As Trump Makes Foreign Moves, Tillerson Avoids The Spotlight

(AP) – New Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is everything his extroverted Oval Office boss is not. Cautious and reserved, Tillerson has appeared intent on avoiding the spotlight since being confirmed as America’s top diplomat less than a month ago. He’s gone to great lengths to avoid attracting attention and barely spoken publicly, even amid […]

Woman At Center Of Roe v. Wade Dead At 69

(AP) – Norma McCorvey, the “Jane Roe” at the center of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, has died. She was 69.  Journalist Joshua Prager, who is working on a book about McCorvey, says she died Saturday morning at an assisted living center in Katy, Texas. Although McCorvey was the plaintiff in […]

Outside Of Washington, Trump Slips Back Into Campaign Mode

(AP) – President Donald Trump is out of Washington for the weekend. His plans include meetings at his Mar-a-Lago estate and a campaign rally in central Florida. On Twitter Saturday, Trump touted his “many meetings this weekend at The Southern White House” and his “big” speech in Melbourne later in the day. He added: “A […]

SpaceX Cancels Rocket Launch From NASA Moon Pad

(AP) – SpaceX will have to wait at least another day to launch from NASA’s historic moon pad. Last-minute rocket trouble forced SpaceX to halt Saturday’s countdown at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center with 13 seconds to go. The unmanned Falcon rocket remains at Launch Complex 39A, waiting to soar on a space station delivery mission. […]

First Cubans Deported After End To ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’

(AP) – Officials say two women have become the first Cubans to be deported from the United States since the immigration policy known as “wet foot, dry foot” ended last month. El Nuevo Herald (https://goo.gl/HVBIXq ) reports that the women were deemed “inadmissible” for entry to the United States and placed on a morning flight […]

Sheriff In Metro Phoenix Changes Jail Rule For Immigrants

(AP) – The new sheriff in metropolitan Phoenix is ending a policy that keeps immigrants locked up in his jails past their release date to give federal authorities extra time to launch deportation proceedings. Sheriff Paul Penzone announced the new rules at a Friday evening news conference, ending a policy by his controversial predecessor, Joe […]

The Latest: 1 Dead In Submerged Car In Victorville

(AP) – The Latest on California storms (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Authorities in San Bernardino County say a motorist has been found dead after a car was submerged on a flooded desert road in Victorville. Fire Department spokesman Eric Sherwin says another person was rescued by helicopter from the roof of a car that […]

No Sanctuary For Immigrants Living Illegally In Miami-Dade

(AP) – Miami-Dade County’s commissioners have voted to uphold a mayor’s decree ordering local authorities to cooperate with immigration agencies after detaining migrants suspected of being in the county illegally. The vote drew outbursts and shouts of “shame on you” from residents at the meeting. In a 9-3 vote, the commissioners sided with the mayor […]

10 Years In Jail And Still No Trial For Murder Suspect

(AP) – Kharon Davis has spent nearly 10 years in jail. He’s had four sets of attorneys, with two judges on the bench. His co-defendants’ cases have wrapped up. Davis has appeared in court for several hearings, and a new prosecutor is assigned. But Davis has had no trial. There’s been no jury, no verdict, […]

US Lawmakers Want North Korea Added To Terrorism Blacklist

(AP) – The apparent assassination of the North Korean leader’s estranged half-brother is strengthening bipartisan calls for the U.S. to re-list North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, a designation lifted nine years ago. Doing so would increase the country’s isolation, while potentially complicating any future diplomacy to halt its nuclear and missile programs. […]