White House to push merit-based immigration in new campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure. The administration was laying the groundwork for such a drive even before an Islamic State-inspired extremist who was [...]

2017-12-15T12:52:51+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

Sen. Chuck Schumer alerts police of false sexual harassment claim

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer filed a police report after learning of a false document that accused him of sexually harassing a former staffer. Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI | License Photo Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer filed a police report on Wednesday, alerting authorities of a false document accusing him of sexual harassment. The document, [...]

2017-12-14T15:30:32+00:00 December 14th, 2017|

BREAKING NEWS …… Texas man charged with plotting terror schemes with Islamic State

An 18-year-old Texas man has been charged with attempting to provide support to the Islamic State terror group, federal authorities said. File Photo by Oleg Zabielin/Shutterstock/UPI Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Authorities have arrested an 18-year-old Texas man and charged him with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic Stateterror group. Officials said Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya had [...]

2017-12-12T15:34:37+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies in

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee walks in the World Series championship parade on October 31, 2014. Lee died suddenly early Tuesday morning at the age of 65, his office said. File Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI | License Photo Dec. 12 (UPI) -- San Francisco Mayor Ed M. Lee died suddenly Tuesday morning after six years of leading [...]

2017-12-12T15:23:09+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

Treasury Department says GOP tax plan will pay for

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin arrives to attend a press conference at the White House on October 17. On Monday, the Treasury Department released a one-page memo defending the GOP tax plan. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI  Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Treasury Department released a one-page analysis of the Republican-led Senate tax plan Monday that says the [...]

2017-12-12T02:29:23+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

BREAKING NEWS—- Port Authority explosion reports prompt police response in New York City

Police are responding to reports of an explosion near New York City’s Port Authority during Monday morning’s rush hour, prompting evacuations on multiple subway lines. NYPD and the FDNY confirmed to Fox News they are investigating reports of an explosion “of an unknown origin” near 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue. Police tweeted A, C, E subways [...]

2017-12-11T13:13:21+00:00 December 11th, 2017|

U.N. official: Alabama’s poverty, sewage crisis ‘very uncommon in

Open sewage in rural Alabama has been blamed for spreading diseases like hookworm and E. Coli. Photo by Philip Alston/UN/Twitter Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A United Nations official investigating poverty in the United States visited Alabama last week and said the poverty and sewage system problems there are some of the worst he has seen in the [...]

2017-12-11T12:52:10+00:00 December 11th, 2017|

California fires now burning over 350 square miles

Flames from the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, Calif.,, are seen as Sgt. Anthony Orduno, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew chief from the California Army National Guard, looks on Saturday. Photo by SrA Crystal Housman/U.S. Air National Guard/UPI | License Photo Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Thomas Fire, the largest of the blazes burning across Southern [...]

2017-12-11T12:46:57+00:00 December 11th, 2017|

North Korea, United Nations agree to communicate regularly

North Korea, led by leader Kim Jong Un, photographed here in center, has agreed to regular communication with the United Nations. Dec. 9 (UPI) --North Korea has agreed to communicate regularly with the United Nations at various levels, Pyongyang's state media said Saturday, following a visit by a senior U.N. official. North Korea said that the [...]

2017-12-10T14:53:48+00:00 December 10th, 2017|

Pennsylvania Dem linked to gambling ring awaits sentencing

July 14, 2015: Then-Pennsylvania state Rep. Marc Gergely discussing education funding with other legislators.  (Twitter) Former Pennsylvania state Rep. Marc Gergely – who resigned last month – is awaiting sentencing on corruption charges in relation to an illegal gambling machine ring. Gergely, 48, a Democrat from Allegheny County who served in the state House for [...]

2017-12-10T13:54:46+00:00 December 10th, 2017|