WASHINGTON - Hundreds of newspaper editorial boards across the country answered a nationwide call Thursday to express disdain for President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media, while some explained their decision not to do so. The same morning, the president tweeted that the "fake news media" is the "opposition party."
Childhood exposure to secondhand smoke is linked to lung disease decades later, according to a study published Thursday, August 16, by the American Cancer Society.
To most of the football-watching public, not much is different about kickoffs during this NFL preseason. The play still looks fundamentally the same, as kickers launch footballs toward distant goal lines, and would-be tacklers race down the field with varying degrees of abandon in search of speedy returners.
Aretha Franklin, whose exceptionally expressive singing about joy and pain and faith and liberation earned the Detroit diva a permanent and undisputed title - the "Queen of Soul" - died Aug. 16 at her home in Detroit. She was 76. Her representative Gwendolyn Quinn confirmed the death to the Associated Press and said the cause was pancreatic cancer.
For 15 years, a man reportedly piloting trains at Walt Disney World in Orlando kept a dark secret locked away. When Edward Ganster died at 71 in 2014, his wife lovingly recalled her husband as a man of deep faith who enjoyed his job. "He really loved trains," Mary Ganster said in an obituary, the Orlando Sentinel reported this week. "His witness for Jesus was so strong."
ROME - After one of the deadliest structural failures in modern Italy, government officials took aim Wednesday at the company operating a bridge that collapsed in Genoa with calls for resignations and possible state control of highways from the Alps to the Mediterranean. But the disaster that killed at least 39 people and injured more than a dozen also was becoming the first major domestic challenge for Italy's new and inexperienced government. Among the urgent concerns was whether other parts of the country's aging infrastructure could be at risk.
WASHINGTON - Scientists are raising alarms over a Trump administration plan to overhaul two federal offices tasked with food and agriculture research, calling the move a ploy to slash funding to projects on climate change, nutrition and other top concerns.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Wednesday, citing "the risk posed by his erratic conduct and behavior." Brennan has been a leading critic of Trump. Trump is also reviewing security clearances of other former officials including former FBI director James Comey, Sanders said during a regular White House news briefing.
Add another layer to the legal drama surrounding the Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple - and took his case all the way to the Supreme Court. Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, on Tuesday filed another federal lawsuit against the state alleging religious discrimination. This time, the cake at the center of the controversy was not for a wedding. In June 2017, Colorado lawyer Autumn Scardina called Masterpiece Cakeshop to request a custom cake that was blue on the outside and pink on the inside.
In their bid to unseat Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., Republicans have seized on a new controversy: an apocalyptic poster depicting a dead President Trump that promoted a Pearl Jam concert that was used to raise money for Tester's campaign. While there has been no suggestion that Tester had input into the poster's design, Republicans are criticizing the red-state Democrat for failing to condemn its content.