SC Man Accused of Planning Attack 'In the Spirit of Dylann Roof'

Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell , 29, was arrested Wednesday after purchasing a.40 caliber Glock handgun and ammunition from an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent. He was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm, which is illegal due to his pre-existing status as a felon on unrelated charges. McDowell first met with an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent January 12, believing the agent " handled problems for the Aryan Nations ", according to the complaint. Read More

Amtrak police officer charged with murder in shooting near Union Station

Prosecutors charged an Amtrak transit officer with first-degree murder Friday in connection with the fatal shooting of an unarmed Minneapolis man outside Chicago's Union Station on February 8. Tankson found Robertson, along with two other people, smoking marijuana outside the train terminal but they stopped when Tankson asked them to and left, the court documents showed. Read More

Ways Republicans Are Dodging the Flynn Scandal

Ways Republicans Are Dodging the Flynn Scandal

Watch Spicer's full news briefing in the player above. Mr Trump had previously said he was unaware of the reports about Mr Flynn. Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Flynn was pictured dining with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in December 2015 What happens next? When another reporter followed up to ask if any members of Trump's campaign had contacts with Russian officials, the president said definitively that he was not aware of any such contacts. Read More

Lawyer: Polanski Has Served His Time, Let Him Back Into US

Polanski pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl and fled the United States in 1978 on the eve of sentencing. This March 8, 2007 file photo shows attorney Harland Braun outside a Beverly Hills, Calif., courthouse. Read More

Russian spy ship no longer 30 miles from Groton submarine base

European Command confirmed that Russian jets had conducted unsafe fly-bys of a U.S. Navy destroyer, the USS Porter , in the Black Sea on February 10. It had also been reported off the coast of Florida in 2014 and 2015, and caused a stir when it was seen docked in Old Havana, Cuba in 2015, just before the US restored diplomatic talks with the island nation and Russian ally. Read More

Large brush fire in Polk County damages home, prompts hundreds of evacuations

Large brush fire in Polk County damages home, prompts hundreds of evacuations

Twenty-seven blazes ravaged Polk, Flagler, Brevard, Seminole, Orange counties on Wednesday. Strong winds made the fire hard to control. The fire was reported in the Indian River Lake Estates area in Frostproof. A bout of rain helped firefighters temper the flames, but it wasn't enough to extinguish them, according to the fire rescue. Officials are still also monitoring the situation since rising temperatures could lead to another outbreak of brush fires. Read More

Kim Jong-Un's Brother 'Killed By Two Female Spies' In Airport

Kim Jong-Un's Brother 'Killed By Two Female Spies' In Airport

Abdul Aziz Ali, police chief for the Sepang district, said the man's identity had not been verified. The woman detained at the Kuala Lumpur airport was identified from CCTV footage at the airport and was alone when she was apprehended, police said. Read More

Senate Votes To Roll Back Mental Health Background Checks For Guns

Senate Votes To Roll Back Mental Health Background Checks For Guns

The Obama administration sought to strengthen the federal background check system by including the names of Social Security beneficiaries with mental impairments who also need a third party to manage their benefits. "Nothing. Instead, Republicans are trying to weaken the federal background check system used to keep guns out of the hands of unsafe people". Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, argued, "The Second Amendment, as a fundamental right, requires the government to carry the burden to show a ... Read More

Schumer demands full investigation of Flynn-Trump-Russia connections

In addition to a Sessions recusal, Democrats also called on administration, transition and campaign officials not to destroy records of Russian contacts. As for GOP suggestions that the House and Senate intelligence committees pursue any investigation, Schumer noted that the committee does not have prosecutorial authority. Read More

Indian Origin Muslim NASA Scientist Arrested at US Border

Indian Origin Muslim NASA Scientist Arrested at US Border

He's also a prolific traveler who found himself reentering the United States right as the controversial immigration ban took effect. Bikkannavar said he was pressured by Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents to hand over his phone and access the pin, despite his attempts to explain he was obliged to not share information on his JPL-issued device, which contained sensitive material. Read More

