Officials said he drove his pickup truck from Mexico into the U.S. and failed to stop for an inspection, then fired out of the vehicle and then got out of the vehicle and fired at border agents, who returned fire and killed him. None of the seven CBP officers involved were injured. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that two Chinese men, aged 18 and 27, were found "secreted inside the subject’s vehicle" and that they had no legal status to enter the U.S.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said it began instructing grantees this week to begin scaling back or discontinuing awards for activities "that are not directly necessary for the protection of life and safety, including education services, legal services, and recreation." Federal officials said the administration's refugee office is running out of the necessary funds to deal with a massive influx of unaccompanied minors at the southern border.
"Additional resources are urgently required to meet the humanitarian needs created by this influx — to both sustain critical child welfare and release operations and increase capacity," HHS said.
The doctor, William Husel, 43, pleaded not guilty at his initial court appearance Wednesday, and a magistrate set his bond at $1 million. The charges came after a six-month criminal investigation. The authorities accuse Dr. Husel of purposely causing the deaths of dozens of critical-care patients over four years by ordering excessive doses of painkillers. They have not described a motive in the case, and a lawyer for Dr. Husel has said that he did not intend to kill any patients.
The Trump administration said Wednesday it is ending medical research by government scientists that uses human fetal tissue, overriding the advice of scientists that there's no other way to tackle some health problems and handing abortion opponents a major victory.
The Health and Human Services Department said in a statement that government-funded research by universities that involves fetal tissue can continue for now, subject to additional scrutiny — although it also ended one major university project that used the tissue to test HIV treatments.
The policy changes will not affect privately funded research, officials said...
The Kremlin released a draft decree on Wednesday outlining "settlements and payments for goods, service and direct investments between economic entities of... Russia... and China... "...with the use of foreign currency, the Russian currency (rubles) and the Chinese currency (yuan)."... "No one currency should dominate the market, because this makes all of us dependent on the economic situation in the country that issues this reserve currency, even when we are talking about a strong economy such as the United States," Medvedev said last year.
"I want to say something that may raise a few eyebrows, but I think some of these [US] sanctions are good or useful because they forced us to do what we should have done 10 years ago," he added...
The Italian government is currently holding hearings in parliament to declassify material related to their monitoring of me at link campus in Rome and Joseph Mifsud. Recommend American journalists reach out to their Italian colleagues. You are missing the story of the century.
Los Angeles County's homeless population has swelled by 12% during the past year as a shortage of affordable housing deepens in and around America's second-largest city, pushing more people into poverty, a study released on Tuesday found... Overall, the authority counted nearly 59,000 people sleeping on sidewalks, in makeshift tents, in abandoned vehicles or in shelters and government-subsidized "transitional housing" on any given night in Los Angeles County. "It's not accidental that LA County is the homeless capital of America," he added.
The bill, which was submitted to Gov. Kay Ivey over the weekend, will require sex offenders convicted of abusing a child under the age of 13 to take drugs that block the production of testosterone and hormones as a condition of parole.
If a convict refuses to take the medication, they’ll be considered in violation of parole and immediately taken back into custody, the bill states. They’ll also be required to pay for the medication.
This is the first seaborne space launch in the world in five years, according to the state media. “It showcased China’s mastery of the technologies and capabilities required for such operations and indicates the country has found an alternative to its ground-based launch centres,” according to People’s Daily...
U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station have arrested another group of 34 people from Africa... Since May 30, more than 500 people from the continent of Africa have been arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol in Del Rio Sector. Agents have encountered immigrants from Africa crossing the Rio Grande River in multiple separate events, including one group of over 100 individuals. These groups are primarily made up of family units from the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola.
Until it became useful for him to claim that being a victim of anti-Semitism, there is no visible evidence of Bernie Sanders embracing his Jewish heritage, and plenty of evidence of him avoiding it... In 2016, the New York Times published an article titled "Bernie Sanders Is Jewish, but He Doesn't Like to Talk About It."...
Bernie has been playing footsie (and worse) with the large and growing Jew-hating and Israel-hating faction of the Democratic Party, so the last thing he wanted was an embrace – or even a bare mention – of his Jewish heritage...
The same Politico that publicized the anti-Semitism of his aide just published an article on Bernie's wealth, and Bernie suddenly has discovered that he is Jewish — and a victim of anti-Semitism. Sanders vehemently complained...
SANDERS: "Call that what it is. It's an anti-Semitic article."
U.S. Park Police spokesman Sgt. Eduardo Delgado told The Washington Post that the president definitely intends to speak there and that Park Police would coordinate with the White House to work on security... D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on Wednesday also told the Post that National Park Service officials informed her that Trump plans to speak at the memorial. The newspaper reports that she has previously opposed him speaking there due to security and logistics concerns.
The event will be led by Dr. Bandy Lee, a Yale School of Medicine psychiatrist and editor of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, a book that argues psychiatrists have a responsibility to warn the public when a president is dangerous. The position is controversial because psychiatric associations urge members never to diagnose patients they haven't personally evaluated, saying it undermines the scientific rigor of the profession.
Many Americans say the creation and spread of made-up news and information is causing significant harm to the nation and needs to be stopped, according to a new Pew Research Center survey of 6,127 U.S. adults conducted between Feb. 19 and March 4, 2019, on the Center’s American Trends Panel.
The seizure occurred on Tuesday, May 28 at the World Trade Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2019 Freightliner tractor hauling a commercial shipment of synthetic rubber for a secondary examination. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, CBP officers discovered 768 packages containing a total of 7,272 pounds of alleged marijuana hidden within the conveyance. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $1.4 million.
The fall armyworm “severely threatens the agriculture and grain production security of China,” the ministry said. China has recommended 25 pesticides for emergency use against the armyworm, and has asked local authorities to guide farmers in the use of these products, including chlorfenapyr and acephate, the statement said.
The emergency use of these pesticides to combat armyworms will last until the end of next year, the ministry said.
Meteorite falls on Earth are fairly common, but not all meteorites are the same. Some of them are “mud balls,” rich in clays, organic compounds and water-bearing minerals, called carbonaceous chondrites. They are of great interest to scientists, due to their unique composition, and now a bunch more prime specimens have been found, which rained down after a large fireball was seen over Aguas Zarcas, a small town in Costa Rica, on April 23, 2019.
The fireball was a meteor, or space rock, entering the Earth’s atmosphere that broke apart into hundreds of smaller pieces. When the pieces of this rock hit the ground, their name changed to meteorite. One meteorite fragment weighed about two pounds and smashed through the roof of a house, destroying the owner’s dining table. Another one crashed through the roof of a dog house, narrowly missing a sleeping dog. Close calls!
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