An appointee of President Donald Trump has resigned from the federal agency that runs AmeriCorps and other service programs after remarks he made disparaging blacks, Muslims, gays, women, veterans with PTSD and undocumented immigrants surfaced in the news media. Carl Higbie lasted less than six months as the chief of external affairs in the Corporation for National and Community Service.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence signaled their support as thousands of anti-abortion activists rallied on the National Mall at the annual March for Life on Friday. "Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life," Trump said in the White House Rose Garden, in a speech that was broadcast to the marchers gathered near the Washington Monument.
Recreational pot should be legal in Canada by summer, but it won't be glamorous. Producers trying to market their product face a battery of proposed government restrictions similar to those governing the sale of cigarettes. Labels may have to display graphic health warnings, adhere to standardized lettering and limit the use of colors and "brand elements." Celebrity endorsements and consumer testimonials are banned.
Coughing, sneezing and misery are a part of many households these days as cold and flu season kicks into high gear. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say we are in the midst of a "very active" flu season in much of the country, and that the flu is widespread and intense.
Romy McCloskey is a costume designer by training, with a specialty in intricate bead work that demands precision. She also raises and releases monarch butterflies at her Texas home. It just so happened that these two skills intersected on a recent day when she actually performed surgery on one of her injured monarch's wings, an operation that saved its life and allowed it to fly away to migrate. "Hopefully he's having a margarita down in Mexico with his buddies," said McCloskey, 43, a mother of two boys.
Writer Susan Braudy has publicly accused Michael Douglas of sexual harassment, just days after the actor pre-emptively spoke in his own defense. "He thought he was the king of the world, and that he could humiliate me without any repercussions," Braudy told Kate Snow of NBC News in an interview that aired Friday morning.
Does your pooch eat poo? If it's any consolation, he's in extremely good company. In a new paper, veterinary researchers at University of California at Davis who surveyed thousands of dog owners found 16 percent of pups consume other canines' feces "frequently," having been spotted doing it more than six times by their owners. The vast majority prefer their poop to be fresh, or no more than one to two days since deposit.
What first started as neglect, officials said, became dangerous and pervasive child abuse over the years. If they misbehaved, the 13 siblings living in a Southern California home would be tied to their beds as punishment - first with ropes, until a child whose limbs were strung together was able to wriggle free. Then, the parents began using chains and padlocks, officials said. Over time, the periods in which the siblings were confined grew longer, and they would not be released to use the bathroom, officials said.
WASHINGTON - The House passed a short-term extension of government funding late Thursday after Republican leaders, with help from President Donald Trump, cobbled together enough GOP votes to overcome an internal revolt. Still, the possibility of a federal shutdown moved closer to a certainty after Senate Democrats rallied against the GOP proposal, announcing they would not lend their votes to a bill that did not reflect their priorities on immigration, government spending and other issues.
WASHINGTON - The House approved a short-term spending bill Thursday to avoid a government shutdown, but passage was in doubt in the Senate as Democrats threatened to block it over the absence of a deal on undocumented immigrants. House Republican leaders prevailed in lobbying the conservative House Freedom Caucus and defense hawks who demanded more money for the military in exchange for their votes.The bill passed 230-197.