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The DACA bill is sans any deal, succeeding a bipartisan category of six lawmakers convened at the White House last week to showcase their plan. McCaul and some other Republicans contend that Democrats will watch their strategy backfire politically if they are perceived to have held government funding hostage for DACA recipients.
  • Readers' best comments on Aziz Ansari scandal

    Readers' best comments on Aziz Ansari scandal

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    Ansari replied to say he believed their encounter was "completely consensual" and that when he later learned how she felt, he took her words to heart. "It turned into the worst night of my life", detailing the account of 23-year-old Grace (not her real name) who had a sexual encounter with the celebrity that she describes as uncomfortable and coercive.
  • Bishop says spirituality was 'important' to Dolores O'Riordan

    Bishop says spirituality was 'important' to Dolores O'Riordan

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    Ms O'Riordan, from Limerick, had been in London for a short recording sessions. "It sounded full of life, I was joking and I was happy to see me and my wife this week", he added. Fellow Irish singers also paid their respects. In the evening, people switched on 2FM, the popular music station of the national broadcaster RTE, where the host Louise McSharry dispensed with her plans and instead gave the two-hour program over to the Cranberries' music.
  • "Mueller is doing a great job", Democrats say

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    Sen. Mark Warner , Senate Intelligence Committee ranking member, speaks to the media about a September 28 committee staff members meeting with two Twitter officials in Washington , DC. The latest diversion began with a letter to Congress from Trump's transition team alleging that Mueller had improperly obtained emails belonging to transition members.
  • Aunts of 13 Captive Siblings in Perris Reveal Years of Secrecy, Concerns

    Aunts of 13 Captive Siblings in Perris Reveal Years of Secrecy, Concerns

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    A Facebook page under the name of David-Louise Turpin - still visible yesterday - includes pictures of the couple staging renewals of their wedding vows from 2011 to 2016, with their children present. "I want to reach out to the kids", Flores said. "She would laugh it off and say, 'David's so tall and lanky". No state agency regulates or oversees private schools in California, but they are subject to an annual inspection by the state or local fire marshal.
  • Booker slams DHS secretary for not remembering Trump's comments

    Booker slams DHS secretary for not remembering Trump's comments

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    Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy was questioning Nielsen about a meeting she attended in the Oval Office last week where President Donald Trump reportedly labeled Haiti and nations in Africa as "shithole" countries and said that US should be bringing people from Norway to the USA instead.
  • Duterte under fire as Philippines moves to close Rappler

    Duterte under fire as Philippines moves to close Rappler

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    Philippines revokes license for major news outlet Rappler Major Philippines news outlet Rappler has vowed to continue its reporting after the government handed down a "kill order" revoking the company's license to operate. Critics of the government say the ruling against Rappler is a worrying reminder of the past actions of the Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos.
  • Spokane County confident in their emergency alert system

    Spokane County confident in their emergency alert system

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    Saturday's false alarm made it clear that the vast majority of us have no realistic plan for what to do if it was real. Gen. Joe Logan, confirms with U.S. Thousands of people living in Hawaii received a push alert saying an inbound missile was headed straight towards them, but what would happen if the missile was headed towards Hampton Roads? The emergency worker who mistakenly caused the ballistic missile alert was reassigned pending an internal investigation.
  • Turkey To Take 'Any Steps' Necessary Against Syrian Kurdish Militia

    Turkey To Take 'Any Steps' Necessary Against Syrian Kurdish Militia

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    Criticizing the USA for partnering with the YPG, labeled a terror group only by Turkey, Ankara said it had expected its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally to take back weapons and vehicles provided to the Kurdish-led forces. The Euphrates River Valley is an expanse of almost 4,000 square miles that Islamic State still controls . FSA rebels have long complained that USA support has fallen well short of what they needed to make a decisive difference in the war against Assad's army and ...
  • Trump is Trump is Trump: DACA madness reveals his true, impossible, character

    Trump is Trump is Trump: DACA madness reveals his true, impossible, character

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    DACA, created under former President Barack Obama, permits certain undocumented immigrants who came to America as children to remain in the country provided they work or are in school and meet legal requirements. "I don't think that they want a shutdown". "It's the worst way in the world to run the military and the government in general". With Graham against the measure and Sen.
  • BJP to send top leaders to Gujarat, Himachal for deciding on CMs

    BJP to send top leaders to Gujarat, Himachal for deciding on CMs

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    This was despite BJP running a high-profile, but vitriolic and partisan campaign against the opposition Congress Party, that critics felt was unbecoming of a prime minister. Modi is also targeting three smaller states in the north east of the country where the BJP has little standing - he was campaigning there over the weekend.
  • Military Team to Investigate Involvement in Mass Grave in Rakhine State

    Military Team to Investigate Involvement in Mass Grave in Rakhine State

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    The reaffirmation comes a day after Human Rights Watch, citing analysis of satellite imagery, said Myanmar's army burned down dozens of Rohingya homes within days of signing the repatriation deal with Bangladesh . After that trip - her third visit to Myanmar under the civilian-led government of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party - Lee said the situation of the Rohingya had hardly improved and that she had continued to receive reports of violations by security forces.
  • Pro-independence forces retain majority in Catalan parliament

