June 24, 2016

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BREAKING: Supreme Court deadlocks, effectively blocking Obama immigration plan

WASHINGTON — A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama’s immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation. The justices’ one-sentence opinion on Thursday effectively kills the plan for the duration of Obama’s presidency. A tie vote sets no national precedent but leaves in place the Read More…

North Korea expels BBC journalist, complains of coverage of ruling party congress

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea on Monday was expelling a BBC journalist it had detained days earlier for allegedly “insulting the dignity” of the authoritarian country, which has invited scores of foreign media for its ongoing ruling party congress. Rupert Wingfield-Hayes had been scheduled to leave Friday after accompanying a group of Nobel laureates Read More…

Behind closed doors, North Korea opens ruling party congress

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea on Friday opened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980, a major political event intended to showcase the country’s stability and unity under young leader Kim Jong Un despite international criticism and tough new sanctions over the North’s recent nuclear test and a slew of missile launches. Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, April 25

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What Kasich, Cruz are aligning to do Trump’s rivals are joining forces in three states to deny him the necessary delegates to win the Republican presidential nomination, the latest display of strife in the convulsive GOP race. Read More…

Police officer shot at U.S. Capitol, shooter caught

  WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Capitol Police officer was shot Monday at the Capitol Visitor Center complex, and the shooter was taken into custody, Capitol officials and police said. The event unfolded with Congress on recess and lawmakers back in their districts. The White House was briefly put on lockdown, but that was soon Read More…

U.S. officials look for missed red flags in San Bernardino

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government appears not to have picked up on extremist messages exchanged during the online courtship two years ago between the American-born man accused in the California shootings and his then-fiancée in Pakistan, according to lawmakers detailing closed-door briefings by federal officials on Capitol Hill. American officials say 28-year-old Syed Rizwan Farook Read More…

Tax deal could benefit Obama, Congressional Republicans

WASHINGTON — An eleventh-hour drive by the White House and Congress to strike a deal extending dozens of mostly obscure tax cuts could end up delivering major political victories for President Barack Obama and House Speaker Paul Ryan. With little more than a year left in office and facing a frequently hostile GOP-led Congress, Obama was Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, Nov. 30

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What world leaders are hoping climate talks signify By striking a deal to cut emissions that are warming the planet they hope they can show terrorists what countries can do when they stand together. 2. Pope meets Read More…

Congress returns to session with looming deadlines, lots to do

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill to wrap up work on the budget, highway funding and taxes, an end-of-the-year stretch that will test the standing of Republican leaders like House Speaker Paul Ryan with the GOP’s tea party wing and its anti-establishment presidential candidates. There are less than two weeks until a deadline Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, Nov. 20

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Hotel in Mali attacked; hostages taken At least three people are dead after men armed with guns and throwing grenades storm into the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali’s capital of Bamako, seizing 170 hostages. 2. Netanyahu: U.S. Read More…