Order on family separation offers no relief for thousands already being held
Despite a federal policy change that will affect the detention of new families caught illegally entering the country, children who’ve already been separated from their parents will remain so.
06/21/2018 - 02:19 PM
Israeli Prime Minister's Wife, Sara Netanyahu, Indicted For Fraud
Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was on
06/21/2018 - 08:22 AM
Protesters Outside Kirstjen Nielsen’s House Play Audio Of Detained Migrant Children
ALEXANDRIA, Va. ― Protesters gathered outside Homeland Security Secretary
06/22/2018 - 09:40 AM
Saudi women prepare to get behind the wheel as driving ban comes to an end
The country announced an end to the ban on women drivers last fall, opening women-only driving schools. As of this weekend, women there will be able to drive on real roads.
06/22/2018 - 11:58 AM
Fox News Pundit Charles Krauthammer Dead At 68
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer has died, The Washington
06/21/2018 - 06:10 PM
Melania Trump – first lady of the meme
Is it because she so rarely speaks? Or that her face is so monumentally inscrutable? Whatever the reason, the crescendo of speculation around everything that Melania Trump does, wears and says has now reached peak meme with one very vocal Zara jacket. Here, we chart the moments that led to this... July 2016: Did she plagiarise Michelle Obama? Judge for yourself When Melania Trump gave a speech to the Republican National Convention in July 2016, she talked of having been raised with "the values that you work hard for what you want in live, that your word is your bond, that you do what you say and keep your promise, that you treat people with respect… because we want our children to know that the only limits to your achievements is the strength of your dreams and your willingness to work for them". Spookily enough, Michelle Obama was raised with exactly the same values, as she told the Democratic convention in 2008… in exactly the same words. Jan 2017: Inauguration Day Trump’s Inauguration was a meme-maker’s dream - and we’re not just talking about the size of his crowds. There was the moment when Barack and Michelle greeted their successors on the White House steps, and Melania gave Michelle Obama a giant Tiffany box (oddly, the same proportions as the kind you’d get a dozen Krispy Kremes), and the outgoing First Lady turns to hand it off to an aide, failing to hide her total and utter disgust. Then there was the moment during the ceremony itself, when Trump turned back to talk to his wife, who smiled and nodded… only to drop her smile like a dirty sock as soon as he turned away. (Initially thought to have been a work of mischief, a bit of footage run backwards; the full video of the event proves otherwise.) pic.twitter.com/IDrGPkJQSl— Marv Dawson (@mrvndn) January 23, 2017 And then, during the Women's March on the following day, there was the poster held high by one of the many protesters telling her, ‘Melania: Blink twice if you want us to save you’. And lo, the #FreeMelania hashtag was born. April 2017: The official portrait It was many months before the First Lady’s official portrait was unveiled, but when it did, it was worth the wait. Melania looks like she's about to drop the most �� ballad of 1987 https://t.co/pvMrqvfCJ6— UConn baseball appreciator (@NoEscalators) April 3, 2017 May 2017: I want to hold your hand In case her decision to stay in New York with her son, Barron, while he finished his school year didn’t stoke enough rumours that she wanted as much distance as possible between her and her husband, there was this: watch closely, and you’ll see her appear to swat his hand away when he reaches for hers. August 2017: Fashion faux pas, no. 1 What do you wear to a hurricane, when dozens died and tens of thousands were displaced? Stilettos, of course. October 2017: Fake Melania? Footage of her glowering behind Trump in a trench coat, oversized sunglasses and face-shading blowdry as he insisted that "we’ve done a great job in Puerto Rico", prompted questions of whether or not the woman we could see may in fact be a body double. "We've done a great job in Puerto Rico," President Trump says of hurricane relief efforts https://t.co/76jXCrGqVV— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 13, 2017 Christmas 2017: Have yourself a terrifying Christmas Traditionally, one of the First Lady’s duties is to choose the White House’s Christmas decorations. The theme last year? Somewhere between Voldemort and Game of Thrones. AIDE: “What should the theme of this