WASHINGTON ― House Republicans look ready to give up on some of their food stamp policy goals. Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) said Friday morning that the final version of the so-called farm bill won’t have the new training regime that Republicans wanted to add to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, though there could still be…
The death toll in Northern California’s Camp fire rose once again on Thursday to 63 as rescue workers continue to search through the devastation left by the state’s deadliest blaze in history, authorities said. A further 631 people remained unaccounted for, a vast increase from just a day prior when officials said 130 people were…
An Environmental Protection Agency official appointed by the Trump administration was arrested on Thursday for multiple criminal ethics violations. Onis Trey Glenn, 47, was charged with crimes reportedly linked to a scheme that took place when he worked as a lobbyist for the Drummond Company. At the time, Glenn helped the coal mining firm dodge…
An early snowstorm caught much of the New York metropolitan area off-guard, leading to major delays on the roads and extreme backups in public transportation Thursday evening. While the storm hit a large swath of the Midwest and East Coast, few places appeared to have been as unprepared as the area in and around New…
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg weighed in on the recent explosive New York Times article that reported the social network carried out a campaign to discredit those who criticized how it handled Russian interference and disinformation. In a lengthy Facebook post published Thursday night, the “Lean In” author wrote that the Times’ “allegations saying I…
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The last surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge that brutally ruled Cambodia in the 1970s were convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes Friday by an international tribunal. Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan were sentenced to life in prison, the same sentence they are already serving after earlier…
Over the last two decades, suicide has slowly and then very suddenly announced itself as a full-blown national emergency. Its victims accompany factory closings and the cutting of government assistance. They haunt post-9/11 military bases and hollow the promise of Silicon Valley high schools. Just about everywhere, psychiatric units and crisis hotlines are maxed out.…
President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his intention to nominate Lana Marks, a luxury handbag designer, as the U.S. ambassador to South Africa. She is also a member of the president’s exclusive Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, multiple outlets reported. Marks has no prior diplomatic experience. She was born and raised in South Africa and, according…
French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a subtle burn toward President Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying in an interview that he does not “do policy or diplomacy” via Twitter. “I do not do policy or diplomacy by tweets,” Macron said in an interview on French network TF1.  Emmanuel Macron suggests building its own army to protect Europe…
Stormy Daniels said she will drop Michael Avenatti as her attorney if the domestic violence charges against him are proven to be true. Daniels, also known as Stephanie Clifford, released a statement on Thursday to New York magazine correspondent Olivia Nuzzi. These are serious and obviously very troubling allegations, but right now that is all they are:…
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