NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is slamming a White House proposal that would cut nearly $300 million from counterterrorism programs.
The New York Democrat notes that the recently released budget proposal would reduce the Urban Area Security Initiative from $600 million to $330 million. The initiative helps cities nationwide with programs to prevent, respond to and recover from extremist attacks.
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — The guest list at the Sunnylands estate in Southern California reads like a roster of the rich and famous, from years past to today: Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Bill Gates and Queen Elizabeth II, to name a few.
President Barack Obama will turn the posh 200-acre desert compound into a center of international diplomacy when he welcomes Southeast Asian leaders for a two-day summit that gets underway on Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar contenders "Spotlight" and "The Big Short" won the top awards for screenwriting from the Writers Guild of America at a ceremony Saturday that was held in Los Angeles and New York.
"Spotlight," about the Boston Globe's effort to uncover a priest sex-abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, won for best original screenplay. The writers were Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy.
"The Big Short," about the 2008 financial crisis, won for...
NEW YORK (AP) — A high-leaping Australian shepherd named Holster scrambled and sprang to take the Westminster Kennel Club agility title Saturday, seeming undaunted by anything the obstacle course could throw at him.
Then he jumped up and merrily pawed his owned and handler, Wendy Cerilli of Greenwich, New York.
"He's a very loyal and hardworking dog," she said.
Meanwhile, a 10-year-old Boston terrier-beagle mix named Hailey won a...
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii's monk seal population is improving slowly, though researchers warn it'll take many more good years to reverse a decline that's been ongoing since the 1950s.
The lead monk seal researcher with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported during a State of the Seal address Friday that more seal pups were born across the archipelago, and the survival rates are among the highest in decades.