year’s holiday decorations be?” MELANIA: “My soul.” https://t.co/QkZhxPjoJ2— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) November 27, 2017 February 2018: Look no hands Melania again appears to reject holding Trump’s hand, this time evolving her technique by shoulder-robing her coat and thus making his attempts even more futile. WATCH: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart the White House on their way to Ohio pic.twitter.com/unoZ5xyEXN— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 5, 2018 April 2018: #Awkward This time, there was no question: Melania could not, would not hold her husband’s hand. “I know I’ve been an absentee dad and a horrible husband - including flagrant affairs while you were pregnant - but let’s just hold hands at this event...” pic.twitter.com/gLDCs40iCk— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) April 24, 2018 May and June 2018: Where's Melania? For three intriguing weeks between May 10 and June 6, Melania dropped out of view. A surprise announcement that she’d undergone a medical procedure to treat a kidney condition led to spiralling speculation. Even her denial that anything was up was met with scepticism (‘Please show us a photo of yourself holding up today's newspaper with the date visible, we want to know you are ok’, wrote one Twitter wag.) June 2018: That jacket... The inscrutability of Melania reaches its zenith with the moment in which she departs for her visit to a centre for refugee children wearing the now-infamous Zara jacket, bearing the words, ‘I really don’t care. Do u?’ Is the message directed at the children? At her husband? Or at the ‘fake news’ media, as he insists? We may never know.
06/22/2018 - 09:09 AM
Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East India
Five women were kidnapped and gang-raped at gunpoint while doing charity work in a remote part of India.
06/22/2018 - 09:56 AM
AP Explains: Reunions between Korean families divided by war
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korean officials agreed Friday to hold highly emotional temporary reunions in August of families separated since the 1950-53 Korean War. A look at key issues:
06/22/2018 - 06:55 AM
U.S. centers force migrant children to take drugs: lawsuit
(Reuters) - Immigrant children are being routinely and forcibly given a range of psychotropic drugs at U.S. government-funded youth shelters to manage their trauma after being detained and in some cases separated from parents, according to a lawsuit. Children held at facilities such as the Shiloh Treatment Center in Texas are almost certain to be administered the drugs, irrespective of their condition, and without their parents' consent, according to the lawsuit filed by the Los Angeles-based Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law. The Shiloh center, which specializes in services for children and youths with behavioral and emotional problems, did not respond immediately to a request for comment.
06/21/2018 - 02:27 PM
Democrats look to gain in Southern California as outrage mounts over family separations
Democrats are already plotting about how to motivate and mobilize the 66 percent of voters who oppose Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy.
06/21/2018 - 12:06 PM
Antwon Rose Police Shooting Sparks Second Night Of Pittsburgh Protests
Hundreds of protesters enraged over an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal
06/22/2018 - 11:30 AM
Multiple States Sue Trump Admin to Stop Family Separation Policy
Rachel Maddow reports on a lawsuit filed by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and joined by several other states to stop Donald Trump's migrant family separation policy.
06/21/2018 - 06:48 PM
Michael Cohen Sends Mixed Signals as Case Reaches Turning Point
Emily Jane Fox, senior reporter for Vanity Fair, talks about the pressures facing Donald Trump confidant Michael Cohen as his case enters a new phase with a new lawyer and a new feeling of betrayal about Trump.
06/22/2018 - 06:09 PM
No Narcotics In Anthony Bourdain's System When He Died: Report
Anthony Bourdain had no narcotics in his system when he killed himself this
06/22/2018 - 03:57 PM
Immigration rally in N.Y.C. to mark World Refugee Day
Hundreds of New Yorkers from refugee, immigrant, religious and advocacy communities held a march in observance of World Refugee Day. Marchers laid out 85 pairs of shoes to represent 85,000 refugees who were not allowed into the U.S. in 2018, carried orange rafts symbolizing refugee ocean crossings and read the names of refugees who died in transit.
