President Donald Trump's announcement that he is delaying a decision on allowing elephant hunting trophies from Zimbabwe drew an angry reactions from hunting groups and reignited a heated debate over whether killing iconic animals is the best way to manage their shrinking populations. Last week, the Trump administration announced it would reverse a ban on trophy imports from Zimbabwe that had been imposed by the Obama administration. Two days later, however, Trump tweeted that elephant hunting is a "horror show" and suggested he would maintain the ban.
Our recent and overdue reckoning with sexual harassment and sexual assault have prompted some concerns. Will a wave of testimony lead to a prudish overcorrection? Will simple misunderstandings and single acts that are foolish but not violent lead men to be lumped in with predators when they don't deserve it?
CBS News suspended Charlie Rose while PBS and Bloomberg will halt distribution of his show after The Washington Post published an extensive report Monday detailing alleged unwanted sexual advances toward women by the award-winning journalist. On Monday afternoon PBS, which has aired Rose's eponymous show since 1991, said it was shocked by the allegations.
In the Nashville offices of RFD-TV, a network focused on agriculture and the rural lifestyle, there are hundreds of thousands of letters from fans. The notes, stacked in thick binders, were sent to the Federal Communications Commission in 2016, when Verizon Fios decided to remove the channel from its lineup. "My husband and I, being seniors, loved to watch the RFD-TV channel. The channel has good clean wholesome programs and we don't have to feel embarrassed if company should stop by."
Eight women have told The Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas. The women were employees or aspired to work for Rose at the "Charlie Rose" show from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011. They ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged encounters. Rose, 75, whose show airs on PBS, also co-hosts "CBS This Morning" and is a contributing correspondent for "60 Minutes."
President Donald Trump on Sunday called elephant trophy hunting a "horror show" and signaled his skepticism of claims that practice is good for elephant conservation.
WASHINGTON - The House Republican tax plan would add $1.3 trillion to the national debt over a decade, even after accounting for new economic growth from the bill, according to a nonpartisan study released Monday. The Tax Policy Center, a nonpartisan organization, is the third outside group to conclude the bill would add to the deficit, contradicting Republicans' claim that the bill would effectively pay for itself via a surge in economic growth.
Is Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., a serial groper? That's the question inevitably raised now that a second woman is saying Franken grabbed her inappropriately, this time when he was taking a photo with her in 2010 at the Minnesota State Fair. He "pulled me in really close, like awkward close, and as my husband took the picture, he put his hand full-fledged on my rear," Lindsay Menz told CNN's MJ Lee, who broke the story Monday. "It was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek."
Investigators in Pennsylvania are still looking for the man who they say killed a police officer after a traffic stop Friday night. Officer Brian Shaw, a 25-year-old patrolman, was shot just after 8 p.m. in New Kensington, Pa., about 20 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Authorities said the suspect jumped out of an SUV and ran away after Shaw tried to pull over the vehicle. He shot the officer during the chase, New Kensington Police Chief James Klein said at a news conference.
One patient got a $3,606 bill for a four-mile ride. Another was charged $8,460 for a trip from a hospital that could not handle his case to another that could. Still another found herself marooned at an out-of-network hospital, where she'd been taken by ambulance without her consent.