WASHINGTON - For most of his life, Marrio Pearson gave little thought to being a homeowner. If the 45-year-old U.S. Army veteran thought about it at all, he found plenty of reasons why it was a bad idea. He thought he was too old to buy a house. He wasn't sure he would stay in Washington. He might take a job elsewhere. He figured being single made it too difficult. Plus, life always seemed to get in the way. He got divorced. He got laid off. He got a new job.
AT&T could sell off CNN and its parent, Turner Broadcasting, as part of the telecom giant's proposed mega-deal for the entertainment company Time Warner, three people briefed on the matter said Wednesday.
Authorities in Texas on Wednesday identified the 26 victims of the church massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas, three days after a black-clad gunman stalked through the pews of First Baptist Church and killed or wounded nearly every member of the congregation during services.
There are holiday movies, and then there are holiday movies. The second category includes exclusively seasonal fare: "A Bad Moms Christmas" (now in theaters); the Nativity-themed animation "The Star" (Nov. 17); and "The Man Who Invented Christmas" (Nov. 22), a story about Charles Dickens and the writing of "A Christmas Carol." But those films have, by definition, a short shelf life, with sell-by dates of Jan. 2.
WASHINGTON - The federal judge overseeing the criminal trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and business partner Rick Gates imposed a gag order Wednesday in the case ordering all parties, including potential witnesses, not to make statements that might prejudice jurors. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of Washington issued the order five days after signaling her intention to do so. In a two-page order Wednesday morning, Jackson said she had received no objections by the Tuesday deadline she had set for the parties to weigh in.
The nation's transgender community, after a year of tremendous opposition from state legislatures and the president, is rejoicing Tuesday over the election of Andrea Jenkins, who gender advocates say has made history as the first openly transgender black woman elected to public office in the United States.
In late September, five black cadet candidates found racial slurs scrawled on message boards on their doors at the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School. One candidate found the words "go home n---" written outside his room, his mother posted on social media, according to the Air Force Times.
About 4:02 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, Jerseyville, Ill, police were dispatched to the Jersey Community Hospital in response to a 6-year-old boy's death. Now police say the child in Illinois starved to death last week after his father and stepmother spent two years withholding food from him as punishment.
A good guy with a gun, along with his National Rifle Association training, stopped a bad guy with a gun, according to the NRA. On his show this week, Grant Stinchfield, a conservative talk show host on the NRA's online television network, commended longtime NRA member Stephen Willeford for using his NRA training to conceal himself and find a flat platform to fire off shots at Devin Patrick Kelley, who killed dozens inside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
SEOUL - President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned against the threats posed by "a country ruled by a cult" in North Korea in a hard line speech aimed at rallying international pressure on Pyongyang over its escalating nuclear weapons program. Trump said dictator Kim Jong Un's regime seeks to "sow conflict abroad to distract from total failure they suffer at home" in his address to the South Korean national assembly.