• For McCain, a cross-country funeral procession is in the works
For McCain, a cross-country funeral procession is in the works

He asked that the two men who defeated him in his quest for the presidency - George W. Bush and Barack Obama - deliver eulogies. President Donald Trump had the flags lowered at the White House. White House aides said it is unclear whether Trump will go to Capitol Hill, where McCain is to lie in state on Friday. McCain rose above politics ...

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  • Reactions to the death of U.S. Senator John McCain
Reactions to the death of U.S. Senator John McCain

Senator McCain was a maverick who fought for what he believed in and represented the very best ideals of the United States Senate. McCain sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2000 but lost out to George W. "Laura and I send our heartfelt sympathies to Cindy and the entire McCain family, and our thanks to God for the life of John Mc...

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  • Trump says Mollie Tibbetts' family 'separated' from the slain student
Trump says Mollie Tibbetts' family 'separated' from the slain student

Rivera told authorities he carried Tibbetts' body into an isolated cornfield, where he covered her with stalks and walked away. "We are angry that a broken immigration system allowed a predator like this to live in our community, and we will do all we can bring justice to Mollie's killer", she said in a Tuesday statement .

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  • Australian Parliament shut as pressure on PM Turnbull rises
Australian Parliament shut as pressure on PM Turnbull rises

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang congratulated Morrison on his new role and said Beijing would work with him to develop China-Australia ties "along the right track". Several other Liberal Party lawmakers have also resigned in protest over Turnbull's premiership, including Finance Minister Mathias Cormann. But environmental groups ar...

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  • Residents on edge as Lane lashes Hawaii
Residents on edge as Lane lashes Hawaii

Hurricane warnings are in effect for Maui and Oahu , and Kauai is under a hurricane watch at present. Now, one such giant hurricane is closing in on Hawaii. Most models, including the latest from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, show the storm taking a western turn Friday night into Saturday morning.

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  • New Australian prime minister Morrison unveils stability cabinet
New Australian prime minister Morrison unveils stability cabinet

Ms Bishop was a supporter of the former prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, but threw her hat in the ring for the Liberal Party leadership when he stepped down on Friday. Mr Morrison is the 30th prime minister, and the fifth in five years after Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd, Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull. In an interview with The New York Times...

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  • Trump executive granted immunity in Cohen inquiry
Trump executive granted immunity in Cohen inquiry

How is Trump's policy of "Be loyal to be, and I will treat you like dirt" working? The unraveling of their relationship was laid bare Tuesday when Cohen pleaded guilty to eight criminal charges and said in federal court that he broke campaign finance laws as part of a cover-up operation that Trump had directed.

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  • Police discover something SHOCKING inside old KFC store
Police discover something SHOCKING inside old KFC store

A canine unit alerted cops to the drug-filled toolboxes in the vehicle. Inside the toolboxes authorities found almost 400 pounds of narcotics, including meth, cocaine, fentanyl and heroin. A trap door opened under a bed at a residence San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora on the tunnel's Mexico side. Federal authorities said in court documents that the...

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  • Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg granted immunity to testify
Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg granted immunity to testify

We've reported that the investigation is still ongoing even though Michael Cohen has now pleaded guilty . Trump had previously said that for Mueller to investigate his businesses would be a "red line". David Pecker has been a close friend of Donald Trump for decades; his cooperation with federal prosecutors raises the prospect of new inform...

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  • YouTuber McSkillet among three dead in 'wrong way' crash
YouTuber McSkillet among three dead in 'wrong way' crash

The auto sadly collided with an SUV that held mother, Aileen Pizarro , 43, and her 12-year-old daughter, Aryana Pizarro , who were locals of the area. Heitmann died from blunt force trauma, the medical examiner's office said . The vehicle matches the description of the auto involved in Thursday's crash.

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  • USA warns about travel to Mexico after grisly crimes in Cancun
USA warns about travel to Mexico after grisly crimes in Cancun

The advisory issued by State Department goes on to say that crimes such as homicide, carjacking, kidnapping and robbery is widespread in the area. The bodies of two other unidentified men were found dismembered and placed in plastic bags on Rancho Viejo Avenue in the city, according to the AP.

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  • Burnley couple who died in Egypt were 'fit and healthy' before death
Burnley couple who died in Egypt were 'fit and healthy' before death

The couple's daughter Kelly Ormerod, who was on the same holiday along with her three children, also said the cause of death had not been established. "I went to hospital in the ambulance with mum where she passed away", she said. "Now we have no evidence to support this". Following the deaths, the firm said it was removing all its customers as...

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  • Scott Morrison to replace Malcolm Turnbull as Australian PM
Scott Morrison to replace Malcolm Turnbull as Australian PM

The last prime minister to serve a full term, John Howard, says Tony Abbott deserves a spot in new prime minister Scott Morrison's Cabinet. However, Trump got off to a smoother start with Morrison. China hopes the change of leader will thaw bilateral relations that have been chilled for months by Turnbull's crackdown on covert foreign interfere...

