Lawyers for Paul Manafort accused prosecutors working with Special Counsel Robert Mueller of smearing their client through unflattering media accounts that originated with illegal grand jury leaks. The lawyers on Monday urged U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis to hold a hearing focusing in particular on communications involving Andrew Weissmann, one of the Mueller prosecutors, with The Associated Press.
The United States has pledged to provide $8 million to support the global response to the growing Ebola outbreak in Congo, officials said Tuesday. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced $7 million commitment Tuesday at the World Health Assembly in Geneva that added to an initial $1 million pledge last week.
In a country that hasn't been at war for more than 200 years, preparing for the worst means going back to the basics. "Good hand hygiene is important for avoiding infection," cautions a new leaflet that is due to be distributed to all 4.8 million Swedish households by the government in Stockholm in an effort to increase the nation's war and crisis readiness. Next to a drawing that depicts fighter jets and tanks in the picturesque and historically peaceful Swedish landscape, the authors urge their readers to take the advice seriously.
Joyce Brenny, chief executive of Brenny Transportation in Minnesota, gave her truck drivers a 15 percent raise this year, but she still can't find enough workers for a job that now pays $80,000 a year. A year ago, when customers would call Brenny, she could almost always get their goods loaded on a truck and moving within a day or two. Now she's warning customers it could take two weeks to find an available truck and driver.
To paraphrase an old air travel axiom: What goes in must come out, one way or another. There are approximately seven fluid ounces in a double vodka tonic - give or take, depending on how generous Frontier Airlines is with the pour. Michael Allen Haag ordered his first one during the first cart service Thursday evening, according to the FBI - shortly after the plane took off from Denver, with hundreds of miles to go before it reached Charleston, South Carolina.
Airlines' insatiable demand for pilots threatens to sabotage flight schools' ability to train new ones. Carriers are raising wages and hoarding every available pilot - including the instructors schools rely on to teach incoming students.
The Sunday lunch rush was underway at the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City, North Carolina, a restaurant about 30 miles west of Charlotte. Inside the eatery's rustic interior of wooden plank walls, Roger Self, a former police officer turned private investigator, was eating appetizers with his family. Around noon, the 62-year-old got up from the table. The family believed he was just using the restroom, the Gaston Gazette later reported. Moments later, waiter Brandon Wilson was heading to check on the table when a sound shattered the dining room.
Netflix announced a production deal Monday, May 21, with Barack and Michelle Obama that will see the former first couple create a wide range of content for the streaming service. The deal, talks for which had first been reported in March, will encompass a wider range of formats than many analysts expected.
After all the hype, the numbers are in: More than 29 million Americans tuned in on Saturday to watch one of their own become British royalty.
After completing what they say is the first examination of Adolf Hitler's remains since World War II, a team of researchers has announced that the Nazi leader most definitely died in Berlin and, therefore, cannot possibly still be alive on the moon. The study was no easy feat. Over the past 73 years, Hitler's presumed corpse has been set on fire, secretly buried, dug up by the Soviets, hidden by the KGB and finally ordered destroyed.