WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump vowed "severe punishment" for Saudi Arabia if the United States determines that Saudi agents killed Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, calling the journalist's suspected murder "really terrible and disgusting." In excerpts of a new interview released Saturday morning, Trump said the incident is being investigated and that the Saudis deny any involvement, despite the mounting evidence that the Saudi regime was implicated in Khashoggi's disappearance last week.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump confirmed Saturday that he is considering a new family separation policy at the U.S.-Mexico border because he believes the administration's earlier move to separate migrant children from parents was an effective deterrent to illegal crossings. Asked to respond to a report in The Washington Post that the administration is weighing a new family-separation policy, Trump told reporters, "We're looking at everything that you could look at when it comes to illegal immigration."
VALLEY CITY, N.D. - Snow was dusting out of the steel-colored sky as Monte Peterson stared out his home office window at the North Dakota land his family has worked since the 1950s. "We're having November weather in October," the 60-year-old sighed.
Melania Trump, in an interview that aired on Friday, offered an assessment of being first lady: "This won't last forever." Trump gave a rare insight into her White House life during an interview on ABC's "20/20," taped during her visit last week to Africa, in which she addressed an array of topics, including the #MeToo movement, her husband's alleged infidelities, and her efforts to rein in her husband's notorious Twitter habits. "I don't agree always with what he posts," she said of President Donald Trump's use of the social media platform.
Native American voting rights activists in North Dakota have launched an audacious plan aimed at pushing back against a Supreme Court ruling that threatens the reelection of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., - and that could decide the fate of the Senate in the process. The high court decided 6 to 2 Tuesday to leave in place a state law that requires residents to provide an ID displaying a residential address rather than a P.O. box number to vote. Republican lawmakers who pushed for the measure say the rule is designed to combat voter fraud.
Hurricane Michael is no more. The violent storm that ripped through the Southeast, leaving a trail of death and destruction from Florida to Virginia, finally moved off the coast over the Atlantic Ocean overnight. It is now known as Post-Tropical Cyclone Michael.
In May, the country's most polarizing provider of reproductive health care lost its most visible leader. After 12 years as president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards left behind an organization that claimed nearly 12 million supporters and more popularity than Congress, but faced attacks from all sides. Republicans sought to block taxpayer money from funding the group. Red-state abortion restrictions caused Planned Parenthood clinics to close across the country.
As with the impacts of climate change and poor dietary habits, the effects of food waste are not felt right away. You may notice the amount of leftovers and spoiled produce that you toss into the trash every week, but you don't see the mountains of waste rotting in landfills, generating billions of metric tons of greenhouse gases and wasting the Earth's freshwater resources.
Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of Washington's archbishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, a trusted papal ally who became a symbol among many Catholics for what they regard as the church's defensive and weak response to clerical sex abuse.
BEIJING - China's trade surplus with the United States hit a new record last month, defying - for now, at least - President Donald Trump's predictions that tariffs would help redress the trade imbalance. Although economists expect the American tariffs to eventually have an impact, the trade statistics reinforce the widely-held notion here that there will be no quick end to the trade war between Washington and Beijing.