President Donald Trump toasted the nation’s governors Sunday night, welcoming state leaders to a black-tie ball at the White House ahead of discussions about his plans to repeal and replace the so-called Obamacare law.
Some companies have announced in recent weeks that they would be culling Ivanka Trump’s brand. Others have faced pressure from left-leaning groups to drop other Trump-family products. In response, conservative voters – who say they are tired of the negativity surrounding the new president – are staging their own boycotts against mainstream retailers. It’s difficult to gauge how widespread these efforts are, or whether they will inspire real change, but stories about them are bubbling up.
As Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul, the assault is bringing a surge of casualties – at least 30 Iraqi security forces and more than 200 civilians killed or wounded in the last three days. Iraq’s military does not release official casualty reports, but medics at front-line clinics provided figures on condition of anonymity.
The Pentagon wants to expand the military’s ability to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia, potentially putting U.S. forces closer to the fight against a stubborn extremist group that has plotted attacks against America, senior U.S. officials said.
Newly elected Democratic national chairman Tom Perez pledged on Sunday to unite a fractured party, rebuild at all levels from “school board to the Senate” and reach out to chunks of rural America left feeling forgotten in the 2016 election.
Pope Francis on Sunday became the first Catholic pontiff to visit an Anglican parish in Rome, using the historic occasion to press for greater closeness after centuries of mistrust, prejudices and hostility between the two churches.
With his party now holding all of the levers of power in Arkansas politics, a Republican state lawmaker is pushing to remove the names of the state’s most famous Democrats – Bill and Hillary Clinton – from Little Rock’s airport.
Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as “Apollo 13” and “Titanic” while also cherishing his work in “One False Move” and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series “Big Love,” has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61.
MIAMI – A year from now, something is expected to occur in Cuba that hasn’t happened in more than 40 years: a non-Castro will occupy the presidency. The coming year will be one of definitions in Cuba. But right now there is only uncertainty – not only about how the transition will proceed but also about the future of Cuba’s relationship with the United States with President Donald Trump at the helm.
NEW YORK – A New York City police detective who became an internet sensation as the “Hipster Cop” for his fashionable wardrobe during the Occupy Wall Street protests is letting go of something he’s been wearing for 25 years – his badge. Det. Rick Lee’s last official day with the New York Police Department before retirement is Friday.
As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
A two-day, statewide climate summit wrapped up this afternoon after more than 500 people participated at four locations around the state, including Boise State University, Idaho State University and the ...