Vice President Pence Announces Turkey’s Agreement To Syria Ceasefire

Vice President Mike Pence announced Thursday that Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria between its forces and their allied rebels and U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds. Pence met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier on Thursday. Pence said at a news conference: “It will be a pause in military operation for 120 hours, while …

General Motors And United Auto Workers Union Reach Tentative Deal

General Motors and United Auto Workers have reached a tentative deal to end the nationwide strike, more than a month after nearly 50,000 workers walked off their jobs. The union said that the deal still has to be approved and ratified by the UAW GM National council. According to the union, the UAW GM National …

President Trump Defends Decision To Pull Back U.S. Troops Regarding Turkey-Syria Crisis

On Wednesday, President Trump continued to distance himself and the U.S. from tensions in northeastern Syria, telling reporters at a White House photo-op in the Oval Office, “It’s not our border.” Trump provided the many reasons why the U.S. should not be involved in the fighting, saying, “So, if Russia wants to get involved with …

Vice President Mike Pence To Lead Delegation To Turkey For Ceasefire Talks

President Trump said on Tuesday that Vice President Mike Pence will lead the U.S. delegation being sent to try to negotiate a ceasefire and settlement between Turkey and U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria.  The delegation was set to depart within 24 hours of his announcement, according to a senior administration official. The delegation …

President Trump’s Personal Lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, Says He Won’t Comply With Congressional Subpoena

President Donald’s Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, said on Tuesday he will not comply with a congressional subpoena, saying in part “if they enforce it then we will see what happens.” Giuliani stated he is no longer retaining the services of Jon Sale, who was acting as his attorney for this matter. Giuliani said that …

Fort Worth Officer Aaron Dean Resigns After Fatal Shooting Of Atatiana Jefferson In Her Home

A Fort Worth police officer who fatally shot a woman in her home while she babysat her 8-year-old nephew has resigned from the force, and could still face criminal charges. Interim Police Chief Ed Krauss said on Monday that Officer Aaron Dean, who is white, would have been fired and is considered dishonorably discharged from …

Various Statues Of Christopher Columbus Vandalized Amid Controversy Over The Holiday

Multiple statues of Christopher Columbus were vandalized amid continued calls to change the name of the federal holiday honoring the Italian explorer. Red paint, along with messages about genocide, were sprayed on landmarks in both San Francisco and Providence, Rhode Island A sign that read “Stop celebrating genocide” was placed at the foot of the …

Typhoon Hagibis Kills At Least 36 As Rescue Efforts Continue In Japan

Rescue crews continued to search for missing people after a typhoon caused serious damage in central and northern Japan, killing as many as 36 people. Typhoon Hagibis, which hit Japan’s main island on Saturday, unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds that left thousands of homes flooded, damaged or without power. Kyodo news service reported …

Questions Remain After Fort Worth Police Officer Kills Black Woman In Her Own Home

Questions and demands for justice remain after a white police officer killed a black woman, 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson, inside her own home in Texas over the weekend.  An attorney for Jefferson’s family, Lee Merritt, said after viewing video taken from a Fort Worth officer’s bodycam during the shooting that “You didn’t hear the officer shout, …

Democrats Subpoena Energy Secretary Rick Perry In Impeachment Probe

Congressional Democrats issued a subpoena for U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Thursday, regarding the possible role he played in President Donald Trump’s effort to get Ukraine’s president to investigate a political rival. The letter from the chairmen of the Oversight, Intelligence and Foreign Affairs committees wrote in a letter to Perry, “recently, public reports …