Facing a World of Trouble, Trump Tries Normal

In past presidencies, Jan. 19’s events might have seemed normal. President Donald Trump began his Saturday on a bitterly cold tarmac in Delaware, paying his respects to the remains of four Americans killed in Syria. He ended it staring into a teleprompter, offering to make a deal with Democrats in a broadcast announcement from the […]

Trump’s ‘Major’ Border Deal Is No Deal for Democrats

The 29th day of the partial government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history, has been virtually indistinguishable from the first. On Saturday, President Donald Trump entered the Diplomatic Reception Room in the White House to reveal the “major announcement concerning the Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border” he had teased on Twitter on Friday. In […]

Cyber Saturday—Challenging Facebook’s ‘#10YearChallenge,’ Tim Cook’s Privacy Plea, Mega Password Leak

Dumpster diving. A huge trove of data spilled onto the web and has been helpfully uploaded to HaveIBeenPwned, a leaked password-checking database for consumers, by security researcher Troy Hunt, the site’s proprietor. The leak, dubbed “Collection #1,” contains nearly 773 million unique email addresses and more than 21 million unique passwords—making it Hunt’s largest-ever upload. It’s unclear […]

Trump’s wall offer is to temporarily fix two problems his administration created

Donald Trump made his first offer to settle the stalemate that’s shut the US government for more than four weeks today (Jan. 19)—temporary relief to about 1 million long-term American residents who the White House threatened with deportation earlier in his presidency. In exchange for $5.7 billion to build 230 miles of “steel barriers in […]

U.S. Travel Pain Piles Up as Winter Storm, TSA Absences Worsen

A one-two punch of bad weather and longer airport security lines mean it’ll be a miserable weekend for many travelers in the U.S. Winter storm Harper, a blizzard that the National Weather Service expects to travel from the Midwest through New England and the Northeast, may leave up to 18 inches of snow. In addition, […]

President Trump Offers Protection to ‘Dreamers’ If Democrats Fund Border Wall

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump sought to break the government shutdown impasse Saturday, offering to extend protections for young people brought to the country illegally as children, if Democrats give him $5.7 billion for his long-promised border wall. But Democrats dismissed the offer as non-starter, calling on Trump to re-open the government first. Speaking from […]

United Airlines Plane Skids Off Runway at Chicago O’Hare Airport

A United Airlines plane skidded off a runway at Chicago O’Hare International Airport just before noon on Saturday, Chicago fire officials said. No injuries were reported of the 129 people aboard Flight 656 from Phoenix when it rolled off the concrete. Chicago Fire Department Officials said the incident was most likely due to the weather. […]

Women’s March Returns to D.C., Still Sending Messages of Defiance to the White House

(WASHINGTON) — Amid internal controversies and a capital city deeply distracted by the partial government shutdown, the third Women’s March returned to Washington on Saturday with an enduring message of anger and defiance aimed directly at President Donald Trump’s White House. The original march in 2017, the day after Trump’s inauguration, flooded the city with […]