The White House press secretary says the owner of the Red Hen in Lexington, Va., told her she had to "leave because I work for @POTUS."Social media stir »
Before asking the parents at the event to tell how their children died, Trump argued that the media were unfairly ignoring their plight. “These are the families the media ignores. Trump backed up his complaint with the unsupported claim that undocumented immigrants are more dangerous than the general population and shared statistics on crimes committed by undocumented immigrants without any context. He claimed that 63,000 Americans have been killed by undocumented immigrants since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks — an inaccurate figure that The Washington Post reports originally appeared in a 2005 blog post by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), an immigration hawk who recently promoted a neo-Nazi on Twitter.
Anthony Bourdain had no narcotics in his system when he killed himself this month, according to a French judicial official. The celebrity chef and CNN host died June 8 at the age of 61 in a hotel room in Kaysersberg, France. The death was ruled suicide by hanging, and a toxicology report was ordered. Christian de Rocquigny, the local prosecutor in charge of the investigation, told The New York Times no narcotics were found in Bourdain’s body, just a trace of a nonnarcotic medicine in line with a therapeutic dose.
Lawrence gets Tom Arnold to answer questions about Michael Cohen- and Tom Arnold says Michael Cohen will tell the truth about Donald Trump.
Hundreds of protesters enraged over an East Pittsburgh police officer’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen poured into the streets for the second straight night, demanding justice for 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. A large crowd blocked Interstate Highway 376 in the city, shutting down portions for more than five hours into early Friday. Chanting, “No justice, no peace,” and “Say his name, Antwon Rose Jr.,” protesters blocked the highway in both directions, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. Pittsburgh’s WTAE-TV reported one person was arrested before the highway was reopened to traffic around 2:30 a.m.
In a statement provided to the newspaper, the company said it's in the process of assessing the damage and determining which barrels can be saved. The paper reports that the warehouse is just one of 29 warehouses on the distillery's property. Pour one out for the barrels we've lost.
Efren Olivares, director of the Texas Civil Rights Project Racial and Economic Justice Program, talks about the effort to reunite families split by Donald Trump's zero tolerance border policy.
For the third day in a row, hundreds of protesters continue to call for justice over 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr.’s killing by an East Pittsburgh police officer. The protesters traveled through downtown Pittsburgh and across the Rachel Carson Bridge on Friday, pausing at intervals to read from a poem the Woodlands High School honor student had written about police brutality two years prior to his death. At one point during the demonstration, all the 17-year-olds gathered at the center of the group to highlight Rose’s young age when an officer killed him as he ran away, unarmed, on Tuesday evening.
Tripoli (AFP) - Five migrants died and nearly 200 were rescued off the coast of Libya while trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in two boats, the Libyan navy said Saturday.Three children and nine women were among 94 migrants rescued on Friday
Delta Air Lines announced Wednesday that the airline will no longer allow passengers to fly with “pit bull-type dogs” as service or support animals. The airline said the new policy comes after several employees were bitten by a pit bull. “We have determined that untrained, pit bull-type dogs posing as both service and support animals are a potential safety risk,” Delta said in a statement.
It was little over a week ago that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders stood at the podium in the briefing room, refusing to answer pointed questions from Brian Karem, executive editor of Sentinel Newspapers and a CNN political analyst, about the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that resulted in thousands of children being separated from their parents after crossing the U.S. southern border. “They come to the border with nothing and you throw children in cages.
Five women were kidnapped and gang-raped at gunpoint while doing charity work in a remote part of India.
Two years later, he was shot and killed by a police officer as he ran from a car during a traffic stop in East Pittsburgh. Rose, 17, was unarmed and was shot in the back three times. The Woodlands Hills School District released the poem with his mother’s permission. “I understand people believe I’m just a statistic / I say to them I’m different / I dream of life getting easier,” Rose wrote.
