FILE - A man stands outside the main door of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals building in San Francisco, Feb. 9, 2017.
President Donald Trump's opportunity to name a new Supreme Court justice to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy caps a reshaping of the U.S. federal judiciary that has already been long under way.Well before Kennedy announced his retirement last week, Trump began quietly and methodically naming conservatives to federal courts, including a record number of jurists to the powerful courts of appeals that are just one rung below the Supreme Court.The lifetime…
Masood Farivar
Mon, 07/02/2018 - 21:25
FILE - Jose Mata grinds a steel pipe at the Borusan Mannesmann plant in Baytown, Texas, April 23, 2018. President Donald Trump extended tariff exemptions on aluminum and steel exports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico late on April 30, 2018,...
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday denounced President Donald Trump's handling of global trade disputes, issuing a report that argued tariffs imposed by Washington and retaliation by its partners would boomerang badly on the American economy.The Chamber, the nation's largest business lobbying group and a traditional ally of Trump's Republican Party, said the White House is risking a global trade war with its push to protect U.S. industry and workers with tariffs.The…
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A man accused of stabbing nine refugees, including six children, at a Boise, Idaho, birthday party was charged with murder Monday after the 3-year-old birthday girl died.Timmy Kinner is jailed without bail. He also faces nine charges of aggravated assault.
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Mon, 07/02/2018 - 17:55
President Donald Trump, left, welcomes Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, right, to the West Wing of the White House in Washington, July 2, 2018.
President Donald Trump said the U.S. is not currently planning action against the World Trade Organization but warned that, “If they don't treat us properly, we will be doing something.”   Speaking to reporters at the Oval Office alongside visiting Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Trump reiterated his complaint that the Geneva-based organization has mistreated the U.S. and put the country at "a big disadvantage."     Meanwhile, U.S…
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Mon, 07/02/2018 - 17:46
FILE - Immigrants awaiting deportation hearings line up outside the building that houses the immigration courts in Los Angeles, June 19, 2018.
Inside a small courtroom, a half-dozen immigrant teens and their families sat anxiously on wooden benches awaiting their immigration court hearing.An attorney for a nonprofit gave a quick overview in Spanish of U.S. immigration law and what they needed to do: Speak loudly. Ask for clarification if you don't understand something. Be honest with the judge about what drove you to travel to the United States.Moments later, Judge Lori Bass peered at the crowd through red…
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the Oval Office of the White House, July 2, 2018, in Washington.
U.S. President Donald Trump says he had a "great talk" Monday with Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, holding out hope that they may be able to ease immigration tensions along their countries' border."I think the relationship is going to be a very good one,' Trump said a day after the leftist Lopez Obrador's landslide election to a six-year term. "I think he is going to try and help us with the border."Trump said they talked for a half-hour about the…
Ken Bredemeier
Mon, 07/02/2018 - 17:15
마이크 폼페오 미 국무부 장관이 28일 워싱턴 DC의 국무부에서 ‘2018 연례 인신매매 실태 보고서’를 발표하고 있다.
Amid concerns North Korea appears to be bolstering — rather than dismantling  its nuclear and missile facilities, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week will make a third trip to Pyongyang. Pompeo, who made his initial visit to North Korea earlier this year as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, is scheduled to be in Pyongyang from Thursday through Saturday.His trip follows discussions Sunday at the Korean demilitarized zone between U.S…
Steve Herman
Mon, 07/02/2018 - 16:45
FILE - Palestinians receive UNRWA food aid at a U.N. warehouse at Shati refugee camp, in Gaza City, Jan. 14, 2018.
Seven former U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations under both Republican and Democratic presidents urged U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday to restore U.S. funding for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees. The United States, long the biggest donor to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), is providing just $60 million of a promised $365 million this year, agency head Pierre Kraehenbuehl told Reuters in April. U.S. President…
President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, July 2, 2018.
U.S. President Donald Trump says he met Monday with four candidates for the Supreme Court and plans to meet with two to three more as he seeks to nominate a replacement to succeed retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Trump told reporters in Washington Monday that the candidates he met with are "incredible people in so many different ways, academically and in every other way." White House Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump met with…
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Mon, 07/02/2018 - 15:45
FILE - A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Persian Gulf, Iran, July 25, 2005.
The United States has announced plans to reimpose tough sanctions on Iran's energy and banking sectors, saying the Iranian government needs to change its behavior and act like a "normal country.""Our goal is to increase pressure on the Iranian regime by reducing to zero its revenue on crude oil sales," said Director of Policy Planning Brian Hook. "We are working to minimize disruptions to the global market, but we are confident there is sufficient global spare oil capacity."…
Cindy Saine
Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:54
FILE - A boy plays next to election posters in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, June 23, 2018.
The United States said Monday it had cut funding to three Zimbabwean civil action groups citing "possible misuse" of money ahead of July 30 elections, the first vote since Robert Mugabe was ousted. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) reduced its support for the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights), the Election Resource Center (ERC) and the Counseling Services Unit (CSU). "We did have to cut some funding. We…
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Mon, 07/02/2018 - 13:30
Harvey Weinstein, left, and his attorney Benjamin Brafman leave court in New York, June 5, 2018.
The Manhattan district attorney on Monday announced new criminal charges against film producer Harvey Weinstein, who had been charged with rape and a criminal sexual act in May. The new charges include predatory sexual assault and involve a third woman in addition to the two mentioned in the earlier charges. Weinstein, 66, once one of Hollywood's most powerful film makers, has pleaded not guilty to the first set of charges. Benjamin Brafman,…
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FBI officials said Demetrius Pitts had planned to bomb holiday celebrations in Cleveland
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Mon, 07/02/2018 - 11:43