06/21/2018 - 09:05 AM
Father of Honduran girl whose devastated face shocked America says she is with her mother in Texas
The father of the little girl on the US-Mexico border, whose distraught face came to symbolise the plight of families separated by the Trump administration, has said that his daughter and wife are together, and doing well. Denis Javier Varela Hernandez, 32, said that his two-year-old daughter Yanela was with his wife Sandra in a shelter. Mr Varela Hernandez, a ship’s captain from Puerto Cortes, Honduras, said he had not spoken to his them, but was informed on Wednesday that they were in custody in Texas. “My heart broke because it's my little girl,” he told Spanish language network Univision. “The first time I said that's my little girl when I saw the report. “Of course I cried, it's really hard. I can imagine that my wife was very fearful crossing the border because she took the decision.” Mr Varela Hernandez said he had urged his 32-year-old wife not to make the journey. On the journey to the US, the girl was photographed crying while her mother was searched, and she has been featured on the cover of this week's Time magazine. TIME’s new cover: A reckoning after Trump's border separation policy: What kind of country are we? https://t.co/U4Uf8bffoRpic.twitter.com/sBCMdHuPGc— TIME (@TIME) June 21, 2018 But, he told DailyMail.com, she had repeatedly said she wanted to go to the US for a “better future” and seek work, and left their Honduran hometown without telling him or any of their family members. “I didn't support it. I asked her, why? Why would she want to put our little girl through that?” he told the website. “But it was her decision at the end of the day.” Mr Varela Hernandez said his wife set out with their child on June 3, at 6am, and he had not heard from her since. “I never got the chance to say goodbye to my daughter and now all I can do is wait,” he said, adding that he hopes they are either granted political asylum or are sent back home. Border patrol agents take into custody a father and son from Honduras near the US-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 near Mission, Texas. Credit: Getty “I don't have any resentment for my wife, but I do think it was irresponsible of her to take the baby with her in her arms because we don't know what could happen.” The couple has three other children, son Wesly, 14, and daughters Cindy, 11, and Brianna, six. “The kids see what's happening,” he told the site. “They're a little worried but I don't try to bring it up that much. They know their mother and sister are safe now.” Mr Varela Hernandez said he heard from friends that his wife paid $6,000 (£4,500) to a people smuggler to help her and Yarela across the border. Protests against the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents, which Mr Trump ended on Wednesday Credit: Reuters “I wouldn't risk my life for it,” he said. “It's hard to find a good job here and that's why many people choose to leave. But I thank God that I have a good job here. And I would never risk my life making that journey.” He said Mr Trump’s policy of separating children from their parents was cruel. “I've never seen it in a positive light the way others do. It violates human rights and children's rights. Separating children from their parents is just wrong. They are suffering and are traumatised,” he said. “The laws need to be modified and we need to have a conversation. It's just not right. “Immigration and drug smuggling across the United States border is never going to stop. They can build a wall and it's never going to stop.”
06/21/2018 - 04:06 PM
Portion of Kentucky bourbon warehouse collapses
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Thousands of bourbon barrels were piled in a massive heap Friday after a large section of a whiskey storage warehouse collapsed at a distillery in the heart of Kentucky bourbon country.
06/22/2018 - 03:28 PM
U.S. watchdog auditing FAA checks of Southwest Air after engine failure
The U.S. Transportation Department's inspector general is auditing the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of Southwest Airlines Co after a midair incident in which an engine exploded and one person was killed. The inspector general said "our objective is to assess FAA’s oversight of Southwest Airlines’ systems for managing risk." The office will write a report after it completes the review and may make recommendations. A Southwest Boeing 737 engine failed in midair on April 17 after it lost a fan blade, killing one passenger.
