- 2017-08-17 18:19:30Z
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to condemn the removal of "beautiful statues and monuments" around the United States.
WASHINGTON ― As cities around the nation pull down their monuments to the Confederacy, the legacy lives on in the heart of national politics: the U.S. Capitol.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry.
Iran's Armed Forces chief of staff said Wednesday after talks with Turkey's president that a referendum on independence in Iraq's Kurdish region would trigger conflict and negative consequences for the entire region. General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri's remarks, carried by Iran's official IRNA news agency, underlined the firm opposition shared in Tehran and Ankara to the poll next month. "Both sides stressed that if the referendum would be held, it will be the basis for the start of a series of tensions and conflicts inside Iraq, the consequences of which will affect neighbouring countries," Bagheri was quoted as saying.
Annual employee surveys released by the FBI on Wednesday show former Director James Comey was highly regarded, contradicting President Donald Trump's claim when he fired Comey this year that he had lost the confidence of the agency's workers. The voluntary survey conducted in 2017 showed Comey received top marks on all but two of more than 90 questions. The findings contradict statements made by Trump and White House officials at the time of Comey's firing on May 9.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Taliban insurgents launched coordinated attacks form three different directions on Sayad district in northern Sari Pul province killing at least seven security forces, said a provincial official.
When art teacher Stephanie Miller became a mother, she lost touch with her creative side.
Anthony Scaramucciwas brought in to be the new face of an embattled White House, the man to put a fresh gloss on its missteps and controversies. Yet after only a week into the job he is threatening to sack his entire staff as he hunts for leakers and has been caught badmouthing both the White House chief of staff and Donald Trump's chief strategist. Rather than cleaning up the mess, he has exposed the administration's divisions to the world and ensured the behind-the-scenes tension explodes into a public war. On Thursday morning he appeared on TV to all but accuse Reince Priebus, the chief of staff, of leaking against him. Hours later details emerged of an extraordinary...
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow will ultimately have to respond to sanctions imposed by the United States that he condemned as insolent towards Russia. "We are behaving in a very restrained and patient way, but at some moment we will need to respond," Putin said at a news conference after talks with his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto. The Russian strongman slammed the intensifying probe into Russian meddling in the US presidential election, saying it bore witness to "a rise in anti-Russian hysteria" in Washington.
Seven states had competed for the Foxconn plant
Seven Republicans joined Democrats in a 45-55 vote defeating the plan
Trump intensified his assault on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday, in an apparent bid to force his one-time ally from office and regain influence over a Russia investigation eating away at the administration. For the fourth time in a week, Trump laid into one of his earliest endorsers, now demanding to know why Sessions has not fired the acting FBI director. Trump appears to be trying to force the former Alabama senator from office, allowing the president to replace Sessions with someone who has not recused himself from the investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign in last year's election.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Oh, that dreaded open microphone!
For two months, Robert Mueller -- the lanky, 72-year-old independent prosecutor investigating the Russia scandal -- has worked in virtual silence in a nondescript government office building in downtown Washington. Mueller has built a team of more than a dozen tough-as-nails investigators, including one expert in flipping mafia witnesses, a money laundering specialist who chased down a corrupt billionaire, and one of the country's most experienced Supreme Court litigators.