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United States | Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks to the Media

United States – U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will deliver remarks to the media at 5:00 p.m. today, Monday, September 17, in the Treaty Room at the Department of State. This event is open press coverage. The pickup time for video cameras is 4:30 p.m. for the C Street Lobby. The final access … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks to the Media

Russia names action-movie star Seagal as envoy for US

MOSCOW — Russia has appointed action movie star Steven Seagal as a special envoy for humanitarian ties with the United States. The Foreign Ministry announced the move Saturday on its Facebook page, saying Seagal’s portfolio in the unpaid position would be to “facilitate relations between Russia and the United States in the humanitarian field, including … Continue reading Russia names action-movie star Seagal as envoy for US

ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Judge raps prosecutors over testimony on Manafort’s luxuries

ALEXANDRIA, Va.— Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort personally directed millions of dollars in international wire transfers to pay for high-end suits and more than $3 million in improvements at his various houses, witnesses testified Wednesday on the second day of his financial fraud trial. The testimony was aimed at bolstering prosecutors’ argument that Manafort … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Judge raps prosecutors over testimony on Manafort’s luxuries

U.S. Department of State News: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces 2018 Industry Advisory Group Meeting Date

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) will host a meeting of the Industry Advisory Group (IAG) on Friday, September 21, at the U.S. Department of State, located at 2201 C Street, N.W. Washington, DC. This committee serves the U.S. … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces 2018 Industry Advisory Group Meeting Date

SEOUL, South Korea  | Hyundai Motor’s net profit down 14 percent on strong won

SEOUL, South Korea  — Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday its net profit for the second quarter fell 14 percent over a year earlier due to the South Korean won’s strength against the U.S. dollar. South Korea’s largest automaker said its April-June net income was 701 billion won ($626 million), compared with 817 billion won a … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea  | Hyundai Motor’s net profit down 14 percent on strong won

MILAN  | Sergio Marchionne, who saved Fiat and Chrysler, has died

MILAN  — Sergio Marchionne, a charismatic and demanding leader who engineered two long-shot corporate turnarounds to save both Fiat and Chrysler from near-certain failure, died Wednesday. He was 66. The holding company of Fiat’s founders, the Agnelli family, announced in a statement Marchionne’s death after complications from surgery in Zurich. “Unfortunately what we feared has … Continue reading MILAN  | Sergio Marchionne, who saved Fiat and Chrysler, has died

MEXICO CITY | The Latest: Venezuela congratulates Mexico’s leftist victor

MEXICO CITY — The Latest on Mexico’s presidential election (all times local): 8:50 a.m. Venezuela’s socialist government is welcoming the election of Mexican leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has spent most of the past dozen years trying to shake off allegations he’d steer Mexico toward a Venezuelan model. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has sent … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | The Latest: Venezuela congratulates Mexico’s leftist victor

LOS ANGELES | The Latest: Los Angeles police calmly arrest protesters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on immigrant parents and children separated at the U.S. border (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Police are arresting about two dozen protesters who sat down and blocked a street outside the U.S. attorney’s office in downtown Los Angeles to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Officers began the arrests … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | The Latest: Los Angeles police calmly arrest protesters

WASHINGTON | What’s that sound? Singapore scare highlights US concern

WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump was heading to Singapore for a historic summit with North Korea’s leader, a State Department diplomatic security agent who was part of the advance team reported hearing an unusual sound he believed was similar to what was experienced by U.S. diplomats in Cuba and China who later became ill. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | What’s that sound? Singapore scare highlights US concern

Trump Administration says it knows location of all children

Trump administration officials say the U.S. government knows the location of all children in its custody after separating them from their families at the border and is working to reunite them. A fact sheet on “zero-tolerance prosecution and family reunification” released Saturday night by the Department of Homeland Security also says a parent must request … Continue reading Trump Administration says it knows location of all children

Trump meets with lawmakers about ZTE deal opposed in Senate

WASHINGTON/June 21, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — President Donald Trump met Wednesday with Republican lawmakers after the Senate moved to block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S. ZTE is accused of violating trade laws by selling sensitive technologies to North Korea and Iran. The administration … Continue reading Trump meets with lawmakers about ZTE deal opposed in Senate

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | US stepping up Earth’s protection from asteroids, comets

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to protect the planet from incoming asteroids that could wipe out entire regions or even continents. The National Science and Technology Council released a report Wednesday calling for improved asteroid detection, tracking and deflection. NASA is participating, along with federal emergency and White … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | US stepping up Earth’s protection from asteroids, comets

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | AP Explains: US has split up families throughout its history

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it’s not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed others to do so. Throughout American history, during times of war and unrest, authorities have cited various … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | AP Explains: US has split up families throughout its history

WASHINGTON | NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research was planned and funded undermine its credibility. The National Institutes of Health used money from the alcohol industry to help pay for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

WASHINGTON  | Costs of Snowden leak still mounting 5 years later

WASHINGTON  — Whistleblower or traitor, leaker or public hero? National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the lid off U.S. government surveillance methods five years ago, but intelligence chiefs complain that revelations from the trove of classified documents he disclosed are still trickling out. That includes recent reporting on a mass surveillance program run by … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Costs of Snowden leak still mounting 5 years later

WASHINGTON | Bayer selling $9B in ag business ahead of Monsanto merger

WASHINGTON (AP) — German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG has agreed to the U.S. government’s demand that it sell about $9 billion in agriculture businesses as condition for acquiring Monsanto Co., a U.S. seed and weed-killer maker. Antitrust regulators at the Justice Department say it’s the biggest divestiture ever required for a merger. The regulators say … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Bayer selling $9B in ag business ahead of Monsanto merger

