U.S. and European officials said Saturday that President Donald Trump is close to expelling 20 or more Russian diplomats in response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. The move, which could prompt a new wave of retaliatory expulsions of U.S. diplomats in Russia, may come as early as Monday. But U.S. officials are still seeking clarity on how major European powers are responding to the nerve-agent attack, which critically injured a former spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia.
WASHINGTON - Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered in the nation's capital and cities across the U.S. on Saturday to demand action against gun violence, the latest and most visible show of force by a student-led political movement born in the wake of a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
In a quest to be the record holder for the world's tallest waterslide, investigators say Schlitterbahn Waterpark of Kansas City rushed to build a dangerous and structurally complicated ride, ignored glaring safety red flags and replaced mathematical calculations with "crude trial-and-error methods."
MONTREAL - Just two days ago, Shane Gersich was in a classroom on the University of North Dakota campus. On Saturday, he was on the ice with Alex Ovechkin at the Bell Center. "It was crazy," Gersich said. "It's a dream come true, that's for sure. I know it was just morning skate, but it was really cool."
The woman that recorded the last moments of Danny Ray Thomas's life thought it would end differently. "He about to get Tased," a woman says in the video, laughing. A police SUV's lights flash near an apparent altercation involving Thomas and another man on a Houston street. Thomas is in white, his pants around his ankles. He heads to the right of the camera frame, and the Harris County Sheriff's deputy comes into view. His gun is drawn. the deputy backpedals. A passing truck obscures the picture for a moment.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The White House on Saturday issued a statement praising youths participating in demonstrations against gun violence in Washington and around the country, where many participants are calling for tougher gun-control measures than President Donald Trump supports. "We applaud the many courageous young Americans exercising their First Amendment rights today," White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said in the statement, in which she added that "keeping our children safe is a top priority of the President's."
On March 16, I spent the day with my family waiting to hear whether I would be fired, after 21 years in the FBI and one day before I qualified for my long-planned, earned retirement.
President Donald Trump issued an order late Friday that supports a ban on many transgender troops, deferring to a new Pentagon plan that essentially cancels a policy adopted by the Obama administration. The decision revokes a full ban that Trump issued last summer but disqualifies U.S. troops who have had gender reassignment surgery, as recommended by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Days after a woman accused U.S.
U.S. stocks tumbled, sending the S&P 500 Index to its biggest weekly loss in more than two years, on concern that a trade war and higher borrowing rates could throttle global growth. Oil surged on speculation sanctions on Iran will be re-imposed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped for a third consecutive day, led by losses in companies as diverse as 3M Co. to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. The S&P 500 dropped to its lowest since the volatility-fueled meltdown in early February. Gold rallied and Treasury yields declined as investors sought safe havens.