The Trump administration’s crackdown on refugees crossing into the U.S. from Mexico was suspended late Monday by a federal judge, prompting a response from the Justice Department and the Homeland Security Department, which said they would continue to defend the administration’s authority to deal with the “crisis” at the border.
Police are investigating an incident at a Minnesota McDonald’s in which a man reportedly pulled a gun on a group of Muslim teenagers on Monday night. Several videos of the incident have been uploaded to Twitter, showing a group of young people yelling
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and Mike Espy, a former congressman and former U.S. agriculture secretary. Mississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith apologized Tuesday evening for a recent remark that evoked the South’s ugly past of racial terror against African-Americans and has turned what should be an easy win for the GOP in a runoff election for the U.S. Senate into an unexpectedly competitive race. There was no ill will, no intent whatsoever in my statement,” Hyde-Smith said in a debate with Democrat Mike Espy.
Former President Barack Obama lent a helping hand at a food bank in Chicago on Tuesday. “You guys are doing such a great job helping out,” Obama told one young volunteer, who beamed with pride during her encounter with the former POTUS. The nonprofit organization tweeted its thanks to Obama for swinging by.
A transmission line that utility Pacific Gas & Electric Company says malfunctioned minutes before Northern California's deadly wildfire was supported by steel towers that toppled over in a fierce 2012 storm. The Mercury News of San Jose reported Tuesday that trouble on PG&E's 115,000-volt Caribou Palermo line date to December 2012, when five towers toppled. PG&E proposed replacing six towers on the line by 2013 and finished the repairs in 2016.
Aerial view of devastation left by wildfires in Northern California.
ROCK HALL, Md. ― When Dollar General said it would open a store here in 2013, Jeff Carroll warned it would crush the business he’d operated for the previous decade. Laws vary by state, and there’s usually not much that can be done.
The presidential pardon of the Thanksgiving turkey has become an annual event, but the peace pact between the fowl and the White House is a relatively new thing. The first president to unofficially pardon a turkey was Abraham Lincoln, who instructed the White House to save a bird given to the president. Lincoln’s son had grown fond of the bird (and the president was a big animal lover).
Embattled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday he has no plans to resign, sounding defiant after a rough year for the social platform. "That's not the plan," Zuckerberg told CNN Business when asked if he would consider stepping down as chairman. "Sheryl is a really important part of this company and is leading a lot of the efforts for a lot of the biggest issues we have," said Zuckerberg.
"Foal Eagle is being reorganized a bit to keep it at a level that will not be harmful to diplomacy," Mattis told reporters. The Foal Eagle field exercise, which usually involves thousands of combined ground, air, naval and special operations troops, takes place every spring. South Korea's defense ministry said on Thursday the allies were still in talks over next year's drill and they would formally announce their decision early next month.
Police sources told local media that Mr Chau was a missionary and travelled to the island to convert the Sentinelese tribe to Christianity. Mr Pathak said authorities are still consulting with tribal welfare experts to determine how best to retrieve Mr Chau's body. The case has cast a rare spotlight on the Sentinelese tribe, one of the last in the world thought to be untouched by modern civilisation.
President Donald Trump wanted to order the Department of Justice to prosecute Hillary Clinton, his Democratic challenger in the 2016 election, and former FBI Director James Comey and had to be talked down from the decision by the White House counsel, according to a report Tuesday in The New York Times. Trump, who has attacked the pair ceaselessly in campaign rallies and interviews, told now-former White House counsel Don McGahn that he wanted the nation’s top law enforcement agency to investigate several unfounded accusations, including claims that Comey shared classified information with the Times and that Clinton played a role in the approval of a uranium mining company sale to Russia.
You shouldn’t have to skim dozens of different sites to find the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that are worth it. You’ll save most when you shop early, with deals like 15 to 25 percent off at Sephora, deep discounts and free sets at Ulta and 25 percent off at Dermstore.
A California sheriff says the list of names of those unaccounted for after a deadly wildfire has increased to 870. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea says the additional 171 names came from a backlog of voicemails that detectives worked through Tuesday. Honea says two more sets of human remains were found Tuesday, bringing the total number killed in a devastating California wildfire to 81.
