• Puerto Rico Dec 12, 2019

    Many Homes Still Without Roofs in Puerto Rico, 2 Years After María

    When Doña Milagros Matos Marquez and her husband Don Cruz Marquez received the news that Hurricane María was approaching Trujillo Alto in Puerto Rico, they expected some rain and maybe a little bit of wind, like with previous storms. Instead María blew their roof off once the storm made landfall exactly two years ago on Friday. In the months after...

  • officer Dec 2, 2019

    Supt. Eddie Johnson Fired Before Retirement, Mayor Lightfoot Announces, Citing ‘Intolerable' Actions

    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot abruptly fired the city’s top cop Monday, terminating Supt. Eddie Johnson over allegations he “intentionally misled” both her and the public. Lightfoot said Johnson “engaged in a series of actions intolerable for any leader in a position of trust,” citing evidence she had reviewed from an ongoing investigation by the inspector general into an incident in...

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    White House Says It Won't Participate in Impeachment Hearing

    The House impeachment inquiry enters a pivotal stage this week, with investigators planning a vote Tuesday to approve their report making the case for President Donald Trump’s removal from office as he decides whether to mount a defense before a likely Senate trial. A draft report will be available for members of the House Intelligence Committee to view in a...

  • leader Dec 1, 2019

    London Extremist Attack Takes Center Stage in UK Campaign

    Britain’s political leaders sparred Sunday over who is responsible for the early release of a convicted extremist who launched a stabbing attack in central London that left two dead and injured three. After a one-day pause out of respect for victims, Friday’s attack is dominating the political scene as the Dec. 12 election nears, shifting the focus, at least for...

  • Donald Trump Dec 1, 2019

    Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Rally Cut Short by Police Tear Gas

    Thousands of people took to Hong Kong’s streets Sunday in a new wave of pro-democracy protests, but police fired tear gas after some demonstrators hurled bricks and smoke bombs, breaking a rare pause in violence that has persisted during the six-month-long movement. In the largest of three rallies, a key thoroughfare along the waterfront on the Kowloon side of Victoria...

  • Donald Trump Nov 28, 2019

    Fired Navy Leader Highly Critical of Trump in SEAL Case

    Richard Spencer, who was fired at Navy secretary for his handling of a SEAL war crimes case championed by President Donald Trump, wrote Wednesday that the commander in chief “has very little understanding” of how the American military works. The extraordinary accusation came in an opinion piece published on The Washington Post’s website Wednesday evening, three days after he was...

  • Donald Trump Nov 26, 2019

    Trump Kicks Off Florida Meetings With Chinese Leader

    President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping opened their high-stakes summit at Trump’s Florida beach resort Thursday, with the urgent threat of North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and tensions over trade on the agenda for the first meeting between the leaders of the world’s two largest economies.

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2019

    Takeaways From Impeachment Hearing With Gordon Sondland

    Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, was the most anticipated witness in the House impeachment inquiry and his testimony Wednesday showed why. He made repeated references to a quid pro quo involving Ukraine and invoked the names of senior Trump administration officials who, he said, knew what was going on. He also confirmed the existence of...

  • attorney Nov 20, 2019

    Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Faces Wire Fraud, Tax Charges

    Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has been indicted in connection with a scandal over sales of her self-published children’s books, federal law enforcement officials announced Wednesday.

  • leader Nov 19, 2019

    Johnson, Corbyn Square Off on Brexit in 1st UK Election Debate

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn squared off Tuesday in the first live televised debate of Britain’s election, each trying to spark a lackluster campaign to life.

  • Donald Trump Nov 17, 2019

    Leaked Russian Interference Report Raises UK Vote Questions

    Questions about the British government’s failure to release a report on Russia’s interference in the country’s politics continued to dog Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday as critics said leaks from the document raised concerns about the security of next month’s election. The report from Parliament’s intelligence committee concludes that Russian interference may have affected the 2016 referendum on Britain’s...

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2019

    Speaker Pelosi on Trump's Ukraine Actions: ‘It's Bribery' and Impeachable

    House Democrats are refining part of their impeachment case against the president to a simple allegation: Bribery. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday brushed aside the Latin phrase “quid pro quo” that Democrats have been using to describe President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine. As the impeachment hearings go public, they’re going for a more colloquial term that may resonate...

  • leader Nov 14, 2019

    Israel Resumes Strikes on Gaza After Rocket Fire

    Israel says it has resumed strikes on targets linked to the Islamic Jihad militant group in Gaza after it fired a number of rockets into Israel. The announcement by the Israeli military early Friday indicated that an unofficial cease-fire declared nearly 24 hours earlier was breaking down.

  • Donald Trump Nov 14, 2019

    Pelosi: What Trump Did ‘Makes What Nixon Did Look Almost Small'

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discusses impeachment hearings and compares allegations against President Donald Trump to those of President Richard Nixon.

  • United States Nov 13, 2019

    US Superbug Infections Rising, But Deaths Are Falling

    Drug-resistant “superbug” infections have been called a developing nightmare that could set medicine back a century, making conquered germs once again untreatable. So there’s some surprising news in a report released Wednesday: U.S. superbug deaths appear to be going down. About 36,000 Americans died from drug-resistant infections in 2017, down 18% from an estimated 44,000 in 2013, the Centers for...

  • president Nov 13, 2019

    University of Florida Student Government Leader Faces Impeachment Over Visit by Donald Trump Jr.

    As President Trump faces the possibility of impeachments, his son is at the center of a similar situation at a Florida school. The Tampa Bay Times reports that members of the student senate at the University of Florida have begun an impeachment inquiry into the student government president at the school, Michael Murphy. A formal resolution was delivered to Murphy...

  • Donald Trump Nov 12, 2019

    Afghan President: Taliban to Release American University Professors in Prisoner Swap

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday announced that his government has released three prominent Taliban figures in an effort to get the insurgents to free two university professors — an American and an Australian — they abducted three years ago. At a press event broadcast live on state television, Ghani told the nation that the “conditional release” was a very...

  • Afghanistan Nov 11, 2019

    Macron Marks Armistice Day, 101 Years After End of WWI

    French President Emmanuel Macron marked Armistice Day on Monday by visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under Paris’ Arc de Triomphe, as a giant tricolor flag flew overhead. Greeted by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, Macron laid a wreath and inspected troops during the ceremony celebrating 101 years since the Armistice that ended the slaughter of World War I. He...

  • Associated Press Nov 11, 2019

    Bolivia in Power Void as Morales, Would-Be Successors Resign Amid Election-Fraud Allegations

    Bolivia entered a sudden era of political uncertainty on Monday as President Evo Morales, pushed by the military and weeks of massive protests, resigned after nearly 14 years in power and seemingly every person constitutionally in line for the job quit as well. Crowds of jubilant foes of the socialist leader celebrated in the streets with honking horns and fireworks...

  • Twitter Nov 10, 2019

    Runner's Abuse Allegations Embolden Other Female Athletes

    Track and field is facing a painful and public reckoning with the treatment of some female athletes. Former teen running star Mary Cain’s account this week of alleged physical and emotional abuse at the recently disbanded Nike Oregon Project is prompting more top athletes to come forward. Amy Yoder Begley, a 10,000-meter runner, said Friday she was told she had...

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