Leak Crackdown Talk Yields Rare Comey, Trump Agreement
4/25/2018 8:06:26 AM

By Mary Clare Jalolnick, Eric Tucker and Chad Day   WASHINGTON—James Comey and President Donald Trump seem to disagree on most everything, but the ex-FBI director's memos show consensus on at least one thing: the need to hunt down leakers. The two men bonded over the idea of a proposed leak crackdown, even sharing a chuckle over a crude joke involving jailed journalists, according to memos written by Comey and obtained by The Associated Press. The jocularity over leakers and journalists is striking given the otherwise tense nature of their conversations,...

It’s as If the GOP Is Trying to Lose Control of Congress
4/19/2018 10:03:05 PM

By Robert Romano House Speaker Paul Ryan is not running for reelection in 2018, but apparently intends to serve out his term as House Speaker. That brings the wave of House Republicans retiring or running for different offices this cycle up to 40. That, after the $1.3 trillion stinker of an omnibus spending bill, where Democrat priorities like the New York-New Jersey Gateway tunnel were included with an extra $380 million, Planned Parenthood continues to get $500 million a year via Medicaid and other government health programs, but President Donald Trump’s priorities like...

Opposition to Immigrant Sanctuary Spreading in California
4/18/2018 4:10:15 PM

By Amy Taxin   SANTA ANA—More local governments in California are resisting the state's efforts to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters in a state where the GOP has grown weak. Since the Jeff Sessions-led Department of Justice sued California last month over its so-called “sanctuary state” law limiting police collaboration with immigration agents, at least a dozen local governments have voted to either join or support the lawsuit or for resolutions...

Man Regrets 911 Call That Led to Sacramento Police Shooting
4/18/2018 3:42:17 PM

SACRAMENTO—A neighbor said he regrets making the 911 call that preceded the fatal shooting by Sacramento police of an unarmed Black man in his grandparents' backyard. Dave Reiling told the Sacramento Bee he heard breaking glass on the night of March 18, went outside and found the windows of his two trucks smashed and a man in a hooded sweatshirt nearby. He briefly chased the man down the block and then called authorities. Reiling regretted that his report led to the killing of 22-year-old Stephon Clark. “It makes me never want to call 911 again,” he said...

Former Model Janice Dickinson Testifies at Cosby Trial
4/18/2018 3:30:47 PM

By Stacy M. Brown Sex, drugs, and a former supermodel took center stage during Day 4 of the retrial of comedian Bill Cosby. The comedian is on trial for three counts of aggravated indecent assault stemming from a 2004 incident with former Temple University employee Andrea Constand. Prosecutors have been allowed to call five witnesses who said they were drugged and raped by Cosby decades ago. Each of the witnesses, however, presented much baggage for the district attorney to overcome. Janice Dickinson, one of the five women who have previously told their stories on cable...

Denied Flying Lessons Because He Was Black, He Made History
4/18/2018 3:19:51 PM

JACKSON, Tenn.—As a young boy, Eugene May, 95, dreamed of flying airplanes. In the early 1940s he went to McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in Jackson, hoping to get the flying lessons he'd always wanted. “I wanted to fly more than birds fly,” May said. To May's disappointment, he was denied because he's Black, and advised to seek lessons up North, as no one in the state would teach him—so he did. The first stop was St. Louis, where he was denied again. Then there was renewed hope when May saw an advertisement in a magazine for a flight school...

When to Say When: Study Says Limit Alcohol to 1 Drink a Day
4/18/2018 2:59:09 PM

Here's some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking guidelines in many countries may be far too loose. The study found that people who down more than seven drinks a week can expect to die sooner than those who drink less. “What this is saying is, if you're really concerned about your longevity, don't have more than a drink a day,” said David Jernigan, a Johns Hopkins University alcohol researcher who was not involved in the study. While the U.S. government...

MLK's Grandchild Hosts Inspiring Group of Child Activists
4/12/2018 8:45:23 PM

By R.J. Nico ATLANTA—Martin Luther King Jr.'s granddaughter hosted an inspiring group of children who called on their peers Saturday to follow the civil rights leader's example and engage in community outreach. Three days after the 50th anniversary of King's assassination, about 200 people gathered at an Atlanta event hosted by Yolanda Renee King, 9, and Maryn Rippy, 7, the great-granddaughter of King's brother, A.D. King. Child actors Hudson Yang from ABC's “Fresh Off the Boat” and Storm Reid from the film “A Wrinkle in Time”...

Will HUD Secretary Ben Carson Enforce the Fair Housing Act?
4/12/2018 8:19:09 PM

By Julianne Malveaux The Fair Housing Act was passed a week after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. President Lyndon Johnson encouraged Congress to pass the legislation as a tribute to the slain civil rights leader, who, along with several civil rights organizations (including the NAACP), strongly supported the act. African American veteran’s organizations (including the American GI Forum) were especially passionate about the legislation, especially since Vietnam veterans were among those experiencing severe housing discrimination. Senator Ed Brooke (R-Mass.), the...

Heritage Foundation President Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
4/12/2018 8:18:00 PM

By Kay Coles James President, The Heritage Foundation Fifty years ago today, America lost one of her greatest leaders, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Like so many who were alive on April 4, 1968, I clearly remember the shock I felt when I heard that Dr. King had been assassinated.  On that fateful day, we lost a man of deep faith and extraordinary vision who inspired millions to “make America a better nation.” I often think of Dr. King’s words, especially when confronting the problems that continue to plague our great nation: education...