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A federal judge has knocked down a cornerstone border policy of the Trump administration that denies asylum to people who travel through other countries to reach the U.S.-Mexico border without first seeking protection in those countries. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly ruled that authorities violated federal rule-making procedures by not seeking public feedback before putting the policy into effect in July 2019. The impact of Kelly's ruling is diminished by a coronavirus pandemic-related measure that was imposed in March to quickly expel people who cross the border illegally and block asylum-seekers at official crossings.
Most counties are being ordered to immediately reclose indoor spaces, like restaurants and movie theaters, as the coronavirus spread grows.
The president also slammed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to reallocate $1 billion of the police department's annual operating budget.
Russian President Vladimir Putin told his counterparts from Turkey and Iran on Wednesday that there was a need for peaceful dialogue between the opposing forces in Syria's civil war. Putin also told Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan and Iran's Hassan Rouhani in a televised video conference that hot spots of terrorism still remain in Syria's Idlib and other regions.
France has informed NATO that it is suspending its involvement in a naval operation in the Mediterranean after the results of an investigation into an incident between French and Turkish warships, an Armed Forces Ministry official said on Wednesday. Turkey's ambassador to France Ismail Hakki Musa
Reaction from former intelligence officer Don Bramer, founder and chairman of the Bramer Group.
Turkey said on Wednesday it is disappointed by the European Union's decision to exclude it from a list of countries recommended for non-essential travel and called on the bloc to correct the "mistake" as soon as possible. The Turkish Foreign Ministry statement came after the EU excluded Turkey, along with the United States and other countries, from its initial travel "safe list". "The measures Turkey has taken to combat the coronavirus pandemic as well as her efforts and success in this respect are evident," ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said in the statement.
Russians opened the door to Vladimir Putin staying in power until 2036 by voting overwhelmingly for constitutional changes that will allow him to run again for president twice, but critics said the outcome was falsified on an industrial scale. Official results, after 90% of ballots had been counted, showed that the former KGB officer who has ruled Russia for more than two decades as president or prime minister had easily won the right to run for two more terms. The Central Election Commission said almost 78% of votes counted across the world's largest country had supported changing the constitution.
China has asked four U.S. media organisations to submit details about their operations in the country, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday, in what it described as retaliation for U.S. measures against Chinese media outlets. The Associated Press (AP), UPI, CBS and National Public Radio (NPR) are required to provide information about their staff, financial operations and real estate in China within seven days, ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a daily news briefing.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden publicly takes questions for first time in months; Doug McKelway reports.
The restaurant chain has faced past criticism for donations to various organizations, but a viral claim about giving to anti-LGBTQ groups is untrue.
Although many airlines require masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, not all do. Among those that do, enforcement and compliance isn't always certain.
The 64-year-old victim was attacked in Kips Bay on Sunday and suffered cuts. CBS2's Natalie Duddridge reports
Vatican police on Tuesday raided the department in charge of maintenance and restoration at St. Peter's Basilica, seizing documents and computers for an investigation into suspected corruption. The raid was similar to one last October that involved another investigation into a separate department
At least 50 people were killed in Ethiopia's Oromiya region in protests following the fatal shooting of a popular singer, a regional spokesman said on Wednesday. Musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa was shot dead on Monday night in what police said was a targeted killing. Protests broke out the next
Retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) implored President Donald Trump to publicly wear a mask on Sunday in order to cool the politicization of mask-wearing, appealing to the president's vanity in the process.With coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surging across the nation and states pulling back on reopening their economies, Alexander was asked by CNN's Manu Raju on Sunday morning about the president's resistance to symbolically embrace a basic safety protocol."You, I see you wearing your red-and-black plaid mask throughout the capitol, your staff does as well," Raju noted on CNN's Inside Politics. "The president, however, he refuses to wear one. The vice president continues to say...
Clifford Wagner, an 80-year-old Republican in Tucson, Arizona, never cared for President Donald Trump.He supported Jeb Bush in the 2016 presidential primary race and cast a protest vote in the general election for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian nominee. An Air Force veteran, Wagner described the Trump presidency as a mortifying experience: His friends in Europe and Japan tell him the United States has become "the laughingstock of the world."This year, Wagner said he would register his opposition to Trump more emphatically than he did in 2016. He plans to vote for Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, and hopes the election is a ruinous one for the Republican...
