BEIJING -- Xi Jinping was unanimously elected to his second term as China's president by the country's rubber-stamp parliament on Saturday.
All 2,970 delegates in Bejijing voted to elect Xi. There were no abstentions and no votes against him, the parliament said. The unanimous vote is a rarity even for the rubber-stamp parliament, as there are ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- President Donald Trump is seeking more than $20 million in damages from the porn actress who is trying to void the confidentiality deal that requires her to keep quiet about her alleged affair with him, according to court papers filed Friday by his attorneys.
Stormy Daniels has breached her confidentiality agreement at least 20 ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Eighteen months before Nikolas Cruz shot up Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, staff members were so worried about his fascination with guns that they banned him from practicing shooting skills with the JROTC, according to mental health records obtained by the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
A safety plan created by the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Andrew McCabe, a former top FBI official who became a target of President Donald Trump's angry tweets, has been fired less than two days ahead of his planned retirement Sunday after Justice Department officials concluded he had made misleading statements during an internal investigation.
McCabe was sacked Friday night by Attorney ...Read more
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman plans to meet top global executives, including the heads of Apple Inc. and Google, during his first trip to the U.S. since becoming heir to the throne of the world's largest oil exporter, according to a person briefed on the trip's details.
Prince Mohammed, known ...Read more
Asian-American lawmakers and organizations denounced as insensitive and culturally tone-deaf a comment by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke during a discussion about the forced internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
When asked about the importance of preserving internment camp sites, Zinke responded by saying, "konnichiwa," Japanese ...Read more
MIAMI -- The collapse of the pedestrian bridge at Florida International University will spawn years of lawsuits in civil court as families try to hold companies and government agencies accountable for the devastation.
But whether anyone goes to jail remains a long shot.
Miami-Dade police and prosecutors have started an investigation into the ...Read more
Fearing he would die if he stayed, Mohamed fled the civil war in his home country of Syria, heading to Saudi Arabia where he spent six years working as a physician. While there, Mohamed worked toward his goal of coming to the United States to train.
He aced the U.S. exams required of all physicians and scored an interview with a New York ...Read more
Solutions: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Made SimpleDr. Samer Mohd Faruq Muala
Terrorism is spreading across the world like never before. In this book, the roots of Islamic radicalization are linked to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and practical solutions to end the conflict are presented in an easy to read manner. Solving the issue is no longer and Israeli or ...
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump will take further aim at the Venezuelan government and restrict U.S. financial transactions involving Venezuela's new digital currency, according to two U.S. sources familiar with administration plans.
The new sanctions, which will be imposed as early as Monday after Trump signs the executive order, are ...Read more
VIENNA -- Tens of thousands of Slovaks took the streets for a third week to demand early elections, saying this week's resignation by Robert Fico as prime minister was insufficient to guarantee a crackdown on corruption.
Crowds thronged a main square in capital, Bratislava, on Friday evening, protesting against what they said was only a ...Read more
Republicans catch break as Trump supporter quits Nevada Senate race
President Donald Trump moved Friday to protect the GOP's majority in the U.S. Senate by persuading a Republican challenger to drop out of the primary race against Nevada Sen. Dean Heller.
Shortly after Trump tweeted that Danny Tarkanian, a staunch supporter of the president, ...Read more
MIAMI -- Two days before a pedestrian bridge collapsed at Florida International University, killing at least six, an engineer with the company that designed the structure called the state to report cracks in the concrete span.
While it's unclear if those cracks were a contributing factor to the catastrophic collapse Thursday, they were observed...Read more
AUSTIN, Texas -- If the package bombs that have killed two Austin residents and seriously injured a third in recent weeks turn out to be the work of a single person, he or she will join a tiny but grim fraternity -- serial killers whose weapon of choice was an incendiary device.
The group is so small that police and psychologist's efforts to ...Read more
In 2010, a group of bridge engineering experts met at Florida International University in Miami to push an idea: Infrastructure around America was crumbling, and the nation needed new bridges. A lot of them.
But bridges often took a long time to build, leading to clogged traffic, irritated commuters and more workers working in dangerous areas ...Read more
Legal abortions in the United States are so safe and effective that the vast majority of them can be performed in office-based settings, according to a new consensus report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. But not all women have timely access to them, due largely to restrictive state policies.
The roughly 200-...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul's opposition to President Donald Trump's pick to head the Central Intelligence Agency drew fire Friday from both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue -- first by a key Senate Republican colleague, then by the White House.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders accused Paul of conveying "incorrect information" about CIA ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--A Broward County judge on Friday issued what is thought to be Florida's first order temporarily removing guns from a person under Florida's new gun-control laws.
Four firearms and 267 rounds of ammunition were ordered removed from a 56-year-old Lighthouse Point man who experts determined was a potential risk to himself or...Read more
WASHINGTON -- White House chief of staff John Kelly told members of President Donald Trump's senior staff Friday that their West Wing jobs are safe -- a simple but necessary message after a week of heightened tumult in the administration.
The assurance from the chief of staff was intended to silence whispers about a looming purge of Trump's top...Read more
WASHINGTON -- David Shulkin is struggling to hold on to his job as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs as he grapples with allegations of ethical missteps and mismanagement, as well as political rivals inside and outside the Trump administration.
White House officials say President Donald Trump has made no decision to replace ...Read more
The high school teacher in Monterey County, Calif., who accidentally fired a gun during a lecture on "public safety awareness" has publicly apologized for the classroom incident that injured three students.
Dennis Alexander, who also serves as mayor pro-tem of Seaside, made an impromptu speech Thursday at a regularly scheduled City Council ...Read more
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- 'At least' 6 fatalities in Miami pedestrian bridge collapse
- Rep. Louise Slaughter dead at 88
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