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Trump says he has 'absolute right' to declare emergency

President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he would prevail over a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he expected to do "very well," against the suit, adding that he had an "absolute...

World News

  • Honda to shut plant in Brexit-shaken Britain

    Japanese carmaker Honda plans to close its car factory in western England in 2021, a fresh blow to the British economy as it struggles with the uncertainty associated with leaving the European Union next month. The company announced the decision, which will imperil 3,500 jobs and possibly many...

  • AP Explains: Venezuela opposition's fight to win over troops

    U.S. President Donald Trump and Venezuela's opposition are pushing the military to let in humanitarian aid in the belief that it could break a month-long standoff over power in the troubled South American nation. But top commanders are showing no signs of breaking their loyalty to Nicolas Maduro...

  • A look at rival Branson vs Maduro concerts for Venezuela

    Dueling concerts are being staged this week on both sides of Venezuela's border with Colombia. After billionaire Richard Branson announced an aid concert in Colombia on Friday to benefit Venezuelans suffering from the country's humanitarian crisis, Nicolas Maduro 's government ordered up a rival...

  • Lagerfeld's legacy: Youthful designs, elaborate showmanship

    Karl Lagerfeld once created a Walmart-sized " Chanel Shopping Center" to show off his ready-to-wear collection. It featured aisle upon aisle of luxury foods labeled "one for the price of two." Immediately after models had paraded through the aisles, guests raided the shelves. Rihanna posed in a...

National Politics

Local Politics
  • Again? Yup. What to know about the overnight budget shutdown

    Again? Yup. While you were sleeping, Congress was shutting down the government — and then reopening it — in a familiar display of dysfunction. It's the second time this year lawmakers have let funding lapse while they staged standoffs intended to draw attention to their causes. The first was a...

  • Judge orders Roger Stone to court over harsh Instagram post

    Judge orders Roger Stone to court over harsh Instagram post

    As a provocative Republican operative and former advisor to President Trump, Roger Stone has always described his political strategy as “attack, attack, attack." But when Stone went on Instagram to harshly criticize the federal judge overseeing his upcoming trial in the Russia investigation, she...

  • Bowing to Congress, Trump scales back proposed space force

    Bowing to Congress, Trump scales back proposed space force

    Bowing to bipartisan concerns in Congress, President Trump retreated Tuesday from his plan to create an independent space force in the Pentagon, proposing instead to consolidate the military’s space operations and personnel in the Air Force. The scaled-down plan would still establish a new military...

  • Clarence Thomas agrees with Trump that libel laws should be eased

    Clarence Thomas agrees with Trump that libel laws should be eased

    Justice Clarence Thomas filed a solo opinion Tuesday that should appeal to President Trump. He said the high court should make it easier for public figures to sue for libel. Thomas said the court made a mistake in 1964 when it set a high barrier for public officials to sue the press for defaming...

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