America

  • National Coming Out Day: What is it, and why it matters

    Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Thursday marks National Coming Out Day — an LGBTQ holiday that encourages young queer people to be comfortable with their sexuality and live an open lifestyle. 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the first...
  • Viola Davis Discusses Hollywood Issues and Tips on Dealing with It!

    It was a familiar dilemma for Viola Davis. What to do with her hair? The star of the upcoming film “Widows” needed to know what kind of wig or extensions she should wear to play Veronica Rawlins, the leader of an unlikely band of robbers scrambling to pull off a...
  • Houston restaurant faces boycott after saying it was an ‘honor’ to serve Jeff Sessions!

     Jeff Sessions’ recent outing to a Houston restaurant has caused a furore. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters It seems the moment a member of the Trump administration walks into a restaurant, they’ve already put it in a potentially business-threatening bind. In June, the Red Hen restaurant in Virginia refused to serve the...
  • ‘America is back,’ President Trump tells Naval Academy grads

    WASHINGTON – President Trump touted his administration’s effort to increase military investment during a commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday and told graduating midshipmen that the country’s standing in the world had improved. “America is back,” Trump told a sea of graduates sitting side by side...
  • Ford Plans To Sell Only 2 Kinds Of Cars To Americans By 2020

    (CNN Money) — Car buyers these days love SUVs. They don’t, however, love actual cars like hatchbacks and sedans –as Ford has learned. Ford said on Wednesday the only passenger car models it plans to keep on the market in North America will be the Mustang and the upcoming...
  • Anna Deavere Smith tackles ‘school-to-prison pipeline’

    One of America’s most iconic writers and performers is tackling the USA’s “school-to-prison pipeline,” a term education activists use to describe a school discipline system that routinely punishes low-income and minority students more harshly than their white, middle-class peers — even for minor infractions.  Harsher punishments, activists say, make...
  • America could dethrone Russia and Saudi Arabia as oil king in 2018

    The United States is poised to ramp up crude oil production by 10% in 2018 to about 11 million barrels per day, according to research firm Rystad Energy. Surging shale oil output should allow the United States to dethrone Russia and Saudi Arabia as the planet’s leading crude oil...
  • Poll: 1 in 3 Americans dreads political talk at Thanksgiving

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bring on the turkey — but maybe hold the politics. Thanksgiving is Glenn Rogers’ favorite holiday, when people gather around the table and talk about things to celebrate from the past year. But Donald Trump’s presidency isn’t something everyone in the Rogers family is toasting. “For...
  • Trump promises Americans ‘huge tax cut’ for Christmas

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, even as a nonpartisan tax analysis group said the Senate package would leave half of taxpayers facing higher levies by 2027. Speaking before a Cabinet meeting, Trump said, “We’re going to give the American people a...