Former U.S. Attorneys Warn Trump About 'Severe Repercussions' Of Firing Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of more than 20 former federal prosecutors has urged President Donald Trump to stand by his recent statements and allow special counsel Robert Mueller to conduct his investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election without interference.WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of more than 20 former federal prosecutors has urged President Donald Trump to stand by … Read more

Trump tweets 'thank you' to head of group accused of illegal political activity, racial bias

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60 photos that tell the story of 2017

A cyclist on a damaged road in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, days after Hurricane Maria tore up the island on Sept. 20 as a Category 4 storm with winds of up to 154 mph. The storm left nearly all 3.4 million people on the island without power and most without water. The island’s governor ordered … Read more

The 'bloody-nose option'? Trump eyes action on North Korea in 2018

WASHINGTON — A year of >>>Hate in America: Where it comes from and why it’s back>>>64 hours in October: How one weekend blew up the rules of American politics >>>Opioids in Middletown >>>Weed & The American Family >>>Exclusive: Assad is confronted with photos of his torture victims >>>

Climate Change Could Trigger More Volcanic Eruptions, Study Finds

WASHINGTON — Climate change fueled by human activity could boost the frequency and severity of volcanic eruptions, a recent scientific study has found.WASHINGTON — Climate change fueled by human activity could boost the frequency and severity of volcanic eruptions, a recent scientific study has found. The reason: As the planet warms and glacial ice melts, pressure … Read more

After Hurricane Maria, a look back at the Vazquez family, lit by generator

Christmas marked 96 days since Jesse Vazquez’s house on Calle Alameda in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, lost power in Hurricane Maria.The small generator his children brought him from New York back in October, >>>Hate in America: Where it comes from and why it’s back>>>64 hours in October: How one weekend blew up the rules of American … Read more

Democrats Are Attacking The GOP For Its Hypocrisy On Deficits. That Might Be A Mistake.

WASHINGTON ― Republicans ran against the rising national debt in the 2010 midterm elections, and it worked. The party won big and regained control of the House of Representatives.And regardless of what actually motivated the voters who propelled the Republican takeover that year, the tea party-fueled GOP claimed a mandate to curb President Barack Obama’s … Read more

Mosul’s morgue men endured worst of Islamic State butchery

QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and MAGGIE MICHAEL,In this Nov. 8, 2017 photo, senior examiner Modhar al-Omari stands outside a refrigerated container carrying dozens of bodies in a morgue in Mosul, Iraq. The morgue was the processing point for Islamic State group’s machine of butchery, taking in bodies of those killed by the militants, and later, for civilians … Read more

How Kim bested Trump in 2017’s defining geopolitical slugfest

One of 2017’s defining geopolitical slugfests was between heavyweight personalities President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. It was an international standoff that descended into personal name-calling, with Trump labeling Kim “little rocket man” and the U.S. president being described as an “old lunatic” and a “dotard” in return. If the past … Read more

Major cases await Supreme Court in 2018

WASHINGTON — Major cases await the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court when they return to the bench in January, including a test of how states purge their databases of unqualified voters and a challenge likely to deal a serious blow to the nation’s public sector unions. In both cases, the Trump administration has switched … Read more