WASHINGTON | CIA’s Haspel can tap undercover work in Russian operations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scrutiny of the 33-year spy career of new CIA director Gina Haspel has focused on her undercover role in the harsh interrogation of suspected terrorists, but she cut her teeth in intelligence operations against Russia. She’s sure to tap that latter experience as she takes over at the nation’s premier intelligence agency … Continue reading WASHINGTON | CIA’s Haspel can tap undercover work in Russian operations

WASHINGTON | Trump’s bid to help Chinese firm draws fire but raises hopes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A long-running dispute between American regulators and Chinese telecom company ZTE may have handed President Donald Trump some unexpected leverage in avoiding a trade war with Beijing. Trump’s tweet Sunday that he was working with President Xi Jinping of China to put ZTE “back into business, fast” after U.S. sanctions threatened ZTE’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s bid to help Chinese firm draws fire but raises hopes

WASHINGTON | Trump offers US aid to penalized Chinese telecom company

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprising overture to China, President Donald Trump says he would help a Chinese telecommunications company get “back into business,” saying too many jobs in China are at stake after the U.S. government cut off access to its American suppliers. The U.S. Commerce Department last month blocked the ZTE Corp., a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump offers US aid to penalized Chinese telecom company

NORTH BETHESDA, Md | Chelsea Manning: Insurgent bid for US Senate is genuine

NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Chelsea Manning is no longer living as a transgender woman in a male military prison, serving the lengthiest sentence ever for revealing U.S. government secrets. She’s free to grow out her hair, travel the world, and spend time with whomever she likes. But a year since former President Barack Obama … Continue reading NORTH BETHESDA, Md | Chelsea Manning: Insurgent bid for US Senate is genuine

WASHINGTON | US seeking 1 million for massive study of DNA, health habits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wanted: A million people willing to share their DNA and 10 years of health habits, big and small, for science. On Sunday, the U.S. government will open nationwide enrollment for an ambitious experiment: If they can build a large enough database comparing the genetics, lifestyles and environments of people from all walks … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US seeking 1 million for massive study of DNA, health habits

WASHINGTON | Govt argues that AT&T-Time Warner deal would hurt consumers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government pleaded its case Monday for blocking AT&T from absorbing Time Warner, saying it would hurt consumers as a big antitrust trial crept toward its end and a decision by a federal judge. The $85 billion proposed merger is a “big deal,” Craig Conrath, the lead Justice Department attorney, said … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Govt argues that AT&T-Time Warner deal would hurt consumers

LONDON | UK teen jailed for targeting CIA chief’s phone, email

LONDON | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A British teenager has been jailed for two years for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of “cyber-terrorism.” Prosecutors say that in 2015-16, Kane Gamble conned call centers into revealing information that got him into the accounts of then-FBI … Continue reading LONDON | UK teen jailed for targeting CIA chief’s phone, email

Widow of Orlando nightclub gunman is acquitted in the attack

/March 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The widow of the gunman who slaughtered 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was acquitted Friday of helping to plot the attack and lying to the FBI afterward — a rare and stinging defeat for the U.S. government in a terrorism case. Noor Salman, 31, sobbed upon … Continue reading Widow of Orlando nightclub gunman is acquitted in the attack

NOT REAL NEWS: Government didn’t find cocaine in Coors Light

DENVER/March 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The U.S. government didn’t find Coors Light beer laced with cocaine, despite claims that originated on a satirical website. The article claiming the Food and Drug Administration discovered “thousands” of contaminated beers nationwide first appeared in 2014 at the site huzlers. The claims continue to be shared via social media. … Continue reading NOT REAL NEWS: Government didn’t find cocaine in Coors Light

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on trade, Islamic State, vets, Clinton

WASHINGTON/March 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump isn’t always bringing genuine statistics to the fight as he goes after China on trade. Trump stretched credulity on a variety of subjects over the past week, trade among them. He mangled comments from 2016 presidential rival Hillary Clinton, inflated expectations of an overhaul in health services … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Trump on trade, Islamic State, vets, Clinton

Trump signs $1.3,trillion budget after,threatening veto,President Donald Trump, White House,GOP divisions ,Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.,

WASHINGTON /March 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  U.S. government scientists say ice covering the Arctic ocean reached its second lowest extent on record this winter. For most of the winter, sea ice in the Arctic was at record lows, but cold March winds helped the ice expand just beyond the low set in 2017. Scientists from … Continue reading Trump signs $1.3,trillion budget after,threatening veto,President Donald Trump, White House,GOP divisions ,Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.,

The Latest: Trump dismisses Democratic memo as total ‘bust’

WASHINGTON/February 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Democratic memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is dismissing the Democratic memo about Russia election meddling as “a total and legal BUST.” Democrats … Continue reading The Latest: Trump dismisses Democratic memo as total ‘bust’

Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family

NEW YORK/February 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  When the U.S. government approved Ricardo Magpantay, his wife and young children to immigrate to America from the Philippines, it was 1991. By the time a visa was available, it was 2005, and his children couldn’t come with him because they were now adults. More than a decade later, … Continue reading Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family

‘Putin’s chef’ among Russians indicted by Mueller

MOSCOW /February 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — He’s known as “Putin’s chef” — a wealthy Russian businessman and restaurateur who gained favor with Vladimir Putin through his stomach. On Friday, Yevgeny Prigozhin — along with 12 other Russians and three Russian organizations — was charged by the U.S. government as part of a vast and wide-ranging … Continue reading ‘Putin’s chef’ among Russians indicted by Mueller