Housing secretary Ben Carson confuses real estate term ‘REO’ with Oreo cookies

That’s the way the cookie crumbles for Ben Carson. The HUD secretary is making light of his embarrassing gaffe during a congressional hearing, where he got the stuffing knocked out of him for confusing a real estate abbreviation with an Oreo cookie. During a hearing hosted by the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Katie Porter, […]

U.S. House’s Pelosi: Trump is engaged in ‘cover up’

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump looks at supporters before boarding Air Force One after addressing a Trump 2020 re-election campaign rally in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, U.S. May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As Democrats in the U.S. Congress debated possibly impeaching Republican President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday […]

Meghan McCain Has a Framed Photo of Shirtless Paul Ryan in Her ‘The View’ Dressing Room

People’s 2019 Sexiest Man Alive is… Paul Ryan? This morning, The New York Times Magazine published an in-depth profile on The View‘s political dominance that features one surprising detail: co-host Meghan McCain has a framed photo of a shirtless Paul Ryan in her dressing room. Even more shocking? McCain’s frequent sparring partner, Joy Behar, gave it […]

U.S. measles outbreak spreads to Maine, 25th state to report case

FILE PHOTO: A vial of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and an information sheet is seen at Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo (Reuters) – Maine became the 25th U.S. state to confirm a case of measles amid the country’s worst outbreak of the disease in a quarter century, […]

The Pentagon finally admits it investigates UFOs

The Pentagon has finally uttered the words it always avoided when discussing the possible existence of UFOs — “unidentified aerial phenomena” — and admits that it still investigates reports of them. In a statement provided exclusively to The Post, a Department of Defense spokesman said a secret government initiative called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification […]

Maine becomes 25th U.S. state caught up in measles outbreak

(Reuters) – Medical authorities in Maine on Wednesday confirmed the state’s first measles infection in two years, making it the 25th state to report cases of the disease. The United States is experiencing its worst measles outbreak in a quarter of a century. Earlier this week, federal health officials reported 880 people had contracted the […]

Teen charged with threatening school shooting in postcard to Santa

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida teen has been charged with threatening a school shooting in a postcard to Santa and signing a classmate’s name last fall. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the 15-year-old boy was arrested Monday and charged with making written threats to kill or do bodily harm. The Pasco […]

Navy SEAL charged with war crimes due back in court for key hearing

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – A decorated Navy SEAL platoon leader charged with war crimes in Iraq was due back in a San Diego military court on Wednesday for a hearing focused on his lawyers’ allegations that prosecutors engaged in illegal snooping on the defense team and news media. The hearing comes less than a week […]

Trump, House Democrats square off in U.S. court over Deutsche Bank documents

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization will demand in court on Wednesday that a judge stop Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from providing financial records to Democratic lawmakers investigating Trump’s businesses. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump reacts as he […]

6 dead in Indonesia riots, government restricts social media

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Six people have died in election rioting in the Indonesian capital, authorities said Wednesday, as supporters of the losing presidential candidate burned vehicles and battled police and the government announced restrictions on social media. The clashes began Tuesday night when supporters of former general Prabowo Subianto tried to force their way into […]