• head Aug 28, 2019

    Fall Preview: The Women Behind Elsa on ‘Frozen 2'

    Years after “Frozen” came out, some of us still can’t walk through our home without accidentally prompting “Let it Go” to erupt from some unseen toy. Elsa never really left us. But she’s back.

  • Donald Trump Aug 28, 2019

    Tech Firms Struggle to Police Content While Avoiding Bias

    Take the post down. Put it back up. Stop policing speech. Start silencing extremists. That’s just a sampling of the intense, often contradictory demands facing tech companies and their social media platforms as they try to oversee internet content without infringing on First Amendment rights. The pendulum has swung recently toward restricting hateful speech that could spawn violence, following a...

  • Associated Press Aug 3, 2019

    US to Test New Missile as Arms Treaty With Russia Ends

    The United States plans to test a new missile in coming weeks that would have been prohibited under a landmark, 32-year-old arms control treaty that the U.S. and Russia ripped up on Friday. Washington and Moscow walked out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty that President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed in 1987, raising fears of a...

  • Chicago Jul 20, 2019

    Heat Waves Fall Hardest on Poor and Elderly, Experts Say

    The death toll from the ’95 heat wave was shocking and “raised the consciousness of everyone in the city,” Aaron Bernstein, co-director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said. Bernstein grew up in Chicago, and remembers his grandmother thanking god for air-conditioning that summer. “Heat waves aren’t just uncomfortable,”...

  • AMERICA Jul 19, 2019

    Extreme Heat Sets In

    An extreme heatwave is settling in over nearly two-thirds of the country.

  • Captain Jun 29, 2019

    Here's What Happens in the 6 Extra Minutes of Footage From the ‘Avengers: Endgame' Rerelease

    On Friday, Disney made one final push to make “Avengers: Endgame” the highest-grossing film of all time. Marvel Studios began showing a new theatrical release of the film with a special tribute, a deleted scene and a teaser for “Spider-Man: Far From Home” at the end of the credits. This additional content is an enticing lure for fans of the...

  • Donald Trump Jun 21, 2019

    Too Rosy? Experts Question Warren's Wealth Tax Figures

    The ambitious scope of Elizabeth Warren’s push to rethink how America tackles issues such as health care, technology and education has energized her presidential campaign — and spurred questions about how she would deliver on her promises. At the heart of Warren’s raft of policy proposals is a 2% fee on fortunes greater than $50 million, a wealth tax designed...

  • Donald Trump Jun 9, 2019

    Case Opened: Democrats Begin Public Airing of Mueller Report

    President Donald Trump says it’s “case closed.” But Democrats are just getting started with Robert Mueller. House Democrats have scheduled a series of hearings this coming week on the special counsel’s report as they intensify their focus on the Russia probe and pick up the pace on an investigative “path” — in the words of Speaker Nancy Pelosi — that...

  • Donald Trump Jun 6, 2019

    Tick Tock Goes the Political Clock as Dems Weigh Impeachment

    The political clock is a significant factor in whether majority House Democrats launch any impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. There’s increasing pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to at least start an impeachment inquiry into whether Trump obstructed special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Pelosi is resisting for a number of reasons. But the tick-tock of time is an inexorable...

  • Donald Trump Jun 4, 2019

    Groups Call on Pelosi, Dems to Do More to Impeach Trump

    Progressive groups are expressing “deep disappointment” over House Democrats’ unwillingness to start impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump and are calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to act, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press. The groups said in a letter being released Tuesday that voters gave Democrats control of the House “because they wanted aggressive oversight of the...

  • New Jersey May 12, 2019

    Activists Give Jailed Moms a Mother's Day Gift: Bail

    Paz Lopez was set to spend Mother’s Day behind bars. The 42-year-old mother of six had been locked up in a Phoenix jail for the past month on forgery and other charges. She couldn’t post her $2,050 bail. But on Thursday night she walked out and into a car waiting to give her a ride home, thanks to a drive...

  • CEO Apr 23, 2019

    Cameras That Guess Your Age, Sex and Mood Pop Up in Walgreens, Other Retailers

    Eyeing that can of soda in the supermarket cooler? Or maybe you’re craving a pint of ice cream? A camera could be watching you.

  • CONGRESS Apr 23, 2019

    Democrats Divided Over Trump Impeachment

    Democrats are divided over whether to impeach President Donald Trump for obstructing the investigation into Russia interfering in the 2016 election. Some Democrats think there’s already enough evidence to impeach President Trump, while others say it’s a futile move without Republican buy-in.

  • inc. Mar 15, 2019

    SEC Charges Volkswagen, Former CEO With Defrauding Investors in Diesel Emissions Scandal

    U.S. regulators charged Volkswagen and former CEO Martin Winterkorn with defrauding investors during its massive diesel emissions scandal. The charges from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission come two years after the German automaker settled with the U.S. over criminal and civil charges, as the company tries to distance itself from one if its darkest eras. The SEC said that...

  • Donald Trump Mar 12, 2019

    Pelosi: Trump Is ‘Not Worth' Impeaching

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made headlines after she told the Washington Post President Donald Trump was “just not worth” impeaching. “I don’t think we should go down that path,” she told the paper – unless there was “something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan.”

  • Donald Trump Mar 1, 2019

    US Hits Venezuela Officials With Sanctions for Blocking Aid

    The Trump administration imposed sanctions Friday on six high-ranking members of the Venezuelan security forces and revoked the visas of other officials and their relatives in the latest effort to pressure President Nicolas Maduro into leaving office. The sanctions are in response to the blocking of humanitarian aid convoys last week while the visa revocations on “numerous” individuals are intended...

  • Donald Trump Feb 26, 2019

    Pence in Colombia Announces New Sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro, Allies

    The Trump administration announced new sanctions Monday on allies of Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro as it struggles to find new ways to boost his opponent after an effort to deliver humanitarian aid to the economically devastated nation faltered amid strong resistance from security forces loyal to the socialist leader. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in the Colombian capital for an emergency...

  • Massachusetts Jan 25, 2019

    How New Law, Government Shutdown Can Impact Tax Season

    Tax season is almost here and this one could be tricky. It’s the first year that taxpayers will be filing under the massive tax law overhaul pushed through by the Trump administration. And a month-long partial shutdown of the federal government threatens to complicate things further for some. Tax filing officially opens for individuals on Monday, Jan. 28. Here’s what...

  • Facebook Jan 10, 2019

    Elderly Shared More Facebook Fakery in 2016, Study Finds

    People over 65 and ultra conservatives shared about seven times more fake information masquerading as news on the social media site than younger adults, moderates and super liberals during the 2016 election season, a new study finds.

  • Donald Trump Jan 8, 2019

    Can Trump Declare Emergency to Build His Wall? It's Complicated

    The Trump administration is weighing using a national emergency declaration to circumvent Congress and the budget stalemate and force construction of the president’s long-promised southern border wall. “We’re looking at a national emergency because we have a national emergency,” President Donald Trump told reporters Sunday amid stalled negotiations. He said during a press conference Friday that he would prefer to...

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