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May 16, 2017 8:45 PM Expansion of ban on larger electronics on airlines likely: U.S

WASHINGTON U.S. Homeland Security chief John Kelly has not made a final decision on extending a ban on larger electronic devices on airplanes, but the department still believes an expansion is likely, a spokesman said on Tuesday. Fears that a bomb could be concealed in electronic devices prompted the United States to announce in March it would restrict 49

May 12, 2017 6:48 PM Why it’s likely that Trump does have recordings of his Oval Office conversations

President Trump issued a not-terribly-veiled threat to former FBI director James B. Comey in a tweet Friday morning. For a guy who has spent the past week being compared to Richard Nixon for firing a man who was investigating his campaign, it was an odd threat to level. Nixon, of course, was undone in part by the things that he recorded himself saying 95

May 11, 2017 10:42 AM Snapchat growth stalls in Facebook's shadow; $2.2 billion loss in 1Q report

NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook has been bent on copying Snapchat ever since the social media giant tried unsuccessfully in 2013 to buy what was then an ephemeral photo-messaging app. Now, the company behind Snapchat is hoping to copy some of its larger rival's own practices, at least with respect to courting new users -- and, with them, advertisers. On Wednesday 64

May 8, 2017 12:10 PM Hearing May Shed Light on What White House Knew About Flynn

■ James R. Clapper Jr., the former director of national intelligence, is also testifying and is likely to be asked whether he stands by his prior statements on wiretapping. Five days into the Trump administration, Ms. Yates alerted the White House to concerns about Mr. Flynn. Reporters were asking whether Mr. Flynn had discussed sanctions with the Russian 66

May 5, 2017 10:38 PM Australian prime minister says Trump treated him like family

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister on Friday described his first meeting with President Donald Trump as “more family than formal,” as the Australian ended a brief visit to New York planned to set the tone of bilateral relations with the Republican administration. Trump said on Thursday that his first telephone conversation with Prime Minister 50

April 29, 2017 2:26 PM FIFA council member Sheikh Ahmad of Kuwait denies bribery claims

Asian Olympic leader Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah of Kuwait has denied claims made in a U.S. federal court that he bribed FIFA voters. In a statement, Sheikh Ahmad, a member of FIFA's ruling council, said he was "very surprised by such allegations and strongly denies any wrongdoing." FIFA audit committee member Richard Lai, an American citizen from Guam, pleaded 45

April 13, 2017 3:12 PM The Daily 202: Trump’s lurch toward corporatism, globalism shows why Bannon’s marginalization matters

THE BIG IDEA: West Wing staffers always matter, but never more so than when the president they serve lacks deep ideological convictions. It is clearer than ever that whoever has Donald Trump’s ear controls the direction of the country. 1. The president pledged his full support for NATO. “It was once obsolete; it is no longer obsolete,” he said during 171

April 10, 2017 6:22 PM Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold wins Pulitzer Prize for dogged reporting of Trump’s philanthropy

Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold remembers being struck by Donald Trump’s pledge to donate $6 million, including $1 million of his personal funds, to veteran groups during a televised fundraiser before the Iowa caucuses early last year. Did Trump follow through, he wondered? So, weeks after the event, Fahrenthold started asking questions. For several 55

April 5, 2017 9:35 AM These high school journalists investigated a new principal’s credentials. Days later, she resigned

Connor Balthazor, 17, was in the middle of study hall when he was called into a meeting with his high school newspaper adviser. A group of reporters and editors from the student newspaper, the Booster Redux at Pittsburg High School in southeastern Kansas, had gathered to talk about Amy Robertson, who was hired as the high school’s head principal on March 63

March 29, 2017 12:19 PM Maxine Waters swings back at Bill O’Reilly: ‘I’m a strong black woman and I cannot be intimidated’

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly disparaged a senior African American congresswoman because of the lawmaker's appearance — comparing her hair on Tuesday morning to a “James Brown wig.” Hours later, O'Reilly apologized for his “jest” about Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), calling his comments “dumb.” “Let me just say this: I'm a strong black woman and I cannot 48