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Author: 0 AG Jeff Sessions says Russian Federation collusion rumors 'appalling and detestable lie'

Sessions testified Tuesday that he recused himself from the current Russian Federation investigation only because of a regulation that required it because of his involvement in the Trump campaign. Miller: "She was trying to shout down Attorney General Sessions and I thought it was way out of bounds". "Wait a second, everybody knows there was communication between Russian Federation and Michael Flynn , that's why he was sacked", snorted Colbert.

Culture Top US Republican shot: What we know so far
Author: 0 Top US Republican shot: What we know so far

Alexandria police Chief Michael Brown said officers are investigating the incident, which was reported shortly after 7 a.m. local time and occurred at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, about 8 miles south of the Capitol, three miles south of Ronald Reagan National Airport.

Author: 0 Cosby arrives for Day 3 of jury deliberations

The comedian said in depositions that he gave her the common allergy drug Benadryl and insisted the encounter was consensual. The jury which includes one Black man and one Black woman, began deliberating the evening of June. Constand sat in court, once more listening to the judge recite Cosby's explanation of what happened that night in 2004. He says it was consensual. Cosby's spokesman, Wyatt, said Jackson's statement would "let the world know" that Constand had perjured herself.

Author: 0 Residents Being Evacuated from Burning Building in London

There were reports that some residents leapt out of windows to escape the flames. A plume of black smoke stretched for miles (kilometers) across the pale sky after dawn, revealing the blackened, flame-licked wreckage of the building. Ruks Mamudu, 69, said she ran to safety down one flight of stairs to the ground floor from her apartment wearing only her purple pajamas and bathrobe.

Author: 0 Uber CEO Travis Kalanick taking leave of absence

Uber founder and CEO Travis Kalanick is taking a leave of absence following a report issued to employees Tuesday that recommended, among other things, a thorough review of his record running the company. The board voted unanimously to adopt all of the recommendations of the report , according to a board representative. In his email written to all Uber employees, Kalanick has highlighted the importance of family and people.

Author: 0 President Trump pleased with Sessions testimony

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, center, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington , Tuesday, June 13, 2017 , before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the Justice Department's fiscal 2018 budget. Sessions originally said that he disaffiliated himself simply because he was an adviser to Trump during the campaign, but doubt was cast on that explanation when Comey testified last week and said he had thought Sessions would recuse himself earlier than he did for "problematic" ...

Culture Was Dylan too freewheelin' in borrowing for Nobel lecture?
Author: 0 Was Dylan too freewheelin' in borrowing for Nobel lecture?

Pitzer said that in 78 sentences Dylan used to describe Moby-Dick, "even a cursory inspection reveals that more than a dozen of them appear to closely resemble lines from the SparkNotes site". "It is nothing new that Mr. Dylan might take inspiration from a pre-existing work to prepare something else", Steven Weinberg, a copyright lawyer and musician, told the AP in an email.

Culture New X-Men Movie's Main Cast And Director Confirmed
Author: 0 New X-Men Movie's Main Cast And Director Confirmed

Fox has set Simon Kinberg to make his directorial debut with 2018's X-Men: Dark Phoenix , which will return much of the cast from 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse-and possibly add an Oscar nominee too. After a few months of rumors, X-Men: Dark Phoenix has been made official, and it'll be coming to theaters next years with the whole crew in tow. Dark Phoenix is rising in 2018.

Author: 0 Cosby trial jury begins first full day of deliberations today

And he grew emotional when speaking about Constand , and accused Cosby's lawyers of attempting to shame and exploit her. In his argument, McMonagle emphasized that Cosby consistently portrayed the encounter as consensual. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004. Steele also reminded jurors about a telephone conversation in which Cosby apologized to Constand's mother and described himself as a "sick man".

Author: 0 S: Shooting at Republican congressional baseball practice

Officials said several other people were also wounded. Scalise was fielding balls on second base when he was shot , Flake said. Trump praised the "heroic actions" of the Capital Police at the scene. Barton said the shooting lasted 5-10 minutes, and there were dozens if not hundreds of shots fired. At approximately 7am ET this morning, an armed gunman arrived at baseball practice and opened fire .

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Author: 0 "Wonder Woman" Broke the Record for Highest Earning Opening With Female Director

Posting an article from the associated press announcing the North American debut of the female-led superhero film reaching $100.5 million in the box office, Evans gave a warm and explosive congrats to Wonder Woman . Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at USA and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Before she was Wonder Woman , she was Diana, princess of the Amazons , trained to be an unconquerable warrior.

Author: 0 Collins calls Trump request to drop Flynn case 'truly outrageous'

Consistent with that statement , the President never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr. Comey stop investigating anyone, including suggesting that that Mr. "I will tell you I didn't say that", Trump said at a conference in the White House Rose Garden. "But he testified under oath and I do believe that he's an individual of integrity who would not deliberately lie under oath", Collins told CNN.

Culture Local congressmen reported safe after shooting in Alexandria, Virginia
Author: 0 Local congressmen reported safe after shooting in Alexandria, Virginia

According to the Associated Press , Rep. Mo Brooks (R) from Alabama said several other people were also hit, including two law enforcement officers. "They both took bullets, trying to protect our lives", Brooks told CNN . Neither was at the practice. Scalise was fielding balls on second base when he was shot, according to lawmakers present, then dragged himself into the outfield to get away from the gunman.

