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House Intelligence Panel Hires Veteran Prosecutor to Lead Trump Probe

House Intelligence Panel Hires Veteran Prosecutor to Lead Trump Probe

The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday it has hired a former federal prosecutor in Manhattan with experience investigating Russian mobsters and white-collar crime to

Report Finds Widespread Contamination at Nation's Coal Ash Sites

Nearly all 250 coal-fired plants in operation in the U.S. have leaked chemicals and contaminated the local groundwater supply with toxins [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; you can check the
US FDA Chief Steps Down in Surprise Resignation

US FDA Chief Steps Down in Surprise Resignation

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on Tuesday that he plans to step down next month, a sudden resignation that calls into question how the agency will handle issues
Jerry Merryman, 'Brilliant' Man Who Invented Calculator, Dies

Jerry Merryman, 'Brilliant' Man Who Invented Calculator, Dies

Jerry Merryman, one of the inventors of the handheld electronic calculator who is described by those who knew him as not only brilliant but also kind with a good sense of humor, has died. He was
US Judge Faults Ex-Trump Adviser Stone's Book That May Violate Gag Order

US Judge Faults Ex-Trump Adviser Stone's Book That May Violate Gag Order

A federal judge said Tuesday that the publication of a book last month by President Donald Trump's former political adviser Roger Stone which criticized Special Counsel Robert Mueller may violate a
Former NY Mayor Bloomberg to Forgo 2020 White House Bid

Former NY Mayor Bloomberg to Forgo 2020 White House Bid

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will not seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. president in 2020 but will instead launch an effort aimed at combating climate change, he said on
US Senators Endorse Tough Stance Toward North Korea on Nukes

US Senators Endorse Tough Stance Toward North Korea on Nukes

U.S. senators of both parties endorsed a resolute American negotiating stance toward North Korea after last week's summit in Vietnam between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
Teen Tells US Senate Why He Defied Anti-Vaccine Mother

Teen Tells US Senate Why He Defied Anti-Vaccine Mother

An Ohio teenager who defied his anti-vaccine mother and received shots against several dangerous diseases was the star witness at a Senate hearing Tuesday.Eighteen-year-old Ethan Lindenberger said he
Record-Breaking Family Migration Overwhelming US Border Agency

Record-Breaking Family Migration Overwhelming US Border Agency

The number of migrant families crossing the southwest border is again breaking records, and the crush is overwhelming border agents and straining facilities, officials said Tuesday.More than 76,000
Study: Trump Climate Deregulation Could Boost CO2 Emissions by 200M Tons a Year

Study: Trump Climate Deregulation Could Boost CO2 Emissions by 200M Tons a Year

The Trump administration's plans to roll back climate change regulations could boost U.S. carbon emissions by over 200 million tons a year by 2025, according to a report on Tuesday prepared for state
Trump Lawyer to Testify Again as President Assails New Investigations

Trump Lawyer to Testify Again as President Assails New Investigations

U.S. President Donald Trump's former longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen returns to testify Wednesday before the House Intelligence Committee, one of several committees in the Democrat-led House
As Democratic Field Grows, Party Activists Ask: Where's Joe?

As Democratic Field Grows, Party Activists Ask: Where's Joe?

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Washington state Governor Jay Inslee are the latest Democrats to jump into the crowded 2020 presidential field. But a lot of Democrats continue to wonder
State Dept. Declines to Correct Pompeo’s 'Taliban Terrorists' Comment

State Dept. Declines to Correct Pompeo’s 'Taliban Terrorists' Comment

The U.S. State Department says high-level negotiations on peace in Afghanistan, led by U.S. Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad, are still going on with the Taliban in Doha, Qatar. The timeline
US, Rights Activists Slam Iran’s Appointment of New Judiciary Chief

US, Rights Activists Slam Iran’s Appointment of New Judiciary Chief

The United States and rights activists are criticizing Iran for selecting as its new judiciary chief a conservative cleric allegedly involved in mass executions of dissidents in the 1980s.An Iranian
Why the US Might Reject Selling Arms to the Philippines

Why the US Might Reject Selling Arms to the Philippines

The Philippine foreign secretary says his country wants to buy American weaponry to shore up defense. But although the two countries have worked closely together on security over the past 70 years,
Trump Impeachment Tricky Prospect for Democrats

Trump Impeachment Tricky Prospect for Democrats

The Democratic-majority U.S. House of Representatives is stepping up pressure on President Donald Trump with probes into his finances and possible campaign ties to Russia. But one week after Trump's

’90s Survivor: Nissan Hardbody Style

A 1993 Nissan Hardbody, or more formally, the Nissan Truck, previously the Datsun Truck. Although, if you were in Japan, it would have been sold as the Nissan Datsun Truck. Despite its lackluster
CNN: Trump Pressured Aides to Get Security Clearances for Ivanka, Kushner

CNN: Trump Pressured Aides to Get Security Clearances for Ivanka, Kushner

U.S. President Donald Trump pressured his chief of staff and White House counsel to grant his daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump a security clearance against their recommendations, CNN
How Enslaved Africans Helped Invent American Cuisine

How Enslaved Africans Helped Invent American Cuisine

You can thank enslaved Africans for one of America's most iconic drinks: Coca-Cola.“The base ingredient in Coca-Cola is the kola nut that’s indigenous to Africa," says Frederick Opie, professor of
US Ambassador Slams Ukraine Over Corruption

US Ambassador Slams Ukraine Over Corruption

The U.S. ambassador to Kyiv directed unusually scathing criticism at the Ukrainian government in remarks released Wednesday, urging authorities to replace a senior anti-corruption official and tackle