Around the same time that Trump was on Twitter , Cruz tweeted thanks to the politicians who had seen what San Juan needed first hand. President Donald Trump lifted U.S. Early this morning, in recognition of the severe impacts on Puerto Rico from Hurricanes Irma and Maria , Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke approved a waiver of the federal Jones Act.
Mystery surrounds Cordray's plans GOP senator calls for caps on ex-presidents' benefits Senate approves Trump's debt deal with Democrats MORE (R-Iowa) said Friday she doesn't believe President Trump's combative rhetoric against North Korea has hurt US efforts to contain the country's growing nuclear threat.
Twitter , like Facebook , is being examined for its part in spreading content created or paid for by Russian state-sponsored entities with the desire to influence USA politics. The company said its Vice President for Public Policy Colin Crowell met with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday.
The Pentagon on Thursday deployed a battle-tested general to coordinate military response operations in Hurricane Maria-ravaged Puerto Rico, where some 4,400 troops were fanning out across the US territory to deliver life-sustaining supplies, according to defense officials.
He was unable to provide lawmakers with the exact number of agents working on domestic terrorism investigations. National Counterterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen agreed with Wray's assessment. "Our focus is on violence and threats of violence against the people of this country", Wray said. "That's our concern - it's not ideology". Wray told the committee that there is no difference in the way the Federal Bureau of Investigation handles suspected white supremacist terrorism ...
The club confirmed via press release yesterday afternoon the Brazilian defender had suffered a grade two hamstring injury (mild tear) during the shock 1-0 loss to Real Betis this week. He completes the trio alongside Antonio Conte and Massimiliano Allegri, giving him good chances of winning the coveted prize. The first Castilla player to be sent off in the game was Oscar Rodriguez, 19, who scored a stunning long-range goal in Madrid's International Champions Cup game against Manchester ...
Elaine Duke, acting secretary of Homeland Security, said the waiver followed Rossello's request and the Defense Department's determination that the waiver was in the interest of national defense. East Coast and make up for temporary outages of high-capacity pipelines. As of Wednesday, six of 15 ports on the island remained closed . Goods going from the mainland to Puerto Rico, for example, must be on US ships - even if faster or less expensive means are available.
Moon also could be more proactive in seeking the help of China and Russian Federation to keep the North from further escalating tension. "Our government's determination to protect peace requires strong defense capabilities, and we will stand up against reckless provocations with strong punishment", Moon said after inspecting the weapons.
It said workers need not pay for the political activities of unions, like campaign spending, as that would violate their First Amendment rights. Anticipating a legal challenge , Rauner also filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have his decision declared legal and hoping to bring the issue to the Supreme Court.
Their priority the day before was to distribute these goods and to clear debris and landslides to make the deliveries. "They had no home, nowhere to go, no medication". "It's going to be a marathon, Panelli said. Importers are working to get supplies", one trader said. Dr. Fiol is now calling on the resources of the University of Minnesota and the community for support.
That could have led to testimony by the victim, Payton Leutner , or at least the playing of her recorded interview with police days after she had survived multiple surgeries for the 19 stab wounds suffered in the May 31, 2014, attack in woods near a Waukesha park.
Goodrich is a rookie officer who has been with the police force for about six months. Another officer was also shot but was wearing a bulletproof vest. Both Spangler and Ruth were charged with murder and aggravated assault. Spangler was wanted on outstanding Walker County warrants for probation violation, Keenan said.
Talarico called the warrant a "direct attack on D.C.'s grassroots organizing community" in a statement released Thursday. Facebook spent seven months in the courts seeking the right to tell three people that their account information was being sought by the Department of Justice.
Wednesday's attack came as U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg visited Afghanistan to pledge their continued support to Afghan security forces, who have struggled in recent years against a resurgent Taliban.
Also, DHS incorrectly claimed that DET had been notified in October 2016 of the Russian government's involvement in this targeting. Homeland Security stands by his initial statements about Russian Federation targeting 21 states, however. When asked about the latest statement from the DHS, Wisconsin Elections Commission spokesman Reid Magney said the agency was reviewing it, and offered no further comment.
