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Nancy Pelosi paves way to be House speaker with term limit deal
WASHINGTON – Nancy Pelosi agreed to term limits in a deal Wednesday with rebel Democrats that paved the way for her to become House speaker in January. The longest the California Democrat, who is 78, could serve as speaker would be four more years. That concession quickly gained her the votes of some former members...
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:25:25 -0500
Boy Scouts of America may declare bankruptcy
The Boy Scouts of America is mulling declaring bankruptcy amid flagging membership and an avalanche of costly sex abuse allegations, according to the Wall Street Journal. Leaders have hired Chicago law firm Sidley Austin for help in a potential Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, sources told the outlet. The organization has been fending off lawsuits over...
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:23:47 -0500
Video shows missing Colorado mom on the day she vanished
Newly released supermarket security footage shows a missing Colorado mother shopping with her infant daughter on Thanksgiving Day, hours before she vanished. The video showing Kelsey Berreth holding her 1-year-old in a carseat as she enters the Woodland Park Safeway at 12:27 p.m. local time on Nov. 22 is the last visual the police have...
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:12:37 -0500
Pope cans cardinals named in sex abuse scandals from his cabinet
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has removed two cardinals from his informal cabinet after they were implicated in the Catholic Church’s sex abuse and cover-up scandal, shedding embarrassing advisers ahead of a high-stakes Vatican summit on abuse early next year. The Vatican said Wednesday that Francis in October had written to Chilean Cardinal Javier Errazuriz...
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:02:01 -0500
‘Sonic attacks’ against diplomats in Cuba remain a mystery
MIAMI — American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations, according to their earliest medical exams, publicized Wednesday. The detailed findings were published in a medical journal nearly two years after what the US calls “health attacks” began —...
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:48:09 -0500
Donald Trump Jr.: My dad once ‘regifted’ me something I gave him
President Trump’s eldest son said his father is a “regifter” who apparently once gave him the same gift he had given to his father the year before. Donald Trump Jr. told the entertainment program “Extra” that because he is his father’s namesake, he “got regifted” on more than one occasion. And he said that one...
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:32:40 -0500
British PM Theresa May survives no-confidence vote amid Brexit chaos
Prime Minister Theresa May — who earlier in the day said she would not run in the next general election — won a confidence vote from her Conservative Party on Wednesday by 200 to 117 tally. A loud cheer erupted among Members of Parliament, as Graham Brady, chair of the backbench 1922 Committee, a Conservative...
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:10:30 -0500
More than 200 accuse Brazilian ‘spiritual healer’ of sex abuse
RIO DE JANEIRO — Authorities say that more than 200 people have come forward to accuse a spiritual healer of sexual abuse in the central Brazilian state of Goias. The accusations against Joao Teixeira de Faria, known as Joao de Deus or “John of God,” began last week after several alleged victims spoke of abuse...
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:44:00 -0500
Woman accused of holding housekeeper captive, forcing her into marriage
A New Jersey woman held her Sri Lankan housekeeper against her will for nearly a decade, forcing the victim to marry her and work without pay as a domestic servant, federal authorities said Wednesday. Alia Imad Faleh Al Hunaity, who also goes by Alia Al Qaterneh, of Secaucus, was indicted last week in the case...
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:27:21 -0500
‘They call him stupid’: Boy drops Trump name due to bullying
What’s in a name? For one 11-year-old boy in Delaware, a whole lot of unwanted attention. The parents of Joshua Trump, a student at Talley Middle School in Wilmington, claim their son started getting teased by classmates when Donald Trump first announced plans to run for the White House in June 2015. Even after a...
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:23:30 -0500

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