Featured

El propietario de los Patriots, Robert Kraft, acusado de solicitar sexo

Por CNN (CNN) — El propietario de los Patriots de Nueva Inglaterra, Robert Kraft, fue acusado de dos cargos de solicitar la prostitución de otra persona en un spa en Jupiter, Florida, informó la policía de esa localidad. El jefe de policía Daniel Kerr anunció que dueño del equipo de la NFL fue arrestado en el marco de un operativo de varios meses contra la trata de personas. Cuando se le preguntó acerca de los cargos contra el propietario de los Patriots, Kerr dijo que se derivan de “dos visitas diferentes” al Orchids of Asia Day Spa de Jupiter. Un portavoz de…
Read More »
Featured

Congress Could Block Trump’s Emergency Declaration, But It Wouldn’t Be Easy

VOA NEWS/Katherine Gypson CAPITOL HILL — Momentum is growing for congressional Democrats to challenge President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the border, in order to shift billions of dollars from defense to construction of a southern border wall. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California encouraged her caucus to support a resolution that Congressman Joaquin Castro, a Democrat from Texas, plans to file Friday that would attempt to reverse the president’s move. As of Tuesday night, 93 House members have pledged to support the bill. Many more will likely sign on in the coming days. Pelosi said lawmakers would…
Read More »
LPR News

Trump’s Plan to Siphon Money from Military for Wall Meets Resistance

VOA NEWS/Rob Garver WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s decision last week to declare a national emergency related to the security of the Southwest border has created confusion and concern on military bases across the country, which could be facing unexpected cuts in funding for major construction projects and drug interdiction programs. In all, the White House is planning to use authority given to the president in times of national emergencies to redirect $ billion from the Pentagon’s budget to help fund more than 320 kilometers (200 miles) of the wall the president has promised to build on the southern border to…
Read More »
LPR News

‘Trump’ and ‘Kim’ Go Head-to-Head at Hanoi Hair Salon

VOA NEWS/Khanh An WASHINGTON — At Hanoi's Tuan Duong Hair Salon, it's all about the haircut homage. As Vietnam's capital city prepares to host the second summit between North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, and President Donald Trump, salon owner Tuan Duong is offering free haircuts to customers eager to sport the distinctive hairstyle of either leader. "The idea came out from our love of peace," Duong told VOA's Vietnamese Service by telephone. "The Trump-Kim second summit is about peace. I am Vietnamese, who lives right in Vietnam's capital, where everybody loves peace. Thus, I want to contribute my very small…
Read More »
LPR News

LA Showcases Quake Alert System

VOA NEWS/Mike O'Sullivan LOS ANGELES — California is earthquake country, and residents of Los Angeles can now get some critical warning, when conditions are right, after a quake has started and seismic waves are heading their way. The long-delayed system, called ShakeAlertLA, is the first of its kind in the United States. Earthquake alert systems like this save lives, said Jeff Gorell, deputy Los Angeles mayor for public safety, as he demonstrated the application on his smartphone. A mobile phone customer looks at an earthquake warning application on their phone in Los Angeles, Jan. 3, 2019. The app, called ShakeAlertLA, is…
Read More »
Featured

US Polls Show Majorities Oppose National Emergency Declaration

VOA News/Ken Bredemeier Three new polls in the show that a majority of Americans oppose President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build a wall along the country's southern border with Mexico without congressional authorization. In the latest survey released Wednesday, a Politico/Morning Consult poll showed Americans were opposed to Trump's action by a 51-39 percent margin. But as is often the case in polls about Trump's actions, there was a sharp political divide in the survey results. Trump's emergency declaration drew 77 percent support from fellow Republicans, with 18 percent opposed. A total of 81 percent of…
Read More »
LPR News

Trump’s National Emergency Declaration: What’s Next?

VOA News President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday after Congress declined to fulfill his request for $ billion to help build a wall along the border that was his signature 2016 campaign promise. His move aims to let him spend money appropriated by Congress for other purposes. What's next? Legal challenges to Trump: On Monday, a coalition of 16 states led by California sued the Trump administration over the declaration and the president's plan to use billions of dollars to erect a wall. The lawsuit, filed in District Court for the Northern District of California, came just…
Read More »
Featured

Trump to Warn of ‘Dangers of Socialism’ in Speech About Venezuela

VOA News President Donald Trump will warn of "the dangers of socialism" in a speech Monday in support of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who is recognized by the United States as the South American nation's interim president. The White House says Trump will make remarks at Florida International University, as his administration continues to speak out against Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro. The school is in a Miami neighborhood that has the largest concentration of Venezuelans in the While Trump has refused to rule out a military intervention in Venezuela, Congressman Eliot Engel, the Democratic chairman of the House…
Read More »
Featured

Trump Lashes Out at Officials Who Discussed Removing Him

VOA News/Ken Bredemeier President Donald Trump suggested Monday that key law enforcement officials engaged in "treasonous" activity when they considered invoking a constitutional amendment in 2017 to remove him from office while opening an obstruction of justice investigation against him. Trump, from his oceanfront Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, lashed out at former acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe, who told the CBS News show 60 Minutes Sunday night that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed employing the 25th Amendment to the Constitution allowing a vice president and a majority of the 15 Cabinet members to declare…
Read More »
Featured

Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented: Benefit for Some or All?

NEW YORK — Each weekday morning, 19-year-old Eri Torres of Morristown, New Jersey, catches the 6:45 public bus to the County College of Morris. Class begins promptly at 8 but her shuttle bus only operates every hour-and-a-half, so running late is not an option. If it doesn't stop at all, she's out of luck. Torres has no option but the bus. She cannot drive herself to school because obtaining a driver's license is not possible as an undocumented immigrant in New Jersey. Nor will her parents drive her. She rarely gets into a car with them. Originally from Quimbaya, Colombia, the…
Read More »