WASHINGTON - On the eve of a historic vote at the Federal Communications Commission, Chairman Ajit Pai starred in an eccentric video that featured him dressed as Santa, wielding a lightsaber and clutching a fidget spinner to defend his contentious move to repeal net neutrality and mock the criticism against it. (Note: The video appears to have been taken down due to a copyright claim.)
WASHINGTON - Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., threatened Thursday to vote against Republicans' $1.5 trillion tax overhaul unless it further expands a child tax credit to millions of working families, leaving GOP leaders searching for answers on a final deal that had appeared on the verge of sailing through the House and Senate.
Patients often can't help but wonder what doctors and nurses are doing while they're sedated. Some suspect trash talking. Others are wary of racially charged comments. On Wednesday, a British surgeon gave patients something new to worry about: Getting their doctors' initials burned into their organs while they are unconscious.
WASHINGTON - Federal regulators voted Thursday to allow Internet providers to speed up service for some apps and websites - and block or slow down others - in a decision repealing landmark, Obama-era regulations for broadband companies such as AT&T and Verizon.
Sometimes, people cry when they arrive at the farm sanctuary in Canada because seeing 650-pound Esther the Wonder Pig in real life is just too emotionally overwhelming.
For years, the National Football League has tried to sell more tickets, pretzels, and apparel to female fans. But allegations about the league's emissaries and their behavior toward women keeps getting in the way.
As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump complained that the greeting "Merry Christmas" had fallen out of vogue. People would be saying it again once he took office, he promised. And you'd hear the greeting more in department stores, too. He has said that repeatedly since occupying the Oval Office. "You're going to be saying 'Merry Christmas' again," he pledged during a speech to the Heritage Foundation on Oct. 17. But the president's enthusiasm for the greeting isn't as widely shared as he may think.
WASHINGTON - A congressman under scrutiny for allegations that he sexually harassed female staff members and created a hostile work environment will not seek re-election next year, according to three Republicans familiar with his plans. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, who settled a complaint with his former communications director but has denied engaging in improper behavior, plans to serve out the rest of his term but will not seek re-election in 2018.
Most dogs get poked and prodded at the veterinarian's office. Piper, a 4-year-old golden retriever in Chicago, gets far more scrutiny than that.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has been admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for recovery from the side effects of another round of treatment for brain cancer, according to his office. McCain, who missed a third straight day of Senate votes Wednesday, has been undergoing rounds of chemotherapy and radiation to treat glioblastoma, the terminal form of brain cancer he was diagnosed with in July. McCain has been doing his treatments since early September at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, located next to Walter Reed.