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  • Migrants steps away from the US border, but crossing it legally could take weeks

    Large groups of migrants who trekked across Mexico and hope to seek asylum in the United States are arriving in the border city of Tijuana. Their journey has lasted more than a month. It sparked ire from US President Donald Trump and spurred a decision to deploy thousands of active-duty troops to the border. And it’s far from over. Many Central American migrants from a so-called caravan of thousands are now within walking distance of the United States. But crossing […]

  • Trump criticizes retired Navy SEAL who led Osama bin Laden mission

    President Donald Trump dismissed retired Adm. William McRaven, the overseer of the operation that killed Osama bin Laden, as a “Hillary Clinton backer” and criticized the military for having not killed bin Laden sooner during a Fox News interview that aired on Sunday. In the interview, Trump engaged in a tense exchange with Fox News’ Chris Wallace when the host brought up McRaven, a vocal Trump critic who led the operation in 2011 during former President Barack Obama’s administration. “Bill […]

  • Trump says he declined to listen to recording of ‘vicious’ Khashoggi killing

    President Donald Trump said he declined to listen to a recording that captured part of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, calling it “a suffering tape” and “terrible.” In an interview released on Sunday, Trump told Fox News’ Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” that he doesn’t have any interest in hearing the tape, which contains audio of the killing of Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, in early October. “Have you, one, either heard the tape […]

  • Kanye West donates $150,000 for security guard killed by officer in suburban Chicago

    Rapper Kanye West donated $150,000 to a memorial fundraising site for a security guard shot by an officer near his hometown Chicago. West gave through the GoFundMe page made to raise money for the funeral of Jemel Roberson, 26, far exceeding the goal. Bart Jackson, a representative for GoFundMe, confirmed the contribution. “Sadly, Jemel’s life was tragically and unexpectedly cut short this morning as he tried to save others from senseless violence,” the page creator wrote on behalf of Roberson’s […]

  • Obama makes surprise stop at Michelle’s book tour, jokes about Jay-Z and Beyonce

    Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at Michelle Obama’s book tour in Washington, comparing himself to Jay-Z at a Beyonce concert. The former president showed up with a bouquet of flowers during the promotional event for his wife’s memoir, “Becoming,” in the nation’s capital on Saturday night. “This is like – you know when Jay-Z comes out during the Beyonce concert? … Like, Crazy in Love?” he said, referring to instances when the rapper appears at his wife’s concerts during […]

  • Blood pressure drug recall expands again for potential cancer-causing chemical

    The US Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical. The new recall of losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide is sold by the company Sandoz. The voluntary recall only involves the 100 milligram/25 milligram tablets, it does not involve the other versions of the drug, sometimes sold under the brand names Hyzaar. If you take Sandoz’s losartan potassium, look on the bottle for the lot number. If […]

  • Biden adopts German shepherd named Major

    Former Vice President Joe Biden has a new four-legged addition to his family: a German shepherd named Major. “We are so happy to welcome Major to the Biden family, and we are grateful to the Delaware Humane Association for their work in finding forever homes for Major and countless other animals,” read a statement from the Bidens, signed the former vice president, his wife, Jill Biden, and Champ, their other German shepherd. The Delaware Humane Association announced the adoption news […]

  • Missing Disney film which predates Mickey Mouse resurfaces in Japan

    A 1928 Disney animation, which predates the creation of Mickey Mouse, has been unearthed in Japan, according to Japanese media. The Asahi Shimbun reports that the cartoon short, entitled “Neck n’ Neck,” was part of the collection of an anime history researcher, Yasushi Watanabe, who bought it in Osaka while still a high school student some 70 years ago. At the time the film, which had been given the Japanese title “Mickey Manga Spide,” or Mickey cartoon speedy, cost ¥500 ($4.40 at […]

  • Argentina’s missing submarine found a year after it vanished with 44 aboard

    A missing Argentine naval submarine has been found, a year and a day after it vanished in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members on board, authorities said Saturday. The wreckage of the ARA San Juan, which “suffered an implosion,” was found about 870 meters (2,850 feet) down on the ocean floor, Argentine Naval Captain Gabriel Attis later told reporters in Buenos Aires. Family members at the navy headquarters were shown three images of the remains of the San Juan’s […]

  • Deadly salmonella outbreak forces USDA to recall raw turkey

    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has recalled turkey products linked to a salmonella outbreak. Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC recalled 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products after the USDA found that a sample of the products tested positive for a salmonella reading matching the outbreak strain. The samples were from a Sept. 11, 2018 production, and, according to the USDA, the rest of the products shipped nationwide. The US Centers for […]