National Newswatch

O’Rourke tells El Paso TV station he’s in race for president

Mar 14 2019 — — Democrat Beto O’Rourke has told a Texas TV station that he’s running for president in 2020. The former Texas congressman sent a text message to KTSM Wednesday afternoon confirming the news that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination. He wrote: “I’m really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents. It’s […]

Manafort hit with 16 charges in N.Y. moments after D.C. sentencing

Mar 13 2019 — — Paul Manafort has been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury in connection with a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme, according to court documents obtained by NBC News. Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, was indicted on 16 counts tied to residential mortgage fraud and conspiracy, according to the indictment unsealed Wednesday.

Trump announces FAA will issue emergency order to ground Boeing 737 Max jets

Mar 13 2019 — — President Donald Trump announced an upcoming emergency order Wednesday grounding Boeing 737 Max jn the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday and the Lion Air accident in October that together killed 346 people. Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s announcement that the jets would not be allowed to fly into the country’s airspace followed the […]

Brexit: EU warns risk of disorderly exit ‘has never been higher’

Mar 13 2019 — — The risk of a “disorderly” Brexit has never been higher, the EU’s chief negotiator has said, following MPs’ second rejection of Theresa May’s deal. Michel Barnier said the EU “cannot go any further” in trying to persuade MPs to back the agreed terms of exit and the UK had to break the impasse. He questioned […]

Britain’s parliament strongly rejects prime minister’s Brexit deal

Mar 12 2019 — — Britain’s Parliament has dealt a major blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, resoundingly rejecting her Brexit deal just 17 days before the U.K. is due to leave the bloc. Lawmakers voted by 391 to 242 against the deal, the second time they have defeated it. The House of Commons threw out the agreement by an […]

Two-page memo punctures May’s hopes for Brexit deal

Mar 12 2019 — — Britain’s attorney general punctured Prime Minister Theresa May’s hopes of winning backing for her Brexit deal Tuesday, saying last-minute changes secured from the European Union didn’t give Britain the power to cut itself free of ties to the bloc. Geoffrey Cox said changes announced late Monday “reduce the risk” Britain could be stuck inside EU […]