Death Toll Rises To 359 In Sri Lanka Bombings

Death Toll Rises To 359 In Sri Lanka Bombings

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The death toll from the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 359, police said Wednesday, as the country’s leaders vowed to overhaul the security apparatus amid a series of intelligence lapses before the attacks. U.S. Ambassador Alaina Teplitz, meanwhile, told reporters that “clearly there was some failure in…
UN: Pro-Government Forces Kill More Afghan Civilians Than Insurgents

UN: Pro-Government Forces Kill More Afghan Civilians Than Insurgents

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan and international forces were responsible for more civilian deaths in the first three months of 2019 than the Taliban and other militants, a new U.N. report said Wednesday. It marks the first time in recent years that civilian deaths attributed to government forces and their allies exceeded those blamed on…
UN Bows To U.S. Demands, Waters Down Resolution To Help Survivors Of Sexual Violence In War

UN Bows To U.S. Demands, Waters Down Resolution To Help Survivors Of Sexual Violence...

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.S. threat to veto U.N. Security Council action on sexual violence in conflict was averted on Tuesday after a long-agreed phrase was removed because President Donald Trump’s administration sees it as code for abortion, diplomats said. A German-drafted resolution was adopted after a reference was cut referring to the need…
Anderson Cooper Taunts ‘Gaslighting’ Jared Kushner With Mueller Report Quotes

Anderson Cooper Taunts ‘Gaslighting’ Jared Kushner With Mueller Report Quotes

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 24: U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior White House advisor, Jared Kushner, arrives for a meeting with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence July 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. Kushner is expected to explain his role in a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer arranged by Donald Trump Jr.…
A Search For Answers, A Search For Blame

A Search For Answers, A Search For Blame

The city of Parkland is a pristine, almost antiseptic landscape of more than two dozen interlocking gated communities. For years, strict zoning laws prohibited the construction of any stores within its limits. In 2017, it was named the safest city in Florida. Marjory Stoneman Douglas, nestled amid the pink stucco, palm trees and man-made lakes,…
The Good Ol’ Boys: 2 Years In, Trump Is Making Our Courts A Lot Less Diverse

The Good Ol’ Boys: 2 Years In, Trump Is Making Our Courts A Lot...

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump has done something remarkable to the nation’s federal courts: he’s filled up their empty seats with clones of Vice President Mike Pence. Whether it’s for district courts or higher-ranking appeals courts, Trump’s confirmed lifetime judges are overwhelmingly white men with records of opposing abortion, LGBTQ rights and voting rights. A whopping…
Trump Had Closed-Door Meeting With Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, White House Confirms

Trump Had Closed-Door Meeting With Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, White House Confirms

The White House has confirmed to HuffPost that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey along with other Twitter executives had a closed-door meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday. In a statement, Twitter told HuffPost that “Jack had a constructive meeting with the President of the United States today at the president’s invitation.” “They discussed Twitter’s commitment to…
Iowa State Lawmaker Leaves Republican Party Because Of Trump

Iowa State Lawmaker Leaves Republican Party Because Of Trump

A state representative in Iowa is leaving the Republican Party because he says he can no longer support President Donald Trump and the views of the GOP. Rep. Andy McKean announced he was switching parties during a press conference on Tuesday in which he called the president a “poor example for the nation.” McKean is…
Hillary Clinton Agrees With Nancy Pelosi On Potential Trump Impeachment

Hillary Clinton Agrees With Nancy Pelosi On Potential Trump Impeachment

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said she agrees with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in her reluctance to call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump in the wake of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report. “I think what Nancy means, and I agree with what she means, is that it shouldn’t be a pre-ordained conclusion,” the…
Trump Orders Staff To Boycott White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Trump Orders Staff To Boycott White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The Trump administration has ordered officials to boycott the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, scheduled to take place on Saturday, according to multiple reports. White House Cabinet Secretary Bill McGinley reportedly delivered the message to agency chiefs of staff on Tuesday, indicating the order came directly from President Donald Trump. “The President and members…

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Trump leaves Pentagon power vacuum

Trump leaves Pentagon power vacuum

The problem is most acute in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is one of eight such unconfirmed officials out of 24 | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo Defense The large number of acting officials has slowed decisions, handicapped the department in policy disputes, and unduly empowered the White House,…
Suspected Sri Lanka Ringleader Preached Slaughter. Many at Home Dismissed Him.

Suspected Sri Lanka Ringleader Preached Slaughter. Many at Home Dismissed Him.

Whether Mr. Zaharan found the Islamic State or the Islamic State found him, they seemed inextricably drawn to each other. In other places, like Indonesia and the Philippines, the Islamic State has been adept at taking Islamic radicals with local grievances and enlisting them in the global slipstream of terror. By 2017, Mr. Zaharan and…
As Democrats Agonize, G.O.P. Is at Peace With Doing Nothing on Mueller’s Findings

As Democrats Agonize, G.O.P. Is at Peace With Doing Nothing on Mueller’s Findings

“I’m all good. I’m done with the Mueller report,” Mr. Graham, Republican of South Carolina, told CNN this week. That sense of finality was echoed by Republican senators who are considerably less inclined to take Mr. Trump’s side, including Mr. Portman, Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri and Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who in private…