06/21/2018 - 11:53 AM
Italy doubles down on anti-migrant stance ahead of EU summit
Italy doubled down Friday on its new tough stance against migrants, insisting it could not take "one more" refugee and warned the migration crisis could put the bloc's survival at stake. Just two days before a mini summit on the issue in Brussels, Italy's three-week-old populist government dug its heels in on campaign promises to stop the influx of migrants, threatening to seize rescue ships or barring them from its ports. "We cannot take in one more person," hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini told the German weekly Der Spiegel.
06/22/2018 - 06:21 PM
Retired U.S. Cardinal Disciplined In Former Altar Boy's Abuse
A retired Roman Catholic cardinal has been removed from public ministry and
06/21/2018 - 12:35 PM
People Want Time Magazine To Pay Young Immigrant Girl On Cover
Time magazine is getting a lot of attention for its provocative new cover that
06/21/2018 - 05:03 PM
Melania and Ivanka attempt to play nice cops on family separation
The day after the White House began a retreat from a border crisis of its own making, the Trump women began a charm offensive to blunt the impact of images of young children separated from their parents.
06/21/2018 - 01:41 PM
Hundreds of thousands of Americans help families separated at border
Millions of dollars have been raised by an outpouring of Americans who seek to help families they may never know.
06/22/2018 - 12:02 PM
ABC Pulls 'The Proposal' Episode After Woman Says Contestant Was Involved In Sexual Assault
ABC has only aired one episode of the new reality series "The Proposal" ―
06/22/2018 - 12:56 PM
Disturbing Video Shows California Police Officer Dragging Woman Out of Car
The woman, Samantha Luna, claims she did nothing to elicit such a reaction from the police officer.
06/21/2018 - 01:33 PM
On a roll in Russia, Mexico begs World Cup fans to behave
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Mexico's biggest worry at the World Cup may be its fans instead of its next opponent, struggling South Korea.
06/21/2018 - 03:23 PM
Ericsson needs industries to embrace 5G to underpin its recovery
STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - Ericsson needs a range of industries to embrace 5G network services if the equipment maker is to get a long-term boost that would allow it to progress from cost-cutting to expansion. For now, the Swedish company is focusing on a cost-savings plan running until 2020 to shore up profitability, hoping that growth will then return as the pace of 5G network upgrades picks up early in the following decade. Having struggled with flagging revenue since 4G sales peaked in the middle of the decade, Ericsson is pinning its hopes for revived growth on the emergence of new mobile businesses in 10 broad sectors such as manufacturing, energy and public safety.
06/21/2018 - 09:48 AM
Turkey gets first F-35 delivery from US
The United States delivered Thursday its first shipment of F-35 stealth fighter jets to Turkey, despite tensions with the country and US lawmakers' opposition. American defense giant Lockheed Martin officially transferred possession of the first plane, designed to evade even the most advanced radars, to Turkish officials during a ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas. A second plane is due to be delivered in the coming days and the two aircraft will be brought "at a later date" to Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, where Turkish pilots and maintenance crews are receiving training, said Lieutenant Colonel Mike Andrews, a Pentagon spokesman.
06/21/2018 - 02:44 PM
This Is What a 200-MPH Volkswagen Jetta Looks Like
06/22/2018 - 09:59 AM
Torture case: 911 audio reveals harrowing details of alleged child abuse
A 17-year-old girl, one of the 13 children held captive and tortured by her parents in California, told a 911 operator about the horrors she experienced. ABC News' Diane Macedo reports.
06/21/2018 - 06:37 AM
Melania Trump Wears Jacket With ‘I Really Don’t Care’ On It To Visit Immigrant Children
Melania Trump was reportedly seen wearing an army-style jacket with the phrase
06/21/2018 - 03:01 PM
Jeff Sessions Says He Never 'Intended' To Separate Immigrant Families. That's A Lie.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday that the Trump administration
06/21/2018 - 05:38 PM
Convicted Car Thief Arrested in XXXTentacion Murder Investigation
The arrest came about 48 hours after the rapper was shot and killed
06/21/2018 - 11:07 AM
John Oliver Is Blocked By China After He Makes Fun Of Its President
On Sunday's "Last Week Tonight," covering China and its President Xi Jinping,
06/22/2018 - 12:31 PM
Lawyer: No apparent justification for fatal shooting of teen
EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy fatally shot by a police officer in Pennsylvania seconds after he fled a traffic stop did not pose a threat to anyone, a lawyer for the family of the teen said.
