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Turkish Jets Bomb Kurdish-Controlled Syrian City of Afrin

(KOCABEYLI, Turkey) — Turkish jets bombed the Kurdish-controlled city of Afrin in northern Syria on Saturday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to expand Turkey’s military border operations against a Kurdish group that has been the U.S.’s key Syria ally in the war on the Islamic State group. The warplanes attacked Afrin shortly before sunset,…

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Flu Season in the U.S. Is Getting Worse

(NEW YORK) — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse. Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense. “This is a season that has a lot…

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Ed Sheeran Is Engaged to Girlfriend Cherry Seaborn

Ed Sheeran is engaged to his longtime girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, the singer confirmed on Instagram. The “Shape of You” singer on Saturday posted a photo of himself kissing and embracing Seaborn. “Got myself a fiancé just before new year,” he wrote in the caption. “We are very happy and in love, and our cats are…

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Ex-Redskins GM on Kirk Cousins: ‘I don’t see special’

The man responsible for twice laying the franchise tag on Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is no longer with the team, but that doesn't mean his opinion of the QB has changed. Former Skins general manager Scot McCloughan explained on Denver radio Friday why Washington should be cautious about investing too much in the free-agent-to-be.…

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How the Government Broke Down

As much as President Donald Trump has bent the office to match his skills as a reality television impresario and media savant, the early-morning Saturday partial government shutdown brought into focus this cruel reality about his latest production: there are no reshoots in the presidency. Trump badly misread the blocking that unfolded in the new…

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