According to Business Insider, an airline passenger confronted a Republican representative on Tuesday after the congressman was seen flying first class from Chicago to Washington, DC, during the ongoing government shutdown. In a video obtained by The..
On Wednesday Reuters reported that the United States rejected a move by Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro to break diplomatic ties, saying it did not think he had the authority to cut ties and it would conduct relations with a government led by opposition..
A recent Reuters poll of economists showed that U.S. economic growth will take a hit this quarter from the longest-ever government shutdown, keeping the Federal Reserve on the sidelines until at least its April 30-May 1 meeting. The probability of a..
According to Reuters, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said on Wednesday he was not aware of any discussions about suspending parliament after the idea was suggested by a prominent eurosceptic politician should lawmakers try to block..
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg entered the 2020 race for president on Wednesday, announcing his intentions with a video featuring scenes of him and his husband, Chasten, cooking and playing with their dog, Buddy. Should Buttigieg win his long-shot..
View 2 more images (Newser) – Authorities say five people have been killed in a shooting at a Florida bank, the AP reports. Sebring police Chief Karl Hoglund said during a news conference that Zephen Xaver was arrested Wednesday afternoon at a..
According to Reuters, British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking to break a stalemate in the Parliament over Brexit. After proposing a Brexit Plan B to members of Parliament on Jan. 21st, the legislature will debate the prime minister's next steps..
According to Reuters, the European Union will do what it cans to avoid extensive border controls between Ireland and Northern Ireland. European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said that the EU is determined to avoid a 'hard border' between the..
According to Reuters, thousands of teachers in Los Angeles returned to work following a six-day strike. Teachers walked off the job on Jan. 14th to protest the nation's second largest school district, after 20 months of contract negotiations failed...
President Trump continues to wage war against incoming immigrants as he announced on Wednesday that he intends to cut off aid to three Central American countries due to a new wave of immigrants headed toward the United States from those countries...
According to Business Insider, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer postponed testifying before Congress. Michael Cohen cited continued threats from President Trump and Rudy Giuliani as his reason to delay two scheduled hearings. Cohen was..
Greenland's ice sheet is getting closer to it's melting threshold sooner than expected. Unfortunately, the past two decades, it's been a major contributor to sea-level rise. Since it's melting faster, sea levels are expected to rise by 23 feet. Sadly,..
According to Reuters, leaders on the House oversight and intelligence committees are expected to meet with Michael Cohen. Despite postponing his scheduled hearings in the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump's former lawyer is expected to..
According to Reuters, Michael Cohen postponed his scheduled hearings on Capitol Hill. Citing threats against his family by President Donald Trump, Cohen chose to delay his Feb. 7th appearance before two congressional panels. Cohen pleaded guilty to..
According to a report by Reuters, one of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's former top lieutenants testified that Guzman's wife played an important role in plotting his 2015 escape from a Mexican prison and that she tried to help him escape..
France is consulting with its European partners about the situation in Venezuela, the president’s office said on Wednesday as the South American country’s opposition leader declared himself interim president. “We are closely following the..
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the only House Democrat to vote against a bill to fund the government and end the government shutdown on Wednesday. Business Insider repots the New York Democrat said she didn't want to allocate funding for the the..
According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president, winning the support of Washington and many Latin American nations. US President Trump recognized Guaido shortly after his..
Police have arrested a man for threatening to kill masses of women on the day of the Women's March. Huffington Post reports police were tracking the cell phone of a man who posted a threat to women on Facebook on Jan. 19 in Provo, Utah. Christopher..
According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Guatemalan Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel said that Guatemala would join other nations recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela. The recognition by U.S. ally..
Reuters reports U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will do an alternative event to the State of the Union address. The announcement came after the news that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told him he may not give the speech in the House of..
According to Gizmodo.com, "A U.S. state’s politics could be influencing how people use cannabis, suggests a new study out Wednesday from Columbia University. It found that liberal states had higher rates of pot use than conservative states, but..
The Freedom Caucus, a House Oversight Committee, is preparing to defend President Donald Trump in a newly Democratic House of Representatives. Politico reports Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and other progressives..
According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Colombia's President Ivan Duque said that the Andean government would recognize Juan Guaido, the head of Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress, as the president of the country. The comments came..
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday he was breaking diplomatic relations with the United States, says Reuters. This comes after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American country’s..
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday informed President Donald Trump that he will not be allowed to deliver an annual State of the Union address in the House chamber until a partial government shutdown ends. In a letter to..
Nancy Pelosi told President Trump that he may not deliver a State of the Union speech in the House of Representatives until the government shutdown ends. Reuters reports the Speaker of the House said in a letter to Trump that the House would not..
According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to step down and urged the country's military to support the efforts to restore democracy. Pompeo reportedly said that..
According to a report by Reuters, Canada's ambassador to China said that a top executive from Huawei Technologies being held in Canada can make 'strong arguments' against her extradition to the United States, in part due to President Donald Trump's..
Amazon's voice-activated assistant Alexa isn't immune to the passionate debate of football, says Digital Trends. Alexa says she wants the Rams to win the Super Bowl — but believes the Patriots will take home the trophy. She even jokes that "Tom..
According to Reuters, Mexico does not plan to make a change in policy on Venezuela “for the time being." A foreign ministry spokesman made the announcement following US President Trump's recognition of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as..
Canada plans to recognize Juan Guaido, head of Venezuela’s opposition, as the country’s new interim president, a Canadian government official said on Wednesday. The official, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation,..
Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, says Reuters. Guaido was backed by hundreds of thousands of protesters and the support of the United States. Guiado is calling for free elections to end the rule..
According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, rescuers said there was almost no chance of Premier League soccer player Emiliano Sala being found alive, and suspended the search for the athlete's missing plane. Sala reportedly recorded a fearful..
The Trump administration may impose new U.S. sanctions on Venezuela’s oil sector this week. Reuters reports U.S. officials are considering restricting U.S. imports of Venezuelan oil or even a full ban. No final decisions have been made. The moves..
Reuters reports that Amazon has spent a record sum on lobbying in 2018. Amazon.com Inc spent a company record $14.19 million on lobbying the U.S. government in 2018. Some of the biggest regulatory issues facing big tech are privacy, immigration and..
According to CNN, Harvey Weinstein has retained new attorneys this week in his sexual assault case. The annoucement comes after his recent public split with famed New York criminal defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman. Jose Baez and Harvard Law School..
President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen announced he is postponing his public congressional testimony. CNN reports the testimony was scheduled for February 7. Cohen cited President Trump's "ongoing threats against his family" as the..
President Donald Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate “interim president” of the country. Politico reports the announcement came shortly after Guaido, leader of Venezuela’s National..