Trump asked Comey to drop Flynn investigation

The Comey memo raises new questions about whether Trump may have crossed any legal lines into criminal behaviour by pressuring the FBI to end an investigation. In this case, analysts said, that would mean analyzing the specific details of Trump and... More..

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Trump warns ousted FBI chief against talking to media, threatens 'tapes'

Critics have assailed Trump for abruptly dismissing Comey just as the agency is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election and possible Moscow ties to the Trump presidential campaign. At lea...More..

Tillerson says USA won't be rushed on Paris climate pact
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tillerson says USA won't be rushed on Paris climate pact

It comprises Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States. "I think that that is important to recognize that while there is much that we're learning in a new Trump administrat...More..

Trump revealed highly classified info to Russia
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trump revealed highly classified info to Russia

Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn", a White House statement said. But there was nothing wrong with that, he insisted. Marco Rubio, a Trump rival....More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Politics stands in way of Americans' health

High-risk pools are established at the state level, subsidizing the cost of health care for the small segment of the population that is expensive to cover, and can not find affordable insurance through the norm...More..

Erdogan and Trump pledge to strengthen relations
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Erdogan and Trump pledge to strengthen relations

After their meeting, Trump and Erdogan exchanged friendly tweets. Erdogan has instigated a crackdown on journalists and opponents of the state since a failed coup a year ago. "In the same way, we should never...More..

Israel provided intelligence Trump shared with Russians
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Israel provided intelligence Trump shared with Russians

Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy said that so-called "code-word information" is one of the most highly classified forms of intelligence available. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). Trump fired Flynn on February 1...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trump accused of asking FBI to stop Flynn probe

The White House on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump's disclosur. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). "While the president has repeatedly expressed his view that General Flynn is a decent man who served and...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Comey wrote in memo that Trump asked to end Flynn investigation

The White House has however rejected the new allegations. Meanwhile, the opposition Democrats demanded an investigation into the allegations and Trump's relations with Russian Federation. The other two U.S. o...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

McCain: Donald Trump's Scandals Have Reached 'Watergate Size and Scale'

Consternation and confusion overtook Capitol Hill today as lawmakers were shaken anew by reports that President Donald Trump had asked then-FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating ousted adviser Micha...More..

Donald Trump hits back over Russian information sharing
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Donald Trump hits back over Russian information sharing

Trump himself claimed the authority to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russian Federation, saying in a pair of tweets he has "an absolute right" as president to do so. The Post ,...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

WikiLeaks Launches 'Welcome Home' Fund for Chelsea Manning

After seven years behind bars, Chelsea Manning will walk out of the security gates of the Fort Leavenworth military prison Wednesday, finally able to complete her transition as a free, openly transgender woman....More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Charlottesville Police caught off guard by Saturday's torch light rally

He called the protest , "either profoundly ignorant or was created to instill fear in our minority populations in a way that hearkens back to the days of the KKK". On the other hand, Spencer who is an alt-righ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

John McCain says Trump scandals are of 'Watergate scale and size'

McCain has been both a critic and a source of insight when it has come to turmoil in the Trump administration, not the least of which is the most recent revelation where Trump is alleged to have asked recently-...More..

Consternation on Capitol Hill over Trump's Russian Federation meeting
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Consternation on Capitol Hill over Trump's Russian Federation meeting

Trump ignored reporters' questions about whether he disclosed classified information. As some Republicans defended Trump and others expressed concerns, another bombshell report landed, this time about a mem...More..

Chase Jeter to transfer from Duke to Arizona
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Chase Jeter to transfer from Duke to Arizona

Instead the former five-star recruit from Las Vegas appeared tentative on offense and lost on defense, averaging only 7.9 minutes per game even though Duke desperately needed a third big man after Amile Jeffers...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The White House via CNN

Trump dismissed Comey last week citing his handling of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while at the State Department. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said in a tweet that...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Cornyn drops out of running for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Former aides describe him as a detail-obsessed and thoughtful boss. It's because he brings a judge's perspective to every post he holds and every decision he makes. This comes after word that Republican Senate ...More..

Korea on US missile defense system
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Korea on US missile defense system

Traditionally, the United States and China have negotiated new measures before involving remaining council members. Han said Sunday's test-launch was "successful in flight". They're trying to strengthen their...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Lawmakers respond to report Trump asked Comey to drop Flynn probe

It promises to have grave implications for the longevity of an administration that appears to slip deeper into utter disarray by the hour. The White House defended Trump's disclosure of classified information t...More..

Voice recorder in deadly jet crash is recovered
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Voice recorder in deadly jet crash is recovered

A Learjet crashed on its approach to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey on Monday afternoon, killing the two pilots, the only ones aboard, and sparking fires that could be seen from New York City. The pilot of the...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

White House Pushes Back on Reports of Intelligence Talks between US, Russia

Veteran Republican Senator John McCain warned that reports Trump divulged to Russian Federation information provided by a USA ally "sends a troubling signal to America's allies and partners around the world a...More..

Texas testing Trump administration over abortion providers
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Texas testing Trump administration over abortion providers

The move violated a federal requirement that allows Medicaid users see the provider of their choice. Four years ago, Texas refused $35 million in federal Medicaid dollars for the privilege of excluding Planned ...More..

Trump Told the Russians Classified Intel About an ISIS Threat
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trump Told the Russians Classified Intel About an ISIS Threat

She and U.S. Reps. At that point, the issue is fully joined: Did Trump obstruct justice by pressuring and then firing the FBI director investigating his administration - and then concocting a cover story and se...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Black Louisiana lawmakers condemn Confederate statue bill

Thomas Carmody's bill. The monuments could only be torn down following a vote by the public. House Speaker Taylor Barras, a New Iberia Republican who supported the bill , said he's concerned the issue's divi...More..

Scores hurt, at least 2 die in Wisconsin, Oklahoma tornadoes
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Scores hurt, at least 2 die in Wisconsin, Oklahoma tornadoes

While the main severe weather threat will hold off until after 10 pm, some isolated cells could produce some small hail and gusty winds. The Storm Prediction Center says strong wind gusts and large, damagin...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Who was in Trump's meeting with the Russians?

He cast some of Mr Trump's revelations as information that was available from publicly available "open-source reporting" and added that the president did not know the precise source of the intelligence he had s...More..

City removes 2nd of 4 Confederate statues in New Orleans
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

City removes 2nd of 4 Confederate statues in New Orleans

A statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis was dismantled in New Orleans early on Thursday, the second of four monuments slated to be taken down by the city where critics say the displays glorify t...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

United States service member killed in Somalia

Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken, 38, of Falmouth, was killed during an operation Thursday against the extremist group al-Shabab. According to one official, there are about 50 American spec...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Schwarber, Rizzo, Happ homer as Cubs beat Reds 9-5

ST. LOUIS - Mookie Betts homered and drove in two runs, Jackie Bradley Jr. also went deep and Boston beat St. Louis in the opener of a two-game interleague series. He sent Arroyo's 1-0 pitch into the right-fiel...More..