Rep. Joe Barton, embarrassed by nude photo online, to retire
National / Politics

Rep. Joe Barton, embarrassed by nude photo online, to retire

By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, Texas’ most-senior member of Congress, announced Thursday that he won’t seek re-election after a naked photo of him circulated online and a conservative activist released past messages of a sexual nature from him. The photo of the 68-year-old Barton was posted on … Continue reading

After bright career, Donald Sutherland finally nabs an Oscar
Celebrities / Movies

After bright career, Donald Sutherland finally nabs an Oscar

By ANTHONY McCARTNEY, AP Entertainment Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — For every era of film in the last half-century, there’s a memorable Donald Sutherland role. Whether it’s his breakthrough performance in “The Dirty Dozen,” his portrayal of demented arsonist in “Backdraft” or playing a ruthless president in “The Hunger Games” films, Sutherland’s career spans roughly … Continue reading

White House to seek $29B disaster aid package
National / Politics

White House to seek $29B disaster aid package

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is finalizing a $29 billion disaster aid package that combines $16 billion to shore up the government-backed flood insurance program with almost $13 billion for hurricane victims, according to a senior administration official and congressional aides. Outlines of the request, expected to be sent to … Continue reading