Hope is never a willful ignorance to the hardships and cruelties that so many suffer or the enormous challenges that we face in mounting progress in this imperfect world…. It’s a belief in goodness and human ingenuity and, maybe most of all, our ability to connect with each other and see each other in ourselves, and that if we summon our best selves, then maybe we can inspire others to do the same.
She may look mild mannered, but have no doubt – Katrina Huft is fighting to save lives.
After two years surrounded by loyalists and sycophants, Trump had got his first taste of what life will be like with Pelosi in control of one half of Congress.
China is on the map of international space exploration on a par with the existing space powers of the United States and Russia. And perhaps are ahead of both.
Apple saw 9% wiped off its value in early trading on Wall Street after admitting in its first revenue warning to investors since 2002.
The Koch brothers will focus their immense influence on gubernatorial and congressional races.
In a long and highly unusual letter, Pope Francis said the handling of the scandal showed the urgent need for a new approach to management and mindset within the church.
A Russian news outlet claimed Whelan was arrested just minutes after receiving a USB drive that contained the names of people employed at a top secret state organization.
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As part of a plea deal with prosecutors, Flynn had pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements for lying to the FBI about contact he had with the Russian Ambassador.
New York attorney general says charity functioned “as little more than a checkbook to serve Trump’s business and political interests.”
Many Arizona Republicans were disappointed by McSally’s campaign and questioned whether she would be the strongest pick to fill McCain’s seat.
Chick-fil-A’s sales are expected to grow as much as 15 percent to $10 billion on top of 14.2 percent growth last year.
The fact that China is now or will soon be the world’s biggest economy matters a lot. And people will feel it throughout this once great nation.
Concert goers didn’t know that a facial recognition camera was taking their photographs and cross-referencing the images with a database held in Nashville.
Johnson & Johnson knew about the presence of asbestos in its products as early as 1971, an examination of company memos, internal reports and other confidential documents showed.
The International Monetary Fund has warned that the storm clouds are gathering for the world economy in 2019.
The beauty industry, never one to miss a trick, swiftly jumped on the weed wagon. Today, CBD is perhaps the buzziest and most bragged-about ingredient in high-end makeup, skincare and hair products. And the trendiest items in the fashion world? Cannabis-inspired jewelry.
Know The Grow identifies growers that adhere to the highest standards of food and agricultural safety, and provides a certification to growers upon a rigorous inspection and survey process. Consumers can be confident with the food they purchase when it is certified by Know The Grow.
In a move that has been denounced as a threat to democracy, Wisconsin Republicans approved a bill that will significantly weaken the powers of the incoming governor and attorney general, both Democrats.
CBS chief misled investigators to protect his reputation and a $120m severance payments.
It remains to be seen if Trump supporters, who seemingly vote against their own interests, will continue to support the man in the next round of elections.
These non-pharmaceutical treatments are proven effective, and in some cases, are creating a large hole in the lock that big pharma has on treatment options.
Almost all of the federal land within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area — a staggering 86 percent, totaling some 20,000 acres — was burned to the ground.
Race is about power, not biology. And there is soon going to be a shift of power in America.
North Sentinel is among a shrinking handful of Andaman Islands home to people who still have had very little contact with the outside world.
There are a wide range of quantifiable factors that can impact quality of life in a given area: Affordability, safety, job market strength, quality of education, infrastructure, average commute times, air quality, and the presence of cultural attractions are just a few. Here are the worst 5 cities in America:
The Playboy founder had been filming his own sex acts for years, but then feared that his most famous and secret conquests would be exposed.
The market, apparently, hasn’t been fooled by the bubbly math accompanying the corporate tax cuts. Now nearly a year after the historic Republican tax cuts, the stock market is lower, a growth slowdown seems to be underway and investors are worried about soaring levels of federal debt. This party barely got started before it was over.
Scientists discovered a thriving ecosystem of “infectious organisms” aboard the station, some of which are similar to bugs found in hospitals on Earth, and some may be alien to our planet.
Succeeding in the current retail environment, even as a smaller company, will be tough.
On Veteran’s Day weekend, Trump skipped a tribute to America’s war dead because of a light rain. This by a president who had avoided military service in Vietnam, claiming to suffer from “bone spurs.”
