• Donald Trump Nov 25, 2019

    Chinese Woman Sentenced to 8 Months for Mar-a-Lago Trespass

    A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Chinese businesswoman to eight months in prison for trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents. Judge Roy Altman also ordered that 33-year-old Yujing Zhang be turned over to immigration officials for deportation upon her release. Because she received nearly eight months’ credit for being jailed since...

  • Facebook Nov 18, 2019

    Hong Kong Protesters Fight With Fire as Police Storm University

    Police breached a Hong Kong university campus held by protesters early Monday after an all-night siege that included firing repeated barrages of tear gas and water cannons.

  • Facebook Nov 18, 2019

    University Campus Under Siege as Hong Kong Police Battle Protesters

    Police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped overnight Tuesday in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city. In yet another escalation for the movement, protests raged across other parts of the city, fueled by palpable public anger over the police blockade of Hong Kong...

  • driver Nov 4, 2019

    Seoul Police Investigating BTS Member Over Traffic Accident

    Police said Monday they’re investigating a member of K-pop superstar group BTS over a traffic accident that left him and a taxi driver with minor injuries. BTS’ agency, Big Hit Entertainment, said 22-year-old Jungkook admitted that he caused the accident by violating traffic laws and reached a settlement with the driver. The agency said the singer and driver both avoided...

  • Donald Trump Nov 1, 2019

    US Economy Defies Threats With a Solid Job Gain for October

    A solid October jobs report on Friday spotlighted the surprising durability of the U.S. economy in the face of persistent trade conflicts and a global slowdown. The economy managed to add 128,000 jobs last month even though tens of thousands of workers were temporarily counted as unemployed because of the now-settled strike against General Motors. What’s more, the government revised...

  • Donald Trump Nov 1, 2019

    US Economy Defies Threats With a Solid Job Gain for October

    A solid October jobs report on Friday spotlighted the surprising durability of the U.S. economy in the face of persistent trade conflicts and a global slowdown. The economy managed to add 128,000 jobs last month even though tens of thousands of workers were temporarily counted as unemployed because of the now-settled strike against General Motors. What’s more, the government revised...

  • Attorney Oct 25, 2019

    Tally of Children Split at Border Tops 5,400 in New Count

    U.S. immigration authorities separated more than 1,500 children from their parents at the Mexico border early in the Trump administration, the American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday, bringing the total number of children separated since July 2017 to more than 5,400. The ACLU said the administration told its attorneys that 1,556 children were separated from July 1, 2017, to June...

  • Donald Trump Oct 21, 2019

    US Takes Step to Require Asylum-Seekers' DNA

    The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department official said. The Justice Department on Monday issued amended regulations that would mandate DNA collection for almost all migrants who cross between...

  • Donald Trump Oct 17, 2019

    Syrian Forces Enter Key Border Town, Blocking Turkish Plans

    Syrian forces on Wednesday night rolled into the strategic border town of Kobani, blocking one path for the Turkish military to establish a “safe zone” free of Syrian Kurdish fighters along the frontier as part of its week-old offensive. The seizure of Kobani by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad also pointed to a dramatic shift in northeastern Syria:...

  • Associated Press Oct 14, 2019

    Turkish Military Convoy Crosses Into Syria

    A Turkish military convoy carrying tanks and additional soldiers crossed into Syria Monday. Syrian troops, meanwhile, entered several northern towns and villages near the border as Turkey’s army marched south, raising concerns of clashes.

  • Hong Kong Oct 8, 2019

    Lam Says Chinese Military Could Step in If Uprising Gets Bad

    Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam warned Tuesday that the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms that has rocked the city for months “becomes so bad” but reiterated the government still hopes to resolve the crisis itself. Lam urged foreign critics to accept that the four months of protests marked by escalating violence were no longer...

  • China Oct 7, 2019

    2 Protesters Charged in 1st Use of Hong Kong's New Mask Ban

    Two protesters were charged Monday with violating Hong Kong’s new ban on wearing masks at rallies, a move likely to add to a backlash that has thrown the semi-autonomous Chinese territory into deeper crisis. An 18-year-old student and a 38-year-old woman were the first to be prosecuted under the ban, which came into force Saturday under sweeping emergency powers aimed...

  • Associated Press Oct 1, 2019

    Hong Kong Protester Shot as China Marks National Day

    As China’s Communist Party leaders in Beijing celebrated 70 years in power, pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong turned violent. Rallies were held Tuesday across the semi-autonomous Chinese territory calling the Communist Party to “return power to the people.”

  • Attorney Sep 27, 2019

    Feds Won't Pursue Charges Against Officers in Stephon Clark's Death

    Federal authorities will not pursue civil rights charges against two Sacramento police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in 2018, officials said Thursday. The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California and the FBI said in a statement Thursday that a federal review found “found insufficient evidence to support federal criminal civil rights charges”...

  • United States Sep 28, 2019

    Judge Blocks Trump Rules for Detained Migrant Kids

    A U.S. judge on Friday blocked new Trump administration rules that would enable the government to keep immigrant children in detention facilities with their parents indefinitely. U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles said the rules conflict with a 1997 settlement agreement that requires the government to release immigrant children caught on the border as quickly as possible...

  • China Sep 12, 2019

    Belting Out Protest Song Is Latest Act of Hong Kong Movement

    Thousands of Hong Kong people belted out a new protest song in karaoke-style at shopping malls in the latest act of resistance that highlighted the creativity of demonstrators in their months-long fight for democratic freedoms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Late Wednesday, activists and ordinary citizens sang “Glory to Hong Kong” at several malls for a third straight night in...

  • food Sep 12, 2019

    After Dorian, Bahamas Tackles Massive Clean-Up

    A preliminary report estimates Dorian caused some $7 billion in damage, but the government has not yet offered any figures. Crews have started to remove some debris on the islands, but they are moving slowly to avoid accidentally disturbing any bodies lying in the rubble. The official death toll stands at 50, and Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said he expects...

  • London Sep 11, 2019

    Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Talks to Buy London Counterpart

    The Hong Kong stock exchange says it has started talks to buy the London Stock Exchange that would value the British company at 29.6 billion pounds ($36.6 billion). The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. said Wednesday that a deal would provide the London Stock Exchange with a key opening to Asian markets and underpin the British capital’s role as...

  • Donald Trump Sep 10, 2019

    NOAA Chief Thanks Alabama Weather Office in Dorian Forecast

    Struggling to keep his emotions in check, the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration both defended President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday and thanked forecasters who contradicted the president’s claims about Hurricane Dorian threatening Alabama. Speaking to a meteorology group, acting administrator Neil Jacobs said a NOAA statement issued Friday that criticized the Birmingham-area National Weather Service office...

  • Donald Trump Sep 9, 2019

    Air Force Reviews All Layovers After Crew Stayed at Trump's Scotland Hotel

    The Air Force said Sunday that it doesn’t appear any regulations were broken when a military crew flying from Alaska to Kuwait stopped off in Scotland and stayed overnight at a resort owned by President Donald Trump, NBC News reported. But it has decided to investigate all such sleepovers anyway, it said, because of a possible perception that it’s “not...

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