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National Urban League Focusing on Minority Voting for 2020

National Urban League Focusing on Minority Voting for 2020

Voter suppression and Russian interference are some of the greatest barriers to minority voting in 2020, the National Urban League said Monday. This year's State of Black America report focuses on

RIAA Obtains Subpoena To Expose 'Infringing' Cloudflare Users

The RIAA has obtained a subpoena from a Columbia federal court ordering Cloudflare to hand over the IP and email addresses and all other identifying information related to several allegedly infringing
Melania Trump to Mark Anniversary of 'Be Best' Campaign

Melania Trump to Mark Anniversary of 'Be Best' Campaign

One year after launching her "Be Best" children's initiative, first lady Melania Trump will return to the White House Rose Garden on Tuesday to move the campaign forward.The celebration will include
House Democrats to Investigate Administration's Response to Hurricane Maria

House Democrats to Investigate Administration's Response to Hurricane Maria

Congressional Democrats say they are reviving their investigation into the Trump administration's response to Hurricane Maria.The September 2017 storm tore through the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto
With $1 Million Donation, Activists Renew Green New Deal Push in US Election

With $1 Million Donation, Activists Renew Green New Deal Push in US Election

Young activists pressuring U.S. lawmakers to aggressively tackle climate change and reject fossil fuel company donations got their first major financial boost Monday from a foundation that wants to
How Hard-Hitting Are US Congress Subpoenas, Contempt Citations?

How Hard-Hitting Are US Congress Subpoenas, Contempt Citations?

U.S. Attorney General William Barr faces the prospect Wednesday of a vote by a U.S. House committee to hold him in "contempt of Congress." What does that mean? Congress has significant, if

US Treasury's Mnuchin refuses to hand over Trump's tax returns

The US Treasury will not hand President Donald Trump's tax returns over to Democratic lawmakers, defying a demand from Congress, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday.
Treasury Denies Democrats' Request for Trump Tax Returns

Treasury Denies Democrats' Request for Trump Tax Returns

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has made it official: The administration won't be turning President Donald Trump's tax returns over to the Democratic-controlled House. Mnuchin told Ways and Means
USS Missouri Undergoes Restoration Ahead of War Anniversary

USS Missouri Undergoes Restoration Ahead of War Anniversary

A section of the USS Missouri is being repaired as part of a $3 million restoration project to address rust and other deterioration on the Pearl Harbor memorial ahead of the 75th anniversary of the
Ex-US Justice Dept. Officials: Mueller Report Justifies Obstruction Charges vs Trump

Ex-US Justice Dept. Officials: Mueller Report Justifies Obstruction Charges vs Trump

Almost 500 former U.S. Justice Department officials said on Monday in a joint statement that the Mueller report's findings would justify obstruction charges against President Donald Trump if he were
Trump Pardons Former US Soldier Who Killed Iraqi Prisoner

Trump Pardons Former US Soldier Who Killed Iraqi Prisoner

President Donald Trump has pardoned a former U.S. soldier convicted in 2009 of killing an Iraqi prisoner, the White House announced Monday.Trump signed an executive grant of clemency, a full pardon,
China to Continue Trade Talks Despite Trump’s Threatening Tweets

China to Continue Trade Talks Despite Trump’s Threatening Tweets

Global markets have been volatile after President Donald Trump threatened Sunday to raise tariffs on China. Although Beijing has indicated it will continue trade negotiations scheduled this Wednesday
New UN Campaign to Bring Youth into Gender Equality Fight

New UN Campaign to Bring Youth into Gender Equality Fight

The U.N. women's agency launched a campaign Monday to bring a young generation of women and men into the campaign for gender equality ahead of next year's 25th anniversary of the conference that
Top Chinese Economic Official to Travel to US for New Round of Trade Talks

Top Chinese Economic Official to Travel to US for New Round of Trade Talks

China has confirmed that its top trade negotiator will travel to the United States to conduct a new round of trade talks later this week, even after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened higher
Pompeo Cancels Merkel Talks Over 'Pressing Issues'

Pompeo Cancels Merkel Talks Over 'Pressing Issues'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has canceled a planned meeting Thursday with Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.The State Department said the talks had to be rescheduled due to what it
Climate Change Missing as US Defends Arctic Policy

Climate Change Missing as US Defends Arctic Policy

The Arctic is melting, but don't ask U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to talk about climate change. Nor even to agree on a text that mentions it.For the Trump administration, disappearing sea ice
US Commerce Secretary Urges India to Open Markets Further

US Commerce Secretary Urges India to Open Markets Further

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday that American technologies and expertise could play an important role in developing India's economy, but were facing significant barriers to
Can Kissing Cousins Wed in the US?

Can Kissing Cousins Wed in the US?

What do famous Americans such as author Edgar Allan Poe, Wild West outlaw Jesse James and theoretical physicist Albert Einstein have in common?They all reportedly married their first cousins.The
Stay or Leave: US Visa Woes for Indian Doctors Near Breaking Point

Stay or Leave: US Visa Woes for Indian Doctors Near Breaking Point

"The American dream is no longer alive," Dr. Tarkeshwar Tiwary lamented, looking back on a decade-long journey he has spent chasing a stable future in the United States for his two Indian-born
Refusal to Hand Over Trump's Tax Returns Sets Up Legal Fight

Refusal to Hand Over Trump's Tax Returns Sets Up Legal Fight

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has made it official: The administration won't be turning President Donald Trump's tax returns over to the Democratic-controlled House.Mnuchin told Ways and Means