CARACAS, Venezuela | Trump: Venezuelan socialist president easily toppled

CARACAS, Venezuela— President Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro could be easily toppled by a military coup and the U.S stepped up financial pressure by slapping the socialist president’s inner circle with fresh sanctions. Trump declined to respond to questions about whether a U.S.-led military intervention in the crisis-stricken country was … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | Trump: Venezuelan socialist president easily toppled

Missouri Lottery News: $1 Million Prize Claimed in St. Louis by Ramic Nijaz

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Ramic Nijaz is the Missouri Lottery’s latest millionaire.  The St. Louis resident won $1 million playing the “$300,000,000 Golden Ticket” Scratchers game.  He purchased the winning ticket at Phillips 66, 3307 Lemay Ferry Road in St. Louis, on Sept. 7. Nijaz’s $1 million win marks the 124th Scratchers millionaire and 500th … Continue reading Missouri Lottery News: $1 Million Prize Claimed in St. Louis by Ramic Nijaz

UNITED NATIONS | AP Interview: NATO chief plays balancing act with Russia

UNITED NATIONS — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday he wants a more constructive relationship with Russia — even as the Western alliance is taking measures to respond to Moscow’s increasing military assertiveness. It’s a delicate balancing act. Stoltenberg met Tuesday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and neither side showed signs of backing … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | AP Interview: NATO chief plays balancing act with Russia

Missouri Lottery News: St. Louis Woman, Mary Beverly, Wins $342,000 Jackpot

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Armed with her own set of chosen numbers, Mary Beverly purchased a Missouri Lottery Show Me Cash ticket for the Sept. 8 drawing.  The St. Louis resident’s lucky numbers matched all five numbers drawn that night to win the $342,000 jackpot prize. Beverly bought her winning ticket at QuikTrip, 1530 S. … Continue reading Missouri Lottery News: St. Louis Woman, Mary Beverly, Wins $342,000 Jackpot

UNITED NATIONS | Iran says US wants to overthrow govt, rejects two-way talks

UNITED NATIONS— Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States on Tuesday of trying to overthrow his government, rejecting bilateral talks after President Donald Trump denounced Iran’s leaders and predicted stepped-up U.S. sanctions would get Tehran to negotiate over its nuclear program. Addressing world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly, Rouhani accused the Trump administration … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | Iran says US wants to overthrow govt, rejects two-way talks

UNITED NATIONS | At UN this year, it’s Trump versus the world

UNITED NATIONS — A gaping ideological divide cuts through this year’s gathering of world leaders at the United Nations. It’s not between capitalists and communists, rich and poor, East and West. It’s between multilateralists who advocate nations working together and unilateralists who are pushing for national sovereignty. Despite near-universal hand-wringing about the U.N.’s failings, it … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | At UN this year, it’s Trump versus the world

U.S. Supreme Court News: Board of the Federal Judicial Center has selected Deputy Director John S. Cooke to be the 11th director of the Federal Judicial Center

WASHINGTON – Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., announced today that the Board of the Federal Judicial Center has selected Deputy Director John S. Cooke to be the eleventh director of the Federal Judicial Center. Chief Justice Roberts, who chairs the Board of the Federal Judicial Center, stated, “The Board selected John Cooke from a … Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court News: Board of the Federal Judicial Center has selected Deputy Director John S. Cooke to be the 11th director of the Federal Judicial Center

SAN FRANCISCO | US judge repeats Trump vulgarity during immigration hearing

SAN FRANCISCO — A U.S. judge Tuesday repeated President Donald Trump’s vulgar description of African countries while questioning his administration’s motives for ending a program that lets immigrants from four countries live and work legally in the U.S. Judge Edward Chen during a hearing in a lawsuit seeking to reinstate the program also cited a … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | US judge repeats Trump vulgarity during immigration hearing