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WASHINGTON ― Having failed to get Mexico and then Congress to pay for his promised “great wall” along the southern border, President Donald Trump’s White House nevertheless described 33 miles of levees and fencing in a new spending bill as a substantial victory Thursday. Trump and his staff had been trying to carve out$25 billion in U.S. taxpayer money in the appropriations package for the budget year that ends Sept. 30, even though Trump had promised hundreds of times during his campaign in 2015 and 2016 that Mexico would pay for the wall’s construction. “Generally speaking, we think this is a really, really good immigration package,” budget director Mick Mulvaney said Thursday while acknowledging that Trump was unable to get anywhere near what is needed to build a wall along the border, which is nearly 2,000 miles.
It’s been a hell of a few weeks here in Austin, Texas, and the last one was particularly intense. On Wednesday, I woke up to the news that the man who had been sending and planting bombs around my city since early March had blown himself up after a police chase. Before his death, he murdered two people ― Anthony Stephan House, a 38-year-old father that police initially thought had committed suicide by bomb, and Draylen Mason, a 17-year-old musician months away from starting college.
A jaw dropping new storyline surrounding last year’s Alabama special election ties Steve Bannon and Breitbart to a plot aimed to undermine Leigh Corfman’s accusations on Roy Moore
SAN FRANCISCO ― Climate change skeptics may have outlived their usefulness to the fossil fuel industry. Judge William Alsup, who has a history of digging into the scientific and technical details of the cases before him, ordered the tutorial to better understand climate science before presiding over a case in which the cities of San Francisco and Oakland are suing the five largest fossil fuel companies ― ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, ConocoPhillips and Shell ― over the damages of climate change.
A tribal court for a sovereign Indian nation in Florida has ordered the return of an infant that was taken from her parents, a Miccosukee mother and a white father, at a Miami-area hospital. The Miami Herald reports that the court ruled Thursday to return Ingrid Ronan Johnson to her parents, Rebecca Sanders and Justin Johnson.
Kevin and Amy Sharp, along with their two children, were found dead in their vacation condo in Akumal, Mexico, one week after their family back in Iowa had last heard from them. A family member said there was no foul play and autopsy results are pending
China's navy will carry out combat drills in the South China Sea, the military's official newspaper said on Friday, describing the move as part of regular annual exercises. Taiwan's defense ministry said this week it had shadowed a Chinese aircraft carrier group traversing the Taiwan Strait in a southwesterly direction - meaning into the disputed South China Sea - in what Taiwan judged to be a drill. China's navy and air force frequently carry out drills in the South China Sea, where the government has been building man-made islands and constructing airstrips and other facilities, unnerving the region.
“I’ve always liked Roseanne, she holds nothing back.” “Finally someone on a talk show with a dissenting opinion.” After her headline-making appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Rosie’s got Newsroom commenters talking — and applauding. Things got a bit awkward during the Thursday appearance. Barr, who voted for President Trump (and makes no apologies), shut down the late-night host after he questioned her political views. A defiant Roseanne replied: “A lot of us, no matter who we voted for, we don’t want to see our president fail.” Then came the bleeps: “Because we don’t want [Mike] Pence! Are you f***ing kidding me? You want Pence? You want Pence for the freaking president? Well, then, zip that f***ing lip.” Newsroom has her back. See the video above for more responses. Kimmel and Barr’s little debate ended with some laughs, and the two agreeing to disagree. What do you think of Roseanne Barr’s outburst? Join the conversation in Newsroom.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Md., in 2017. WASHINGTON — A fearsome array of challenges await John Bolton when he takes over next month as President Trump’s national security adviser — and the hawkish, blunt-speaking former diplomat is expected to shake up the White House team confronting them, insiders told Yahoo News on Friday. Bolton championed the March 2003 invasion of Iraq and earlier this month dismissed the diagnosis that Saddam Hussein’s removal was a mistake as “simplistic.” In February, the Yale-trained international law expert publicly called for military action against North Korea.
The University of Cincinnati on Thursday awarded the officer who shot and killed unarmed black motorist Sam DuBose with a settlement worth nearly $350,000, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. The settlement comes after the Ohio police union filed a grievance for University of Cincinnati Officer Raymond Tensing, who was fired following DuBose’s 2015 death. Tensing fatally shot DuBose during a routine traffic stop in July 2015. He said he stopped DuBose for a missing front license plate and discovered the motorist was driving with a suspended license.
