15 states are refusing to hand over voter data to Trump’s panned election commission — here’s how every state has responded

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais Fifteen states are refusing to hand over voter data to President Donald Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. States attorneys general who refused balked at the commission’s original request for information including partial Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and voting history. The commission is tasked with investigating voter […]

4 business leaders left Trump’s manufacturing council following Charlottesville — here’s how the rest of the council responded

AP President Donald Trump’s manufacturing council of business leaders lost three of its members Monday, and a fourth on Tuesday, amid fallout from his handling of the white-supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, the only black business leader in the group, was first to resign after Trump initially failed to explicitly […]

A 9-year-old asked NASA for a job defending Earth from aliens — and the space agency personally responded

NASA When NASA posted a job description for its “planetary protection officer” role, the space agency was fishing for candidates with advanced degrees and experience working on interplanetary missions. What it did not expect, however, was an earnest letter from nine-year-old Jack Davis: a fourth-grader who wrote the space agency asking if he could apply. […]

Here’s how Fox News responded to Trump’s leak of classified information to Russian officials

Fox News Shock and alarm over reports that President Donald Trump shared classified information with Russian officials was evident Monday from both sides of the political aisle. And curiously missing during the primetime shows at Fox News was the full-throated defense of Trump — and outrage at other media figures — that has typified the opinion-driven programs […]

Police say releasing the names of officers who responded to the biggest mass shooting in US history was a mistake

Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Orlando’s police chief says the department regrets releasing the names of officers who were on scene during the Pulse nightclub shooting, according to a report published in The Orlando Sentinel on Friday. Orlando police chief John Mina has been presenting to police groups across the world to talk about the department’s response to the […]