WASHINGTON - The Pentagon announced Monday night that it has authorized the transfer of up to $1 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers to build additional barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move that drew sharp objections from Democratic lawmakers. The shift in funds, which the Pentagon justified under President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southern border, will facilitate the construction of 57 miles of "pedestrian fencing," road construction and lighting along stretches of the border in Arizona and Texas.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday ratcheted up his attacks on the media following the conclusion of a two-year investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller that did not establish coordination between Trump and Russia on election interference. "The Mainstream Media is under fire and being scorned all over the World as being corrupt and FAKE," Trump asserted in a morning tweet. "For two years they pushed the Russian Collusion Delusion when they always knew there was No Collusion.
WASHINGTON - Many Democrats conceded Monday that the possibility of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump is over, at least for now - marking a dramatic retreat in the wake of the conclusion by special counsel Robert Mueller that Trump's campaign did not conspire with Russia in the 2016 election.
Michael Avenatti, the high-profile attorney and critic of President Donald Trump, was arrested Monday and charged by federal prosecutors with trying to extort Nike by threatening to level damaging allegations against the athletic apparel company unless it paid him and his client millions.
JERUSALEM- Israeli military jets began striking targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave, just as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was meeting at the White House with President Trump. The airstrikes came hours after a rocket attack hit a family house near Tel Aviv, injuring seven Israelis and prompting Netanyahu to announce he was cutting short his visit to Washington after finishing his meeting with the president.
One of the asylum seekers who sheltered Edward Snowden in Hong Kong is on her way to a new life in Montreal, her lawyer said, making her the first of the "Snowden refugees" to find safe haven and the latest high-profile refugee to be welcomed to Canada. Vanessa Rodel, an asylum seeker from the Philippines, and her 7-year-old daughter are expected to land at Toronto's Pearson International Airport just before 6 p.m. Monday, March 25, then make their way Tuesday to Montreal, where a refugee organization has raised funds for their resettlement.
Last summer, a Michigan felon then living in Southern California powered up a Facebook account and let rip. "I am no angel. If I get pissed I kill," Michael Leon Curry wrote on Facebook on June 28, 2018. "I have never killed anyone who did not - who didn't deserve it."
The German family whose holding company owns controlling stakes in companies such as Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Panera Bread, Pret a Manger and Einstein Bros. Bagels profited from the horrors of the Nazi regime, according to a report in a German newspaper. The tabloid Bild, one of Germany's most popular papers, reported that Albert Reimann Sr. and Albert Reimann Jr., whose family backs JAB Holdings, had significant links to the Third Reich.
The rules for "Outta Control" on the food site of the Minneapolis Star Tribune are simple: The dish has to be over the top in some way (yet visually appealing) and preferably something customers can actually order off a menu.
MOSCOW - Russia joined President Donald Trump on Monday, March 25, in claiming vindication with the end of the special counsel's investigation.