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Hate crime hoaxes, like Jussie Smollett's alleged attack, are more common than you think

Hate crime hoaxes, like Jussie Smollett's alleged attack, are more common than you thinkIn writing a book about hate crime hoaxes, I found more than 400. Such frauds damage good race relations.



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More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from SyriaOUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State group handed over more than 150 Iraqi members of the group to Iraq, an Iraqi security official said Thursday, marking the biggest repatriation from Syria of captured militants so far.



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More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from SyriaOUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State group handed over more than 150 Iraqi members of the group to Iraq, an Iraqi security official said Thursday, marking the biggest repatriation from Syria of captured militants so far.



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10 Non-Hybrid Crossovers and SUVs That Get 30 MPG or More

10 Non-Hybrid Crossovers and SUVs That Get 30 MPG or More



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Tariff uncertainty could hurt auto industry more than plant closures in 2019

Tariff uncertainty could hurt auto industry more than plant closures in 2019Broad U.S. import tariffs and trade restrictions could cost 366,000 jobs, nearly 100 times what’s at stake in GM’s controversial plant closings.



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IS 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges Europe to do more

IS 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges Europe to do moreJiya Furat said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had cornered the remaining militants in a neighborhood of Baghouz village near the Iraqi border, under fire from all sides. “In the coming few days, in a very short time, we will spread the good tidings to the world of the military end of Daesh,” he said, using the Arabic acronym for Islamic State. Trump on Saturday said the caliphate was “ready to fall and that the United States was asking European allies to take back more than 800 Islamic State fighters captured in Syria and put them on trial.



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More U.S. aid for Venezuela touches down amid distribution uncertainty

More U.S. aid for Venezuela touches down amid distribution uncertaintyThe shipment will be the second arrival of large-scale U.S. and international aid for Venezuelans, many of whom have scant access to food and medicine, since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president in defiance of socialist President Nicolas Maduro. Guaido, who invoked constitutional provisions to declare himself the country’s leader last month, arguing Maduro’s 2018 re-election was a sham, has said aid will enter Venezuela on Feb. 23. Speaking in Caracas to supporters who had volunteered to help with the aid effort, Guaido said he would announce further details on Monday about how he planned to get aid into the country from Colombia, Brazil and Curacao despite Maduro’s opposition.



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Mueller's office seeks prison sentence of 20 years or more for ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort

Mueller's office seeks prison sentence of 20 years or more for ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPresident Donald Trump's onetime campaign chairman was found guilty of tax and bank fraud charges. Prosecutors are seeking a lengthy prison sentence.



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More U.S.-Sent Humanitarian Aid for Venezuela Lands in Colombia

More U.S.-Sent Humanitarian Aid for Venezuela Lands in ColombiaU.S. military airplanes loaded with food, medicine and hygiene kits took off from Homestead Air Reserve Base in Miami and landed at the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Saturday. The aid now sits alongside relief supplies that arrived on Feb. 8.



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More U.S. aid for Venezuela touches down amid distribution uncertainty

More U.S. aid for Venezuela touches down amid distribution uncertaintyThe shipment will be the second arrival of large-scale U.S. and international aid for Venezuelans, many of whom have scant access to food and medicine, since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president in defiance of socialist President Nicolas Maduro. Guaido, who argued Maduro’s 2018 re-election was a sham and invoked constitutional provisions to declare himself the country’s leader last month, has said aid will enter Venezuela on Feb. 23. Speaking in Caracas to supporters who had volunteered to help with the aid effort, Guaido said he would announce details on Monday about how he planned to get aid into the country from Colombia, Brazil and Curacao despite Maduro’s opposition.



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