Roman Polanski remained a fugitive from justice
2017-08-19 06:16:51 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed.
Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled that Polanski r...
Nikki Haley contradicts Trump: "We must denounce & isolate" white nationalists
2017-08-19 03:38:03 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told staff in an email - seen by Reuters on Friday - that everyone must stand up and condemn hate, as President Donald Trump faces a backlash for his response to violence at ...
Bannon's Controversial Departure Of The White House
2017-08-18 18:27:58 UTC
WASHINGTON/HAGERSTOWN, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday fired Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist in the latest high-level White House shake-up, removing a powerful and controversial figure known for far-right political views.
Trump/Conspiracy Theorist Makes Up Story About 'General Pershing'
2017-08-17 21:48:27 UTC
After he struggled to condemn a white supremacist terrorist attack in the United States, reluctantly condemned it, and then pivoted back to the idea that not every participant in a neo-Nazi rally that ended with a woman’s murder was necessarily ba...
Waves of asylum seekers crossing the US border into Canada
2017-08-17 20:25:42 UTC
TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government data released on Thursday, as migrants worried about the U.S. administration...
Trump Encouraged Alt-Right Groups To Be More Violent
2017-08-16 04:21:43 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that left- and right-wing extremists became violent during a weekend rally by white nationalists in Virginia, reigniting a political firestorm over U.S. race relations and his own lea...
Premiums would rise 20% if Trump stops federal pay for health care
2017-08-15 19:45:50 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Premiums for many would rise 20 percent in 2018 if Trump stops federal payments to health insurers, a nonpartisan congressional office said on Tuesday.
The Congressional Budget Office also found that terminating the payme...
Is Recession Looming? U.S. Household Debt Jumps To A New Record High
2017-08-15 18:10:40 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans' debt level notched another record high in the second quarter, after having earlier in the year surpassed its pre-crisis peak, on the back of modest rises in mortgage, auto and credit card debt, where delinquencies j...
North Korea delayed its decision on firing missiles towards Guam
2017-08-15 08:15:45 UTC
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's leader has delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam while he waits to see what the United States does next, the North's state media said on Tuesday, as South Korea's president said Seoul would s...
Who Are We? A Timeline of the Dark Side of America
2017-08-15 07:41:17 UTC
<h2>What Happened in Charlottesville Is All Too American</h2><h3>To affirm that vicious race-based violence is not who we are is to erase our very recent, collective past.</h3><strong>By JOSHUA ZEITZ August 13, 2017</strong><img alt="Who_are_we__a...
New Low: Trump Job Approval Rating at 34%
2017-08-14 19:53:49 UTC
GALUPP (by Frank Newport) — President Donald Trump's job approval rating in Gallup Daily tracking is at 34% for the three-day period from Friday through Sunday -- by one point the lowest of his administration so far.
It is difficult to pinpoint...
Victim of Neo-Nazi White Nationalists Wept for Social Justice
2017-08-14 07:13:23 UTC
(Reuters) - Heather Heyer came to downtown Charlottesville with her friends to make a stand against white nationalists who converged on the Virginia college town to demand the city keep a statue honoring a Confederate war hero, her boss said on Su...
White Nationalist Terrorism In US: Car Slammed Into Crowd in Charlottesville, Va.
2017-08-13 06:24:18 UTC
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump declined to denounce white nationalists terrorism in Charlottesville, Va., Friday night and Saturday. Instead, he condemned a “display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on man...
Mueller Turns Up The Heat With Unusual Search Warrant In Russia Probe
2017-08-12 21:02:20 UTC
Federal prosecutors have lots of ways to intensify pressure on the people they're investigating, from early morning FBI raids to leaning on relatives of those under government scrutiny.
But even by those measures, the special counsel investigat...
Trump threatens military intervention in Venezuela
2017-08-12 04:00:31 UTC
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation of Washington's response to Venezuela's political crisis that Caracas disparaged as "craziness."
Trump has unchecked authority to use nuclear weapons
2017-08-11 05:27:54 UTC
The military chain of command provides the president with complete authority to order the use of nuclear arms, Princeton researcher and Global Zero founder Bruce Blair tells DW (Deutsche Welle) Germany's international broadcaster. He also talks ab...
WH-Gorka: Tillerson’s input on military matters nonsensical
2017-08-11 04:42:23 UTC
An adviser to President Donald Trump said it was "simply nonsensical" to think that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson should discuss US military decisions in relation on North Korea.
Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president, made the ...
FBI raids home of Trump's Paul Manafort
2017-08-09 18:32:42 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI agents seized documents and other material last month at the Virginia home of President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, as part of a special counsel's probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 201...
Who is more crazy, Kim Jong-un or Trump?
2017-08-09 21:09:42 UTC
Sen. John McCain summed up a widespread American view when last March he described Kim Jong-un as “this crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea.”
The breathless style of media reporting about Kim, and his father before him, has played up his ...
NY Times Rejects Pence’s Accusation Of "Fake News": The Story Speaks For Itself
2017-08-07 00:00:27 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday denied that he is preparing for a presidential election run in 2020, saying the suggestion is "disgraceful and offensive."
Pence was responding to a New York Times report that some...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Chicago will sue the Trump administration
2017-08-06 20:40:09 UTC
CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chicago will sue the Trump administration on Monday over threats to withhold public safety grant money from so-called sanctuary cities, escalating a pushback against a federal immigration crackdown, Mayor Rahm Emanuel ...
Iraq Massacre: Blackwater Murder Conviction Thrown Out
2017-08-05 07:10:37 UTC
Former Blackwater security contractor Nicholas Slatten has had his first-degree murder conviction overturned by a federal appeals court. Nicholas Slatten was involved in the 2007 slaying of 14 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad.
Four Blackwater securit...
HAPPY OBAMA DAY!
2017-08-04 23:55:43 UTC
CHICAGO — Former President Barack Obama turned 56 Friday and got a special present from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.
With a stroke of his pen, the Republican governor designated Aug. 4 as Obama Day — a holiday to honor the 44th pre...
Apple to launch 'Call Watches' without needing an iPhone
2017-08-04 22:52:29 UTC
(Reuters) - Apple Inc plans to release a version of its smartwatch later this year that can connect directly to cellular networks, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Some of the new models for the Apple Watch ...
The Last Hope for Venezuela Is Also a Frightening One
2017-08-03 22:53:35 UTC
BY FRANCISCO TORO — Three months ago, Venezuela’s beleaguered president, Nicolás Maduro, pushed the nuclear button in Venezuelan politics: He declared that he would convene a Constituent Assembly, a specially elected body that’s allowed to do pret...