Senate GOP moves forward on health care bill in dramatic procedural vote
Over the sound of protesters crying ?kill the bill,? 50 Republican senators cast their votes to begin to debate repealing Obamacare on a razor-thin margin Tuesday afternoon. John McCain cast a decisive vote.
Trump slams Sessions as he reportedly considers firing his own AG
Official: Driver in smuggling attempt part of larger group
SAN ANTONIO (AP) ? Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is just one member of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that they are looking to identify and dismantle, a U.S. immigration official said Tuesday.
Ohio executes man after delays over lethal injection drugs
Ronald Phillips was pronounced dead at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville at 10:43 a.m. EDT (1443 GMT), the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said in a statement. The execution had been delayed multiple times as a court fight played out over the state's use of a drug mixture for lethal injections. The U.S. Supreme Court denied appeals from Phillips late on Tuesday.
War between US and North Korea is 'not unimaginable', says chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff
War between the US and North Korea is ?not unimaginable?, America?s most senior military officer has said. Marine General Joseph Dunford, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, did not rule out the possibility of a ?horrific? conflict. Although admitting that such a war would involve massive loss of life, General Dunford said it was his duty to prepare military options in order to protect US citizens.
Philippines to consult ASEAN on joint China sea oil search
The Philippines tried Wednesday to reassure Southeast Asian neighbours about its proposal to partner with Beijing in oil exploration in the disputed South China Sea, promising to consult them on any plans. President Rodrigo Duterte has softened his predecessor's policy opposing China's claims -- which expand to nearly the entire sea -- causing alarm among neighbouring Southeast Asian countries, which also hold partial claims. On Monday Duterte said his government was in talks with China over joint drilling for natural resources in the sea, reversing years of tensions.
California Man Arrested For Smuggling King Cobra Into US In Potato Chip Cans
Federal agents arrested a California man for smuggling king cobras into the U.S. in potato chip cans. They also found tanks with a live baby Morelet?s crocodile, alligator snapping turtles, and other reptiles protected under law.
Wildfires force French Riviera evacuations
French authorities ordered the evacuation of up to 12,000 people around a picturesque hilltop town in the southern Côte d?Azur region as fires hopscotched around the Mediterranean coast for a third day Wednesday.
China fires back at US accusations over aerial encounter
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.
Mark Cuban Agrees With Elon Musk, Says A.I. is "Changing Everything"