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22-year-old arrested for the murder of XXXTentacion


Williams , 22, was taken into custody by Flordia's Broward County Sheriff's Dept. Wednesday, June 20. TMZ reported he's been booked for first-degree murder . Williams does not appear in the Florida Department of Corrections offender database. Onfroy's death on Monday night outside Riva Motorsports motorcycle shop in Pompano Beach sparked an outpouring from fans around the country. Read More »

Melania Trump Wears Tone-Deaf 'I Really Don't Care' Jacket During Border Trip

The Trump administration's policy has required that anyone who crosses the border illegally face criminal charges. The first lady's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham , reportedly responded saying, "It's a jacket ". It was Trump's idea to go to the border to see firsthand how migrant children are being treated, her husband said. It wasn't hidden. It was literally written on the first lady's back. Read More »

Southgate Tube: Man Arrested Following Explosion Which Left Five People Injured


The man was released pending further inquiry. A Metropolitan Police spokesperson confirmed that police were called at 19:03 yesterday evening, with reports of an explosion and people running at Southgate station. I had to carry a woman up the stairs. She said: "We were going up the escalator and from the bottom, I could already smell smoke, like gunpowder or that a firework at gone off in the station. Read More »

Peter Fonda blasted for vulgar Barron Trump tweets; Secret Service notified


The actor's tweets came amid national furor regarding the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that was enacted earlier this year. That was not the only tweet that landed Fonda in hot water. The tweets come as the Trump administration has faced heightened pressure over its United States immigration policies, which in some instances have resulted in the separation of undocumented children from their families. Read More »

Trump orders halt to family separation rule; protesters rally in Chicago


The House rejected the conservative bill on a 193-231 vote, with 41 Republicans joining the opposition. Mr. Trump called in to the Republican meeting, looking to urge the bill along. In McAllen, Texas, 17 immigrants were told by their public defenders that their cases were not proceeding for now. There are 100 sites scattered across 17 states. Read More »

North Korean side of DMZ sounds quieter now, even peaceful


In a press conference following his landmark summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week, President Donald Trump indicated the remains would soon return. The talks, which ultimately saw the two rivals march under a unified flag at the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang led to further diplomatic ties that eventually spawned a personal invite from Kim to meet Trump . Read More »

President Trump Signs Executive Order to End Family Separations

Leading lights of the Trump administration even turned to the Bible to justify their actions. The inaction sparked global outrage, including criticism from Pope Francis and opposition from world leaders. However, the executive action conflicts directly with a 1997 order known commonly as the Flores Agreement that states that children can not be detained for longer than 20 days with adults. Read More »

Koko the gorilla, who mastered sign language, dies at 46

Instead, she had a series of kittens as pets. "The cat was a Manx and looked like a ball". Her full name is Hanabi-ko, which is Japanese for "Fireworks Child". "She occasionally makes up new words (signs) which are amazingly appropriate and she is able to string known words together in novel and meaningful constructions", Patterson said at the time. Read More »

Fate of 'Dreamers' still in limbo as Trump-backed immigration bill fails


However, those caught will continue to face misdemeanor charges. The president's policy retreat followed a withering attack by Republican and Democratic officials who characterized the family separations as inhumane. Trump chose to split the families at the border - thereby complying with Flores by not detaining the children, but also prosecuting adults. Trump issued an executive order Wednesday aimed at reversing his own policy of taking immigrant children from their detained parents, but ... Read More »

Pres. Trump holds rally in Duluth


President Donald Trump is accusing the media of not giving him enough credit for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as he kicks off a rally in Duluth, Minnesota. The rally took place in Duluth, Minn., where he rallied support for Peter Stauber, a county commissioner and a retired police officer, who is running to represent the congressional district that contains Duluth. Read More »

Macron scolds teen for asking 'How's it going, Manu?'


A cheeky teen who dared greet him with a breezy "How's it going, Manu", during an official outing near Paris on Monday was left red-faced after receiving a sharp dressing-down from the 40-year-old leader. "And then you can start lecturing other people". The French president was greeting crowds while visiting the Mont Valerien memorial, which marks the spot where hundreds of the French resistance were executed by German soldiers. Read More »

Suspect arrested in death of South Florida rapper XXXTentacion


Police were looking for two men in connection with the shooting, she initially said. Charges against Williams include first-degree murder , a probation violation for theft of a auto motor vehicle, and driving without a valid license, Broward County sheriff's office captain Robert Schakenberg told the New York Daily News . Read More »

Homeland Security prepares order to end family separations at border

Over 2,700 children have been isolated from their parents since October, pressuring capacity at facilities amid a crackdown by law enforcement officials. Reyna Torres Mendivil, Mexico's consul general in San Antonio, told NPR's Audie Cornish that the process would be hampered by the US separation process, which keeps parents in ICE custody while moving children into facilities controlled by the Department of Health and Human Services. Read More »

