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Hong Kong lawmaker and Umbrella Movement leader Nathan Law says he will fight even harder for democracy if the government moves to take away his elected seat.
Vice-President Joe Biden says that some of the economic proposals under discussion as a new administration prepares to enter the White House are the same ones that led to "this God-awful recession of eight years ago." Speaking at Georgetown University on financial regulation, Biden says banks and other financial institutions knew they had a backstop in the form of the American taxpayer, so they took excessive risks.
A Republican member of the Electoral College from Texas says he won't cast one of his state's 38 electoral votes for Donald Trump. Dallas paramedic Chris Suprun previously said he would support Trump.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein's efforts to force a recount of the presidential race in three states where she admittedly doesn't think the result would change has led to questions about her motives and criticism that she's just trying to raise her profile and fatten her own coffers. Here are some questions and answers about Stein's recount efforts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, where Republican Donald Trump narrowly defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton and Stein ended up a distant fourth: Stein maintains that the recounts aren't about trying to make Clinton president, but about instilling confidence in the results in the face of unsubstantiated claims of potential security breaches.
Whether by accident or design, President-elect Donald Trump is signaling a tougher American policy toward China, sparking warnings from both the outgoing Obama administration and Beijing. On Monday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said progress with the Chinese could be "undermined" by a flare-up over the sovereignty of Taiwan, the self-governing island the U.S. broke diplomatic ties with in 1979.
Luis Carlos Montalvan, a decorated Iraq war veteran who became a strong critic of the war and wrote a best-selling book about it, has died in El Paso. He was 43. Montalvan was found in a hotel room in downtown El Paso late Friday, El Paso police Sgt.
House and Senate leaders have reached a bipartisan agreement on a bill to authorize $170 million for Flint, Michigan and other cities beleaguered by lead in drinking water, and to provide relief to drought-stricken California. A vote could be held this week.
Gov. Sarah Palin, who is being considered for a cabinet position in the Trump administration - is raising alarm over president-elect's recently announced deal with Carrier, suggesting in an op-ed it could amount to "crony capitalism." "When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair, illogical precedent," Palin wrote in a 'Young Conservatives' op-ed .
Mustafa Barimac was arrested on Sunday in St. Louis. Barimac said he was linked to ISIS and was going to blow up the car detailing company he worked at.
The Supreme Court grappled with two redistricting cases Monday from Virginia and North Carolina, in which Democrats and civil rights advocates allege the state legislatures packed minorities into a handful of legislative districts to constrain their influence statewide. The justices dedicated two hours to a discussion of allegations from each state, at times wading deep into the record and hashing out the finer points of the redistricting process.
In the current climate of open opposition to the electoral college by infuriated progressives, as well as the effort to undermine the election results by initiating voter recounts where there is no evidence of voter fraud, and together with numerous denunciations of the rise of populism, domestic and foreign, the Supreme Court is hearing two cases today about that most populist of all political acts: voting. Both cases involve attempts to undermine the redrawing of legislative districts by Republican-controlled state legislatures.
As of December 2, the stock is down 6% year-to-date as growth has slowed and the stock's valuation has increased. Between 2009 and 2015, the stock more than tripled, but the bullish streak seems to be coming to an end as the retail landscape changes.
Ohio man Christopher Lee Cornell was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for plotting to blow up the U.S. Capitol building Monday. Cornell screamed , "Allah's in control, not the judge," on his way out of the courtroom, adding that the criminal justice system is "rigged."
Attention Bell, Clay, Harlan, Knox, and Whitley County producers - Farm Service Agency will provide a new financing option to help you purchase portable storage and handling equipment. County Executive Director Megan Moore explains, "The loans, which now include a smaller microloan option with lower down payments and attractive interest rates, are designed to help our producers grow their businesses and markets.
Iraqi soldiers pose with the Islamic State flag along a street of the town of al-Shura, which was recaptured from Islamic State , south of Mosul, Iraq October 30, 2016. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra/File Photo The Islamic State's named its new spokesman Monday, and his first statement offers a chilling threat against the West while the terrorist group's two capital cities are under siege.
