President Trump spoke openly about his displeasure with immigration issues before approving the massive spending bill needed to avert a government shutdown.'I will never sign another bill like this again' »
“Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault,” Trump tweeted Thursday morning. Biden boasted about beating up the president while he was at a rally against sexual violence for his organization It’s On Us.
Police on Wednesday said they had located a recorded “confession” on a cellphone found in the possession of the Austin, Texas, bomber. At a news conference Wednesday evening, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said authorities found the roughly 25-minute recording on a cellphone belonging to Mark Anthony Conditt. In the recording, Conditt described in detail the six bombs that detonated or were discovered this month.
In the week before the Las Vegas mass shooting, Stephen Paddock brought at least 21 suitcases to his room at the Mandalay Bay hotel as he gradually amassed 23 guns and thousands of rounds of ammo.
A man in Birmingham, England, died after he reportedly got his head trapped in a reclining movie theater seat while searching the floor for his cellphone. West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed that it brought the patient to a Birmingham hospital in "serious condition." Although responders managed to restart the man's heart, he tragically died of his injuries one week later. "Following an incident which took place on Friday 9 March at our Birmingham cinema, we can confirm that a customer was taken to the hospital that evening," she said.
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.
Charles Lazarus, the 94-year-old founder of Toys R Us, died Thursday, about a week after the company announced it would file liquidation papers and likely close all of its U.S. operations. There have been many sad moments for Toys"R"Us in recent weeks, and none more heartbreaking than today's news about the passing of our beloved founder, Charles Lazarus. Lazarus founded Toys R Us in June 1957, nine years after he opened his first baby furniture and toy store in Washington, D.C., called Children’s Bargain Town.
Taiwan should educate its youth about the risks presented by China where there is neither freedom nor democracy, Taiwan's main body in charge of policy making toward its giant neighbor said on Friday. China has been increasing its efforts to win over young Taiwanese, a key demographic to reach out to amid souring political relations between Beijing and Taipei, including offering incentives to set up businesses in China. China claims Taiwan as its sovereign territory and considers people from the self-ruled island to be Chinese citizens.
Greg Barrett, a father of three, attended a Katy Independent School District board meeting Monday, recounted his time of torment when he was 13 years old. "It simply is not true," Hindt said in the statement.
President Trump’s new national security adviser, John Bolton, is known as one of Washington’s biggest war hawks. While liberals quickly suggested Bolton’s ascendance to the West Wing could lead the U.S. into armed conflict, a source familiar with the president’s thinking told Yahoo News that Trump might simply be bringing on an aggressive voice to play “bad cop” to his “good cop” with America’s rivals. “It’s not like Bolton and DJT agree on a lot.
Police helicopter and body camera footage shows the moment two California cops killed Stephon Clark, an 22-year-old unarmed black man, in a hail of gunfire. Two officers with the Sacramento Police Department shot at Clark 20 times on Sunday night after police received a call about car break-ins. Clark, a father of two young children, was armed only with a cellphone when he died, and was in his own backyard.
On Wednesday, the Sacramento Police Department in California released videos of the March 18 fatal shooting of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man who was shot as many as 20 times by officers.
One of the largest bombing investigations in the U.S. since the Boston Marathon attacks in 2013 came to an intense close early Wednesday when authorities say they moved in on Mark Anthony Conditt at an interstate hotel. Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said Conditt blew himself up after running his sport utility vehicle into a ditch. Conditt had been careful to avoid cameras before entering a FedEx store in southwest Austin this week disguised in a blond wig and gloves, said U.S. House Homeland Security chairman Michael McCaul.
The Texas man suspected of creating a series of bombs that terrorized the Austin area this month recorded a disturbing statement on his cellphone before he died in an explosion Wednesday morning. Conditt died when he detonated one of his own bombs in his car following a police chase.
The Russian embassy in London said Thursday its consular services have been "seriously affected" by the expulsion of diplomats as part of an escalating crisis between the two countries. "As a result of the irresponsible actions of the UK government, which led to an expulsion of 23 diplomats of the Russian embassy, including a number of consular section staff, the consular service for applicants has been seriously affected," the embassy wrote on Facebook. Britain's decision to throw out the Russian diplomats followed a nerve agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury, which the UK government pinned on Moscow.
Retired four-star Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey did not mince his words on Wednesday when asked for his opinion about Jared Kushner. “The officers of our government, under the Constitution, have to be confirmed by the Senate whether they are ambassadors, generals or senior officials of the government,” said McCaffrey.
By James Pearson and Henning Gloystein HANOI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Vietnam has halted an oil drilling project in the "Red Emperor" block off its southeastern coast licensed to Spanish energy firm Repsol following pressure from China, three sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Friday. It would be the second time in less than a year that Vietnam has had to suspend a major oil development in the busy South China Sea waterway under pressure from China.
Federal investigators say they've confirmed that workers were adjusting a tension rod on a newly installed portion of a pedestrian bridge when it collapsed on a busy highway, killing six people. The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday said that workers were adjusting a second tension rod on the north end of the span last week after having done the same on the south end just before. When completed, the bridge was to span a highway and canal and connect Florida International University's campus to the neighboring community of Sweetwater.
By the end of this week, if the White House hasn’t just been posturing again, President Trump will punish China with as much as $60 billion in tariffs on imports. This is one of the rare Trump policies that will probably meet with approval from sizable factions in both parties, now that free trade is the common enemy of economic populists everywhere. Earlier this week, several of the largest retailers — including Walmart, Target and Best Buy — sent a letter to Trump warning him of the dire consequences of tariffs.
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.
Outrage is growing over the shooting of an unarmed black man holding only a cellphone in his grandmother's backyard. Video from a police helicopter and bodycam footage captures a chaotic scene as Sacramento police responded to a 911 call reporting a suspect "going down the street, breaking windows in cars." The video shows a suspect scaling a fence. An officer can be heard shouting "Show me your hands! Gun! Gun! Gun!" Twenty rounds were fired at 22-year-old Stephon Clark, who was holding an iPhone as he stood in the backyard of his grandmother's house.
At the end of this week, shortly after 7:00 Thursday evening Eastern time, the planet Mercury will enter apparent retrograde motion, marking the beginning of a three-week span of misfortune down on Earth. At least, that is, according to proponents of astrology, who have made the phrase “Mercury in retrograde” (or the more grammatically correct “Mercury retrograde”) an increasingly buzzy phrase over the past few years. Retrograde motion is when a planet appears, when observed from Earth, to reverse direction.
The suspected Austin bomber is dead after terrorizing Texas' capital city for three weeks. One of the largest bombing investigations in the U.S. since the Boston Marathon attacks in 2013 came to an intense close early Wednesday when authorities say they moved in on Mark Anthony Conditt at an interstate hotel. Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said Conditt blew himself up after running his sport utility vehicle into a ditch.
On Feb. 14, a lone gunman entered the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and took 17 lives. Aerial view of thousands gathered during the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam.
A senior minister vowed Thursday to press on with a plan to bring white South African farmers to Australia, hitting out at criticism from "crazy lefties" who he said were "dead to me". Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton sparked uproar last week by singling out the farmers' need to flee "horrific circumstances" for a "civilised country". It also set off claims at home that Dutton was a racist amid fears that it signalled a return to the "White Australia" policy, referring to laws in place for seven decades from 1901 that prevented non-white immigrants settling Down Under.