Sunday, June 17, 2018

Nation & World

Hope Solo says donít vote for US World Cup bid

LONDON ó A World Cup winner and Olympic champion with the United States, Hope Solo now wants her country to lose one of its biggest soccer contests: FIFAís vote on the 2026 World Cup host. "I canít say it should be awarded to Morocco," Solo told The ...
Published: 06/07/18
In private FEMA remarks, Trumpís focus strays from hurricanes

In private FEMA remarks, Trumpís focus strays from hurricanes

The meeting was supposed to be about hurricane preparedness, as disaster officials gathered at Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters days after the start of the 2018 season.But President Donald Trump had a lot else on his mind, turning the...
Published: 06/07/18
Trump commutes sentence for Kardashian-backed drug offender

Trump commutes sentence for Kardashian-backed drug offender

WASHINGTON ó President Donald Trump is commuting the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a woman convicted of drug offenses whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West. Thatís according to two White House officials who say Tru...
Published: 06/06/18
So it’s on to high school now. Here’s a bullet shield for your backpack

So it’s on to high school now. Here’s a bullet shield for your backpack

As the school year wound down this week at St. Cornelius Catholic School in Chadds Ford, Pa., eighth-grade students were handed a gift meant to prepare them for their transition to high school: a bullet-resistant shield that can fit in their backpack...
Published: 06/06/18
Kate Spade, whose handbags were essential accessories for urban women, dies at 55

Kate Spade, whose handbags were essential accessories for urban women, dies at 55

Kate Spade, a designer best known for her simple, colorful handbags, which became favored accessories of professional women in the 1990s, was found dead June 5 at her home in Manhattan. She was 55.She reportedly committed suicide by hanging, police o...
Published: 06/05/18
Miss America eliminates swimsuits and wonít judge on looks

Miss America eliminates swimsuits and wonít judge on looks

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. ó When the Miss America pageant started in 1921, having young women parade around in bathing suits seemed like a great way to get tourists to come to the Atlantic City Boardwalk after Labor Day.But how America views women has chan...
Published: 06/05/18
Scott Pruitt enlisted an EPA aide to help his wife find a job - at Chick-fil-A

Scott Pruitt enlisted an EPA aide to help his wife find a job - at Chick-fil-A

Three months after Scott Pruitt was sworn in as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, his executive scheduler emailed Dan Cathy, chairman and president of the fast food company Chick-fil-A, with an unusual request: Would Cathy meet with Pruitt...
Published: 06/05/18
David Koch is leaving Koch Industries, stepping down from Americans for Prosperity

David Koch is leaving Koch Industries, stepping down from Americans for Prosperity

David Koch, one of the two billionaire brothers at the helm of the powerful conservative political network, is retiring from his familyís conglomerate, Koch Industries, and stepping down as chairman of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation.His brot...
Published: 06/05/18
RFKís legacy looms on 50th anniversary of his assassination

RFKís legacy looms on 50th anniversary of his assassination

Fifty years after he was felled by an assassinís bullet, Robert F. Kennedy retains his pull on the nationís political imagination.What if he hadnít been killed?One of his sons, Robert Kennedy Jr., stoked the flames of remembrance of remembrance recen...
Published: 06/05/18
Clinton defends his response to Lewinsky scandal in light of #MeToo

Clinton defends his response to Lewinsky scandal in light of #MeToo

Former President Bill Clinton celebrated the #MeToo movement in an interview that aired Monday but said that it would have done little to change his response to the scandal that prompted his impeachment."I donít think it would be an issue because peo...
Published: 06/05/18