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A Florida state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American colleagues is resigning. What's more , the source added a vote on health care - an effort to fulfill one of President Donald Trump's campaign promises to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act - could pass next week alongside a budget resolution to keep the government operating past next Friday.
  • USA military considers shooting down North Korea missile tests

    USA military considers shooting down North Korea missile tests

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    Tillerson wasn't the only Trump-appointed United States official making remarks about North Korea on Wednesday. We're gonna see what happens. In New York, the North's deputy United Nations ambassador, Kim In Ryong, said that U.S. President Donald Trump said last week had been sent to near the Korean peninsula as a warning to North Korea, but which headed towards Australia instead.
  • Trial ending for Pennsylvania man who eluded manhunt in trooper ambush

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    Now that the 33-year-old has been convicted of first-degree murder, the defense will shift its focus to trying to persuade the jury to spare his life. Lawyers for Eric Frein acknowledged that prosecutors had built a compelling case against their client, and they presented no evidence or testimony in his defense.
  • 'Extremist mosques must be closed' - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen

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    In comments to the Associated Press , he said he was not endorsing Le Pen, but nevertheless called her the candidate who is "strongest on borders, and she's the strongest on what's been going on in France ". The populist candidate doubled down on her immigration policies, saying that France needs to take back control of its borders from the European Union.
  • US carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanese destroyers

    US carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanese destroyers

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    However, it emerged later on that the armada was thousands of miles away from Korean waters, heading south to partake in joint drills with Australia. He visited South Korea earlier and will head to Indonesia after his stop in Japan. "We have an armada going toward the peninsula". U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping had a summit in Florida earlier this month.
  • Dad worries about sons if science spending cut

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    In Australia, large and colorful marches took off in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, where there has been increased debate around energy policy, climate change and the role of science in policy, including a sign reading "Science, the best bullshit repellent we have".
  • Italy's prime minister urges USA to

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    FILE - Libyan forces allied with the United Nations -backed government walk through a destroyed building during a battle with Islamic State militants in Sirte, Libya, Oct. I think the United States, right now, has enough roles. As he offered congratulations on Canada's 150th birthday, Gentiloni said the two countries share "the same line" on many issues.
  • Trump executive order aims to simplify tax code

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    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin initially set a goal of getting tax reform passed by August, but that deadline has slipped. Trump's statement earlier on Friday had caught many congressional aides - and even some administration officials - offguard, as they thought they were working on a slower timetable.
  • March For Science Protests Take Hold Across The Globe

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    The Washington event featured speakers and several large teach-in tents on the National Mall where scientists, educators and leaders from a variety of disciplines discussed their work, effective science communication strategies and training in public advocacy.
  • New Poll Could Impact Marijuana Legalization In PA

    New Poll Could Impact Marijuana Legalization In PA

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    British Columbians were also most likely to back legalization, with 75 per cent support, while support was weakest in Quebec where only 51 per cent of people agreed. "But I think that what we are learning is that certain individuals in the states that have legalized marijuana are dealing with issues and I think that it is a good opportunity for us in New Jersey to evaluate, both the negative and positive aspects of legalization".
  • Trump complains about measuring him by his first 100 days

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    Full of energy and fresh off the campaign trail, a newly inaugurated president will generally try to implement as numerous policies that helped them get elected as possible. Trump said in a January 6 statement . Those actions included labeling China a currency manipulator (he announced earlier this month he now thinks the Chinese are "not currency manipulators") and suspending immigration for "terror-prone regions" (both of his immigration executive orders have been blocked by federal judges).