Mr. Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have sparred repeatedly with jurisdictions that do not honor detainers, even where local officials support an immigration crackdown. The administration discontinued publishing the list after he and other sheriffs complained, but the sheriffs say the sting has been lasting. Under federal law, sheriffs cannot make immigration arrests because they are civil in nature, and sheriffs enforce criminal law. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled last month that local law enforcement officials did not have the authority to comply with ICE detainers. Sheriffs who honor detainers continue to face consequences in court.
Source:New York Times
August 21, 2017 09:00 UTC
South Sudan's civil war presents humanitarian workers with "one of the unique crises" in the world, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said Monday. Maurer visited parts of South Sudan and later toured some refugee camps in neighboring Uganda, which is struggling to keep up with over 1 million refugees from South Sudan. An average of 1,800 South Sudanese have been arriving daily in Uganda over the past 12 months, according to the United Nations refugee agency. Another 1 million or more South Sudanese are sheltering in Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Congo and Central African Republic. Maurer urged both sides in South Sudan's conflict to respect international humanitarian law.
August 21, 2017 08:47 UTC
U.S. Navy officials told Fox News diving operations will begin inside the flooded compartments aboard USS John S. McCain. USS America, a large amphibious assault ship, arrived in the Singapore port near the stricken Navy destroyer and will lead the diving efforts, officials said. The Navy said five sailors were hurt in Monday's collision between the USS John S. McCain and the 600-foot Alnic MC, an oil and chemical tanker. The warship is named after John S. McCain, Sr., and John S. McCain, Jr., both Admirals in the U.S. Navy, and the grandfather and father, respectively, of the Arizona senator. Aside from the USS McCain and USS Fitgerald incidents, the Navy cruiser USS Antietam ran aground dumping more than 1,000 gallons of oil in Tokyo Bay in February.
August 21, 2017 08:45 UTC
President Donald Trump last week claimed there were “very fine people on both sides” of the white supremacist march and counterprotest in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month. “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver begged to differ. “No they weren’t, and I’ll tell you why,” Oliver said. “If you are marching with white nationalists you are, by definition, not a very nice person. “If you’re getting emotionally overwhelmed and feeling judged for defending Trump in his Nazi sympathizer phase, stop fucking doing it!
August 21, 2017 08:37 UTC
(CNN) Safety concerns have prompted a recall of solar eclipse glasses given away at Dutch Bros Coffee stands. "If you received a pair of these glasses, do not use them to view the eclipse," the company said in a statement announcing the voluntary recall. The moon's shadow will block the sun from view in a total solar eclipse over the United States Monday. Dutch Bros said it had purchased its giveaway glasses after receiving certification of ISO compliance from the manufacturer. "Please return these glasses to the Dutch Bros Coffee location where you received them for a free drink of your choice--any drink, any size.
August 21, 2017 08:28 UTC
The suspected driver behind the Barcelona terror attack was shot dead Monday, wrapping up a multi-day, international manhunt for Europe's most-wanted man -- who's believed to be the final member of the Spanish extremist cell behind last week's deadly incidents. Spanish police shot the man, who was allegedly wearing an explosive belt. Related Image Expand / CollapseINSIDE THE FILTHY APARTMENT OF BARCELONA TERROR ATTACK SUSPECTAuthorities in Spain announced "everything indicates" Abouyaaquoub is the driver. Abouyaaquoub is believed to be the only member of the 12-person terror cell who may have crossed the border into France. Police have identified 12 people as part of the extremist cell which coordinated the two vehicle attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils.
August 21, 2017 08:16 UTC
Americans are gearing up for the country’s first total solar eclipse to sweep coast-to-coast in 99 year. Everyone in the lower 48 states will see at least a partial eclipse. But a total eclipse will be visible over a 70-mile wide area that will start on the Oregon Coast at 10:17 a.m. PDT and end 93 minutes later at the South Carolina coast. [FOXNEWS.COM FULL COVERAGE]WATCH FOXNEWS.COM: 'Through the Eyes of NASA': NASA TV Coverage of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, from the College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C., at 1 PM ET. Trump will "provide an update on the path forward for America’s engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia" at 9 PM ET, the White House said.
