Amid backlash and boycotts, President Donald Trump addressed a private gathering Saturday at the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson - instead of speaking at the public opening ceremony. The change in venue came after Trump's plans to visit the museum, which honors civil rights martyrs, drew criticism from those who marched in the movement. "President Trump's attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum," Reps. John Lewis, D-Ga., and Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said in a joint statement Thursday.
OJAI, Calif. - As the Golden State continued to burn for a sixth day, California officials warned that higher Santa Ana winds forecast through the weekend could create more erratic fire behavior, offering little chance of a reprieve for residents and firefighters who have endured flames and smoke for nearly a week. On Saturday, multiple wildfires continued to rage throughout Southern California, cloaking the area in nightmarish flame and towering plumes of smoke so thick they were visible from space.
In a June panel discussion, CNN senior congressional correspondent Manu Raju addressed the attacks that descended upon him over a correct story about Tom Price's questionable investment decisions as a congressman. "You just cannot screw up in this environment because they'll use every small mistake to come after you and suggest that you have some nefarious motive in your reporting," he said. And now, a variation on that rule: They'll use every big mistake to allege that you have some nefarious motive in your reporting.
Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama received an unlikely late-campaign boost Friday from one of his own accusers, who acknowledged that she incorrectly described Moore's inscription in her high school yearbook. Beverly Young Nelson was not among the five women who have told The Washington Post that Moore pursued them when they were teenagers. She came forward later with attorney Gloria Allred.
To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, "Here we go again." Bitcoin is on everyone's lips this week and the price has gone nuts - shooting past $17,000 per bitcoin in Thursday's trading. It has rocketed up $5,000 in less than a week, prompting wall-to-wall news coverage that is giving Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., Russia, the FBI and even President Donald Trump a run for their money. The value of the digital currency - or cryptocurrency - is up about 15 times this year.
WASHINGTON - Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., facing an ethics investigation over alleged sexual harassment, announced Friday that he will resign immediately following his wife's admission to the hospital. Franks had said Thursday that he would resign at the end of January but said Friday that his wife's ailment had prompted him to change his plans and immediately step down.
The year 2017 was a critical one for patents -- limited legal monopolies granted to inventors to control the market for their innovations. Notably, the U.S. Supreme Court decided two cases this year that continued a trend of reining in patent trolls, companies that buy up wildly overbroad patents and then sue anyone and everyone for infringement, looking for easy settlements.
Shohei Ohtani, the 23-year-old Japanese outfielder and pitcher, will sign with the Los Angeles Angels, his agent Nez Balelo announced Friday afternoon. "In the end, he felt a strong connection with the Angels and believes they can best help him reach his goals in Major League Baseball," Balelo said in a statement.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out against Wells Fargo, insisting that fines against the embattled mega bank would not be scrapped and threatening even harsher penalties. "Fines and penalties against Wells Fargo Bank for their bad acts against their customers and others will not be dropped, as has been incorrectly reported, but will be pursued and, if anything, substantially increased," Trump said in a tweet. "I will cut Regs but make penalties severe when caught cheating."
Like so many others, 26-year-old Nia Payne wanted to view of August's historic solar eclipse but didn't have a pair of protective glasses. She walked outside on Staten Island and glanced at the sun - 70 percent was covered - for about six seconds before deciding she needed eye protection. She borrowed a pair of what looked like eclipse glasses from someone nearby, then looked directly at the sun for 15 to 20 seconds. They weren't the right glasses.