The explosion caused a big bang and sent a thick black smoke to rise above the scene. Police official Sadiq Muradi said police confronted the suicide bomber as he came through a checkpoint near the holy site, calling for him to stop. An explosion rocked Kabul city this afternoon leaving a number of people dead or wounded, the security officials said. It falls on the 10th day of Muharram , which is the mourning period for the seventh-century killing of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the ...
European stocks ticked higher Monday as investors digested the outcome of Germany's general election , which delivered a win for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative alliance but signaled potential turbulence ahead. "But I am convinced that when the topic of Muslims is no longer interesting, and it becomes politically and socially opportune to switch to another minority, they could easily do so".
The Trump administration said in February it was putting Iran "on notice" for its ballistic missile tests. Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif , has called on Europe to defy United States sanctions if the Trump administration torpedoes the global nuclear agreement with Tehran, the Guardian reported .
The judge also determined that McKesson had nothing to do with any violence that broke out, writing in his judgment that the activist "solely engaged in protected speech". The officer argued Black Lives Matter was a "national unincorporated association" and called Mckesson its leader and co-founder. Thursday's ruling may spell bad news for a Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy who was wounded when a gunman shot and killed three other law enforcement officers in that Louisiana city on July 17, ...
Groups of animals have been documented as far north as Southwest Alaska, and as far east as Central California. Steven L. Chown discusses this "unprecedented" rafting event in a related Perspective, noting that, "The impact of such a large event depends on how numerous organisms establish a population in the new region to which they have been transported, spread in that region, and go on to influence ecosystems".
The 29-year-old singer tweeted an image of Wednesday's New York Daily News cover, featuring the headline "American Tragedy" and reading "No food, no water, no power , no medical care for the dying..." Trump did suspend the law after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which struck Texas and Florida , to allow ships to move gas from the north while refineries and pipelines in the south were shut down.
Standing beside French President Emmanuel Macron and Estonia's Juri Ratas, she chatted to some of the 800 troops Britain has deployed at a military base in Tapa, northern Estonia, as part of Nato's moves to defend against a newly assertive Russian Federation on the EU's border.
According to Yosemite National Park's statement , it was actually seven smaller rockfalls that occurred within a four-hour time span, which longtime climbers say is a rare occurrence. The last time a climber was killed by a rock falling at Yosemite was in 2013, when a Montana climber fell after a rock dislodged and sliced his climbing rope.
She said they've been ready with volunteers and trucks needed to get the supplies out. San Lorenzo residents are collecting spring water to drink and taking turns cooking food for each other because residents are running low on basic supplies.
EgyptAir and Lebanon-based Middle East Airlines said on Wednesday that they will suspend flights to and from Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan . Reacting to the referendum held on Monday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi demanded the Kurds cede control of the Erbil and Sulaimaniya airports by Friday or face a suspension of direct global flights to and from the region.
Number of airlines halting flights to and from the Iraqi Kurdish regional capital, Erbil, grows following non-binding referendum on independence . The suspension of global traffic to and from airport in Iraqi Kurdistan will not affect humanitarian, military and diplomatic flights, said Erbil worldwide Airport Director Talar Faiq Saleh.
Citizens were urged not to travel to Havana because some of the attacks took place at hotels were Americans stay, according to a senior State Department official. Diana Rodriguez, 52, who sells handicrafts in Old Havana, said she had a visa appointment in October so she could visit family who live in Florida.
But Sullivan acknowledged that with so much unknown, even that assumption is less than certain, and added: "As a USA government official, I don't know that". Despite an investigation by the FBI, Cuban authorities and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, officials have been unable to determine the cause of the attacks , which date back to late 2016.
Investor's Business Daily Editorial Board: "Among the most potent provisions in the GOP tax reform package unveiled Wednesday by President Trump are the big cuts in taxes on corporations and small businesses...." But we should also be wary.
The Wisconsin Republican said he expects the Trump administration to send Congress a request for a long-term recovery package once damage assessments are conducted. And finding truck drivers to distribute these supplies is hard. "What needs to be done is freight movement on the island itself". Which is exactly what Duke did in that quote.