Rescuers begin the task of recovering bodies in the wreckage of the most destructive fire in the state’s history.
Think the national debt doesn’t matter? Consider this: The nation will soon be paying more in interest payments than on Medicaid and Defense.
“Trump tweet today blaming the state was an insult and so uninformed… His comments are reckless and insulting to the fire fighters and people being affected.”
For Democrats, there is no partying in the streets tonight. Something is missing.
Democrats will take the House, a change in Washington that will mean more gridlock for President Trump’s agenda, and congressional investigations into the president, his businesses, and Cabinet members.
A wave of money came toward Election Day, much of it coming from the wealthiest donors targeting this year’s most competitive races.
Harvard researchers are raising the possibility that the object is an alien spacecraft, and “may be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization.”
“This is a wake-up call” one business executive said, who chose to stay anonymous for fear of retaliation. “It’s time to look behind the curtain and find out who runs the companies you do business with.”
Birthright citizenship is enshrined by the 14th amendment to the constitution. But Trump said that he would move to sign an executive order to end that right.
A stunning new report finds that humans are destroying the web of life, billions of years in the making, upon which we depend for clean air, water and everything else.
Many of the voting restrictions are part of a broader Republican strategy to tighten access to the ballot.
it’s important to understand that a Republican victory would change America: The end of Robert Mueller’s investigation. The loss of health insurance for several million people. New laws that make it harder to vote. More tax cuts for the rich. More damage to the environment. And a Republican Party molded even more in the image of President Trump.
The Trump administration has stressed it cannot afford to lose Saudi Arabia as a strategic partner.
The president signed a memo directing agencies to review and revise or rescind environmental standards that conservatives argue are keeping water from flowing to farmers in the Central Valley.
Distilleries keep a barrel full of live snakes on hand for milking. The drink is often bottled with a rattlesnake inside.
Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp is blocking 53,000 mostly black and Democratic people from voting. This is how elections continue to be stolen from the people.
Why are Americans sleeping when facts are thrown at their feet that show that their president is a crook?
It is just the type of one-dimensional characterization that many Americans love and can relate to. It is a “Bumper Sticker” performance… Easily understood at a glance, and without substance.
Under the Trump administration, our nation has lost its moral compass and has relinquished its position as the leader of the free world. Here is just one of the latest, sad examples.
Honda Motor Co. will invest $2 billion and take a 5.7 percent stake in General Motors’ Cruise self-driving vehicle unit, extending cooperation between the two automakers in a technology that has enormous costs and risk but no market-ready products.
The door-to-door cosmetics giant — which boasts about standing “above all, for women” — canned its new global head of procurement just days after she disclosed her pregnancy to her boss.
While Kavanaugh’s lifetime appointment now seems certain, this confirmation may go down in history as a travesty of justice.
Senate Democrats are expressing concern over reports that the FBI did not interview many primary witnesses, including Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers.
Buoyed in part by a strong stock market and generous tax cuts courtesy Donald Trump and the Republicans, the 400 wealthiest Americans delivered a record-breaking year.
China secretly inserted surveillance microchips in a clandestine military operation that targeted major technology companies including Apple and Amazon and the Department of Defense, Navy warships, and the CIA.
Trump took on dozens or hundreds of small partners in an arrangement called a “condo-hotel.” That meant legally subdividing his hotels, so that each room could be sold as a separate piece of property. Now those investors say Trump made money and they are left holding the proverbial empty bag.
The aerospace giant is investing heavily in a vision that evokes the futuristic world of “The Jetsons”
The revival of the Amoco brand is both a nostalgic road trip down memory lane for older drivers and a way for BP to pack more stations into an area.
The craft beer segment has been growing in recent years, with more players entering the game and big brewers swallowing them up. Is this a day of reckoning?
The sentence means that Cosby, once known as “America’s Dad,” will spend at least three years behind bars and then will become eligible for supervised release, although that’s not guaranteed.
