The Washington Post
The House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a $15.25 billion disaster aid package that also extended government funding and the federal borrowing limit until Dec. 8, moments after Republicans booed two top White House officials over the deal struck this week by President Donald Trump. The measure passed 316-90; every member opposed was a Republican.
WASHINGTON - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi isn't apologizing to Democrats and liberal activists for cutting a deal with President Donald Trump on spending and the debt limit; she's looking to prove she can win.
After announcing millions of people were impacted by an unprecedented hack on its systems, Equifax faced a customer service nightmare as panicked masses turned to a website and customer service line set up to answer whether their most sensitive information had leaked.
Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of the Virgin Group who said he would ride out Hurricane Irma from his 74-acre private island in the Caribbean, has emerged from his fortified wine cellar unscathed. "All of the team who stayed on Necker and Moskito during the hurricane are safe and well," Branson said in a blog post Thursday, which he explained was transcribed with a satellite phone after the storm brought down all lines of communication.
For someone who consistently dodges rumors about a potential second act in politics (cough White House cough) George Clooney sure does have a lot of political pals. During a recent in-depth interview with the Hollywood Reporter (the twins even make a cameo!), the actor flashed a text message he received from former president Barack Obama, who shared dinner with and played basketball against Clooney in June. The pair's relationship, according to the magazine, "at times teeters into the risque." Do tell.
MIAMI - Hurricane Irma's deadly fury threatened to swamp low-laying islands of the Bahamas with a possible 20-foot storm Friday as the monster storm moved toward Florida's doorstep packing the potential to ravage the state with destruction not seen in a generation.
President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have agreed to pursue a deal that would permanently remove the requirement that Congress repeatedly raise the debt ceiling, three people familiar with the decision said. Trump and Schumer discussed the idea Wednesday during an Oval Office meeting. Schumer, Trump and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D.-Calif., agreed to work together over the next several months to see if they can finalize a plan, which would need to be approved by Congress. One of the people familiar described it as a "gentlemen's agreement."
WASHINGTON - Between skyrocketing costs, sport specialization and coaches needing training, youth sports is in the midst of a crisis, according to new data published Wednesday by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association and the Aspen Institute. Athletic participation for kids ages 6 through 12 is down almost 8 percent over the last decade, according to SFIA and Aspen data, and children from low-income households are half as likely to play one day's worth of team sports than children from households earning at least $100,000.
The U.S. military began preparing in earnest for Hurricane Irma on Wednesday, Sept. 6, readying four Navy ships for potential disaster relief while moving aircraft and U.S. troops in advance of the arrival of the Category 5 storm.
After 18 years flying as an airline for the price conscious, Allegiant Travel Co. wants to add real estate development to its list of corporate activities. The company is embarking on an audacious plan to build a 22-acre resort compound with a hotel, condominiums, bars, and restaurants on the Florida Gulf Coast in Port Charlotte.