The current owner of the Forth Worth home where David and Louise Turpin lived with their now-adult children bought the property 18 years ago.Human feces on the walls »
Donald Trump’s lawyer claims the president is “very eager” to sit down with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and discuss the ongoing Russia investigation. Speaking to CBS News correspondent Major Garrett for the podcast “The Takeout,” attorney Ty Cobb said Trump “wants to put the matter to rest,” adding that there were currently “active discussions” about a possible meeting between the president and Mueller’s team. The statement from Cobb came after the White House spent weeks dancing around the issue, with Trump repeatedly refusing to give a straight answer on whether he’d agree to an interview.
The 13 starving siblings held captive in a California house hardly ever saw the sun and were allowed, a prosecutor said Thursday, to eat only one rationed meal a day and shower just once a year.
Three people were arrested for blocking the entrance to Sen. Chuck Schumer’s office in New York Wednesday, as approximately two dozen immigration advocates gathered in midtown Manhattan in the snow and freezing rain to demand that the Senate’s top Democrat reject any version of a government spending bill that doesn’t have the DREAM Act attached. The small demonstration was one of several aimed at both Republican and Democratic members of Congress around the country this week, part of a push to tie key immigration legislation to a government spending bill ahead of a looming government shutdown on Friday. On Capitol Hill Tuesday, immigration activists occupied the offices of several Republican Senators, including Marco Rubio of Florida and Tennesse’s Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander, as well as Thom Tillis, the North Carolina freshman who has actively been working on a bipartisan immigration deal.
An undocumented immigrant who admitted to shooting and killing two Northern California police officers in October 2014 said in court on Tuesday that he regrets not killing more cops.Luis Bracamontes, a 37-year-old from Mexico who has entered the United
The mother of a University of Alabama student who received national scorn for her racist rants on video said she agreed with the school’s decision to expel her daughter. “This is not a reflection of how she was raised,” Jill Barbera, mother of Harley Barber, 19, told NJ.com on Thursday. Harley Barber, 19, was returning to her home state of New Jersey after social media posts surfaced showing her defiantly repeating a racist slur, according to reports.
A Naples, Florida, golf course featured a reptilian smackdown between an alligator and Burmese python last week ― and it was caught on camera. “The alligator seems to have the upper hand,” Dr. Richard Nadler wrote on Facebook. “The python’s head was inside the mouth of the alligator and the alligator was just sitting there absolutely still with his eyes wide open,” Nadler told NBC affiliate WESH.
During a press briefing at the White House on Wednesday, January 17, The Justice Department's National Security Division released a report on criminals in the U.S. who were foreign-born.
The feast of St. Anthony, Spain’s patron saint of animals, is celebrated each year. On the eve of St. Anthony’s Day, riders guide their horses through a bonfire in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares as part of the Luminarias ritual in honor of St. Anthony the Abbot.
US border patrol agents are routinely sabotaging water supplies left for migrants in the Arizona desert, condemning them to death, humanitarian groups have said. Travellers attempting to cross into the US from Mexico regularly die of dehydration, as well as exposure to extreme heat or cold, so aid groups leave water bottles and emergency stocks such as blankets at points throughout the Sonoran desert. A video released by the groups showed border patrol agents kicking over water bottles and pouring away their contents.
“The Wall will be paid for, directly or indirectly, or through longer term reimbursement, by Mexico, which has a ridiculous $71 billion dollar trade surplus with the U.S.,” Trump continued, expressing disdain for the North American Free Trade Agreement. ….The Wall will be paid for, directly or indirectly, or through longer term reimbursement, by Mexico, which has a ridiculous $71 billion dollar trade surplus with the U.S. The $20 billion dollar Wall is “peanuts” compared to what Mexico makes from the U.S. NAFTA is a bad joke!
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) was so moved by the story of Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old man deported to Mexico this week after living most of his life in the U.S., that she plans to bring his wife Cindy Garcia as her plus-one guest to the 2018 State of the Union address. “This week, America watched in horror as Jorge Garcia, a father of two and husband to an American citizen, who was brought to this country at 10 years old and has never received so much as a traffic ticket, was torn from his family and the only home he knows,” Dingell said in a statement on Thursday. “Jorge’s wife Cindy has shown incredible resilience and courage in the face of these impossible circumstances,” Dingell continued.
