WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump abruptly reversed his administration's Thursday decision to allow elephants shot for sport in Zimbabwe and Zambia to be imported back to the United States as trophies, saying in a tweet Friday night that he was putting the decision "on hold" until further review. "Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts," Trump wrote on Twitter. "Under study for years. Will update soon with Secretary Zinke. Thank you!"
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, the civil rights leader and former presidential candidate, announced Friday that he has Parkinson's disease. Jackson, 76, said he had found it "increasingly difficult to perform routine tasks" and get around in recent years. After initially resisting due to his work, Jackson said, he relented and sought medical testing.
Residents of Washington state turned their eyes to a clear blue sky Thursday, Nov. 17, and found themselves staring at a cartoonish rendering of male genitalia, sketched in smoke by at least one Navy EA-18G Growler jet flying out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The image stretched hundreds of feet high over the Okanogan highlands, based on photographs shared on social media.
The word has gone forth that a "reckoning" is due. Democrats are preparing to come to terms with Bill Clinton's sexual transgressions. Sort of. Depending on what you mean by "reckoning."
As a feminist and the author of a book on rape culture, I could reasonably be expected to lead the calls for Al Franken to step down, following allegations that he forced his tongue down a woman's throat, accompanied by a photo of him grinning as he moves in to grope her breasts while she sleeps. It's disgusting. He treated a sleeping woman as a comedy prop, no more human than the contents of Carrot Top's trunk, and I firmly believe he should suffer social and professional consequences for it.
BERLIN - The United States is far from being the only country where connections between politicians and Russian officials have recently come under renewed scrutiny. European parties - ranging from the far right to the far left - are facing similar accusations. In an extensive new report, focusing on Western and Southern Europe, the Atlantic Council think tank examines the extent to which Russia has succeeded in influencing the parties that are currently believed to be most favorable toward the Kremlin.
Ever since Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio played star-crossed lovers in "Titanic," fans of the movie have pined for the two to get together in real life. Maybe the A-listers are partly to blame, for being such persuasive actors. Whatever the case, despite 20 years of evidence - including her habit of marrying quirky Brits and his love of 20-something models - hope never dies.
Having a dog can bring a lot of love into your life. It could also make it last a little longer. A group of academics from Uppsala University in Sweden analyzed the health records of 3.4 million people in that northern European country, where databases contain detailed information on most everyone's hospitalizations, medical history and even whether they own a dog. Such detailed records made it relatively easy to suss out the impact of having a canine companion. The results were heartwarming.
It was on a November evening in 2014, after a tailgate party on her University of Minnesota campus, that Abby Honold was brutally raped by a fellow student. Despite going to the hospital in an ambulance with bruises and bite marks, despite reporting everything to police, it would take more than a year for Honold to find justice.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan, Wis., won a major victory as the House passed the tax bill Thursday, the central piece of the Republican plan to boost the U.S. economy. No Democrats voted for the bill. Ryan could lose 22 GOP votes, but in the end, he only lost 13.