Trump.dating is an odd site, and not just because it featured a convicted sex offender's smiling face on its homepage. More on that shortly. It's strange in nearly every way a dating site could be strange. Its all-caps slogan - "MAKE DATING GREAT AGAIN! FIND YOUR PRO-TRUMP MATCH TODAY" - may actually be the least weird thing about it.
"The chicken crossed the road, just not to our restaurants." So said an announcement Saturday that tried to find humor in KFC's chicken shortage, which has prompted the fast-food chain to temporarily close hundreds of its restaurants in the United Kingdom. KFC said the shortage was caused by "a couple of teething problems" with its new delivery partner, DHL.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Here they are again at this familiar precipice, both motivated by history and tormented by it. The U.S. women's hockey has yet another shot at winning a gold medal at the Olympics. And yet again, the Canadians stand in their way. Hilary Knight has been to this point twice before and had to walk away with silver medals, watching the Americans' on-ice rivals celebrate. Let her explain what that's like.
Louisville's 2013 national championship banner is coming down from the rafters. The NCAA Committee on Infractions upheld its ruling Tuesday to strip the Cardinals of 123 wins dating from 2012 through 2015, including two Final Four appearances. It is the first time in modern NCAA history that a Division I men's basketball national championship has been vacated. The decision stems from a 2015 NCAA investigation that found members of the coaching staff provided prostitutes and strippers for players and recruits.
A council member in northern Texas is rejecting calls for his resignation over a series of anti-Muslim and anti-black Facebook posts, including one saying that President Donald Trump should ban Islam in U.S. schools. Tom Harrison, a city council member in Plano, Texas, is accused of sharing a post from a Facebook page titled "Joined Hands Across America For Trump." The meme, which showed a young girl wearing a hijab, read: "Share if you think Trump should ban Islam in American schools."
A woman in the United Kingdom has pleaded guilty to a public order offense after she was accused of leaving what paramedics called a "vile" note on an ambulance that was responding to an emergency call. The woman, identified by police as 26-year-old Kirsty Sharman, was in court Tuesday on charges relating to the incident. Authorities said she verbally abused paramedics and left a profane note on an ambulance Sunday morning that was in Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England, responding to a call about a person experiencing breathing problems.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday encouraged Republicans in Pennsylvania to challenge the way the state's Supreme Court redrew congressional districts to more closely reflect the partisan composition of the state, saying the original districts drawn by Republicans were "correct." As part of a gerrymandering case, the court created a map that's more compact and splits fewer counties and municipal areas than the Republican map, which has been used in the past three congressional elections. Analysts predict the new boundaries could allow Democrats to pick up several U.S. House seats.
Elizabeth Swaney is not bad at skiing, not at all. But she is not very good, either, and certainly not Olympic-caliber in the halfpipe. So how, at age 33 no less, did she manage to make her way into the field at that event in the Winter Games? The answer, or at least how to frame it, lies in the eye of the beholder. Either Swaney is an embarrassment to the Olympics who gamed the system on her way to Pyeongchang, or she is an admirable study in persistence who provided the kind of offbeat story at the Games that has charmed us in the past.
For more than 2,000 years, the terra-cotta calvaryman statue guarded the tomb of China's first emperor, surviving centuries underneath the ground. Then, in December, a man in an ugly sweater took his thumb. And a selfie. The FBI arrested a suspect, 24-year-old Michael Rohana, last week, saying he stole the ancient statue's thumb after sneaking into the terra-cotta warrior exhibit at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute during a "science after-hours event." It was an ugly-sweater party, according to an arrest affidavit the FBI submitted in federal court.
Domestic abuse allegations against a senior aide were ignored, pointing to a potential high-level coverup. Two Cabinet secretaries were caught charging taxpayers for luxury travel. A Playboy centerfold alleged an extramarital affair with the president. And the special counsel's Russia investigation was intensifying. The tumult was so intense that there was fervent speculation that President Donald Trump might even fire his chief of staff.