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January 19, 2017 12:41 AM Trump Cabinet nominees meet growing ethical questions

Three of Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks came under growing fire Wednesday on ethical issues, potentially jeopardizing their nominations. The most serious concerns surround personal investments by Trump’s health and human services nominee, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), in health-care firms that benefited from legislation that he was pushing at the time. Additionally 5

January 18, 2017 3:47 PM The Daily 202: Lamar Alexander is dragging Betsy DeVos across the finish line to become secretary of education

THE BIG IDEA: No senator has done more to shield a Donald Trump cabinet pick from scrutiny and tough questions than Lamar Alexander has for Betsy DeVos. After postponing the secretary of education nominee’s hearing for a week, the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (known as HELP) rescheduled it for last night at the very unusual 19

January 18, 2017 3:32 PM Houstonians: Why does this happen every time it rains?

A Metro bus and other vehicles are shown stranded on the flooded street along West Bellfort at 59, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2017. ( Melissa Phillip/ Houston Chronicle) A man walks from his flooded SVU after getting stranded along Stancliff near 59 and West Bellfort Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. ( Melissa Phillip/ Houston Chronicle) Heavy rains swamp the trails 13

January 16, 2017 7:42 PM Bruce Springsteen Cover Band Drops Out of Trump Inauguration Party

"We had to make it known that we didn't want to seem disrespectful ... to Bruce, his music and his band," B-Street Band's Will Forte says The B-Street Band, a popular Bruce Springsteen cover group that's performed nearly 200 gigs a year since 1980, convened in the dressing room Sunday night before a typical late-afternoon gig at Bensalem, PA's Parx Casino 13

January 16, 2017 4:04 PM 10 iconic looks from Michelle Obama's days as first lady

Michelle Obama has been called the most fashionable first lady of the United States, an honor that links her to women like Jackie Kennedy. But it's not simply a love of clothing that binds them -- it's the understanding of the importance of presentation and visual communication. Kennedy strove to solidify the legacy she believed her husband deserved 16

January 16, 2017 11:36 AM The Steelers' gaffe is a gift for the Patriots

Congrats, Patriots fans. Mike Tomlin and Antonio Brown just handed you a gift. After the Steelers' hard-fought 18-16 playoff win over the Chiefs on Sunday, Antonio Brown - against the backdrop of coaches telling him to take it easy on social media over the next week - filmed a Facebook live video of Tomlin speaking to his team. "They played yesterday 8

January 16, 2017 11:36 AM Mike Tomlin warns Steelers about social media as Antonio Brown films him on social media

Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin had plenty of things to tell his players after they advanced to the AFC championship game against the New England Patriots and the world heard all of them. After his team beat the Kansas City Chiefs, he managed to complain about having a short week to prepare for the game, give the Patriots some motivational material 17

January 16, 2017 4:46 AM No. 25 Southern California holds off Colorado 71-68

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Chimezie Metu scored a career-high 24 points, including a go-ahead hook shot with 29 seconds remaining, and No. 25 Southern California held off slumping Colorado 71-68 on Sunday night. Metu arched a shot over his defender moments after Xavier Johnson gave the Buffaloes a one-point lead on a 3-pointer. George King had a final chance 10

January 15, 2017 6:49 PM McIlroy to have tests on his injured back

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One tournament into the new year, Rory McIlroy is going for tests on his back Monday to make sure he is fit enough to play Abu Dhabi without further damage. McIlroy felt pain in his back before the second round of the South African Open, and it lingered throughout the final round, where he closed with a 67 and lost in a playoff to Graeme 5

January 15, 2017 4:00 PM Death toll rises to six in unrelenting ice storms

Damaging ice storms continued their deadly march Sunday through much of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa as winter storm watches and warnings stretched across much of the nation's storm-weary midsection. At least six deaths have been blamed on a three-day siege of ice, sleet and freezing rain that has hobbled much of the Midwest. "Expansive" ice storm 11