The Department of Homeland Security is drafting an order to end the child separation policy that's become a political albatross for the Trump administration. The Associated Press indicated that DHS was acting alone and it was not clear if the president would sign the directive. A DHS spokesperson did not immediately respond to a DailyMail.com request for comment. News of an about-face came just as the president was ratcheting up his attacks on Democrats opposing his immigration agenda via Twitter.
Is the San Andreas fault line at risk of the 'BIG ONE'? New-found 15 mile-long formation in the area could be ground zero for California's next massive earthquake
Researchers from the Geological Society of America used detailed geologic and structural mapping of the southern 20 miles (30km) of the San Andreas fault zone in southern California. They found the Durmid ladder structure (left), a highly faulted area of rock that is 0.6 to 2.5 miles (one to four km) wide, found in the upper 1.8 to 3.1 miles (three to five km) of the ground and named for the Durmid Hill region it is located in. Experts say this could be ground zero for the next major earthquake to hit the fault (aerial view, top right), colloquially known as 'Big One'. Researchers have been warning since early last year that the state is overdue for a highly destructive earthquake (bottom right, destruction after Northridge earthquake hit Los Angeles in 1994)
Japanese company makes TV apology on behalf of worker who left his desk for just THREE MINUTES each day to buy his lunch - as the country's grueling work culture is called into question
A 64-year-old male staff member at the Kobe City Waterworks Bureau on the outskirts of Osaka, Japan, took approximately 78 minutes of lunch break over the course of seven months. But his employers took a dim view of his antics, arguing that he had frittered away company time in the pursuit of food. The trips a nearby store, which took three minutes each time, took place a total of 26 times between September 2017 and March 2018.
Why I fell in love with Scotland's weird customs: How an American tourist did all the 'wrong' things on a visit... and wowed the world with his zany take on the country's quirky way of living
U.S photographer Christian DeBaun (right) visited Scotland and made a Facebook post on cultural observations that went viral. He noted how there are no bathrooms in Scotland on the roads, no billboards, hardly any police cars (he saw two) and that it's 'ridiculously windy'. The Scottish Daily Mail's Gavin Madeley reports.
'Supervise your child!' Kansas mother who was fined $132,000 after her five-year-old son knocked over a sculpture is slammed by TV viewers - as she STILL refuses to take the blame
Sarah Goodman (left) was hit with a $132,000 (£100,277) fine when Troy knocked over a sculpture called Aphrodite di Kansas City, which was on display at Overland Park community center in Kansas City, Kansas (right). Speaking on ITV's This Morning, Goodman said that other artworks were kept secure and it was only that sculpture that wasn't behind glass or rope. However, viewers (inset) didn't accept her arguments, and said she should have kept control of her son better.
Defiant Corey Lewandowski scoffs at calls for him to say sorry for his 'womp womp' slur against Down syndrome child separated from family at the border - then says it's people whose relatives were murdered by illegals who need an apology
Corey Lewandowski denied he was mocking a 10-year-old disabled illegal immigrant girl and said he didn't owe her an apology for his 'womp womp' remark that sparked online outrage. The former Donald Trump campaign manager claimed he was really mocking 'a liberal who attempted to politicize children' with his biting comment. He went on to say an apology was really owed to children whose parents were killed by illegal immigrants.
Melania Trump calls Secret Service after Oscar-winner Peter Fonda says in border crisis rant that Barron should be 'ripped from his mother's arms and put in a cage with pedophiles'
'The tweet is sick and irresponsible and USSS [U.S. Secret Service] has been notified,' the first lady's spokeswoman said. Fonda also branded President Trump a 'f****** monster,' and added: 'We need to scare the f*** out of [border agents]! Need to make their children worry now.' He earlier referred to presidential adviser Stephen Miller as a 'pedophile'.
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow breaks down in tears while reporting news that immigrant babies are being held in 'tender age' shelters after being forcibly separated from their parents at the border
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow broke down in tears on-air while reporting breaking news that the Trump administration has been operating 'tender 'age' shelters for immigrant babies and toddlers forcibly separated from their parents. Maddow teared up on Tuesday night near the end of her program as she read a report from the Associated Press that revealed young children were being held in three facilities in Texas. She repeatedly tried to read a description of the shelters but was forced to abruptly end her show minutes earlier then planned. Maddow took to Twitter after the show to apologize and share the script she was meant to have read.
'You want me to cover my head with ashes and whip my back?' Asia Argento fires back at troll who criticized her for posting happy Instagram picture as she starts new job on The X Factor Italy 10 days after boyfriend Anthony Bourdain's suicide
The actress, who described Bourdain as her 'rock' and 'lover' in a statement of grief after his shocking death, has been posting morosely about grief on social media since he died in France on June 8. Argento went back to work in Turin on Wednesday to film auditions as the latest judge on The X Factor Italia with the Italian rapper Fedez (seen left).
EXCLUSIVE: Miss Movin' On! Huma Abedin ditches her old apartment for new digs and is spotted laughing with mystery man and sporting a new pink frock and a $3,000 Prada bag
Huma Abedin was spotted with a mystery male (left) after dropping off her son at summer camp on Monday. In exclusive photos obtained by DailyMail.com, the 41-year-old was seen wearing a striped polo shirt with a red circle skirt and dark sunglasses. She then returned to her brand new NYC apartment to change into a summer dress (right). This time, she opted for a pink floral frock which she matched with a leather Prada bag retailing around $2,980. The former Clinton aide appeared to be in good spirits after enduring a humiliating year following her estranged husband's sexting scandal and Hillary Clinton's election loss. She was spotted visiting Hillary Clinton's offices in midtown Manhattan later that day.
Parents are arrested after cops found their 18-year-old daughter locked up in a CAGE filled with feces
Tito (bottom right) and Shannon Felix (top right), 50 and 51, were arrested at their home in Richmond, Kentucky on Friday. Cops were called to the home to conduct a welfare check and found the couple's adult daughter, 18, locked up in a cage in the basement. The cage had latches on the outside that were locked with a combination lock. Inside the cage, there was a small children's toilet with urine and feces in it. The couple said that their daughter has fetal alcohol syndrome which causes her to sleepwalk, so they built the cage to contain her so they can get sleep at night. The couple has been charged with unlawful imprisonment and criminal abuse.
Spurned girlfriend gatecrashes her boyfriend's wedding to his new love - wearing her own bridal gown and veil as guests scream in shock at South African ceremony
The unidentified woman reportedly walked down the aisle in a wedding dress and veil in the middle of the ceremony in the town of Benoni in South Africa's north-eastern Gauteng province. Video footage shows the groom arguing with the unexpected guest, while his bride-to-be stands by the altar, waiting to be wed. The video has been widely shared on social media, where the woman is being described as the groom's 'side chick', a slang word for mistress.
Strzok and Page have company! Republican congressman reveals 'Kevin Clinesmith' and 'Sally Moyer' are names of two OTHER anti-Trump FBI agents in IG report who texted 'F*** Trump' and 'Viva la resistance'
Two newly identified FBI texters, named in last week's IG report only as 'Attorney 2' and 'Agent 5,' were publicly unmasked in a Tuesday hearing before the House Judiciary Committee when Rep. Mark Meadows IDed them as FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith and Special Agent Sally Moyer. The person named as Clinesmith expressed his disdain for the incoming President Trump with the phrase 'Viva la resistance' and opined that Vice President-Elect Mike Pence was 'stupid.' The woman now understood to be Moyer texted her lover, a fellow special agent, 'Screw you Trump,' and added that Hillary Clinton 'better win ... otherwise i'm gonna be walking around with both of my guns.' She also labeled Trump's supporters in Ohio 'retarded,' and in a fit of pique over being asked to work on Inauguration Day, she added: 'F*** Trump.'
Why Meghan DIDN’T wear her name badge at Royal Ascot even though Kate always wears hers (and it’s all to do with the delicate fabric of her white Givenchy dress)
Eagle-eyed fans were quick to note that Meghan (seen left at Ascot yesterday) did not fasten her name badge - which read HRH The Duchess of Sussex - to her front, as her husband Prince Harry did and the Duchess of Cambridge (seen right in 2016) has always done on her own Ascot outings. Instead she tucked it alongside her Givenchy clutch bag (inset).
