A storm caused a small boat in Missouri to sink killing 17 people, some of them children..
Marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington state has "produced some demonstrable and persistent benefit" to police departments' ability to solve other types of crime, according to researchers at Washington State University. "Our models show no negative effects of legalization and, instead, indicate that crime clearance rates for at least some types of crime are increasing faster in states that legalized than in those that did not," the authors write in a study published in the journal Police Quarterly.
WASHINGTON - Two months before the 2016 election, longtime Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen secretly taped a conversation with the then-GOP presidential nominee about whether to purchase the rights to Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal's account of her alleged extramarital affair with Trump, according to three people familiar with the conversation. The recording, which Cohen made surreptitiously in Trump Tower in early September 2016, was seized by federal agents who are investigating Cohen for potential bank and election-law crimes, according to multiple people familiar with the probe.
Disney fired "Guardians of the Galaxy 3" writer-director James Gunn on Friday after a series of his old tweets, in which he joked about topics such as rape and pedophilia, resurfaced online this week. "The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James' Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio's values, and we have severed our business relationship with him," Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said in a statement. Several of the tweets, which dated back to 2009, include jokes involving children and sexual misconduct.
Your child will likely spend two to three years in diapers. Regardless of the type of diaper you choose, you can expect to battle at least a few diaper rashes. They are common and rarely dangerous, but with these prevention and treatment pointers, you should be better equipped to handle and conquer even the angriest of diaper rashes.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump suggested in a television interview broadcast Friday that he would be willing to impose tariffs on all Chinese goods imported by the United States, escalating his rhetoric in a trade war that has rattled both nations. "I'm ready to go to 500," Trump said during an interview on CNBC, referring to the dollar amount of Chinese imports to the United States last year, $505.5 billion.
WASHINGTON - Inside an emergency command bunker high above the Washington Mall, teams of federal workers are sifting through the case files of migrant children, matching them to parents in U.S. immigration jails and planning their reunions. The room on the sixth floor of the Department of Health and Human Services' Hubert H. Humphrey Building, with banks of computer terminals and wraparound television screens, is typically used to handle public health epidemics or hurricanes.
The bill was $108.73. His tip: $0. Why $0? The customers apparently made sure to let Khalil Cavil know. They circled his name printed on the receipt and wrote a note: "We don't tip terrorist." Cavil is a half-black, half-white, 20-year-old waiter who speaks openly about his Christian faith and plans to pursue a degree in theology. "Khalil" was the name of his father's friend who had died in an accident. His father had thought about that friend a lot, and he liked the name, which means "friend" in Arabic, so he named his son after him, according to Cavil's mother.
LAS NUECES, Guatemala -- The United States government separated their family at the border, leaving them with an agonizing choice. José Ottoniel was deported to Guatemala in June, a month into President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" crackdown. But his 10-year-old son, Ervin, who made the journey with him, remained in Texas. Now, back in this hilltop village, José and his wife, Elvia, need to decide what to do with their son, who is at a migrant shelter 1,700 miles away.
The list is extensive and includes some of the most influential names in the overlapping worlds of technology, science and academia. Among them are billionaire inventor and OpenAI founder Elon Musk, Skype founder Jaan Tallinn, artificial intelligence researcher Stuart Russell, as well as the three founders of Google DeepMind - the company's premier machine learning research group.