President Trump gets his lowest marks for handling the pandemic since it began.
A round-trip ticket on this private jet costs nearly as much as two round-trip first class tickets between New York and London on British Airways.
The memo with the Irish cabinet committee said it was "highly unlikely" that Britain would be included in Ireland's safe travel list, the report added https://bit.ly/2VqTm9E. Ireland plans to lift from July 9 a 14-day quarantine for people arriving from countries that have also suppressed the coronavirus, the Irish government said on Thursday.
US warplanes intercepted four Russian reconnaissance aircraft near Alaska on Saturday, US commanders said. The Russian Tu-142's came within 65 nautical miles south of Alaska's Aleutian island chain and "loitered" in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) for eight hours. An ADIZ is a perimeter within which air traffic is monitored by the air forces of one or more friendly countries so they have extra time to react to hostile action.
An expert in African American history education, LaGarrett King, breaks down the school system's flaws and explains how to teach Black history better.
State shuts down again after seven weeks with coronavirus cases soaring, after ignoring inconvenient data and fighting party-political turf warsWhen Donald Trump welcomed Texas governor Greg Abbott to the White House in May, the US president hailed his fellow Republican as "one of the great governors" and lauded the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic and predicted boom times ahead."When you look at the job he's done in Texas, I rely on his judgment," Trump said.Seven weeks later, as the state once again closes businesses with virus cases skyrocketing and hospitals running out of intensive-care beds, Texas indeed appears to be a model: for how to squander a hopeful position...
J Jayaraj, 59, and Bennicks Immanuel, 31, were subjected to a brutal thrashing, which resulted in rectal bleeding and eventual death, according to a letter to government officials written by Jayaraj's wife J Selvarani. Police in Sathankulam, a town located 50 km (31 miles) south of the port city
Four suspected members of a Rohingya group allegedly involved in kidnapping for ransom were killed in a gunfight with Bangladeshi police near the sprawling refugee camps where refugees from Myanmar live, officials said. The gunfight took place Friday when a team of security officials was searching for the gang leader in a forest near the Rohingya camps at Cox's Bazar, said police Inspector Pradeep Kumar Das. Another inspector, Morzina Akhter, said the suspects opened fire at police, sparking the gunfight that led to their deaths.
Children held more than 20 days at certain facilities should be released by July 17, Judge Dolly Gee said.
Eleven states, from Florida to Utah, broke daily records for new coronavirus infections, spurring some to roll back efforts to reopen the economy.
The Iowa class keeps coming back, and still may yet again.
On Friday, Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott halted the next stage of reopening and shut down some businesses as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surge.
A Chicago police sergeant convicted of using bogus search warrants to raid homes and steal cash and drugs was sentenced Friday to seven years and three months in federal prison. Prosecutors had sought a 10-year prison sentence for Xavier Elizondo.
The attorney general - again - is acting as the president's enabler.
It takes a lot in the year 2020 for a politician to say something that registers as genuinely outrageous, but House speaker Nancy Pelosi accomplished that feat earlier this week when she smeared Tim Scott of South Carolina and his fellow Senate Republicans as "trying to get away with . . . the murder of George Floyd" with Scott's police-reform bill."We're saying no chokeholds," Pelosi said in a CBS Radio interview on Tuesday. "They're not saying no chokeholds. I mean, there's a big difference there. What's the compromise? Some chokeholds? I don't see what the compromise is.""For something to happen, they're going to have to face the reality of police brutality, the reality of the need for...
Has Biden been lucky, or good? Maybe both.
California shakes up auto industry, says all vans and trucks must be electric by 2024
The United States recorded 45,242 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the largest single-day increase of the pandemic, according to a Reuters tally, bringing the total number of Americans who have tested positive to at least 2.48 million. Governor Greg Abbott ordered bars across Texas to close by mid-day and required restaurants to limit indoor seating capacity to 50%, while Florida state officials told bars to immediately stop serving alcohol on their premises. Abbot's announcement stunned Texas bar owners, who said the governor, a Republican in his second term, had given them little notice.
AYUTTHAYA, Thailand/YANGON (Reuters) - Thailand and Myanmar destroyed 25 tonnes of illicit drugs collectively worth more than $2 billion on Friday, but said the tide of drugs was growing as organised crime gangs boost supply and find new channels to do business. In Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok, Thai authorities marked International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking with a mass incineration of drugs.
