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WASHINGTON | Democrats avoid abuse allegations against party leader

WASHINGTON— The head of the Democratic Party insisted Wednesday that allegations of domestic abuse against his second-in-command would not hurt his party ahead of this fall’s midterm elections. Yet four days after the first public accusation of physical and emotional abuse emerged against Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, other would-be allies across the nation were far … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats avoid abuse allegations against party leader

BUENOS AIRES, Argentin | Mattis says US will work more closely with Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentin — The U.S. and Argentinian militaries will pursue closer cooperation on numerous fronts, including military education and training, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday after meeting with his counterpart during the first visit to Argentina by an American defense chief in 13 years. “We focused on what we can do working … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentin | Mattis says US will work more closely with Argentina

SAN FRANCISCO | Report: SEC subpoenas Tesla about CEO’s buyout plans

SAN FRANCISCO — Government regulators have subpoenaed Tesla as they dig deeper into CEO Elon Musk’s recent disclosure about a potential buyout of the electric car maker, according to media reports. The subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission demands information from each of Tesla’s nine directors, according to a story published Wednesday in The Wall … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Report: SEC subpoenas Tesla about CEO’s buyout plans

Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments

U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form of medical care with no extraordinary risks. A special National Institutes of Health oversight panel will no longer review all gene therapy applications and will instead take on a broader advisory … Continue reading Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ On Tuesday, Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid.  The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for Kuwait’s strong partnership and longtime friendship with the United States. … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid

OAKLAND, Calif | Gordon breaks scoreless tie with HR in 12th, M’s top A’s 2-0

OAKLAND, Calif— Light-hitting Dee Gordon homered off Yusmeiro Petit in the 12th inning to break a scoreless tie and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 2-0 on Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep. Jean Segura had four hits to help the Mariners closed within 2 1/2 games of the A’s for the second AL … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | Gordon breaks scoreless tie with HR in 12th, M’s top A’s 2-0

U.S. Department of State News: Release of Ilgar Mammadov

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The United States welcomes the decision of the Azerbaijani Court of Appeal to release Republican Alternative Party Chairman Ilgar Mammadov, whose conviction and imprisonment for over five years raised serious concerns about the rule of law in Azerbaijan.  We call on the government to drop … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Release of Ilgar Mammadov

U.S. Department of State News: Attempts To Deny the Srebrenica Genocide

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: International courts have concluded that genocide occurred in Srebrenica in 1995.  The Republika Srpska Government’s adoption of the 2004 report on the Srebrenica genocide was an important step in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s reconciliation and in facing the difficult facts of the past.  The August 14 … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Attempts To Deny the Srebrenica Genocide