WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Wednesday, citing "the risk posed by his erratic conduct and behavior." Brennan has been a leading critic of Trump. Trump is also reviewing security clearances of other former officials including former FBI director James Comey, Sanders said during a regular White House news briefing.
Add another layer to the legal drama surrounding the Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple - and took his case all the way to the Supreme Court. Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, on Tuesday filed another federal lawsuit against the state alleging religious discrimination. This time, the cake at the center of the controversy was not for a wedding. In June 2017, Colorado lawyer Autumn Scardina called Masterpiece Cakeshop to request a custom cake that was blue on the outside and pink on the inside.
Forget "Fargo." Don't get me wrong - I loved the Coen brothers' dark crime comedy. But 22 years later, if you're still thinking only about the movie when you hear that word, it's time to rewire your brain. I'm here to tell you that this North Dakota city is not a godforsaken frozen wasteland of woodchippers. Fargo's a slice of Oz on the eastern edge of the Great Plains - quirky, colorful and full of surprises: a Scandinavian-Jewish lunch counter; a gay men's chorus; a thriving immigrant community; a winter "Frostival" with a mobile sauna; an artsy boutique hotel; Microsoft's third-largest campus; and a championship football team.
In their bid to unseat Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., Republicans have seized on a new controversy: an apocalyptic poster depicting a dead President Trump that promoted a Pearl Jam concert that was used to raise money for Tester's campaign. While there has been no suggestion that Tester had input into the poster's design, Republicans are criticizing the red-state Democrat for failing to condemn its content.
No one tells you how gummy the electrodes are on a heart monitor. It's the kind of detail that gets lost when you consider why the monitor is needed in the first place. But they are sticky and strong as leeches, and while they are meant for good, they do not give up easily. I watched my son squirm, a 10-week-old kid who'd never been outside his hospital room, and tried to be both swift and gentle when removing them.
The Michigan judge who presided over Larry Nassar's extraordinary, weeklong sentencing hearing on charges of sexual assault in January will be allowed to hear his appeal for a new sentence. Attorneys for the disgraced former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State team doctor, who was confronted with accusations of abuse by more than 150 girls, women and parents, had argued that comments by Judge Rosemarie Aquilina during the hearing displayed bias against him and reflected a desire to "advance her own agenda."
President Donald Trump's economics team apologized on Tuesday after press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders wrongly stated that Trump has created three times as many jobs for black workers as President Barack Obama. At a news conference on Tuesday, Sanders said Obama created 195,000 jobs for African-Americans during his eight years in office.
INDIANAPOLIS - Tia Coleman describes her house as "quiet, very quiet," the sounds and laughter of her three children and her husband gone. "It's a house now. It's not a home anymore," Coleman said through tears on Tuesday afternoon, nearly a month after she survived a catastrophic duck boat accident that killed everyone in her immediate family while they were on vacation in Missouri. "I just hear silence."
WASHINGTON - White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that she couldn't guarantee that the American people will never hear President Donald Trump uttering the n-word on an audio recording, as a former senior White House adviser continued a publicity tour to promote her new book depicting the president as a racist. The briefing by Sanders came after Trump referred to the former adviser, Omarosa Manigault Newman, as "that dog" in a morning tweet.
LONDON - A driver arrested on suspicion of using his car to carry out a terrorist attack outside the Houses of Parliament was identified Wednesday as Salih Khater, a British citizen who immigrated to England from Sudan.