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Melania Trump 'hates to see' families separated at border, hopes for immigration reform

(WASHINGTON) -- Melania Trump, who typically shies away from the political spotlight, waded into the controversial immigration debate when her office released a statement Sunday saying she “hates to see children separated from their families.”The first lady issued the unusual statement in response to the growing outrage over the separation…... Read More

Bannon says it's not necessary to justify separating kids, parents at border

(NEW YORK) -- Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon said President Donald Trump doesn’t need to “justify” the policy of separating children from parents who are caught illegally crossing the southern U.S. border because it is part of the administration's “zero-tolerance” approach on illegal immigration.“It’s zero tolerance. I don't…... Read More

Trump to be 'special guest' during House GOP Immigration Conference

(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump will be making a rare trip up Pennsylvania Avenue next week as a "special guest" at an additional House GOP Member Conference meeting to talk about immigration, a GOP source confirmed.News of the meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday comes just one day after the president…... Read More

Trump taps Kathy Kraninger to head Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump plans to nominate Kathy Kraninger to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the White House announced Saturday.Kraninger currently works under Mick Mulvaney at the Office of Management and Budget. Mulvaney has been working as acting director of CFPB after Richard Cordray, an appointee of President…... Read More

Cartoonist fired for being critical of Trump: 'They've not silenced me'

(PITTSBURGH) -- When Rob Rogers met with human resources representatives of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette this week, he didn't expect to be fired right then and there.Rogers, 59, had been the editorial cartoonist for the daily newspaper in Pittsburgh for a quarter century, winning a number of awards for his work.…... Read More

Trump says US policy separating migrant families is law. It's not.

(WASHINGTON) -- Donald Trump told reporters on Friday, when asked about separating migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border: "I hate the children being taken away. The Democrats have to change their law. That's their law."No, it's not. No law mandates separating families.The administration's current policy was announced April 6 and…... Read More

Rich Alaskan donor gave $250K to Trump after EPA reversed decision on Pebble Mine

(BRISTOL BAY, Alaska) -- A wealthy activist who has funded efforts to block a proposed mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay donated $250,000 to President Donald Trump's re-election effort six weeks after the administration abruptly decided to prevent the mine from moving forward.The move to block the Pebble Mine in Bristol…... Read More

Special counsel remains interested in Cohen, grand jury witness says

(NEW YORK) -- A former member of the Ukrainian parliament who appeared before special counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury last week has told ABC News that, based on the questioning, he believes prosecutors probing Russian meddling in the 2016 election are still highly interested in the president's former personal lawyer,…... Read More

EPA sends rollback of Obama water protection rule to White House

(WASHINGTON) -- The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers have sent a proposal to revise an Obama administration rule intended to protect bodies of water to the White House for review, a move that could roll back what some industry groups have called burdensome federal overregulation.The Clean Water…... Read More

FBI has obtained encrypted messages from Michael Cohen’s phones: Prosecutors

(NEW YORK) -- Federal prosecutors in New York have introduced a new element in the case surrounding the FBI’s April raids on the properties of President Donald Trump’s long-time personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen — encrypted messages.In a court filing Friday afternoon, authorities revealed that the FBI has recently…... Read More

Parents face $132,000 claim after kid knocks over sculpture

(OVERLAND PARK, Kan.) -- Parents of a 5-year-old Kansas boy were hit with a $132,000 bill after their son knocked over an art sculpture on display at a local community center.Surveillance video captured the little boy reaching for the sculpture, called “Aphrodite di Kansas City” on display in the lobby…... Read More