WASHINGTON - Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former reality TV star who followed President Donald Trump into national politics, has stepped down from her post as director of communications at the White House Office of Public Liaison. "Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned yesterday to pursue other opportunities. Her departure will not be effective until Jan. 20, 2018. We wish her the best in future endeavors and are grateful for her service," press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders wrote in an email.
Target agreed to purchase grocery-delivery startup Shipt Inc. for $550 million, stepping up efforts to challenge Amazon.com in e-commerce orders. Target will use the all-cash acquisition to accelerate its rollout of same-day delivery across the country, the retailer said in a statement Wednesday. The idea is to let customers order groceries and other goods online, and then have the items sent directly to their doors from nearby Target stores.
Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list can be difficult. We've all had the experience of not knowing what to buy someone and then opting for something generic so the person at least knows we were thinking of them. And despite our good intentions, a gift can become a burden for the recipient if they don't need it but also don't want to give it away because they consider it meaningful.
Fans who have lined up for days to see "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" could have told you so, but critics' reviews that began pouring out after an embargo lifted Tuesday also reveal a lot of love for Walt Disney Co.'s latest film in the space adventure saga. Of 43 reviews from top critics, including those at the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, 95 percent were positive, according to Rottentomatoes.com. That beat the 89 percent score for the extremely successful "Force Awakens," which became the biggest U.S. movie of all time in 2015.
WASHINGTON - Don't look for the Alabama earthquake to knock the tax train off its tracks in Washington. Even as Democrat Doug Jones notched a once-unthinkable victory in the reddest of states Tuesday, Congressional Republicans continued to chug toward a breakthrough agreement on their sweeping rewrite of the tax code.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Democrat Doug Jones has won the special election to fill a Senate seat in Alabama, according to exit polls and returns - a shocking upset in a solidly Republican state, in which massive turnout among African-American voters helped defeat a candidate enthusiastically backed by President Donald Trump. The Associated Press called the race at 10:23 p.m. Eastern time.
Roy Moore rode to the polls on the American myth. Specifically, he was astride a brown and white horse. The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate was wearing a cowboy hat, jeans and a large signet ring. Moore arrived at the Alabama polls Tuesday morning in the manner that is his tradition, on the back of a horse named Sassy. He did so in front of a national audience that mostly does not include a cowboy hat on its list of wardrobe staples and assumes that with the advent of both cars and paved roads, running errands by horse is unnecessary. But no matter.
The theme of the party was Magic, Martinis and Mario, and there was an awful lot of the latter two. It was at Mario Batali's buzzy Los Angeles restaurant Osteria Mozza, the week of the Oscars in March 2010. Vanity Fair publisher Edward Menicheschi was hosting a private dinner for advertisers, and the restaurateur and chef was the main attraction.
Those keeping tabs on President Donald Trump's diet know that Wendy's and McDonald's are staples. While campaigning, Trump inhaled Filets-o-Fish and Big Macs, savored bacon, eggs and sausage and snacked on Oreos. He'd then wash it all down with a Diet Coke. Just how much diet soda the president consumes, though, was revealed Saturday by the New York Times, which reported that Trump has a button to summon household staff for one of the 12 Diet Cokes he drinks each day.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama voters headed to the polls Tuesday for a pivotal special election in which allegations of inappropriate behavior against Republican candidate Roy Moore have created a unique opportunity for Democrats in the typically ruby-red Deep South.