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Trump heralds a 'revolution' against California 'sanctuary' laws

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In recent years, lawmakers in Sacramento have passed several measures created to support the state's large immigrant population, including allowing residents to get drivers' licenses and in-state tuition regardless of legal status. "We'll find out when the court rules, there's less there than meets the eye". But immigration has been a hot-button issue for generations in California - a border state where 27 percent of the population is foreign born . Read More »

Baboons Use Barrel To Escape Texas Research Facility In 'Unique Incident'

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An inspired display of animal ingenuity at a biomedical research institute in Texas saw a team of baboons work together to escape from the facility, briefly tasting sweet freedom outside its walls before eventually being recaptured. In 2013 and 2014, a young baboon died after becoming emaciated and sustaining extensive bite wounds to his body, multiple monkeys died by strangulation when they became entangled in door cables-and no one noticed-and a baboon was killed when a guillotine door ... Read More »

This Windsor record store owner says the vinyl business is expanding

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Vinyl album sales in the United States increased by more than 1,000 percent over the past ten years. Check out Brooklyn Vegan for the massive list of Record Store Day 2018 exclusive releases. Hundreds of extremely limited releases are available, and Harvest Records has been collecting loads of used vinyl to hit the floor that day. Numero Group goes on to declare how record shops may benefit, but all the glory really goes to the major labels: "If you've ever walked into a record store on ... Read More »

New Mexico classmates commend pilot for landing plane after explosion

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She was one of the first female fighter pilots in the Navy. During the dispatch to the control tower, the former fighter pilot could be heard calmly describing the emergency to the dispatcher. McGinty's wife, Kristin, who also was on board, later told USA Today: "Some heroes wear capes, but mine wears a cowboy hat". National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt told reporters at a news conference Wednesday that the jet's pilots "seemed very calm and assured of what they were ... Read More »

Pentagon Denies Firing Missiles at Air Bases in Homs, Damascus

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Syria said on Tuesday that a "false alarm" had activated its air defences, retracting earlier statements of an overnight missile attack on the central province of Homs. The reports came just a few days after the US, Britain and France conducted airstrikes targeting chemical weapons facilities in Syria, in retaliation for a poisonous gas attack in the town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta that left at least 40 dead. Read More »

Bernie Sanders Shouts Out Cardi B to Promote Social Security

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Cardi B may be a chart record breaking rapper and self-proclaimed former dancer and member of the Bloods gang ; however, she is also an astute student of politics. However, no matter what ends up happening with Sanders' political career, or if Cardi B becomes a political pundit, it is a good sign to see so many people interested and knowledgeable about the political system in the U.S. Read More »

Fresno State professor stirs outrage, calls Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist'

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Last June, Jarrar tweeted, "I don't give a single fuck" in response to tweet from Politico reporter Rachael Bade about House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) fighting for his life after he was shot in the hip. The university extended its "deepest condolences" to the Bush family. Jarrar, who in her Twitter messages describes herself as an Arab-American and a Muslim-American woman, goes on to maintain that she is a tenured professor and makes $100,000 a year. Read More »

China warns Taiwan and the U.S. with live-fire drills

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The Ministry of Finance has launched anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations into steel products from China sold on the local market in a bid to protect the interests of Taiwanese firms. " Don't say you weren't warned ", it stated. Last year, China conducted 16 drills near Taiwan and a report from the island's defense department said China's "military threat towards us grows daily". Read More »

Fury in Germany as Rap Duo With Anti-Jewish Lyrics Gets Award

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The incident took place at the Helmholtzplatz, a public park in southern Berlin , near Mr Armush's home. Local police are investigating the attack, which was recorded by the victim. The State Protection Office of the German police, which is responsible for politically-motivated offenses, has launched an investigation into the case. Read More »

Ex-Playboy model who alleged Trump affair reaches settlement with Enquirer publisher

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Ex-Playmate Karen McDougal is clear to spill the beans about her alleged affair with Donald Trump . and, perhaps most importantly to her, make a ton o' money off it. "I am pleased to have reached a settlement with AMI on my own terms, which restores to me the rights to my life story and frees me from this contract that I was misled into signing almost two years ago", Ms McDougal said in a statement. Read More »

Nanny who killed children while parents away convicted of murder

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However, prosecutors argued that she was aware of what she was doing and understood "every stab, every slash". The state does not track how often the defense is raised, she said. "You could see they tried really hard to wash all the blood out but there was still kind of an auburn tint to it that I keep in mind to this day". Leo was stabbed five times. Read More »

Up to three inches of snow expected in Massachusetts Thursday

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Sunday high temperatures will be in the upper 40s to lower 50s. This Evening: Temperatures this evening will push to the mid and lower 30's by midnight. We are expecting cool temperatures tonight but nothing like the very cold temperatures we saw Monday night. Our high temperatures on Friday will be in the mid to upper 40s. Read More »

United Nations ambassador, White House quarrel over timing on sanctions

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Earlier this month, four Iranian military personnel were killed in an airstrike on Syria's T4 air base, also in Homs. Footage of young victims foaming at the mouth and weeping in agony has thrust Syria's civil war - in which half a million people have been killed in the past seven years - to the forefront of world concern again. Read More »

3-year-old accidentally shoots pregnant mom in auto

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The 3-year-old found the gun and was playing with it before shooting the mother, who was sitting in the driver's seat, he said. "Hopefully, she's going to recover", Petruch said. The children have been placed into protective custody. "The boyfriend was inside the store shopping so he ran outside because someone told him that there was a girl bleeding and he was yelling, 'Did you kill yourself?" Police took her father, identified by WMAQ as Menzo Brazien, into custody. Read More »

Philippine boxing icon to prove time not yet over in July fight

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The second press conference is scheduled for Thursday in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, where their-pay-per-view fight will take place. Manny Pacquiao: "My time is not done yet, that's what I'm trying to prove". "If I have a chance to finish it right away, I will do it", said the pride of Saranggani. Roach says the way he found out was "disappointing" but stressed that he had a "great run" with Pacquiao . Read More »

Gas line explosion in Hurst, Texas caught on dash cam

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The mother suffered critical burns and remains hospitalized. In new dashcam footage from the April 7 incident, Officer Travis Hiser can be seen approaching the home in question when a sudden blast of flames erupts out of it toward him. The 40-year-old was later arrested and charged driving without a license. Two officers suffered minor injuries. He was also placed on an immigration hold and then transferred to U.S. Read More »

Tennessee House Votes To Withhold $250K From Memphis As Punishment

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He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006, and continues to represent parts of Memphis. In a largely party-line vote, only five Republicans joined 22 Democrats in opposing the measure. In response, GOP state lawmakers have said that their decision to levy punishment was based upon the law to preserve historical statues, but this certainly won't be the end of the controversy. Read More »

BJP likely to name its Andhra Pradesh president today

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In Rajasthan, BJP MP Om Birla and Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal are said to be the front-runners for the post of state BJP chief. Also, BJP is set to replace party chiefs in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh amid reports that some more heads may roll in the coming days. Read More »

Theresa May apologises for Windrush scandal affecting 'hundreds'

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Danny Keen, chairman of Norfolk Black History Month and who has also personally written to Lord Bird about the matter, said: "These people can not be caught in this bureaucratic quagmire". One man, Bryan, told AFP that he was detained twice, first for three weeks, after which he was told to report every fortnight to the authorities. Read More »