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The Secret Service says it doesn't have any Trump tapes

The Journal noted that, of course, "recordings could have been created by another entity" and that "most parts of the White House itself are exempt from the Freedom of Information Act". During congressional testimony, Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he hoped those tapes existed. Trump said to reporters on Friday: "I'm not hinting anything". Read More »

Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs captured after 1 year

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Jeffs, who fled from federal custody last summer in Utah , was arrested Wednesday night without incident at a marina near Yankton, South Dakota , the FBI said. He said Jeffs was alone in the vehicle and that he doesn't know why Jeffs was in the area. Jeffs's brother, Warren Jeffs , is now in prison, though is believed to still be leading his sect, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Read More »

Trump 'under investigation' by special counsel

Comey would not say in his testimony last week whether he thought the president sought to obstruct justice , but added it would be up to special counsel Mueller "to sort that out". "Mueller is setting up a dragnet of obstruction, financial questions and every aspect of Trump's life and his associates lives ", Gingrich wrote on Twitter , adding "very unsafe". Read More »

Republican lawmaker received threatening email after Congressional baseball shooting

Earlier this year, Tenney cited security concerns and death threats in response to criticism over her decision not to host town hall meetings in her district to discuss federal issues, namely healthcare. CBS also reports that Tenney's son, a Marine, was recently threatened on her Facebook page. "However, protections under the first amendment do not extend to violence", Andrews added. Read More »

Michelle Carter verdict to be announced Friday

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The judge will issue his decision at 11 a.m. A MA judge on Friday is set to render a verdict on whether a teenager's text messages to her boyfriend urging his 2014 suicide amounted to manslaughter, a court official said. Carter's lawyer says she tried to talk Roy out of suicide for months, but he was determined to kill himself. But prosecutors said the suicide was the end result of a "sick game" Carter allegedly played with Roy's life, just so she could get sympathy by becoming a "grieving ... Read More »

Court lays bare grim details of Bill Cosby sex allegations

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James Reape , a detective of the Montgomery County Detective Bureau's major crimes unit who took the stand late Thursday afternoon, returned to testify twice on Friday. "We are feeling great about the trial this week", said Wyatt. The deposition is a key piece of evidence for prosecutors seeking to convict the 79-year-old comedian of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Read More »

Wolf responds to Sessions' request to remove legal protections for medical marijuana

A 20-year epidemiological review of studies concluded that more than nine out of 10 people who try marijuana do not become dependent on the drug. Latrobe has joined a list of local governments in the region that are adapting to a state law passed past year that legalized the use of marijuana for serious medical conditions, including cancer , childhood epilepsy and other conditions. Read More »

Minnesota officer says motorist had hand on gun when shot

Castile disclosed he was carrying a licensed handgun. Dusterhoft said Yanez essentially seemed to dance around what he saw Castile reaching for that night, often choosing phrases in statements to authorities such as "it appeared", "it looked like" and "I thought it was" to describe what he saw. Read More »

The GOP's sneak attack on health care

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The senator said Trump didn't state many policy preferences but said people with pre-existing conditions should be protected and spoke about making tax credits apply to lower-income people rather than allocated exclusively by age as the House bill did. Read More »

Trump to announce plan to stop cash flow to Cuban military

Saying that the aim was to fix what Trump has called a " bad deal " struck by Obama, US officials said the new administration would leave the door open to improved relations if Cuba undertakes democratic reforms such as allowing free elections and releasing political prisoners. Read More »

Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs caught after year on lam

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Meanwhile, Jeffs co-defendants, including full brother, Seth Jeffs, resolved their cases by pleading guilty to felony or misdemeanor charges. "It was actually the acting chief of the Yankton PD who was off duty at the time down near the marina near Yankton, and he saw that vehicle", Barnhart says . Read More »

Reported Sighting of Escaped Inmates in South Carolina

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal tweeted Thursday night the two were captured in Tennessee. "This callous, heinous crime is another stark reminder how unsafe it is for all our law enforcement brothers and sisters across this country", NYSCOPBA President Michael Powers said in a news release. Read More »

Rodman begins sightseeing on NKorea trip he hopes opens door

Mr Tillerson told the Senate foreign relations committee yesterday that it was time for the USA to work with other nations to deny the North access to supplies such as oil, amid fears that the regime is making progress toward a ballistic missile that could hit America. Read More »

Special counsel probing Jared Kushner's business dealings

The news comes just one day after the Post reported the special counsel is investigating President Trump for possible obstruction of justice. Fulop had already withdrawn his support for the tax break, after news reports appeared last month recounting how Jared Kushner's sister had mentioned his name and position at the White House while pitching the project to Chinese investors. Read More »

Cosby jury to return on Friday to try to break deadlock

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The jury has had to take in a lot since Monday, the least of which was Cosby's defense. The 79-year-old star arrived at the courthouse Thursday morning for the start of yet another day of jury talks. When Constand told Jackson that something related had happened to her, Jackson claimed that she meant to file a lawsuit and get money for school rather than file criminal charges, according to Jackson's statement. Read More »

