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June 24, 2017 12:02 PM Evidence is mounting that Russia took 4 clear paths to meddle in the US election

It was September 2015 when the FBI first noticed that Russian hackers had infiltrated a computer system belonging to the Democratic National Committee. It was the first sign that Moscow was attempting to meddle in the presidential election. Nearly a year later, further reporting and testimony from current and former intelligence officials have painted 12

June 24, 2017 6:59 AM Consumer issues stemming from the GOP health care initiative

WASHINGTON — Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation’s health care system. The impact for consumers would go well beyond “Obamacare.” Former President Barack Obama’s signature law is usually associated with subsidized insurance markets like HealthCare.gov. But the Affordable Care Act also expanded 20

June 24, 2017 12:38 AM Sean Spicer banned TV cameras. Again. So we annotated his briefing. Again

White House press secretary Sean Spicer barred television cameras from a media briefing on Friday and prohibited live audio broadcasts, marking the third time this week that spokesmen for President Trump have imposed such restrictions. In keeping with a promise we made Monday, The Fix has annotated a transcript of the session, since it could not be seen on TV. We'll 17

June 24, 2017 12:34 AM The Incredible Shrinking White House Briefing

“It’s great for us to come out here and have a substantive discussion about policies,” Mr. Spicer said at the lectern, when asked why Friday’s briefing had been taken off-camera. “I don’t think that the be-all and end-all is whether it’s on television or not.” Off-camera briefings have occurred under previous presidents, often parceled out among regular 15

June 24, 2017 12:09 AM Charlie Sheen Sued for Exposing Ex to HIV

Charlie Sheen recklessly exposed his ex-girlfriend to HIV and had the audacity to say he was "noble" for belatedly telling her ... according to a new lawsuit. A California woman -- known only as Jane Doe -- claims she met the "confidential male defendant" and they quickly began having sex -- eventually unprotected sex. She never mentions Sheen by name, but she might 22

June 23, 2017 9:30 PM Medicaid is biggest consumer story in ‘Obamacare’ rollback

WASHINGTON — Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation’s health care system. The impact for consumers would go well beyond “Obamacare.” Former President Barack Obama’s signature law is usually associated with subsidized insurance markets like HealthCare.gov. But the Affordable Care Act also expanded 16

June 23, 2017 9:14 PM Sonic, Forestar post gains; BlackBerry, Regeneron fall

The home goods retailer posted earnings and revenue that missed analysts' forecasts. The developer said a revised offer from D.R. Horton was superior to a deal it agreed to with Starwood Capital, which it now intends to terminate. The technology company confirmed it had received an offer from Siris Capital Group to be acquired for $18 a share in cash. The operator 16

June 23, 2017 8:43 PM California just added four more ‘discriminatory’ states to its travel ban

Last week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed controversial legislation into law that allows child welfare providers — including faith-based adoption agencies — to refuse adoptions to hopeful parents based on “sincerely held religious beliefs.” In response, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Thursday that his state will prohibit its employees 10

June 23, 2017 8:24 PM Grandpa Ball: LaVar Learned Everything From Me!

Here he is ... the man who REALLY created the Big Baller empire -- Grandpa Ball -- and he's spilling some family secrets to TMZ Sports! LaVar's dad was at LAX after returning from the NBA Draft -- and says LaVar treated the entire Ball family to one of the best meals of their lives after Lonzo Ball got picked #2 by the Lakers. Grandpa says he couldn't 13

June 23, 2017 5:05 PM What was behind the Butler trade, and what each team does now

Pivotal offseasons sneak up on exciting young teams -- especially with the salary cap expected to flatten after an unprecedented two-year bubble that warped the league. The young pup Wolves were about to become expensive. Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins become eligible for extensions on July 1, and Wiggins will demand -- and almost surely receive -- a max deal. Karl-Anthony 14