The 60: Bianca Devins’ suspected killer is a 21-year-old man she met on Instagram two months ago, police say.
(Bloomberg) — The House is preparing to act Wednesday on a bid to impeach President Donald Trump that’s unlikely to advance amid resistance from Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders.Democratic Representative Al Green of Texas is seeking to impeach the president over his tweets against four freshman House Democrats, all women of color, and other comments denounced as racist. It is Green’s third attempt to get a vote on articles of impeachment against Trump; the first two were rejected by lopsided margins, with many Democrats joining Republicans in opposition.“We will deal with it on the floor,” Pelosi told reporters ...
In a significant break with a longtime NATO ally, the Trump administration on Wednesday said Turkey can no longer be part of the American F-35 fighter jet program. The White House did not say explicitly that Turkey will be kicked out of the F-35 program, but the Pentagon was expected to do so. Turkey makes numerous components for the stealth aircraft, which is sold internationally.
Turkey will no longer participate in the F-35 program after receiving a Russian air defense system last week, the White House announced Wednesday.
(Bloomberg) — The House is set to repeal a tax Wednesday intended to fund the Affordable Care Act, a move that will help preserve tax breaks for private insurance favored by large corporations.And this time, it’s Democrats leading the charge.The levy, commonly known as the “Cadillac tax,” is a 40% excise tax on the most generous and expensive employer health-insurance plans. It was included in Obamacare as a measure that economists said would help curb health costs. But Congress kept delaying its implementation so the tax has never actually been collected.The vote to repeal the tax highlights the conflicting forces ...
DONETSK/SLOVYANSK, Ukraine, July 17 (Reuters) – In one of his first acts as Ukrainian president, comedian-turned-politician Volodymyr Zelenskiy held out a symbolic olive branch to people in Ukraine’s mostly Russian-speaking Donbass region, by switching from Ukrainian to Russian. Language was a factor in the outbreak of the conflict in 2014, with Russian speakers in Donbass saying they feared Kiev would impose the Ukrainian language on them.
The senator pitched the idea during a recent round of golf with the president.
Representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) will introduce a resolution this week declaring support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to elevate the Palestinian negotiating position vis-a-vis Israel through an international pressure campaign.“We are introducing a resolution . . . to really speak about the American values that support and believe in our ability to exercise our first amendment rights in regard to boycotting,” Omar told Al-Monitor. “And it is an opportunity for us to explain why it is we support a nonviolent movement, which is the BDS movement.”The announcement comes on the same day that the ...
The House is slated to vote Wednesday evening on whether to immediately consider articles of impeachment against the president.
London demanded the immediate release Wednesday of a jailed British-Iranian aid worker whose husband said she has been transferred to the mental ward of a public hospital in Tehran. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s case has roiled Britain’s relations with the Islamic republic since her 2016 arrest and conviction on sedition charges over which she has held a series of hunger strikes. “We are extremely concrned about Nazanin’s welfare and call for her immediate release,” Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said.
Police in Baltimore said Tuesday that a sergeant who was wounded during a fatal shooting a day earlier at an addiction clinic remains hospitalized. Sgt. Billy Shiflett, who exchanged gunfire with the shooter, is being treated for a gunshot wound in his lower abdomen. Shiflett responded to the clinic shortly after 7 a.m. Monday for a report of an armed man.
Protestors demand Gov. Ricardo Rossello step down for the so-called ‘Rickyleaks’ scandal; David Spunt reports.
In a matter of seconds, what began as a routine errand at the IRS escalated into a frightening standoff between a white security guard and a black police officer, who said he heard hate in the guard’s shouts and believed he would be shot.
A Republican businesswoman and Jamaican immigrant is the latest candidate to announce a bid to unseat freshman Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the 2020 elections. Scherie Murray, a 38-year-old New Yorker, launched her primary campaign in Queens on Wednesday, becoming the third Republican challenger vying for a shot at competing against the liberal congresswoman in the upcoming general elections. Ms Murray, a supporter of Donald Trump, told Fox News in a phone interview on Wednesday: “There is a crisis in Queens, and it’s called AOC.”“Instead of focusing on us, she’s focusing on being famous,” she continued. “Mainly rolling back progress and ...
Notorious for its conditions, Tehran’s Evin prison is proving to be a headache for Western governments as a rising number of dual nationals are detained in what many see as a ruthless diplomatic strategy. Fariba Adelkhah, a well-known academic with French and Iranian nationality, has been held in the prison in north Tehran since early June on charges that have not been disclosed.
The Latest on the U.S. Justice Department’s decision not to prosecute the officer involved in Eric Garner’s death. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the officer who placed a chokehold on Eric Garner exactly five years ago is entitled to due process under state law. De Blasio said Wednesday the decision whether to fire Officer Daniel Pantaleo (pan-tuh-LAY’-oh) is up to Police Commissioner James O’Neill.
GENEVA/WASHINGTON, July 17 (Reuters) – The increased use of drones by Iran and its allies for surveillance and attacks across the Middle East is raising alarms in Washington. The United States believes that Iran-linked militia in Iraq have recently increased their surveillance of American troops and bases in the country by using off-the-shelf, commercially available drones, U.S. officials say.