Theodore Roosevelt flashed his famously toothy grin as he looked out over New York harbor, but he wasn't altogether pleased. After spending more than a year abroad that included an African safari and a meeting with Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II, the former president "beamed with joy," the New York Tribune reported, as he came back to the United States on June 18, 1910, to find that an enormous throng - estimated by the Tribune at a half-million - had assembled to hail his return.
If getting a No. 1 hit on country radio is a big deal, it's an especially rare feat when it's a singer's first-ever single. Yet that's exactly what happened to Jimmie Allen late last year when "Best Shot," a midtempo ballad about commitment to a relationship, went to the top of the chart.
WASHINGTON - The House will vote Tuesday, Feb. 26, on a measure rejecting President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday, Feb. 22. Pelosi's announcement came an hour after a disapproval resolution was filed in the House, and she told reporters on a conference call that she would waste no time putting it up for a vote once lawmakers return to Washington next week.
WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Thursday ordered that longtime Republican operative and Trump confidant Roger Stone may not speak publicly about the investigation or case against him. Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington said it would be "foolhardy" to wait for Stone to transgress again in the wake of an Instagram post that appeared to show her photo near crosshairs. The post suggested both she and special counsel Robert Mueller III, whose office brought the case against Stone, were biased.
SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela - At Tachira Central Hospital, ceilings are caving in, most ambulances don't work, and antibiotics are scarce. Now harried doctors are stockpiling blood and drafting weekend medics as Venezuela braces for what the opposition is calling the "D-Day" of humanitarian aid.
An Internal Revenue Service employee has been charged with leaking confidential government reports that described financial transactions made by President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen, according to court documents unsealed Thursday. John Fry, an investigative analyst with the IRS in San Francisco, was charged with the unauthorized disclosure of suspicious activity reports, or SARs. Such reports are meant to flag potentially unlawful financial conduct to government investigators but do not necessarily indicate wrongdoing.
RICHMOND, Va. - The Republican-controlled House of Delegates killed Democrats' last-ditch efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment Thursday, as advocates promised retribution at the ballot box. Democrats had hoped to use procedural measures to force Republicans to take a floor vote on the amendment for the first time. After the effort failed, ERA opponents in the gallery overlooking the chamber clapped. Then an ERA supporter, also in the gallery, shouted, "Shame on Virginia!" "I am disgusted by this vote, absolutely disgusted," another yelled.
RALEIGH, N.C. - Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris says a new election in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District is warranted after allegations of ballot tampering. Harris, during testimony this afternoon to the North Carolina State Board of Elections, said a new election was warranted in the hotly contested race, which Harris led by 905 votes. Harris also said he made mistakenly testified earlier Thursday. He said he is recovering from an infection that led to sepsis and two strokes, and that he realized he was not prepared for the "rigors" of this hearing.
We are not giving away state secrets when we say that political partisanship is one of the most significant ruptures among Americans. A December 2017 poll by Pew Research Center asked Americans to describe the conflicts between various groups. Partisanship ranked far higher as a point of conflict than race, income, community or age.
GREENBELT, Md. - At a hearing Thursday, a Coast Guard lieutenant who used his work computer in what prosecutors contend was planning for a wide-scale domestic terrorist attack was ordered held for 14 days while the government weighs additional charges against him.