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Communities struggle to cope after killings that authorities have linked to illegal immigrants

Bambi Larson, 59, was violently killed in her San Jose, Calif., home earlier this year. Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thompson, 42, died this week in a shootout. Both deaths were attributed to suspects reported to be illegal immigrants. Emotions ran high at a San Jose, Calif. community meeting this week where residents …

World

Thaksin allies face uphill battle in bid to oust Thai junta

BANGKOK – The political movement that has won every Thai election in nearly two decades is facing its biggest test yet: Squaring off against the allies of the military junta that removed it from power and rewrote the electoral rules with the goal of ending those victories. The latest public …

World

Golan Heights, Brexit, N.C.A.A. Basketball: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning, We’re covering President Trump’s new expression of support for Israel and a delay in Britain’s departure from the European Union. It’s also Friday, so there’s a new news quiz. Image Israeli forces near the Syrian border in the …

World

2 US service members killed in Afghanistan

Two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Friday, according to military officials. The two were killed “while conducting an operation,” according to a statement from NATO’s Resolute Support. There were no further details given about how they were killed or where the incident took place. The victims’ names …

World

‘Start Here’: Rosenstein’s letter offers clues, Trump’s tweet tweaks Mideast policy

It’s Friday, March 22, 2019. Let’s start here. Rosenstein’s letter While awaiting the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, a letter written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offers clues on what not to expect: condemnation of President Donald Trump. In a 12-page letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman …

Opinion

Why women have become targets in the immigration fight

In this June 26, 2018 photo, vehicles leave the Port Isabel Detention Center, which holds detainees of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Los Fresnos, Texas. (David J. Phillip/AP) By Sonia C. Gomez Sonia C. Gomez is a historian of gender and immigration in the 20th century United States, …

Opinion

How New York’s new monument whitewashes the women’s rights movement

I sell the shadow to support the substance. Sojourner Truth. Three-quarter length portrait, standing, wearing spectacles, shawl, and peaked cap, right hand resting on cane. (Library of Congress; Prints and Photographs Division) By Martha S. Jones March 22 at 6:00 AM Over the last two years, fierce debate has kept …

Opinion

How white supremacy and Islamist terrorism strengthen each other online

This past week, after attacks on two mosques in New Zealand that left 50 dead, the Islamic State appealed for retribution. Calling the shootings an extension of the U.S.-led military campaign against the group in Syria and Iraq, the group’s spokesman, Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, said they “should wake up those …

World

Trump’s New Contribution to Mideast Chaos

On April 9, Israelis will go to the polls to choose their next government. The campaign has largely been a referendum on whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should remain Israel’s leader in light of his expected indictment in three corruption cases for bribery and breach of trust. With those scandals …

Tech

Top Galaxy S10 tips and tricks for Samsung’s new phones – CNET

After unboxing your shiny new Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus or Galaxy S10E, there’s a whole lot to learn about the device. For starters, they all come with Android Pie out of the box. The latest mobile OS from Google has some new features, which Samsung has worked into its …

World

news analysis: ‘Women Here Are Very, Very Worried’

It was once a prominent and bipartisan cause: the liberation of Afghan women from the tyranny of the Taliban. These women were championed by an array of strange bedfellows: feminists like Eleanor Smeal, celebrities like Lily Tomlin and stalwarts of a conservative administration like Laura Bush and Dick Cheney. In …

World

‘Rise up!’ NZ students heal with haka after mosque attacks

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – Their voices have thundered across this heartsick city, in parks and at flower memorials and schools. Day after day, the students of Christchurch have gathered, feet smashing the ground in unison as they chant the words of their nation’s indigenous people in an outpouring of grief …

Politics

Top 2020 Democrats snub AIPAC conference with little or no explanation, marking far-left shift on Israel

Several Democratic presidential candidates are declining invitations to a key pro-Israel policy group’s conference next week, an annual meeting that has usually been a must-attend meeting for members of both parties, in what some see as a further sign of the party’s growing disdain for the Jewish state. Sens. Bernie …

Entertainment

‘Trading Spaces’ stars Ty Pennington, Paige Davis recall the show’s most horrifying room reveals

Worst first looks Get the true story behind the worst home reveals on ‘Trading Spaces’ “We’ve definitely had an issue where we had to get the designer into the car quickly before they were murdered — before they had a hit put on ’em.” “Trading Spaces” designer and carpenter Ty …

World

Garuda Indonesia seeks to cancel order for 49 Boeing Max 8s

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia’s flag carrier is seeking the cancellation of a multibillion dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets, citing a loss of confidence after two crashes in the past six months. It is the first announcement of a cancellation since Boeing’s new model aircraft were grounded …

World

New York Today: Counting on the Subway to Arrive on Time? Why the Numbered Lines Do Best

Weather: Friday may be wet. Expect sprinkles throughout the day, strong winds in the afternoon and a high near 50. Saturday may feel chilly. Sunday will be warmer. Alternate-side parking: In effect until April (Holy Thursday). Image CreditHiroko Masuike/The New York Times The city’s subway trains are arriving on time …

