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.
Mexico will begin to tax a range of U.S. products in retaliation for tariffs on Mexican steel and aluminum that President Donald Trump announced last week. The country will slap tariffs of 25 percent on certain cheese products, steel and Tennessee whiskey while imposing taxes of 20 percent on pork, apples and potatoes, according to a resolution published in the Official Gazette early Tuesday.
NEW YORK - Harvey Weinstein didn't say much as he appeared for his arraignment on rape charges here Tuesday morning, June 5 - just a "not guilty" to the three felony charges and a few acknowledgments of formalities to the presiding judge. But his lawyer did plenty of talking.
As President Donald Trump continued to tweet about rescinding the Philadelphia Eagles' invitation to celebrate their Super Bowl victory at the White House, one member of the team called out Fox News for using photos of players kneeling in pregame prayer during a segment about the canceled visit, calling it "propaganda." The network later apologized for showing the "unrelated footage."
China has offered to buy close to $70 billion in U.S. agriculture and energy products in the first year of a package meant to ward off U.S. tariffs, a person briefed on the talks said. The offer was made in talks in Beijing over the weekend with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, part of sensitive trade negotiations that could force President Donald Trump to make a tough decision about accepting this proposal or pushing for more concessions.
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department will appeal a federal judge's ruling that President Donald Trump can't legally block people from his @realDonaldTrump Twitter account based on their political views, according to court documents filed late Monday. Last month, Judge Naomi Buchwald said in a 75-page decision that Trump's effort to silence his critics on Twitter is not permissible under the Constitution because the digital space where he engages with constituents is a public forum.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday blamed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the ongoing investigation into Russian election interference, suggesting in a morning tweet that the probe could have been shut down by now if Sessions hadn't recused himself. In the tweet, Trump renewed a familiar line of attack against the top U.S. law enforcement official, whom he has repeatedly castigated for recusing himself from the investigation now led by special counsel Robert Mueller.
After months of controversy within the Miss America organization, executives announced Tuesday, June 5, that the nearly century-old pageant will no longer judge contestants on their physical appearance.
CAMBRIDGE, England - Before Stefan A. Halper emerged at the center of a political storm over the FBI's Russia investigation, he was a familiar face among the gothic buildings and on the twisting river paths at the University of Cambridge, where he was known as a foreign policy expert with a network of intelligence sources cultivated over decades. For 15 years, Halper convened seminars, informal dinners and apartment gatherings in Cambridge with leading academics and onetime leaders of the British spy services.
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.