Arrest after police shoot man dead responding to hoax ‘swatting’ call

Police have reportedly made an arrest after a hoax emergency call led to an unarmed man being shot dead in a so-called "swatting" incident. Los Angeles Police detained 25-year-old Tyler Barriss, according to NBC News, after officers more than 1,300 miles away in Kansas fatally shot 28-year-old Andrew Finch. The arrest comes after police said … Continue reading Arrest after police shoot man dead responding to hoax ‘swatting’ call

Trump predicts GOP and Democrats will agree on health care plan

President Donald Trump is predicting that Democrats and Republicans will "eventually come together "on a new health care plan for the country. Sending a Twitter post early Tuesday from his Florida resort, Trump said "the very unfair and unpopular Individual Mandate has been terminated as part of our Tax Cut Bill, which essentially Repeals (over … Continue reading Trump predicts GOP and Democrats will agree on health care plan

Trump and Ryan: Democrats want a shutdown to distract from tax bill success

President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan accuse Democrats of hoping to shut down the government to distract from Republicans' passage of the first major tax overhaul in decades Ryan says Congress will push to pass a "clean" funding bill to avert a government shutdown by midnight Friday President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul … Continue reading Trump and Ryan: Democrats want a shutdown to distract from tax bill success

Europe edges higher as investors digest US tax overhaul; Nokia rises on Huawei deal

International markets have offered something of a muted reaction to the passage of the tax bill in the U.S. on Wednesday Catalonia goes to the polls Thursday for a regional election following several months of political turbulence and uncertainty   European stocks eked out gains Thursday after the U.S. Congress approved an overhaul of the … Continue reading Europe edges higher as investors digest US tax overhaul; Nokia rises on Huawei deal

Trump celebrates tax bill with GOP leaders: ‘We are making America great again’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that negotiating the massive Republican tax cut bill was "an amazing experience" and "a lot of fun."  "Merry Christmas, America," Vice President Mike Pence told an audience of supporters gathered on the White House lawn after the bill passed the House and Senate The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act … Continue reading Trump celebrates tax bill with GOP leaders: ‘We are making America great again’