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Hastert to assault victim: Pay back $1.7 million in hush money

Jan 20, 2017

Hastert to assault victim: Pay back $1.7 million in hush money

Imprisoned former House speaker Dennis Hastert wants one of his sexual abuse victims to return the $1.7 million in hush money the Illinois Republican paid him over several years, according to a court filing this week in an ongoing civil case. The document is ...

'Would-be-dictator' Trump will fail: Soros

Jan 20, 2017

'Would-be-dictator' Trump will fail: Soros

Billionaire George Soros on Thursday delivered a scathing assessment of Donald Trump, calling the U.S. president-elect a “would-be-dictator” who is “going to fail.” On the eve of Trump’s inauguration in Washington, Soros said Trump is “gearing up for a trade war” that would have ...

Jan 20, 2017

10 promises Trump made for his first day

Behind in the polls in late October, Donald Trump ventured to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to give American voters a “contract” detailing what he would achieve during his first day in office. Beneath a list of 18 major actions was the flourish of Trump’s familiar signature ...

$460 million vaccine initiative launched to 'outsmart' viruses

Jan 20, 2017

$460 million vaccine initiative launched to 'outsmart' viruses

With the world still reeling from outbreaks of deadly Ebola and baby-deforming Zika, governments and charities launched a $460-million (431 million-euro) initiative Thursday to “outsmart” infectious epidemics. The goal is to develop vaccines with which to contain outbreaks before they become global health emergencies, ...