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Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall

Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall

By Alan Fram, Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller | Feb 15
Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump announced Friday he was declaring a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Reporters Seek Answers to Gay Black Man's Death; Political Donor Tells Them to 'Get A Life'

Reporters Seek Answers to Gay Black Man's Death; Political Donor Tells Them to 'Get A Life'

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 15
Reporters who sought comment from wealthy West Hollywood political donor Ed Buck found themselves summarily repelled, with Buck curtly telling them to "Get a job, get a life."

Bipartisan Criticism for Anti-Gay West Virginia State Rep in Wake of Gays, KKK Comparison

Bipartisan Criticism for Anti-Gay West Virginia State Rep in Wake of Gays, KKK Comparison

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 15
Lawmakers from both sides are now condemning West Virginia state delegate Eric Porterfield in the wake of a string of inflammatory remarks, including comparing gays to the KKK, calling LGBTQs a "blight," and suggesting he would drown gay children.

Watch: Reading of Gay Bunny Book Prompts Investigation of Teacher

Watch: Reading of Gay Bunny Book Prompts Investigation of Teacher

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 15
A Seminole County, Florida teacher found himself in hot water quick as a bunny after reading the not-so-children's book "A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo" to his first-grade class.

Kansas Library Will Keep 3 Challenged Books in Kids Section

Kansas Library Will Keep 3 Challenged Books in Kids Section

Feb 15
A Kansas public library has rejected a request to move three children's books with LGBT characters out of the children's section.

Chicago Police, Fox Dispute Reports About Smollett Attack

Chicago Police, Fox Dispute Reports About Smollett Attack

Feb 15
Chicago police said Thursday night that local media reports that the attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax are unconfirmed.

Avenatti Says He has New Video Evidence Against R. Kelly

Avenatti Says He has New Video Evidence Against R. Kelly

By Sara Burnett | Feb 15
Attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday that he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.

Spielberg, Gaga, Sign Get-Well Card for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Spielberg, Gaga, Sign Get-Well Card for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Lindsey Bahr | Feb 15
Steven Spielberg, Lady Gaga, Spike Lee and Glenn Close have a message for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Get well soon.

Feds Tell Alfonso Ribeiro He Can't Copyright 'Carlton' Moves

Feds Tell Alfonso Ribeiro He Can't Copyright 'Carlton' Moves

Feb 15
"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro has been denied a copyright for the "Carlton" dance, which he's suing two videogame makers over.

White House Scrambles to Find Pots of Money to Use for Wall

White House Scrambles to Find Pots of Money to Use for Wall

By Lolita C. Baldor and Lisa Mascaro | Feb 15
If President Donald Trump declares an emergency to build the wall with Mexico, he still needs money to pay for it. And shifting money from other accounts to deliver the $5.7 billion he wants is not without political problems.

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