U.S. government officials say they've moved more than 100 kids back to a remote border facility where lawyers reported detained children were caring for each other and had inadequate food, water, and sanitation.
An official from U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday that the "majority" of the roughly 300 children detained at Clint, Texas, last week have been placed in facilities operated by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
The official, who briefed reporters on the condition of anonymity, wouldn't say exactly how many children are currently detained there. But the official says Clint is better equipped than some of the Border Patrol's tents to hold children.
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Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the "permanent closure" for diplomacy between the two nations. For his part, Iran's president described the White House as "afflicted by mental retardation."
President Hassan Rouhani went on to call the sanctions against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei "outrageous and idiotic," especially as the 80-year-old Shiite cleric has no plans to ever travel to the United States.
From Israel, Trump's national security adviser John Bolton said talks with the U.S. were still possible and that the U.S. is leaving an "open door" for Iran to walk through.
After participating in 53 rescue operations, saving a dozen lives and finding 41 bodies in disaster zones, Frida, the beloved yellow Labrador retriever from Mexico’s Navy unit, retires.
The Mexican navy celebrated the contributions of their canine fellow honoring her in a ceremony on Monday.
"Her bark always gave hope, and in moments of pain and uncertainty she brought relief," said Deputy Naval Minister Eduardo Redondo.
The 65 pound and 10-year-old dog was part of rescue operations not only in Mexico but also in Ecuador and Haiti in 2010, after the deadly earthquake in Port-au-Prince. But it wasn’t until September 2017 that she gained international recognition on social media after the Mexican navy posted a video of her.
President Donald Trump said Monday that a New York-based advice columnist who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in a New York City department store in the mid-1990s is not his "type."
"I'll say it with great respect: Number one, she's not my type. Number two, it never happened," Trump told The Hill in an interview at the White House.
Writer E. Jean Carroll has claimed that a friendly encounter with Trump at Bergdorf Goodman in 1995 or 1996 turned violent when the real estate mogul pushed her up against a dressing room wall, unzipped his pants and forced himself on her. Carroll said that, in a "colossal struggle," she pushed him off and ran from the store.
AbbVie is buying Botox maker Allergan in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $63 billion.
The maker of the blockbuster immune disorder treatment Humira said Tuesday that it will pay $120.30 in cash and a portion of AbbVie stock for each Allergan share. That amounts to $188.24 per share, or a 45% premium to Allergan's closing price Monday.
Shares of Allergan Plc, based in Dublin, Ireland, jumped nearly 30% before the opening bell.
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Like a scene from an action movie, a Fort Worth man dodged flying debris and barely escaped with his life as a marina collapsed around him during severe storms.
Strong winds ripped through the marina, located on the southern tip of Eagle Mountain Lake. Cellphone video showed the aftermath — docks folded in like an accordion and poles ripped from the ground.
Tony Mancil says he was doing repair work on a boat when the marina collapsed around him, trapping him beneath debris.
President Donald Trump says he does not think it's appropriate for a co-captain of the U.S. women's soccer team to protest during the national anthem.
Megan Rapinoe has described herself as a "walking protest" to Trump's policies.
Trump told The Hill in an interview Monday that he disagrees with her actions, but loves watching women's soccer and thinks the players are very talented.
The high-profile capital murder trial of Wesley Mathews, the North Texas father accused of killing his adopted daughter, took an unexpected turn before it began Monday.
Wesley Mathews, 39, pleaded guilty to injury to a child by omission in the death of his 3-year-old special needs adoptive daughter, Sherin, in October 2017.
Mathews is not admitting to killing Sherin, rather to not seeking help for her as she was dying by either calling 911 or waking up his wife, who is a nurse.
The investigation continues into the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos, a 50-year-old mother from New Canaan, but police said Tuesday morning that their search of a Hartford trash facility for evidence is finished.
Jennifer's husband, Fotis Dulos, and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, have both been charged with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution in connection with her disappearance a month ago and pleaded not guilty.
Jennifer was last seen on May 24 and police are still referring to her case as a missing person's case.
