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Trump’s national security adviser resigns

Trump’s national security adviser resigns

US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has resigned over allegations he discussed US sanctions with Russia before Donald Trump took office. Mr Flynn is said to have misled officials about his call with Russia’s ambassador before his own appointment. It is illegal for private citizens to conduct US diplomacy. US reports said earlier the White […]

U.S. federal agents conduct immigration raids

U.S. federal agents conduct immigration raids

U.S. immigration authorities arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least a half-dozen states this week in a series of raids that marked the first large-scale enforcement of President Trump’s Jan. 25 order to crack down on the estimated 11 million immigrants living here illegally. Officials said the raids targeted known criminals, but they also […]

NORTH DAKOTA – Legal blockage

NORTH DAKOTA – Legal blockage

CANNON BALL — Construction of the final segment of the Dakota Access pipeline has begun, and the full system should be operational within three months, the developer of the long-delayed project said Thursday, even as an American Indian tribe filed a legal challenge to block the work and protect its water supply. The Army granted […]

Court maintains suspension of Trump’s immigration order

Court maintains suspension of Trump’s immigration order

A federal appeals court has maintained the freeze on President Trump’s controversial immigration order, meaning previously barred refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries can continue entering the U.S. A panel with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld the ruling of U.S. District Judge James Robart, who had decided Friday that […]

WASHINGTON – Trump disappointed in Spicer’s performance

WASHINGTON – Trump disappointed in Spicer’s performance

WASHINGTON –– The White House is ramping up its search for a new communications director in an effort to lighten the load of embattled White House press secretary Sean Spicer, multiple sources told CNN. A source familiar with internal communications said President Donald Trump is disappointed in Spicer’s performance during the first two weeks of […]

Tornadoes hit Louisiana and Mississippi

Tornadoes hit Louisiana and Mississippi

NEW ORLEANS — National Weather Service teams were studying scenes of severe weather damage in Louisiana and Mississippi on Wednesday to determine where tornadoes struck and just how powerful they were. At least four confirmed tornadoes hit Louisiana and one hit Mississippi on Tuesday, meteorologists said. There may have been more still in Louisiana, but […]

Tough questions at US travel ban hearing

Tough questions at US travel ban hearing

A US appeals court has posed tough questions at those challenging and defending President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban. The order banned entry for all refugees and visitors from seven mainly Muslim nations, until it was halted last week. The three-judge panel raised questions over the limits on the president’s power and Mr Trump’s evidence […]

Law allows husbands to prevent wives’ abortions in Arkansas

Law allows husbands to prevent wives’ abortions in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK –– A new Arkansas law will let a husband sue a doctor to stop his wife from getting an abortion. And it makes no exception for cases of spousal rape. The law, called the Arkansas Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act, was passed and signed by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, and goes […]

NORTH DAKOTA – Access granted

NORTH DAKOTA – Access granted

BISMARCK — The Army told Congress on Tuesday that it will allow the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, completing the disputed four-state project. The Army intends to allow the Lake Oahe crossing as early as Wednesday, according to court documents the Justice Department filed […]

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