WASHINGTON - U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is stepping down at the end of the year, President Donald Trump announced Tuesday as Haley sat by his side in the Oval Office. Trump praised the work of the former governor of South Carolina, who was confirmed as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations shortly after Trump's inauguration last year. "She's done a fantastic job, and we've done a fantastic job together," Trump said, adding that Haley has been "very special to me."
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., was ready to vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh. Her office had started drafting a statement saying she would support President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, she told CNN.
Florida's northern Gulf Coast faces its most serious hurricane threat in more than a decade as Michael edges ever closer. The intensifying storm is likely to make landfall Wednesday as a Category 3 hurricane, and conditions will begin to deteriorate Tuesday night. The hurricane peak winds reached 110 mph as of 11 a.m. Tuesday, just 1 mph shy of Category 3, according to the National Hurricane Center. These were predicted to rise to 125 mph by landfall.
Taylor Swift's declaration that she plans to vote for Democrats next month fell like a hammer across the Trump-worshipping subforums of the far-right internet, where people had convinced themselves, for reasons it will take some time to explain, that the world-famous pop star was a secret #MAGA fan.
The world stands on the brink of failure when it comes to holding global warming to moderate levels, and nations will need to take "unprecedented" actions to cut their carbon emissions over the next decade, according to a landmark report by the globe's top scientific body studying climate change. With global emissions showing few signs of slowing and the United States - the world's second-largest emitter of carbon dioxide - rolling back a suite of Obama-era climate measures, the prospects for meeting the most ambitious goals of the 2015 Paris agreement look increasingly slim.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump further politicized an already contentious Supreme Court confirmation battle Monday evening, beginning a ceremonial swearing in for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh by apologizing to both Kavanaugh and his family "for the terrible pain and suffering" he said they were forced to endure.
When thousands of furious, screaming protesters marched toward the Capitol over the weekend as Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed, Republican staffers peered out at the scene from the windows above. They were not alarmed but elated. Weeks ahead of the midterm elections, Republicans have cast the Trump resistance movement as "an angry mob," a term used by many of them to describe a faceless amalgamation of forces that they say threaten the country's order and, they hope, energize their voters.
President Donald Trump said Monday that he has no plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, whose future at the Justice Department has been steeped in drama, relaying that the two had a "good talk" while traveling together on Air Force One to an event in Florida.
The driver of the stretch limousine involved in a crash that killed 20 people in Upstate New York on Saturday did not have the proper license to be operating the vehicle, New York State Police officials said Monday. Additionally, the limo, a converted 2001 Ford Expedition, had failed at least one prior safety inspection and the company that owned it had a record of noncompliance with state and federal requirements, according to officials and public records.
BEIJING - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo got an earful from senior Chinese officials during a five-hour visit to Beijing on Monday, effectively becoming the whipping boy in the increasingly acrimonious relationship between the two governments.