Federal, provincial governments reach agreement on funding proposal for Calgary 2026 Olympic bid

The federal and provincial governments have reached an agreement to consider a funding proposal that would mean the public dollars are in place to fund the 2026 Winter Olympics in Calgary, if a hesitant city council agrees to sign on.  The Calgary 2026 bid corporation sent out an announcement at 10 p.m. M.T. Tuesday that included a letter […]

Trump threatens to cut federal aid to California over ‘lousy management’ of water & wildfires

US President Donald Trump is taking California to task for the management of its forests and dams, blaming red tape for the devastating forest fires and drought plaguing the bluest of blue states, and threatening to withhold aid. Speaking at a White House address on Tuesday, Trump was shocked that Californians weren’t using the water contained […]

The American President Who Screened Federal Employees for Their Loyalty

Loyalty is clearly a trait of paramount importance to U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration. “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty,” Trump reportedly told former FBI director James Comey. Even before the “enemies list” that surfaced in August, Trump has claimed that many federal employees are disloyal and pursue their own political interests, and […]

‘The Fed has gone crazy’: Trump rails against Federal Reserve over rate hikes amid market plunge

Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Donald Trump said he believes “the Fed has gone crazy” amid recent interest rate hikes. Trump’s statement comes after stocks plunged on Wednesday. The Nasdaq Composite index and the Dow Jones dropped more than 4% and 800 points respectively. The Fed is expected to raise interest rate through the end of 2018 […]

A federal judge just ruled that an unprecedented Democratic legal challenge against Trump and his business can go forward

Mark Wilson/Getty Images A federal judge ruled that congressional Democrats have standing to sue President Donald Trump over alleged violations of the emoluments clause. Trump’s legal team has insisted that he is not in violation of the constitutional clause. The clause bars elected officials from accepting gifts, payments, or benefits from foreign governments without the […]

Manafort is pleading guilty to two criminal counts in Washington federal court – reports

Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to two criminal charges, as part of a plea deal between Manafort and Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to US media reports, Manafort pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice. Manafort had been facing […]

Silent Running: Ford Sought Exception on Federal Noise Requirements for Hybrid Cars, EVs

One of the benefits touted by early electric car advocates was a reduction in noise pollution stemming from automobiles. Electric motors have the potential to run far quieter than their internal combustion rivals, which could result in softer-sounding roadways. The U.S. Department of Transportation started seriously worrying about the safety implications of silent-running vehicles back in […]

The Michael Cohen controversy reached a climax this week as he pleaded guilty to federal crimes and implicated Trump — here’s a full timeline of events

Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider President Donald Trump’s former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty this week. It marked the climax of the Cohen controversy. Here’s the full timeline of events from it. President Donald Trump’s former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty this week to a list of federal crimes as the controversy surrounding […]

Federal court orders alleged hacker to pay for bail with cryptocurrency

Defendants in US federal court cases now have another option for staying out on bail: emptying their virtual wallets. A district court in San Francisco has ordered alleged hacker Martin Marsich to pay the equivalent of $ 750,000 in cryptocurrency if he wants to live in a halfway house while facing trial. It’s not clear […]