“The president said he is not in favor of statehood for the people of Puerto Rico based on a personal feud with a local mayor. This is an insensitive, disrespectful comment to over 3 million Americans who live in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico”
When the President of the United States attacks the credibility of a private citizen on Twitter, it is disturbing. And tweeting that a 15-year-old girl, as Ford was at the time of the alleged attack, would immediately have gone to the authorities about the crime, is willfully ignorant.
Most in the Slave Hell House are black and are presumed innocent – unable to pay the steep bail that is imposed.
“Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices,” Trump tweeted in August. Now he is trying to break the companies apart.
“We need a Democratic majority to check President Trump’s unrestrained power. And we also need to send progressive champions to Congress who will fix our healthcare system with Medicare for All, protect clean air and water, and get big money out of politics,” the duo said.
Activists and police say the efforts may have had unintended consequences — landing women back on the streets, where danger lurks.
The population shift gathering pace is so sprawling that it may rival anything in US history.
Coca-Cola says it’s interested in drinks infused with CBD
The Brunswick plant’s two reactors are of the same design as those in Fukushima, Japan, which infamously exploded and leaked radiation following a 2011 magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami.
The government has characterized protestors as extremists, violent criminals and terrorists, according to recently released records.
The fight for equal rights, equal wages and fair treatment continues.
Tesla shares crashed 8% on Friday as two of its senior executives quit, just hours after the electric carmaker’s chief executive Elon Musk sparked concern by smoking cannabis on a live web show.
As much as Reynolds represented an era, he also stood as a timeless cautionary tale. Career and financial missteps, broken relationships, and health issues dogged him through the years.
Mr. Trump’s advisers are repeatedly stunned by the president’s lack of interest in and knowledge of major issues. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that Mr. Trump’s understanding is like a “fifth or sixth grader.”
Kaepernick kneeling became something greater as the gesture spread, just as it was also corrupted by spin as President Donald Trump made it about the flag, the troops and the anthem — and about patriotism. People who knew better said no, it is about injustice, but that argument was lost in a blizzard of presidential tweets and paranoid, knee-jerk NFL owners.
The alleged sexual act took place around 3:20 p.m. Monday, according to a police report — “in full view of the public passing by on Ocean Drive and the sidewalk.”
Aluminum costs spiked after President Donald Trump imposed 10 percent tariffs on aluminum imports. Now MillerCoors is working to cut costs.
Embattled NBC News Chairman Andy Lack is facing the boot from the once-prestigious news division over his mishandling of a series of scandals
Health experts say the hot weather may also have helped cause a steep increase in syphilis because people are more sexually active when it is sunny.
Barr, an enthusiastic supporter of President Trump, had a long history of making racist and conspiratorial comments before that tweet cost her the show.
Today, a growing number of Americans not only accept fat in their diets, but many are even following regimens like the ketogenic diet that are up to 80 percent fat. But is this healthy?
“When an audience laughed, I felt fulfilled,” Mr. Simon wrote.
He was described (and described himself) as a charmer, a wise guy, an underachiever, a warrior, a hero, a coward, a straight-talker, a shape-shifter and, perhaps more than any label, a maverick.
Why did the White House pressure the Senate to kill a bill that would bolster the nation’s defenses against election interference?
“Truth is truth,” Todd said.
“No, no, it isn’t truth,” Giuliani replied. “Truth isn’t truth.”
Reporters Without Borders moved the United States down four notches in its World Press Freedom Index between 2016 and 2018, mainly because of Trump’s open hostility toward the people who cover him. But far from undermining freedom of the press, the president’s fulminations have proven its durability.
Former fixer pleads guilty to fraud and campaign finance charges and says hush money payments to women were directed by Trump
Manafort was found guilty of five counts of tax fraud charges, one charge of hiding foreign bank accounts, and two counts of bank fraud. In total, the guilty counts could carry a lengthy prison sentence for Manafort, who is 69 years old.
The racist statue was given to the university by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1909. It was erected in 1913.
More than 1 million people have fled to relief camps in the Indian state of Kerala to escape devastating monsoon floods that have killed more than 410 people, as a huge international aid operation gathered pace.
If you tell the truth and have nothing to hide, there won’t be any problems. That sounds like the kind of advice you’d give to a 10-year old facing the school principal. Unfortunately for Americans, this is what the president of the United States is now pondering, and he said that a meeting with investigators would be a trap.
