The coal industry is dying a slow death in many parts of the world. But in Spain, the end was swift — and government-mandated. The country's version of a "Green New Deal" for coal included a compensation package for miners, which has received international praise from unions and environmental groups as other countries are looking…
Paul Manafort deliberately lied to prosecutors during his cooperation sessions with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that Mueller’s team “established by the preponderance of evidence” that Manafort “intentionally made false statements” on multiple subjects. The ruling puts President Trump’s former campaign chairman once again in…
Tom Barrack, a wealthy real estate investor and head of Donald Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee, thinks it’s a “mistake” to criticize Saudi Arabia over the murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s embassy in Turkey. Barrack was being questioned about Saudi Arabia’s reputation during a panel at the Milken Institute MENA Summit…
At the end of 2018, an all-time high of 7 million people were 90 days or more behind on their car payments — 1 million more than had fallen that far behind in 2010, when the country was recovering from the Great Recession — researchers with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Tuesday.…
The University of Southern California has agreed to pay out $215 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought against the university by scores of women who say they were sexually abused by George Tyndall, a longtime USC gynecologist, according to documents filed in federal court Tuesday. As part of the settlement, the university plans…
WASHINGTON — Conservatives in Congress hate the proposed bipartisan spending bill to keep the government open, and yet they’re surrendering and paving the way for President Trump to sign it. The deal, which funds a mere 55 miles of border fence and gives the Trump administration fewer beds than it wanted to detain undocumented immigrants,…
Mikhy Farrera-Brochez wants you to know that he’s had a rough couple of months. He’s struggled with joblessness and homelessness. He’s facing charges of trespassing on his mother’s property in Winchester, Kentucky, near Lexington. And then there’s the fact that, half a planet away, the 34-year-old American is at the center of an international investigation…
President Trump told reporters Tuesday that he isn’t “thrilled” about the border security deal hashed out by Democratic and Republican lawmakers to avoid another government shutdown, and it’s anyone’s guess if he’ll sign it. The “agreement in principle” announced Monday night includes $1.375 billion for fencing and barriers to deter undocumented immigrants, just a fraction…
In his never-ending push for a border wall, President Trump regularly warns of dangerous criminals pouring into the country, and horrific things happening to migrants when they try to make the journey north. Like women getting kidnapped, thrown into cars, and smuggled across unwalled sections of the border. He told one such harrowing tale on…
Listen to "Chapo: Kingpin on Trial" for free, exclusively on Spotify. BROOKLYN, New York — After nearly three months of drama and intrigue, the epic trial of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán ended Tuesday when the jury delivered a unanimous guilty verdict on all 10 counts of the Sinaloa cartel leader’s federal indictment. The jury of…
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