AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false claims on migrant child deaths

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump twisted circumstances behind the deaths of two migrant Guatemalan children to insulate his administration from any blame, contending without justification that they were in dire health before they reached the border. The children cleared initial U.S. health screenings and one of them was in the U.S. for five days before suddenly showing signs of illness. His tweets on … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false claims on migrant child deaths

Scrutiny, criticism of ICE come with immigration enforcement – AP

By COLLEEN LONG In this Oct. 22, 2018, photo U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents surround and detain a person during a raid in Richmond, Va. ICE’s enforcement and removal operations, like the five-person field office team outside Richmond, hunt people in the U.S. illegally, some of whom have been here for decades, working and raising families. Carrying out President Donald Trump’s hard-line immigration policies … Continue reading Scrutiny, criticism of ICE come with immigration enforcement – AP

Major US newspapers hit by cyberattack, disrupting printing and distribution

By Mark Wycislik-Wilson A number of major US newspapers — including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal and New York Times — have been hit by a cyberattack that is said to originate from another country. Malware was first detected on Thursday by Tribune Publishing, the owner of some of the affected titles, but unsuccessful attempts at quarantining meant that there was … Continue reading Major US newspapers hit by cyberattack, disrupting printing and distribution

NBA Roundup

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Piston) scored 26 to key a 121-114 win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night. The Lakers ended the game on an 18-4 run after trailing late, with Brandon Ingram (21 points and nine assists) making big shots down the stretch. Josh Hart also added 22 points, allowing the Lakers (21-16) to avenge their one-point loss to the Kings three days earlier. James … Continue reading NBA Roundup

US university’s 44th list of words it would like to banish

Lake Superior State University’s 44th annual list of words nominated for banishment by members of the public: –Wheelhouse — In the books — Wrap my head around — Platform — Collusion — OTUS family of acronyms (such as POTUS, FLOTUS, SCOTUS) — Ghosting — Yeet — Litigate — Grapple — Eschew — Crusty — Optics — Legally drunk –Thought leader — Unpack — Importantly — … Continue reading US university’s 44th list of words it would like to banish

Trump asks 7-year-old, ‘Are you still a believer in Santa?’

By Eric Levenson, CNN – At what age do children wonder whether Santa really exists?President Donald Trump would like to know.In a Christmas Eve call, Trump asked a 7-year-old named Coleman whether the child still believes in Santa Claus.”Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at 7, it’s marginal, right?” Trump asked Coleman.Coleman’s response, though inaudible to the press, left Trump with a chuckle … Continue reading Trump asks 7-year-old, ‘Are you still a believer in Santa?’

China prepares mission to land spacecraft on moon’s far side

China was preparing to launch a ground-breaking mission early Saturday to soft-land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and U.S. With its Chang’e 4 mission, China hopes to be the first country to ever successfully undertake such a landing. The moon’s far side is also known as … Continue reading China prepares mission to land spacecraft on moon’s far side

North Korea warns U.S. as it suspends South Korea talks over military drills — FOX2now.com

WASHINGTON — North Korea says the US should carefully consider the fate of the North Korea-US summit, in view of what it calls “provocative military disturbances with South Korea,” North Korea’s state news agency reported early Wednesday local time. WASHINGTON — North Korea says the US should carefully consider the fate of the North Korea-US summit, in view of what it calls “provocative military disturbances … Continue reading North Korea warns U.S. as it suspends South Korea talks over military drills — FOX2now.com

What Is Kim Jong-un’s Game? By Jean-Pierre Cabestan -NYTimes Opinion

Mr. Cabestan is a China expert based in East Asia for more than two decades. HONG KONG — The immediate causes of the recent diplomatic breakthrough on the Korean Peninsula are well known: stronger international sanctions against North Korea, approved by even China and Russia, and President Trump’s bellicose response to the recent intensification of nuclear and missile tests under Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader since 2011. But … Continue reading What Is Kim Jong-un’s Game? By Jean-Pierre Cabestan -NYTimes Opinion

