Daily Archives: May 1, 2018





  • New species of beetle named after Leonardo DiCaprio

    New species of beetle named after Leonardo DiCaprio

    CLOSE It’s been 20 years since the release of ‘Titanic.’ Thank you Internet for keeping the movie memories alive. USA TODAY The new species of beetle has been named Grouvellinus leonardodicaprioi after the actor. (Photo: Taxon Expeditions, Hendrik Freitag) It took over two decades of acting for Leonardo DiCaprio to finally win an Oscar. Now,…


  • Texas Sues Trump Administration To End DACA

    Texas Sues Trump Administration To End DACA

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Texas and six other Republican-governed states on Tuesday sued the Trump administration to try to end a program launched by Democratic former President Barack Obama that protects immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. The states filed suit in federal court in Texas in the latest twist in an ongoing policy…


  • 7 states sue to end DACA, potentially jumbling its legal future

    7 states sue to end DACA, potentially jumbling its legal future

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  • Lobbyist helped arrange Scott Pruitt’s $100,000 trip to Morocco

    Lobbyist helped arrange Scott Pruitt’s $100,000 trip to Morocco

    MARRAKESH, Morocco — A controversial trip to Morocco by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt last December was partly arranged by a longtime friend and lobbyist, who accompanied Pruitt and his entourage at multiple stops and served as an informal liaison at both official and social events during the visit. Richard Smotkin, a former Comcast…