August 21, 2017 07:52 UTC
Centuries ago, celestial events such as eclipses evoked deep superstition. And they still do for some people, as a Christian radio host claimed that Monday’s total eclipse of the sun may be a “message” from God. Bryan Fischer, host of a Christian radio show called “Focal Point,” posted on Facebook that the Bible states the sun and moon serve as “signs.”Then, he attempted to interpret those signs like a fortune teller. “This is a metaphor, or a sign, of the work of the Prince of Darkness in obscuring the light of God’s truth,” he wrote, adding, “Satan, and those who unwittingly serve as his accomplices by resisting the public acknowledgement of God and seeking to repress the expression of Christian faith in our land, are bringing on us a dark night of the national soul.”Fischer, whose radio show claims to be “the home of muscular Christianity,” called on his followers to “fight the darkness that we may return this nation to an unapologetic acknowledgement and embrace of the God of the Founders and his transcendent standard for human behavior as enshrined in the Ten Commandments.”He included a disclaimer that he did not, in fact, receive a “revelation from God” related to the eclipse but his post was instead “an effort to ponder this sign in the heavens and speculate as to its possible spiritual implications.”Fischer’s attempt to paint a normal celestial event as some kind of message from God drew laughs from critics online, including the Church of Satan:
August 21, 2017 07:48 UTC
“Vice News Tonight” reporter Elle Reeve appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday morning to discuss her experience documenting white supremacists rallying in Charlottesville, Virginia, this month. Reeve confirmed once again that the white supremacists and neo-Nazis gathered in Charlottesville were not rallying simply to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, as President Donald Trump argued last week. “They didn’t talk about Robert E. Lee being a brilliant military tactician,” Reeve said of the white supremacists gathered on the campus of the University of Virginia on Aug. 11 and 12. They were shouting ‘Jews will not replace us.’ It was very well coordinated. There’s no innocent person wandering up and accidentally getting involved in this.”Watch Reeve’s appearance on “Face the Nation” in the videos above and below.
August 21, 2017 07:42 UTC
Spanish police said Monday they shot and killed a terror suspect linked to two deadly attacks last week, including a van that plowed into victims in Barcelona, killed 15 and injured more than 120. Associated Press Younes Abouyaaqoub. Younes Abouyaaqoub. The attack killed 84 people, including 10 children, and injured more than 200. 6:32 a.m.: This article has been updated with additional background5:35 a.m.: This article was updated with a revised death toll in the attacks.
Source:Los Angeles Times
August 21, 2017 07:37 UTC
A Bangladesh court has sentenced to death 10 leaders and activists from a banned Islamist group for a plot in 2000 to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by planting bombs at one of her rallies. Harkatul Jihad-al-Islami has been blamed for many attacks in Bangladesh in recent years. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for many of the attacks, but Prime Minister Hasina's government has rejected the claims. Authorities say the IS doesn't exist in Bangladesh and blame the attacks on a domestic group, Jumatul Mujahedin Bangladesh. Hasina, who is in her second stint as Bangladesh's leader, was also prime minister from 1996 to 2001.
August 21, 2017 07:36 UTC
Most know Sen. John S. McCain III, the Vietnam War hero who ran for president in 2000 and 2008. But it was his father and grandfather — both naval commanders who served during World War II — who inspired the naming of the 154-meter (505-foot) guided-missile destroyer. The USS John S. McCain was damaged in a collision with a Liberian-flagged oil tanker, leaving 10 sailors missing and another five injured. His decades-long career included World War II command posts in the Pacific. He commanded U.S. forces in the Pacific during the Vietnam War before he retired in 1972.
August 21, 2017 07:30 UTC
Bannon left the White House on Friday and immediately returned as executive chairman to Breitbart News, which he led before joining Trump’s campaign. “We are grateful for his service and wish him the best,” she said in the only statement from the White House. A combative and unorthodox Republican, Bannon was a contentious presence in a White House divided by warring staff loyalties. It was to take effect a week later, the one-year anniversary of when he officially joined Trump’s campaign. Bannon told Bloomberg politics in an interview that he would continue to fight the same fights, just from outside the White House.
August 21, 2017 07:30 UTC
French oil company Total SA has agreed to acquire Danish conglomerate A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S’s oil unit for $4.95 billion, the latest sign activity is returning to the sector following a three-year slump in oil prices. In statements released Monday, the companies said Total will also assume $2.5 billion of Maersk Oil’s debt. The deal is...
Source:Wall Street Journal
August 21, 2017 07:29 UTC
By claiming that there were some “very fine people” among the extremists marching in Charlottesville, the president made a profound declaration: The accommodation of racists is his creed. Sign Up You agree to receive occasional updates and special offers for The New York Times's products and services. Neighbors, in interviews, similarly described a troubled youth who treated his mother cruelly.”This was no fine person, and no person who walked shoulder-to-shoulder with him is a fine person. He wasn’t there to plead the case that America could rise on the wings of its better angels. Trump is failing every test of the office.
Source:New York Times
August 21, 2017 07:18 UTC