American Muslims have raised over $100,000 this month to help migrant parents detained by the U.S. government post bail and reunite with their kids. The “Muslims for Migrants” campaign has already helped secure the release of six parents ― five fathers and one mother ― according to CelebrateMercy, the faith-based organization managing the campaign.  “By reuniting these families, we wish to...
Donald Trump’s ad hominem attacks took a new turn on Friday when he used Rashida Tlaib’s grandmother as an excuse to insult the Democratic congresswoman from Michigan. On Thursday, the Israeli government announced that it would not allow entry to Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) because they support the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Tlaib asked that the decision...
A couple that met at Woodstock finally has photographic evidence of their fateful encounter. Fifty years ago this weekend, Judy and Jerry Griffin met while on the way to the famous 1969 music festival in New York. Judy’s car had broken down, but Jerry and his buddies were happy to give her a lift. The festival was only three days, but the connection...
California and other states are suing the Trump administration over a new policy known as the “public charge” rule that makes it more difficult for low-income immigrants to obtain visas and green cards. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed the lawsuit Friday in a federal court in Northern California less than a week after the Department of Homeland Security made the rule...
Joe Raedle via Getty Images U.S. Customs and Border Protection said a "technology disruption" is causing outages at various airports. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection experienced an outage of its online passenger processing system on Friday, causing delays at airports across the country. CBP described the outage as a “technology disruption” that affected processing systems at “various air ports of entry.” CBP...
Caíque de Abreu via Getty Images WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A New York couple’s luxurious vacation house in Florida has been taken over by dozens of black vultures that are vomiting and defecating everywhere. The Palm Beach Post reports the Casimano family can’t even visit the $702,000 home they purchased earlier this year in the Ibis Golf and Country...
Jeffrey Epstein’s cause of death was officially determined to be suicide by hanging, the New York Medical Examiner’s office said Friday, multiple outlets reported. Epstein, 66, was found unconscious in his cell at the fortress-like Metropolitan Correctional Center on Saturday at 6:30 a.m. He was promptly rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead.  The disgraced financier had been awaiting...
The Food and Drug Administration is rolling out its latest plan to deter smokers from lighting up ― showing grisly reminders of what could happen to their bodies if they do. On Thursday, the agency unveiled 13 new warning labels it hopes to slap on cigarette cartons, showing graphic illustrations of tobacco’s detrimental health effects, including blindness, fatal lung disease,...
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Friday introduced a bill that would criminalize domestic terrorism attacks.  The bill would create a federal domestic terrorism crime and could be applied to attacks like mass shootings in El Paso, Texas; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Charleston, South Carolina, Schiff said in a statement. “Even though Americans today are more likely to be killed...
One day after Donald Trump fat-shamed a person at his rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, the former and very temporary White House communications director said Twitter suspended him for commenting on it. Anthony Scaramucci said he was temporarily locked out of his account on Friday after he posted a tweet Thursday night mocking Trump, in which he called him “the fattest...