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Stars pay tribute to the late Chris Farley

Stars pay tribute to the late Chris Farley

Tuesday marked the 21st anniversary of the death of actor Chris Farley, and some of his famous friends paused to remember him. The “Saturday Night Live” star died December 18, 1997, from an accidental overdose of cocaine and morphine. He was 33. On Tuesday, Stephen Colbert tweeted, “Chris Farley and I started at Second City…MORE

Donald Trump’s border wall may have just crumbled forever

Donald Trump’s border wall may have just crumbled forever

Eight days ago, President Donald Trump had this to say about the possibility of a government shutdown if Congress didn’t give him $5 billion to begin construction on his border wall: “I tell you what, I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck, because the people of this country don’t want…MORE

US preparing for ‘full’ and ‘rapid’ withdrawal from Syria

US preparing for ‘full’ and ‘rapid’ withdrawal from Syria

Planning is underway for a “full” and “rapid” withdrawal of US troops from Syria, a US defense official told CNN Wednesday. The decision, which would be a reversal from previously stated US policy, was made by President Donald Trump, who has long signaled his desire to get out of Syria, the official added. On Wednesday…MORE

US Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw reaches out to Pete Davidson

US Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw reaches out to Pete Davidson

Their connection started with a controversy, but US Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw is offering support to “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson after the comedian shared a troubling Instagram post. Crenshaw told CNN affiliate KPRC2 Houston he talked to the “SNL” star Sunday. “I told him everyone had a purpose in this world,” Crenshaw said. “God…MORE

Government funding and the punt formation

Government funding and the punt formation

For a brief half hour or so Tuesday, it seemed like what was impossible just 24 hours prior was on the table: an all-encompassing spending deal that would mean 100% of the government would be funded through the fiscal year at the levels agreed upon in March. Naturally, that all fell apart in short order,…MORE

Los Angeles bishop resigns after allegations of misconduct with a minor

Los Angeles bishop resigns after allegations of misconduct with a minor

A Los Angeles bishop who served as an ethics cleric has resigned after allegations of past misconduct with a minor, the local archbishop said. Pope Francis accepted Auxiliary Bishop Alexander Salazar’s resignation Wednesday, Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez said in a statement. Salazar most recently was vicar for the Office of Ethnic Ministries of…MORE

FedEx is really worried about trade and the global economy

FedEx is really worried about trade and the global economy

FedEx expects global trade disputes and an economic slowdown could severely hurt its business next year. The company dramatically cut its profit outlook for the full fiscal year, which ends May 30, lowering it by 7% to 10%. It had just raised that forecast three months ago. Although FedEx’s US business remains strong, it says…MORE

Blind, burrowing amphibian named after Donald Trump

Blind, burrowing amphibian named after Donald Trump

After winning an auction to name a newly discovered blind amphibian, a British company chose Donald Trump as the creature’s namesake, likening its behavior to the US President’s stance on climate change. Dermophis donaldtrumpi was discovered in Panama and has a propensity for burrowing its head in the ground, said Aidan Bell, co-founder of sustainable…MORE

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