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- 2017-10-17 15:54:59Z
President Donald Trump already has been criticized for falsely claiming that former President Barack Obama never called the families of fallen soldiers. Now he's being slammed by Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson after he talked on the phone with the widow of a solider killed in Niger. SEE ALSO: Sports teams are deserting Trump's hotels, and it's hitting his wallet hard Trump reportedly told her that "he knew what he signed up for ... but when it happens it hurts anyway," Wilson told Local 10 News, the local ABC News affiliate in Miami. She told the same thing to NBC News, incredulous that Trump reportedly said "he knew what he signed up for" multiple times....
The Trump administration must turn over all emails and memos used to make its decision to phase out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the 2012 program created to protect undocumented youths from deportation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
A new portrait campaign asking people to think differently about people living in poverty appeared on billboards in New York City's Times Square on Tuesday.
The self-described Islamic State finally lost its tenuous grip on the Syrian city of Raqqa on Tuesday as U.S.-backed forces retook the extremist group's last major urban territory following a four-month military campaign.
The mother of a soldier killed in Iraq called President Donald Trump's delayed response to the deaths of U.S. service members in Niger an abdication of his first duty as commander in chief ― "to acknowledge the sacrifice of one of his military members."
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Sixteen inmates have been charged with first-degree murder and assault, and face life in prison if convicted in the death of a corrections officer during February's riot at Delaware's maximum-security lockup.
Senator John McCain, echoing the sentiments of his Monday night speech in Philadelphia, said Tuesday that he is worried the United States is reverting to the nationalistic tendencies that characterized the 1930s.
An Oklahoma mom and dad each face a long stay behind bars after a jury recommended a sentence of 130 years each following the pair's conviction for what a police officer termed the "worst case of child abuse" he'd seen
US-backed forces took full control of Raqa from the Islamic State group on Tuesday, defeating the last jihadist holdouts in the de facto Syrian capital of their now-shattered "caliphate". The victory caps a battle of more than four months, hammering another nail in the coffin of the jihadist group's experiment in statehood, which has collapsed in the face of offensives in Syria and Iraq. Inside Raqa, overjoyed fighters from the Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Forces celebrated and raised their yellow flag in the city's Al-Naim traffic circle, which became known as "Hell Roundabout" after jihadists used it for gruesome public executions.
Virginians will head to the polls to choose a new governor in less than a month, and as three new surveys show, the race is shaping up to be a close one.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Chinese nationals have been indicted on charges they manufactured tons of fentanyl and other powerful narcotics that were then peddled in the United States, killing at least four people and seriously injuring five others, Justice Department officials announced Tuesday.
A New York dad's Instagram callout is showing just how much kids wear out their parents.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska man accused of helping his Florida girlfriend kill herself after she told him she had cancer appears to have taken her story at face value and didn't push her to seek medical treatment or mental-health counseling, authorities said Tuesday.
DENVER (AP) - A Peruvian woman has sought sanctuary for a second time in Colorado rather than board a Tuesday flight to her native country as ordered by U.S. immigration authorities, supporters said.
Israel's government decided Tuesday not to negotiate with a Palestinian unity government that includes Hamas if the Islamist movement does not disarm, recognise the country and give up violence. The decision by the security cabinet, announced in a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office, comes after rival Palestinian movements Fatah and Hamas signed a landmark unity deal last week aimed at ending their decade-long split. "The government of Israel will not carry out political negotiations with a Palestinian government that relies on Hamas, a terror organisation which calls for the destruction of Israel, until it fulfils the following conditions," the statement said.
As women come forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, they paint an increasingly clear picture of the once-powerful studio executive's disturbing predatory behavior.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Top Republicans coping with a razor-thin majority in the Senate as they try pushing a partisan agenda are running smack into another complication - the sheer age and health issues of some senators.
The murder trial of an 8-year-old boy who was allegedly brutally abused and finally killed because he was thought to be gay has begun in Los Angeles, with a prosecutor detailing the "systematic torture" of the boy.
Donna Karan came under fire last week for comments she made in response to accusations of sexual assault and abuse leveled at disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
As Prince Harry continues to look towards a future with girlfriend Meghan Markle, sources close to the couple are revealing what their potential future wedding day could look like.
Republican Senator Rand Paul on Tuesday threatened to vote 'no' on a budget resolution Republican leaders aim to bring up for a vote this week unless they decide to stick with spending caps, potentially putting the party's tax cut plans at risk. "I have told the White House and (Republican) leaders that if they simply stick to their own caps, the rest of the budget is fine and I'll vote yes," Paul wrote on Twitter. The ball is in their court." Republican leaders can afford to lose only two Republican votes on the budget plan, which would pave the way for large-scale tax cuts, if Democrats remain united in opposition.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's prime minister warned Tuesday that he will not tolerate an Iranian military presence in neighboring Syria.
Two of the more than 50 women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault are demanding he and film producer Roman Polanski be immediately removed from the Academy of Motion Pictures.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday sought to deflect criticism of his widely disputed comments on fallen soldiers by invoking his chief of staff's son, a U.S. soldier killed in combat.
MONTREAL/TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - Airbus has agreed to take a majority stake in Bombardier's troubled CSeries jetliner programme, securing the plane's future and giving the Canadian firm a possible way out of a damaging trade dispute with Boeing. Airbus will get a 50.01 percent stake in an entity recently carved out of Bombardier to produce and market the CSeries, four years after it first flew with a goal to enter the $125 billion a year market for large jets. In reality, the terms of the deal mean Bombardier could pay Airbus to take over by agreeing to underwrite $700 million of risks related to cost overruns in coming years.
Gretchen Carlson thinks the recent allegations against Harvey Weinstein are the "tipping point" that could finally help dismantle the culture of sexual harassment in workplaces around the country.
