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January 19, 2017 12:01 PM Rick Perry seeks to lead the Energy Department, an agency he pledged to abolish

As Rick Perry bowed out of the presidential campaign in September 2015, the former Texas governor took a not-so-veiled parting shot at the frontrunner Donald J. Trump. “The conservative movement has always been about principles, not personalities,” Perry said in an email to supporters, urging them to vote for a candidate true to those principles. “Our nominee 14

January 19, 2017 10:18 AM At least 38 firefighters hurt as Tehran building collapses: Iran state TV

ANKARA At least 38 firefighters were injured when a blazing high-rise commercial building in downtown Tehran collapsed, state television reported on Thursday. One witness described the 17-storey tower's collapse as like a "scene from a horror movie." The building's occupants were evacuated before the collapse, state TV said, but firefighters were still 14

January 19, 2017 9:45 AM Former War Correspondent on Trial in Indonesia for Hashish

An Indonesian court has opened the trial of a former Reuters war correspondent charged with possessing hashish on the resort island of Bali. David Fox, a British national, was arrested in October along with Australian Giuseppe Serafino. Police confiscated a total of 10.09 grams (0.36 ounces) of hashish from Fox's clothing and house. Fox is on trial at the Denpasar 14

January 19, 2017 8:54 AM Dozens of Iran firefighters feared trapped in building collapse

Tehran (AFP) - Dozens of firefighters were feared trapped under the rubble after Iran's oldest high-rise, the 15-storey Plasco building in downtown Tehran, collapsed live on TV on Thursday following a fire. State television said 200 firefighters had been called to the scene and 38 had already been injured battling the blaze before it fell. The building 16

January 19, 2017 8:04 AM EXCLUSIVE: People’s Choice Humanitarian Honoree Tyler Perry Opens Up About the Importance of Positive Stories

After taking home the Favorite Humanitarian honor at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday, the 47-year-old actor and director opened up about what it means to be honored for his charity work, and the importance of sharing positive stories. "This is really amazing because it is something that for many, many years I didn't talk about," Perry told ET's Carly 12

January 19, 2017 7:00 AM Scores of Iran firefighters battle blaze in Tehran building

TEHRAN, Iran – Scores of Iranian firefighters are battling a blaze at an iconic building in Tehran housing a major shopping center. No injuries have been immediately reported. The fire broke out on Thursday morning at the Plasco building, built over 50 years ago. Police have blocked off streets around the 17-story structure, which was among the first 15

January 19, 2017 4:50 AM Revisions Coming for Admissions Tests to City’s Coveted High Schools

Officials say changes will make test more fair and more aligned to students’ daily work After more than 20 years of jangling students’ nerves, the high-stakes test for admission to some of New York City’s most elite public high schools is getting a makeover. The changes unveiled late Wednesday are sure to send test preparation companies and families 13

January 19, 2017 4:07 AM Price had the power to sell his healthcare stock

The HHS nominee’s agreement with his stockbroker appears to contradict the Trump transition’s defense of his trades. Health secretary-designate Tom Price’s allies are blaming his stockbroker for buying a stock that stood to gain from a bill Price introduced in the U.S. House. But new details show Price had the ability to tell the broker to sell the stock 14

January 19, 2017 3:51 AM Sonny Perdue Is Trump’s Choice for Agriculture Secretary

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump on Wednesday selected Sonny Perdue, the former governor of Georgia, to be his secretary of agriculture, two senior transition officials said, making his final cabinet selection two days before he is to be sworn in as president. Mr. Perdue, a onetime veterinarian who was elected in 2003 as Georgia’s first Republican 12

January 19, 2017 3:35 AM With Hall of Fame election, deep wounds closing for Jeff Bagwell

As Jeff Bagwell exhales from the rigors of a seven-year wait and wraps his mind around his newfound Hall of Fame status, it's only natural for historians and fans to reflect upon the contributions that made him such a force in his prime. Bagwell's 449 home runs and .540 slugging percentage are testament to his value as a hitter. But he was also a superb 14