WSJ: Trump clings to wiretap claim ?like a drunk to an empty gin bottle,? damaging his credibility
As Gorsuch is testifying, Supreme Court undermines his decision in school disabilities case
Senate Democrats seized on a Supreme Court ruling handed down Wednesday morning ? less than an hour into the third day of the confirmation hearing for nominee Neil Gorsuch ? to question the judgment of President Trump?s choice to fill the empty seat on the high court. The unanimous decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District expanded the obligations of public-school districts to provide an adequate education to disabled students under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts rejected a standard that Gorsuch had used to decide a similar case in 2008, Thompson School District v. Luke P.
White Man From Maryland Stabbed A Black Man To Death In New York
Factbox: A look at U.S. healthcare spending as Obamacare repeal looms
U.S. President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives have proposed a healthcare law to kick off their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. Following are some questions and answers about healthcare spending and health insurance coverage in the United States as Republicans try to throw out President Barack Obama's signature piece of domestic policy, the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Who is covered by what insurance? The majority of America?s 323 million people are covered by either government or private insurance.
Correction: Oil Pipeline story
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) ? In a story March 22 about protecting pipelines from sabotage, The Associated Press misidentified a professor at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, as Kerry Sundberg. His name is Kelly Sundberg.
Jewish youth arrested in Israel over anti-Semitic threats abroad
A Jewish youth was arrested in Israel on Thursday on suspicion of making dozens of anti-Semitic threats in countries around the world, police said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the suspect was "a resident of the south (of Israel) from the Jewish community". "The investigation began in several countries at the same time, in which dozens of threatening calls were received at public places, events, synagogues and community buildings that caused panic and disrupted events and activities in various organisations," a police statement said.
Japan PM Abe accused of giving cash to nationalistic school
TOKYO (AP) ? Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donated 1 million yen ($9,000) through his wife to a school run by a group of ultranationalist educators, the group's leader told Parliament on Thursday, while also suggesting there was "political influence" in a land-buying scandal involving the school.
Can you tally up world progress?
When the cold war ended a quarter century ago, and with it the division of the world into two ?camps,? the United Nations decided to start measuring the progress of humanity as a whole. The hope behind such alternative indicators is that an attempt to measure something might help reveal what causes it or could push it along.
Jesus's tomb restored after months of work
The tomb where Jesus is believed to have been buried is being unveiled again following nine months of restoration work that will be highlighted at a much anticipated ceremony Wednesday. The shrine, which includes a 19th-century ornate edicule or shrine surrounding the tomb, is a key part of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City. Parts of it were also coming loose, with warnings that it was structurally unsound and posed a risk to the millions of pilgrims who visit the site every year.
Trump Russia Case 'More Than Circumstantial'
Rachel Maddow reports on developments in the investigation into coordination between the Donald Trump campaign in Russia, from a new report on Paul Manafort acting in Russia's interest to a new characterization of the evidence by Adam Schiff.