Alan Fram - Àssociated Press, Associated Press | PostedMay 29th - 4:42pm
Sen. Amy Klobuchar seems a less likely choice to become Joe Biden's running mate on his presidential ticket following this week's death of a black man in police custody in Minneapolis, a key ally of the former vice president said Friday.
Eric Tucker, Associated Press | PostedMay 29th - 3:38pm
Transcripts of phone calls that played a pivotal role in the Russia investigation were declassified and released Friday, showing that Michael Flynn, as an adviser to then-President-elect Donald Trump, urged Russia's ambassador to be “even-keeled” in response to punitive Obama administration measures, and assured him “we can have a better conversation” about relations between the two countries after Trump became president.
Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | PostedMay 29th - 3:16pm
Democrats announced Friday that they are expanding their investigation into the firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, part of an effort to find out more about President Donald Trump’s moves to sideline several independent government watchdogs.
Mike Stobbe and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press | PostedMay 29th - 2:33pm
The spark that started the U.S. coronavirus epidemic arrived during a three-week window from mid-January to early February, before the nation halted travel from China, according to the most comprehensive federal study to date of when the virus began spreading.
Ben Fox, Associated Press | PostedMay 29th - 2:17pm
President Donald Trump announced Friday that he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong’s special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected of conducting research on behalf of their government, escalating tensions with China that have surged during the coronavirus pandemic.
Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press | PostedMay 29th - 2:14pm
The Russian government on Friday presented more detailed mortality figures for last month that include more deaths linked with the coronavirus, in a bid to dispel suspicions from some Russian and Western experts that authorities were trying to lower the toll for political reasons.
Ben Fox, Associated Press | PostedMay 29th - 2:02pm
President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus outbreak in China and will begin the process of withdrawing special trade benefits for Hong Kong because of the Chinese government’s imposition of a new security law in the semi-autonomous city.
Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | PostedMay 29th - 1:58pm
U.S. Africa Command flatly rejected Russian claims that Moscow did not deploy fighter jets to Libya, saying Friday that the 14 aircraft flown in reflect Russia's longer term goal to establish a foothold in the region that could threaten NATO allies.
Will Weissert and Kat Stafford, Associated Press | PostedMay 29th - 12:17pm
Joe Biden lamented the “open wound” of the nation's systemic racism on Friday as he responded to the police killing of a black man in Minnesota. He drew an implicit contrast with President Donald Trump, who has suggested authorities could respond with violence to the protests that followed George Floyd’s death.
Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | PostedMay 28th - 11:31pm
The booming shouts of the rain-soaked Marine recruits echo across Leatherneck Square training field, barely muffled by their masks. And as they jog by, belting out responses to drill instructors in a rhythmic cadence, the white fabric across their faces is the only telltale sign of the coronavirus' effects on their quest to become Marines.
President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. will be terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization, saying it had failed to adequately respond to the coronavirus because China has “total control” over the global organization.
President Donald Trump on Friday responded to outrage over the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis by threatening to take action to bring the city “under control,” calling violent protesters outraged by the killing “thugs” and reviving a civil-rights-era phrase fraught with racist overtones.
Utah Rep. John Curtis and Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher plan to introduce legislation giving priority status to people in Hong Kong as China approved a plan to assert more control over the semiautonomous territory.
It was the kind of personal statement expected from a president in response to the disturbing video of a black man gasping for help as a white policeman pinned him to the street by the neck. But it was a very different tone for President Donald Trump, who has often been silent in the face of white-on-black violence and has a long history of defending police.
Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday “there’s no deal been made” with gubernatorial candidate Thomas Wright, but he acknowledged that he asked Wright to drop out of the race and support his chosen successor, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox.