The patient had come in for heart failure, and physicians at the University of California at San Francisco had an aggressive plan to help. Doctors there inserted a heart pump through his leg artery to flood his organs with blood. But there is a downside to the strategy - clots can form through its use. So doctors gave the unidentified man anticoagulants to thin his blood. But his airways began to seep. "He had a slow bleed that was ongoing despite the medication," Gavitt Woodard, a cardiothoracic surgery fellow at the university hospital, told The Washington Post.
WASHINGTON - Former FBI director James Comey's closed-door interview with House lawmakers Friday was largely a repetition of themes and facts that have emerged in previous public sessions, according to a transcript of the six-hour session that panel leaders released Saturday, Dec. 8.
The holiday season might be getting a bit less cheerful for the White House press corps. The annual Christmas press party, a tradition at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. for decades, apparently has melted away like a snowflake in May. The White House hasn't said the event is off - but it hasn't scheduled it, either. White House reporters say they're in the dark about its fate. The party is usually held in early to mid-December.
John Dean, a White House counsel under President Richard Nixon who received jail time for his role in the Watergate scandal, said Friday that allegations against President Donald Trump detailed in new court filings give Congress "little choice" other than to begin impeachment proceedings.
WASHINGTON - White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly will leave by year's end, President Donald Trump told reporters Saturday. At the South Lawn of the White House, Trump said he'll announce Kelly's replacement in the next day or so. Kelly, a retired four-star Marine Corps general, has been the president's top aide since late July 2017 and has had a rocky tenure.
WASHINGTON - Republican supporters of legislation overhauling prison sentencing rules have a message for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.: It's now or, most likely, never. McConnell, without ever taking a public position on the bill, has told President Donald Trump and his colleagues that there simply is not enough time to take up the complex issue. Not when lawmakers have to clear a year-end bill funding a large chunk of the federal government, pass a new farm bill and try to confirm more executive and judicial branch nominees.
President Donald Trump announced Saturday, Dec. 8, that he would nominate Army Gen. Mark Milley as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, giving the president a critical opportunity to leave his imprint on the U.S. military by choosing its top officer. In a pair of morning tweets, Trump said the transition date was to be determined. Milley is a four-star general who serves as Army chief of staff. Chairman Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. is scheduled to retire next fall.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy added 155,000 jobs in November, missing expectations for more robust growth, and the unemployment rate stayed at a 49-year low of 3.7 percent, federal economists reported Friday. But hiring has remained strong overall as 2018 wraps up. American employers have added more than 200,000 jobs in four of the past six months, even in the face of economic curveballs such as trade tensions, jittery markets and hurricanes.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - An avowed supporter of neo-Nazi beliefs who took part in the violent and chaotic white-supremacist "Unite the Right" rally in this city last year was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder for killing a woman by ramming his car through a crowd of counterprotesters.
At first, Gillian Genser thought the headaches and vomiting were just the latest signs of autoimmune disorders she had battled for years. But then the symptoms got stranger. She felt agitated. She'd wake up nearly unable to move. Hearing vanished from one ear. Her muscles cramped and her speech slurred. What was going on? For years, doctors were baffled by what was afflicting the Toronto-based sculptor. Then, a blood test three years ago came back positive for heavy-metal poisoning. And Genser realized her art was killing her.