David Koch, one of the two billionaire brothers at the helm of the powerful conservative political network, is retiring from his family's conglomerate, Koch Industries, and stepping down as chairman of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation. His brother, Charles Koch, announced in a letter to employees of Koch Industries on Tuesday that David Koch's health has been in decline since he was hospitalized last summer. He was not specific about the illness.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump wants to end the three-party talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, aiming instead to deal separately with Canada and Mexico to restructure the trade accord, a senior adviser said Tuesday, June 5. Trump does not intend to withdraw from NAFTA, National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow said on Fox & Friends. But after more than one year of multilateral discussions, he feels the current approach hasn't been fruitful and a new one is needed, Kudlow said.
The U.S. government has quietly asked Saudi Arabia and some other OPEC producers to increase oil production by about 1 million barrels a day, according to people familiar with the matter. The rare request came after U.S. retail gasoline prices surged to their highest in more than three years and President Donald Trump publicly complained about OPEC policy and rising oil prices on Twitter. It also follows Washington's decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran's crude exports that had previously displaced about 1 million barrels a day, or just over 1 percent of global production.
Even as Donald Trump tweets his support for U.S. agriculture, farmer loyalty for the president looks like it's starting to waver over moves that may undermine corn-based ethanol and escalate trade disputes with countries that import American crops.
Ben Bowling's valedictorian speech was one of the rare instances where electoral polling numbers can help us understand humor. The 18-year-old is the valedictorian of the Bell County High School Class of 2018, about 80 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee. The closest a 21st-century Democratic presidential candidate has come to winning the hearts and minds of the people of Bell County, Kentucky, was in 2004, when John F. Kerry got 39 percent of people there to punch a ticket for him.
Players scrambled and parents screamed as the maroon sedan ripped through the baseball field, infield dust flying into the Friday evening from under the car's spinning tires.
Former president Bill Clinton said he could not get elected to the highest office in the land in 2018. But he might be wrong about why. In a "CBS Sunday Morning" interview, June 3, Clinton said he'd lose the seat because he doesn't like embarrassing people. "I couldn't be elected anything now 'cause I just don't like embarrassing people. My mother would have whipped me for five days in a row when I was a little boy if I spent all my time badmouthing people like this," he said.
A man suspected in a string of killings in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, Arizona, fatally shot himself as police closed in Monday, June 4, ending a days-long manhunt that has left many in the legal and mental health communities on edge.
When it came to climbing, Jason Wells and Tim Klein were in a league of their own. The duo, friends and climbing partners since their early 20s, would often scale Yosemite National Park's famous El Capitan twice in the same weekend - a climb that takes even skilled climbers several days to complete.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday ruled for a Colorado baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a gay couple. In an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy that leaves many questions unanswered, the court held that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission had not adequately taken into account the religious beliefs of baker Jack Phillips. In fact, Kennedy said, the commission had been hostile to the baker's faith, denying him the neutral consideration he deserved. While the justices split in their reasoning, only Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented.