US Treasury Rejects Exxon Mobil Request To Drill In Russia

The Trump administration will not grant special permission to U.S. companies, including Exxon Mobil, to carry out oil and gas drilling in Russia while sanctions remain intact, according to a statement from Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Friday. Read more

4 Times In 4 Days: Russian Aircraft Fly off US Coast

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military says Russian military aircraft have approached the coast of Alaska four times this week, and U.S. fighter jets intercepted them twice. Read more

Volkswagen To Pay $2.8B Criminal Fine In US Diesel Emission Scandal

DETROIT — Volkswagen must pay a $2.8 billion criminal fine for purposely building a diesel engine equipped with software to cheat on greenhouse gas emissions tests. Read more

U.S. Considers Charges Against WikiLeaks and Julian Assange

U.S. sources have told CNN that they have prepared charges against Julian Assange, the Australian whistleblower who founded WikiLeaks. Read more

CIA Director Calls WikiLeaks ‘Hostile Intelligence Agency’

CIA Director Mike Pompeo, in his first speech since taking over the agency, lambasted WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange calling the group a “non-state hostile intelligence service” that is often abetted by “state actors like Russia.” Read more

US Drops Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb In Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN — The US military has dropped an enormous bomb in Afghanistan, according to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission. Read more

Spicer: ‘I Let The President Down’ Over Hitler Comments

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday again tried to apologize for his comment that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons during World War II, calling it an “inexcusable and reprehensible” mistake. Read more

Washington – Homeland Security Announces Steps Against H1B Visa Fraud

Washington – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced steps on Monday to prevent the fraudulent use of H1B visas, used by employers to bring in specialized foreign workers temporarily, which appeared to fall short of President Donald Trump’s campaign promises to overhaul the program. Read more

Secret Service: Protecting Trump Family Comes With Additional $60M

The Secret Service added $60 million to its 2018 budget request to cover the escalating costs for protection and travel for US President Donald Trump and his family, according to internal documents. Read more

Chairman Of House Intel Committee Says Trump Communications May Have Been Monitored

The chairman of the House intelligence committee said Wednesday that the communications of Trump transition officials — possibly including President Donald Trump himself — may have been “monitored” after the election as part of an “incidental collection.” Read more