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May 29, 2017 10:52 PM Portland mayor calls for cancellation of free-speech rally

The mayor of Portland, Oregon, on Monday urged U.S. officials and organizers to cancel a “Trump Free Speech Rally” and similar events, saying they are inappropriate could be dangerous after two men were stabbed to death on a train as they tried to help a pair of young women targeted by an anti-Muslim tirade. Mayor Ted Wheeler said he hopes the victims 12

May 29, 2017 9:23 PM A Texas Republican called ICE on protesters. Then lawmakers started to scuffle

“We were just on the floor talking about the SB4 protests, and [state Rep.] Matt Rinaldi came up to us and made it a point to say, ‘I called (ICE) on all of them,’ ” state Rep. Philip Cortez (D) said. “And this is completely unacceptable. We will not be intimidated. We will not be disrespected.” The protesters were apparently chanting and waving signs 14

May 29, 2017 8:05 PM Trump honors fallen and families in Memorial Day address

ARLINGTON, Va. — President Donald Trump on Monday expressed the nation’s “boundless” gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans defending the United States, dedicating his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a top Cabinet secretary and two other families who lost loved ones. Participating in the somber, annual observance at Arlington 12

May 29, 2017 6:30 PM As Numbers Sink In, Concerns Rise Over Trump’s Veterans Affairs Budget

Proposal would boost overall spending but round down cost-of-living increase payments, cut off some payments for older veterans WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is proposing more money for the Department of Veterans Affairs, but veterans groups and lawmakers are lining up against some of the administration’s priorities, especially cuts in payments to disabled 16

May 29, 2017 4:32 PM The Latest: Trump hails heroes at Arlington

President Donald Trump is expressing his nation’s “boundless and undying” gratitude to Americans who have fallen in battle and to the families they left behind. Trump hailed heroes in his first Memorial Day remarks as president at Arlington National Cemetery. He told the stories of two soldiers who died in Afghanistan, Green Beret Capt. Andrew D. Byers 16

May 29, 2017 2:11 PM FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: JOSH GREEN’S BANNON book out July 18

-- NYT A1, GLENN THRUSH, MAGGIE HABERMAN and SHARON LaFRANIERE, “Jared Kushner’s Role Is Tested as Russia Case Grows”: “In a statement Sunday night, Mr. Trump praised his son-in-law and the work he has done in the White House. ‘Jared is doing a great job for the country,’ he said. ‘I have total confidence in him. He is respected by virtually everyone 8

May 29, 2017 1:03 PM $100 carbon tax by 2030 could save climate, say economists

BERLIN – Economists say countries should ramp up the price of carbon emissions to as much as $100 per metric ton by 2030 to stop catastrophic global warming. Experts including Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz and former World Bank chief economist Nicholas Stern say carbon dioxide should be taxed at $40-$80 per ton by 2020. They say prices should rise to $50-$100 by 2030 to give businesses 11

May 29, 2017 11:09 AM Attacks like Portland’s will keep happening unless we all fight white supremacy

When Ricky Best and Taliesin Namkai-Meche boarded a light-rail train in Portland, Ore., on Friday night, they never could have imagined they wouldn’t make it home. The two men were stabbed to death after confronting a man for yelling slurs at two Muslim women. A third intervener, Micah David-Cole, is being treated for serious, non-life-threatening injuries 13

May 28, 2017 10:22 PM Bernhard Langer wins Senior PGA for record 9th senior major

Bernhard Langer played near-flawless golf and took advantage of Vijay Singh's late mistakes to win the Senior PGA Championship at Trump National on Sunday for his record ninth senior major. The Senior PGA was the only major that had eluded the 59-year-old German star during his dominant decade-long run on the 50-and-over circuit. He tied Jack Nicklaus' 18

May 28, 2017 9:34 PM Homeland Security head battles immigrant-rights groups

Immigrant-rights groups were left steaming after Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly said most of the illegal immigrant children who streamed into the U.S. in recent years were “a huge scam,” abusing lax policies to gain a foothold here. Mr. Kelly also said the families in Central America and here in the U.S. who orchestrated the dangerous journeys 19