WASHINGTON - Republicans for years have proclaimed the federal government's decades-old War on Poverty a failure. "Americans are no better off today than they were before the War on Poverty began in 1964," House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., wrote in his 2016 plan to dramatically scale back the federal safety net.
WASHINGTON - A dozen Russian military intelligence officers were indicted Friday, July 13, on charges they hacked Democrats' computers, stole their data, and published those files to disrupt the 2016 election - the clearest connection to the Kremlin established so far by special counsel Robert Mueller III's investigation of interference in the presidential campaign.
Fans of "Downton Abbey," it's time to review your notes from the upstairs-and-downstairs British saga because a movie is coming to the big screen. Production on a "Downton Abbey" film will begin this summer, the official Twitter account for the series announced on Friday, July 13. The Twitter announcement included a photo for an invitation that reads: "We cordially invite you to return to Downton Abbey. Only in Cinemas."
ELLESBOROUGH, England - President Donald Trump on Friday, July 13, sought to undo the damage he'd done to British Prime Minister Theresa May, lavishing her with compliments one day after he was quoted in a British tabloid dismissing her approach to Brexit, praising one of her foes and threatening to upend their trade relationship - while boasting that she would have been better off listening to him.
WASHINGTON - Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser and President Donald Trump's son-in-law, lacks the security clearance level required to review some of the government's most sensitive secrets, according to two people familiar with his access. For the first year of the Trump administration, Kushner had nearly blanket access to highly classified intelligence, even as he held an interim security clearance and awaited the completion of his background investigation.
SEOUL, South Korea - A month after President Trump and Kim Jong Un held a historic summit in Singapore, South Korea's Moon Jae-in made his own visit to the city this week - even stopping by the iconic Marina Bay Sands on Thursday evening to take selfies like his North Korean counterpart did on June 11. The South Korean president offered a positive assessment of ongoing U.S.-North Korea talks while in the city, downplaying recent tension and miscommunication between the two sides.
Barbara Coombes, 51, had just been gardening in her father's backyard, on a street of red-brick terrace homes in their quiet suburb near Manchester, England, when she went inside and spotted a box on the dining room table. Sifting through the box, she was repulsed by what she saw: A trove of pornographic photos - of children. Among them were explicit photographs of herself as a child, according to a court hearing reported by the Manchester Evening News.
BRUSSELS - President Donald Trump jolted a NATO summit on Thursday with a last-minute demand that leaders immediately pour billions into their military budgets, raising questions about his commitment to the alliance, before he reiterated that the United States would still fight on behalf of its Western allies. "I believe in NATO," Trump declared in a news conference.
WASHINGTON - Republicans fought bitterly Thursday with FBI agent Peter Strzok, at a congressional hearing that frequently devolved into shouting matches about political bias between supporters of President Donald Trump and defenders of the agency investigating him.
A salmonella outbreak linked to a popular Kellogg's cereal has infected 100 people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday, July 12. The agency is urging consumers to avoid Honey Smacks, a sugary puffed wheat cereal which has been the subject of a recall by the company since mid-June. At least 30 of the 100 have been hospitalized, while no deaths have been reported, the CDC said. "Do not eat Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal of any size package or with any 'best if used by' date," it wrote.