Watchdog slams safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs

U.S. 09/17/18, 07:32

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog agency that found a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been disrupted.

Mattis condemns Russian influence-peddling in Macedonia

U.S. 09/17/18, 01:49

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday condemned Russia's efforts to use its money and influence to build opposition to an upcoming vote that could pave the way for Macedonia to join NATO, a move Moscow opposes.

Hearing sets up dramatic showdown between Kavanaugh, accuser

U.S. 09/17/18, 00:55

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Monday abruptly called Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault decades ago to testify publicly next week, grudgingly setting up a dramatic showdown they hoped would prevent the allegation from sinking his nomination to the Supreme Court.

4,000 strong: The Federal storm response

U.S. 09/13/18, 22:03

President Donald J. Trump and senior officials are monitoring multiple storms this week, including Florence, Olivia, Mangkut, and Isaac. The Administration began putting precautionary measures in place for these weather events before Labor Day. More than 4,000 Federal employees, including more than 1,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), are working ...

A message from President Trump on Hurricane Florence

U.S. 09/12/18, 18:30

This week, three major storms threaten American communities across an area spanning nearly 5,000 miles: Hurricane Florence (the Southeastern coast), Tropical Storm Olivia (Hawaii), and Tropical Storm Isaac (the Caribbean). Hurricane Florence in particular poses a catastrophic threat to millions living in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. The storm is expected ...

Black ex-police chief gets GOP nod for New Hampshire House

U.S. 09/12/18, 07:07

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A black former police chief backed by the Trump administration won the Republican nomination Tuesday in New Hampshire's toss-up congressional district, while Democrats picked experienced, establishment-backed nominees for both that seat and for governor. Eddie Edwards, who was endorsed by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, defeated six Republican ...

What the world learned on September 11, 2001

U.S. 09/12/18, 05:22

Seventeen years ago, America and the world were forever changed. More than a decade and a half before his election as President, Donald Trump was in New York City the day an unprecedented act of terror unfolded across our country. “When the World Trade Center came down, I saw something that no place ...

Trump hails ‘brave patriots’ aboard Pennsylvania 9/11 flight

U.S. 09/11/18, 13:42

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday remembered the "band of brave patriots" aboard a Sept. 11 flight that crashed in Pennsylvania, praising passengers and crew members who resisted hijackers and sent a message that the nation would "never, ever submit to tyranny." Trump honored those killed 17 years ...

Make no mistake: This is an economic turnaround

U.S. 09/10/18, 22:43

President Donald J. Trump’s critics are attempting a neat trick: After months of denying America’s recent economic success, they are now owning up to it—and reassigning credit to the Obama Administration. “The economy remains essentially the same sturdy one Trump inherited from Barack Obama,” Christopher Rugaber writes. Today, Council of Economic Advisers Chairman ...

The latest Trump Economy myth: Wages are stagnant

U.S. 09/08/18, 12:06

The Trump Administration’s critics are in a bind: During the 2016 election, many claimed that then-candidate Donald J. Trump’s economic policies wouldn’t work—in fact, that they would likely trigger a major recession. Nearly a year and a half into his term, the results are undeniable. Nearly 4 million jobs have been created since ...

President Trump expecting to receive letter from North Korea’s Kim

U.S. 09/07/18, 17:27

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's expecting get a letter in the coming days that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is sending him through Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Trump tells reporters traveling with him on Air Force One that Kim's recent overtures amount to "a very ...

Kavanaugh sails through hearing despite Democrats’ criticism

U.S. 09/06/18, 21:14

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats hoping to block Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation pivoted Thursday to the deeply contentious issue of abortion after disclosure of an email he once wrote suggesting the high court's landmark Roe v. Wade ruling wasn't universally considered settled law. But their long-shot chances of defeating him ...

The story Bob Woodward didn’t tell

U.S. 09/06/18, 17:57

The Washington power circuit loves insider baseball—stories that spread gossip, flatter the egos of political operatives, and give pundits new fodder for columns or TV hits. It doesn’t matter if the stories are true; it just matters that they don’t force the reader to think too much. “While I generally enjoy reading ...

US: Fighting for drug-free communities

News 08/30/18, 11:42

Families across the country are affected by the dangers of substance abuse and dependency. President Donald J. Trump’s was no different. “I had a brother who had a really big alcohol problem,” the President said from the White House this afternoon. “A very tough thing for our family.” Now, a new ...

US-Mexico trade deal: another big promise kept

U.S. 08/28/18, 15:04

Announced this morning, President Donald J. Trump is delivering on his promise to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) so all American workers can benefit. After years of promises by politicians, this is the first time that a modern American trade agreement has been renegotiated. "America has … finally ...

Melania Trump Announces Africa Trip

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:49

First lady Melania Trump announced that she is planning to visit Africa. She told AP in a statement on Aug. 20, that she will visit several African countries in October. “This will be my first time traveling to Africa and I am excited to educate myself on the issues facing children throughout the continent, ...

Trump Goes on the Road With Rallies for Republican Candidates

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:49

President Donald Trump plans to campaign aggressively on behalf of Republican candidates over the next six weeks, holding as many as eight rallies and 16 fundraisers by the end of September. Trump is likely to visit states that are crucial to Republican hopes for retaining control of the U.S. Senate, including ...

US Invested in Strategy for ‘Free and Open’ Indo-Pacific Region

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:49

The U.S. government’s interest in a free and open Indo-Pacific region is “rooted in the fact that the United States is an Indo-Pacific nation” and deeply invested in the broader region, says Alice G. Wells, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian affairs. In remarks given at the Foreign ...

In Photos: Trump Rally in Charleston, W. Va.

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:48

Kathrine Brown (R) with friends Phil Solis (L) and Kyra Parke-Davis (C) before a Make America Great Again rally in Charleston, W. Va., on Aug. 21, 2018. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times) The audience at a Make America Great Again rally in Charleston, W. Va., on Aug. 21, 2018. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch ...