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‘Horrific’, ‘Cruel’, ‘Sad’: World Reacts To Sri Lanka Blasts

Religious and world leaders have condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed at least 290 people on Sunday, including dozens of foreigners with British, Dutch and American citizens believed to be among them.

Mueller Report Details Trump’s Efforts To Halt Probe

Donald Trump's lawyers and advisers repeatedly rebuffed attempts by the president to halt Robert Mueller's investigation, according to the special counsel's report published on Thursday.

Pompeo Asks Saudi Leaders to Free US Citizens Detained in Crackdown on Women’s Rights Activists

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he has pressed Saudi Arabia to release US citizens detained in a crackdown on women's rights activists in the conservative kingdom.

Iraq Offers Itself as Venue to Try IS Jihadists for a Fee

Iraq has offered the US-led coalition to put hundreds of accused foreign jihadists on trial in Baghdad in exchange for millions of dollars, three government sources have told AFP.

Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo Seeks New Trial

Lawyers for the convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman requested a new trial Tuesday, saying some jurors followed media coverage of the first one, violating the judge's orders.

Lawyer Michael Avenatti Arrested On Wire And Bank Fraud Charges

Attorney Michael Avenatti, who shot to fame by representing adult film star Stormy Daniels, was arrested on Monday for allegedly trying to extort money from Nike.

Israelis Cast Ballots Today – Netanyahu’s Political Career at Stake

Israelis voted Tuesday in a high-stakes election that will decide whether to extend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's long right-wing tenure despite corruption allegations or to replace him with an ex-military chief new to politics.

City Council Reaffirms Condemnation Of The Government Of Brunei For Harsh Penalties For Homosexuality

In a unanimous vote, the City Council reaffirmed its condemnation of the government of Brunei Tuesday for implementing Shariah law that imposes harsh penalties, including death by stoning, for homosexuality, adultery and other behaviors. The new penal code also includes the punishment of amputation for theft.

Trump Reverses Decision To Cut Special Olympics Funds

President Donald Trump on Thursday reversed his administration's decision to cut funding for the Special Olympics, saying the competition for people with intellectual disabilities is "incredible."

Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo Seeks New Trial

Lawyers for the convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman requested a new trial Tuesday, saying some jurors followed media coverage of the first one, violating the judge's orders.

Lawyer Michael Avenatti Arrested On Wire And Bank Fraud Charges

Attorney Michael Avenatti, who shot to fame by representing adult film star Stormy Daniels, was arrested on Monday for allegedly trying to extort money from Nike.

Mueller Submits Report On Russia Investigation

Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday wrapped up his two-year investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, submitting his report to the Justice Department on a high-stakes probe of Donald Trump and his campaign dubbed a "witchhunt" by the president.

Flight from Hawaii to LAX Forced Back to Honolulu Because of Fight Onboard

A flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles returned to Hawaii because of a fight between two passengers on board, it was reported this morning.

LAPD, LASD Adding Patrols at Mosques Following New Zealand Shootings

In response to mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand, the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said additional patrols would be deployed outside mosques across the region even though there is no known threat to the Southland.

“Multiple Fatalities” as New Zealand Mosques are Targeted

New Zealand police said they have detained four people in connection with deadly shootings at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday and had secured a number of improvised explosive devices. 

Democratic Rising Star Beto O’Rourke Announces White House Run

Beto O'Rourke, a skateboarding former punk rocker feted as one of the Democratic Party's rising stars, announced Thursday he is running for president -- joining a crowded field of candidates vying to challenge US President Donald Trump in 2020.
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