NEW YORK—Lady Gaga hit back at cyberbullies who made fun of her body during her spectacular halftime show at Sunday's Super Bowl. "I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I'm proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too," the "Born This Way" singer wrote on her Instagram page on Tuesday. "No matter who you are or what you do. I could give you a million reasons why you don't need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed. Be you and be relentlessly you," she added.
(Reuters) - Silenced on the Senate floor, Democrat Elizabeth Warren took her criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general out to the hallway - and found a much larger platform. Republican senators voted on Tuesday evening to end Warren's reading of a letter written 30 years ago by Martin Luther King Jr's widow that criticized Senator Jeff Sessions, the nominee to lead the Justice Department, for his civil rights record.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Feb. 8, criticized Nordstrom Inc. for what he said was its unfair treatment of his daughter Ivanka after its decision to not purchase her clothing line for this upcoming season. Shares of the retailer fell 0.7 percent after the president's criticism. They later recovered to trade up 0.2 percent.
NEW YORK - A company that advances money to people awaiting settlement payouts was accused by New York and federal regulators of scamming sick responders to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, as well as National Football League retirees with brain injuries.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's choice of billionaire Betsy DeVos to be education secretary was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, Feb. 7, but only after Vice President Mike Pence was called in to break a tie that threatened to defeat her. The tie-breaking vote, which Senate officials said was unprecedented to confirm a president's Cabinet nominee, came after two Republicans joined with 46 Democrats and two independents in opposition to DeVos.
WASHINGTON — In a procedural vote Tuesday, Feb. 8, the U.S. Senate cleared the way for confirming President Donald Trump's nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be the next attorney general. By a vote of 52-47, the Republican-controlled Senate agreed to limit debate on Sessions. A final vote on confirming him to head the Justice Department, the nation's top law enforcement job, is likely sometime this week. Sessions, as is the custom for senators voting on their own nominations, cast a vote of "present."
WASHINGTON — Two U.S. Republican senators plan to unveil legislation on Tuesday, Feb. 7, aimed at curbing legal immigration into the United States by halving the overall number of people allowed to live as legal permanent residents, one of the bill's authors said. The measure would limit the total number of total green cards issued to about 500,000 per year, down from about 1 million, and focus on allowing in people seeking to reunite with their immediate family, Republican Sen. Tom Cotton told MSNBC.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- A Canadian judge found a mother guilty on Monday of concealing the decomposing remains of her six babies in a storage locker. Andrea Giesbrecht, who turns 43 this week, was charged with six counts of concealing the body of a child in October 2014. Staff at U-Haul discovered the stinking bodies in her locker after she fell behind on payments. Police then found the remains of five boys and a girl, at gestational ages ranging between 34 and 40 weeks, in garbage bags, plastic bins and pails, along with children's toys and clothing.
NEW YORK - Kanye West, one of Donald Trump's biggest celebrity supporters, appeared to have deleted his tweets about his meeting last year with the then U.S. president-elect in which the two discussed multicultural issues. The influential rapper's handful of Twitter entries from their Dec. 13 meeting at Trump Tower in New York, where West said he had wanted to discuss "bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums and violence in Chicago," were missing from his account on Monday.
DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Prosecutors in Indonesia are examining online video comments by a U.S. woman jailed for 10 years over the 2014 murder of her mother on the resort island of Bali to decide if they justify a stiffer sentence, authorities said on Monday.