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White House Struggles to Straighten Its Story on Comey


McCabe said that while morale "has always been good ... there were folks within our agency who were frustrated with the outcome of the Hillary Clinton case", and were vocal about that. They said Trump was prompted by a scathing memo written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, only to acknowledge Trump had been planning to fire Comey regardless of the recommendation. Read More »

Australian prime minister says Trump treated him like family

Trump also returned to the subject, tweeting Friday afternoon, "Of course the Australians have better healthcare than we do -everybody does", adding that USA health care "will soon be great". "I also think the interesting thing will be, as we go forward, to see if the Turnbull government makes announcements about further commitments in the Middle East". Read More »

Arraignments Scheduled for 8 PSU Fraternity Brothers Tuesday

He joined the other pledges - all dressed similarly in khakis, button-down shirts, and sports jackets - ready to take part in a hazing ritual called "the gauntlet". He's placed back on the couch forcefully by Beta brothers. He got up, trying to get to the front door, but fell and hit his head on the door. But when he arrived later, fraternity members told him to "catch up", according to the court documents. Read More »

Penn State president calls fraternity death sickening


When police were finally summoned, they rushed Piazza to the hospital, but he died the next morning. A Penn State University frat brother, who was present when a student took a fatal fall after a booze-fueled pledge ceremony, says other members pushed him against a wall and told him to stay quiet when he pleaded with them to call 911. Read More »

Sean Hannity Says He Plans to Stay at Fox News

Shine, a 20-year Fox News veteran, appeared to have the backing of Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch in the wake of the firing of Bill O'Reilly, Fox's biggest star. Shine came up as a producer for Sean Hannity and talk radio before they joined Fox News in 1996. Sean Hannity is staying with the network after throwing his support last week behind Shine, a longtime colleague who he described as innocent. Read More »

Sean Spicer Was 'Hiding In The Bushes' After Comey Was Fired

Comey". Not even Vice President Mike Pence was spared the embarrassment of having told a version of events that was later discredited by Trump. "The FBI has been in turmoil". "Our story is consistent", she said Thursday . "I was going to fire Comey. My decision", Trump said. Burr said the timing and rationale for Comey's firing "doesn't make sense to me". Read More »

United States warns against North Korea travel after new arrest

Washington has suggested military action could be on the table but President Donald Trump has softened his message more recently, saying he would be "honored" to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. A State Department official told CNN the USA is "aware of reports" that an American citizen was detained. "Due to privacy considerations, we have no further comment‎". Read More »

OH officer shot, elementary school on lockdown


A suspect is down and an officer has been shot and wounded following an active shooter situation east of Columbus, according to 10TV in Columbus. Kirkersville is about 23 miles east of Columbus. "Grateful for law enforcement's quick response". Keller said all elementary students were taken to Watkins Middle School, where they could be picked up by their parents. Read More »

Jury To Brown: Go To Prison

A jury found former Congresswoman Corrine Brown guilty on 18 counts of a 24 indictment Thursday, bringing an end to the 30-year political career of one of the region's most recognizable politicians. "Corrupt public officials undermine the integrity of our government and violate the public's trust, and that is why investigating public corruption remains the FBI's top criminal priority", Spencer said. Read More »

Rain on the Way This Weekend, Breaking Pattern


Overview: Cooler temperatures and scattered rain showers and thunderstorms continue for Friday , with pleasant weather returning for Mother's Day Weekend. Another wave of energy may move through Sunday afternoon or Sunday night which could allow the rain to linger for much of the day. There will be a chance of a passing shower this afternoon. Read More »

Tillerson says United States won't be rushed on climate change policies

Tillerson spoke Thursday in Fairbanks, Alaska, at a meeting of the Arctic Council, an advisory group made up of the eight Arctic nations and indigenous groups. At the end of the ministerial meeting, acting on behalf of the USA which has chaired the Arctic Council since 2015 in Iqaluit, Tillerson handed the Council's symbolic birch wood gavel to Soini. Read More »

No verdict in Florida ex-congresswoman's fraud trial

BRET BAIER: Former Florida Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown has been found guilty on 18 fraud and tax evasion charges. She had pleaded not guilty to all of the charges, including the fraud, but lost re-election last fall after her indictment. Read More »

Former US Representative Brown of Florida found guilty of fraud

Judge Timothy Corrigan replaced one of the jurors this morning and told them they all need to start over. WJCT's Ryan Michael Benk reports the sentencing phase could take 90 days or longer for Brown, who left office earlier this year after losing her re-election bid in the district she'd represented for almost a quarter-century. Read More »

Ad Buy Seeks to Defend Ryan, House GOP After Health Care Vote

The White House and fellow Republicans in the Senate differed Sunday on Congress' next step on ObamaCare reform, with Maine Sen. Republicans also could have seen the attack on the optics coming, given that House Republicans received flack on Thursday during their very white and mostly male celebratory photo-op in the White House Rose Garden. Read More »

