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GOP-run House votes to roll back post-2008 financial rules

Posted 6/9/2017 in National

The Republican-led House approved sweeping legislation Thursday to undo much of former President Barack Obama's landmark banking law created after the 2008 economic crisis that caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs and homes.

 

 

Ivanka Trump signals flexibility on paid parental leave

Posted 6/9/2017 in National

A proposal for paid parental leave championed by Ivanka Trump could go back to the drawing board.

 

 

Legal experts: Trump's comments inappropriate, maybe worse

Posted 6/8/2017 in National

Seen in the kindest light, legal experts say conversations attributed by the fired FBI director to President Donald Trump were clumsy and inappropriate.

 

 

Trump taps seasoned law enforcement attorney to head FBI

Posted 6/8/2017 in National

President Donald Trump surprised Washington on Wednesday with his choice to replace James Comey a day ahead of the ousted FBI director's blockbuster congressional testimony, tapping a white-collar defense lawyer with strong law enforcement background. Senate Republicans and some Democrats praised the nomination.

 

 

Trump promises 'first-class' infrastructure system

Posted 6/8/2017 in National

Dogged by allegations in Washington, President Donald Trump traveled to friendlier territory Wednesday and promised to create a "first-class" system of roads, bridges and waterways by using $200 billion in public funds to generate $1 trillion in investment to pay for construction projects that most public officials agree are badly needed and long overdue.

 

 

Lawmakers decry Trump's proposed cuts in homeland spending

Posted 6/8/2017 in National

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly defended President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts for his department, even as he told Congress that the United States "cannot invest too much in security" after recent terrorist attacks in Europe.

 

 

Alleged leaker's parents fear Trump will be tough on case

Posted 6/8/2017 in National

A young woman charged with leaking U.S. government secrets to a reporter poses no flight risk if she's released from pre-trial confinement, her parents said Wednesday, though they fear prosecutors will seek to use the case to send a tough message from the Trump administration.

 

 

Labor secretary defends merging anti-discrimination agencies

Posted 6/8/2017 in National

Cutting and merging two agencies that investigate workplace discrimination won't reduce the government's enforcement power, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Wednesday.

 

 

White House looks for ways to undermine Comey's credibility

Posted 6/7/2017 in National

With fired FBI Director James Comey's highly anticipated congressional testimony just a day away, the White House and its allies are scrambling for ways to offset potential damage.

 

 

Woman accused of leak made pro-environment, anti-Trump posts

Posted 6/7/2017 in National

Before she was charged with leaking U.S. government secrets to a reporter, Reality Leigh Winner shared sometimes scathing opinions on President Donald Trump and his policies for the whole world to see.

 

 

Flynn turns over documents to panel probing Russia, Trump

Posted 6/7/2017 in National

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn turned over about 600 pages of documents Tuesday to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to a congressional aide.

 

 

White House: Trump won't seek to block Comey testimony

Posted 6/6/2017 in National

President Donald Trump will not assert executive privilege to block fired FBI Director James Comey from testifying on Capitol Hill, the White House said Monday, setting the stage for a dramatic public airing of the former top law enforcement official's dealings with the commander in chief.

 

 

Report suggests Russian hackers breached voting software firm

Posted 6/6/2017 in National

Russian hackers attacked at least one U.S. voting software supplier days before last year's presidential election, according to a government intelligence report leaked Monday.

 

 

Legal experts to Trump on travel ban: Twitter hurting cause

Posted 6/6/2017 in National

Memo from legal experts to President Donald Trump on resurrecting his stalled travel ban: Quit Twitter.

 

 

Google to teach kids about online safety, etiquette

Posted 6/6/2017 in National

Google is spearheading an educational campaign to teach pre-teen children how to protect themselves from scams, predators and other trouble.

 

 

New search underway near home of London Bridge attackers

Posted 6/6/2017 in National

A new search was underway today in a neighborhood near the home of two of the London Bridge attackers, hours after police said they had freed everyone detained in the wake of the rampage that left seven dead and dozens wounded.

 

 

Trump lashes out at London's mayor, again

Posted 6/6/2017 in National

President Donald Trump continued a long-running feud with London's mayor on Monday, criticizing him on Twitter for the second day in a row in the wake of the deadly van and knife attack in the city.

 

 

12 arrested in London's night of terror; Islamic State claims attack

Posted 6/5/2017 in National

British police arrested a dozen people Sunday in a widening terrorism investigation after attackers using a van and large knives turned a balmy evening of nightlife into a bloodbath and killed seven people in the heart of London.

 

 

Trump argues for travel ban after London attacks

Posted 6/5/2017 in National

President Donald Trump argued in favor of his controversial travel ban as London authorities responded to reports of a string of attacks Saturday night.

 

 

Quickly reporting cancer complications may boost survival

Posted 6/5/2017 in National

If you're being treated for cancer, speak up about any side effects.

 

 

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