House panel investigates military spending at Trump Turnberry

(CNN)The House Oversight Committee has been investigating for several months whether increased military expenditures benefiting the Trump Turnberry golf course and resort in Scotland represent a conflict of interest for the President, according to committee d…

UK’s governing Conservatives to stand candidate against speaker at next election

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s governing Conservative Party plans to stand a candidate against parliamentary speaker John Bercow at the next national election, business minister Andrea Leadsom said, accusing him of “flagrant abuse” of his power. Breaking with…

UK’s Labour Party want rebel bill to pass before backing election

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party will not back a vote later on Wednesday to hold an election and would ideally like to pass legislation that seeks to prevent a no-deal Brexit before backing a new parliamentary poll. Labour’s finance poli…

US fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska

US fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska

Washington (CNN)US and Canadian fighter jets intercepted two Russian long-range bombers off the coast of Alaska Thursday, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command, which released images of the encounter. Two US F-22 stealth jets and two Can…

While You Were Offline: Who Wants to See Sean Spicer’s Samba?

While You Were Offline: Who Wants to See Sean Spicer’s Samba?

Its been a week where people got very upset about the prospect of Spider-Man not appearing in any more Marvel movies but slightly less so about the fires in the Amazon rainforest. Its also been a week where Taylor Swift put out a new album while announcing a …

How the Trump Campaign Used Facebook Ads to Amplify His ‘Invasion’ Claim

How the Trump Campaign Used Facebook Ads to Amplify His ‘Invasion’ Claim

There is no evidence that Mr. Trumps Facebook ads directly influenced the author of the manifesto, who wrote that his views predate Trump and posted the document on 8chan, an online forum known as a haven for extremists. But Mr. Trump, through his speeches, t…

Trump Fuels Racial Disharmony. Will It Motivate or Discourage Black Voters?

Trump Fuels Racial Disharmony. Will It Motivate or Discourage Black Voters?

Democratic presidential candidates have not settled on how to deal with the man they all hope to replace. While five of the partys 20 candidates called Mr. Trump a racist during this weeks debates in Detroit, the partys private polling shows that affixing tha…

Our Food Is Killing Too Many of Us

Our Food Is Killing Too Many of Us

Nutrition standards in schools, which have improved the quality of school meals by 41 percent, should be strengthened; the national Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program should be extended beyond elementary schools to middle and high schools; and school garden pr…

Guatemala poll pits ex-first lady against ex-prison chief

Guatemala poll pits ex-first lady against ex-prison chief

Image copyrightReutersImage caption Sandra Torres and Alejandro Giammattei were the winners of the first round and will now contend the second Guatemalans head to the polls on Sunday to choose their new president. The two candidates who have made it into…