42,000 Coast Guard members will get their paycheck on Monday, but when the next arrives remains unclear

Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons/US Coast Guard WASHINGTON — In a surprise reversal Friday night, Coast Guard officials announced that service members will receive their regularly scheduled paychecks next week, despite the ongoing government shutdown. In a message to all Coast Guard members, Vice Commandant Adm. Charles Ray said that service and Department of […]

‘The Conners’ is ‘unavoidably awkward’ without its lead star Roseanne Barr and it’s unclear whether or not the show can succeed without her

ABC/Eric McCandless “Roseanne” spin-off “The Conners” premieres on ABC Tuesday at 8 p.m. without Roseanne Barr. The premiere significantly addresses Roseanne’s absence after her show revival was canceled at the end of May.  While the show makes a solid case for itself without Barr, the show is “unavoidably awkward” without its lead matriarch. “Going from […]

It’s still unclear whether Trump’s bodyguard was asked about one of the dossier’s most salacious allegations

AP Photo/Evan Vucci The president’s longtime bodyguard was reportedly asked by the House Intelligence Committee whether Trump had hired prostitutes in Moscow in 2013 as alleged in the Steele dossier. The question arose out of an allegation made in the explosive Steele dossier that the Kremlin tried to exploit “Trump’s personal obsessions and sexual perversion in order […]

Officials say it’s unclear whether an acid attack on 4 American tourists in France was terror-related

Flickr/Picture Perfect Pose PARIS (AP) — The spokeswoman for the Marseille prosecutor’s office says the suspect who attacked four American women with acid in the Marseille train station did not yell any out any terror-linked threats. The spokeswoman says there were no immediate indications that the attack was terror-related but adds that officials can’t be 100 […]

The Lily flying camera is permanently grounded, and refund timing is unclear

A Consumer Electronics Show Innovation Award in 2016 and $ 34 million in pre-orders won’t be enough to get the Lily flying camera off the ground. The company filed for bankruptcy in February and announced that they would be shutting down and sending a refund of all pre-orders (following an embarrassing lawsuit from the Francisco district […]

Chinese troops are reportedly operating in Afghanistan, but it’s unclear why

REUTERS/Claro Cortes Chinese troops are reportedly operating in Afghanistan, but it is unclear what they’re doing there. There is evidence that China has security forces operating inside eastern Afghanistan, and the Pentagon is reportedly very aware of their presence. “We know that they are there, that they are present,” a Pentagon spokesman revealed to Military Times, without going […]