President Trump to implement steel and aluminum tariffs against EU, Canada and Mexico

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald exercised his authority under Section 232 of U.S. law, which gives the president the ability to issue tariffs based on national security concerns — to implement steel and aluminum traiffs. On Thursday, Trump followed through on his campaign promise, signing two proclamations that implement those tariffs on imported steel and…

Kim Kardashian meets with Trump to discuss prison reform

WASHINGTON D.C. — Kim Kardashian West met with President Donald Trump and other officials, including senior adviser Jared Kushner, at the White House on Wednesday to discuss prison reform.The entrepreneur and reality television star has advocated for a pardon for a low-level drug offender named Alice Marie Johnson, who has served more than 20 years…

Rihanna applauds as Barbados elects First Woman Prime Minister in Mia Mottley

BARBADOS — The Caribbean island of Barbados elected its first female prime minister Thursday, adding to a growing list of woman-led countries in the Western Hemisphere — and hometown native Rihanna sent her congratulatory praises over social media for the barrier breaking election. Mia Amor Mottley, head of the Barbados Labour Party, will soon be…

Apple’s $539 Million in Damages Is a ‘Big Win’ Over Samsung

SAN JOSE, California — In the case Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co.( 11-cv-01846, U.S. District Court, Northern District of San Jose,California) — the jury ruled in favor of Apple Inc. Samsung Electronics Co. will have to pay $539 million in damages over smartphone technology which has been going on for seven years after the…

President Trump cancels Summit Meeting in Singapore with Kim Jong Un

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Trump cancels Summit Meeting in Singapore with Kim Jong Un, he announced in a letter to Kim released by the White House Thursday morning. In his letter, which the administration said was dispatched through established communication channels to North Korea, Trump wrote with chagrin the summit was off. Sadly, I was…

Zimbabwe officially applies to rejoin Commonwealth

HARARE, Zimbabwe — President Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially applied for Zimbabwe to re-join the Commonwealth it left in 2003 and has invited the grouping of former British colonies to send observers to its general elections set for July. The southern African nation formally quit the Commonwealth after then leader Robert Mugabe, who had ruled Zimbabwe…

Meek Mill Backs Out Of Trump Event On Prison Reform

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Rapper Meek Mill issued a statment following his decision to withdraw from an event at the White House on Friday where he was supposed to meet with President Donald Trump to talk about prison reform. “I was originally scheduled to be part of a panel on Prison Reform at the White House…

Supreme Court Lifts Ban On Sports Betting — New Jersey Governor applauds ruling

NEW JERSEY — The United States Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibits sports gambling Monday — that gives states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports. The court ruled 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), a 1992 law that barred state-authorized sports gambling with some exceptions….

U.S. Embassy Opens in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, Israel — The United States President officially moved its Embassy to Jerusalem. White House senior adviser Jared Kushner: “By moving our embassy to Jerusalem, we have shown the world once again that the United States can be trusted… The United States stands with Israel because we believe — we know — that it is…