Steve Doocy, Tucker Carlson, and Laura Ingraham are among the network's prominent hosts desperately trying to defend a shocking policy, writes Yahoo critic Ken Tucker.'Faux liberal outrage' »
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.
At least five people were killed and several others injured when an SUV believed to be carrying undocumented immigrants crashed in southern Texas after being chased by Border Patrol agents. The driver was not seriously injured and taken into Homeland Security custody, Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd told reporters.
Several Democratic lawmakers said Monday that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen should resign in the wake of the Trump administration’s new zero-tolerance immigration policy that has resulted in thousands of children being detained and separated from their parents. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said in a statement that Nielsen’s “lack of transparency” at the department, combined with her “record of misleading statements including [Sunday’s] denial that the Administration even had a policy of separating children at the border,” should disqualify her from leading DHS. Harris was the first lawmaker to call on Nielsen to step down. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also called on Nielsen to resign after touring the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego on Monday.
One of the shooting victims was a 13-year-old boy who was in extremely critical condition, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri told a news conference. At least two people opened fire around 2:45 a.m. at the annual Art All Night event in Trenton, about 60 miles (100 km) southwest of New York City. The dead suspect was identified by police as Tahaij Wells, 33, and another suspect, Amir Armstrong, 23, was in police custody.
The South Korean Defense Ministry confirmed Tuesday that their major military exercise with the US planned for August has been suspended.
Thomas Markle, the father of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, made a rare television appearance in which he talked at length about missing his daughter’s wedding to Prince Harry last month. Markle, 73, told ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” on Monday how his daughter reacted when he let her know days before her Windsor Castle ceremony that he wouldn’t be walking her down the aisle because of health issues. Meghan cried, I’m sure, she did cry, and they both said, ‘Take care of yourself, we are really worried about you,’” he said.
Since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, a divisive idea has gained momentum as a way to stem school shootings: arm teachers. At some schools in Ohio, armed teachers have been in classrooms for as many as five years.
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.
Spain welcomes the 630 refugees rescued by the Aquarius after their arrival at the Port of Valencia. VALENCIA, SPAIN — The first rays of dawn were just breaking through when the small speck was spotted in the Mediterranean’s turquoise waters off eastern Spain. It was the first of a three-vessel flotilla that for the past week has captured the world’s attention, triggering harsh words from European leaders, threatening to fracture alliances, provoking upheaval and illustrating how immigration, a polarizing topic in the U.S., is becoming the most fiery issue in Europe.
Richard Painter, a former White House ethics attorney under President George W. Bush who is running for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota as a Democrat, released his first campaign ad on Sunday night. Painter, a law professor at the University of Minnesota, has become one of President Trump’s most outspoken critics. “Some people see a dumpster fire and do nothing but watch the spectacle,” Painter says in the ad.
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 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.
A gunman injured a teen and shot a man in a pair of carjacking attempts Sunday, before being killed by a bystander outside a Washington state Walmart store. The incident at the Walmart in Tumwater happened about 5 p.m. A witness told KOMO-TV that people were in line when they heard gunfire in the store.
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.
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 father of Meghan Markle has said his daughter cried when he told her he would not be able to walk her down the aisle in her wedding to Britain’s Prince Harry last month. Thomas Markle, 73, who lives in Mexico, said he was unable to attend the wedding on health grounds. “They were disappointed,” the former television lighting director told Good Morning Britain in his first interview since the wedding.
Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday evening after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country’s second-largest city, killing four people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off fires. The quake also grounded flights in and out of Osaka and paralyzed traffic and commuter trains most of the day.
While her 5-year-old granddaughter slept inside, Dede Phillips told Inside Edition affiliate WGCL that the animal attacked her with barely any warning. The bobcat managed to badly bruise her body, inflict some seriously deep wounds and even break fingers on both her hands but when she got her hands around the animal's neck, Phillips didn't let go. While Phillips could breathe easy with the animal lifeless and her granddaughter safe, she wasn't out of the woods yet.
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.
Former first lady Michelle Obama neatly criticized the Trump administration’s child separation policy on Monday, breaking from the Obamas’ practice of (mostly) staying quiet about the current president. “Sometimes truth transcends party,” she wrote, pointing to former first lady Laura Bush’s Washington Post op-ed in which Obama’s Republican predecessor criticized the practice of separating immigrant children from their undocumented parents at the border. Former first lady Hillary Clinton also backed up Bush’s criticisms against the Trump administration’s controversial immigration policy on Monday.
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.
A Texas sheriff’s deputy has been accused of sexually assaulting an undocumented immigrant’s child, and blackmailing the mother with potential deportation to keep her quiet about the attacks. Jose Nunez, 47, is being held on charges of “super aggravated sexual assault” after the mother sought help at a fire department for her 4-year-old child, who had reportedly been crying out in pain. “The details of the case are quite frankly heartbreaking, disturbing, disgusting and infuriating all at the same time,” Javier Salazar, the Bexar County Sheriff, said during a press conference announcing the charges and circumstances.
Conservative Ivan Duque won Colombia's presidential election Sunday after a campaign that turned into a referendum on a landmark 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels that he pledged to overhaul. Duque, 41, polled 54 percent to his leftist rival Gustavo Petro's 42 percent with almost all the votes counted, electoral authority figures showed. Tensions over the deal became apparent in the immediate aftermath of Duque's victory, after the president-elect lost no time in pledging "corrections" to the peace deal.
Take a look the top stories that happened over the weekend, including the reversal of fortune for President Trump's former campaign head Paul Manafort.
The incident at the Walmart in Tumwater happened about 5 p.m. A witness told KOMO-TV that people were in line when they heard gunfire in the store. Tumwater Police Department spokeswoman Laura Wohl said it is unclear whether the gunman was ever inside the store or if shots were fired inside, The Olympian reported .