Charlottesville violence tests Trump's presidential mettle

Aug 13, 2017

Charlottesville violence tests Trump's presidential mettle

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The real world has begun to intrude upon the presidency of Donald Trump. The violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white nationalists and counterprotesters confronted Trump with perhaps the first true domestic crisis of his young administration. And to some, even within his own Republican ...

Latin America rejects Trump's military threat against Venezuela

/ Aug 13, 2017

Latin America rejects Trump's military threat against Venezuela

After months of attacking Venezuela's unpopular President Nicolas Maduro, Latin America came out strongly against U.S. threats of military action against the crisis-hit nation. U.S. President Donald Trump's surprise comments on Friday may bring the beleaguered Maduro some respite in the region, just as Venezuela ...

Trump to request possible probe of China trade practices

Aug 13, 2017

Trump to request possible probe of China trade practices

Even as he seeks Beijing's help on North Korea, President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order asking his trade office to consider investigating China for the alleged theft of American technology and intellectual property, an administration official said Saturday. That step is expected ...

Aug 13, 2017

$393 million winning lottery ticket sold in Chicago

The Illinois Lottery says a suburban Chicago barbecue restaurant sold the winning ticket for a $393 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. The Illinois Lottery said Saturday that someone bought the ticket at Nick's Barbecue in Palos Heights. The $393 million jackpot from Friday's drawing is the ...

Guam, Japan prepare defense against threat from North Korea

Aug 12, 2017

Guam, Japan prepare defense against threat from North Korea

If an attack warning is issued, Guam residents should take cover quickly — in a concrete structure, preferably underground — and stay there until instructed otherwise, according to a fact sheet titled "Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat." Guam's Office of Civil Defense began disseminating ...