LA Times Ousts Editor-Publisher and Other Top Managers
The Los Angeles Times ousted its editor-publisher and several top newsroom executives Monday in what its parent company says is a shake-up aimed at moving one of the nation's flagship newspapers more quickly into the digital age while bolstering its Washington coverage and...
Report: Scientists 'Hacked' Brain, Controlled Body
Scientists have managed to remotely control a brain, forcing test-subject mice to run, freeze in place and even lose control over their limbs, according to new research.
Trump Reportedly Views Zuckerberg as 2020 Threat
President Donald Trump considers Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg a threat to his reelection campaign in 2020, Politico reported Monday.
McClatchy: Cyber Hack Feared in USS John S. McCain Crash
Red flags are being raised over fears that the latest at-sea collision involving the USS John S. McCain could have been caused by a cyberattack on the Navy's electronic guidance systems, McClatchy reported.
Eclipse Tricks Nashville Giraffes Into Twilight Playtime Activity
The giraffes at the Nashville Zoo went wild Monday during the total solar eclipse, reportedly fooled into thinking day was done, and it was time to play.
Hackers Using Phone Numbers to Reach Online Accounts
Hackers are targeting cell phone numbers to gain easy access to victims' online accounts - and virtual currency, the New York Times reported.
Facebook Usage Among Teens Set to Drop in US, EMarketer Says
Facebook Inc. is lucky it owns Instagram.This year, the world's largest social network will see a decline among teen users in the U.S., according to a forecast by EMarketer. It's the first time the research company has predicted a fall in Facebook usage for any age...
Daily Beast: Breitbart Eyeing Jeffrey Lord
Recently fired CNN commentator Jeffrey Lord might be following Steve Bannon to the hard-right news site Breitbart News, the Daily Beast reported Monday.
Reuters Poll: A Majority of Americans Want to Preserve Confederate Monuments
A majority of Americans think Confederate monuments should be preserved in public spaces, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, a view that is at odds with efforts in many cities to remove them. The Aug. 18-21 poll found that 54 percent of adults said Confederate...
WashPost Poll: Majority of Republicans Back Trump's Charlottesville Reaction
Forty-two percent of Americans strongly disapprove of President Donald Trump's comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, according to a poll conducted by The Washington Post and ABC News.
Fed Survey: Job Seekers Willing to Accept Lower Wages
Job-seekers in the U.S. have in recent months reduced the amount of money they would need to be offered to accept a new position, according to a new survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
David Horowitz: 'Outsider' Bannon Is Better For Trump
Steve Bannon will be able to better serve President Donald Trump now that he's out as White House chief strategist and back as executive chairman of conservative news website Breitbart, David Horowitz, author of the New York Times bestseller "Big Agenda," told Newsmax TV on Monday.
Vanity Fair: Bannon Readies Revenge on Kushner
Stephen Bannon is reportedly reading his revenge on former West Wing rival Jared Kushner – urging ex-chief of staff Reince Priebus to testify Kushner was involved in the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Paul Ryan: Leaders Must Push Beyond 'Passions of Moment'
The nation's leaders "have an obligation" to steer the country past "the passions of the moment," House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday in remarks that didn't explicitly criticize President Donald Trump's handling of this month's deadly clash in Charlottesville, Virginia.The...
Vandals Damage Christopher Columbus Monument in Baltimore
Vandals damaged a Christopher Columbus monument in Baltimore Sunday night, and posted a video of the incident to YouTube.
Injured Rep. Scalise Calls Republican Colleagues
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., called in Monday to a House Republican conference call.
Multichannel Names Newsmax CEO Ruddy Among Top 10 'News Titans'
Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy has been named one of the nation's top 10 "News Titans" by Multichannel News in its recent summer edition.
Ohio Judge Shot Outside Courthouse; Suspect Dead
An Ohio judge shot "ambush-style" Monday morning outside the courthouse in Steubenville was seriously wounded and the suspect was killed.
Study Revives Mammogram Screening Controversy
Yearly mammograms starting at age 40 would prevent the most deaths from breast cancer, U.S. researchers reported on Monday in a challenge to more conservative recommendations that take into account both the harms and the benefits of screening. The study, led by Dr....
Ex-Amb. Hill: Afghan Address Likely Full of 'Tough Love'
President Donald Trump's address Monday will probably contain a "lot of tough love" for the Afghanistan government, and the strategy outlined will likely tell it "we're going to give you more time but not forever," former Ambassador to South Korea Christopher Hill said Monday.
Unsympathetic Spouses May Worsen Low Back Pain
People with chronic low back pain may feel it even more sharply if their spouses are critical and unsupportive of their condition, according to a recent study. Women back-pain sufferers and those with depressive symptoms were the most vulnerable to spousal criticism,...
J&J Ordered to Pay $417 Million in Talc Cancer Trial
Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the company's talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder.
Norman Rockwell Baseball Painting Sells for $1.6M at Auction
A rendering by Norman Rockwell of one of his best known baseball-themed paintings has sold at auction for $1.6 million. The work was a study, or a preliminary work, for Rockwell's "Tough Call." The painting depicts three umpires looking skyward pondering whether to call a...
Eclipse a Hit Even Where Sun Not Totally Blocked
Northwest cities not quite in the path of totality also enjoyed the solar eclipse. Boise is not in totality. But birds quieted down briefly when 99.5 percent of sun was blocked.
Feds: Texas Man Tried Planting Bomb on Confederate Statue
A Houston man has been arrested after being accused by authorities of trying to damage or destroy a Confederate statue at a Houston park with explosives. Federal prosecutors said Monday 25-year-old Andrew Schneck had been charged...
