Shohei Ohtani, the 23-year-old Japanese outfielder and pitcher, will sign with the Los Angeles Angels, his agent Nez Balelo announced Friday afternoon. "In the end, he felt a strong connection with the Angels and believes they can best help him reach his goals in Major League Baseball," Balelo said in a statement.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out against Wells Fargo, insisting that fines against the embattled mega bank would not be scrapped and threatening even harsher penalties. "Fines and penalties against Wells Fargo Bank for their bad acts against their customers and others will not be dropped, as has been incorrectly reported, but will be pursued and, if anything, substantially increased," Trump said in a tweet. "I will cut Regs but make penalties severe when caught cheating."
Like so many others, 26-year-old Nia Payne wanted to view of August's historic solar eclipse but didn't have a pair of protective glasses. She walked outside on Staten Island and glanced at the sun - 70 percent was covered - for about six seconds before deciding she needed eye protection. She borrowed a pair of what looked like eclipse glasses from someone nearby, then looked directly at the sun for 15 to 20 seconds. They weren't the right glasses.
WASHINGTON - Deputy national security adviser Dina Powell, a driving force behind the Trump administration's Middle East policy, plans to leave the White House as part of an anticipated wave of departures following President Donald Trump's first year in office, according to four senior administration officials.
Imagine going into a movie theater to check out the latest science fiction flick and there is not a single flake of snow on the ground. A couple hours later, as the credits start to roll, you mosey outside and are stunned to find your car buried in more than a foot of snow. Perhaps you'd wonder if you were still watching a movie.
For more than five decades, the black-and-white image of Irene Garza has haunted the town of McAllen, Texas, her story painfully recounted again and again. She was a 25-year-old dark-haired former beauty queen, her high school's first Latina drum majorette, the first in her family to graduate from college. She was named Miss All South Texas Sweetheart, and worked as a teacher for disadvantaged children.
The lobby of Lucasfilm Ltd.'s headquarters at San Francisco's Presidio is tastefully decorated with Craftsman-style lamps and leather chairs. There's a statue of special effects pioneer Willis O'Brien posing with King Kong in the back, and a full-sized R2-D2 up front. Mickey Mouse is nowhere to be found.
The Plainfield Board of Police Commissioners on Thursday reinstated an Indiana female police captain who was placed on paid administrative leave after telling a fellow captain he benefited from "white male privilege" during a training seminar in early November. The male captain became heated and yelled during the exchange. But a letter of reprimand of the board issued to Capt. Carri Weber will be kept in her permanent file, a spokesperson for Plainfield, Indiana, said in a statement to The Washington Post.
You thought Starbucks was waging a war on Christmas when, in 2011, the company's holiday cups featured nutcrackers that bore a coincidental resemblance to the Guy Fawkes mask, at the time a symbol of Occupy Wall Street. You thought Starbucks was taking the Christ out of Christmas when its 2015 cups were plain red to be inclusive of all holiday celebrations. You thought wrong. Its new holiday drink, the Christmas Tree Frappuccino, is here to say: The battle has only just begun.
A Minnesota police dog was on the hunt, snout to the street, searching for traces of possible burglary suspects early on a September morning. A 20-foot leash tethered the German shepherd to an officer from the St. Paul Police Department. The two suspects were fleeing on foot, and Gabe, a five-and-a-half year old dog with the police K-9 unit, had been brought in to help law enforcement respond to a possible burglary in a neighborhood just west of downtown St. Paul. But when the K-9 darted past a garbage dumpster, screams suddenly filled the air.