The Trump administration’s Education Department will no longer investigate complaints filed by transgender students who are kept from using the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity, a department official told BuzzFeed News.
South Koreans are divided on Kim Yo Jong, the sister of the North's leader, and her landmark visit to their country. The first member of the North's ruling dynasty to set foot in the South since the end of the war, Kim has been an instant object of fascination for South Korean and global media since she rode down the escalator at Incheon airport on Friday, calmly surveying the scene.
Multiple senior law enforcement officials say that a suspicious letter mailed to an apartment belonging to Vanessa Trump and addressed to Donald Trump Jr. was opened this morning and is being investigated by police. NBC’s Tom Winter reports.
MOSCOW (AP) — Wading through knee-deep snow, hundreds of emergency workers searched a vast field near Moscow on Monday for remains of the 71 victims from the crash of a Russian airliner, and aviation experts began deciphering the jet's two flight recorders.
By Alexander Winning and James Macharia PRETORIA/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's African National Congress party executive committee has decided to "recall," or remove, President Jacob Zuma as head of state, a senior ANC source told Reuters on Tuesday, after a 13-hour meeting of the party's top leadership. Since Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected party leader in December, Zuma has faced mounting calls from his party to end his scandal-plagued second term scheduled to run out in mid-2019. The 75-year-old Zuma has been South Africa’s most controversial president since the end of white-minority rule in 1994, overseeing a tumultuous nine years marked by economic decline and numerous allegations of corruption.
It's super expensive to feel like a kid again. Disney vacations aren't exactly cheap, but this weekend they got a bit more expensive as Disney raised the prices of tickets for their Disneyland park in California and Walt Disney World in Florida. For a family of four, on a peak day, one day will cost you over $500. Single-day, single-park admission on peak days in Florida has gone up to $129, kids between the ages of 3 and 9 are now $123. SEE ALSO: Check out Disney's theme park-exclusive 'Star Wars' land merchandise The price varies depending on the day (with peak being the most expensive, regular being mid-tier, and value being the cheapest; the dates of these times can be found on Disney's website), but all tickets have increased in price, including multi-day and annual passes. Park-hopper tickets, which allow the holder to visit more than one park in a day, have gone up by $10, from $184 for adults and $178 for kids. In California, peak day admission has gone up $11, with adult tickets at $135 and child tickets at $128. As with Florida, the price depends on the day, but admission has gone up all around. Families who are planning Disney vacations in the near future might want to forgo a souvenir cup or two to cover the price change—it might not seem like a lot in comparison to the actual ticket price, but with a family of four, it quickly adds up. Per HuffPost, these price changes come after Disney announced that it beat quarterly profit expectations, due in part to increased park attendance. Disney has raised prices at least once a year since, well, since it opened basically. You can check out how prices have changed here and daydream about the days when you could pay ten bucks for admission. Will this increase in park admission help Disney's profits or hurt them? Well, with a Star Wars land on the way, it's probably safe to say that we will continue to throw our money at Disney, park admission, souvenir cups, mouse ears and all for the foreseeable future. WATCH: Decapitated robot on Disneyland ride is pure nightmare fuel
An Iranian drone flying into Israeli airspace Saturday triggered a mushrooming crisis involving retaliatory strikes and counterstrikes in Syria. After its provocative violation of Israeli airspace, the drone was destroyed by an Israeli helicopter, and Israel responded with airstrikes on an Iranian command-and-control trailer from which the drone was launched from a base in Syria. An Israeli F-16 fighter involved in that operation was shot down by Syrian missiles and crashed inside Israel, injuring one pilot.
The NBC commentator who was skewered by viewers for insensitive remarks he made during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea, has been relieved of his duties, the broadcaster announced on Monday.
By Alexander Winning and James Macharia PRETORIA/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) gave President Jacob Zuma 48 hours to resign as head of state on Monday after an eight-hour meeting of the party's top leadership, the SABC state broadcaster said. Party leader Cyril Ramaphosa's motorcade left a marathon ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting at 10:30 p.m. (2030 GMT) for Zuma's residence near the Union Buildings in Pretoria to deliver the message in person, the SABC said, citing sources.