WASHINGTON - Mourners from across the nation gathered Wednesday morning to pay their respects and celebrate the life of former President George H.W. Bush at a state funeral at the Washington National Cathedral. With President Donald Trump and four living former U.S. presidents in attendance, Bush was remembered by his son former President George W. Bush who said that his father had "showed me what it means to be a president that serves with integrity, leads with courage and acts with love in his heart for the citizens of our country."
The biopsies and blood tests completed, and Zainab Mughal's rare blood mutation explained, her parents came to grips with the sudden complication in their daughter's cancer fight. In order for the 2-year-old to survive, it would take something they had absolutely no control over: The kindness of strangers.
A key British lawmaker alleged Wednesday that Facebook maintained "whitelisting agreements" that gave select companies preferential access to valuable user data several years ago, offering insight into how the company balanced concerns about user privacy with the business imperative of growing revenue.
"The entire thing is frankly a hot mess." Tony Evers, the incoming Democratic governor of Wisconsin, offered that pithy appraisal on Tuesday night, Dec. 4, of Republican efforts to limit his authority and that of the incoming attorney general, who is also a Democrat. Evers, the state schools superintendent, bested Gov. Scott Walker, once a Republican star who ran for president in 2016, in the November election. "We won fair and square," the Democrat said.
Official Washington will turn out to honor the late President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday, Dec. 5, with the full pageantry of a state funeral, bringing President Donald Trump together with his three most recent predecessors for the service at the National Cathedral.
WASHINGTON - They came together Tuesday from worlds that can often seem so far apart, current and former elected officials, intelligence chiefs and foreign dignitaries standing alongside suit-clad federal workers, college students and other everyday Americans. They came together to bid farewell to George H.W. Bush, the patrician former president who dedicated years to public service.
PHILADELPHIA - An unsettling notion started to sprout here as fall ceded to early winter, an idea that could not taint or diminish last year - nothing could - but threatened to spoil the afterglow. What if it was a fluke? What if the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl triumph was only a blip, a one-year anomaly, a cherished achievement here, but a source of confusion everywhere else?
A task force commissioned by President Donald Trump to evaluate the Postal Service's business model is recommending a slew of options to stabilize its long-term finances. But it did not go so far as to say the financially strapped Postal Service is losing money to Amazon.com, a company which contracts services from the Postal Service and that has consistently drawn Trump's ire. Even though the report does not specifically cite Amazon, it does recommend a reevaluation of the pricing for e-commerce packages and other non-essential mail shipped by companies like Amazon.
Former vice president Joe Biden said Monday that he considers himself "the most qualified person in the country" to be president and that he would make a decision about moving forward with a 2020 bid in the next two months. His comments came during a book-tour stop at the University of Montana at which Biden also acknowledged he has some liabilities, including being a "gaffe machine," but said none of those would scare him from running. Biden, 76, would join what is expected to be a crowded field of Democrats, including several senators, looking to topple President Trump.
WASHINGTON - The campaign organization for House Republicans was the victim of a cyberattack that exposed email accounts to an unknown intruder during the 2018 election cycle, people familiar with the matter said.