Republicans and Democrats dismiss Trump’s budget as ‘dead on arrival’
Tue, 23 May 2017 15:48:23 -0400
The White House budget director began making his case for the 2018 budget Tuesday, but it met initial skepticism from members of both parties.
Landslide Buries Stretch of Famous Hwy. 1 at California’s Big Sur
Wed, 24 May 2017 11:52:13 -0400
Part of California’s Highway 1 remains buried under a mountain of rock and dirt that stretches a quarter-mile wide.
House Intel Staffing up to Follow Trump Money
Tue, 23 May 2017 14:44:36 -0400
Congresswoman Jackie Speier talks with Rachel Maddow about how "follow the money" is proving to be fruitful guidance for the House Intelligence Committee's Trump-Russia investigation.
Manchester terror attack: What we know
Tue, 23 May 2017 15:18:56 -0400
Twenty-two people, including children, were killed in a suicide bombing at a pop concert packed with teens in the British city of Manchester late Monday. Here is what we know so far about the terror attack, the deadliest in Britain since 2005. Police said they were called at 10:33 pm (2133 GMT) Monday to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena during a concert by US pop star Ariana Grande, who is popular with teenagers and pre-teens.
After Maryland student's speech, mockery and anger in China
Wed, 24 May 2017 06:21:47 -0400
When Chinese student Yang Shuping described how she ditched her five pollution masks upon discovering the "oddly luxurious" air of the United States, she drew a fierce online backlash, indignant newspaper columns and even a rebuttal from her hometown. On Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency's English-language Twitter account broadcast a live-stream from Kunming, with two reporters interviewing passersby about air quality and whether they wore pollution masks. China's foreign ministry also weighed in, saying it was aware the issue was being widely discussed online, and that any Chinese citizen should "make remarks responsibly".
Teen Girl Throws Herself In River For 'Blue Whale' Suicide Challenge
Tue, 23 May 2017 16:04:34 -0400
The girl reportedly jumped into a turbulent river to complete a suicide challenge referred to “Blue Whale.”
Retirement Savings Is a Bigger Crisis Than Health Care
Wed, 24 May 2017 10:12:52 -0400
Everyone talks about how health care is the biggest crisis facing retirees, but unfortunately that crisis takes a distant second to another, far more serious issue. A 2015 National Institute on Retirement Security study found that the median working-age household has just $14,500 in retirement savings -- woefully short of the hundreds of thousands in savings truly needed to retire in the first place. One of the authors of the 2015 NIRS study, Ilana Boivie, agrees that the $14,500 figure is startlingly low.
The Latest: Death row inmate: Execution drugs won't work
Wed, 24 May 2017 13:17:53 -0400
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution in Alabama (all times local):
Donald Trump's Commerce Secretary praises lack of demonstrations in Saudi Arabia, where protests are punishable by death
Tue, 23 May 2017 06:37:47 -0400
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross praised the lack of protests during Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, despite the country being well known for handing out brutal punishments to dissenting voices. Over a dozen prominent activists convicted on charges arising from their peaceful activities were serving long prison sentences in 2016, according to Human Rights Watch. Asked whether this could be because protests were stifled in the country, Mr Ross replied: “In theory, that could be true.
The Trump administration's Iran policy is dangerous and flawed | Emma Ashford
Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 -0400
Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia was a huge success. The Saudis wisely pandered to the new president’s foibles, rolling out the red carpet for a lavish celebration. Pushing back on Tehran allows Trump to symbolically break with Barack Obama’s policies and is popular among congressional Republicans, but it is also dangerous, with the potential to undermine the nuclear deal, slow the fight against Isis, and embroil the United States more deeply in parochial regional struggles.