U.K. Expels Russian Envoys, Threatens Assets Over Spy Poisoning
Prime Minister Theresa May threw 23 Russian diplomats out of Britain in retaliation for the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter on U.K. soil, as she braced the country for further attacks.
Stephen Hawking: Visionary physicist dies aged 76
World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.
Pennsylvania Election Too Close to Call as Democrat Claims Win
Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone were locked in race that was too close to call for a House seat in Pennsylvania that may be a bellwether for the fall elections even as Lamb claimed victory.
‘Flight risk’ Manafort facing ‘very real possibility’ of life in prison – court order
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is facing the “very real possibility” of life in prison, according to a federal court order.
At Trump’s State Department, Eight of Ten Top Jobs Are Empty
The leadership of the U.S. State Department was already thin as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew back from an abbreviated trip to Africa on Monday night. Then came the bombshell: Tillerson was ousted, via a Twitter announcement by President Donald Trump.
Farm Bill Put in Jeopardy Over Food Stamp Work Requirements
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway said he’s delaying the release of a draft law renewing farm and nutrition programs to try and produce a bill with bipartisan support after intense Democratic opposition over cuts to the food-stamp program raised the possibility the bill could be imperiled.
Mexico: Police Clash With Activist Protesting Cyanide Plant in Durango
Protesters say the Chemours Laguna plant would pollute the region and poison the population.
Chinese workers say firms tricked them into illegal US work
Zhou Qingjiang was toiling in a factory in China’s rust belt when he decided to pack his bags for America. A recruiter guaranteed a job that paid $3,000 a month — more than triple the average wage in China — as long as Zhou forked over thousands of dollars for his help. The offer was too good to pass up.
United Nation 'Considering' Sending Observers for Venezuelan Elections
Some Venezuelan opposition parties continue to lobby for the U.N. not to send international observers to the May 20 presidential elections.
Philippines drugs war: Duterte to withdraw from ICC
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said he plans to withdraw his country from the International Criminal Court (ICC) after it began examining the country's drugs war.
White nationalist leader Matthew Heimbach arrested for assault in Indiana
White nationalist leader Matthew Heimbach was arrested for assault Monday night at his home in Indiana.
Calif. teacher accidentally fires gun in class, students injured
Police say a teacher in California accidentally fired his gun in a classroom, injuring three students.