Jul 21 2017 US Soldier Indicted on Terrorism Charges in Hawaii

A federal grand jury in Hawaii has indicted a U.S. soldier on charges of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group. 
Army Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang was indicted Friday after he was arrested by an FBI SWAT team July 8. Kang was ordered held without bail.
Because of the indictment, Kang will no [...]


Jul 21 2017 Report: Sessions Discussed Policy with Russian Ambassador

The Washington Post is reporting that Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. told his supervisors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters with Attorney General Jeff Sessions last year during the presidential election season, contrary to what Sessions has said.
The Post quoted “current and former U.S. officials” in its story, which said U.S. intelligence agents intercepted [...]


Jul 21 2017 Mexican Drug Cartel Leader Receives 30 Years in U.S. Prison

A U.S. judge in the state of Texas has sentenced a Mexican drug cartel leader to 30 years in prison.
The judge in Laredo, Texas, also ordered Ivan Velasquez-Caballero, a high-ranking member of the Zetas cartel in Mexico, to pay a fine of $10 million for his drug-related crimes.
Velasquez-Caballero was arrested by Mexican authorities in 2012 [...]


Jul 21 2017 Kushner Reports at Least $10 Million in Omitted Assets

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner “inadvertently omitted” more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday.
The previously unreported assets were included in updated financial disclosure reports certified by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics Thursday as part of the [...]


Jul 21 2017 Pentagon Withholds $50 Million in Pakistan Military Aid

The Pentagon has withheld tens of millions of dollars remaining in military aid to Pakistan after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis decided that Islamabad was not taking enough action to counter the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network.
“This is simply an assessment of the current state of play,” Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon Friday. “It’s not a policy. [...]


Jul 21 2017 Minneapolis Police Chief Steps Down Over Shooting

The police chief of Minneapolis, Minnesota, has resigned from her position after a 40-year-old Australian was shot to death by a police officer last week.
Police Chief Janee Harteau posted her resignation statement on the police department’s Facebook page late Friday, saying, “Last Saturday’s tragedy, as well as some other recent incidents, have caused me to [...]


Jul 21 2017 California Wildfire Destroys 58 Homes, Grows to 300 Square Kilometers

Officials in the U.S. state of California say a wildfire sweeping through the state’s foothills near Yosemite National Park has destroyed dozens of homes and burned through nearly 300 square kilometers.
Authorities said Friday that the fire has destroyed 58 homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills. They say the blaze also grew slightly bigger Friday as [...]


Jul 21 2017 Trump Warns Iran to Release Detained US Citizens, Threatens ‘Serious Consequences’

U.S. President Donald Trump is warning Iran to release American citizens detained in the Islamic Republic, saying if it does not he is “prepared to impose new and serious consequences.”
A White House statement Friday said Trump is willing to take new measures “unless all unjustly imprisoned American citizens are released and returned.”
The comments come after [...]


Jul 21 2017 Qatar Emir Calls for Talks to End Crisis

Qatar’s emir called Friday for dialogue to resolve a political crisis pitting his country against four Arab states, saying any talks must respect national sovereignty, but the call was unlikely to end the rift.
In his first speech since four Arab countries severed ties with Doha, a defiant Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said life was [...]


Jul 21 2017 Trump’s Eldest Son, Former Campaign Chairman in Talks to Meet with Senate Judiciary Committee

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is in talks with President Donald’s Trump eldest son and his former campaign chairman about holding a private interview with the two next week in its investigation of Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. election.
The committee said Friday that Donald Trump, Jr. and Paul Manafort are negotiating with the committee [...]