WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to two people briefed on the meeting. "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met yesterday.
A group of kids lined the fence at Good Counsel High School in Olney, Maryland, just beyond the end zone and close to the exits. They all clamored for a glove, maybe a shoe, a quick signature - anything from Stefon Diggs. At the time, Diggs was a senior at Good Counsel, soon to be University of Maryland-bound, a five-star recruit who played on offense, defense and special teams for one of the best high school teams in the nation. When National Signing Day rolled around in February 2012, he was ranked the No. 2 wide receiver in the country, according to Rivals.com.
LAS VEGAS - A sad cycle has overtaken the gadget business. It starts this week at CES, tech's biggest annual convention, where inventors compete to connect the most random things to the Internet. This year's "smart" stuff includes pillows, air fresheners and even toilets. A few months from now we'll see different headlines: That smart thing you bought is actually spying on you. (You can learn a lot about a guy through his pillow. Or toilet.) Sooner or later, the story gets worse: Your smart thing has been hacked.
Imagine this: You're rushing to get ready for work -- juggling emails, kids and lunches -- and your home is a disaster, with toys on the floor, a carpet that needs of vacuuming and spilled milk in the kitchen. To make matters worse, you have guests coming over in the evening and you won't have time to straighten up before they arrive.
WASHINGTON - Former White House strategist Stephen Bannon has hired prominent Washington attorney William Burck to represent him as he prepares to testify to the House Intelligence Committee about his role in Donald Trump's presidential campaign, according to a person familiar with the arrangement.
Sean McAuliffe doesn't have much background in investing, aside from a couple of retirement accounts. But over Thanksgiving, as the price of bitcoin blew past $8,000 as part of a months-long rally, the 54-year-old construction manager decided to take the plunge. Like many Americans, he'd read enough about bitcoin on the Internet to feel confident buying a stake in the digital currency and several similar alternatives.
Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens, responding to media reports, acknowledged Wednesday night that he was unfaithful to his wife "a few years ago" before being elected. But his lawyer denied sensational allegations aired by a local TV station that Greitens threatened to distribute naked photos of the woman with whom he was having a relationship if she ever said anything about it. The woman, who has not been named publicly, was Greitens' hair stylist, according to media reports confirmed by The Washington Post with a source familiar with the situation.
On the morning of Oct. 1, 2015, a middle-aged telemarketer arrived at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the Federal Trade Commission. His name was Aaron Michael Jones, or possibly Michael Aaron Jones, and in any case, he went by Mike. According to court documents, Mike was a father and widower. He lived well, paying $25,000 a month for a Spanish Colonial Revivalin a gated community near Laguna Beach, California. He also employed a personal chef, drove a couple of Mercedes, and maintained a gambling account at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
WASHINGTON - Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., announced Thursday that he will not run for the U.S. Senate, dealing a blow to Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump, the latter of whom recruited him to challenge Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. Cramer, who has been a staunch supporter of Trump dating back to the 2016 presidential campaign and has a higher profile than most Republicans in his state, announced his decision in a radio interview.
There are signals of a possible breakthrough in one of the biggest sticking points in NAFTA discussions after Canada joined Mexico in indicating room for negotiation in the auto sector. The development comes one day after markets dipped on Canadian fears odds are rising U.S. President Donald Trump will walk away, and suggests officials are looking for progress in upcoming talks in Montreal as a way to keep negotiations moving.