by | May 18, 2017 | 03:27

The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters. He said in an interview on Thursday with NBC News that Comey gave him this assurance during the White House dinner and in two phone conversations. But the blowback from Comey's firing left the White House reeling once again. Mr. Spicer said Friday that the president is "a little dismayed" with the media's treatment of him and his staff.

by | May 18, 2017 | 02:28

Defending Trump's actions, officials played down the importance and secrecy of the information, which had been supplied by Israel under an intelligence-sharing agreement, and Trump himself said he had "an absolute right" as president to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russian Federation.

by | May 18, 2017 | 02:30

Tacoma Police Officer Jake Gutierrez from my home state of Washington is one of the many examples of this cost. The memorial, at the site in Alrewas, Staffordshire, will be dedicated to the courage and sacrifice of the officers, who have lost their lives over the past 250 years.

by | May 18, 2017 | 01:14

One frustrated senior administration official questioned why Comey didn't complain to Department of Justice officials or to Congress if he thought Trump was trying to impede the Flynn investigation. 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 ...

by | May 18, 2017 | 00:28

Guilfoyle, who co-hosts " The Five " at 9 p.m., told the Bay Area News Group that a "number of people" in the Trump administration have approached her about replacing the embattled Spicer , who was absent from press briefings last week due to his Naval Reserve status.

by | May 18, 2017 | 01:57

Critics fear it will pave the way for asylum-seeking mothers and children to be kept in traumatising, prison-like conditions for weeks and months while their claims are assessed. Creating a searchable statewide database that allows property owners to see how each jurisdiction's proposed tax rates will directly affect their individual tax bill , along with detailed information about how they can make their voices heard in the local rate-setting process.

by | May 18, 2017 | 01:28

There are no reports of injuries and all employees have been accounted for. Responding agencies include the U.S. Department of Energy; Richland, West Richland, and Kennewick city fire and police; Benton, Franklin, and Grant County fire and police officials; Washington state patrol; and OR and Washington state officials.

by | May 18, 2017 | 01:29

According to Strangio, Manning became "the first military prisoner to receive health care related to gender transition and was part of a shift in practice that lead to the elimination of the ban on open trans service in the military". Additionally, Manning has said former president Barack Obama left a "vulnerable legacy", noting that he had achieved "very few permanent accomplishments".

by | May 18, 2017 | 01:30

That's what he did". This would appear to be confirmed , with Buzzfeed reporting that sources within the Israeli defence and military establishment are cautioning their government not to share sensitive information with the White House. The US president has the authority to share intelligence as he or she sees fit. But when pressed on specifics, McMaster confirmed certain essential aspects of the story and refused to address others.

by | May 18, 2017 | 00:02

However, Nashville was able to break through in Game 3, scoring both of its goals in the final frame. Especially not on home ice. Home ice advantage was lost for the Ducks with Nashville's overtime victor in game one. In that game, Arvidsson recorded a goal and an assist. Nashville has looked like the better team through a pair of games in Anaheim . Carlyle said the promotion is befitting of a team that has a workmanlike approach.

by | May 18, 2017 | 00:42

Its signing came after a contentious fight in the Texas House , where Democrats' attempts to stall or water down the bill backfired and led to a more strict bill enabling local law enforcement to inquire about a person's immigration status during routine police encounters such as traffic stops.

by | May 18, 2017 | 00:55

Republicans suffered a major blow as the Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal to its earlier decision gutting North Carolina's racially discriminatory voter ID law. Keeping with custom, the Supreme Court did not announce why the appeal would not be heard, and that the refusal did not reflect on its merits. The North Carolina state NAACP, other interest groups, voters and President Barack Obama's Justice Department had sued to challenge the law.

by | May 18, 2017 | 01:38

President Barack Obama granted Manning clemency in his final days in office in January. There's so much wrong with this, I don't know where to begin. "Understandably she has a lot of question marks about what her life is going to be like next, but it's also her first chance in her adult life that she is really going to be able to define that for herself", Greer said, noting that Manning joined the army at a very young age.

by | May 18, 2017 | 00:17

She was acquitted of the most serious charge, aiding the enemy. As Chelsea Manning is released from prison today after 7 years of incarceration a group of prominent musicians have launched an online benefit compilation to show their support & raise funds to help cover Chelsea's basic living expenses as she transitions back into the free world.

by | May 18, 2017 | 00:31

The mayor of Charlottesville, in the U.S. state of Virginia, has been the target of anti-Semitic tweets after speaking out against far-right white nationalists who converged on a local park carrying blazing torches the night before. And the supportive emails and social media messages he's received from across the country have far outweighed the negative, he said. A separate rally also took place at Jackson Park that day, also headlined by Spencer.

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:58

Thursday, the storm will move away but a few showers of rain and snow will linger. Estimated total moisture will likely vary from a half inch to a little over an inch. The combination of heavy, wet snow on trees that have started to grow leaves could break branches, leading to power outages in southwestern Montana. After the storm ends comes the risk of runoff from the wet snow melting and periods of moderate to heavy valley rain.

by | May 17, 2017 | 23:21

The New York Times has since reported that the president asked Mr. Comey to pledge his loyalty during a private dinner in January, but was instead only assured of his "honesty". For the first time since an Oval Office taping system was removed by President Richard Nixon's chief of staff almost 44 years ago, a president has hinted that White House conversations might again be secretly recorded.

by | May 17, 2017 | 23:01

Kirkersville police Chief Steven Eric Disario, 36 - only recently appointed - was among the dead, his deputies told USA media. "I don't know that they used any sort of protocol, maybe it was just common sense on their part to lock themselves in their rooms", Thorp said.