Trump, Putin could meet before July

Trump, Putin could meet before July

The image was projected at three locations throughout NYC: N 6th and Wythe, 14th and 8th, and 15th and 9th. "There's a lot of tension out there, regardless of which side you're on", Brendan Alper, Hater's founder and CEO, told Business Insider in an emailed statement. Read More

USS Porter Buzzed by Russian Planes in Black Sea

USS Porter Buzzed by Russian Planes in Black Sea

Navy destroyer Porter ", Russian news agencies cited a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Major-General Igor Konashenkov, as saying. The Russian planes were flying with their IFF transponders turned off. NATO's military presence in Eastern Europe has been increasing since April 2014 after conflict broke out in Ukraine, responding to what North Atlantic Treaty Organisation considers an aggressive Russian foreign policy. Read More

20000 in Mexico City protest Donald Trump's border policies

Fox said Mexico would not sit still if Canada and the United States decide on a bilateral deal to replace NAFTA. Dozens of universities, business associations and civic organisations backed the protest. The Mexican peso has taken a beating almost every time Trump insisted on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), attacked carmakers and other companies that manufacture in Mexico, or vowed to slap steep tariffs on Mexican-made goods. Read More

Tragedy as 32 tourists die in Taiwan

The fire department told Reuters that area hospitals were treating 12 people injured in the crash. After the rescue effort, it was revealed that a number of passengers weren't wearing their seat belts prior to what has been confirmed as the Taiwan's most deadly traffic accident since 1986. Read More

Gambia reverses move to quit ICC

After a lengthy stalemate, Mr Jammeh finally went into exile and Mr Barrow returned from Senegal, where he had taken refuge, and was sworn in as president last month. The statement said Mr Johnson will discuss the key opportunities and challenges facing Ghana and The Gambia. "The strength of our partnerships show that Global Britain is growing in influence and activity around the world", a statement on the Mirror said. Read More

Anti-India protester killed following Kashmir gunbattle

Clashes erupted after forces cordoned off the Nagbal village and conducted searches after inputs about the presence of terrorists. Two army personnel including a civilian were also martyred in the encounter . In the encounter, two soldiers and two civilian were also killed, and three soldiers were injured. The slain terrorists are locals belonging to Lashkar-e-Tayyeba and Hizbul Mujahideen outfits. Read More

Protestors rally at Jackson Planned Parenthood

ABC News reached out to the organizers for comment but has not heard back. Her documents describe the organization as "the nation's largest abortion chain". She worked in the past as a neonatal and transplant nurse and said she doesn't support the methods abortion providers use. On another occasion, Lee said, she accompanied a post-abortive woman with potentially life-threatening complications to an OB/GYN because the Planned Parenthood clinic would not provide adequate care. Read More

Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected president of Germany

The new head of state - who'll have little executive power - will take over from 77-year-old Joachim Gauck, who ruled out running for a second term because of his age. Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Mr Steinmeier and invited him to the Kremlin. He has always been one of Germany's most popular politicians. Read More


Multinational "Aman-17" naval exercise kicks off

A multi-nation naval exercise, including warships from the US, Russia and China, kicked off in the Arabian Sea off Karachi on Friday as part of "Aman-17" being hosted by Pakistan. "Multinational exercise Aman 17 is an effort which will surely improve response, tactics and procedures among various maritime forces operating in the region", the admiral added. Read More

Peru offers reward for capture of ex-President Alejandro Toledo

Last week, Toledo was known to be in Paris, France , from where he was interviewed by Peruvian media. Judge Concepción had ruled that the 70-year-old be detained for 18 months till prosecutors collect evidence in the case. Investigators searched Mr Toledo's home for five hours on Saturday. Prosecutors allege Toledo made a pact with Odebrecht to help it win two lucrative highway contracts in exchange for bribes he asked to be deposited in the accounts of offshore companies controlled by ... Read More