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For more than six months after the storms, Ingrid Morales settled down to sleep every night on a thin canvas cot, surrounded by water bottles, medications and other supplies soon to be on their way to the survivors of Hurricane Maria. The family wasn’t sleeping at the makeshift clinic because they were displaced, like so many Puerto Ricans after hurricanes Irma and Maria battered the island. By March 2018, it was just the Morales family.
White House adviser Stephen Miller, the architect of some of President Trump’s most controversial anti-immigration policies, has been assailed by critics who are quick to point out that Miller himself is a grandchild of refugees. Now Miller’s own uncle is joining the outcry. “I have watched with dismay and increasing horror as my nephew, who is an educated man and well aware of his heritage, has become the architect of immigration policies that repudiate the very foundation of our family’s life in this country,” Glosser writes.
The wife of the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church shooter has revealed new details about the morning of the massacre in a recent interview with the San Antonio Express-News. Devin Kelley had tied his wife, Danielle Kelley, to a bed in their Texas home the morning of Nov. 5, 2017, before putting on a bulletproof vest, grabbing a few guns, and leaving to shoot up the First Baptist Church, she told the paper. Devin Kelley, 26, died by suicide after the shooting, one of the deadliest in modern U.S. history.
Natalie Barden was in fifth grade at a nearby middle school when her 7-year-old brother, Daniel, was killed along with 19 of his classmates and six educators in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School here on Dec. 14, 2012. “We were on lockdown all day,” Natalie recalls, rather matter-of-factly. When she got home from school, Natalie’s parents broke the news to her and her other brother, James.
Who would’ve guessed? Turns out Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is a big fan of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s HBO show, “Ballers.” The progressive lawmaker tweeted an excerpt of a podcast interview in which she described why: Why do I love @BallersHBO
The two Koreas opened high-level talks Monday to prepare for a possible summit in Pyongyang between the South's President Moon Jae-in and the North's leader Kim Jong Un, as the diplomatic thaw on the peninsula builds. The exact date and location of what would be their third meeting have yet to be decided, but at their historic first summit in Panmunjom in April they agreed Moon would visit Kim in the North Korean capital during the autumn. Monday's high-level talks, taking place on the northern side of the truce village in the Demilitarized Zone, were proposed by the North last week as it lashed out at Washington for pushing ahead with sanctions.
The Seattle airport baggage handler who managed to fly away in a commercial plane before crashing to Earth as a stunned world watched has been identified. The man's name was Richard Russell, though a man who addressed reporters on behalf of the heartbroken family Saturday referred to him by his nickname, Beebo. “It may seem difficult for those watching at home to believe, but Beebo was a warm, compassionate man,” Mike Mathews said, reading the family's statement.
The Baltimore Police Department quickly moved to suspend an officer after he was caught on video repeatedly punching a man on the street who refused to show his ID.
DUBAI/RIYADH/LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) has shown no interest so far in financing Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk's proposed $72 billion deal to take the U.S. electric car maker private, despite acquiring a minority stake in the company this year, two sources familiar with the matter said. The 47-year-old investor and engineer stunned financial markets on Tuesday when he said on Twitter that he was considering a take-private deal for Tesla, an auto manufacturing pioneer that developed the world's first luxury all-electric sedan car. Beyond amassing a stake of just below 5 percent in Tesla, the sovereign wealth fund has poured tens of billions of dollars into technology investments, including $45 billion in SoftBank Group Corp's Vision Fund over five years.
A local fisherman and a Chinese tourist were killed in a single day by hippo attacks in Kenya’s Rift Valley, authorities reported. Tourist Chang Ming Chuang, 66, was fatally bitten Saturday evening as he was taking photos of hippos near Lake Naivasha, said a statement by the Kenyan Wildlife Service. A witness told The Star of Kenya that Chang moved too close to the animal, which suddenly turned on him and snapped at his chest.
A handful of members of right wing, white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups holding a rally near the White House on Sunday were vastly outnumbered by crowds of counterprotesters. Dubbed Unite the Right 2, the white supremacist rally was organized by Jason Kessler, a self-described “white civil rights” activist who held a similar event in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12 last year. While that rally sparked massive clashes that brought attention to emboldened right-wing groups, Kessler’s second event failed to draw a sizable crowd of supporters.
The group “Save Our Tips,” for example, sounds like an advocacy group for wait staff, but is actually financed by restaurant owners to oppose efforts to raise the minimum wage. “The National Wetlands Coalition worked on behalf of oil companies and real estate developers,” Oliver added. Oliver pointed out that a public relations expert, Rick Berman, is known as “Dr. Evil” because of his fake grassroots attack ads.
Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose video-recorded shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law. Michael Drejka, 47, has been charged with the July 19 death of Markeis McGlockton outside a Clearwater convenience store, Pinellas County State Attorney Bernie McCabe said. At a news conference Monday afternoon, relatives of McGlockton said they were pleased with the charge.
Country singer Jason Aldean and his wife, Brittany Kerr Aldean, took to Instagram over the weekend to announce the gender of their next child, People magazine reported. The reveal was a family affair with Jason and Brittany pitching balls to his daughters, who had baseball bats.
North and South Korea agreed Monday to hold a summit in Pyongyang in September after high-level talks in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula. The two sides "agreed at the meeting to hold a South-North summit in Pyongyang in September as planned", the joint statement said, without giving a precise date. A trip by the South's President Moon Jae-in to the North's capital would be the first such visit for more than a decade, as the diplomatic thaw on and around the peninsula builds.
After 29-year-old airline employee Richard B. Russell stole a plane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday night and crashed it into Ketron Island in Puget Sound, questions remain about why and how he undertook the ultimately fatal flight. Russell, who was a ground service employee for Horizon Air and did not have a pilot’s license, took the twin-engine turboprop plane from a maintenance area where it was parked at the airport. Audio released of Russell’s conversation with an air traffic controller suggests that he was struggling with mental health issues, but his motive for stealing the plane remains unclear.
This photographer has made it her mission to change people’s perception of pigeons — focusing on some of the most beautiful of the more than 300 species found globally. Rather than focus on the gray, nondescript birds people usually associate with the term “pigeon,” Leila Jeffreys has instead decided to snap the more vibrant varieties. Whether it be the wompoo pigeon, with its deep purple breast and green wings, or the rose-crowned fruit dove, with its pink head, Jeffreys, 46, gives the birds the same attention she would give a human model.
Cooler temperatures have aided firefighters as they begin to turn the tables on a large wildfire that has torn across Southern California. The Holy Fire was 41 per cent contained by Sunday afternoon after burning over 35.5 square miles of dry timber and brush at Cleveland National Forest, around 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles. “The weather out here in California seems to be cooling down today and over the next couple days, and that should hopefully help firefighters get even more containment,” said Lynne Tolmachoff, of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Bobby Goodlatte, son of retiring Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), has announced his support for the Democratic candidate running to fill his father’s seat. The younger Goodlatte tweeted Sunday that he had given the maximum donation to Jennifer Lewis, a mental health worker and community advocate seeking to represent Virginia’s 6th Congressional District. “2018 is the year to flip districts ― let’s do this!” tweeted Bobby Goodlatte, a product designer and angel investor in several tech companies.
Today we honor the memory of Heather Heyer, whose spirit we see in every person who stands up to reject hatred and bigotry. Heyer was killed on Aug. 12, 2017, when a neo-Nazi who had attended the “Unite the Right” rally earlier in the day rammed his car into a group of protesters she was walking with. Two Virginia state troopers, Lt. H. Jay Cullen and trooper-pilot Berke M.M. Bates, also died during the white nationalist rally.
The Navy can now use sonar and video-guided underwater warheads to attack and destroy enemy sea mines at the bottom of the ocean, improving protection for submarines and surface ships while bringing new combat ability to maritime war operations, service officials said. Operating from a MH-60S maritime helicopter, the Airborne Mine Neutralization System (AMNS) is designed to enable Carrier Strike Groups, Expeditionary Strike Groups and Amphibious attack missions to improve combat access while lowering risk to surface ships and sailors. "The Navy established a requirement for rapid neutralization of bottom and moored sea mines to support operations in littoral zones, confined straits, choke points and the amphibious objective area,” Alan Baribeau, Spokesman for Naval Sea Systems Command, told Warrior Maven.
Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose videotaped shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida’s “stand your ground” law
The job advert on Facebook sounded almost too good to be true. A living wage, a car, a lovely house to live in - bills paid - with a terrace overlooking the Aegean, just a short walk from a pristine beach on the Greek island of Syros. Nearly 1,000 Britons applied for the role after the announcement posted by Greek cat sanctuary owner Joan Bowell on Facebook last week went viral.
On Monday morning, Trump tweeted that Manigault Newman, who rose to prominence as a contestant on “The Apprentice,” begged him for a position in his administration with “tears in her eyes.” Trump said he gave her a job despite how disliked she was in the White House and said she was “vicious,” “not smart” and regularly missed meetings.
After a baggage handler at Sea-Tac International Airport managed to steal a passenger plane Friday, many were left wondering how a man with zero flight experience could pilot such an aircraft. Richard Russell , 29, was apparently able