• The Tampa TribuneTrump campaign emails show aide's repeated efforts to set up Russia meetings

    Three days after Donald Trump named his campaign foreign policy team in March 2016, the youngest of the new advisers sent an email to seven campaign officials with the subject line: "Meeting with Russian Leadership — Including Putin." The adviser, George Papadopoulos, offered to set up "a meeting between us and the Russian leadership to discuss US-Russia ties under President Read more...

  • CNNKim reviews Guam strike plan as Mattis issues stark warning

    Hagatña, Guam (CNN)North Korea leader Kim Jong Un has finished reviewing a plan to fire four missiles off Guam, and has opted to wait to see what the “foolish Yankees” do next. The comments, published in North Korea’s state media, KCNA, Tuesday, came after US Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned that if North Korea fired on US territory it Read more...

  • ABCThis unlikely investor saved a plus-size fashion retailer

    James Rhee is not the person you’d expect to be the driving force behind the revival of America’s largest plus-size, retail chain for African-American women. The company was Ashley Stewart. It was founded in 1991 as one of the first and only fashion brands for plus-sized, African-American women. It was built around the idea of serving a community. Store managers Read more...

  • Associated PressFuror over Charlottesville follows Trump home to Manhattan

    Furor over Charlottesville follows Trump home to Manhattan Associated Press – 15 August 2017 04:02-04:00 Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Read more on Associated Press.

  • BBC NewsBrexit: UK suggests 'temporary customs union' with EU

    The UK has set out the “ambitious new customs arrangement” it wants to secure with the EU after Brexit.Ministers said the plans would mean the “freest and most frictionless possible trade” with the rest of Europe.This could include a “temporary customs union” after Brexit to prevent border problems as the UK leaves the EU.Businesses have called for clarity since the Read more...

  • BostonMarty Walsh: Boston won't welcome 'hate groups' seeking to rally

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said Monday that the city stands with Virginia and will not welcome what he described as ‘‘hate groups’’ who might be thinking of holding a rally in Boston. Walsh made his comments after violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday left one protester dead and 19 injured. Walsh, a Read more...

  • CBS NewsTrump returns home to New York City amid protests

    Last Updated Aug 15, 2017 2:53 AM EDT NEW YORK — President Trump went home to Trump Tower on Monday for the first time since his inauguration, with a throng of chanting protesters awaiting — but never seeing — him.Thousands of demonstrators roared “shame, shame, shame” and “not my president!” while awaiting Mr. Trump’s motorcade along Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, but it Read more...

  • CNBCFormer Bush aide: This is the 'single dumbest thing' Trump has done in office

    President Donald Trump shouldn’t have slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is key in passing the president’s agenda, said Sara Fagen. Trump hammered McConnell last week for a lack of progress. President Donald Trump’s attack on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was the “single dumbest thing Donald Trump’s done in office,” Sara Fagen, a former senior aide to President Read more...

  • Chicago Sun-TimesRauner, Dems map different routes on school funding mess

    Dubbing the Illinois Senate’s move to override his amendatory veto of a school funding measure “very disappointing,” Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday requested that the four legislative leaders hash out the school funding mess while urging lawmakers to stand up to House Speaker Michael Madigan.His call was a preemptive strike to House Democrats’ plans on Wednesday to try to override Read more...

  • Hartford CourantBudget Impasse Forces Districts to Cut Staff, Put Positions On Hold

    The state’s budget impasse has forced school districts to cut dozens of staff positions and put hundreds more on hold, according to the head of the state’s superintendents association.Fran Rabinowitz, the new leader of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents, said she did a survey of school districts Monday to determine the effect of the state’s failure to pass Read more...