Intercepted communications show that Russian oligarch Yevgeniy Prigozhin told a Syrian official that he “secured permission” from a Russian minister to move forward with a “fast and strong” initiative that would take place in early February, according to intelligence reports.
President Trump aligned himself with gun rights advocates, arguing that allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons would “solve the problem instantly.” Meanwhile, a ban on semiautomatic rifles such as the AR-15 used by the Florida shooter is not under active consideration, the White House said.
Eager to be seen as leading the debate, President Trump floated ideas that were inspired by the emotion conveyed by the Florida shooting survivors on cable news, aides said, as much as by considered policy discussions.
The standoff in Washington has left employers and universities that embraced “dreamers” in limbo and the students themselves worried. “In the back of my mind, I’m thinking, ‘What if I can’t finish?’” one fourth-year student in Chicago said.
Republican Eric Greitens was taken into custody on charges stemming from a 2015 affair. Greitens previously said he won’t resign, despite call to do so from many Republican and Democratic state lawmakers.
Russian skaters Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva enter Friday's competition at the top of the standings after the short program, with Americans Mirai Nagasu, Karen Chen and Bradie Tennell trailing significantly.
The U.N. ambassador said both Israel and the Palestinians would have something to like in the forthcoming proposal. She added that U.S. negotiators Jared Kushner and Jason D. Greenblatt “are still going back and forth.”
The first day of this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference was marked by jeers for Hillary Clinton, warnings about Democrats winning control of Congress and talk of the impeachment threat to President Trump.
Canada's prime minister, accustomed to being praised for his Prince Charming good looks, is getting a lot of flak on his tour of India, and the latest gags focus on his razzle-dazzle wardrobe, upstaging even India's flamboyant movie stars.
A letter issued by KIPP, one of the nation’s largest and best-known charter school networks, said Mike Feinberg, a titan in the field, denied any misconduct but that an independent probe found credible evidence for allegations of abuse and harassment.