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Despite mistrial in criminal case, civil lawsuits await Cosby

(Reuters) – Although Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial on Saturday, his legal problems persist as he faces assault and defamation claims in civil lawsuits, where the bar for evidence is lower than in criminal cases. Reuters: ...

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Trump lawyer says president not under investigation, despite tweets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer said on Sunday that Trump is not under investigation in the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, a statement that appeared to contradict a comment Trump himself ...

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Despite mistrial in criminal case, civil lawsuits await Cosby

(Reuters) – Although Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial on Saturday, his legal problems persist as he faces assault and defamation claims in civil lawsuits, where the bar for evidence is lower than in criminal cases. Reuters: ...

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Despite Trump vow to end catch and release, he is still freeing thousands of migrants

McAllen, Texas (Reuters) – Standing on the bluffs of Roma, Texas on a May afternoon two border patrol agents look out over the meandering Rio Grande River that separates Mexico from the United States and recall a time when the ...

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World pledges to save ‘Mother Earth’ despite Trump’s snub to climate pact

BERLIN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – China and Europe pledged on Friday to unite to save what German Chancellor Angela Merkel called “our Mother Earth”, standing firmly against President Donald Trump’s decision to take the United States out of the Paris climate change ...

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Wall St. at record levels despite tepid jobs report

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks were trading at record levels on Friday as gains in industrial and technology stocks more than offset the impact of weak jobs data. Reuters: Top News

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NSA collected Americans’ phone records despite law change: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency collected more than 151 million records of Americans’ phone calls last year, even after Congress limited its ability to collect bulk phone records, according to an annual report issued on Tuesday by ...

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White House defends Trump invitation to Duterte despite human rights criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s decision to invite Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to Washington, saying his cooperation was needed to counter North Korea, even as the administration faced human rights criticism for its ...

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Monitor says Syrian forces use barrel bombs despite U.S. warning, Syria denies

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian government warplanes dropped barrel bombs on rebel-held areas of Hama province on Tuesday, a day after the United States said their use could lead to further U.S. strikes in ...

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Republican Obamacare repeal clears first hurdle despite budget concerns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans cleared the first hurdle early on Thursday in their plan for a massive overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system backed by President Donald Trump, despite Democratic concern that the cost of the bill and its impact ...

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