• Germany Sep 15, 2019

    Boris Johnson Likens Himself to the Hulk in Brexit Fight

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has compared himself to the Hulk in a newspaper interview emphasizing his determination to take Britain out of the European Union next month. Johnson faces considerable legal and political hurdles but told the Mail on Sunday he will meet the Oct. 31 deadline no matter what. “The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets,” he...

  • Facebook Aug 1, 2019

    Puerto Rico Braces for Clashes Over Island's Next Leader

    Puerto Rico’s political crisis appeared to deepen on Wednesday as the island’s outgoing governor and legislators — including those from his own party — clashed over who should be the next leader of a U.S. territory unbalanced by massive protests. The upheaval has raised fears that a government in chaos will have trouble negotiating for more federal funding for recovery...

  • San Diego Jun 12, 2019

    Local 12-Year-Old Advocates for Diabetes Research to US Congress

    A 12-year-old from San Diego has been selected to go to Washington D.C. and teach the United States Congress about the challenges of living with Type 1 Diabetes.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jun 11, 2019

    Local 12-Year-Old Advocates For Diabetes Research to U.S. Congress

    Andrew Calabreses will be tasked with reminding Congress that funding for diabetes research is crucial to ultimately finding a cure.

  • NBC Jun 5, 2019

    Gretchen Carlson Steps Down as Miss America Chairwoman

    Gretchen Carlson, a former Miss America who helped eliminate the pageant’s swimsuit competition, is stepping down as board chairwoman of the Miss America Organization. She was part of an all-female leadership team that took over the pageant following an email scandal in which male leaders insulted former Miss Americas, denigrating their appearance, intelligence and even their sex lives. Carlson pushed...

  • Governor Jun 5, 2019

    Virginia Governor Announces Special Session on Gun Control

    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will summon lawmakers back to the state Capitol to consider a package of gun-control legislation, saying last week’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach calls for “votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers.”

  • director Apr 16, 2019

    School Lessons Increasingly a Target for Climate Skeptics

    A Connecticut lawmaker wants to strike climate change from state science standards. A Virginia legislator worries teachers are indoctrinating students with their personal views on global warming. And an Oklahoma state senator wants educators to be able to introduce alternative ideas without fear of losing their jobs. As climate change becomes a hotter topic in American classrooms, politicians around the...

  • London Mar 24, 2019

    UK's Theresa May Faces Pressure to Step Down to Save Brexit

    Embattled Prime Minister Theresa May was scrambling Sunday to win over adversaries to her Brexit withdrawal plan as key Cabinet ministers denied media reports that they were plotting to oust her. May spent the afternoon ensconced in a crisis meeting at her country residence Chequers with fellow Conservatives and outspoken Brexit advocates like Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg and others who...

  • Canada Jan 31, 2019

    Canada Condemns Netflix for Using Rail Disaster Images in ‘Bird Box'

    Canada’s Parliament passed a motion Wednesday saying Netflix should compensate the people of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, for using footage of the 2013 rail disaster in the post-apocalyptic survival film “Bird Box.”

  • New York Dec 29, 2018

    Elections, Films Help Effort to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

    Activists urging more states to ban gay conversion therapy for minors are expecting major gains in 2019, thanks to midterm election results and the buzz generated by two well-reviewed films.

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 18, 2018

    Local Democrat Gil Cisneros Latest to Turn GOP House Seat

    Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state.

  • Mayor Oct 31, 2018

    Meet Miranda! DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Introduces Baby Daughter on ‘Today' Show

    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser introduced her baby daughter Miranda Elizabeth Bowser and spoke about motherhood in an exclusive “Today” show interview that aired Thursday morning. News4 spoke with Bowser on Wednesday about that interview and this new phase in her life.

  • JUDGE Oct 25, 2018

    Who Won the Lottery? Why Some States Allow Winners Secrecy

    The identity of the winner of the second-biggest lottery in American history may remain hidden forever — because of where the person bought the ticket.

  • Attorney Oct 19, 2018

    2 Workers Acquitted in Kansas Boy's Waterslide Death

    Two Kansas water park workers were acquitted Thursday of impeding an investigation into the 2016 death of a 10-year-old boy who was decapitated while on a ride that had been billed as the world’s tallest waterslide. David Hughes and John Zalsman were found not guilty of obstruction of justice in connection to the death of Caleb Schwab, the son of...

  • Associated Press Oct 15, 2018

    Florida Panhandle Building Codes Lagged Behind Rest of State

    It was once argued that the trees would help save Florida’s Panhandle from the fury of a hurricane, as the acres of forests in the region would provide a natural barrier to savage winds that accompany the deadly storms. It’s part of the reason that tighter building codes — mandatory in places such as South Florida — were not put...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 12, 2018

    Independent Women a Key in Outcome of Montana Senate Race

    A key factor in deciding the outcome of Montana’s high-profile Senate race will be whether independent women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 will stick with the president and Republicans again this year, political observers said. Hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots were mailed Friday in Montana, where U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is fighting to keep his seat. Tester...

  • Reporter Sep 16, 2018

    Israeli Lawmaker to PM: Dismiss US Envoy Over Aide Scandal

    An opposition Israeli lawmaker on Sunday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to dismiss his ambassador to the United States for failing to report sexual assault allegations against a top Netanyahu aide, ballooning an already embarrassing scandal for the Israeli leader.

  • United States Jul 23, 2018

    Georgia Rep. Jason Spencer Uses N-Word in Sacha Baron Cohen Show

    A Georgia lawmaker is the latest public figure caught with his pants down on provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen’s new cable TV series, this time literally, as the state legislator exposes his bottom, speaks with a mock Asian accent and yells a racial slur all in the name of fighting terrorism. In Sunday night’s broadcast of Cohen’s Showtime series “Who Is...

  • Mayor Apr 20, 2018

    Portman's Snub of ‘Jewish Nobel' Triggers Israel Backlash

    U.S. actress Natalie Portman’s decision to snub a June ceremony in Israel where she was to have received a prize dubbed the “Jewish Nobel” triggered an angry backlash Friday from some Israeli politicians, including the culture minister. The Genesis Prize Foundation said it had been informed by Portman’s representative that “recent events in Israel have been extremely distressing” to the...

  • CONGRESS Apr 6, 2018

    Brazil Braces for Looming Arrest of Ex-President ‘Lula'

    Latin America’s largest nation prepared for what would have been unimaginable just a few years ago: the arrest of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a once wildly popular leader whose administrations were credited with bringing millions out of poverty in one of the world’s most unequal countries. Federal judge Sergio Moro, seen by many in Brazil as a...

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