WASHINGTON — Banks aren't the only ones newly flush these days. They secured a big win Tuesday, May 22, on Capitol Hill as the House approved a rollback of banking regulations, sending it to President Donald Trump's desk. The industry - which raked in a record $56 billion in profits during the first quarter of the year, up more than 27 percent from last year, the FDIC reported Tuesday - is sharing the wealth with Senate Democrats who lent crucial support to the package.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump offered support Wednesday for Tomi Lahren, a provocative Fox News pundit who had a drink thrown at her while leaving brunch at a Minneapolis restaurant over the weekend. "Everybody is with Tomi Lahren, a truly outstanding and respected young woman!" Everybody is with Tomi Lahren, a truly outstanding and respected young woman! @foxandfriends
A Wyoming wildlife commission will vote Wednesday, May 23, on whether to approve the state's first grizzly bear hunt in more than four decades, a proposal that could lead to the killing of as many as 22 bears just one year after Yellowstone-area grizzlies were removed from the endangered species list.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg left European Union lawmakers fuming over unanswered questions at the end of a hearing that began with a mea culpa for the company's recent privacy woes. At a meeting at the EU Parliament, Zuckerberg repeated what he's been telling every audience recently: that his company didn't take a broad enough view of its responsibility for user data, fake news and foreign interference in elections and that he is sorry for that.
WASHINGTON - Civil rights groups slammed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for saying Tuesday that schools can decide whether to report undocumented students to immigration enforcement officials, saying her statements conflict with the law and could raise fears among immigrant students.
WASHINGTON --For all the concern over leaks at the White House, a more pressing problem might be the sinkhole on the North Lawn that appears to be growing by the day. The pit in the ground, which was first reported by White House correspondents on site this week, appears to have opened just outside the press briefing room and deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley's office. This week I’ve been observing a sinkhole on the @WhiteHouse North Lawn,
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is moving closer to freeing the embattled Chinese company ZTE Corp. from severe penalties over export law violations, telling reporters that existing restrictions had harmed American firms that sell material to China.
WASHINGTON - House Democrats are questioning Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's commitment to improving election security after she told reporters that she is unfamiliar with a key finding in the intelligence community's assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 election: that the Kremlin intended to help President Donald Trump win.
The New York lawyer propelled to ignominy after a video showed him making xenophobic remarks at a deli apologized Tuesday in a brief statement, saying the video did not depict the "real me." Aaron Schlossberg said he regretted the hurt he had caused, apologized for the way he expressed himself, and said that he was not a racist, but stopped short of disavowing specifics about his remarks.
Saturday was Jacob Kosinski's big day. His whole family, many from out of town, saw the Charleston, South Carolina, student graduate from his Christian-based homeschool program with a 4.89 grade point average and the coveted honor of summa cum laude. His mother, Cara Koscinski organized a graduation party for her 18-year-old son. For the occasion, she ordered a cake online from her nearest grocery store, Publix, which lets customers build their own cakes complete with a customized inscription, which they enter into a little message box.