#President

  • Bare-chested Putin takes dip in icy lake for Epiphany

    Russian President Vladimir Putin continued his tradition of stripping down to the waist in public Friday when he took a dip in the freezing waters of an icy lake to celebrate the Orthodox Christian ritual marking the Epiphany. State television showed the 65-year-old Russian leader marking a hole cut...
  • Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church appointed a 93-year-old former heart surgeon Tuesday as its new president, following a longstanding succession plan that aims to keep the faith on course with a minimum of upheaval. Russell M. Nelson’s remarks about LGBT issues and the role of women...
  • Steven Spielberg: Oprah would make a brilliant president and I will back her

    Calling her the ‘ambassador of empathy’, The Post director endorses Winfrey and says America needs ‘a mindful, empathetic human being in the White House’ The undeclared but burgeoning campaign to elect Oprah Winfrey the next President of the United States has received another boost, with the full-throated backing of...
  • Cate Blanchett named Cannes jury president

    Australian actress and campaigner against sexual harassment Cate Blanchett will head this year’s Cannes Film Festival jury, organizers said Thursday. In a statement, top Cannes officials Pierre Lescure and Thierry Fremaux expressed their delight in welcoming “such a rare and unique artist whose talent and convictions enrich both screen...
  • Thomas S. Monson, president of Mormon church, dies at 90

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For more than 50 years, Thomas S. Monson served in top leadership councils for the Mormon church — making him a well-known face and personality to multiple generations of Mormons. A church bishop at the age of 22, the Salt Lake City native became...
  • Tracking President Trump’s Visits to Trump Properties

    President Donald Trump frequently uses his luxury properties for government business and leisure, prompting ethics concerns over a president appearing to promote his private enterprise at public cost. NBCNews.com and the NBC News White House unit are tracking Trump’s visits to his properties and golf courses since his inauguration....
  • Ex-Miss America Calls Having Former Winners Search for New Leaders “Laughable”

      Mallory Hagan and other pageant winners are renewing their call for the entire board to step down. A former Miss America whose appearance and sex life was ridiculed in emails sent by officials of the Miss America Organization says the group’s request to enlist former pageant winners in...
  • KSU President Sam Olens resigning

    COBB COUNTY, Ga. – Kennesaw State University’s president has announced he will step down early next year. KSU President Sam Olens will leave his position as president beginning February 15, according to a statement from the Board of Regents.  The announcement comes after weeks of criticism of Olens’ handling...
  • Disney eliminates 150 jobs at ESPN

    (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s ESPN unit is laying off about 150 employees, ESPN President John Skipper said in a memo to employees on Wednesday. “The majority of the jobs eliminated are in studio production, digital content and technology, and they generally reflect decisions to do less in certain...