The three of us have three things in common: we're all Army veterans, we all served with Pete Hegseth, and we all strongly believe that Pete is the best possible pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs . Collectively, we've served with Pete in Guantanamo Bay, Iraq, and Afghanistan and are confident that the overwhelming majority of the service members that Pete has served with feel the same way.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a news conference at City Hall in the Manhattan borough of New York City. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo Protecting President-elect Donald Trump and his family will cost around $500,000 per day, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking for $35 million from the federal government to cover cost.
U.S. Senator Tom Cotton smiles after he was ceremonially sworn-in by Vice President Joseph Biden in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington GOP Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton urged the Obama administration Monday to stop the transfer of any more detainees from Guantanamo Bay to foreign countries. The Obama administration transferred yet another detainee out of the facility to Cape Verde over the weekend, leaving just 59 behind.
Apple appears to be flooring the gas in the race to place self-driving cars on the market, sending a letter to U.S. regulators with thoughts on proposed guidelines. "The company is investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and is excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation," Steve Kenner, Apple's director of product integrity, wrote to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration .
"Former Vice President Al Gore, a leading voice in the fight against climate change, and Donald Trump, who at one point called it a hoax, met on Monday in what Gore called a 'productive' session," Reuters reports. Gore "spent about 90 minutes in meetings at the president-elect's Trump Tower apartment and office building in Manhattan.
Edgar Maddison Welch, 28 of Salisbury, N.C., surrenders to police Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Washington. Welch, who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place, fired an assault rifle inside the restaurant on Sunday injuring no one, police and news reports said.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory conceded the governor's race Monday, clearing the way for Democrat Roy Cooper to be declared the winner nearly four weeks after Election Day. The win by Cooper, the state's outgoing attorney general, gives Democrats an important consolation prize after a disappointing election across the country.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has conceded the governor's race, clearing the way for Democrat Roy Cooper to be declared the winner. The concession nearly four weeks after Election Day comes after appeals dried up and postelection counts saw Cooper's narrow lead increasing.
One issue that helped shape the election was the debate over the next Supreme Court Justice nomination as a fear of a liberal replacement to the late Justice Antonin Scalia brought conservatives to the voting booth in droves. Now President-elect Donald Trump must remain true to his promise and deliver a strict constitutionalist to the Supreme Court, but his new enemy in this battle is not Hillary Clinton , but the Senate.
In bid to fight art fraud, Sotheby's announced Monday that it had purchased a forensics firm whose founder once helped the auction house belatedly identify a $10 million painting as a fake. Sotheby's said that Orion Analytical, based in Williamstown, Massachusetts, will be folded into the company and its founder, the artist, conservator and forensic scientist James Martin, will lead a new scientific research department charged with making sure the works the auction house deals with are authentic.
Although the election was almost a month ago, three states are recounting all of their ballots thanks to a request from Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. While Stein has raised over $7 million , her team estimates the recount costs for all three states will be $9 million.
A total of 1,993,528 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products are being recalled by National Steak and Poultry as an expansion of an earlier recall. The Owasso, OK, establishment is recalling the products because of "possible undercooking, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products," according to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service in a Sunday news release .
A federal appeals court on Monday agreed to put on hold until after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January the Obama administration's appeal of a judge's ruling favoring a Republican challenge to a key part of the Obamacare law. The action by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit was a victory for the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives, which filed the challenge to the 2010 law and asked the court for the delay.
In a growing scandal being investigated by 1... . From left, former soccer players Mark Williams, Andy Woodward, Steve Walters, Jason Dunford and Matt Monaghan pose for the media at the launch of the Offside Trust at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, England, Monday, Dec. 5, 20... .
The Latest on the trial of a fired South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist : The Latest on the trial of a fired South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist : The longest, loudest standing ovation of the Kennedy Center Honors gala wasn't reserved for Al Pacino, Mavis Staples or the Eagles. Instead, it went to the man sitting to their left, attending his eighth and... The longest, loudest standing ovation of the Kennedy Center Honors gala wasn't reserved for Al Pacino, Mavis Staples or the Eagles.
