ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A 3-year-old boy was killed Monday after falling into a grease trap outside a restaurant on Rochester's east side. Rochester Police Department Investigator Francis Camp said that the boy fell through a plastic lid embedded in the ground and landed in the trap behind a Tim Hortons. Camp said that police received a call about a child missing from the location at 10:56 a.m.
The Trump administration on Monday announced a new “safe third country” policy that will drastically reduce the number of Central American migrants eligible to receive asylum in the U.S. The new policy, which will take effect when it is published in the Federal Register Tuesday, requires that migrants first apply for refugee status in Mexico, or whatever country they enter after leaving home, before seeking asylum in the U.S. Under the policy, only those migrants who have been denied asylum in another country will be eligible to seek asylum in the U.S. “Ultimately, today's action will reduce the overwhelming burdens on our domestic system caused by asylum-seekers failing to seek urgent protection in the first available country, economic migrants lacking a legitimate fear of persecution, and the transnational criminal organizations, traffickers, and smugglers exploiting our system for profits,” Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan said in a statement.
A nonprofit foundation set up by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that relied on health care world partnerships to speed a cure for cancer has suspended its operations, it announced Monday. The Biden Cancer Initiative's sudden move to cease its activities comes two years after it was founded in 2017 by the former vice president and his wife, Jill, as a philanthropic extension of Biden's stewardship of the White House Cancer Moonshot program. Biden, who on Monday was detailing his health care plan , headed the Obama administration effort to accelerate a cancer cure in tribute to his son Beau, who died of the disease in 2015.
Sheryl Powell, 60, was reported missing by her husband Joe on Friday afternoon, while the two were camping in a remote area near Bishop, California. Joe Powell said his wife took their dog for a quick walk while he re-parked their car, but when he returned, she was gone. A 60-year-old woman disappeared without a trace on Friday while camping with her husband in a remote part of California, and her family suspects she was abducted.
Tom Steyer entered the 2020 Democratic presidential race on Tuesday, pledging to spend $100 million on his campaign. Steyer adds nothing to the 2020 race, but he can stick around because of his wealth. That is a problem and an indictment of the US political system.
The giggles of children at play are about the only pleasant thing about a dark, crowded and stifling warehouse in Mexico that is home to some 150 migrants waiting for the United States to process their asylum claims. Some of the adults sweep the floor or help out in a makeshift kitchen. But most just sit and stare off into space as they kill time, day after day, waiting in Tijuana to see if the US will take them in.
Three reels of videotape from NASA's Apollo 11 mission described as “the only surviving first-generation recordings of the historic moon walk” will be auctioned at Sotheby's on Saturday, the day of the moon landing's 50th anniversary. The footage offers “unrestored, unenhanced, and unremastered” images of Neil Armstrong's first steps on the Moon's surface and the planting of the American flag, the auction house says. The bidding starts at $700,000, and Sotheby's estimates they will sell for $1 to $2 million.
The Russian intelligence agency behind 2016's election attacks is training its sights on billionaire financier George Soros, The Daily Beast has learned. The move comes hot on the heels of a surge in U.S.-focused hacking by Russia's Main Intelligence Directorate with similarities to 2016 in targeting and methodology. Laura Silber, chief communications officer for Soros' Open Society Foundations, confirmed the hack attempt, but couldn't provide additional details over the weekend.
A rifle-armed 69-year-old has been fatally shot by the police after throwing incendiary devices at an immigration centre in Tacoma, Washington Officers were called to the privately run prison at around 4am where the man, identified in local media as Willem Van Spronsen of Vashon Island, had set a vehicle alight with the explosives. He is also believed to have attempted to ignite a large propane tank outside the building. His target, the Tacoma Northwest Detention Centre, has long served as a holding facility for migrants as they are about to be deported.
Just in time for next week's likely House vote on a federal $15 minimum wage, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has come out with a caustic report on the consequences of the policy. The report confirms what even liberal economists caution: A $15 minimum wage would “risk undesirable and unintended consequences” and lead to a survival-of-the-fittest labor market, where only the highest-skilled workers come out on top. The Congressional Budget Office report estimated that a $15 minimum wage would lead to 1.3 million lost jobs by the year 2025, with job losses rising over time due to compounding negative impacts.
Demonstrators returned to an immigration jail in Washington state a day after an armed man threw incendiary devices at the detention center and later died. Willem Van Spronsen, 69, was found dead Saturday after four police officers arrived and opened fire. Demonstrators returned Sunday to the privately run Tacoma Northwest Detention Center, KOMO-TV reported.
