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.
Sessions Failed to Disclose Russian Meetings
Rachel Maddow reports the latest in a string of failures by Donald Trump staffers failing to disclose meetings with Russians, in this case Jeff Sessions leaving off his meetings from his security clearance form.
Landslide Buries Stretch of Famous Hwy. 1 at California?s Big Sur
Ben Sasse on new CBO score and future of health care legislation in the Senate
Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., spoke to Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga about his new book, ?The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis ? and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance.? She also asked him about the newly released Congressional Budget Office score, which found that 23 million more people will be uninsured by the year 2026 under the House version of the Obamacare repeal bill. He said, ?The Senate is not going to take up any version of the House bill to vote on.?
Woman Talks 'Adrenaline Reaction' That Led Her to Jump on Hood of Car to Foil Carjacking
Unusual mass attack injures 8 California guards, 7 inmates
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? In a brawl that officials say was extreme even by the violent standard of California prisons, correctional officers had to open fire to stop a melee that sent eight guards and seven inmates to hospitals.
Everest rescuers retrieve bodies of two Indian climbers
Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest last year but whose remains could not be moved due to bad weather, an official said Thursday. A team of Nepali climbers retrieved the bodies of Goutam Ghosh and Paresh Nath from the balcony, an area just below the summit of the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) mountain. Ghosh's remains were only located this year by other climbers on the mountain.
GW to file cannabis drug as journal confirms epilepsy success
GW Pharmaceuticals is set to file its cannabis-derived drug with U.S. regulators imminently, following publication of detailed data on its success in fighting severe childhood epilepsy. GW first reported in March 2016 that Epidiolex cut monthly convulsive seizures by 39 percent in children with Dravet syndrome, but full results of the 120-patient study were only published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. GW's medicine, which is given as a syrup, is a purified form of cannabidiol, one of the active ingredients found in marijuana.
World reaction to the deadly attack in Manchester, England
At least 22 people have died and more than 100 injured after what Theresa May described as an ?appalling terror attack? at the Manchester Arena during an Ariana Grande pop concert. World reaction grows as ISIS claims responsibility.
THAAD Deployment Will Weaken Kim Jong Un's Leverage