Q& A: what is Donald Trump accused of and what happens now?

The president now faces potential legal jeopardy following his former campaign chairmans conviction and ex-lawyers plea Tuesday was a bad day for Donald Trump. His former lawyer Michael Cohen accused the president of joining in what prosecutors might see as a conspiracy to infringe elections laws, and his former campaign chairwoman Paul Manafort was convicted […]

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Class war in the American west: the rich landowners blocking access to public lands

Private landowners present a rising menace to the millions of acres set aside for public utilize by blocking access to public lands Class war in the American west: the rich landowners blocking access to public lands Public lands This Land is Your Land Class war in the American west: the rich landowners blocking access to […]

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Why is Saudi Arabia under flame over Jamal Khashoggi, but not Yemen?

The alleged killing of a dissident journalist has had more global impact than unchecked Saudi aggression in Yemen The alleged killing of the royal court insider turned journalist Jamal Khashoggi has quite rightly triggered a diplomatic crisis for Saudi Arabia, but it would appear it has not jeopardised any of the multibillion-dollar arms deals between […]

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Hurricane Irma: how the Florida Keys’ paradise became a ‘humanitarian crisis’

Flattened buildings, rubble, a lack of water, fuel and food: after the storm wreaked havoc on the islands, Ed Pilkington asks survivors why they remained put Even before you reach Marathon, the signs aren’t good. As you drive down US 1, flanked on either side by a paradoxically mirror-glass ocean, strange objects start to appear […]

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Google accused of ‘extreme’ gender pay discrimination by US labor department

Allegations of possible job violations emerge at tribunal hearing as part of lawsuit to oblige company, a federal contractor, to provide compensation data Google has discriminated against its female employees, according to the US Department of Labor( DoL ), which said it had evidence of systemic compensation disparities. As part of an ongoing DoL investigation, […]

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FTAG 1 TT Sign up to receive the latest US sentiment pieces every weekday Deepwater Horizon disaster altered building blocks of ocean life

Oil spill disaster reduced biodiversity in sites closest to spill, report finds, as White House rolls back conservation measures The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster may have had a lasting impact upon even the smallest organisms in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists have found- amid warns that the oceans around America are also under […]

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Does North Korea’s latest rocket exam have Alaskans frets?

Experts fear that Tuesdays launch demonstrates Alaska is within the regimes firing range, but many locals say their concerns are closer to home Alaskas leaders say North Koreas test of intercontinental missiles demonstrates the necessity of achieving beefed-up missile defense in this frontier state. Thats the politicians, anyway. Many Alaskans say theyre more worried about […]

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Tensions rise as US border agents stop Canadian anglers in disputed waters off Maine

Boats have reportedly been stopped near islands of Machias Seal and North Rock as US agents search for undocumented migrants Canada’s government is investigating reports that US border patrol officers have intercepted and questioned crew members on more than 20 Canadian vessels in disputed waters off the coast of Maine. interactive The reports have thrust […]

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‘It is beautiful’: volunteer army fans out to help communities inundated by Harvey

People bringing boats, brawn and life vests horde the suburb of Woodlands north of Houston to help because it feels good John Brown brought his angling barge, a battered 16 ft skiff, and piloted it around submerged streets and avenues, attempting strangers to rescue. Dale Montalban brought his wetsuit and waded into the churning murk, […]

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