanks pilot charged in fatal 2014 Brooks Range crash

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:46:58 GMT

Pilot Forest Kirst was likely to blame for the airplane crash at Atigun Pass in August of 2014, according to the NTSB report.




FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality'

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:52:03 GMT

The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds.




White House aims to sway opinion on immigration overhaul

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:43:19 GMT

The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure.