National Newswatch

Republican congresswoman: Many mass murderers are Democrats

Feb 21 2018 — — A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York says “many” people who commit mass murder are Democrats. U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney made the comment Wednesday on Talk 1300 Radio during a discussion about calls for stricter gun control since last week’s deadly Florida high school shooting. She says she finds it interesting “so many” people who […]

Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah

Feb 20 2018 — — President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah’s Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship. The GOP’s presidential nominee in 2012, Romney announced last week he would seek the nomination to replace retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch. In a tweet Monday night, Trump wrote, “He will […]

Former VP Biden mulling another run for presidency

Feb 19 2018 — — Former Vice-President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden began a planning meeting for his new diplomacy centre by addressing the elephant in the room. He […]

Fergie’s rendition of U.S. anthem at NBA All-Star game confuses, amuses

Feb 19 2018 — — Fergie tried something different with her national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, and not everybody was cheering. The Black Eyed Peas singer’s slow, bluesy rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Sunday night wasn’t particularly well received at Staples Center or on social media before the 67th edition of the NBA’s annual showcase. A low […]

‘How dare you’: Florida shooting survivors lash out at Trump

Feb 18 2018 — — Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger Sunday at U.S. President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive. “You’re the president. You’re supposed to bring this nation together, not divide us,” said David Hogg, a 17-year-old student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in […]

Commercial plane crash in Iran kills 66

Feb 18 2018 — — An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination of the southern Iranian city of Yasuj, some 780 kilometres (485 miles) south of […]

Trump takes issue with national security adviser’s comments on Russian interference

Feb 18 2018 — — U.S. President Donald Trump could not let his national security adviser’s comments earlier Saturday in front of an international security conference about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election go unaddressed. Gen. H.R. McMaster told an audience at the Munich Security Conference that the evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 American election was beyond […]

Romney’s Senate bid to mark latest campaign over 2 decades

Feb 14 2018 — — Mitt Romney’s announcement Thursday of a run for U.S. Senate seat in Utah will be his latest bid for public office since he first jumped into politics more than 20 years ago. The former businessman has endured more setbacks than victories since he launched his political journey in the early 1990s, following in the footsteps […]

Porn star who alleged Trump affair: I can now tell my story

Feb 14 2018 — — Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney acknowledged paying $130,000 just before Election Day, believes she is now free to discuss her alleged sexual encounter with Trump, her manager told The Associated Press Wednesday. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, believes that Trump attorney Michael Cohen invalidated a non-disclosure […]

Man held by police after shooting outside U.S. NSA headquarters

Feb 14 2018 — — Authorities are responding to a shooting outside the National Security Agency campus at Fort Meade, Md., where police have surrounded a handcuffed man after a black SUV ran into a barrier. Fort Meade garrison spokesperson Cheryl Phillips confirmed by phone that one person was injured in the shooting outside the base and was taken to […]

Plane with 71 aboard crashes near Moscow; no survivors seen

Feb 11 2018 — — A Russian passenger plane believed to be carrying 71 people crashed Sunday afternoon near Moscow, shortly after takeoff from one of the city’s airports. No survivors were immediately reported. The An-148 regional jet disappeared from radar screens a few minutes after departing from Domodedovo Airport en route to the city of Orsk, some 1,500 kilometres […]