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White House: HBCU conference scheduled for September is on

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The House has already passed a spending bill with funding for the wall. "But he's not saying that Mexico is going to pay for it now", responded Vega. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to say why President Donald Trump thought there were some "very fine people" who protested alongside neo-Nazis in Charlottesville . Read More »

S&P 500 Futures Rise After Yellen's Jackson Hole Speech

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The comments, largely a reiteration of remarks from his last press conference in July, signal the challenge facing the ECB's Governing Council when it meets on September 7 to discuss fresh economic projections and when it might be able to start winding down its bond-purchase program. Read More »

Let's have that debate over paying for the border wall, Mr

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In the current politically polarized environment - when Trump is battling Republicans on the Hill as hard as he is Democrats - it's highly uncertain if a government shutdown can be avoided. Experts at credit rating agencies are watching Washington's political squabbling over budgets and spending closely, and they might make another cut in the US credit rating if the Republican-controlled White House , Senate and House can not reach an agreement. Read More »

USA media dishonest, lobbying tool, says Donald Trump

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Trump could have used the prime-time stage to explain why his idea to spend up to $1 trillion revamping the country's roads, bridges, airports and other infrastructure is necessary. So I won't. I won't. The president tweeted last week: "Great to see that Dr. Kelli Ward is running against Flake, who is WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate". Read More »

White House envoy Jared Kushner begins Mideast peace push

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Senior advisor Jared Kushner waits for a joint news conference by US President Donald Trump and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri at the White House in Washington, US, July 25, 2017. USA presidents back to Bill Clinton have all been clear they want to see a "two state-solution" in which an independent Palestine lives in peace alongside a secure Israel. Read More »

Second of four men arrested over Catalonia attacks released

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The existence of such a broad plot is both unusual and terrifying, according to a Belgian terrorism investigator now working on the case. The four were the only surviving suspects from the terror cell that carried out the attacks. "Once a plot expands beyond a few people, it's very hard to maintain op-sec", he said, using shorthand for operational security. At the main mosque in Madrid , worshippers prayed for the victims of the attacks. Read More »

Will Trump Really Give Up on Revoking DACA to Build the Wall?

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TPS protects immigrants from deportation if their native country is unsafe to return to. Francisco Serrano, a Bowling Green junior whose parents immigrated from El Salvador, helped host the event. Under DACA, she could get a license. Throughout our diocese, at confirmations, parish and school visits , high school and college graduations, youth retreats, and other events and occasions, I meet and speak with our young people whose faith and commitment give me much hope for the church. Read More »

Red Cross prepping for Harvey

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When outside regions are hit by catastrophe, the local chapter puts out the call for volunteers willing to help in those places or where shelters have been established, Hughes said. Landfall was predicted for late Friday or early Saturday between Port O'Connor and Matagorda Bay, a 30-mile stretch of coastline about 70 miles northeast of Corpus Christi. Read More »

Democrats call out President Trump for failing to build the border wall

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Congressional leaders are pushing back against President Trump's threat to shut down the government if they don't fund his border wall , setting up another likely standoff between the White House and Capitol Hill. Trump is expected to highlight investments in border security during his 7 p.m. rally at the Phoenix Convention Center, where he will be joined by thousands of supporters and where protesters are expected to take to the streets. Read More »

Hamilton eyes Schumacher record in 200th race

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The Belgian kept his cards close to his chest, only confirming already-established details and not revealing anything new. That would be a symbolic milestone to reach, with Spa also marking the 25th anniversary of Schumacher's first grand prix win, but Hamilton's thoughts were focused on the task at hand. Read More »

The forever war in Afghanistan shows no end in sight

At a news conference in the Afghan capital, the military commander for USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Afghanistan , General John W. Whatever it says now, Pakistan will be expected to do more or pay a serious diplomatic price. According to the ISPR statement, Bajwa highlighted the importance of peace in Afghanistan for Pakistan and highlighted the efforts made by Pakistan to that end. Read More »

US seeking Pakistan's cooperation to resolve Afghan issue

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Pakistan has already made formal complaints against Indian agencies using Afghanistan to plan attacks in Pakistan. While announcing USA policy on Afghanistan and South Asia, President Trump has vowed to win the war in Afghanistan by committing more United States troops as he called on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies such as Britain to increase troop numbers "in line with our own". Read More »

China tells United States that Pakistan's security concerns must be respected

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Pakistan has made the decision that keeping Kabul out of India's orbit is more important that clamping down on cross-border militancy, and cutting aid would only be counterproductive, he argues. "There may be some pro-U.S. voices but I think we should go closer to China", said Sakhawat Shah, a Peshawar college student. Tillerson was expanding on Trump's Monday speech that laid out the administration's approach to the war of nearly 16 years, which has claimed more than 2,000 USA lives and ... Read More »

Pakistan To US: Don't Look Us At, Look At Afghanistan Harboring Terrorists

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During the weekly press briefing, the spokesperson, Nafees Zakaria said that Pakistan remained committed in taking action against terrorists without any discrimination and the efforts to eradicate terrorism would continue. The crafty generals of Pakistan could not snare Trump. Pakistani officials bristle at what they say is a lack of respect by Washington for the country's sacrifices in the war against militancy and its successes against groups like Al Qaeda, Daesh or the Pakistani Taleban. Read More »

