During a White House event honoring immigration officials, the president called on a Hispanic-American agent, noting that he "speaks perfect English."Officer's reaction »
Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of “high crimes & misdemeanors.” It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. During NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, host Chuck Todd asked if Brennan regretted accusing the president of treason.
The on-again, off-again boyfriend of Kiera Bergman, a missing Arizona teenager, has been arrested on charges unrelated to his girlfriend’s disappearance. Jon Christopher Clark, the last person known to have seen Bergman, has been arrested for 22 counts of aggravated identity theft and two counts of forgery, police said. When contacted by HuffPost, Phoenix Police Sgt. Vince Lewis said Clark’s arrest has nothing to do with Bergman’s disappearance.
More than 2 million Muslims began the annual hajj pilgrimage at first light on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, circling the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca that Islam's faithful face five times each day during their prayers. The five-day hajj pilgrimage represents one of the world's biggest gatherings every year, and is required of all able-bodied Muslims once in their life. The hajj offers pilgrims an opportunity to feel closer to God amid the Muslim world's many challenges, including the threat of violence and extremists in the Mideast and the plight of Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority.
An investigation is being launched into claims that up to 10 British Second World War wrecks in Asia have been plundered for scrap metal. It comes after six wrecks, including Royal Navy battleships HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse, were feared to have been damaged or destroyed by scavengers. Altogether the wrecks are thought to be the final resting place for hundreds of Royal Navy sailors and civilians.
A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok Sunday, two weeks after a quake killed more than 480 people on the island and hours after another tremor triggered landslides, damaged buildings and sent people fleeing.The 6.9 magnitude quake struck at a
Turkish authorities detained two men suspected of shooting at the U.S. Embassy in the capital Ankara on Monday, in an attack that coincides with increased tensions between the two NATO allies over the trial of a U.S. pastor in Turkey. Nobody was hurt in the attack, which President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman condemned as an attempt "to create chaos". The Turkish Foreign Ministry said it had increased security for the embassy and other U.S. missions and employees in Turkey.
One woman, Lee Keum-seom, told CNN that she was seeing her son for the first time since he was 4 years old. ”(My family) in North Korea didn’t live long so I prayed for my son’s health,” she said. At 101 years old, Baik Seong-gu will finally meet his granddaughter, almost 70 years after being separated from his children during the Korean War.
Russian President Vladimir Putin danced arm-in-arm with Austria's Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl at her wedding on Saturday, after receiving an invitation that opposition critics said undermined the West's stance against Moscow. Photographs showed Kneissl, 53, smiling in a long white and cream "dirndl" dress and talking to Putin as they danced in a vineyard in southern Styria province, the venue of her wedding to entrepreneur Wolfgang Meilinger. Putin - who made a toast in German at the wedding, according to the Kremlin - was pictured listening to her intently.
The Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile Block II, or ESSM, is a new version of an existing Sea Sparrow weapons system currently protecting aircraft carriers, destroyers, cruisers, amphibious assault ships and other vessels against anti-ship missiles and other surface and airborne short-range threats to ships. China and Russia are Building Lots of Ship-Killer Missiles. The U.S. Navy and numerous NATO partners are firing a new, high-tech ship defense weapon that can identify, track and attack maneuvering anti-ship missiles with an active seeker enabling the missile to change course in flight, service officials said.
“I have demanded transparency so that this Rigged and Disgusting Witch Hunt can come to a close,” Trump tweeted. “I allowed [McGahn] and all others to testify ― I didn’t have to. His outburst came the day after The New York Times reported that McGahn is extensively cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible links between Trump’s campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the president has obstructed justice.
Justin Bilton and his 70-year-old father barely escaped as the Howe Ridge Fire closed in on them in West Glacier, Montana.
A female employee opened fire at a Houston-area food distribution center early Monday, killing a company manager and wounding another worker, police said. The shooter, identified by police as Kristine Peralez, 38, was also killed in the attack, which happened around 2:30 a.m. at the Ben E. Keith facility in Missouri City, about 15 miles (25 kilometers) southwest of Houston. Police Chief Mike Berezin said the woman walked outside the warehouse after the shooting and was confronted by a responding officer.
An anti-gay review on Yelp that called a restaurant in Dorchester, Massachusetts “absolutely disgusting and unacceptable” prompted other customers to voice their support for the cafe. The review of Zia Gianna Bakery and Caffe, owned by Nino Barbalace, has since been removed from Yelp.
Italian actress and sexual abuse campaigner Asia Argento is not under investigation over bombshell allegations that she had sex five years ago with an underage teen, police told AFP on Monday. The New York Times reported on Sunday that Argento, a Harvey Weinstein accuser and leading figure in the #MeToo movement, had paid Jimmy Bennett $380,000 over the 2013 incident at a Los Angeles hotel. The development prompted accusations of hypocrisy from Weinstein's lawyer who said that the revelations undermined her claims against his client.
