The high court could hear an appeal on the legality of the president's ban on visitors from six majority Muslim countries, setting a benchmark for his term.Administration's last resort »
Republican Greg Gianforte claimed a narrow victory in Montana’s closely watched special election for the state’s at-large congressional seat, defeating Democrat Rob Quist in a race that is likely to be mined for clues about how the voting electorate feels about the political turbulence of Donald Trump’s young presidency heading into next year’s midterm elections. With 83 percent of precincts reporting, Gianforte led Quist by roughly 7 points in the race. The results came after a wild 24 hours in the race, in which Gianforte, a billionaire technology entrepreneur from Bozeman, was charged with misdemeanor assault after he allegedly “body slammed” Ben Jacobs, a reporter for the Guardian newspaper, at a campaign event on Wednesday just hours before voters headed to the polls.
Paul Manafort was in contact with Trump's team months after he resigned from the Trump campaign and months after the FBI's Russia investigation began, according to a new POLITICO report. POLITICO's Ken Vogel and Mother Jones' David
Four inmates remain hospitalized with gunshot wounds a day after California correctional officers opened fire to quell a mass attack on eight prison guards by more than 100 inmates. Corrections Department spokeswoman Terry Thornton said Thursday that one Pelican Bay State Prison inmate needs surgery after he was shot in the chin. Guards fired 19 rifle bullets to stop the attack in an exercise yard holding about 300 high-security prisoners near the Oregon border.
Oscar Lopez Rivera, 74, was convicted in 1981 of numerous charges, along with other members of the Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN), who sought to secure Puerto Rican independence from the United States. Rivera's sentence was commuted by former President Barack Obama, and the prisoner was freed this month.
Zillow estimates values for 110 million homes across America as “zestimates,” but many have questioned the company’s accuracy, including one homeowner who claims she can’t sell her home because of it.
New details about Chris Cornell's death revealed by TMZ Thursday claimed the singer had fresh track marks on his arm when he was found dead in the bathroom of his MGM Grand Detroit hotel room last week Thursday. According to TMZ, which cited sources, the track marks were "obvious" on Cornell's body. The toxicology tests will reveal which drugs were found in his system.
Donald Trump’s latest budget proposal could allow thousands of wild horses to be sold for slaughter by reversing nearly fifty years of protections for an American icon. Congress has long included language in budget bills specifically outlawing the sale of horses for slaughter. “The current program is wholly unsustainable and a new approach is needed, particularly when considering the sharp and consistent growth in resource requirements,” the budget proposal reads.
A native of south side Chicago, Spencer Leak Sr. has watched as his hometown and the neighborhoods where he grew up have been ripped apart by homicides in recent years, the results of an explosion of gun violence police have struggled to contain. Last year, according to the Chicago Tribune, 781 people were killed—a massive jump over 2015 when there were 492 recorded homicides. Leak has more insight into Chicago’s violence than most.
A search and rescue exercise turned real for a US Coast Guard crew who found six Tongan fishermen missing at sea for a week, New Zealand officials said Friday. New Zealand Rescue Coordination Centre officer Greg Johnston said Tongan police raised the alarm as the US Coast Guard C-130 Hercules was preparing to return to Honolulu following a multi-national rescue drill in Auckland. "The Coast Guard crew spotted the six men in their 12-metre (39-foot) vessel shortly after entering the search area, about 90 kilometres (55 miles) offshore from Tongatapu Island," Johnston said.
Giving the commencement speech at Wellesley College, Hillary Clinton warns graduates that authoritarian regimes attempt to control reality.
Trump’s son-in-law made the proposal at a meeting in early December at Trump Tower in New York, the Washington Post said. Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington allegedly discussed setting up a secret communications channel to cloak contacts between Moscow and Donald Trump’s White House transition team, it was reported on Friday.
Alabama had to race the clock to execute an inmate for a 1982 slaying. Prison officials faced a legal deadline of 12 a.m. Friday to execute Tommy Arthur. Arthur was pronounced dead after an execution warrant expired.
