The deal — worked out between Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the top Democrat on the panel — would provide Trump more than $4.5 billion for the border funding package. The agreement will be marked up in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, and is expected to get a vote on the Senate floor before lawmakers leave for the July 4th recess next week.
.. federal authorities describe as the largest seizure in the region's history. A senior law enforcement official said more than 15,500 kilos of cocaine were found in seven containers, which were found aboard a cargo ship, the MSC Gayane, that previously stopped in Colombia, Chile, Panama and the Bahamas. At least two crew members of the Gayane have been charged with trafficking, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney's Office. Other crew members were also allegedly involved, the complaint charges.
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday withdrew his nomination to lead the department as a report says the FBI is investigating a domestic violence dispute from nine years ago involving him and his then-wife...
A video published by Politico shows that Swalwell used the speech to push confiscatory laws for AR-15s and other commonly-owned semiautomatic rifles, as well as a repeal of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). That act protects gun manufacturers from suits in cases considered frivolous, such as when a legally manufactured and legally sold gun is stolen and used in a crime. Swalwell made clear his belief that U.S. gun policy ought to emulate Australia and New Zealand...
Look! All of presidential candidate Swalwell's supporters came out to our headquarters today. No wonder he is polling at 0%. pic.twitter.com/sFZAishEoC
One of Africa's largest protected wilderness areas has marked an entire year without finding a single elephant killed by poachers. The last time an elephant was recorded killed by a poacher in Mozambique's Niassa Reserve was May 17, 2018... “The success in Niassa shows that given the political will and proper funding, we can stop the poaching of elephants," James Bampton, the Wildlife Conservation Society's country director in Mozambique, told ABC News in a statement Tuesday...
Philip Arps sent the video to 30 people and to a friend, asking for it to be modified to include a "kill count". Christchurch District Judge Stephen O'Driscoll said Arps held "unrepentant views" towards the Muslim community...
Arps pleaded guilty to two charges... The court heard that Arps had also intended to share a modified video - which included crosshairs and a kill count. He had described the modified footage as "awesome", the New Zealand Herald reports.
Judge O'Driscoll condemned Arps' actions, calling them a "hate crime". He added that it was "particularly cruel" of Arps to share the video in the days after the attacks...
Mars got whacked. A small space rock crashed into the Red Planet's surface recently, producing a fresh crater that researchers estimate is 49 feet to 53 feet (15 to 16 meters) wide. The dramatic feature is clearly visible in a newly released image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
"It is a reminder of what's out there," Bray, a HiRISE targeting specialist who imaged this new crater, told Space.com... Bray added that the color of this particular crater fascinates her, because she can see the impact wave clearly — a dark zone where dust was shifted off the surface. Beneath is likely basaltic rock, based on what we know of Mars geology and the colors showing in the image. There also are zones with a bluish tint, which may or may not be exposed ice. While the crater was blasted in the Valles Marineris region, near the relatively warm Martian equator, it's possible there could be a little ice underneath the dust, Bray said.
The company announced Tuesday it will repurpose at least $750 million of the land it already owns in the Bay Area for residential housing. In a blog post, Google (GOOG) CEO Sundar Pichai said the land — most of which is currently zoned for commercial or industrial use — will be used to create at least 15,000 new homes at different income levels, including for middle and low-income residents. Google will also create a $250 million investment fund to incentivize developers to build at least 5,000 affordable housing units in the area.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders leads President Trump 48 - 42 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. Matchups between Trump and other leading Democratic contenders are too close to call:
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 47 percent to Trump's 43 percent;
California Sen. Kamala Harris at 45 percent to Trump's 44 percent;
Former Texas U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke at 45 percent to Trump's 44 percent;
44 percent for South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg to 43 percent for Trump.
The survey participants:
Biden can't even draw a crowd bigger than 200 people.
Social media giant Facebook has released details of its cryptocurrency global payments project, including the role to be played by its Geneva-based foundation, the Libra Association. The non-profit entity was set up in Switzerland last month because the country “has a history of global neutrality and openness to blockchain technology, and the association strives to be a neutral, international institution, hence the choice to be registered there,”
This doesn't sound like a crypto currency but more like a digital debit card.
The incident occurred in a residential building at around 3:30 p.m. According to Toronto paramedics, one woman has been rushed to the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries after the attack, while the other sustained minor injuries.
Local police are currently investigating the crime...