Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday used scripture to bolster his full-throated defense of the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents at the border, saying that having kids does not give migrants immunity from prosecution — and found justification for his policies in the Bible.
"Persons who violate the law of our nation are subject to prosecution. I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order," Sessions said.
Later Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders doubled down, saying it is "very biblical to enforce the law."
"That is actually repeated a number of times throughout the Bible," she said, responding to a question about Sessions' comments about scripture supporting the administration's policies.
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One boy died and his brother and mom were in critical condition Thursday following a shooting in a suburban Denver parking lot, according to police.
Westminster police released a statement saying a man unrelated to the other three victims was also shot, but is expected to survive.
Department spokeswoman Cheri Spottke said a man suspected in the attack is in custody. A motive wasn't immediately clear, she said.
President Donald Trump and some congressional Republicans have been claiming a law is forcing the Trump administration to separate migrant children from their parents at the border.
President Donald Trump explained to reporters why he has not been tougher on Kim Jon Un’s human rights violations in North Korea. “I don’t want to see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family,” Trump said.
The younger brother of the Florida school shooting suspect launched an anti-bullying campaign Thursday, saying he witnessed mistreatment of Nikolas Cruz that may have been a key factor in the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Zachary Cruz, 18, said the initiative will set up anti-bullying student chapters at schools across the country, create a 24-hour national telephone hotline for bullying victims to call for help and provide sustained attention to the problem. Nexus Services, the Virginia company that provided Zachary Cruz with a job and living quarters after his own scrape with the law, is sponsoring the effort.
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A former British Army sergeant who tried to kill his wife by sabotaging her parachute so he could get her insurance money was sentenced Friday to at least 18 years in prison.
Sgt. Emile Cilliers was convicted last month of two counts of attempted murder for the parachute tampering and sabotaging a gas valve at the couple's home.
Victoria Cilliers, 42 — an experienced parachuting instructor — suffered near-fatal injuries when she fell 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) in April 2015, but survived by landing on a newly plowed field.
Bill Cosby has ousted the high-powered defense team whose aggressive tactics failed to sway jurors from convicting him of sexual assault in April.
Cosby's spokesman Andrew Wyatt said Thursday that Tom Mesereau and the rest of the retrial team have been replaced by a Philadelphia-area defense attorney with experience handling sex crimes cases.
The new lawyer, Joseph Green, didn't immediately return a message.
Wyatt wouldn't say why the change was made.
A North Korean state TV documentary about the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shows Trump saluting a North Korean general after he tried to shake the officer’s...
President Donald Trump disputed findings by the Justice Department on Friday that former FBI Director James Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe was not politically motivated, declaring that the FBI was biased "at the top level" and "plotting against my election."
The department's inspector general report, while critical of the FBI and Comey personally, did not find evidence that political bias tainted the investigation of Clinton's email practices in the months and days leading up to Trump's election.
But on Friday, after tweeting that he did a "great service" to the nation by firing Comey, Trump marched out to the White House North Lawn to talk with "Fox & Friends" for more than half an hour, claiming the report "totally" exonerated him, then pointing to accomplishments he said he's achieved and complaining about not getting proper credit.
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President Donald Trump got the history-making handshake he wanted with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Now, with the smiling snapshot a part of history, new details are emerging about the bizarre behind-the-scenes negotiations that led up to the summit — and about the president's post-summit frustrations with how it's being portrayed.
Setting up the Singapore meeting was no easy feat for the technically still-warring heads of state, requiring planners to accommodate confounding requests and paranoia. But neither has it been easy for Trump to sell the plan to a doubting class of experts, allies and the media. He's chafing at the skepticism swirling about the nuclear accord that he wants to define his legacy.
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Lava pouring out of a Hawaii volcano burned down Mary Dressler's home and her town 28 years ago. Now, watching creeping lobes of molten rock slowly wipe out entire neighborhoods over the past month, she has been transported back to those losses.
Memories and emotions overcame the naturopathic physician when she recently took clothing donations to an evacuation center — so much so she had a hard time staying.
"You see people walk up with that lost look. They have no clue what they're going to do next. I know that feeling," Dressler said.
On the western edge of the Florida Everglades sits 4 square miles (10 square kilometers) of gator-infested swampland, and a private firm is making big money selling it off.
The Panther Island Mitigation Bank isn't another Florida land boondoggle, but rather is part of a federal system designed to restore wetlands across the United States. Panther Island's owners preserved one of the nation's last stands of virgin bald Cyprus, a place where wood storks, otters and other native flora and fauna have returned since they removed invasive plants.
These banks, in turn, sell "wetlands mitigation credits" to developers for up to $300,000 apiece, offsetting the destruction of marshes by construction projects elsewhere. Now it's a billion-dollar industry that has slowed the loss of U.S. wetlands, half of which are already gone.
IHOP became IHOb this week, and many have expressed strong feelings on the name change. But few have stronger feelings about the temporary name change than Connecticut resident Jerry Lapin, one of the restaurant chain’s co-founders.
"IHOP. You don't fool around with that,” said Lapin, of South Glastonbury.
In 1958, Lapin co-founded the future restaurant chain with his older brother Al and another childhood friend. Lapin was just thinking about starting his career when he returned home from the Korean War — he had a Purple Heart and a Silver Star medal, but no job.
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Congressional Republicans distanced themselves Thursday from the Trump administration's aggressive policy of separating children from their parents at the southern border even as the White House cited the Bible in defending its "zero tolerance" approach to illegal border crossings.
"I can say that it is very biblical to enforce the law. That is actually repeated a number of times throughout the Bible," said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. "It's a moral policy to follow and enforce the law."
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Stephen Hawking has taken his place among Britain's greatest scientists with the burial of his ashes in Westminster Abbey, between the graves of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton.
More than 1,000 people Friday attended a service of thanksgiving for the physicist, who died in March at age 76 after decades of living with motor neuron disease.
The service included readings by actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who played Hawking in a BBC drama, and astronaut Tim Peake.
There were also tributes from Astronomer Royal Martin Rees and Nobel prize winner Kip Thorne.