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Marco Rubio, who was ready to leave the Senate a year ago, finds his stride in 2017

When he was campaigning for president in 2016, Sen. Marco Rubio took flak for skipping votes and missing committee meetings. He groused about the slow pace of Congress and planned on a return to private life. But after reversing course and being re-elected last year, the Florida Republican found Washington more to his liking in 2017. That was thanks in ... Read More »

CHP officer killed in Christmas Eve freeway crash in Hayward

A California Highway Patrol officer, just hours from getting off duty and going home to open Christmas presents with his wife and three young children, was killed when an impaired driver swerved off the road and slammed into his patrol vehicle, which was parked near an on-ramp to Interstate 880 in Hayward, the CHP said Monday. Andrew Camilleri Sr., 33, ... Read More »

When Trump forbade a Christmas tree — and other forgotten stories from the ‘war on Christmas’

It’s Christmas, and President Trump is celebrating by repeatedly typing “MERRY CHRISTMAS!” — and by taking credit for having “led the charge against the assault of our cherished and beautiful phrase.” Ah, the proverbial “war on Christmas,” in which the holiday is under attack — with even the “Merry Christmas” greeting frowned upon — and the faithful fight to defend ... Read More »

How Greenland would look without its ice sheet

Scientists have produced a stunning visualisation of Greenland – without its ice cover. It is made from decades of survey data that show the position and shape of the territory’s bedrock, and the surrounding seafloor. This is critical information needed to understand how the huge island might respond to a warming world. Were all the ice on Greenland to melt, ... Read More »

All the President’s women are complicit

I am dying to know what’s really going on with all the President’s women. I vividly remember Ivanka Trump, in her blush-colored dress, introducing her father at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. So compelling, so savvy — her dress cost $138 — and so independent. She took to that stage and boldly declared, “As President, my father will change ... Read More »

Salma Hayek recalls Harvey Weinstein ‘fury’ on ‘Frida’ set in op-ed

Salma Hayek is breaking her silence about Harvey Weinstein in a New York Times op-ed in which the star details sexual harassment and abusive behavior on the set of “Frida.” Hayek’s story comes two months after a group of women, including actress Ashley Judd, first came forward with allegations against the disgraced movie mogul. His accusers now include nearly 70 ... Read More »

White House reins in Tillerson’s offer to start North Korea talks

The White House and State Department both stated Wednesday that the US is not ready to begin talks with North Korea, a day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had suggested the two sides could start negotiating without preconditions. Tillerson’s offer Tuesday to “sit down and see each other face to face” seemed to signal a shift in State Department ... Read More »

Naked Man Jumps Onto Moving Truck Near Dulles Airport

Amid strong winds and temperatures in the 20s, the agitated man got out of his vehicle and started stripping, witnesses said   A man stripped naked and jumped onto a moving truck in freezing temperatures Tuesday near Washington Dulles International Airport, officials say and stunning video shows. Shocked drivers stopped their cars to gawk at the man’s rampage and record ... Read More »

‘Poker princess’ Molly Bloom on her stranger-than-fiction life

It’s a bit of a strange experience, sitting down in a hotel to chat to someone whose life you’ve just seen portrayed on a big screen, witnessing their biggest triumphs and personal disasters. Imagine how it feels then for “poker princess” Molly Bloom herself, seeing Jessica Chastain slip into her shoes and present her story to the world in Molly’s ... Read More »

ReCAAP Ensures the Safety of Asian Waters

In cooperation with ReCAAP and as part of its counter-piracy measures, the Japanese government dispatches Coast Guard patrol vessels and aircraft to coastal nations mainly in Southeast Asia, exchanges perspectives and information with relevant agencies, and conducts anti-piracy training and coordinated maritime exercises. The photo shows law enforcement training exercises using a high-speed rubber raft being conducted for Philippine Coast ... Read More »