15-year-old singer from the Dominican Republic who was cruelly bullied when she moved to the US leaves the AGT judges in awe with incredible rendition of Natural Woman - even earning the Golden Buzzer from Mel B
Amanda Mena, from Boston, Massachusetts, delivered a flawless rendition of Aretha Franklin's Natural Woman, earning praise from Simon Cowell for her 'genuinely natural soul'. The teenager began by sharing her personal story with the judges, telling them she loves to sing and feels like her past experiences have caused her to truly connect with music. 'I was raised in the Dominican Republic until I was four years old, so when I came here I didn't know a word of English and I got bullied a lot,' Amanda said. 'All that kind of gave me tough skin.' The teen then delivered a perfect rendition of Aretha Franklin's Natural Woman, earning a standing ovation from the judges and a Golden Buzzer from Mel B.
Even Queen Bey is an embarrassing mom! Hilarious moment a mortified Blue Ivy's face falls as she frantically shields her eyes when a sexy clip of Beyoncé and Jay-Z plays at a concert
Blue was captured on video enjoying Beyoncé and Jay-Z's On The Run II tour show in London this weekend — all except for one part. At a certain point, a sexy video interlude played on the giant screens, and Blue's expression quickly changed. Her face fell, her brow wrinkled, and she seemed horrified and disgusted. She then turned away, covered her eyes, and hid behind a barrier, peeking back up a few times to see if the moment was over. At another point in the show, however, she was seen having more fun, throwing up the roc with a friend.
Harrowing surveillance video shows female jogger fighting off convicted rapist who 'sexually assaulted her and tried to abduct' her in broad daylight
Gordon Lyons, 57, of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, has since been arrested and charged with kidnapping, indecent assault and battery on a person age 14 or older, and assault and battery. Video, taken from surveillance cameras across the street, showed the 37-year-old woman jogging down the street at around 7.35am Sunday. Suddenly a car pulled up in front of her, and a man climbed out the driver's seat and chased the jogger into some nearby bushes, out of shot. Police say he grabbed the woman, who has not been named, by both arms and sexually assaulted her, while dragging her towards his car. But the victim fought off her attacker, and was able to break free.
'We are inspired to make our baby girl's memory go forth': Bode Miller and his wife pen emotional Instagram post thanking friends and fans for their support after they lost their 19-month-old daughter in a drowning accident
Olympian Bode Miller and his wife have shared photographs of themselves with the toddler daughter they lost in a drowning accident earlier this month, as they thank supporters for their kindness. Nineteen-month-old Emeline Miller was rushed to nearby Mission Hospital before passing away on June 10, with paramedics unable to revive the infant after she drowned in a neighbor's pool. Miller's wife Morgan Beck had taken Emeline with her to the neighbor's home for a party, when the child wandered off at one point according to Captain Tony Bommarito of the Orange County Fire Authority.
Chaos at Las Vegas's Mandalay Bay hotel after water main bursts sending thousands of gallons of water crashing through the ceiling
A water main broke Tuesday creating massive flooding in the convention center at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas leaving the venue's floor completely covered in water (pictured). The Clark County Fire Department said the flooding was reported around 4.30pm after the broken water main dumped thousands of gallons of water onto the first floor of the convention center. About 1,000 people, who were attending a conference on fraud, had to be moved from the second floor of the center to a different area of the resort.
The growing crisis of aging inmates with dementia and cancer: Incredible photos capture prisoners who need round-the-clock care - and some who cannot even remember their crimes
Every state is grappling with prisoners aging, since inmate medical costs amount to $3 billion a year. Medical care for inmates over 65 costs $8,500 per year, compared to $950 for younger inmates. In California the rate of prisoners over 60 has soared from 1% in 1996 to 7% in 2016. Reuters visited two California prisons which are considering setting up specific units to care for dementia-stricken inmates.
Revealed: The VERY creative ways pizza restaurants have served up their pies to make customers happy (including a delivery on a HORSE)
People have shared the most ingenious ways pizzerias have delivered pizzas to customers. One delivery man used a horse (top left), while a restaurant cut down on waste by making a box out of pizza (bottom centre). Other examples include a box that is perforated so that each slice has its own 'plate' (top centre); a bag with holes in so that the pizza box lies flat on the way home (top right); a circular box so the pizza fits inside perfectly (bottom right); and a box which tells you the right way round to carry your pizza home (bottom left).
