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Tagovailoa evaluating NFL draft option

Tagovailoa evaluating NFL draft option

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is weighing a combination of factors in terms of whether to depart for the NFL or return to school for his senior season.Tagovailoa recently underwent season-endingMORE

EPA watchdog says White House budget office blocked part of its investigation into controversial trucks rule

EPA watchdog says White House budget office blocked part of its investigation into controversial trucks rule

The White House budget office “impeded” part of the investigation into a controversial pro-industry decision that former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt pushed through on his way out the door, according to an inspector general’s report released Thursday. The EPA inspector general report concluded that EPA, and possibly the budget office, bypassed key steps…MORE

Tufts University to remove Sackler name from buildings and programs

Tufts University to remove Sackler name from buildings and programs

Tufts University said Thursday that it will remove the Sackler name from facilities and programs “starting immediately.” The Sackler name will come down from the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, the Center for Medical Education, the Laboratory for the Convergence of Biomedical, Physical and Engineering Sciences and various programs, according to an letter posted…MORE

US household spending on health care tops $1 trillion in 2018 for first time

US household spending on health care tops $1 trillion in 2018 for first time

American households spent more than $1 trillion on health care in 2018, reaching a pricey milestone, according to federal data released Thursday. That includes out-of-pocket expenses for medical services and premiums for employer coverage, individual policies and Medicare, as well as Medicare payroll taxes. The figure grew by 4.4% from a year earlier. The data…MORE

Watch out, Adam Levine might give you a parking ticket

Watch out, Adam Levine might give you a parking ticket

Can you imagine getting a parking ticket from Adam Levine? Well, it was a reality for some drivers in Los Angeles. Luckily, it was all a stunt for “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for his Wednesday night show. The late-night host had the Maroon 5 frontman dress up as a parking enforcement officer and give out what…MORE

US considers sending thousands more troops to Middle East to deter Iran

US considers sending thousands more troops to Middle East to deter Iran

The Pentagon is considering sending thousands more troops to the Middle East as part of an effort to beef up air defense capabilities in the face of Iranian moves that include its recent transfer of short-range missiles into Iraq, CNN has learned from multiple defense officials. The most realistic options include potentially sending 4,000 to…MORE

NYPD appoints first black chief of detectives

NYPD appoints first black chief of detectives

The New York City Police Department got a new chief of detectives this week — the first black person to hold the role since the force’s founding almost 200 years ago. That’s according to a spokesperson for the NYPD, which appointed Rodney Harrison to the position Wednesday. Harrison formerly served as chief of patrol, where…MORE