Trump rips ‘weak’ no-show Democratic leaders for standing him up

President Donald Trump blasted top congressional Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer as all talk, no action and “weak” on key issues like crime and immigration after the duo canceled a meeting with him on Tuesday. “They’ve been all talk and they’ve been no action, and now it’s even worse — now it’s not even … Read more

Pressure mounts on Rep. John Conyers to resign

WASHINGTON — Democratic pressure on Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., to resign from Congress mounted Tuesday as the number of sexual harassment allegations against him continued to grow and party leaders huddled in conversations about whether he should remain in the House, multiple sources tell World News. A report in The Detroit News on Tuesday detailed … Read more

North Korea claims test of new, more powerful ballistic missile

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea defied President Donald Trump and the world again by firing another ballistic test missile on Tuesday. It was the first missile launch since September and came as Trump and Senate Republicans were trying to pass a tax code overhaul. “We will take care of it,” Trump said in response … Read more

Unexplained allergy attack? It might be meat.

People who have serious but mysterious allergy attacks might be suffering from a meat allergy caused by a tick bite, government researchers said Tuesday. They’ve been running a study on unexplained attacks of anaphylaxis — the life-threatening response to a true allergy. Close to 10 percent of the people recruited so far for the study … Read more

Top Democrats pull out of White House meeting after hostile Trump tweet

Top congressional Democrats canceled a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday after the president attacked them in a tweet, saying they “want illegal immigrants flooding into our Country unchecked, are weak on Crime and want to substantially RAISE Taxes” and said he didn’t see a deal happening with them. “Given … Read more

Report: Another woman accuses Conyers of sexual harassment

Another former staffer of Rep. John Conyers has accused the Michigan Democrat of unwanted sexual advances, according to a report Tuesday. Deanna Maher, who worked as Conyers’ deputy chief of staff from 1997 to 2005, told The Detroit News that her former boss touched her inappropriately and made other unwelcome advances on three occasions. Conyers’ … Read more

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle will wed in May at his grandmother’s castle

LONDON — Prince Harry will marry American actress Meghan Markle in May at a chapel on the grounds of one of his grandmother’s castles, royal officials announced Tuesday. St. George’s Chapel dates to the 15th century and is at Windsor Castle, where Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II lives for part of the year. Harry’s great-grandparents King … Read more

Ancient glue offers new insight into what may be Jesus’ tomb

JERUSALEM — New archaeological tests have confirmed that the site many Christians believe to be the tomb of Jesus Christ dates back 1,700 years to A.D. 325, the same era when the Romans first identified the place as holy. With invasions, fires and even earthquakes occurring at Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre over the … Read more

Is traveling at light speed possible?

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The dispute over Trump’s consumer appointment could hinge on one word

The Dodd-Frank Act created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as an independent federal agency, to be led by a single director. The bureau’s first director, Richard Cordray, resigned last week and Leandra English, the deputy director, became the agency’s acting director by law, according to a lawsuit filed by English on Sunday. Hours after Cordray’s … Read more