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January 9, 2019 8:45 PM Trump walked out of shutdown meeting with Democratic lawmakers: Schumer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump walked out of a meeting with Democratic lawmakers after they told him they would not fund his proposed wall along the U.S. southern border, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday. “He asked (House) Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi, ‘Will you agree to my wall?’ She said no. And he just got up and said, ‘Then 110

January 9, 2019 8:44 PM Michael R White: Iran confirms arrest of ex-US sailor

Iran has confirmed it is holding a US citizen, the first American detained in the Islamic Republic during the Trump presidency. Former US Navy member Michael R White, 46, was arrested "some time ago" and is being held at an Iranian prison, the foreign ministry said. Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said US officials had immediately been made aware of the arrest 133

January 9, 2019 7:19 PM Australian prime minister’s family portrait has glaring Photoshop fail

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s family portrait appeared to have a glaring Photoshop error. (Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Office) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has two left feet -- and it has nothing to do with his dancing. A photo previously posted on the prime minister’s official website showed the Morrison family sitting on the grass 307

January 8, 2019 8:25 AM 6 militants killed in US air strike in Somalia, US says

FILE 2011: Hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area some 18 km south of Mogadishu, in Somalia. (AP) Six Islamist militants were killed by a U.S. military airstrike in Somalia, an official confirmed Tuesday morning. The operation was carried out on Sunday in the vicinity of Dheerow Sanle, in the lower 284

January 7, 2019 9:56 PM Mugger targets female UFC fighter, ends up in the hospital

When a would-be thief saw 26-year-old Polyana Viana waiting for a taxi on Saturday outside her Rio de Janeiro apartment, he apparently concluded she was easy prey. He asked her what time it was, she reportedly said, before trying to bully her into giving him her cellphone. He also told her he had a gun. She quickly sized up the situation – it’s second 134

January 7, 2019 8:10 PM White House says Trump position unchanged as Syria withdrawal plans slow

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House sought to make the case on Monday that President Donald Trump had not changed his position on withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria, a day after his national security adviser outlined conditions for a withdrawal that could take months. Trump’s abrupt announcement last month that he was bringing home the roughly 2,000 troops 115

January 7, 2019 5:18 PM Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez: 'No question Trump is a racist'

New Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said there is "no question" that US President Donald Trump is a racist. In an interview with CBS News, she based her claim on "words that he uses, which are historic dog whistles of white supremacy". The White House said in a statement that Ms Ocasio-Cortez's "sheer ignorance on the matter can't 71

January 3, 2019 10:42 PM President Trump makes first briefing room appearance

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders earlier this afternoon announced there would be a surprise press briefing. She introduced President Trump, who talked about his border wall demand, and then both Sanders and Trump left the room, taking no questions from reporters. CNN's Brianna Keilar called the question-less appearance a "non-briefing 107

January 3, 2019 10:30 PM ‘Entourage’ alum Jerry Ferrara reveals he and his wife are expecting a son after losing baby last year

Jerry Ferrara revealed on Instagram on Thursday that he and his wife, Breanne Racano, is expecting a baby boy in May. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Starz Entertainment LLC) The 39-year-old former "Entourage" star took to Instagram on Thursday to announce that his wife, Breanne Racano, is expecting a baby boy in May. In an adorable pic on a basketball 116

January 3, 2019 6:35 PM Steady reliever David Robertson signs two-year deal with Phillies

Free-agent reliever David Robertson has signed a two-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies that includes a third-year club option, the team announced Thursday. Robertson will make $10 million in 2019 and $11 million in 2020, a source told ESPN. A $12 million option for 2021 includes a $2 million buyout. The 33-year-old is expected to slot into the back end of the Phillies' 108