Trump Thought Firing Flynn Would End ‘Russia Thing,’ Chris Christie Writes in Book

Trump Thought Firing Flynn Would End ‘Russia Thing,’ Chris Christie Writes in Book

The former New Jersey governor’s memoir paints President Trump as highly effective as a candidate — but someone who since has been ill-served by many advisers, including some members of his family.

Melania Trump gets ‘substantial damages’ and an apology for story in British magazine

A British magazine has issued an apology to first lady Melania Trump for an article it published last week which included several inaccuracies about her life and her family.

Dana Bash: Job done for Trump

CNN’s Dana Bash says that President Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s public comments about Michael Cohen’s family had the desired effect because Cohen decided to postpone his testimony before a House committee.

New York City settles for $3.3M with family of man who spent 3 years in prison without being convicted of a crime

The city of New York has agreed to a $3.3 million settlement with the family of Kalief Browder, who spent three years at Rikers Island prison without being convicted of a crime and killed himself in 2015.

There’s a smarter way to organize your grocery list

My mother is a grocery-shopping phenom. When my brother and I still lived at home, she’d draw up a grocery list each week—which meant laying out meals for the whole family for a week—then clip her coupons, and be in and out of the grocery store in under an ho…

No family was going to veteran's funeral… then they stepped in

No family was going to veteran’s funeral… then they stepped in

Central Texas state veterans cemetery urged the public to pay their respects at the funeral of a Vietnam-era veteran who would otherwise be buried alone. CNN’s Ed Lavandera reports.

I met my boyfriend 12 years after giving birth to his child

When Jessica Share bought sperm from an anonymous man to start a family, she never imagined she would ever meet the donor, never mind fall in love.

Florida Governor Signals He May Suspend Sheriff Over Parkland Shooting

Sheriff Scott Israel of Broward County, Fla., has faced blistering criticism from family members of the Parkland shooting victims. The new governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, promised as a candidate to suspend the sheriff.

Sunday Routine: How Ashley Eddie, Chef, Spends Her Sundays

Born and bred in Crown Heights, Ms. Eddie, who still lives there, uses her one day off to bond with her dog, Barbara, as well as with family members.

Democratic Senator Seeks Perjury Investigation of Kirstjen Nielsen

Senator Jeff Merkley asked the F.B.I. to open an inquiry, citing a document that he said conflicted with the homeland security secretary’s congressional testimony on family separations at the border.

Freshman in College, Freshman in the Capitol: West Virginia’s 19-Year-Old Lawmaker

Freshman in College, Freshman in the Capitol: West Virginia’s 19-Year-Old Lawmaker

Caleb Hanna, one of the youngest state legislators in the country, is a black man raised in a white family who represents a predominantly white district in West Virginia.

Lance Amstrong just wrote his first check as VC

Lance Armstrong revealed last month that an early investment in Uber — courtesy of a $100,000 check that he funneled into the company in 2009 through Lowercase Capital — “saved” his family from financial ruin after evidence surfaced in 2012 that he used perfo…

Getaround early investor sues car-sharing startup for $1.79 million

Getaround is getting around the courthouse. One of the car-sharing startup’s early investors, Geoffrey Shmigelsky, is suing the company, alleging fraud and unfair conduct. “Our client supported Getaround and Mr. Zaid from the very start, only to be swindled o…

Lance Armstrong just wrote his first check as VC

Lance Armstrong revealed last month that an early investment in Uber — courtesy of a $100,000 check that he funneled into the company in 2009 through Lowercase Capital — “saved” his family from financial ruin. This was after evidence surfaced in 2012 that he …

I used VR in a car going 90mph and didn’t get sick

VR headsets make me queasy. I’m not alone. It’s a common complaint about virtual reality content but this startup might have solved the problem in the most unlikely way. Holoride wants people to use VR in the backseat of the family sedan. My stomach is happy …

FBI: Troll Impersonated Parkland Shooter to Harass Victims' Families and Friends

FBI: Troll Impersonated Parkland Shooter to Harass Victims’ Families and Friends

In late December the friends and family members of the Parkland school shooting victims started getting alarming messages through Instagram from users names such as nikolas.killed.your.sister, nikolas.the.murderer, and the.douglas.shooter: Read more…

Shutdown Prompts Hunger Strike at Manhattan Jail as Family Visits Are Canceled

Shutdown-related staffing shortages at the high-security federal jail known as the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan have led to cancellations of family visits for the second week.

Lion kills woman ‘following her passion’

The zoological park intern killed Sunday by an escaped lion in North Carolina “loved animals” and wanted to make a career of working with them, her family says.

The Man Behind the Times Square Ball

Tom Brennan, who comes from a working-class family in a small Irish town, is the master artisan in charge of the most famous crystal ball in the world.

Fleeing Saudi Woman Is Staying in Thailand for Now

After saying they would send Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, back to her family, Thai officials have allowed her to stay for a few hours. But her fate is still unresolved.

California Today: California Today: What to Expect at Gavin Newsom’s Inauguration

California Today: California Today: What to Expect at Gavin Newsom’s Inauguration

Gavin Newsom, California’s governor-elect, and his family members toured the California Railroad Museum in Sacramento as part of his pre-inauguration events.

