A flip in either or both chambers of Congress with next week's midterm elections may reverberate into pig farms and soybean fields. At issue in the Nov. 6 vote is President Donald Trump's trade war with China as well as domestic entitlement programs. The world's second-largest economy slapped tariffs on U.S. agricultural products, including pork and soybeans. That prompted Trump to provide $12 billion in assistance to farmers. Domestically, farm programs began to expire Sept. 30 and Congress hasn't passed a new bill.
Republicans installed Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, then they turned him into an election-year rallying cry. In the sprint to next week's midterms, the GOP has used Kavanaugh and his fight for Senate confirmation amid allegations of sexual assault to energize Republican voters in districts and states won by President Donald Trump in 2016. They have cast Kavanaugh as a wrongly accused family man - the victim of an overzealous #MeToo movement and Democrats seeking retribution for Hillary Clinton's loss.
The anti-Semitic online screeds tied to the man police say killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue are rekindling a debate in Congress over the role that social media companies should play in policing their platforms - and the penalties they should face if they fail.
GALION, Ohio - The appointed time for trick-or-treating in Galion, Ohio, is from 2 to 4 p.m. on the last Sunday of October - during daylight hours that make it easier for parents and police to keep costumed kids safe. This year, rain fell during that two-hour window in the northern Ohio city. Afterward, as Braylen Carwell peeled off his costume and prepared to dive into his haul, he thought his sudden shaking was related to the cold, wet weather.
At the peak of his nefarious career, James "Whitey" Bulger, the long-ago murderous Boston mob boss, wasn't one to dwell on his mistakes, even when he killed the wrong guy a few times. For back then, as whispers had it, Whitey was untouchable. However, in 2015, after three schoolgirls wrote to him in prison as part of a history project, seeking his views on "leadership" and "legacy," the octogenarian ex-gangster, a ninth-grade dropout, responded with a rueful letter.
Coca-Cola Co. posted sales and profit that beat estimates as the company got a boost from its lower sugar beverages, like waters and diet sodas. It also benefited from higher prices, which it announced earlier this year to offset rising input costs due to tariffs. The higher prices are in response to a duo of key factors: Freight prices have been rising amid a trucker shortage, while President Donald Trump's aluminum tariffs have made packaging materials more expensive.
A toxicology report done as part of Aaron Hernandez's autopsy following his April 2017 suicide in a Massachusetts prison "came back negative for all substances tested to include synthetic cannabinoids," according to a report issued two weeks after his death by the Massachusetts State Police.
PITTSBURGH - A mourning family doesn't want to meet him. Leaders of his own party declined to join him. The mayor has explicitly asked him not to come. And yet President Donald Trump plans to visit this grief-stricken city Tuesday, amid accusations that he and his administration continue to fuel the anti-Semitism that inspired Saturday's massacre inside a synagogue.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that would seek to end the right to U.S. citizenship for children of noncitizens born on U.S. soil, he said in a television interview taped on Monday. The move, which many legal experts say runs afoul of the Constitution, would be the boldest yet by a president elected to office pledging to take a hard line on immigration, an issue he has revived in advance of next week's midterm elections.
PITTSBURGH - The man accused of killing 11 people in a synagogue here appeared in court Monday, two days after a massacre that tore through this community and set off new waves of fear and acrimony in the United States.