- 2019-02-28 13:49:33Z
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Gavin Newsom was about 10 years old when he met a man wrongfully convicted of murder, an encounter that educated him about injustice and laid the groundwork for his decision to place a moratorium on executions this week.
Pakistan was set to free a captured Indian pilot Friday in a "peace gesture" aimed at lowering temperatures with its nuclear arch-rival, after rare aerial raids ignited fears of a dangerous conflict in South Asia. Thousands of Indians, some waving flags and singing, gathered at the famed Wagah border crossing to give Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman a hero's welcome after tensions with New Delhi over Kashmir escalated this week to their highest level in years. Abhinandan, who has become the face of the crisis, will be handed back to Indian officials at the border on Friday afternoon, Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said.
The future of North Korea's decades-old Yongbyon nuclear complex was on the negotiating table in Hanoi Thursday at leader Kim Jong Un's second summit with US President Donald Trump. Pyongyang offered to "completely dismantle" its nuclear production facilities in the presence of US experts if Washington lifted some sanctions "that hamper the civilian economy and the livelihood of our people", the North's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in a surprise late-night briefing. It came after the summit broke up without an agreement - or even a joint communique -- with Trump saying Pyongyang had demanded all sanctions be removed in exchange for the closure of the complex.
The people in North Korea deserve far more than yet another photo-op of Trump and Kim shaking hands.
Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, the ranking Republican on the House Oversight Committee, said Wednesday evening that Democrats called Michael Cohen to testify before the panel in order to set the stage for President Trump's impeachment."I do not think you could believe much of what this guy says. What I do think was going on today is that this was the first step in the Democrats' crazy impeachment plans," Jordan said during an appearance on Fox News's "Special Report."Jordan's comments came hours after Cohen publicly disparaged his former boss as a "racist," a "conman," and a "cheat" during his public testimony before Congress. Though Cohen accused Trump of engaging in "illicit acts"...
Responding to a question about Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposed Green New Deal and its call for a federal job guarantee, Ivanka Trump this week offered sage wisdom: "I've spent a lot of time traveling around this country over the last four years," she said. In light of this recent controversy, it's worth revisiting Ivanka Trump's views on work through the lens of her now defunct, eponymous website dedicated to building her personal lifestyle brand - think Goop for the recently lobotomized, with fewer jade eggs and a hint of Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In. Judging by the kinds of women highlighted on her site, the working women she has in mind mostly are CEOs for jewelry and...
Southwest plans to launch flights to four of the Hawaiian islands, including Oahu, where Honolulu is located.
Donald Trump personally directed his personal attorney to have a Ukrainian oligarch donate $150,000 to his personal charity.
(Bloomberg) -- Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari widened his lead over his main rival, Atiku Abubakar, with results declared in 33 of the West African nation's 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory after Saturday's general election.