Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is hitting the national campaign trail this week with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to stump for other left-wing candidates, even as the upstart 28-year-old democratic socialist’s rising profile continues to rankle top Democrats.
Tony Podesta offered immunity to testify against Paul Manafort
Tony Podesta has been offered immunity by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify against Paul Manafort, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson reported, citing two unnamed sources.
Trump ‘relentless’ against Russia, won’t let Kremlin question US officials, Pompeo tells FOX
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said President Donald Trump “understands” that the Russians interfered in U.S. elections in 2016 — and fired back at criticism that the president appeared weak at this week’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Counterprotesters burn American flag outside office of Maxine Waters
A group of counterprotesters gathered outside the California office of Rep. Maxine Waters Thursday, burning and stepping on an American flag after a group of far-right demonstrators failed to show up.
Judge orders extension of aid for Puerto Rico storm evacuees
A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered another extension of a temporary assistance program for hundreds of Puerto Rico families who fled the hurricane-ravaged island in 2017 and are living in hotels across the United States.
Asbestos from Manhattan steam pipe blast forces evacuations
Residents and workers from 49 buildings near the site of an early-morning steam pipe explosion in Manhattan were evacuated, many for at least two days, on Thursday after lung-damaging asbestos was found on debris from the blast, officials said.
More firefighters join battle against Yosemite blaze
Reinforcements arrived on Thursday to engage a dangerous wildfire burning in steep, difficult terrain at the edge of Yosemite National Park in California that has already killed one firefighter and injured two others, fire officials said.
Four men indicted in murder of Florida rapper XXXTentacion
A grand jury has indicted four men in the June murder of up-and-coming rapper XXXTentacion in Florida, officials said on Thursday.
DOJ Cyber-Digital Task Force report outlines plan to combat midterm election meddling, other electronic threats
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein unveiled the first public report of the Department of Justice’s Cyber-Digital Task Force at the Aspen Security Forum on Thursday, outlining a new policy for responding to foreign influence operations ahead of the midterm elections.
Trump promotes job training as employers search for workers
Promoting a robust economy, President Donald Trump pressed U.S. companies and trade associations on Thursday to enhance their job training programs as employers search for qualified skilled workers to fill vacancies.