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Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say

The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said.<p>The move by special counsel …

Donald Trump

Tillerson cautions North Korea after Syria attack

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian air base in retaliation for a chemical weapon attack carries a message for any nation operating outside of international norms. He didn’t specify North Korea, but the context was clear enough.<p>“If you violate …

North Korea
North Korea

‘Mother of All Bombs’ Killed Dozens of Militants, Afghan Officials Say

KABUL, Afghanistan — A day after the United States military dropped its most powerful conventional bomb on caves used by Islamic State affiliates in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Friday that dozens of militants had been killed, but that they were still trying to assess the full extent of …

Afghanistan

Trump signs resolution allowing U.S. states to block family planning funds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a resolution that will allow U.S. states to restrict how federal funds for contraception and reproductive health are spent, a move cheered by anti-abortion campaigners.<p>"This is a major pro-life victory," said the most powerful …

Planned Parenthood

Japan’s PM says North Korea may be capable of sarin-loaded missiles

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned Thursday that North Korea may be capable of firing a missile loaded with sarin nerve gas toward Japan, as international concern mounted that a missile or nuclear test by the authoritarian state could be imminent.<p>"There is a possibility that North Korea is already …

North Korea

Texas Bill Allows Recusals for Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Legislators in the nation's largest conservative state of Texas sought Tuesday to chip away at the landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, voting to let county judges and other elected officials recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses if they have personal religious …

LGBTQI

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Withdraws Obama-Era Student Loan Protections

President Trump’s Education Secretary Betsy DeVos undercut student loan protections on Tuesday that were put in place by the administration of former …

Education

Massive ancient Colorado earthquake linked to asteroid impact that killed dinosaurs

Scientists have discovered evidence of fault displacement linked to the end-Cretaceous asteroid impact.<p>In Colorado's Trinidad Lakes State Park, …

Court Filing Claims Snapchat CEO Said the App is 'Only for Rich People'

The Snapchat legal saga continued this week after a complaint filed by a former employee was released in a public filing, exposing new details about …

Investing

Joe Biden says he could have beaten Donald Trump in US election

Joe Biden, who served as Barack Obama’s vice-president, believes he could have beaten Donald Trump in last year’s election if he had decided to run.<p>Mr Biden, 74, opted not to stand after his son Beau died in 2015 disappointing supporters who believed his folksy, blue-collar appeal would have been …