Hudson Technologies' stock took off like a rocket this past summer after announcing a big five-year contract to perform refrigerants reclamation for the Department of Defense. It hasn't looked back since.
The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed on Sunday as firefighters pain... . A woman cries near the site of a warehouse fire that started Friday night and killed dozens, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Oakland, Calif.
Blowout Black Friday sales pushed FBI background checks to a new record, but it may signal slower growth going forward. Image source: Flickr via Francisco Angola.
Ivanka Trump is meeting with former Vice President Al Gore, who is an aggressive advocate on the idea that humans are causing climate change. Ivanka Trump is a member of her father's transition team, and aides told reporters Monday that the session would take place later in the day.
Rep.-elect Josh Gottheimer told the Bergen County Record that Rep. Scott Garrett "has not returned his calls or responded to a certified letter asking about a transition, especially to ensure constituent requests do not fall through the cracks."
"Advocates of the long-shot bid to turn the Electoral College against Donald Trump have been in contact with close allies of Hillary Clinton, according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions, but the Clinton camp - and Clinton herself - have declined to weigh in on the merits of the plan," Politico reports. "The electors leading the anti-Trump push say they're operating without regard to the Clinton campaign's views and without its assistance.
The execution of a Georgia death row inmate convicted of killing his father-in-law following a custody fight over his young son should be halted because a juror lied about her own custody battle and messy divorces - and then persuaded fellow jurors to vote for a death sentence, his attorneys argue. No one disputes that William Sallie killed John Lee Moore in March 1990, but he has been unable to present evidence of juror bias that should entitle him to a new trial because he missed a filing deadline by eight days at a time when he didn't have a lawyer, his lawyers have said in court filings.
A New York City off-duty corrections officer was on her way to a shift on Rikers Island when she was shot dead in her car Sunday night. According to the New York Post , Alastasia Bryan, 25, was killed outsider her home in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn, N.Y. Some investigators are calling the killing a planned execution while other reports suggest the shooting may have been a random act of violence.
The grand opening of a casino promises to turn traffic around Washington, D.C., into a nightmare, sparking anger from residents. The MGM National Harbor, which sits across from the District in Prince George's County, Md.
The drama over Buzzfeed trying to publicly shame the stars of an HGTV show over their church's stance on same-sex marriage just keeps getting more ridiculous. The author of the hit piece , Kate Aurthur, is a reporter and editor for the liberal site Buzzfeed News .
With the costs of healthcare rising under Obamacare, consumers need to keep a few things in mind when navigating the complexities of the healthcare system. Robin Gelburd, president of FAIR Health , a national, independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance, provides five key things for consumers to keep in mind when considering healthcare plans.
South Africa's main opposition party said on Monday it had asked the Constitutional Court to compel President Jacob Zuma to establish a judicial inquiry into alleged influence-peddling in his government. The Democratic Alliance's application came days after Zuma asked the High Court to set aside a report by the former Public Protector which called for an investigation into whether he and some cabinet members and state companies had acted improperly.
Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo resigned from the cabinet on Monday but vowed to lead the opposition and challenge the policies of President Rodrigo Duterte, including his deadly war on drugs and moves to reinstate the death penalty. Robredo, who will remain vice president, had clashed frequently with Duterte and decided to resign from her ministerial role after being instructed via a text message to stay away from his cabinet meetings.
Illinois legislative leaders have made little headway in the latest weekend meeting at Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's offices on a budget deal as Democrats broached the issue of how President-elect Donald Trump's policies might alter some financial calculations. House Democrat Greg Harris joined Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan at a Sunday meeting in Chicago.
Here in the Keystone State, her Green Party is asking for an emergency federal court order for a statewide recount. Her lawyer Ilann Maazel plans to make a statement after filing the federal complaint at 10am.
An art patron takes a photograph of Untitled 2016 by Rirkrit Tiravanija during Art Basel in Miami on Nov. 30. A couple photographs a sculpture titled Invisible Man by artist Glenn Kaino, being displayed in front of the Bass Museum of Art, on Dec. 1 in Miami Beach, Florida. Former Florida governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush talks to supporters on Dec. 5 in Miami during an event at Art Basel where a painting was unveiled by Miami artist Romero Britto.
