Tariff wars: A guide to the many disputes between U.S., trade partners

- Citing a trade imbalance between the United States and other countries, President Donald Trump implemented a series of tariffs that has foreign leaders -- including Washington's allies -- warning of a trade war. His tariffs this year are no surprise. Then-candidate Trump frequently made his feelings on trade agreements -- including the North American [...]

2018-07-26T14:35:50+00:00July 26th, 2018|

House Democrats introduce bill to reduce college debt

July 24 (UPI) -- House Democrats unveiled a comprehensive reauthorization of the Higher Education Act Tuesday, seeking to decrease college debt and simplify financial aid. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., and other Democrats presented the Aim Higher Act which is designed to "give every student the opportunity to earn a debt-free [...]

2018-07-25T10:58:44+00:00July 25th, 2018|

Trump: Iran will ‘suffer consequences’ if threats continue

- President Donald Trump said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will "suffer consequences" if he continues rhetoric that has been perceived as threatening to the United States. "To Iranian President Rouhani: Never, ever threaten the United States again or you will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before," Trump wrote [...]

2018-07-23T15:32:25+00:00July 23rd, 2018|

Tech security expert: Hackers already targeting 2018 election

- Hackers have already begun targeting candidates running for office in key U.S. midterm elections, a tech expert at Microsoft said. Tom Burt, Microsoft vice president for customer security, said Thursday at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado the hackers who meddled in the 2016 vote have already gone after the campaigns of at least [...]

2018-07-21T13:43:12+00:00July 21st, 2018|

Lawmakers eye possible new leads after hearing with FBI attorney

Last week, lawmakers on Capitol Hill questioned FBI agent Peter Strzok. This week, it was bureau attorney Lisa Page. Lawmakers from the House judiciary and oversight and reform committees questioned Page in a closed-door hearing Monday, during which they said they obtained new leads to follow in the Justice Department's Russia investigation. Committee member Rep. [...]

2018-07-17T18:39:52+00:00July 17th, 2018|

Russian woman charged with conspiracy against the United States

A Russian woman living in Washington, D.C., was charged with conspiracy to act as a Russian agent, the Justice Department announced Monday. Federal authorities arrested Maria Butina, 29, on Sunday for allegedly working under the direction of a high-level official in the Russian government to develop relationships in the United States and infiltrate organizations with [...]

2018-07-17T02:39:48+00:00July 17th, 2018|

Presidents Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday for the first U.S.-Russia summit in nearly a decade. The leaders were scheduled to meet for three separate sessions over five hours Monday. The two were supposed to start with a bilateral one-on-one meeting at 6:20 a.m. [...]

2018-07-16T13:00:13+00:00July 16th, 2018|

Judge dismisses lawsuit accusing Trump campaign of Russia collusion

- A federal judge threw out a lawsuit Tuesday that accused the President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign of colluding with the Russian government to hack the Democratic National Committee's emails. The lawsuit was filed last year by two major DNC donors -- Roy Cockrum and Eric Schoenberg -- and former DNC staffer Scott Comer, who [...]

2018-07-16T12:49:31+00:00July 16th, 2018|

Calif. Democrats refuse to endorse Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., talks with reporters before a meeting of Senate Democrats before a vote on January 22. On Saturday, the California Democratic Party refused to endorse Feinstein, who is a 25-year incumbent. File Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI | License Photo July 15 (UPI) -- The California Democratic Party voted not to endorse longtime [...]

2018-07-16T12:44:27+00:00July 16th, 2018|

Pentagon: China spying on U.S-led military exercises near Hawaii

-- The U.S. Navy is watching a Chinese spy ship in international waters where 25 nations are participating in RIMPAC, a major international naval warfare exercise. Navy officials said they are keeping an eye on the Chinese ship, which arrived in the waters off Hawaii Wednesday. A U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet spokesperson said the officials [...]

2018-07-14T22:11:28+00:00July 14th, 2018|