All posts by Zeeshan Ahmad

The Latest: FBI deputy director abruptly steps down

WASHINGTON/January 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the departure of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe (all times local): 8:05 p.m. FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has abruptly stepped down from his position. McCabe had been publicly and repeatedly lambasted over the past year by President Donald Trump, who accused him of bias because of … Continue reading The Latest: FBI deputy director abruptly steps down

Trump condemns Taliban role in Afghan attacks, says no talks

WASHINGTON/January 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump told visiting members of the U.N. Security Council on Monday the U.S. would no longer talk with the Taliban following a recent string of deadly attacks in Afghanistan. Trump railed against a series of “atrocities” in Afghanistan and said as a result the U.S. would not engage … Continue reading Trump condemns Taliban role in Afghan attacks, says no talks

In State of Union, Trump to make his case on economy

WASHINGTON /January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Seeking to move past the shadow of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump intends to use his first State of the Union address to cite economic progress under his watch while pushing for bipartisanship with Democrats on issues such as rebuilding roads and bridges. The White House said Sunday … Continue reading In State of Union, Trump to make his case on economy

Sessions soldiers on as AG despite Trump criticism

WASHINGTON /January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Jeff Sessions was in his office, looking unusually deflated. He had just received another public lashing from President Donald Trump. Trump had browbeaten his attorney general for months after Sessions’ decision to step aside from the intensifying Russia investigation. Never mind that Sessions has proved fiercely devoted to his … Continue reading Sessions soldiers on as AG despite Trump criticism

Can Trump stick to a script beyond the State of the Union?

WASHINGTON /January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — No natural orator, President Donald Trump has nonetheless shown at times that he can deliver a powerful speech that effectively outlines his vision, strikes an emotional chord and moves commentators to declare that he, at last, looks presidential. And then the teleprompter gets turned off. Time and again, Trump … Continue reading Can Trump stick to a script beyond the State of the Union?

Aid groups feel heat as sanctions on North Korea intensify

WASHINGTON /January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Two shipping containers full of hygiene kits languish for weeks in a Chinese port, unable to reach North Korea. They’re intended for people with tuberculosis or hepatitis, not to advance nuclear or missile programs, but Chinese customs officers see something objectionable in the cargo: nail clippers. As sanctions on … Continue reading Aid groups feel heat as sanctions on North Korea intensify

GOP senators call on Trump to show restraint in Russia probe

WASHINGTON  /January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Two Republican senators say President Donald Trump would be wise to keep a public silence on an independent investigation into his 2016 campaign’s contacts with Russia. That’s in the wake of news reports that he sought to fire the special counsel. The senators, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and … Continue reading GOP senators call on Trump to show restraint in Russia probe

Grammy Awards serve up white roses and more subdued fashion

NEW YORK  /January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The fashion accessory of the Grammy Awards: A single white rose, either pinned or conveniently left with a long stem for red carpet vamping. The message, of course, is a serious one as the music industry looked to follow up the anti-sexual misconduct show of black looks at … Continue reading Grammy Awards serve up white roses and more subdued fashion