(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. still plans to raise tariffs on Chinese imports in January with President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping likely at best to agree to a “framework” for further talks to resolve trade tensions at an upcoming meeting, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has chosen the wife of powerful Republican donor Sheldon Adelson to receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
A leading US energy company is lobbying against the Trump administration’s move to rollback a major Obama-era environmental regulation, arguing that weakening a rule on mercury emissions would potentially kill jobs across the south and waste billions of dollars of investment. Exelon, one of the largest producers of electricity in the US, has also argued to the Environmental Protection Agency that compliance with the existing mercury rule, a 2012 regulation that limits how much of the toxic pollutant can be emitted from coal-fired power plants, has had “substantial” health and environmental benefits and has cost a small fraction of what was originally anticipated.
An allegedly drunk theatergoer felt compelled to shout "Hail Hitler, hail Trump!" after a scene in "Fiddler on the Roof" reminded him of how much he hated the president, according to a police report. The outburst, which combined the Nazi salute with President Donald Trump's name, took place during the Wednesday night showing in Baltimore of the classic play about a Jewish family.
One prime minister warned that the trade war between Washington and Beijing could trigger a "domino effect" of protectionist steps by other countries. "The most important and talked-about ... leader, President Trump, is the only one that did not turn up," said Malcolm Cook, a senior fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore. China's representative at the meetings, Premier Li Keqiang, egged them on.
The number of people missing in one of California's deadliest wildfires soared to more than 600 on Thursday as the remains of seven additional victims were found by rescuers. Authorities said the list of missing people had jumped from 300 to 631 during the day as investigators went back and reviewed emergency calls made when the so-called Camp Fire in northern California erupted on November 8. "I want you to understand that the chaos we were dealing with was extraordinary" when the fire broke out, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told journalists, in explaining the staggering new toll of missing.
Representative Eliot Engel, who is the presumptive next chairman of the committee after Democrats triumphed in November 6 elections, vowed the new Congress would question the executive branch, a constitutional role he said the Republicans neglected for fear of irritating Trump. In an interview with AFP in his House office, decorated with pictures of him meeting leaders from Nelson Mandela to the Dalai Lama and namecards of himself in myriad alphabets, the 30-year congressional veteran from New York said he remained outraged at Russia's actions in the 2016 elections. Engel said the Democratic-led House is ready to punish Russia if it is determined that the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow, an allegation being probed by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Melania Trump, that is. Donald Trump's entire leadership style is based on him being the center of attention. A little more than 24 hours passed before the answer came: Ricardel was leaving the White House for an unspecified job somewhere else.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House aide pushed out by first lady Melania Trump said Thursday that it had been "an honor" to serve in President Donald Trump's administration and that she admires the first family.
the CCR report found that in cities such as Los Angeles, where a consent decree had been in place until 2013, there was a 3o% decrease in use of force. America’s lead governmental civil rights body on Thursday issued a sharp rebuke to the Trump administration’s lax approach to police violence, recommending that the government “return to vigorous enforcement of constitutional policing”.
The Trump administration has sanctioned 17 Saudi nationals over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul. The sanctions will be implemented by the Treasury Department under the Global Magnitsky Act, which relates to actions by foreigners outside of the US that threaten international stability. “The Saudi officials we are sanctioning were involved in the abhorrent killing of Jamal Khashoggi,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump says she's OK with the criticism and ridicule she has received for tackling online bullying and remains committed to the issue because "it will provide a better world for our children."
“We talked about border security and how to resolve all this, and we’re optimistic we have a way forward," McConnell of Kentucky said after he and Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby of Alabama met with the president. Asked what the way forward is, McConnell said, “I’ll tell you when we get it.” He declined to respond to questions about whether Trump would accept fencing as a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Kim Kardashian West said her husband, Kanye West, is the “worst communicator” and often gets his message “misconstrued” in an attempt to defend his support of Donald Trump. Ms Kardashian West was speaking at Variety and Rolling Stone’s criminal justice reform summit when moderate Van Jones asked the reality television star about the Chicago rapper’s politics. “He’s very not political, actually, he just happens to like Donald Trump’s personality, but doesn’t know about the politics,” she said, after explaining that Mr West shares similar politics when discussing it with her.