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Democrats plan House vote Tuesday on measure to stop Trump's declaration of emergency at the border

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:39:12 -0500

Many Republicans are uneasy with the president declaring a national emergency to get border wall funding, but it's unclear if they'll vote against it.....
Indigenous woman shot dead, a dozen injured, in border clashes with Venezuelan security forces

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 10:36:12 -0500

A high stakes bid by the Venezuelan opposition to transport aid into the country turned deadly on Friday as government forces opened fire on a group of indigenous volunteers, killing at least one woma....
At Pope's abuse summit, Church seeks to fix 'systematic failures'

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 07:53:44 -0500

Cardinals Blase Cupich of Chicago and Oswald Gracias of Mumbai spoke on the second day of a conference of some 200 senior Church officials convened by Pope Francis to confront what he has called the s....
Roger Stone Faces Judge After Posting Her Image With Crosshairs

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 04:00:00 -0500

On Monday, Stone, a sometime adviser to President Donald Trump who faces charges of lying to Congress and obstructing a federal investigation, posted a photo of U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ....
Tucker Carlson: Fox News host laughs along with guest after he suggests black people ‘need to move on’ from slavery

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:55:00 -0500

A guest who appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show said African Americans “need to move on” from slavery because it was abolished “a century-and-a-half ago”. Mark Steyn, a cultural commentator, m....
Pakistan military warns India against 'misadventure'

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 10:47:58 -0500

Pakistan's military warned India on Friday against "misadventure", saying it was capable of responding to any threats as tensions simmer between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. "We hope you will no....
Disabled greeter meets with Walmart about job; no resolution

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 17:44:31 -0500

A beloved, longtime Walmart greeter with cerebral palsy met with store management in Pennsylvania on Friday in a bid to keep his job but came away with no guarantees, and his family is girding for a f....
Milan fashion week: catwalk beauty looks from day two

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:40:30 -0500

Day two of Milan Fashion Week was all about classic red lipstick and glossy hair. At Fendi, the models had the front sections of their hair gelled into a wet-look texture and combed forward to curl o....
Canada looks to reunite Syrian family after fire claims seven kids

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:18:33 -0500

Canada is looking to quickly bring over siblings of a Syrian refugee distraught over the loss of her seven children in a Halifax house fire, the prime minister said Thursday. "The immigration ministe....
Indict the ‘ISIS Bride’

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:23:37 -0500

I  had a column in the New York Post yesterday morning about the so-called “ISIS bride,” Hoda Muthana, who is detained in a Syrian refugee camp and now pleading to come back home to her family in Alab....
2019 10Best Cars

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:52:00 -0500

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Charity says 24 Polish bishops covered up sex abuses of minors

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:00:00 -0500

A Polish charity helping victims of child abuse committed by Catholic priests accused 24 bishops on Thursday of concealing perpetrators of sexual molestation of minors. The "Have No Fear" charity mad....
Some Americans face a costly surprise this tax season: tiny refunds or bigger bills

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:52:08 -0500

For some, this tax season so far has come with a costly surprise – a tiny tax refund or a big tax bill. The shock is hitting their finances.....
Putin Is Saving Billions For His Next Showdown with the West

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 22:00:18 -0500

Putin's quietly built a financial fortress that government officials and Kremlin advisers say will safeguard the economy from the escalating salvos they see coming, all while keeping the U.S. and its....
Israel joins rush to the moon as first lunar lander launched by Elon Musk's Space X

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 04:43:13 -0500

ASpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission that if successful will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation to achieve....
IRS employee charged in leak of Trump attorney records

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 19:47:36 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. prosecutors have charged an IRS employee with leaking banking records of President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen that flagged suspicious activity, t....
Google improving Maps and Search to fight the opioid crisis

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 07:09:04 -0500

On Thursday Google announced that it is making it easier to locate drug disposal locations year-round with enhanced opioid-related query results. Since 2017, the opioid crisis has been officially a p....
Parents dead in murder-suicide at Sugar Land home as 16-year-old daughter slept inside

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:59:08 -0500

Their family says they were involved in volunteering and believed in giving back before they died.....
Russia says US aid to Venezuela a 'pretext for military action'

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 08:02:42 -0500

Russia on Friday accused the United States of using aid deliveries to Venezuela as a ploy to carry out military action against President Nicolas Maduro's government. "A dangerous provocation, instiga....
Consumer Reports' Top Picks Quiz

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:47:13 -0500

A lot of research goes into determining which vehicles achieve a spot as one of Consumer Reports' Top Picks. Take our quiz to see how well you know our annual list of the best SUVs, cars, and tru.....
Victims testify at child sex abuse conference, Pope promises to fight ‘enemy within’

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:43:28 -0500

Francis convened Catholic leaders from around the world for the four-day meeting to address the scandal that has ravaged the Church's credibility in the United States - where it has paid billions of d....
Southwest Airlines cancels nearly 400 flights as maintenance woes, winter storms linger

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 21:07:20 -0500

The airline continues to have a higher-than-usual number of aircraft out of service due to maintenance and is dealing with snow in Las Vegas.....
Warren Backs Government Reparations for African Americans

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:49:17 -0500

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) on Thursday followed fellow Democratic presidential contender Senator Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) in calling for the government to pay reparations to African Americ....
Manafort Faces March 8 Sentencing for Virginia Fraud Convictions

