Imran Awan was arrested on a bank fraud charge at Dulles airport, where he was attempting to fly to Pakistan.His attorney alleges anti-Muslim bigotry »
WASHINGTON — Over the sound of protesters crying “kill the bill,” 50 Republican senators cast their votes to begin debate to repeal Obamacare on a razor-thin margin Tuesday afternoon. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. — who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer — cast the 49th “yes” vote after making a dramatic entrance back to the Capitol, greeted by applause from his colleagues. Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote to begin the debate.
After President Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people would be barred from serving in the military, the Canadian Armed Forces took a different tack. In an apparent jab at its southern neighbor, the Canadian military invited individuals “of all sexual orientations and gender identities” to join the ranks. Join us! #DiversityIsOurStrength #ForcesJobs,” a tweet sent from the official Canadian Armed Forces handle read.
Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is just one member of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that they are looking to identify and dismantle, a U.S. immigration official said Tuesday. Some of the 29 identified survivors have told authorities they hired smugglers who brought them across the U.S. border, loaded some of them onto trucks that took them to the tractor-trailer, and marked them with different colored tape to identify them to various smugglers who would be picking them up after the tractor-trailer reached its destination.
Taiwan is prepared to defend itself against China if necessary, the self-ruled island's defense ministry said on Tuesday, in a strongly worded response to recent flybys by Chinese warplanes near the island China claims as a wayward province.
Ronald Phillips was pronounced dead at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville at 10:43 a.m. EDT (1443 GMT), the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said in a statement. The execution had been delayed multiple times as a court fight played out over the state's use of a drug mixture for lethal injections. The U.S. Supreme Court denied appeals from Phillips late on Tuesday.
Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Jack Reed, D-R.I., in which the two discuss the fighting prowess and physical attractiveness of Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas. “Did you see the one who challenged me to a duel?” Collins said amusedly, referring to tough talk from Farenthold the day before. Both laughed before Collins set her sights on Farenthold’s appearance: “He’s huge … I don’t mean to be unkind.
A 34-year-old California man, Rodrigo Franco, was arrested Tuesday on a federal smuggling charge after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) authorities found a package containing three king cobras hidden inside potato chip cans. Special agents from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service took Franco in custody Tuesday. The package was seized by CBP on March 2 when they discovered three live king cobras, each snake approximately 2-feet-long, according to court documents filed in the Central District of California.
The Philippines tried Wednesday to reassure Southeast Asian neighbours about its proposal to partner with Beijing in oil exploration in the disputed South China Sea, promising to consult them on any plans. President Rodrigo Duterte has softened his predecessor's policy opposing China's claims -- which expand to nearly the entire sea -- causing alarm among neighbouring Southeast Asian countries, which also hold partial claims. On Monday Duterte said his government was in talks with China over joint drilling for natural resources in the sea, reversing years of tensions.
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk may sound like an alarmist when he talks about the threat that artificial intelligence (A.I.) poses to humans, but he’s got an ally in billionaire Mark Cuban, owner of the basketball team Dallas Mavericks and a lead investor on Shark Tank.
In a ruling which could have far-reaching consequences for how the European Union deals with migrants in future, the European Court of Justice on Wednesday upheld the right of member states to deport asylum-seekers to the first EU country they enter. The ruling amounted to an effective rejection of Angela Merkel’s controversial “open-door” refugee policy, which saw more than one million asylum-seekers flood into Germany. The court ruled that the EU’s Dublin regulations, under which refugees must seek asylum in the first member state they enter, still apply despite the unprecedented influx of 2015.
President Trump continued to attack on Attorney General Jeff Sessions early Tuesday, railing against the nation’s top law enforcement officer in a series of caustic tweets. Among other things, the president accused Sessions of taking a “very weak position” on Hillary Clinton’s supposed crimes and the leaking of classified intelligence. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!
A woman approached the back of a Minneapolis police car and "slapped" it shortly before an Australian woman was shot and killed by an officer, according to a search warrant filed by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The records show Officer Mohamed Noor was hired as a cadet in March 2015. In September of that year, he received a letter saying he passed his Peace Officer Licensing Examination and was eligible to become a licensed, sworn officer.
