Trump on his Puerto Rico response: 'I'd say it was a 10'


President Donald Trump gave himself a “10” on Thursday for his response to the...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2017. There are 69 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 23, 1942, during World War II, Britain launched a major offensive against Axis forces at El Alamein (el ah-lah-MAYN‘) in Egypt, resulting in an Allied victory....


Trump's consistent refrain: There is not now and never will be proof of Russian collusion

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. During his interview with Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo that aired Sunday, President Donald Trump returned to an assertion he’s reiterated repeatedly as president. “e were talking earlier about - about the Russia thing,” Bartiromo said. “Let me just ask you, you -...


Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson has 'nothing to say' to Trump after controversial

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Nineteen days after her husband’s death and two days after his wrenching burial, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson said she has “nothing to say” to President Donald Trump, whose condolence call pulled the grieving widow into the center of a national controversy....

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Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising Monday the popular 401(k) retirement program will be untouched. Still, the head of the House’s tax-writing committee...


Study: NYC could see bad flooding every 5 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Within the next three decades, floods that used to strike the New York City area only once every 500 years could occur every five years, according to a new scientific study released just days before the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. The study, performed by researchers at...


Kaspersky Lab to open anti-virus software to outside review

Kaspersky Lab-Security Review

Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, battered by suspicion of Russian government influence, wants to reassure customers by opening up its software’s underlying code for outside review. But security experts and some U.S. politicians say the move is mostly meaningless. In September, the U.S....


He rolled a blunt, then helped kill a fellow MS-13 member

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Jonathan Gomez Sorto had just rolled a blunt and started to smoke it when a fellow MS-13 member stabbed Edwin Almendarez in the neck. Then, prosecutors say, Gomez Sorto held down the victim while others joined in on what would become a deadly attack. The killing took...


Kabul's first soccer match in decades defies Taliban attacks

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. KABUL - The lights beamed on inside the Afghan Football Federation stadium and 5,000 people, drawn to a spectacle unheard of for nearly four decades, came out to see a match. Security in Afghanistan’s capital is tenuous, a fact underscored in the past week by several...


Amazon says it received 238 proposals for 2nd headquarters


NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Monday that it received 238 proposals from cities and regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico hoping to be the home of the company’s second headquarters. The online retailer kicked off its hunt for a second home base in September, promising to bring 50,000 new...


Hogan signs order barring state business with companies that boycott Israel

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order on Monday that prohibits the state from doing business with companies engaged in a boycott of Israel. Hogan took the executive action against the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement, an effort started in 2005...

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