United States News
- Threatening U.S., Putin Promises Russians Both Missiles and Butter
President Vladimir V. Putin, facing falling popularity, talked of huge social spending and updated weapons. He did not say how he would pay for it all.
Neil Macfarquhar. New York Times. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:10:49 GMT.
- US stocks edge higher in midday trading, extending gains
U.S. stock indexes edged higher in midday trading Wednesday, extending modest gains from a day earlier, as investors reviewed the latest batch of company earnings reports
ABC News. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:09:25 -0500.
- Christian adoption agency sues New York after state tries to shut it down
A Christian adoption agency in Syracuse, New York is suing the state after it threatened to shut them down for a "discriminatory and impermissible" policy of placing each child with a married mother and father.
Caleb Parke. Fox News. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:02:48 GMT.
- 50 Women-Led Startups That Are Crushing Tech
2019 will go down in history as the first time we saw a record number of diverse women serving in the US Congress and announcing their candidacy for President of the United States. ...
By Allyson Kapin, Contributor. Forbes. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:01:00 -0500.
- Number of U.S. hate groups hits all-time high, watchdog says
The number of hate groups operating in the United States rose 7 percent to an all-time high in 2018, reflecting an increasingly divisive debate on immigration and demographic change, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday.
Reuters. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:58:56 -0500.
- Thais give Russia, US right to extradite hacking suspect
A Thai court has accepted a U.S. request that a Russian man who allegedly was part of a gang that stole millions of dollars online from bank accounts be extradited to the United States, but the suspect could end up in Russia anyway
ABC News. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:55:12 -0500.
- Bristol-Myers says Starboard nominated five directors, bought shares
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said on Wednesday that activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP intends to nominate five directors to the U.S. drugmaker's board, one month after it announced a $74 billion deal to acquire peer Celgene Corp.
Reuters. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:54:30 -0500.
- Officer's lawyers: No resentencing needed in fatal shooting
Lawyers for the white Chicago police officer convicted of murder for fatally shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald say prosecutors have no right to challenge his nearly 7-year prison term.
Fox News. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:54:28 GMT.
- Supreme Court Puts Limits on Police Power to Seize Private Property
Civil forfeiture laws, a popular way to raise revenue, have been the subject of criticism across the political spectrum.
Adam Liptak. New York Times. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:53:58 GMT.
- U.S. oil company to sell oilsands assets and leave Canada
Another foreign oil company says it's getting out of the Canadian oilsands.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:25:08 EST.
- Top and Flop ETFs at Half-Way Q1
At the midway through the first quarter of 2019, stocks across the globe have been on a smooth ride driven by hopes of progress in U.S.-China trade talks and expectations of policy stimulus from the central bank.
Sweta Killa. Zacks. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:59:00 GMT.
- Manufacturing Skills Gap: Myth, Or Real Threat To Competitiveness?
The skills gap could undermine U.S. manufacturing competitiveness while a growing number of workers miss out on rewarding career opportunities.
By Marco Annunziata, Contributor. Forbes. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:55:00 -0500.
- FDA chief says feds might intervene if states continue allowing vaccine exemptions
The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that states might "force the hand of the federal health agencies" if they continue to allow vaccine exemptions amid an ongoing measles ...
Morgan Gstalter. The Hill. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:35:14 +0000.
- 'Go get them Nick': Trump cheers on Kentucky student suing the Washington Post for $250 million
Nicholas Sandmann, the student seen in a "MAGA" hat confronting a Native American protester in Washington, D.C., is suing the Washington Post. And the president is cheering him on.
Yahoo. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:22:18 -0500.
- Putin warns U.S. against putting missiles in Europe
Russian President Vladimir Putin sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying Wednesday that Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that will take just as little time to reach their targets.
CBS News. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:00:27 +0000.
U.S. News Services
- AP - the Associated Press.
- UPI - United Press International.
U.S.-based TV and Internet News Providers
- NPR - National Public Radio.
- CNN - Cable News Network.
- Fox News - Fox News Network.
- CBS News - Columbia Broadcasting Service News.
- ABC News - American Broadcasting Corporation News.
- MSNBC - a Microsoft and NBC news venture.
Major U.S. Newspapers
In 2017, the estimated population of the USA was 325,719,178.
For detailed, up-to-date information about United States and World population,
visit the United States Census Bureau's Population Clock
The photograph above shows the United States White House in Washington, DC.
More extensive news coverage about more than 400 subjects, aggregated from carefully chosen news sources,
can be found on this USA Regional News website.
The News - News and Commentary about Events in the USA