MOSCOW -- Oleg Deripaska plans to keep control of United Co. Rusal even as the Russian aluminum giant battles for survival in the face of harsh U.S. sanctions, according to people familiar with the matter.
Deripaska is counting on lobbying by European governments to help ease the U.S. sanctions, said the people, who asked not to be identified. ...Read more
SEOUL, South Korea -- Kim Jong Un on Friday walked across the military demarcation line for a historic summit, becoming the first North Korean leader to step foot in South Korea since the end of the Korean War.
Kim shook and held hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the two leaders briefly walked back across the line -- marked by a...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee appeared an island of civility Thursday as Democrats and Republicans politely debated and voted 14-7 to approve bipartisan legislation intended to prevent President Donald Trump from firing special counsel Robert S. Mueller III without cause.
But the action only highlights how intractable the ...Read more
LOS ANGELES--Bill Cosby remained stoic as a jury on Thursday pronounced him guilty on multiple charges of sexual assault. But it was apparent to many in the courtroom, and the millions who tuned in to the aftermath of the trial on television, that they were witnessing a watershed moment.
Cosby, 80, became one of the first in a line of powerful,...Read more
WICHITA, Kan. -- Tucked behind a bloc of office suites off a dead-end road in Wichita sit three storage units that house old yard signs, campaign office furniture and other relics of Mike Pompeo's political past -- and clues to his possible future.
More than 1,200 miles away, the U.S. Senate confirmed Pompeo on Thursday as secretary of State. ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Just months before President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Texas almost 55 years ago, an FBI field agent sent word back to headquarters on the activities of a Soviet sympathizer named Lee Harvey Oswald.
FBI agent James P. Hosty Jr. wrote to Washington that Oswald "reportedly drank to excess and beat his wife on numerous ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Washington lawyer Joseph Simons, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Federal Trade Commission, was confirmed by the Senate as the agency tackles high-profile consumer-protection cases like the Facebook Inc. data scandal.
The Senate confirmed Simons late Thursday along with four other nominees -- Republicans Noah Phillips ...Read more
Trump to make long-delayed visit to Britain in July
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's long-delayed visit to the United Kingdom has been scheduled for July 13, 18 months into his presidency that has been notable for its occasional tensions with America's closest ally.
The two governments Thursday announced the trip for Trump to hold talks ...Read more
When We Were Married #1Daniel Quentin Steele
OJ SIMPSON, CASEY ANTHONY, TRAYVON MARTIN
Three of the best known names in the world, figuring in three of the most internationally famous criminal trials of the past quarter century.
Those trials made their names famous and made media stars of defense attorneys. ...
LIMA, Peru -- Peru's Constitutional Court ordered the release of former President Ollanta Humala and his wife, Nadine Heredia, who were jailed nine months ago pending a trial on money laundering allegations.
The country's highest court ruled in a 4-3 vote to grant the couple's habeas corpus request, paving the way for their immediate release, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt offered lawmakers little contrition Thursday for questionable spending and management decisions that have plunged his agency into scandal, as he accused critics of fabricating stories about him in an effort to undermine President Donald Trump's agenda.
Pruitt spent a tense day on ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The legal thicket around a hush-money payment to a porn star was tangled further Thursday after President Donald Trump appeared to confirm that Michael Cohen was representing him when the lawyer paid $130,000 to Stormy Daniels on the eve of the 2016 election.
Trump, who previously said he was unaware of Cohen's payment, vigorously...Read more
ST. LOUIS -- A former FBI agent who investigated an invasion of privacy charge against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens refused to answer questions in a deposition Thursday, leading defense lawyers to call for witnesses and evidence linked to the investigator to be excluded from the case.
If they are successful, that could include the woman who says...Read more
The break that authorities said led them to the man accused of being the Golden State Killer came when they linked DNA evidence from the killings to genetic information contained on a consumer genealogical website, authorities said Thursday.
Investigators knew the killer only through a string of DNA recorded in several of the dozen murder ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--A deputies' union on Thursday decided it has "no confidence" in Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, citing crushed morale amid national criticism of how the agency handled its response to the Parkland school massacre.
The Broward Sheriff's Office Deputies Association revealed 85 percent of the union members who voted -- ...Read more
TEL AVIV, Israel -- Nine young people died in flash floods that struck while they were hiking in southern Israel, medical services said Thursday.
Israeli police said that a group of 25 hikers had been hit by flash floods in Nahal Tzafit, a riverbed near the Dead Sea, but did not confirm any casualties.
But Zaka, an Israeli emergency rescue ...Read more
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder among American children continues to rise, new government data suggest. And that may be a good thing.
Among 11 sites across the U.S. where records of 8-year-olds are scrutinized in detail, 1 in 59 kids was deemed to have ASD in 2014. That's up from 1 in 68 in 2012.
Normally, health officials would ...Read more
LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan's battle to free the weed officially started Thursday when the State Board of Canvassers ruled that a group pushing a proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use got enough signatures to qualify for the Nov. 6 ballot.
The 4-0 decision by the board was met with cheers by advocates for the proposal.
"The people...Read more
MIAMI -- The United States was at war with al-Qaida at the time of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the military judge presiding at the trial of the alleged plotters has ruled. But he sidestepped a crucial question: When precisely did the war begin?
For now, Army Col. James L. Pohl wrote in his 20-page ruling dated Wednesday, it is "unnecessary to ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Overcoming a bruising confirmation fight, the Senate voted Thursday to confirm CIA Director Mike Pompeo as President Donald Trump's second secretary of state -- but the first who Trump says shares his worldview and opinions on Iran, North Korea and other key concerns.
The vote was 57-42, an unusually low margin of approval for ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump just can't quit TV.
During a half-hour telephone interview on "Fox & Friends" Thursday morning, Trump offered a new spin on his frequent media criticism, assailing "fake news" yet insisting he has found the path to sanity by avoiding that which he has long seemed to adore.
"I don't watch them at all," Trump...Read more
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