WASHINGTON - In her marathon nine-hour closed-door meeting with the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, White House communications director Hope Hicks refused to say whether she had lied for a number of senior White House and Trump campaign officials, even as she acknowledged telling "white lies" for President Trump.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency, facing ongoing criticism about his taxpayer-funded, first-class travels, says he plans to spend more time in coach. "There's a change coming," EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told CBS News in a podcast set to air Friday. Pruitt has faced a public backlash and inquiries from Congress in recent weeks, after The Washington Post detailed dozens of first-class flights Pruitt had taken through last summer, as well as his penchant for staying at luxury hotels.
Vladimir Putin used his state-of-the-nation speech to deliver a stern warning to the U.S. that Russia has a series of new high-technology nuclear weapons that he said can overcome any defenses. "Efforts to contain Russia have failed, face it," Putin said in a nearly two-hour address he illustrated with video clips of the new arms, which included underwater drones, intercontinental missiles and a hypersonic system he said "heads for its target like a meteorite."
In one text message, he complimented her on her haircut: "loved the short doo. You made it hard on a brotha to keep it correct everyday.:)" In another, he said he had spotted her on TV during a game: "You look sexy in all that black! LOL!" And in another, he asked whether she had ever taken a pole dancing class or had thought about doing so. She didn't respond, but he kept texting: "Be careful! I'm curious;)!"
In a White House meeting Wednesday, President Hillary Clinton expressed a willingness to ban assault weapons, tweaked Republicans for being afraid of the National Rifle Association and mused aloud about bypassing due process to seize firearms. My bad. That was President Donald Trump.
At one point during "The Voice" Season 14 premiere on Monday night, Adam Levine was so excited that he dropped to the ground and pretended to make snow angels. Alicia Keys was similarly ecstatic. So was Kelly Clarkson. The reason? Thanks to a new twist where the celebrity coaches can block each other from competing for certain singers during the blind auditions, Blake Shelton was barred from trying to persuade a powerhouse country singer to join his team.
When Deputy Patrick Paquette pulled to a stop on Interstate 20 in Georgia in January 2013, he didn't anticipate a career-altering experience. He saw a young man and a far younger girl standing on the side of the highway. Both were handcuffed. The pair had been detained by an officer who had pulled them over for speeding, smelled pot and discovered a bag of marijuana. To Paquette, a Greene County sheriff's deputy with 11 years of experience, it seemed like a routine case of drug possession. The man looked sullen. The young girl looked ...
Some of the biggest names in business have been distancing themselves in recent days from hard-core U.S. gun culture by severing ties with the National Rifle Association. Wednesday brought the most dramatic move to date, when Dick's Sporting Goods said it would stop selling assault-style rifles and raise the minimum age for buying firearms at its 610 stores nationwide from 18 to 21.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out again at his attorney general, questioning why the man he picked as the country's top law enforcement official was relying on the Justice Department's inspector general to review alleged surveillance abuses.
SADDLEBROOKE, Ariz. - Each of the Republicans running for Senate in Arizona this year claims a special bond with President Donald Trump, but only one describes it as a supernatural connection beyond rational explanation.