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Fact check: What Trump has been getting wrong on Biden and Ukraine

Fact check: What Trump has been getting wrong on Biden and Ukraine

President Donald Trump is facing intense criticism over a July phone call during which, according to a person familiar with the matter, he pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading candidate to face him in the 2020 presidential election. Under fire, Trump has revived one…MORE

North Carolina sheriff suspended after indictment on criminal charges

North Carolina sheriff suspended after indictment on criminal charges

A North Carolina sheriff recently indicted on allegations he ignored and encouraged a plot to kill one of his deputies has been suspended during the investigation of the criminal charges, the county attorney said. Granville County Attorney James Wrenn filed a petition Monday for Sheriff Brindell Wilkins to be suspended, and the sheriff and his…MORE

Russian hacker pleads guilty for role in stealing personal data of 80 million people

Russian hacker pleads guilty for role in stealing personal data of 80 million people

A Russian man who federal authorities say played a role in the largest theft of customer data from a US financial institution in history pleaded guilty Monday. Andrei Tyurin, 35, pleaded guilty to computer intrusion, wire fraud, bank fraud and illegal online gambling offenses related to the extensive hacking campaign that targeted US financial institutions,…MORE

US and Latin America move to keep spotlight and pressure on Venezuela

US and Latin America move to keep spotlight and pressure on Venezuela

The US is making a push for new international sanctions against Venezuela, a senior State Department official said Monday, as Latin American states voted to pursue and possibly extradite regime leaders. The US wants to get more countries, and the European Union in particular, to impose sanctions on the embattled regime of President Nicolas Maduro…MORE

Senate Republicans skip criticizing Trump over handling of whistleblower: ‘It’s a lot of hysteria over very little’

Senate Republicans skip criticizing Trump over handling of whistleblower: ‘It’s a lot of hysteria over very little’

Senate Republicans Monday avoided criticism of President Donald Trump’s conduct over the handling of a controversial whistleblower’s complaint, with one prominent senator even suggesting the whistleblower is a “leaker” who should be criminally investigated. It’s the latest example of how Republicans are extremely reluctant to criticize the leader of their party even in the face…MORE

Trump makes flying visit to UN climate crisis gathering but US remains silent

Trump makes flying visit to UN climate crisis gathering but US remains silent

The United Nations gathered world leaders to present concrete plans to tackle the climate crisis Monday, making made clear it didn’t want to hear platitudes, as scientists, activists and religious leaders warned that urgent steps are needed to slow rising temperatures that intensify devastating natural disasters. President Donald Trump paid a flying visit but said…MORE

Whistleblower controversy thrusts little-known Trump appointee into the limelight

Whistleblower controversy thrusts little-known Trump appointee into the limelight

When the inspector general for the intelligence community alerted lawmakers to a mysterious whistleblower complaint detailing allegations about President Donald Trump’s conduct, many who know him, including some who are skeptical of the complaint, said his reputation and credibility caused them to take his concerns seriously. “As soon as I saw that he had recommended…MORE

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