• The Seattle TimesScience Says: Lightning is zapping fewer Americans, not more

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lightning — once one of nature’s biggest killers —is claiming far fewer lives in the United States, mostly because we’ve learned to get out of the way. In the 1940s, when there were fewer people, lightning killed more than 300 people annually. So far this year, 13 people have died after being struck, on pace for a Read more...

  • ArsTechnicaBuilding America’s Trust Act would amp up privacy concerns at the border

    Further ReadingSix major US airports now scan Americans’ faces when they leave countryIf a new Senate Republican border security bill is passed as currently drafted, it would dramatically increase the amount of surveillance technologies used against immigrants and, in some cases, American citizens traveling to and from the United States. The bill, known as the “Building America’s Trust Act,” is Read more...

  • Voice of AmericaChina: US ‘Baring of Fangs’ on Trade Will Hurt Both Sides

    A decision by the United States to investigate China’s trade practices is a unilateralist “baring of fangs” that will hurt both sides, China’s state news agency Xinhua said Tuesday. U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday authorized an inquiry into China’s alleged theft of intellectual property that administration officials said could have cost the United States as much as $600 billion. Read more...

  • The Seattle TimesExec resigns from president’s council, and Trump lashes out

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at the CEO of the nation’s third-largest pharmaceutical company after he resigned from a federal advisory council, citing the president’s failure to explicitly rebuke the white nationalists who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia. Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier wrote on Twitter Monday that “America’s leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting Read more...

  • CNNSessions vows 'vigorous' action in wake of Charlottesville tragedy

    (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed Monday that the Justice Department will “take the most vigorous action” to protect Americans against “racism and bigotry” in the aftermath of the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.Sessions said on CBS’s “This Morning” that he and FBI Director Christopher Wray will meet with President Donald Trump Monday to discuss the violence that left Read more...

  • CNNOliver slams Trump's Charlottesville response

    On HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver slammed President Donald Trump’s response to the violent attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a gathering of white nationalists. Read more on CNN.

  • ABCTrump to return to Trump Tower for 1st time as president

    President Trump is set to spend his first night at his Manhattan penthouse since becoming president. Trump is making his return visit Monday night in the midst of what his administration has called a “working vacation” away from the White House, which is undergoing renovations. The president has been staying at his New Jersey home for over a week. While Read more...

  • Associated PressWillie Nelson cuts show short, cites Utah’s high altitude

    Willie Nelson cuts show short, cites Utah's high altitude Associated Press – 14 August 2017 06:11-04:00 Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Read more on Associated Press.

  • CBS NewsAG Sessions on Trump's Charlottesville response, "unacceptable" violence

    The Department of Justice opened a federal civil rights investigation into the weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Attorney General Jeff Sessions joins “CBS This Morning” from Washington to discuss why he thinks people are making “too much out of” President Trump not explicitly condemning white supremacists, as well as his current relationship to Mr. Trump. Read more on CBS News.

  • CNBCTrump on collision course with the auto industry as Canada-Mexico trade talks start

    The Trump administration has set a collision course with the auto industry as it launches renegotiations of the 23-year-old NAFTA trade pact this week. The U.S. is aiming to shrink a growing trade deficit with Mexico and tighten the rules of origin for cars and parts. More than any other industry, autos have been the focus of U.S. President Donald Read more...