Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

U.S. 09/22/18, 16:46

The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters.The regulation of seat width and legroom is part of a five-year extension of ...

North Dakota Senate candidate: Kavanaugh allegation ‘absurd’

U.S. 09/22/18, 12:04

North Dakota Republican Senate candidate Kevin Cramer says a sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is "even more absurd" than Anita Hill's 1991 sexual harassment allegation against Clarence Thomas.Cramer says that's because unlike Hill and Thomas, Kavanaugh and his accuser were teenagers who "evidently were drunk" when ...

Ben Carson calls Kavanaugh’s opponents ‘desperate’

U.S. 09/21/18, 22:45

Housing Secretary Ben Carson is attributing the controversy over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination to people who want to "fundamentally change this country."Carson said Friday that Kavanaugh's opponents have become "desperate.""And now they don't see themselves as being able to control the courts for another generation," Carson added. "So what ...

President Trump embraces young boy who asked ‘Can I have a hug?’

U.S. 09/21/18, 03:52

President Donald Trump visited North and South Carolina on Wednesday to meet with families displaced by Hurricane Florence, which killed at least 37 people, some of them children. While handing out food to families in need, a young boy named Tucker approached him for a hug. President Trump stretched out his arms ...

US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP

U.S. 09/21/18, 02:40

Democrat Maria Cantwell has easily won re-election to the U.S. Senate from Washington state in previous years, but as she seeks her fourth-term this November she is facing her most recognizable opponent. Republican Susan Hutchison, who spent two decades as a Seattle TV news anchor before leading the state Republican party ...

Trump stumping for Sen. Dean Heller in Las Vegas

U.S. 09/20/18, 23:11

President Donald Trump is in Las Vegas stumping for Republican Sen. Dean Heller, who is in the fight of his career to keep his seat.Trump is praising Heller as "a champion" of workers, veterans and families and says he has "no better friend."Heller, who once said he "vehemently" opposed Trump, ...

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen providing info in Mueller probe

U.S. 09/20/18, 20:45

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer claims to be providing "critical information" in the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to campaign-finance violations and other charges last month, tweeted Thursday that he provided information to prosecutors without a cooperation agreement.The tweet was ...

Low-key senator steps into spotlight, tells men to “step up”

U.S. 09/20/18, 18:22

The often low-key Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono has been thrust into the spotlight as she has unexpectedly become one of the most outspoken senators in defense of a woman who says she was assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.Kavanaugh denies that account, which Christine Blasey Ford says happened when ...

Trump blasts GOP spending plan that lacks money for wall

U.S. 09/20/18, 11:42

A spending plan pushed by congressional Republicans is "ridiculous" because it does not include funding for a border wall with Mexico, President Donald Trump said Thursday.Trump tweeted that he wants to know "where is the money for Border Security and the WALL in this ridiculous Spending Bill," adding that "REPUBLICANS ...