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Trump cancels pay raise due to federal workers in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is canceling pay raises due in January for most civilian federal employees, he informed Congress on Thursday, citing budget constraints. But the workers still could see a slightly smaller boost in their pay under a proposal lawmakers are considering.<p>Trump …

Donald Trump

Trump says Google results are 'rigged' against him but here's what happens when you search for Hillary Clinton

President Donald Trump lashed out at Google Tuesday morning, complaining that the search engine giant had rigged results to just show unflattering stories about him.<p>"Google search results for 'Trump News' shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake New Media. In other words, they have it RIGGED, for …

Donald Trump

NYT: Trump ‘at war with the law’

The New York Times states that “Mr. Trump is directly undermining the people and processes that are the foundation of the nation’s administration of …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump thinks 52% of Americans approve of the job he's doing. They don't.

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Sunday night, as the political world was wondering whether he might offer a more fulsome celebration of the life of John McCain, President Donald Trump instead tweeted this:<p><i>"Over 90% approval rating for your all time favorite (I hope) President within the Republican Party and 52%</i> …

Donald Trump

Trump's farmer bailout begins. USDA spends $1.2 billion to buy surplus food

<b>(CNN) —</b> The government is starting to pay farmers that have been hurt by the fallout of President Donald Trump's widening trade feuds.<p>The USDA announced Monday that it would release an initial $4.7 billion payment, and buy $1.2 billion of surplus food.<p>The move is part of a larger, $12 billion aid …

Tariffs

Trump White House fails at simple decency in McCain response

Rachel Maddow excoriates the Donald Trump administration for its utter failure to summon the common decency required to not screw up its response to …

Donald Trump

Toxic pesticides found at most illegal California pot farms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nine of every 10 illegal marijuana farms raided in California this year contained traces of powerful and potentially lethal pesticides that are poisoning wildlife and could endanger water supplies, researchers and federal authorities said Tuesday.<p>That's a jump from …

Pesticides

Trump announces new US trade deal with Mexico; looking to 'terminate' NAFTA

After months of negotiations, President Donald Trump on Monday announced the United States and Mexico have agreed on revisions to key parts of the …

Donald Trump

America's Top Student Loan Official Quits Over the White House's Treatment of Borrowers

(NEW YORK) — The top government official overseeing the $1.5 trillion student loan market resigned Monday, citing what he says is the White House’s …

Donald Trump

White House probes Google after Trump accuses it of bias

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Google's search engine of promoting negative news articles and hiding "fair media" coverage of him, vowing to address the situation without providing evidence or giving details of action he might take.<p>Trump's attack against the …

Donald Trump

Despite strong economy, many Americans struggling to get by

Despite a strong economy, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet at least one of their basic needs last year, including paying for food, health care, housing or utilities.<p>That's according to an Urban Institute survey of nearly 7,600 adults that found that the difficulties were most …

Health Care

North Korea warns Pompeo denuclearization talks are 'at stake,' sources say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Top North Korean officials warned the United States in a letter that denuclearization talks are "again at stake and may fall apart," sources familiar with the process told CNN.<p>The letter was delivered to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, whose fourth trip to Pyongyang was abruptly …

North Korea

The other federal investigation worrying Trump

The Special Counsel investigation may not be the federal investigation posing the biggest threat to the President. There is another federal …

Donald Trump

California bishop says he won't retire in $2.3M home

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The bishop for the Catholic Diocese of San Jose has reversed course and said he will not live in a $2.3 million Silicon Valley home that the diocese bought for his retirement.<p>Bishop Patrick J. McGrath acknowledged he "erred in judgment" and said he plans instead to live in a …

News

Trump’s failure to get the president of Mexico on the line becomes a meme

President Donald Trump announced on Monday that the United States and Mexico have agreed to a new trade deal that would replace the North American …

Donald Trump

Sexually transmitted diseases surge for the 4th straight year, CDC reports

New cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis spiked nearly 10 percent in 2017, continuing a four-year trend of rising sexually transmitted diseases fueled by a lack of awareness and changing sexual behavior, federal health officials said Tuesday.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said …

Public Health

Trump references John Adams White House 'prayer,' leaves out 'honest and wise' part

