They arrive anxious for an answer. Or maybe, finally, a sense of peace. They arrive because they haven't been able to resolve the biggest question of their lives: Do I want to be a parent? And so they come to the California therapy practice of Ann Davidman - by plane, by car, by phone - in the hope that the self-titled "motherhood clarity mentor" might deliver an epiphany. Next comes a simple instruction: Write down every fear, every loaded question, every disapproving comment and every panic-inducing headline that has coalesced into a stranglehold of indecision.
Selene Saavedra Roman was nervous about going to work. She's been a "dreamer" since 2012, when the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program first started. Born in Peru, she's lived in the United States for 25 years, but her immigration status has always been in the back of her mind. Which is why, when she got a job as a flight attendant, she decided to work for a regional company, Mesa Airlines, that wouldn't ask her to travel around the world. And it's why she told the company she was a DACA recipient and didn't want to fly internationally.
Attorney General William Barr is expected to make public as early as today the principal conclusions of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin to influence the 2016 election, giving the public its first glimpse into the findings of the 22-month probe. Barr announced Friday that Mueller's work had come to an end and spent the afternoon and early evening in his fifth-floor office reading the special counsel's final report - which one Justice Department official described as a "comprehensive" document.
Life in America keeps getting more miserable, according to the latest data from the General Social Survey, one of the longest-running and most highly regarded public opinion research projects in the nation. On a scale of 1 to 3, where 1 represents "not too happy" and 3 means "very happy," Americans on average give themselves a 2.18 - a hair above "pretty happy." That's a significant decline from the nation's peak happiness, as measured by the survey, of the early 1990s.
Are all leashed animals really welcome at Petco? It was a question raised by a Texas couple and their pet, Oliver, a 1,600-pound Ankole-Watusi steer. So, they figured it was time to get an answer. "We decided to take a chance and call Petco's bluff on the 'ALL LEASHED PETS ARE WELCOME' policy," Vincent Browning, one of Oliver's owners, wrote in a Facebook post.
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- From a glassy four-story building in the St. Louis suburbs, doctors and nurses at Mercy Virtual Care Center give checkups and monitor vital signs for patients located miles away -- sometimes even in other states. Yet much of its long-distance treatment isn't yet compensated by Medicare, the largest insurance payer in the United States.
President Donald Trump sparked confusion on Friday, March 23, by announcing the cancellation of sanctions aimed at North Korea that were just announced by his own Treasury Department, an apparent effort to salvage his administration's nuclear negotiations. "It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea. I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional Sanctions!" Trump tweeted Friday.
WASHINGTON - Special counsel Robert Mueller has submitted a confidential report to Attorney General WilliamBarr, marking the end of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, a Justice Department spokeswoman said. The Justice Department notified Congress late Friday that it had received Mueller's report but did not describe its contents. Barr is expected to summarize the findings for lawmakers in coming days.
WASHINGTON - The Democratic chairs of the six House committees investigating potential abuse of power by President Donald Trump and his campaign's business and alleged foreign ties will ask several executive branch agencies to preserve information they provided to special counsel Robert Mueller as he investigated Russia's interference in the 2016 election, according to congressional aides familiar with the plan.
In the food industry, it seems, the robot revolution is well underway, with machines mastering skilled tasks that have always been performed by people. In Boston, robots have replaced chefs and are creating complex bowls of food for customers. In Prague, machines are displacing bartenders and servers using an app. In Denver, they're taking orders at a fast food drive through. Robots are even making the perfect loaf of bread these days, taking charge of an art that has remained in human hands for thousands of years.