Press Conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Loretta Lynn plans 87th birthday all-star tribute concert

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Jan 14, 2019— Country music queen Loretta Lynn has big plans for her 87th birthday this April in the form of an all-star tribute concert featuring Jack White, Garth Brooks, George Strait and many more. The “Coal Miner’s Daughter” singer-songwriter on Monday announced details of the April 1 show in Nashville, Tennessee, at … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Loretta Lynn plans 87th birthday all-star tribute concert

RIMBO, Sweden | The Latest: Sweden’s FM lauds ‘positive’ Yemen peace talks

RIMBO, Sweden — The Latest on the U.N.-sponsored Yemen peace talks that are wrapping up in Sweden (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom has lauded the “positive spirit” of the peace talks aimed at setting out a framework for future dialogue in war-ravaged Yemen. “It takes concessions, it takes compromises and … Continue reading RIMBO, Sweden | The Latest: Sweden’s FM lauds ‘positive’ Yemen peace talks

HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe’s Mugabe no longer able to walk, president says

HARARE, Zimbabwe  — Zimbabwe’s 94-year-old former president Robert Mugabe is no longer able to walk as his health declines, his successor said Saturday. President Emmerson Mnangagwa told ruling party supporters that Mugabe has been in a hospital in Singapore for the past two months. “He can no longer walk but we will continue to take … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe’s Mugabe no longer able to walk, president says

WASHINGTON | The Latest: White House writing up rules for reporters

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the legal challenge to the White House’s decision to strip CNN reporter Jim Acosta of his White House press credentials (all times local): 1:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says the White House is “writing up rules and regulations” for reporters after a judge ordered the administration to restore credentials for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: White House writing up rules for reporters

WASHINGTON | The Latest: CNN’s Acosta returns to work at the White House

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the legal challenge to the White House’s decision to strip CNN reporter Jim Acosta of his White House press credentials (all times local): 12:40 p.m. CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta says all he wants to do is go back to work covering “the guy in there,” referring to President Donald … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: CNN’s Acosta returns to work at the White House

WASHINGTON | Ruling expected in CNN White House credentials case

WASHINGTON— A judge is expected to announce Friday whether he will order the Trump administration to return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of President Donald Trump, has set a hearing for Friday morning to announce his decision. CNN has asked the judge … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ruling expected in CNN White House credentials case

WASHINGTON | Judge to announce ruling in CNN reporter’s credential case

WASHINGTON — A judge is expected to announce Friday whether he will order the Trump administration to return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of President Donald Trump, has set a hearing for Friday morning to announce his decision. CNN has asked the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge to announce ruling in CNN reporter’s credential case

WASHINGTON | Democrats eye Trump’s tax returns but expect a long fight

WASHINGTON— Getting President Donald Trump’s tax returns is high on the list of Democratic priorities now that they have won the House. By law, the leaders of tax-writing committees in the House and Senate can obtain tax returns and related information from the Internal Revenue Service. Democrats will control the House panel next year. Yet … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats eye Trump’s tax returns but expect a long fight

West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, Media Advisory – United States Attorney Mike Stuart and Law Enforcement Partners to Hold Press Conference Today

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart will hold a press conference today, Monday, November 5, at 10:30am, to discuss significant law enforcement actions. WHO: United States Attorney Mike Stuart, Southern District of West Virginia Assistant Special Agent in Charge David Gourley, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Chief Steve Cooper, Charleston Police Department Chief Deputy … Continue reading West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, Media Advisory – United States Attorney Mike Stuart and Law Enforcement Partners to Hold Press Conference Today

COLLEGE PARK, Md. | Durkin return draws ire of students, politicians and players

COLLEGE PARK, Md.  — The reinstatement of DJ Durkin as Maryland’s football coach has drawn the ire of players, students and politicians. Instead of resolving the issues facing the flawed program, the decision by the University System of Maryland board of regents on Tuesday to retain Durkin, athletic director Damon Evans and President Wallace Loh … Continue reading COLLEGE PARK, Md. | Durkin return draws ire of students, politicians and players

BRUSSELS | The Latest: EU voices concerns over Italy’s budget deficit

BRUSSELS— The Latest on Italy’s plans to ramp up public spending (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The European Commission has chastised Italy for a spending plan that will raise its deficit to three times that which was previously agreed, calling the deviation “unprecedented in the history” of the EU’s stability and growth compact. EU budget … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: EU voices concerns over Italy’s budget deficit

Alabama News: Joint Press Conference Announcement

Alabama – WHO: U.S. Attorneys from the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama, along with representatives from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Marshals Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the Montgomery Police … Continue reading Alabama News: Joint Press Conference Announcement

UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: Trump touts trade deals at UN news conference

UNITED NATIONS  — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s appearance at the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 5:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is trumpeting his efforts to rewrite the nation’s trade deals as he kicks off a press conference in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Trump is talking … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: Trump touts trade deals at UN news conference

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Mickelson welcome another pairing with Tiger

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Are Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson due for a reunion at the Ryder Cup? Mickelson isn’t saying. He dropped a tease Tuesday in his press conference by saying only that he and Woods would welcome another partnership. … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Mickelson welcome another pairing with Tiger

New Mexico News: MEDIA ADVISORY, Federal Officials to Hold Press Conference to Make Significant Law Enforcement Announcement