Dera chief rape case verdict: Centre gets Punjab, Haryana report

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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh , head of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda , was booked for the rape of sadhvis (female disciples) inside the Dera headquarters. Following the verdict, power has been cut across many cities in Haryana . Meanwhile, Ram Rahim has asked his supporters, who have been camping in Panchkula, to return to their homes and maintain peace. Read More »

Thailand set to issue arrest warrant for former prime minister

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The Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Political Office Holders could find her guilty and sentence her to a prison term; she could be found guilty and given a suspended sentence; or she could be found not guilty. Don't believe the rumors. However, it is a poorly-concealed secret that some in the military government would have been happy to see her leave the country before the verdict. Read More »

CNN's Don Lemon gave a scathing rebuke of Trump's Phoenix speech

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I got 'em all", Trump said in reference to calling out specifics groups in his statements. But he conveniently left out - did he simply forget? - the frequently unmoored statements he'd made at his August 15 press conference. There is speculation that he may announce a pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio or an endorsement of Kelli Ward in her primary campaign to unseat Sen. Read More »

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods will be completed on Monday

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It's a familiar tale from Amazon , which disrupted the books and other household staples by offering more competitive prices than brick-and-mortar stores. Despite their different pricing models, both Amazon and Whole Foods cater mostly to higher-income shoppers. Customers will also be able to send returns back to Amazon during a trip to Whole Foods. Read More »

Zinke Set to Reveal Decision on Fate of National Monuments

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How much are you giving away to the coal, oil, and gas industries, @SecretaryZinke ? Several are about the size of the state of DE, including Mojave Trails in California, and Utah's Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument and Bears Ears , which is on sacred tribal land. Read More »

Sadhvi rape: Punjab, Haryana on high alert

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Moreover, the government has canceled trains and has closed the government offices as precautionary measures of the riots. Haryana DGP BS Sandhu told Chandigarh Newsline that it had been impossible to prevent the followers from the gathering in Panchkula. Read More »

USA never really planned to leave Afghanistan, Russian senator says

Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif added his voice to a chorus of indignation in Pakistan over the US criticism, reiterating Pakistan's denial that it harbors militants. The "rules of engagement" have contributed to American casualty figures. One infamous example includes a $6 million program created to breed Italian and Afghan goats for better cashmere to improve the yield. Read More »

Flake Brushes off Trump's Criticism as President Lands in His Backyard

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That's the truth. If you watched that speech as an American, you had to be thinking, 'What in the world is going on?' This is the person we elected as the president of the United States? President Donald Trump said the media misrepresented his condemnation of white supremacists last week, but he did not address the controversial elements of his remarks blaming all sides for violence at a far-right rally in Charlottesville . Read More »

Reliance JioPhone to start booking from today

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Reliance JioPhone will be available for pre-booking from both online and offline channels. There you will see the front banner with "Book Jio Phone " Click on it. There's a 2-megapixel rear camera at the back and a VGA front camera . The device can also record video and supports playback of 720p video in MPEG4, h.263 and h.264 formats. Read More »

Paul Ryan pushes back against Trump's shutdown comments

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I heard first hand from the frontline agents about the security threats they confront each and every day, and I pledged my continued resolve to them, and all of you, to keep our country safe", Trump said . NY time on Friday at the Kansas City Fed's symposium. "I'm always concerned when he opens his mouth, to be honest with you, because usually nothing good comes of it and it's not good for markets", Lane said on "Closing Bell". Read More »

The threat of a Trump is not afraid — NAFTA

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Marine One, with President Donald Trump aboard, departs the White House in Washington, Tuesday , Aug. 22, 2017, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Hamer is in Mexico on a trade mission with a bipartisan delegation of about two dozen state lawmakers. "They have made such great deals, both of the countries, but in particular, Mexico, that I don't think we can make a deal", Trump said. Read More »

Kyrie Irving x Isaiah Thomas Trade — NBA Twitter Reacts

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Many people are referring to yesterday's blockbuster trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics as a swap of All-Star point guards Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas . Jae Crowder however should make a real difference for Cleveland. All of you are going to say that Tristan Thompson is already the starting big man for the franchise from Ohio. Read More »

Powerball fever: Who wants to be a $700 millionaire?

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If you win the jackpot on Wednesday, you can choose between a $700 million payout over 29 years or take a cash prize for $443.3 million - before state and federal taxes. I don't think I've ever bought a Powerball ticket, but I'm gonna buy it for the gang at work and we'll split it up - divvy it up - and we'll see what happens. Read More »

Barcelona car rampage was part of larger planned attack

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Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Memorials for the victims of the terror attacks take place in Barcelona . This means Younes Abouyaaqoub , on the run, is the final missing suspect. Police could not confirm if Abouyaaqoub was the suspected driver or had some other role. Four men, aged 21, 27, 28 and 34, who were arrested in connection with the attacks remain in custody. Read More »

Solar eclipse 'amazing' experience for local viewers

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For local residents that would like to experience today's solar eclipse without having to leave town, you can head to the Jacksonville Public Library for a special viewing event. "I was meant to be here", Kalin said. "It's kind of been a mad scramble because i didn't expect near as many people", says Andy Oliver, San Angelo Astronomy Association President. Read More »

South Korea: Trump Won't Go to War Without Our Say-So

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Will the allies keep it low-key, or focus on projecting strength? -South Korean military drills it claims are an invasion rehearsal, senior US military commanders on Tuesday dismissed calls to pause or downsize exercises they called crucial to countering a clear threat from Pyongyang . Read More »