Unhitched: 2 Divorce Lawyers Better After Their Own Divorce, but Still Together

Family comes first for a couple, even after separation. Their advice? “Have compassion for each other and don’t say anything to the kids until you have a plan.”

Wow, He’s Really Going to Town

A family in Salinas, California, had only been using their new Ring security camera for about a month before it captured nightmare fuel—a stranger fellating their doorbell around 5:00 am on Saturday morning. Read more…

It Was a Sanctuary for Immigrants in the Bronx. Then One of Its Owners Was Arrested.

Yajaira Saavedra, holding her niece, Lila, and her family own La Morada restaurant in the South Bronx. Ms. Saavedra said that when she was detained by the police, “I was just thinking that this could lead to my deportation.”

Samsung’s new fridge will ping your phone if you leave the door open

Samsung’s latest smart fridge is more proactive than what you might be used to: the company says it will troubleshoot issues and notify you via the SmartThings app. The new Samsung Family Hub 4.0 refrigerator will give you a smoother interface to use that bui…

Paul Whelan: US spy suspect to remain in custody in Russia

Paul Whelan: US spy suspect to remain in custody in Russia

Ex-US marine Paul Whelan was arrested last month on suspicion of spying – claims his family denies.

Police Searching for Gunman Who Fired Into Car and Killed a 7-Year-Old

Jazmine Barnes, a second grader, was riding in a car with her family in Houston when a gunman in a red pickup truck opened fire, the authorities said.

Saudi Teen Who Fled Family and Pleaded for Help on Twitter Granted Asylum in Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, the 18-year-old Saudi woman who escaped her family and pleaded for protection on social media, has been granted asylum in Canada. Read more…

Family Says Hacked Nest Cam Terrorized Them With Fake Ballistic Missile Alert

A California family said they got the scare of a lifetime this past weekend when their smart security cameras began falsely warning of three North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles headed to Los Angeles, Chicago, and Ohio. Thankfully, the missile war…

Will Smith takes Christmas spirit seriously

Actor Will Smith made sure his family got into the Christmas spirit, whether they wanted to or not.

'Classic Netflix' Bring the Old-School Netflix Experience to Your Browser

‘Classic Netflix’ Bring the Old-School Netflix Experience to Your Browser

Visiting family during the holidays often means doing a lot of things you don’t typically do at home. For me, one of those things is watching Netflix on my laptop. The room I’m staying in doesn’t have a television, and the living room is too central for me to…

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Says the Government Shutdown Feels Like One Big Metaphor

Jimmy Fallon said, “Everyone’s fighting. People are exhausted. There’s no end in sight. It’s basically like playing a game of Monopoly with your family.”

Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen refugee arrives in Canada

Rahaf al-Qunun is granted asylum after fleeing her family in a drama that captured world headlines.

How to Take the Best Photos with Your Android Phone

It’s that time of year again when you’re working your smartphone overtime attempting to keep up with all of the memories of holiday parties, family gatherings, and pets you’ve wrangled into festive attire. If you’re working with any of the latest Android phon…

The Best Stuff Written About Money in 2018

We have a roundup of our favorite Two Cents articles of 2018, but when it comes to money, there’s so much more to understand beyond the practical “how tos.” The ins and outs of predatory lenders and how they prey on people, what the weight of student loan deb…

I'm Author and Podcaster Hillary Frank, and This is How I Parent

I’m Author and Podcaster Hillary Frank, and This is How I Parent

(Hillary Frank is the creator, former host and executive producer of the popular parenting podcast, The Longest Shortest Time. Her new book, “ Weird Parenting Wins: Bathtub Dining, Family Screams, and Other Hacks from the Parenting Trenches ” was released on …

A Small Alaska Town Reels as the Coast Guard Weathers On Without Pay

Coast Guard in Kodiak, Alaska. About a quarter of the population is either an employee or dependent family member of the Coast Guard.

Saudi Woman Who Fled Home Embraces All Things Canadian. (O.K., Maybe Not Winter.)

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family for fear of violence and received asylum in Canada, in Toronto on Monday.

Women’s rights in Saudi Arabia: ‘I escaped to seek a better life’

Salwa, 24, tells the BBC that she ran away from her family in Saudi Arabia to seek a better life.

US citizen arrested for war crimes in Bangladesh ‘was only 13’

Mohamed Jubair Monir’s family say he is innocent and maintain that he was only 13 during the 1971 war.

Teach Kids Positivity by Celebrating the Little Things

Teach Kids Positivity by Celebrating the Little Things

“We’re a family that celebrates,” my son once said during one of our many celebratory dinners for who-knows-what occasion. Read more…

Saudi Woman Who Fled Family Flying to Canada

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, right, in Bangkok on Friday. She has expressed fear that her relatives would kill her if she were forced to return to Saudi Arabia.

Before Harts Plunged Off a Cliff, Strain Dogged Family

Investigative reports detail increasing pressure felt by Jennifer and Sarah Hart, who had adopted six children. At signs of trouble, they would flee and close ranks.

Saudi Teenager Fleeing Family Arrives Safely in Canada

18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun arrived in the country that granted her asylum wearing a gray sweatshirt with the word “Canada.”

Canadian’s death sentence in China ‘horrific’, family says

The family of a man sentenced to death in China on Monday say their “worst fears” have been realised.