President Donald Trump said Friday he will declare a national emergency at the southern U.S. border in an effort to unilaterally seize funding to begin building his long-promised wall between the U.S. and Mexico.Trump is expected to approve Congress’ spending bill, which grants him $1.375 billion for the wall, as opposed to the $5.7 billion he initially demanded. The national emergency declaration gives Trump a chance to reroute other government money to fund the project ― but also sets up a legal battle that could tie up the president’s signature project for months or years.The total wall funding will now come to about $8 billion, partially approved by Congress but mostly by Trump alone. That will buy the administration some 234 miles of border wall, a senior administration official told reporters Friday.The national emergency declaration will allow the Trump administration to use about $3.6 billion from Defense Department construction projects to … [Read more...] about Trump Declares National Emergency To Fund U.S.-Mexico Border Wall
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Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán was found guilty on Tuesday of crimes spanning more than a quarter of a century, during which prosecutors said he smuggled more than 200 tons of cocaine into the U.S.After a nearly three-monthlong trial and six days of deliberations, a New York jury found the alleged Sinaloa cartel leader guilty of all counts he was tried on.Guzmán, 61, now faces life in prison.More than 56 prosecution witnesses were called to the stand at the heavily-secured federal courthouse in Brooklyn over the course of 35 days.The seven women and five men of the jury listened to movie-esque tales of brutal murders of cartel enemies, political payoffs, elaborate schemes to traffic drugs, two brazen escapes that almost became three and even a love triangle. 35 PHOTOS Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman See Gallery Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Mexico's top drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted as he arrives at Long Island MacArthur airport in New York, … [Read more...] about Drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán found guilty of funneling tons of narcotics into the U.S.
WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - The probe of possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, is wrapping up, Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told reporters on Monday."I've been fully briefed on the investigation and I look forward to Director Mueller delivering the final report," he said at a press conference on U.S. charges against China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. "Right now the investigation is I think close to being completed and I hope that we can get the report from Director Mueller as soon as possible."(Reporting by Andy Sullivan; Writing by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Dan Grebler) 8 PHOTOS Matthew Whitaker See Gallery Matthew Whitaker Iowa Republican senatorial candidate former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker looks on before a live televised debate at Iowa Public Television studios, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Johnston, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) UNITED STATES - July 23: Matt Whitaker (R) Iowa is … [Read more...] about Acting U.S. attorney general says Mueller probe on election interference ‘close to being completed’
(Reuters) - Florida's outgoing governor, Republican Rick Scott, was declared the winner of the state's hard-fought U.S. Senate race on Sunday, following a recount of ballots in the tight contest against three-term Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson.In the recount of the ballots cast for the Nov. 6 election, Scott won by 10,033 votes, Florida elections officials said on Sunday. Scott took 50.05 percent of the 8.19 million votes cast statewide, compared with 49.93 percent for Nelson, the officials added.RELATED: Florida Governor Rick Scott 17 PHOTOS Florida Governor Rick Scott See Gallery Florida Governor Rick Scott DORAL, FL - MARCH 28: Florida Governor Rick Scott interacts with people at Restaurant El Arepazo 2 as he holds a bill signing ceremony for legislation to prohibit all state agencies from doing business with any entity that benefits the Venezuelan regime on March 28, 2018 in Doral, Florida. Gov. Scott said recently that he will have a big announcement on April … [Read more...] about Scott wins Florida U.S. Senate seat after manual recount
According to a recent post by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, PC Games are now added to the national software registry. The non-regulatory body added games like Mass Effect, World of Warcraft, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Companies like Steam, EA, Blizzard and more are mentioned. Some of the games added to the registry were donated by publishers while others were bought by the Govt. These games are now part forever part of the Govt registry. The software registry partly acts as a “repository of culturally significant digital artifacts.” Many of the titles were donated to the NSRL by Valve Software, which owns the Steam platform; Electronic Arts, which owns Origin; and Activision Blizzard, which owns Blizzard. Other titles were purchased if their install base was large enough to justify the expense. All titles in the NSRL are properly licensed and acquired. While the NSRL exists primarily to support cybersecurity and law enforcement … [Read more...] about PC Games Added to U.S Software Registry