• US Decries Human Rights Situation in Venezuela
US Decries Human Rights Situation in Venezuela

The Council's critical stance of Israel has always been a contentious issue for the United States , Israel's main ally. The 47-member UN Human Rights Council was set up in 2006 after its predecessor, the UN Commission on Human Rights, was replaced following criticism it failed to hold human rights violators to account.

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  • Boy killed in Utah shooting was kindergartener
Boy killed in Utah shooting was kindergartener

According to the Salt Lake Tribune the two people wounded in the shooting are juveniles. SANDY, Utah (AP) - Utah investigators and residents of a middle-class Salt Lake City suburb were trying Wednesday to understand what led a man to open fire on a woman and children inside a auto - leaving the woman and one of her sons dead and two more c...

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  • Trump to nominate ex-Justice Department official to lead Federal Bureau of Investigation
Trump to nominate ex-Justice Department official to lead Federal Bureau of Investigation

The president hailed Wray's "impeccable credentials" in an early-morning tweet. In an early morning two-sentence tweet, Trump said he meant to nominate Wray, a high-ranking official in George W. Ryan said he favored a "career person" and that Wray "certainly seems to fit that bill". The announcement caps off several tumultuous weeks for the Whi...

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  • Trump to nominate ex-Justice Department official to lead FBI
Trump to nominate ex-Justice Department official to lead FBI

In an early morning two-sentence tweet, Trump said he meant to nominate Wray, a high-ranking official in George W. Bush's Justice Department. The announcement comes ahead of former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on the circumstances that he was sacked by ...

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  • 5 things to watch: Coats, Rogers, McCabe and Rosenstein testify
5 things to watch: Coats, Rogers, McCabe and Rosenstein testify

Some officials said they viewed the prospective appointment of Feinberg as an effort by the White House to put pressure on intelligence agencies to close ranks with the White House. Richard BurrRichard BurrGOP senator threatens to subpoena Comey GOP chairman admonishes intel chiefs Senator blasts NSA chief: "What you feel isn't relevant, adm...

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  • Twitter users, blocked by President Trump, cry censorship
Twitter users, blocked by President Trump, cry censorship

So should Donald Trump's Twitter account be considered a public forum, a limited public forum, or a form of protected government speech? Morgan Weiland, an affiliate scholar with Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, says the blocked tweeters' complaint could air key questions if it ends up in court.

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  • Putin says claims he has compromising info on Trump are 'nonsense'
Putin says claims he has compromising info on Trump are 'nonsense'

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with irony about the uproar around Russia's Ambassador Sergei Kislyak's alleged contacts with US President Donald Trump's team. Then we talked about some other stuff. " Put your finger anywhere on a map of the world, and everywhere you will hear complaints that American officials are interfering in inter...

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  • Paris climate accord: Merkel pledges more decisive action for mother earth
Paris climate accord: Merkel pledges more decisive action for mother earth

Washington, Berlin- US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently have been fighting a war of words as tensions escalate to unprecedented measures between the two countries. But how far is Merkel really willing to go? The complexities would be vast, she said, listing issues that ranged from health certificates for "25...

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  • Trump expects Senate health care bill in summer
Trump expects Senate health care bill in summer

He says it would be a good "concept" for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to follow, adding, "Now the Senate will I'm sure will follow suit and get a bill across the finish line this summer". "To what extent, I think it's hard for me to answer". "I've always believed let Obamacare collapse. that has always been my preferred route", Gr...

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  • Venezuela Says US Is No Judge of Human Rights
Venezuela Says US Is No Judge of Human Rights

Haley will host a panel on "Human Rights and Democracy in Venezuela " later on Tuesday before travelling to Israel on Wednesday. After brief comments to the Human Rights Council , Haley used an academic forum in Geneva to pinpoint two reforms sought by the United States: the use of competitive elections to choose the council's 47 members an...

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  • Comey told Sessions he didn't want to be alone with Trump
Comey told Sessions he didn't want to be alone with Trump

Comey believed Sessions should protect the Federal Bureau of Investigation from White House influence, the officials said, according tothe Times, and pulled him aside after a meeting in February to tell him that private interactions between the Federal Bureau of Investigation director and the president were inappropriate.

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  • GOP running out of time for legislative achievements
GOP running out of time for legislative achievements

Democrats are in no mood to cooperate - sensing their own political fortunes potentially on the rise with the continued controversy over the President and his team. Here's the reality: The GOP health care debate is stalled in Congress, and its uncertainty has clogged up the legislative pipeline to Trump's desk.

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  • Owner not charged in Oakland warehouse fire
Owner not charged in Oakland warehouse fire

The documents also allege it was Harris who rented the warehouse space for an electronic music event the night of the fire. Of the 36 people that died in the Ghost Ship fire , all but one were attending the 100% Silk party and were upstairs when the fire occurred.

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  • 14-year-old Georgia girl believed to be in extreme danger
14-year-old Georgia girl believed to be in extreme danger

She was believed to be traveling in a 2017 blue Impreza Subaru with Arizona license plate and tag number CAS2410. Sherer's charges have not been released. "Morgan is a white female with brown hair and blue eyes, She is 5'5" and 160 pounds. Anyone who has information on this case is asked to call 911 immediately, or the Gord County Sheriff's Off...

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  • Grandma suspected in stabbings that killed girl arrested
Grandma suspected in stabbings that killed girl arrested

This Tuesday, June 6, 2017 , photo provided by the Colton , Calif., Police Department shows Nicole Darrington-Clark, 43. The 18-month-old was dead. Opening statements in the bench trial of a MA woman charged with manslaughter for sending her boyfriend text messages encouraging him to kill himself have started.

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  • Paris Climate Agreement: Companies, Universities, States Sign 'We Are Still In' Statement
Paris Climate Agreement: Companies, Universities, States Sign 'We Are Still In' Statement

Announcing the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris deal on June 1, Trump claimed that India had made its participation in the agreement "contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions dollars in foreign aid". "We know that there are issues with the environment. But we can't sit there and have Angela Merkel telling us to worry about Afri...

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  • Annie Bothma Set to Compete in NCAA Finals in Oregon
Annie Bothma Set to Compete in NCAA Finals in Oregon

The Nittany Lion men qualified 13 student-athletes in nine events. Tessa Barrett, who has qualified for every championship meet during her career (XC, ITF, OTF), looks to earn her third All-American finish as she wraps up her sophomore season.

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  • Guterres calls for two-state solution for Israel, Palestine
Guterres calls for two-state solution for Israel, Palestine

He recalled that in 1947, the world recognized the two-state solution and called for the emergence of “independent Arab and Jewish states” on the basis of UN General Assembly resolution 181. Mr. Guteress noted, "This occupation has imposed a heavy humanitarian and development burden on the Palestinian people". And few things are as va...

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  • Multiple deaths reported in shooting in Winter Park, Fla
Multiple deaths reported in shooting in Winter Park, Fla

A fifth victim died at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Seven people survived inside Fiamma Inc ., which makes accessories for recreational vehicles, Demings said. FBI investigators have arrived to the shooting scene on Forsyth Road near Hanging Moss Road, deputies told Channel 9. Police officers are gathered in a parking lot outside several w...

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  • With 'covfefe', US anchor mocks Indian-American spelling bee champ
With 'covfefe', US anchor mocks Indian-American spelling bee champ

Camerota further derailed the already awkward interview by suggesting the California native is "used to" speaking Sanskrit , which the anchor had for some reason associated with 'covfefe , ' which was very likely an uncorrected typo. A CNN spokeswoman, in a report in the Washington Post , said Camoreta's comment had nothing to do with the g...

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  • DC Mayor Muriel Bowser pledges to uphold Paris climate agreement
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser pledges to uphold Paris climate agreement

Not even a majority of Republicans said he was helping the United States' image - 44 percent said he was helping and 21 percent said the announcement did not improve the United States' standing. Participants vowed to meet the Paris agreement's target of limiting global warming to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, above prei...

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  • 4th worker dies after Wisconsin mill explosion
4th worker dies after Wisconsin mill explosion

Our condolences go out to the Reyes family. "We ask for continued prayers as we go through this hard time". In a total of 16 people were inside the place, with only 11 of them can be extracted and sent to the nearby hospital, whereas the others were not found due to the explosion.

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  • Bahamas Alarm At Us Withdrawal From Paris Climate Change Deal
Bahamas Alarm At Us Withdrawal From Paris Climate Change Deal

Thank you Mr. President! President Donald Trump called the Paris climate accord "draconian" and "onerous" when he announced the USA would withdraw from the agreement, but the decision's benefits to Indiana's energy landscape are unclear.

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  • Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation
Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation

Additionally, the longer the Senate bill sits out there the more it will be picked apart by conservatives and liberals alike, both of whom are likely to find more than enough to criticize just like they did with the AHCA. Trump's apparent disengagement from the legislative process was evident this past week when he demanded on Twitter that the ...

