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Trump calls Comey a 'showboat,' denies colluding with Russia

Trump also gave further details of his account that Comey informed him three times that he was not under investigation . Mr. Comey couldn't be reached for comment. As Krishnamoorthi correctly points out, there have been "varied and divergent statements" coming from the Trump White House regarding the firings of both former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former FBI Director James Comey. Read More »

FBI chief's unceremonious ouster boomerangs on president

Trump himself said he had "an absolute right" as president to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russian Federation. Speaking at a joint news conference with the visiting Italian prime minister, Putin said on Wednesday Moscow initially found debates about Russia's meddling in US politics as "funny" but said Moscow is now "concerned because it's hard to imagine what the people who produce such nonsense can come up with next". Read More »

Chelsea Manning to be released from prison

Among the records Manning admitted to passing on to WikiLeaks was a video showing a 2007 U.S. Apache helicopter attack in Baghdad that killed 11 men and 750,000 classified documents that contained military and diplomatic dispatches. Before the sentence being commuted, Manning attempted to take her own life a few times. Though President Donald Trump did not comment on Obama's decision to commute Manning's sentence, he called the whistleblower an " ungrateful traitor " after her January 25 ... Read More »

A$AP Rocky's Home Targeted in Armed Robbery; $1.5 Million Stolen

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The home involved in the incident apparently belongs to Rakim Mayers , also known as A$AP Rocky, property records show. A$AP Rocky attends the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. Read More »

Intel Trump Shared With Russia Came From Israel

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Trump fired Comey last week. Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser, told reporters that the president, who he said was unaware of the source of the information, made a spur-of-the-moment decision to tell the Russians what he knew. Read More »

Penn State Student from Ronkonkoma Charged in Hazing Death

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FOX 29 spoke to Vivenzio from his parents Virginia home in the wake of the indictment Friday of 18 members of the Beth Theta Pi fraternity for involuntary manslaughter in Piazza's death. His chest was bare, he was breathing heavy and he had blood on his face, according to the presentment. Prosecutors said the pledges were pressured to chug vodka, shotgun beers and drink wine. Read More »

Air quality alert in effect as temperatures approach record highs Wednesday

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People who are active and anyone with respiratory difficulties should limit prolonged outdoor exertion. Keep in mind, the high ozone levels can worsen existing conditions or make someone more susceptible to illness. During high ozone events, transported ozone is often already at unhealthy levels as the southwest wind blows into CT across its western and southern boundaries. Read More »

Governor's revised budget cuts additional funds from Monroe

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His latest proposal, which will be the basis for negotiations between the Democrat and legislative leaders that begin Wednesday, was met with immediate resistance from the Connecticut Council of Small Towns. Malloy's plan would also require municipalities to pay $400 million annually for teacher pension costs. The Democratic plan does include some tax increases, even though it doesn't boost income, sales or corporation tax rates. Read More »

Judge rejects effort to block Confederate statue's removal

Police watch over demonstrators both for and against the removal of confederate era statues, as city workers prepare to remove the Jefferson Davis Statue in New Orleans, Thursday, May 11, 2017 . WWL reports the removal was done during the overnight hours. Quess Moore said he came out "to celebrate the victory in the battle against white supremacy, particularly in New Orleans ". Read More »

NC senator says "I'm fine" after race collapse

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Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) collapsed during a race in Washington , D.C., received CPR, and was whisked away in an ambulance, reports Fox News. Thom Tillis reportedly collapsed during a race in Washington , D.C., Wednesday morning and was rushed to an unnamed hospital by ambulance, according to The Associated Press . Read More »

President Trump asked James Comey to shut down Mike Flynn investigation

In the memo , which Comey shared with top Federal Bureau of Investigation associates, the former director wrote that Trump said, . This is - this is something - this is a real - this is a real dramatic turn in this story about, why did Donald Trump fire Jim Comey, and what is Donald Trump attempting to do in terms of influencing the investigation into his campaign and his associates? Richard Nixon was impeached in 1974 for telling the FBI to stop an investigation of his campaign. Read More »

Contradictions by Trump create credibility gap for aides

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Still, the revelations sent a White House accustomed to chaos reeling anew. The classified information had been shared with the president by an ally, violating the confidentiality of an intelligence-sharing agreement with that country, the official said. Read More »

African Americans and the Affordable Care Act

Just 11 percent of respondents said they believe the AHCA will cause health insurance costs to go down. However, the GOP bill also has an enormous loophole in that regard. And the health plan could impose annual or lifetime limits on insurance benefits. When President Obama made a decision to tackle health care, he chose a framework that had been developed at the right-leaning Heritage Foundation. Read More »

Shocking video shows daredevil teens climbing Golden Gate Bridge

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Peter Teatime, 18, says he and a buddy were visiting for Spring Break last month and on a whim the pair decided to make the climb at 3 a.m. gaining access to the main cable, walking up without safety gear. Speaking to The Evening Standard, Peter Teatime said the experience was "amazing and breathtaking". "We weren't doing anything wrong", he says, adding that he can offer bridge officials tips on improving security. Read More »

Trump threatens Comey, suggests possible leaks of 'tapes'

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Comey to make some sort of commitment to him. Friday morning, in the midst of a series of tweets in which Trump addressed the investigation into Russian collusion with his campaign to influence the presidential election and downplayed any role the probe played in his determination to fire Comey, the president raised the prospect of suspending the briefings. Read More »

Chelsea Manning released after 7 years in military prison

The US Army has confirmed Manning will remain an active duty soldier on her release. "Pvt. Manning is statutorily entitled to medical care while on excess leave in an active duty status, pending final appellate review", said Army Spokesperson Dave Foster . Read More »

Severe Weather Risk Increases for Wichita Falls and Surrounding Areas Tuesday Night

