(Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov his comments about Syria averting a U.S. military strike by turning over its chemical weapons within a week were rhetorical and not meant to be a proposal, a senior U.S. Official said on Monday. Kerry also voiced "serious skepticism" when Lavrov offered to explore the idea, saying that the United States would take a look at any serious proposal, but this could not be a reason to slow the White House's efforts to secure congressional authorization to use force against Syria, the official told reporters traveling back from London with Kerry. (Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; editing by Jackie Frank)
- The Daily Beast
Tennessee Department of CorrectionA woman who shared a kiss with a prisoner during a visitation in Tennessee has been charged with murder after the inmate died shortly after their exchange.Rachel Dollard was taken into custody over the weekend by special agents from the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) and the Dickson County Sheriff’s Department, the TDOC confirmed in a statement on Tuesday. She is accused of smuggling drugs into the Turney Center Industrial Complex.Dollard is facing ch
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A woman is accusing an airline of "gender discrimination" after she says she was barred from entering from its business class lounge because of her outfit.
- Miami Herald
“Yesterday my world ended.”
Sarah Palin's former in-laws threw a massive campaign party for her opponent before election night, and now they'll both be on the midterm ballot
Sarah Palin's ex-husband's parents held a pre-Election Night party for her Republican challenger, Nick Begich III.
DOJ officials were alarmed by surveillance footage of the Mar-a-Lago room where classified info was being stored, report says
Officials decided to request a warrant to search Mar-a-Lago after new evidence emerged about classified information kept there, the NYT reported.
- Good Housekeeping
'Today' show co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie posted heartwarming Instagrams dedicated to each other amid rumors that the two are feuding.
A private island in the Caribbean Sea is on sale for less than the average house in America. Take a look.
Iguana Island, a private island in the Caribbean Sea, has gone on the market. It sits on five acres of land and has a three-bedroom home.
- NBC News
An Oval Office incident from 2019 perfectly illustrates Trump's approach to state secrets, say ex intel officials
What happened in the Oval Office on Aug. 30, 2019, perfectly illustrated President Donald Trump's approach to state secrets, say former intel officials.
The O.C. alum recently spoke candidly on her Broad Ideas podcast regarding Hader's manhood
- Miami Herald
“That’s the most prehistoric thing I’ve ever seen.”
Legal battles around LIV Golf intensify as a report on golfer contracts shows restrictions, requirements that come with big paydays
While contracts haven't been made public, a federal judge could rule this week to unseal them, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Former Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas outlined the branches of the 'Trump Crime Family' on Twitter
Parnas posted a tweet chain highlighting how Giuliani, his former boss, was Trump's "consigliere," and the roles each Trump child played.
- Yahoo Life
Florence Pugh reflects on body-shaming after wearing a sheer dress: 'They were so angry that I was confident'
The 26-year-old actress opens up about being subjected to public scrutiny.
- Kansas City Star
Ten trades in 15 seasons and two must-haves for any move to a new city.
- Buccaneers Wire
Antonio Brown still has some strong opinions about Tom Brady and his personal trainer, Alex Guererro
- CBS News
"They took a great, a great person who wanted to help the community and wanted to better us as people," friend and fellow coach Heith Mayes said.
- Vikings Wire
Looks like Mike Zimmer is going Prime Time
'It's over' for the Trump Organization if its CFO Allen Weisselberg pleads guilty, legal analyst and ex-prosecutor says
The New York Times reported on Monday that Weisselberg is reaching a plea deal, in a case that involves 15 felony charges against him.
Trump was so distracted by grievances that he never got round to returning secret documents the FBI found at Mar-a-Lago: NYT
Sources told The Times the procedures for returning documents were ignored during the chaotic final days of Trump's presidency.
- Raleigh News and Observer
“I wish I could be as brave as this raccoon!”