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‘Unprecedented’ Water Prompts Opening of Mississippi River Spillway

‘Unprecedented’ Water Prompts Opening of Mississippi River Spillway

Army Corps of Engineers officials in Louisiana aim to open a historic flood control structure above New Orleans on Tuesday for an unprecedented second time in one year.“It’s an unprecedented amount of
New Tariffs on Chinese Products Go into Effect

New Tariffs on Chinese Products Go into Effect

The United States has increased tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.China on Friday said it “deeply regrets” the increased tariffs and will take the “necessary
Honor Flight Takes US War Veterans to Nation's Capital

Honor Flight Takes US War Veterans to Nation's Capital

Every year, a U.S. nonprofit called Honor Flight Network offers American war veterans a free trip to the nation's capital. The program, which began more than a decade ago, gives veterans a chance to
Russia Probe Debate Likely Won't be Resolved Until 2020 Election

Russia Probe Debate Likely Won't be Resolved Until 2020 Election

President Donald Trump's approval rating in the latest Gallup poll is up to 46 percent, the highest it has been in that poll since the earliest days of his presidency. Some Republicans say the time is
US Voters to Have Mueller Report Final Say in 2020 Election

US Voters to Have Mueller Report Final Say in 2020 Election

President Donald Trump’s approval rating in the latest Gallup poll is up to 46 percent, the highest it has been in that poll since the earliest days of his presidency.Some Republicans say the time is
China 'Fed Up' With US Criticism of Belt and Road

China 'Fed Up' With US Criticism of Belt and Road

China has expressed annoyance at U.S. criticism of its Belt and Road Initiative, inspired by the Silk Road, an ancient network of trade routes that connected parts of Asia, Africa and Europe. Xi
Is it Curtains for Daylight Saving Time?

Is it Curtains for Daylight Saving Time?

Twice a year, Americans change their clocks in accordance with the federally mandated switch to daylight saving time (DST), a concept first introduced during World War I in order to save energy by
Trump Tweets Out US Plan as Tariffs on Chinese Products Kick In

Trump Tweets Out US Plan as Tariffs on Chinese Products Kick In

U.S. President Donald Trump began Friday issuing a series of tweets focusing on trade with China, as the United States increased tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports."We

Hands-Free Porn Movie Filmed In Tesla Model X On Autopilot, Musk Tweets “Shoulda Seen It Coming”

Elon Musk was amused by the Pornhub video filmed in a self-driving Tesla Model X on Autopilot mode. |
Your Uber Has Arrived, on Wall Street

Your Uber Has Arrived, on Wall Street

With a ring of the opening bell, Uber began picking up passengers as a newly minted public company Friday and investors waited to bet on a service with huge potential, but a long way from turning a
Is Trump's High-Stakes Showdown With Congress a 'Constitutional Crisis?'

Is Trump's High-Stakes Showdown With Congress a 'Constitutional Crisis?'

Democrats call it a "constitutional crisis." But is it?Stunned by the extent of the White House's blanket refusal to comply with oversight by Congress, the Democrats warn that the Trump administration
Pompeo Going to Russia Amid Disputes Over Venezuela, Arctic

Pompeo Going to Russia Amid Disputes Over Venezuela, Arctic

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will head to Russia to hold talks with President Vladimir Putin amid disputes over Venezuela's political turmoil and other issues.Pompeo will arrive in Moscow on Monday
Reporter Detained While Covering Connecticut Demonstration

Reporter Detained While Covering Connecticut Demonstration

A reporter with Hearst Connecticut Media was briefly detained while covering a demonstration on the anniversary of a police shooting.The Connecticut Post reports that Tara O'Neill was handcuffed by
Trump's Foreign Policy Challenges Mounting Around the World

Trump's Foreign Policy Challenges Mounting Around the World

New North Korea missile tests. A trade standoff with China. Fresh nuclear tensions with Iran.President Donald Trump's foreign policy challenges are mounting around the world, showing the limits of his
Pentagon Shifting $1.5B to US Border Wall Construction

Pentagon Shifting $1.5B to US Border Wall Construction

The Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of 80 miles of wall at the U.S.-Mexican
Reports: Mueller Won't Testify Next Week, Says House Judiciary Chair

Reports: Mueller Won't Testify Next Week, Says House Judiciary Chair

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller will not testify before Congress next week, the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee told reporters Friday, according to media reports.Chairman
US Sanctions 2 Companies for Shipping Venezuelan Oil to Cuba

US Sanctions 2 Companies for Shipping Venezuelan Oil to Cuba

The United States has placed sanctions on two shipping companies for transporting Venezuelan oil to Cuba. The Treasury Department said Friday it targeted the Marshall Islands-based Monsoon Navigation
WWII-era Navajo Code Talker Begaye Dies at 97

WWII-era Navajo Code Talker Begaye Dies at 97

The Navajo Nation has announced that World War II-era Navajo Code Talker Fleming Begaye has died. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said Begaye died Friday in Chinle, Arizona. He was 97. The cause
Space Tourism Steps Closer to Commercial Flight Reality

Space Tourism Steps Closer to Commercial Flight Reality

Billionaire Richard Branson is moving Virgin Galactic’s winged passenger rocket and more than 100 employees from California to a remote commercial launch and landing facility in southern New Mexico,
Warmbier: Call Kim Jong Un What He Is — ‘Criminal Kim’

Warmbier: Call Kim Jong Un What He Is — ‘Criminal Kim’

The father of American college student Otto Warmbier who died soon after being sent home from North Korea in a vegetative state said Friday that Kim Jong Un should be called “criminal Kim” — not