Amber Alert issued for baby of missing Hampton woman


No one has seen or heard from Keir since, which is unusual, according to her family. Due to developments in their investigation, detectives believe that Chloe and Johnson may have been abducted by a person. They last were seen in the 1900 block of Hastings Drive in Hampton, Virginia. The child's mother is described as a 34-year-old black female who was last seen wearing blue jeans, a t-shirt and glasses. Read More »

Mormons pull older teens out of Boy Scouts


The older groups would periodically go on campouts, and leaders were open to helping him and other Scouts achieve their goals. "We're trying to be an inclusive church worldwide", Burton said. Two of them, Justin, 16, and John, 14 are now in the Varsity and Venturing program. "He planned on participating with Scouts until he was 18". "They're doing what they feel is in the best interests of their young men". Read More »

Donald Trump Accuses James Comey Of 'Spying' After Firing Him


Trump's comments came amid increased criticism of the White House's evolving explanation of the firing. I hope you won't either. A spokeswoman for President Donald Trump is suggesting that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who wrote a memo justifying FBI Director James Comey's firing, be selected to take over the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Trump Signs Order Calling for Offshore Drilling Review

The president claims the move will generate many thousands of well-paying energy jobs. Abolishing Obama's environmental protections was one of Trump's campaign promises past year. Just in the last few days, he signed another aimed at reducing restrictions on oil drilling in both the Arctic and the Atlantic in order to " unleash American energy ". Read More »

Climate envoys meet in Bonn amid concern over U.S. stance

The two leaders agreed to meet as soon as possible, according to the Chinese foreign ministry. The current disagreement within the White House over whether the United States should withdraw from the Paris climate agreement is a prime example of the much-reported palace intrigue within the Trump administration spilling out into a policy debate. Read More »

It's 'Trumpcare,' and GOP faces political fallout

Collins also took issue with the bill's failure to adjust the size of its tax credits based on people's income or where they live. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., plans to move forward under special procedures that allow legislation to pass with a simple majority vote, instead of the 60 usually required for major bills in the Senate. Read More »

Three Republicans Vote To Preserve Obama Emissions Rule


McCain added that he wanted the Interior Department to issue "a new rule to revise and improve the BLM methane rule". The regulation required oil and gas companies to limit methane emissions from their drilling sites on federal lands, citing that venting the gas wasted roughly $ 330 million per year. Read More »

Red Sox Permanently Ban Fan from Fenway Park for Racial Slur Use


Even Red Sox manager John Farrell was questioning Holbrook's decision. Hennick said he didn't feel like the experience soured him on the ballpark or the city. It's a good thing Jones said something, first to USA Today , to bring the issue to the fore because it's been kept under wraps for too long as an open secret. Read More »

Venezuela Protesters Bring 'Poo Bombs' To Hurl At Cops

Julio Borges, President of the National Assembly and deputy of the Venezuelan coalition of opposition parties (MUD), attends a session of the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela May 2, 2017. The words used by Luis Almagro were strong, but not almost has strong as those used by anti-government protesters marching in Caracas on Monday. Venezuela! What do we want? The members of the militia approached dressed in dark colors with cloth-covered faces. Read More »

Police Seek Armed and Dangerous Fatal Shooting Suspect


Lowell police are searching for Ross Elliott, 51, who is described as "armed and extremely risky". Officials are actively searching for an "armed and dangerous" man accused of killing a woman in Lowell, Mass ., on Thursday. The manhunt will continue in Lowell Friday for the man who police said shot his ex-girlfriend to death inside her home and then fled from police. Lowell police said that extra patrols are continuing the search and officers have been stationed at schools. Read More »

France's Hollande nears exit as party falls apart

He faces a huge task to unite a fractured, anxious country and to win a parliamentary majority in June's general election, without which he could struggle to implement his ambitious reform agenda. The rest will be defectors from the Socialists and right-wing Republicans and members of Mr Macron's movement and the allied centrist Modem party. It will release its list of 577 candidates on Thursday. Read More »

Trump to Order Commission on Fraudulent Voting in Elections

The president has previously called for an investigation to examine his unfounded claims that millions of people voted illegally for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Dunlap said he received no complaints of voter fraud in ME related to the 2016 election, and he does not have any concerns about voter fraud as nationwide issue. Read More »

Read James Comey's farewell letter to his Federal Bureau of Investigation colleagues

Moscow has denied any such interference and the Trump administration denies allegations of collusion with Russian Federation. "Then during a phone call he said it, and then during another phone call he said it", Mr Trump elaborated. He also will probably be asked to resolve a dispute over whether Comey asked Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein for more resources for the Russian Federation investigation last week. Read More »

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell opposes new Russia investigation

And experts said it might encourage younger, healthier people to buy health insurance by allowing companies to offer cheaper insurance plans that offer fewer services. Waiting for the flawless health insurance proposal is not an option, however. "He talked about how health insurance ought to cost "$15 a month" - a premium that anyone who has ever purchased coverage, let alone studied the health insurance market, knows is unheard of. Read More »