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Sessions to face sharp questions on Russian Federation contacts


Sessions said President Trump did talk about Comey's firing and said he was upset with Comey's handling of the Russian investigation. Sessions confirmed, for example, that Comey approached him a day after the Oval Office meeting, at the butt of which Trump dismissed everyone except for Comey, including Sessions and Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law. Read More »

No military solution in Afghanistan, UN chief says on Kabul visit


The truck bombing killed more than 150 in the deadliest single attack in the country since the 2001 USA -led invasion to topple the Taliban. "At this meeting, Pakistan must support Afghanistan's policy over fighting insurgency". "Secretary-General Guterres' visit signals the United Nations' solidarity with Afghan people and our commitment to staying the course at a time when Afghanistan is facing many challenges", Yamamoto was quoted as saying. Read More »

Suspected North Korean Spy Drone Snapped Photos Of US Missile Defense


The remarks came a day after the South Korean military announced the discovery of about 10 photos of a battery for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system in the device's camera memory. Dunford underscored these concerns and said North Korea has "demonstrated a willingness" to use malicious cybertools against governments and industry. Read More »

Donald Trump accuses ex-FBI director James Comey of cowardice over 'leaks'

Asked by reporters if he had tapes of their conversations to support his claim , Trump replied demurely, "I'll tell you about that maybe in the very near future". After Comey delivered his much-anticipated testimony, Trump's personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz, held a news conference in which he sought to refute several of Comey's assertions. Read More »

Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap


President Donald Trump will be touring a technical school in Wisconsin Tuesday as part of his push to boost jobs by increasing apprenticeships. It remains uncertain how the two bills will be reconciled or whether they will need Democratic votes to get it passed in the House, where rifts in the Republican conference threaten the legislation. Read More »

Trump gives United States military authority to set Afghan troop levels


Dunford also warned that USA adversaries are developing military capabilities with the sole goal of limiting US ability to project power overseas. "The regime's nuclear weapons program is a clear and present danger to all, and the regime's provocative actions, manifestly illegal under worldwide law, have not abated despite United Nations' censure and sanctions", Mattis said in a written statement to the House Armed Services Committee . Read More »

Democrats are destroying health care in US


An anticipated topic that Trump did not mention was the Brent Spence bridge, which connects Kentucky and Ohio. Of Trump and even his closest lieutenants, Stone said "they don't speak with one voice". President Donald Trump says the United States must have the best, fastest and most reliable infrastructure in the world. 'The last statewide insurer in the great state of OH is leaving, ' Trump said. Read More »

Key takeaways from Attorney General Sessions' testimony

Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation probe after his two meetings with the ambassador were revealed - though he was involved in former FBI Director James Comey's firing, which President Trump admitted was all about Russian Federation. Read More »

Trump Offers to Testify That Comey Committed Perjury

The president's lawyer has hinted the ousted lawman should be prosecuted for the leak. During the hearing, Mr Comey re-asserted the USA president asked him to drop the FBI's investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynnover Moscow's alleged meddling in the U.S. Read More »

Candidates for governor run on different priorities


The Democratic primary contest has been a hard fought battle between Northam, the state party establishment's favorite, and insurgent candidate Tom Perriello. Perriello has gained ground on Northam with the help of prominent national Democrats. Primaries for state level elections in Virginia are known for their notoriously low turnout, despite the fact that the vote is open to all registered voters. Read More »

Cosby defense rests without calling the comedian to testify

His lawyers said they were in a romantic relationship and what happened was consensual. Authorities had declined to charge Cosby when she first came forward in 2005. The judge says jurors can continue working as late as they wish. Jurors were expected to hear closing arguments and could get the case in the afternoon. Read More »

North Korea 'most urgent' threat to security: Mattis


US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday launched a full-throated attack on looming across-the-board spending cuts during a budget hearing on Capitol Hill, saying "no enemy in the field has done more to harm the combat readiness of our military than sequestration". Read More »

Tough rough: US Open conditions may rob drama from a major

The USGA said Tuesday that overnight storms and more rain in the forecast were making some of the native grasses lay down, which would create such dense rough that it would be virtually unplayable. MCILROY'S SUMMER: Rory McIlroy has played only six tournaments this year because of a rib injury that cost him seven weeks at the start of the year, and a recurrence of the injury that made him sit out six weeks ahead of the U.S. Read More »

Trump gives US military authority to set Afghan troop levels


Gen. John Nicholson, the commander of USA forces in Afghanistan, told lawmakers in February that he needed a surge of a "few thousand" troops to break an impasse in the US -led mission. Army Sgts. Eric Houck and William Bays, along with Col. Dillon Baldridge attached to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division were gunned down in the latest "green on blue" incident carried out by Afghan troops against USA forces. Read More »

Trump friend: Mueller 'illegitimate as special counsel'