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:24

McConnell plans to move forward under special procedures that allow legislation to pass with a simple majority vote, instead of the 60 usually required for major bills in the Senate. "The issues with prices and premiums going up, hopefully, people will see that we are trying to solve the problem", he said. The latter would require more federal oversight and state management.

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:12

But both leaders also tried to put a fearless face on their differences and to renew a key alliance between Nato's leading power and its biggest Muslim member, partners in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. "We saw the trust that global investors have in Turkey's investment climate, its political stability and future vision especially in the new period after the April 16 referendum", Ermut concluded.

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:31

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly, would not say which country's intelligence was divulged. He's questioned the competence of intelligence officials, challenged their assessment that Russian Federation meddled in last year's election to help him win, and accused them of leaking information about him and his associates.

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:55

The firing drew a wave of criticism in large part because the FBI has been investigating whether election meddling by Russian Federation involved people in Trump's presidential campaign, and Trump said in an interview with NBC that the investigation factored into his decision to fire Comey .

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:28

Trump tells The Associated Press by telephone after the meeting that he "learned a lot " but declines to say whether he accepted their conclusion about Russian Federation. Democrats reacted sharply to the news, calling for Comey to testify about what he knows. And legal experts say it could be hard to prove the president crossed a line.

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:37

Trump said the officers' presence "reminds us all of what is at stake". Every year since 1982, members of our law enforcement community, their families and friends have gathered on this day in Washington , mourn the fallen and remember their heroism through a memorial service.

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:57

Last week, he threw his administration into turmoil by taking the virtually unprecedented step of firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, who had been overseeing a probe into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russian Federation to skew the presidential election.

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:34

Saturday Night Live has a lot to work with so far this week, but it's their new promo with Melissa McCarthy doing an "oh so pretty" impersonation of Sean Spicer that just might entice you to tune in. The sketch next addressed questions over the firing of Comey, amid an ongoing investigation between Trump's links suspected Russian attempts to influence the United States election.

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:08

Comey three times in total since taking office in January, including the one-on-one dinner reported by the Times , and indicated the possibility of tape-recorded copies existing during Friday morning's Twitter tirade. But before this, several White House officials had sent out messages that Comey's ouster was done in lieu of the email leak case related to Hillary Clinton and was, in no way, related to the Russian hacking investigation.

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:25

A look at key moments in Comey's tenure, the lead-up to Trump's decision to fire him and developments since then. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who took over last week after Comey was sacked, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week that, "There has been no effort to impede our investigation to date".

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:39

A former intelligence analyst in Iraq, Manning is being released in accordance with former President Barack Obama's decision to grant her clemency in his final days in office. Neither she nor her attorneys explained why, but she has an aunt who lives there. In a statement given to ABC News, Manning said , "I appreciate the wonderful support that I have received from so many people across the world over these past years".

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:40

The woman answered and the robbers forced their way inside. In their haste, or perhaps because of the weight, they left a safe on the sidewalk in front of the house, before making their getaway in a nearby vehicle. Could the robbers have seen the post? That's when she was confronted by three suspects - one of them was armed with a handgun. The suspects asked for her to open the safe, but she did not know the code.

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:21

The Royal Court in Jordan said that King Abdullah II and Trump spoke by phone about anti-terror cooperation and other issues Tuesday, a conversation that was scheduled last week. Donald Trump could be impeached under the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution following his alleged sharing of classified information with the Russians, according to a top lawyer.

by | May 17, 2017 | 20:14

I said 'if he fell down the stairs, maybe he has a concussion, or worse.' They said 'that's a myth.' Then I was questioning myself. Though it is a shame to acknowledge that in this day and age very few 18-year-olds are truly "adults", and four (or more) years in college does not do much to change that, surely those who have been out in the real world long enough to know better - and who serve as role models for these young men and women - feel some sense of responsibility to help institute ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 20:35

On the Crowdfunder page she wrote that she was "particularly interested in psychological development of individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, specifically ethnic minorities and those from working class backgrounds". Thrilled that Aseidu would now be able to study at Harvard, her pal thanked Stormzy over Twitter - by offering to take him out for a Nandos. In a tweet stating that she had met her target, Asiedu cited one of Stormzy's lyrics ("Blinded by your grace") and shared a ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:03

WNPR notes that the school is used to hosting presidents, as it is one of several military academies where presidents typically deliver a commencement speech every year. This is Trump's first visit to CT as commander-in-chief and the first time he is addressing the academy as President. Trump has so far avoided talking about the controversy.

by | May 17, 2017 | 20:39

Under Malloy's proposal, all of the states funding toward Branford education is zeroed out. The governor also is calling for redistribution of the Education Cost Sharing grant, the largest state grant for public schools. The plan also does not include a proposal highlighted Monday at a state Capitol news conference to impose an excise tax on beverages containing added sugar.