• New emperor, new era: How a single word defines Japan
New emperor, new era: How a single word defines Japan

The first character means "good" and "beautiful", but also carries a sense of "order" and "command". Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga unveils the new era name " Reiwa " at a news conference in Tokyo , Japan, April 1, 2019, in this photo taken by Kyodo.

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  • Senate to vote on disaster relief amid fight over Puerto Rico funding
Senate to vote on disaster relief amid fight over Puerto Rico funding

President Donald Trump claims that " Puerto Rico got 91 Billion Dollars for the hurricane" and that it received " more money than has ever been gotten for a hurricane before ". The political momentum for the measure - strongly backed by Trump's allies in Georgia, Florida and North Carolina, among other states - has only been heightened by massiv...

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  • GOP Planning
GOP Planning "Really Great" Healthcare Plan for After 2020 Election

Republicans have been speaking publicly and privately to Trump since he surprised them last week with an unexpected pledge that the GOP will be "the party of health care". Trump unsettled Republican lawmakers last week by putting the spotlight back on the thorny issue of repealing and replacing Obamacare, vowing that his party would turn to replaci...

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  • House Dems announce first subpoena in Mueller probe
House Dems announce first subpoena in Mueller probe

Donaldson served as McGahn's chief of staff before both left the administration. " Jerrold Nadler has been fighting me for half my life in Manhattan - and I was very successful, thank you", Trump said with a smile. President Trump mocked Democrats on Twitter nearly immediately after their announcement: "No matter what information is given to t...

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  • Loss of Istanbul would be harshest blow for Erdogan
Loss of Istanbul would be harshest blow for Erdogan

But Istanbul was a very tight race and both Yildirim and the opposition CHP candidate Ekrem Imamoglu claimed victory in the early hours of Monday when tallies showed them in a dead heat. It was the first municipal vote since Mr Erdogan assumed sweeping executive powers through last year's presidential election. The party was seeking a recount t...

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  • 3 soldiers martyred in unprovoked firing across LoC by Indian forces
3 soldiers martyred in unprovoked firing across LoC by Indian forces

Pakistan has previously said they shot down two Indian military jets and captured a pilot in a major escalation between the nuclear powers over Kashmir , while India said it had lost one MiG-21 fighter and demanded the immediate and safe return of its pilot.

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  • Chief: Rapper Nipsey Hussle killing involved personal dispute
Chief: Rapper Nipsey Hussle killing involved personal dispute

Police say they believe Holder killed Hussle and shot and injured two other men outside Hussle's clothing store in South Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon, then climbed into a waiting auto with a woman and fled. At least two people were critically injured during the stampede and taken to the hospital, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. T...

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  • Let's be open to credible Brexit proposals from Britain: Ireland's Varadkar
Let's be open to credible Brexit proposals from Britain: Ireland's Varadkar

Let me repeat this - our priority is the good functioning of the European Union and single market. "I'd like to say here that we will never abandon Ireland or the Irish whatever happens because that solidarity is the whole meaning of the European project", he added.

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  • Democrats preparing to unleash subpoenas over Trump security clearances
Democrats preparing to unleash subpoenas over Trump security clearances

This comes after it was revealed that a longtime White House staffer told the House Oversight Committee last month that high-level security clearances were given to 25 people who were originally denied . The Oversight Committee now plans to authorise subpoenas in order to discover more about the way in which a number of security clearances wer...

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  • Father vows safety push after daughter's ride sharing death
Father vows safety push after daughter's ride sharing death

Nathaniel D Rowland, 25, was arrested over the weekend in connection with the death of Samantha Josephson, who was reported missing on Friday afternoon after she failed to return home after a night out with friends. It was identified as Josephson's. "And very often someone says 'No, I'm Bill" and that's why I tell them, 'Well, we've got a conflict ...

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  • Missing 21-year-old USC student from New Jersey found dead
Missing 21-year-old USC student from New Jersey found dead

University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides sent a letter to students Saturday morning confirming Josephson's death. Seymour Josephson said part of his life's mission will be to educate people on using rideshare services - like Uber and Lyft - safely.

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  • Ocasio-Cortez loses it over alleged Team Trump security clearances
Ocasio-Cortez loses it over alleged Team Trump security clearances

Ms Newbold made the allegations during an interview with the Democratic-led House oversight and reform committee last month, according to a letter released by Elijah Cummings , its chairman, yesterday. Cummings says her list grew to 25 individuals that include two current senior White House officials, along with other individuals including con...

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  • 'Heartbeat' Abortion Ban Heads to Georgia Governor's Desk
'Heartbeat' Abortion Ban Heads to Georgia Governor's Desk

Republican Rep. Ed Setzler, the bill's author, said it was a "commonsense" measure that seeks to balance "the hard circumstances women find themselves in with the basic right to life of a child". But the bill still needs one more person's stamp of approval before it becomes law - the state's governor , Brian Kemp . Legislators in other state...

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  • United States cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
United States cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

The State Department notified Congress that it would look to suspend 2017 and 2018 payments to the trio of nations, which have been home to some of the migrant caravans that have marched through Mexico to the USA border. He said several times that it would be "so easy" for Mexican authorities to stop immigrants passing through their country and try...

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  • Nevada Democrat Lucy Flores says Biden behaved inappropriately with her
Nevada Democrat Lucy Flores says Biden behaved inappropriately with her

In a statement on Sunday, Biden said it was never his intention to make women feel discomfort. "'Oops, looks like I got a little brewha in the flavour-saver, ' added Biden, referring to his wispy, four-day-old moustache". Eva was in front of me. "Certainly one allegation is not disqualifying, but it should be taken seriously". "What Lucy Flo...

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  • Trump threatens border closure
Trump threatens border closure

Indeed, the Mexican government chafed at Mr. Trump's threat to close the border but did not lash out in the way it would have just months ago. Asked about the numbers, a DHS spokeswoman declined to confirm them and said the policy "is still in the early stages of implementation".

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  • NY lawmakers approve state budget
NY lawmakers approve state budget

Retailers across NY will be banned from providing customers with plastic bags that are non-biodegradable and can not be recycled. Gov. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie came out of the fiscal fray with major criminal justice reforms , congestion pricing, a plastic bag ban and a commission crea...

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  • Samantha Josephson: Moment student gets into vehicle she thought was Uber
Samantha Josephson: Moment student gets into vehicle she thought was Uber

At a court hearing for the 24-year-old Rowland on Sunday, Marci Josephson was emotional as she read a statement , in which she said, "I cannot fathom how someone could randomly select a person, a attractive girl, and steal her life away ..." "Our hearts are broken; they're broken", Columbia Police Chief W.H.

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  • Twitter Explodes After Joe Biden Rejects Allegations of Inappropriate Behaviour
Twitter Explodes After Joe Biden Rejects Allegations of Inappropriate Behaviour

A CT woman has come forward accusing former Vice President Joe Biden of touching her inappropriately years ago, days after a former Nevada state lawmaker said the possible 2020 presidential candidate creeped her out by sniffing her hair and kissing the back of her head at an event in 2014.

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  • Safety Tips for Ride-Sharing Apps
Safety Tips for Ride-Sharing Apps

Marci Josephson said her daughter was planning to go to law school after graduating in May and described her as "bubbly, loving, kind and full of life". The driver had "approached the victim. while she awaited transportation, Holbrook said". Rowland was arrested Saturday morning after a police officer noticed a vehicle matching the description of...

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