SACRAMENTO, Calif | California sues Trump over emergency wall declaration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump‘s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Xavier Becerra released a statement Monday saying 16 states — including California — allege the Trump administration’s action violates the Constitution. “President Trump treats the rule of law with utter … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | California sues Trump over emergency wall declaration

Why the $22 trillion national debt doesn’t matter – here’s what you should worry about instead

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) William D. Lastrapes, University of Georgia (THE CONVERSATION) The U.S. federal government’s debt load hit another milestone this month: It’s now a record US$22 trillion in nominal terms. That’s $67,000 for every man, woman and child living in the … Continue reading Why the $22 trillion national debt doesn’t matter – here’s what you should worry about instead

Harris says she’s waiting for probe into alleged attack

Sen. Kamala Harris says she won’t comment again on the investigation into a reported attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett until it’s completed. Speaking Monday to reporters in Concord, New Hampshire, during her first presidential campaign trip to the state, the U.S. senator from California says that “the facts are still unfolding” and that while … Continue reading Harris says she’s waiting for probe into alleged attack

SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich | 3 children among 4 found dead after west Michigan shooting

SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say three children and a woman were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds at a home in western Michigan. Kent County Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young says authorities responded Monday to a property near Cedar Springs, a community about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Grand Rapids. She says someone discovered … Continue reading SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich | 3 children among 4 found dead after west Michigan shooting

MIAMI | Trump pleads with Venezuela’s military to back Guaido

MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday pleaded with Venezuela’s military to support opposition leader Juan Guaido and issued a dire warning if they continue to stand with President Nicolas Maduro’s government. “You will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. You will lose everything,” Trump said in a speech … Continue reading MIAMI | Trump pleads with Venezuela’s military to back Guaido

SRINAGAR, India | Tensions rising after Kashmir attack as gunbattle kills 9

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Tensions escalated after a suicide attack in disputed Kashmir, with nine people killed Monday in a gunbattle that broke out as Indian soldiers searched for militants. Government forces surrounded a village in the southern Pulwama area on a tip that militants were hiding there, security officials said. As troops began conducting … Continue reading SRINAGAR, India | Tensions rising after Kashmir attack as gunbattle kills 9

NEW YORK | Protests slam Trump’s declaration as states ready lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — Protesters around the U.S. spent Presidents Day rallying against President Donald Trump‘s national emergency declaration as at least a dozen states planned a lawsuit to block Trump’s latest ploy to fund his long-promised border wall. “Trump is the national emergency!” chanted a group of hundreds lined up Monday at the White … Continue reading NEW YORK | Protests slam Trump’s declaration as states ready lawsuit

MIAMI | The Latest: Maduro says Trump sounds almost Nazi-like

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump addressing the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Venezuela’s embattled president, Nicolas Maduro, is rejecting President Donald Trump’s call for a new day in Venezuela and comparing the tone of the American president’s speech in Miami to that of a Nazi. Trump said … Continue reading MIAMI | The Latest: Maduro says Trump sounds almost Nazi-like