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  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    UN Chief Warns of ‘Point of No Return' on Climate Change

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the world’s efforts to stop climate change have been “utterly inadequate” so far and there is a danger global warming could pass the “point of no return.” Speaking before the start Monday of a two-week international climate conference in Madrid, the U.N. chief said the impact of rising temperatures — including more extreme...

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    The New ‘Three Amigos' Riding Into Trump Impeachment Inquiry

    The “three amigos” used to stand for one thing in Washington — the pack of globe-trotting senators led by John McCain who brought American idealism to the world’s trouble spots. Now it refers to another trio, the Trump envoys who pushed Ukraine to pursue investigations of Democrats and former Vice President Joe Biden. The shift represents more than the appropriation...

  • Donald Trump Nov 25, 2019

    Pentagon Chief Fires Navy Secretary Over SEAL Controversy

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday fired the Navy’s top official, ending a stunning clash between President Donald Trump and top military leadership over the fate of a SEAL accused of war crimes in Iraq. Esper said he had lost confidence in Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and alleged that Spencer proposed a deal with the White House behind his back...

  • Canada Nov 25, 2019

    Secret Documents Reveal How China Mass Detention Camps Work

    The watch towers, double-locked doors and video surveillance in the Chinese camps are there “to prevent escapes.” Uighurs and other minorities held inside are scored on how well they speak the dominant Mandarin language and follow strict rules on everything down to bathing and using the toilet, scores that determine if they can leave. “Manner education” is mandatory, but “vocational...

  • Donald Trump Nov 25, 2019

    US Citizen Jailed in Lebanon as Country Deals With Crisis

    In September, Amer Fakhoury closed his New Hampshire restaurant to take his first vacation in years to visit family in his native Lebanon — a country he hadn’t been to for nearly two decades. He hasn’t returned to the United States. Soon after his arrival in Lebanon, the 57-year-old American citizen was detained by authorities and remains jailed there. Doctors...

  • NFL Nov 25, 2019

    NFL and Kaepernick Still at Odds Over Workout Opportunity

    A week after Colin Kaepernick’s NFL workout fell apart, disagreements and distrust about it remain on issues such as its timing, who was invited and who could film the quarterback. In conversations with The Associated Press, representatives from both sides blamed each other for what went wrong on Nov. 16. Kaepernick’s side said the NFL orchestrated a workout as a...

  • Donald Trump Nov 24, 2019

    Bloomberg Vows to Refuse Donations, Presidential Salary

    Michael Bloomberg will not accept political donations if he runs for president and he will not take a salary if he wins, according to senior aides who offered new details on Saturday about the New York billionaire’s plans to navigate his wealth as he marches toward a formal 2020 announcement. “He has never taken a political contribution in his life....

  • Donald Trump Nov 24, 2019

    Navy Secretary Considers Resigning Over Trump's Meddling in SEAL Case

    Military leaders hoping to keep the Secretary of the Navy from quitting lobbied President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One to stop intervening in the case of a Navy SEAL accused of murder, five current and one former military and defense officials told NBC News. On Thursday Trump waded once again into the case of Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher,...

  • Associated Press Nov 23, 2019

    5 States Resisting Creation of Panels to Promote the Census

    With billions in federal aid and seats in Congress at stake, some states are dragging their feet in carrying out one of the Census Bureau’s chief recommendations for making sure everyone is counted during the 2020 census. Five states — Florida, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Texas — have not set up “complete count committees” that would create public awareness...

  • NFL Nov 17, 2019

    NFL to Hear Garrett's Appeal Early This Week

    Myles Garrett will soon learn when he can play again. The Cleveland Browns star defensive end, who was suspended indefinitely after the NFL ruled he used a helmet “as a weapon” to strike Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head, will have his appeal heard by the league early this week, a person familiar with the timeline told The Associated...

  • Donald Trump Nov 17, 2019

    Trump Emissary Ties President Closer to Ukraine Pressure

    Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s emissary to the European Union, had a message when he met with a top Ukrainian official. Sondland said vital U.S. military assistance to Ukraine might be freed up if the country’s top prosecutor “would go to the mike and announce that he was opening the Burisma investigation,” a U.S. official told lawmakers. Burisma is the...

  • Twitter Nov 16, 2019

    Bolivia's Crisis Turns Deadly Again as 5 Killed in Clash

    Bolivia’s political crisis turned deadly again when security forces opened fire on supporters of Evo Morales. At least five people died and dozens were injured, threatening the interim government’s efforts to restore stability following the resignation of the former president in an election dispute. Most of the dead and injured Friday in Sacaba, near the city of Cochabamba, had been...

  • China Nov 11, 2019

    Iran Discovers New Oil Field With Over 50 Billion Barrels

    Iran has discovered a new oil field in the country’s south with over 50 billion barrels of crude, its president said Sunday, a find that could boost the country’s proven reserves by a third as it struggles to sell energy abroad over U.S. sanctions. The announcement by Hassan Rouhani comes as Iran faces crushing American sanctions after the U.S. pulled...

  • Donald Trump Nov 10, 2019

    Was Trump Call With Ukraine ‘Perfect'? GOP Scrambles to Decide

    Republicans have no unified argument in the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump, in large part because they can’t agree on how best to defend the president — or for some, if they should. That would require a level of consensus that Trump’s call with the Ukraine president was “perfect,” as he insists. Or it would take a measure of GOP...

  • Facebook Nov 9, 2019

    Pot or Not? Police Busts Highlight Growing Confusion Over Hemp, CBD

    The CBD craze is leaving the war on drugs a bit dazed and confused. The extract that’s been showing up in everything from candy to coffee is legally derived from hemp plants, which look and smell an awful lot like that other cannabis — marijuana. They’re so similar, police officers and the field tests they use on suspected drugs sometimes...

  • Donald Trump Jun 2, 2019

    China Blames US for Trade Dispute, ‘Unacceptable Demands'

    China issued a report Sunday blaming the United States for the countries’ trade dispute and said it won’t back down on “major issues of principle,” but offered no clarification about what additional steps it might take to up the ante. The report from the Cabinet spokesman’s office said China has kept its word throughout 11 rounds of talks and will...

  • Donald Trump Jun 2, 2019

    China Blames US for Trade Dispute, ‘Unacceptable Demands'

    China issued a report Sunday blaming the United States for the countries’ trade dispute and said it won’t back down on “major issues of principle,” but offered no clarification about what additional steps it might take to up the ante. The report from the Cabinet spokesman’s office said China has kept its word throughout 11 rounds of talks and will...

  • spokesman May 30, 2019

    7 Dead, 21 Missing After S. Korean Tour Boat Sinks in Hungary

    Rescue crews were gearing up Thursday to raise a sightseeing boat from the bottom of the Danube River in the heart of the Hungarian capital of Budapest, as search teams scoured the waters for 21 people still missing after the vessel, packed with South Korean tourists, collided with a larger cruise ship and sank. Seven people are confirmed dead and...

  • Captain May 30, 2019

    Deaths Reported After Tour Boat Sinks in Hungary

    Several are dead and more than 20 people are missing after a sightseeing boat carrying South Korean tourists collided with a larger cruise ship and sank on the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary.

  • Mayor May 23, 2019

    Castro, Democrat Candidates Show Support for Striking McDonald's Workers

    Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro joined a march to a McDonald’s restaurant in North Carolina on Thursday to draw attention to workers’ efforts to raise the minimum wage and secure other protections. Nearly all the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have expressed support for the idea that the federal minimum wage should be more than doubled, to $15 an hour, and...

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