French authorities ordered the evacuation of up to 12,000 people around a picturesque hilltop town in the southern Côte d’Azur region as fires hopscotched around the Mediterranean coast for a third day Wednesday.A raging wildfire began late Tuesday in
War between the US and North Korea is “not unimaginable”, America’s most senior military officer has said. Marine General Joseph Dunford, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, did not rule out the possibility of a “horrific” conflict. Although admitting that such a war would involve massive loss of life, General Dunford said it was his duty to prepare military options in order to protect US citizens.
A small airplane designed to look like a Nazi Germany-era warplane landed safely on a Georgia highway. News outlets report that Gwinnett County police said the aircraft landed safely in the median on Ga. 316 Monday afternoon in Dacula, with no reported injuries. The plane was piloted by Fred Meyer, who doesn't own the aircraft but built its engine and helps with maintenance.
A Snapchat video showing three women getting killed in a car crash in Bethel Park in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has surfaced online. About 20 seconds into the video, one of the victims — Bianca Herwig — is joined by Paige Smith and Brooke Molner in an SUV as they make their way to a bar. Having no designated driver or a paid transport, the three got back into the vehicle after consuming shots of alcohol.
A California teen is facing charges this week after cops say he abandoned his infant son in a parking lot. Suisun City police got a call Monday about a baby boy found in the parking area near a barber shop in the Sunset Shopping Center. Employees of the barber shop found the baby carrier to find it contained what turned out to be a 16-day-old child.
When Evelyn Lee was applying to colleges as a high school senior, she knew that she would need financial aid to be able to afford to go. At 108 questions, the FAFSA is longer than a 1040 tax form, with questions about student and parent income, savings, family make up, number of students in college and more. "It can seem terribly intrusive , and it can be confusing," says Peter Van Buskirk, former dean of admission at Franklin & Marshall College and founder and president of Best College Fit.
By Aziz El Yaakoubi DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar said on Wednesday a decision by four Arab states to add 18 groups and individuals allegedly linked to Doha to their "terrorist" lists was "a disappointing surprise" and that it was doing all it could to fight extremism. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain put another nine groups based in Yemen and Libya and nine people from several Arab countries on the blacklist, saying all were associated with Qatar. "(The new list) comes as a disappointing surprise that the blockading countries are still pursuing this story as part of their smear campaign against Qatar," Sheikh Saif Bin Ahmed al-Thani, director of the Gulf kingdom's Government Communications Office, said in a statement sent to Reuters.
Chrissy Teigen has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump far longer than he has been POTUS, with some of her earliest tweets trolling him dating back to 2011. “After 9 years of hating Donald J. Trump, telling him ‘lol no one likes you’ was the straw,” she captioned a screenshot showing off her new blocked status. Teigen has also spoken about her longtime dislike for the current POTUS in recent interviews.
China on Tuesday denied its fighter jet pilots operated dangerously during an encounter with a U.S. surveillance plane in international airspace in which the American pilot took evasive action to avoid a possible collision.
Trump intensified his assault on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday, in an apparent bid to force his one-time ally from office and regain influence over a Russia investigation eating away at the administration. For the fourth time in a week, Trump laid into one of his earliest endorsers, now demanding to know why Sessions has not fired the acting FBI director. Trump appears to be trying to force the former Alabama senator from office, allowing the president to replace Sessions with someone who has not recused himself from the investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign in last year's election.
Venezuela's chief prosecutor says a 30-year-old man has been killed in a protest in a western town, pushing the official toll to least 98 dead in nearly four months of unrest. The prosecutor's office says Rafael Antonio Vergara was slain in the town of Ejido, outside the city of Merida, without offering further details. The killing Wednesday came on the first of a two-day general strike called by opponents of President Nicolas Maduro.
Allegiant Air reportedly left almost 200 passengers stranded in Las Vegas, Nevada Sunday following a canceled flight to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, according to FOX 5 Vegas. The airline informed customers that they would not be placed on another flight until Thursday, leaving passengers stranded at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas for four days after their original scheduled flight.