Russia ordered the U.S. to cut its embassy and other personnel in the country and ousted it from properties in Moscow, retaliating angrily to the passage late Thursday of a new sanctions bill in Congress.
Tyler Jarrell, 18, made up his mind early about life after high school. He wanted a challenge, and he looked to the Marine Corps to provide it. He enlisted on Friday with a training date set for next summer, after graduation. After a flurry of enlistment paperwork over summer break, Jarrell made time for the year's biggest attraction in his hometown of Columbus - the Ohio State Fair, which opened Wednesday.
Barbara Barkley is 4 feet 10 inches tall. So she designed her home in Chesapeake, Va., just for herself, with all the counters and handles lowered. People told her the changes would make the house harder to sell, but she didn't care. "I planned to live there until I died," said Barkley, 68. Instead, she is renting a place from a relative in North Carolina. She lost her house and her savings to a group of California scam artists who stole $11 million from thousands of struggling homeowners looking for help with their mortgages.
WASHINGTON - It was the most dramatic night in the United States Senate in recent history. Just ask the senators who witnessed it. A seven-year quest to undo the Affordable Care Act collapsed - at least for now - as Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., kept his colleagues and the press corps in suspense over a little more than two hours late Thursday into early Friday.
CHANTILLY, Va. -- Mark Warner was hovering over the counter of handguns, about midway through the morning shift at Blue Ridge Arsenal, the black-owned gun store in Fairfax County where he's worked for the last 18 years, when he spotted me. "I heard you want to talk about black people buying guns," Warner, himself a black man, declared in the matter of fact, teasing tone that has endeared him to the store's regulars. "So what do you want to know?"
President Donald Trump has been such a comedic boon to Stephen Colbert that the late-night host is expanding his Trump portfolio. Variety reports that Showtime has signed on for a still-untitled animated series based on the current White House, with Colbert serving as executive producer.
For arguably the first time, Republicans are starting to draw red lines in an effort to save President Donald Trump from himself.
A leader of the Boy Scouts of America apologized Thursday for a speech that President Donald Trump gave to thousands of teenage Scouts earlier this week - in which Trump broke with the Scouts' earnest traditions by criticizing his political opponents, recounting his election victory and talking about parties on yachts.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has threatened Alaska's senators with retribution on major energy and public lands decisions because one of them voted against repealing Obamacare. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski was one of only two Republicans Tuesday to vote against starting debate on a bill to repeal the health-care legislation. On Wednesday, Zinke called Murkowski and fellow Alaska Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan.
A surge in Amazon.com Inc. shares Thursday morning in advance of the online retailer's earnings report briefly propelled founder Jeff Bezos past Bill Gates as the world's richest person. Shares of the online retailer traded at $1,055.37 at 2:17 p.m. in New York, after climbing as high as $1,083.31, which gave Bezos a net worth of $92.3 billion. Gates had a net worth of $90.8 billion as of the Wednesday close. In afternoon trading, Bezos remains ranked second on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, behind the Microsoft co-founder. Gates, 61, has held the top spot since May 2013.