Fillon’s legal problems deepened after ties to Putin revealed

French conservative presidential candidate François Fillon’s legal problems deepened on Tuesday, with financial prosecutors expanding a probe into payments to his family to suspected “aggravated fraud, forgery and use of forgeries”, a source said. Investigators are probing whether Fillon and his wife Penelope forged documents to try to justify around 700,000 euros ($757,000) she earned […]

Trump’s lawyers go after teenager over a cat website

President Donald Trump’s lawyers have a new target to go after — cats on the internet. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Trump’s legal team went after kittenfeed.com and its 17-year old founder, Lucy, sending a cease-and-desist letter after the site let users scratch at four photos of the President’s face using feline paws. The teenager […]

Either way, the president is ‘in trouble’ , senator Schumer says on Trump claims

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday raised questions about President Trump’s claims that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower before the election. In an interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Schumer said Obama has “flatly denied that he has done this.” “And either way, Chuck, the president’s in trouble. If he falsely […]

110 dead from hunger in Somalia in past 48 hours of drought

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s prime minister said Saturday that 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region – the first death toll announced in a severe drought threatening millions of people across the country. Somalia’s government declared the drought a national disaster on Tuesday. The United Nations […]

Trump to propose ‘dramatic reductions’ in foreign aid

The White House budget director confirmed Saturday that the Trump administration will propose “fairly dramatic reductions” in the U.S. foreign aid budget later this month. Reuters and other news outlets reported earlier this week that the administration plans to propose to Congress cuts in the budgets for the U.S. State Department and Agency for International […]

Donald Trump Faces a Conservative Revolt in Congress

By Kristina Peterson and Stephanie Armour WASHINGTON — On Capitol Hill, conservatives are in revolt. If President Donald Trump wants to move his legislative agenda through Congress, it will be up to him to quash the rebellion. When Mr. Trump delivers his first address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night, he will confront […]

Bomb threats forced evacuations of Jewish schools, community centers in 11 U.S. states

Bomb threats forced evacuations at Jewish schools and community centers in 11 states Monday, with the Jewish Community Center Association confirming threats in states ranging from Florida to Michigan. In Ann Arbor, police gave the all-clear after a Hebrew day school was threatened, forcing students to leave. “Today, bomb threats were called into schools and/or […]