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  • We need a travel ban for certain dangerous countries - Donald Trump
We need a travel ban for certain dangerous countries - Donald Trump

This story , in which the Washington Post claims that "Trump's latest tweets will probably hurt effort to restore travel ban " is full of snarky, triumphal quotes from opponents of the ban in support of the Post's thesis. "And I think the Supreme Court will ultimately come to realize that". In a case where the president's intention is all-...

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  • The Russia problem only one reason Donald Trump has a hiring problem
The Russia problem only one reason Donald Trump has a hiring problem

Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and Peter WelchPeter WelchHouse Dems to WH: Revoke Kushner's security clearance Five roadblocks for Trump's T infrastructure plan Hopes of bipartisanship fade amid Comey chaos MORE (D-Vt.), who signed a similar letter with him in April.

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  • Comey Said to Stop Short of Saying Whether Trump Obstructed Justice
Comey Said to Stop Short of Saying Whether Trump Obstructed Justice

Asked about Comey's testimony, Trump on Tuesday was tight-lipped: "I wish him luck", he told reporters before a meeting with lawmakers. During a White House meeting with Republican House and Senate leaders, Trump thanked his senior aides Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner for helping push his agenda in Congress .

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  • Woman accused of urging boyfriend to kill himself goes on trial
Woman accused of urging boyfriend to kill himself goes on trial

But Carter's lawyers argue that Roy planned the suicide for years and rejected Carter's advice to get professional help. "Just go somewhere in your truck". Both Cataldo and Flynn focused on the word "reckless" - an essential element of involuntary manslaughter under MA law. If convicted , she faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

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  • Trump lashes out at London's mayor, again
Trump lashes out at London's mayor, again

Trump has repeatedly twisted Khan's words on Twitter . British authorities say that have identified the three attackers but have not revealed that information publicly. A night's sleep didn't ease Trump's desire to turn the political screw. Trump plans a series of events this coming week to highlight his effort to modernize American infrastru...

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  • Seattle to become latest US city to tax sugary drinks
Seattle to become latest US city to tax sugary drinks

The bill was signed into law by Mayor Ed Murray , who initially proposed the tax in his State of the City address in February, and returned to the council earlier today. In May, however, voters in a special election held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, rejected, 58 percent to 42 percent, a proposed 2-cents-per-ounce drink tax.

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  • Man dies after being restrained by Texas deputy, her husband
Man dies after being restrained by Texas deputy, her husband

An edited version of the video can be seen below. State and federal authorities have been called in to help in the investigation before the district attorney decides whether to file charges. Don't do that to him. He's drunk.' He wasn't in any position to fight. "He was really angry". The Harris County Sheriff's Office will seek oversight in the i...

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  • Former US secretary of state questions Trump's intention to renegotiate Paris agreement
Former US secretary of state questions Trump's intention to renegotiate Paris agreement

The Paris Agreement of climate change , agreed on by nearly every country in the world in 2015 after lengthy negotiations, aims to tackle global warming by cutting greenhouse gas emissions and sets a global target of keeping the rise in the average temperature no higher than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

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  • Trump Doubles Down: Travel Ban Needed for 'Certain Dangerous Countries'
Trump Doubles Down: Travel Ban Needed for 'Certain Dangerous Countries'

On Monday, he slammed his Justice Department on Twitter for what he views as a "watered down" version. Trump is urging the Justice Department to seek a more hardline version. "Don't continue to call for this travel ban", the senator said. We want our allies to feel that we have their backs, that we give them our unwavering support.

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  • Pittsburgh, graduate transfer at odds over move to UNC
Pittsburgh, graduate transfer at odds over move to UNC

The return of shooting guard Hamidou Diallo and surprise commitment of 6-9 wing Kevin Knox lessened UK's need for Johnson, however, and the Tar Heels rose in his recruitment, which also included schools such as Arizona, UCLA and Oregon. More of it, however, has been because of the controversy surrounding the restrictions Pitt has attempted to pla...

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  • Donald Trump Is Not Welcome In London Says Mayor Sadiq Khan
Donald Trump Is Not Welcome In London Says Mayor Sadiq Khan

Some are educated enough to know of President Roosevelt's lend-lease program that allowed the United States to indirectly assist Britain in its lonely fight - quietly enough so as to not infuriate "America First" zealots. The cuts have reduced police numbers, but crime is at a multi-decade low, despite recent events hitting the headlines. Prime Min...

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