Ambassador Nikki Haley says the United States is leaving the U.N. Human Rights Council, an organization she says is "not worthy of its name."Unprecedented move »
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 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.
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.
The President tweeted “change the laws” on Monday, but there is no law requiring families to be separated -- only the zero tolerance policy that’s prompting it.
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.
Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your never-ending craving for food content through quick, beautiful videos for the at-home foodie. Check back on Tuesdays and Thursdays for new episodes!Tacos are a delicious and
Americans make up only four percent of the global population but they own 40 percent of the world's firearms, a new study said Monday. There are more than one billion firearms in the world but 85 percent of those are in the hands of civilians, with the remainder held by law enforcement and the military, according to the Small Arms Survey. The survey, produced by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, says it bases its estimates based on multiple sources, including civilian firearms registration data from 133 countries and territories and survey results in 56 countries.
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
A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, killing at least three people and injuring dozens.
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.
Dale Altman and his grandson Josh Doran live on a 5-acre (2-hectare) plot atop a hill on Hawaii’s Big Island by the erupting Kilauea volcano, where they grow medical marijuana.They are the last remaining residents on Halekamahina Hill, after two roiling
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tim Day has been identified as the armed suspect killed by a bystander Sunday in a Walmart parking lot in Washington state, police said Monday. After crashing his car, Day "attempted to carjack at least two other vehicles, fired shots at the vehicles, and demanded owners abandon their cars," Tumwater police spokeswoman Laura Wohl said in a news release. Police say a 47-year-old man from Oakville, Washington, shot Day as he tried to carjack another driver.
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.
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.
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.
An Indiana State Police trooper who tweeted a photo of a vehicle he stopped for driving too slowly in the left lane says he’s overwhelmed by the widespread praise he’s receiving online. Sgt. Stephen Wheeles stopped the driver Saturday on Interstate 65 about 35 miles south of Indianapolis after about 20 vehicles had slowed behind her. Wheeles says she was traveling under the 70 mph speed limit.
A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked Kansas from requiring people to provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson, a George W. Bush appointee, found that the law violated the National Voter Registration Act and the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution. The decision is a defeat for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), who championed the law requiring proof of citizenship.
President Trump on Monday again tried to shift blame for his administration’s controversial policy of separating immigrant families at the border to Democrats, while others in his administration threw up a variety of confusing, misleading and sometimes contradictory explanations and defenses. “Why don’t the Democrats give us the votes to fix the world’s worst immigration laws?” the president tweeted. “Children are being used by some of the worst criminals on earth as a means to enter our country,” he continued.
Zara Tindall, the granddaughter of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, has given birth to her second daughter, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday, the monarch's seventh great-grandchild. Zara, who is married to former England rugby union captain Mike Tindall, gave birth to her second child, who weighed in at 9lb 3oz (4.2 kg), on Sunday at Stroud Maternity Unit in western England. The baby's name will be confirmed in due course, the palace said, adding that the queen, her husband Prince Philip and Zara's mother Princess Anne, the monarch's only daughter, were delighted with the news.
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. By evening, bullet trains and some local trains had resumed operation, and stations were swollen with commuters trying to get home, many of them waiting in long lines.