READ: Kavanaugh emails on abortion, affirmative action

READ: Kavanaugh emails on abortion, affirmative action

READ: Kavanaugh emails on abortion, affirmative action

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 08:06 AM PDT

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker has released documents from Brett Kavanaugh's time as a White House staffer under President George W. Bush related to abortion and affirmative action

How to defuse a Bob Woodward book bombshell

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 08:05 AM PDT

The Trump White House has been rocked this week with early details from Bob Woodward's book "Fear: Trump in the White House."

Here are the administration officials who deny they wrote The New York Times op-ed

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 08:02 AM PDT

Some of the highest-ranking officials in the Trump administration are taking the extraordinary step of publicly denying they or their offices authored the infamous anonymous op-ed in The New York Times.

Trump admin seeks to keep immigrant families in detention indefinitely

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 07:55 AM PDT

The Trump administration has released a proposal to overhaul the way that undocumented immigrant families are treated in custody, a maneuver that would allow the government to keep the families in detention as long as their immigration court case remains open.

Flu and common cold confirmed in sick passengers on Emirates flight to JFK

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 07:52 AM PDT

New York City's Department of Health & Mental Hygiene confirmed on Thursday that a majority of the test results from passengers aboard Emirates Flight 203 who reported illness Wednesday "showed common viruses such as influenza and the common cold."

CBS reportedly negotiating exit for CEO Les Moonves

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 07:50 AM PDT

Les Moonves, the chief executive of CBS, was accused more than a month ago of sexual harassment and misconduct in a report in The New Yorker.

Earthquake buries homes under landslides in Hokkaido, Japan

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 07:50 AM PDT

A magnitude-6.7 quake struck the northern island of Hokkaido early Thursday, causing landslides which buried a "large" number of homes at the foot of a ridge, according to public broadcaster NHK.

Police search home of couple who raised $400,000 for homeless man

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 07:48 AM PDT

Police executed a search warrant Thursday morning to comb through the home of the couple who raised $400,000 for a homeless Philadelphia man.

Italy's Florence bans eating in the street

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 07:47 AM PDT

Italy might be the home of al fresco dining, but in the city of Florence a new law has banned eating in the streets of its historic center, with fines imposed of nearly $600.

Police detain suspected shooter in Cincinnati's Fountain Square, dispatcher says

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 07:45 AM PDT

Police detained a suspect in a shooting Thursday at a Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati's Fountain Square, a police dispatcher said.

Donald Trump's disdain for the truth makes the case for freeing jailed journalists harder

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 07:34 AM PDT

Without vigorous support for press freedom in the US and around the world, parts of the world will go dark to us -- and become even more grim for those who live and report there.

Booker says he'll release Kavanaugh documents: 'I understand the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate'

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 07:33 AM PDT

The second day of questioning in Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing began with another bitter controversy over the GOP's handling of the process and the behavior of Democrats seeking to slow his confirmation.

Hong Kong now has more super-rich people than any other city

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 07:17 AM PDT

Hong Kong has overtaken the Big Apple to become the top destination for the planet's wealthiest individuals.

Hollywood tension over art and commerce highlighted by 'Hal'

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 07:12 AM PDT

Hollywood tension between art and commerce highlighted in 'Hal,' the new documentary about Hal Ashby, director of 'Being There,' 'Coming Home' and 'Harold and Maude'

Lewandowski on NYT op-ed: This 'is what the deep state is'

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 07:01 AM PDT

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager on Thursday pointed to the anonymous New York Times op-ed as proof of a so-called "deep state" -- a belief held by some conservatives that an entrenched bureaucracy is working against the President.

More baby boomers turning to marijuana, study says

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 07:01 AM PDT

Seniors are increasingly passing the pipe. About 9% of middle-age adults between the ages of 50 and 64 have used marijuana in the past year, while 3% of those over 65 have done so, new research finds.

Lyft launches a scooter service. Uber is close behind

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 07:00 AM PDT

Lyft is launching scooters in Denver, signaling a new era for the ridesharing company.

Trump slams damning New York Times op-ed as 'gutless'

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 06:57 AM PDT

An unnamed senior Trump administration official assailed President Donald Trump's "amorality" and reckless decision-making in a New York Times op-ed published Wednesday and said he or she is part of a "resistance" working to thwart Trump's worst impulses.

Starbucks is opening its first store in Italy. Frappuccinos aren't on the menu

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 06:56 AM PDT

Starbucks is coming to Italy 35 years after a trip to Milan shaped Howard Schultz's vision for the coffee chain.

Republican congressman had lengthy dinner with extremist anti-Muslim politician during London trip

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 06:50 AM PDT

Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona attended an hours-long dinner in London in July with an extremist Belgian politician who has a history of inflammatory and racist comments.

The future for peace in Afghanistan is much brighter

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 06:47 AM PDT

Gayle Lemmon writes that in Afghanistan, a chorus of voices from across civil society, the political sphere and the military are growing louder in their demands for peace.

Kamala Harris grills Kavanaugh on Mueller investigation

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 06:42 AM PDT

During a tense exchange on the second day of confirmation hearings, Sen. Kamala Harris pressed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about whether he had discussed special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation with anyone, including any individuals at the law firm founded by the President's personal attorney.

Bernie Sanders' 'Stop BEZOS' bill targets worker pay at Amazon and Walmart

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 06:40 AM PDT

Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a bill that would slap a tax on Amazon, Walmart and other big companies that employ workers who collect public assistance.

Thai boys trapped in cave meet divers at event recounting ordeal

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 06:39 AM PDT

The 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach and the rescuers who helped extract them from a cave this summer were honored by Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha in a lavish ceremony Thursday.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell to give away $3 million physics prize

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 06:37 AM PDT

One of the world's leading astrophysicists says she will donate her $3 million winnings from a prestigious science prize to help others break into the field.

Barnes & Noble is in big trouble in more than one way

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 06:30 AM PDT

Barnes & Noble's sales fell 6.9% last quarter and losses widened.

6,000 Washington teachers go on strike, causing kids to miss their first day of school

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 06:18 AM PDT

Thousands of Washington state students missed their first day of class Thursday, and it's not clear when they'll be able to start their school year. Nearly 6,000 teachers are on strike in nine western Washington school districts, including Tacoma Public Schools.

NY Times op-ed writer took huge gamble on stopping Trump

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 06:14 AM PDT

The main problem with the shocking article, which seems unprecedented in American history, is that it could make Trump behave in an even more deranged way as the palace intrigue grows more intense, writes Michael D'Antonio.

India's top court decriminalizes gay sex in landmark ruling

Posted: 06 Sep 2018 06:05 AM PDT

India's Supreme Court has struck down a colonial-era law criminalizing consensual gay sex, overturning more than 150 years of anti-LGBT legislation.
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