Trump budget chief faces sharp questions during House hearing
Manchester Attack: Father and Brothers of Suspected Bomber Arrested
DeVos grilled by Democrats on public school cuts, private school discrimination
Democratic legislators pressed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in her first public testimony since a contentious confirmation process. DeVos was answering questions on the White House budget proposal in front of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. The budget proposal has been criticized by some for making deep cuts to public education to fund school choice voucher programs such as those that DeVos promoted in her home state of Michigan.
Landslide Buries Stretch of Famous Hwy. 1 at California?s Big Sur
Alabama death row inmate files flurry of last minute appeals
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) ? Convicted murderer Tommy Arthur ? called the "Houdini" of death row by some after escaping seven prior execution dates ? was scheduled to be put to death Thursday evening in Alabama, as his attorneys filed a flurry of last minute appeals.
Pit Bull Formerly on Euthanasia List Now a Top K9 Agent With Police Department
I Won?t Forget What You Said, Pres. Trump Tells Pope Francis
Everest climber accused of 'illegal' Tibet-Nepal traverse
A Polish climber who claims to have traversed from Tibet to Nepal at the summit of Mount Everest may have crossed "illegally", authorities in Nepal said Wednesday. Janusz Adam Adamski posted on Facebook on Sunday that he had summited the world's highest peak via the northern route in Tibet before descending on the southern side into Nepal. "Janusz made it to the top of Mt Everest from the north and then descended to the south, making him the first Polish, and 15th in the world, to traverse the mountain," read a post on his Facebook page.
2 addiction counselors at halfway house die of drug overdose
Trump faces rougher reception in NATO, EU meetings
By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland BRUSSELS (Reuters) - After a warm welcome in the Middle East and a "fantastic" visit with the pope, U.S. President Donald Trump walks on shakier ground on Thursday when European Union and NATO leaders will press him on defense, trade, and environmental concerns. Trump questioned the relevance of the NATO military alliance as a presidential candidate, and is considering pulling the United States out of the Paris agreement on climate change - a huge concern in Europe. The EU was also a party to the Iran nuclear agreement, which Trump has criticized sharply.