Hurricane Michael is no more. The violent storm that ripped through the Southeast, leaving a trail of death and destruction from Florida to Virginia, finally moved off the coast over the Atlantic Ocean overnight. It is now known as Post-Tropical Cyclone Michael.
In May, the country's most polarizing provider of reproductive health care lost its most visible leader. After 12 years as president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards left behind an organization that claimed nearly 12 million supporters and more popularity than Congress, but faced attacks from all sides. Republicans sought to block taxpayer money from funding the group. Red-state abortion restrictions caused Planned Parenthood clinics to close across the country.
As with the impacts of climate change and poor dietary habits, the effects of food waste are not felt right away. You may notice the amount of leftovers and spoiled produce that you toss into the trash every week, but you don't see the mountains of waste rotting in landfills, generating billions of metric tons of greenhouse gases and wasting the Earth's freshwater resources.
Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of Washington's archbishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, a trusted papal ally who became a symbol among many Catholics for what they regard as the church's defensive and weak response to clerical sex abuse.
BEIJING - China's trade surplus with the United States hit a new record last month, defying - for now, at least - President Donald Trump's predictions that tariffs would help redress the trade imbalance. Although economists expect the American tariffs to eventually have an impact, the trade statistics reinforce the widely-held notion here that there will be no quick end to the trade war between Washington and Beijing.
The first lady told ABC News that she has "much more important things to think about and to do."
Federal authorities have arrested and charged a New York state man who they say planned to build a 200-pound bomb and detonate it on Election Day on the Mall in Washington, D.C. Paul M. Rosenfeld, 56, of Tappan, New York, was charged Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York with unlawfully manufacturing a destructive device and with interstate transportation and receipt of an explosive, according to the FBI.
The United States temporarily suspended operations for its fleet of F-35 fighter jets for 24 to 48 hours to check for possible faulty fuel tubes in the engines of the planes, after a crash in South Carolina late last month raised concerns about whether the parts were to blame.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The federal judge who oversaw Paul Manafort's prosecution in Virginia is questioning one of the terms of a plea deal that saved President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman from facing a second trial in the District of Columbia. Calling the way the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election handled the remaining charges against Manafort "highly unusual," Judge T.S. Ellis scheduled a new hearing for Oct. 19.
Musician and fashion designer Kanye West had lunch with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday , where they talked in front of reporters about West's contract with Adidas, overhauling prison sentences, replacing Air Force One with a hydrogen-powered plane and other topics. Invited to speak by Trump, West launched into a long, winding discourse, occasionally slapping the Resolute Desk for emphasis.