Immigration services says the application processing time is nine months.
Immigration services says the application processing time is nine months.
A federal US appeals court denied former national security adviser Michael Flynn's motion to dismiss the Justice Department's case against him. The order is a monumental defeat for Flynn and the Justice Department, whose lawyers have been arguing for the case's dismissal for months. A three-judge panel from the appeals court initially ordered the judge overseeing Flynn's case to comply with the DOJ's motion to dismiss.
The attorney for a white St. Louis couple charged for waving guns during a racial injustice protest outside their home said Monday that they're anxious to prove “with absolute certainty” that they did not commit a crime. One week after Mark and Patricia McCloskey spoke on video to the Republican National Convention, they were in court briefly Monday morning and did not enter a plea. Mark McCloskey, 63, came out with AR-15 rifle, according to court records, which said Patricia McCloskey, 61, displayed a semiautomatic handgun.
A Florida man who calls himself the "Antifa hunter" was sentenced to more than three years in prison on Monday for an online harassment campaign against two local anti-racism activists. Daniel McMahon, 32, used the fringe social-media site Gab to threaten a candidate for Charlottesville, Virginia's, city council. The candidate, a Black Lives Matter chapter leader, then exited the race, the AP reported.
Senior U.S. and Israeli officials landed in the United Arab Emirates on Monday on a historic trip to finalize a pact marking open relations between Israel and the Gulf state, and told Palestinians it was now time for them to negotiate peace. White House senior adviser Jared Kushner added on arrival that Washington could maintain Israel's military edge while advancing its ties to the UAE, the Arab world's second largest economy and a regional power.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg declared Barb Solish and Danny Kazin to be lawfully wedded in a 1-0 decision during a private, outdoor ceremony Sunday. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg told The Associated Press that Ginsburg is a close friend of one of the families and the wedding was held at a private residence. In another tweet, Solish added, "And don't worry, we tested negative!" presumably referring to COVID-19 and in anticipation of concerns about Ginsburg being exposed to the coronavirus.
Epidemiologists and vaccine experts are alarmed by Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn's recent assertion that he will consider approving a coronavirus vaccine before the completion of late-stage clinical trials. The FDA commissioner can issue a so-called emergency use authorization (EUA) on his own if he determines that the benefits of rushing the vaccine into production outweigh the risks, but several vaccine experts told Yahoo News they are deeply concerned by the idea. No vaccine has ever been approved on an EUA basis, said Dr. Peter Hotez, a top vaccine expert, except once to overcome unusual technicalities on a military anthrax vaccine.
Google and Facebook on Thursday withdrew plans to connect LA and Hong Kong with an 8,000-mile internet broadband cable. The cable is already laid and was built to be part of the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN), a project announced in 2016 to connect the US with Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Philippines. A DOJ committee formally recommended in July that the Hong Kong part of the network be iced on national security grounds.
Indian troops have captured an important Chinese military post after allegedly fighting off an attempt by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to occupy further Indian territory in the disputed border region of Ladakh. On Saturday evening, around 500 Chinese troops had tried to cross into Spanggur, a narrow valley near the village of Chushul and three hours of hand-to-hand combat ensued. A senior Indian police source told the Telegraph the attack had been repulsed and a retaliatory special operations battalion seized a Chinese camp in the surrounding hills of Pangong Tso Lake in the early hours of this morning.
The oil spill disaster off Mauritius turned deadly this week when a tugboat leaving the shipwreck collided with a barge and sank, killing at least three sailors, police said Tuesday. The tug was towing the empty barge from the stranded hull of the Japanese ship, the MV Wakashio, on Monday night when heavy seas rammed the barge into the tug. It sank off the northeast coast of the Indian Ocean island nation, near a village called Poudre D'or.
