Ahead of Re-election Rally, President Trump Threatens To Deport Millions

JILL COLVIN / AP (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is threatening to remove millions of people living in the country illegally on the eve of formally announcing his re-election bid. In a pair of tweets Monday night, Trump said that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would next week “begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States.” “They will be removed as fast as they come in,” he wrote. Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way … Continue reading Ahead of Re-election Rally, President Trump Threatens To Deport Millions

Hong Kong Leader Apologizes Amid Mounting Pressure to Resign

Amy Gunia and Aria Hangyu Chen / Hong Kong Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam issued a public apology Tuesday amid a spiraling political crisis, stopping far short of demands from demonstrators that she completely cancel a controversial extradition bill, exonerate protesters and resign from her post as the city’s chief executive. The former British colony, now a semiautonomous region of China, has been rocked by a week of massive protests as millions of people took to the streets to oppose the bill, which for the first time would allow criminal suspects to be transferred to mainland China for trial. Critics … Continue reading Hong Kong Leader Apologizes Amid Mounting Pressure to Resign

Rescue Efforts Are Underway After an Earthquake Kills at Least 12 in Southwest China

Associated Press (BEIJING) — Rescue efforts are underway after an earthquake in southwestern China that has left 12 people dead and 134 others injured. The Yibin city press office said on its social media account that 73 houses had collapsed. The Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management said hundreds of firefighters arrived early Tuesday and had rescued eight trapped people. A 6.0 magnitude earthquake and a 5.1 magnitude aftershock struck the area in Sichuan province late Monday night. Aftershocks continued into Tuesday morning. State broadcaster CCTV reported that a hospital in Changning county had transferred all of its patients because of … Continue reading Rescue Efforts Are Underway After an Earthquake Kills at Least 12 in Southwest China

2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards: All the Wildest, Wackiest, Weirdest Moments

Melissa Locker This year’s MTV Music & TV Awards (note: not the Video Music Awards) were a raucous, drunken, nearly star-studded affair. This year the annual shindig was hosted by Zachary Levi, a first-time awards show host, best known as an actor who honed his comedic chops on the set of Chuck and as the star of Shazam!. Sadly, the show is not aired live — it was filmed on June 15, but aired on the 17th — so much of the drama and several of the award presentations took place off camera. Luckily there was more than enough glitz, … Continue reading 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards: All the Wildest, Wackiest, Weirdest Moments

Egypt’s Ousted President Mohammed Morsi Is Quietly Buried After Sudden Courtroom Death

Samy Magdy / AP (CAIRO) — Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday, a day after his dramatic collapse and death inside a glass cage of a Cairo courtroom, a member of his defense team said. Morsi’s family attended funeral prayers in the mosque of Cairo’s Tora prison, followed by the burial at a cemetery in the city’s western district of Nasr City, said Abdul-Moneim Abdel-Maqsoud, a member of Morsi’s defense team. Morsi’s son, Ahmed, said security agencies refused to allow Morsi to be buried at the family’s cemetery in … Continue reading Egypt’s Ousted President Mohammed Morsi Is Quietly Buried After Sudden Courtroom Death

Exclusive: President Trump Calls Alleged Iranian Attack on Oil Tankers ‘Very Minor’

Tessa Berenson Facing twin challenges in the Persian Gulf, President Donald Trump said in an interview with TIME Monday that he might take military action to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, but cast doubt on going to war to protect international oil supplies. “I would certainly go over nuclear weapons,” the president said when asked what moves would lead him to consider going to war with Iran, “and I would keep the other a question mark.” Just hours earlier, Iran announced an escalation of its nuclear program, saying that within 10 days it will breach the limit on … Continue reading Exclusive: President Trump Calls Alleged Iranian Attack on Oil Tankers ‘Very Minor’

Democrats Don’t Want to Play by Donald Trump’s Playbook

Lissandra Villa Donald Trump earned billions in free publicity during the 2016 election, defeating a crowded field of more experienced rivals to win the nomination and then the presidency. So far, none of the people seeking to replace him are trying the same strategy. Nine of the 23 Democratic presidential candidates took the stage at the Poor People’s campaign forum in Washington Monday, the latest cattle-call event in which the historically crowded field failed to make a splash. Even with several candidates struggling to break out of the bottom tier in polling, they stuck to the script, discussing their policy … Continue reading Democrats Don’t Want to Play by Donald Trump’s Playbook