• House decisively passes sanctions bill curbing Trump's power

    Eager to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, the House on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits President Donald Trump from waiving the penalties without first getting permission from Congress. Lawmakers passed the legislation, 419-3, clearing the far-reaching measure for action by the Senate. If senators move quickly, the bill could be ready for Trump's signature before Congress exits Washington for its regular August recess.

  • Yee Hung Chin, tied to notorious gang in Calgary, gunned down in B.C.

    Police say they believe the fatal shooting of a man in Chilliwack, B.C., with ties to gang activity in Calgary was a targeted attack. Investigators say 33-year-old Yee Hung Chin, who was gunned down on Friday morning, was known to police. Chin's brother, Roger Chin, was gunned down in a targeted attack in Calgary in 2008.

  • Charlie Gard parents drop legal fight, agree to let him die

    The parents of Charlie Gard, whose battle to get their critically ill baby experimental treatment stirred international sympathy and controversy, dropped their legal effort Monday, saying tearfully that it was time to let their son die. At an emotional court hearing, a lawyer for the baby's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, said the couple was withdrawing a bid to have Charlie sent to the United States, where a doctor had offered to try to treat his rare genetic condition. Both parents wept in the packed courtroom at the High Court in London as lawyer Grant Armstrong made the announcement, his voice breaking.

  • Kim Kardashian's Belly Button Makeover

    Reality and social media star Kim Kardashian has opened up about a recent cosmetic procedure - not to her face or her world-famous derriere, but her belly button! Kim explains to her social media followers that pregnancy left her bellybutton looking a little different and she wanted it restored to its former splendor, so she visited cosmetic surgeon Dr. Simon Ourian. “It’s actually called a belly-button lift,” he says.

  • Driver of truck with immigrants who died had license issues

    A long-haul truck driver arrested for driving a tractor-trailer so hot and so crammed with immigrants that 10 people died had his license to drive commercial trucks rescinded three months earlier. Florida disqualified James Matthew Bradley Jr.'s commercial driving privileges on April 12 after he failed to provide the state with a current medical card, which federal law requires commercial drivers to submit to show they are physically fit for the road. Alexis Bakofsky, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, said that federal law prohibits a driver from having a license in more than one state.

  • Immigrants wept, pleaded for water and pounded on the truck

    The tractor-trailer was pitch-black inside, crammed with maybe 90 immigrants or more, and already hot when it left the Texas border town of Laredo for the 150-mile trip north to San Antonio. By the time police showed up at a Walmart in San Antonio around 12:30 a.m. Sunday and looked in the back of the truck, eight passengers were dead and two more would soon die in an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone tragically awry. The details of the journey were recounted Monday by a survivor who spoke to The Associated Press and in a federal criminal complaint against the driver, James Matthew Bradley, who could face the death penalty over the 10 lives lost.