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Bolton Warns Syria Against Use of Chemical Weapons

Bolton Warns Syria Against Use of Chemical Weapons

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton warned the Syrian government that it should not see the impending U.S. military withdrawal from the country as an invitation to use chemical weapons."There
White House Staff Gathering at Camp David for 'Retreat'

White House Staff Gathering at Camp David for 'Retreat'

White House senior staff will be gathering over the weekend at the Camp David presidential compound for a "staff retreat" to discuss the administration's priorities for 2019. And White House Press
New House Democrats Get Early Political Lesson

New House Democrats Get Early Political Lesson

The education of the star-studded class of House freshmen has begun.Lesson one: Speaking with the bluntness of a candidate can produce swift and uncomfortable results.Rep. Rashida Tlaib learned that
Moscow: Russian's Detention Preceded Ex-Marine's Arrest

Moscow: Russian's Detention Preceded Ex-Marine's Arrest

The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday the United States had detained a Russian citizen a day after Moscow arrested the former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan on suspicion of spying.Whelan was taken
Airports Seeing Rise in Security Screeners Calling off Work

Airports Seeing Rise in Security Screeners Calling off Work

The federal agency tasked with guaranteeing U.S. airport security is acknowledging an increase in the number of its employees calling off work during the partial government shutdown. The
Mexico Launches Plan to Stimulate US Border Economy

Mexico Launches Plan to Stimulate US Border Economy

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has launched an ambitious plan to stimulate economic activity on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border despite recent U.S. threats to close the border
Defense Secretary's Chief of Staff Resigns

Defense Secretary's Chief of Staff Resigns

Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney, chief of staff to the secretary of defense, has resigned, according to a Department of Defense statement released Saturday.Sweeney had held the position since January
Russia: Too Early to Consider Exchange of US Spy Suspect

Russia: Too Early to Consider Exchange of US Spy Suspect

Russia's deputy foreign minister brushed back suggestions Saturday that an American being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be exchanged for a Russian citizen. Paul Whelan, a former U.S.
Carter Administration Defense Secretary Harold Brown Dies at 91

Carter Administration Defense Secretary Harold Brown Dies at 91

Harold Brown, who as defense secretary in the Carter administration championed cutting-edge fighting technology during a tenure that included the failed rescue of hostages in Iran, has died at age
Parkland Report Released; Father of Victim Seeks Accountability

Parkland Report Released; Father of Victim Seeks Accountability

Andrew Pollack, the father of a teenage girl who was killed in a school shooting in Florida last year, was appointed to the state Education Board by outgoing Gov. Rick Scott.Scott appointed Pollack to
Talks to End US Government Shutdown to Continue Sunday

Talks to End US Government Shutdown to Continue Sunday

White House officials and congressional aides will meet again Sunday to continue discussions about how to end the partial government shutdown that has affected hundreds of thousands of federal workers

Trump stands firm on wall demand as shutdown continues

Donald Trump stood firm Sunday on his demand for billions of dollars to fund a border wall with Mexico, claiming "tremendous" support inside his camp on the contentious issue which has forced a
Master of Miniatures Builds a Dream Mansion in Los Angeles

Master of Miniatures Builds a Dream Mansion in Los Angeles

For some, castlelike mansions in Los Angeles are just pretty to look at and an unattainable dream. But for designer Chris Toledo, they are an inspiration. He makes exact, yet miniature copies of these
Blind Linguist Sees Beauty in Teaching, Music, Languages

Blind Linguist Sees Beauty in Teaching, Music, Languages

A New York professor, who teaches German at New York's Elmira College, speaks six languages, has a bachelor's degree in vocal performance and two master's degrees. Plus she writes poetry and sings.
US Delegation Arrives in Beijing for Trade Talks

US Delegation Arrives in Beijing for Trade Talks

A U.S. trade delegation has arrived in Beijing.The group is in China to hold two days of talks, beginning Monday, focusing on how best to carry out an agreement reached by U.S. President Donald Trump
US Official: No Abrupt Pullout of Troops From Syria

US Official: No Abrupt Pullout of Troops From Syria

President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Sunday that U.S. withdrawal of its 2,000 troops in Syria will not be abrupt and also will be conditioned on Turkish assurances that it will not

America's youngest congresswoman launches radical plan to tax the rich

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez began her term as the youngest woman ever elected to the US Congress with a bang this week by proposing to tax the ultra-rich at 60 or 70 percent.
Iowans Prepare for Surge in Presidential Hopeful Visits

Iowans Prepare for Surge in Presidential Hopeful Visits

The race to challenge U.S. President Donald Trump in November 2020 kicked off in earnest Saturday, when the first major Democratic Party hopeful to announce her candidacy visited with voters across