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October 28, 2017 11:02 AM Week 23: Mueller Bombs Trump's Big Week

The president was thrilled to turn the tables on the Democrats, but news the grand jury had filed charges made the celebration look premature. Fortified by news in the Washington Post that the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid the oppo-research outfit Fusion GPS to produce the Steele Dossier, President Donald Trump overran his opponents’ 88

October 27, 2017 11:44 PM U.N. Expert Warns of Effects of Sanctions on North Korean Public

The U.N.’s special rapporteur for human rights in the country says the measures could amount to collective punishment on the population UNITED NATIONS—As tougher economic sanctions against North Korea begin to take hold, an independent United Nations expert warned Friday that the measures could amount to collective punishment of the country’s population 25

October 27, 2017 9:37 PM Rebuild Texas Fund tops $78.3 million

Rice University President David Leebron introduces Texas Governor Greg Abbott at halftime during the exhibition basketball game between the Texas Longhorns and the Texas A&M Aggies to benefit the Rebuild Texas Relief Fund at Tudor Fieldhouse in Houston, TX on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. AUSTIN -- A special fundraising initiative to help Texas rebuild 67

October 27, 2017 7:47 PM Inarritu's virtual reality installation given special Oscar

Inarritu's virtual reality installation given special Oscar Alejandro G. Inarritu's groundbreaking virtual reality installation "CARNE y ARENA (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible)," will be awarded a special Oscar for its visionary and powerful storytelling. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Friday that the Oscar 41

October 27, 2017 4:26 PM Puerto Rico’s contract with Trump-connected firm sets off alarm bells in Washington

Contract prevents federal government from auditing "cost and profit elements." Puerto Rico’s decision to award a no-bid $300 million contact to a two-person energy company in Montana has set off alarm bells in Washington as calls for investigations into the deal intensify among both Democrats and Republicans. The contract, leaked copies of which were obtained 90

October 27, 2017 3:32 PM Prince Exhibit Opens at London's O2 Arena

London's O2 arena has been transformed into a Prince museum with hundreds of his belongings on display, including some of his most iconic outfits. Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, helped curate the My Name Is Prince exhibition. Most of the items were flown in from from Paisley Park, the Purple One's compound in Minnesota. The exhibit is lined with everything 43

October 27, 2017 12:29 PM The Finance 202: K Street is coming to Congress: The tax battle is just starting

What is Washington doing on tax reform? Everything you need to know here. House Republicans approved a budget Thursday that frees the party to cut taxes by $1.5 trillion over a decade, provided leaders in both chambers can keep their members marching in lockstep. But the razor-thin margin (roll call vote here) — the tally was 216 to 212, with 20 Republicans 186

October 27, 2017 12:52 AM Texans expected to activate Duane Brown

John McClain asks Bill O'Brien about Duane Brown’s return from holdout, what he needs to see before he’s back on the field, and O linemen bouncing back from extended absence. The Texans are expected to activate left tackle Duane Brown from the exempt list, make him part of the 53-man roster and put him in the starting lineup at Seattle. Brown, playing 73

October 26, 2017 4:36 PM College football odds, picks for Week 9: Georgia, Iowa State keep things rolling

This week's best bets include Florida-Georgia, TCU-Iowa State and Rutgers-Michigan Each week, I will use this space to tell you what I think are a few of the best bets heading into the weekend. I will also throw in an upset of the week, which will be a team that is at least a touchdown underdog that I am picking to win outright. I got back on a roll last week, with all three 39

October 26, 2017 10:51 AM Pentagon’s top general to address cyber-espionage, ballistic missile defense in South Korea

SEOUL — The Pentagon’s top general arrived in South Korea’s capital Thursday, preparing to meet with senior South Korean military officials ahead of President Trump’s visit next month and amid a heightened threat of war with North Korea. Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, said that his annual meeting with senior South 68