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Trump Budget Will Hike Defense Spending by $54 Billion

Trump Budget Will Hike Defense Spending by $54 Billion

By Andrew Taylor and Julice Pace | Feb 27
The White House says President Donald Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid.

GLAAD Calls 'Moonlight' Win First LGBQ Film to Take Home Best Picture Oscar

GLAAD Calls 'Moonlight' Win First LGBQ Film to Take Home Best Picture Oscar

Feb 27
GLAAD is calling the "Moonlight" victory at the Acadmey Awards Sunday, the first LGBTQ film to win an Oscar for Best Picture.

AP-NORC Poll: US Teens Disillusioned, Divided by Politics

AP-NORC Poll: US Teens Disillusioned, Divided by Politics

By Gillian Flaccus | Feb 27
A new survey of children ages 13 to 17 finds that America's teens are almost as politically disillusioned and pessimistic about the nation's divisions as their parents. The difference? They aren't quite as quick to write off the future.

George W. Bush on Trump and Russia: 'We All Need Answers'

George W. Bush on Trump and Russia: 'We All Need Answers'

Feb 27
Former President George W. Bush said "we all need answers" on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump's team and the Russian government, and didn't rule out the idea that a special prosecutor could be necessary to lead an investigation.

Father of Navy SEAL Killed in Yemen Raid Demands Probe

Father of Navy SEAL Killed in Yemen Raid Demands Probe

Feb 27
The father of the Navy SEAL killed in a counterterrorism raid in Yemen is demanding an investigation into the operation.

New York Times to Broadcast 'Truth' Ad During Academy Awards

New York Times to Broadcast 'Truth' Ad During Academy Awards

By Mesfin Fekadu | Feb 26
The New York Times will broadcast a commercial called "The Truth Is Hard" during Sunday's Academy Awards, just days after the company and other news organizations were blocked from joining an informal, on-the-record White House press briefing.

SF Saw Drop in Syphilis Cases in 2016, Rise in Other STDs

SF Saw Drop in Syphilis Cases in 2016, Rise in Other STDs

By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 26
For the first time since 2007, San Francisco last year saw a decline in cases of early syphilis, according to preliminary year-end data for 2016. Yet the city also reported double-digit increases in both chlamydia and gonorrhea cases.

Trump Says He Won't Attend Correspondents Dinner This Spring

Trump Says He Won't Attend Correspondents Dinner This Spring

Feb 26
President Donald Trump, who has been criticizing the news media and is famously thin-skinned, says he won't be attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner - sparing himself the dubious honor of being an in-the-house target of jokes.

In Trump's First Speech to Congress, Will Decorum Hold?

In Trump's First Speech to Congress, Will Decorum Hold?

By Nancy Benac and Jill Colvin | Feb 25
A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum.

Celebrities Launch Pot Brands as California Legalizes Drug

Celebrities Launch Pot Brands as California Legalizes Drug

By Paul Elias | Feb 25
Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market.

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