AUCKLAND, New Zealand — For a generation, space was the exclusive playground of the world’s super powers — and for those who wanted to become one. Exactly 50 years ago this week, the United States launched its Apollo 11 lunar landing mission and the Trump administration is seeking to go back… Read More ⇒

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday disavowed the “send her back” chant that broke out at his reelection rally Wednesday night when he railed against a Somali-born congresswoman, as Republicans in Congress rushed to distance themselves and their party from the ugly refrain. Read More ⇒

WASHINGTON — The House voted Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, delivering a long-sought victory to liberals and putting the Democratic Party’s official imprimatur on the so-called Fight for $15, which many Democratic presidential candidates have embraced. Read More ⇒

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Tuesday escalated its pressure on the United States to cancel a joint military drill with South Korea scheduled for next month, warning that it could scuttle efforts to resume dialogue with Washington and even prompt the North to resume nuclear and long-ra… Read More ⇒

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday increased his attacks on four first-term Democratic congresswomen and warned the party about uniting “around the foul language & racist hatred spewed” from the American women whom he recently told to “go back” to their own countries. Read More ⇒

NEW YORK — Accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein kept a fake passport issued by a foreign country in the name of another person in a safe, along with a piles of cash and dozens of diamonds, a prosecutor revealed Monday during a hearing on whether the sex offender should be granted bail. Read More ⇒

Hurricane Barry has strengthened slightly, with maximum sustained wind speeds at 75 mph, and gusts even higher. The center of the hurricane was about 40 miles south of Lafayette, swirling above Marsh Island, an uninhabited island off the coast, as of about 10:30 a.m. Read More ⇒

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA —Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Thursday rolled out an ambitious policy plan to “dismantle racist structures and systems” in the United States, proposing changes to the country’s health, education and criminal justice systems that he hoped would amount to “a comprehensive invest… Read More ⇒

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee will vote this week to authorize a bevy of new subpoenas on the Trump administration’s practices of separating children from their families at the border and on President Donald Trump’s possible obstruction of justice, summoning some of the biggest … Read More ⇒

WASHINGTON — Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta is facing fresh calls to resign — and rising pressure from inside the Trump administration — over his role in brokering a lenient plea deal over child sex offenses for New York financier Jeffrey E. Epstein when he was a federal prosecutor in M… Read More ⇒