A runner in Colorado fought and killed an 80-pound mountain lion that attacked him on a nature trail in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, wildlife officials said. Officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife said the man was mauled by a "juvenile" mountain lion as he was running Monday on the West Ridge Trail at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, a 2,700-acre park with hiking and biking trails not far from Fort Collins.
Buddy Holly was 22 years old when he died in a plane crash 60 years ago this week. Ritchie Valens was 17, and Jiles Perry Richardson Jr. (aka the Big Bopper) was 28 when the incident took their lives as well. All three of these young men have now been dead nearly three times as long as they were alive. In that time, partially because of the crash, they've become such outsize cultural figures - Holly, especially - that it's almost difficult to imagine a world in which their lives weren't so brutally snatched away.
A federal judge agreed this week to a request from Stormy Daniels to drop her defamation claim against Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, filed as part of her ongoing legal battle with the president. District Judge S. James Otero, in a ruling issued Monday, Feb. 4, allowed Daniels to amend her complaint to drop the allegation against Cohen. Otero wrote that he was dismissing the defamation claim "with prejudice," adding that this meant Daniels "cannot simply re-litigate the defamation cause of action."
WASHINGTON - More than two dozen civil liberties and immigration groups are urging congressional Democrats to oppose measures that would advance the use of invasive surveillance tech at the U.S.-Mexico border. In a letter that will be sent Tuesday, Feb. 5, to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the Democratic leadership, and the full membership of the House, the groups argue that such technology would "intrude on the liberties of travelers, immigrants, and people who live near the border."
An 11-year-old boy who says he's been bullied because of his last name - Trump - will be one of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump's guests at the State of the Union on Tuesday, Feb. 5, the White House announced. Joshua Trump, a sixth-grade student from Wilmington, Delaware, who is not related to the president, drew headlines last year after his parents went public to share stories of the abuse they said he had suffered because of his last name.
Federal prosecutors in New York on Monday delivered a sweeping request for documents related to donations and spending by President Donald Trump's inaugural committee, a sign of a deepening criminal investigation. A wide-ranging subpoena served on the inaugural committee Monday seeks an array of documents, including all information related to inaugural donors, vendors, contractors, bank accounts of the inaugural committee and any information related to foreign contributors to the committee, according to a copy reviewed by The Washington Post.
WASHINGTON - Congress is bracing for President Donald Trump to target the nation's military construction budget to build his U.S.-Mexico border wall, including money aimed at bolstering European defenses overseas against Russian aggression.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump announced Monday that he will nominate David Bernhardt, a veteran lobbyist who has helped orchestrate the administration's push to expand oil and gas drilling as the Interior Department's number-two official, to serve as the next secretary.
President Donald Trump will deliver the State of the Union address on Tuesday night. He was originally scheduled to deliver the annual speech on Jan. 29, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., revoked his invitation during the latest government shutdown. This is Trump's first time speaking in a House chamber that is now controlled by Democrats, after the party retook the lower chamber in the 2018 midterms. It follows a bitter partisan battle over his proposed border wall that resulted in the longest government shutdown in history.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam called an unscheduled senior staff meeting Sunday night just before the start of the Super Bowl, as the governor considers resigning after two days of defiance amid a controversy over racist photos in his medical school yearbook. People familiar with the meeting said the Democratic governor had not reached a final decision about his fate as the discussion began. It was unclear who attended the meeting, but it involved senior staffers of color. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, who would become governor if Northam resigned, was not there, the people said.