Dec 5 The U.S. Army's denial of an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline, after permitting and legal obligations were followed, sets an uncertain precedent for new projects despite President-elect Donald Trump's promise to support energy infrastructure. The decision came after months of protests by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and others who said the line could desecrate tribal grounds, or a spill could contaminate drinking water.
Advisers to President-elect Donald Trump have reportedly proposed to privatize oil-rich Native American reservations-a particularly polarizing idea in the wake of the protest over the Dakota Access Pipeline. Reuters reports that such reservations likely contain about 20 percent of the nation's oil and gas, as well as large coal reserves.
A federal judge ruled late Sunday that Michigan must begin its recount of the presidential election by noon on Monday. In the ruling, Judge Mark Goldsmith rejected any effort by state officials-who said the cost to taxpayers was an undue burden-to delay the recount ahead of a Dec. 13 deadline.
Sunday on CBS's "Face The Nation," when asked about the direction of the Democratic Party, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi downplayed the possibility of a new direction. Partial transcript as follows: DICKERSON: The Democratic party is in a moment of questioning about its identity.
President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key administration posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Trump's decision, announced by his transition office, comes as the real estate mogul continues a series of interviews, meetings with aides and other deliberations aimed at forming his administration and following his announcement of several Cabinet appointees last week.
Protesters celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the Dakota Access oil pipeline away from a tribal water source but pledged to remain camped on federal land in North Dakota anyway, despite Monday's government deadline to leave. Hundreds of people at the Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires, encampment cheered and chanted "mni wichoni" - "water is life" in Lakota Sioux - after the Army Corps of Engineers refused Sunday to grant the company permission to extend the pipeline beneath a Missouri River reservoir.
A federal judge early Monday morning ordered a recount of Michigan's presidential ballots to begin at noon on Monday, and for the state to "assemble necessary staff to work sufficient hours" to complete the recount by a Dec. 13 federal deadline. Judge orders immediate start of Michigan recount A federal judge early Monday morning ordered a recount of Michigan's presidential ballots to begin at noon on Monday, and for the state to "assemble necessary staff to work sufficient hours" to complete the recount by a Dec. 13 federal deadline.
A man who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place fired an assault rifle inside the Washington, D.C., restaurant on Sunday injuring no one, police and news reports said. Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Aquita Brown said police received a call Sunday afternoon about a male with a weapon on Connecticut Avenue, in an affluent neighborhood of the nation's capital.
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Ben Carson, a rival in the GOP presidential primary who became a top supporter, to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Trump chose Carson despite the pediatric neurosurgeon's protestations that he lacked the experience to run a federal agency.
Trump taps Carson for HUD, feuds with China Carson is a retired neurosurgeon. Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://usat.ly/2gGI6lP President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former Campaign 2016 rival Ben Carson to become secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Dr. Ben Carson, who was born into poverty in inter-city Detroit and rose to be a preeminent doctor and surgeon, has been selected by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Research Triangle will have the ear of President-elect Donald Trump through two major connections: The Blackstone Group and IBM. Trump, who will be back in North Carolina on Tuesday for a "thank you" event in Fayetteville, is going to seek advice from two major tech leaders with RTP links through an advisory group he announced on Friday.
The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed on Sunday as firefighters pain... . A woman cries near the site of a warehouse fire that started Friday night and killed dozens, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Oakland, Calif.
Prime Minister Theresa May wants to start Britain's d... . FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 file photo, supporters of the pro-democracy group "Invoke Article 50 Now!" hold a banner as pro-EU membership supporters hold EU flags on the first day of Gina Miller's, a founder of ... .
China urged Washington on Monday to stop disrupting its foreign corporate acquisitions after President Barack Obama blocked the purchase of a German maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment as a security risk. The proposed acquisition of Aixtron SE by China's Fujian Grand Chip was "pure market behavior," said a foreign ministry spokesman, Lu Kang .
Construction continues on the presidential reviewing stand on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. One thing you can count on during inauguration season in Washington: People of all stripes will find a reason to show up, whether it's to celebrate or commiserate.
