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Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court

May 26 2017 - 12:05am || Comments

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban “speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination,” a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the executive order targeting six Muslim-majority countries.

  • Posted: May 23 2017 - 12:05am

    Letter: Flynn cites ‘public frenzy,’ invokes 5th Amendment

  • | Posted: May 23 2017 - 12:05am

    JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump solemnly placed a note in the ancient stones of Jerusalem’s Western Wall on Monday, sending a signal of solidarity to an ally he’s pushing to work harder toward peace with the Palestinians. But his historic gesture— and his enthusiastic embrace of Israel’s leader — were shadowed even here by reminders of Trump’s tumult back home

  • | Posted: May 22 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill.

  • | Posted: May 21 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Remember the Republican health care bill?

  • | Posted: May 21 2017 - 12:05am

    UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Lions, tigers and clowns, no more. Oh my. It’s curtains for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum &Bailey Circus.

  • | Posted: May 21 2017 - 12:05am

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Donald Trump basked in Saudi Arabia’s lavish royal welcome Saturday as he left behind, at least temporarily, the snowballing controversies dogging him in Washington. Trump rewarded his hosts with a $110 billion arms package aimed at bolstering Saudi security and a slew of business agreements.

  • | Posted: May 21 2017 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — Fears of a terrorist attack prompted officials to ring many of the pedestrian plazas of Times Square with squat steel posts capable of stopping a speeding vehicle.

  • Posted: May 20 2017 - 12:05am

    Trump to Muslims on first foreign trip: Drive out terrorists

  • | Posted: May 20 2017 - 12:05am

    HONOLULU — Two U.S. fighter jets were summoned Friday to escort a flight from Los Angeles to Hawaii after an unruly man was subdued by passengers and flight attendants, who used a drink cart to block him from the front of the plane.

  • | Posted: May 20 2017 - 12:05am

    HONOLULU — Two U.S. fighter jets were summoned Friday to escort a flight from Los Angeles to Hawaii after an unruly man was subdued by passengers and flight attendants, who used a drink cart to block him from the front of the plane.

  • | Posted: May 20 2017 - 12:05am

    HONOLULU — Two U.S. fighter jets were summoned Friday to escort a flight from Los Angeles to Hawaii after an unruly man was subdued by passengers and flight attendants, who used a drink cart to block him from the front of the plane.

  • | Posted: May 20 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats last week his firing of “nut job” James Comey had eased the pressure on him, even as the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation had moved into the White House, according to reports Friday that pursued the president as he began his maiden foreign trip.

  • | Posted: May 20 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats last week his firing of “nut job” James Comey had eased the pressure on him, even as the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation had moved into the White House, according to reports Friday that pursued the president as he began his maiden foreign trip.

  • | Posted: May 20 2017 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — A man who was behind the wheel of a car that barreled through crowds of pedestrians in Times Square told police after his arrest that he had been smoking marijuana laced with the hallucinogenic drug PCP, according to a criminal complaint.

  • | Posted: May 18 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department abruptly appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday night as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump’s campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the White House. Mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers.