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- 2019-05-30 20:14:08Z
Several thousand Venezuelans, desperate for food and medicine, packed a border crossing to Colombia on Saturday, hours after President Nicolas Maduro partially reopened it. Maduro had the day prior ordered the reopening of the Venezuelan border in the western state of Tachira, near the location in Colombia where the international community had massed humanitarian aid that Maduro's government refused to take.
Pelosi facing pressure to pursue impeachment; reaction from former Obama economic adviser Austan Goolsbee and Rep. tom McClintock.
The United States on Friday gave Turkey until the end of July to abandon its purchase of a major Russian missile defense system, which Washington considers incompatible with Ankara's participation in the F-35 fighter jet program. If by July 31 Turkey does not renounce the S-400 system, Turkish pilots training in the United States on the F-35 will be expelled, and agreements with Turkish firms subcontracted for manufacturing the F-35 stealth warplane will be cancelled, Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, told reporters.
Lawyers for a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman say they're disappointed that a judge sentenced him to 12½ years in prison. Noor now has 90 days to appeal his conviction for third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. After Noor was sentenced Friday, he was returned to Minnesota's maximum security prison at Oak Park Heights, where he has been held for his own safety since his conviction in April.
Severe weather in Louisiana caused a flash flood that swept away a woman's car, forcing rescuers to save the woman.
Samsung and Huawei were in a hurry to unveil their foldable phones earlier this year, with the Korean company beating out its Chinese rival only by a few days. The Galaxy Fold should have been available in stores in late April, but serious defects were discovered by early reviewers and they forced Samsung to cancel its Galaxy Fold release and redesign parts of the phone. A new report now claims that Samsung's first foldable phone will finally be released in July, which means the Mate X might actually beat it to market.Earlier this week, Mate X 5G speed tests from China were released online, ahead of the phone's anticipated launch this month. Samsung, meanwhile, is yet to confirm a new...
The man believed to be post-war Germany's worst serial killer was known to colleagues as a "nice guy" who did little to arouse suspicion until well into his murder spree. A court in the northern city of Oldenburg sentenced Niels Hoegel, 42, a heavy-set, second-generation caregiver, to life for murdering 85 patients. Hoegel has admitted to injecting patients with drugs that cause heart failure or circulatory collapse so he could then try to revive them and, when successful, shine as a saviour before his medical peers and superiors.
Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel on the likely causes of these deaths in the Dominican Republic.
Mexico has increased the detention and deportation of migrants in the wake of Donald Trump's threats to slap tariffs on the country if it fails to crack down on illegal immigration to the US. Nearly 15,000 migrants were deported in April, up from around 9,000 in March, according to government figures. The figure was even higher in May, when the number of detentions also surged past 20,000. It comes after Mr Trump said he would impose a blanket five per cent tariff on Mexican imports on June 10 to pressure Mexico into stemming the tide of Central American migrants travelling through the country en route to America. Foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard pushed back at the US president's charge...
Natural gas flaring and venting in the top U.S. oil field reached an all-time high in the first quarter of the year due to the lack of pipelines, at a time of increased focus on environmental concerns about methane emissions. Producers burned or vented 661 million cubic feet per day (mcfd) in the Permian Basin of West Texas and eastern New Mexico, the field that has driven the U.S. to record oil production, according to a new report from Rystad Energy. "It's very persistent issue with infrastructure," said Artem Abramov, head of shale research at Rystad.
The replacement department she proposes would create a National Jobs Strategy every four years to identify economic risks and opportunities.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg was pushed at an MSNBC town hall to get specific on impeachment, Al Franken and other topics Monday. He also poked fun at Mike Pence.
Mentions of the Tiananmen massacre are heavily censored in China, but that hasn't stopped young Chinese from learning about June 4, 1989.
A cougar knocked down a boy but was quickly scared off by the family pet in Washington.
Google said it would conduct an investigation of the outage and make appropriate improvements to the company's systems to prevent or minimize future recurrence. Earlier on Sunday, Google said it was experiencing high levels of congestion, adding that the incident began at 3:25 p.m. EDT. Google said it had identified the root cause, but did not elaborate.
By adding its new compact CT4, Cadillac is looking to replace the ATS as it realigns its sedan lineup this fall. The first look we're getting of the new compact luxury sedan is the high-performan...
VENICE, Italy (AP) - The Latest on the cruise ship crashing into a dock and another river boat in a Venice canal (all times local):
A call came in to police at about 11:45 p.m. Saturday and a man was found dead inside the home in Merrick.
BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) - The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (all times local):
U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that a member of his legal team, Emmet Flood, will leave his post later this month after helping him handle the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election campaign. "Emmet Flood, who came to the White House to help me with the Mueller Report, will be leaving service on June 14th. Trump has been restructuring his legal team as he shifts from dealing with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe to battling Democratic-led investigations in the U.S. Congress.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department has suspended funding for an online project aimed at fighting Iranian disinformation after it tweeted harsh criticism of individual human rights workers, academics and journalists, some of whom are U.S. citizens.
SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) - The latest on the crowd-funded barrier built on the U.S.-Mexico Border (all times local):
Asked on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday about poor favorability ratings and an April 3 Quinnipiac University survey showing that 76% of voters in his own city don't think he should run, de Blasio said he won two elections in New York overwhelmingly, and that voters will get to know him. "The more folks hear the message and look at the experience I've had and done for working people, the more they will come to this side," de Blasio said. De Blasio, 58, said voters will respond to his honest assessment that the federal government has been on the side of the wealthy and corporations.
Rep. Denver Riggleman gives his take on President Trump giving the attorney general authority over the investigation documents.
Auburn radio announcer Rod Bramblett and his wife, Paula, died from injuries sustained in a car crash Saturday night near the campus. The Lee County Coroner's Office confirmed Sunday morning that Rod Bramblett died from a severe closed head injury at Birmingham's UAB Hospital, where he had been airlifted. Paula Bramblett, who was 53, died of internal injuries at the East Alabama Medical Center.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's parliament speaker said Saturday that Baghdad is ready to mediate between the United States and Iran if it is asked to do so.