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:58:43 -0500

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III set the date on Thursday, giving Manafort until March 1 to reply to Mueller’s recommendation that he serve between 19.6 and 24.4 years in prison. Manafort, 69, was ....
Democrats' resolution against Trump emergency coming Friday

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 21:08:24 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest....
9 Great Utility Stocks to Buy for Income

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:26:39 -0500

When investors think of low-risk investments, they often think of utility stocks. When times get tough it's much easier to cut back on discretionary spending like travel or apparel than it is to mate....
Milan fashion week: catwalk beauty looks from day one

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:52:14 -0500

The Fall/Winter 2019 ready-to-wear shows have moved into Milan, where day one kicked off with some major hair and beauty looks. Gucci's beauty look was somewhat abstract, thanks to a series of face m....
IRS employee charged with leaking Michael Cohen records

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:32:42 -0500

Internal Revenue Service investigator John C. Fry admits he leaked confidential financial transactions made by former Trump attorney Michael Cohen to Michael Avenatti, lawyer for adult film star Storm....
Google moves to fix YouTube glitch exploited for child porn

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:22:28 -0500

Google-owned YouTube said Thursday it was taking action to close a loophole that enabled users to share comments and links on child pornography over the video-sharing service. The response came after....
20 Affordable Indoor Planters We Love

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 17:03:00 -0500

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Southwest Airlines flights temporarily grounded due to computer outage

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 11:52:47 -0500

Southwest temporarily grounded flights early Friday due to a computer glitch. The airline has been plagued by flight cancellations this week.....
Democrats launch resolution to stop Trump border emergency

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:31:57 -0500

House Democrats introduced the resolution early on Friday, taking the first step to challenge Republican Trump's assertion that he could take money Congress had appropriated for other activities and u....
Hate crime hoaxes, like Jussie Smollett's alleged attack, are more common than you think

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 12:22:50 -0500

In writing a book about hate crime hoaxes, I found more than 400. Such frauds damage good race relations.....
More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:19:24 -0500

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State group handed over more than 150 Iraqi members of the group to Iraq, an Iraqi security official said Thursday, marking....
NYC’s Amazon Negotiator Laments What Might Have Been

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:15:31 -0500

James Patchett, president of the city’s Economic Development Corp., made clear that he was still smarting from the deal’s collapse while speaking to business executives Thursday at a Crain’s Magazine ....
Check Out Every Photo of the 2020 Volvo XC90 R-Design

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 12:17:00 -0500

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China against forcefully sending aid to Venezuela

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 04:52:50 -0500

China said Friday it was against forcefully sending "so-called humanitarian assistance" to Venezuela, warning it could spark conflict in the crisis-torn country. China has loaned billions to Venezuel....
Day one highlights from Milan Fashion Week

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 06:59:30 -0500

Hot on the heels of Benetton, which opened Milan Fashion Week Tuesday, February 20, fashion houses Gucci, Alberto Zambelli, Annakiki, Alberta Ferretti and Moncler showed their fall/winter 2019-2020 co....
Johnson & Johnson stock price falls after federal subpoena on alleged asbestos in baby powder

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:08:19 -0500

The Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission investigate the alleged asbestos contamination of Johnson & Johnson's baby powder.....
CORRECTED: Microsoft workers demand it drop $480 million U.S. Army contract

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 18:30:54 -0500

The organising effort, described to Reuters by three Microsoft workers, offers the latest example in the last year of tech employees protesting cooperation with governments on emerging technologies. ....
Correction: Empire Cast Member-Attack story

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 14:46:53 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — In one version of a Feb. 21 story about "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett being charged with staging an attack on himself in Chicago, The Associated Press erroneously referred to....
Trump border wall: Third of Pentagon money president plans to use for wall is already spent, officals say

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 08:30:32 -0500

Up to a third of the $6.7bn (£5.2bn) in Pentagon funds Donald Trump has identified to spend on a US-Mexico border wall has already been spent, officials have revealed. During his emergency powers dec....
Bobby Berk to Launch Collection for A.R.T. Furniture at High Point

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:00:00 -0500

The collaboration marks the first time A.R.T. is working with an outside designer....
A 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback Is the Latest to Be Immortalized in Legos

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:00:00 -0500

The Lego Creator Ford Mustang kit includes 1471 pieces.....
Mercedes-Benz Recall | Automated System Problem

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:26:40 -0500

Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Recalled for Partially Automated Driving System Problem Mercedes-Benz is recalling 6,200 S-Class sedans, coupes, and convertibles from the 2018 and 2019 model years becaus.......
Serbia Lashes Out at U.S. After Diplomat's Warning on Venezuela

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 05:12:26 -0500

(Bloomberg) -- Serbia rejected a warning from the U.S. over its support for embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro a week after Belgrade hosted a delegation from the Latin American state.....
Japan wants frictionless UK-EU trade after Brexit: ambassador

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:35:27 -0500

Japan wants Britain to have frictionless trade with the European Union after Brexit, its ambassador said Thursday, insisting a damaging no-deal scenario should be avoided. Japanese companies are look....
How long should it take to get my tax refund this year?

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 21:05:53 -0500

In general, the IRS expects most tax refunds to be issued in less than 21 days. Here’s how to find out the status of your tax refund.....
Novartis gene therapy would be cost effective up to $900,000: U.S. group

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 17:52:51 -0500

The Boston-based Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) made the determination using a commonly cited cost-effectiveness threshold that values each "quality-adjusted life year" (QALY) gaine....