In honor of the National Spelling Bee, which starts Wednesday, Google decided to see what words people in each of the 50 states struggle to spell. To do this, it looked at Googlesearches of "how to spell ______" in each of the states from Jan. 1 to April 30, 2017. Whatever word filled that blank most often in each state became denoted as that state's "most misspelled word."
Parents whose children made Amazon purchases on mobile apps without their permission will begin getting their money back, the Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday, May 30. And it turns out that money could amount to more than $70 million - charges incurred between November 2011 and May 2015. The refunds bring closure to a nearly three-year legal battle surrounding complaints that the tech giant made it too easy for children to make the purchases.
At 12:06 a.m. Wednesday, President Donald Trump tweeted a strange sentence fragment. "Despite the constant negative press covfefe," it read. That was it. It ended abruptly, as if someone stopped him, or he stopped himself, or perhaps he never meant to send it. No, "covfefe" isn't a typo, at least, not on the part of The Washington Post. The tweet has since been removed and Trump tweeted this morning , "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!"
WASHINGTON - Former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has told the Senate Intelligence Committee he will begin turning over some documents subpoenaed by the panel, according to a government source familiar with the matter. Flynn's representatives told the committee in an email on Tuesday that they would start turning over some subpoenaed documents in time to meet a deadline set by the panel, and that more documents will be turned over later.
The U.S. military destroyed a mock intercontinental ballistic missile thousands of miles over the Pacific for the first time Tuesday, a step forward for a missile-defense program that has taken on new significance in light of North Korean threats.
WASHINGTON - Mike Dubke has resigned as White House communications director in the first of what could be a series of changes to President Donald Trump's senior staff amid the growing Russia scandal. Dubke, who served in the post for three months, tendered his resignation May 18. He offered to stay on to help manage communications in Washington during Trump's foreign trip, and the president accepted.
Minnesota state Rep. Mary Franson received a note from a friend last year urging her to draft stricter legislation against female genital mutilation. The state already had banned the practice in 1994, so the Republican worried that a new law would seem "Islamophobic," given its target audience. One case changed her mind.
"Should we go for it?" This was all my fault. I suggested oysters for our first date because we'd chatted about how much he loves the ocean, how much I love oysters, and how his family trips to the Oregon coast had never included these slippery little shellfish. But this delicately lit restaurant isn't cheap. And of course he loves the oysters and wants to order more.
Christian Villagran Morales strolled a path into a darkening, densely wooded park. At his side was a woman he had met days earlier. That warm summer night, just north of Washington, held promise for the 18-year-old: The woman had said she wanted to have sex. Lying in wait, 100 yards away, were MS-13 gang members. They knew the woman. And they'd helped her plot the ruse to draw in Villagran Morales. The assailants pounced as the pair arrived. They pulled him into the woods, fought him and stabbed him 153 times.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is interviewing two more FBI director candidates on Tuesday in what has become a winding search to find a new leader for the nation's premier law enforcement agency. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump was interviewing John Pistole, an FBI veteran and former Transportation Security Administration director who is now the president of Anderson University, and Christopher Wray, the former head of the Justice Department's criminal division who now works in private practice at the King & Spalding law firm.