WASHINGTON -- A White House spokeswoman said Sunday that it was too soon to say whether a special prosecutor should look into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.
Calls have grown louder from Democrats in Congress for U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the issue because of his role as a prominent ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- By using one of the world's deadliest known toxins to carry off a high-profile assassination in Malaysia, North Korea sent a message to the world that it has two types of weapons of mass destruction -- nuclear bombs and the most ghastly of chemical weapons.
"The point was made," said Raymond Zilinskas, director of the chemical and...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump claimed Sunday that the race for Democratic National Committee chairman had been "rigged"--drawing a quick response from Tom Perez, who narrowly won the party's leadership race.
Trump insinuated that Perez's election as chairman on the second ballot at a party conference in Atlanta on Saturday was because ...Read more
MUMBAI, India -- Mohammad Abdul Yaseen sat cross-legged beside a tree, hunched over a smooth marble slab. He moved a metal straightedge into position, making a gentle scraping sound, and drew a small line on the marble with a pencil.
He has done this for half a century, carefully etching the stones that mark the final resting places for members...Read more
Every president since 1981 has attended the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner.
That year, President Ronald Reagan missed out. The reason? He needed to recover after a would-be assassin fired a bullet into his chest a few weeks earlier.
On Saturday, President Donald Trump announced he will not attend the annual dinner in ...Read more
LOS ANGELES --Jersey Vargas, 13, was just starting a long night of homework Wednesday when I asked how school was going.
"Everything's fine. Straight A's," said the Panorama City seventh-grader, who attends a magnet school and wants to go to Harvard or Yale one day. "But math is getting more difficult."
I hadn't spoken to Jersey since I met ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is pushing ahead with an expansion of the nation's homeland missile defense system, despite a newly recognized deficiency that affects nearly all the system's rocket interceptors, a Los Angeles Times investigation has found.
The problem threatens the performance of small thrusters attached to the interceptors. In the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Twelve people were injured Saturday in New Orleans when a car struck a crowd watching a parade, local media reported.
"Initial reports show so far about a dozen people are in a critical condition," police spokeswoman Ambria Washington said, in comments published by the local Times-Picayune newspaper.
"The number could increase as...Read more
Call Me Pomeroy [Kindle Edition]James Hanna
Pomeroy, a street musician on parole, joins the Occupy Movement in Oakland and its spinoffs in London and Paris. He does not join for political reasons but to get on television, land an agent, and score a million dollar recording contract. A zany collection of tales ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--Gina Roberts, a champion target shooter and supporter of President Donald Trump, says she wishes everyone would take a deep breath and relax about the controversy over transgender students using bathrooms.
Roberts was one of hundreds of GOP loyalists attending the California Republican Party convention in Sacramento this ...Read more
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico has informed the Trump administration that it cannot accept non-Mexican nationals whom U.S. authorities arrest along the border and seek to remove from U.S. territory, the nation's internal security chief said.
Last week, the Trump administration rolled out a broad immigration crackdown that included a proposal to send non...Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--A flurry of smartphone snapshots with a cardboard Donald Trump and blazing red "Make California Great Again" hats signaled that many of the GOP delegates at the California Republican Party convention this weekend have embraced the new president and his aggressive tactics to shift the nation to the right.
But a fair number of...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Wilbur Ross is likely to be confirmed as President Donald Trump's secretary of commerce Monday despite unanswered questions about his ownership of a Cyprus bank that caters to wealthy Russians.
Ross, a business turnaround specialist, has not responded to a Feb. 16 letter from six Democratic senators asking him to explain his ...Read more
The annual White House Correspondents dinner will be missing a key guest this year: President Donald Trump.
On Saturday, Trump tweeted he will not be attending the April 29 dinner, considered the premier social event of the Washington press corps--and typically an evening of good-natured bantering between presidents and reporters.
His ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats are questioning whether recent comments from leading Republicans, made at the request of the White House, have compromised Senate and House investigations into possible Russian influence on the recent election.
The comments were from the chairmen of the Senate and House intelligence committees, which are ...Read more
WASHINGTON--The Democratic Party put its faith in its old guard Saturday to guide it out of the political wilderness, choosing as the new leader of the Democratic National Committee an Obama-era Cabinet secretary over the charismatic congressman backed by the progressive wing of the party.
Tom Perez, a former secretary of Labor with strong ties...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Democratic governors came to Washington Saturday in an unusually weakened position.
There are only 16 of them. They don't control Congress or the White House. And they are eager to preserve the expansion of Medicaid, the health care program for lower income people.
Some are turning to a public relations strategy. Some, such as ...Read more
ATLANTA -- By a razor-thin margin, Tom Perez was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee Saturday, putting a veteran of the Obama administration in charge of rebuilding a party devastated by the results of the 2016 elections.
The new Democratic leader immediately promised to make President Donald Trump a one-term president, ...Read more
GULFPORT, Miss. –– A man suspected of killing a woman and her two grandsons in a Sacramento, Calif., housing project last year was arrested in Biloxi, Miss., on panhandling charges before police linked him to the Sacramento crimes.
Jerod Michael Watson of Sacramento, was taken into custody about 3 p.m. Friday, Biloxi Police Chief John ...Read more
ATLANTA--Democratic leaders picked a political veteran with ties to the party's establishment as a new face of the resistance to Donald Trump at a party meeting Saturday in Atlanta.
Perez becomes the first Latino chairman of the party, just as the Trump administration begins to implement the Republican president's promise to build a wall on the...Read more
JOHANNESBURG -- South African authorities are under fire for allowing an anti-immigrant "march of hatred" in Pretoria Friday, soon after a series of violent attacks against Somalis, Nigerians and other foreigners.
The results were predictable: Police arrested 136 people, many of them protesters and looters armed with clubs, sticks, pipes and ...Read more
- Mexico says it won't accept deported Central Americans
- Report: 12 injured as car runs into crowd at New Orleans parade
- Transgender California GOP delegate says the Trump administration will protect the LGBTQ community
- Guess who is not coming to dinner? Donald Trump
- Democrats select former Labor secretary Tom Perez to lead the DNC