Kennedy Center Honoree Al Pacino shakes hands with U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Kelley Johnson following the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors gala dinner, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Washington.
This Nov. 15, 2016 photo shows a view of the Supreme Court from the Capitol Dome, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The eight-justice court is hearing arguments Monday in two cases that deal with the same basic issue of whether race played too large a role in the drawing of electoral districts, to the detriment of African-Americans.
In this Dec. 1, 2016, photo, President-elect Donald Trump smiles as he speaks during the first stop of his post-election tour in Cincinnati. Democrats need to rebuild the political "blue wall" of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump captured with an appeal to white, working-class voters.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has privately raised the spectre of the Legislature end-running Gov. Cuomo by passing its own bill to enact its first pay raise since 1999, sources told the Daily News. Doing so would force Cuomo to either grudgingly sign the bill or veto it, which could raise the ire of lawmakers and potentially threaten the governor's legislative agenda heading into 2017, the sources said.
Tom Plate says Beijing is right not to lose its cool over the unexpected talks between the US President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen Even within the sombre cloister of Zhongnanhai, not often depicted as a rollicking laugh factory, a wan smile must have crossed the faces of a few Chinese government officials with a healthy sense of humour. Let's face it, ZhongA nanhaites : She pulled off a good one.
One thing you can count on during inauguration season in Washington: People of all stripes will find a reason to show up - whether it's to celebrate or commiserate. There are parties and protests to attend, stars to gawk at, receptions to be worked, deals to be done, drinks to be consumed.
The nation's Founding Fathers expressed concern about whether the citizens were knowledgeable enough to maintain the republic. The primary objective of the Constitution was to establish and protect individual liberty so the principles developed were to limit, rather than expand, government.
To me, the biggest ignored story of 2016 is the fact that the Russians helped elect Donald Trump as president. The Democratic National Committee's emails were hacked by Russians.
A lot of discussion goes into how to raise employment, but increasing wages turns out to be a much thornier problem. In countries such as the U.S., where unemployment is already relatively low, leaders like President-elect Donald Trump need to wrestle with this difficult challenge.
Under a President Donald Trump, cable and phone companies could gain new power to influence what you do and what you watch online -- not to mention how much privacy you have while you're at it. Many experts say that Republicans who generally oppose regulation are likely to take charge at the Federal Communications Commission, the government's primary telecom regulator.
EXCLUSIVE: The 'arrogant' man behind illegal artist enclave where at least 33 died in fire checks in to a hotel - as friends claim he LAUGHED at warnings that squalid commune was a DEATH TRAP Gunman storms into DC pizzeria and fires into the floor as part of his 'investigation' into pizza-gate conspiracy theory claiming that Hillary Clinton abused children there Victory! Dakota Access protesters WIN as Obama administration BLOCKS oil pipeline that was to be built next to Native American land - kicking off wild celebrations in Standing Rock EXCLUSIVE: It's party time at Standing Rock: Dakota Access protests turn to wild celebrations after the Obama administration caves in and blocks pipeline Are those flowers from Harry? Meghan Markle struggles to hide her smile while carrying a fresh bouquet - after sending a VERY British 'puppy love' tweet while her prince finally finishes his tour High ... (more)
Actress Angela Lansbury is interviewed Sunday as members of the press gather around at the 9th National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Truthdig contributors John Patterson and Tim Riley took top prizes at Sunday evening's National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards, the ninth annual event sponsored by the Los Angeles Press Club.
It's a painful homecoming shared by hundreds of Syrians who are returning to areas de... . In this Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 photo, Amina Hamawy, right, and her daughter Nisrin Malaji return to their looted home in the Hanano district of eastern Aleppo, Syria.
Teenagers, the son of a local sheriff's deputy and young artists who loved music are among the dozens of people who died when a fire broke out at an underground dance party in a warehouse that visitors called a... Teenagers, the son of a local sheriff's deputy and young artists who loved music are among the dozens of people who died when a fire broke out at an underground dance party in a warehouse that visitors called a death... As investigators searched for signs of a crime in the fire that killed at least 33 in an Oakland warehouse during a late-night dance party, survivors and teary-eyed friends of those who perished viewed the charred... As investigators searched for signs of a crime in the fire that killed at least 33 in an Oakland warehouse during a late-night dance party, survivors and teary-eyed friends of those who perished viewed the charred building... The longest, loudest ... (more)
The first time Stephanie Brown experienced 25 below zero, walking out of the Fairbanks International Airport, her nose hairs stood on end.
