Trump cancels meeting with Danish PM over reaction to Greenland offer

https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/08/20/USAT/9955d5b7-83c0-4d7c-b2fc-db9a569f1028-VPC_TRUMP_SOT_DESK_THUMB.jpg?crop=1919,1080,x0,y0&width=3200&height=1680&fit=bounds CLOSE Amid reports that Trump may be interested in buying Greenland, here are a few facts you may not know about the island that is not very green at all. USA TODAY WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a trip to Denmark on Tuesday after that country’s prime minister dismissed his offer to …

A Nebraska teen's senior photos honored her father who was killed in Afghanistan

https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190820181649-01-nebraska-teen-senior-photos-super-tease.jpg Army Ranger Capt. Robert Yllescas never came home after he deployed to Afghanistan when Julia was 7 years old. As she started her last year of high school in Aurora, Nebraska, she had a photographer edit an angelic visage of her father into her senior photos so that he could be with her during …

Trump postpones Denmark trip after Prime Minister refuses to discuss sale of Greenland

https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190816141201-02-kulusuk-greenland-trump-super-tease.jpeg “Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time,” he wrote Tuesday night. He continued, “The Prime Minister was able to …

President Trump Cancels Trip to Denmark After Greenland Spat

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2019/08/20/multimedia/20dc-Greenland/merlin_159492420_d2166cb7-56a8-4d62-94f4-501f16d7ab0c-facebookJumbo.jpg WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday night abruptly canceled a coming trip to Denmark, writing on Twitter that because the country’s prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, “would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland,” they would meet “another time.” Mr. Trump was scheduled to visit Copenhagen on Sept. 2 and 3, after being …

Amazon rainforest fires: Smoke can be seen from space

https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/08/21/USAT/32d668ab-f50b-4bfc-bc19-85a7cbf9ed63-20190812-amazon.jpg?crop=1919,1080,x0,y0&width=3200&height=1680&fit=bounds CLOSE The Amazon rain forest fires can be seen from space, and NASA can see these fires from space. Veuer’s Keri Lumm reports. Buzz60 Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country’s largest city. …

Trump cancels visit with Denmark PM after she rebuffs 'absurd' idea of US buying Greenland

https://static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2019/08/5985b810-AP19229681966372.jpg President Trump on Tuesday abruptly canceled a planned meeting with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, saying there was no point to the trip after Frederiksen called the idea that the U.S. might buy Greenland from Denmark “absurd” — and insisted there would be no Copen-haggling about it. Trump had been expected to visit Denmark on Sept. 2-3 as part …

Trump Accuses Jewish Democrats of ‘Great Disloyalty’

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2019/08/21/us/politics/21dc-trumpjews/21dc-trumpjews-facebookJumbo.jpg WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Tuesday that any Jewish person who votes for a Democrat is guilty of ignorance or “great disloyalty,” intensifying his efforts to drive in a partisan wedge over religion and support for Israel even as he appeared to draw on an anti-Semitic trope. Mr. Trump did not go into …

A Call With the President Gets the N.R.A. Results

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2019/08/20/us/politics/20dc-trump1/20dc-trump1-facebookJumbo.jpg President Trump spent at least 30 minutes on the phone Tuesday with Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, the latest conversation in an aggressive campaign by gun rights advocates to influence the White House in the weeks since the back-to-back mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. The call ended the …

Mexico judge approves recreational cocaine for two users

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/1024/branded_news/8190/production/_108386133_7c860837-b261-43d1-b1b6-736f74378404.jpg A Mexican judge has granted two people the right to recreational cocaine use, in the first ruling of its kind, the organisation behind the cases said. The court said it would allow both claimants to “possess, transport and use cocaine” but not sell it, according to Mexico United Against Crime (MUCD). MUCD, which seeks …