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Russian Currency Plummets Following New US Sanctions

Russian Currency Plummets Following New US Sanctions

The Russian ruble fell to its lowest level against the dollar in almost two years after the U.S. imposed new sanctions on Moscow Wednesday over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter
Charlottesville White Supremacist Protest Recalled One Year Later

Charlottesville White Supremacist Protest Recalled One Year Later

Sunday marks the one year anniversary of the violent "Unite The Right" protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. Last year's protest, organized by white supremacists upset over the removal of a statue of
As China Bears Down, Taiwan’s President Turns to the Americas

As China Bears Down, Taiwan’s President Turns to the Americas

Taiwan’s president will travel to North, Central and South America this month to renew support from two of her government’s few remaining foreign allies and tighten informal ties with the United
Some NFL Players ‘Raise Awareness’ During Anthem

Some NFL Players ‘Raise Awareness’ During Anthem

Player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several early NFL preseason games Thursday night.In Philadelphia, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback De’Vante Bausby raised
North Korea: US Sanctions Pressure 'Outdated Acting Script'

North Korea: US Sanctions Pressure 'Outdated Acting Script'

North Korea on Thursday denounced U.S. calls for enforcing international sanctions despite its goodwill moves and said progress on denuclearization promises could not be expected if Washington

EPA Staff Objected To Agency's New Rules on Asbestos Use, Internal Emails Show

Top officials at the Environmental Protection Agency pushed through a measure to review applications for using asbestos in consumer products, and did so over the objections of E.P.A.'s in-house
Pence: Proposed Space Force Needed to Meet 'New Battlefield' Threats

Pence: Proposed Space Force Needed to Meet 'New Battlefield' Threats

The U.S. military has an Army for the ground, a Navy for the sea, and an Air Force for the air. But will it have a Space Force for space? Not yet—that actually takes an act of Congress. But the
Trump Doubles Tariffs on Turkish Steel, Aluminum Imports

Trump Doubles Tariffs on Turkish Steel, Aluminum Imports

U.S. President Donald Trump further escalated tensions with Turkey Friday by announcing a sharp increase in tariffs on steel and aluminum imports in an early morning post on Twitter.In announcing 20
What Industrial Revolution Age Art says About America's History

What Industrial Revolution Age Art says About America's History

Hugo Kohl has been interested in art and design since he was a child. In college, he studied finance but also took several jewelry-making classes to satisfy his curiosity about this form of art and
'See' a River Without Getting Wet

'See' a River Without Getting Wet

Some 400 years ago, English explorer Captain John Smith traveled around the Chesapeake Bay in the eastern United States, the country's largest estuary. Smith mapped about 4,800 kilometers of the bay
As NFL Season Begins, Player Protests Retake Spotlight

As NFL Season Begins, Player Protests Retake Spotlight

As the National Football League (NFL) pre-season began Thursday night for many teams, several players continued to defy U.S. President Donald Trump and protest racial injustice during the national
Where One Hears Free Speech, Another Hears Hate Speech

Where One Hears Free Speech, Another Hears Hate Speech

College students and educators continue to struggle with balancing free speech rights on campus while keeping debate from turning violent as a new school year approaches.In the United States, the free
Raging Holy Fire Dangerously Close to S. California Homes

Raging Holy Fire Dangerously Close to S. California Homes

California wildfires continued to rage Friday as the Holy Fire in southern California came within mere meters of residential areas and destroyed more than 7,000 hectares of national forest land.On
US Consumer Prices Rise Modestly in July

US Consumer Prices Rise Modestly in July

Consumer prices in the U.S. rose a modest 2.9 percent in July from a year ago, as inflation rose gradually but slowly.Friday's Labor Department report showed the Consumer Price Index, a broad measure
Prosecutors Wrapping up Case at Manafort Fraud Trial

Prosecutors Wrapping up Case at Manafort Fraud Trial

A bank executive testified that he was pressured for political reasons to give more than $16 million in loans to Paul Manafort, as the financial fraud trial of the former Trump campaign chairman
Confirmation Hearings for Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Open Sept. 4

Confirmation Hearings for Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Open Sept. 4

Confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will begin on Sept. 4, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced in a statement on Friday.Opening statements by
Asylum Seekers Find Following Rules Holds No Assurances

Asylum Seekers Find Following Rules Holds No Assurances

They were separated for almost four months. Although they crossed the border at a legal point of entry, Capi and his 12-year-old daughter Jamie were separated — and this was in March, a month before
Deported Salvadoran Mother, Daughter Back in US on Judge's Order

Deported Salvadoran Mother, Daughter Back in US on Judge's Order

A mother and daughter deported to El Salvador on Thursday flew back to the United States hours after a federal judge ordered their return and threatened to hold top officials in contempt if they
Turkish Lira Plummets; Erdogan Pledges Economic War

Turkish Lira Plummets; Erdogan Pledges Economic War

The White House issued a proclamation Friday evening officially announcing the doubling of steel tariffs on Turkey, slated to go into effect Monday.Earlier Friday, the Turkish lira suffered its worst
US Citizen Indicted for Trying to Join Islamic State

US Citizen Indicted for Trying to Join Islamic State

A U.S. federal grand jury has indicted a U.S. citizen for attempting to join the Islamic State group.The grand jury in Chicago charged Faress Shraiteh with conspiracy to provide material support to