Thursday, June 21, 2018

Nation & World

Paul Manafort ordered to jail after witness-tampering charges

Paul Manafort ordered to jail after witness-tampering charges

Paul Manafort will be jailed after being accused of witness tampering while awaiting trial on federal conspiracy and money-laundering charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller III.The order to imprison President Donald Trump’s former campaign...
Published: 06/15/18
US to house migrant children in tents as government takes more into custody

US to house migrant children in tents as government takes more into custody

With the number of migrant children in government custody rising fast, the Trump administration said Thursday that it will open an additional temporary shelter in the desert outside El Paso.The shelter site, at the Tornillo-Marcelino Serna port of en...
Published: 06/15/18
Listen carefully, book lovers: Top authors are skipping print

Listen carefully, book lovers: Top authors are skipping print

When Michael Lewis had an idea for his next book, a contemporary political narrative, he decided he would test it out first as a 10,000-word magazine article, as he often does before committing to a yearslong project.But this time he made a surprisin...
Published: 06/02/18
Updated: 06/14/18
Revolving door of despair: Drugs land more women behind bars

Revolving door of despair: Drugs land more women behind bars

JACKSBORO, Tenn. — On opposite sides of the county jail, a mother and her son chat about school, girls, birthday gifts — and their future together. They aren’t allowed to see each other face-to-face, so the inmate and the fifth-grader connect by vide...
Published: 05/18/18
Updated: 06/14/18

U.S. renews call for Cuba to probe cause of health ‘attacks’

WASHINGTON — The United States on Thursday renewed calls for the Cuban government to determine the source of health "attacks" on U.S. diplomats in Cuba that have affected some two dozen people. At a senior-level meeting with Cuban officials in Washin...
Published: 06/14/18
New York files suit against President Trump, alleging his charity engaged in ‘illegal conduct’

New York files suit against President Trump, alleging his charity engaged in ‘illegal conduct’

The New York attorney general on Thursday filed suit against President Donald Trump and his three eldest children alleging "persistently illegal conduct" at the president’s personal charity, saying Trump repeatedly misused the nonprofit - to pay off ...
Published: 06/14/18
Justice Department watchdog sees errors, not bias, in Comey’s Clinton probe

Justice Department watchdog sees errors, not bias, in Comey’s Clinton probe

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s watchdog faults former FBI Director James Comey for breaking with protocol in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, but it says his decisions were not driven by political bias ahead of the 2016...
Published: 06/14/18
Here are 5 fast birthday facts to mark President Trump turning 72 today

Here are 5 fast birthday facts to mark President Trump turning 72 today

In between forging his new relationship with North Korea, perhaps mending fences with his allies in Canada and elsewhere, and awaiting word on what the Justice Department might have to say about the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation...
Published: 06/14/18
Inside Casa Padre, the converted Walmart where the US is holding nearly 1,500 immigrant children

Inside Casa Padre, the converted Walmart where the US is holding nearly 1,500 immigrant children

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - For more than a year, the old Walmart along the Mexican border here has been a mystery to those driving by on the highway. In place of the supercenter’s trademark logo hangs a curious sign: "Casa Padre."But behind the sliding doo...
Published: 06/14/18
Trump downplays the human rights record of Kim Jong Un

Trump downplays the human rights record of Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump downplayed the human rights record of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s regime in an interview that aired Wednesday night, calling him a "tough guy" and saying that "a lot of bad things" have taken place in other nations.The pr...
Published: 06/14/18