/Politics/ Last Updated: Mon, Jun 17th, 2019 @ 1:20pm EDT


Tim Hume

It Looks Like Germany's Worst Fear Just Happened: a Far-right Political Assassination

For years, experts have warned that Germany’s increasingly radicalized far-right would one day lash out with deadly violence against a politician. Now it appears this nightmare scenario has finally happened, underlining the arrival of a dangerous new political reality for the country.

German authorities announced Monday that the country’s federal prosecutor had taken over the investigation into the June 2 murder of Walter Lübcke, a prominent pro-refugee local politician, who...


Tim Hume

Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s First Democratically Elected President, Just Collapsed and Died in Court

Egypt's ousted former President Mohamed Morsi died after fainting in a courtroom during a hearing on espionage charges Monday, Egyptian state television reported.

The 67-year-old won his country’s first free presidential election in 2012, but was ousted by the military following mass protests the following year.

Morsi, a leading figure in the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood movement, had been serving lengthy jail sentences since his ouster from power. He was serving a 20-year sentence on a...


Gary Gastelu

Bankrupt billionaire's Lamborghini destroyed in fire

Shouldn't have been on the road.


Ryan Gaydos

Chicago Cubs' Theo Epstein optimistic Ben Zobrist will return amid divorce

The Chicago Cubs haven’t been sure whether Ben Zobrist would return this season, but president of baseball operations Theo Epstein was optimistic Thursday about the possibility of his return.


Chris Stirewalt

Biden benefits as Dems fear food fight

His lead reflects the mood of the party.


Alex Pappas

Dems want to nuke DOJ policy barring presidential prosecutions

Democrats are now talking about finding a way to change the Justice Department policy barring the prosecution of sitting presidents.


Florida woman becomes US citizen at age 103

A Florida woman has become a U.S. citizen at the age of 103.


Stephen Sorace

New York man punches MTA worker in face in subway attack caught-on-video, police say

Authorities in New York have asked for help identifying a man caught on surveillance video assaulting an MTA worker during an unprovoked subway station attack early Saturday.



Search warrant cites synagogue shooter's hatred of Judaism

A search warrant says the sole suspect in a Southern California synagogue shooting told an investigator that he adopted his hatred of Judaism 18 months before the fatal attack.


Michael Hollan

Disneyland makes controversial change to classic attraction: 'I am livid!'

One of the oldest attractions in Disneyland just received an upgrade, and fans are not happy about it. In fact, some of them are actually “livid.”


Nicole Darrah

Harvard rescinds offer to Kyle Kashuv, pro-Second Amendment Parkland survivor, due to past remarks, he says

Kyle Kashuv, the conservative Parkland shooting survivor and pro-Second Amendment activist, says Harvard rescinded his admission after the recent resurfacing of years old remarks he called "offensive," "idiotic" and "inflammatory" but composed before the mass shooting -- which he says made him a different person.

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READ: Court opinion in Virginia racial gerrymandering case

The Supreme Court on Monday handed Democrats a win in Virginia racial gerrymandering case.


Alex Lubben

Netanyahu Just Put Up a Giant Gold “Trump” Sign in the Golan Heights

There’s a Trump Tower in New York, and one in Chicago, and one in Las Vegas. There was nearly one in Moscow. And now, thanks to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, there will likely be a settlement bearing Trump’s name in the disputed Golan Heights.

“Trump Heights” will be built in a region that Israel annexed from Syria more than 50 years ago. Golan Heights has never been internationally recognized as Israeli territory — that is, not until Trump tweeted out his...


Rex Santus

Pakistani Politician Shows Off Bold, New Look

It seems the cat filter — usually reserved for fun Instagram stories — can also be an instrument of political destruction.

Take the case of a regional minister in northwest Pakistan, Shaukat Yousafzai. A once-dignified politician, he was broadcast to the world Friday with cat ears and whiskers when his staff mistakenly live-streamed a press conference with the cat filter mistakenly hovering over him.

The video, livestreamed on the Tehreek-e-Insaf party's official Facebook page, was...


Charlie Kirk

Charlie Kirk: Kim Kardashian's courage

Kim Kardashian committed Hollywood heresy last week.


Nicole Darrah

New Hampshire woman allegedly pushed dog into lake, let it drown: police

A New Hampshire woman was arrested for allegedly pushing her dog into a lake and watching it drown.


Nicole Darrah

Texas high school student shines in viral 'good morning y'all' video

"Good morning, y'all!" That's how Nicolas Cuadra, an 18-year-old in San Antonio, Texas, started his classmates' day — each and every morning for his final semester of school at Ronald Reagan High.


James Rogers

Deadly 102-year-old shipwreck discovered

The wreck of a ship that claimed 14 lives when it sank in a devastating storm off the coast of Australia nearly 102 years ago has been discovered.

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