THE TOP 16 JUNK SCIENCE STORIES OF 2016 Dec. 5, 2016 Source: American Council on Science and Health Junk science is everywhere. Just today, it was reported that President-Elect Donald Trump had a meeting with the anti-vaccine fraud Andrew Wakefield, who claimed that Mr Trump is "open-minded" about the issue.
The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline -- the $3.8 billion project expected to move 470,000 barrels of crude oil a day across the Midwest -- lasted long enough for the summer heat to give way to thick, white snow. For months, Standing Rock Sioux tribe members and their allies battled the energy project they referred to as a "black snake."
Shelley Mack says she didn't know the converted Oakland warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" was an illegal residence until after she moved in, when she was instructed to tell visitors it was a 24-hour workspace... Shelley Mack says she didn't know the converted Oakland warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" was an illegal residence until after she moved in, when she was instructed to tell visitors it was a 24-hour workspace for... Teenagers, the son of a local sheriff's deputy and young artists who loved music are among the dozens of people who died when a fire broke out at an underground dance party in a warehouse that visitors called a... Teenagers, the son of a local sheriff's deputy and young artists who loved music are among the dozens of people who died when a fire broke out at an underground dance party in a warehouse that visitors called a death... As investigators searched for ... (more)
The Senate intelligence committee has asked for documents from former presidential candidate Jill Stein as part of its probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, adding another new thread to the panel's investigation as it heads into 2018. Stein said in a statement overnight Tuesday that she was cooperating with the probe and is providing documents to the committee.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, put their hand over their heart as the national anthem is sang during the Kennedy Center Honors Gala at the Kennedy Center in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016.
The white man who authorities said wanted to start a race war by killing nine black people in a South Carolina church is getting ready to stand trial in a city already bruised by a former police officer's... The white man who authorities said wanted to start a race war by killing nine black people in a South Carolina church is getting ready to stand trial in a city already bruised by a former police officer's racially... The threat of a terror attack against a busy commuter rail station in the Los Angeles area has prompted authorities to increase security throughout the region and urge commuters to report any suspicious behavior... The FBI said Tuesday it found no evidence that a bomb threat which prompted heightened security at a Los Angeles subway station was real and the anonymous caller who made it may have reported similar phony threats in the... Investigators honed in on a ... (more)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Monday that he will visit the Pearl Harbor later this month to mourn the victims of Japanese surprise attack 75 years ago. Abe will be the first incumbent Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, which was attacked by the Japanese military on Dec. 7, 1941, killing more than 2,400 people and leading Washington's entry into World War Two .
In a story Dec. 4 about an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it would not grant the easement. The Army issued the decision to not approve the easement at this time.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won't apologize for Japan's attack when he visits the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor later this month, the government spokesman said Tuesday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that "the purpose of the upcoming visit is to pay respects for the war dead and not to offer an apology."
President-elect Donald Trump's much-discussed Mexican wall may be a fence in places, or a barrier, or something else that secures the border, said House Speaker Paul Ryan, who also rejected the idea of a deportation force to move undocumented immigrants out of the US. As Trump himself has dialed back some of his fiercest campaign rhetoric on immigration policies, Ryan - who said he now speaks to the president-elect almost every day - will focus on securing the border in whichever way makes sense, he said in a CBS "60 Minutes" interview broadcast on Sunday.
The longest, loudest standing ovation of the Kennedy Center Honors gala wasn't reserved for Al Pacino, Mavis Staples or the Eagles. Instead, it went to the man sitting to their left, attending his eighth and most likely his last honors presentation: President Barack Obama.
A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday after he walked into a popular pizza restaurant in northwest Washington, D.C., carrying an assault rifle and fired one or more shots, D.C. police said. The man told police he had come to the restaurant to investigate ''PizzaGate,'' a false conspiracy theory related to Hillary Clinton that spread online during her presidential campaign.
