In the fifth day of a controversy that has raged since President Trump attempted to deflect criticism of his handling of the deaths of four service members in Niger, the White House stood by the statements by the chief of staff in an effort to discredit Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, who has accused Trump of insensitivity in a condolence call to a service member’s widow.
In the past, a few million consumers were auto-enrolled and then sent notices encouraging them to check for better or more affordable coverage. This time, the automatic enrollment will take place after it is too late to make changes.
Residents of a flood-ravaged Houston neighborhood illustrate a divide over how much support the government should give to the U.S. territory, sometimes mistakenly viewed as a separate nation. “They should stay where they are and fix their own country up,” one resident said, adding that Puerto Ricans’ “lack of responsibility is not an emergency on my part.”
In the face of a disaster that could have far-reaching implications, it remains extremely difficult, if not impossible, for most of the marijuana businesses affected by the fire to access insurance, mortgages and loans to rebuild.
Maryland gave conditional approval for a tunnel under state roads from Baltimore to Washington, giving a boost — or hype depending on the viewpoint — to entrepreneur Elon Musk’s plan for a super-high-speed transportation system.
With a giant sculpture of the American flag in mid-wave as her backdrop, the first lady donated the gown to the National Museum of American History, which is displaying the dress in the famed “First Ladies Collection.”
The design for the structure at 2215 Constitution Ave. was meant for an Abraham Lincoln memorial in Kentucky. It wound up on the Mall to house a professional association for pharmacists, on land once owned by a man nicknamed “the Quinine King.”
Another individual had just punched Randy Furniss, who was wearing a white T-shirt emblazoned with swastikas, when the protester went up to Furniss, wrapped his arms around him and asked, “Why don’t you like me, dog?”
A D.C. appeals court set an Oct. 31 deadline for authorities to find a sponsor so that the government does not have to facilitate the procedure. But lawyers for the girl said it would be hard to find a government-approved sponsor to take custody of the teen, who is in a detention facility for undocumented minors who crossed into the United States illegally.
In West Virginia, the Pulitzer Prize-winning organization's arbiters of what’s accurate meet with those who question their methods of vetting statements uttered by politicians, political organizations and pundits.