President Trump’s effort to pressure Ukraine for information he could use against political rivals came as he was being urged to adopt a view of that country as hopelessly corrupt by its regional adversaries, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, U.S. officials said.
“I don’t think it’s necessary, other than we secure the oil,” President Trump said of U.S. military presence. It was the second time this year that he announced a complete withdrawal, only to walk it back under heavy bipartisan criticism.
The Oakland Athletics want to build a new ballpark on the water. That means it faces problems that many teams in coastal cities are just starting to confront: How do you make it economically viable when threats such as sea level rise are inevitable?
The south side of Syracuse, N.Y., was devastated when a highway section went up. Now that there’s talk of taking it down, residents think they should be protected — and compensated for the damage the highway inflicted on the community.