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ACLU Files to Get Comey's Memo on Trump Conversation

The highly classified information about a Daesh plot was collected by Israel, a crucial source of intelligence and close partner in the fight against some of the America's fiercest threats in the Middle East. "The public has a right to know if that's true", said Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU National Security Project. "What the president shared was wholly appropriate", McMaster said on Tuesday of Mr. Read More »

GoFundMe page for Chelsea Manning, freed intelligence leaker, raises $150K and climbing

Manning, who is transgender and was known as Bradley Manning before she transitioned in prison, was convicted in 2013 of 20 counts, including six Espionage Act violations, theft and computer fraud. Captioned " first steps of freedom ", the post shows Ms Manning peering down at a pair of black and white trainers. Under this status she will not receive pay but is entitled to medical care at military facilities and other military privileges. Read More »

US Senate panel demands Comey's memos and Trump's tapes as controversy escalates


Sen. South Carolina's senior senator wants the FBI director fired by President Donald Trump to testify on reports Trump told him to drop an investigation into an aide linked to Russian Federation. investigation into links between Mr. Trump's associates and Russian Federation". "But when you add them all up, you have a very plausible obstruction of justice case, I think". Read More »

Ousted Trump National Security Adviser at Center of Russia Probe


The memo emerged in press accounts this week after being revealed by Comey associates, in the wake of Trump's decision to fire Comey last week. Trump fired Flynn in February from the key White House posting after routine USA eavesdropping on foreign officials showed he had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to Washington in the weeks before Trump assumed power in late January. Read More »

Sheriff: At least 20 injured when tornado hits trailer park


The images of the devastation has WCCO viewers Courtenay from Maple Grove and Gabriel from Oakdale wanting to know: Do tornadoes hit mobile homes more often? The Elk City tornado killed one person and destroyed at least 40 homes, according to the Associated Press . Read More »

Sheriff: At least 20 injured when tornado hits trailer park


The images of the devastation has WCCO viewers Courtenay from Maple Grove and Gabriel from Oakdale wanting to know: Do tornadoes hit mobile homes more often? The Elk City tornado killed one person and destroyed at least 40 homes, according to the Associated Press . Read More »

Besty DeVos booed at Bethune-Cookman University


Another video shows DeVos, who was given an honorary doctorate from Bethune-Cookman, saying later in her speech that she planned to visit the grave of the school's founder, Mary McLeod Bethune . "I am grateful for the opportunity to speak with you, and particularly with those who have disagreed with the invitation for me to be here", DeVos said to the students. Read More »

Tornado Watch Now in Effect for the Area

The Omaha Public Power District said nearly 1,700 customers remained without power Wednesday morning. The strongest storms should start to exit the KETV viewing area by 6 or 7 p.m. Some storms could be severe. Iowa and Wisconsin saw more storm damage reports from the same system. These storms will have the potential of producing damaging wind of 58 miles per hour or greater and large hail. Read More »

Rivals are neighbors in Preakness


After starting the year without a victory, he's won four in a row by a combined 23¼ lengths. Pletcher's first Derby champion, Super Saver in 2010, ran eighth after not showing the energy he had at Churchill Downs. "So I'm already in the mindset", Viola said happily. I think that initial week to settle in was beneficial. The friends we made there are friends we will have forever. Read More »

Planned Parenthood closing 3 of 6 clinics in NM


The clinics set for closing are located in Sioux City in northwest Iowa, Bettendorf in eastern Iowa, and Burlington and Keokuk in the southeast corner of the state. The Iowa state government plans to spend $3.3 million on community health clinics that will give health care to the poor but not abortions. Whitney Phillips, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, which oversees clinics for the women's health provider in New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Nevada, attributed ... Read More »

Orioles' Mark Trumbo shocked by Chris Cornell's death, attended Soundgarden show Wednesday


Chris Cornell , an emblematic grunge rock singer whose sweeping voice masked lifelong struggles with drugs and depression, died after a concert in a possible suicide, police said Thursday. Since news of his death broke earlier today, stars from the music world including Jimmy Page, Nile Rodgers and Billy Idol have paid tribute. Cornell was one of the biggest voices to come out of the Seattle-grunge scene in the '90s with Soundgarden . Read More »

Alice Cooper adds heartfelt message to Chris Cornell tributes


Cornell and his band Soundgarden have covered the song before and they did it again to close out the show at Detroit's Fox Theater on Wednesday. The Detroit News cited Freeman in a similar report. A sad loss of a great talent to the world, his friends and family. Cornell played a seminal role in the origins of grunge music, founding Soundgarden in 1984 with Kim Thayil and Hiro Yamamoto. Read More »

Israel rethinking USA security ties after Trump's intel blunder


Since Israel's founding, the US has maintained that "no state has sovereignty over the city of Jerusalem " and that it's a "final status" issue that must be resolved through Israeli-Palestinian negotiation, the official said. Lastly, ICEJ said Trump should identify the countries that are friendly to both the US and Israel and open up the option for them to also relocate their embassies to Jerusalem . Read More »

Who was in Trump's meeting with the Russians?


