WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Tuesday instructed Don McGahn, its former counsel, to refuse to comply with a congressional subpoena for documents related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia inquiry, intensifying a fight between President Donald Trump’s administration and Democratic lawmakers. FILE PHOTO: White House Counsel Don McGahn listens during the confirmation hearing
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, took a parting shot at his former boss – denouncing “xenophobia, injustice and lies” – before reporting to a U.S. federal prison on Monday to begin a three-year sentence. Cohen, who once vowed to “take a bullet” for Trump but now calls him
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General William Barr is headed for a showdown on Monday with Democrats in Congress, as lawmakers prepared to begin contempt proceedings against the top U.S. law enforcement officer if he fails to hand over the full, unredacted Mueller report. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks at a news
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he plans to appoint Mark Morgan, a border patrol chief under former President Barack Obama who supports Trump’s border wall, to head the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. FILE PHOTO – U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters during a meeting with Slovakia’s
(Reuters) – A team of 16 federal investigators was traveling to Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday after a Boeing jetliner with 143 people on board slid off a runway into a shallow river while trying to land at a military base during a thunderstorm, injuring 21 people. A Miami Air, Boeing 737 aircraft from Naval Station
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The Trump administration has revised training guidelines for asylum officers in ways that could make it harder for migrants seeking refuge in the United States to pass an initial screening. FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured at a fence surrounding a temporary facility for processing migrants requesting asylum, at the
(Reuters) – A chartered Boeing 737 jetliner with 143 people on board slid off a runway and into the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida, on Friday while attempting to land at a military base in a thunderstorm, injuring 21 people. There were no reports of fatalities or critical injuries. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said
Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos appears in a Lakewood Police booking photo after he was arrested for suspicion of multiple counts of vehicular homicide following a crash on the I-70 in Lakewood, Colorado, U.S. April 26, 2019. Lakewood Police Department/Handout via REUTERS DENVER (Reuters) – A Texas truck driver who police say caused a fiery multi-vehicle crash
(Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard said it has closed the Mississippi River near St. Louis to boat and barge traffic on Friday due to flooding and strong currents on the major shipping waterway following excessive rains and heavy snow melt this spring. The river – a key transportation artery for shipments of grain, agricultural
(Reuters) – A 52-year-old man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her friend during an argument in 1994 was put to death by lethal injection on Thursday, state corrections officials said. Scotty Garnell Morrow was declared dead at 9:38 p.m. local time (2538 GMT) at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, the Georgia Department
(Reuters) – Maine could soon prohibit parents from citing religious or personal beliefs to avoid vaccinating their children, making the U.S. state one of a half dozen cracking down during the nations’ largest measles outbreak in 25 years. FILE PHOTO: A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella virus (MMR) vaccine is pictured at the
FILE PHOTO: A Facebook panel is seen during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, in Cannes, France, June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (Reuters) – Facebook Inc and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are negotiating a possible settlement that would require the company to create an independent privacy oversight committee and take other steps to
U.S. President Donald Trump reacts during an event honoring 2018 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Joey Logano at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Wednesday asked Congress for $4.5 billion in immediate emergency funding to help address a surge in migration at the U.S.
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump directed officials to toughen rules for asylum seekers on Monday, including by introducing a fee for their applications and barring those who entered the country illegally from working until their claims are approved. FILE PHOTO: A migrant, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America
(Reuters) – The FBI said on Monday it received multiple tips about a security threat minutes before a gunman opened fire in a California synagogue, killing a woman and wounding three others, but lacked sufficient details or time to prevent the attack. Howard Kaye holds his daughter Hannah Jacqueline Kaye at the funeral for Lori
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Expectations were high last year for three new migraine drugs hitting the market from Amgen Inc, Eli Lilly and Co and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. Amgen’s migraine treatment, Aimovig, which has been prescribed to more than 200,000 patients so far is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters April 26, 2019.