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UK Labour Party figure steps down due to illness

Polling firm ICM said Conservatives' wide lead of 46 percent to 34 percent for Labour would give May a majority of 96 seats, up sharply from the working majority of 17 she has had until now and bigger than any Conservative majority since the days when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister. Read More »

Trump heading to Ohio to talk infrastructure

Trump said the families represented others "going through turmoil" because of health care and blamed the Affordable Care Act for increasing premiums and insurers exiting the marketplace, including Anthem's announcement they would withdraw from the OH exchange at the end of the year. Read More »

Former FBI Director Comey testimony on conversations with Trump


Comey says he replied that he could offer his honesty, and that when Trump said he wanted "honest loyalty ", Comey paused and said, "You will get that from me". From the first to the last paragraph, the statement skewers Trump. "Three in person and six on the phone". "Chris combines a brilliant legal mind, outstanding accomplishments and a proven record of public service, " Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday. Read More »

Bob Stoops joins rare company in college football history

It was approval from a coaching legend. Bob Stoops has announced he is retiring as the head football coach at Oklahoma after 18 years of leading the Sooners. Fans, media and even those in the OU program were in a state of disbelief. The offensive signal caller for the Sooners for the past two seasons will now step into the head role. Read More »

House Speaker Paul Ryan: Trump asking for Comey's loyalty 'obviously' inappropriate


Former FBI Director James Comey will say in his opening statement at a congressional hearing that President Donald Trump told him, " I need loyalty ". "He asked what we could do to 'lift the cloud .' I responded that we were investigating the matter as quickly as we could, and that there would be great benefit, if we didn't find anything, to our having done the work well". Read More »

Al Franken: I Don't Think Trump Ordered Comey to Quash Russia Probe

White House lawyers are still reviewing questions of executive privilege in advance of blockbuster testimony by the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director next week, White House press secretary Sean Spicer revealed on Friday. But later on Friday, two senior administration officials told The New York Times that Trump likely will not try to hinder Comey from testifying. Read More »

New trial requested in 'Making a Murderer' case


The motion for a new trial comes after Zellner had key evidence in the case re-tested. On June 6, 2007 Steven Avery was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of early release after being found guilty of Halbach's murder. The attorney says Hillegas' lack of an alibi for the night of her murder, the allegedly false information he gave to investigators about damage to Halbach's vehicle, and his alleged history of domestic abuse are just some of the factors to suggest he had ... Read More »

Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as new FBI director

Bush as an assistant attorney general in charge of its criminal division, according to his biography on the law firm's website. "I congratulate President Trump for choosing a leader of proven skill, independence, and integrity, a man in whom all Americans can have confidence". Read More »

Trump Urges Quick Supreme Court Ruling to Reinstate Travel Ban

Critics say it is discriminatory. Remember, candidate Trump had called for a "Muslim ban". Conway's tweets followed Kellyanne's comments on NBC's "The Today Show" implying that Trump's tweet should not be taken so seriously. But Trump on Monday shelved that argument. "People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!" he wrote on Twitter . Read More »

Legal experts analyze weight of Trump's comments to FBI director

Comey accused President Donald Trump on Wednesday of asking him to drop an investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn as part of a probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election . "Comey is going to dispute the president on this point if he's asked about it by senators, and we have to assume that he will be", said Borger, the network's chief political analyst. Read More »

White House looks for ways to undermine Comey's credibility ahead of testimony


Former FBI director James Comey will say in public testimony Thursday that President Trump asked him to "lift the cloud" over him and the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 USA election. The former director "is now on record saying that the president tried to impede the investigation of Flynn", Goodman said. Trump began the day by announcing his new nominee to lead the FBI - Christopher Wray, a career white-collar crime attorney and former Justice Department ... Read More »

Kansas governor denounces legislature's action to raise taxes

In a vote Tuesday night, legislators overrode his veto of a bill to raise taxes and close a almost $900 million budget gap over the next two years. The Kansas Association of School Boards says the tax plan will ensure the state can afford the new school funding formula. Read More »

Trump's Allies Plan to Treat Comey Like a Political Opponent


The testimony was posted without notice on the website of the Senate Intelligence Committee , instantly electrifying Washington , which has been on edge for days ahead of Comey's planned testimony. Some of Trump's closest political aides, especially those who were with him on the campaign trail, have a deep sense that justice is on their side and that it will eventually become clear that they did nothing wrong, two White House officials said. Read More »

Special session gets off to rocky start


Wednesday afternoon Governor Scott officially added medical marijuana to the special session call. Where exactly the legislation went sideways boiled down to regulatory caps that would have been placed on medical marijuana treatment centers. Read More »

Twitter, Bloomberg To Provide Live Global Stream Of Comey Testimony

Television "watch parties", typically hosted for sporting events and awards shows, are planned at homes and bars across the country for Comey's 10 a.m. That information, Comey noted, was "salacious and unverified", but the briefing was necessary because the media were about to report on a leaked dossier and "to the extent there was some effort to compromise an incoming president, we could blunt any such effort with a defensive briefing". Read More »

Zuckerberg: Some Tech Is Worrying, but Not Facebook

Zuckerberg '06 was accused of hacking into student e-mail and social network ConnectU accounts before dropping out of Harvard in 2004". Just hours before Zuckerberg was scheduled to give his commencement speech , Harvard's student newspaper The Harvard Crimson was apparently hacked to mock the Facebook CEO with a slew of fake headlines and awkwardly edited photos. Read More »

