WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday grudgingly sought to inch back his warm remarks about Russia and its leader during a summit in Helsinki a day earlier, saying he had misspoken when he appeared to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin's denials that Russia had interfered in the 2016 presidential election over the conclusions of his own intelligence community.
I lay on the table in an Atlanta hospital room almost a decade ago, watching as my doctor sliced me open and yanked two slimy, screaming balls of fire from my abdomen. I couldn't describe the emotions that overtook me the first time my daughter and I locked eyes; I just knew I had to protect her. My son arrived 60 seconds later, and I knew I would take care of him, too. I wanted to give my babies the world - a world many didn't think I could offer because of my age. I didn't know if I could, either, but at that moment, I stopped seeing myself as failure. I was a mother.
The 10:23 a.m. emergency call to the 23000 block of Buckland Lane was dispatched as a reported bee sting. Responding firefighters quickly discovered how big of an understatement that was. When their truck pulled up to the home in Lake Forest, California, they saw a cleaning lady being attacked by a swarm of some 80,000 bees. The woman - "approximately 50 years old," and identified only by her first name, Maria - was in the Orange County home with three other cleaners, and had stepped out to her car to grab a mop.
After President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin's news conference Monday in Helsinki, in which President Trump called the United States "foolish" and sided with Putin over American intelligence agencies who said that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, social media had plenty to say. But one theme kept cropping up: the Dixie Chicks. "Remember when Republicans were incensed about American citizens criticizing America on foreign soil? I bet The Dixie Chicks do. I know I do," tweeted Ashley Campbell.
BAGHDAD - The Islamic State is creeping back into parts of central Iraq just seven months after the government declared victory in the war against the group, embarking on a wave of kidnappings, assassinations and bombings that have raised fears a new cycle of insurgency is starting again.
MGM Resorts International sued the victims of a Las Vegas music festival mass shooting in an effort to block any potential compensation claims against it. The owner of the Mandalay Bay hotel claims a 2002 federal statute wipes out liability for any company that adopts "anti-terrorism technology,'' which it says it did. It asked a federal judge in Nevada for a declaration that the company isn't liable.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday portrayed his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin as a great success, saying that it had gone "even better" than a meeting with NATO allies the week before. In a morning tweet, the president blamed the media for negative coverage of his joint news conference Monday with Putin in Helsinki - a performance by Trump that was widely panned by members of both poltical parties.
Anthony Bourdain's suicide last month sent millions of the television host's fans into tailspins of mourning. Much of the grief centered on how Bourdain's voice - edgy and compassionate, candid and bighearted - had been permanently and suddenly silenced.
WASHINGTON - Administration officials had hoped that maybe, just maybe, Monday's summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladmir Putin would end differently - without a freewheeling 46-minute news conference in which Trump attacked his own FBI on foreign soil and warmly praised archrival Russia.
Chicago schoolteacher Kimberly Bermudez has always been the chatty type. So when she was on a Southwest Airlines flight to Florida to visit her parents last week, and her seatmate asked her what she did for a living, she told him about her first-graders, some of whom are homeless, and all of whom come from low-income families. He asked her: "What's the most challenging part of your job?" When children come to school hungry, she said, and seeing hard-working immigrant parents struggling to provide basic necessities for their families.