WASHINGTON - President Trump said Tuesday he has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and plans to nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him as the nation's top diplomat, orchestrating a major change to his national security team amid delicate outreach such as possible talks with North Korea. As Tillerson traveled through Africa, White House chief of staff John Kelly called to wake him up in the wee hours there Saturday to alert him that he would soon be replaced and to return to Washington as soon as possible, White House officials said.
Months ago, when National Geographic set out to make race the sole focus of its April 2018 issue, it decided to engage in some soul-searching.
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that economist and CNBC contributor Larry Kudlow has "a very good chance" at replacing Gary Cohn, the outgoing director of the White House National Economic Council. "I'm looking at Larry Kudlow very strongly," Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a trip to California. "He now has come around to believing in tariffs."
They all wanted the corpse. For four months, while Charles Manson's remains stayed on ice under a fake name in a California coroner's officer, a local court heard arguments on behalf of at least four parties seeking the right to send off the notorious cult leader. There was the serial killer memorabilia collector Michael Channels. And there was Michael Brunner, who claimed he was Manson's son with an early cult member.
The 84-year-old man arrived in the emergency room with complaints that weren't uncommon for a patient his age. He had reported feeling unsteady over the past several months, culminating in repeated falls in recent weeks. In the three days leading up to his hospital visit, his left arm and leg had noticeably weakened. Still, there were no red flags in the man's medical history. He didn't smoke. He rarely drank. A blood test detected nothing abnormal.
With the NFL's "legal tampering" window officially opening at noon on Monday, speculation about Kirk Cousins's next landing spot - and his process for choosing it - kicked into high gear. Contrary to one report, Cousins hasn't ruled out making a visit, or visits, to his potential suitors this week.
WASHINGTON - House Intelligence Committee Republicans have completed a draft report in their year-long Russia probe that states they found no evidence President Donald Trump or anyone affiliated with him colluded with Russian officials to affect the outcome of the 2016 election, a conclusion expected to incite backlash from Democrats. Republicans also determined that while the Russian government did pursue "active measures" to interfere in the election, it did not do so with the intention of helping Trump's campaign, contradicting the U.S. intelligence community's findings.
Not long after Lisa Ingall gave birth to a baby boy - after 30 punishing hours in labor without food - she turned to her husband, Amit Saha, and made a simple request: "'Get . . . down to the Classics and get me a Hell Burger!'" Saha recalled his wife saying that June day in 2010. "It wasn't so much of a request as it was a demand."
A leader of the Iowa Senate is stepping down after a video posted online showed him kissing a female lobbyist in a Des Moines bar. In the 52-second video, posted Monday on the liberal news website Iowa Starting Line, Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix, a Republican who is married, is seen sitting next to the woman on bar stools. They chat for most of the video until the woman leans over and begins kissing Dix.
Stormy Daniels offered on Monday to pay President Donald Trump $130,000 to buy her way out of a contract that prohibits her from discussing their decade-old alleged affair, the latest jab in a legal and public relations battle surrounding the once-secret agreement. The porn star's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, made the offer in a letter to Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, who has said he used his own funds to "facilitate" a payment of the same amount to Daniels days before the 2016 election.