• food Sep 17, 2019

    As Shock From Hurricane Dorian Wears Off, Mental Health Concerns Grow in Bahamas

    Stories of survival are trickling out across northern Bahamas as the initial shock wears off from Hurricane Dorian, one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes in history.

  • DONALD TRUMP Jul 19, 2019

    Trump Administration Trying to Bring A$AP Rocky Home

    First lady Melania Trump confirmed her husband’s administration is working with the State Department to try to bring A$AP Rocky home. The president also told reporters that many members of the African American community have asked him to intervene.

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 16, 2019

    Critics Call Trump's Downsizing of Science Advisory Boards ‘Nonsensical'

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order late Friday to cut the number of government advisory committees by a third across all federal agencies, a move that the White House said is long overdue and necessary to ensure good stewardship of taxpayers’ money. Experts on the advisory committees, which were formalized under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) in 1972,...

  • CONGRESS Apr 26, 2019

    Stephen Miller Won't Testify to Congress on Immigration Policies, White House Says

    The White House is denying a request by the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for testimony from senior adviser Stephen Miller about the administration’s controversial immigration actions, NBC News reported. “The precedent for members of the White House staff to decline invitations to testify before congressional committees has been consistently adhered to by administrations of both...

  • California Mar 29, 2019

    Emails Show FDA Worry With Growers After Romaine Outbreaks

    After repeated food poisoning outbreaks tied to romaine lettuce, a U.S. food safety official shared his concerns in an internal email, saying the produce industry’s water testing “failed in an epic and tragic way.” How the industry tests water to grow leafy greens is “unacceptable” and needs to change, James Gorny, a senior adviser for produce safety at the Food...

  • teacher Oct 14, 2018

    California Teacher Suspended After Saying Trump Aide Ate Glue as a Child

    A Southern California teacher has been suspended after claiming that President Trump’s senior policy adviser — one of her former students — ate glue as a third-grader.

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 12, 2018

    In Wake of Critical Book, Trump Calls Omarosa ‘a Lowlife'

    President Donald Trump has one word to describe former White House staffer and fellow reality-TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman: “Lowlife.” Manigault Newman claims in an upcoming book, “Unhinged,” that Trump used racial slurs on the set of his reality show “The Apprentice.” She also says she later concluded that he is a racist and a bigot. On Saturday, reporters asked...

  • United States Aug 7, 2018

    Trump Administration Wants to Limit Citizenship for Legal Immigrants

    The Trump administration is expected to issue a proposal in coming weeks that would make it harder for legal immigrants to become citizens or get green cards if they have ever used a range of popular public welfare programs, NBC News reported. Obamacare could be among those programs, sources with knowledge of the plan said. The move would not need...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 15, 2018

    Natalie Portman Calls Former Harvard Pal Jared Kushner ‘a Supervillain'

    Natalie Portman says her Harvard classmate Jared Kushner has become a “supervillain.”
    The Oscar-winner actress said on CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Thursday that there’s not much funny to say about “someone you were friends with becoming a supervillain.”

  • head Mar 27, 2018

    White House Probing Huge Loans to Kushner's Family Firm

    White House officials are looking into whether $500 million in loans that went to Trump administration senior adviser Jared Kushner’s family real estate company may have spurred ethics or criminal law violations, according to the head of the federal government’s ethics agency....
    David J. Apol, acting director of the Office of Government Ethics, said in a letter sent late last week...

  • NBC Mar 20, 2018

    Melania Trump Cuts Ties With Aide Whose Company Made $26M on Inauguration

    First lady Melania Trump cut ties with a senior adviser whose company was paid nearly $26 million by President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, the first lady’s office confirmed to NBC News. Trump “severed the gratuitous services contract” with Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a spokeswoman said. The move comes after reports that the inaugural committee led by Donald Trump’s friend Tom Barrack...

  • NBC Mar 19, 2018

    Ivanka Trump Says She Believes Father's Sex Misconduct Denials

    Ivanka Trump said she believes her father President Donald Trump’s denials about accusations of sexual misconduct. The White House senior adviser told NBC News that the question posed to her was “inappropriate.” But she said, “I know my father. So I think I have that right as a daughter to believe my father.” Speaking from South Korea where she represented...

  • NBC Jan 4, 2018

    White House Banning Personal Cell Phone Use for Staffers, Guests in the West Wing

    People who work or visit the White House will no longer be allowed to use their personal cell phones in the West Wing starting next week, NBC News reported. “The security and integrity of the technology systems at the White House is a top priority for the Trump administration,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement, “therefore starting...

  • Governor Nov 16, 2017

    Blackout Hits Puerto Rico as Power Company Reached Goal

    A major blackout hit Puerto Rico’s most populated region Wednesday just as the government announced it had met its goal of 50 percent power generation nearly two months after Hurricane Maria struck as a Category 4 storm. The Electric Power Authority said it dispatched crews to investigate why a key 230-kilovolt line that connects the island’s northern and southern regions...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 31, 2017

    Kushner Partner All But Kills Plan for Fifth Ave Skyscraper

    The co-owner of a Fifth Avenue skyscraper controlled by the family of Jared Kushner said Tuesday that demolishing the tower to build luxury apartments is not practical and the building will likely remain as offices. The comments from Vornado Realty Trust CEO Steven Roth suggest that the biggest, most ambitious purchase in Jared Kushner’s career will continue to bleed money,...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 2, 2017

    Email Prankster Says He Duped White House Officials

    An online prankster showed emails to CNN alleging that he was able to trick top White House officials into thinking they were chatting with other members of the administration, NBC News reported. The U.K.-based man, who goes by @SINON_REBORN on Twitter, tweeted screenshots of some of the correspondence that he claims he had with former communications director Anthony Scaramucci. The...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 6, 2017

    Top-Ranking US Diplomat in China Resigns

    The top-ranking diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing has abruptly resigned, telling colleagues he is leaving the foreign service over disagreements with Trump administration policy, U.S. officials said Monday. State Department officials familiar with David Rank’s resignation said he announced his retirement Monday at a town hall meeting of embassy employees and cited President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw...

  • President May 20, 2017

    Senior White House Adviser Is ‘Person of Interest' in FBI Russia Probe: Report

    A senior White House adviser has been singled out as a “significant person of interest” in the federal law enforcement probe of possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia. A report published Friday by The Washington Post cites people familiar with the matter, who would not identify the individual under scrutiny by name. They did say that the senior...

  • Florida Apr 5, 2017

    WH Chief Strategist Bannon Removed From National Security Council

    President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon was removed from the National Security Council Wednesday, NBC News reported. As part of the shakeup announced Wednesday, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry was added to the NSC’s Principals Committee. Two other officials were also added back to the committee: the director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, and the chairman of the Joint...

  • Florida Mar 30, 2017

    Trump Adviser Bannon Won't Be Charged in Miami Vote Probe

    Florida prosecutors say White House senior adviser Steve Bannon will not face charges related to his registration to vote in Miami despite spending most of his time elsewhere.

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