Environmental campaigners are suing the Trump administration for allegedly failing to protect the ocean habitat of a species of critically endangered killer whale. The Centre for Biological Diversity has filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service, arguing it has left the last remaining southern resident killer whales at risk. The population of the imperilled orca species off the US west coast is at its lowest in more than 30 years, numbering just 75.
A series of beautiful shots of divers swimming near sunken ships have emerged. Alex Voyer, 39, was sailing around the Caribbean on a 60-foot boat when he stopped for a dive. The images show amazing shipwrecks as free divers explore the seabed. Alex,
China has arrested 26 suspects and retrieved almost 650 cultural relics stolen from an ancient burial site in northwestern Qinghai province, the Ministry of Public Security said on Sunday. China's official Xinhua news agency said experts believe many of the items recovered are of "tremendous historical value" as they show cultural interactions between the East and the West during the early days of the Tang Dynasty, which lasted from 619-907 A.D. The suspects are said to have illegally excavated items from the Dulan tombs, which lie along the ancient Silk Road, and subsequently arranged their sale. A police official speaking on China's state-run CCTV on Sunday said the criminals, two of whom were on the police's "most wanted" list, were asking for as much as 80 million yuan ($11.6 million) for their loot.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declared a provisional three-month ceasefire with the Taliban in a televised broadcast Sunday, a move welcomed by Washington but yet to receive a reply from the militants themselves. The announcement followed a bloody week of fighting across Afghanistan which saw the Taliban launch a massive assault against the provincial capital Ghazni. Anticipation had been mounting ahead of Ghani's speech following mixed signals from the presidential palace over whether the government would offer a fresh truce -- following a brief, unprecedented ceasefire earlier in June.
Citing unnamed sources, the paper reported that investigators in New York are determining if Cohen, who is also being investigated for campaign finance violations, misrepresented his net worth to obtain the loans. Cohen, long known as Trump’s fixer, was one of the president’s closest allies for more than a decade until an investigation was opened earlier this year to determine if he had violated campaign finance laws by paying women who said they had affairs with Trump in exchange for their silence during the 2016 campaign.
An interview with the New York Times published on Thursday showed the sheer amount of hours he puts into his company, and HuffPost co-founder Arianna Huffington offered some advice to the CEO. On Friday, Huffington posted an open letter to Musk on Thrive Global, a company she founded and is the CEO of that has a mission to “end the stress and burnout epidemic.” She urged him to take a much-needed break from his 120-hour work weeks in order to work more efficiently in order to make his visions a reality. Dear Elon, please change the way you work to be more in line with the science around how humans are most effective: You need it, Tesla needs it and the world needs it.
Arrona-Lara was driving his wife, Maria del Carmen Venegas, to the hospital for a scheduled Cesarean on Wednesday. When they stopped to get gas, Venegas said ICE agents approached them and asked for identification. Despite the more recent ICE statement, an attorney representing Arrona-Lara on behalf of the nonprofit San Bernardino Community Service Center said the charges ICE claims are awaiting him in Mexico are unconfirmed.
Ariana Grande broke down in tears Friday during a radio interview that touched on mental health and the May 2017 bombing of her concert in Manchester, England. “It’s just about just being there for each other and helping each other through scary times and, like, anxiety,” Grande said through tears. Grande acknowledged struggling with “personal demons” and anxiety in the wake of the attack, which left 22 people dead and over 130 others injured.
Mary Ann Mendoza, whose son was murdered by an illegal immigrant, says victims' stories are being silenced by the press to support their anti-ICE agenda.
Indigenous hunters in Alaska initially believed they were legally hunting a beluga whale when they unlawfully killed a protected gray whale with harpoons and guns after the massive animal strayed into a river last year, a federal investigative report said. Federal law prohibits killing gray whales, though Alaska Natives are allowed to kill other whales. The 37-foot whale was cut up, with about 20,000 pounds (9,100 kilograms) of meat and blubber reportedly distributed among Alaska Natives in more than five communities.
Many churchgoers said they were sickened and saddened by a grand jury report detailing widespread sexual abuse by hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania but they would not let the Roman Catholic Church's cover-up dissuade them from their faith. Nearly 200 parishioners filled almost all the pews for Saturday’s Mass at St. Patrick’s Church in York, Pennsylvania, where six priests who at one time worked in that parish are accused in the report https://bit.ly/2vTa9oY of sexually abusing children. Few people attended the 9 a.m. service at St. Margaret Mary in Harrisburg where the report accuses Rev. Richard Barry of abusing boys in the 1980s.