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by | May 13, 2017 | 21:08

The president added that he asked Comey three times - once in person, twice on the phone - if he was under investigation. The FBI chief was leading an investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election and possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and Moscow.

by | May 13, 2017 | 20:50

But the measure is not likely to go any further this year because there's not enough time left in the legislative session for the Senate to debate it. The Senate's complicated formula for tax increases and tax refunds appear to appeal to McMaster, but lawmakers should understand that it is the voters to whom they answer, not McMaster.

by | May 13, 2017 | 21:22

Comey declined to make that promise but told the president he could count on his honesty, the paper said. When he testified Monday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, along with ousted Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Clapper also appeared to cast doubt on the president's interpretation of his comments when he said he "was not aware of the counterintelligence investigation Director Comey first referred to during his testimony before the House intelligence committee on March ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 21:08

Pennsylvania's attorney general has chose to bring charges against an Amtrak engineer in connection with a 2015 crash that left eight people dead and hundreds hurt in Philadelphia . He had heard through radio traffic that a nearby commuter train had been struck by a rock. Attorney Thomas Kline, who had sought the private complaint on the Jacobs family's behalf, said the charges wouldn't have happened "had a courageous family, the Jacobs family, not stood up against the decision of a local ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 22:08

This was contradicted by Mr Trump on Thursday, when he told NBC News he had planned to fire Mr Comey regardless of Mr Rosenstein's recommendation. Comey's reported reply: that he would give the president honesty. "I don't know if there was evidence of collusion or not, nor should I have in this particular context".

by | May 13, 2017 | 20:28

The shooting was initially reported as a possible suicide, which added to the confusion as officers arrived, Blankenbaker said . UPDATE 1:05 p.m.: NBCDFW reports the area where the shooting took place is consistently listed as one of the most unsafe areas in Dallas.

by | May 13, 2017 | 21:47

Neither the mother nor medical professionals knew that the source of the boy's illness was no stomach virus, as it was diagnosed. Following the awful incident, the school claimed they had followed protocol in a statement, and the police closed the investigation saying the school could best handle the case.

by | May 13, 2017 | 21:05

Mr Trump has repeatedly said he has no ties to Moscow and is not aware of any involvement by his aides in any Russian interference in the election. The President asked him to conduct a review of whether there was a legal situation there. Yates testified that she issued a warning because Flynn had apparently lied to his bosses about his contacts with Moscow's ambassador in Washington .

by | May 13, 2017 | 21:56

Former FBI Director James Comey is "not anxious about any tapes" of conversations between him and President Donald Trump, a source familiar with the matter told CNN Friday, adding that "if there is a tape, there's nothing he is anxious about" that could be on it.

by | May 13, 2017 | 21:48

Trump, who took office in January, has said there was widespread voter fraud in the November election. President Trump on Thursday launched a long-promised commission on "election integrity", rekindling a controversy over the prevalence of voter fraud at USA polls.

by | May 13, 2017 | 21:24

Pennsylvania's attorney general lodged criminal charges Friday against the engineer at the throttle of the Amtrak train that crashed and killed eight people in 2015, electing to pursue involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment counts after the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office declined to prosecute.

by | May 13, 2017 | 21:38

It is unclear what "tapes" Trump is referring to. In his tweet, Trump appeared to be alluding to his own assertion in the NBC interview that Comey approached him with a dinner request in January, and that the then-FBI director told the president during the meal that Trump was not the subject of any FBI investigations.

by | May 13, 2017 | 21:16

The malicious software behind the onslaught appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was supposedly identified by the US National Security Agency for its own intelligence-gathering purposes and was later leaked to the internet.

by | May 13, 2017 | 19:40

MacArthur wrote an amendment that satisfied some lawmaker's concerns about how the bill would treat people with pre-existing medical conditions. Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff, who is trying to score a special election upset in a traditionally conservative House district, said he strongly opposes "discrimination" over pre-existing conditions in response to the vote.

by | May 13, 2017 | 21:20

Sessions, though, said it had "impaired the [Bureau of Prisons'] ability to meet the future needs of the federal correctional system" - hinting that he saw a very different future for putting people behind bars. Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, and in a room normally reserved for news conferences, reporters were eager to ask him about it. Then, Republicans took over the whole government and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III got installed in Bobby Kennedy's old chair, and here ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 20:02

Senate. Or was it merely a button-pushing claim launched over frustration at news coverage of the controversy. The Times' account, which cited associates of Comey , came two days after Trump fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief, sending ripples across Washington and raising questions about the timing of the ouster, which comes amid the FBI's probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

by | May 13, 2017 | 19:42

In exchange for his plea in US District Court in South Carolina, Slager will not face state murder charges. Two other federal charges has been dismissed due to Slager's guilty plea . "And hopefully this will be the blueprint of future success for civil rights because it's gotta change". Slager claimed during his state trial that he was justified in shooting Scott because he feared for his life.