06/22/2018 - 12:46 AM
Assad presses assault in southwest Syria, civilians flee
By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces pounded rebel-held areas of the southwest with artillery on Thursday, in a steady escalation by President Bashar al-Assad who has vowed to win back the area bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 12,500 civilians had fled the town of Busra al-Hariri and nearby areas of Deraa province in the last two days. The United States has warned it would take "firm and appropriate measures" in response to government violations of a "de-escalation" deal it brokered with Russia last year to contain the conflict in the southwest.
06/21/2018 - 03:52 PM
In 2015, a Russian-Built Submarine Might Have 'Sunk' a Navy Nuclear Sub
The Virginia-class is orders of magnitude quieter and offers far better sensors and carries more weapons. The newer vessels are far more effective against threats like the Kilo than their Los Angeles-class predecessors. Buying as many Virginias as possible becomes especially important as more and more potential adversaries procure advanced diesel-electric boats like the Kilo or the even more capable Russian-built Amur.
06/22/2018 - 07:49 AM
US designer Spade mourned at hometown funeral
Friends and loved ones said goodbye Thursday to American fashion designer Kate Spade at a funeral in Kansas City, Missouri, birthplace of the 55-year-old who committed suicide two weeks ago. Spade was one of the biggest names in American fashion, known especially for her sleek handbags. An additional tragedy befell the family hours before the late-afternoon service, as Spade's "heartbroken" 89-year-old father died at his home in the Midwestern US city.
06/21/2018 - 09:38 PM
Ducati Recalls Supersport and Supersport S for Fire Hazard
Ducati Recalls Supersport and Supersport S for Fire Hazard Poorly routed rubber hoses could melt, spraying fuel on the exhaust manifold and causing a fire People who buy fiery, passionate Italian motorcycles (and cars, for that matter) come to expect a
06/21/2018 - 11:58 AM
Fox News, North Korean State TV Mashup Shows Scary Similarities In Coverage
"The Daily Show" posted a mashup on Twitter Thursday that compared the
06/22/2018 - 10:06 AM
House Passes Symbolic Food Stamp Cuts
WASHINGTON ― More poor people would have to get jobs in order to keep food
06/21/2018 - 04:21 PM
Malaysia reopens probe into Mongolian model's murder as pressure builds on former premier Najib Razak
The Malaysian police are set to reopen an investigation into the murder of a Mongolian model in 2006, in a politically charged case that could add to the woes of Najib Razak, the beleaguered former prime minister. Altantuya Shaariibuu, 28, was killed and blown up with military grade explosives in a forest near the capital, Kuala Lumpur, after being kidnapped late at night outside the home of her alleged lover Abdul Razak Baginda - a defence analyst who advised Mr Najib between 2000 and 2008. Two former police officers, Sirul Azhar Umar and Azilah Hadri, were sentenced to death for the crime but reports have alleged that they served as bodyguards for Mr Najib, who was deputy prime minister at the time of her gruesome death. Sirul fled to Australia to seek asylum and is currently being held at a detention centre in Sydney. Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad meets Dr Shaariibuu Setev, father of Altantuya Shaariibuu on Wednesday Credit: Malaysian PM The police confirmed to The Star newspaper that they were reopening their investigations after Shaaribuu’s father flew to Malaysia from Mongolia to file a fresh statement. Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s prime minister, who ousted Mr Najib in a shock election result in May, pledged his support for Setev Shaaribuu’s case “if there is new evidence”, after meeting with him on Wednesday evening, reported Channel News Asia. Mr Shaaribuu has alleged that the former government tried to block the truth from emerging, and that the true plot behind his daughter’s murder was covered up. