"Our demographer came into my office with a chart and said, Greta, look at this, we've never seen this before,' " said Greta Klingler, the family planning supervisor for the public health department. "The numbers were plummeting." read more
Starbucks (SBUX) said it would close all of its U.S. stores on the afternoon of May 29 for nation-wide racial-bias education for its employees, the company said in a statement. The coffee giant has come under pressure following the arrest of two black men on Thursday in one of its Philadelphia stores. The store manager whose phone call resulted in the arrests has left the company.
President Donald Trump's lead lawyer in the Russia investigation has left the legal team. Attorney John Dowd is confirming his decision in an email to The Associated Press. Dowd says he "loves the president" and wishes him well. Another Trump's lawyer, Jay Sekulow, also is confirming Dowd's departure. The move comes several days after Trump added a new lawyer to his team -- former U.S. attorney Joseph diGenova.
A new U.S. advisory board created to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants, lions and rhinos is stacked with trophy hunters, including some members with direct ties to President Donald Trump and his family. A review by The Associated Press of the backgrounds and social media posts of the 16 board members appointed by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke indicates they will agree with his position that the best way to protect critically threatened or endangered species is by encouraging wealthy Americans to shoot some of them. read more
George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign and potentially a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, told federal investigators that before the election, Donald Trump personally encouraged him to pursue a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a new book being published Tuesday. Papadopoulos's account to Mueller -- as reported in "Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump," by Yahoo News' Michael Isikoff and Mother Jones' David Corn -- contradicts the public accounts of what took place at a critical meeting of Trump's foreign policy team on March 31, 2016. It was at that meeting that Papadopoulos first informed Trump and the then candidate's other foreign policy advisers that he had contacts in Britain who could arrange a summit between the GOP candidate and Putin.