Trump at a White House meeting last week . Senators on Tuesday continued to be bombarded with questions by the press over the Washington Post's report - which was quickly confirmed by other news outlets - that Mr Trump had revealed classified information about an Isis terrorist plot to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Read More »

Immigration officers detain man whose prison term was cut

The Colorado Department of Corrections said in a statement that Lima-Marin had been moved from the Fremont Correctional Facility in Cañon City to the Denver Reception and Diagnostic Center in preparation for his release, and that a Criminal Justice Information Services review determined he might have an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer. Read More »

Stadium for Rams, Chargers delayed; won't open until 2020


Gisele Bundchen says her husband Tom Brady suffered a concussion previous year, a season in which he started all the games he was eligible to play in while quarterbacking the Patriots to another Super Bowl title. Aecom and Turner broke ground on the 300-acre project in November, using hundreds of workers every day at the site. "This is something the ownership will need to consider", National Football League spokesman Brian McCarthy said. Read More »

Trump warns Comey: Better hope there are no 'tapes' of talks


A source close to Comey told NBC News that Comey "hopes there are tapes". The president's morning Twitter comments again raised the specter of Richard Nixon, whose secretly taped conversations and telephone calls in the White House ultimately led to his downfall in the Watergate scandal. Read More »

1 death as tornado hits Oklahoma subdivision

Some people remain trapped in their homes. The Barron County Sheriff's Department says all other residents of the mobile home park are accounted for. The Red Cross and Salvation Army are assisting those who lost their homes. First responders searched through the rubble overnigh. He also said damage reports are coming in from the surrounding area. Read More »

"Sanctuary City" Bill headed to Gov. Abbott's desk


The Texas Senate on Wednesday approved a controversial " sanctuary cities " ban that would make it a crime for law enforcement to refuse cooperation with federal immigration officials. According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Texas is now the 20th state with such a law. Sally Hernandez, the sheriff of Travis County, which includes liberal Austin , enraged conservatives by refusing to honor federal detainer requests if the suspects weren't arrested for immigration offenses or ... Read More »

Speech by No. 2 Senate Republican canceled


Garcia was U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY from 2005 to 2008, nominated by President George W. Bush . All four will be interviewed by Sessions and Rosenstein, the two top officials in the Justice Department. "What I want people to realize is that this is our commencement", Trevino said. But Democratic strategists have already put senators on notice they would hold their feet to the fire in voting against Cornyn. Read More »

Rep. Al Green calls for Trump's impeachment (again) An error occurred

Green, who previewed his call with a tweet earlier, said it was the House of Representative's "duty" to take up impeachment. After associates of former James Comey leaked a memo - which allegedly revealed President Trump pressuring the then-FBI director to kill the Michael Flynn investigation - to the New York Times yesterday, a shift in tone has taken place. Read More »

More US Republicans back independent probe of Trump-Russia ties


He and other Democrats said Comey must testify before lawmakers about his conversations with the president. Even Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chair of the House Oversight Committee who has been reluctant to investigate anything related to Trump, said Tuesday night that he is prepared to subpoena the Comey memo for investigation. Read More »

Click It or Ticket campaign under way


Pickup truck occupants tend to be the lowest among any other vehicle type in wearing seat belts - 59 percent of drivers killed were not wearing a seat belt, compared to 54 percent for SUV drivers, 42 percent for passenger auto drivers, and 41 percent for van drivers. Read More »

Chelsea Manning released after almost 7 years in prison

Military prosecutors in 2010 charged Manning with 22 offenses, including violations of the Espionage Act, for giving hundreds of thousands of classified US documents and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks. President Barack Obama shortened the sentence to seven years after she had requested clemency. The BBC , also citing an unnamed Army representative, reported that she had left the facility. Read More »

Man shot by police after striking officer dies


Wednesday when officers pulled over a auto on Interstate 395 in the D.C. suburb of Arlington, Virginia. Police say the driver, 28-year-old Daniel Boak of Centreville, was taken to a hospital, where he died. Boak was wanted on a misdemeanor narcotics charge in Fairfax County, Arlington police spokeswoman Ashley Savage said. Officers attempted life-saving measures before Arlington County Fire Department medics arrived, Savage said. Read More »

Senate Intel Committee Wants Comey Memos And Testimony

The White House has denied Comey's characterization of the meeting. Given that Comey reportedly made a habit of taking notes, the committee also asked the FBI for any notes Comey took from interactions with former President Barack Obama, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, regarding the Clinton email investigation or Trump associates' alleged ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

Who could be at risk for higher premiums under GOP?

A new study offers an estimate on the number of people who would be most vulnerable to premium hikes or losing coverage altogether due to the House GOP Obamacare repeal bill's rollback of the Affordable Care Act's protections for those with pre-existing conditions. Read More »

1 dies, infant and man injured in wrong way crash in Annapolis


He was taken by medevac to an area shock trauma center, where he later died. State police said a woman driving a black 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan in the wrong direction died at the scene, and an infant in her vehicle was flown to a hospital. The eastbound lanes of Route 50 remained closed until all lanes were reopened by 5:40 p.m. Murphy was driving a black 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan. He was the sole occupant, driving a silver 2016 Mercedes SUV. Read More »

New Orleans removes statue of Confederate leader Jefferson Davis

Joseph Crespino, the Jimmy Carter Professor of American History at Emory University, said the main difference between New Orleans and Atlanta is one of placement. And that's probably the most likely fate of all of these monuments, given the current mood running through the liberal municipal leadership. It remains unclear what exactly will happen to the statue of Davis, though Mississippi's Beauvoir estate - which houses the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library - has announced that it ... Read More »

Deadly tornadoes leave people trapped, unaccounted for


Fitzgerald said damage is like nothing he's seen in more than 20 years in law enforcement. By Tuesday evening, there were nearly 20 reports of tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for a wide swath of Iowa, reports CBS affiliate KCCI in Des Moines . Walker's declaration covers Barron, Jackson and Rusk counties. Read More »