Regular consumers aren't the only ones shifting more of their spending to Amazon.com. The city of Atlanta, Denver public schools and the Mesa, Arizona, police department are among the 1,500 public organizations that since last year have signed new contracts to buy office supplies, books, even musical instruments directly from Amazon, according to a report released Tuesday by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, a non-profit group that advocates for strong local economies.
A federal judge in California Monday rejected the Trump administration's request to indefinitely detain immigrant families apprehended at the border, calling it an attempt by the federal government to simply "light a match" to a two-decade-old settlement that set strict standards for detaining immigrant children.
WASHINGTON - Attorneys for Paul Manafort have asked a federal judge to bar prosecutors from presenting evidence at his Washington trial this fall from one of his previous lawyers, evidence that may be critical to proving charges he gave false statements under a federal lobbying disclosure law.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Tuesday that an upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin might be easier than a gathering with NATO allies, as he left the White House for a week of high-profile diplomacy in Europe. In a series of tweets and comments to reporters before departing, Trump took fresh aim at other NATO members for not meeting targets for defense spending, saying the arrangement was unfair to U.S. taxpayers.
WASHINGTON - Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, is scheduled to appear in federal court Tuesday morning for the first time since pleading guilty seven months ago, as a judge asks when the case will be ready to move to sentencing. Flynn admitted in December to lying to the FBI about contacts with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, becoming one of the first Trump associates to cooperate - and the highest-ranking official charged - in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The deputy medical examiner knew before knocking on the door. There was a grim scene waiting for Eric Tonsfeldt inside the single-story house set among the pine trees outside of Oregon City, Oregon- a tragedy that had played out there before. It was around 8:45 on March 5, 2017, and the Clackamas County official was responding to a report of a dead newborn.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Monday nominated federal judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, elevating a conservative stalwart with deep ties to the Republican establishment to succeed retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy and triggering a partisan war over the court's future. Kavanaugh, 53, who lives in the Maryland suburbs, serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and worked in George W. Bush's White House before moving to the federal bench. He served as a clerk to Kennedy in the early 1990s alongside Justice Neil Gorsuch, whom Trump nominated for the Supreme Court last year.
Six former Ohio State University wrestling coaches released a statement on Monday in support of Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who is under scrutiny amid accusations that he knew about alleged sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior in the school's athletic department three decades ago.
NEW YORK - Harvey Weinstein has appeared increasingly somber during his three court appearances while facing allegations of sexual assault. On Monday, he was wearing a dark suit and a grimace as he was being indicted on three new charges. But away from court, he has led a quiet, industrious life, spending time developing scripts at his Connecticut oceanfront estate as the criminal proceedings against him inch forward, according to new details revealed a New York courthouse.
A Walt Disney World employee was killed Monday, July 9, after an accident near one of the Disney-owned hotels surrounding the Florida theme park, authorities said. At 9:18 a.m. Monday, deputies responded to a call just outside the Pop Century Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, according to Orange County sheriff's spokeswoman Ingrid Tejada-Monforte. There, deputies found a man in his late 30s "unconscious and not responsive," Tejada-Monforte said. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Reedy Creek Fire Department.