NEW YORK - The middle-aged couple in the station wagon went shopping at a New Jersey Walmart on a warm night in August. They stopped for dinner at an IHOP on the way home. And when they arrived at their apartment building in a quiet residential section of Queens, the narcotics agents following them got a warrant to go inside.
If there's one meal at which family drama is on full display, it's Thanksgiving. Expectations and emotions run high, and there are a lot of moving parts to cause friction. Even Anthony Bourdain, who is seemingly immune to the criticism of others, feels the pressure to pull off the most anticipated meal of the year.
WASHINGTON - Senate Republican leaders on Monday waged an urgent campaign to pressure GOP nominee Roy Moore to withdraw from the Alabama Senate race amid allegations of sexual misconduct, declaring him "unfit to serve" and threatening to expel him from Congress if elected. But Moore showed no signs he was preparing to step aside, even as another woman came forward to accuse him of sexually assaulting her in the late 1970s when she was 16 years old.
After Hurricane Maria knocked out electricity to millions of residents of Puerto Rico in September, the head of a small electric transmission company from Montana boasted that his firm could best manage the logistics of getting needed repairmen to the island. "Please reply to this email with your approval, and we'll start flooding you with resources," Andy Techmanski, chief executive of Whitefish Energy Holdings, wrote to officials at Puerto Rico's state-run utility eight days after the storm hit.
A woman alleged that George H.W. Bush groped her buttocks in 2003, when the woman was 16 years old, according to Time Magazine. Rosyln Corrigan - who said she was excited to meet the 41st president as a teenager, having dreamed of a career in politics - told Time that Bush groped her 14 years ago while photographing with her at an event in the Woodlands, Texas, office of the Central Intelligence Agency. Corrigan's father and other intelligence officers and their families came to hear Bush address the agency.
It's been a long time since mobile phones arrived in the nation's schools, but educators are still grappling with what to do about them. Should they be allowed in elementary schools? What about middle-schoolers using them at lunch? Which limits make the most sense for devices so ubiquitous? What has become a more settled matter for high school students is sparking questions and controversy in lower grades, some two decades after portable phones became an inescapable part of the cultural landscape.
President Donald Trump's eldest son exchanged private messages with WikiLeaks during the presidential campaign at the same time the website was publishing hacked emails from Democratic officials, according to correspondence made public Monday. Donald Trump Jr. did not respond to many of the notes, which were sent using the direct message feature on Twitter. But he alerted senior advisers on his father's campaign, including his brother-in-law Jared Kushner, according to two people familiar with the exchanges.
The sound of constant jumping from the apartment directly above her had become a grim routine for sophomore Carley Carroll, long before the disastrous events of the University of North Texas homecoming game weekend. "Every weekend a different party," the student told CBS-11. And during some of those parties, Carroll would watch her ceiling go up and down like a trampoline.
The nation's heart experts tightened the guidelines for high blood pressure Monday, Nov. 13, a change that will sharply increase the number of U.S. adults considered hypertensive in the hope that they, and their doctors, will address the deadly condition sooner.
Larson Dairy in Okeechobee, Florida - One of the state's largest milk suppliers - is under criminal investigation after a video surfaced online showing its workers kicking and beating cows. "I believe there will be criminal charges forthcoming on the completion of this investigation," Okeechobee County Sheriff Noel Stephen said at a news conference Thursday afternoon, according to the Sun-Sentinel.