A 7-year-old Guatemalan boy was reunited with his mother at Baltimore Washington International Airport early Friday, more than a month after they were detained and separated upon seeking asylum at the U.S. border.
KKR & Co.'s leveraged buyout of Toys 'R' Us is coming under scrutiny by state pension funds that are questioning the private equity firm's role in the bankruptcy of the world's largest toy retailer. The Minnesota State Board of Investment decided last week to temporarily halt future commitments to KKR as it reviews the investment, while the Washington State Investment Board spent more than an hour Thursday discussing the holding and asking the private-equity firm to account for its actions.
President Donald Trump cited an "unusual and extraordinary threat" to U.S. national security as he acted Friday to maintain long-standing economic restrictions on North Korea, including the freezing of any assets in the United States. The official declaration, contained in a notice to Congress, came despite Trump's assertion earlier this month that his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended the North's nuclear weapons threat. "Sleep well tonight!" Trump tweeted on June 13, the day after he and Kim met in Singapore.
WASHINGTON - Days after yielding to pressure to reverse his policy of separating migrant families at the southern border, President Donald Trump on Friday returned to the nativist rhetoric that animated his outsider presidential campaign, casting immigrants as threats to "our citizens." Seeking to counter the intense criticism of his border policies, Trump invited to the White House families of Americans killed by immigrants in the country illegally to tell their stories of being "permanently separated" from loved ones.
Last fall, the CEO of San Francisco-based Dignity Health received an email out of the blue. It was from a 16-year-old Girl Scout named Shelby O'Neil. With all due respect, she wrote, the company's "Human Kindness" commercial had a glaring flaw: it depicted the casual use of a disposable plastic straw to blow out a birthday candle.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday put new restraints on law enforcement's access to the ever-increasing amount of private information about Americans available in the digital age. In the specific case before the court, the justices ruled that authorities generally must obtain a warrant to gain access to cell-tower records that can provide a virtual timeline and map of a person's whereabouts. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the 5-4 decision, in which he was joined by the court's liberal members. Each of the dissenting conservatives wrote separate opinions.
Public health officials and business leaders like Bill Gates have long warned that the world is not ready for the next pandemic. Now an initiative led by Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has developed a tool that spotlights gaps in preparedness, and actions that countries and organizations can take to close them. The new website, PreventEpidemics.org, gives an individual score to each country and uses color codes to rank the world by five levels of preparedness.
The old man died as he lived - obscure and alone. On July 24, 2002, the 76-year-old snapped the locks on all the windows and doors in his apartment in a Cleveland suburb. He marked the date on his calendar and shut off the air conditioning. Then, as law enforcement officials later recounted, he walked into his bathroom, placed a gun under the roof of his mouth, and pulled the trigger.
The widely shared photo of the little girl crying as a U.S. Border Patrol agent patted down her mother became a symbol of the families pulled apart by the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy at the border, even landing on the new cover of Time magazine.
Fresh data affirm a long-running crisis for U.S. media organizations: Republicans and conservatives just don't trust them. A May 2017 Pew Research Center noted in stark terms how the media-trust gap is widening between the parties. Now comes a Gallup/Knight Foundation survey with a finding that cements common wisdom on the topic. Asked to estimate the percentage of news on TV, radio and newspapers that qualifies as "misinformation," Republicans said 51 percent; Democrats, 23 percent. For conservatives and liberals, the corresponding figures are 54 percent and 24 percent.