TORONTO/WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Migrants who applied for asylum in the United States but then fled north, fearing they would be swept up in President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown , may have miscalculated in viewing Canada as a safe haven.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump unveiled a one-page plan on Wednesday proposing deep U.S. tax cuts, many for businesses, that would make the federal deficit balloon if enacted, drawing a cautious welcome from fiscal conservatives and financial markets. While the proposed tax cuts would please those helped by them, such as multinational corporations and wealthy taxpayers, Trump's package fell far short of the kind of comprehensive tax reform that both parties in Washington have sought for years.
SEOUL/WASHINGTON - South Korea and the United States agreed on Thursday on "swift punitive measures" against North Korea in the event of more provocation, although the United States signalled sanctions and diplomatic pressure were its priorities for now. As a standoff escalated over North Korea's nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missiles, South Korea said the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile defense system was moving ahead effectively a day after angry protests against the battery and fierce opposition to it from China.
WASHINGTON - The White House is considering a draft executive order to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, a senior Trump administration official said on Wednesday, April 26. It was unclear whether the order would be enacted by President Donald Trump, who has vowed to pull out from NAFTA - a U.S., Mexico and Canada trade pact - if he cannot win better terms for America.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to review the U.S. government's role in school policy, which supporters cheered as the first step in creating more local control in education and critics worried could lead to lower quality schools in poorer neighborhoods.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Canadian police said on Wednesday, April 26, they are investigating whether a beating captured on video, reported to have been distributed through social networking site Facebook Inc, may be connected to a young woman's murder. The video is the latest example of Facebook being used to document violent crimes, a pattern that has led the company to re-evaluate some of its policies. A Facebook spokeswoman said the company could not locate the video and therefore could not comment.
NEW YORK - They call themselves "water protectors" and describe the Dakota Access pipeline ferrying crude oil across America as "the black snake." In "Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock," the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and those who flocked to windswept tribal lands in North Dakota last year to protest the pipeline, get to tell their story on their own terms.
NEW YORK - U.S. East Coast refiners are looking to buy increasing volumes of domestic crude oil from the Gulf Coast, two sources said, the latest twist in a trade flow upheaval in the wake of the opening of the Dakota Access pipeline.
BOSTON - A lawyer for former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez on Tuesday, April 25, denied media reports that the athlete wrote a letter to a prison lover before hanging himself in his prison cell last week. The former New England Patriots player's body was found on Wednesday, April 19, hanging in a cell where he was serving a life prison sentence. Law enforcement officials last week confirmed thatHernandez left behind three handwritten letters.
LONDON - A 3-foot giant rabbit has died on a United Airlines flight from London, prompting a review at the Chicago-based airline which faced a global backlash this month over its treatment of a passenger who was dragged from his seat. The 10-month old rabbit named Simon, who was tipped to become one of the world's largest rabbits, was traveling to O'Hare in Chicago from Britain after a celebrity owner purchased him. He was healthy before the flight, according to the rabbit's breeder.