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge James C. Langenberg of the Albuquerque Division of the FBI, and Commander Todd J. Turner of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 814, will hold a press conference at 11:00 AM, TODAY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018, at the U.S. Attorney’s Office … Continue reading New Mexico News: MEDIA ADVISORY, Federal Officials to Hold Press Conference to Make Significant Law Enforcement Announcement

CUCUTA, Colombia | OAS chief threatens military force against Venezuela

CUCUTA, Colombia — The head of the Organization of American States has joined President Donald Trump in holding out the threat of a military intervention in Venezuela to restore democracy and ease the country*s humanitarian crisis OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro delivered the sharp warning in a visit Friday to Colombia’s border with Venezuela in … Continue reading CUCUTA, Colombia | OAS chief threatens military force against Venezuela

VENICE, Italy | Filmmaker says Bannon embraced comparison to Satan

VENICE, Italy — Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris said when he interviewed Steve Bannon for his latest film, “American Dharma,” Morris likened him to Satan, and was surprised when President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist “embraced the idea.” Speaking at a press conference Wednesday at the Venice Film Festival, Morris said, “My wife had mentioned to … Continue reading VENICE, Italy | Filmmaker says Bannon embraced comparison to Satan

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Ethiopia’s new PM vows to continue reforms ‘at any cost’

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  — Ethiopia’s prime minister in his first press conference since taking power vowed Saturday to continue with dramatic reforms “at any cost” and said the longtime ruling coalition soon will prepare for a “free and fair election” in 2020. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also said the World Bank “soon” plans to provide … Continue reading ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Ethiopia’s new PM vows to continue reforms ‘at any cost’

AP FACT CHECK: 3 Iowa stores closed under Fred Hubbell

Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds campaign launched an ad critical of Democratic opponent Fred Hubbell’s management of a once-popular Iowa department store chain called Younkers. Hubbell is a wealthy businessman who hails from one of the state’s best-known families. He’s hoping to unseat Reynolds, who is seeking a four-year term after succeeding former Gov. Terry Branstad … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: 3 Iowa stores closed under Fred Hubbell

NEW YORK | The Latest: Congressman to remain on ballot despite charges

NEW YORK  — The Latest on insider-trading charges filed against U.S. Rep. Chris Collins (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Collins says he will remain on the ballot running for re-election in New York as he fights charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades. … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Congressman to remain on ballot despite charges

North Carolina News: RALEIGH, Media Advisory Press Conference

Operation Nor’easter Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Results in 12 Federal Arrests WHEN: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM WHERE: Pasquotank County Public Safety Building 200 East Colonial Avenue Elizabeth City, NC 27909 Re: Operation Nor’easter Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Results in 12 Federal Arrests RALEIGH, North Carolina – The United States Attorney’s … Continue reading North Carolina News: RALEIGH, Media Advisory Press Conference

West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, Breaking Media Advisory – United States Attorney Mike Stuart to Hold Press Conference — July 31, 2018 @ approximately 10:00am

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart will hold a press conference at approximately 10:00am on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, to discuss the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. WHO:   Mike Stuart United States Attorney Southern District of West Virginia WHAT:   Press Conference WHEN:   Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ approximately 10:00am* WHERE:   United States … Continue reading West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, Breaking Media Advisory – United States Attorney Mike Stuart to Hold Press Conference — July 31, 2018 @ approximately 10:00am

North Carolina News: RALEIGH, Media Advisory- Press Conference

WHEN:Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM WHERE:Godwin Town Park 4924 Markham Street Godwin, NC 28344 Re: Sentencing of Three Leaders of Godwin Based Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) Responsible for Kilogram Quantities of Crack Cocaine OCDETF Operation and Cooperation of Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Results in Dismantling of DTO and Convictions of 18 … Continue reading North Carolina News: RALEIGH, Media Advisory- Press Conference

WASHINGTON | In Trump era, the death of the White House press conference

  WASHINGTON  — The presidential news conference, a time-honored tradition going back generations, appears to be no longer. More than a year has passed since President Donald Trump held the only solo news conference of his administration — a rollicking, hastily arranged, 77-minute free-for-all during which he railed against the media, defended his fired national … Continue reading WASHINGTON | In Trump era, the death of the White House press conference

Congo’s president holds rare press conference after outcry

KINSHASA, Congo/January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Congo’s president held a rare press conference Friday in response to international condemnation of the violent treatment of Catholic church members and activists protesting his prolonged stay in power. President Joseph Kabila called the Central African country’s electoral process “firmly engaged” despite a vote that has been delayed for more than … Continue reading Congo’s president holds rare press conference after outcry

Trump getting more open to chatting in public

WASHINGTON/October 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Reporters were seated in the White House briefing room awaiting an appearance by press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday when a call went out over a loudspeaker to head to the Rose Garden. There was no time to lose: President Donald Trump wanted to talk. Again. Chaos briefly ensued … Continue reading Trump getting more open to chatting in public

The Latest: Trump to hold press conference on IS fight

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia/May 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad (all times local): 1:43 p.m. President Donald Trump is thanking Kuwait for its help in the fight against terror — and is pledging to update the public on their efforts soon. Trump says during a meeting with the Emir … Continue reading The Latest: Trump to hold press conference on IS fight