News on the Internet - U.S. National

Trump slams California wildfire steps, threatens funding halt

Trump slams California wildfire steps, threatens funding haltU.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday rekindled his criticism of California's wildfire prevention steps and threatened to withhold billions of dollars of federal funding amid one of the most destructive fire seasons on record. "It's hurting our budget, it’s hurting our country and they better get their act together,” Trump said at a Cabinet meeting about California's forestry management. The Republican president's comments, which followed his criticism in August of California's wildfire prevention efforts, were aimed at Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, whom he has frequently criticized over immigration and other policies.


Man sentenced to nearly 25 years for arson of Texas mosque

Man sentenced to nearly 25 years for arson of Texas mosqueA man convicted of a hate crime in setting fire to a mosque in Texas was sentenced to almost 25 years in prison.


U.S. Treasury official charged with leaks linked to Russia probe

U.S. Treasury official charged with leaks linked to Russia probeNEW YORK/ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - A U.S. Treasury Department official has been criminally charged with leaking confidential documents relating to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and others to a reporter from digital media company BuzzFeed, Manhattan federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. Natalie May Edwards, a senior adviser in the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), was arrested on Tuesday and charged with unauthorized disclosure of suspicious activity reports and with conspiracy, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. Manafort and his longtime associate Rick Gates have pleaded guilty to criminal charges and agreed to cooperate in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign coordinated with Russia.


Trump pulling out of pact that discounted foreign postal deliveries

Trump pulling out of pact that discounted foreign postal deliveriesThe Trump administration will begin withdrawing from a United Nations pact that offered low rates for foreign postal deliveries of small packages in the United States, the latest move to challenge practices it sees as unfairly advantageous to China. White House officials said on Wednesday the United States would start the process of leaving the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a Switzerland-based organization that connects postal services worldwide. The White House said the UPU enables foreign postal services to take advantage of cheap shipments to the United States, creating an unfair cost advantage over U.S. companies that ship goods, and hurting the U.S. Postal Service.


More Honduran migrants seek to join U.S.-bound group in Guatemala

More Honduran migrants seek to join U.S.-bound group in GuatemalaThe migrants hope to reach Mexico and then cross its northern border with the United States, to seek refuge from endemic violence and poverty in Central America. Several thousand people are now part of the caravan, according to a Reuters witness traveling with the group in Guatemala, where men women and children on foot and riding in trucks filled a road on their long journey to Mexico. Later on Wednesday, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said his government rejects constraints placed on foreign aid.


U.S. greenhouse emissions fell in 2017 as coal plants shut

U.S. greenhouse emissions fell in 2017 as coal plants shutGreenhouse gases emissions from the largest U.S. industrial plants fell 2.7 percent in 2017, the Trump administration said, as coal plants shut and as that industry competes with cheap natural gas and solar and wind power that emit less pollution. The drop was steeper than in 2016 when emissions fell 2 percent, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said. EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler said the data proves that federal regulations are not necessary to drive carbon dioxide reductions.


Provided by Yahoo! News

Our Services

High Speed Internet Get connected with High Speed Internet! Digital Home Phone Low cost home phone service Cable Television Cable television services