President Trump Says U.S. Is ‘Doing Very Well With China’ Amid Continuing Trade Talks

Hailey Waller, Jordan Yadoo and Katia Dmitrieva / Bloomberg President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “doing very well with China, and talking!” in a Twitter message sent hours after his top economic adviser laid out a potential timeline for the resumption of substantive trade talks with Beijing. We are doing very well with China, and talking! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2019 Trump, who’s expected to return to Washington later on Sunday from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, later vowed that the U.S. was “poised for big growth” after trade deals are inked. Larry Kudlow … Continue reading President Trump Says U.S. Is ‘Doing Very Well With China’ Amid Continuing Trade Talks

‘They Don’t Take Care of Us’: Anti-Rape Protests Vandalize Mexico City’s Famous Angel of Independence Monument

AMY GUTHRIE / AP (MEXICO CITY) — Workers erected a wooden wall around Mexico City’s iconic Angel of Independence monument Saturday after feminists defaced it with graffiti during a raucous protest over a string of alleged rapes by police. The disorder Friday night erupted as part of protests that arose this week over a perception that city officials were not adequately investigating the rape accusations. Both victims were teenagers. The demonstrations have become known as the “glitter protests” after marchers doused the city’s police chief in pink glitter. Hundreds of city workers spent the wee hours of the morning pressure-cleaning … Continue reading ‘They Don’t Take Care of Us’: Anti-Rape Protests Vandalize Mexico City’s Famous Angel of Independence Monument

NYC Subway Pressure Cooker Scare Suspect Charged With Placing a False Bomb

Associated Press (NEW YORK) — Bail has been set at $200,000 for a homeless man from West Virginia who was charged with placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a New York City subway station. The bail was set Sunday when Larry Kenton Griffin II of Bruno, West Virginia, appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court. A message seeking comment was left with a lawyer for Griffin. Griffin was scheduled to return to court Friday. His bail was set by Criminal Court Judge Keisha Espinal two days after Friday morning’s commute was disrupted by a police investigation that began after … Continue reading NYC Subway Pressure Cooker Scare Suspect Charged With Placing a False Bomb

Former GOP Rep. Mark Sanford Exploring Bid for 2020 Presidential Nomination

Hailey Waller / AP Mark Sanford said he’s exploring a bid for the 2020 Republican nomination since Donald Trump doesn’t deserve re-election — but that he’d still vote for the president over a Democrat. “He’s taking us in the wrong direction,” Sanford said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, citing business investments “cratering” over the past few months because “nobody knows what’s going to come next” on Trump’s trade policies or other White House initiatives. Sanford, a former U.S. representative from South Carolina, narrowly lost a 2018 primary after Trump endorsed his opponent and tweeted on election day that … Continue reading Former GOP Rep. Mark Sanford Exploring Bid for 2020 Presidential Nomination

Officials and Climate Change Activists Hold Funeral for Okjokull Glacier in Iceland

SETH BORENSTEIN / AP (OKJOKULL GLACIER, Iceland) — It was a funeral for ice. With poetry, moments of silence and political speeches about the urgent need to fight climate change, Icelandic officials, activists and others bade goodbye to what once was a glacier. Icelandic geologist Oddur Sigurðsson pronounced the Okjokull glacier extinct about a decade ago. But on Sunday he brought a death certificate to the made-for-media memorial. After about 100 people made a two-hour hike up a volcano, children installed a memorial plaque to the glacier, nicknamed “OK.” This was Iceland’s first glacier to disappear. But Sigurdsson said all … Continue reading Officials and Climate Change Activists Hold Funeral for Okjokull Glacier in Iceland

Alaskan Man Discovers 50-Year-Old Russian Message in a Bottle

Associated Press (NOME, Alaska) — A man discovered a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from the Russian Navy on the shores of western Alaska. Tyler Ivanoff found the handwritten Russian letter early this month while gathering firewood near Shishmaref about 600 miles (966 kilometers) northwest of Anchorage, KNOM-AM reported Tuesday. “I was just gathering firewood,” Ivanoff said. “I just happened to stumble across the bottle, and I noticed it was a green bottle and had a cork top. Not really cork, it was a tight cap, and I could see inside the bottle there was a note.” Ivanoff shared his … Continue reading Alaskan Man Discovers 50-Year-Old Russian Message in a Bottle

White House Economic Adviser Confirms President Trump’s Interest in Buying Greenland

Associated Press (WASHINGTON) — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow is confirming that President Donald Trump “wants to take a look at” buying Greenland, although the semi-autonomous territory of Denmark has said it’s not for sale. Kudlow tells “Fox News Sunday” that he won’t predict what might happen, but he calls Greenland — which is Greenland is situated between the Atlantic and Arctic oceans — “a strategic place” with “a lot of valuable minerals.” The U.S. military has operated for decades from Thule Air Base in Greenland. The northern-most U.S. base is part of the military’s global network of radars … Continue reading White House Economic Adviser Confirms President Trump’s Interest in Buying Greenland