Apr 11, 2017

Prototype early quake warning system expands to Oregon, Washington

An early warning system for earthquakes has been expanded to Oregon and Washington, joining California in testing a prototype that could give people seconds or up to a minute of warning before strong shaking begins. The system isn’t ready to issue public quake warnings ...

/ Apr 5, 2017

All-night Democrat talk-a-thon opposes Supreme Court pick

A Democratic senator held the Senate floor through the night and was still going Wednesday in an attention-grabbing talk-a-thon highlighting his party’s opposition to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claimed the votes necessary to change ...

Washington kicks off annual cherry blossom festival

Mar 26, 2017

Washington kicks off annual cherry blossom festival

The opening ceremony of the National Cherry Blossom Festival was held in Washington on Friday to celebrate the iconic pale pink flowers brought to the Tidal Basin as a gift from Japan. “The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the biggest celebration of Japan-U.S. friendship ...

/ Mar 20, 2017

China warns U.S. over arms sales to Taiwan

China on Monday reiterated its firm opposition to U.S. arm sales to Taiwan, amid reports that Donald Trump’s administration is preparing a large shipment of advanced weaponry for the self-ruling island. “China firmly opposes U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, this is consistent and clear-cut,” ...

Trump suffers second defeat as revised travel ban on hold

/ Mar 16, 2017

Trump suffers second defeat as revised travel ban on hold

President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban has suffered another federal court setback after a judge in Maryland rejected a revised measure that bans travel targeting six predominantly Muslim countries. Judge Theodore Chuang ruled Thursday in a case brought near the nation’s capital by the ...

Trump welcomes Abe with warm White House embrace

/ Feb 11, 2017

Trump welcomes Abe with warm White House embrace

President Donald Trump welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with a brotherly hug and warm words of admiration Friday, as he ditched previously hard-charging rhetoric toward Tokyo during a White House summit. Trump praised his guest’s “strong hands,” the pair’s “very, very good chemistry” and ...