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
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
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
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
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
Johnny Depp Reveals He Acts With An Earpiece And Other Bizarre Secrets
If Johnny Depp was ever concerned his new Rolling Stone profile might make him
06/21/2018 - 12:51 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
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
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
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
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
US Border Patrol sets up surprise immigration checkpoint in Maine
US Border Patrol set up a temporary inland checkpoint on a Maine interstate, a move civil rights advocates say raises concerning questions about constitutional protections under the Trump administration. The inland checkpoint was first reported by the Bangor Daily News, which sent reporters to drive through the Interstate 95 stop and ask a few questions of the Border Patrol officers there. Drivers arriving at the checkpoint, which was there for 11 hours, were being asked citizenship questions before the agents were allowing them to proceed.
06/22/2018 - 08:29 PM
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
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
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
South Sudan rules out rebel leader Machar rejoining government
By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - South Sudan offered to allow a rebel representative to join its government on Friday, but ruled out Riek Machar, saying they had "had enough" of the rebel leader after five years of civil war. "Machar cannot be part of government. Despite that dismissal, Lueth said South Sudan's President Salva Kiir would meet his arch-rival and former vice president Machar for face-to-face talks again next week.
06/22/2018 - 07:14 AM
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
The Story Behind TIME's Trump 'Welcome to America' Cover
John Moore's photograph of a two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker at the U.S.-Mexico border is featured on the July 2 cover of TIME
06/21/2018 - 07:00 AM
Migrant Children Report Physical, Verbal Abuse In At Least 3 Federal Detention Centers
Migrant children as young as 11 years old have reported suffering physical and
06/21/2018 - 05:51 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
Pelosi On Trump's Separation Of Migrant Kids: ‘Come Near Our Cubs, You Got A Problem’
Democratic lawmakers gathered Thursday to discuss the Trump administration's
06/21/2018 - 06:18 PM
White House misspells ‘separation’ on immigration executive order
The White House misspelt the word “separation” in the executive order Donald Trump signed ending the controversial policy of family separation at the Mexican border. The order was titled “Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation” but initially spelt the last word “seperation”. The misspelling was quickly corrected but screenshots of the blunder appeared on social media.
06/21/2018 - 08:06 AM
Melania Trump Wore a Jacket That Said 'I Really Don't Care' on It Ahead of Visit to Child Detention Center
First Lady Melania Trump wore a jacket that read, “I really don’t care. Do U?” ahead of her unannounced visit to a child detention center in Texas, drawing criticism from those who saw the wardrobe choice as insensitive.
06/21/2018 - 08:27 PM
This Is What a 200-MPH Volkswagen Jetta Looks Like
06/22/2018 - 09:59 AM
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
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
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
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
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
Italy to pick up migrants, impound German charity ship
By Steve Scherer and Angelo Amante ROME (Reuters) - Italy appeared to relent on Thursday after at first refusing to accept 226 migrants on board a German charity rescue ship, saying later in the day it would take them in but would impound the vessel. Anti-immigrant interior minister Matteo Salvini initially said the Dutch-flagged ship Lifeline should take the people it plucked from the Mediterranean to the Netherlands and not Italy. "We will assume the humanitarian generosity and responsibility to save these people and take them onto Italian coastguard ships," Toninelli said in a video posted on Facebook.
06/21/2018 - 01:55 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
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
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
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
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
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
911 Call: Mom said ex-boyfriend had gun, 4 kids with him
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who escaped her apartment after her ex-husband started beating her told a 911 dispatcher she didn't want to leave her four children alone with him too long "because he might do something."
06/21/2018 - 01:46 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
More time needed to achieve peace, South Sudan rebels say
By Denis Dumo JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudanese rebels said on Thursday that more time is needed to secure lasting peace in the country and it would be necessary to address the root causes of a civil war. "There is no shortcut to peace," the group said in a statement after peace talks in Ethiopia between its leader Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir, the first time the two men had met since 2016, when a peace deal collapsed and fighting re-erupted between their forces. SPLM/SPLA (IO) said the solution to the five-year civil war, which has killed tens of thousands of people and forced more than 3 million people to flee their homes, was to revisit the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).
06/21/2018 - 10:59 AM
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
'Star Wars' Director Cheers Fan Campaign To Remake His 'Last Jedi' Film
There is a sour group of "Star Wars" fans who really want us to forget about
06/21/2018 - 06:18 PM
Italy's interior minister says Malta should take rescue boat
MILAN (AP) — Italy's populist, anti-migrant interior minister said Friday that Malta should allow a Dutch-flagged rescue ship carrying hundreds of migrants rescued from rubber dinghies off the Libyan coast to make port there because the ship is now in Maltese waters.
06/22/2018 - 09:52 AM
Mystery extinct ape discovered in ancient Chinese imperial tomb
An entirely new species of ape has been discovered buried in an ancient tomb in central China. The remains of the now-extinct gibbon, which researchers have named Junzi imperialis, were found in a burial chamber in Shaanxi Province that dates back around 2,300 years. Researchers believe it may be the first ape species to have perished as a direct result of human activities such as hunting. “All of the world’s apes - chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and gibbons - are threatened with extinction today due to human activities, but no ape species were thought to have become extinct as a result of historic hunting or habitat loss,” note scientists at the Zoological Society of London, who led the research. “However, the discovery of the recently extinct Junzi changes this, and highlights the vulnerability of gibbons in particular.” The skull of the extinct Junzi gibbon Credit: ZSL The Junzi are believed to have completely died out less than 300 years ago and could be one of a number of now-extinct gibbon species that once inhabited central China. Lead author Dr Samuel Turvey said the discovery suggests we are currently “underestimating the impact of humans on primate diversity”. “These findings reveal the importance of using historical archives such as the archaeological record to inform our understanding of conservation and stress the need for greater international collaboration to protect surviving populations of gibbons in the wild,” he added. A cranial reconstruction of the Junzi gibbon Credit: ZSL The partial cranium and lower jawbone of the ape were found in the burial chamber believed to belong to Lady Xia, the grandmother of China’s first emperor, Qin Shihuang, who ordered the building of the Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Army sculptures. First excavated in 2004, the tomb contained 12 burial pits that contained animal remains, including leopards, lynx and black bears. Archaeologist Hu Songmei, of the Shaanxi institute, told Science that imperial Chinese burial chambers were commonly arranged in this manner so that the departed could “continue to enjoy the life they knew” in the afterlife. The Junzi gibbon was discovered in an ancient Chinese imperial tomb Credit: ZSL Gibbons were also regarded as high-status pets and considered to be wise and noble animals during the period of Emperor Qin’s rule up until 210 BC. Today, gibbons are the most endangered of all the ape species due to a loss of their forest habitat, the illegal wildlife trade, the use of their body parts in Chinese medicines and poaching, according to the WWF. The world's most endangered species The Hainan gibbon, found on Hainan Island in southern China, is considered to be the world's rarest mammal, with only 26 still in existence. The full research has been published in the peer-reviewed journal Science.
06/22/2018 - 06:22 AM
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
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
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
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06/21/2018 - 06:12 PM
Mother of 'Little Jacob' Dumped His Body at the Beach Because He 'Liked The Water': Affidavit
The 4-year-old boy's mother and her girlfriend have been charged in connection with his murder.
06/21/2018 - 01:42 PM
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