Lawmakers had threatened to hold Justice Department officials in contempt or even impeach them if they didn't hand over all the information related to the Russia investigation.'Requests remain to be completed' »
Former FBI director James Comey said he was so “ashamed” by the Trump administration’s decision to separate thousands of children from their parents at the border that he and his wife discussed telling people they were Canadian when they arrived in Ireland this week. Comey made the comments in an interview Friday at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin during a European tour to promote his book “A Higher Loyalty,” The Irish Times reported. “I am ashamed of the way my country has acted with respect of those children.
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.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ tweet about being kicked out of a restaurant broke the law, a former White House ethics chief has said. Ms Sanders, the White House press secretary, was asked to leave Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, because she works for Donald Trump. The senior Trump aide addressed the incident via her official White House Twitter account - telling her three million followers she “politely left” and the co-owner’s decision to kick her out “say far more about her than they do about me”.
Female drivers took to the roads in Saudi Arabia on Sunday after a decades-long ban was lifted, making it the last country in the world to allow women behind the wheel. Thousands went out for their first legal drive, marking a momentous day that many in the deeply conservative kingdom did not think they would see in their lifetime. Some went out at the stroke of midnight - when the law was officially overturned - and cruised along Jeddah’s seaside road.
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An estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad official said Saturday. BNSF spokesman Andy Williams said 14 of 32 oil tanker cars just south of Doon in Lyon County leaked oil into surrounding floodwaters from the swollen Little Rock River. Williams had earlier said 33 oil cars had derailed.
Kim Pack, April Kauffman's daughter, wanted to prevent Jim Kauffman from claiming her mother's life insurance policy.
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.
Emily Jane Fox, senior reporter for Vanity Fair, talks about the pressures facing Donald Trump confidant Michael Cohen as his case enters a new phase with a new lawyer and a new feeling of betrayal about Trump.
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.
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.
First Lady Trump and the president’s daughter Ivanka carefully waded into the debate over the separation of migrant children this week. Richard Lui talks to Jennifer Rubin and Gabriela Domenzain, former Obama campaign spokesperson.
A jogger who says she inadvertently crossed the Canadian border while running was reportedly detained by U.S. authorities for two weeks. Cadella Roman, a 19-year-old French woman who was visiting her mother in White Rock, British Columbia, said she accidentally ran across the Canadian border into Blaine, Washington, on May 21, CBC News reports. Roman claimed she did not see any signs marking the border, and told CBC she did not know her beachside run had taken her into the U.S. until she was stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers.
The killers of rapper XXXTentacion tracked his movements before shooting him dead in a robbery, police have revealed. CCTV footage studied by detectives showed two men, one in orange sandals, following XXXTentacion into a motorbike dealership, where they bought a red mask, according to court documents. A 22-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged with murdering the rapper, real name Jahseh Onfroy, after he was ambushed and fatally shot in his BMW electric car in Florida.
French President Emmanuel Macron announced a proposal Saturday that would create closed migrant centers on European soil so authorities can quickly decide whether arriving migrants are eligible to apply for asylum and send back those who don't qualify. European countries would take in migrants who qualify to apply in a shared plan that lifts the burden of carrying for them from the Mediterranean nations on the front line such as Italy, Spain and Greece, Macron said. The French leader spoke at a news conference in Paris with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who was on his first foreign trip since taking office on June 2.
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.
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.
Attorneys for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort want a judge to bar any mention of Manafort's connections to the president at his Virginia trial. Manafort's lawyers filed their motion Friday in federal court in Alexandria ahead of next month's scheduled trial. Manafort is charged in Virginia with hiding tens of millions of dollars from the IRS he earned advising pro-Russia politicians in Ukraine.
By Stephen Kalin RIYADH (Reuters) - Women will hit the roads in Saudi Arabia on Sunday with the lifting of the world's last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women's repression in the conservative kingdom. The move, ordered last September by King Salman, is part of sweeping reforms pushed by his powerful young son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who aims to transform the economy of the world's top oil exporter and open up its cloistered society. "We are ready, and it will totally change our life," said Samira al-Ghamdi, a 47-year-old psychologist from Jeddah, one of the first Saudi women to be issued with a driving license.
Air strikes on rebel towns in southern Syria killed five civilians and damaged two hospitals on Sunday, a monitor said, in fresh signs of a looming government assault. Russian-backed regime forces have for weeks been preparing an offensive to retake Syria's south, a strategic zone that borders both Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The regime has sent military reinforcements to the area, dropped flyers demanding rebels surrender, and ramped up air strikes in recent days.
In deep southern Spain, near Almeria, project manager Martin Hermsen is overseeing final tests of the still camouflaged SUV, asking himself-and us-key questions: “Should you hear the motor and power electronics at full load or not? The Mercedes-Benz EQC not only is adorned with a camo wrap, it also wears three-dimensional panels designed to hide its shape. What the disguise cannot hide, however, is how closely related the EQC is to the Mercedes-Benz GLC-class SUV.
A ‘mini-summit’ of more than half of the European Union’s leaders appears doomed to end in frustration as the EU struggles to contain huge splits among its members over migration policy. German leader Angela Merkel, whose political future is under threat unless she can wrest deals from her European counterparts on migration, has already conceded the mini-summit in Brussels on Sunday will bring no solution to the problem. Mrs Merkel, on a visit to Lebanon on Saturday, also admitted that Thursday’s European Council summit of all 28 leaders would not solve the problem either.
The death of 10-year-old boy has been deemed "suspicious" and seven other children living in his home have been removed by child welfare officials, according to authorities. Anthony Avalos had critical injuries when deputies responded to an emergency call of a child not breathing on Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. The child was unresponsive and his mother said said he had been injured during a fall, authorities said.