Authorities released a report Thursday detailing the manhunt and shootout with a husband and wife who killed 14 people and wounded 22 others in the San Bernardino attack in December 2015. The report released by the San Bernardino County district attorney's office includes the accounts of nearly two dozen law enforcement officers and details how officers identified Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, who carried out the attack with high-powered rifles at a health department training event and holiday party in December 2015, and the gunfight that ensued after officers tried to stop the fleeing couple. As officers began arriving at the Inland Regional Center, where the shooting occurred, several victims told the officers that Farook, their co-worker at the county health department, had been at the party but left about a half-hour before the shooting.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu explains his decision to remove Confederate monuments from the city in an interview to air Sunday on Meet the Press.
Two children in Texas died after they were locked in a hot car on Friday, according to police. A 16-month-old boy and a 2-year-old girl were killed after they became trapped in the vehicle as temperatures rose above 96 degrees in Parker County. Read:
By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Decried by protesters as "murderers" defending a dictator, Venezuela's military insisted on Thursday it was not taking sides in the national political turmoil, though it did back socialist President Nicolas Maduro's controversial plan for a new congress. The armed forces' National Guard unit has played a pivotal role in two months of unrest rocking Venezuela, often blocking marches and using teargas and water cannons to fight youths hurling stones and Molotov cocktails. At least 57 people have been killed, including one National Guard member and two policemen.
A cyclist hit by a pickup truck at a crosswalk in Florida and cited for the accident was turned over to immigration officials to face deportation, authorities said Thursday. Marcos Huete, a 31-year-old man from Honduras, "darted out" in front of the truck in Key West and was fined $75 for hindering traffic, according to a Florida Highway Patrol crash report. Civil rights advocates are condemning the police response because an officer can be heard on bodycam video asking whether the man is "illegal" before offering him medical assistance as he lay on the sidewalk beside his bicycle.
During an end-of-the-year awards ceremony at Anthony Aguirre Junior High in Channelview, Tex., a teacher gave Lizeth Villanueva an award for “most likely to become a terrorist.” The seventh-grade student’s mom is going great lengths to make sure the teacher gets fired.
Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on hunger strike since April 17 have ended their mass protest after Israel agreed a deal following weeks of refusing to negotiate, sources on both sides said on Saturday. Some 30 of the more than 800 hunger strikers had been hospitalised in recent days, raising fears of an escalation of clashes with Israeli security forces in the occupied West Bank. Palestinians hailed the deal as a victory for the hunger strikers after Israeli authorities repeatedly vowed not to negotiate with convicted "terrorists".
Ned Parker, Reuters reporter, talks about the discovery of yet more undisclosed contacts between Donald Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and Russia officials and the questions this behavior raises.
T-Mobile will allow subscribers to connect their phone number for use on to other electronic devices, such as PCs, wearables, and other smartphones, with a new service, called Digits. The service goes live May 31, T-Mobile announced Thursday. Digits let's wireless subscribers be flexible with how they communicate across devices.
U.S. District Judge William Orrick ordered David Daleiden and his attorneys, Steve Cooley and Brentford J. Ferreira, to appear at a June 14 hearing to consider contempt sanctions. A phone message at Cooley and Ferreira's law firm number was not immediately returned. A representative for Daleiden said she expected to have a statement later.
Russia on Friday accused NATO of increasing the threat of conflict, insisting attempts by the US-led alliance to curb Moscow have left ties at their lowest ebb since the USSR collapsed. "At present NATO-Russian relations are at their worst since the end of the Cold War," the foreign ministry in Moscow said in a statement. The ministry said NATO was pursuing a policy of "containment" towards Russia that has seen it bolster its forces along the country's border in eastern Europe.
Witnesses said the suspect started yelling ethnic and religious slurs toward the two women, who appeared to be Muslim, on a MAX train at the Hollywood Transit Station, according to reports. The suspect allegedly told the women, "Get off the bus, and get out of the country because you don’t pay taxes here,” Evelin Hernandez, a passenger on the train, told KATU-TV. When the men intervened, Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, allegedly attacked them.
Lee Boyd Malvo, 32, was one of two men found guilty in the series of sniper shootings in the fall of 2002 that killed 10 people, wounded three others and left residents of Washington, D.C. suburbs traumatized. Malvo, who was 17 at the time of the shootings, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.