The United States plans to withdraw from UNESCO, citing financial reasons, as well as what it said was an anti-Israel bias at the U.N.'s educational, cultural and science organization. The decision to withdraw from UNESCO, which the United States helped found, was announced Thursday morning by the State Department, which said the United States would remain involved as a nonmember observer. It will take effect at the end of 2018. It marks yet another decision by the United States to distance itself from some parts of the international community.
YABUCOA, Puerto Rico-- Late each night, Rafael Surillo Ruiz, the mayor of a town with one of Puerto Rico's most critical ports, drives for miles on darkened roads, easing around downed power lines and crumpled tree branches - to check his email.
Until recently, the Trump SoHo hotel served as a kind of luxe clubhouse for NBA teams visiting New York. At least 12 teams - more than a third of the league - had stayed there since it opened in 2010. The players loved it so much they became walking ads for the Trump brand: Superstar Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder praised the hotel in the press. Toronto Raptors all-star Kyle Lowry gave interviews on the lobby's couch. Then-Thunder forward Steve Novak tweeted about the $20 room-service lattes. Now, it's not the same.
Eminem says he's drawing a line in the sand. In a cypher at the BET Hip Hop Awards, the hip-hop artist slammed President Donald Trump for policies that Eminem considers harmful to America. He also had choice words for those of his fans who voted for Trump in 2016. "Any fan of mine who's a supporter of his/I'm drawing in the sand a line/You're either for or against . . ."
We often get derailed in our exercise routines because we can't fit the perfect workout into our day. We think we must go to a gym, or a certain class, or use a particular technique. And we end up doing nothing at all. According to the annual State of Obesity report, "Eighty percent of American adults do not meet the government's national physical activity recommendations for aerobic activity and muscle strengthening." It's time to move. No matter how small. Slowly build a workout routine that fits in with your lifestyle.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out over a critical news report and escalated his previous attacks on the press by seeming to suggest that news organizations he disagrees with be shut down, alarming free-speech advocates who compared the tactics to intimidation efforts by the Nixon administration.
NEW YORK - Thomas Barrack Jr., a billionaire who is one of President Donald Trump's oldest friends, had spent weeks trying to smooth the way for a May presidential meeting in Saudi Arabia with Gulf leaders. All initially went well. Trump praised Qatar - where Barrack, who is Arab American, has deep business ties - as a "crucial strategic partner." Then Trump reversed course a few weeks later and attacked Qatar as "a funder of terrorism at a very high level."
Since the Las Vegas gunman opened fire from his 32nd floor hotel suite, killing 58 people at a country music festival last week and injuring hundreds more before shooting himself, questions have swirled around the attack. Investigators plumbing Stephen Paddock's life in search of answers have been so far unable to explain what motivated him to carry out the rampage, why he stopped shooting and whether he planned even more carnage beyond the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
A third white supremacist accused of participating in a brutal attack on a black man during last month's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been arrested, an Arkansas law enforcement official said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - President Trump announced Wednesday he intends to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen, a cybersecurity expert and deputy White House chief of staff, to be Homeland Security secretary, a job left vacant when John Kelly left the department to become White House chief of staff in July. The White House said in a statement that Nielsen had "extensive professional experience in the areas of homeland security policy and strategy, cybersecurity, critical infrastructure, and emergency management."