Trump Is On The Verge Of Politicizing The Census, Advocates Say
President Donald Trump is reportedly leaning toward tapping an academic for the No. 2 position at the U.S. Census Bureau, a decision that has alarmed advocates who say the pick lacks adequate management experience for a massive operational role and has political views that would undermine the credibility of the agency.
Man who claims Earth is flat says he'll prove his belief by taking flight in a DIY rocket
North Korean defector recovering after daring escape
The Mysterious Disappearance Of An Argentine Navy Sub Just Got Even Stranger
As the desperate, multinational search for a missing Argentine submarine continues, the country?s navy said on Thursday that a sound ?consistent with an explosion? had been detected near the site where the vessel disappeared last week with 44 crew members on board.
Baltimore Detective Killed A Day Before Testifying In Federal Case Against Fellow Cops
The Baltimore police detective who was fatally shot in the line of duty last week was scheduled to testify in a federal case against officers indicted earlier this year, the Baltimore Police Department confirmed Wednesday.
U.S. Afghanistan General: We've Reached Stalemate Against Taliban
Zimbabweans Prepare to Greet Their New President
Exuberant Zimbabweans converged on a stadium for the presidential inauguration Friday of Emmerson Mnangagwa, who will become the country?s second leader since independence from white minority rule in 1980.
Vast majority of suspects in graft probe agreeing to settle, crown prince says
The vast majority of about 200 businessmen and officials implicated in a sweeping crackdown on corruption are agreeing to settlements under which they hand over assets to the government, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the New York Times. ?We show them all the files that we have and as soon as they see those about 95 percent agree to a settlement,? which means signing over cash or shares in their companies to the Saudi Treasury, the newspaper quoted Prince Mohammed as saying. About 4 percent say they are not corrupt and with their lawyers want to go to court." Prince Mohammed repeated a previous official estimate that the government could eventually recover around $100 billion of illicit money through settlements.
Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate Change
After a short trial lasting just a day and a half, climate activist and retiree Leonard Higgins was found guilty on Wednesday of a serious felony charge for his role in the ?valve turner? protest last year that resulted in the brief shutdown of a tar sands pipeline in Montana.
In Russia, Sudan's Bashir asks Putin for 'protection' from US
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide and war crimes, on Thursday asked Russia's Vladimir Putin to protect his country from the United States. Speaking during his first visit to Russia as president, Bashir also said he wanted to ramp up military ties and praised Moscow's military campaign in Syria.