The most popular 25 beaches in the world according to Instagram: Whitehaven in Australia takes the top spot followed by Hawaii's Lanikai
The world's beaches have been ranked according to how many times they've been snapped on Instagram, with Whitehaven Beach in Australia (top left) deemed the most popular. Lanikai beach in Oahu, Hawaii (top right), came in second place, with Horseshoe Bay in Bermuda (bottom left) close behind. Meanwhile, Bournemouth Beach (bottom right) has been ranked as the most popular beach in the UK and seventh globally with 72,503 snaps branded with #bournemouthbeach.
Father films his daughter every WEEK for 18 YEARS - showing how she transformed from a tiny baby into a confident woman in an emotional video
Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester has created a brilliant timelapse video of his daughter Lotte, starting from shortly after she was born on October 28, 1999 (pictured top left) and recording her every year since. You can see her at the age of three (pictured top centre) and at the age of ten (pictured top right). She gets braces at the age of 14 (pictured bottom left) before the camera snaps her shortly after her latest birthday, at the age of 18 (bottom right).
There’s not much SPACE! Boatbuilder creates tiny 250-square-foot home in the style of the Apollo lunar lander
Kurt Hughes (top right) has created his 250-square-foot fixed home (left) on the banks of Washington's Columbia River. He wanted to take his 35 years of experience in marine construction and apply them to architecture. Kurt says: 'The mission was to design a habitable dwelling with the latest marine composite technology, providing creature comforts with low impact on the land and high amazement factor.' Inside there is an open space, with external modules for a bath, galley, breakfast nook (bottom right) and storage. On top is a clear geodesic dome to allow light to 'stream in down all around'. A foam/glass cover is used to keep extreme heat or cold out of the dome. Kurt adds: 'The lunar lander can rest comfortably on drastic, uneven terrain, with virtually no environmental footprint. These off-the-grid outposts will use the latest marine technology to afford a strong, light, and easily maintained structure.' Inset: The NASA Lunar Module, after which the tiny home is modelled.
Commuter is caught on camera playing his Playstation 4 on a huge monitor across four seats on a Metro North train
A man got settled into a Poughkeepsie-bound Metro North train on Friday morning, before setting up his Playstation 4. The man proceeds to game on while commuting to his destination at Beacon. 'We ask customers to please keep your feet off of the seats and be courteous to your fellow riders who may need a place to sit,' a Metro North spokeswoman said.
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Stranded baby monkey is reunited with its parents by villagers who rescue it from a 20ft-deep well in heartwarming video
A baby monkey was rescued with the help of kindhearted villagers after it got stuck inside a 20ft-deep well. A group of apes had gone down the nearly-dried well in search of water in Maharashtra, India. After quenching its thirst, one of the monkeys appeared to get scared and didn't know how to climb back up again. It was then that the villagers came to its rescue after dropping a rope tied to a wooden block outside the well in order to help the monkey climb out.
Despicable thug laughs as he hits a tiny puppy off the roof of a car by swinging a piece of wood like a baseball bat
Video shot in Guyana shows him playing with the dog before grabbing the piece of wood and striking the oblivious pup, sending it flying several metres. The badly injured animal lay motionless while the man enthusiastically celebrated his swing and his friend filming the vile act laughed hysterically.
lay between the tracks just before a train arrived. The foolhardy incident was caught on camera by an eyewitness with a smartphone at the Dvorets Sporta station on the Metro in the Ukrainian capital city of Kiev. Footage shows the young men, both wearing shorts and T-shirts, hop down from the platform and lie down, one in front of the other, between the tracks.
Man creates an 'optical illusion' that will blow your mind (with the help of a little clever editing)
The surreal clip begins with Kerry Parry holding the ball with his left hand between his thumb and index finger. Mr Parry, of Portland, Oregon, then brings the ping pong ball directly in front of the camera lens, before waving his right hand around behind him, as if to cast a spell. He then reaches downwards with his right hand and grabs onto the ball that was being held between is thumb and finger. Incredibly, the ball seems to have increased in size to the point where Mr Parry is unable to wrap his fingers even half-way round the object.
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