WASHINGTON - Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday were under attack from an array of critics, including the president and civil rights leaders, triggered by revelations from two reports on the long Russian social media campaign to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.
MEXICO CITY - The United States and Mexico announced Tuesday a bilateral assistance program to curb migration from Central America, signaling an early vote of confidence from the Trump administration in the foreign policy of new Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Penny Marshall, who starred in the long-running sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" and parlayed her fame into a career directing crowd-pleasing movies such as "Big" and "A League of Their Own," making her the first woman to helm movies that earned more than $100 million, died Dec. 17 at her home in Hollywood Hills. She was 75. Michelle Bega, a spokeswoman for Marshall's family, said the cause was complications from diabetes.
WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Tuesday postponed the sentencing for Michael Flynn after he lambasted President Donald Trump's former national security adviser for trying to undermine his own country and said he could not guarantee he would spare Flynn from prison. The stunning development means that Flynn will have to be sentenced at a later date, when he can possibly convince a judge more thoroughly of how his cooperation has benefited law enforcement.
Winter got off to a fast start in the Lower 48 even before it was technically winter. Waves of cold gripped the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. and several winter storms tracked across the region. Conditions have since eased some but the heart of winter lies ahead. Will cold and snowy conditions return and turn more harsh? The polar vortex, the roaring river of air winding around the North Pole, holds the cards. What they reveal could be very disturbing and a harbinger of extreme winter weather conditions in the eastern U.S.
Months after President Donald Trump took office, Russia's disinformation teams trained their sites on a new target: special counsel Robert Mueller III. Having worked to help get Trump into the White House, they now worked to neutralize the biggest threat to his staying there.
Les Moonves, the once-powerful head of CBS, will not receive any severance payment in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, the CBS Board of Directors announced Monday. The network made the announcement after the completion of a company investigation that found Moonves was guilty of "willful and material malfeasance" and a failure to comply with the investigation. He was set to receive as much as $120 million as part of his severance package, depending on the results of the inquiry.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed fellow Republican Rep. Martha McSally to the Senate, he announced Tuesday, picking a favorite of GOP leaders to fill the seat John McCain held for decades. McSally, who lost a close race for Arizona's other Senate seat this year, will succeed Republican Sen. Jon Kyl. Kyl will step down at the end of the year following a brief time in McCain's seat after McCain's death in August.
The agreement with the New York attorney general comes amid an ongoing lawsuit against the charity and Trump and his three eldest children.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment Monday charging two business associates of Michael T. Flynn with acting as agents of the Turkish government, describing in remarkable detail how the three attempted to convince the U.S. to expel a rival of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.