More than 400 American millionaires and billionaires are sending a letter to Congress this week urging Republican lawmakers not to cut their taxes. The wealthy Americans, which include doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs and CEOs, say the GOP is making a mistake by reducing taxes on the richest families at a time when the the nation's debt is high and inequality is back at the worst level since the 1920s.
Maybe it's time we Homo sapiens re-evaluated our relationship with the oceans of the world. It has been a good few millennia, sure, but our love affair may have been a little rushed. After all, what do we really know about the ocean? Roughly 95 percent of it remains unexplored, and it seems as if every other day we're finding out something new and unsettling. Old emotions can die hard. So for the unconvinced holdouts, here's a little push, via Twitter:
The official celebration of Poland's 99th independence day proceeded innocuously, with ceremonies in the capital. There was even a visit from the European Council's internationalist president, who insisted to Politico that Saturday's festivities would proceed "with a smile on our face and with joy in our hearts." But for blocks and blocks and blocks beyond the central towers of Warsaw, a much larger crowd swelled beneath a cloud of red smoke. The tens of thousands of people came from across Poland and beyond, and reporters documented their signs:
A former male model has accused actor George Takei of sexually assaulting him in 1981, adding to the growing list of Hollywood personalities caught up by the growing wave of scandal. On Friday, the Hollywood Reporter published an interview with Scott R. Brunton, who says he was groped by the former "Star Trek" actor when Brunton was 23 and Takei was in his 40s. According to the article, Takei tried to remove Brunton's underwear after Brunton passed out from drinking at Takei's condo. In a Facebook post, Takei denied the charge.
HANOI, Vietnam - President Donald Trump said Saturday that Russian President Vladimir Putin again denied his nation tampered in the U.S. presidential election last year when the two men spoke during brief conversations on the sidelines of an international summit. Trump told reporters that he and Putin had more than one informal discussion after crossing paths at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Danang, Vietnam, before Trump flew to Hanoi for a bilateral meeting Sunday with Vietnamese leaders.
A substitute teacher in Ohio told detectives she performed oral sex with one student and had intercourse with another, police say. She also confessed to sending nude pictures through social media to a student, according to a warrant for her arrest. Madeline Marx, 23, now faces two charges of sexual battery. She worked as a substitute teacher at Fairmont High School in Kettering, Ohio, according to police records.
WASHINGTON - Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore denied any sexual misconduct in a radio interview with Sean Hannity and said he never knew Leigh Corfman, the woman who accused him of initiating sexual contact when she was 14 and he was 32. "I don't know Miss Corfman from anybody," said Moore. "The allegations are completely false. I believe they're politically motivated."
*Warning this article contains graphic language that some may find disturbing.* A day after the New York Times published five women's allegations of sexual misconduct against Louis C.K., the comedian said, "These stories are true." C.K. released a lengthy statement after his publicist had told the Times earlier in the week that C.K. "is not going to answer any questions."
Five women have come forward to accuse the popular comedian Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct, including masturbating in front of them, the New York Times reported on Thursday. The article, which includes four on-the-record accusations regarding incidents dating back to more than a decade ago, comes a month after an initial Times report about movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, which sent shock waves through Hollywood. Soon, others began to come forward with stories, ranging from unwanted advances to assault, against big-name executives and entertainers.
Life in rural America can be tough, with challenges starting right from birth. Increasingly, rural women lack access to maternity services, jeopardizing their health and that of their newborns at a time when U.S. maternal mortality is rising.