Former Romney Aide Announces Senate Candidacy to Challenge Warren
Beth Lindstrom, a Massachusetts Republican who served in the administration of former Gov. Mitt Romney announced on Monday her candidacy for the Senate in a video she posted to YouTube.
Spanish Cops: Main Barcelona Attack Suspect Has Been Shot Dead
A man thought to be the driver in the Barcelona van attack was shot dead by Spanish police Monday after authorities announced he also was suspected of killing the owner of a hijacked getaway car. The fugitive was wearing a bomb belt, authorities said....
Franklin Graham: Politicians, 'Stop Saying Islam Is a Religion of Peace'
Evangelist leader Franklin Graham wrote Saturday on Facebook that politicians "should stop saying 'Islam is a religion of peace.'"
US Navy to Probe Pacific-Based 7th Fleet After McCain Incident
The U.S. Navy ordered a broad investigation Monday into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet after an early morning collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters left 10 U.S. sailors missing and others...
Sen. Paul: Time to Defy Critics and Pass 'Audit the Fed' Act
It is time to defy the critics and pass the Federal Reserve Transparency Act, which would be a momentous victory for accountability and transparency and send the establishment's head spinning, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul wrote in an opinion piece in The Daily Caller on...
Poll: Majority of Americans Say Taxes Are Too High
A majority of Americans believe their taxes are too high and 57 percent say the tax code needs to be overhauled, according to a new poll from the American Action Network.
Bergdahl Chooses to Have Trial Heard by Judge and Not Jury
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is choosing be tried by a judge - not a military jury - on charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan.
Putin Appoints New Russian Ambassador to US
Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed a former deputy defense minister as Russia's new ambassador to the United States.
Solar Eclipse Presents First Major Test of Power Grid in Renewable Era
As Monday's total solar eclipse sweeps from Oregon to South Carolina, U.S. electric power and grid operators will be glued to their monitoring systems in what for them represents the biggest test of the renewable energy era.
US, SKorea Kick Off Annual War Drills Amid NKorea Standoff
U.S. and South Korean troops kicked off their annual drills Monday that come after President Donald Trump and North Korea exchanged warlike rhetoric in the wake of the North's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month....
Suspected Driver in Barcelona Attack Identified, Still at Large
Spanish police on Monday extended the search to all of Europe for the man who killed 13 people in Barcelona by ramming a van into crowds as details emerged of how he fled on foot through the streets of the old town before disappearing....
US Warship Collision Exposes Singapore-Malaysia Sea Dispute
A collision between a U.S. warship and an oil tanker near the Straits of Malacca on Friday has shone a light on a territorial dispute that has simmered between neighbours Singapore and Malaysia for nearly 40 years.
Sen. McCain Faces Cancer Battle With Typical Feistiness
Sen. John McCain's packed agenda while on break from Congress in his home state of Arizona has hardly been the schedule of a typical brain cancer patient — or even someone about to turn 81.
University of Texas Removes Confederate Statues
University of Texas President Greg Fenves ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures from a main area of campus, saying such monuments have become "symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism.
10 Statues Liberals Want to Destroy
Statues and monuments have become the new target of liberals, spurred on by the violence over the removal of a monument to Robert E. Lee on Aug. 12 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Ron Paul: 50 Percent Stock Market Plunge 'Conceivable'
Former Republican congressman and two-time GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul warns that a hefty plunge looms for the stock market, but savvy investors can hardly blame President Donald Trump for the carnage.
1 Dead as Vehicle Rams Bus Stops in Marseille, France
A van rammed into two bus stops in the French port city of Marseille on Monday, killing one person and injuring another, a police official said. The driver of the Renault Master van was arrested in a third location, the scenic Old Port area of France's second-largest...
Damaged USS John S. McCain Arrives in Singapore; 10 Missing
The USS John S. McCain guided missile destroyer docked Monday at Singapore's naval base with "significant damage" to its hull after an early morning collision with an oil tanker, as vessels from several nations searched for 10 missing U.S. sailors.
US Embassy in Russia Suspends Issuing Nonimmigrant Visas
The U.S. Embassy in Russia says it will suspend issuing nonimmigrant visas in Moscow for eight days and will stop issuing visas at its consulates elsewhere in Russia in response to the Russian decision to cap embassy staff.
Missouri State Legislator Who Hoped for Trump's Assassination Apologizes
Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal on Sunday apologized for a Facebook post in which she hoped for the assassination of President Donald Trump, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
NBA-Alleged 'Tampering' by Lakers Under Investigation
The NBA is investigating the Los Angeles Lakers for alleged tampering involving Paul George after the Indiana Pacers filed a formal complaint.
Jerry Lewis Legacy: Progress Toward a Cure for MD
Over his long career, comedy legend Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday, raised billions of dollars to try and cure muscular dystrophy.
NAFTA Negotiators Pledge Fast-Paced Talks For Revamped Deal
The United States, Canada and Mexico are "committed to an accelerated and comprehensive negotiation process" on upgrading the North American Free Trade Agreement, the three countries announced in a joint statement released Sunday.
USS John S McCain Collides With Merchant Ship
The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain has collided with a merchant vessel east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca, according to officials with the U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs.The collision with the vessel Alnic MC was reported at 6:24 a.m. Japan Standard...
Eye Test May Detect Alzheimer's Early
A simple eye test may one day be able to detect Alzheimer's disease decades before memory loss develops, according to new research.