In advertisements, Kiddie Junction billed itself as more of an educational institute than a day-care center. It told parents that its teachers used the latest child development research to instill a lifelong love of learning in its tiny clients. But staff members at the Des Plaines, Illinois, child-care center faced a simpler question: What do you do when you can't get a 2-year-old to settle down for a nap? Three employees thought they had an answer, police say. They have been arrested.
Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg said Tuesday that he plans to comply with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's subpoena, an abrupt turnabout from just 24 hours earlier, when Nunberg publicly defied the Justice Department in an extraordinary day-long media blitz.
The 90th Academy Awards show was two things: an evening of pointed political statements and a telecast with record-low Oscars viewership. And many on the right have been quick to claim that those things went hand in hand, though the critic-in-chief blamed a lack of star power. "Sad," tweeted the conservative actor James Woods. "How can Hollywood stop itself from alienating its audience?" "The American people are no longer interested in Hollywood pontificating about their liberal politics," pro-Trump radio host Bill Mitchell said.
Karianne Lisonbee stepped up to the lectern to talk about what she called "a terrible form of discrimination." The Republican state representative in Utah had just introduced a bill that would make it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion if a woman is seeking one "solely" because the fetus has Down syndrome. "In recent years, there has been a shocking increase in abortions performed for no other reason than because a prenatal test identified the potential for a trait a parent didn't like," she said at the news conference last month.
Megan Barry resigned as Nashville's mayor Tuesday morning, weeks after admitting an affair with the police officer who ran her security detail. Barry announced her resignation at a news conference, shortly after she pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge related to the affair, the Tennessean reported. She kept her remarks brief and smiled throughout the announcement.
TOKYO - North Korea has vowed not to test missiles or nuclear weapons during proposed talks with the United States and South Korea, officials from South Korea said Tuesday after returning from surprisingly productive meetings in Pyongyang. North Korea said it was prepared to hold "candid talks" with the United States about denuclearization and normalizing relations and "made it clear" that it would not resume provocations while engaged in dialogue, the officials said upon returning to Seoul.
WASHINGTON - Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg publicly defied the Justice Department special counsel on Monday, announcing in an extraordinary series of media interviews that he had been subpoenaed to appear in front of a federal grand jury investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election but that he will refuse to go.
The audience for Sunday's Academy Awards telecast was the lowest in the event's history, raising fresh doubts about the media industry's ability to attract ever-growing audiences to live events. The almost four-hour show drew 26.5 million viewers on Walt Disney Co.'s ABC Network, down 20 percent from a year ago and the smallest audience since Nielsen began tracking viewers in 1974. "The Shape of Water," from 21st Century Fox, won the Oscar for best picture.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., will resign from the Senate on April 1, he announced Monday, ending a four-decade congressional career and triggering a fall election that could carve new divisions in the Republican Party and put the GOP Senate majority at greater risk. Cochran, 80, has been suffering from health problems in recent months. He missed several weeks in the Senate last fall while recuperating from a urinary tract infection. He has appeared frail since his return and has been keeping a low public profile.
CACTUS, Texas - The DJs at the Spanish-language radio stations gave warnings whenever Immigration and Customs Enforcement came around. "Be careful out there," they'd say. "The relatives are in town." Not on the day of the Big Raid. Nothing leaked out. State police sealed off the highways in and out of town. ICE agents came with a fleet of empty buses and left with them full.