Protesters across U.S., Canada demand Trump administration reunite migrant families

Activists, parents and first-time protesters motivated by accounts of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border are rallying in cities and towns across North America today to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies, calling for an end to the detention of immigrant families. More than 700 planned marches drew hundreds of thousands of people across […]

Syrian rebels lose string of towns as 160,000 flee regime offensive

A string of Syrian rebel-held towns and villages accepted government rule on Saturday, as insurgent lines collapsed in parts of the southwest under an intense bombardment that the United Nations says has forced 160,000 people to flee. The southwest was an early hotbed of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad and defeat there would leave rebels with just one remaining stronghold […]

Trump claims Saudi Arabia will boost oil production ‘up to 2,000,000 barrels’

U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had received assurances from King Salman of Saudi Arabia that the kingdom will increase oil production, “maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels” in response to turmoil in Iran and Venezuela. Saudi Arabia acknowledged the call took place, but mentioned no production targets. Trump wrote on Twitter that he […]

Newspaper employees slain by gunman remembered for their professionalism

Family and colleagues remembered the five people killed in a Maryland newspaper shooting as dedicated members of the community. Jarrod W. Ramos, 38, has been charged with five counts of murder in one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history. Authorities said the gunman entered the Capital Gazette in Annapolis and “looked for his […]

Meet the 4 candidates vying to become Mexico’s next president

Four candidates are in the race to become Mexico’s next president in Sunday’s election. Here’s a glance at the hopefuls: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador In his third attempt at the presidency, Lopez Obrador, a 64-year-old former mayor of Mexico City, is the front-runner in most polls. Lopez Obrador lost the 2006 election by just 0.56 per […]

Trump pledges July 9 announcement on Supreme Court nominee

Moving forward quickly on a key decision, U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he plans to announce his choice to succeed retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9. He added that two women are among his top candidates for the job. The president, who spoke aboard Air Force One on the way to […]

U.S. gun violence: Here’s how many people were shot across the U.S. yesterday

Welcome to The National Today newsletter, which takes a closer look at what’s happening around some of the day’s most notable stories. Sign up here and it will be delivered directly to your inbox Monday to Friday. TODAY: While attention was on the Annapolis newspaper attack Thursday, there were dozens of other victims of gun violence across the U.S. […]

Maryland man charged with murder denied bail in newspaper mass shooting

The man accused of killing five people at a Maryland newspaper was investigated five years ago for a barrage of menacing tweets against the Capital Gazette, but a detective concluded he was no threat, and the paper didn’t want to press charges for fear of inflaming the situation, according to a police report released Friday. […]

5 killed in targeted shooting at Maryland newspaper

A gunman opened fire in a targeted attack on a newspaper office in Maryland’s capital on Thursday, killing five people and wounding others before being taken into custody, according to police. Police said the suspect is a man in his late 30s whose rampage at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis followed social media threats. A law enforcement […]