North Korea to return war dead remains to USA 'very soon'

President Donald Trump raised the likelihood of the repatriation of remains last week after his summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . It was widely expected that Mr. Kim would visit Beijing to brief Mr. Xi on his summit with Mr. Trump, which included Pyongyang agreeing to hand over the remains of troops missing from the 1950-53 Korean War. Read More »

Israeli aircraft strike Hamas targets in Gaza Strip


Since near-weekly mass protests began along the Israel-Gaza border, more than 120 Palestinians have been killed and over 3,800 wounded by Israeli army fire. According to eyewitnesses, at 11:30 in the afternoon, dozens of Hamas members wearing black shirts entered the protest area and tried to approach the center of the gathering, despite the participants' assertion that the movement is Patriotic, attacked the platform, broke it, and cracked the speakers. Read More »

Koko, The Gorilla Who Knew Sign Language, Dies At 46


The western lowland gorilla was selected as an infant by animal psychologist Dr. Francine "Penny" Patterson , who developed a language research project created to teach a modified form of American Sign Language, known as "Gorilla Sign Language" or GSL. Read More »

Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, dead at 46


She was said to be able to communicate with humans with 1,000 words of sign language and was able to understand 2,000 words of spoken English. " Koko touched the lives of millions as an ambassador for all gorillas and an icon for interspecies communication and empathy", the organization stated in a press release. Read More »

Asylum seekers sue Trump administration over ‘zero tolerance’ policy


That's what he did on Wednesday. For days, Trump and his top administration officials were unwilling to unilaterally reverse the separation policy, insisting that congressional action was required. It will be the new policy of the administration "to maintain family unity" by keeping them in family detention centers, at USA military bases, " where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources ". Read More »

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife charged with $100,000 meal fraud


Israelis have been holding weekly protests to demand the prime minister's resignation over the corruption scandals, but Netanyahu has described the events as part of efforts meant to topple him "at any cost". She is alleged to have falsely stated there were no cooks available at the prime minister's official residence. Netanyahu was the subject of a long police probe into allegations that she had falsified household expenses, including claims she had spent "over 350,000 shekels" ($96,500, ... Read More »

Thursday Marks the Summer Solstice


PST. In the United Kingdom, the prehistoric monument Stonehenge holds special significance for the summer solstice . While the calendar may say June 1 was the first day of summer, the season actually starts when the summer solstice happens , according to astronomers. Read More »

France, Germany agree to set up eurozone budget: Merkel


Other issues included foreign and defense policy and the future of the euro currency zone. "But the expectation of the citizens towards the interior minister is that he should act". But he said the aim should be a "consensual solution" and wrote that it was "of decisive significance that the European Union summit at the end of June finally makes decisions that recognize Germany's burdens in migrant policy". Read More »

Israel says indicts ex-cabinet minister over alleged spying for Iran


Segev has denied he was working out of "ideological or financial motivation", reports The Times of Israel , and claimed he was "instead trying to act as a double-agent and spy on the Iranians". In order to perform the missions that he had been assigned by his handlers, Segev maintained contacts with Israeli citizens in the foreign affairs and security fields. Read More »

Trump’s executive order on family separations: 3 things it doesn’t do


The White House is hoping to get around a 1997 settlement that prohibits the federal government from keeping children in immigration detention for more than 20 days. United States immigration officials say 2342 children were separated from 2206 parents between 5 May and 9 June. Then, in a barely concealed and cynical attempt at self-preservation, he added: "I didn't like the sight or the feeling of families being separated". Read More »

McConnell: We'll work with Dems to end child separations at border

Kristi Noem, R-S.D., said Trump told lawmakers he "would continue to support the legislation , and that people shouldn't be anxious that he would change his mind". More than 2,300 minors were taken from their parents between early May and early June, according to statistics from the Department of Homeland Security. Read More »

River of Lava on the Big Island of Hawaii


While fissure 8 continues to steadily produce lava from Kilauea volcano , three other fissures are displaying weak signs of activity. According to reporter Mileka Lincoln , the footage has not been altered in any way and experts are still trying to work out how fast the lava flow is actually travelling. Read More »

New Zealand's Prime Minister arrives at hospital to give birth


The Prime Minister's office said Ms Ardern was driven to hospital by her partner Clark Gayford. She's expected to briefly speak to reporters after the birth. The Greens have joined the excitement as the country awaits the birth of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's baby. Jacinda Ardern's office on Thursday morning confirmed she had turned the reigns over to her deputy after arriving at Auckland Hospital. Read More »

Tesla's Musk alleges 'extensive' employee sabotage


However, the Tesla CEO also suggested the alleged saboteur could have been working with short sellers, oil and gas companies-whom he described as "sometimes not super nice"-or "the multitude of big gas/diesel vehicle company competitors". Read More »