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With Koreas talking again, should US be worried?

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North Korea is starting off the year with a fresh diplomatic initiative aimed at wooing South Korea ahead of its hosting of next month's Winter Olympics. But it's sticking to a decidedly harsh - and familiar - message for President Donald Trump: back off and let Koreans solve their own problems.
North Korea's state-run media have been hitting the "one Korean nation" theme hard since leader Kim Jong Un struck a surprisingly conciliatory tone toward Seoul in his New Year's address. And as...
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Oprah speech has Democrats buzzing about possible 2020 run

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Oprah Winfrey's impassioned call for "a brighter morning even in our darkest nights" at the Golden Globes has Democratic Party activists buzzing about the media superstar and the 2020 presidential race - even if it's only a fantasy.
Even so, for Democrats in early voting states, and perhaps for a...
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Energy agency rejects Trump bid to boost coal, nuclear power

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Washington, Jan 9 (AP) - An independent energy agency on Monday rejected a Trump administration plan to bolster coal-fired and nuclear power plants, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump's efforts to boost the struggling coal industry.
The decision by the Republican-controlled Federal Energy...
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Rain unleashes risk of mudslides in fire-ravaged California

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Santa Rosa, Jan 9 (AP) - Storms brought rain to California on Monday and increased the risk of mudslides in fire-ravaged communities, driving property owners to stack sandbags in devastated northern wine country areas and leading authorities to order evacuations for Southern California...
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Trump takes victory lap on taxes with rural Americans

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Connecting with rural Americans, President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his tax overhaul as a victory for family farmers and pitched his vision to expand access to broadband internet, a cornerstone of economic development in the nation's heartland.
"Those towers are going to go up and you're...
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