US congressman undergoes another operation after shooting

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Trump said he spoke with Scalise's wife and offered his full support to the congressman's family, calling Scalise a friend, patriot and fighter. "Tonight we will go to the game, play our hardest, but we will all be Team Scalise", House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters. Read More »

Pilot injured when blimp goes down at US Open in Wisconsin

He also joined McIlroy (2011 at Congressional) and Tiger Woods (2000 at Pebble Beach) as the only players to shoot 66 or better in the opening round without a bogey. It was a masterful start by a player who has yet to fully prove himself at these major championships. Justin Maynard , a sales manager for AirSign , said the company's operations team on the ground in Erin had no more definitive information on pilot's condition, other than the pilot was expected to be OK . Read More »

LA police cars stolen, 3 suspects arrested after crashes

Thieves stole the Los Angeles police cruisers late Wednesday night and led officers on a winding chase that ended abruptly when both SUVs crashed in separate locations. Both vehicles crashed and the occupants were taken into custody - the two drivers and a passenger. Police located the two stolen police vehicles about 9:35 p.m. Read More »

Top Judiciary Democrat wants Comey subpoenaed

The Washington Post , citing five people briefed on the requests who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Dan Coats , the director of national intelligence , Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency , and Richard Ledgett, the former deputy director at the NSA, had agreed to be interviewed by Mueller's investigators as early as this week. Read More »

Grenfell Tower: PM orders full public inquiry

The number of people missing is still unknown. Newham Council has denied that a tower block in Canning Town is a fire risk after it emerged it had a similar type of cladding to that of Grenfell Tower . "It is too early to speculate what caused the fire and contributed to its spread". "We are aware that concerns have been raised historically by residents". Read More »

What we know about the injuries from the Alexandria shooting

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Four victims were shot and two had secondary injuries after a gunman opened fire at a practice for a Congressional baseball game on Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia. Republican lawmakers were practicing ahead of Thursday's game at a baseball field early Wednesday morning when it all took a turn for the worst. Republicans and Democrats fight for bragging rights Thursday in the annual Congressional Baseball game as one unit - Team Scalise. Read More »

Bernie Sanders 'Sickened' By Alleged Shooter Who Once Volunteered For His Campaign

Steve Scalise (R-LA), as well as several others, multiple news outlets including the Associated Press and Washington Post have reported . Sanders said he was "sickened" by the attack. "I don't think Tom was a killer I think something broke", he said. Suzanne Hodgkinson talks to members of the media reporters about her husband, James Hodgkinson , as St. Read More »

Scalise's Condition; Details Injuries

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The bullet struck Scalise in the hip, and traveled across his body, shattering bones and passing through internal organs, causing major internal bleeding. Many lawmakers in both parties, as well as the president, called for unity after the shooting . Investigators say Hodgkinson shot House Rep. Steve Scalise on Wednesday before he was killed by police who had been guarding Scalise on the Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field. Read More »

Cosby accuser shoots hoops amid deliberations

As for Bill Cosby , he seems to be hopeful that this deadlock is positive for him and his innocence is seen as being true. Jurors have deliberated about 40 hours since Monday but are unable to reach a unanimous verdict on any of the three counts against the 79-year-old comedian. Read More »

UPS investigating circumstances behind shooting

A union official said the gunman had filed a grievance complaining that he was working excessive overtime . A senior UPS driver says a co-worker who shot and killed three colleagues on Wednesday seemed downcast the last time they talked in passing a few weeks ago. Read More »

These Three Americans Are Still Imprisoned In North Korea

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed the release and said Washington remained in talks with the isolated regime "regarding three other USA citizens reported detained". Since March previous year, Otto Warmbier was in a coma. "Joe Yun went to Pyongyang (Monday) to accompany Mr. Warmbier", Shannon told reporters after a meeting with South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung Nam. Read More »

Congressman Undergoing A Third Surgery After Being Gunned Down At Baseball Practice

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One was wounded by gunfire and one suffered other, minor injuries. Scalise had two surgeries Wednesday after being shot in the hip by 66-year-old James Hodgkinson who was then killed by Capitol police. The man's apparent Facebook page included strong criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration. His picture is a caricature of Bernie Sanders as Uncle Sam and his feed is filled with anti-Trump sentiments. Read More »

Ryan: "Let Mueller do his job"

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There is no evidence against the officials of any particular involvement with Trump's campaign. Nearly half of Americans say they're very concerned. Then there's two other political realities that factor in here - the Democrats are out of ideas, and the Republicans don't really believe in theirs. Read More »

Kathy Griffin says 'career over' after graphic Trump photo

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Griffin, who broke down in tears at several point throughout the press conference , said she faces death threats, had events cancelled, lost her jobs, and is being investigated by the Secret Service. And I just want to make people laugh. "I'm going to make fun of him more now", she said. I went way too far . Kathy Griffin has broken down and accused President Donald Trump and his family of launching a campaign to ruin her life. Read More »

House back in session as lawmakers offer prayers for wounded

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The shooter, identified as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL, was shot and killed by Capitol Police officers who were in Scalise's security detail. Hodgkinson rarely joined in the political discussions often set off by the television in the room and never showed any signs that he was troubled, Euille said. Read More »