PHILADELPHIA - The chief executive of Starbucks has personally apologized to two black men who were arrested while waiting at one of the coffee chain's stores last week, an incident that triggered heated protests and calls for a boycott. Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson apologized in a private meeting with the two men Monday, a company spokeswoman confirmed to The Washington Post. The spokeswoman, Jamie Riley, did not provide any additional details.
WASHINGTON - Former FBI director James Comey is pushing back against President Donald Trump's suggestion that he should be jailed, saying in a new interview that Trump's pronouncements on Twitter pose a "great danger." "This is not some tin-pot dictatorship where the leader of the country gets to say, 'The people I don't like go to jail,'" Comey told NPR in the latest in a series of interviews to promote his new book.
BEIJING - China announced Tuesday, April 17, temporary anti-dumping measures on U.S. sorghum, potentially hitting U.S. growers and exacerbating the brewing trade war between Beijing and Washington. China's Ministry of Commerce said that starting Wednesday, Chinese importers of U.S. sorghum, used by the Chinese for animal feed and brewing alcohol, will be required to put down a 178.6 percent deposit in anticipation of anti-dumping tariffs. The deposits could discourage imports of U.S. sorghum, hurting American producers.
I adore mango in so many forms. Puree as the base of an Indian dal (lentil dish). Chutney to go on a grilled cheese sandwich. Frozen in ice cream. But fresh? I always seemed to walk by those giant crates in the grocery store. In fact, it was not until I bought, oh, a dozen or so for the purposes of this very story that I realized how much I had been missing. Here is what you, too, should know about this sweet, sunny fruit.
He was once dubbed the "video game player of the century" and shot to international notoriety after being featured in a cult classic documentary, but Billy Mitchell's rein in the arcade is now in question. The man who once held world records in classic arcade games like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man has been stripped of his high scores following a scandal that's upended the world of old-school video gaming.
President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen did work for Fox News commentator Sean Hannity in the last year, one of just three legal clients Cohen represented after leaving his post as a counsel for Trump's private company in early 2017, his attorney told a federal judge Monday.
It was supposed to be a routine call, just a clogged toilet in need of repair. Instead, plumbers at a clinic in the Indian state of Kerala on Friday made a ghastly discovery: A 2-day-old baby had been flushed down the toilet, with her placenta still intact. Abdul Rehman, a doctor who runs the clinic, told local reporters that he called for help when the toilet stopped working. The plumbers got to work, uncovering something that looked like a ball. When they tried to pull it out, a head popped up.
President Donald Trump's push for a quick resolution to NAFTA talks is being stymied by persistent differences among the U.S., Canada and Mexico over a handful of the make-or-break issues. After seven rounds of talks rotating between the three countries, negotiators have entered what they've called a permanent round in Washington and are expected to keep going until a deal is struck.
The chief executive of Starbucks on Monday, April 16, called for "unconscious bias" training for store managers and unequivocally apologized for what he called "reprehensible" circumstances that led to the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia store. Starbucks's chief executive Kevin Johnson said on "Good Morning America" that the company was reviewing the actions of the store manager who called the police. Johnson said that "what happened to those two gentlemen was wrong."
A few weeks ago, Donald Trump invited Vladimir Putin to meet -- maybe even at the White House. After U.S.-led missile strikes in Syria, the two nations' officials can't get into the same room without insulting each other.