CHICO, Calif. - President Donald Trump toured a scene of surreal devastation Saturday, Nov. 17, picking his way around burned trees and the hulking skeletons of automobiles as he pledged federal resources to help recover from the most deadly and destructive wildfire in California history. "This is very sad to see, but we're all going to work together," Trump said after a walking tour of a burned-out RV park and housing tract in Paradise. As he spoke, thick smoky haze hung in the air, and stone and brick chimneys - all that remained of some homes - were visible behind him.
President Donald Trump suggested Saturday he was prepared to shut down the federal government next month if Congress fails to give him the money he wants to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. "If I was ever going to do a shutdown over border security - when you look at the caravan, when you look at the mess, when you look at the people coming in," the president said. ". . . This would be a very good time to do a shutdown."
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Saturday that he would speak with the CIA about its finding that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Washington Post first reported on Friday that the CIA had assessed with high confidence that the Saudi leader ordered the killing, based on multiple sources of intelligence. "We haven't been briefed yet. The CIA will be speaking to me today," Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before leaving to survey damage from wildfires in California.
WASHINGTON - Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday released her long-awaited rewrite of rules governing campus sexual harassment and assault allegations, narrowing the cases schools must investigate and giving the accused more rights. The proposal came under immediate fire from women's rights groups and Democrats, who said the rules would allow assailants and schools to escape responsibility for harassment and assault and would make college campuses less safe for women.
PARADISE, Calif. - Amid a throat-piercing haze, disabled retiree Michael French walked with effort across a parking lot to submit a DNA sample to California authorities that he hopes will help him locate his missing niece. French, 62, said he and other relatives have searched for Wendy since a fast-moving wildfire - the most destructive in California's history - swept through 11,000 homes and buildings in Paradise and adjoining mountaintop communities on Nov. 8, leaving at least 71 dead.
President Trump announced that he would nominate Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to head the agency.
Audio recordings, intercepted phone calls and other intelligence link Mohammed bin Salman to killing that Saudis say was conducted by rogue elements.
In New Orleans, where police make an arrest in only a third of homicides, a mother lost three children to murder. Now she fears for her last.
Ruling sends reporter back to work after he was barred following run-in with Trump.
Wholesale marijuana prices in Colorado have fallen by a third in just the past 12 months, continuing a price crash that began soon after the drug was legalized. Although this implies that some marijuana entrepreneurs are going to go bankrupt, the bigger financial hit will be felt by states that tax marijuana based on its price.