Fred Hoiberg shoots down Ohio State rumor, remains committed to Bulls


Anytime your name is associated with great job, it's an honor. McDermott , 52, has been the head coach at Creighton since 2010, leading the Bluejays to four NCAA Tournament appearances, and two Missouri Valley Championships. Hoiberg, 44, was previously Iowa State's head coach before leaving for the National Basketball Association. The fact that Hoiberg hasn't even been contacted doesn't bode well for him being a serious contender at this point in the process. Read More »

NSA used invisible breadcrumbs to identify leaker


In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, her mother Billie Winner-Davis said "well-armed" Federal Bureau of Investigation agents followed Winner into her driveway after a trip to the grocery store, escorted her into a back room of her home, and arrested her. Read More »

UH's Thomas, Fogel Earn Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American Status


Each also earned All-Ivy accolades following their debut campaigns in the Ancient Eight. His name was also added to the Big 12 All-Freshman team on May 23. Princeton freshman utility man David Harding joined the Columbia duo as a Freshmen All-American. He led the Red Raiders in runs and ranked second in hits, missing the top spot by one, during the 24-game Big 12 schedule. Read More »

Los Angeles police shoot, kill man who had toy gun


Authorities believed he was the suspect and that's when the officer-involved shooting happened. The man was hit and fell to the ground. The suspect fell on the ground and was then pinned underneath an officer's patrol auto when it was moved forward during the situation. Read More »

Cuomo to help Democrats challenge for Republican seats in House


Andrew M. Cuomo announced several encouraging initiatives that will help keep New York State at the front lines in the fight against climate change. Beyond these headlines, much work is left to be done in the trenches to transition all New Yorkers to a democratically controlled and equitable, fossil fuel-free economy by 2050, while enhancing our energy and transportation systems and the longevity of our commitments to eliminate emissions. Read More »

Here's Everything You Need to Know About the CMT Music Awards!

EDT. It's your go-to network for all things country music! The Grammy-winning act is among the performers of the night, which includes BlakeShelton, Thomas Rhett , Brett Eldredge , Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban . Jason DeRulo has gone country - and he's got an award to show for it! A special tribute function to honor the late Gregg Allman will be carried out. Read More »

Gov. Rauner responds to state lawmakers failing to pass state budget


Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois . "We already know the awful consequences". He said his colleagues had "concerns" and blamed their failure to vote on a budget on Rauner - and the governor's intervention in grand bargain negotiations. "So, I'm willing to continue to work", Senate President John Cullerton said. State Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, said the budget package they passed reflects Republicans priorities and are within Rauner's proposed revenue and spending limits. Read More »

Hawaii Becomes America's First State To Join The Paris Climate Accord

Hawaii has become the first state to enact a law that aligns with the Paris agreement after its governor signed two bills into law Tuesday that "support the commitments and goals" of the accord, Gov. "It's very clear [Xi] welcomes an increased role on the part of California ", Brown said, according to the Los Angeles Times . "We are thrilled to see the state of Hawaiʻi investing in practices and people that promote a resilient and healthy climate, food and water future", Lukens ... Read More »

NY students can apply now to attend college tuition


If you move out before that, you'll have to pay it all back. Excelsior recipients must also agree to continue living in New York State after they graduate for the same amount of time that they received the scholarship while in school, according to the program. Read More »

Suspected bomb kills seven outside mosque in Afghanistan's Herat

The blast occurred when a sewage truck packed with what Ghani called "military-grade" explosives detonated at the entrance to a fortified area of that city that includes foreign embassies and government buildings. "We're fighting 20 transnational terrorist groups on your behalf", Ghani said. The group said they were changing tactics for this year's operation, naming it "Operation Mansour" after the group's late leader who was killed in 2016 in a U.S. Read More »

Allies close to Trump warn the president: It's time to stop tweeting


Trump's relationship with Sessions, though, is much stronger and longer-standing than his relationship ever was with Comey. When asked at a press briefing whether Trump's tweets qualify as official statements on behalf of the White House, Spicer said that he "is the President of the United States, so they're considered official statements by the President of the United States". Read More »

New Trump FBI pick represented Christie in Bridgegate case

Trump called Wray "a man of impeccable credentials", but offered no more information about the selection, except to end the tweet with "Details to follow". He works in litigation as a partner for the King & Spalding law firm in the firm's offices in Washington , D.C., and Atlanta. Wray represented Credit Suisse Group AG before it main bank unit pleaded guilty in 2014 and paid $2.6 billion, admitting that it helped thousands of Americans evade taxes. Read More »

Woman accused of leak made pro-environment, anti-Trump posts

In addition to cyberattacking at least one US voting software supplier, Russian hackers also sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials days before the poll, the Intercept reported. "I don't think it was right", said Melissa Vasquez, cashier at the 5-0 convenience store. "Every impression I ever got of her was extremely professional, extremely bright". Read More »

Armenian Parliament holds moment of silence as solidarity to Iranian people


A suicide bomber and other attackers also targeted the shrine of Khomein, located just outside the capital. Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for both attacks, Iranian news agency FARS reported . US President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed sympathy for the victims of a terror attack in Iran that killed 13 people, but issued a barbed warning that the country was reaping what it sowed. Read More »

Who is Donald Trump's nominee for FBI Director Christopher Wray?

Bush Justice Department , rising to head the criminal division and overseeing investigations into corporate fraud. Wray had assured him of his loyalty amid the standoff. Comey is due to testify before a Senate panel on Thursday as it probes Trump's alleged attempts to get him to end the bureau's investigation into his former national security adviser's contacts with Russian Federation. Read More »