Chevrolet has published images of the upcoming mid-engined Corvette C8's logos on its website, which were first noticed by Motor Authority. The logos confirm the return of the name Stingray, which had been resurrected by the now-dead C7 generation. Both the appearance of the Stingray logo and the font used for the script have been redesigned.
Charles Platiau/Reuters The family of a man who died in the Dominican Republic in March is speaking out about his death for the first time, in the wake of similar American deaths on the island. Tracy Jerome Jester Jr. of Forsyth, Georgia, died in the country on March 17 from "respiratory illness." His mother told the Atlanta-based WSB-TV that he called her the night before he died and made a remark about drinking a soda that tasted off.
Theresa May issued a parting shot at Donald Trump as she prepares to leave office, calling the US president's comments about a group of Democrat congresswomen "completely unacceptable" amid a racism row. It came as Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat House Speaker, said she would introduce a resolution in Congress to formally censure the president for "xenophobic tweets." Mr Trump strenuously defended his remarks, accusing the minority ethnic congresswomen of "hating our country," probably being communists, and suggesting they should leave the United States.
Former ICE Acting Director Tom Homan reacts on 'Fox & Friends' to fighting back against attacks by House Democrats on Capitol Hill.
Hurricane Barry, which had diminished to a tropical depression Monday, remained a dangerous storm that still threatened floods, tornadoes and a new concern – snakes. Authorities in St. Tammany Parish, 50 miles north of New Orleans, said the area "may have dodged a bullet" when Barry gave the area only a glancing blow. But residents were urged to look for other dangers on social media: "If the area you live in has high water, watch out for snakes and other critters who are trying to escape the flood waters as well," the Fire Protection District warned on Facebook.
A YouTube star and presenter was killed after a crash between an electric scooter and a truck in London. Emily Hartridge made videos about fitness and mental health, and her most popular video had 24 million views. Multiple UK news outlets said that it was the first fatality involving electric scooters in the UK, where they are illegal to ride on public roads but their increasing popularity could lead to a law change.
European Union officials on Monday agreed political and financial sanctions against Turkey after Ankara went ahead with drilling operations off Cyprus despite repeated warnings, European diplomats said. "The conclusions on Turkey have been adopted and they will be made public in the coming hours," the EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told reporters after a meeting with members states' foreign ministers. The details are not due to be published until 10:00 pm (2000 GMT), but the most serious measure is understood to be a cut of 145.8 million euros ($164 million) in the European funds allocated to Turkey for 2020.
Italian police have seized a large arsenal of weapons, including an air-to-air missile, in raids on neo-Nazi sympathisers, they said on Monday. Elite police forces searched properties across northern Italy following an investigation into Italians who had fought alongside Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, a police statement said. During their raids, police discovered a French-made Matra air-to-air missile that appeared to have once belonged to the Qatar armed forces.
A jury has awarded $23.3 million to a California pepper maker in a fiery battle with the manufacturer of world-famous Sriracha hot sauce.
A Greek man has been detained for questioning in the slaying of an American scientist on the island of Crete, police said Monday. Authorities said the 27-year-old man detained Monday was one of 10 people interviewed over the weekend for the investigation of Suzanne Eaton's slaying. Eaton, a 59-year-old molecular biologist, was attending a conference on Crete when she went missing on July 2.
What's clear from my observations at Socialism 2019 is that traditional Marxists have successfully melded their ideology with the identity politics and culture war issues that animate modern liberalism—despite still being quite far from the beliefs of the average citizen. While you were enjoying your Fourth of July weekend, I was attending a national conference on socialism. Because socialism is having its moment on the left.
With a disgust commensurate with the fact, Michael Bennet, the Colorado Democrat, says that during 40 percent of his ten Senate years the government has been run on “continuing resolutions.” Congress passes these in order to spare itself the torture of performing its primary function, which is to set national priorities. Bennet is too serious a person to be content in today's Senate, and if Democrats are as serious as they say they are about defeating Donald Trump, Bennet should be their nominee. The painfully revealing first phase of the Democratic presidential sweepstakes culminated with two remarkably efficient debates.
A populist China-friendly Taiwanese mayor has won the hotly contested opposition party nomination to challenge Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen in the 2020 election. The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party said on Monday that Han Kuo-yu, mayor of the southern city of Kaohsiung, had won the presidential primary with an approval rating of 44.8 per cent, higher than that of rival Terry Gou, the billionaire founder of technology company Foxconn, which manufactures the iPhone. The results were announced after a week-long nationwide telephone poll which included both KMT members and non-members.