Federal judge partially halts Trump border wall funding, blocks $1 billion

Federal judge partially halts Trump border wall funding, blocks $1 billion

CLOSE A federal judge in Oakland heard arguments Friday in two lawsuits seeking to block the White House from building a wall on the Mexico border with billions of dollars secured under President Trump's declaration of a national emergency. (May 17) APA federal judge Friday partially blocked President Donald Trump's plan to fund his wall…
E. coli outbreak linked to Aldi flour after 17 ill; flour recalled in 11 states

E. coli outbreak linked to Aldi flour after 17 ill; flour recalled in 11...

An E. coli outbreak that has sickened 17 people in eight states has been linked to flour sold at select Aldi stores, the CDC announced Friday.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement Friday that health officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O26 infections linked to flour packaged by Buffalo, New…
‘Jeopardy!’: James Holzhauer hits $2 million mark, inches closer to Ken Jennings’ record

‘Jeopardy!’: James Holzhauer hits $2 million mark, inches closer to Ken Jennings’ record

CLOSE "Jeopardy!" contestant James Holzhauer broke the show's single-game winning record. Then, he broke his own record a week later. USA TODAY"Jeopardy!" winner James Holzhauer hit another major milestone Friday with his latest victory.After Holzhauer's win Thursday put him within $10,000 of the $2 million mark, he crossed the threshold on the popular quiz show with his 27th…
‘Here we go again.’ Federal judge blocks Mississippi’s ‘heartbeat’ abortion law

‘Here we go again.’ Federal judge blocks Mississippi’s ‘heartbeat’ abortion law

The law would have banned abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, when a fetal heartbeat is detected.
A new drug costs $2.1 million for children with a muscle-wasting disease

A new drug costs $2.1 million for children with a muscle-wasting disease

CLOSEThe Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a $2.125 million gene therapy for a rare disease called spinal muscular atrophy in infants and toddlers.Novartis said it will price the one-time drug, called Zolgensma, at $425,000 per year over five years.The FDA approved Zolgensma for children under the age of two with spinal muscular atrophy, a rare inherited disease caused by…
Julian Assange espionage charges pose difficult new question: Is publishing government secrets a crime?

Julian Assange espionage charges pose difficult new question: Is publishing government secrets a crime?

CLOSE Daniel Ellsberg who famously leaked the "Pentagon Papers" to the New York Times during the Vietnam era sees parallels between his case and the one against Julian Assange today. (April 12) AP, APWASHINGTON — When The New York Times published a secret military history of the Vietnam war called the Pentagon Papers nearly 50 years…
Emilia Clarke was tired of nudity after ‘Thrones’ so she passed on ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Emilia Clarke was tired of nudity after ‘Thrones’ so she passed on ‘Fifty Shades...

"Game of Thrones" star Emilia has done a few nude scenes over the course of the show's eight-year run  – at least enough to make her worry about typecasting to the point where she turned down a major movie role.Appearing in the Hollywood Reporter as part of the magazine's dramatic actress roundtable, Clarke revealed that she passed…
Pentagon to increase military deployments in Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran

Pentagon to increase military deployments in Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran

CLOSE President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, insisting the money "all comes from China," specifically the tariffs on Chinese goods. (May 23) AP, APWASHINGTON – The Pentagon will further beef up its military assets in the Persian Gulf to counter what U.S. officials have called…
Opinion: NBC Sports should not air interview with Lance Armstrong, a pariah and cheater

Opinion: NBC Sports should not air interview with Lance Armstrong, a pariah and cheater

CLOSELance Armstrong is talking again. Oh lucky us. He says he “wouldn’t change a thing” about the doping that made him the most notorious cheater in sports history, but then says, “I mean I would,” and starts explaining the lessons he has learned and blah, blah, blah, blah.Here’s a lesson I wish Armstrong would learn: Go…
Adam Levine exits ‘The Voice’ after 16 seasons; Gwen Stefani will return

Adam Levine exits ‘The Voice’ after 16 seasons; Gwen Stefani will return

CLOSE SPOILER ALERT: This video reveals the winner of "The Voice" Season 16. The winner sang a moving rendition of "Angel" with Sarah McLachlan herself. USA TODAYAdam Levine won't be one of the coaches turning his chair on the next season of "The Voice."The Maroon 5 frontman, an original coach since the show's 2011 debut,…