In jest, Pope Francis asks Melania Trump if she feeds pastries to the president
Wed, 24 May 2017 11:07:11 -0400
In a nod to the first lady’s native country, the pope asked Melania Trump if she gives the president a food called potica.
Landslide Buries Stretch of Famous Hwy. 1 at California’s Big Sur
Wed, 24 May 2017 11:52:13 -0400
Part of California’s Highway 1 remains buried under a mountain of rock and dirt that stretches a quarter-mile wide.
Sessions Failed to Disclose Russian Meetings
Wed, 24 May 2017 14:06:17 -0400
Rachel Maddow reports the latest in a string of failures by Donald Trump staffers failing to disclose meetings with Russians, in this case Jeff Sessions leaving off his meetings from his security clearance form.
DeVos grilled by Democrats on public school cuts, private school discrimination
Wed, 24 May 2017 15:39:31 -0400
Democratic legislators pressed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in her first public testimony since a contentious confirmation process. DeVos was answering questions on the White House budget proposal in front of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. The budget proposal has been criticized by some for making deep cuts to public education to fund school choice voucher programs such as those that DeVos promoted in her home state of Michigan.
'I won't give up': Death row inmate seeks execution reprieve
Wed, 24 May 2017 15:56:26 -0400
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The man derisively called the "Houdini" of death row by victims' advocates is asking the courts to halt his execution for an eighth time, saying Alabama's execution method won't properly sedate him before he's injected with drugs to stop his heart and lungs.
Manchester Attack: Father and Brothers of Suspected Bomber Arrested
Wed, 24 May 2017 11:31:41 -0400
The father and a younger brother of the suspect Manchester suicide bomber were taken into custody by Libyan officials, as another brother was taken into custody in England.
Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway
Wed, 24 May 2017 03:15:50 -0400
A massive rockslide has buried a stretch of California's iconic seaside Highway 1 which had already been hit by a number of road closures caused by severe winter storms, state transportation officials said Tuesday. The slide on one of America's most picturesque highways took place on Saturday morning in a remote and largely uninhabited area known as Mud Creek. The road in that section of the highway had already been shut down before a million tons of earth came tumbling down from a hillside, burying a 1,500-foot (nearly half a kilometer) section of the highway, said Jim Shivers, a spokesman for the state's transportation agency.
Woman Talks 'Adrenaline Reaction' That Led Her to Jump on Hood of Car to Foil Carjacking
Thu, 25 May 2017 16:39:00 -0400
Melissa Smith, 28, was not about to become a victim.
Four climbers found dead on Everest
Wed, 24 May 2017 09:19:59 -0400
Authorities in Nepal have been unable to confirm the identities of four bodies found on Mount Everest, officials said Wednesday, raising speculation the climbers may have died years ago. The climbers were found at camp four -- at 7,950 metres (26,085 feet) -- on Tuesday by a rescue team who were there to retrieve the body of a Slovak climber who died on the mountain on Sunday. "Our rescuers found bodies of four climbers in a tent at camp four yesterday.
Ben Carson refers to poverty as a ‘state of mind’
Wed, 24 May 2017 18:01:00 -0400
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson referred to poverty as a “state of mind” during a Sirius XM interview. The former GOP presidential candidate said, “You take somebody that has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while they’ll be right back up there.”