Mary Cofie-Squire

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Grassley: Trump should let Mueller investigation 'work its course'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley urged President Donald Trump Friday to let Robert Mueller's investigation "work its course," adding that he was "open" to considering bipartisan legislation aimed at protecting the special counsel.<p>In an interview with CNN, Grassley said he …

Donald Trump

OTL: Michigan State secrets extend far beyond Larry Nassar

<b>MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY</b> administrators have long claimed, to the federal government and public, that they have handled sexual assault, violence, …

Mark Dantonio

Women Outnumber Men in Oxford’s Newest Class. It Only Took 1,000 Years.

LONDON — For the first time in the near millennium of Oxford University’s existence, incoming female students this year outnumbered their male peers.<p>According to data released by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, 1,070 women won undergraduate places to start at Oxford last fall, …

Higher Education

Two days in an underwater cave running out of oxygen

<b>Three months ago, Xisco Gràcia experienced what he describes as every diver's worst nightmare - he found himself in an underwater cave, relying on an air pocket for survival. As hours turned into days he realised he might not be found in time.</b><p>On Saturday 15 April, Xisco Gràcia slipped into the …

Unearthing California’s Pre-Prohibition Wine Roots

Next time you’re in Napa, Sonoma, and the Bay Area, visit these important historic sites and wineries.<p>Each year, millions of people descend on Napa …

Wine

Something Strange in Usain Bolt’s Stride

DALLAS — Usain Bolt of Jamaica appeared on a video screen in a white singlet and black tights, sprinting in slow motion through the final half of a 100-meter race. Each stride covered nine feet, his upper body moving up and down almost imperceptibly, his feet striking the track and rising so …

Athletics

This Founder Left an Abusive Marriage at 18. Then She Launched 2 Multimillion-Dollar Companies

When she fled with her son, she left with nothing but dreams. One was to start her own business.<p>On the morning of her first day of work, Tana Greene, then 16 years old, woke up, made breakfast for herself and her husband, fed her baby, showered and put curlers in her hair, did her makeup, and …

Los Angeles

6 months of President Trump, in 7 issues

On Thursday, President Trump will have been in office for 181 days, a.k.a. 4,344 hours, a.k.a. 260,640 minutes, a.k.a. six months.<p>My first reaction is: “Only six months?” Perhaps it's because so much has happened in those six months. And perhaps it feels like time has slowed down because, …

Donald Trump

Exclusive: Mueller asks WH staff to preserve all documents relating to June 2016 meeting

<b>(CNN) —</b> Special counsel Robert Mueller has asked the White House to preserve all documents relating to the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort had with a Russian lawyer and others, according to a source who has seen the letter.<p>Mueller sent a …

Donald Trump

Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary

WASHINGTON — Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned Friday after telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with his appointment of Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier, as his new communications director.<p>After offering Mr. Scaramucci the job on Friday morning, Mr. Trump …

Donald Trump

The Best Reviewed Books of 2017 (So Far)

With the year more than half way through, we at Book Marks thought we’d take a look back at the titles that garnered the strongest reviews since …

Books

A Way to Extend Her W.N.B.A. Career? Opening an Ice Cream Parlor

ATLANTA — Some professional athletes (hello, Roger Federer) try to preserve their bodies by skipping a few competitions. Others, like many baseball and basketball players, take a seat on the bench a little more often late in the season if the games are inconsequential.<p>Then there is Angel …

Plantar Fasciitis

Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, and the Music of Success

One of the most striking aspects of “4:44,” Jay-Z’s thirteenth studio album, is that it’s largely bereft of exaggeration. There are rhymes about being a billionaire, a milestone that he and his wife, Beyoncé, comfortably passed earlier this year; references to real-life business deals and to his …

Trump Aides, Seeking Leverage, Investigate Mueller’s Investigators

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s lawyers and aides are scouring the professional and political backgrounds of investigators hired by the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, looking for conflicts of interest they could use to discredit the investigation — or even build a case to fire Mr. Mueller or …

Donald Trump

At the White House, an abrupt chain reaction: Spicer out; Scaramucci and Sanders in

President Trump overhauled his White House on Friday in a dramatic shake-up of his senior team at the six-month mark of his presidency, which so far has been beset by a special counsel’s widening Russia investigation, a floundering legislative agenda and seemingly constant chaos and infighting …

Donald Trump