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Former President George H.W. Bush, 92, is in the hospital in Houston after experiencing "shortness of breath," his office said early Wednesday, adding that the 41st president is "being monitored as a precaution and is resting comfortably." His chief of staff, Jean Becker, told the Houston Chronicle earlier that Bush would likely be released from Houston Methodist Hospital in a few days, adding, "He's fine and he's doing really well." This isn't the first time Bush has been hospitalized…
01.18 / 11:33
theweek.com
The Mon Wharf is partially open this morning to Downtown commuters after heavy rain in the past 24 hours flooded part of the parking…
01.18 / 11:30
post-gazette.com
The preparation for Chinese New Year 2017, the Year of the Rooster, has already begun in Sydney, which is the home to one of the biggest Chinese populations. The city will be illuminated in the bright red colour during the spring festival (Lunar New Year) and a lot of events are scheduled to take…
01.18 / 09:59
au.ibtimes.com
“Black Secret Service agents will not be constrained by the glass ceiling that held back so many for so long,” the lead attorney said. …
01.18 / 09:03
nydailynews.com
Last week, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, issued a thinly veiled threat to Walter Shaub, director of the independent Office of Government Ethics, sending Shaub a letter requesting a "transcribed interview with committee staff" on Shaub's public comments about President-elect Donald Trump's conflicts of interest. Chaffetz, in his letter, noted that he has jurisdiction over the OGE's funding and very existence. Shaub responded in a letter dated…
01.18 / 07:16
theweek.com
Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, faced vocal skepticism from Democrats in her rare nighttime confirmation hearing before the Senate education committee on Tuesday, even as Republican senators hailed the advocate for taxpayer-funded vouchers and school choice a needed reformer at the Education Department. DeVos, who conceded that her billionaire family had donated about $200 million to the Republican Party, parried questions about her family's prominent role in…
01.18 / 06:39
theweek.com
A man set a pile of debris ablaze and claims he tried torching himself across the street from the Trump International Hotel. …
01.18 / 06:36
nydailynews.com
For “Supergirl” diehards, here is good news. The 2017 “Supergirl” extended trailer is out and it features more than a few familiar faces, even if not friendly ones returning this season. Here is what can be expected in “Supergirl” season 2…
01.18 / 06:15
au.ibtimes.com
They line up near the Oval Office, down the hallway toward the Cabinet Room, with their spouses and young kids in tow. When it's their turn, the White House staffers enter for a few private moments with President Barack Obama,…
01.18 / 05:35
www.nzherald.co.nz
Will tweets be the new currency under Donald Trump? Tricia Kelly, a Washington, D.C., hairstylist, says she was shocked when an "entitled" Marla Maples, Trump's second ex-wife, suggested that instead of paying Kelly to do her hair on Inauguration Day, she would post about it on social media, giving her "exposure." When Maples' assistant passed the message along, Kelly was "stunned," she told The Washington Post. "I told them... I work for a fee, not for free." A client had asked Kelly if…
01.18 / 04:49
theweek.com
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has expressed his disappointment for the cancellation of MH370 search…
01.18 / 04:14
au.ibtimes.com
Police detective died after being shot while answering a report of an armed man outside a house in a suburban Dallas…
01.18 / 03:44
cbsnews.com
Trump’s Education Secretary pick Betsy DeVos struck a conciliatory tone at her Senate confirmation hearing. …
01.18 / 02:56
nydailynews.com
“Girl Meets World” is airing its final episode on Disney Channel this week. The last episode of the series that will be shown in the network is titled “Girl Meets Goodbye.” But before the show bids goodbye on Disney, Cory will surprise his students with one last “history” test…
01.18 / 02:53
au.ibtimes.com
Gamers will only be able to play the much awaited "Breath Of The Wild" title on either the Nintendo Switch or the Wii…
01.18 / 02:32
au.ibtimes.com
Authorities say an argument between a man and his girlfriend sparked a violent afternoon at a townhome in a Virginia suburb of the nation's capital, leaving the man's brothers wounded by gunshots and the man dead after he was shot by…
01.18 / 02:30
abcnews.go.com
Vice President Joe Biden is torn when it comes to the presidential election — he still questions his decision not to run and regrets not going with a different message while campaigning for Hillary Clinton. In a series of interviews with Jonathan Alter, published in The New York Times Magazine on Tuesday, Biden said he wished "to hell" he'd kept repeating the positive messages from his Democratic National Convention speech in July and said more about Clinton's plan for the middle class, a…
01.18 / 01:46
theweek.com
Donald Trump would be unlikely to have used prostitutes in Moscow because as the patron of the Miss Universe beauty contest he is accustomed to being around attractive women, Vladimir Putin has said. In his first public…
01.18 / 01:32
www.nzherald.co.nz
WASHINGTON –Mike Pence will have a lot of figurative bridge-building to do after he becomes vice president, but today U.S. Sen. Bob Casey wanted to talk about literal b…
01.18 / 00:30
post-gazette.com
A White House source confirmed to the Miami Herald that the letter written in 2014 had been received. …
01.17 / 23:53
nydailynews.com