China scolds US after officials withdraw invite to naval drill

China scolds US after officials withdraw invite to naval drill

BEIJING — China’s Defense Ministry expressed regret Thursday after the United States withdrew an invitation to China to attend a major US-hosted naval drill, saying that closing the door does not promote mutual trust and cooperation. The Rim of the Pacific exercise,…

Congress Sends Bank Bill To Trump’s Desk, House Votes To Roll Back Elements Of Dodd-Frank

Congress Sends Bank Bill To Trump’s Desk, House Votes To Roll Back Elements Of Dodd-Frank

If enacted, modest rollbacks would make partial payment on the President’s promise to do something about Dodd-Frank. Today, the United States House of Representatives endorsed a major bank deregulation bill, forwarding the bill to President Trump’s Resolute desk. Politico reports that the…

Bad News For Michael Cohen, Donald Trump: Russian 'Taxi King' Gene Freidman Flips, May Testify Against Cohen

Bad News For Michael Cohen, Donald Trump: Russian 'Taxi King' Gene Freidman Flips, May Testify Against Cohen

Plea deal by Evgeny ‘Gene’ Freidman, Michael Cohen’s business partner in his New York taxi operation, could lead to new breaks in the Trump Russia collusion investigation. In a stunning development that could lead to new breaks in the Donald Trump Russia…

House approves bill rolling back Dodd-Frank banking rules

House approves bill rolling back Dodd-Frank banking rules

Congress has moved to dismantle some key rules for banks that were installed to prevent a replay of the 2008 financial crisis. The House voted 258-159 to approve legislation rolling back the landmark Dodd-Frank law, sending the bill to President Donald Trump….

Bar owner accused of raping unconscious customer

Bar owner accused of raping unconscious customer

The owner of a popular Texas bar is accused of raping a woman while she was unconscious, according to local reports. The woman reported falling in and out of consciousness during the assault, which she said happened on a hotel bed, but…

Palestinians demand probe of Israel at Hague court

Palestinians demand probe of Israel at Hague court

THE HAGUE — Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki asked prosecutors at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to launch a full investigation into accusations of Israeli human rights abuses on Palestinian territory, saying the evidence was “insurmountable.” Maliki submitted a so-called “referral”…

White House: Justice Department to investigate FBI’s Russia probe

White House: Justice Department to investigate FBI’s Russia probe

After a meeting in the Oval Office between President Trump and the heads of the country’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies, the White House confirmed the Department of Justice’s internal watchdog will examine the FBI’s role in launching an investigation into Trump’s…

College wrestler’s body found in lake

College wrestler’s body found in lake

PANORA, Iowa — Authorities have recovered the body of a university student from a central Iowa lake. The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office says the body of Kenton Greaves was pulled from Lake Panorama on Saturday afternoon. Authorities say he’d fallen from a…

Kelly Clarkson Credits Her Team with Her Glam New Look: 'I Walk Out Like, Damn!'

Kelly Clarkson Credits Her Team with Her Glam New Look: 'I Walk Out Like, Damn!'

Kelly Clarkson‘s new glam look is giving fans a reason to catch their breath! From form-fitting disco jumpsuits to lace-embellished ball gowns and waist-cinching dresses, the singer-songwriter’s latest and greatest major fashion moments have proven that life is too short to wear boring clothes. “I feel…

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Says Fewer Doors In Schools Will Prevent Shootings, Fire Safety Experts Appalled

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Says Fewer Doors In Schools Will Prevent Shootings, Fire Safety Experts Appalled

Republican leaders in Texas have rebuffed the idea of gun reform in the wake of the school shooting there last week. Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has an idea to stop school shootings, and fire safety experts aren’t very happy with it….