When the news broke last week that migrant children from Central America are being housed in an old Walmart in Brownsville, Texas, it was just the latest indication that the U.S. is fast turning into some kind of dystopian hellscape. Walmart has long been a symbol of some of the most dehumanizing and ruthless inclinations of American capitalism. Walmart’s recently made an effort to both improve conditions for employees and support manufacturing in the U.S. But over its history, the company has helped hollow out main streets across the country, driving domestic manufacturers out of business, outsourcing more work to overseas suppliers and fueling the kind of globalization that Trump supporters purport to detest.
A freshman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School told investigators he encountered shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz in a stairwell as he was loading his AR-15 rifle and was told, "you better get out of here," according to police interview transcripts released Friday. The student's account is part of the prosecution's case against Cruz, who is charged with 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted murder in the Valentine's Day massacre in Parkland, Florida. The student, whose name was redacted, says he was on a bathroom break when he found Cruz pulling the rifle out of a bag.
The demonstration took place just days after she fled a Mexican restaurant in Washington while being heckled by protesters. The protest, organized by the progressive group CREDO Action, took place at 7:30 a.m. In the pouring rain, protesters shouted several chants over megaphones, held posters that read “Child Snatcher” and played the audio clip released by ProPublica over a speaker system. Protestors are outside of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s Alexandria townhouse, playing audio of the detained children.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visited Salisbury on Friday to support the city as it tries to recover from the impact of this year's poison attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter. Visitor numbers have fallen since Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found slumped on a bench in March. Charles and Camilla also held a private meeting with Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey who fell ill after coming into contact with the Novichok nerve agent after trying to help the Skripals.
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.
By Steve Holland and Jonathan Allen MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - First Lady Melania Trump's visit on Thursday to a Texas shelter housing migrant children separated from their parents was overshadowed by a jacket she wore with the words: "I really don't care, do u?" scrawled in white brush strokes on the back. Melania Trump was shown in photos wearing the hooded green khaki jacket designed by fashion chain Zara as she boarded a flight from Andrews Air Force Base to the border facility in McAllen, Texas. "It's a jacket," Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump's spokeswoman, told reporters.
A US $2.62 billion museum-retail concept set to transform Hong Kong's waterfront now has an official name and opening timeframe: The K11 Musea will open in the fall of 2019. Described as an "ultra high-end" destination, designed for the affluent millennial
The backup driver in a fatal accident between a self-driving Uber and a pedestrian in Arizona last March may have been watching an episode of NBC’s “The Voice” on her phone at the time of the crash. Records provided to investigators by Hulu show Vasquez was streaming an episode of the reality TV show on her phone when the Volvo SUV fatally struck Elaine Herzberg as she walked her bike across a dark stretch of road. Had the backup driver reacted, she could have stopped the SUV 42.61 feet short of impact, one analysis found.
Early Thursday, Milwaukee resident Erica Denae Meshke posted a statement on Facebook describing an encounter with “The Proposal” contestant Michael Friday, who was slated to appear on the show’s second episode on June 25. In an email exchange with HuffPost, Meske said she believes Friday facilitated her sexual assault by another man last year.
Lee Gelernt, the lead attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s policy of splitting up families at the border to deter other migrants from coming to the U.S., asked the judge at a telephonic status conference to issue a preliminary injunction as early as Friday night. “I cannot express enough how bad the situation has become,” Gelernt told the judge. Instead, Sabraw gave the ACLU until Monday morning to submit a brief explaining its reasons for taking such a major step.
The mystery of the sexual assault and murder of a US teenager in Washington state has been resolved 32 years after the crime thanks to a discarded napkin, DNA tests and genetic genealogy. Gary Hartman, 66, has been arrested and is scheduled to appear in court Monday on rape and murder charges in the case, which has long shocked the city of Tacoma, in the northwestern US state. It began on March 26, 1986, when 12-year-old Michella Welch disappeared while playing with her two young sisters at a park.