WASHINGTON - Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, an African-American who became a staunch critic of the "Black Lives Matter" movement and supported Donald Trump's presidential campaign, said on Wednesday he has accepted a job as assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Clarke told radio station WISN in Milwaukee that he would leave his post as sheriff next month to join the Department of Homeland Security. The post would not require Senate confirmation.
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks and the dollar dropped and bond prices rallied on Wednesday as investors fled risky assets amid uncertainty about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to deliver on tax and regulatory reform. Reports that Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end a probe into the former national security adviser have raised questions over whether Trump tried to interfere with a federal investigation.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said "we need the facts" before rushing judgment on the latest development rocking the White House. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Ryan said he will follow the facts wherever they may lead when it comes to the Comey memo and the Russia investigation.
Facebook Inc's Instagram has souped up its camera tool with quirky face-tracking filters, adding another feature similar to that offered by social media rival Snap Inc's Snapchat. Instagram users will now be able to choose from a range of filters including koala ears that move and twitch as well as math equations that spin to create humorous effects. Other new features include a rewind mode for videos, which will allow users to play video in reverse, and hashtag stickers to visit hashtag pages.
PARIS - Twice former champion Maria Sharapova was surprisingly denied a wildcard into the French Open on Tuesday -- ending intense speculation about her place in the clay court slam since she returned from a 15-month doping ban.
LOS ANGELES - National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said that the information that President Trump shared last week with two Russian officials was "wholly appropriate" and denied that the revelation put "sources or methods" at risk.
LOS ANGELES - Jimmy Kimmel will host the Oscars once again, with ABC announcing Tuesday, May 16, that the late-night host will emcee the 2018 awards ceremony. This will be Kimmel's second consecutive year hosting the Oscars, which will see him reunite with producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd.
Country music star Loretta Lynn has been moved from a hospital to a rehabilitation center as she recovers from a stroke, the singer-songwriter's representatives said Monday. The 85-year-old was admitted to a Nashville hospital on May 5 after suffering the stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee .
BOSTON - Aaron Hernandez's fiancee does not know what motivated the suicide of the former New England Patriots player last month but did not rule out that he might have done so to improve his family's financial situation, she said in a television interview to be broadcast on Tuesday. Hernandez had been a rising star in the National Football League with a $41 million contract when he was arrested in June 2013 and accused of murdering an acquaintance. The team cut him within hours.
A South Carolina teenager who collapsed in a high school classroom last month died because he drank several highly caffeinated drinks too quickly, a coroner said on Monday. Davis Allen Cripe, 16, drank a latte from McDonald's, a large Mountain Dew soda, and a highly caffeinated energy drink in just under two hours, said Gary Watts, the coroner of Richland County, South Carolina. Watts told Reuters by phone that physicians on his staff determined that Cripe died from a "caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia."