Pence skips Olympic dinner with N Koreans in Pyeongchang

Pence skips Olympic dinner with N Koreans Image caption Mr Pence (L) has been meeting Fred Wartmbier (C), whose son Otto died after being released from jail in North Korea, and defector Ji Seong-ho (R) US Vice-President Mike Pence has skipped a dinner at which he was due to share a table with North Korea’s … Read more

Did President Trump Save Twitter?

Is it time for President Trump to cue up the “you’re welcome, Twitter” tweet? The commander-in-chief’s tweets have brought the social platform daily exposure in the one year since he’s taken office. At the same time, Twitter’s stock has leaped more than 60 percent since January 2017 — including posting its first quarterly profit during … Read more

Fox’s ‘The Four’ Crowns Season One Winner

Fox (Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Thursday’s finale of “The Four: Battle for Stardom”) Just hours after the show was renewed for Season 2, the first winner of Fox’s hit singing competition “The Four: Battle for Stardom” was crowned. It had come down to finalists Candice Boyd, Vincint Cannady, Evvie McKinney … Read more

8 Coolest Ways the Olympic Torch Has Been Lit (Video)

Ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, TheWrap looks back at some of the best torch lighting ceremonies, including to Rafer Johnson’s big climb in Los Angeles and gymnast Ning Li’s gravity-defying run around the stadium in Beijing. At the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, boxer Muhammad Ali was called on to finish … Read more

Timothee Chalamet to Play King Henry V in Netflix’s ‘The King’

Photographed by Irvin Rivera for TheWrap In his first role after landing an Oscar nomination for “Call Me by Your Name,” Timothée Chalamet will star as King Henry V in the upcoming Netflix film “The King,” an individual familiar with the production told TheWrap. Chalamet will play a young Henry V, who takes over the … Read more

Omarosa Says America Is ‘Not Gonna Be OK’ Under Trump (Video)

Omarosa Manigault opened up about her stint in the Trump administration on “Celebrity Big Brother” on Thursday, warning that the country is ” not going to be okay” with the former reality star in the White House. Manigault, who was a contestant on Trump’s “The Apprentice,” told Ross Mathews that she felt a “call to … Read more

North Korea Holds Massive Military Parade Ahead Of 2018 Winter Olympics

North Korea staged a large military parade on Thursday, just one day before the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.North Korea staged a large military parade on Thursday, just one day before the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.The parade was reportedly held to commemorate … Read more

Thousands sign petition to remove judge who sentenced blind child rapist to probation

Thousands sign petition to remove judge who sentenced blind child rapist to probationA petition to remove an Oklahoma judge who sentenced a convicted child rapist to 15 years of probation is gaining serious momentum online.A petition to remove an Oklahoma judge who sentenced a convicted child rapist to 15 years of probation is gaining serious … Read more

Leadership urges House Democrats to vote against budget deal as shutdown looms

WASHINGTON — With a potential shutdown looming, a bipartisan budget deal that is expected to pass the Senate on Thursday faces a decidedly uncertain future in the House of Representatives. With the conservative House Freedom Caucus opposed to the agreement, it is unlikely to pass without Democratic support. However, Yahoo News obtained an email Minority … Read more

US government shuts down as Congress fails to vote on budget

US government shutdown after Congress fails to vote Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Senator Rand Paul (C) poses with friends from the House during a break in proceedings The US government has shut down after Congress failed to pass a key budgetary measure on time.Lawmakers had hoped to approve a new spending bill before … Read more