But the videos that captured the moment when Buffalo police officers shoved Gugino backward in front of Buffalo's City Hall in June during a protest over the death of George Floyd, causing him to fall and crack his skull on the pavement, had been seen around the world. Gugino, speaking to the USA TODAY Network's New York State Team last week in his first extended interview, was reluctant to go into detail about the incident, which sent him to the hospital for a month to recover from a brain injury and a fractured skull. That's because he doesn't remember the moment he was shoved, and he has flashes of memory in the minutes before or after.
President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed that Joe Biden was being controlled by "people in dark shadows." Trump has embraced multiple conspiracy theories throughout his political career. President Donald Trump on Monday said the Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, was being controlled by "people in dark shadows," a suggestion that was branded a conspiracy theory by the Fox News host interviewing him.
A handful of Confederate monuments have come down across Georgia. Now, a local group plans to boycott the crane companies that removed them. “These companies have shown the sacrifices these veterans made is of no value when compared to a quick buck,” leaders with the Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans said in a release announcing the boycott Sunday.
MIAMI—At the end of the first day of classes last week, dozens of teens lined up to board school buses parked outside the entrance of Bartow Senior High, the main secondary school in the central Florida city bearing the same name. Despite being outdoors, and thus perhaps less likely to serve as a launching pad for mass contagion, the large number of students crammed together, some sans face masks, prompted a 12th grader to snap three photos and two short videos of the crowd. The same day, Ashlee Caraway, the senior's older sister who graduated from Bartow High last year, posted the photos and tagged an unofficial Facebook page for the school.
China likely plans to double its stockpile of nuclear warheads in this decade, including those designed to be carried atop ballistic missiles that can reach the United States, the Pentagon said in a report released Tuesday. Even with such increases, China's nuclear force would be far smaller than that of the United States, which has an estimated 3,800 warheads in active status and others in reserve. Unlike the U.S., China has no nuclear air force, but the report said that gap may be filled by developing a nuclear air-launched ballistic missile.
Walt Disney World is postponing the reopening of its Polynesian Village Resort until next summer, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hammer hotel occupancy in central Florida. Disney has postponed the reopening of the Polynesian Village multiple times. Two other Disney World Resorts, the Beach Club Resort and BoardWalk Inn, will remain closed indefinitely.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are donating $300 million toward infrastructure to carry out the 2020 US presidential election. Of that, $250 million will go toward the nonprofit Center for Tech and Civic Life to fund staffing, training, and equipment in local jurisdictions. The remaining $50 million is going to the nonprofit Center for Election Innovation and Research to help secure voting.
Yegor Zhukov is the face of a new generation of Putin opponents using social media as well as student rallies to stand up to the regime. On Sunday night, he was beaten up outside his home in Moscow hours after posting a YouTube video criticizing Putin. In a statement to the police, he said: “I have not suffered any property damage, but my face is broken.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte publicly ordered the country's top customs official to shoot and kill drug smugglers in one of his most overt threats during a deadly four-year campaign that has been the centerpiece of his presidency. Duterte has steadfastly denied authorizing extrajudicial killings but has repeatedly and openly threatened drug dealers with death. He and the national police, which has led enforcement of his anti-drug campaign, have said most of the suspects killed by police during the campaign fought back and threatened the lives of law enforcers.
The advisor who helped craft Sweden's controversial no-lockdown coronavirus policy has been given a senior position at the World Health Organisation (WHO). The appointment gives Johan Giesecke, the behind-the-scenes advisor, significant influence over the UN health body's future strategy to contain the pandemic. Dr Giesecke, who was Sweden's state epidemiologist between 1995 and 2005, revealed on Sunday that he has been voted in as Deputy Chair of the WHO's Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Infectious Hazards (STAG-IH).
Pakistan said on Tuesday it has blocked Tinder, Grindr and three other dating apps for not adhering to local laws, its latest move to curb online platforms deemed to be disseminating "immoral content". Pakistan, the second largest Muslim-majority country in the world after Indonesia, is an Islamic nation where extra-marital relationships and homosexuality are illegal. The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority said it has sent notices to the management of the five apps, "keeping in view the negative effects of immoral/indecent content streaming."