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Federal Judge Strikes Down Kansas Proof Of Citizenship Law

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 18:22

A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked Kansas from requiring people to

Trump Claims German Crime Is Way Up To Defend Child Separation Policy. It's Not.

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 18:18

President Donald Trump, once again defending his policy of separating migrant

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Defends Separation Of Families At The Border

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:57

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen stuck to talking points on Monday

Trump Insisted He Didn't Call Immigrants 'Animals.' But That's How He's Treating Them.

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:30

In March, there was a lot of debate about whether President Donald Trump had

Children Separated From Parents At The Border Heard In Heartbreaking New Audio

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:27

ProPublica, a nonprofit news organization, published audio on Monday of

Ford Previews Revamped Michigan Central Station

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:24

The 18-story facility will act as Ford’s hub for future mobility projects, and could employ up to 2,500 people.

British Man Accidentally Kills Himself While Demonstrating 'Stab-Proof' Vest

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:42

Jordan Easton mistakenly thought he was wearing a vest that was 'stab-proof,' authorities said.

Former Israeli government minister charged with spying for Iran

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:39

A former Israeli government minister, once imprisoned for trying to smuggle drugs, is back behind bars after being charged with spying for archenemy Iran, the country's internal security agency said Monday. The Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency, said Gonen Segev was extradited from Guinea and arrested upon arrival in Israel last month on suspicion of "committing offenses of assisting the enemy in war and spying against the state of Israel." It said Mr Segev, a former energy minister, acted as an agent for Iranian intelligence and relayed information "connected to the energy market and security sites in Israel including buildings and officials in political and security organizations." Lawyers representing Mr Segev issued a statement that did not reject or accept the accusations, only saying that the indictment "portrays a different picture" than what the Shin Bet says. Mr Segev, who served in the Cabinet under Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in the mid-1990s, was arrested in 2004 for attempting to smuggle 32,000 Ecstasy tablets from the Netherlands to Israel using an expired diplomatic passport.  Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin speaks with former energy minister Gonen Segev Credit: REUTERS/GPO A former doctor whose medical license was revoked, Mr Segev was released from prison in 2007 and had been living in Africa in recent years. The Shin Bet said Mr Segev met with his operators twice in Iran, and also met with Iranian agents in hotels and apartments around the world. Mr Segev was given a "secret communications system to encrypt messages" with his operators. The statement said that Mr Segev maintained connections with Israeli civilians who had ties to the country's security and foreign relations. It said he acted to connect them with Iranian agents who posed as businessmen. Israel and Iran are bitter enemies, and the allegations against Mr Segev are extremely grave. Israel considers Iran to be its biggest threat, citing Iranian calls for Israel's destruction, Iran's support for hostile militant groups like Hezbollah and its development of long-range missiles.

Re-Boot: The All-New VW Jetta Plays a Little Golf

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:26

The Golf with a trunk returns, sort of.

Democratic Lawmakers Call On DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen To Resign

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:16

Several Democratic lawmakers said Monday that Department of Homeland Security

Texas deputy arrested on allegation of child sexual assault

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:07

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in South Texas is accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl and threatening the child's mother with deportation if she reported him, authorities said.

The Latest: Inspector general: FBI employees aren't perfect

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:01

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an inspector general report that criticizes the FBI and Justice Department (all times local):

Senate candidate's first campaign ad depicts Trump administration as literal dumpster fire

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:48

Richard Painter, a former White House ethics attorney under President George W. Bush who is running for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota as a Democrat, is taking his pointed criticism of President Trump straight to voters.

Dunkin' Donuts Sign Asks Customers To Snitch On Workers Not Speaking English

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:19

A Dunkin Donuts in Baltimore is under fire for posting a sign offering

California ER Doctor Suspended After Video Shows Her Berating Patient: 'Are You Dead Sir?'

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:42

Dr. Beth Keegstra thought the patient, Samuel Bardwell, was trying to score prescription drugs.

Pot growers refuse to let go of dream after Kilauea volcano erupts

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:38

Dale Altman and his grandson Josh Doran live on a 5-acre (2-hectare) plot atop a hill on Hawaii’s Big Island by the erupting Kilauea volcano, where they grow medical marijuana.

Extreme volcanic eruptions could explain mysterious rock formation on Mars

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:23

Could a volcanic eruption be the key to unlocking the mysterious geological history of Mars? Back in the 1960s, NASA's Mariner spacecraft discovered an extremely large and unusually soft rock formation. The makeup of the mass, now known as the Medusa Fossae formation, stumped researchers for decades because they were never able to determine how it got there.  SEE ALSO: Tiny NASA satellite bound for Mars snaps photo of Earth from thousands of miles away But now, new research seems to answer that question — and maybe many others.  More than 3 billion years ago, extreme volcanic eruptions on Mars dropped the huge deposit near the Martian equator, according to the new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. A 13-kilometer (8-mile) diameter crater being infilled by the Medusae Fossae Formation.Image: High Resolution Stereo Camera/European Space AgencyThe Medusa Fossae is about one fifth the size of the United States.  “This is a massive deposit, not only on a Martian scale, but also in terms of the solar system, because we do not know of any other deposit that is like this,” planetary scientist Lujendra Ojha, the lead author of the new study, said in a statement. Ojha and his colleagues used gravity data from spacecraft orbiting Mars to measure the formation density. Through this, they were able to determine that the rock was unusually porous, allowing them to rule out other potential compositions like ice.  On a basic level, the formation is a bunch of hills and mounds of sedimentary rock but because much of Mars’s history is shrouded in mystery, a finding like this is huge.  An isolated hill in the Medusae Fossae Formation. The effect of wind erosion on this hill is evident by its streamlined shape.Image: High Resolution Stereo Camera/European Space Agency.Eruptions of the magnitude suggested by the study would also have an enormous impact on the planet's climate as well. A considerable amount of “climate-altering” gases like hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide accompany most volcanic eruptions and would have spit out enough water to cover the red planet in a global ocean, the study says.  These findings paint a better picture of what habitability on Mars would look like, as well as the usefulness of gravity surveys.  “Future gravity surveys could help distinguish between ice, sediments and igneous rocks in the upper crust of the planet,” co-author and planetary scientist Kevin Lewis explained.   WATCH: NASA is attempting to fly a helicopter on Mars for the first time

Rising seas could flood 300,000 US homes and make coastal communities ‘unviable’

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:17

Hundreds of thousands of homes in the United States could face persistent flooding as climate change pushes sea levels higher, according to a new report. Sea level rise is expected to be one of the most tangible effects of a changing climate, as accumulating greenhouse gases fuel a steady rise in global temperatures that in turn raise the level of oceans - threatening low-lying and coastal areas. A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists quantified the risk by comparing areas already known to be at high flood risk against data from the real estate website Zillow.