The Mexican ambassador to the United States, Carlos Sada Solana, told reporters in Phoenix that Mexico shall remain firm in refusing to provide funds for President-elect Donald Trump proposed border wall to address illegal immigration emanating from Mexico. Speaking to reporters at the Arizona Republic , Sada said "We have said time and again Mexico is not paying for the wall," and added, "That is something that has been said several times by the president of Mexico, the secretary of foreign affairs, secretary of economy, the secretary of finance.
Massachusetts residents who have supported protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline expressed relief on Sunday that the project has been blocked, but they cautioned that its final resolution remains uncertain. "I'm extremely happy and extremely hopeful," Lynn Currier, a Native American activist who lives in Randolph, said after the US Army Corps of Engineers announced that it wouldn't grant an easement for the oil pipeline to pass underneath Lake Oahe in southern North Dakota.
Among the proposed legislation addressing immigration and border security issues in Texas is Senate Bill 108. The bill, filed by State Sen. Bob Hall, R-Edgewood, would increase mandatory minimum sentences for undocumented immigrants convicted of a first-degree felony.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe's water source and cultural sites. North Dakota's leaders criticized the decision, with Gov. Jack Dalrymple calling it a "serious mistake" that "prolongs the dangerous situation" of having several hundred protesters who are camped out on federal land during cold, wintry weather.
An Afghan migrant has admitted the rape and murder of a medical student, who also worked voluntarily at a refugee center. Maria Ladenburger, the daughter of a high-ranking EU official, was returning from a party in the university city of Freiburg in Germany when she was assaulted on a cycle path.
President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence stand onstage together at U.S. Bank Arena on December 1, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo / Getty President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday issued a dramatic warning to companies that they would face "retribution" in the form of tariffs if they move American jobs overseas, setting up a collision with corporate America and the free-market wing of the Republican Party.
Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, has been known for his criticism of President Obama for failing to identify radical Islamists as the enemy. But his book expands the list of enemies to Russia, which seems like a strange pick since Flynn had appeared at the Russia Today propaganda channel's 10th anniversary celebration in Moscow, sitting next to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
It's a new day of the week, so there is a new example of media hand-wringing over the president-elect . This time, China.
Police are investigating a possible bias incident in which an off-duty New York City police officer who is Muslim says she and her 16-year-old son were harassed. Police are investigating a possible bias incident in which an off-duty New York City police officer who is Muslim says she and her 16-year-old son were harassed.
A North Carolina man told police Sunday he went to a pizzeria in Washington D.C. with an assault rifle to "self-investigate" conspiracy theories that Hillary Clinton and her campaign chief were running a sex sting operation from the restaurant, Politico reports . Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of Salisbury, North Carolina, told police that, "During a post-arrest interview this evening, the suspect revealed that he came to the establishment to self-investigate 'Pizza Gate' ," according to The Washington Post.
Quotes from some leading voices in the Dakota Access oil pipeline dispute. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters.
EXCLUSIVE: The 'arrogant' man behind illegal artist enclave where at least 33 died in fire checks into a hotel - as friends claim he LAUGHED at warnings that squalid commune was a DEATH TRAP Gunman storms into DC pizzeria and fires into the air as part of his 'investigation' into pizza-gate conspiracy theory claiming that Hillary Clinton abused children there Why caveman in us makes yo-yo diets fail: Changes in our diet convince our brains to store extra fat because food supplies are unreliable High school algebra teacher calls off her wedding after she 'had sex with a 16-year-old student on a park bench after he wrote down his Snapchat username on a test paper' Victory! Dakota Access protesters WIN as the feds block oil pipeline that was to be built next to Native American land - kicking off wild celebrations in Standing Rock Now for Italexit! Europe hit by new anti-establishment revolt ... (more)
Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, who won praise for his economic stewardship after the global financial crisis, unexpectedly announced his resignation on Monday, saying it was time to leave politics after more than eight years in power. Key said he had no immediate future plans, but told reporters he would stay in parliament long enough for his centre-right National Party to avoid a by-election for his seat.