World

Tyson recalls 69,000 pounds of chicken strips

Tyson Foods announced on Thursday it’s recalling more than 69,000 pounds of frozen chicken strips that may have been contaminated with pieces of metal. The ready-to-eat strips were produced on Nov. 30 and shipped nationwide, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (U.S. Department of Agriculture) Tyson Foods is recalling …

World

Syria slams Trump statement on Israel sovereignty in Golan

Syria slammed President Donald Trump’s abrupt declaration that Washington will recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, saying Friday the statement was “irresponsible” and a threat to international peace and stability. The Foreign Ministry in Damascus said Trump’s comments confirm “the blind bias of the United States to the …

U.S

Tudor-style home was designed, constructed, staged and marketed by women

“I’m a mother of five,” builder Michele Dombo said. “I get the way people function. … I build a lot like if I were to live in it.” (HomeVisit) Kathy Orton Reporter and editor covering the Washington metropolitan area housing market March 22 at 5:30 AM Michele Dombo is a …

World

20 detained at protests in Kazakhstan

In this video grab from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty stream video, taken on Thursday, March 21, 2019, police officers detain a small group of people who were protesting against the renaming of the capital city, in central Astana, Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan has renamed its capital city Astana, now calling it Nursultan, …

World

Boeing loses $4.9B order for 737 Max jets, but Indonesia’s Garuda carrier open to buying different model

Indonesian airline Garuda has canceled its order for 49 more Boeing 737 Max 8 jets, worth nearly $5 billion, citing “consumers’ low confidence,” a spokesman for the company said Friday. But a Garuda official said the airline may be open to acquiring another Boeing model instead to salvage the deal. The …

World

Thailand is holding its first election after years of military rule. Here’s what you need to know

Voters in Thailand are set to choose their next government on Sunday after five years of living under military rule. The March 24 vote comes after the ruling junta repeatedly postponed general elections after it overthrew an elected government in 2014. Thais have reacted enthusiastically to the long-awaited vote: Around …

World

From Israel, Pompeo arrives in Beirut for two-day meetings

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan wave before boarding their airplane to Beirut at Ben Gurion airport near Lod, Israel, Friday, March 22, 2019. (Jim Young/Pool Photo via AP) BEIRUT – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Lebanon, the last leg of a …

U.S

Trump defends criticism of McCain, addresses support of Israel’s sovereignty in Fox Business exclusive

Welcome to Fox News First. Not signed up yet? Click here. Developing now, Friday, March 22, 2019 FOX BUSINESS EXCLUSIVE: TRUMP DEFENDS MCCAIN CRITICISM, ADDRESSES ISRAEL’S SOVEREIGNTY – President Trump, in an exclusive interview with Maria Bartiromo for “Mornings with Maria,” defended his recent criticism of the late Sen. John McCain, …

Entertainment

Bret Michaels on seeing daughter Raine pose for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: ‘I’m really proud of her’

Bret Michaels spoke to Fox News about being a proud dad of two, his new music, as well as raising awareness for Type 1 diabetes. (Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic via Getty Images) Bret Michaels is one proud dad. Speaking to Fox News, the Poison frontman shared how he feels about watching his 18-year-old daughter Raine …

Science

When ancient societies hit a million people, vengeful gods appeared

(Shutterstock) “For we know Him who said, ‘And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.’” Ezekiel 25:17. The God depicted in the Old Testament may sometimes seem wrathful. And in …

Entertainment

‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ creator Carl Reiner says he celebrated turning 97 ‘by staying alive’

Carl Reiner (Courtesy of the National Comedy Center) Carl Reiner turned the big 9-7 on March 20 and there was one way he wanted to celebrate his birthday. “By staying alive!” the comedian recently told Closer Weekly. “Today, I woke up thinking about a dish I haven’t eaten in a …

Health

‘Snapchat dysmorphia’ behind booming Brazilian butt lift demand

Study finds plastic surgery on the rise: Breast augmentation, liposuction among most popular procedures According to their Annual Procedural Statistics, published Monday, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) found that total cosmetic procedures in 2018 increased by 2 percent from 2017. There were a total of 1.8 million surgical …

Entertainment

Before Meghan Markle, American Duchess Wallis Simpson endured backlash ‘by the press and public,’ book claims

Wallis Simpson, the first American Duchess who rocked the British monarchy before Meghan Markle, is the subject of a new book. When Meghan Markle became the Duchess of Sussex in May of last year, the world was reminded of another American divorcee before her who rocked the British monarchy — …

World

Buying Your First Home? Save, and Save Some More

One couple in Queens pulled thousands out of their retirement savings. The parents of a Manhattan couple offered up their home equity line of credit. And a mother on Long Island chose to work seven days a week. As housing prices continue to outpace wage growth, it has become harder …