'SNL' writer suspended for tweet about Barron Trump

Jan 24, 2017

'SNL' writer suspended for tweet about Barron Trump

A “Saturday Night Live” writer has been suspended indefinitely after tweeting a poorly received joke about Donald Trump’s 10-year-old youngest son, Barron. A person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly told The Associated Press that Katie Rich was suspended immediately ...

Jan 24, 2017

Pentagon chief vows 'unshakeable commitment' to NATO: spokesman

New U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis reassured his British counterpart on Monday that Washington has an “unshakeable commitment” to NATO, despite President Donald Trump previously casting the military alliance as obsolete. During a phone call with Michael Fallon on his first full day ...

Strong January storms tear deadly coast-to-coast path across U.S.

Jan 24, 2017

Strong January storms tear deadly coast-to-coast path across U.S.

From California to the Deep South to the Northeast, millions of Americans were contending with death and destruction from damaging January weather. Flooding, high winds and suspected tornadoes have rousted people from their homes. A deadly storm system tore across the Deep South, a ...

Farmers mixed on Trump's pullout from TPP

Jan 22, 2017

Farmers mixed on Trump's pullout from TPP

Farmers had mixed reactions after the administration of President Donald Trump announced on Inauguration Day that the United States would withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Those opposed to the secretive 12-nation free trade pact welcomed the move, while others who were preparing ...

Tornado rips through southern Mississippi, killing four

Jan 22, 2017

Tornado rips through southern Mississippi, killing four

Four people were killed, roofs were ripped from homes and churches, and trees were torn from the earth early Saturday when a tornado hitting in the dark of night ripped through a region in southern Mississippi, officials said. Four people died after the twister ...

Jan 22, 2017

Trucker loses trailer full of marbles in Indiana

A trucker has lost his marbles in the Indianapolis area. State police tell TV station WXIN that a truck carrying 38,000 pounds (17,200 kg) of marbles lost its trailer Saturday on southbound Interstate 465, near Pendleton Pike. The marbles were on the shoulder and ...

Jan 22, 2017

Malaysian minister lobbied in Australia to search for MH370

Relatives of passengers and crew aboard the missing Malaysian airliner plan to present the Malaysian transport minister in Australia with letters urging that the search resume. Sheryl Keen, a supporter of the international victims’ advocacy group Voice370, said Sunday she plans to personally hand ...