Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam called an unscheduled senior staff meeting Sunday night just before the start of the Super Bowl, as the governor considers resigning after two days of defiance amid a controversy over racist photos in his medical school yearbook. People familiar with the meeting said the Democratic governor had not reached a final decision about his fate as the discussion began. It was unclear who attended the meeting, but it involved senior staffers of color. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, who would become governor if Northam resigned, was not there, the people said.
Two-thirds of Americans oppose President Donald Trump declaring a national emergency if Congress doesn't offer up the funds he wants to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border, a CBS News poll released Sunday shows. Most survey respondents - 73 percent - also said they want Trump to continue negotiating while keeping the government open, rather than forcing another shutdown when funding expires again in mid-February. A congressional committee is trying to reach an agreement on border security after the record 35-day government closing ended Jan. 25.
Luca Mangiarano's first alleged mistake was robbing a bank. His second: using an electric scooter as his getaway vehicle. Aside from the fact that the Silicon Valley imports top out at about 15 mph, police have begun to realize that they're also something approaching a digital fingerprint on wheels.
WASHINGTON - When President Donald Trump delivers his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday, a Democrat will be seated at the rostrum over his shoulder for the first time. The presence of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will bring into fresh relief not only the power shift in the Capitol, with the opposition party now able to thwart the president's agenda, but also the converging pressures on Trump that have brought his presidency to a crossroads. Trump dealt himself a political defeat with the 35-day government shutdown.
RICHMOND - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday acknowledged appearing in a "clearly racist and offensive" photograph in his 1984 medical school yearbook that shows a man in blackface next to another in a Ku Klux Klan robe. In a statement issued late Friday, Northam apologized for wearing a costume "that is clearly racist and offensive." The Democratic governor did not say if he was the man dressed in blackface or Klan robes. "I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now," he said.
Japanese decluttering queen Marie Kondo's Netflix show has sparked a fresh wave of global interest in the tidying concepts she outlined in her best-selling books. She and her husband Takumi Kawahara, also the CEO of KonMari Media, spoke to Bloomberg about what the patented KonMari method really means. Kondo's books are about to be re-issued in Japan and her next venture is an online salon aimed at building a community to help relieve the loneliness and stress of tidying up.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have confirmed they are force-feeding nine detainees who initiated a hunger strike at an El Paso, Texas, detention center. Ten detainees at the facility are under a self-imposed hunger strike, ICE spokeswoman Danielle Bennett said in an email Saturday. Of the 10, nine are from India and one is from Nicaragua, Bennett said. Nine of them missed nine consecutive meals, triggering ICE's hunger strike protocols - medical evaluations and health monitoring.
A few preflight drinks can get expensive rather quickly. But for David Stephen Young, a round of six alcoholic beverages he drank before his flight from Calgary to London prompted a rash of unruly behavior, culminating in an abrupt turnaround, an arrest and a hefty fine of more than $16,000. Young, 44, was ordered by a judge to pay WestJet for 20,000 tons of wasted fuel the pilot dumped over Alberta to safely land the aircraft back in Calgary on Jan. 4.
There were a lot of gasps and "wow!" exclamations when the U.S. Labor Department announced Friday, Feb. 1, that the economy added 304,000 jobs in January. That was the best month of job gains in almost three years, and it occurred in a month when the federal government was partially shut down and hundreds of thousands of federal employees went without pay. Some of the best forecasters in the country had predicted job gains of about 170,000, a substantially lower figure. So how did this extremely good jobs report happen?
A bald eagle named Challenger shot into the sky on that day in April 2008 as the Newseum celebrated the unveiling of its sumptuous building with the soaring facade just steps from the U.S. Capitol. A Marine band played before an A-list audience that included the speaker of the House of Representatives, the chief justice of the Supreme Court and titans of the newspaper industry.