Threatening comments made by President Donald Trump toward migrants heading for the southern U.S. border are being used to justify the shooting of protesters in Nigeria. Defense spokesman John Agim told Agence France-Presse (AFP) the army posted the video as a reaction to allegations its forces had acted illegally in dispersing the demonstration. read more
Health care premiums will be up to 16 percent higher in 2019 than they would have been had the Trump administration not worked so hard to chip away at the Affordable Care Act. read more
President Donald Trump told reporters that "rogue killers" may have been involved in the disappearance of independent journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen who has been living in the U.S. The president's comments Monday morning came after he spoke to Saudi Arabia's King Salman, who, President Donald Trump told reporters that "rogue killers" may be involved in the disappearance of independent journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen who has been living in the U.S. Trump went on to say that the Saudi king "denies any knowledge" about Khashoggi's disappearance. read more
At least five law enforcement officers have been shot, one fatally, in Florence County, South Carolina, authorities said Wednesday. read more
The U.S. deficit grew by $222 billion from this time last year -- reaching a total of $895 billion, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. According to the CBO: Corporate income tax receipts fell by $71 billion (or 30 percent), reflecting payments for the 2017 and 2018 tax years. About one-third of the decline occurred in June. Collections in June were mostly estimated payments for tax year 2018, when several provisions of P.L. 115-97 took effect, including the new lower corporate tax rate and the expanded ability to immediately deduct the full value of equipment purchases.