For weeks, Garrison Keillor's initial belief that he was "fired" from Minnesota Public Radio last November for simply touching "a woman's bare back" hung in the air, tempting his biggest fans with the hope that perhaps the creator of "A Prairie Home Companion" had been wrongly accused. Minnesota Public Radio only said at the time that it decided to terminate its contracts with Keillor after investigating an allegation of "inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him."
WASHINGTON - Shortly after President Donald Trump fired his FBI director in May, he summoned to the Oval Office the bureau's acting director for a get-to-know-you meeting. The two men exchanged pleasantries, but before long, Trump, according to several current and former U.S. officials, asked Andrew McCabe a pointed question: Whom did he vote for in the 2016 election? McCabe said he didn't vote, according to the officials, who, like others interviewed for this article, spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk candidly about a sensitive matter.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., is pregnant with her second child and is set to be the first ever senator to give birth while in office. Duckworth broke the news to Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, telling the political columnist that she is six months along and, just six weeks shy of turning 50, that she felt "great" about motherhood and the demanding role of being a senator.
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interviewed last week by investigators for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's probe into possible election campaign coordination between Russia and Trump associates, according to Justice Department officials. Sessions was questioned for several hours, the officials said. In addition to the Russian coordination probe, Mueller is also investigating whether President Trump or any White House officials sought to obstruct justice in the probe.
WASHINGTON - Special Counsel Robert Mueller is seeking to question President Donald Trump in the coming weeks about his decisions to oust national security adviser Michael Flynn and FBI Director James Comey, according to two people familiar with his plans. Mueller's interest in the events that led Trump to push out Flynn and Comey indicates that his investigation is intensifying its focus on possible efforts by the president or others to obstruct or blunt the special counsel's probe.
WASHINGTON - Government shutdowns aren't typically a productive time, but health care industry players notched a few big wins out of three days of uncertainty - with the suspension and delay of key health care taxes.
WASHINGTON - The Senate's top Democrat has withdrawn an offer that would allow President Donald Trump to fulfill a signature campaign pledge: Construction of a wall along the U.S-Mexico border. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., took back his offer late Sunday through an aide, according to a person familiar with the situation, who was granted anonymity to speak frankly about ongoing talks.
The basketball-size tumor was finally gone, and the first signs after Emanuel Zayas' surgery were deceptively encouraging. The 14-year-old's eyes had begun to react to stimulation. The muscles on his face were strengthening. For a moment, his family, doctors and other supporters exhaled. But inside, the teen was already dying, according to Miami NBC-affiliate WTVJ.
Neil Diamond, one of America's most enduring songwriters best known for his singalong hits "Sweet Caroline" and "Cracklin' Rosie," announced Monday, Jan. 22, that he has Parkinson's disease. Diamond, who will turn 77 on Wednesday, Jan. 24, said he is retiring from concert touring as a result of the diagnosis.
JERUSALEM - If there's one thing female journalists covering the trip of Vice President Mike Pence to Israel will remember it is the "special treatment" they received, first by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security detail and second, in their "unique" vantage point while covering Pence's visit to the Western Wall on Tuesday.