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  • Trump Sons Lead Nonprofit Offering Access To President-Elect

    December 20, 2016 9:29 PM 17

    Trump Sons Lead Nonprofit Offering Access To President-Elect A new Texas nonprofit led by Donald Trump's oldest sons will provide access to Trump during the inauguration in exchange for $1 million donations. The foundation says it will give million-dollar donations to unnamed "conservation" charities in exchange for a "private reception and photo opportunity

  • CIO view: Inside the World Health Organization

    December 19, 2016 5:52 PM 22

    An exclusive conversation with the Chief Information Officer of WHO reveals technology used to prepare for and manage outbreaks of disease on a global scale. I spoke with WHO's Chief Information Officer, Marc Touitou as part of the CXOTALK series of interviews with innovative leaders who are shaping our modern world. The command center helps WHO manage

  • Donald Trump I've Got That Southern Charm

    December 17, 2016 10:38 PM 20

    Donald Trump just finished his "Thank You" tour in a very colorful way, with a greeting from some Alabama teens dressed in their Sunday's best. Trump touched down in Mobile Saturday ... and waiting for him were some Alabamians who serve as Azalea Trail Maids, a group of high schoolers chosen to serve as ambassadors for the city. The Prez-Elect then made his way to Ladd-Peebles

  • President-Elect Trump Brings His 'Thank You' Tour to Alabama

    December 17, 2016 7:39 PM 18

    President-elect Donald Trump closes out his "thank you" tour Saturday afternoon with a rally in Mobile, Alabama. In coming to Mobile, Trump is also returning to the site of one of his biggest rallies as a candidate. In August 2015, Trump drew a crowd of some 30,000 supporters to the Ladd–Peebles Stadium. The president-elect tweeted this morning that he's expecting

  • TV and radio listings: December 17

    December 17, 2016 5:01 AM 14

    Noon Celebration Bowl: North Carolina Central vs. Grambling State » WJLA (Ch. 7), WMAR (Ch. 2) 2 p.m. New Mexico Bowl: Texas San Antonio vs. New Mexico » ESPN, WTEM (980 AM) 3:30 p.m. Las Vegas Bowl: Houston vs. San Diego State » WJLA (Ch. 7), WMAR (Ch. 2) 5:30 p.m. Camellia Bowl: Appalachian State vs. Toledo » ESPN, WTEM (980 AM) 9 p.m. New Orleans

  • Coalition airstrikes destroy air defense weapon in Syria

    December 16, 2016 4:49 PM 16

    Coalition airstrikes destroyed an air defense system that Islamic State militants had captured last weekend when they retook the Syrian city of Palmyra from Russian and Syrian regime forces. The U.S.-led coalition says that strikes in 10 locations destroyed the artillery system, 14 tanks, buildings and vehicles. The top U.S. general leading the fight

  • White House chiefs of staff to have lunch together on Friday

    December 16, 2016 4:43 PM 18

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's chief of staff Denis McDonough is hosting his successor Reince Preibus, who will be chief of staff to President-elect Donald Trump when he takes office on Jan. 20, for lunch on Friday, a White House official said. Preibus and McDonough will be joined by 10 other men who have held the position, considered to be one of the most difficult

  • Stein spent nearly $1 million of recount funds on consultants, staff, admin expenses

    December 14, 2016 12:54 PM 22

    Green Party nominee Jill Stein spent nearly $1 million of the funds she raised for recount efforts in three battleground states on consultants, staff, and administrative costs. Stein, who pushed for recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, raised $7.3 million for the efforts and said that “every dollar” went towards costs associated with the recount

  • Kanye West Meets With Donald Trump in New York

    December 13, 2016 3:10 PM 21

    President-Elect Donald Trump met with rapper Kanye West at Trump Tower today. The topic of discussion: life. Trump and West stopped briefly before cameras as the president-elect called the rapper a "good man." "We’ve been friends for a long time," Trump said. "We discussed life." Asked whether he had any comments about his meeting with Trump, West said, "I just want to take a picture

  • Incestuous county boards preside over rising Texas tax bills

    December 13, 2016 1:07 PM 19

    By state law, county appraisal districts (CADs) are tasked to do one thing: set the property values that raise revenue for local taxing agencies. Headed by boards of directors, CADs are bureaucratically opaque, institutionally autonomous and fundamentally incestuous bodies with no effective public oversight. County boards are composed of the elected