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Raceland councilman to keep seat despite drug charges

RACELAND, Ky. (AP) – Although a majority of Raceland City Council members voted to impeach councilman Matt Abrams after he pleaded guilty to drug charges, he will remain in office. The Daily Independent reports (http://bit.ly/2ls0yln) the council voted 3-2 Tuesday to remove Abrams from his position, but state law mandates …

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Putin says could meet Trump in Slovenia, but choice not Moscow’s alone

Pedestrians cross the street behind a billboard showing a pictures of US president-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Danilovgrad, Montenegro, November 16. 2016. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic By Olesya Astakhova | MOSCOW MOSCOW Slovenia would be a good place for a first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, Russia's …

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Senate confirms Rep. Price as health secretary

By Susan Cornwell | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Tom Price was sworn in as U.S. secretary of health on Friday, putting in place a determined opponent of Obamacare to help President Donald Trump dismantle his predecessor's law and reshape the nation's healthcare system. The Senate voted 52-47 earlier on Friday to approve …

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Japan’s Abe seeks to demonstrate unshakable Japan-U.S. alliance

left right Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, U.S. February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein 1/3 left right Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe arrive ahead of his …

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Trump changes tack, backs ‘one China’ policy in call with Xi

left right FILE PHOTO – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump listens to questions from reporters while appearing with Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma after their meeting at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., January 9, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo 1/2 left right FILE PHOTO – Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the …

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Shinzo Abe attends wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery Friday morning ahead of scheduled meetings with President Trump at the White House. Mr. Trump was scheduled to take meetings and hold a joint press conference with Mr. Abe on Friday before departing for his Mar-a-Lago club …

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Shinzo Abe attends wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery Friday morning ahead of scheduled meetings with President Trump at the White House. Mr. Trump was scheduled to take meetings and hold a joint press conference with Mr. Abe on Friday before departing for his Mar-a-Lago club …

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Fort Bliss soldier gets 15 months for immigrant smuggling

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) – A Fort Bliss soldier has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for trying to smuggle two immigrants through a South Texas border checkpoint. Joseph Edmond Cleveland of El Paso was sentenced Thursday in Corpus Christi. Cleveland pleaded guilty to conspiracy-related human smuggling counts. …

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Challenges to Trump’s travel ban abound in courts across U.S.

left right Iranian citizen and U.S green card holder Cyrus Khosravi (L) greets his brother, Hamidreza Khosravi (C), and niece, Dena Khosravi (R), 2, after they were detained for additional screening following their arrival to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to visit Cyrus, during a pause in U.S. President Donald Trump's travel …

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Merkel to testify before German parliament panel probing NSA

BERLIN (AP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to testify before a German parliamentary panel investigating U.S. intelligence activities in the country. The inquiry was launched a year after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed details of secret U.S. eavesdropping programs in 2013. The panel is investigating alleged eavesdropping …

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