There are only three ways to explain Andrew’s friendship with Epstein: The first is that he knowingly associated with a convicted sex offender, because he did not regard that as a disqualification. The second is that he was too stupid, or too incurious, to comprehend the evil going on around him. The third is that he was a willing participant in the rape and sexual abuse of underage girls.
“We can’t go 24 hours without news of another mass shooting somewhere in America. My kids and millions’ others hide in corners of their classroom or in their bathrooms preparing for a mass shooting at their school, and this body does nothing about it,”
The question is: What should Americans expect from their President?
“If this is not impeachable conduct, what is? Does the oath of office itself — requiring that our laws be faithfully executed, that our President defend our Constitution that balances the powers of its branches, still have meaning?”
The company that owns Sears and Kmart plans to close more than one-third of its remaining large-format stores […]
About 160,000 people die a year from avoidable medical errors. The findings reveal that some of the nation’s most dangerous medical centers have become even riskier for patients.
Donald Trump, Jr outed the alleged whistle-blower in clear violation of federal law. Will he be held accountable? Probably not. But even Fox News understands the law and has instructed its hosts to not identify the individual in question. The question is, will such blatant violation of the law go unpunished?
Obstruction of Congress is all but certain to be introduced as an article of impeachment, just as it was five decades ago when the House impeached then-president Richard Nixon.
An impeachment inquiry is a deadly serious moment, and proceeding without any Republican backing will likely undermine the inquiry’s legitimacy in the public eye.
Snakebites took the lives of up to 400,000 victims between 2014 and 2016, making it almost 40 times deadlier than the Ebola virus.
The government shells out cash to the Trump Organization for accommodations and space for security. Is this illegal?
Imagine a system where a judge with no law degree sentences people to jail over their medical bills, and debt collectors get a portion of the bail. This is America.
Two associates of Rudy Giuliani were arrested while trying to board an international flight with one-way tickets. Also, strange marijuana connection.
The last time the United States abandoned allies in the Middle East, military officials say, it helped lead to the Iraq War. Today, the stakes are even higher.
Thousands of Northern California PG&E customers who are medically fragile were more alarmed than most about this week’s power outages, as they scrambled for backup energy sources for the equipment that helps them stay mobile, refrigerates their medications, or even keeps them alive.
Time to pull back the curtain on those that exclaim, “I, in my great and unmatched wisdom…”
Trump is facing a daunting reelection campaign. He is trying to convince himself that an impeachment ordeal will whip up his supporters and help him win a second term.
Perhaps, it will have the opposite effect.
Regardless of your political affiliations, this is not a moment to cheer
The complaint, grippingly written to detail a pattern of behavior by Mr. Trump and his administration, was particularly damning given Mr. Trump’s long record of dismissing the intelligence community.
More than 49,000 workers walked off their jobs. Trump says he’s on their side. Will blue collar workers buy this messaging a second time?
Trump Halts California’s Stricter Fuel Standards, Demonstrating Support for Big Business
The roasteries serve as “brand amplifiers” as well as innovation centers to test new ideas
Homelessness is a national crisis. Why has the Trump Administration proposed significant cuts to public housing and programs like the Community Development Block Grant?
The Constitution prohibits the president from personally financially benefiting from the office, but has any law been broken?
The lawsuit says the officers did not know the undercover cop was a colleague. The suit says he was slammed to the ground, kicked and beaten by St. Louis cops.
Eventually relenting, Ms. Farmer followed directions by taking off her clothes and bra and getting under a sheet on a massage table. Ms. Maxwell performed the massage, at one point having Ms. Farmer lie on her back as Ms. Maxwell pulled down the sheet to massage her chest.
The Congressional Budget Office has predicted the federal deficit could reach $1 trillion by the 2020 fiscal year. Are Republicans are the party of fiscal responsibility?
The stakes are high. A polypill offers a way to help millions lead longer, healthier lives.
Arizona is truly one of America’s treasures. Here is our list of places you should see on your trip to the Grand Canyon State.
New “Micro-farms” deliver a higher yield with much greater consistency than traditional farming, making them an ideal adjunct to stressed-out farms or budding entrepreneurs.
As a country, we can either have tax cuts for the wealthy, or for the poor and middle class. We can’t have both.
For more than three years, Sanders retold lies on behalf of a boss who considers it his presidential priority to lie as much as possible.
The 20-year-old had been sleeping in his car at a Taco Bell when Vallejo police shot him 55 times.
Oil giant Mobil sought to make tax-exempt donations to leading universities, civic groups and arts programs to promote the company’s interests and undermine environmental regulations, according to internal documents.
America’s largest professional organization for doctors specializing in women’s health has come out against the term “fetal heartbeat bill” to describe abortion bans recently enacted by US states.
“The unaffordability in this city is sending more and more people on to the streets.”
Lawmakers in president’s own party voice firm opposition to threat over Mexico
Reserve, Louisiana is home to the census tract in America with the highest risk of cancer due to airborne toxicity, according to government science. That risk, 50 times the national average, is almost entirely due to a plant, the Ponchartrain Works facility, operated by the Japanese manufacturer Denka.
Ice-cream maker to add cannabidiol to its products as soon as possible
“If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.”
Without efforts to rebuild soil health, we could lose our ability to grow enough nutritious food to feed the planet’s population
It’s no surprise that Donald Trump is a polarizing figure. Unlike almost every other US President that tried to unify the nation, Trump sees his future is tied to further dividing the nation, and giving his supporters more reasons to love him and hate the opposition.
Going through an impeachment hearing, which is bound to fail in the Republican controlled Senate anyway, will give Trump one more big bullhorn to shout his message of hate and division, and may, in fact, help assure his re-election.
At a press conference at the White House for farmer relief, Trump attempted to defend his temperament by asking several members of his staff to vouch for his calmness in the meeting.
Time to see behind the curtain, America. Donald Trump is about to start a war… just in time for the election.
Donald Trump’s national security adviser wants a war… any war will do.
The Trump administration has taken its war on abortion worldwide, cutting off all funding to any overseas organization or clinic that will not agree to a complete ban on even discussing it.
The new wave of anti-abortion laws suggests that a post-Roe America won’t look like the country did before 1973, when the court case was decided. It will probably be much worse.
Just three years ago, Millennials were triumphantly going braless. But now, there’s a growing trend to order custom bras online.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
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.
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.