An old Senate colleague of Mitch McConnell tells the story of cornering him on the Senate floor to urge the majority leader's support for a piece of legislation.
Posted on: 18 September 2018 | 3:53 pm
Looking back, Anita Hill was the original silence breaker. In her testimony to Congress 27 years ago, she noted "it would have been more comfortable to remain silent" than to come forward with her story about sexual harassment in the workplace involving then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, who denied her allegations.
Posted on: 18 September 2018 | 3:32 pm
I remember Hurricane Hugo. Back then, in September 1989, I was one of many Howard University students sending canned goods, water and other supplies to people affected by the Category 4 hurricane that crashed into South Carolina and immediately caused chaos.
Posted on: 18 September 2018 | 3:05 pm
You probably already know that junk food, though delicious, is bad for you. It can have negative health effects such as increasing your risk of heart disease, metabolic disease and even cancer. Now, researchers have used a new nutritional labeling system to tie a diet low in nutritional quality with increased risks of a number of types of cancers.
Posted on: 18 September 2018 | 2:16 pm
The US Food and Drug Administration will stage a massive education campaign aimed at the nearly 10.7 million teens at risk for e-cigarette use and potential addiction, the agency said Tuesday.
Posted on: 18 September 2018 | 1:29 pm
The Emmy Awards featured their share of surprises -- putting prognosticators on their heels, and spreading the wealth among a number of networks. There was also a welcome mix of old and new, which is one of the unique challenges that TV faces, from recognizing that much-talked-about new series to paying homage to a long-running show in its final year.
Posted on: 18 September 2018 | 1:24 pm
The Trump administration will cap refugee admissions at the lowest levels since the refugee resettlement program began, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced. It's the second year in a row the administration has set the cap at a record low.
Posted on: 18 September 2018 | 10:27 am
Even after a hurricane's immediate threat of flooding goes away, North Carolina residents could face a host of potential health problems from the water brought by Hurricane Florence -- and from what that water leaves behind. In addition to the usual physical and mental challenges floodwater can typically bring, there is a potential problem for human health that involves some of the state's key industries: hog farming and coal power generation.
Posted on: 18 September 2018 | 5:12 am
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday called for a delay on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and in doing so injected himself into a debate that has unmistakable echoes with an episode in his own history.
Posted on: 17 September 2018 | 11:17 pm
It's one of the most well-known tenets of modern medicine: An aspirin a day keeps the doctor away. But according to a trio of studies published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine, a daily low-dose aspirin regimen provides no significant health benefits for healthy older adults. Instead, it may cause them serious harm.
Posted on: 17 September 2018 | 6:48 pm