The West Wing shake-up comes as Trump is anticipating the challenge of governing after Democrats take control of the House in January, and as he gears up for his re-election campaign in 2020.
Trump had nothing but praise for the two new Cabinet members who he announced Friday he would nominate. Kelly's replacement is expected to have a ripple effect throughout the administration.
Mike Pence's chief of staff Nick Ayers has reportedly been angling for the job and is seen as the leading candidate. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter.
News of the latest staffing changes come as the president named William Barr as his new Attorney General. We'll be announcing who will be taking John's place ...
Chinese probe heads for far side of the moon
Chang'e 4 is the next in the line of China's Chang'e missions, and would be the first craft to land on the Moon's far side. Beijing is planning to send another lunar lander, Chang´e-5, next year to collect samples and bring them back to earth.
The report was published shortly after the outlet revealed that Kelly is likely to be ousted from the White House in the coming days and that he's no longer talking to President Donald Trump. Axios and CNN reported earlier that White House officials expect Kelly to resign soon. But Ayers has also faced some resistance. "That is what the president needs by his side over the next two years", Schwartz claimed it wouldn't make any difference.
Trump and Kelly's relationship has been strained for months - with Kelly on the verge of resignation and Trump almost firing him several times. But each time the two have decided to make amends, even as Kelly's influence has waned.
Ayers, 36, is considered more politically attuned than Kelly, a retired general who is 68. Trump has chafed at Kelly's management style and resisted some of his moves to instill discipline in the West Wing and contain chaos.
Fiat Panda gets zero-star Euro NCAP safety rating
It is only the second auto ever to handed a zero-star Euro NCAP rating, with the other vehicle being the Fiat Punto 2017 . It had the dubious honour of being the only vehicle in the safety organisation's history to end up with such a result.
Maker of Marlboro cigarettes turning to pot
Altria can nominate four directors, including one independent director, to the Cronos board, giving it 4-to-3 control. It will also acquire warrants that will allow Altria to buy more stock at $19 per share within four years.
This is What Mars Sounds Like, Courtesy of NASA InSight
Because wind gusts can trick the seismometer, the lander is equipped with an air pressure sensor to isolate that background noise. On Friday, NASA released audio of the Martian wind, the first time sound has been recorded on another planet's surface.
Protesters march through Paris amid fears of new violence
The French government has pledged a range of measures to end weeks of demonstrations over taxes and declining standards of living. Philippe on Friday evening met a delegation of self-described "moderate" yellow vests who urged people not to join the protests.
Bill Cosby Blamed For "Baby It's Cold Outside" Radio Ban
Since then, Canadian broadcasters Bell Media, CBC Radio and Rogers Media have also made a decision to drop the song this year. Loesser said she was upset about the furore because "it's a song my father wrote for him and my mother to sing at parties".
Neo-Nazi guilty of murder over Charlottesville rampage
His mother replied by telling him to be careful to which Fields shot back, "we're not the one (sic) who need to be careful". Heather Heyer , a 32-year-old paralegal and civil rights activist, was killed, and almost three dozen others were injured.