Sep 20 2018 Trump Stumps for Senator in Las Vegas

President Donald Trump is in Las Vegas stumping for Republican Sen. Dean Heller, who is in the fight of his career to keep his seat.
Trump is praising Heller as “a champion” of workers, veterans and families and says he has “no better friend.”
Heller, who once said he “vehemently” opposed Trump, has now allied himself with [...]


Sep 20 2018 Walmart Warns of Higher Prices if Trump Raises Tariffs

Walmart Inc. said that it may raise prices of products if the Trump administration imposes a tariff on Chinese imports, according to a letter the company wrote to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer two weeks ago and seen by Reuters Thursday.
The letter comes days after U.S. President Donald Trump slapped tariffs on $200 billion worth [...]


Sep 20 2018 Brett Kavanaugh Letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley, accepting his invitation to speak to the Senate Judiciary Committee. [Read More]

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Sep 20 2018 Despite Optics of Inter-Korea Summit, Denuclearization Still Distant

Despite the sound bites and photos that emerged from the third summit between the leaders of South Korea and North Korea, peace and denuclearization remain distant, experts said.
“The video images of the hand-holding and hugging” gave “the impression that things are much farther along toward a peaceful settlement of disputes between North and South Korea [...]


Sep 20 2018 NASA Telescope Discovers Two New Planets Five Months after Launch

A planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system discovered two distant planets this week five months after its launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, officials said on Thursday.
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, better known as TESS, made an early discovery of “super-Earth” and “hot Earth” planets in solar systems at least 49 [...]


Sep 20 2018 Facebook to Drop On-site Support for Political Campaigns

Facebook Inc. said Thursday that it would no longer dispatch employees to the offices of political campaigns to offer support ahead of elections, as it did with U.S. President Donald Trump in the 2016 race.
The company and other major online ad sellers, including Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Twitter Inc., have long offered free dedicated assistance to strengthen relationships with top advertisers such [...]


Sep 20 2018 Arab Conflicts Seen Not Rooted in Ideology Alone

Ideology is not the main reason that some people in the conflict-ridden Arab world join extremist groups. Rather, a host of other issues, including political participation, poverty, income disparity and unemployment, push people toward violence and extremism, a panel of experts said Thursday.
“The mainstream population [in the Arab world] is poor and vulnerable. Decisions to [...]


Sep 20 2018 US Prepared to Strike in Cyberspace

The United States is prepared to go on the offensive in cyberspace to ensure adversaries know there is a price to pay for hacks, network intrusions and other types of attacks.
President Donald Trump signed a new National Cyber Strategy on Thursday, calling for a more aggressive response to the growing online threat posed by other [...]


Sep 20 2018 Amnesty Accuses Maduro Government of Executing Thousands

An international human rights watchdog group has accused Nicolas Maduro’s government of committing some of the worst human rights violations in Venezuela’s history. 
In a report released Thursday, Amnesty International said the number of killings in the South American country in recent years was “greater than those in many countries at war.”
The report highlighted the violence [...]


Sep 20 2018 Son of Former Guinea President Charged with Enslaving Girl

A U.S. federal court has indicted the son of the former president of Guinea and his wife for allegedly enslaving a young Guinean girl in their luxurious Dallas, Texas, home for 16 years.
Mohamed Toure and Denise Cros-Toure were charged with forced labor and harboring an alien for financial gain.
Their attorney said the government’s case is [...]