Given that it's only October, you're probably thinking more about Halloween than holiday shopping. Walmart, Toys R Us, Target, Kmart and Amazon have released their predictions for the hottest holiday toys. Hatchimals Surprise Twin-Puppadee ($69.99) is an egg in which a pair of twin creatures are hiding and waiting for some loving attention.
A German court sentenced an 88-year-old woman to six months in prison on Monday for denying the Holocaust and for inciting hatred. Ursula Haverbeck, who describes herself as a revisionist historian, said at a public event in January 2016 that gas chambers in Auschwitz concentration camp "were not real". A court in Berlin found Haverbeck guilty after examining a short video of her speech in which she said that she was citing a book, not expressing her own views.
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) - Kurdish forces pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq on Tuesday, a day after handing the northern city of Kirkuk over to federal forces amid a tense standoff following last month's vote for independence.
Airbus and Bombardier are inflicting double damage on Boeing with a deal that fills a gap in the Europeans' aircraft range and gives Bombardier a fighting chance to avoid punishing US tariffs, analysts say. In the middle of the European night, Airbus issued a surprise announcement that it would take a majority stake in Bombardier's marquee C-Series airliner programme, aiming for significant production savings on the C-Series aircraft and making use of Airbus's international reach for sales. The agreement, which Airbus chief Tom Enders called "a win-win deal for everyone", gives the European company a stake in Bombardiers' mid-range programme without the need to immediately inject cash...
Ariel Winter is opening up about her contentious relationship with her mother.
TOKYO (AP) - U.S. and Japanese diplomats agreed Tuesday to maximize pressure on North Korea to resolve tensions over its nuclear program, while citing the need to be prepared for the worst if diplomacy fails.
Actress Reese Witherspoon said Monday she was assaulted at age 16 by a director in one of several instances of sexual misconduct she has endured in her career.
The newly stand-alone performance brand's first model is a Volvo in all but name.
President Donald Trump's approval rating for his handling of the response to hurricanes striking the U.S. has plummeted 20 points since Puerto Rico was devastated by back-to-back hurricanes last month, according to the latest CNN poll.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held talks with Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday, saying his country will not allow Iran to "establish itself militarily in Syria". Both Russia and Iran, Israel's main enemy, are backing President Bashar al-Assad's regime in the civil war in neighbouring Syria.
Hamas warned on Tuesday that Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's delay in easing sanctions on Gaza was putting at risk a landmark unity deal signed last week. "The continuation of the punitive measures against our people in Gaza a month after the dissolution of the administrative council spoils the general atmosphere for reconciliation," a party spokesman said in a statement to Hamas media.
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - An already disturbing case about a 17-year-old Muslim girl killed as she walked to her mosque took another unsettling turn after an indictment alleged the victim was raped as well.
The senator hit back against isolationism in a pointed speech while accepting the Liberty Medal
"You good, bro?" Twitter users are expressing concern for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared Marawi City liberated from terrorists, signalling an end to almost five months of fighting in the southern Philippine city.
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) - The Latest on Iraq, where federal forces have moved into the disputed northern city of Kirkuk as Kurdish forces have pulled out (all times local):
The US military said on Monday it killed dozens of Islamic State fighters at the group's training camps in central Yemen, in the first such strikes in the country's conflict. Locals said the camps, both in Bayda province, were named after prominent IS figures: Yemen chief Abu Bilal al-Harbi and former global spokesman Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, killed last summer in a US air strike. This is the first time allies of Yemen's internationally recognised government have announced raids against IS footholds.
A former Republican lawmaker says the nation might be better off if Democrats win back the House of Representatives in next year's midterm election to help keep President Donald Trump in check.
A unit of US special forces tasked with carrying out "decapitation" operations may be aboard a nuclear-powered submarine docked in the South Korean port of Busan, the nation's newswire reported on Monday, citing a defence source. The USS Michigan, an 18,000-metric ton submarine, arrived in Busan on Friday, ahead of a ten day joint US-South Korean drill led by the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. The US Navy maintains that the Michigan, known for carrying special-ops teams, is docked in a "routine port visit." The US military also denies training for decapitation missions or regime change, and does not typically comment on Navy SEAL deployments. However, the presence on board the...
Human remains have been found inside a crocodile that is believed to have killed a pensioner in Queensland last week. The 4.3-metre estuarine crocodile was captured on Monday night at the Mowbray River near Craiglie in northeast Australia, close to where Anne Cameron went missing from an aged care facility near Port Douglas seven days ago. The 79-year-old is thought to have become disorientated on a walk and wandered into dense bushland. Police later found clothing, a walking stick with her name and human remains beside a crocodile-infested creek near Four Mile Beach, about a mile from the aged care facility. Wildlife officers set traps to try to catch the creature that is believed to...
Up to 2,000 Rohingya are arriving in Bangladesh daily
The United States condemned closely watched regional elections in Venezuela as neither free nor fair Monday, as European countries weighed imposing sanctions, leaving President Nicolas Maduro increasingly isolated after declaring a landslide win. Maduro's opponents cried foul after official results said his socialist party won governorships in 17 of the troubled oil producer's 23 states in Sunday's elections, defying opinion polls. Experts said Venezuela's punishing political and economic crisis will only deepen.
As tensions with North Korea continue to rise, the United States continues to bring more long-range precision striking power into the region. On October 13, USS Michigan (SSGN 727)-an Ohio-class guided-missile submarine-pulled into a South Korean naval base in the port city of Busan. While the U.S. Pacific Command states that Michigan's visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK) was long planned, the message to North Korea is clear-the United States will stand by Seoul if Pyongyang makes any aggressive moves.