Americas

Top national security official to leave Justice Department

Top national security official to leave Justice Department

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON — The official leading the Justice Department’s investigation into whether President Donald Trump’s campaign had ties to Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election is leaving her position next month. Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary B. McCord told the staff of the department’s national security division this week she is leaving to pursue […]

Trump Unleashes the Generals. They Don’t Always See the Big Picture.

Trump Unleashes the Generals. They Don’t Always See the Big Picture.

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON — When Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., the military’s top commander in the Pacific, ordered the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson “to sail north” from Singapore this month, he was oblivious to the larger — and incorrect — impression that he was rushing a naval strike force to confront an increasingly belligerent North […]

Inside Wrestling Star Chyna’s Tragic Final Months: ‘I Went From a Billion Dollar Commodity to on the Street’

Inside Wrestling Star Chyna’s Tragic Final Months: ‘I Went From a Billion Dollar Commodity to on the Street’

  Web Desk A “beautiful comeback story” gone so tragically awry. In the first trailer for the emotional documentary covering Joanie “Chyna” Laurer’s final months, the groundbreaking WWE star gets candid about fame and the personal demons that led to her shocking 2016 death. Laurer – who died a year ago on Thursday from a […]

Group sues Trump for repealing U.S. wildlife rule in rare legal challenge

Group sues Trump for repealing U.S. wildlife rule in rare legal challenge

  Agencies An environmental group sued President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday over the repeal of a U.S. rule intended to protect wildlife, in the first court challenge to a law being used by Republicans to ease federal regulation. In February, the Republican-controlled Congress used the Congressional Review Act, or CRA, to dismantle a rule […]

Husband of New York judge found dead challenges reports of apparent suicide

Husband of New York judge found dead challenges reports of apparent suicide

  Web Desk The sudden death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam — and the hours that led up to it — remains shrouded in mystery. Shortly after the body of Abdus-Salaam, the first African American woman to serve on New York’s top court, was found floating fully clothed in the Hudson River with no apparent signs of trauma or criminality, local police said […]

‘Randamoozham’: India to produce its most expensive film ever

‘Randamoozham’: India to produce its most expensive film ever

New Delhi (Web Desk)With a budget of $155 million, India is set to make the longest poem ever written into its most expensive film ever. The figure may seem paltry by Hollywood standards, but it is new territory in India, where costs for its highest-budget movies barely skim $25 million. Based on the Sanskrit epic […]

Official: White House, Pentagon miscommunicated on aircraft carrier’s location

Official: White House, Pentagon miscommunicated on aircraft carrier’s location

Web Desk As the White House was talking about sending a naval “armada” to the Korean Peninsula, the very ships in question were on their way to participate in military exercises in the Indian Ocean, some 3,500 miles in the opposite direction. A senior administration official blamed a miscommunication between the Pentagon and the White […]

Cleveland murder suspect Steve Stephens kills himself after pursuit

Cleveland murder suspect Steve Stephens kills himself after pursuit

Web Desk Steve Stephens, the Cleveland killer who posted video of the slaying on Facebook, killed himself in Pennsylvania after a police chase, officers said Tuesday. An employee spotted Stephens’ white Ford Fusion in the drive-thru of a McDonald’s near Erie and called authorities. Stephens fled and Pennsylvania State Police troopers gave chase. One officer […]

Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

Web Desk The Trump administration issued one mightily mixed message Monday. President Donald Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a contested referendum that granted him broad new powers and deepened concern about the NATO ally’s growing authoritarian ways. Trump’s outreach to Erdogan put him on a very short list of those who praised the […]

Boeing to lay off hundreds more engineers

Boeing to lay off hundreds more engineers

Agencies Boeing Co warned employees on Monday it planned another round of involuntary layoffs that would affect hundreds of engineers at its commercial airplanes unit, according to a source and a memo seen by Reuters.The latest job cuts followed a prior involuntary reduction of 245 workers set for May 19 as the company responded to […]

National search launched for alleged ‘Facebook killer’

National search launched for alleged ‘Facebook killer’

Agency CHICAGO:  US authorities launched a nationwide manhunt Monday for a gunman who shot and killed an elderly man, and then posted a video of the seemingly random attack on Facebook. Police in Cleveland, Ohio working on the case with help from investigators at the FBI and the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and […]

United CEO again apologizes for dragging incident in earnings release

United CEO again apologizes for dragging incident in earnings release

Agencies United Continental Holdings Inc on Monday released first-quarter earnings that matched analysts’ expectations on several key measures, in the wake of last week’s public relations meltdown. “In the first quarter of 2017, our financial and operational performance gives us a lot of confidence about the foundation we are building,” Chief Executive Oscar Munoz said […]