Monday, October 25, 2021

All posts tagged "United States"

  • Dunford: Counter-IS plan will have global scope

    WASHINGTON — A Pentagon-led review of strategy to defeat the Islamic State group will present President Donald Trump with options not just to speed up action against IS but also to counter al-Qaida and other extremist groups...

    • Posted February 23, 2017
  • Plight of company towns: finding a new identity

    PEORIA, Ill. — Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis planned to open this year’s State of the City speech by thanking Caterpillar Inc. for its longtime commitment to the central Illinois town, declaring “We wouldn’t be Peoria without Caterpillar.”...

    • Posted February 23, 2017
  • Conservatives learn dealing with Trump can be complicated

    OXON HILL, Md. — For the past eight years, thousands of conservative activists have descended on Washington each spring with dreams of putting a Republican in the White House. They finally have one, but they are not sure...

    • Posted February 23, 2017
  • US-backed Iraqi forces enter Mosul airport, military base

    BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led international coalition fought their way Thursday into a sprawling military base outside of Mosul and onto the grounds of the city’s airport, taking control of the runway amid fierce...

    • Posted February 23, 2017
  • Claims for US jobless benefits tick up, level still healthy

    WASHINGTON — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but claims remained at a low level consistent with a healthy job market. THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that 244,000 Americans applied for jobless aid...

    • Posted February 23, 2017
  • US, Mexico at odds over deportation as top officials meet

    MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown are looming over a gathering of U.S. and Mexican leaders that the U.S. had hoped would project a strong future for relations between...

    • Posted February 23, 2017
  • Oregon joins suit against President Trump’s travel ban

    SALEM, Ore. — Oregon asked a federal court late Wednesday to join a lawsuit filed by Washington state against an immigration ban imposed by President Donald Trump. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said in the motion that Oregon...

    • Posted February 23, 2017
  • Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US

    MEXICO CITY — President Donald Trump dispatched his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on Wednesday on a fence-mending mission complicated by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border. Mexico’s government...

    • Posted February 23, 2017
  • Fed officials discussed possible rate hike ‘fairly soon’

    WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials earlier this month discussed the need to raise a key interest rate again “fairly soon,” especially if the economy remains strong. Minutes of the discussions in minutes released Wednesday showed that while...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
  • What happens if Trump pulls transgender bathroom guidance?

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration plans to lift an Obama-era directive that told public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity. That Obama guidance will be rescinded, though...

    • Posted February 22, 2017