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Republican Senator Lamar Alexander Not Seeking Re-election

Republican Senator Lamar Alexander Not Seeking Re-election

Longtime Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, a former presidential candidate and two-term Tennessee governor, said on Monday he will not seek re-election in 2020."The people of Tennessee have been
Protester Who Climbed Statue of Liberty Found Guilty

Protester Who Climbed Statue of Liberty Found Guilty

A woman who climbed the State of Liberty to protest the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families has been found guilty of three misdemeanor counts.Therese Okoumou faces up to 18
Ex-FBI Chief Comey: Trump Undermines Rule of Law with 'Lies'

Ex-FBI Chief Comey: Trump Undermines Rule of Law with 'Lies'

Former FBI Director James Comey on Monday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of undermining the rule of law in the United States by lying about the FBI, and he urged Republican lawmakers to "stand up
CBS Fires CEO Leslie Moonves and Denies $120M Severance

CBS Fires CEO Leslie Moonves and Denies $120M Severance

CBS said on Monday it has fired Leslie Moonves for cause and has denied a $120 million severance package as it girds for a likely legal battle with its former chief executive who has been accused of
US Senate Advances Criminal Justice Reform

US Senate Advances Criminal Justice Reform

The U.S. Senate advanced a bipartisan bill Monday that would decrease America's large prison population by lowering some mandatory federal sentences and giving prisoners added opportunities to earn
GOP Waits on Trump as Clock Ticks Toward Partial Shutdown

GOP Waits on Trump as Clock Ticks Toward Partial Shutdown

The fight over President Donald Trump's $5 billion wall funds deepened Monday, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington.It wasn't
Run-up to Flynn Sentencing Tinged with Unexpected Drama

Run-up to Flynn Sentencing Tinged with Unexpected Drama

Michael Flynn may have given extraordinary cooperation to prosecutors, but the run-up to his sentencing hearing Tuesday has exposed raw tensions over an FBI interview in which the former national
Budget Stalemate Pushes US Closer to Partial Government Shutdown

Budget Stalemate Pushes US Closer to Partial Government Shutdown

There is little public indication of progress in resolving the stalemate over U.S. government spending, which could bring a partial shutdown of federal agencies at midnight Friday.At the center of the

Reports detail how Russia used social media to sow US divisions

Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election on social media was more widespread than previously thought and included attempts to divide Americans by race and extreme ideology, reports
Russia Rejects Reports Alleging Extensive US Election Meddling

Russia Rejects Reports Alleging Extensive US Election Meddling

The size and scope of Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election was far more extensive and thorough than previously understood, according to two newly released reports.The

Winter Jam Is Coming

There is no stretch of four weeks or more where tracks are uninhabitable, nor when it’s too cold to reasonably hunker down and get work done, garage or not. There is no time to stop, order parts, and
Grocery Store Using Unmanned Vehicles for Delivery

Grocery Store Using Unmanned Vehicles for Delivery

U.S. supermarket chain Kroger Co said on Tuesday it has started using unmanned autonomous vehicles to deliver groceries Scottsdale, Arizona in partnership with Silicon Valley startup Nuro.The delivery
'Zero-tolerance' Immigration Policy Hits Snag in California

'Zero-tolerance' Immigration Policy Hits Snag in California

One by one, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Gallo called the names of 14 defendants who were charged with entering the country illegally. Defense attorneys told him the government had already deported
US Surgeon General Warns of Teen Risks From e-Cigarettes

US Surgeon General Warns of Teen Risks From e-Cigarettes

The government’s top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging swift action to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of
As US Life Expectancy Falls, West Virginia Offers Lessons

As US Life Expectancy Falls, West Virginia Offers Lessons

If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West Virginia is a good place to start.The state is a bellwether of bad health, portending major problems years before they became
Trump Wishes Michael Flynn Good Luck Ahead of His Sentencing

Trump Wishes Michael Flynn Good Luck Ahead of His Sentencing

U.S. President Donald Trump wished good luck to his former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday, hours ahead of Flynn's sentencing for lying to investigators about his contacts with
US Cuba Lobby Celebrates a Farm Bill Win Despite Worsening Ties

US Cuba Lobby Celebrates a Farm Bill Win Despite Worsening Ties

U.S. legislation funding $867 billion in food and agriculture programs scheduled to be signed by U.S. President Donald Trump this week includes Department of Agriculture funds to help American farmers
SpaceX Halts US Satellite Launch for National Security Mission

SpaceX Halts US Satellite Launch for National Security Mission

Elon Musk's SpaceX halted Tuesday's launch of a long-delayed navigation satellite for the U.S. military, postponing for at least a day the space transportation company's first designated national
Trump Signs Order to Create US Space Command

Trump Signs Order to Create US Space Command

President Donald Trump launched the Pentagon's new Space Command Tuesday, an effort to better organize and advance the military's vast operations in space that could cost as much as $800 million over
UN: Migrants Must Be Protected, Treated with Dignity, Respect

UN: Migrants Must Be Protected, Treated with Dignity, Respect

Tuesday is International Migrants Day, and the head of the U.N. Migration Agency is urging nations to drop their negative perceptions of migrants and to treat them with dignity, respect and as a