Shell casings, DNA, stolen jewelry and a cellphone taken from a victim were among the pieces of evidence that investigators used to tie Cleophus Cooksey Jr., 35, to the killings, according to court documents. “It should appall every one of us in the room that he managed to kill nine people period, let alone in such a short period of three weeks,” said Sgt. Jonathan Howard, a Phoenix police spokesman. Cooksey, described by police as an aspiring musician, knew some of the victims but investigators were still trying to determine motives in a few of the attacks, according to police officials in Phoenix, Glendale and Avondale.
WASHINGTON ― Despite protests by civil rights leaders, the Senate voted Thursday to advance a judicial nominee who helped draft North Carolina’s voter suppression law, defended racially discriminatory gerrymandering and may have lied to the Senate about his role in disenfranchising black voters when he worked for the late Sen. Jesse Helms. The Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to move forward with the nomination of Thomas Farr, President Donald Trump’s choice for a lifetime seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Republicans who voted for Farr include Sens.
Francis spontaneously asked to conduct the wedding for Paula Podest and Carlos Ciufardi, flight attendants from Chile’s flagship carrier, LATAM. As they posed for snapshots with other crew members, Francis asked if the pair had been married in the church.
Two boys are facing felony charges after vandalism at an Iowa honey farm killed 500,000 bees, according to police. Owners Justin and Tori Englehardt found the dead bees when they went to clear snow off the hives on their 18-acre property. “We found complete destruction of our hives and supply shed,” they wrote on their Facebook page.
More is being learned about life inside the California house of horrors where 13 hungry brothers and sisters were allegedly chained up by their own parents. David and Louise Turpin bought the California home in 2013 for $350,000. Back
The number of U.S. children educated at home has doubled to about 1.7 million, or 3 percent of the nation's school-age population, from 1999, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. "We would not say abuse is more common among home-schoolers, but when it does occur, there are fewer safeguards, less to stop it from spinning out of control," said Executive Director Rachel Coleman. The organization has called for requiring annual contacts by outside officials and background checks for parents who run home schools.
Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., left, Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., right, and Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., second from right, following a meeting with White House chief of staff John Kelly. WASHINGTON — President Trump is trying to make good on his signature campaign promise to build a “beautiful wall” amid negotiations to avoid a government shutdown.
On Thursday, Amazon released the short list of cities and other localities that are still in the running to host the online retail giant’s second headquarters, which it’s calling HQ2. The finalists were chosen from 238 original applicants representing locations across North America. While critics argue that Amazon’s public bidding process amounts to a degrading race in which suitors are forced to one up each other with irresponsibly large financial incentives, the company’s pledge to invest $5 billion and create 50,000 high-paying jobs at HQ2 has kept cities in the hunt. The frenzied initial application process drove officials to pull out all the stops to catch Amazon’s eye.
Earth's surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released Wednesday which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions. A revised calculation of how greenhouse gases drive up the planet's temperature reduces the range of possible end-of-century outcomes by more than half, researchers said in the report, published in the journal Nature. "Our study all but rules out very low and very high climate sensitivities," said lead author Peter Cox, a professor at the University of Exeter.
A deputy fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in an Ohio courtroom when a fight broke out involving the boy, his family and the officer on Wednesday, a sheriff's office investigator said. Joseph Haynes was struck once in the abdomen during the fight that began as an early afternoon hearing concluded in a domestic relations courtroom in Columbus, said Rick Minerd, investigations chief with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
The Agni-V missile, with a range of about 3,100 miles, has been in the works for several decades, a tweet from India’s congress said. The country, which has successfully tested this type of missile five times since 2012, last completed a launch in December 2016. Successful test firing of Agni-V ICBM makes every Indian very proud. The country continues to test what appear to be ICBMs, and President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un trade verbal jabs in an escalation that many fear could lead to nuclear war.
Former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar, who is facing 10 counts of first-degree sexual misconduct after more than 140 women accused him, penned a six-page letter to the court saying it was too difficult to listen to dozens of accusers deliver victim impact statements on how he sexually abused them. “This isn’t worth the paper it’s written on,” County Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said Thursday. “I’m very concerned about my ability to face witnesses these next four days, mentally,” the letter said, noting that more than the seven women in Nassar’s plea deal were being given time in court to speak.
“Port Authority says Christie showed up at Newark Airport today with NJ State PD detail,” a Port Authority spokesman told CBS New York. “They tried to go into the special access area where they have been going for years.