A high-sided construction truck and a white SUV pulled into the path of Mexico City's police chief just as dawn was breaking Friday on the capital's most iconic boulevard and assailants opened fire with .50-caliber sniper rifles and grenades on his armored vehicle. The cinematic ambush involving two-dozen gunmen left chief Omar García Harfuch wounded with three bullet impacts and shrapnel. The high-powered armament and brazenness of the attack suggested the Jalisco New Generation Cartel and hours after the attack, García blamed them via Twitter from the hospital.
After 2020 presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden says 120 million people have died from COVID-19, Fox News contributor Lawrence Jones says the candidate's campaign is concerned by how damaging his tangents can be.
Vietnam and the Philippines warned of growing insecurity in Southeast Asia at a regional summit on Friday amid concerns that China was stepping up its activity in the disputed South China Sea during the coronavirus pandemic. Both Hanoi and Manila lodged protests with China in April after Beijing unilaterally declared the creation of new administrative districts on islands in the troubled waterways to which Vietnam and the Philippines also have competing claims. "Even as our region struggles to contain COVID-19, alarming incidents in the South China Sea occurred," Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told an online meeting of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders on Friday.
The downfall of a meth syndicate laundering tens of millions of dollars of drug money through Thai gold shops, oil and construction firms has cast rare light on the staggering scale of Asia's narco profits -- and the ruses used to hide them. Thailand is Southeast Asia's meth "superhighway", with drugs from remote Myanmar labs pouring through the border destined for the local market or overseas as far as Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Prices have dropped as the drug labs ramp up production of yaba -- the tiny caffeinated pink or green pills guzzled by Southeast Asian truck drivers to clubbers -- and the more expensive and highly addictive crystal meth known as "ice".
As Texas faces a massive surge of COVID-19 cases and increasing criticism from public health experts for having opened too early and too quickly, Houston has been at the forefront of the outbreak. Hospitals in the state's most populous city are quickly running out of beds-including Texas Medical Center, the largest hospital in the world, where ICU beds were at more than 99 percent normal capacity on Thursday-as the number of confirmed cases in the state have begun an "exponential rise."Public health experts have maintained that Houston's hospitals are well equipped to handle hospitalizations in the near term, but in an overcrowded immigrant detention facility in the nearby city of Conroe,...
Philadelphia's police commissioner, along with the mayor, apologized to the public Thursday for giving statements that were inaccurate in the days after tear gas, bean bags and pepper spray were used against protesters who were trapped on a highway. At least one high ranking commander took a voluntary demotion, and Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said a member of the city's SWAT team who was seen in videos spraying protesters with pepper spray will be notified Friday that he is suspended with the intent to dismiss him.
The PM is under pressure to release Meng Wanzhou in order to help free two detained Canadians.
The winner will go up against Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November.
The European Union will help Cyprus try to negotiate its maritime border with neighboring Turkey in order to end an ongoing wrangle that has raised tensions in the east Mediterranean, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Thursday. Borrell said the the 27-member bloc supports Cyprus' call on Turkey to negotiate a maritime border agreement and will assist these efforts with the aim of buttressing regional stability.
President asks to put back up statue of Brigadier Gen Albert Pike, a senior figure in the South's military forces, NBC reportsDonald Trump has personally requested that a statue of a Confederate general be put back up after protesters in Washington tore the monument down, according to NBC News.The networked reported that the US president had called interior secretary David Bernhardt and asked the Park Service to restore the fallen monument to Albert Pike, a senior figure in the slave-holding south's military forces.An interior department spokesman told NBC: "The secretary has made his position quite clear when it comes to lawlessness, violence against police, and destruction of public...
Recent social media posts that claim the fast-food chain support the PoliceLivesMatter movement are false and using an image out of context.
President Trump blames the rising number of COVID-19 cases on increased testing, but experts say the surge reflects a potentially dangerous new phase.
Australia's second most populous state deployed ambulances and mobile test centres in a coronavirus testing blitz as the country recorded the biggest daily rise in cases in two months. Victoria state said 33 people tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours, marking nine days of double digit new cases in the state. It has around 200 current cases out of a country total of 270.
Even as Democrats downsize their convention they say former Vice President Joe Biden will still formally accept the nomination in Milwaukee.