“He withheld the truth. There’s no excuse,” said Petri, who wore a “Flint Lives Matter” shirt. “He could have changed hundreds of lives.”
His presence outraged the Jewish community and there were frequent protests over the years, including chants such as: “Your neighbor is a Nazi!”
SodaStream was in the spotlight several years ago when critics called for a boycott over a factory it had in the West Bank, despite employing many Palestinians. It has since closed that factory and relocated to a much larger facility in southern Israel.
Trump’s action will result in the release of more soot and smog-forming chemicals that will kill up to 1,400 Americans a year by 2030, EPA documents show. It will also cause an extra 40,000 cases of worsening asthma and 60,000 lost school days by 2030.
The Tesla founder acknowledged that the past year has been the “most difficult and painful” time in his career – but what brought him there?
The Mayor of one town said that when Dollar General comes, it’s not so much an opportunity as it is a diagnosis.
In addition to the publisher of the racist website, several longtime associates of the president also attended the private party at Kudlow’s home.
A cellphone recording that captured the March 1, 2015, shooting, which took place on a Sunday morning in broad daylight, was viewed millions of times around the world. Keunang, a native of Cameroon with a history of mental illness, was shot five times on the sidewalk outside his tent in the middle of skid row.
At first, it seemed like an isolated incident. But then officials acknowledged they knew of at least seven other shooting reports in the same rustic area in the last two years.
Of all the places to discover a lost city, this pleasing little community seems an unlikely candidate.
“We don’t want to attract only people who want to drink daiquiris or go to a strip club,” Nungesser said. “We want to attract families from all over the world.”
Animal crackers, long depicted behind bars in iconic packaging that resembled circus boxcars, are going cage-free.
Facebook has begun to assign its users a reputation score, predicting their trustworthiness on a scale from zero to one.
Three men face more than 1,400 counts each of sexually abusing animals at a Pennsylvania farm.
Tuesday’s mission was the most arduous for the 100 people involved because it required shepherding out the weakest and smallest of the boys.
The parents asked the judge to tell them the whereabouts of the five children, aged between eight and 16, who had been separated from them upon crossing the border, but the judge would not tell them anything.
So much of what Monsanto has worked to keep secret is coming out.
The FBI seized recordings President Donald Trump’s attorney made of his conversations with a lawyer representing two women who had alleged affairs with Trump.
The recordings could prove valuable to the government’s criminal investigation of Michael Cohen.
Analysts also warned that the tax cut was designed to benefit the wealthiest Americans, including Trump personally.
But it has nonetheless proven popular among Republicans whom presumably don’t like to think about things like facts, but instead rely on their gut instincts.
The largest US automaker said that overly broad tariffs could lead to a smaller GM, a reduced presence at home and abroad for this iconic American company, and risk less – not more – US jobs.
Love is in the air in the great state of Texas.
Trump sounded like a jilted lover when he tweeted: “I’ve done so much for you, and then this… We won’t forget, and neither will your customers or your now very HAPPY competitors!”
It’s not totally clear what the president meant when he said he’s done “so much for” Harley-Davidson.
In his Fox News interview Sunday, Trump dismissed the idea that Harley’s decision had something to do with his tariffs.
Because of Trump’s inconsistent track record in business, which included multiple bankruptcy filings and frequent lawsuits, most other major banks would not lend to him. Deutsche Bank loaned Trump millions under the direction of Justice Kennedy’s son.
There is little doubt that the Trump Administration will nominate — and force through — another extremely conservative justice like Neil Gorsuch. And that’s not just bad news for the LGBTQ community. It will most likely set back women’s rights, voting rights, and every marginalized group in this nation who relies upon the Supreme Court to live up to those four words etched into the building’s western pediment: “Equal Justice Under Law.”
A racist Trump commentator recently pardoned by Trump repeatedly tweeted #burnthejews and #bringbackslavery
DeVos made it clear the commission isn’t going to focus on guns. How can you possibly talk about school safety and ending school shootings without discussing guns and the role they play?
A number of companies have already reported that the trade war has already forced them to hike prices.
