WASHINGTON - The House Intelligence Committee voted Monday to release a memo detailing alleged surveillance abuses by the FBI and Justice Department, escalating a political fight between conservatives and the nation's intelligence agencies. The vote, which proceeded along party lines in the Republican-controlled committee, now means that President Donald Trump will have up to five days to review the material and decide whether to keep it secret, though he could agree to the release anytime before that deadline. If he does nothing, the committee can release the memo publicly.
A teacher and city council member in a small town on the outskirts of Los Angeles became the subject of harsh criticism after a video of him criticizing the military was shared widely on the Internet. Gregory Salcido, who works at a high school in Pico Rivera said in the video that members of the military fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan were "the lowest of the low," in a rant about how long the wars overseas have dragged on. The video was reportedly taken in the middle of a history class he was teaching.
The winter-morning kitchen is quiet except for the soft scuff of my slippers as I step to the chilly back hall and fetch a white, oxford shirt from its hook beside the aprons and the stockpot. It's a man-sized washable, bleachable shield against messy tasks, such as seeding a pomegranate. Outside, my husband shovels five inches of fresh snow, which has made for a blindingly monochromatic world - except for the cardinals at the backyard feeder and the brilliant red canes of a leafless dogwood.
Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Monday that Facebook users will start to see more local news stories in their News Feed. The announcement marks the third major change to the News Feed that Zuckerberg has unveiled this month. The updates, he has said, are designed to offer more "meaningful" interactions on the social network and to boost the quality of news that audiences read on Facebook.
President Donald Trump's frustrations with the Russia investigation boiled over on Air Force One last week when he learned that a top Justice Department official had warned against releasing a memo that could undercut the probe, according to four people with knowledge of the matter.
There are long-standing traditions among Super Bowl parties across the country, and most include box pools, better known as Super Bowl squares.
Tesla chief executive and inventor Elon Musk has tried his hand at building underground transportation, revolutionizing space technology and bringing electric vehicles to the masses. So why fully unleash his inner adolescent and give flamethrowers a go? The Boring Company -- the same outlet Musk founded to disrupt traffic congestion with tunneling - began selling flamethrowers this weekend at $500 a pop. "Guaranteed to liven up any party!" the company's website mischievously proclaims.
The idea for the T-shirt was a Hail Mary, a play Rob Leibowitz made out of deep desperation. Leibowitz, 60, had been enduring dialysis for years while his kidneys failed. He was grateful the treatments were keeping him alive, but they were four hours long, three days a week, a challenging commitment for a single father of five working full time. He needed someone to give him a kidney.
Steven Spielberg's acclaimed film "The Post" heroizes the role of The Washington Post in publishing the Pentagon Papers - the top-secret history of decision-making in the Vietnam War. It is an alluring tale that celebrates the press as an essential check on an unfettered presidency, tailor made for the Trump era. Yet it also obscures and distorts that history.
JAB Holding Co.'s audacious effort to build a food-and-beverage empire, which already includes Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Caribou Coffee, has taken a surprise turn into soft drinks. The investment firm's Keurig Green Mountain Inc. business, known for its single-serve coffee brewers, agreed on Monday to take control of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. The deal will pay $18.7 billion in cash to shareholders and assemble a massive beverage distribution network in the U.S., giving JAB's businesses even greater control over how Americans eat and drink.