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Trump's new chief of staff takes over a White House in chaos

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They would prefer someone like Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach or Thomas Homan, acting director of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also touteded by Politico for the job. When asked by anchor Jake Tapper whether Kelly would bring a new kind of order to the Trump White House, such as suggesting that the President stop tweeting or at least introducing a review process for his tweets, Caputo said it was possible, provided Trump agreed to some ground rules with Kelly. Read More »

Senate Democrats set their conditions for tax reform

But Senate Democrats hope that Republicans will be wary of an aggressive push on taxes flollowing last week's dramatic failure of the GOP effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. "This time, all three are working together", he said. Brown dismissed any threats from the White House with the sarcastic retort, "that's a really good way to get bipartisan cooperation". Read More »

'Controversial column was stupid, I deserved to be sacked' - Myers

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She noted that Sunday Times editor Martin Ivens had called her in person to apologise, but remained incredulous that "all those layers of command" at the paper still allowed the column to run. The piece was taken down following anger on social media and a formal complaint from the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism to press regulator Ipso. Read More »

IPhone thieves 'used van to rob moving truck'

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Police said that the event took place on the night of 24 July, on the A73 motorway near Horst, and the men tailgated the vehicle before one of them climbed onto the bonnet of the van and broke into the truck in front of them. The thieves are accused of being responsible for emptying 17 trucks of expensive goods since 2015, according to local reports . Once they got to the payload, one of them started throwing Apple iPhones into a cutout on the roof of the thieves' modified van. Read More »

North Korea is not our problem, Beijing tells US

The intercontinental ballistic missiles are said to have far-reaching abilities. Waiting for Washington to debate actions that we should be taking against North Korea is no longer an option. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Japan would exhaust "each and every method" to urge countries to fully follow through with economic sanctions against the North as required by U.N. Read More »

NYC man dies 5 days after opening exploding package

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He was being treated at Nassau University Medical Center since the July 28, 2017, explosion outside of a house he was renting to two families. The bomb squad determined the package was not risky around 1 p.m., police said. He said the package was not addressed to anyone specifically, and had only a single word written on it, which multiple published sources said was the name "Mac". Read More »

Hunt for hooded Bankstown function centre arsonists

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The pair were filmed on CCTV visiting Bellevue Function Centre on Restwell Street in Bankstown, which was affected by a fire at 4.45am on Boxing Day previous year. Eddie Obeid, who is now serving a prison sentence for his family's secret business dealings, is listed as a former director of the company. The dual blazes came after an unknown man forced his way in and set the building alight in June 2015. Read More »

Man fires shots, kills himself at LA's Chinese consulate

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His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives. No one else was injured in the shooting. Another man, also dead, was found in the auto as well. Lopez said police did not typically release information about suicides. A Chinese-born United States citizen was arrested in 2011 after officers said he opened fire at the same building with a handgun. Read More »

Vehicle Of Suspect Wanted In Deadly Haverford Shooting Recovered

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At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker said officials believe Rollins is hiding somewhere in the city. Meanwhile, a warrant has been issued for Rollins, also known as Twit, by the Philadelphia Police Department on aggravated assault charges involving a shooting that occurred on 77th Street in Philadelphia about 45 minutes prior to the fatal shooting in Ardmore. Read More »

Uganda says al-Shabab kills 12 soldiers in Somalia ambush

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The U.S. also condemned the attack on the Ugandan soldiers near Goleweyn, Lower Shabelle and joins the expressions of outrage in Somalia and throughout the region against this atrocious act. President Donald Trump earlier this year approved expanded military operations against al-Shabab, including more aggressive air-strikes and considering parts of southern Somalia areas of active hostilities. Read More »

Putin Ratifies Long-Term Base Deal With Syria

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The original deal , signed in Damascus in January, sets out the terms under which Russian Federation can use its Hmeymim air base in Latakia Province which it has used to carry out air strikes against forces opposing President Bashar al-Assad. Read More »

Waco police officer run over by drug suspect

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The suspect was shot repeatedly and suffered several gunshot wounds to the head. Other officers fired at the suspect to prevent further harm and then lifted the SUV off the downed officer, police said in the post. The officer ended up pinned beneath the SUV, he said. He was in critical but stable condition as of Tuesday afternoon. He was conscious and talking to his surgeon, Swanton said. Read More »

Senate rejects 'skinny' Trumpcare in narrow, late-night vote

He concluded his remarks by saying, "It's time to move on", naming the next legislation on the agenda for Friday. Until the president called all Senate Republicans to the White House for lunch, any hopes to get something done were dashed when three Democrat-lites - Sens. Read More »

Ohio Deputy Shot During Traffic Stop

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), Northwest Ohio Violent Crimes Taskforce are assisting Fulton County Sheriff's Office in this investigation. That's when a passenger ran into a cornfield. Gilmore then fled into a corn field with Thibodeaux. Life-Flight transported Simon to a hospital in Toledo. Read More »

US Democrats offer help on tax reform

Unless and until they come up with a replacement for the $1 trillion in revenue they have just disavowed, the would-be reformers have only two choices: scale back their tax-cutting plans or greatly increase the federal deficit. According to the "Joint Statement on Tax Reform" they issued Thursday, Republicans still intend to provide "tax relief for American families" and to make corporate taxation more competitive in worldwide terms. Read More »

Opposition attacks government on move to do away with LPG subsidy

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There was no justification for it as crude oil prices had gone down, he said, adding, "It should be immediately withdrawn". Later, TMC MPs were angered when BJP MP Kirit Somaiya, who alleged that a politician in Bihar had links to shell companies, stated that a similar scam had taken place in West Bengal and that the chief minister's address was listed by a shell company during its registration. Read More »

Walker Meets with Lawmakers on Foxconn Incentives

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Walker signed an agreement with Foxconn last week for the Taiwan company to build a $10 billion plant and employ up to 13,000 people over six years in southeast Wisconsin. "Building economic strength, creating jobs, and protecting Wisconsin's vulnerable natural resources are not mutually exclusive endeavors", Schumann said. Read More »

Hamilton: Break has come at a good time

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Raikkonen was left frustrated sitting behind Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel for much of the race in Hungary, the leader running slowly due to a handling issue. "And then we have two great drivers in the house and do not want to talk about alternatives". Obviously I want to win but this was a great result for the team. Read More »

16-month-old Summer C. Fechner

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He is 37 years old, white, with brown hair and brown eyes. Reed is the child's biological father. David Reed has a history of drug use and mental illness and had been reported to be acting erratically, said Spokane County Sheriff's Office spokesman Deputy Mark Gregory. Read More »

DPRK slams USA for passing new sanctions bill

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On Tuesday, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who was visiting Georgia, said that President Donald Trump would sign the sanctions bill on Russian Federation this week. European officials would likely be reluctant to re-impose sanctions, especially the broader measures that helped drive Iran to negotiate over its nuclear programme in the first place, he said. Read More »

Newly Released Dashcam Footage Shows St. Louis Cop Threaten Shooting Victim

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Jason Stockley's first-degree murder trial began Tuesday. Stockley's defense team declined to comment, citing a gag order issued by the judge presiding over the case. He alleged that after the shooting, Stockley returned to his police vehicle and intentionally blocked the view of the dashboard camera while he reached into his duty bag. Read More »