WASHINGTON | Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

WASHINGTON  —Jan 17, 2019—Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, but don’t worry. For the past 290 million years, large asteroids have been crashing into Earth more than twice as often as they did in the previous 700 million years, according to a new study in Thursday’s journal … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

WASHINGTON | DeVos suffered broken pelvis, hip socket in cycling accident

WASHINGTON—Jan 17, 2019— Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is recovering from a broken pelvis and hip socket that she suffered in a recent cycling accident. DeVos commented on her injuries Thursday while speaking in Washington at an event for young entrepreneurs. It was her first public appearance since the accident earlier this month. The 61-year-old DeVos … Continue reading WASHINGTON | DeVos suffered broken pelvis, hip socket in cycling accident

WASHINGTON | Trump denies Pelosi aircraft for planned trip abroad

WASHINGTON  —Jan 17, 2019—It took President Donald Trump one day to flex his executive power back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, denying her an aircraft to visit troops abroad in apparent response to her attempt to delay his State of Union address. The nation’s two most powerful leaders appeared to be engaged in a game … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump denies Pelosi aircraft for planned trip abroad

WASHINGTON | Law firm tied to former Trump campaign chair’s Ukrainian work agrees to $4.6M settlement, registers as foreign agent

WASHINGTON  —Jan 17, 2019— Law firm tied to former Trump campaign chair’s Ukrainian work agrees to $4.6M settlement, registers as foreign agent. By Associated Press

WASHINGTON | Law firm tied to Manafort reaches $4.6 million settlement

WASHINGTON —Jan 17, 2019—A law firm tied to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s Ukrainian consulting work has agreed to pay more than $4.6 million and register as a foreign agent, the Justice Department said Thursday. The civil settlement with the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP brings to a close at … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Law firm tied to Manafort reaches $4.6 million settlement

WASHINGTON | Watchdog: Thousands more children may have been separated

WASHINGTON  —Jan 17, 2019— It seems likely that thousands more migrant children were split from their families than the Trump administration previously reported, in part because officials were stepping up family separations long before the border policy that prompted international outrage last spring, a government watchdog said Thursday. It’s unclear just how many family separations … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Watchdog: Thousands more children may have been separated

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi spokesman says trip was to visit troops

WASHINGTON —Jan 17, 2019— The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the trip that President Donald Trump is canceling was intended to express appreciation to U.S. troops and reaffirm the United States “ironclad commitment” to the NATO alliance. Trump wrote Pelosi on … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi spokesman says trip was to visit troops