President Donald Trump will announce his pick for the U.S. Supreme Court at 7 p.m. Tuesday -- but in an unconventional move, he's decided to broadcast the announcement live on Facebook. The president will announce the pick on the POTUS Facebook page. TV news networks also will carry live coverage of Trump's Supreme Court nominee, after rejiggering their prime-time lineups to accommodate the announcement. Past U.S.
An airline maintenance worker in Oklahoma found 31 pounds of cocaine in the nose cone of an American Airlines jet after it arrived from Colombia, police said on Monday, Jan. 30. Seven bricks of the drug, with a street value of at least $200,000, were discovered on Sunday night at the carrier's maintenance base in Tulsa, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post. "A technician went to check the electronics bay ... and some of the insulation looked new.
LONDON -- Less than two weeks after Donald Trump's inauguration and amid anger over his immigration policy, hundreds of Britons are betting that the U.S. president will not last a year in office. Bookmaker Ladbrokes is offering odds of 4/1, or 4 pounds for every one pound wagered, on the real-estate tycoon being replaced as president of the United States in 2017.
WASHINGTON - In a break with his party's traditional stance on gay rights, Republican U.S. President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday, Jan. 31, to uphold protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people working for federal contractors. The White House said in a statement that Trump, who took office this month, would continue to enforce an executive order signed in 2014 by his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON - Days before a group of Republican lawmakers were due to discuss their party's controversial proposal to tax all imports, Toyota Motor Corp. sent an urgent message to its U.S. dealers - tell the politicians the tax would seriously hurt car buyers. Some of Toyota's 1,500 dealers heeded the call and contacted members of the House of Representatives' tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, urging them to rethink their proposal, according to people familiar with the effort.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump fired top federal government lawyer Sally Yates on Monday after she took the extraordinarily rare step of defying the White House and refused to defend new travel restrictions targeting seven Muslim-majority nations.
The Boy Scouts of America said on Monday, Jan.
CANNON BALL, N.D. -- Crews are bulldozing the main camp used by protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline near here. The contractors were hired by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and they're only bulldozing abandoned camps, not forcefully removing people, officials said. The Morton County Sheriff's Department says it will begin removing security wire and barriers from the north side of the Backwater bridge later this week, as long as protesters don't engage in any criminal activity.
QUEBEC CITY/TORONTO -- A French-Canadian university student was the sole suspect in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque and was charged with the premeditated murder of six people, Canadian authorities said on Monday, Jan. 30, in what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called "a terrorist attack." Court documents identified the gunman in the attack on Sunday evening prayers as Alexandre Bissonnette. He was also charged with five counts of attempted murder, according to court papers.
NEW YORK—Major U.S. stock indexes posted their largest drop so far in 2017 on Monday, Jan. 30, as investors worried that a curb on immigration ordered by Donald Trump was a reminder that some of the U.S. president's policies are not market-friendly. An executive order issued by Trump on Friday banned immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, including legal residents and visa holders, and temporarily halted the entry of refugees. Over the weekend, thousands of people rallied in major U.S. cities and at airports in protest.