Pompeo dismisses claim of ‘gangster-like’ North Korea talks

- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that denuclearization conversations between the United States and North Korea were productive, despite North Korea describing the talks as disappointing. Speaking at a news conference in Tokyo with his Japanese and South Korean Pompeo responded directly to North Korea's Foreign Ministry's comment, after his two-day trip [...]

2018-07-09T14:04:48+00:00 July 9th, 2018|

Starbucks replacing plastic straws with new drinking lid

- Coffee giant Starbucks said Monday it will eliminate plastic drinking straws over the next two years and replace them with a specially-designed lid for cold drinks. The recyclable lids are already in use in about 8,000 Starbucks locations in the United States and Canada, the company said. The brewer is phasing out plastic, one-time-use [...]

2018-07-09T14:00:10+00:00 July 9th, 2018|

Trump to attend state dinner, meet Queen Elizabeth II in Britain

President Donald Trump's British visit next week will include a state dinner and a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, the U.S. ambassador to Britain announced Friday. Diplomat Robert "Woody" Johnson revealed the itinerary of the trip in a conference call with reporters Friday. Trump will arrive at London's Stansted Airport Thursday, following a NATO summit [...]

2018-07-07T11:00:47+00:00 July 7th, 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. adds 213K jobs in June; unemployment up to 4%

Workers walk around a construction site at the Statue of Liberty Monday. Friday, the U.S. Labor Department said more than 213,000 jobs were added in the United States in June. July 6 (UPI) -- Employers added 213,000 jobs to the U.S. workforce in June, the Labor Department said in its jobs report Friday. The report [...]

2018-07-06T13:38:39+00:00 July 6th, 2018|

Texas gas stations to pay $166K for price gouging during Harvey

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Thursday 48 gas stations in the state will pay a $166,592 settlement to customers who were victims of price gouging during Hurricane Harvey last year. The settlement will be paid out via separate agreements. Most of the gas stations involved in the settlement are located in the Dallas-Fort Worth [...]

2018-07-06T13:32:49+00:00 July 6th, 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|

United States Declaration of Independence

United States Declaration of Independence United States Declaration of Independence.jpg 1823 facsimile of the engrossed copy Created June–July 1776 Ratified July 4, 1776 Location Engrossed copy: National Archives Rough draft: Library of Congress Author(s) Thomas Jefferson et al. (engrosser: probably Timothy Matlack) Signatories 56 delegates to the Continental Congress Purpose To announce and explain separation [...]

2018-07-05T12:01:21+00:00 July 5th, 2018|

Woman climbs Statue of Liberty to protest Trump’s immigration policies

A woman was arrested Wednesday after she climbed the State of Liberty in protest of the Trump administration's immigration policies, officials said. Therese Patricia Okoumou, 44, was part of a previous protest at the base of the Statue of Liberty where several activists from New York City-based Rise and Resist, an anti-Trump group, held up [...]

2018-07-05T11:30:00+00:00 July 5th, 2018|

Connecticut man gets 18 months for not retreating from attackers

A Connecticut man this week was sentenced to 18 months in prison for not retreating after he was attacked by three people while he was working at a Dunkin Donuts shop. "I was defending myself," Jeffrey Sumpter, 21, told Judge John Blawie on Monday at a courthouse in Stamford, Ct., the Connecticut Post reported. Blawie [...]

2018-07-05T11:24:28+00:00 July 5th, 2018|