McCain: ?I will not vote for this bill as it is today?
Minneapolis Police Department Announces New Bodycam Policy Following Fatal Shooting of Australian Woman
Trump continues crusade against Sessions with a fresh line of attack
President Trump continued his public campaign against his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Wednesday, knocking his longtime ally for not replacing acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Trump, who fired James Comey as FBI director in May, also has the authority to replace McCabe. It?s unclear why Trump is singling out Sessions on the issue, other than to add pressure as he reportedly mulls firing him.
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.
Condemned killer arrives at death house ahead of execution
Man stabbed woman he met on dating site 119 times after she told him she was transgender
Dwanya Hickerson, 21, "lost it" after learning Dee Whigham, 25, had been born a man. Mississippi's Jacksonville Circuit Court heard that he knifed Ms Whigham multiple times in the face and slashed her throat in a hotel room before showering and leaving her for dead. The hospital nurse picked him up at the gates of Keesler Air Force Base, where he was training to be a weather forecaster, and drove them to her hotel, the court heard.
GE, Invenergy build wind farm in Oklahoma, biggest in the U.S.
(Reuters) - Power development company Invenergy LLC and General Electric Co on Wednesday announced plans to build the largest wind farm in the United States in Oklahoma, part of a $4.5 billion project to provide electricity to 1.1 million utility customers in the region. The 2-gigawatt Wind Catcher wind farm is under construction in the Oklahoma panhandle and will come online in 2020. The facility will be linked to a 350-mile dedicated power line that will send the wind farm's electricity to Tulsa.
New Battery Tech Could Let Electric Cars Charge in Mere Minutes
EU court rejects 'open-door' policy and upholds right of member states to deport refugees
In a ruling which could have far-reaching consequences for how the European Union deals with migrants in future, the European Court of Justice on Wednesday upheld the right of member states to deport asylum-seekers to the first EU country they enter. The ruling amounted to an effective rejection of Angela Merkel?s controversial ?open-door? refugee policy, which saw more than one million asylum-seekers flood into Germany. The court ruled that the EU?s Dublin regulations, under which refugees must seek asylum in the first member state they enter, still apply despite the unprecedented influx of 2015. In doing so, the court ignored the advice of Eleanor Sharpston, its British advocate-general, who warned that the system could leave border states ?unable to cope?. The court ruled on the cases of two Afghan sisters and a Syrian man who entered the EU during the 2015 crisis. The Jafari sisters, Khadija and Zainab, entered the EU through Croatia after fleeing Afghanistan with their children. At the time, Mrs Merkel had opened Germany?s borders to migrants and Austria was operating a similar policy. Croatia allowed the sisters and their children to cross its territory in order to reach one of the two countries. Peter Foster talks about Merkel's migrant crisis one year on 01:52 They claimed asylum in Austria, but the Austrian government later reversed its position and returned the families to Croatia, ordering them to seek asylum there. The sisters challenged the decision, arguing they should be given asylum in Austria as they had been allowed to cross Croatia and had not entered its territory illegally. In a second case, an unnamed Syrian man challenged his deportation from Slovenia to Croatia under similar circumstances. The court rejected the challenges, ruling that the fact Croatia had allowed the migrants to cross its territory did not mean the Dublin rules had been waived. The ruling will be welcomed in central European countries like Austria and Slovenia, where there is considerable political resistance to letting in more migrants. But it will cause concern in the countries where most migrants first enter the EU, Italy and Greece, which complain the system leaves them to shoulder too much of the burden. FAQ | Dublin Regulation The court?s decision was unexpected, after the judges took the unusual step of ignoring the advice of the advocate-general. In a written opinion issued last month, Ms Sharpston warned that the Dublin system ?was simply not designed to cover such exceptional circumstances?. ?If border member states, such as Croatia, are deemed to be responsible for accepting and processing exceptionally high numbers of asylum-seekers, there is a real risk that they will simply be unable to cope with the situation,? she wrote. While the ruling will be seen as a victory by many in central Europe, Hungary and Slovakia suffered a setback in a separate case over EU quotas for sharing asylum-seekers between member states. In an opinion presented to the court, Yves Bot, another advocate-general, said the court should reject a bid by the two countries to have the quota system overturned.
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.