The killing Wednesday came on the first of a two-day general strike called by opponents of President Nicolas Maduro.
A transgender woman who identified herself only as Layla addressed the crowd Wednesday night and said she’s tired of being told who she can or cannot be, and asked for others in the LGBTQ community to support trans people as they fight for respect.
Princess Cruises said the 39-year-old woman died Tuesday night on the Emerald Princess, which was carrying 3,400 passengers and 1,100 crew members on a weeklong trip that left Sunday from Seattle.
Prosecutors say Martin Shkreli is a con man who repeatedly lied to rich investors in two hedge funds he ran into the ground. The defense says he’s a misunderstood “genius” who ended up making money for his alleged victims.
The $1.4 billion project has divided those who believe the telescope will desecrate land atop Mauna Kea held sacred by some Native Hawaiians and those who believe it will provide Hawaii with economic and educational opportunities.
Department of Correction spokesman Peter Thorne says a search is underway in coordination with the New York Police Department. The inmate apparently went for outdoor recreation on Wednesday and didn’t return.
House and Senate Republicans have worked out a deal to move quickly on a package of new financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, clearing the way for Congress to send the far-reaching legislation to President Donald Trump.
The award from a Los Angeles Superior Court jury fell short of the $30 million the legendary producer sought in the lawsuit filed nearly four years ago, but well above the approximately $392,000 the Jackson estate contended Jones was owed.
In a series of tweets, President Donald Trump said he was barring transgender people from serving in the military “in any capacity,” citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption.”
The Senate voted 55-45 to reject legislation undoing major portions of Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act law without replacing it.
Electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that’s expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic development project in state history.
Prosecutors have filed criminal charges against a California teen who livestreamed a car accident on Instagram that killed her younger sister.
Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co. says Coke Zero Sugar will start hitting shelves in August.
The 51-year-old congressman was shot in the hip June 14 when a man opened fire on a Republican baseball practice in nearby Alexandria, Virginia.
Ohio has put to death a child killer in the state’s first execution in more than three years following a prolonged search for lethal drugs.
Ford Motor Co. had a better-than-expected second quarter despite lower sales and upheaval in its executive ranks.
The company said Wednesday that it’s looking to fill more than 50,000 positions across the U.S.
In a series of morning tweets, President Donald Trump wrote that transgender people will be prohibited from serving “in any capacity” due to “the tremendous medical costs and disruption.”
The top Republican and Democrat on the committee have said they want to question Manafort about a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer.
It was an extraordinary public rebuke, and even fellow Republicans pushed back forcefully.