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Trump signs spending bill to avert government shutdown — for one week

The House passed a continuing resolution, or "CR," giving Congress until next Friday to hammer out a spending deal for the rest of the fiscal year.
Apr 29, 2017 |

Trump: Chance of 'major' North Korea Conflict

Rachel Maddow reports breaking news that in an interview with Reuters Donald Trump has said that there is a chance of a "major, major conflict" with North Korea.
Apr 29, 2017 |

Sanders calls Obama’s $400K Wall Street speaking fee ‘unfortunate’

Though he praised the former president, Sanders also repeated criticisms from his campaign about the influence of Wall Street over Washington.
Apr 29, 2017 |

Woman, 66, is fifth victim to die in Stockholm truck attack

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A woman in her 60s who was injured in the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm has died, Swedish authorities said Friday, raising the death toll to five.
Apr 29, 2017 |

EU to mull post-Brexit membership for 'united Ireland': sources

EU leaders are expected at a summit this weekend to back automatic membership for Northern Ireland after Brexit if it ever reunifies with Ireland, sources said on Friday. Ireland will ask the 27 European Union leaders to endorse a text on the issue when they meet on Saturday without Britain to adopt guidelines for Brexit negotiations. While the...
Apr 29, 2017 |

Turkey arrests American and Briton entering from Syria

ISTANBUL (AP) — An American and a British man, allegedly members of the Islamic State group, were arrested in Turkey after crossing the border from Syria and handing themselves over to the authorities, officials said Friday.
Apr 29, 2017 |

Eight of the Weirdest Gifts Foreign Dignitaries Gave the President

From ping pong tables to crocodile insurance, a rundown of the strangest gifts foreign leaders gave the leader of the free world.
Apr 29, 2017 |

Elizabeth Thomas Gets Counseling After Being Found

Elizabeth Thomas was found April 20 in Northern California along with 50-year-old Tad Cummins, who is suspected of kidnapping her.
Apr 29, 2017 |

US foreign aid cuts: what could impact be?

When President Donald Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, presented the outlines of the new US administration’s first budget last month, he made no bones about its purpose. “This is a hard power budget. It is not a soft power budget,” he told reporters, referring to Mr. Trump’s preference for military firepower over the influence he might...
Apr 29, 2017 |

Google activates company's first servers in Cuba

On Thursday, Google activated a line of caching servers in Cuba, becoming the first foreign company with the ability to provide online content in the country. The new servers will help speed up internet access for the small percentage of Cuba's population that are internet users, and could lay a groundwork for future web expansion in the isolated...
Apr 29, 2017 |

John Kasich raises 'taking out' top North Korean leaders

With that bold assertion, Gov. John Kasich (R) of Ohio raised a controversial argument for American action aimed at neutralizing the North Korean nuclear threat. “An ability to remove a number of the top people, and have a more benign leadership there that understands what’s at risk, I think is perhaps doable,” Governor Kasich told reporters...
Apr 29, 2017 |

Diner tour: Appalachian voters talk pickles and politics

At the popular local eateries the Monitor visited, the fare ranged from smoky brisket and “frickles” (fried pickles) to fresh blueberry muffins and raspberry hot chocolate. By 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Wilma Eldridge has already made 27 pies. “It’s regular home cooking,” says Ms. Eldridge, in her small wood-paneled dining area.
Apr 29, 2017 |

Delta Passenger Claims He Was Booted From Flight Because He Had to Use the Bathroom

The delayed flight returned to the gate when he got back to his seat, and he was asked to get off the plane.
Apr 28, 2017 |

Tributes for Taiwanese trekker lost in Nepal tragedy

A Taiwanese trekker is recovering in hospital after rescuers found him and his dead girlfriend on a mountainside in Nepal where they were stranded for 47 days, surviving on only water and salt after their food ran out. Liu Chen-chun, 18,​ died just three days before the rescue team located the couple in northwest Nepal, but her boyfriend managed...
Apr 28, 2017 |

ACLU defends Coulter after Berkeley speech cancellation

“For the future of our democracy, we must protect bigoted speech from government censorship,” stated David Cole, head of the ACLU, in Coulter's defense.
Apr 28, 2017 |

Slain trooper's young sons in court as killer gets death

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — With his victim's two young sons in court for the first time, a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper was formally sentenced to death Thursday, one day after a jury determined he should receive a lethal injection for the ambush at a state police barracks.
Apr 28, 2017 |

On 'sanctuary cities,' Trumpian hyperbole runs up against legal precision

The order was merely an example of the president’s use of the “bully pulpit, serving the purpose of highlighting President Trump’s focus on immigration enforcement,” the administration’s council told US District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco. On Tuesday, Judge Orrick put a temporary halt to Mr. Trump’s executive order threatening to...
Apr 28, 2017 |

White House vows to continue funding Obamacare, averting showdown with Democrats

The White House has assured Democrats it will continue to fund a key portion of Obamacare, clearing the way for negotiations on a series of spending bills to avoid a government shutdown, according to two sources familiar with the decision. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., had demanded...
Apr 28, 2017 |

France: Analysis shows Syrian government behind sarin attack

PARIS (AP) — France said that the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible.
Apr 28, 2017 |

A Growing -- and Deadly -- Problem on America’s Roads

For the first time, drugged driving is to blame for more traffic fatalities involving drivers than drunk driving, a new report reveals.
Apr 28, 2017 |

Diner tour: Appalachian voters talk pickles and politics

At the popular local eateries the Monitor visited, the fare ranged from smoky brisket and “frickles” (fried pickles) to fresh blueberry muffins and raspberry hot chocolate. By 7:30 a.m. Saturday... Read More

John Kasich raises 'taking out' top North Korean leaders

With that bold assertion, Gov. John Kasich (R) of Ohio raised a controversial argument for American action aimed at neutralizing the North Korean nuclear threat. “An ability to remove a number of... Read More

Google activates company's first servers in Cuba

On Thursday, Google activated a line of caching servers in Cuba, becoming the first foreign company with the ability to provide online content in the country. The new servers will help speed up... Read More