President Donald Trump evoked a famous quote by founding father John Adams during a White House dinner honoring evangelical Christian leaders Monday — but he left out the part about Adams' hope that future presidents be "honest and wise."<p>Trump began his speech to the "nice group" of religious …

Donald Trump

Jim Brown: Trump And America Aren’t Racist

12:23 PM 08/28/2018<p>Football hall Of famer Jim Brown told “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning that neither President Donald Trump nor America are racist. …

Donald Trump

In Jamestown, a reckoning over American slavery's beginnings

JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — On a recent afternoon, tour guide Justin Bates pointed to the spot where historic Jamestown's legislature first convened in July 1619. He then gestured toward another nearby spot where some of the first slaves in English North America arrived a few weeks later.<p>"Freedom over …

Jamestown

U.S. rejects court challenge, insists Iran sanctions legal and needed

<b>THE HAGUE, Netherlands</b> -- The United States on Tuesday defended its re-imposition of sanctions against Iran as a legal and justified national …

Sanctions

Trump says he revoked Brennan’s security clearance — but Brennan says he may still have it

So far, there’s no evidence that Trump has followed through on his controversial announcement. It’s a trend for the president.<p>White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders walked into the briefing room earlier this month and made an unprecedented declaration: President Donald Trump had decided …

Donald Trump

'It’s egregious and unforgiving': Arizona voters weigh in on Trump's reaction to McCain's passing

It’s 100 degrees and there are no trees to provide shade for Vincent Elliott, who is on his second four-hour shift standing beside the sign at the …

Republicans

Israel demolishes family home of Palestinian attacker

KAUBER, West Bank (Reuters) - The Israeli military on Tuesday demolished the family home of a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank who killed an Israeli in a Jewish settlement a month ago and was shot dead in the attack.<p>Footage distributed by the military showed an armoured bulldozer …

Israel

Kudlow says Trump will force Canada’s hand on trade, here’s how

If the U.S. is unable to strike a trade deal with Canada to include it in the replacement of the North American Free Trade Agreement, President Trump may consider imposing another round of tariffs on automobile imports, according to the director of the U.S. National Economic Council.<p>“The president …

Canada

Fmr. Trump Org. executive: 'The myth of Trump is now unraveling'

Rudy Giuliani is continuing his PR campaign on the Mueller investigation saying it should be wrapped up by September. Our panel reacts to the latest …

Donald Trump

How Much Alcohol Is Safe to Drink? None, Say These Researchers

Just one alcoholic drink a day slightly increases an individual’s risk for health problems, according to a large new study.<p>No level of alcohol consumption conferred any health benefits, the authors also concluded — a finding that runs contrary to much previous research and public health guidelines …

Biomedicine

Trump says he's ditching NAFTA but that's not what's happening

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> To hear President Donald Trump tell it on Monday, the United States is abandoning the NAFTA free trade deal between the US, Canada and Mexico in favor of a bilateral agreement between the US and Mexico. And possibly a second bilateral deal with Canada.<p>Trump even gave the …

U.S. Politics

Montana had the highest suicide rate in the country. Then budget cuts hit.

U.S. news<p>WOLF POINT, Mont. — Mourners in this small town in northeast Montana, where a strip of appliance shops and bars are dwarfed by vast ranches, packed into a church this month to pray for Michael Lee.<p>A week earlier, Michael, a 13-year-old who dreamed of playing for the NFL, had killed himself …

Mental Health

White Texas police officer found guilty of murder for fatally shooting black teen in car

U.S. news<p>A former Texas police officer was found guilty of murder on Tuesday for shooting into a car carrying a group of teenagers, killing a 15-year-old boy.<p>Roy Oliver, who is white, was found guilty in the death of high school freshman Jordan Edwards, who was black. The teen was in the passenger …

Criminal Sentencing

China Has Withheld Samples of a Dangerous Flu Virus

For over a year, the Chinese government has withheld lab samples of a rapidly evolving influenza virus from the United States — specimens needed to develop vaccines and treatments, according to federal health officials.<p>Despite persistent requests from government officials and research institutions, …

U.S. Politics