In an attempt to gain the billions of dollars necessary for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday, Feb. 15, The New York Times reported. […]
On Jan. 27, the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center suffered a small electrical fire in a second-floor control room, which caused a week-long power outage in one of its buildings for male inmates, according to NBC News. […]
On Feb. 1, the Supreme Court of the United States temporarily blocked a Louisiana abortion bill from taking effect, in an effort to buy more time to review the law and filings related to the case, according to NBC. […]
Recently, federal prosecutors in New York have requested interviews with executives of The Trump Organization, which signals a growing potential threat to President Donald Trump and those in his realm who are under investigation by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office, according to CNN.
On Jan. 23, opposition lawmaker and head of Venezuela’s National Assembly Juan Guaido declared himself the interim president of Venezuela, according to The Washington Post. This earned him the swift backing of several nations, including the United States, which opposes Venezuela’s current socialist regime under President Nicolas Maduro. […]
On Jan. 25, FBI officials arrested longtime Republican political operative Roger Stone at his Florida home for lying to Congress, obstructing justice and witness tampering, according to NBC News.
Stone’s alleged crimes include covering up his involvement with […]
Four years ago, a white police officer opened fire on a black teenage boy outside a Burger King in Chicago, according to The New York Times. The killing, captured on a dashboard camera, reshaped the city.
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have reached a fever pitch after Russia made intimidating advances against the country, such as seizing ships and capturing two dozen sailors, according to NBC News.
On Thanksgiving night on Nov. 22, 21-year-old Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. was shot in the face by an off-duty police officer working security at Riverchase Galleria Mall in Hoover, Alabama, according to NBC News.
More than a quarter million people took part in demonstrations in France on Nov. 17 to protest against planned increases in gas taxes. Most of the demonstrators around the country wore yellow construction vests as they protested in suburbs and more rural parts of France, where people rely on their cars to get to work, according to The New York Times. […]
Amazon ended its yearlong search for a location for its new headquarters — the corporation opted to split its headquarters into two locations –– Long Island City, New York and Crystal City, Virginia, according to The Wall Street Journal. […]