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor are facing a corruption probe Credit: Mohd Rasfan/AFP In his statement to the police, he named a former aide to Mr Najib as a “crucial witness.” Mr Najib himself has always denied knowing the victim. However, the timing of the case could spell more trouble for the ousted leader, who is currently banned from leaving the country amid another investigation into an alleged multi-billion dollar corruption scandal involving the 1Malaysia Development Berhad state fund, that he earlier founded. In claims made to Reuters on Tuesday Dr Mahathir said that the authorities have “an almost perfect case” against Mr Najib on charges of embezzlement, misappropriation and bribery linked to 1MDB. Mr Najib responded in his first interview since his stunning election defeat, telling the news agency that he knew nothing about money from the state fund appearing in his personal bank account. He claimed his advisors and the management and board of 1MDB had wrongly kept the embezzlement of funds a secret from him. Public anger over the scandal, which US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has described as “kleptocracy at its worst”, was a significant factor in his election defeat. Malaysian police seize a huge haul of handbags belonging to Najib Razak's wife Credit: Ariffin Jamar/AFP Mr Najib insisted in the interview that he did not know if hundreds of millions of dollars that moved through his personal account was from 1MDB, and if money from the fund was eventually laundered to acquire assets globally, including yachts, paintings and jewellery. He did shed some light, however, on the origin of dozens of luxury bags that were recently seized by the police from properties linked to his family. The handbags were gifts and wedding presents to his wife and daughter, and had nothing to do with 1MDB, he said. “These were gifts, particularly with my daughter’s they were tagged, they were actually labelled: when, by whom,” he said. He added that his son-in-law, Daniyar Nazarbayev, the nephew of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Kazakh president, also gifted many bags to Rosmah Mansor, Mr Najib’s wife. “People might find it hard to understand, but my son-in-law for example, he gets Birkin from his source, five or six at one go,” he said. “His family has got some means, so it has nothing to do with 1MDB if it comes from Kazakhstan.”
06/21/2018 - 08:57 AM
GOP Senators Accuse National Science Foundation Of Funding Climate 'Propaganda'
Four Republican senators this week demanded an investigation of the National
06/21/2018 - 04:10 PM
16 Quick and Easy No-Cook Recipes
06/21/2018 - 06:12 PM
Reactions to the death of pundit Charles Krauthammer.
Reactions to the death of conservative writer and pundit Charles Krauthammer.
06/21/2018 - 09:18 PM
U.S. appeals court calls D.C. sniper's life sentences illegal
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied an appeal by prosecutors who said Lee Boyd Malvo need not be resentenced over his role in the D.C. sniper case, which left 10 people dead over three weeks in Washington, Maryland and Virginia. It cited recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles were unconstitutional, and that this rule applied retroactively. "We make this ruling not with any satisfaction, but to sustain the law," Circuit Judge Paul Niemeyer wrote for a three-judge panel of the Richmond, Virginia-based appeals court.
06/21/2018 - 04:30 PM
Israel says Gaza baby's family paid to blame army for death
Israel said Thursday it has evidence the family of a baby who died near the Gaza border was paid by Hamas to accuse Israel's army over her death, an account the family rejected. Gaza's health ministry and family members said eight-month-old Leila al-Ghandour had died after inhaling tear gas along the border during a day of clashes in May, in which at least 61 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire.
06/21/2018 - 01:55 PM
We Can Already See The Damage From The Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling
In recent weeks, a lesbian couple in New York City reported that they were
06/22/2018 - 08:00 AM
How to Make Grilled General Tso's Chicken
This fun twist on barbecue chicken borrows flavors from a Chinese takeout favorite. We grill the chicken without any of the glazy sauce brushed on because you would lose all subtlety in the sauce if it were to char on the grill.
06/22/2018 - 02:15 PM
Democrat Ted Lieu Plays Audio Of Migrant Kids Crying On House Floor
On the House floor Friday, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) played the infamous audio
06/22/2018 - 02:45 PM
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