North Korean state television aired a 42-minute long documentary on Thursday that offered a different view of Kim Jong Un's meeting with President Donald Trump in Singapore. The televised account of this week's summit had an epic air, using triumphant music to underscore its gravitas - perhaps a fitting stylistic touch for the first-ever meeting of sitting leaders of the United States and North Korea, despite recent tensions.
The University of Chicago will no longer require ACT or SAT scores from U.S. students, sending a jolt through elite institutions of higher education as it becomes the first top-10 research university to join the test-optional movement.
As thousands of applications for student debt forgiveness poured into the U.S. Education Department, the Trump administration cut the staff working on the claims and ordered a halt to an overhaul of the system, according to the agency's inspector general. The result: Claims lingered month after month.
Elon Musk has taken on a task perhaps more challenging than launching rockets into space: getting passengers from Chicago's O'Hare airport to the Loop in 12 minutes, roughly three to four times as fast as the current taxi journey.
Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa is drawing scrutiny after sharing a social media post from a British white nationalist who has described himself in the past as an admirer of Hitler's Germany and a "Nazi sympathizer." King, whose racially inflected comments on subjects such as immigration and Western culture have drawn headlines for years, retweeted the British white nationalist Mark Collett, who had shared a statistic from Breitbart News on Tuesday morning about opinions of "mass immigration" in Italy.
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WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve hiked America's benchmark interest rate a quarter point on Wednesday, June 13, to 1.75 to 2 percent, a move that will likely cause a slight increase in mortgage, credit card, auto and small business loan rates. This hike, which was widely expected, is the Fed's second of 2018, and the central bank signaled it is likely to do two more increases by the end of this year.
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney and fixer, is parting ways with his legal team as federal prosecutors in New York pursue a criminal investigation of him, according to a person familiar with the case.
Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday, and his recovery from a heart attack is going very well, the White House said. Kudlow was admitted Monday to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after what officials said was a very mild heart attack. "Doctors say Larry's recovery is going very well," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. "The President and the Administration are happy Larry is back home and look forward to seeing him back to work soon."
Frankly, it could have been a lot worse. Wade Vielock could have been sitting on the toilet when the enormous snake slithered its way out of the porcelain throne. Lucky for the Bee County, Texas, man, Vielock was simply cleaning his bathroom, or as a Patch writer put it, "not using it in a way that would have given the blue indigo a tactical advantage." But the opportune timing did not make the scenario any less terrifying.