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Donald Trump Jr reaches deal to avoid public testimony

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The Post said Trump had asked about his power to pardon aides, family members and even himself. In one missive, Mr Trump said: "While all agree the US President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us". Read More »

SNL Says Goodbye to Spicey with Melissa McCarthy's Best Moments

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Smerconish said Spicer, as "the face most associated with the administration", became a figure of mockery to many Trump critics, but he had personally always found him to be "a gentleman". The incident was just one of many snags Spicer hit during his brief run as White House press secretary. "I feel like my dad and Sean Spicer had a baby, and it's me". Read More »

Trump will try to pardon himself if charged over Kremlin collusion

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The recusal angered Trump, who said in a New York Times interview this week that he would not have chosen Sessions for attorney general if he had known Sessions would recuse himself. The White House disclosed in March that Kushner met with Kislyak at Trump Tower in December 2016, in addition to seeing Kislyak when he attended an April 2016 campaign speech in Washington . Read More »

Malaysia bans Justin Bieber "Despacito" remix, citing offense to Islam | The Buzz

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An Islamic party, Amanah , had earlier called for the song to be kept off Malaysia's airwaves stating that it was corrupting young children as many of them were singing it without understanding any of the words. Interestingly enough, the track dethroned Justin Bieber's " Sorry ", which was previously the most streamed track in music history with 4.38 billion plays to date. Read More »

Trump goes on attack bashing 'illegal leaks'

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The other interesting part to this statement is the fact that he said "when only crime so far is LEAKS". One of Mr Trump's attorneys, Jay Sekulow , said the President has not discussed the issue of pardons with his outside legal team. Read More »

Sen. Collins warns Trump not to interfere in Russia probe

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President Donald Trump mentioned his presidential pardoning powers and condemned intelligence leaks in a string of tweets Saturday morning, a day after The Washington Post reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke about the Trump campaign in meetings with the Russian ambassador a year ago. Read More »

8 people found dead in tractor trailer in Texas parking lot

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Police did not say where the vehicle came from, but confirmed that the driver was in custody. A total of 38 people were found inside, including two school-age children. "The truck was loaded with people", Hood said. Investigators do not know where the truck came from or how long it had been sitting in the parking lot before police arrived. Read More »

Russia in talks with US to create cybersecurity working group

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President Trump confirmed that he believes Putin's statements and also referred to those that do nothing more than slandering, to whom Putin himself referred in Hamburg, the city that held the G20 summit. The FBI decided past year not to recommend criminal charges against Mrs Clinton for her email practices. It appears that Donald Trump has learned from Comey firing debacle, as he is now planting the cause for the firing in the press before he pulls the trigger. Read More »

Most Americans say Trump Jr. meeting Russian lawyer unfit

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Roosevelt says, if the president tried to pardon power to tamper with the Russian Federation investigation it could be viewed as an obstruction of justice. But his tweets appeared to be in response to Washington Post reports this week that Trump and his legal team have examined presidential powers to pardon Trump aides, family members and possibly even himself. Read More »

Errant US bombing kills 12 Afghan security forces

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It was a United States airstrike, a U.S. official said. He said the Afghan security forces are still having presence around 1.5 kilometers away from the district center and it is expected that an operation will be launched soon to retake the control of the district. Read More »

Qatar issues decree to amend law on combating terrorism

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Several of the countries ordered Qatari diplomats to leave and recalled their ambassadors from Doha. Doha dismissed the demands as "unrealistic, unbalanced, illogical and unworkable". In July, the USA and Qatar signed a memorandum to restrict terrorism financing . The lifting of the ban on BeIN did not extend to Al Jazeera's news channels that the UAE-Saudi-led alliance initially demanded should be shuttered. Read More »

Karamjyoti Dalal clinches bronze in women's discus with staggering 19.02 m throw

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Followed by Amit Saroha who won silver medal in the club throw event in the F-51 catetgory.Sundar Singh Gurjar clinched gold for India in the Men's javelin throw event. The double victor duo extended India's medal tally to 5 in the competition. Ouellet and Dunkerley are the lone Canadians to have won medals in a running event at the championships with two days - July 22-23 - remaining. Read More »

Part of I-85 Southbound in Rowan County closed due to wreck

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Troopers said Ahmed Montano, 31, of Tampa, was driving a 2006 Volvo dump truck south on I-75 when he collided with the barrier wall. The accident occurred in the area of exit 18 about 11:30 p.m. Northbound lanes opened after about an hour, but southbound I-85 was expected to remain closed until about 7 p.m., officials said. A tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate 85 in Rowan County Friday morning, blocking all lanes of the interstate. Read More »

Nagaland: Zeliang wins floor test; clears the way to form govt

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NPF youth president Vihoshe Sumi added that three cows donated by a party leader had been slaughtered to prepare the dishes for the "feast". Zeliang is expected to induct some legislators as Parliamentary Secretaries on Monday besides allocating the portfolios of the cabinet ministers. Read More »

Russia Sanctions Package May Leave Out Trump Request to Ease Penalties

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The key aspect of the bill is that it will dramatically limit the ability of President Trump to ease sanctions on Russian Federation without Congressional permission. That's because the bill has a provision requiring the president to get congressional approval to eliminate or weaken sanctions on Russian Federation. Read More »

BidaskClub Upgrades Dominion Midstream Partners, LP (DM) to "Sell"

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Virtu Financial LLC's holdings in Antero Midstream Partners were worth $1,353,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. First Trust Advisors LP increased its stake in Antero Midstream Partners by 89.8% in the first quarter. EnLink Midstream Partners, 's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -503.21%. The Company's business activities are conducted through its subsidiary, EnLink Midstream Operating, LP (the Operating Partnership) and the subsidiaries of the Operating Partnership. Read More »