    Pro-independence forces retain majority in Catalan parliament

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    Catalans voted on Thursday in a crucial election that could mark a turning point for their region, just two months after a failed secession bid triggered Spain's worst political crisis in decades. Rovira herself was charged on Friday for rebellion, sedition and embezzlement, as Puigdemont and Junqueras, over the declaration of independence.
  • Adult film star: Trump cheated with me

    Adult film star: Trump cheated with me

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    The loophole here is that her interview with In Touch happened years before she signed that agreement and the magazine is under no obligation to abide by it. "Stormy said she met Donald Trump and then tells me about the golf tournament and how she's supposed to hang out with him later that night, and she invited me", Evans told The Daily Beast .
  • 'Tiger Zinda Hai' rakes in Rs 34 cr on opening day

    'Tiger Zinda Hai' rakes in Rs 34 cr on opening day

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    Salman further said, "There are so many talented people, including some of my friends, but it's not possible to get them work in films". Katrina Kaif presence in the film adds charm over the already hit release. All the single screens and multiplexes have well supported "Bollywood Bhai's" film even after his last flop disaster " Tubelight ". One will find global standards in the action episodes and Salman once again tops the show completely with his flawless performance.
  • NWS: 4 counties under storm warning

    NWS: 4 counties under storm warning

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    Areas of New England, the Hudson Valley and the Poconos are also under winter storm warnings for the day. A steady snowfall was coming down Tuesday night on the normally bustling Interstate 75 corridor leading from Atlanta through its northwest suburbs and beyond.
  • Trump Predicts Great 2018 Under Tax Cuts

    Trump Predicts Great 2018 Under Tax Cuts

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    Not everyone benefits equally. Workers in some large companies are already seeing the benefits of the corporate tax cuts as 200,000 domestic AT&T workers will each receive a $1,000 bonus after the bill is signed , the telecom company will also invest an additional billion dollars in US infrastructure.
  • GOP can't agree on how to avoid shutdown

    GOP can't agree on how to avoid shutdown

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    Those talks were soured by Trump's incendiary remarks about "shithole" countries in Africa last week. "There's no question what he said was un-American and completely unmoored from the facts", Said Sen. Democrats are likely encouraged by a Peter Hart poll , commissioned for the progressive group MoveOn.org. Hart found that in 12 Senate battleground states (Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin), 42 ...
  • Immigration deportation protection deal remains distant

    Immigration deportation protection deal remains distant

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    Thirty-one Republicans have decided not to run again. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters. "I'm exhausted of it". "For years, you've seen independents in red states and swing states acting more like Republicans", said Democratic pollster Zac McCrary.
  • White House insiders tussle over Donald Trump vulgarity

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    The doctor speculates that Trump requested the exam in an attempt to beat back the narrative of the past few weeks that he is mentally unfit for office. he's fit for duty". According to him, however, Trump weighs 239 pounds, he is too sedentary and his cholesterol is too high, in spite of taking medicine to lower it.
  • White House Physician: Trump's 'Overall Health Is Excellent'

    White House Physician: Trump's 'Overall Health Is Excellent'

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    He said, "Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation".
  • Trump, Republicans Will Be Blamed for Government Shutdown, New Poll Finds

    Trump, Republicans Will Be Blamed for Government Shutdown, New Poll Finds

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    Talks on an immigration plan - which would include new border security funding to appease Republicans - have hit a snag following Trump's tense meeting with bipartisan senators last week. "There's no sense for that to happen". But at least one Democrat said he'll vote to support a continuing resolution. Sen. While Trump's actions over the past week have made the politics of this shutdown showdown (I did warn you I really like that term) simpler for Democrats, the debate over how to ...
  • Allies warn North Korea's nuclear program must end

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    Pyongyang could "trigger an option" of a military solution of the crisis in the region, if North Korea decides not to settle the conflict via talks, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday at a joint press conference with his Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland in Vancouver .
  • Pope Francis apologises for clerical sexual abuse in Chile

    Pope Francis apologises for clerical sexual abuse in Chile

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    Victims have sought a meeting with him though none has yet been arranged. But the plan fell through, and Francis went through with the appointment of Barros to Osorno, where the controversy has badly divided the diocese. Francis made the comments Wednesday while celebrating Mass in Temuco. Francis arrived in Chile on Monday evening and will continue to Peru later in the week.
  • DACA Is 'Probably Dead' ... and I'm Not a Racist

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    That is pure racism - and the Republican Party, which traces its heritage to Abraham Lincoln, must decide whether to go along. On the day Donald Trump announced he was running for president, he vowed to change the way our immigrants are selected and screened.
  • White House doctor gives Donald Trump clean bill of health

