WASHINGTON | First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

WASHINGTON  — Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House. In recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue in her honor on Friday. The bronze life-size statue will remain in the Newseum, just steps away from the National Mall and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

TEHRAN, Iran | The Latest: Iranian news agency says 8 killed in parade

TEHRAN, Iran  — The Latest on attack on Iranian military parade(all times local): 10:30 a.m. The semi-official Tasnim news agency says at least eight members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard have been killed in the Ahvaz military parade attack. Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency says 20 people were wounded, including a woman and a child. … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | The Latest: Iranian news agency says 8 killed in parade

TEHRAN, Iran | Iranian news agency: 8 Guard members killed in attack

TEHRAN, Iran  — Gunmen attacked a military parade in the southwest Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday, killing at least 8 members of the elite Revolutionary Guard and wounding 20 people, state media said. The state-run IRNA news agency reported that the wounded included a woman and a child but did not elaborate. Earlier reports … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iranian news agency: 8 Guard members killed in attack

VILNIUS, Lithuania | Pope begins Baltics pilgrimage as Russia threat looms large

VILNIUS, Lithuania — Russia will be the elephant in the room as Pope Francis begins a four-day visit to the Baltics amid renewed alarm about Moscow’s intentions in the region it has twice occupied. Francis boarded a special Alitalia flight that lands early Saturday in Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital, for a four-day trip that also … Continue reading VILNIUS, Lithuania | Pope begins Baltics pilgrimage as Russia threat looms large

SPRINGFIELD, Mo | Trump promises to rid Justice Dept. of ‘lingering stench’

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — President Donald Trump has issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI, promising further firings to get rid of a “lingering stench” following reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording the president. Trump, speaking at a rally in Missouri Friday, did not explicitly mention the Rosenstein … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD, Mo | Trump promises to rid Justice Dept. of ‘lingering stench’

North Carolina News: Governor Roy Cooper Requests FEMA To Cover 100% of Initial Florence Response Costs

RALEIGH, NC – As catastrophic effects from Hurricane Florence persist, Governor Cooper Friday asked President Donald Trump to cover 100% of initial disaster response costs for North Carolina.  Typically, 75% of these costs are covered by FEMA with the remaining 25% paid by the state. “North Carolinians are a resilient people, but the recovery from … Continue reading North Carolina News: Governor Roy Cooper Requests FEMA To Cover 100% of Initial Florence Response Costs