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‘American democracy is under attack’: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump’s ‘authoritarianism’

‘American democracy is under attack’: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump’s ‘authoritarianism’Bernie Sanders delivered his scathing critique of the Trump administration in a speech discussing the threat of authoritarianism in the U.S. and elsewhere.




POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 2:05 PM

Philandro Castile Death: Police Dashcam Video Released

Philandro Castile Death: Police Dashcam Video ReleasedOfficials released the video days after the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Castile was acquitted in the man's death.




POSTED JUNE 22, 2017

Pelosi On Criticism from Dems: 'I Think I'm Worth the Trouble'

Pelosi On Criticism from Dems: 'I Think I'm Worth the Trouble'Pushing back on criticism from fellow party members after the Democratic loss in a Georgia special election this week, Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she’s “worth the trouble” as Democrats’ leader in the House.




POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 11:50 AM

Senate GOP health care bill looks a lot like ‘mean’ House one

Senate GOP health care bill looks a lot like ‘mean’ House oneAfter weeks of secret negotiations, Senate Republicans on Thursday released their much-anticipated proposal to repeal Obamacare, unveiling a plan that would cut Medicaid and reduce penalties for not buying insurance. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the House plan would result in 23 million fewer people covered than under current law. “From what I understand their bill tracks in many ways along the lines of the House bill,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.




POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 12:43 PM

Protesters to target Gay Pride marches

Protesters to target Gay Pride marchesProtesters plan to demonstrate at Gay Pride marches this weekend in order to shine a light on minority groups in the LQBT community.




POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 4:37 PM

Crash that killed teenage siblings so horrific emergency responder went into cardiac arrest

Crash that killed teenage siblings so horrific emergency responder went into cardiac arrestAn emergency response volunteer went into cardiac arrest while helping to remove bodies from the scene of a “horrific” car accident in which two teenage siblings and a 70-year-old man were killed. Eric Neibaur, 15, and his 13-year-old sister Lauren Neibaur died when their pick-up truck collided with Jay Lanningham’s vehicle on a major road in the US state of Idaho. Police said a member of the local search and rescue unit had to be revived with a portable defibrillator after his heart stopped at the scene of the crash, reported the Idaho State Journal.




POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 11:03 AM

Pew U.S. survey finds agreement on some gun-control proposals

Pew U.S. survey finds agreement on some gun-control proposalsThe survey of 3,930 U.S. adults, including 1,269 gun owners, in March and April, provided a snapshot of American views on guns and gun policies as the nation grapples with gun violence. Some advocates called for a renewed push for gun control measures, as the Republican-controlled Congress has sought to relax existing gun laws.




POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 12:49 PM

China's Xi visit to Hong Kong confirmed: report

China's Xi visit to Hong Kong confirmed: reportPresident Xi Jinping will come to Hong Kong next week to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain, local media said, in a visit that will be incendiary to activists. Although widely expected, officials have not so far said whether Xi will make the trip, his first to Hong Kong since becoming president in 2013. The South China Morning Post reported for the first time Friday that Xi's visit had been "confirmed", citing unnamed sources with knowledge of the visit.




POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 2:10 AM

Investigators obtain data recorder in US warship collision

Investigators obtain data recorder in US warship collisionTOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities said Thursday they have obtained a data recording device from a container ship to help determine why it collided with a U.S. destroyer, killing seven American sailors.




POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 9:48 AM

Buoyant Trump spouts boasts, proposals — and falsehoods — at Iowa rally

Buoyant Trump spouts boasts, proposals — and falsehoods — at Iowa rallyPresident Trump recapped his campaign's greatest hits and offered new policy ideas as well as blatant misstatements during a rally Wednesday night in Iowa.




POSTED JUNE 21, 2017 11:40 PM

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