WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Friday, Dec. 14, abruptly named Mick Mulvaney, currently the director of the Office of Management and Budget, as acting White House chief of staff, elevating a conservative ideologue with congressional experience to steer the administration through a treacherous phase. Mulvaney replaces John Kelly, a retired four-star Marine Corps general who failed to impose discipline on a chaotic West Wing and was ousted last week by Trump after the president grew tired of Kelly's restrictive management.
Federal prosecutors in New York on Friday secured a 30-count indictment against the man accused of mailing possible package bombs to prominent Democrats and Trump critics across the country, bringing charges that are both more severe and more numerous than those he previously faced.
He was a millionaire, in Washington, D.C., to toast President Donald Trump's inauguration. She was a maid, tasked with cleaning rooms that cost more in a few days than her monthly rent. On Jan. 19, as the nation's capital swelled with tourists and protesters, the millionaire and the maid met on the 10th floor of the Mayflower Hotel downtown, in Room 1065. As she made his bed, he approached from behind and began rubbing her buttocks, according to a police report. "This is very nice stuff," he said, according to the report. "I like that!"
The Metropolitan Council has launched an internal investigation after video surfaced of an officer approaching a man on a light-rail train and asking if he was "here illegally?" The incident was caught on camera on May 14 by Ricardo Levins Morales. According to Morales, two Metro Transit police officers entered the train and asked passengers for proof they had paid the train fare. One young man, "didn't have a satisfactory answer" for the officer, Morales told the Star Tribune. That's when Morales started recording. The video posted on Facebook on May 20 has over 1 million views.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's first major budget proposal on Tuesday will include massive cuts to Medicaid and call for changes to anti-poverty programs that would give states new power to limit a range of benefits, people familiar with the planning said, despite growing unease in Congress about cutting the safety net.
Starting Monday night, get ready - your Twitter feed will be taken over by #TheBachelorette hashtag, as the season premiere features Rachel Lindsay starting to narrow down the field from 31 men to her soul mate. (Spoiler alert: Yes, Rachel has revealed she'll be engaged at the end of the season.) Here's everything you need to know to follow along and snark: The bachelorette
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus took a final, bittersweet bow Sunday, staging its last three shows here after 146 years of entertaining American audiences with gravity-defying trapeze stunts, comically clumsy clowns and tamed tigers.
The first part of a now-viral video shows a sea lion swimming near a dock in Steveston, a seaside community on Canada's western coast. The sound of cameras clicking can be heard in the background as onlookers marveled at its size. The animal swims closer to the dock after grabbing a piece of food that someone threw. It then rises from the water toward a little girl kneeling near the dock, then goes back in. The girl and others laugh.
WASHINGTON - Former FBI director James Comey will testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee at a date to be set after Memorial Day, committee leaders announced Friday night.
President Donald Trump on Friday sought to raise campaign money off his characterization of a probe into possible collusion with Russia as a "witch hunt" - the latest in a series of attempts to parlay his political troubles into cash. "What you're seeing in the news is a WITCH HUNT," said a fundraising solicitation seeking $1 donations. "But the real victim isn't me. It's YOU and the millions of other brave Americans who refused to bow down to Washington by voting for REAL CHANGE last November."