• Pentagon balked at U.S. border troops building detention facilities
Pentagon balked at U.S. border troops building detention facilities

The first defense official said that in its response to DHS, the Defense Department said that if Homeland Security officials still want the reserve force of USA troops , they should ask the White House to formally grant the Pentagon the authorities to perform those additional functions.

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  • Republican Ron DeSantis defeats Andrew Gillum in Florida gubernatorial race
Republican Ron DeSantis defeats Andrew Gillum in Florida gubernatorial race

Democrats scored big victories on Tuesday in governor races in MI and Kansas, U.S. states that voted for Republican President Donald Trump in 2016, while the hotly contested gubernatorial elections in Georgia and Florida remained too close to call.

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  • Donald Trump, CNN's Jim Acosta Argue at Press Conference
Donald Trump, CNN's Jim Acosta Argue at Press Conference

A reporter suggests to Trump that the migrant caravan is not "an invasion" but rather migrants slowly moving through Mexico towards the U.S. border. Twitter has some hilariously deranged answers. At this point, a female White House staffer is seen getting up to collect the microphone from Acosta in order to give it to another reporter. 'CNN shoul...

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  • Colorado man pleads guilty to killing pregnant wife, kids
Colorado man pleads guilty to killing pregnant wife, kids

Watts replied "guilty" nine times in response to Judge Marcelo Kopcow's reading of each charge. Shanann Watts was 15 weeks pregnant when she died, according to court records. "That about as firmly as she could have said it to me", Rourke said. "I don't know how I could have sat in Sandy (Rzucek)'s kitchen and asked her to commit the next 25 yea...

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  • Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins Election In a Landslide
Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins Election In a Landslide

In January, both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House will feature a far different makeup than previous years, as voter turnout surged this cycle. Joining Tlaib's place in history is current Minnesota state Rep. Davids is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, and Haaland is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna, according to their respective campaign...

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  • Pakistani state broadcaster apologises for error during PM Khan's Beijing speech
Pakistani state broadcaster apologises for error during PM Khan's Beijing speech

Last month, Pakistan received a $6 billion rescue package from Saudi Arabia , but officials say it is not enough and the country still plans to seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund to avert a balance of payments crisis. "In the light of Pakistan's need in future as per the mutual agreement, we will continue to help economically and ...

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  • Republican Marsha Blackburn Wins Tennessee Senate Seat
Republican Marsha Blackburn Wins Tennessee Senate Seat

She will become Tennessee's first female USA senator, replacing the retiring Bob Corker. Bredesen had been viewed as one of the Democrats' best hopes in the party's quest to regain majority control of the Senate. " Phil Bredesen has said he would have voted against the tax cuts", Blackburn said during one debate. The president's son Eric Trump...

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  • Sheriff: Marijuana Legalization Will Change The Face Of Michigan
Sheriff: Marijuana Legalization Will Change The Face Of Michigan

Voters in MA said yes to Question 3, which upholds a 2016 state law allowing transgender people to use the public facilities, including restrooms and locker rooms, of the gender they identify with, WBUR reports. Municipalities previously had to "opt in" to allow dispensaries but under the Proposal 1 , municipalities have to "opt out". So eac...

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  • Ron DeSantis narrowly wins Florida's governor race
Ron DeSantis narrowly wins Florida's governor race

DeSantis on Tuesday night pledged to keep Florida's taxes low and protect its environment by standing up for clean water, stopping red tide and restoring the Everglades. Yet on the night, both contests were won by Republicans - Republicans who had allied themselves closely to President Trump . Democratic former President Barack Obama swooped in...

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  • El Chapo's United States drugs trial kicks off under tight security
El Chapo's United States drugs trial kicks off under tight security

The courthouse was a veritable fortress Monday, as heavily armed officers and bomb-sniffing dogs periodically checked the exterior. His beauty queen wife , Emma Coronel Aispuro, was barred from the selection process as are all members of the public to protect jurors from any threat.

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  • Florida teen kills mom after argument over bad grade
Florida teen kills mom after argument over bad grade

Detectives also accused him of asking two of his 17-year-old friends, Dylan Ceglarek and Brian Porras, to come over his home to stage a burglary. Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said the teen was motivated by "rage" as he carried out the killing.

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  • First two Muslim women elected to US Congress
First two Muslim women elected to US Congress

Tlaib , 42, also has a history of breaking barriers: In 2008 she became the first Muslim woman elected to the Michigan Legislature. She said her political life began attending local Democratic Farmer Labor party caucuses with her grandfather after arriving in the US.

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  • Lion Air crash: Last four flights had airspeed indicator problems
Lion Air crash: Last four flights had airspeed indicator problems

Indonesian investigators said this week the plane had an air-speed indicator problem on the doomed flight and on three previous journeys. Rusdi Kirana, Lion Air's co-founder, was not invited to speak on Monday by Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, who moderated the meeting between relatives and the officials who are overseeing the search effor...

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  • Massive search launched for 79 school children kidnapped in Cameroon
Massive search launched for 79 school children kidnapped in Cameroon

A video purportedly of the kidnapped children has been released on social media via men who call themselves " Amba boys ", a reference to the state of Ambazonia that armed separatists are trying to establish in Cameroon's Anglophone northwest and southwest regions .

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  • Florida approves Amendment 4, restoring ex-felons' voting rights
Florida approves Amendment 4, restoring ex-felons' voting rights

Crowds who were gathered at an election night rally for Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for Florida governor, erupted in cheers when cable news networks reported the ballot measure had crossed the 60 percent threshold it needed to pass.

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  • Oprah surprises Georgia residents while campaigning for Stacey Abrams
Oprah surprises Georgia residents while campaigning for Stacey Abrams

Abrams faces off against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R). "You are on the precipice of an historical election", she said , assuring them, "Nobody paid for me to come here; nobody even asked me to come here". "I'll be going out this weekend in my home state of NY and I wanted to especially encourage all those in Georgia to show up fo...

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  • Triumph the Insult Comic Dog roasts Beto O'Rourke, Ted Cruz
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog roasts Beto O'Rourke, Ted Cruz

Triumph asks Beto O'Rourke before adding, "besides the ability to regenerate your tail?" But the battle with O'Rourke proved that many Texas conservatives remained angry after Cruz clashed bitterly with Trump in 2016 and refused to endorse him during the Republican National Convention.

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  • Girl, 10, charged over baby death after 'stamping on head at daycare'
Girl, 10, charged over baby death after 'stamping on head at daycare'

The girl appeared in restraints in Chippewa County Circuit Court for a bond hearing Monday. The Star Tribune is not identifying the girl because her case likely will be referred to juvenile court. Police questioned one adult and three children who were at the daycare centre. She said this photo was taken shortly before the crash that took t...

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  • Gunman kills two women at Florida yoga studio
Gunman kills two women at Florida yoga studio

The attack at the studio, which is part of a small shopping centre, happened around 6pm local time on Friday. When the woman declined, she told police, Beierle "slapped her butt, and grabbed it and then shook it". He offered to put sunscreen on her buttocks, but she told him no and he groped her without her permission, according to the police repo...

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  • Gov. Candidate Abrams Responds to Kemp Hacking Probe
Gov. Candidate Abrams Responds to Kemp Hacking Probe

But given that Democrats have apparently tried to hack the voter registration database, perhaps we should be asking what exactly they were up to. The last-minute probe is widely seen as an attempt to derail the Abrams campaign by twisting a concerned voter's complaint about alleged voting security issues, that was sent to the Democrats before they ...

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