Stories about USA

Jun 27 2017

Gov. Roy Cooper will veto $23 billion budget

Monday's anticipated action by Cooper would be the second time in state history a governor has vetoed a budget. Cooper said the actual veto would occur Monday. In a press...

Jun 27 2017

Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo released from prison on medical grounds

The prison bureau of Liaoning province said yesterday that Liu is being treated by eight "well-known tumour experts", but western politicians and rights activists have ...

Jun 27 2017

Kushner meets with Abbas in bid to renew peace process

On Wednesday evening, Kushner is scheduled to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah. This is an opportunity to pursue ou...

Jun 27 2017

Senate healthcare overhaul hits trouble as Republicans hesitant to proceed to vote

Johnson has been adamant in recent days to hold off on a vote on the bill, which leadership is pushing to happen before the July 4 recess. The Congressional Budget Off...

Jun 27 2017

Trump to Obama: I called the GOP health care bill 'mean' first

CBO's projections would represent an abrupt turn from the trends under Obamacare; the U.S. uninsured rate had dropped below 11 percent in late 2016. Deductibles and o...

Jun 27 2017

Trump's travel ban takes effect Thursday

An worldwide passenger arrives at Washington Dulles global Airport after the US Supreme Court granted parts of the Trump administration's emergency request to put i...

Jun 27 2017

Israel begins work on new settlement

Tuesday's ground-clearing work for the settlement to be called Amichai was in preparation for the installation of mobile homes to house about 300 settlers evicted from Am...

Jun 27 2017

Trump on his Comey tape claim: 'It wasn't very stupid'

Mueller is in charge of the Russian Federation investigation that has expanded to include Trump's firing of Comey. Mr Trump has disputed Mr Comey's version of a Janua...

Jun 27 2017

Trump Tweet Blasts 'Obstruction of Justice' Reports

Examining such possible charges will allow investigators to interview key administration figures including Attorney General Jeff Sessions , Deputy Attorney General Rosen...

Jun 27 2017

Corker vows to block arms sales to Gulf states over Qatar

Arms sales are subject to preliminary approval by the committee before going to the full Congress for a 30-day review period. Qatar says it is being punished for strayi...

Jun 27 2017

Senior GOP Senator Seeks 'path' For Resolving Qatar Crisis

On Saturday, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, quoted by Al Jazeera , said: "The US secretary of state recently called upon the blockadin...

Jun 27 2017

How the travel ban might play out in Los Angeles

Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, said she was dismayed by the ruling , but insisted that her agency has "an existing relationship with incoming refugees, certifi...

Jun 27 2017

Supreme Court to Review Partisan Gerrymandering Case

In other districts, Democrats were so well represented it limited voters' ability to elect Democrats in other districts. The challengers in the case, Gill v. Four ju...

Jun 27 2017

Trump, Melania receive PM Modi at White House

India's foreign ministry hailed the move. Modi thanked President Trump for his warm welcome. For the First Lady Melania , PM Modi presented hand-woven shawls from J&...

Jun 27 2017

SCOTUS takes on controversial same-sex wedding cake case

He said requiring him to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple would violate his religious views. The Supreme Court will hear Masterpiece Cakeshop v. In the Col...

Jun 27 2017

Louis to be removed by Friday

In a settlement with the City of the St. Louis, the Missouri Civil War Museum has agreed to remove and store the Confederate Monument in Forest Park. Workers were alrea...

Jun 27 2017

Supreme Court Returns Sanity to Debate Over Travel Ban

But courts ruled that because it applied selectively to mainly Muslim countries, the ban violated the US Constitution's ban on religious discrimination. "The interest in ...

Jun 27 2017

Philippine troops declare 8-hour cease-fire in besieged city

The fighting has forced more than 300,000 people to abandon their homes in Marawi and outlying towns and flee to evacuation centers , which rapidly became overcrowded,...

Jun 27 2017

White House fills usher spot with Trump hotel staffer

President Trump and the first lady hosted their first Congressional Picnic with the theme "Picnic in the Park". Ivanka played with her daughter Arabella Kushner, as seen...

Jun 27 2017

Narendra Modi and Trump pledge to destroy 'radical Islamic terrorism'

But Washington and New Delhi share concerns about China's rise as a military power that have underpinned increasingly close relations in the past decade. Meeting for th...