• PRESIDENT Aug 19, 2019

    Lead Scrubbed From Paris Streets as Notre Dame Work Resumes

    Specialists shoring up fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral returned Monday to the Paris site for the first time in nearly a month, this time wearing disposable underwear and other protective gear after a delay prompted by fears of lead contamination. Meanwhile, cleanup teams swept, sprayed and vacuumed neighboring streets Monday to scrub away any lead left over from the April blaze...

  • California Aug 15, 2019

    200 Inmates Riot at California Prison; Dozens Injured

    Two hundred inmates at a California prison were involved in a “large-scale riot” Wednesday and dozens were injured, officials said. The fight in the yard at a prison in Soledad broke out just after 11 a.m., and staff fired nine warning shots from a rifle and used chemical agents and non-lethal rounds to break up the brief incident, NBC News...

  • Donald Trump Apr 16, 2019

    Raw Video Shows Notre Dame Spire Collapsing From Fire

    Video taken by shocked Parisians and onlookers shows the spire of the Notre Dame Cathedral collapsing in the heart of Paris as flames engulfed the French landmark.

  • United States Jan 2, 2019

    150 Migrants Attempt to Cross the Border, Agents Respond With Tear Gas: CBP

    Roughly 150 migrants attempted to climb over or crawl under the border fence in a clash with U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents involving rocks and tear gas, the agency said.

  • PRESIDENT May 28, 2018

    Assad May Have Withheld Some of His Chemical Arsenal: Watchdog

    The head of the world’s chemical weapon watchdog is questioning whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has declared his entire chemical arsenal, NBC News reported. Ahmet Uzumcu, the director general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) pointed out that attacks involving chlorine barrel bombs and the nerve agent sarin have continued despite a landmark agreement that won...

  • Europe Apr 17, 2018

    White House Says Russia Sanctions Still Under Consideration

    The White House scrambled Monday to walk back U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s weekend announcement that new economic sanctions against Russia are imminent, but stressed the penalties are still being considered. Haley created a firestorm Sunday when she said the new sanctions would be imposed by the Treasury Department on Monday, when, in fact, no such announcement was planned, according to...

  • Europe Apr 15, 2018

    Analysis: Trump Wanted Out of Syria, But He's Drawn Back in

    In heated exchanges with his national security team in recent weeks, President Donald Trump repeatedly made clear he saw little incentive for the United States to be involved in Syria’s intractable civil war. Then he pushed the U.S. military back into the quagmire.

  • Europe Apr 15, 2018

    Certain of Gas Attack, US and Allies Struck Syria Before UN Report

    The United States, Britain and France opted to strike Syria for its apparent use of chemical weapons without waiting for a report from U.N. inspectors because they were convinced that the Assad government had used chlorine and sarin nerve gas against a rebel-held Damascus suburb, American officials said Saturday. The allies also acted because of concerns that Russian and Syrian...

  • Europe Apr 27, 2018

    Trump Says ‘Mission Accomplished' in Syria, But Chemical Weapons Remain

    President Donald Trump on Saturday declared “Mission Accomplished” for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria’s chemical weapons program, but the Pentagon said the pummeling of three chemical-related facilities left enough others intact to enable the Assad government to use banned weapons against civilians if it chooses. “A perfectly executed strike,” Trump tweeted after U.S., French and British warplanes and...

  • Donald Trump Apr 8, 2018

    Suspected Poison Gas Kills at Least 40 in Damascus Suburb

    Suspected poison gas was used to attack the last remaining foothold for the Syrian opposition in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, killing at least 40 people, including families found in their homes and shelters, opposition activists and local rescuers said Sunday. The attack on the besieged town of Douma came almost exactly a year after a chemical attack in the...

  • Attorney Dec 15, 2017

    Man Accused of Charlottesville Attack Charged With 1st-Degree Murder

    A young man accused of ramming a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, faces a court hearing Thursday on charges including second-degree murder.

  • PRESIDENT Nov 3, 2017

    Crash Suspect's Former Teacher Says He Idolized Hitler, Nazism

    The young man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally was fascinated with Nazism, idolized Adolf Hitler, and had been singled out by school officials in the 9th grade for his “deeply held, radical” convictions on race, a former high school teacher said Sunday. James Alex Fields Jr. also confided that he...

  • PRESIDENT Nov 3, 2017

    Va. White Nationalist Rally: 1 Dead After Car Crashes Into Crowd, 2 Troopers Dead in Helicopter Crash

    Authorities have charged a 20-year-old Ohio man for the deadly car ramming incident in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, as the Department of Justice announced a civil rights investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash. James Alex Fields Jr. allegedly plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing Heather Heyer,...

  • Associated Press Mar 1, 2017

    UN Panel Alleges War Crimes in Last Year's Battle for Aleppo

    A U.N. panel said Wednesday the evacuation of eastern Aleppo, after months of siege and aerial bombing by Russian and Syrian forces, was one of many war crimes committed by those fighting for control of Syria’s largest city. The findings come amid open-ended peace talks mediated by a U.N. envoy, and could bolster opposition demands for a political transition in...

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