February 9, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

Congress passes budget deal

WASHINGTON The House moved swiftly early this morning to reopen the federal government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, overcoming opposition from both liberal Democrats and tea party conservatives to endorse enormous spending increases despite More...

Kim Jong Un’s sister begins unprecedented South Korea visit

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister arrived in South Korea today to begin an unprecedented three-day visit in which she will attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and t More...

Public defenders walk out in protest of ICE court arrests

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 100 New York City public defenders have walked out in protest of their clients getting detained at the courthouse by federal immigration officials.  More...

Higher budget deficits a likely factor in stock market rout

WASHINGTON ( AP) — The stock market may just have fired off a warning shot to the Trump administration and Congress about their plans to blow up the size of the federal deficit.  More...

Complaint: Affair affected Nashville mayor’s police policy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville community group has filed an ethics complaint alleging that Mayor Megan Barry’s extramarital affair with the then-head of her security detail unduly influenced her criminal justice policy.  More...

Kelly getting scrutiny after senior aide’s resignation

WASHINGTON Pressure mounted on White House chief of staff John Kelly Thursday as questions swirled about his defense of a senior aide he fought to keep in a highly sensitive West Wing job despite accusations of spousal abuse from two ex-wives. More...

Black athletes have long history of using sports for activism

This year’s NFL season featured two of America’s pastimes: Football and race, with pre-game protests dividing fans along color lines and making Sunday afternoons among the most segregated hours in the country. More...

Syria confirms deaths from U.S. strike on forces

BEIRUT Syrian state-run media today confirmed a rare U.S. strike on government-backed troops in eastern Syria, citing reports of dozens killed and wounded from the attack. The overnight attack, which a U.S. More...

With today’s military parade, Kim Jong Un thumbs nose at U.S.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea   North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over an extravagant military parade in Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square today, grabbing the spotlight on the eve of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea to thumb h More...

Illinois Guardsman takes girl whose dad was killed to dance

BEACH PARK, Ill. A northern Illinois kindergartener whose father was killed in a military training accident last year had a date to her first father daughter dance: A soldier with the Illinois Army National Guard. More...

Pentagon misconduct complaints increase

WASHINGTON The number of complaints filed against senior military and defense officials has increased over the past several years, but more cases are being rejected as not credible and fewer officers are being found guilty of misconduct, according t More...

Senate leaders’ budget deal faces opposition in both parties

WASHINGTON Senate leaders brokered a long-sought budget agreement Wednesday that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. More...

AP finds food used as weapon against Rohingya

NAYAPARA REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — Abdul Goni says the Myanmar government was starving his family one stage at a time. More...

George W. Bush says Russia meddled in 2016 U.S. election

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Former President George W. More...

More Americans hold stocks, for better or for worse

NEW YORK A plunge in stock prices always stings, but this recent one dug deeper because more Americans are participating in the market, particularly older ones. More...

House, Senate pursue spending deals as federal shutdown looms

WASHINGTON Buoyed by the sudden likelihood of a budget pact, lawmakers are on track to avoid a repeat of last month’s government shutdown — though President Donald Trump unexpectedly raised the possibility of closing things down again if More...

Pence says U.S. to unveil ‘toughest’ sanctions on N. Korea

TOKYO (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. More...

Russian hackers exploit U.S. weakness

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian cyberspies pursuing the secrets of military drones and other sensitive U.S. defense technology tricked key contract workers into exposing their email to theft, an Associated Press investigation has found.  More...

Trump continues to paint immigrants as criminals

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump is continuing his habit of painting immigrants as criminals, highlighting gang connections, calling family reunification a national security threat and bemoaning the death of a pro football player involved in More...

Closing arguments set in Baltimore police corruption trial

BALTIMORE ( AP) — Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys are set to make their closing arguments in the trial of two Baltimore detectives fighting racketeering and robbery charges. The case involves one of the worst U. S. More...