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Dems eye Michael Flynn's Saudi nuclear plant talks

Dems eye Michael Flynn’s Saudi nuclear plant talks WASHINGTON — House Democrats are demanding that Michael Flynn disclose more information about an alleged trip to Saudi Arabia to promote a possible joint U.S.-Russian project there that he failed to disclose when he renewed his security clearance. President Trump’s former national security adviser, already in legal trouble, reportedly made a trip... Read More

Italy rules out saving 'toxic debt' banks before Brussels 'blocks state-funded bailout'

Italy rules out saving 'toxic debt' banks before Brussels 'blocks state-funded bailout'
Italy rules out saving ‘toxic debt’ banks before Brussels ‘blocks state-funded bailout’ After months of intense debates, Italy has decided against direct-state support to rescue the banks, amid emerging reports that European Union officials were set to forbid Rome from doing so. Regional banks Veneto Banca and rival Banca Popolare di Vicenza need a total of £5.6 billion (€6.4 billion),... Read More

Americans are saving (a little) more

Americans are saving (a little) more
Americans are saving (a little) more Americans pocket extra gas money Americans are notoriously terrible savers. But the good news is, they’re getting better. The percentage of people who have adequate savings to cover six months of expenses — a six-month-stash — has jumped to 31%, according to a new study from Bankrate.com. That’s up from 28% last year and... Read More

Tex. mom charged with fatally stabbing 4-year-old daughter

Tex. mom charged with fatally stabbing 4-year-old daughter A Texas mother has been charged with capital murder in the brutal fatal stabbing of her 4-year-old daughter. Laquita Lewis, 34, was texting family members that she had done “something bad” to her daughter, Fredricka Allen, while being taken to a hospital following a car crash Sunday, KTRK-TV reported. “She’s in heaven,”... Read More

House Dems question Flynn's disclosures about Middle East trip

House Dems question Flynn’s disclosures about Middle East trip Two top House Democrats are questioning whether Michael Flynn failed to report a 2015 trip to the Middle East to federal security clearance investigators, a potential omission that could add to the legal jeopardy President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser faces over the truthfulness of his statements to authorities and... Read More

Dunford on North Korea: Diplomacy, sanctions before military response

Dunford on North Korea: Diplomacy, sanctions before military response June 19 (UPI) — U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford said diplomacy and economic pressure are the primary ways the United States is to respond to North Korea‘s nuclear and missile threats, and that China is key to the denuclearization process. Dunford made the remarks as the State... Read More

Michael Brown's parents, Ferguson close to reaching settlement

Michael Brown's parents, Ferguson close to reaching settlement
Michael Brown’s parents, Ferguson close to reaching settlement The legal battle between the family of slain Missouri teen Michael Brown and the Ferguson city officials may be drawing to a close, according to a report. A settlement in the wrongful death suit, first filed in 2015, is pending a judge’s approval, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Monday. Lawyers representing Brown’s... Read More