• Kamala Harris December 4, 2019 6:21 pm

    Kamala Harris Ends Democratic Presidential Campaign

    Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. “I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life,” the California Democrat said. “My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial...

  • China December 2, 2019 8:09 pm

    UN Chief Urges Countries Not to Surrender on Climate Fight

    U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres urged countries Monday not to lose hope in the fight against climate change, as representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Madrid for a two-week meeting on tackling global warming. In his opening speech to delegates, Guterres cited recent scientific data showing that levels of heat-trapping gases have hit a record high, reaching levels not seen...

  • Donald Trump November 11, 2019 6:51 pm

    Buttigieg Says He Would Pick 1st Female Veterans Affairs Secretary

    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says if elected he’d like to name a woman to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs for the first time as 2020 hopefuls take aim at President Donald Trump’s record on stemming military suicide and helping female vets. On Veterans Day, several candidates rolled out proposals to meet the needs of America’s 20 million former...

  • United States November 5, 2019 2:05 am

    Bill Clinton Among Those Honoring US Rep. Conyers at Funeral

    Elected officials, religious leaders, music stars and Detroit sports heroes gathered Monday at a church to remember longtime U.S. Rep. John Conyers. Former President Bill Clinton, civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer were among the speakers at Conyers’ funeral at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. They were joined by several current and former...

  • Donald Trump October 25, 2019 5:24 pm

    Congregations, Community to Commemorate Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

    A virtual remembrance, an overseas concert and community service projects highlight the many plans for commemorating the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history on the shooting’s one-year anniversary Sunday. The attack killed 11 worshippers and wounded seven at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood.

  • Donald Trump October 4, 2019 2:00 pm

    Trump Openly Calls for 2 Foreign Governments to Investigate 2020 Rival Biden

    President Donald Trump is publicly encouraging China to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, snubbing his nose at an impeachment inquiry into whether a similar, private appeal to another foreign government violated his oath of office. Trump declared Thursday at the White House, “China should start an investigation into the Bidens.” He said he hadn’t previously asked Chinese President Xi...

  • politics June 29, 2019 4:03 am

    Kamala Harris: ‘Day 1, I'll Repeal Tax Bill That Benefits the Top 1%'

    When asked how Democrats intend to pay for all the programs they are proposing, Sen. Kamala Harris said that on Day 1 of her presidency she would repeal the tax bill that benefits the top 1% during Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate.

  • politics June 27, 2019 6:50 am

    Elizabeth Warren: ‘Economy Doing Great for Those With Money'

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) said the government and the economy are doing great for those with money but not for everyone else during the first night of the Democratic presidential debates Wednesday.

  • Donald Trump May 31, 2019 5:33 pm

    Elizabeth Warren Says She'd End Justice Department Policy Barring Indictment of a Sitting President

    Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says that if she’s elected president, she’ll work to end the Justice Department policy that bars indictment of a sitting president. The proposal from the Massachusetts senator comes days after special counsel Robert Mueller noted in a rare public statement that an existing Justice Department opinion prohibits the indictment of a sitting president. Warren says...

  • California March 29, 2019 12:45 am

    California Lawmakers Introduce Measures for College Admission Reform

    Democratic lawmakers from across California on Thursday introduced measures to reform the college admission process following the nationwide bribery scheme that helped admit children of wealthy parents to elite U.S. schools.

  • Associated Press February 11, 2019 8:20 pm

    Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to New Charges

    The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges Monday as his new lawyer, a prominent death penalty litigator who represented one of the Boston Marathon bombers, signaled he might be open to a plea deal. Robert Bowers, a truck driver who authorities say gunned down 11 people at Tree of Life Synagogue, appeared in...

  • California February 6, 2019 3:39 pm

    Fairfax's Accuser Goes Public, Hires Christine Blasey Ford's Legal Team

    The woman accusing Democratic Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault 15 years ago has hired Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team to represent her, NBC News reported. Vanessa Tyson, an associate professor of politics at Scripps College in California who is currently on leave, has accused Fairfax of sexual assault in a hotel room at the 2004 Democratic National...

  • Associated Press January 30, 2019 4:35 pm

    Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre: New Charges for Accused Gunman

    A man accused of opening fire at a Pittsburgh synagogue in October, killing 11 people and wounding seven others, was indicted Tuesday on additional counts that include allegations of hate crimes. A federal grand jury added 19 charges to the 44 counts previously levied against Robert Bowers, 46, of Baldwin, Pennsylvania. Thirteen of the new counts are hate crime violations...

  • Canada November 30, 2018 11:29 pm

    Trump vs the World: G-20 Summit Stumbles on Trade, Climate

    Divisions among the world leading economies emerged from the moment their leaders gathered Friday in Argentina: Donald Trump struck his own deals and angered allies, and the leaders of Russia and Saudi Arabia bonded amid criticism from European powers. U.S. negotiators blocked progress at the Group of 20 summit on managing migration, slowing climate change, and streamlining how world trade...

  • Canada December 1, 2018 2:29 am

    Trump vs the World: G-20 Summit Stumbles on Trade, Climate

    Divisions among the world leading economies emerged from the moment their leaders gathered Friday in Argentina: Donald Trump struck his own deals and angered allies, and the leaders of Russia and Saudi Arabia bonded amid criticism from European powers. U.S. negotiators blocked progress at the Group of 20 summit on managing migration, slowing climate change, and streamlining how world trade...

  • Associated Press November 1, 2018 11:48 pm

    After Massacre, Painstaking and Painful Care for the Dead

    As the first funerals for the victims of the Pittsburgh massacre began, two rabbis and five other volunteers approached the sawhorses cordoning off the Tree of Life synagogue, and an FBI agent led them into the crime scene. Inside the desecrated temple, the men donned white forensic coveralls, face masks and gloves, and set to work. Judaism asks the living...

  • Associated Press November 2, 2018 12:53 am

    Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

    The anti-Semitic truck driver accused of gunning down 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges that could put him on death row, as funerals for the victims of the worst atrocity perpetrated against Jews in American history continued for a third day. Robert Bowers, 46, was arraigned one day after a grand jury issued...

  • Donald Trump November 1, 2018 2:12 am

    Synagogue Rampage Suspect Indicted on 2nd Day of Funerals

    The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday, and members of a grief-stricken Jewish community endured another round of funerals for victims of the worst anti-Semitic attack in American history. Robert Bowers, a 46-year-old truck driver who authorities say raged against Jews as he gunned down 11 and wounded six, was charged in...

  • NBC NEWS October 9, 2018 7:33 pm

    Voter Registration Spikes After Taylor Swift Gets Political

    In the days since Taylor Swift broke her silence on politics, endorsing two Democrats from her home state, thousands of Americans have registered to vote, NBC News reported. On Sunday, the singer directed fans on Instagram to register to vote at Vote.org, and nearly 65,000 people between 18 and 29 years old have done so. More than 40,000 people 30...

  • Congress September 24, 2018 2:13 pm

    Congress Takes Aim at Shrinking Seats, Legroom on Airplanes

    The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters. The regulation of seat width and legroom is part of a five-year extension of federal aviation programs announced early Saturday by Republican and...

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