Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s diplomatic and defense chiefs sought Thursday to reinforce the threat of possible U.S. military action against North Korea after President Donald Trump’s top strategist essentially called the commander-in-chief’s warnings a bluff. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stressed after security talks with close ally Japan that the U.S. seeks a peaceful solution […]

Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Contradicting a boss already under pressure to fire him, President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon says there’s no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions. Just last week, Trump pledged to answer North Korean aggression with “fire and fury.” In an interview with The […]

Local NAACP President Carl White calls on President Trump to denounce Virginia violence

Conroe, August 16 – BREAKING NEWS! Carl White, President of the Montgomery County Chapter, Number 6304, of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, called on “President Donald Trump to denounce this act [the Charlottesville violence] as an act of terrorism and condemn the repeated rhetoric […]

Paul Ryan tweets ‘white supremacy is repulsive’

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is the first Republican leader to comment on President Donald Trump’s remarks Tuesday, declaring in a tweet that “white supremacy is repulsive.” The Wisconsin Republican has sought to keep the GOP caucus on Capitol Hill focused on legislative priorities. His Twitter account is full of messages about the need […]

Bowing to pressure, Trump denounces hate groups by name

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from right and left, President Donald Trump condemned white supremacist groups by name on Monday, declaring “racism is evil” after two days of public equivocation and internal White House debate over the deadly race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia. In a hastily arranged statement at the White House, Trump branded […]

Abe, Trump aim to prevent NKorean missile launch

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the North Korea crisis (all times local): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says that he and President Donald Trump have agreed that preventing North Korea from launching missiles toward Guam is of utmost importance. Abe spoke to reporters Tuesday after a phone conversation with the American president. […]

Trump suggests Senate GOP leader must deliver or step aside

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated a stunning feud against his top Senate partner Thursday, suggesting Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might have to think about stepping aside if he doesn’t deliver on the president’s agenda of health care, taxes and infrastructure. Trump called McConnell’s failure to pass an “Obamacare” repeal last month “a disgrace.” […]

Trump doubles down on ‘fire and fury’ vow as wargames near

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Not backing down, President Donald Trump warned Kim Jong Un’s government on Thursday to “get their act together” or face extraordinary trouble, and suggested he had been too mild when he vowed to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea if it continued to threaten the U.S. “Maybe that statement […]

Trump escalates feud with Senate leader over health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is escalating a feud with his party’s leader in the Senate. Trump is expressing disbelief that that Sen. Mitch McConnell couldn’t persuade a Republican majority to pass a health care bill. Trump tweeted Thursday: “Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace for 7 years, […]

Global stocks fall on rising unease over North Korea

TOKYO (AP) — Escalating tensions over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions rattled investors Thursday, pulling global stock benchmarks lower. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX fell 0.7 percent to 12,068 and the CAC 40 of France lost 0.3 percent to 5,133. Britain’s FTSE 100 sank 1.1 percent to 7,414. Futures pointed to further declines on Wall Street, with […]

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