Russia Probe: Mueller Goes After Trump's Tax Returns
2017-09-01 03:17:07 UTC
BREAKING NEWS — Special counsel Robert Mueller has enlisted the help of the IRS criminal investigations unit for the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation.
The agents, whom the Daily Beast reports Mueller has great respect for, exclusively focus on ...
Montana Rejects Trump Re-Militarization of Police
2017-08-31 17:28:33 UTC
To hear civil libertarians tell it, Montana’s recent push to de-militarize the police has its roots in the Bozeman BearCat incident of 2014. The city’s police department bought a 17,000-pound armored vehicle—a Ballistic Engineered Armored Response...
NAFTA Nations Plan For Progress Despite Trump
2017-08-31 16:51:33 UTC
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Trade negotiators plan to take small steps forward in a second round of talks to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) this weekend, trying to ignore daily threats from U.S. President Donald Trump to tear i...
Trump's Political Threat Against Senator Claire McCaskill Legally Problemmatic
2017-08-31 15:37:14 UTC
President Donald Trump’s public electoral threat Wednesday against Sen. Claire McCaskill during a speech in Missouri on tax reform triggered another round of questions about the administration’s blurring the line between partisan politics and offi...
Means and Ends of Antifa, White Supremacists, and Black Lives Matter
2017-08-31 15:03:29 UTC
As protesters clash in occasionally violent street confrontations that spread via online video, provoking emotional conversations that could touch almost anyone on Facebook or Twitter, millions of Americans feel pressure to pick a side, to support...
Trump Says U.S. Has Been Paying North Korea Extortion: Talk Not The Answer
2017-08-30 14:40:31 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed any diplomatic negotiations with North Korea, saying “talking is not the answer,” one day after Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile over Japan and drew international condemn...
United Nations: Trump Attacking Freedom of the Press
2017-08-30 16:39:05 UTC
GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s criticism of journalists amounts to an attack on the freedom of the press and could provoke violence against reporters, the United Nations’ human rights chief said on Wednesday.
Zeid Ra’ad al-Hus...
Mayor of storm-ravaged Houston announces nighttime curfew
2017-08-30 06:05:01 UTC
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The storm turning slowly in the Gulf of Mexico has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killing at least 13 people and paralyzing Houston, America's fourth most populous city.
With damage expected to run well into the te...
Michael Cohen Asked Putin Aide for Help with Trump Deal
2017-08-29 16:45:54 UTC
Longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen asked Vladimir Putin’s personal spokesman to intervene in a stalled prospective Moscow business deal shortly before the U.S. presidential primaries kicked off, the Washington Post reported Monday afternoon.
Hurricane Harvey Shuts Down Texas Oil Refineries: Weeks to Recover
2017-08-29 14:38:11 UTC
The hole that Hurricane Harvey ripped across the energy industry along the Gulf Coast will take time to repair, and the Trump administration doesn't look ready to tap into the government's crude oil reserves to head off a jump in gasoline prices.
Houston Police Chief Worried: 'How Many Bodies'
2017-08-29 15:16:10 UTC
HOUSTON (AP) — Crews overwhelmed by thousands of rescue calls during one of the heaviest downpours in U.S. history have had little time to search for other potential victims, but officials acknowledge the grim reality that fatalities linked to Har...
North Korea Missile Test Jolts Investors: U.S. Stocks Drop
2017-08-29 14:07:59 UTC
(Reuters) - The Dow fell more than 100 points at the open on Tuesday as North Korea’s missile test over Japan prompted President Donald Trump to warn that “all options are on the table”, triggering a flight to safety among investors.
Global warming worsened the impact of Hurricane Harvey
2017-08-29 07:27:35 UTC
<blockquote>Will global warming lead to more storms like Harvey?
There are essentially two global warming mechanisms at play here, according to climatologist Michael E. Mann. First, sea levels in the Houston region have risen by more than hal...
Houston Residents Reel as Water Levels Continue to Rise
2017-08-28 16:12:06 UTC
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Houston is facing worsening historic flooding in the coming days as Tropical Storm Harvey dumps more rain on the city, swelling rivers to record levels and forcing federal engineers on Monday to release water from area reservoi...
Houston flooded as Texas battles 'unprecedented' weather
2017-08-27 19:18:10 UTC
HOUSTON, Texas (Reuters) - Emergency crews raced to pull people from cars and homes as flood waters rose across southeast Texas on Sunday, rescuing more than 1,000 people around Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey pounded the region.
Harvey came a...
Trump's adviser Sebastian Gorka Out at White House
2017-08-26 16:57:18 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House adviser Sebastian Gorka, who was closely aligned with a nationalist faction led by ousted senior strategist Steve Bannon, no longer works for President Donald Trump, the White House said on Friday.
McCain: Trump "undermines his claim for the respect of rule of law"
2017-08-27 06:03:55 UTC
Donald Trump issued the first pardon of his presidency Friday night, absolving the 85-year-old former Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio of a conviction of criminal contempt of court.
A federal judge ruled in July that Arpaio had defie...
Hurricane Harvey likely to become tropical storm
2017-08-27 06:11:25 UTC
<h2>hurricane harvey update</h2>
ROCKPORT, Texas (Reuters) - A second person was killed on Saturday as Harvey, the most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years, roared inland, knocking out power to more than 230,000 people and threate...
Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast as a Category 4 storm
2017-08-26 04:07:19 UTC
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Reuters) - Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast on Friday as a Category 4 storm with winds of up to 130 miles (209 km) per hour, the most powerful storm in over a decade to hit the mainland United States.
Trump Pardon of Joe Arpaio Could Ignite Political Crisis
2017-08-25 18:14:30 UTC
(Vanity Fair) In the two weeks since white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Donald Trump has fluctuated wildly in his public position on racial terror. Under duress, the president denounced the violence that resulted when a group of neo-...
Roger Stone Political Dirty Trickster Predicts Violent 'insurrection'
2017-08-25 17:50:55 UTC
(Politico) Roger Stone, a longtime confidant to President Donald Trump, predicted Thursday there would be a "spasm of violence" tantamount to civil war if the president were brought under impeachment charges by Congress.
During an interview wit...
Trump's 'Heritage' Talk Echoes Recruitment of Skinheads
2017-08-25 17:06:32 UTC
(Talking Points Memo - Muckraker) During his rambling rally this week in Phoenix, Arizona, President Donald Trump scoffed at the idea that anyone would label him a racist for his ever-evolving response to the deadly white nationalist rally in Ch...
U.S. Navy Recovers Second Body in Search After Collision
2017-08-25 16:45:27 UTC
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S Navy and Marine Corps divers have recovered and identified a second body in the search for ten sailors missing after a collision between a guided-missile destroyer and merchant vessel near Singapore earlier this week, the...
Trump adviser Cohn wrote resignation letter, decided to stay: NYT
2017-08-25 16:19:13 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, drafted a letter of resignation over the administration’s weak response to recent clashes between neo-Nazis and anti-racism protesters, but decided to stay on the job...
White House Supports Raising Debt Ceiling
2017-08-24 20:06:44 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday it was committed to making sure Congress raises the nation's debt limit even as the president described the looming legislative process as a "mess."
"It's our job to inform Congress of the...