Senators introduce bipartisan bill to raise minimum tobacco age to 21

By Daniel Uria  (1) Bipartisan legislation would increase the tobacco buying age to a minimum of 21 in the United States. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo May 20 (UPI) -- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., introduced a bipartisan bill Monday seeking to raise the national legal age to purchase tobacco. The bill [...]

2019-05-21T15:07:01+00:00May 21st, 2019|

High court returns to face challenges to census, political districts

By Clyde Hughes  (0) The high court reconvenes Monday facing several key cases, including one about the 2020 Census asking about a resident's citizenship status. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo May 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court reconvenes Monday to weigh in on nearly a dozen key cases -- ranging from redrawing districts to the [...]

2019-05-20T15:09:29+00:00May 20th, 2019|

Fourth Circuit rules move to block DACA is illegal

Dreamers and their supporters urged Congress to take up the DACA issue and find a solution at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. in January last year after the Trump administration moved to end the program in the fall. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo May 18 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court has ruled [...]

2019-05-18T14:50:39+00:00May 18th, 2019|

Trump says merit-based immigration plan will be ‘envy of the modern world’

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on his plan for a new immigration system in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Thursday. Photo by Yuri Gripas/UPI | License Photo May 16 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump on Thursday unveiled a new merit-based immigration system he described as benefiting American workers and asylum seekers with a "legitimate" claim. Speaking [...]

2019-05-17T19:11:14+00:00May 17th, 2019|

Federal regulators pull $929M for California high-speed rail

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (1) May 17 (UPI) -- The Trump administration has made good on its threat to pull nearly $1 billion in federal funding for a high-speed rail project in California, because it hasn't made significant progress. The Federal Railroad Administration said Thursday it's terminated the agreement worth $929 million, which was reached under former President Barack Obama [...]

2019-05-17T19:05:06+00:00May 17th, 2019|

U.S. orders non-emergency workers to leave Iraq embassy

By Clyde Hughes  (0) U.S. officials said Wednesday non-emergency staff in Baghdad, Iraq, should leave due to rising tensions in the region. File Photo by Maryam Rahmanian/UPI | License Photo May 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department has ordered all non-emergency personnel from its embassy in Iraq as a result of rising tensions in the region, [...]

2019-05-15T15:44:48+00:00May 15th, 2019|

Trump hosts iftar at White House, describes Ramadan as…….

By Allen Cone and Danielle Hayne  (2) President Donald Trump speaks to guests, including prominent Muslims, in the White House during the iftar dinner Monday night. Photo by Chris Kleponis/UPI | License Photo May 13 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump on Monday night described Ramadan as a "very special time for Muslims around the world" as he hosted an [...]

2019-05-14T15:14:07+00:00May 14th, 2019|

China calls on U.S. to remove extra tariffs; more talks planned

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He called for the United States to remove all tariffs on goods coming from the Asian super power during a trade negotiation in Washington, D.C. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI | License Photo May 11 (UPI) -- Chinese Vice Premier Liu He called for the United States to remove all tariffs on goods [...]

2019-05-12T15:44:10+00:00May 12th, 2019|

N.Y. lawmakers back bill to provide Trump’s state tax returns

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters Tuesday during a meeting with Slovakian Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini in the Oval Office of the White House. Photo by Yuri Gripas/UPI/Pool | License Photo May 8 (UPI) -- New York State legislators will take up a bill Wednesday that would give them access to President Donald Trump's state tax returns -- [...]

2019-05-08T14:38:28+00:00May 8th, 2019|