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White House releases rough transcript of Trump’s first Ukraine call

White House releases rough transcript of Trump’s first Ukraine call

The White House released a rough transcript of President Donald Trump’s first phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart as Friday’s impeachment hearing was getting underway. The congratulatory conversation contained few of the problematic requests that a later July phone call did. But it did show Trump eager to engage Volodymyr Zelensky, whom he would later…MORE

South Carolina school shooter sentenced to life in prison

South Carolina school shooter sentenced to life in prison

The teenager who murdered his father and then opened fire on a South Carolina school playground, killing a 6-year-old boy, was sentenced to life in prison without parole Thursday. Judge R. Lawton McIntosh also sentenced Jesse Osborne, 17, to 30 more years for three attempted murders in the September 2016 school shooting. Osborne was 14…MORE

NBA celebrates Gorgui Dieng’s charity work in native Senegal

NBA celebrates Gorgui Dieng’s charity work in native Senegal

Gorgui Dieng is one of two Senegalese players in the NBA, but back home he might be better known for his philanthropic work. The Minnesota Timberwolves center is a seven-year NBA veteran who signed a four-year $64 million contract extension with the team in 2016. And Dieng isn’t wasting his privileged position. With the help…MORE

Jhené Aiko enlists ex-boyfriend Big Sean for ‘None of Your Concern’

Jhené Aiko enlists ex-boyfriend Big Sean for ‘None of Your Concern’

Get ready for the speculation that Jhené Aiko and Big Sean have reunited. They have — artistically. Aiko enlisted her ex-boyfriend for her new single titled “None Of Your Concern.” The pair dated from 2016 to 2018 so it’s hard not to envision that Aiko is sending her ex a message when she sings, “It…MORE

Wait. Is that … hope for JCPenney?

Wait. Is that … hope for JCPenney?

JCPenney has a long way to go before it’s a turnaround story. But the company had some rare good news Friday: It was able to trim its losses in the third quarter, and it raised its profit forecast, even as its sales continue to fall. The company reported an operating net loss of $97 million…MORE

Why can’t Mexico control the cartels? Some blame America

Why can’t Mexico control the cartels? Some blame America

It was just small talk. A quick conversation about weather, traffic and pollution. I was, after all, in Mexico City, a metropolis of more than 20 million with more than its share of big city problems. But as soon as the cab driver realized his customer was a journalist, and a fellow Mexican living in…MORE

Lewis Hamilton hopes new F1 contract can be sorted ‘soon’

Lewis Hamilton hopes new F1 contract can be sorted ‘soon’

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is not looking forward to negotiating a new contract with Mercedes but hopes a deal can be agreed “soon.” The Briton, whose contract runs out at the end of 2020, clinched his sixth world title this month to become the second most successful driver in F1 history, but he says…MORE

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