When you think about “the best and the brightest,” the people you want to govern America, Trump, along with his cast of incompetent misfits on his cabinet, don’t even come close. They represent the worst of the worst, and are causing America to be flushed into the basement of history.
For many years, cannabis was an accepted part of society. And the reasons it became illegal and stigmatized have some very dark motivations.
Prosecutors issued a subpoena to the National Enquirer’s publisher for records pertaining to a $150,000 payment made to Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who has said she had an affair with Donald Trump.
Whether Trump is ignorant of the truth that it was his administration that created this policy of separating children from their families, or if he is just a very adept liar, is unclear.
Murdoch, the executive chairman of Fox, said: “We remain convinced that the combination of Fox’s iconic assets, brands and franchises with Disney’s will create one of the greatest, most innovative companies in the world.”
A judge in Germany ordered that Stadler be remanded in custody, it said, to prevent him from obstructing or hindering the diesel investigation.
Markets dropped across the world after Trump threatened to impose $200bn more in levies on Chinese goods.
When the attorney general used scripture to justify closing our borders, he operated from a playbook that uses religion to enslave, capture, and murder under the name of God.
Trump said: “When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space. So important.”
The Trump administration had been signaling its intention to leave the council for some months, but the announcement came while the US itself is under intense criticism for its own human rights, because of the administration’s policy of forcibly separating young children from their parents when apprehended on the Mexican border.
The administration’s current family separation policy is an affront to the decency of the American people, and contrary to principles and values upon which our nation was founded. The administration has the power to rescind this policy. It should do so now.
The displacement of working-class and low-income Latino families in the shadow of Facebook’s behemoth campus, which is undergoing a major expansion, offers a stark illustration of California’s housing crisis and expanding income inequality. By many measures, the tech industry has in recent years exacerbated the crisis of evictions, homelessness and poverty.
As is customary in this stomach-turning charade, the men in power remain defiant. Or say nothing at all. Or quote the Bible.
Photographer John Moore, whose viral image of a weeping two-year-old girl at the US border has become the potent symbol of the outrage over Donald Trump’s controversial “zero tolerance” policy.
Gwyneth Paltrow is not just one of the dumbest celebrities in the world, she is also one of the most dangerous. She continually promotes “alternative” health ideas that lack scientific evidence and could cause serious harm.
As the Chicago Tribune moves out of its home of more than 90 years, it is only natural to worry about the newspaper’s fate.
“There’s one party trying to give people health care, and the other party is trying to take it away. It really is that simple…”
He accepted that he didn’t already know everything, he assumed that he might make a mistake, he went into every encounter believing that people had something to teach him, and the world.
The entrepreneur has responded to negative headlines by lashing out at the news media and individual journalists.
The White House is talking up Trump’s accomplishments – but as usual, many of the president’s claims are misleading or wrong.
40 million Americans live in poverty. Think about that.
Trump’s aggressive policies are sending the country toward greater inequality: Life span is now shorter in the USA, and millions live a life of absolute deprivation once associated with 3rd world nations.
America is now in steep decline.
Despite initially saying she would be quitting Twitter after posting a negative and racially charged comment about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, the star returned Tuesday and let loose on social media.
The medication guide that comes with every bottle of Ambien lists potential activities that may occur under the influence of the drug. It does not mention Twitter outbursts or racism.
The bill would make it easier for consumers to sue companies that haven’t put adequate safeguards in place.
A new survey of the island’s residents contradicts government findings and reports a much higher death toll from Hurricane Maria than previously stated —putting it on par with one of the worst natural disasters in American history.
The first daughter claims to be a mother first while the president screams nonsense about gangs and rips children from their parents.
Elections officials across the state are taking unprecedented steps to secure voting systems in the face of warnings from federal homeland security experts and members of Congress that Florida is a likely target of more intrusions in the 2018 election.
A vaccine could add years to the lives of people with the aggressive form of brain cancer
“The internal correspondence supports that Monsanto has long been aware of the risk that its glyphosate-based herbicides are carcinogenic… but has continuously sought to influence the scientific literature to prevent its internal concerns from reaching the public sphere.”
Interview magazine, the famous art, fashion, entertainment and pop culture journal of downtown New York founded by Andy Warhol in 1969, has closed down