President Donald Trump on Friday sought to raise campaign money off his characterization of a probe into possible collusion with Russia as a "witch hunt" - the latest in a series of attempts to parlay his political troubles into cash. "What you're seeing in the news is a WITCH HUNT," said a fundraising solicitation seeking $1 donations. "But the real victim isn't me. It's YOU and the millions of other brave Americans who refused to bow down to Washington by voting for REAL CHANGE last November."
The K-cup that sparks so many millions of coffee drinkers to life each morning is appealing to eco-conscious consumers - just as the market for its Cup of Joe appears to be cooling. Keurig Green Mountain said it plans by 2020 to change the plastic composition in the billions of K-cup single-serving coffee containers it sells annually, making them more lucrative to recyclers while removing one of the nagging complaints that the little pods are piling up in landfills.
President Donald Trump labeled the investigation of alleged ties between Russia and his 2016 campaign a "witch hunt" twice on Thursday. The American people don't agree, and now we've learned that federal enforcement definitely doesn't agree. Indeed, if Trump is the "witch," the hunt just got closer to the witch again. The Washington Post is reporting that the investigation, which was placed under the guidance of special prosecutor and former FBI director Robert Mueller on Wednesday, is now probing a "senior White House adviser" who is "close to the president."
Four of the 12 Planned Parenthood health centers in Iowa will have to close because of a new state law aimed at cutting off public funds to the women's health organization, officials with the group said Thursday. Clinics in Sioux City, Burlington and Keokuk will close June 30, officials said, and one in Quad Cities will continue to provide abortions until the building is sold. The closures will affect 14,676 patients, many of whom live in areas with scant resources for poor women seeking services like birth control, according to Planned Parenthood.
While Ebony Archie shopped inside a Jackson, Mississippi, grocery store, her 6-year-old son Kingston slept in the car. It was just after 1 a.m. on Thursday and Archie, a mother of two from Jackson, had left the Toyota Camry running and the doors apparently unlocked. She was buying medicine, her family said, and Kingston had asked to stay in the car. In just a few hours, Kingston was scheduled to graduate from kindergarten.
A Chicago Cubs fan has died from the injuries he suffered when he fell over a Wrigley Field railing and hit his head following a game on Tuesday night. The 42-year-old man, Richard Garrity of Wheaton, Illinois, was leaving the ballpark about 40 minutes after Tuesday night's Cubs-Reds game had ended when he fell over the railing, the team said in a statement. A source told the Chicago Sun-Times that the railing was located on the right-field side of the stadium, behind the seating bowl.
Mental health services. Civics and arts programs. International education and language studies. Anti-bullying activities. Gifted and talented initiatives. Full-service community schools. These are some of the K-12 education programs that President Donald Trump is proposing be eliminated in his first full budget, as explained in a Washington Post story.
Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent's northern peninsula, providing striking evidence of climate change in the coldest and most remote parts of the planet. Amid the warming of the last 50 years, the scientists found two different species of mosses undergoing the equivalent of growth spurts, with mosses that once grew less than a millimeter per year, now growing over 3 millimeters per year on average.
I'm a recovering control addict. Or as my mother lovingly says, I'm a "control freak." This became excruciatingly obvious when I became a teacher. I spent five years telling 12-year-olds where to sit; what side of the page to write their name; when they could speak; even when they could go to the bathroom.
WASHINGTON - At lunchtime Wednesday, as he basked in the late spring sun in his wheelchair, Zaan Scott said he was feeling more optimistic. And that was remarkable, considering all he'd endured over the previous five weeks.