When will Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg agree to answer questions before Congress? If it were up to Zuckerberg, the answer may be never. Unfortunately for him, it isn’t entirely his decision: The House Energy and Commerce Committee just invited him to testify about a political research firm’s secret use of at least 50 million Facebook users’ personal information, and he may well be forced to accept it because optics compel him to do so.
Rachel Maddow reports that the opening of Washington, D.C.'s famous Cheery Blossom Festival is being delayed a day to accommodate the expected crowds participating in the March For Our Lives protest for new laws to prevent gun violence.
Residents startled awake by loud noise and smoke signaled for help with lit mobile phones and crawled onto cranes from their balconies to escape a fire Friday at a large condominium complex in southern Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City. State media quoted the city's police and fire department as saying police rescued more than 100 residents while more than 1,000 escaped the fire themselves. "I did not hear any alarm or fire signals," Tuoi Tre newspaper quoted resident Nguyen Ngoc Mai as saying.
WASHINGTON ― Republicans are learning to love deficits and debt again, now that they are in power. It’s a huge win for lawmakers of both parties and a bit of a setback for President Donald Trump, whose draconian spending proposals were largely ignored by Congress. Republicans on Thursday touted new funding for the military, upgrades to the nation’s infrastructure system, and money to fight the growing opioid epidemic.
Authorities said they found no trace of violence on the bodies or signs of forced entry.
Chinese pork and agriculture shares escaped the market downdraft from US-China trade tensions on Friday, rising sharply on anticipation that potential new barriers on American imports could fatten up the sales of domestic producers. China, the world's largest pork producer, consumer and importer, on Friday released a hit list of US goods that could face duties of up to 25 percent, notably pork, fresh fruit and wine. The threatened measures are in retaliation for US President Donald Trump's signing of a new trade order that could impose duties as high as 25 percent on Chinese goods.
By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There is an urgent need to find a political solution to Yemen's war, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday, as he voiced hope for a U.N. special envoy's peace efforts and firmly backed Riyadh. A Saudi-led coalition intervened in neighboring Yemen in 2015 against Iran-aligned Houthis, who had ousted the internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. "We must also reinvigorate urgent efforts to seek a peaceful resolution to the civil war in Yemen and we support you in this regard," Mattis said.
A top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee chastised President Trump for congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection — but then refused to distance himself from Trump. “You can’t have your head explode every time somebody does something you disagree with,” Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, said during an interview on the latest episode of the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery.” Stewart’s comments came just as the GOP majority on the Intelligence Committee was preparing to release its report saying it had found no evidence of collusion between Trump and the Kremlin relating to the 2016 presidential campaign.
Historians have resolved a 70-year-old mystery surrounding USS Indianapolis and the number of World War II troops who survived when the Navy cruiser was torpedoed by the Japanese on July 30, 1945. The sinking of the ship, which went down in under an hour, has been called the U.S. Navy’s worst-ever disaster at sea. In addition, the number of people who survived is 316, as the Navy has long said, and not 317 as some have posited over the years.
A man who was killed in a fiery crash at Travis AFB's main gate has been identified as 51-year-old Hafiz Kazi.
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 280-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy.Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents
The mother of the only Nigerian schoolgirl still in Boko Haram captivity after the extremists released 104 classmates said Thursday her daughter was blocked from boarding the vehicle to freedom and told to convert to Islam. Fifteen-year-old Leah refused, Rebecca Sharibu told The Associated Press. Then Boko Haram said she should convert," the mother said.
A day after a judge said Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) was violating state law by refusing to call special elections for two vacant seats in the state legislature, the Republican leader of the state Senate said he would explore changing the law so that Walker did not have to call the elections. A seat in the Wisconsin State Assembly and another in the state Senate have been vacant since December when two GOP lawmakers resigned to take jobs in Walker’s administration.
Years-old sexual abuse allegations against a former Mormon missionary leader were published on a whistleblowing website this week, prompting a public pledge from the Utah-based church that it would discipline the alleged perpetrator if the claims were found to be true. A 55-year-old woman has accused Bishop of sexually assaulting her in 1984 while she was training to be a missionary. The woman claims Bishop raped her at the center, according to a Brigham Young University police report obtained by HuffPost. The woman’s name has not been disclosed in the press or in the police report.