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+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 16th, 2018|

Mass. police officer shot and killed; 3 cops hurt in Mo.

- A police officer and a bystander were shot and killed in Massachusetts as authorities pursued a vandalism and erratic driving suspect Sunday. Authorities said Michael Chesna, 42, was fatally shot while attempting to arrest a suspect, identified as 20-year-old Emanuel Lopes around 7:30 a.m. Chesna was pursing Lopes with his gun drawn when Lopes [...]

2018-07-15T20:48:51+00:00 July 15th, 2018|

Trade war: Trump again threatens China with $200B in new tariffs

- Electronics, fish, produce and beauty products are part of $200 billion in new 10-percent tariffs on Chinese goods proposed by the Trump administration. The additional duties are the latest part of President Donald Trump's trade war with Beijing, which was started to pressure China into abandoning what the administration considers unfair practices. Last week, [...]

2018-07-11T14:02:49+00:00 July 11th, 2018|

Boston to consider giving non-U.S. citizens right to vote

- Boston's City Council on Tuesday will consider giving non-U.S. citizens with legal immigration status the right to vote in city elections. The proposal is being pushed by City Council President Andrea Campbell, who said non-U.S. citizens living in Boston deserve the right to participate in local elections -- in part because they account for [...]

2018-07-10T14:19:03+00:00 July 10th, 2018|

Donald Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

I) -- President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Monday night. Kavanaugh has served on the bench of the Washington, D.C., Circuit Court of Appeals since 2006 and if confirmed will replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who announced his plans to step down, effective July 31, late last [...]

2018-07-10T13:58:59+00:00 July 10th, 2018|

Kilauea Volcano destroys another 46 homes; total now 671

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano destroyed another 46 homes this week, bringing the total number of structures demolished by lava to 671, local authorities said Friday. The Hawai'i County Civil Defense said the damage this week left four homes standing in Kapoho, a town on the state's Big Island. The lava flow, which began in May, also [...]

2018-07-07T10:55:10+00:00 July 7th, 2018|

U.S. using DNA to reunite 3,000 migrant children, parents

A coalition of advocacy groups protest in Los Angeles June 30 to decry the Trump administration's immigration policy that involved separating migrant children from their parents. The Los Angeles march was one of about 700 across the United States. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo July 5 (UPI) -- Health and Human Services Secretary [...]

2018-07-06T00:13:10+00:00 July 6th, 2018|

Justice Department reverses Obama guidelines on race in school admissions

- The U.S. Department of Justice reversed a set of Obama-era guidelines that promoted using race in admissions standards to achieve diversity in schools. The admissions memos were among 24 policy documents rescinded by Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday for being "unnecessary, outdated, inconsistent with existing law, or otherwise improper," in what Sessions said was [...]

2018-07-04T14:00:37+00:00 July 4th, 2018|

Man arrested over threats to kill Sen. Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., thanked police Monday for arresting a man he said threatened the senator and his family. File Photo by Leigh Vogel/UPI | License Photo July 2 (UPI) -- Rand Paul thanked U.S. Capitol police Monday for arresting a man he said threatened to kill the senator and his family. "Thank you to [...]

2018-07-03T11:23:37+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|