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  • Prosecutors grant immunity to longtime Trump finance chief
Prosecutors grant immunity to longtime Trump finance chief

One of the president's only Republican critics in the Senate, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, said of Cohen and Manafort that "neither one of these felons should have been anywhere near the presidency". Trump, however, disputed the claim that Cohen served as his "fixer", describing him as "not somebody that was with me that much". Allies wonder what Mr.

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  • Pope voices outrage at 'repugnant' clergy abuse
Pope voices outrage at 'repugnant' clergy abuse

Irish Prime Leo Varadkar , who a year ago became the country's first gay leader, told Francis that the wounds of clerical child abuse that stained the Irish state were still open and there was much to be done to bring about justice and healing for victims.

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  • Pakistan rejects U.S. statement on Pompeo-Khan phone call
Pakistan rejects U.S. statement on Pompeo-Khan phone call

The relations between Pakistan and the U.S. nose-dived after President Donald Trump in January accused Islamabad of giving nothing to Washington but "lies and deceit" and providing "safe haven" to terrorists. Mohammad Faisal , dismissed the statement issued by the USA saying that there was no mention about terrorists operating in Pakistan dur...

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  • Impeach me and the market crashes
Impeach me and the market crashes

Cohen had said Tuesday he secretly used shell companies to make payments used to silence former Playboy model Karen McDougal and adult-film actress Stormy Daniels for the objective of influencing the 2016 election . His current strategy has been to convince voters that Mr Mueller's investigation is an illegitimate, pro-Democrat operation, in hop...

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  • Trump cancels Pompeo's North Korea visit over lack of progress on denuclearization
Trump cancels Pompeo's North Korea visit over lack of progress on denuclearization

Pompeo announced just a day earlier that he would travel next week to North Korea with the newly named U.S. special representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun. Despite the cancellation, Trump sent his "warmest regards and respect" to Kim and said he looks "forward to seeing him soon!" Pompeo sounded optimistic about the planned trip while int...

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  • Category 4 Hurricane Lane barrels toward Hawaii
Category 4 Hurricane Lane barrels toward Hawaii

But officials warned Thursday that the effects of the storm will still create unsafe conditions across the state for a few more days. The Big Island appears to have taken the brunt of Lane , with more than 3 feet of rain in parts that triggered widespread flooding and closed roads.

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  • South Africa rejects Donald Trump's tweet on farmer killings
South Africa rejects Donald Trump's tweet on farmer killings

It is also important to remember that the murder rate in South Africa is exceptionally high. The 1913 Native Lands Act made it illegal for Africans to acquire land outside of these reserves, which became known as "homelands". Threats to production would also fan food inflation, hurting low-income households. "Countries which rely on rabid nat...

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  • Why Australia has had 6 prime ministers in the last 8 years
Why Australia has had 6 prime ministers in the last 8 years

A beleaguered Turnbull demanded the names of lawmakers in the conservative Liberal Party who wanted him to go before he would allow them to choose a new prime minister at a meeting at Parliament House on Friday. An ultraconservative faction of the Liberal Party , which includes former prime minister Tony Abbott, help lead-on the coups. The vic...

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  • Autopsy shows Mollie Tibbetts died from 'multiple sharp force injuries'
Autopsy shows Mollie Tibbetts died from 'multiple sharp force injuries'

The findings of a preliminary autopsy conducted on University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts were released on Thursday, revealing that the 20-year-old died from "homicide resulting from multiple sharp force injuries". "If Mollie Tibbetts is a household name by October, Democrats will be in deep trouble". When Rivera was hired in 2014, he pre...

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  • Zimbabwe top court dismisses opposition poll petition
Zimbabwe top court dismisses opposition poll petition

In a series of tweets, Emmerson Mnangagwa reacted to the court's dismissal of the MDC Alliance's petition to have the results nullified, adding he's not surprised by the ruling. The incumbent won just enough votes to avoid a run-off vote. The atmosphere in the capital was tense on Friday, with a heavy police presence and helicopters overhead.

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  • How Duncan Hunter and his wife are accused of spending the money
How Duncan Hunter and his wife are accused of spending the money

Margaret Hunter was also indicted along with her husband on Tuesday. After his court appearance, Politico obtained a letter from the congressman to House Speaker, Paul Ryan , asking to be removed from his committee assignments, an action Hunter earlier refused to do.

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  • PM stresses importance of further strengthening Pak-US ties
PM stresses importance of further strengthening Pak-US ties

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, speaks to the nation in his first televised address in Islamabad , Pakistan August 19, 2018. US transcripts of the call state that Pompeo and Khan discussed the U.S.'s wishes for Pakistan to take "decisive action against all terrorists operating in Pakistan".

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