President Donald Trump

WASHINGTON | Some see signs of hope on North Korea as Trump heads to UN

WASHINGTON — North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is “little rocket man” no more. President Donald Trump isn’t a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard.” In the year since Trump’s searing, debut U.N. speech fueled fears of nuclear conflict with North Korea, the two leaders have turned from threats to flattery. And there’s fresh hope that the U.S. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Some see signs of hope on North Korea as Trump heads to UN

WASHINGTON | Trump picks combat over caution in court fight

WASHINGTON — Combat won out over caution. White House aides and congressional allies worked all week to keep President Donald Trump from unloading on the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. But as Kavanaugh’s nomination hung in the balance, Trump couldn’t contain his frustration any longer and unleashed a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump picks combat over caution in court fight

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says he’ll rid DoJ of ‘lingering stench’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (all times local): 8:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is pledging to rid the Justice Department of its “lingering stench.” Trump told a campaign rally in Missouri on Friday that the department has some “great people” but also “some real bad ones.” He says the bad … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says he’ll rid DoJ of ‘lingering stench’

WASHINGTON | GOP to Kavanaugh accuser: Reach deal or panel votes Monday

WASHINGTON— The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman rejected key conditions Friday that Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser wants if she is to testify about her claim of sexual assault, and said his panel would vote Monday on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination without an agreement. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said he was giving attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford until … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP to Kavanaugh accuser: Reach deal or panel votes Monday

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. | When will it end? Florence’s floodwaters rising in Carolinas

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C.— With muddy river water still washing over entire communities on Friday, eight days after Hurricane Florence slammed into land with nearly 3 feet of rain, new evacuation orders forced residents to flee to higher ground amid a sprawling disaster that’s beginning to feel like it will never end. At least 42 people … Continue reading GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. | When will it end? Florence’s floodwaters rising in Carolinas

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. | Funeral to be held for mother of alleged MS-13 victim

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. — A funeral will be held Friday for a New York mother recognized by President Donald Trump for turning grief over her daughter’s suspected gang killing into a crusade against MS-13. Evelyn Rodriguez, 50, was struck and killed by an SUV on Sept. 14 after a heated confrontation with the driver over the … Continue reading BRENTWOOD, N.Y. | Funeral to be held for mother of alleged MS-13 victim

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says Kavanaugh delay has gone on too long

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 10:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says the delay over his Supreme Court nominee following a sexual assault allegation has lasted long enough. Trump tells Fox News host Sean Hannity before … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says Kavanaugh delay has gone on too long

WASHINGTON | Administration sends states $1B in grants to battle opioids

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is awarding more than $1 billion in grants to help states confront the opioid epidemic, with most of the money going expand access to treatment and recovery services. Officials say more than $900 million comes from a grant program Congress approved this spring as part of a budget bill. Lawmakers … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Administration sends states $1B in grants to battle opioids