Category: US News

CIA director nominee wins key Democratic support

WASHINGTON — Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the CIA, is on track to be confirmed by the…

4 days ago

Kushner may face new scrutiny over financial holdings

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has enjoyed the gilded highs of White House life…

5 days ago

Supreme Court ruling opens the door for legalized sports betting nationwide

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for an explosion in legalized sports betting across the nation,…

5 days ago

Aggressive prosecution of border-crossers is straining the courts. Will ‘zero tolerance’ make it worse?

SAN DIEGO — The Mexican migrant, slouching in his baggy jail garb, was caught crossing the border and the federal…

5 days ago

Food stamp recipients could face tough job search under proposed rules

WASHINGTON — Sabrina Christ is 59 years old and receives about $300 a month in food stamp benefits for herself…

1 week ago

Listless and lonely in Puerto Rico, some older storm survivors consider suicide

HUMACAO, Puerto Rico — A social worker, Lisel Vargas, recently visited Don Gregorio at his storm-damaged home in the steep…

1 week ago

Researching medical marijuana for veterans faces more White House hurdles

WASHINGTON — As scientists try to research the medical benefits of marijuana, a simple problem has emerged: How do you…

1 week ago

Trump again threatens government action against reporters

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump threatened the media on Wednesday morning, suggesting he could pull the White House press credentials…

1 week ago