Sen. Ted Cruz's dramatic about-face on the Trump administration's family separation policy lays bare how toxic the issue is becoming for Republicans.Dem challenger O'Rourke homes in »
Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, left, and FBI Director Christopher Wray. WASHINGTON — It was not, perhaps, the most somber moment in the history of the U.S. Senate. In the midst of reciting a list of complaints about FBI agents allegedly swayed by their own anti-Trump animus, Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., stopped speaking and looked up.
More than 600 clergy and lay members of the United Methodist Church have signed a letter bringing church charges against fellow member Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the zero tolerance immigration policy that has resulted in the separation of undocumented children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. “As members of the United Methodist Church, we deeply hope for a reconciling process that will help this long-time member of our connection step back from his harmful actions and work to repair the damage he is currently causing to immigrants, particularly children and families,” the letter states. In May, Sessions announced that the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security are aiming to prosecute 100 percent of cases of illegal border crossings, regardless of whether those involved are fleeing persecution or traveling with children.
The mystery of a seemingly bizarre “wolf-like” creature that was shot and killed in Montana last month has been solved: The animal was a wolf all along. In May, a rancher shot and killed the wolf on his property near the Montana town of Denton. Officials sent the carcass for further inspection to a lab in Bozeman, Montana.
Border Patrol agents collect information from detained illegal immigrants south of McAllen, Texas. (Photo: Sergio Flores for Yahoo News) Approaching the Mexican-American border near McAllen, Texas, the border my own parents crossed before I was born,
A Dunkin Donuts in Baltimore is under fire for posting a sign offering customers coupons for reporting employees shouting in foreign languages. General manager posted a sign asking customers to report employees not speaking English.
The South Korean Defense Ministry confirmed Tuesday that their major military exercise with the US planned for August has been suspended.
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Americans make up 4 percent of the world's population but owned about 46 percent of the estimated 857 million weapons in civilian hands at the end of 2017, a survey showed on Monday. The Small Arms Survey, an independent global research project based in Geneva, Switzerland, found that there were more than 1 billion firearms in the world, of which civilians owned 85 percent, while the rest were held by militaries or law enforcement agencies. The number of guns owned by civilians globally rose to 857 million in 2017 from 650 million in 2006, the survey said.
Nearly 12,000 children are in U.S. government custody because of the "zero tolerance" policy.
Jake Monty, a former member of President Trump’s National Hispanic Advisory Council, once argued the “Latino case” for supporting the billionaire mogul’s presidential campaign but jumped ship in the middle of the 2016 campaign when Trump’s immigration proposals hardened in the mold of his nationalist advisers. Yahoo News reached out to Monty to see what he thinks now about Trump’s immigration policies, particularly the internment of undocumented children. Monty, a third-generation Mexican-American whose wife was born in Mexico, has spent most of his career advocating for immigrant rights as a lawyer in Texas.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told reporters Monday that it was “offensive” to imply that the administration had a “policy” of separating parents from children at the border — even though it was the stated purpose of the controversial change in enforcement procedures put in place by the Trump administration. “I find that offensive,” Nielsen said when asked at Monday’s White House briefing if the separation of parents from children was meant to send a message. Nielsen’s predecessor in running the Department of Homeland Security, current White House chief of staff John Kelly, has stated repeatedly that separating children from their parents would work as a deterrent.
The eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” seems eons away (2019), but it appears that some cast members have already finished filming the last six episodes of the popular HBO fantasy series. Case in point, Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys “Ben D. Knee” Targaryen, decided to bestow winter upon fans by posting a bittersweet farewell to the series on Instagram on Sunday. “Hopped on a boat to an island to say goodbye to the land that has been my home away from home for almost a decade,” Clarke captioned a photo of her lying in a field of flowers.
Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, the rapper known as XXXTentacion, was shot dead in South Florida Monday afternoon, according to local law enforcement. The Broward Sheriff’s Office tweeted that law enforcement was responding to a shooting incident in Deerfield Beach, about 40 miles north of Miami. Local law enforcement said he was approached by two armed individuals.
Caitlyn Jenner’s model daughters got sentimental on Father’s Day. Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner on Sunday both posted sweet throwback pics on Instagram, along with holiday wishes. The siblings’ mother, Kris Jenner, posted a general Father’s Day greeting to all the “incredible” dads, but did not mention Caitlyn.
About a year ago, 2005-2006 Ford GT designer Camilo Pardo decided it was time to part with his one-of-one "Solar 7" 2005 Ford GT, and sold it on the Petrolicious Marketplace. Solar 7 just popped up for sale on eBay Motors with an asking price of just under $450,000 via a place called Area 51 Motorsports in Beaumont, Texas. The last-gen Ford GT is an appreciating asset, after all, and this one is arguably the most famous example out there.
John Moore, a photographer who has been documenting migrants at the border for 10 years, captured the harrowing picture on June 12 in Rio Grande Valley. The little girl immediately started crying," the photographer told NPR on Sunday.
Could a volcanic eruption be the key to unlocking the mysterious geological history of Mars? Back in the 1960s, NASA's Mariner spacecraft discovered an extremely large and unusually soft rock formation. More than 3 billion years ago, extreme volcanic eruptions on Mars dropped the huge deposit near the Martian equator, according to the new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets.
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For some of President Trump’s supporters, his administration’s policy of separating children from their families when they illegally cross the U.S. border goes too far. According to the Department of Homeland Security, nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families at the border between April 19 and May 31. The separations are the result of the Trump administration’s decision to prosecute the adults as criminals, which requires the separations.
A former Israeli government minister, once imprisoned for trying to smuggle drugs, is back behind bars after being charged with spying for archenemy Iran, the country's internal security agency said Monday.
The U.S. Supreme Court took a pass on setting limits on extreme partisan gerrymandering on Monday, saying the plaintiffs in the case didn’t have standing to challenge Wisconsin’s statewide assembly map. The decision came in a case called Gill v. Whitford, which advocates had hoped would allow the court to clarify if partisan gerrymandering could be so egregious that it violated the U.S. Constitution. The court has never said partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional, leaving lawmakers from both political parties free to draw lines to their advantage.
Authorities say the death toll from Monday's powerful earthquake in western Japan has risen to four. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck north of Osaka, Japan's second-largest city, injuring more than 300 people. Authorities in western Japan say the number of people treated for injuries suffered in a strong earthquake Monday morning now exceeds 300.
Arizona police have arrested a man for allegedly swindling more than 1,000 Walmart stores in an elaborate scheme. Thomas Frudaker, 23, was arrested by police in Yuma on June 13. According to police, they were contacted by a Yuma Walmart when Frudaker attempted to return a computer with missing parts.
John Cena and Ford have settled their lawsuit over the WWE wrestler selling his Ford GT before the 24-month required ownership period was over. “I love the Ford GT and apologize to Ford, and encourage others who own the car to respect the contract,” Cena said in a statement published by Jalopnik.
Summer is here and unexpected accidents involving pools can happen in a flash, but are children at risk even with proper safeguards in place? A video recently posted to Facebook shows a 2-year-old boy named Cody scaling a locked safety