News, US/World

US and Russian Warships Almost Collide in Philippine Sea

The U.S. Navy says one of its warships was forced to maneuver to avoid a collision with a Russian destroyer in the Philippine Sea.

The USS Chancellorsville, a guided-missile cruiser, nearly collided with the Udaloy I DD 572 when it made an “unsafe maneuver”, coming within 50 to 100 feet, according to the Navy’s 7th Fleet in a statement

“This unsafe action forced Chancellorsville to execute all engines back full and to maneuver to avoid collision,” said the Navy’s 7th Fleet in a statement.

The incident happened at 11:45 am Friday in the Philippine Sea, according to the statement. Read more…

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Crime/Justice, News

Man Arrested, Accused of Times Square Grenade Plot

A man was reportedly arrested after authorities say he was plotting to throw explosive devices at people in Times Square.

The man, whose name has yet to be released, was planning to throw grenades at people in New York City’s iconic hub, according to a report in the New York Daily News.

The man was taken into custody on Thursday after officials say the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, which includes members of the New York Police Department, learned he wanted to buy grenades. Read more…

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TSA Allowing Illegal Migrants to Fly Without Proper Documents

The federal agency tasked with overseeing security at transportation hubs has been violating its own policy by allowing migrants who have been released from federal custody onto flights despite not having required documents, according to several Department of Homeland Security officials.

For the past six months, the Transportation Security Administration has allowed migrants released from the custody of other Homeland Security agencies to board flights to other parts of the country despite the passengers lacking any of the 15 documents it states are the only acceptable forms of identification.

Since early December, the agency has avoided temporarily changing federal policy and also not introduced a permanent solution to address this new phenomenon, despite no indication border apprehensions and mass releases are slowing down any time soon. Read more…

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Border Officials: Migrants Posing as Families are Increasing

Federal immigration officials assigned to the U.S.-Mexico border are seeing an uptick in the number of instances in which investigators have been able to identify unrelated migrants posing as families in an effort to evade immediate deportation after they have illegally crossed into the country.

From mid-April through May 31, Immigration and Customs Enforcement interviewed 1,126 people who claimed to be traveling with a family member when they were taken into custody. Of that group, 206 “fraudulent families” were found to have fabricated familial relations either by verbal statements or with bogus legal documents. A family consists of two or more people, according to ICE.

The agency uncovered 422 fraudulent paper documents or verbal claims in that six-week portion of its continuing investigation. Read more…

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Health, News

Ten Plagues are Turning California into a Third-World Hell Hole

In your typical Third-World megalopolis, basic city functions fall into disrepair, while once-eradicated diseases run rampant — and the local bigwig boasts about saving the world.

Los Angeles is quickly becoming a typical Third-World megalopolis, and the rest of the state isn’t far behind.

Yesterday the New York Post reported “rats running everywhere among piles of decaying garbage,” in a “sprawling 50-block area that is believed to be the base for around 4,200 homeless people.”

Local columnist Steve Lopez called his city a “giant trash receptacle” and asked, “Did someone turn back the calendar a few hundred years?” No, Steve, the city government turned hard left is all. Read more…

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News, US/World

Trump Meets Queen Elizabeth to Kick Off UK State Visit

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump were greeted at Buckingham Palace on Monday by Queen Elizabeth II, kicking off the president’s three-day state visit to the United Kingdom.

The queen shook hands with both Trumps against the backdrop of a gun salute before the trio walked into the palace in London, where the first couple is expected to have a private lunch with the queen.

Before greeting the queen, President Trump inspected a group of Grenadier Guards wearing their traditional red tunics and bearskin hats in the palace garden, part of the pomp surrounding a state visit. Read more…

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Donald Trump Honors Air Force Academy Graduates

President Donald Trump honored Air Force Academy graduates on Thursday, delivering the commencement address.

“You exemplify the grit, the guts, and the grace that make America’s Air Force the best in the world,” Trump said to the cadets.

The president promised to shake the hand of the nearly 1,000 graduates gathered for the ceremony. Trump was welcomed with roars of applause as he arrived, prompting him to joke about their bigger military budget.

“We’re going to win so much you’re going to get tired of winning, but not really,” Trump said, prompting cheers from the crowd. “We never get tired of winning do we?” he asked. “No!” the cadets shouted in reply. Read more…

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Robert Mueller Shifts Questions About Trump to Congress

Special counsel Robert Mueller said if he had confidence President Trump didn’t commit a crime, he “would have said so,” suggesting in his first public remarks on the Russia investigation that it was Congress’s job to formally accuse a sitting president of wrongdoing.

Mr. Mueller’s comments on Wednesday squarely put the task of assessing Mr. Trump’s conduct in the lap of a Democratic-controlled House that is divided over whether to open an impeachment inquiry. Mr. Mueller said charging the president with a crime was “not an option” because of Justice Department rules.

“The Constitution requires a process other than the criminal-justice system to formally accuse a sitting president of wrongdoing,” Mr. Mueller said in brief remarks at the Justice Department about his nearly two-year-long investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Read more…

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Business, Life/Living, News

Trump Administration Announces 16 Billion Aid Package for Farmers Hurt by Trade War with China

The Trump administration on Thursday announced a new $16 billion aid package for farmers hurt by the trade war between the U.S. and China.

The assistance will provide direct payments to help farmers make up for losses resulting from retaliatory tariffs Beijing imposed on major U.S. crops. Limited access to China’s market has helped drive down the price of agricultural commodities since the collapse of trade talks earlier this month.

Beijing increased tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods in response to Trump’s decision to raise tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports to 25 percent.

“President Trump has great affection for America’s farmers and ranchers, and he knows they are bearing the brunt of these trade disputes,” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said in a statement. Read more…

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News, US/World

Trump Defense Chief: US May Send More Troops to Middle East Amid Iran Tensions

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Thursday acknowledged that the growing tensions with Iran “may involve sending additional troops” to the region.

Shanahan’s comments marked the first public confirmation that the Trump administration is considering sending additional U.S. forces to curtail what it claims is “troubling and escalatory indications and warnings” from Iran.

“What we’re looking at is: Are there things we can do to enhance force protection in the Middle East? … It may involve sending additional troops,” Shanahan told Pentagon reporters prior to meeting with Vietnam’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister. Read more…

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