Daily Archives: May 15, 2018


  • North Korea threatens to cancel Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un meeting

    North Korea threatens to cancel Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un meeting

    President Trump and Kim Jung Un (Photo: KCNA VIA KNS, AFP/Getty Images) WASHINGTON — North Korea is threatening to cancel President Trump’s upcoming nuclear summit with Kim Jong Un because of joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises. North Korea’s Central News Agency also announced it had already canceled high-level talks with South Korean counterparts because of the drills…


  • Hawaii volcano: Kilauea eruption disrupts cruises to Big Island

    Hawaii volcano: Kilauea eruption disrupts cruises to Big Island

    CLOSE Nearly 20 fissures have opened since the Kilauea volcano started erupting almost two weeks ago. A fissure that opened Sunday led authorities to order 10 people to flee their homes, Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe said. (May 15) AP Lava flows at a lava fissure in the aftermath of eruptions from the Kilauea…


  • Ethan Hawke says Dolan took away his Knicks tickets

    Ethan Hawke says Dolan took away his Knicks tickets

    Actor Ethan Hawke grew up in New York and once called himself a huge Knicks fan. That is no longer the case, and he blames Knicks owner James Dolan for his current state of team-less NBA fandom. Hawke joined The Bill Simmons Podcast this week and discussed his Knicks falling out. He used to call…



  • Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’ Is Now Illegal In Maryland

    Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’ Is Now Illegal In Maryland

    It’s now officially illegal to perform so-called gay “conversion therapy” on minors in Maryland. The Youth Mental Health Protection Act, which Gov. Larry Hogan (R) signed into law Tuesday, threatens mental health or child care practitioners with disciplinary action if they are found attempting to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of anyone under the…


  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz: The NRA Is ‘Just Shy Of A Terrorist Organization’

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz: The NRA Is ‘Just Shy Of A Terrorist Organization’

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) had stern words for the National Rifle Association on Tuesday, responding to the gun group’s new president attacking student survivors of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, for allegedly engaging in “civil terrorism.” “The NRA is kind of just shy of a terrorist organization,” Schultz told HuffPost. “They have done everything they…


  • North Korea warns US it could pull out of planned summit with Trump

    North Korea warns US it could pull out of planned summit with Trump

    North Korea on Tuesday said a planned summit next month between President TrumpDonald John TrumpAvenatti defends right to release Cohen’s financial info Pruitt’s 24/7 security requested over fears of Trump policy backlash Senate GOP anger over McCain insult grows MORE and Kim Jong Un is at risk because of joint military exercises between the U.S.…


  • Haspel Likely to be Confirmed After Repudiating C.I.A. Torture

    Haspel Likely to be Confirmed After Repudiating C.I.A. Torture

    Her letter, delivered to Mr. Warner along with her written responses to other questions posed by senators, struck a different tone. Still, Ms. Haspel did not acknowledge that she personally had played any role in the detention and interrogation program — details that remain classified. As the acting director of the C.I.A., she has the…


  • Analysis | The numbers behind Trump’s speech on law enforcement fatalities

    Analysis | The numbers behind Trump’s speech on law enforcement fatalities

    President Trump speaks at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service in Washington on May 15. (Kevin Deitsch/Pool/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) President Trump traveled to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to participate in a ceremony recognizing law enforcement officers who had died in the line of duty. Both as a candidate and as president, Trump has embraced the law enforcement…