WASHINGTON - In the years before he was assassinated on April 4, 1968, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. shifted in his speeches from a focus on achieving legal racial equality toward something broader: Social and economic justice for all. Workers' rights, environmental justice, antiwar activism - these were King's demands by the time he was gunned down in Memphis.
WASHINGTON - Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, in his last public remarks as President Donald Trump's national security adviser, strongly denounced Russia for its increased aggression around the world and declared: "We have failed to impose sufficient costs." His comments come a little more than a week after he was ousted by Trump, who is replacing him with former U.N. ambassador and conservative firebrand John Bolton. And they came hours after Trump, in a White House news conference with Baltic state leaders, stated, "Nobody has been tougher on Russia than I have."
BEIJING - China responded to President Donald Trump's new tariffs by threatening tariffs of its own on 106 U.S. products, including on soybeans, cars and some airplanes, in the latest escalation of what risks becoming a tit-for-tat trade war between the world's two largest economies.
WASHINGTON - Caleb Torres lost seven pounds his freshman year of college - and not because he didn't like the food in the dining hall. A first-generation college student, barely covering tuition, Torres ran out of grocery money halfway through the year and began skipping meals as a result. He'd stretch a can of SpaghettiOs over an entire day. Or he'd scout George Washington University campus for events that promised free lunch or snacks. Torres told no one what he was going through, least of all his single mom. "She had enough things to worry about," he said.
WASHINGTON - Special Counsel Robert Mueller III informed President Donald Trump's attorneys last month that he is continuing to investigate the president but does not consider him a criminal target at this point, according to three people familiar with the discussions.
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - A woman with a gun opened fire Tuesday at the headquarters of YouTube, shooting three other people before turning the weapon on herself and committing suicide, officials said. The violence began at about 12:45 p.m. in a courtyard outside the company's headquarters, which is just south of San Francisco. Witnesses described seeing a woman shooting a gun in a courtyard as others ran for their lives.
When Kelli Rowlette received the results from a DNA sample she had sent to a popular genealogy website, she assumed there had been a mistake. The test showed that her DNA matched a sample from a doctor more than 500 miles away - and, though she had never heard of him, Ancestry.com predicted a parent-child relationship between the two. At the time, Rowlette was not aware that more than 36 years ago, her parents had struggled to conceive.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday signaled plans to escalate a crackdown on illegal immigration, announcing that the U.S. military will be sent to guard the U.S.-Mexico border and threatening foreign aid to Honduras. For the third straight day, Trump seized on coverage of a "caravan" of 1,000 migrants, primarily from Honduras, to call for tougher immigration policies and warn of what he called "weak" border security.
WASHINGTON - A London-based lawyer was ordered to serve 30 days in prison after a federal judge Tuesday handed down the first sentence in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
WASHINGTON - Special counsel Robert Mueller was authorized by a top Justice Department official to investigate whether Paul Manafort, the onetime chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign, illegally coordinated with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election, new court filings show.