Nation

 
A police cordon blocks a street near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain May 24, 2017.

UK chides US for leaking Manchester bombing probe details

By Alex Morales, Bloomberg on May 24, 2017, at 7:35 a.m.
U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd criticized U.S. officials for leaking details about Monday’s terrorist attack in Manchester, warning Britain’s ally that it should not happen again.
U.S. President Donald Trump smiles during his remarks at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump retains outside lawyer to help with Russia investigations

By John Wagner and Ashley Parker, Washington Post on May 24, 2017, at 7:23 a.m.
President Donald Trump has retained the services of a trusted lawyer to help him navigate the investigations into his campaign and Russian interference in last year’s election.
Bottles of Bud Light Platinum move along during the packaging process at Anheuser-Busch brewery, July 3, 2013, in downtown St. Louis, Missouri.

The maker of Bud Light is investing $2 billion to make its beer ‘more sophisticated’

By Abha Bhattarai, The Washington Post on May 24, 2017, at 7:05 a.m.
The world’s largest beer company, which makes Bud Light, Becks and Stella Artois, is investing $2 billion in American brewing operations over the next four years.
Supporters react during a rally after Taiwan's constitutional court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia, in Taipei, Taiwan May 24, 2017.

Taiwan court legalizes gay marriage in historic first for Asia

By Samson Ellis and Chinmei Sung, Bloomberg on May 24, 2017, at 6:59 a.m.
Taiwan’s constitutional court ruled that the island’s laws must be changed to allow gay marriage, paving the way for it to become the first place in Asia to guarantee the right.

Wall Street rises on investor relief after Trump budget

By Sinead Carew, Reuters on May 24, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.
Wall Street ended higher on Tuesday after the release of President Donald Trump’s budget plan but gains were tempered by declines in consumer discretionary stocks amid weakness in auto-parts companies.

CIA director alerted FBI to pattern of contacts between Russian officials and Trump campaign associates

By Greg Miller, The Washington Post on May 24, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.
The CIA alerted the FBI to a troubling pattern of contacts between Russian officials and associates of the Trump campaign last year, former agency director John Brennan testified on Tuesday.

U.S. forces kill 7 suspected al-Qaida militants in new Yemen raid

By Missy Ryan, Washington Post on May 23, 2017, at 8:24 p.m.
American Special Operations forces conducted a new ground raid against al-Qaida’s Yemen branch early on Tuesday, killing seven suspected militants, military officials said.
Stephen Colbert

FCC will not take any action against CBS’ ‘Colbert’ show

By Reuters on May 23, 2017, at 8:11 p.m.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday it will not impose any fine or take any action after receiving thousands of complaints about a May 1 broadcast of “Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
Former national security adviser General Michael Flynn

U.S. Senate panel says it will subpoena Michael Flynn businesses

By Patricia Zengerle, Reuters on May 23, 2017, at 8:03 p.m.
The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday they would subpoena two of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s businesses after Flynn declined to comply with a subpoena for documents in the panel’s Russia probe.
Ariana Grande in Aug. 2016. The singer recently returned to her home state of Florida following a bombing at her concert in Manchester.

Ariana Grande returns to U.S. following Manchester bombing

By Dan Whitcomb, Reuters on May 23, 2017, at 7:06 p.m.
Ariana Grande had not been seen publicly since an explosion ripped through the packed Manchester Arena at the end of her performance there.
The 21st Century Fox logo is seen outside the News Corporation headquarters in Manhattan.

Fox News finds itself in third place looking up at MSNBC, CNN

By Gerry Smith and Anousha Sakoui, Bloomberg on May 23, 2017, at 6:39 p.m.
Fox dropped to third place last week in prime time among the viewers that advertisers court, a spot it hasn’t occupied for almost 17 years.
U.S. President Donald Trump

Pentagon officials defend Trump’s proposed military spending

By Dan Lamothe, Washington Post on May 23, 2017, at 4:47 p.m.
The comments come after defense hawks, including Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., have said that Trump isn’t doing enough to bolster the military.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks during a press briefing about  President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal that includes boosts for military and spending cuts on safety-net programs for poor at the White House, May 23, 2017.

Trump budget proposal slashes safety net programs that affect a fifth of Americans

By Damian Paletta, Washington Post on May 23, 2017, at 1:43 p.m.
Some of these programs — including Medicaid and the modern version of food stamps — provide benefits to up to a fifth of all Americans, and the breadth of the cuts has rattled lawmakers from both parties who have warned that the reductions go too far.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb is seen in this American Enterprise Institute photo released in Washington, DC, U.S., March 10, 2017.

FDA commissioner Gottlieb calls for ‘more forceful steps’ to curb opioid epidemic

By Laurie McGinley, Washington Post on May 23, 2017, at 12:05 p.m.
The commissioner noted that in 2015, opioids were implicated in the deaths of more than 33,000 people, and that most of the fatalities involved prescription opioids.
A glass of wine

Just one alcoholic drink a day increases risk of breast cancer

By Laurie McGinley, Washington Post on May 23, 2017, at 11:59 a.m.
Just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day significantly raises the risk of breast cancer, while vigorous exercise such as running and bicycling reduces it, according to an expansive review of research on the effects of diet, nutrition and physical activity on the disease.
Former CIA director John Brennan testifies before the House Intelligence Committee.

CIA director warned Russian security service chief about interference in election

By Greg Miller, Washington Post on May 23, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.
Former CIA director John Brennan said Tuesday that he personally warned the head of Russia’s intelligence service last year that Moscow’s interference in the U.S. election would backfire.
Actor Sir Roger Moore attends the 50 Years of James Bond Auction at Christies in London, Oct. 5, 2012.

Roger Moore, actor who held James Bond role the longest, dies at 89

By Adam Bernstein, Washington Post on May 23, 2017, at 10:16 a.m.
In a career that seemed impervious to critical drubbing, Roger Moore owed his enduring box office appeal to exceptionally good looks, terrific luck and a self-deprecating charm.
People rush out of the Arndale shopping centre as it is evacuated in Manchester, Britain May 23, 2017.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Manchester arena attack

By Reuters on May 23, 2017, at 8:43 a.m.
Islamic State claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly attack at the Manchester Arena.
William "Bro" Adams

NEH chairman, former Colby College president, resigns

By Nora Flaherty, Maine Public on May 23, 2017, at 8:08 a.m.
A former Colby College president has announced he’s resigning as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities effective tomorrow.
U.S President Donald Trump watches as Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan departs at the entrance to the West Wing of the White House in Washington, U.S. May 16, 2017.

Private investigator accused of seeking Trump’s tax records though financial aid website

By Emma Brown and Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Washington Post on May 23, 2017, at 7:31 a.m.
A Louisiana private investigator tried to exploit a loophole in an online student financial aid tool to illegally obtain Donald Trump’s tax records during last year’s presidential campaign, federal prosecutors allege in court records.