JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — President Trump is dismissing speculation about a rift with Attorney General Bill Barr. Chatting with reporters at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, Trump said he has total confidence in Barr. Barr complained last week that Trump’s tweets about the Justice Department were making it impossible to do his job. Trump defended his critical tweets about the […]

LAS VEGAS — Tonight, the candidates for president debate in Nevada. The candidates include Bernie Sanders, who is leading the polls, Michael Bloomberg, who is still new to the race and picking up steam, along with Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, and former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg. Way down in the polls and […]

(CNN) — President Donald Trump wielded his powers of clemency Tuesday for convicted white-collar criminals and the former Illinois governor accused of attempting to sell a US senate seat. Trump announced midday he had commuted the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat who has served eight years of a 14-year sentence […]

  LAS VEGAS –– Michael Bloomberg has qualified for Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, paving the way for the former New York mayor’s first appearance on stage with his 2020 rivals. Bloomberg met the Democratic National Committee-mandated polling threshold on Tuesday with an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist survey finding the former New York mayor at 19{5caa4daa0546d7d8fa2e1adbee12db580b4ef6b6a09d0b2ac37c5e2faf3d735c} nationally. The […]

(CNN)– Bald eagles across the United States are dying from lead bullets — but it’s not because they’re being shot. The Cape Fear Raptor Center, North Carolina’s largest eagle rehab facility, has treated seven eagles in the past month for lead poisoning, executive director Dr. Joni Shimp told CNN. Since November, at least 80{5caa4daa0546d7d8fa2e1adbee12db580b4ef6b6a09d0b2ac37c5e2faf3d735c} of the […]

  TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Hundreds of Americans are back on U.S. soil this morning after being evacuated from a cruise ship that’s been quarantined for days off the coast of Japan due to the coronavirus.  The first chartered flight touched down at Travis Air Force Base in California, followed by a second landing overnight […]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The presidential campaign has taken former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg to California.  Buttigieg spoke in Sacramento Friday evening and said the day a new president is sworn in next January, the U.S. will be facing a host of issues that weren’t even imaginable a few years ago.  “An economy being reshaped […]

    (CNN) — A Chinese woman who was acquitted of trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort was sentenced to six months in prison for resisting an officer during the incident in December. Lu Jing was sentenced in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday. In an emotional plea, Lu addressed the judge with the use of a Mandarin […]

ATLANTA  —  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says its preparing for the coronavirus to take a foothold in the U.S.  Nancy Messonnier, head of the agency’s center for respiratory diseases, said Wednesday that the U.S. or another country will likely see the spread of the virus, which has killed more than a thousand and […]

  NEW YORK CITY — Now that entrepreneur Andrew Yang has dropped out of the Democrat presidential race as there is speculation he could run for New York City mayor.  Howard Wolfson, a top advisor to presidential candidate and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, says it’s a natural next step for the math whiz.  It’s unclear whether Yang has entertained that idea […]