Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals after Jamaica teammate Nesta Carter was found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Carter was found to have taken the prohibited substance methylhexaneamine, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday. The Jamaica team must return their medals. Trinidad and Tobago will be promoted to gold, Japan move up to silver and fourth-placed Brazil will be awarded bronze, subject to any further results from the IOC anti-doping retesting program.
WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would seek a major investigation of alleged voter fraud in the November election, despite overwhelming consensus among state officials, election experts and politicians that voter fraud is rare in the United States. "I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and....even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!" Trump said on Twitter.
A Michigan man whose drug-related prison sentence was commuted by former President Barack Obama was shot dead this week at a federal halfway house, according to local media reports. Demarlon Thomas, 31, was shot and killed on Monday night, Jan. 23, by a man with an assault-style rifle in Saginaw, Michigan, around 100 miles northwest of Detroit, according to local CBS affiliate WNEM. A spokesman for the Michigan State Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded above 20,000 for the first time on Wednesday, Jan. 25, resuming a rally that began in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's election victory. The rally was reignited by Trump's signing of numerous executive orders since his inauguration on Friday, Jan. 20. The index came within a point of the historic level on Jan. 6, as investors banked on pro-growth policies and tax cuts from the new administration.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expected to sign executive orders starting on Wednesday, Jan.
LOS ANGELES - The White House is calling for the media's cooperation in giving privacy to Barron Trump, the 10-year-old son of President Donald Trump. "It is a longstanding tradition that the children of presidents are afforded the opportunity to grow up outside of the political spotlight. The White House fully expects this tradition to continue. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter," the White House said in a statement on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
NEW YORK/CHICAGO - The Environmental Protection Agency will delay implementation of the Renewable Fuels Standard and the Agriculture Department will pause rules affecting livestock as part of a freeze on regulations imposed by President Donald Trump's administration, trade groups said on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Trump's regulatory freeze has created uncertainties in rural communities - areas which helped propel him into office.
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr blasted NBA players for their All Star selections in the league's first year of the new player voting process, saying they "made a mockery of it." The league granted players 25 percent control of selecting All Star starters this season, and Kerr lashed out at the results which featured some lighthearted selections. "I am very disappointed in the players," said Kerr, who will coach the Western Conference All Stars in the Feb. 19 game, said on Monday.
WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump intends to keep FBI Director James Comey in his post, a person familiar with the decision said on Tuesday, Jan. 24, amid reports that U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies are scrutinizing Trump associates over their ties to Russia. Comey, a Republican, drew furious criticism from Democrats for announcing just 11 days before the Nov. 8 election that the FBI was looking at additional emails related to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private server.
WASHINGTON -- Ben Carson, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead U.S. housing policy, won approval on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from the Senate committee reviewing the qualifications of the retired neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential candidate. The endorsement by the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, by a voice vote shown on its website, cleared the way for a full Senate vote on Carson's appointment as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.