Trump administration sanctions Iran’s civilian space agency

By Darryl Coote  (0) U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said the sanctions should stand as a warning to the scientific community against helping Iran develop its missile program. Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/UPI | License Photo Sept. 4 (UPI) — The Trump administration has imposed sanctions against Iran’s civil space agency, accusing the Middle Eastern country […]

Trump defends ousted assistant, relationship with Tiffany

By Ben Hooper  (1) President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday in defense of his former executive assistant Madeleine Westerhout, who was forced to resign this week after she reportedly made comments about Trump’s family, including his relationship with youngest daughter Tiffany (L), during an off-the-record dinner with reporters. File Photo by Leigh Vogel/UPI | License Photo Aug. […]

Ex-FBI head Comey broke policy, rules with Trump memos

By Clyde Hughes & Danielle Haynes  (0) President Donald Trump meets with FBI Director James Comey at a White House reception on January 22, 2017. Memos Comey wrote on the substance of his meetings with Trump were criticized by an inspector general’s report Thursday. File Photo by Andrew Harrer/UPI | License Photo Aug. 29 (UPI) — The […]

Taliban spokesman: Close to finishing a deal with United States to end Afghan war

By Darryl Coote  (0) Aug. 29 (UPI) — The Taliban and the United States are close to completing a peace agreement to end the 18-year Afghanistan war, according to the fundamentalist Islamic group. Suhail Shaheen, Taliban’s political spokesman, told Al Jazeera Wednesday that the two sides were close on finalizing the deal that would see U.S. and foreign forces […]

Facebook revises policies to clarify who buys political ads

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) The policy change sets multiple requirements to buy political advertisements across the social platform. File Photo by Gian Ehrenzeller/EPA-EFE Aug. 28 (UPI) — Facebook said Wednesday it’s changing company policies to add transparency and clarify exactly who pays for political advertisements that appear on its social platform. The company said it wants […]

United Electrical Workers union endorses Bernie Sanders

By Danielle Haynes  (0) The union said it endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., because he regularly attends its strike lines. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo Aug. 26 (UPI) — The United Electrical Workers union endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday, praising him for challenging corporate America. The union, identified by the acronym UE, said it […]

Fourth-ranking House Democrat backs Trump impeachment inquiry

By Darryl Coote  (0) Assistant House Speaker Ben Ray Lujan has voiced his support for an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump. Photo by Ray Stubblebine/UPI | License Photo Aug. 20 (UPI) — Assistant House speaker Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., announced his support for an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, saying his presidency is creating “grave national […]

Trump says he received a ‘beautiful’ letter from Kim Jong Un

By Elizabeth Shim  (1) President Donald Trump said Friday he received communication from Kim Jong Un. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI | License Photo Aug. 9 (UPI) — U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he received a “beautiful” letter from Kim Jong Un, three days after North Korea fired short-range projectiles from its east coast. Speaking to reporters as he left the White […]