Boko Haram will take years to ‘eliminate’: UN envoy

File: AFP WATCH: Victims of Boko Haram receive new lease on life Njidda Maidugu never thought he would walk on two legs again after a suicide bombing in Nigeria. Now, he has been given hope. Watch.WATCH African growth picks up but debt a concern, says IMF Related Links Nigeria military helps rescue over 1 000 Boko Haram hostages WATCH: Victims of Boko Haram receive new … Continue reading Boko Haram will take years to ‘eliminate’: UN envoy

ICE held an American man in custody for 1,273 days. He’s not the only one who had to prove his citizenship — Later On

The ICE is increasingly like the Gestapo. Paige St. John and Joel Rubin report in the LA Times: Immigration officers in the United States operate under a cardinal rule: Keep your hands off Americans. But Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents repeatedly target U.S. citizens for deportation by mistake, making wrongful arrests based on incomplete government records, bad […] Immigration officers in the United States operate under … Continue reading ICE held an American man in custody for 1,273 days. He’s not the only one who had to prove his citizenship — Later On

‘Defective at its core’: Trump withdraws U.S. from Iran nuclear deal, reimposes sanctions — Financial Post

West Texas Intermediate crude briefly pared losses as Trump announced his decision U.S. President Donald Trump said the U.S. will withdraw from the landmark 2015 accord to curb Iran’s nuclear program and reinstate financial sanctions on the Islamic Republic, opening an uncertain new chapter for the Middle East. His decision, widely anticipated by allies and analysts before his announcement Tuesday at the White House, was intended … Continue reading ‘Defective at its core’: Trump withdraws U.S. from Iran nuclear deal, reimposes sanctions — Financial Post

Donald Trump: The U.S. Will Withdraw From the Iran Nuclear Deal — Fortune

Trump said he would also reinstate financial sanctions on the Islamic Republic President Donald Trump said the U.S. will withdraw from the landmark 2015 accord to curb Iran’s nuclear program and that he would reinstate financial sanctions on the Islamic Republic, casting the Mideast into a new period of uncertainty. “The fact is this was a horrible one-sided deal that should have never ever been made,” … Continue reading Donald Trump: The U.S. Will Withdraw From the Iran Nuclear Deal — Fortune

An Israeli minister hints that Assad could be assassinated over any Iranian attacks on Israel from Syria — National Post

JERUSALEM, May 7 (Reuters) — Israel could respond to any Iranian attack on it from Syria by toppling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government, an Israeli security cabinet minister said on Monday, hinting that Assad himself may be targeted for assassination. Israel and Iran have traded blows over Syria since February, stirring concern that major escalation… JERUSALEM, May 7 (Reuters) — Israel could respond to any Iranian … Continue reading An Israeli minister hints that Assad could be assassinated over any Iranian attacks on Israel from Syria — National Post

After Banning Trump from Attending, McCain Now Wants Barack Obama To Give Eulogy at His Funeral

Politics Security After Banning Trump from Attending, McCain Now Wants Barack Obama To Give Eulogy at His Funeral A beloved Democrat Republican U.S. Senator is making additional plans to his funeral, asking Barack Obama to deliver a eulogy, while forbidding President Trump from attending. John McCain is busy now planning his funeral. He hasn’t been […] https://wp.me/p4G21n-6NsY Continue reading After Banning Trump from Attending, McCain Now Wants Barack Obama To Give Eulogy at His Funeral

US tests terrifying nuclear weapon powerful enough to kill hundreds of thousands of people

The ‘Fat Man’ bomb dropped on Nagasaki in 1945 is believed to have killed up to 40,000 people within a day – with twice as many victims dying in the following months. Now the US has confirmed it has tested a super-accurate nuke that’s almost three times as powerful and can be carried on a bomber jet. The US Air Force has conducted dozens of … Continue reading US tests terrifying nuclear weapon powerful enough to kill hundreds of thousands of people

China rejects US military claims of laser attacks on pilots

China on Friday rejected US allegations that Chinese nationals shone military-grade lasers at American pilots in Djibouti, dismissing the claims as “inconsistent with facts”. AFP Beijing, which operates a naval base in the Horn of Africa country, denied Pentagon accusations that Chinese personnel have targeted US pilots in the country with the beams, resulting in minor injuries to airmen and creating the potential for an … Continue reading China rejects US military claims of laser attacks on pilots

Ex-San Jose cop stood up for sexually harassed women at tech firm and was fired for it: lawsuit

