Category: U.S. News

Trump Taps National Security Advisor

By Jeff Mason and Patricia Zengerle WEST PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser, again turning to the U.S. military to play a central…
Snap bets on hardware as Facebook threat looms

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Snap Inc takes to the road in London on Monday to promote its initial public offering with a daring proposition: that it can build hot-selling hardware gadgets and ad-friendly software features fast enough…
US Labor Dept nominee withdraws, in blow to Trump

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a blow to President Donald Trump as he tries to assemble his administration, his nominee for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration on Wednesday amid concerns that he could…
Embattled national security adviser’s fate uncertain

By JILL COLVIN and JULIE PACE WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn’s fate as one of President Donald Trump’s senior aides is uncertain following reports that he discussed U.S. sanctions with a Russian envoy before Trump’s inauguration.…
Senate confirms Sessions for attorney general

By ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general in the Trump administration despite fierce Democratic opposition to the Alabama Republican over his record on civil rights and…
Trump slams the courts, his court nominee hits back

By VIVIAN SALAMA WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday slammed the court that is deliberating his immigration and refugee executive order as being “so political,” part of a relentless pounding of the judiciary branch that prompted a rebuke…
Sessions on track for confirmation over Democratic criticism

By ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate worked nonstop Wednesday toward a confirmation vote on Sen. Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, who faced a firestorm of Democratic criticism over his record…