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The National Weather Service reported a touchdown in the area just after 5:30 p.m. Assessment crews were headed out Wednesday to determine the extent of the damage. Hartley city administrator Patty Anderson said school started two hours late this morning as the storm knocked out the city's electric substation. Elk City school officials have canceled classes for Wednesday. Read More »

Cornyn Withdraws From Consideration as FBI Director

Also, Trump reportedly demanded loyalty out of Comey, who said he only promised his honesty. A former Texas Supreme Court Judge and Attorney General, Cornyn is a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Read More »

White House struggles to answer GOP questions on Capitol Hill

On Tuesday, President Trump welcomed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House. The pattern continued this week, with national security advisers giving one account of what Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office only to have the president himself revise it. Read More »

Donald Trump hits back over Russian information sharing

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CHUCK SCHUMER: The American people will rightly doubt if their president can handle our nation's most closely kept secrets. But he pointed to National Security Advisor H.R. Earlier this week, the Washington Post published an article saying that Trump divulged highly classified information in a meeting with Lavrov and Kislyak, citing anonymous former and current U.S. Read More »

New Orleans begins to remove second Confederate monument

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Landrieu's office said Thursday that the city would not share details on a removal timeline for the Beauregard and Lee monuments, citing serious safety concerns posed by "widely-known intimidation, threats, and violence". Rumors had been swirling for days that the city would remove the monument, especially after a tense counter-protest last week led police to barricade the neutral ground around the statue. Read More »

US Service Member Killed During Somalia Operation

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Department of Defense. The U.S. special operations troops came under fire after U.S. aircraft delivered Somali forces to the target area, a Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Last month, President Donald Trump approved expanded operations against the militants, including more aggressive airstrikes. In April, the USA military announced it was sending roughly 40 counter terrorism troops to the east African nation to support the 50 advise and assist troops already there. Read More »

Modi: India hopes for sovereign, independent, united Palestine

PM Modi yesterday had assured Abbas of India's "unwavering support" to the Palestinian cause. Mr will talk about his experiences during the official visit when he met both Israeli and Palestinian officials. Also on Monday, thousands of Palestinians marched through Ramallah carrying Palestinian flags and waving keys to symbolize their former homes in Israel before 1948. Read More »

Reasons Why Star Christian Navarro Pushes Back Against Show Backlash

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Rita Field, executive director of the Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Centre, which provides suicide prevention and mental health services, said the show's nature is enough to give her "pause" because young people can be impressionable. Christian Navarro, who plays Tony Padilla, pushed back against the accusations in a chat with People , saying, "I think they're not watching the same show". Read More »

USA lawmakers ask Trump to turn over any Comey tapes

The memo was written by Comey immediately after his meeting in the White House Oval Office with Trump one day after Flynn resigned over his contacts with Russians. Cohen said. "You need somebody else that Trump may have spoken to that provides evidence of intent". Under an onslaught of Republican criticism, Comey says that to charge Clinton would have been unwarranted and mere "celebrity hunting". Read More »

Yankees' home runs back Sabathia in 7-1 rout of Royals

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In the Yankees' 7-1 victory on Tuesday in the series opener, Sabathia cruised in his best outing of the season. Sabathia was never in trouble until the seventh, when Alex Gordon's infield single loaded the bases with two outs. After a two-out Didi Gregorius single, Carter did the damage that time, hitting a two-run home run. It was another dismal night for Hammel, who allowed seven runs over seven innings in his last start against Tampa Bay. Read More »

What to know about North Korea's latest missile test

That quote comes from John Schilling, an expert at the website 38 North, which is affiliated with John Hopkins University and offers analysis of North Korea. "The situation on the Korean peninsula is at the most unstable point since the armistice and the administration must immediately ramp up the sanctions track, especially against the Chinese that are enabling North Korea's nuclear program", he said. Read More »

Kurdsish Forces to Battle IS in Raqqa

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In the first installment of this series, Nicholas A. Heras, Bacevich Fellow at the Center for a New American Security; Robert Lowe, deputy director of the LSE Middle East Center; Gokhan Bacik , associate professor of International Relations at Ipek University, and Eva Savelsberg, president of the European Center for Kurdish Studies, share their viewpoints on how the US decision will impact Kurdish factions fighting ISIS and relations with other powers now fighting the militant group. Read More »

White House refuses to rule out Trump Oval Office recordings

The letter represented the latest attempt by the president to tamp down concerns about any Russian ties amid an ongoing investigation of his campaign's associates and Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. Trey Gowdy , former Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers and former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, according to two White House officials briefed on the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal planning. Read More »

Melissa McCarthy, Alec Baldwin Return To SNL

Trump was asked if he could assure the nation he wouldn't name someone "crazy" to replace ousted FBI Director James Comey. Mr Trump then begins to flirtatiously tickle Mr Spicer, before commanding the other man to kiss him. What followed was an epic trip to New York's Trump Tower, which saw McCarthy's Spicer riding a motorized podium through the streets of NY, only to be redirected to a golf course in New Jersey, where Baldwin's Trump was playing with a toy. Read More »

Men's Golf Leads By Seven Strokes at Stanford Regional

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Texas leads the 54-hole event after two rounds with team score of 3-under par 565. Blow-up holes did in the Jayhawks in Tuesday's second round. They are tied for third place individually. Backed by freshman Doc Redman, who shot a team-best two under par 70, four different Tigers shot even par or better Tuesday and Clemson finished with four birdies on the last hole. Read More »

Donald Trump is mulling moving the United States embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday the president was still considering the move, but was analyzing the impact it would have on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Another says, more simply: "The embassy - the PM supports moving it". In January, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warned Trump that moving the embassy would have a "disastrous impact on the peace process, on the two-state solution and on the stability and security of the entire region". Read More »