ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska’s largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brought a pet snake on board. The passenger had gotten off the plane. The snake had not. “The pilot came, and said, ‘Guys, we have some loose snake on the […]
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is disputing claims that FBI Director James Comey fact-checked President Trump during Monday’s congressional hearing examining Russia’s influence in the 2016 election. “He was responding to a question,” Spicer said Tuesday when a reporter asked whether the administration was concerned about the FBI correcting Trump’s tweets. At issue was […]
President Trump flashed the thumbs-up Tuesday on Capitol Hill, where he pressured House Republicans to pass an ObamaCare replacement bill — but despite White House optimism about a deal coming together, conservative members later said they’re still voting no and could derail the chamber vote set for Thursday. “It’s not a personal decision. It’s a […]
Despite change in leadership and promises to address ongoing problems with its veteran suicide line, nearly 30 percent of calls to the Department of Veterans Affairs were redirected to outside emergency centers, according to an inspector general report released Monday. “We found that [Veterans Crisis Line] staff did not respond adequately to a veteran’s urgent […]
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, peppered with questions for hours from senators trying to pry loose his views on a host of hot-button cases, responded Tuesday with a consistent answer: His job is to follow the law, and set aside his personal beliefs. Like past nominees in confirmation hearings dating back decades, President Trump’s pick […]
Undocumented immigrant accused of raping classmate
ROCKVILLE, Maryland — News that one of the two Maryland high school students accused of raping a schoolmate was allegedly in the country unlawfully has caught the attention of the White House. The student, 18-year-old Henry Sanchez-Milian, was …
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YANGON, March 22 (Reuters) – One of China’s biggest
state-owned lenders has suspended an account used to fund ethnic
rebels fighting government troops in Myanmar, halting an
arrangement that could have stoked diplomatic tensions between
Beijing and Myanmar.
President Donald Trump looked out into a crowd of many unfamiliar faces in a basement room on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning, as he delivered a vigorous sales pitch to lawmakers on the Republican health care bill.