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May 28, 2017 11:50 PM New Jersey middle school students refuse to take photo with Paul Ryan

New Jersey students refused to take a photo with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R.Wis.) during their class trip. Dozens of New Jersey eighth-graders snubbed House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) by refusing to take a photo with him during their field trip to Washington D.C. on Thursday. Some of the students from South Orange Middle School in New Jersey who opted 14

May 28, 2017 5:48 PM Thanks to Trump, Germany says it can’t rely on the United States. What does that mean?

Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.” Offering a tough review in the wake of Trump’s trip to visit E.U., NATO and Group of Seven leaders last week, Merkel told a packed Bavarian beer hall rally that the days when Europe 9

May 28, 2017 4:05 PM New Canadian opposition leader faces fight to defeat Trudeau

OTTAWA Andrew Scheer, a social conservative who now heads Canada's main opposition party, faces a formidable rival in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he bids to heal a divided party and fend off charges he is a closet extremist. Scheer, a low-profile 38-year-old former speaker of the House of Commons, on Saturday captured the leadership of the right-leaning 11

May 28, 2017 11:02 AM European allies see the two sides of Trump

TAORMINA, Italy In Sicily, Donald Trump listened attentively during complex G7 debates over trade and climate change, smiled for the cameras, and for the most part refrained from provocative tweets. In Brussels, he bashed NATO partners for not spending more on defense, shoved the prime minister of Montenegro and renewed his attacks on Germany's trade 13

May 28, 2017 9:46 AM Trump On Message During Overseas Trip, But Now He’s Home

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump just returned from his first trip abroad and White House watchers hope he learned a lot during the week. Not about the Middle East and Europe, but about the value of acting presidential. On its face, the trip seemed to placate lawmakers, adversaries and even supporters who worried about the say-anything president at large on the world 27

May 27, 2017 9:41 PM A high-stakes gamble: How Jared Kushner reacted to previous crises

NEW YORK — Jared Kushner had barely survived a fight to save his family’s real estate empire. Taking charge of the business after his father went to prison, Kushner, 25 at the time, paid $1.8 billion in 2007 for the nation’s most expensive office building. Then the market went south, the debts piled up, and Kushner spent years pushing banks to renegotiate 19

May 27, 2017 9:30 PM By backing Saudi Arabia’s vision of the Middle East, Trump may be sowing the seeds of conflict

ISTANBUL — In a speech intended to galvanize Arab and Muslim leaders against threats from extremists and Iran, President Trump demanded unity from his audience in Saudi Arabia, and focus. “One goal transcends every other consideration,” he said to the assembled leaders in the Saudi capital, in an address that shifted between stark realism and startling 20

May 27, 2017 7:53 PM Gregg Allman, Southern rock trailblazer who led Allman Brothers Band, dies at 69

Gregg Allman, the gravel-voiced singer who helped lift the Allman Brothers Band to prominence with a hard-churning brand of soulful rock that became part of the soundtrack of the 1960s and ’70s and set the coordinates for a musical genre known as Southern rock, died Saturday at the age of 69. According to a statement posted on his official website, Allman 14

May 27, 2017 7:42 PM Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Pioneer, Dead at 69

Allman Brothers Band leader "passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia" Gregg Allman, the singer, musician and songwriter who played an essential role in the invention of Southern rock, has died at the age of 69. Allman's rep confirmed to Rolling Stone that the artist died Saturday afternoon. Allman "passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah 31

May 27, 2017 7:32 PM Trump considers major changes amid escalating Russia crisis

President Trump and his advisers, seeking to contain the escalating Russia crisis that threatens to consume his presidency, are considering a retooling of his senior staff and the creation of a “war room” within the White House, according to several aides and outside Trump allies. Following Trump’s return to Washington on Saturday night from a nine-day 18