Tellus U.S. News Update

  • St. Louis: Protesters Break Windows, Police Make ArrestsSt. Louis: Protesters Break Windows, Police Make Arrests
    The St. Louis Police Department faced off against 1,000 protestors on the third consecutive day of demonstrations following the acquittal of former officer Jason Stockley who was found not guilty in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith...
  • Federal Judge Blocks Texas Sanctuary City LawsFederal Judge Blocks Texas Sanctuary City Laws
    A federal judge blocked parts of Texas's strict new immigration crackdown law late Wednesday, ruling that the state cannot attempt to punish sanctuary cities foe refusing to comply with federal deportation officers.
  • Trump Visits to Show Support for Texas, LouisianaTrump Visits to Show Support for Texas, Louisiana
    Donald Trump toured the Harvey disaster zone in Texas on Tuesday as he sought to project an image of leadership in America’s first big natural disaster since he took office, as the battered US Gulf Coast girded for another hit from the huge storm. Four days after Harvey slammed onshore as a Category Four hurricane, […]
  • Trump Fingers Afghanistan: More of the Same Old ‘Stuff’Trump Fingers Afghanistan: More of the Same Old ‘Stuff’
    “Monday was the night Donald Trump became president of the United States.” That’s what you’re likely to hear from Trump surrogates on television panels for the next couple of days, now that Trump has delivered his address to the nation about what he intends to do in Afghanistan. Republican lawmakers will praise the address as […]
  • Baltimore Removes Confederate Monuments OvernightBaltimore Removes Confederate Monuments Overnight
    Workers in Baltimore removed four of the city’s Confederate monuments in the early hours on Wednesday, days after many residents took to the streets to protest a white nationalist rally in Virginia that left three dead and many injured. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said Tuesday the monuments should come down, telling WBAL “let’s get it […]
  • Secret Service Evicted from Trump Tower in NYCSecret Service Evicted from Trump Tower in NYC
    The Secret Service detail charged with providing security Trump and his family when they are at The Trump Tower in New York City has been evicted fromthe Trump Tower in a dispute with the Trump Organization, which operates the building.
  • Spicer Out; Scaramucci in as Communications DirectorSpicer Out; Scaramucci in as Communications Director
    Embattled Presidential press secretary Sean Spicer announced that he has resigned that position, but will remain on for five weeks to ease incoming Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci into his job. Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders,was elevated to the role of Presidential press secretary.
  • With ‘Better Care’ Act Dead on Arrival, McConnell Moves to Repeal ACAWith ‘Better Care’ Act Dead on Arrival, McConnell Moves to Repeal ACA
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell effectively withdrew the bill from consideration and announcing that the Republican majority would attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare,” while the Republican-controlled Congress works on an alternative
  • Seattle City Council Approves Income Tax on RichSeattle City Council Approves Income Tax on Rich
    RepublishReprint {By Robert Pannier, Tellus Managing Editor} The Seattle City Council approved a tax on Monday that is specifically aimed at the wealthiest residents of the Emerald City. In a unanimous vote, the council approved a 2.25 percent tax on those individuals who earn more than $250,000 or couples earning more than $500,000. The tax […]
  • 101 Shot in Chicago over July 4th Weekend: 14 Dead101 Shot in Chicago over July 4th Weekend: 14 Dead
    CHICAGO — Chicago saw one of its most violent Fourth of July weekends in recent years: At least 101 people were shot between Friday afternoon and early Wednesday, nearly half of them over 12 hours as the long holiday drew to a close. Fourteen of the wounded died. The last time the Fourth holiday spanned […]

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