What happened to Amelia Earhart? That question has captivated the public ever since her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 as she attempted to become the first female pilot to fly around the world. Now, investigators believe they have discovered the "smoking gun" that would support a decades-old theory that Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, were captured by the Japanese: a newly unearthed photograph from the National Archives that purportedly shows Earhart and Noonan - and their plane - on an atoll in the Marshall Islands. "I was originally skeptical until we could ge
Maria Menounos has become familiar with bright studio lights, but lately the longtime television personality has been resting under drab hospital fluorescents. Menounos, 39, revealed in an exclusive interview with People magazine that she left her E! News job after undergoing surgery to remove a golf ball-sized brain tumor. But it was the timing of her April diagnosis that sent shock waves through her family.
The pay gap between male and female White House staffers has more than tripled in the first year of the Trump administration, according to an analysis by economist Mark Perry of the American Enterprise Institute. The median female White House employee is drawing a salary of $72,650 in 2017, compared to the median male salary of $115,000. "The typical female staffer in Trump's White House earns 63.2 cents per $1 earned by a typical male staffer," Perry writes.
A therapy-animal trend grips the United States. The San Francisco airport now deploys a pig to calm frazzled travelers. Universities nationwide bring dogs (and a donkey) onto campus to soothe students during finals. Llamas comfort hospital patients, pooches provide succor at disaster sites and horses are used to treat sex addiction. And that duck on a plane? It might be an emotional-support animal prescribed by a mental health professional.
GREENBUSH, MAINE -- Deb McLaughlin's 3-year-old grandson climbed all over her, pleading to play trucks, restless as always. Her 1-year-old foster daughter, who had just woken from a midday nap, sat in her lap, wearing a frilly dress and an irresistible smile. At least McLaughlin doesn't have to worry about the daily shots of methadone anymore; at least these babies no longer scream and shake for the opioids to which they were born addicted.
The fight began nearly 25 years ago, an epic legal tussle over a single word: Redskins. But on Thursday, after protests outside NFL stadiums, vows by sports journalists never to use the word and even former president Barack Obama urging team owner Daniel Snyder to change the name, the battle petered out. On Thursday, the five Native Americans fighting the NFL team over its trademark registrations called it quits in federal appeals court. So did the Justice Department, which on Wednesday declared the team the winner.
The Supreme Court ruled that a limited version of President Donald Trump's original travel ban could go into effect until it considers the case again in the fall. But the decision came with a curious stipulation: Visitors need a "bona fide" relationship with a person or entity in the United States. The court left it to the government to decide the meaning of that relationship, and details are slowly trickling in on the Trump administration's plans. The new criteria for visa applications goes into effect Thursday at 8 p.m. Eastern. Here's what you need to know:
WASHINGTON - The strange and twisted saga of the relationship between President Donald Trump and the hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, has entered a new chapter. Trump on Thursday morning tweeted an attack on the pair (who are engaged), first claiming that he no longer watches the show.
MOSCOW - A new wave of powerful cyberattacks hit Europe and beyond on Tuesday in a possible reprise of a widespread ransomware assault in May. Affected were a Russian oil giant, a Danish shipping and energy conglomerate, and Ukrainian government ministries, which were brought to a standstill in a wave of ransom demands. The virus even downed systems at the site of the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant, forcing scientists to monitor radiation levels manually.
Google is making a change to its advertising practices that will affect millions of Gmail users around the globe. Starting later this year, the company will stop reading your emails to refine its ads. If you're just learning that Gmail scans your messages, this is an issue that dates back for years. Google's automated systems routinely scanned Gmail users' incoming and outgoing emails to help refine the company's massive data-gathering operation, which in turn supported its enormous targeted advertising business.