The European Union is set to slap tariffs on $3.4 billion in U.S. products, with India and Turkey taking action, too. But the biggest showdown is with this nation.'Destroying markets — both foreign and domestic' »
Democratic lawmakers gathered Thursday to discuss the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy toward immigrants crossing the border illegally, which has led to officials separating over 2,300 immigrant kids from their parents. During the hearing, lawmakers questioned experts from child health and immigration advocacy groups about the consequences of Trump’s zero tolerance policy, and its resulting separations and detentions of migrant kids and parents.
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.
Amid all of the outrage over the Trump administration’s separation of more than 2,300 migrant children from their parents to advance its immigration agenda on Capitol Hill, it may seem crass to focus on the political implications of what has become a humanitarian crisis. Republicans are scrambling to minimize the fallout — including Trump, who caved to enormous pressure Wednesday by signing an executive order instructing officials to detain parents and children together. Four of these districts are located in the southernmost part of the state, where they overlap, to varying degrees, with Orange County — a longtime conservative stronghold that also flipped to Clinton after trending increasingly Democratic in recent years.
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer has died, The Washington Post confirmed Thursday. The announcement came nearly two weeks after the columnist and Fox News personality revealed in a Washington Post column that he only had weeks left to live.
Rachel Maddow shares reporting from the Washington Post that the National Enquirer sent stories about Donald Trump to Michael Cohen for approval before publishing and took suggestions for stories about Hillary Clinton from Trump.
Five women were kidnapped and gang-raped at gunpoint while doing charity work in a remote part of India.
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. Mr Varela Hernandez said he had urged his 32-year-old wife not to make the journey. TIME’s new cover: A reckoning after Trump's border separation policy: What kind of country are we?
A sniper serving life in prison for terrorizing the Washington, D.C., region as a teenager must get new sentencing hearings in Virginia, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The 3-0 decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denies an appeal by prosecutors who said they already complied with the requirements of the U.S. Supreme Court, which found in a series of rulings after Malvo was sentenced that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional. Lee Boyd Malvo was 17 when he and his mentor, John Allen Muhammad, fatally shot 10 people they targeted at random in Virginia, Maryland and Washington in 2002.
On Wednesday, the Trump administration, under swelling public pressure, tweaked its zero tolerance policy that separated asylum seekers from their children at the Mexican border. While its cruel ploy of tearing children away from their parents lasted a month and a half or so ― that we know of ― the long-term damage done to those children will endure far longer. Back in 2015, during the surge of unaccompanied children arriving from Central America, I was a clinician in a shelter program funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services.
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.
Time magazine is getting a lot of attention for its provocative new cover that shows President Donald Trump looking down at a frightened child asylum-seeker. It’s also provoking people to ask the magazine to compensate the 2-year-old Honduran asylum-seeker as they would a professional model. The names of the toddler and her mother have not been released. They crossed into the United States from Mexico last week and were apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and taken to a processing center.
Rachel Maddow reports on a lawsuit filed by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and joined by several other states to stop Donald Trump's migrant family separation policy.
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.
First lady Melania Trump arrived in McAllen, Texas, on Thursday to visit a detention center for undocumented immigrant children. She initiated the visit on Tuesday — one day before President Donald Trump signed an executive order to stop separating undocumented
An ancient Chinese royal tomb may contain more surprising discoveries than anyone expected, including what appears to be a previously unknown species of gibbon that has since been driven to extinction. A new analysis revealed that the interred primate, whose skull and jawbone was exhumed in 2004, may not just represent a new species, Junzi imperialis, but an entirely new genus, the Washington Post reports. The tomb, which is estimated at 2,300 or 2,200 years old, is located in the ancient Chinese capital of Chang’an, in modern-day Xi’an province.
Koko, a western lowland gorilla who became internationally famous for learning to communicate in sign language, has died at the age of 46. The Gorilla Foundation announced Koko’s death, saying she would be “deeply missed”. “Koko touched the lives of millions as an ambassador for all gorillas and an icon for interspecies communication and empathy,” the foundation said in a statement.
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
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.
Hundreds of mourners braved drizzling rain to attend the funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. The statement said 89-year-old Earl Brosnahan Jr. had been in failing health and was "heartbroken" after his daughter's suicide. A high school classmate said Thursday that Spade was "incredibly kind" and had a memorable laugh.
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.
North and South Korean officials agreed Friday to hold highly emotional temporary reunions in August of families separated since the 1950-53 Korean War. In South Korea, more than half of the 132,124 people who applied for past reunions have died. Most of the 20 face-to-face reunions were held at the North's scenic Diamond Mountain resort, the site for the next reunion.
Children held at facilities such as the Shiloh Treatment Center in Texas are almost certain to be administered the drugs, irrespective of their condition, and without their parents' consent, according to the lawsuit filed by the Los Angeles-based Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law. The Shiloh center, which specializes in services for children and youths with behavioral and emotional problems, did not respond immediately to a request for comment. The lawsuit was filed on April 16, days after the introduction of the Trump Administration's "zero tolerance" policy to separate children from parents who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.
WASHINGTON ― Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and other Republican leaders thought President Donald Trump could be the magic bullet for accomplishing the elusive GOP goal of passing an immigration bill. After telling House Republicans Tuesday night that he backed both of their immigration proposals “1,000 percent,” Trump has gone soft.
Humboldt State University is investigating the now-viral video of a woman’s violent arrest by campus police after it was posted to Facebook Sunday. Samantha Luna, 20, and her friends were pulled over by officers near the Northern California
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.