Firing Mueller would be a politically explosive move that would raise new questions about Trump , whose dismissal of James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director generated accusations of obstruction of justice and led to Mueller's appointment. Read More »

What are they debating? Bill Cosby jury deliberations hit eight-hour mark


The twelve jurors - seven men and five women from the Pittsburgh area - deliberated for 4 hours on Monday and did not come up with a verdict. Jurors reviewed more than a dozen passages from a deposition Cosby gave more than a decade ago, hearing excerpts on a wide range of topics, from Cosby's first meeting with Andrea Constand to the night in 2004 she says he drugged and violated her. Read More »

United States sanctions North Korea and their military suppliers

Mattis added that the United States is "working with China on North Korea because that is also a problem for China". China's territorial claims in the resource-rich South China Sea are contested by several nations.President Donald Trump and other senior United States officials have repeatedly stated that America would protect its interests in the South China Sea, a key shipping route. Read More »

Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'


A group of GOP senators are working on a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act after the House passed their own version last month. But his call for more funding could make it more hard to sell the bill to House Republicans , who will meet with senators if the bill passes the Senate to reconcile the differences between the two legislative bodies. Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee


Sessions stepped aside in March from the federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the campaign after acknowledging that he had met twice previous year with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. The committee announced on Monday the hearing will be public as was demanded by Sessions. Sessions also is likely to face questions about Comey's cryptic assertion that the FBI knew of a "problematic" reason that Sessions should not oversee the investigation into Russian interference in the ... Read More »

Sen. McCain says American leadership was better under Obama

The article centered on the notion that world leaders believe that the United States is no longer willing to or capable of providing the global leadership for which it has been recognized for much of the modern era. "I've said it a number of times - it'd be easier if Trump wasn't tweeting so much", Flake said. On June 11, it was disclosed that Trump had reportedly told UK Prime Minister Theresa May that he would delay his planned foreign trip to Britain until his popularity improved there. Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions next up for Capitol Hill testimony


Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify Tuesday at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that will likely focus on his meetings with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign. President Trump has demonstrated multiple times that his tweets can change the course of this Russian Federation investigation. "There is absolutely no reason why the hearing room doors should be shut, cameras turned off, and all American citizens left in the dark when Sessions testifies", ... Read More »

Fresh court blow for Trump's revised ban

Trump seemed to be saying he will appeal to the Supreme Court in adding "S.C." at the end of his tweet . Spicer replied that cases should be decided only on the rule of law. The case similarly found that a 120-day ban on admitting refugees also violated the Immigration and Naturalization Act without relying on the Frist Amendment's Establishment Clause to do so. Read More »

Trump calls Comey "cowardly" as more questions on Russian Federation loom in Congress


JOHNSON: Well, the attorney general says fired FBI Director James Comey said a lot of things about him last week to the Senate intelligence committee. Can you commit to discuss with the committee in a closed session the reasons for your recusal from the Russian Federation investigation? After Trump's dismissal of Comey following the FBI's investigation into Russian meddling in the USA election, the former FBI chief spoke to senators detailing his encounters and communication with the ... Read More »

Russian, Iranian foreign ministers call for Qatar talks


The UAE welcomed " President Trump's leadership in challenging Qatar's troubling support for extremism". "The nation of Qatar, unfortunately, has historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level", Trump said, echoing an allegation the Saudi-led group has used to justify cutting diplomatic ties to the tiny gas-rich country. Read More »

Attorney General Sessions to testify in public session Tuesday

In his dramatic appearance before former colleagues, Sessions contradicted a contention made by Comey at a hearing before the same panel last week . A Justice Department spokeswoman tells NPR that Sessions requested it be public. Did you offer to resign as attorney general? "This is a secret innuendo being leaked out there about me, and I don't appreciate it". Democratic Senator Jack Reed said "there's a real question of the propriety" of Sessions's involvement in Comey's dismissal, ... Read More »

2 officers killed, 2 inmates on run in Georgia

Christopher Monica, 42, and Curtis Billue, 58. Dozier said both officers leave behind families and described them as "great officers". The other prisoners were still on the bus, with doors closed, when authorities arrived at the scene, he said. Read More »

Hope Donald Trump will rethink decision on Paris deal: Rajnath


Asked how Trump's decision will affect the USA economy, 42 percent said it will hurt but 32 percent said it will help. "Climate changes have caused big global challenges and combating the horrific consequences of them requires complete and honest cooperation of all countries , particularly industrialized governments", he added. Read More »

Scott Disick's pals are anxious he is on a "slippery slope"


After striking up a conversation with the 34-year-old they landed an invite back to the penthouse suite at the Palms casino which he was sharing with Brody Jenner . When we asked Scott about whether or not he had any Father's Day plans with Mason , Penelope and Reign , the father of three admitted he did not. Read More »