by | May 13, 2017 | 20:18

One of the officers was released from the hospital Wednesday morning, Guglielmi said. Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said that two high-powered weapons have been recovered. "It's just another example of how risky this job is", Johnson said. Mayor Rahm Emanuel , Alderman Patrick Thompson (11th Ward) and Alderman Lopez also came to see them and speak to their families.

by | May 13, 2017 | 20:32

Authorities went to the Gum Springs Road home and discovered the bodies of the two other people, who have not been identified . A Yell County, Arkansas, sheriff's deputy was shot and killed Thursday morning during a traffic stop in Dardanelle.

by | May 13, 2017 | 19:30

Trump then went on to suggest scrapping the traditional White House briefings that have existed in some form since the Woodrow Wilson administration nearly a century ago. Mr Trump told NBC: "When I chose to just do it, I said to myself, I said you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made up story , it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won".

by | May 13, 2017 | 20:14

Brandon Bostian , who was charged by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, is accused of increasing the New York City-bound train's speed "to more than twice the legal limit" - 106 miles per hour - as it approached a curb on May 12.

by | May 13, 2017 | 19:24

Trump's bareknuckle comments immediately fueled fresh comparisons between his administration and that of disgraced president Richard Nixon, who famously recorded his conversations - a fact that sped his downfall during the Watergate scandal.

by | May 13, 2017 | 19:17

If you're finding it hard to keep track of all the latest developments, here's a timeline to help you. Trump, in a letter to Comey dated Tuesday, contended that the director had told him "three times " that he was not personally under investigation.

by | May 13, 2017 | 19:37

Alencia Johnson , the director of Constituency Communications at Planned Parenthood says, " Black women need to know that blocking access to health care at Planned Parenthood can further the gap between health disparities and improved health outcomes ".

by | May 13, 2017 | 18:41

Security experts said the attack appeared to be caused by a self-replicating piece of software that enters companies and organisations when employees click on email attachments, then spreads quickly internally from computer to computer when employees share documents and other files.

by | May 13, 2017 | 18:14

Indeed, healthcare reform is far too important to be demagogued the way it has. The rallying cry of the Democrats - that 24 million Americans would lose their coverage with the Republican-crafted American Health Care Act - is completely fictional.

by | May 13, 2017 | 18:33

During his visit, he prayed for an end to wars he said were lacerating the world and urged the faithful to "tear down all walls" to spread justice and peace. Convicted by Mary's requests and the vision of hell, both children lived lives of prayer and penance after the apparitions, offering themselves for sinners as Mary had asked.

by | May 13, 2017 | 17:28

The Department of Interior is reviewing national monuments established in the past 21 years after an April 26 executive order signed by President Donald Trump. An unnamed Eagle Scout from Washington state declares "strong support" for the Hanford Reach National Monument. BLM officials were slated to host the latest in a series of informational forums on Gold Butte on May 25 in North Las Vegas, but they chose to delay the meeting until the broader monument review is complete.

by | May 13, 2017 | 16:55

Levy's skeletal remains were found a year later in the city's expansive Rock Creek Park, where she frequently went running. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials on Monday said an immigration judge ordered Guandique deported on March 3, and officials flew him to El Salvador on Friday, the Washington Post reports .

by | May 13, 2017 | 17:03

Markey, flanked by patients and health care advocates, called the House plan "inhumane" and "immoral". "If your baby is going to die, and it doesn't have to, it shouldn't matter how much money you make", an emotional Kimmel told his audience.

by | May 13, 2017 | 16:37

The 30-year-old Spaniard is playing at a high level, but is yet to be truly tested by the top players during his run on clay this season. "I knew I was playing well in the first set but I just couldn't take my chances". Nadal finally broke in the third game of the second set before having to stave off four break points on his own serve to consolidate his lead at 3-1.

by | May 13, 2017 | 18:07

In previous years, border apprehensions tended to rise during the spring and summer months. According to Homeland Security data, the number of people apprehended in April dropped 5 percent from the month before - and 68 percent from the same period past year.

by | May 13, 2017 | 17:48

Ostensibly, that report is meant to inform the vote for the 2024 Games. At the time, Trump said he would travel to Lima if needed or host IOC President Thomas Bach at the White House. But I look at that as much for Paris as I look at it for LA". Two Commission members, Tsunekazu Takeda of Japan and Gunilla Lindberg of Sweden were absent from the LA visit due to illness and are expected to be absent from the Paris inspection as well.

by | May 13, 2017 | 16:14

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach , a Republican, is expected to be named the commission's vice chair and his participation will likely be controversial. Trump pledged in late January to strengthen the government's ability to protect its computer networks, but then canceled plans to sign an executive order on cybersecurity without explanation.

by | May 13, 2017 | 17:40

Still, in the short term, the testimony of Yates likely means another lost day ahead for the White House as it uses up time and political energy brushing off a new round of questions and allegations about ties to Russian Federation. We'll note that the source of the "rumors" about her playing a role in the Clinton White House is unclear. Former White House lawyers were stunned.