From private investigators to a 5-hour meeting with superstar lawyer David Boies, here are the lengths Theranos went to contain The Wall Street Journal’s bombshell story

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider When Theranos learned what Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou was digging into, the company went through some tremendous lengths to get ahead of the story.  In Carreyrou’s new book, “Bad Blood,” he details the legal sit-downs with superstar lawyer David Boies, and the suspected private investigators that tailed some of his […]

American Idol Winner Maddie Poppe on Her Debut Album, Meeting Kermit and That 'Awkward' Finale Hand Holding

We all know Maddie Poppe can sing and play guitar — she is ABC’s first-ever American Idol winner, after all — but did you know she also boasts a secret third talent? RELATEDAmerican Idol‘s Elimination Problem: Give Us More Time to Say Goodbye! “[The producers] mentioned that Ryan might bring that up, because I guess […]

EPA boots reporters from meeting on chemicals called a PR disaster

Enlarge / US EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. (credit: Gage Skidmore / Flickr) Scott Pruitt’s tenure as head of the US’ Environmental Protection Agency has often been bogged down in scandals involving questionable spending and the unjustifiable rollback of regulations. But the latest controversy is one the agency’s own making. This morning, Pruitt was speaking at […]

It doesn’t matter what happens if Trump’s Singapore meeting with Kim Jong Un goes ahead — the North Korean will have won

Korea Summit Press Pool/Getty Images Despite threatening to pull out of the June 12 summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, North Korea craves the legitimacy the meeting would bring. Traveling by plane to a neutral destination away from the Korean Peninsula could show Kim as a competent world leader. That would […]

Why the White House may favor Singapore as the venue for Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Ahn Young-joon/AP The White House is said to be eyeing Singapore as a potential location for a summit between US President Donald Trump and and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.  Singapore, as well as the Peace House near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) along the border between North and South Korea, are among the locations being […]

James Comey recalled Trump’s ‘impressively coiffed hair’ and hand size in his first meeting with the president

Reuters/Win McNamee Former FBI Director James Comey recounted his first time meeting President Donald Trump in an exclusive interview with ABC News that aired Sunday night. Comey said Trump looked “shorter” than he expected and had “impressively coiffed hair” that “must take a heck of a lot of time in the morning.” Sunday’s interview was […]

Is there a new Cold War? Dutch FM says ‘nyet’ after meeting Russia’s Lavrov

Top Dutch diplomat Stef Blok said there is no new Cold War after meeting his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov. The two also touched upon Syria, the downing of the MH-17, and the Skripal case. “It’s Friday 13th today and it seemed a good time to visit Moscow,” Blok joked, addressing reporters after Lavrov finished his […]

Britain requests UN Security Council meeting on OPCW report into Salisbury poisoning

The UK has requested a UN Security Council meeting next week to discuss the OPCW’s report into the Salisbury poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) published a summary of its analysis, which confirmed the British findings on the nerve agent used in last month’s poisoning of […]

May calls urgent cabinet meeting amid reports of looming military action in Syria

British Prime Minister Theresa May has summoned her cabinet to brief ministers this Thursday on a “fast-moving week” amid the ratcheting up of tensions over Syria. May’s spokesman confirmed that the meeting will focus on Syria. May will hold an unscheduled meeting of her cabinet on Thursday, which will involve senior ministers, her spokesman told […]