WASHINGTON - Special counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday asked a federal judge to again delay sentencing for Rick Gates, saying the top deputy to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort continues to cooperate with investigators. The request was joined by his defense team. "Defendant Gates continues to cooperate with respect to several ongoing investigations, and accordingly the parties do not believe it is appropriate to commence the sentencing process," both sides wrote in a one-page update for U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the District.
It started last week with a simple question in the Canadian city of Edmonton. Air traffic controllers there wondered how they could help their counterparts in Anchorage, with whom they frequently communicated over the airwaves - and who were closing in on three weeks of a U.S. government shutdown, working without pay. The Edmonton air traffic controllers opted for a universal symbol of goodwill: They sent pizzas. It was a "small gesture of kindness," the president of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association would tweet later, but a "big gesture of solidarity."
Carlos Mark Vera looked nervous. It was mid-November in a private room upstairs at the Monocle, the longtime haunt of Capitol Hill's gentry, where signed photos of aged congressmen line the walls like movie-star headshots in a Hollywood dry cleaner. Their faded stares and the restaurant's austere setting were doing little to calm Vera before his guests had arrived. "Everything is late," he said in his clipped, speedy cadence as he glanced at the clock. He watched as the tiny crew he'd gathered hung banners and rearranged tables to maximize mingling. Fifteen minutes to go.
Carol Channing, the raspy-voiced, saucer-eyed, wide-smiling actress who played lead roles in the original Broadway musical productions of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "Hello, Dolly!" and delivered an Oscar-nominated performance in the 1967 movie musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie," died Jan. 15 at her home in Rancho Mirage, California. She was 97. Her publicist, B. Harlan Boll, announced the death and said the cause was two strokes in the last year.
Delta Air Lines warned that the U.S. government shutdown is eroding sales and will hurt its ability to raise ticket prices. Revenue from each seat flown a mile will rise no more than 2 percent this quarter from a year earlier, Delta said in a statement as it reported earnings Tuesday, Jan. 15. The benchmark pricing-power gauge climbed 3.2 percent in the last three months of 2018.
The Trump administration's effort to let companies with religious or moral objections opt out of Obamacare requirements that they offer free contraception coverage in their employee health care plans hit a road block in a California court on the eve of the new rules taking effect. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam in Oakland issued a preliminary injunction against the final rules for the new Affordable Care Act exemption on Sunday, though he limited it to the 13 states that sued, plus the District of Columbia.
On Friday, The New York Times published a 1,727-word report revealing the FBI had once opened an investigation into whether President Donald Trump was secretly working on behalf of Russia and thus a "possible threat to national security." Over the weekend, The Washington Post followed with a bombshell of its own: A 2,082-word article in which current and former U.S.
President Donald Trump's dismissals of his own party's calls for compromise and his seeming indifference to shuttered federal agencies left the snowbound capital paralyzed Monday, with lawmakers in both parties scrambling to jump-start talks but increasingly uncertain about Trump's interest in ending the longest government shutdown in history.
One hundred years after U.S. soldiers killed and maimed hundreds of Sioux men, women and children at the Wounded Knee massacre, Congress formally apologized in 1990 by expressing its "deep regret on behalf of the United States." On Sunday night, President Donald Trump used that same massacre as a punchline in his latest broadside against Sen.
When I was a kid, my grandmother kept a clean metal spoon in the refrigerator. If her allergies would act up - or whenever she felt like her under-eyes were puffy - she would pull the cold spoon out and roll the rounded back beneath her eyes, for 30 seconds each. It's a cheap, easy beauty hack I regularly use myself these days. It is also a comparable yesteryear version of today's jade roller craze.