COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka on Monday accused a local Islamist extremist group, the National Thowheed Jamaath, of being behind a string of Easter bombings at churches and hotels that killed at least 311 people, and the United States pledged support for the investigation, dispatching FBI agents to help. At least four U.S. citizens are among the dead, and "several" Americans were seriously injured, the State Department said Monday.
WASHINGTON - Bob Saget makes his first crude joke of the evening and a few members of the audience release a nervous giggle. Maybe some are having trouble separating Saget from the persona they've come to know him for: wholesome father figure Danny Tanner, whom Saget depicted for years on the family-friendly series "Full House" and now on the reboot, "Fuller House." And no one wants to watch their dad talk about genitalia. Or maybe it's the fact that he's in a synagogue and there's a menorah in the closet behind him.
Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, said Sunday that there is "nothing wrong" with a campaign accepting information from Russians, defending the Trump team's efforts to obtain damaging material about Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during the 2016 race. "There's nothing wrong with taking information from Russians," Giuliani said in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union." "It depends on where it came from." His comments prompted a rebuke from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
The American vegetable landscape has shifted. Farmers are abandoning one-time basics such as sweet corn, green beans, peas and potatoes. In their place, they're planting sweet potatoes and leafy greens such as spinach, kale and romaine lettuce. Once every five years, the USDA Census of Agriculture provides a definitive guide to the trends behind the nation's farms and diets. The latest figures, released last week, show broad dietary upheaval. In many cases, they show vegetables that may once have been dismissed as fads or trends are reshaping America's agricultural landscape.
A long time ago, as glaciers retreated from North America, some arctic butterflies stayed behind. The Earth was warming and so they fluttered up mountain slopes, to where it was still cold. As the climate continued to change, the arctic butterflies continued to climb, toward the summits - and then, where?
WASHINGTON — House Democrats will hold a meeting to discuss whether to pursue impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, a key lawmaker said Sunday. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said on "Fox News Sunday" that the House Democratic caucus will meet in the coming weeks to discuss the matter. "That's going to be a very consequential decision and one that I'm going to reserve judgment on until we've had a chance to fully deliberate on it," Schiff said.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Suicide bombers struck churches and hotels in Sri Lanka in a highly coordinated attack on Easter Sunday morning, killing more than 200 people and injuring 450. No group claimed responsibility for the attacks, the worst violence in Sri Lanka since the end of the civil war a decade ago.
The United States is experiencing its second-highest number of measles cases in nearly two decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the diagnosed cases have climbed to 465. At least 20 states have reported cases of the highly contagious virus. New York City officials have ordered mandatory measles vaccinations to halt an outbreak. The outbreaks are linked to people who traveled from countries such as Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines, where large measles outbreaks are occurring. The disease is spreading in U.S.
Immigrants who use marijuana or who work in the cannabis industry can be denied citizenship, even if they are doing so in states where it is legal, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Friday. The guidance, issued - coincidentally or not - just before pot advocates' national celebration of their 4/20 holiday, confirms what immigration and marijuana advocates have cautioned is a legal gray area that penalizes would-be citizens because they've broken a federal law.
President Donald Trump has bragged that he has "one of the great memories of all time." But - when faced with questions from special counsel Robert Mueller III about the 2016 campaign - Trump said his memory failed him. When did Trump learn that his aides had met with a Russian lawyer offering dirt on rival Hillary Clinton? "I have no recollection," Trump wrote in written responses to Mueller's team. Did anyone tell Trump during the campaign that Russian President Vladimir Putin supported Trump's candidacy?