Woman sues Trump in New York for defamation over sexual assault denial

By Alex Dobuzinskis and Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES, Jan 18 : One of about a dozen women who previously accused President-elect Donald Trump of making unwanted sexual advances filed a lawsuit against him in New York, alleging he had made false and defamatory statements about her in rejecting the accusation, causing her emotional and economic […]

US-Cuba detente supporters make last-ditch effort to sway Trump

By Marc Frank HAVANA, Jan 17 : US organizations that have worked closely with the outgoing Obama administration to improve relations with Cuba today released a four-page letter to President-elect Donald Trump urging him not to act rashly toward the Communist-run nation. The Cuban Study Group, an organization of Cuban-American business leaders who favor engagement, […]

Trump team defends health pick Tom Price over ethics charge

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Jan 17 : US President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team defended his nominee for health and human services (HHS) secretary, Tom Price, from charges that he bought shares in a company days before introducing legislation that would have benefited the firm. A Senate confirmation hearing is scheduled for Wednesday for Price, a […]

CIA director warns Trump to watch what he says, be careful on Russia

By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON, Jan 15 : CIA Director John Brennan today had a stern parting message for Republican Donald Trump days before he assumes the US presidency, cautioning him against loosening sanctions on Russia and warning him to watch what he says. Brennan rebuked the president-elect for comparing US intelligence practices to Nazi Germany […]

Washington protesters vow to fight for civil rights under Trump

By Lacey Johnson WASHINGTON, Jan 15 : US civil rights activists vowed to defend hard-fought gains in voting rights and criminal justice during the presidency of Donald Trump, kicking off a week of protests ahead of the Republican’s inauguration. About 2,000 mostly black protesters ignored steady rain to march and rally near Washington’s Martin Luther […]

Women knit pink ‘pussyhats’ for rally after Trump inauguration

By Rollo Ross LOS ANGELES, Jan 14 : The National Mall in Washington could become a sea of bright pink the day after Donald Trump is inaugurated as US president if the vision of a pair of Los Angeles women is realized. For two months, Krista Suh and Jayna Zweiman have called on people around […]