RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The country’s last vacant congressional seat will stay that way for months after North Carolina’s election board, hearing evidence of ballot fraud and testimony that the Republican ignored warning signs, ordered a new election. GOP candidate Mark Harris gave up his fight Thursday to be declared winner of November’s 9th congressional … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | Was that ballot fraud in North Carolina US House race?
WASHINGTON (AP) — William Barr has been attorney general for just one week but is on the cusp of staring down what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long career: how much of the special counsel’s findings to make public. The position catapults him from Justice Department outsider free to theorize … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller report looming, new attorney general in hot seat
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is backing Craft for the post, and she also has the support of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton, according … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Vacant UN post has new favorite: the US ambassador to Canada
WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State in Syria has filed suit against the Trump administration seeking to allow her return to the United States. Twenty-four-year-old Hoda Muthana is in a Syrian refugee camp with her 18-month-old son after she fled what’s left of the Islamic State’s self-declared … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Alabama woman who joined Islamic State sues to return to US
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Roger Stone (all times local): 4:05 p.m. A judge has imposed a full gag order on Trump confidant Roger Stone after he posted a photo on Instagram of the judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of a gun. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Thursday she believes … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Judge imposes gag order on Trump confidant Stone
United States – On behalf of the Government of the United States, I congratulate the people of Saint Lucia on your 40th anniversary of independence on February 22. The United States has enjoyed a longstanding and productive partnership with Saint Lucia. Today, entrepreneurship opportunities through exchange programs such as the Young Leaders of the Americas … Continue reading United States | Saint Lucia Independence Day
United States – Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams will travel to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida and Cucuta, Colombia February 21-22 to support the delivery of humanitarian aid to some of the most vulnerable people in Venezuela in response to Interim President Guaido’s request. Special Representative Abrams will lead a U.S. government delegation to … Continue reading United States | Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams Travel to Miami and Cucuta, Colombia
United States – The United States hosted consultations on the political and security pillars of the Middle East Strategic Alliance today in Washington. Senior officials from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and the Gulf Cooperation Council came together to discuss the alliance, a whole-of-government initiative … Continue reading United States | Middle East Strategic Alliance Political and Security Pillar Consultations