On Monday, Fotis Dulos' lawyer claimed that Jennifer may have staged her disappearance like a character in the book "Gone Girl," citing a "very dark 500-page plus novel" that she had written.
That prompted a spokesperson for Jennifer's family, Carrie Luft, to dismiss the claim as "false and irresponsible allegations," saying that Jennifer's novel was written well before "Gone Girl" and was not a mystery tome.
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A once-secret plea deal reached a decade ago with wealthy convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein must stand, despite objections from many of his victims who were teenagers at the time, federal prosecutors said in a new court filing.
Prosecutors said a violation of the Crime Victims' Rights Act does not allow for the agreement to be voided. Some of the victims claim the deal, known as a non-prosecution agreement or NPA, should be thrown out at least partially because they were not consulted as required under that law.
"The past cannot be undone; the government committed itself to the NPA, and the parties have not disputed that Epstein complied with its provisions," prosecutors said.
In the Corona-Elmhurst neighborhood of New York City's Queens, the sewer grid is at maximum capacity, the schools are overcrowded and sanitation services barely cover the neighborhood’s requirements. The citizenship question on the 2020 census it likely make this worse because a significant portion of its population will go uncounted, and out of the radar of infrastructure and service planning.
A high proportion of residents in Corona-Elmhurst are Latino and Chinese immigrants, and even before Trump cracked down on immigration, the comjnity was already wary of government. “Fear is what happened in 2010. People would not answer the door, so, on paper, the neighborhood became a ghost town,” said Father William M. Hoppe of the Church of St. Leo.
“The 2010 Census says we have 178,000 residents. But we know the number would be a lot more and our services are strained because of that,” said Christian Cassagnol, the neighborhood’s district manager.
New York City has a history of undercounting because its neighborhoods have a high proportion of hard-to-count residents: immigrants, young, single people. But experts fear that the citizenship question on the 2020 census will worsen the undercounting, not only in New York but nationwide, with damages that go far beyond what its proponents intended.
Undercounting will not only hurt the undocumented, or sanctuary cities. It will hurt representation and federal funding in many states, including Republic states, as well the capacity of both public and private institutions to plan over the next decade.
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The White House is threatening to veto a $4.5 billion House bill aimed at improving the treatment of migrant families detained after crossing the U.S. southern border, saying the measure would hamstring the administration's border security efforts and raising fresh questions about the legislation's fate.
The warning came as Hispanic and liberal Democrats press House leaders to add provisions to the legislation strengthening protections for migrant children, changes that might make the measure even less palatable to President Donald Trump. Though revisions are possible, House leaders are still hoping for approval as early as Tuesday.
The Senate planned to vote this week on similar legislation that has bipartisan backing, but many House Democrats say the Senate version's provisions aimed at helping migrant children are not strong enough. House Democrats seeking changes met late Monday with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
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Peñafiel bottled water is being pulled from store shelves after a report found that the products contained arsenic at levels that exceeded federal standards, NBC News reports.
Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., the company that makes this brand of bottled water, said Peñafiel unflavored mineral spring water products are involved in the market withdrawal. It wrote in a statement Friday that it is voluntarily pulling the products, which are sold at Target and Walmart, and possibly other vendors.
The move comes after a report from the non-profit Center for Environmental Health found bottles of Peñafiel water, which are imported from Mexico, contained arsenic levels above standards set by the Food and Drug Administration and the state of California.
California’s consumer protection law, Proposition 65, classifies arsenic as a metal that can cause cancer and reproductive harm. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention links long-term exposure to high levels of arsenic in drinking water to an increased risk for diabetes, high blood pressure and several types of cancer.
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Authorities say a 26-year-old Houston woman who was driving an SUV toward her children in an apparent game of "chicken" struck and killed her 3-year-old son.
Harris County prosecutors said Friday that Lexus Stagg is charged with criminally negligent homicide in the June 11 death of her son.
President Trump's national security advisor says the door is wide open for Iran to negotiate with the U.S., one day after the Trump administration announced new sanctions targeting Iran's supreme leader and top...