WASHINGTON | South Carolina lawmakers to Trump: Save nuclear fuel project

WASHINGTON — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and the state’s congressional delegation urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to reconsider his administration’s plan to shut down a half-built nuclear fuel facility in their state. A federal appeals court last week allowed the Energy Department to go forward with plans to close the multibillion-dollar facility at … Continue reading WASHINGTON | South Carolina lawmakers to Trump: Save nuclear fuel project

DALLAS | Attorney: Ex-USA Gymnastics head didn’t know of indictment

DALLAS — As he traveled to Tennessee for a family vacation, former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny had no clue a Texas grand jury had indicted him for allegedly tampering with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, an attorney for the former top official said Thursday. The Walker County … Continue reading DALLAS | Attorney: Ex-USA Gymnastics head didn’t know of indictment

JUNEAU, Alaska | Alaska governor’s campaign moving ahead ‘a day at a time’

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says his re-election campaign is moving ahead but says he’s taking it “a day at a time.” His campaign was rocked Tuesday by the abrupt resignation of Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott over what Walker has described as an inappropriate overture to a woman. Mallott apologized though few details … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | Alaska governor’s campaign moving ahead ‘a day at a time’

United States | On the Merging of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem and U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem

United States – I am pleased to announce that following the May 14 opening of the U.S. Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem, we plan to achieve significant efficiencies and increase our effectiveness by merging U.S. Embassy Jerusalem and U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem into a single diplomatic mission. I have asked our Ambassador to Israel, David … Continue reading United States | On the Merging of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem and U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem

United States | Decision by Staffan De Mistura To Finish His Tenure as UN Special Envoy for Syria

United States – In his four years and four months as UN Special Envoy for Syria , Staffan de Mistura has worked tirelessly to find a solution to the Syrian crisis, saved lives by working to deescalate the violence that has engulfed the country, and eased suffering by constantly pressing for unhindered delivery of vital … Continue reading United States | Decision by Staffan De Mistura To Finish His Tenure as UN Special Envoy for Syria

United States | Rewards for Justice – Reward Offer for Information on Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Key Leaders

United States – The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the identification or location of Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) senior regional leader Khalid Saeed al-Batarfi, and is increasing from $5 million to up to $10 million its reward … Continue reading United States | Rewards for Justice – Reward Offer for Information on Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Key Leaders

United States | Sixteenth Session of the Bilateral Consultative Commission Under the New START Treaty

United States – The Sixteenth Session of the Bilateral Consultative Commission under the U.S.–Russia New START Treaty was held in Geneva from October 10–18, 2018. The U.S. and Russian delegations continued the discussion of practical issues related to the implementation of the Treaty. SOURCE: news provided by STATE.GOV on October 18, 2018.