    White House doctor gives Donald Trump clean bill of health

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    The results of Mr Trump's first medical check as President have been revealed, including how he takes daily anti-baldness pills. "I think he saw the physical as an opportunity to put some of that to rest", Jackson said. Trump had his first physical last Friday. Last week's publication of " Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House " reignited the debate about the 71 year old's health.
  • Winter weather in forecast cancels games, activities

    Winter weather in forecast cancels games, activities

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    They are expected to be in the single digits elsewhere in the metro area. Expect pipe-bursting temperatures tonight into early Wednesday ranging from the 10s inland to the lower 20s along the coast. Roads will becomes slick into Wednesday because of snow coating the roadways. We'll also see lots of sunshine as well. The weather service warned of the potential of four or more inches of snow from central MA into eastern Maine.
  • War on Korean Peninsula Avoidable, But Peace Not Guaranteed — UN Chief

    War on Korean Peninsula Avoidable, But Peace Not Guaranteed — UN Chief

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    Weathersby says that her research into North Korea's intentions for its nuclear program suggests the country does not intend to use the weapons offensively, but rather for their own security, in the same way other nuclear states do. Cruz labeled North Korea a "mafia state", saying it depends on partners to help it work around sanctions and pursue a nuclear program. Those who disagree, he said, are "just too naive".
  • Bannon issued first grand jury subpoena in Mueller's Russia probe

    Bannon issued first grand jury subpoena in Mueller's Russia probe

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    Jackson said Trump, who has recently faced a swirl of speculation about his mental fitness, had himself requested a cognitive test in which he performed "exceedingly well". "He is a male and he is in his 70s and he is overweight, borderline obese, and he has high cholesterol". Jackson also attributed his health to abstinence from tobacco and alcohol.
  • Durbin spokesman: GOP senator has no credibility

    Durbin spokesman: GOP senator has no credibility

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    Dick Durbin of IL and Republican Sen. This was a frightful moment in the history of our country and in the history of the Oval Office and the White House , ' Durbin said . Dick Durbin on Monday reiterated the vulgarity he said President Donald Trump used in the Oval Office and brushed aside an attempt by the administration to suggest the president had used a different s-word.
  • Mia Love: Trump's "sh*thole" comment was racist

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    Trump was responding to questions as he met with Kazakhstan's president Nursultan Nazarbayev at the White House on Tuesday. Around the world, news organizations were struggling under the burden of translating the "colorful vernacular" that the American President had reportedly used to describe certain nations during Thursday afternoon's meeting about immigration reform.
  • Trump enjoys 'excellent' health, White House physician concludes

    Trump enjoys 'excellent' health, White House physician concludes

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    He had a ideal score on a cognitive screening test. "I find no reason whatsoever to think that the president has any issues whatever with his thought process". "He said, 'I want you to get out there and I want you to talk to them and I want you to answer every single question they have, '" Jackson said of Trump .
  • Davis: We Should Speak Out Over Trump

    Davis: We Should Speak Out Over Trump

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    A confidant of Trump told The Associated Press that the president spent Thursday evening calling friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction to his remarks. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust", he wrote on Twitter last Friday. In the same week that he honored King by making a national park out of the ground where King was born and preached until his death, Trump denigrated practically the entire African diaspora, and left many Americans headed ...
  • North Korea meeting to stress importance of sanctions - Canada

    North Korea meeting to stress importance of sanctions - Canada

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    We do not want war'". Tillerson said that North Korea's recent tests of a thermonuclear warhead and of an intercontinental missile show their "continued progress" in developing an arsenal that is already a global threat. North Korea has sent an average of 240 of them to three global sports events hosted by the South - the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, the 2003 Summer Universiade in Daegu and the 2005 Asian Athletics Championships in Incheon.
  • Neighbors didn't know about captive children

    Neighbors didn't know about captive children

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    Although the victim who called 911 is 17 years old, police officers said she looked to be about 10 years old because she was severely malnourished. When officers arrived, they discovered 12 people ages 2 to 29 being held captive in "dark and foul-smelling surroundings".
  • Eruptions from Philippine volcano cause more than 34000 to flee

    Eruptions from Philippine volcano cause more than 34000 to flee

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    Moreover, now that the volcano's southern side has been healed, future lava flows could go down the volcano's north side, which would endanger people on that side, Solidum said. It was followed by a phreatic eruption at 8:49 yesterday morning and at 11:43 in the afternoon. "In 2014, it (Mayon) ran out of gas which prevented an eruption from happening".
  • Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham: Let's end this

    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham: Let's end this "s-show" on immigration

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    The government is facing another shutdown deadline, a DACA fix is on the ropes (again) and we're still arguing about exactly what derogatory term President Trump used to describe Haiti and African countries last week. "The Trump era.is a direct assault on the legacy of Dr. King", said the Rev. Raphael Warnock, pastor of Ebenezer, where King preached for the last eight years of his life.
  • Ex-Trump official subpoenaed in Russian Federation probe

    Ex-Trump official subpoenaed in Russian Federation probe

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    Schiff condemned what he called "a gag order from the White House". The meeting came after Donald Trump Jr. was told in an email that the Russian government had compromising information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton , to which he replied: "I love it".