Holocaust survivor to ICE director, California sheriff: ?History is not on your side?
An Auschwitz survivor confronted one of the nation?s top immigration officials and a local sheriff at a California town hall Tuesday night. Bernard Marks, 87, addressed Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, a supporter of President Trump. Jones had invited Homan to the public forum to discuss address the community?s concerns about ICE?s collaboration with local law enforcement.
Could House Intel Chairman Nunes Be Subject to Investigation?
After mentioning that he viewed FISA warrants, House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes may have breached a House ethics rule, leaving him open to investigation and a former CIA analyst gives White House staff step-by-step instructions on how to check who ...
Eyewitnesses describe deadly airstrike in Iraqi neighborhood
MOSUL ? In the West Emergency Hospital in Irbil, 30-year-old Lina described the sound and the smell after an airstrike hit a house in the west Mosul neighborhood of Jadida. Lina?s voice shook as she described the events to Yahoo News.
China says 'no such thing' as man-made islands in South China Sea
There was "no such thing" as man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea, China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday, and reiterated that any building work was mainly for civilian purposes. China, which claims most of the resource-rich region, has carried out land reclamation and construction on several islands in the Spratly archipelago, parts of which are also claimed by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. "Most of the building is for civilian purposes, including necessary defensive facilities." The South China Sea is generally stable at present, but some countries outside the region are anxious about this and want to hype things up and create tensions, Wu said, using terminology that normally refers to the United States.
Why the Senate Russia Probe Is Trouble for Trump
Unlike the House Intelligence committee?s Russia investigation that was thrown into chaos by its chairman, the Senate investigation is being taken very seriously by the Republican Chairman and Democratic Vice-Chairman.
13 killed, 2 hurt when church bus and truck crash in Texas
UVALDE, Texas (AP) ? A small shuttle bus carrying Texas church members home from a retreat collided head-on with a pickup truck, killing 13 people and injuring two others Wednesday on a two-lane highway in southwestern Texas, officials said.
?I am a child of refugees?: New Yorkers stage tent protest of Trump travel ban
Trump?s initial travel ban was met with a swift backlash and stymied by the courts. ?We?re spending just one night here and we can always go inside if we get cold, if we get wet, but refugees don?t have that option available to them,? said Amaha Kassa, executive director of African Communities Together, as rain began to beat down on the makeshift tent city. ?Trump?s executive orders are going to cut the heart out of these programs,? said Kassa, who came to the U.S. from Ethiopia at age 4 as an asylum seeker.
U.S. senator launches probe into five top opioid drugmakers
(Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill sought on Tuesday details from the nation's top opioid drugmakers on their sales and marketing practices, as lawmakers step up efforts to tackle the country's deadly opioid crisis. The Missouri senator's investigation comes amid an epidemic of opioid addiction, with 91 Americans dying everyday as a result of overdose, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "This epidemic is the direct result of a calculated sales and marketing strategy major opioid manufacturers have allegedly pursued over the past 20 years to expand their market share," McCaskill, the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wrote in a letter to the drugmakers.
I.Coast ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo acquitted of crimes against humanity
An Ivory Coast jury on Tuesday acquitted former first lady Simone Gbagbo of crimes against humanity during the 2010-11 post-election crisis in a stunning verdict after the prosecution had sought to jail her for life. "A majority of the jury declared Simone Gbagbo not guilty of the crimes of which she has been accused, pronounced her acquittal and ordered that she be immediately freed if she is not being held for other reasons," said the head of the country's top criminal court, judge Kouadjo Boiqui. The prosecution in summing up its case against the 67-year-old wife of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday had called on the jury to find her "guilty of crimes against humanity and war crimes and sentence her to life imprisonment," said prosecutor Aly Yeo.
White House offers muddled message to states considering Medicaid expansion
The White House didn?t have a clear message for states looking to potentially expand Medicaid in the wake of the American Health Care Act?s (AHCA) failure, implying that the bill would have saved the program for low-income and disabled Americans by cutting nearly a trillion dollars from its funding. Press secretary Sean Spicer was asked during Tuesday?s briefing about possible expansions of Medicaid coverage in Kansas, Georgia and Virginia. The three states are in varying stages of moving toward joining the 31 states that have already opted in to Obamacare?s expansion of the decades-old program, which covers 74 million Americans.