California sues Trump administration over withholding high-speed rail funds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – California on Tuesday sued the Trump administration in U.S. District Court after the U.S. Transportation Department confirmed it would withhold $929 million in high-speed rail funding awarded to the state in 2010. FILE PHOTO – California Governor … Continue reading California sues Trump administration over withholding high-speed rail funds

Senators urge Volkswagen to end delay in Tennessee union election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday questioned the decision by Volkswagen AG’s U.S. unit to delay a union election for workers at its Tennessee assembly plant. The Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee November 4, 2015. … Continue reading Senators urge Volkswagen to end delay in Tennessee union election

Abortion-rights activists rally at Supreme Court to protest new state bans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, are set to rally in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by legislatures in eight states. Many of … Continue reading Abortion-rights activists rally at Supreme Court to protest new state bans

White House does not need a ‘strongman,’ Hickenlooper says in 2020 policy speech

(Reuters) – Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on Monday said there is an “authoritarian mentality” in the White House and the United States does not need its own “strongman,” as he delivered the first major foreign policy address among two … Continue reading White House does not need a ‘strongman,’ Hickenlooper says in 2020 policy speech

U.S. Border agent accused of calling migrants ‘savages’ before knocking one over

(Reuters) – A U.S. Border Patrol agent had called migrants “subhuman” and “savages” in text messages weeks before he knocked over a migrant with a pickup truck, according to federal court documents. FILE PHOTO – U.S. Border Patrol agents are … Continue reading U.S. Border agent accused of calling migrants ‘savages’ before knocking one over