Human Rights Watch says Trump era encourages world dictators

Human Rights Watch says that new intolerance in countries like the United States is encouraging oppressive strongmen from Russia to China and Turkey.


DOJ issues new immigration court policies, addressing Obama-era caseload backup

The Justice Department issued new measures in prioritizing certain immigration cases, in an effort to restore accountability and benchmarks that that lagged since the early years of the Obama administration, nearly tripling the caseload of immigration jud


Sweden to reissue Cold War era booklet on war threat

Sweden says it will issue an updated version of a Cold War-era civil emergency advice booklet, reflecting Stockholm's concerns of a worsened security situation in the Baltic Sea region.


Obama-era Pentagon official knocks Trump for golfing during Hawaii false alarm

Hawaii’s botched missile alert Saturday gave a former Obama administration official an opportunity to tee off on President Donald Trump -- even though the false alarm was a state-level gaffe.


D-backs, Corbin reach $7.5M, 1-year deal to avoid arbitration

The 28-year-old was 14-13 with a 4.03 ERA last season and made $3.95 million.

United States

Attorney general's team to review Obama-era Hezbollah probes

The Justice Department is forming a team of prosecutors to investigate drug trafficking and money laundering linked to Iranian-backed Hezbollah militant movement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday.


Look at past inter-Korean summits during era of detente

The leaders of the two Koreas have met only twice for summit talks during their 70 years of division along the world's most heavily fortified border.

United States

Former 'cocaine cowboy' pilot on trial in auto fraud case

The trial in an auto fraud case has begun for a pilot who flew loads of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era.


MSNBC star Mika Brzezinski's jet-setting friends are 'embarrassed' to be from America

“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski said her jet-setting friends are embarrassed to be Americans while discussing if there was any reason for optimism in the Trump era on Monday.


Patriots' Brady, Kraft, Belichick dismiss ESPN speculation on team's breakup

In their first public comments since ESPN speculated Friday that the New England Patriots' Kraft-Brady-Belichick era may be drawing to a close, all three tried to deflate the story.

United States

New York City ends the year with 290 murders

Murders in New York City have dropped to the lowest number in the modern era.

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