Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) were outraged after they were barred from a meeting with Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). On Thursday, at the request of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the speaker’s staffers asked CHC members to leave the meeting, which was about the execution of President Trump’s controversial immigration policy.
A survey from President Trump’s campaign team meant to gather antimedia answers has turned into an online proxy war between those who support the president and those against him. On Thursday, moments after he completed an hour-plus press conference, in which much of the time was spent attacking reporters and “fake news,” Trump’s team emailed out a survey to all his supporters imploring them to help fight the mainstream media.
A while back, The Drive reported the Chevrolet SS was ending production after the 2017 model year. Chevy is asking prospective SS owners to place their orders by the end of February. After selling only 3,013 Chevy SS’s in the U.S. last year, GM is pulling the plug on the operation.
Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11 and spiritual guide to a generation of Islamic militants, has died in a federal prison. Abdel-Rahman, who had diabetes and coronary artery disease, died Saturday at the Federal Correction Complex in Butner, North Carolina, said its acting executive assistant, Kenneth McKoy. Abdel-Rahman was a key spiritual leader for militants and became a symbol for radicals during his decades in U.S. prisons, where his captivity inspired plots, protests and calls for violence.
A number of Ford engineers have been proving out a theory that many of us at The Drive believe is self-evident: Level 3, or "conditional", autonomy, where a human driver is supposed to take over in a matter of seconds for an overwhelmed autonomous vehicle, is a recipe for disaster. Raj Nair, Ford's product development chief, put it this way in an interview: "These are trained engineers who are there to observe what’s happening.
Malaysian police said Saturday they had arrested a North Korean man over the assassination of Kim Jong-Un's brother, as relations between Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur nosedived in a battle for his body. A 46-year-old was arrested on Friday evening with documents that identified him as North Korean citizen Ri Jong Chol, a police statement said, making him the first person from the North to be detained over the case. Kim Jong-Nam died after an unidentified liquid was sprayed in his face at Kuala Lumpur international airport on Monday, in an attack Seoul says was carried out by female agents on the orders of Pyongyang.
Bob Michel, an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the Republican House minority for 14 years and was skilled at seeking compromise critical in getting many initiatives of two Republican presidents through Congress, died Friday. A former staffer of Michel's, Mike Johnson, said he passed away Friday morning. Michel's skill at seeking compromise with the Democrats was critical in helping Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush pursue their agendas during their presidential terms.
A powerful Pacific storm blew into Southern and Central California on Friday with wind-driven heavy rains that downed power lines and electrocuted a man, killed a motorist in a submerged car and disrupted hundreds of flights at airports. With the storm feeding on an atmospheric river of moisture stretching far out into the Pacific, precautionary evacuations of homes in some neighborhoods were requested due to the potential for mudslides and debris flows. At least 4 people died after a powerful storm pummeled Southern California on Friday night, flooding numerous roadways in Los Angeles and San Diego.
More than 200 new genetic markers linked with male pattern baldness have been identified, according to a new study from the United Kingdom. The researchers in the new study were also able to use their set of genetic markers to predict men's chances of severe hair loss, although the scientists noted that their results apply more to large populations of people than to any given individual. "We are still a long way from making an accurate prediction for an individual's hair-loss pattern.
By Cheikh Sadibou Mane and Lamin Jahateh BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambia's President Adama Barrow vowed on Saturday to revive the country's faltering economy with sweeping reforms as he sought to draw a line under the erratic 22-year rule of his predecessor. Barrow was sworn into office a month ago during a brief exile in Senegal as Yahya Jammeh refused to accept his defeat in a December election. Jammeh fled into exile days later as troops from West African countries prepared to enter the capital and force him to go.
“The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” he declared from South Florida, where he is staying for the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate. The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People! The new post included more mainstream news organizations.
Authorities claimed Taylor seemed unemotional after learning her son had died, but Taylor says she was trying to process what happened. Reporter: The very night Ross Harris is arrested, he's charged with the murder of his son, and held without bail. Reporter: You never actually had a moment with your husband in private to talk about what happened?
Brasília (AFP) - Six months after her humiliating departure from Brazil's presidency following an impeachment trial, Dilma Rousseff is contemplating her political future. During an exclusive interview with AFP, she appeared more relaxed than she was during August's emotional impeachment spectacle. Rousseff's conservative rivals ousted her by securing an impeachment vote against her over allegations that she fiddled state accounts.
Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates tweeted out Thursday the following chart, which he called "the most beautiful" in the world. The chart shows that worldwide child deaths, defined as the death of a child less than five years old, were cut by half between 1990 and 2015 -- from 12.1 million to 5.8 million. On the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation website, Gates added his "favorite number" as well -- 122 million.
Paris police sprayed tear gas at bottle-throwing demonstrators on the margins of a rally Saturday meant to support a young black man who was allegedly raped with a police baton and other victims of police abuse. Two police officers were injured and 13 people were arrested in the clashes, which involved about 150 of the thousands of mostly peaceful anti-racism demonstrators. Police had installed a security perimeter around Paris' Place de la Republique for the rally.
Thousands of Catholic faithful gathered in the Philippine capital on Saturday for a "show of force" in the biggest rally yet to stop extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war. More than 6,000 people have died since Duterte took office seven months ago and ordered an unprecedented crime war that has drawn global criticism for alleged human rights abuses, but is popular with many in the mainly Catholic country. Members of one of the nation's oldest and most powerful institutions chanted prayers and sang hymns as they marched to condemn a "spreading culture of violence".
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that a man is dead after he breached security at Honolulu International Airport and stopped breathing. The Star-Advertiser says the man ran through a security checkpoint at a small commuter terminal about 5:48 a.m. early Saturday. The newspaper says the man, who was not a traveler, pushed aside a security officer and ran through doors where airplanes were parked.
A 5-year-old boy was in critical condition after being mauled by one of the family’s pit bulls in New York, according to reports. Jeremiah Rivera was reportedly inside his Brooklyn home on Friday night when the pit bull began his attack. The baby was lying on the floor in a pool of blood and body matter,” Lloyd McCammon, a witness, told the Daily News.
A United States aircraft carrier strike group has begun patrols in the South China Sea amid growing tension with China over control of the disputed waterway and concerns it could become a flashpoint under the new U.S. administration. China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday warned Washington against challenging its sovereignty in the South China Sea. The U.S. navy said the force, including Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, began routine operations in the South China Sea on Saturday.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday after meeting with his Ukrainian, German and French counterparts in Munich that a Feb. 20 ceasefire between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists has been agreed. "On Feb. 20 the ceasefire regime will start and withdrawal of heavy military hardware will also start ... We have actively supported this decision and obviously expressed a conviction that this time, failure should not be allowed to take place," Lavrov told reporters. Lavrov's comments came minutes after Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin told reporters he was "not at all" happy with the results of Saturday's meeting.
Though Donald Trump fashions himself a loyal boss, his inner circle has been steadily shrinking — revealing Trump's willingness to cast aside some of his most devoted advisers. This week, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was added to the list of Trump's left-behind loyalists. Flynn, Christie and Giuliani once made a trio of firebrands who were frequent travel companions, and all delivered incendiary speeches during the Republican National Convention last summer.
Adolf Hitler's personal telephone, which the Fuehrer used to dictate many of his deadly World War II commands, will hit the auction block this weekend, the US house selling it announced. Originally a black Bakelite phone that was later painted crimson and engraved with Hitler's name, the relic was found in the Nazi leader's Berlin bunker in 1945 following the regime's defeat. Auction house Alexander Historical Auctions estimates its worth between $200,000 and $300,000.
X, a scientific research team, is working to improve Project Loon, which is a project it developed four years ago with Google to help provide internet coverage to some of the most remote parts of the Earth. Google wants to accomplish this by using large, technologically advanced balloons. The balloons, built and designed by Raven Aerostar, are called Super Pressure Balloons.
A New Orleans-style funeral in New York’s Washington Square Park hosted by Rise and Resist and GAG Is Watching on Saturday gave young New Yorkers the chance to grieve, march, sing, wail and ultimately “demand the rebirth of a presidency dedicated to the
One person died and 27 others were injured -- three of them seriously -- when a train derailed Saturday shortly after leaving a station east of Brussels, officials said. The train carrying 85 passengers derailed four minutes after leaving Louvain bound for the North Sea coast via the Belgian capital, the SNCB railway authority said. The cause of the derailment -- which occurred shortly after 1:00 pm (1200 GMT) -- was not immediately known and investigators were on the scene.