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
In jest, Pope Francis asks Melania Trump if she feeds pastries to the president
Manchester Attack: Father and Brothers of Suspected Bomber Arrested
Landslide on California highway part of $1 billion in damage
A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive, and it adds to a record $1 billion in highway damage from one of the state's wettest winters in decades.
Overturned tanker causes massive fire in California
Woman Talks 'Adrenaline Reaction' That Led Her to Jump on Hood of Car to Foil Carjacking
Richard Collins III: Father of black student murdered in suspected hate crime accepts his son?s degree
In an emotional ceremony at Maryland's Bowie State University, Richard Collins Jr was cheered as he took the podium. "I really have not tried to process motive or intentions behind this yet," he told NBC News before the ceremony. Police have charged 22-year-old Sean Urbanski with his murder.
Four climbers found dead on Everest
Authorities in Nepal have been unable to confirm the identities of four bodies found on Mount Everest, officials said Wednesday, raising speculation the climbers may have died years ago. The climbers were found at camp four -- at 7,950 metres (26,085 feet) -- on Tuesday by a rescue team who were there to retrieve the body of a Slovak climber who died on the mountain on Sunday. "Our rescuers found bodies of four climbers in a tent at camp four yesterday.
Russians discussed how to influence Trump via aides: NYT
By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior Russian intelligence and political officials discussed how to influence Donald Trump through his advisers according to information gathered by American spies last summer, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, Citing three current and former U.S. officials familiar with the intelligence, the newspaper said the conversations focused on Paul Manafort, then the Trump presidential campaign chairman, and Michael Flynn, a retired general who was then advising Trump. U.S. congressional committees and a special counsel named by the Justice Department this month are investigating whether there was Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia.