• Donald Trump Nov 19, 2019

    Stephen Miller Planted Anti-Rubio Stories in Breitbart During 2016 Campaign, Leaked Emails Show

    White House senior adviser Stephen Miller had more editorial influence over the right-wing news website Breitbart during the 2016 presidential campaign than previously known and attempted to push articles attacking then-presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., according to a new batch of leaked emails shared with NBC News. The emails, which were first given to the Southern Poverty Law Center...

  • CEO Nov 14, 2019

    California Faces Fraught Path Out of Wildfire, Power Crisis

    The utility that serves more than 5 million electrical customers in one of the world’s most technologically advanced areas is now faced again and again with a no-win decision: risk starting catastrophic deadly wildfires, or turn off the lights and immiserate millions of paying customers.

  • China Nov 11, 2019

    Protesters in Hong Kong Vandalize Subway Station, Storm Mall

    Police fired tear gas and protesters broke windows at a shopping mall Sunday in anti-government demonstrations across Hong Kong amid anger over a student activist’s death and the arrest of pro-democracy lawmakers. Hong Kong is in the sixth month of protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law and have expanded to include demands for greater democracy and...

  • Attorney Oct 22, 2019

    Atherton Couple Pleads to $450,000 in Fraud in College Admission Scandal

    An Atherton husband and wife each pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston on Monday to two criminal charges of college admissions cheating, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Massachusetts.

  • Donald Trump Oct 21, 2019

    US Defense Chief in Afghanistan for Firsthand Look at War

    Mark Esper sought a firsthand assessment Sunday of the U.S. military’s future role in America’s longest war as he made his initial visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief. Stalled peace talks with the Taliban and unrelenting attacks by the insurgent group and Islamic State militants have complicated the Trump administration’s pledge to withdraw more than 5,000 American troops. Esper told...

  • California Oct 19, 2019

    California Regulator Slams PG&E Over Electricity Shut-Off

    California’s top regulator excoriated top executives of the state’s largest utility even as Pacific Gas & Electric repeatedly said they know they failed to meet public expectations when it cut the power to more than 2 million people last week.

  • Facebook Oct 16, 2019

    Chaos as Hong Kong Lawmakers Thwart Leader's Annual Address

    Calling her “the mother of the mafia police,” yelling pro-democracy lawmakers twice forced Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to stop delivering a speech laying out her policy objectives Wednesday and then clamored for her resignation in chaotic scenes that caused her to walk out of the legislature. Lam was able to deliver the annual address more than an hour later...

  • Donald Trump Oct 12, 2019

    Trump Gripes About Impeachment, Media at Louisiana Rally

    President Donald Trump on Friday pressed his argument that the House impeachment inquiry is nothing more than a new attempt to overturn his election based on “a lot of crap.” Trump found a sympathetic audience in Louisiana, where an arena packed with his supporters roared at his profane denunciations of the proceedings hundreds of miles away in the nation’s capital....

  • CEO Oct 10, 2019

    Power Safety Shutoffs Impact Families

    People with medical conditions are especially vulnerable after PG&E shuts off power due to high fire danger. Ian Cull reports. Consumer Investigator Chris Chmura explains price gouging laws during emergencies.

  • Donald Trump Oct 5, 2019

    Taliban Meet US Peace Envoy for First Time Since ‘Dead' Deal

    The Taliban met with U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Pakistan capital for the first time since President Donald Trump declared a seemingly imminent peace deal to end Afghanistan’s 18-year war “dead” a month ago, a Taliban official said early Saturday. He offered few details of Friday’s meeting between Khalilzad and the Taliban delegation led by Mullah Abdul Ghani...

  • Associated Press Oct 6, 2019

    Hong Kong Lawmakers Seek to Block Mask Ban; Protests Persist

    A group of pro-democracy Hong Kong legislators filed a legal challenge Saturday against the government’s use of a colonial-era emergency law to criminalize the wearing of face masks at rallies to quell anti-government demonstrations, as the protests diminished in intensity but didn’t stop. The mask ban that went into effect at midnight Friday triggered an overnight rash of widespread violence...

  • China Oct 5, 2019

    Thousands Protest Mask Ban as HK Leader Toughens Stance

    Hong Kong’s embattled leader insisted a new measure banning masks at rallies was not a move toward authoritarian rule or at the behest of the Chinese government, which signaled its approval shortly after she implemented the toughened response to quell four months of increasingly violent protests. International observers worried, however, that Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s use of the...

  • Donald Trump Oct 2, 2019

    Ex-Rep. Chris Collins Pleads Guilty in Insider Trading Case

    Former Rep. Chris Collins pleaded guilty Tuesday in an insider trading case, a day after he resigned from Congress and set off a scramble to fill his seat in his Republican-leaning district. Collins had initially denied charges he leaked confidential information about a pharmaceutical company and was set to go to trial next year in federal court in Manhattan. But...

  • Donald Trump Sep 30, 2019

    Collins Resigns From Congress Ahead of Expected Guilty Plea

    Rep. Chris Collins, a Republican congressman from western New York, is resigning from his seat ahead of an expected guilty plea in an insider trading case in which he was accused of leaking confidential information during an urgent phone call made from a White House picnic. Collins submitted a resignation letter Monday, according to a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy...

  • Donald Trump Sep 30, 2019

    With Vote Over, Afghanistan Faces Possible Political Chaos

    Presidential elections are over, and Afghanistan now faces a period of uncertainty and possible political chaos. Saturday’s vote was marred by violence, Taliban threats and widespread allegations of mismanagement and abuse. It was the fourth time Afghans have gone to the polls to elect a president since 2001 when the U.S.-led coalition ousted a regressive Taliban regime. The latest election...

  • Donald Trump Sep 28, 2019

    Afghans Vote for President Amid Taliban Threats, Fraud Fears

    Millions of Afghans are expected to go to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president, despite an upsurge of violence in the weeks since the collapse of a U.S.-Taliban deal to end America’s longest war, and the Taliban warning voters to say away from the polls. President Donald Trump plunged Afghanistan into political uncertainty when he abruptly called...

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2019

    What We Know (and Don't) About Juul, Teen Vaping and Illness

    An outbreak of vaping illnesses. A surge in teens using electronic cigarettes. They’re often spoken of in the same urgent breath, but it’s not clear how — or even if — they are connected.

  • CEO Sep 24, 2019

    WeWork CEO Adam Neumann to Step Down Amid Controversy and Retain Chair Role

    WeWork CEO Adam Neumann will step down amid controversy over his role, the company has confirmed. Vice Chairman Sebastian Gunningham, a former Amazon exec, and CFO Artie Minson, formerly of AOL and Time Warner Cable, will take over as co-CEOs, while Neumann will be non-executive chairman, the company said. The new CEOs are not taking over on an interim basis,...

  • China Sep 21, 2019

    Hong Kong Protesters, Police Face Off in Renewed Clashes

    Protesters in Hong Kong threw gasoline bombs and police fired tear gas Saturday in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances. Reporters saw at least one person arrested after violence erupted following an afternoon march by several thousand people in Tuen Mun, a district in the northwest of the Chinese territory. Hong Kong is in the fourth month of sometimes violent protests...

  • Twitter Sep 18, 2019

    Star of ‘The Princess Bride,' and Most of Twitter, say Remaking Iconic Film is Inconceivable

    “The Princess Bride” star Cary Elwes was among many who found the idea of a remake of the timeless 1987 film inconceivable after the Sony Pictures CEO floated the idea in an interview. Twitter users expressed outrage when Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive Tony Vinciquerra mentioned the idea of a reboot to Variety in a profile on Norman Lear, who...

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