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He had polio: Journalists snap back at colleagues for questioning McConnell handhold

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 21:35 Several mainstream journalists appeared to seek a deep political meaning in Mitch McConnell’s reaching for Trump’s hand as he climbed White House stairs, only to find out that the senator is a polio survivor for whom stairs are a challenge. Following lunch and a news conference with US President Donald Trump at the White ...

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Barrels, ballots & ISIS: Why Iraq is taking back Kirkuk, and what the US will do about it

Baghdad’s military incursion into Kurdish-controlled Kirkuk shows that the carve-up of the post-Islamic State landscape in the Middle East is in full swing, and leaves the US bemoaning its repeated failure to influence the region as two of its sponsored allies face off against each other. READ MORE: Iraqi forces taking over Kirkuk ‘a declaration of war’ – Kurdish Peshmerga Why ...

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Clinton fires back at Sarah Huckabee Sanders for book barb

Hillary Clinton clapped back at President Trump’s top spokesperson after she slammed the former Democratic nominee’s new book during a White House briefing. “I honestly don’t pay much attention to what she says,” Clinton said of Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during a Wednesday appearance on “The View.” The former secretary of state was addressing remarks Sanders made about Clinton’s ...

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Yankees’ Greg Bird has precautionary MRI on his back

Greg Bird had a precautionary MRI on his back Tuesday morning, but he feels better and hopes to play on Wednesday. Bird was scratched from Monday’s lineup due to back spasms. Results of the MRI are not known yet. The 24-year-old Yankees first baseman has missed most of the last two seasons due to injury. The Yankees play the Rays ...

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Scottie Pippen & Larsa Move to L.A. Together, Marriage Back On

Scottie Pippen & Larsa Marriage Back On … Move to L.A. Together 9/12/2017 12:10 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Scottie Pippen is back with his wife Larsa — and they just moved to L.A. as a family to “figure things out” … TMZ Sports has learned.  In fact, the two are already having couples outings in Beverly Hills — where they got ...

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Tyson Beckford Fires Back After Catching Backlash from Irma

Tyson BeckfordI Stayed for Irma to Help Family, Friends… Haters Can Shove It 9/12/2017 12:30 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Tyson Beckford hunkered down during Hurricane Irma solely to support, and potentially save, family and neighbors — and he says anyone giving him crap for it should get their priorities straight. Tyson tells TMZ … ever since he posted a vid outside his ...

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Chapman locks down win and Yankees hope to have closer back

ARLINGTON, Texas – Aroldis Chapman’s final pitch on Saturday afternoon was a blazing 102.2-mph fastball that Mike Napoli swung through for the game’s final out. In typical fashion, the Yankees followed up a terrible loss with a terrific win. In atypical fashion, their $ 86 million man finished it without incident. That was the biggest takeaway from the Bombers’ 3-1, ...

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Chapman will be back in the closer role for Yankees Saturday

ARLINGTON, Texas – Aroldis Chapman will have a chance to lock down the closer’s role again, and will likely close for the Yankees on Saturday if the situation arises. “If we had a closer situation today, I’d probably use Chappy,” Joe Girardi said. Girardi said he’d like to have one closer down the stretch but added that having three arms ...

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Masahiro Tanaka takes giant step back as Yankees lose to Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — Tanaka The Terrible showed up again – this time in Texas. After winning his first three starts since coming off the disabled list, Masahiro Tanaka got shelled on Friday night, giving up seven runs in four-plus innings, as the Yankees blew a 5-1 lead and ultimately lost 11-5 to the Rangers at Globe Life Park. Tanaka, who ...

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Charlie Sheen sorry for 9/11 comments, doesn't totally back down

Charlie Sheen apologized to anyone he offended with the 9/11 truther comments he made over a decade ago — but didn’t entirely denounce his skepticisms about what transpired that day. The actor stars in a new drama about the tragedy, “9/11,” which arrived in theaters on Friday. His casting in the film inspired widespread criticism leading up to its release, ...

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