The U.S. "cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail," the president tweeted.'Must be focused' »
A week after his brain cancer diagnosis, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., returned to Washington to cast a crucial vote to begin debate on the GOP health care legislation. … I will not vote for this bill as it is today,” McCain said emphatically. Tuesday’s dramatic procedural vote on the controversial health care bill narrowly passed when Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote, opening the floor to debate on controversial legislation that would dismantle the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
President Trump has reportedly asked advisers about the scope of his presidential pardoning powers, specifically whether he can pardon his top aides, family members and himself, according to the Washington Post. Trump declared Saturday on Twitter that the U.S. president holds “the complete power to pardon,” so the issue is on his mind. “We’re not researching the issue, because the issue of pardons is not on the table,” Sekulow said.
Fake street signs warning of “easily startled” cops have popped up in Minnesota, sparked by the fatal police shooting of an area yoga teacher who called 911 to report a possible sex assault near her home. One was seen in St. Paul and another in Minneapolis, according the Star Tribune. The orange metal signs were bolted onto real street postings and warned “Twin Cities Police Easily Startled." A policeman with guns blazing is depicted in silhouette.
Somalian mural artist Muawiye Hussein Sidow, also known as ‘Shik Shik’, is the man responsible for the art that features on more than 100 shops, including barbers, tea shops and supermarkets across Mogadishu. (Reuters)Photography by Feisal Omar/Reuters
A condemned killer in Ohio arrived at the death house a day ahead of his scheduled execution Wednesday with several requests for a delay pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. Ronald Phillips arrived at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, about 24 hours before he was set to die in Ohio's first execution in more than three years, a prisons spokeswoman said. The last execution in Ohio was in January 2014, when a condemned inmate repeatedly gasped and snorted during a 26-minute procedure with a never-before-tried drug combination.
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.
Matt Katz, reporter for WNYC, talks with Rachel Maddow about the sketchy employment by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie of Donald Trump's pick to replace James Comey has director of the FBI, Chris Wray.
Wildfires in southeastern France have forced the evacuation of at least 10,000 people overnight Tuesday, officials said. The blaze, near Borme-les-Mimosas on the Mediterranean coast, came one day after France reached out to the European Union for extra help in fighting wildfires raging through the country’s arid south, Agence France-Presse reports. “It’s an area that doubles or triples its population in summer,” a fire official said.
Records show the head of the Environmental Protection Agency spent weekends in his home state during his first three months in office, frequently flying to and from Oklahoma at taxpayer's expense. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's expense reports from March, April and May were released following a Freedom of Information request filed by Environmental Integrity Project, a non-profit watchdog group. The records show Pruitt traveled home at least 10 times, typically leaving Washington on Fridays and returning on Mondays.
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.
Richard Dawkinswants "a public apology" from a California radio station that cancelled an event with the scientist because of his “abusive speech against Islam”. The influential academic and writer was scheduled to speak about his memoir A Brief Candle in the Dark at an event organised by Berkeley’s KPFA Radio next month. “We had booked this event based entirely on his excellent new book on science, when we didn’t know he had offended and hurt – in his tweets and other comments on Islam – so many people," KPFA wrote in an email to ticket buyers.
A survivor of the human trafficking horror discovered in a Texas Walmart parking lot that left 10 dead this week says he could hear people crying and begging for water in the packed truck. From a hospital bed this week, 27-year-old Adan Lara Vega told reporters he and upwards of 100 other men, women and children climbed inside the back of the truck in the border town of Laredo before setting off on a 150-mile trip to San Antonio.
By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry optimistically discussed expanding American coal exports to Ukraine and other energy matters during a lengthy phone call this month with a Russian prankster who Perry thought was Ukraine's prime minister. Perry actually was talking with comedians known in Russia for targeting celebrities and politicians with audacious stunts, Energy Department spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes said in a written statement.
A North Carolina woman has told authorities she returned home from work recently to find her seven-year-old daughter covered in blood, claiming to have been sexually assaulted. The girl told her mother she had been assaulted by Brentley Jason Breyers, the man she refers to as “father,” according to police. The woman told authorities she had left her four children with Mr Bryers on Friday morning while she went to work.
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.
A US Navy patrol ship fired warning shots Tuesday at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps boat in the Gulf as it closed in on the American vessel, officials said. The shots were fired after the Iranian vessel came within 150 yards (137 meters) of the USS Thunderbolt and failed to respond to repeated attempts to reach it via radio, then ignored warning flares and a series of blasts on the US ship's whistle, the Navy said in a statement. "The Iranian vessel's actions were not in accordance with the internationally recognized... 'rules of the road' nor internationally recognized maritime customs, creating a risk for collision," the statement read, noting that the Iranians had conducted an "unsafe and unprofessional" interaction.
Of all things, Marianne Nyegaard didn't expect to find a new species of sunfish — the heaviest of all bony fishes. The PhD student from Murdoch University in Western Australia made the discovery while researching the population genetics of ocean sunfish off the coast of Bali in Indonesia. "A Japanese research group first found genetic evidence of an unknown sunfish species in Australian waters 10 years ago, but the fish kept eluding the scientific community because we didn't know what it looked like," Ms Nyegaard said in a statement.
When Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was awakened Sunday morning with news that migrants were found dead inside a sweltering tractor-trailer outside a San Antonio Walmart, his mind flashed back to 2003, when he stood at the back of a truck about 120 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio that carried 19 dead migrants. "It is sad that 14 years later people are still being smuggled in tractor-trailers," he said.
Clearly energized to be back in front of a friendly crowd of supporters, Trump said repeatedly that he believes in speaking directly to the American people and not through the “fake news” media. Read More: These Ohio Voters Made Trump President.
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.
An Oregon couple’s joy at the birth of their newborn daughter quickly turned to horror after their car was stolen from the hospital parking lot as they prepared to bring their baby home, they told InsideEdition.com. Dalan and Krysta Askew welcomed their third child, Penelope Jade, into the world last weekend at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center in Gresham.
By Anggy Polanco and Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Two more people named to an alternative Supreme Court in defiance of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government were arrested on Wednesday by intelligence agents during a fast-escalating political showdown, the opposition said. Jesus Rojas and Zuleima Gonzalez were seized in central Anzoategui state after another appointee, Angel Zerpa, was arrested at the weekend, the opposition-led National Assembly said. Venezuela's majority-backed opposition is demanding Maduro abandon a Sunday election to create a controversial congress with powers to rewrite the country's constitution and override all other institutions.
The family of an eighth-grade boy who was abused by his teacher say the school threatened to paddle him as punishment for “spreading rumours”. Jennifer Caswell, 31, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2015 for sex crimes against the student, who is thought to be 15 years old. The teenager, who has not been identified, was allegedly told to “keep his mouth closed” by Marty Webb, the Principal of the high school he attended in Oklahoma.
The Galaxy Note 8 will be revealed in one month but the Galaxy S8 Active smartphone has not yet released. YouTuber TechDroider recently shared a video of a device be claims the Galaxy S8 Active. The handset does bear a striking resemblance to Samsung’s Active handsets from the past.