Republicans close to blocking Trump from easing Russian Federation sanctions

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US Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on a bill that allows new sanctions against Russia , Iran and North Korea , leading congressional Democrats said on Saturday. Although there is widespread support for the legislation, the bill stalled after it cleared the Senate over constitutional questions and bickering over technical details. Read More »

US Lawmakers Reportedly Agree On Sanctions For Russia, Iran, North Korea

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Despite telling reporters that the White House supports new sanctions on Russia , Marc Short, its legislative director, declared that the bill would set "an unusual precedent of delegating foreign policy to 535 members of Congress". The U.S. House and Senate have reached a deal on sanctions for Russia, Iran and North Korea. House Democrats raised objections over the scope of the review process, which gives Congress veto power if the administration tries to ease sanctions. Read More »

Withheld coalition funds were reimbursement not assistance, says ambassador to US

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The Pentagon's decision came ahead of the Trump administration's review of U.S. policy with regard to Afghanistan and Pakistan . In terms of military aide, which is basically the coalition fund that Pakistan , Afghanistan and some other countries receive to fight against terrorism, the USA govt has decided that they will not disburse USD 350 million dollars to Pakistan . Read More »

ISL draft: Jamshedpur set to start with a bang

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ISL Player Draft Live Updates: 205 players will be in the pool to be drafted by the teams to strengthen their squads for the 2017-18 ISL season. Eugeneson Lyngdoh and Anas Edathodika have the costliest base price - Rs 1.1 crore. "Ruidas has been included only after consulting the AIFF", said a source who has been tracking the development for a while, indicating that the player will eventually get the nod to be freed from East Bengal's shackles. Read More »

USA lawmakers reach deal on Russian Federation sanctions bill, creating limits for Trump

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The two California Republicans say the revised bill has a range of targets, including North Korea's ballistic missile system. It turns out Democrats and Republicans can work together to get legislation done. It also includes a provision which, in more or less direct defiance of the White House's wishes, would hinder Trump from undoing the sanctions at a later date, requiring congressional approval to do so. Read More »

Trump asserts that he has 'complete power' to pardon

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The Washington Post reported Thursday that Trump and his legal team were discussing his authority to grant pardons and potential ways to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian election meddling. Attorney General Jeff #Sessions is in a hard place these days. "These illegal leaks, like Comey's, must stop!" On Wednesday President Trump publicly scolded Sessions for his past decision to recuse himself. Read More »

A new turn as Trump ends ties with Syrian rebels

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Whether intentionally or not, this crossroads is where the months of Russiagate hysteria have led the United States, making Trump even more vulnerable to Israeli and neoconservative pressure and making any cooperation with Russian Federation more risky for him politically. Read More »

Grassley calls on 'leaker' to release Sessions-Russia conversation

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Also Friday, The Washington Post , citing anonymous U.S. officials, reported that the Russian ambassador to the U.S. has said he discussed election-related issues with U.S. "33,000 emails deleted.", he wrote on Twitter. "A new INTELLIGENCE LEAK from the Amazon Washington Post , this time against A.G. Jeff Sessions ", he tweeted. Read More »

Two quake aftershocks hit Greece

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Kos Mayor Giorgos Kyritsis told state-run Greek media that two people had been killed and a number injured on the island. KOS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of residents and tourists on the eastern Greek island of Kos have spent the night sleeping outdoors in parks, olive groves or in their cars, a night after a powerful natural disaster killed two tourists and injured almost 500 others across the Aegean Sea region, in Greece and Turkey. Read More »

Trump In Panic Mode Because Investigators Are Trying To Flip Paul Manafort

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Reuters didn't have any independent evidence showing that Mr Manafort had actually bought those properties with that intention. Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn was forced to resign in February after it became known that he had failed to disclose the content of conversations he had with Kislyak and misled the vice president about their meetings. Read More »

UN Security Council to meet next week on Jerusalem violence

In a statement released on Saturday, the Middle East Quartet - Russia, the USA, the European Union and the United Nations - expressed concerns over the escalating tensions. The metal detectors were installed after three Arab Israelis shot dead two Israeli police officers just outside the Temple Mount compound on July 14 using guns they had smuggled into the holy site. Read More »

THE OPEN: Spieth has one hand on the Claret Jug

Thus a par on the last hole and 37 strokes over the final nine holes left him feeling less than excited. Connelly shot a 66, more than offsetting two bogeys with four birdies and an eagle. "I think we could have been sniffing around those numbers as well", said Stenson of Grace's 62 earlier in the day. Grace took advantage of ideal conditions and a par-70 layout reduced to 7,027 yards to card eight birdies and surge through the field in the 146th Open Championship . Read More »

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visits primary school ahead of Telford rally

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Mr Corbyn has set out plans for a summer campaign in nearly 100 target seats, including Telford, along with a "social media blitz" as Labour seeks to keep up its momentum from the general election. "Liberal Democrats have a proud history of standing up for the people of the north-east of Scotland and, unlike Jeremy Corbyn, we intend to continue in that fight". Read More »

Ram Nath Kovind is the next President, but BJP isn't satisfied

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The Congress has conceded that four votes from its kitty had gone in Kovind's favour. "They (the MPs) couldn't pick between two", said the BJP leader. He said the Congress has become a spent force all across the country and so its elected representatives everywhere are “leaving the sinking ship”. That on Friday he announced that he has been expelled from the Congress which he will never rejoin was indicative of that. Read More »

Florida's jobless rate drops to lowest in a decade

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The jobless rate in the Waco metro area rose from 4.0 percent in May to 4.8 percent in June. Despite the slight rise in the local jobless numbers, only 11 of Florida's 67 counties had lower unemployment rates that Manatee and Sarasota in June, including Pinellas, which was at 3.8 percent. Read More »