This past March, when the federal government announced tariffs on steel and aluminum at 25 and 10 percent, respectively, the AIA issued a statement against the increased costs that would be incurred by the design industry. “Any move that increases building costs will jeopardize domestic design and the construction industry,” it stated. On July 6, more tariffs levied on myriad Chinese imports began, starting with an additional 25 percent duty that largely affected heavy machinery and equipment.
AMESBURY, Mass. ― Over his four years in Congress, Rep. Seth Moulton has earned plenty of praise. Now, as that willingness to criticize top Democratic officials reaches its peak with his leadership of a coup against likely House Speaker-in-waiting Nancy Pelosi, Moulton is feeling the backlash. At a town hall in his district on Massachusetts’ North Shore on Monday night, activists confronted Moulton with accusations of sexism and ageism, mirroring the assault he’s facing from Pelosi allies in Washington.
A postwar German arms maker that rose from the ashes of the legendary Mauser corporation, Heckler and Koch has made a reputation building innovative, reliable firearms. Gaston Glock’s initial attempt to build a handgun for the Austrian military has exploded into an international empire, all the more amazing considering that it was built solely on handguns. From the original Glock 17, the company now offers twenty-six handguns on the U.S. market in calibers from .380 Auto to .45 G.A.P.
Wildfire survivor and new mom Rachelle Sanders, 35, has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Sanders and her family are planning to eat Thanksgiving dinner with three families who, like them, have lost their Paradise, Calif. homes in the Camp Fire, but feel lucky to have escaped with their lives. In the days since the fire destroyed Paradise, Sanders has been working to help her family adjust to their new life.
Kim was selected Wednesday morning in a snap election organized at Interpol’s general assembly in Dubai following the arrest in China of former president Meng Hongwei last month. Interpol didn’t disclose on its website the margin of victory for the South Korean in the election, which was organized on a one country-one vote basis. The election had become deeply political in recent days as U.S. and other western countries warned that if elected, Prokopchuk, as a high-ranking police official in Russia, could abuse Interpol protocols to harass political opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Members of one of the world's last tribes untouched by modern civilisation have killed an American who ventured illegally onto their remote island, Indian police said Wednesday. John Allen Chau, 27, was hit by a hail of arrows as he set foot on North Sentinel Island, part of the Indian Andaman Islands, last Saturday, official sources told AFP. North Sentinel is home to the Sentinelese people, believed to number only around 150.
WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump dismissed concerns about his daughter, Ivanka’s, use of a private email address for government business when he spoke to reporters on Tuesday. Trump argued the situation was far different from the email scandal that enveloped his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, during the 2016 presidential race. “Just so you understand, early on for a little period of time, Ivanka did some emails.
Following an E. coli bacterial outbreak in 11 states and Canada that has sickened 32 people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a stern warning Tuesday: Do not eat romaine lettuce. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, CDC officials say they are acting out of an abundance of caution as they investigate. The reported E. coli infections began between Oct. 8 and Oct. 31, but officials said there may be even more because it takes an average of two to three weeks for illnesses to be reported.
A leading international aid group said Wednesday that an estimated 85,000 Yemeni children under the age of 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of the country's civil war in 2015. Save the Children based its figures on mortality rates for untreated cases of severe acute malnutrition, or SAM, in young children. The United Nations says more than 1.3 million children have suffered from SAM since a Saudi-led coalition went to war with Yemen's Houthi rebels in March 2015.
Xi's visit comes two years after the maverick Duterte declared he was reorienting his foreign policy away from longtime ally the United States and toward China, despite decades of mistrust and bitter maritime disputes with Beijing. Duterte is facing criticism from opponents for making too many political concessions to China in return for billions of dollars of pledged Chinese loans and investments that have yet to materialize, or be committed to formally. Duterte said there was "a deepening trust and confidence" between them and he and Xi had discussed increasing trade and investment, and China's involvement in his signature $180 billion "Build, Build, Build" infrastructure program.
The irony of Palin commenting on someone else’s gaffe wasn’t lost on the Twitter crowd ― after all, the former Alaska governor’s 2008 vice presidential bid was marked byfar greater fumbles. Ocasio-Cortez, meanwhile, issued her own tongue-in-cheek response.