National park police are investigating how a banner reading "Refugees Welcome" got on to the Statue of Liberty Tuesday afternoon.
The banner, measuring about 3 feet by 20 feet, was unfurled atop the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty just before 1 p.m., according to the National Park Service.
It was affixed by nylon rope to the wall of the public observation deck at the base of statue, according to NPS. Rangers determined they could take it down without damaging the pedestal, and did so.
Attaching banners to national monuments is prohibited. The United States Park Police are working to identify the suspects.
The rogue bull that escaped from a Queens slaughterhouse and led police on a wild, hours-long chase through neighborhood streets Tuesday, ducking under caution tape and sidestepping cops, has died, NYPD officials confirmed.
The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations, according to agency documents released Tuesday.
The documents represent a sweeping rewrite of the nation's immigration enforcement priorities.
The Homeland Security Department memos, signed by Secretary John Kelly, lay out that any immigrant living in the United States illegally who has been charged or convicted of any crime — and even those suspected of a crime — will now be an enforcement priority. That could include people arrested for shop lifting or minor traffic offenses.
Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos announced his resignation from Breitbart News amid backlash from conservatives over controversial comments he made on sexual relationships between boys and older men.
In a statement Tuesday, Yiannopolous said he did not want his "poor choice of words" to take away from important reporting by his colleagues, adding that the decision to step down is "mine alone."
“Breitbart News has stood by me when others caved. They have allowed me to carry conservative and libertarian ideas to communities that would otherwise never have heard them. They have been a significant factor in my success. I’m grateful for that freedom and for the friendships I forged there," Yiannopoulos wrote.