• The Hollywood GossipOtto Warmbier Dies; U.S. Student, Former North Korean Prisoner Was 22

    Otto Warmbier, a young American who was famously sentenced to hard labor in North Korea more than a year and a half ago, has died. He had only just returned to the US, having been in a coma for over a year. His loved ones mourn him, and his family has issued a public statement: 18 months ago, Otto Warmbier Read more...

  • CBS NewsDemocrats plan to slow Senate's work in response to closed-door GOP health talks

    Senate Democrats plan to slow down work in the upper chamber in an effort aimed at drawing attention to Republicans’ secret negotiations to craft legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. A senior aide told CBS News’ Steven Portnoy that Democrats will begin a series of parliamentary moves at 4 p.m. ET Monday in an effort to slow the Senate agenda. Read more...

  • CNBCCuban Foreign Minister: Trump's policy will not 'alter the direction of Cuba'

    Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez slammed President Donald Trump’s new policy that tightens travel restrictions Trump tightened restrictions on travel and conducting business with companies owned by the Cuban military. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez slammed President Donald Trump’s new policy that tightens travel restrictions and prohibits American companies from conducting business with those owned… Read more on CNBC.

  • Chicago TribunePreckwinkle, Garcia push Emanuel on federal court oversight of police reform

    Two of Chicago’s most well-known African-American and Latino politicians have called on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to agree to federal court oversight of police reform if he wants to clean up the embattled Chicago Police Department.In separate interviews with the Chicago Tribune, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia said the only way for the city Read more...

  • Chicago Sun-TimesTrump tweets about Democrats, Georgia election

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is attacking Democrats and promoting the Republican running in this week’s House runoff election in Georgia.In a tweet Monday, Trump said that Democrats “want to stop tax cuts, good healthcare and Border Security.” He also said “their ObamaCare is dead.”Trump concluded: “Vote now for Karen H,” an apparent reference to Karen Handel, the Republican running Read more...

  • ReutersIn Georgia, costliest U.S. House race hits ugly note as election looms

    ATLANTA The costliest U.S. congressional race in history will be decided on Tuesday in suburban Atlanta, where America’s divisive political climate has been on display in an election seen by some analysts as a political test for President Donald Trump.Days after a lone gunman opened fire on U.S. lawmakers at a baseball team practice in Virginia, a conservative group was Read more...

  • ABCThe Latest: Man arrested on suspicion of terror offenses

    The Latest on a van plowing into a crowd outside a London mosque (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The United States says it “strongly condemns” an attack near a mosque in London and that the attack appears to have targeted Muslim worshippers. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says the U.S. stands with the U.K. and is ready to provide any Read more...

  • ReutersOil prices dip on further rise in U.S. drilling, demand slowdown

    LONDON Oil prices steadied on Monday, pausing for breath after coming under pressure over the past month from rising production in the United States, Libya and Nigeria, which has taken the edge off an OPEC-led initiative to support the market by cutting production. Brent crude futures LCOc1 were trading 9 cents higher at $47.46 per barrel by 1304 GMT. U.S. Read more...

  • Tribune ReviewEQT Corp. to acquire Rice Energy for $6.7B

    Downtown-based EQT Corporation will become the largest natural gas producer in the United States by acquiring Canonsburg-based Rice Energy Inc. for $6.7 billion, the company announced Monday morning. Pending approval of both companies' shareholders, EQT will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Rice common stock for 0.37 shares of EQT common stock and $5.30 per share. Both companies' boards Read more...

  • The Wall Street JournalU.S. Says It Shot Down Syrian Aircraft

    An American warplane shot down a Syrian government jet on Sunday, the Pentagon said, marking the first time in Syria’s civil war that a U.S. pilot has struck a regime plane and signaling an increased willingness by the Trump administration to directly challenge President Bashar al-Assad and his allies. On Sunday, the U.S. military said it had shot down the Read more...