MIAMI -- A former Russian Olympic official once publicly ridiculed by President Vladimir Putin was arrested Tuesday morning by U.S. immigration agents at his South Florida home.
Agents detained Akhmed Bilalov, a onetime deputy head of the Russian Olympic Committee who fled the country after Putin chastised him for construction delays and ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Internal focus groups conducted by Pete Buttigieg's presidential campaign this summer reveal a key reason why he is struggling with black American voters: some see his sexuality as a problem.
The 21-page report, conducted by the Benenson Strategy Group with black Democratic South Carolina voters in mid-July and obtained ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Before Joe Biden blasted Donald Trump on Tuesday for calling his possible impeachment a "lynching," the Democratic presidential candidate decried Bill Clinton's impeachment using the same racially tinged term.
"Even if the president should be impeached, history is going to question whether or not this was just a partisan lynching ...Read more
Turkish bank is 'fugitive' in sanctions evasion case, US says
NEW YORK -- A U.S. prosecutor called Turkey's Halkbank a "fugitive" after lawyers for the state-owned bank failed to appear in an American courtroom on charges that it evaded sanctions on Iran. Turkiye Bank Halkasi AS was charged last week with scheming to help Iran tap $20 billion ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The anonymous writer behind the "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration" op-ed published last year in The New York Times has written a forthcoming tell-all book.
The publisher, Twelve Books, announced Tuesday that the book titled "A Warning" will offer "an unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump ...Read more
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WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats filed a legal brief in federal court on Tuesday asserting that President Donald Trump's promotion of his Doral resort for the G-7 summit was further evidence he has violated the Emoluments Clause, despite his decision to reverse course.
The initial announcement last week -- from Trump's acting chief of ...Read more
VISTA, Calif. -- An Iraq war veteran who said he killed a stranger in Oceanside at the behest of a secret agency that controlled his brain was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The sentence for Mikhail Schmidt comes less than a month after a Superior Court jury in North County found Schmidt guilty of first-...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster and the rest of the "Sesame Street" gang will be putting down new roots in Southern California in 2021: SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. plans to turn its Aquatica water slide venue in Chula Vista into a new Sesame Place theme park.
Orlando, Fla.-based SeaWorld and Sesame Workshop, the educational ...Read more
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Boca Raton residents and observers across the country have anxiously awaited William Latson's reckoning, after the former principal told a parent he couldn't say whether the Holocaust was real.
That day will come next week when Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Donald Fennoy recommends Latson's termination to the ...Read more
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wouldn't say Tuesday whether he met with two associates of Rudy Giuliani recently arrested on campaign finance fraud charges since he became governor.
But one of the men -- he didn't say which -- wanted to be on a governor's transition committee for public safety but that request was denied, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's description of his impeachment travails as a "lynching" is by no means the first time a public figure has used that term to attack critics.
But there's one thing Trump, a self-described billionaire who's spoken repeatedly -- if not always accurately -- about his European roots, does not have in common with...Read more
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WASHINGTON -- Rep. Katie Hill on Tuesday denied allegations she had an improper relationship with the man who is her legislative director. The California Democrat said in a statement her estranged husband is attempting to humiliate her and suggested there is a "coordinated effort" to destroy her.
On Friday, RedState, a self-described ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles City Council approved an emergency moratorium on evictions Tuesday that aims to stop landlords from quickly booting tenants before new statewide rental rules take effect in January.
In a 14-to-0 vote, council members passed a ban on "no-fault" evictions. The ban would prevent property owners from removing ...Read more
NEW YORK -- A U.S. prosecutor called Turkey's Halkbank a "fugitive" after lawyers for the state-owned bank failed to appear in an American courtroom on charges that it evaded sanctions on Iran. Turkiye Bank Halkasi AS was charged last week with scheming to help Iran tap $20 billion in frozen overseas accounts.
The case was filed amid a flurry ...Read more
SEOUL, South Korea -- As a college student, Lee Kyung-lan grew adept at assembling Molotov cocktails using paint thinner and soju bottles and learned that wearing a mask stuffed with toothpaste-laden tissue made tear gas more bearable, even if it wouldn't help with blistering on her skin.
Week after week, she took to the streets with classmates...Read more
IRBIL, Iraq -- The presidents of Turkey and Russia outlined a plan late Tuesday meant to reduce tensions along the Turkey-Syria border, where Turkish forces launched a military offensive almost two weeks ago.
Authorities meeting in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi said the effort would involve Russian and Syrian government forces and a so-...Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mickey Mouse and his guests at the Magic Kingdom endured quite a scorcher on Monday.
The city of Anaheim, home to Disneyland, earned the title of hottest place in the United States for the day after reaching a sizzling 98 degrees. Yorba Linda and San Pasqual Valley trailed slightly at 97 degrees while Fullerton, Chino, ...Read more
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WASHINGTON -- Despite explosive growth in other areas of the country since 2010, about 80 congressional districts have lost significant population over the decade -- leaving many looking for help from a federal government consumed by impeachment.
Some districts may have lost 30,000 or more people through 2018, many of them in manufacturing and ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump has for weeks been privately testing the idea of replacing his chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, who's swiftly fallen out of favor with some of the president's allies after high-profile stumbles handling the House impeachment inquiry.
About a month ago, Trump said to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in front of a ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A Russia-linked group is believed to have utilized Iranian tools to conduct cyber attacks against dozens of countries, in an apparent effort to mask their identities, according to joint advisories by the U.S. and the U.K.
The group, known as Turla, used tools from suspected Iran-based hacking groups and deployed them against old ...Read more
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