I love trunk-or-treating, the increasingly ubiquitous alternative to street-side trick-or-treating, in which local families, costumed, gather in a school or church parking lot to exchange candy. Since the New York Times first reported on this trend in 2006, this tailgating version of Halloween has spread from a few small communities to a nationwide event. The phenomenon appears to be most popular in wealthy suburbs like mine, where homes are far apart, but it can be found in all kinds of neighborhoods.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump woke before dawn on Monday and burrowed in at the White House residence to wait for the Russia bombshell he knew was coming. Separated from most of his West Wing staff - who fretted over why he was late getting to the Oval Office - Trump clicked on the television and spent the morning playing fuming media critic, legal analyst and crisis communications strategist, according to several people close to him.
Danish inventor Peter Madsen admitted to dismembering the body of freelance journalist Kim Wall, Danish police said Monday, marking the latest shift in Madsen's explanation for how Wall's severed body sank to the sea floor off the coast of Copenhagen. Madsen still maintains he did not kill Wall, according to a police news release, now claiming Wall died of carbon monoxide poisoning inside his submarine while he was on deck.
A federal judge in New York rejected the NFL Players Association's latest request for a preliminary injunction for Ezekiel Elliott, potentially clearing the way for the NFL to enforce its six-game suspension of the second-year running back for the Dallas Cowboys. The ruling was made by U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla after a hearing Monday.
WASHINGTON - Tony Podesta, a Democratic power lobbyist, announced to colleagues Monday that he is stepping down amid a series of indictments that cast a shadow on work his firm had done with Paul Manafort that may have benefited a Ukrainian regime friendly to the Kremlin.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is poised to make wholesale changes to the agency's key advisory group, jettisoning scientists who have received grants from the EPA and replacing them with industry experts and state government officials. The move represents a fundamental shift, one that could change the scientific and technical advice that historically has guided the EPA as the agency crafts environmental regulations. The decision to bar any researcher who receives EPA grant money from serving as an adviser to the agency appears to be unprecedented.
They saw her only once. That was before Linda Roberts-Antinoro and her husband, Mike Antinoro, had moved into the historic stone house surrounded by sloping hills and a scenic stream. As they visited the Maryland property on a blustery afternoon in January 1990, and stood gazing at the locked and empty home, they noticed a shadowy figure in the window above the front door.
What do cameras, e-readers, Game Boys, tablets, CPAP machines, DVD players and Barbie B-Books have in common? They are all electronics that go on vacation and must now join laptops in the security checkpoint bins.
For a few hours after a bombshell BuzzFeed interview in which actor Anthony Rapp alleged Kevin Spacey had made a sexual advance toward him more than 30 years ago, when Rapp was just 14, Spacey remained silent. Then, at precisely midnight, the veteran actor posted a two-paragraph statement on Twitter.
Here's the good news: the Minnesota offense is clicking. The Timberwolves are scoring 106.5 points per 100 possessions, giving them the eighth-most efficient offense in the NBA. But offense wasn't the issue in the Twin Cities entering this season - it was defense. Under Tom Thibodeau, the team's defense-first coach and president of basketball operations, that aspect of the game continues to get worse.