WASHINGTON | Kushner credited for pushing rare bipartisan bill

WASHINGTON — It was the first time many liberal advocates had set foot inside President Donald Trump’s White House. And they came at the invitation of presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner — a top White House adviser whom many liberal and good-government groups have criticized, questioning his lack of experience in government, potential conflicts of interest … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kushner credited for pushing rare bipartisan bill

United States | Special Representative Biegun Travel to the Republic of Korea

United States – U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun will travel to Seoul December 19-21. Special Representative Biegun will meet with ROK Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon and other ROK officials to further strengthen U.S.-ROK coordination on our shared objective of the final, fully verified denuclearization of … Continue reading United States | Special Representative Biegun Travel to the Republic of Korea

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Metropolitan Epifaniy

United States – The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke on the phone with newly elected head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Metropolitan Epifaniy today to underscore U.S. support for religious freedom and Ukrainian sovereignty. The Secretary encouraged respect for all Ukrainians’ ability to worship as they … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Metropolitan Epifaniy

United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Bosnia and Herzegovina Senior Leaders, Including Presidency Chairman Milorad Dodik and Presidency Members Sefik Dzaferovic, Zeljko Komsic

United States – The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ On Monday in Sarajevo, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan urged Bosnia and Herzegovina’s three presidency members – Milorad Dodik, Sefik Dzaferovic, and Zeljko Komsic – to accelerate the country’s political, judicial, and economic reforms and its integration into Western institutions. In … Continue reading United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Bosnia and Herzegovina Senior Leaders, Including Presidency Chairman Milorad Dodik and Presidency Members Sefik Dzaferovic, Zeljko Komsic

NEW YORK | Social media and misinformation: It’s a game of whack-a-mole

NEW YORK — It’s a high-stakes game of whack-a-mole with no end in sight. Social media companies are fighting an expensive and increasingly complex battle against Russian trolls who are using catchy memes, bots and fake accounts to influence elections and sow discord in the U.S. and beyond. This week, two reports released by the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Social media and misinformation: It’s a game of whack-a-mole

LOS ANGELES | Tom Hanks, Rob Reiner and more stars mourn Penny Marshall

LOS ANGELES  — Celebrities offer their thanks, remembrances and condolences on the death of actress-director Penny Marshall, who died Monday at 75. “I loved Penny. I grew up with her. She was born with a great gift. She was born with a funnybone and the instinct of how to use it. I was very lucky … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Tom Hanks, Rob Reiner and more stars mourn Penny Marshall

Nielsen’s top programs for Dec. 10-16

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Dec. 10-16. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. NFL Football: Philadelphia at L.A. Rams, NBC, 18.12 million. NFL Football: L.A. Chargers at Kansas City, Fox, 17.41 million. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 14.55 million. “NCIS,” CBS, 12.28 million. “NFL Pregame,” NBC, 11.66 million. NFL Football: Minnesota at Seattle, ESPN, … Continue reading Nielsen’s top programs for Dec. 10-16

ARLINGTON, Texas | Rangers introduce Lynn, finalize $30M, 3-year deal

ARLINGTON, Texas — Free agent right-hander Lance Lynn has finalized a $30 million, three-year contract with the Texas Rangers. The Rangers introduced Lynn on Tuesday, completing a deal that was reached during the winter meetings subject to a successful physical. Lynn’s deal includes a $4 million signing bonus, of which $3 million is payable next … Continue reading ARLINGTON, Texas | Rangers introduce Lynn, finalize $30M, 3-year deal