WASHINGTON - House Intelligence Committee Republicans have completed a draft report in their year-long Russia probe that states they found no evidence President Donald Trump or anyone affiliated with him colluded with Russian officials to affect the outcome of the 2016 election, a conclusion expected to incite backlash from Democrats. Republicans also determined that while the Russian government did pursue "active measures" to interfere in the election, it did not do so with the intention of helping Trump's campaign, contradicting the U.S. intelligence community's findings.
Not long after Lisa Ingall gave birth to a baby boy - after 30 punishing hours in labor without food - she turned to her husband, Amit Saha, and made a simple request: "'Get . . . down to the Classics and get me a Hell Burger!'" Saha recalled his wife saying that June day in 2010. "It wasn't so much of a request as it was a demand."
A leader of the Iowa Senate is stepping down after a video posted online showed him kissing a female lobbyist in a Des Moines bar. In the 52-second video, posted Monday on the liberal news website Iowa Starting Line, Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix, a Republican who is married, is seen sitting next to the woman on bar stools. They chat for most of the video until the woman leans over and begins kissing Dix.
Stormy Daniels offered on Monday to pay President Donald Trump $130,000 to buy her way out of a contract that prohibits her from discussing their decade-old alleged affair, the latest jab in a legal and public relations battle surrounding the once-secret agreement. The porn star's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, made the offer in a letter to Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, who has said he used his own funds to "facilitate" a payment of the same amount to Daniels days before the 2016 election.
There was a message from God, 20-year old Kaylee Muthart believed, that she needed to sacrifice something special. Muthart was high on methamphetamine, a freight train of a dose bigger than all the others, and the signs were all there. A white bird along a dark path. A man with a biblical name asking for a key. Muthart was looking for personal salvation, but she also wanted to save the world. "I thought everything would end abruptly, and everyone would die," Muthart told Cosmopolitan, "if I didn't tear out my eyes immediately."
The school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that claimed the lives of 17 children and educators has sparked a renewed interest in gun-control legislation in statehouses across the country.
A long-established San Francisco fertility clinic had a liquid nitrogen failure in a storage tank in which thousands of eggs and embryos are kept frozen for future use, jeopardizing the tissue that hundreds of women have deposited there in hope of having children. The March 4 incident at Pacific Fertility Clinic, acknowledged on Sunday by the facility's president, is the second such admission in a matter of days, coming on the heels of a similar malfunction the same weekend at an unrelated clinic in Cleveland.
Another school shooting, another debate over gun control. An overwhelming majority of Americans want stricter gun laws, but Congress is unlikely to ban assault rifles outright, and some of the president's proposals -- a ban on "bump stocks," for example -- have unclear paths to success. But there is another approach that would be constitutional and well supported by historical precedent. It might even help reduce the budget deficit that Republicans just sent skyrocketing. Of course, Washington is showing no signs of even considering it.
In song and prose, surfing has long been celebrated as a way to soothe the mind and invigorate the body. But scientific evidence has been limited. Now the Navy has embarked on a $1 million research project to determine whether surfing has therapeutic value, especially for military personnel with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or sleep problems.
Hubert de Givenchy, a French designer whose fashions influenced haute couture in the 1950s and '60s and transformed his close friend, actress Audrey Hepburn, into a style legend, died March 10 at 91. The death was announced by artistic director of Givenchy, Clare Waight Keller. No other information was immediately available.