• Mayor November 21, 2019 2:51 pm

    Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Pleads Guilty in Fraud Case

    The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore pleaded guilty Thursday to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges in a case involving sales of her self-published children’s books.

  • New York November 18, 2019 4:32 am

    Speeding Up Connecticut to NYC Commute Is Key Focus on Plans

    Making it easier and faster to travel to and from New York City is a big selling point for two newly proposed multi-billion-dollar plans to overhaul Connecticut’s transportation system.

  • Associated Press November 12, 2019 3:31 pm

    Virginia Democrats' Wins Could Bring Down Confederate Statues

    An army of Confederate monuments dots Virginia’s landscape but some of those statues could soon start coming down after Election Day gave Democrats control of the General Assembly for the first time in decades.

  • Democrats November 9, 2019 10:48 pm

    Virginia Democrats Nominate First-Ever Female Speaker of the House

    Democrats from Virginia’s House of Delegates have nominated Eileen Filler-Corn to be the first female Speaker of the House in state history.

  • Israel November 7, 2019 5:30 pm

    UN Votes Overwhelmingly to Condemn US Embargo on Cuba

    The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to condemn the American economic embargo of Cuba for the 28th year, rejecting U.S. criticism of human rights violations there and criticizing the Trump administration’s increasingly tough enforcement measures. The vote in the 193-member world body was 187-3 with the U.S., Israel and Brazil voting “no,” and Colombia and Ukraine abstaining. Last year,...

  • Florida November 7, 2019 11:09 am

    Election Day Warning Sign for Democrats: Weaker African American Turnout

    Democrats are riding high after unseating GOP Gov. Matt Bevin in Kentucky and winning back majorities in both chambers of Virginia’s General Assembly in Tuesday’s elections. Much as was the case in 2018, when Democrats took back the majority in the House, Democrats’ gains were concentrated in largely white, middle-to-upper income suburbs, NBC News reported. However, the results weren’t as...

  • Donald Trump September 24, 2019 6:13 am

    UN Opens Annual Leaders' Meeting Encircled by Troubled World

    Navigating a troubled era’s choppy waters, world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations on Tuesday to grapple with climate change, regional conflicts and a dispute in the Middle East that could ripple across the entire planet. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will open the General Assembly proceedings with a “state of the world” speech. He’ll be followed...

  • Donald Trump September 24, 2019 2:41 pm

    At UN, Trump Attacks Globalism, Urges Pressure on Iran

    President Donald Trump took center stage at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday to deliver a strong defense of nationalism while exhorting the world to act against Iran’s “bloodlust” and rising aggression. The president called on the global leaders seated before him to join the U.S. in further isolating Tehran, pushing them to use economic sanctions to pressure Iran to...

  • transportation September 23, 2019 8:06 pm

    UN General Assembly Leads to NYC Traffic Gridlock Mess

    Every year, the UN General Assembly meetings lead to lots of road closures on the east side of Manhattan. And every year, it causes traffic nightmares seemingly all over the island. NBC New York’s Adam Kuperstein reports.

  • oil and gas September 24, 2019 1:36 am

    ‘You Are Failing Us': Plans, Frustration at UN Climate Talks

    Scolded for doing little, leader after leader promised the United Nations on Monday to do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels. As they made their pledges at the Climate Action Summit, though, they and others conceded it was not enough. And even before they spoke, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg shamed them over and...

  • Donald Trump September 24, 2019 4:31 am

    At UN, Trump Focuses on Religious Freedom, Not Climate

    President Donald Trump made his political priorities clear Monday within an hour of arriving at the United Nations for a three-day visit: He breezed by a major climate change summit to focus instead on religious persecution, an issue that resonates with his evangelical supporters. The climate summit, a centerpiece of this year’s U.N. schedule, was not on Trump’s agenda at...

  • Donald Trump September 22, 2019 4:03 pm

    Boris Johnson Heads to UN, Urging World to See Beyond Brexit

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson headed for the United Nations in New York on Sunday to argue that post-Brexit Britain will be a dynamic world power taking the lead on tackling climate change and an unstable Middle East. But he and his country face some big hurdles. He is struggling to strike a withdrawal agreement with a skeptical European Union, and...

  • Donald Trump September 23, 2019 12:04 am

    Trump, Modi Show Unity Between World's Largest Democracies

    President Donald Trump joined a Texas welcome party Sunday for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who’s visiting the United States amid trade tensions between the allies.

  • oil and gas September 22, 2019 12:39 am

    Youth Leaders at UN Demand Bold Climate Change Action

    Fresh off the climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders gathered at the United Nations Saturday to demand radical moves to fight climate change. “We showed that we are united and that we, young people, are unstoppable,” Swedish 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, who started the climate strike...

  • transportation September 23, 2019 8:07 pm

    Ready for Gridlock? Street Closures for the 2019 UN General Assembly

    The New York City Police Department announced street closures and anticipated traffic delays relating to the UN General Assembly.

  • Donald Trump September 17, 2019 6:22 am

    Iran's Supreme Leader: No Talks With the US at Any Level

    Iran’s supreme leader announced on Tuesday that “there will be no talks with the U.S. at any level” — remarks apparently meant to end all speculation about a possible U.S.-Iran meeting between the two countries’ presidents at the U.N. later this month. Iranian state TV quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying this is the position of the entire leadership of...

  • Donald Trump June 28, 2019 3:34 pm

    Late GOP Redistricting Guru's Files Hint at Partisan Motives

    During his long career drawing legislative maps designed to help Republicans, Tom Hofeller preached about the dangers of leaving digital fingerprints. As he advised in a 2011 presentation about redistricting strategies: “Make sure your computer is in a PRIVATE location,” and “Don’t walk away from it and leave your work exposed.” But less than a year after his death, Hofeller’s...

  • Governor June 5, 2019 12:35 am

    Virginia Governor Announces Special Session on Gun Control

    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will summon lawmakers back to the state Capitol to consider a package of gun-control legislation, saying last week’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach calls for “votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers.”

  • Governor June 4, 2019 8:35 pm

    Virginia Governor Announces Special Session on Gun Control

    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will summon lawmakers back to the state Capitol to consider a package of gun-control legislation, saying last week’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach calls for “votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers.”

  • Donald Trump April 12, 2019 7:31 am

    Inside Buttigieg's ‘Complicated' Relationship With Pence

    On the campaign trail, Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg blasts Vice President Mike Pence’s cultural and religious conservatism. But as the mayor of Indiana’s fourth largest city, his tone toward the state’s Republican former governor was more muted. During the four years in which they overlapped in Indiana politics, Buttigieg, the South Bend mayor, had a cordial relationship with Pence....

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