US Navy says drone strike hit oil tanker off Oman, killing 2

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Navy explosive experts believe a “drone strike” targeted an oil tanker that came under attack off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, killing two on board, the American military said Saturday. The strike Thursday night on the oil tanker Mercer Street marks the first-known fatal attack […]

Finger pointing starts after House fails to extend federal eviction ban

Three U.S. agencies have extended federal foreclosure-related eviction moratoria in an effort to protect renters after the House failed to pass legislation that would extend the ban. Driving the news: House Democratic leaders did not secure enough votes to pass the legislation on Friday, adjourning the chamber for a six-week recess the day before the […]

Biden administration reinstates fast-track deportation flights

The Biden administration on Friday resumed fast-track deportation flights to Central America, the Department of Homeland Security announced. The big picture: Officials said Monday that they were planning to resume “expedited removal flights” following an increase in the number of migrants crossing into the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, the Washington Post reports. Get […]

Hong Kong crowd booing China’s anthem sparks police probe

File image of the Chinese flag Hong Kong police are investigating an incident where a crowd watching the Olympics booed China’s anthem. Hundreds gathered at a shopping mall on Monday to watch a broadcast and cheer on Hong Kong fencer Edgar Cheung, who won gold in the men’s individual foil. When the Chinese national anthem […]

Minnesota woman found beheaded on sidewalk

Police have a suspect in custody after a beheaded woman was found dead on a Shakopee, Minnesota, sidewalk in the middle of the afternoon on Wednesday. Officers with the Shakopee Police Department responded to a stabbing report just after 2:30 p.m. local time and found 55-year-old America Mafalda Thayer’s body near a downtown intersection, police […]

AG urges Texas governor to rescind restrictions on undocumented migrant travel

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday urged Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) to immediately rescind restrictions on undocumented migrant travel. Why it matters: Abbott’s order, which bars people from providing ground transportation to migrants detained for illegally crossing the border, gives the state’s Department of Public Safety authority to stop and reroute “any vehicle upon […]

Family has baby shower for pregnant 12-year-old, her accused rapist, Oklahoma cops say

The family of a 12-year-old girl impregnated by a man twice her age “permitted” the relationship and even celebrated her pregnancy with a baby shower, according to Oklahoma police. Police arrested 24-year-old Juan Miranda-Jara on a charge of first degree rape of a minor earlier this month, according to the Tulsa Police Department Shortly after […]

Report: Larry Nassar has spent $10,000 on himself in prison, but paid victims only $300

Former Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar spent more than $10,000 on himself while in prison for criminal sexual conduct, paying $300 in restitution towards his victims, per a Wednesday court filing obtained by the Washington Post. Driving the news: Since being imprisoned in 2018, Nassar received deposits totaling $12,825 into his prison bank account — […]