Some prominent women conclude that an unidentified woman's account of a night out with "Master of None" actor Aziz Ansari lacked newsworthiness.Website defends news judgment »
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
Eric Trump on Wednesday dismissed the backlash over President Trump’s caustic comments on immigration that have led some members of the media to label his father a racist. “My father sees one color — green,” Eric Trump said on “Fox & Friends” in a segment that was promoted in a tweet by the president. During an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers about U.S. immigration policy on Thursday, numerous media outlets reported that Trump referred to people from African nations as coming from “shithole countries” — vulgar language that sparked international outrage and led to charges of racism, which grew louder over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.
The grandparents of the couple’s children, who range in age from 2 to 29, told the Los Angeles Times that they hadn’t seen the family for several years and that the children were home-schooled. The father, David Turpin, is listed in the California School Directory as the principal of a school located in the family’s home. The school, called Sandcastle Day School, is listed as serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Nelson, a former heart surgeon, was welcomed into the position during a live broadcast from Utah’s Salt Lake Temple on Tuesday. It was the first time in the Mormon church’s history that the announcement of a new president was streamed live around the world, in 29 languages. “No words can do justice to the magnitude and magnificence of his life,” Nelson said.
This year’s outbreak is widespread in every state but Hawaii, and has gotten so bad in Alabama that the governor has declared a public health emergency.
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.
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
A group of divers has connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization. The Gran Acuifero Maya (GAM), a project dedicated to the study and preservation of the subterranean waters of the Yucatan peninsula, said the 347-km (216-mile) cave was identified after months of exploring a maze of underwater channels. Near the beach resort of Tulum, the group found that the cave system known as Sac Actun, once measured at 263 km, communicated with the 83-km Dos Ojos system, the GAM said in a statement.
For the past 12 months, your tax dollars have been going to pay Social Security benefits to a dead man. No, I am not engaging in any sort of attempt to defraud the Social Security fund. Quite the contrary, I reported his death to the Social Security Administration immediately after it occurred and have been reporting it repeatedly ever since.
"Our sweet Braylynn, our warrior princess, earned her sparkly pink angel wings this evening," according to a Facebook post from Braylynn's Battalion, a page started to keep family, friends and anyone else up to date with Braylynn Lawhon's fight against diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG. DIPG cases make up 10 percent of central nervous system tumors in children. "Her nickname was Princess Bel and she could light up any room," the Facebook post continued.
President Trump leads a roundtable in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, Jan. 11, 2018. When a pastor at my church in Washington, D.C., spoke up Sunday against President Trump’s vulgar comments demeaning people from Haiti, El Salvador and Africa, it signaled to me that the president had debased his office in a way that many Christians found even more inexcusable than his personal lapses.
The Southern California home where authorities say two parents tortured their 13 children had doubled as a private school for the siblings but faced no government oversight and was never inspected by education officials. David Turpin had been home schooling his children at the residence, which he called the Sandcastle Day School. There was no indication anyone other than his children were enrolled, authorities said.
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.
The United States and its allies on Tuesday vowed tougher measures to halt North Korean sanctions busting, including naval security operations to prevent maritime smuggling. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Canada's foreign minister Chrystia Freeland, hosts of talks in Vancouver, urged world powers to support "maritime interdiction" measures. The warning of robust new tactics to intercept illicit shipments of nuclear materials or sanctions-busting imports was the most concrete measure to come out of a two-day meeting to which China and Russia were not invited.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The family statement came after a search warrant affidavit obtained by a newspaper revealed that Samuel Lincoln Woodward, 20, the high school friend arrested on suspicion of killing Blaze Bernstein, told investigators that Bernstein had kissed him and he had pushed him away before they went to the park. As he described the kiss, Woodward clenched his jaw and his fists, saying “he wanted to tell Blaze to get off of him,” investigators wrote in the affidavit obtained by the Orange County Register. “Our son was a beautiful gentle soul who we loved more than anything,” Gideon Bernstein and Jeanne Pepper Bernstein.
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.
China is preparing to send a robot submarine possibly followed by divers to explore and plug holes in a sunken Iranian oil tanker whose 32 crew members are all believed to have died, the Transport Ministry said Wednesday. No timeline was given from the deployment, although the Shanghai Maritime Search and Rescue Centre and a Hong Kong newspaper said authorities will send larger salvage vessels to support the operation. China said that the Sanchi was lying under 115 meters (377 feet) of water in the East China Sea.
Luis Bracamontes had several outbursts during his trial laced with admissions of guilt and vulgar language.
White supremacists in the United States killed more than twice as many people in 2017 as they did the year before, and were responsible for far more murders than domestic Islamic extremists, helping make 2017 the fifth deadliest year on record for extremist violence in America, a new report states. The report, “Murder and Extremism in the United States in 2017,” published Tuesday by the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, said extremists killed 34 people last year. Of the 34 people killed, 18 were murdered by white supremacists, marking a 157 percent increase over the 7 people killed by white supremacists in 2016.
Health officials are urging the public not to eat laundry detergent packets amid an uptick in intentional exposures and ingestions among teenagers, and we can thank a running online joke for it. OK, here goes... Kids, don't eat laundry detergent.
Sweden is preparing to issue a public information manual on what to do in the event of war, as debate in the country grows over how to deal with the threat from Russia. Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military support for Ukrainian separatists, along with increased activity and exercises near the Baltics and Scandinavia have caused deep unease in Sweden. The neutral country has begun to reverse deep post war defence cuts and incursions by Russian planes and submarines have sparked intense public debate over whether to join Nato.