Not only is summer a useful time to finish or delete anything that's loitering in your DVR, I've always encouraged viewers to also use these months as a time to guiltlessly graze TV's junk-food aisles. Certain inane pleasures await when we stop treating TV like highbrow homework and let it become the populist entertainer it was made to be.
Nestle said it may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth and other U.S. confectionery brands as it explores strategic options for a unit that's struggling amid sluggish demand for chocolate. The review will be completed by the end of the year, the Vevey, Switzerland-based company said Thursday. The unit had sales of about 900 million francs ($923 million) in 2016, about one-tenth of the company's global revenue from sweets.
The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said.
In the cold waters of the North Sea, trawlers catch all manner of unintended things. Garbage, often. Porpoises, sometimes, for the shores of the Netherlands are teeming with hundreds of thousands of them. But on May 30, several nautical miles off the Hook of Holland, a boat hauled up something perhaps never before seen by man. Two feet long . . . and with two heads. A photo of the thing began to circulate through the Netherlands - eventually to the inbox of Erwin Kompanje, the curator of mammals at the Natural History Museum in Rotterdam, who was astounded.
The man suspected of firing dozens of rounds into an Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field Wednesday morning was highly critical of President Donald Trump and other Republican leaders on social media, and had volunteered for the presidential campaign of Democrat Bernie Sanders. Law enforcement officials were still investigating what motivated James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, who died from his injuries after being taken to a hospital Wednesday morning.
"Go take a break, Gretch," the head server says over the din of the DJ and the shuffle of dancing wedding guests. I take my tray of empty glassware and head to the back.
Rep. Mike Moon had processed about 20 chickens, with another 30 to go, when the idea came to him. The Republican state representative from Ash Grove, Missouri, decided he would send a message to Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens about respecting state lawmakers in a most unusual way: by severing the head of a live chicken and posting video of the decapitation on social media.
The Republican lawmakers and their aides had nearly finished batting practice at an Alexandria, Virginia, park Wednesday when they heard a single crack through the sticky early-morning air. For a moment, they wondered what it was. Then came an explosion of gunfire, and there, near third base, was a man with a rifle. One round hit Steve Scalise, the majority whip from Louisiana, in the hip, dropping him to ground. He screamed, then dragged himself to the grass outfield as a trail of blood streaked across the dirt.
TOKYO - University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier has been medically evacuated from North Korea in a coma after being detained for 17 months, his parents told The Washington Post on Tuesday. Warmbier, 22, is due to arrive home in Cincinnati on Tuesday evening, after a stop at a U.S. military facility near Sapporo, Japan.
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused to comment Tuesday on whether he spoke to President Donald Trump about former FBI Director James Comey's handling of the investigation into coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential race. Sessions told the Senate Intelligence Committee he could not discuss his conversations with Trump because they were private. "I am not able to discuss with you or confirm or deny the nature of private conversations that I may have had with the president on this subject or others," Sessions said.