When a high-ranking executive at $17 billion San Jose tech company Xilinx started talking about his genitals during a company party, female colleagues were uncomfortable but feared if they complained to HR they would suffer retaliation, according to a new lawsuit against the firm. So Robert Lobach, a security contractor at the semiconductor company and former San Jose policeman, urged the women to reconsider going … Continue reading Ex-San Jose cop stood up for sexually harassed women at tech firm and was fired for it: lawsuit

Ex-San Jose cop stood up for sexually harassed women at tech firm and was fired for it: lawsuit

When a high-ranking executive at $17 billion San Jose tech company Xilinx started talking about his genitals during a company party, female colleagues were uncomfortable but feared if they complained to HR they would suffer retaliation, according to a new lawsuit against the firm. So Robert Lobach, a security contractor at the semiconductor company and former San Jose policeman, urged the women to reconsider going … Continue reading Ex-San Jose cop stood up for sexually harassed women at tech firm and was fired for it: lawsuit

Military plane with 5 crew members crashes near Savannah, Georgia

Watch VideoA military plane carrying five crew members crashed Wednesday near Savannah, Georgia, officials said. The US Air Force said that an Air National Guard WC-130 from the 156th Airlift Wing in Puerto Rico crashed in the area. The 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard is responding to the scene, according to the Air Force. The WC-130 is used for weather reconnaissance, … Continue reading Military plane with 5 crew members crashes near Savannah, Georgia

EU tells tech giants to tackle fake news by end-year — creation of a network of “independent fact-checkers” and a code of conduct — Peace and Freedom

The EU warned US tech giants Thursday to crack down on the spread of “fake news” by the end of the year or face regulation in the wake of a scandal involving the illegal harvesting of Facebook users’ data. © AFP | Protestors demonstrated outside Portcullis house in London where Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer Mike […] via EU tells tech giants to tackle fake news by … Continue reading EU tells tech giants to tackle fake news by end-year — creation of a network of “independent fact-checkers” and a code of conduct — Peace and Freedom

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition Review: A Swan Song for Pickup Trucks Past — Vehicle Traveller

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition Review: A Swan Song for Pickup Trucks Past http://www.thedrive.com/new-cars/20170/2018-chevrolet-silverado-centennial-edition-review-a-swan-song-for-pickup-trucks-past Welcome to Critic’s Notebook, a quick and off-the-cuff car review consisting of impressions, jottings, and marginalia regarding whatever The Drive writers happen to be driving. Today’s edition: the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition. Malcolm Gladwell is often quoted as saying it […] via 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition Review: A Swan Song … Continue reading 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition Review: A Swan Song for Pickup Trucks Past — Vehicle Traveller

US pastor on trial for alleged terror ties, spying in Turkey

US pastor on trial for alleged terror ties, spying in Turkey by By ZEYNEP BILGINSOY, Associated Press ISTANBUL — An American pastor imprisoned in Turkey is going on trial for alleged terror ties and spying in a case that has increased tensions between Washington and Ankara. Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical pastor from North Carolina, is facing 35 years in prison on charges of “committing crimes … Continue reading US pastor on trial for alleged terror ties, spying in Turkey

Teenager held down by police, hit with baton in Byron Bay yelled ‘I’m not resisting’, inquiry hears

Footage showing police holding down a teenage boy and hitting him with a baton has been played at an independent inquiry into the officers’ conduct. The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC) in Sydney is investigating whether the officers used excessive force and therefore engaged in serious misconduct while arresting the intoxicated 16-year-old in Byron Bay in January 2018. The video, which runs for two minutes … Continue reading Teenager held down by police, hit with baton in Byron Bay yelled ‘I’m not resisting’, inquiry hears

SYria Bombing Update: 105 missiles were launched in strikes against Syria

105 missiles were launched in strikes against Syria In a briefing on Saturday morning, the Pentagon provided the following breakdown of the military weapons used to strike Syrian targets overnight.   From the Red Sea: USS Monterey (Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser) – 30 Tomahawk missiles USS Laboon (Arleigh Burke-class destroyer) – 7 Tomahawk missiles From the North Arabian Gulf: USS Higgins (Arleigh Burke-class destroyer) – 23 … Continue reading SYria Bombing Update: 105 missiles were launched in strikes against Syria