Culture Bella Thorne Explains Those PDA-Packed Photos of Her and Scott Disick
Author: 0 Bella Thorne Explains Those PDA-Packed Photos of Her and Scott Disick

Thorne has previously taken to social media to call Cannes "boring" and say that "this #cannes fancy life isn't for me". Later in the day, Bella slipped into a lacy one-piece that flaunted her sideboob. While "it looks like he's grabbing my boob, ' Bella said it was 'very nice" of him to not stare at her wardrobe malfunction and instead help her.

Author: 0 Trump calls leak of Comey memo 'cowardly'

Read: Did James Comey Lie During Testimony? "I'll tell you about it over a short period of time ". Under oath, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director also told the Senate Intelligence Committee that the president had asked him during a one-one dinner at the White House to pledge loyalty.

Culture Revealed! Emraan Hashmi's look in 'Baadshaho' is absolutely killer
Author: 0 Revealed! Emraan Hashmi's look in 'Baadshaho' is absolutely killer

He is seen blowing the smoke away from the mouth of a pistol while holding a gun in his other hand. Now, Emraan Hashmi Poster is making a headline in the B-town. We can see his efforts in the released first look. He last featured in Azhar , a biopic on former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin. The Milan Luthria-directorial also stars Ajay Devgn , Esha Gupta and Ileana D'cruz in the lead roles.

Author: 0 Scarlett Johansson's movie isn't a chick flick

They made their way down the carpet with their arms wrapped around each other. Johansson's read, "Hello, my name is Geraldine ", while Geraldine's said, "Hello, my name is Scarlett ". Have you ever wished you could come face-to-face with your exact lookalike? "We thought it was a joke, and Kate's seriously hurt", recalled co-star Jillian , although she noted McKinnon still couldn't help but laugh in spite of her painful tumble.

Author: 0 Sen. Chuck Schumer Parodies Trump's Bizarre Cabinet Meeting

Reince Priebus , Chief of Staff expressed thanks to the president for the opportunity and blessing to serve Trump's agenda and the American people. WASHINGTON (AP ) - Great president or greatest? She excitedly assures, "You have a great hair". "I think the worldwide community knows we are back", said United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley, who Trump joked in April could "easily be replaced".

Culture Frampton to face Gutierrez in Belfast
Author: 0 Frampton to face Gutierrez in Belfast

Carl Frampton will return to the ring on 29 July in Belfast when he'll take on Andres Gutierrez in what will be a WBC world featherweight title eliminator. "I understand there are going to be a lot of people who. miss out on tickets because this is at the Odyssey and not Windsor or an outdoor venue", Frampton said.

Author: 0 Is Bachelor in Paradise 4 canceled? Production halted over 'misconduct'

Bachelor in Paradise has halted production on the new season, now being shot in Mexico . Amanda Stanton from Ben Higgins' season was also slated to return to the franchise, as was DeMario Jackson , who viewers saw depart Rachel Lindsay's season of The Bachelorette last month.

Author: 0 Real Madrid has 'full confidence' in Cristiano Ronaldo over tax issue

The Real Madrid star and Portuguese worldwide who scored twice on Friday night in a 3-0 against Lativa in a World Cup qualifier is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros from 2011 to 2014. He should have paid a tax rate of 24 percent in 2011, and 24.75 percent in the three following years, it said. Ronaldo reportedly earned $93 million a year ago in salary, endorsements and other bonuses.

Author: 0 Notre Dame attacker shouted 'this is for Syria' before being shot

The source said that a video in which Ikken pledged allegiance to Islamic State had been found in his flat in Cergy-Pontoise, northwest of Paris , during a police raid on Tuesday evening, after the attack. Throngs of tourists outside the cathedral fled on foot, while hundreds of people remained in lockdown inside the edifice. The attack came the day before new President Emmanuel Macron unveils his first efforts against terrorism, which Collomb called the president's top priority.

Author: 0 Structural engineer monitoring stability of London tower block hit by fire

Police have not revealed the cause of the fire but witnesses told news.com.au it started when a fridge exploded on the first floor. The block had recently undergone an 8.7 million pound ($11.08 million) refurbishment of the exterior, which included new external cladding and replacement windows.

Culture Kelly says important to 'shine a light' on Alex Jones
Author: 0 Kelly says important to 'shine a light' on Alex Jones

I knew they had actors there, clearly, but I thought they killed some real kids. Jones is infamous for spewing conspiracy theories without providing any evidence to back up his wild claims, such as saying that 9/11 was an " inside job " and promoting the fake story known as "Pizzagate".

Culture Trump Weighs Firing Mueller, According To Confidante
Author: 0 Trump Weighs Firing Mueller, According To Confidante

I do believe it was considered as an option. SCOTT PELLEY: Well, after Comey was sacked, the Justice Department named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to independently investigate the Russian Federation case. Rosenstein, who was speaking before the senate appropriations committee because Sessions has recused himself from all matters related to the Russian Federation investigation, said that only he has the authority in the justice department to fire Mueller ...

Culture Wonder Woman: Which emblematic character inspired Patty Jenkins for Steve Trevor?
Author: 0 Wonder Woman: Which emblematic character inspired Patty Jenkins for Steve Trevor?

If director Patty Jenkins succeeds in turning the story of the Amazonian princess into a blockbuster, she could pave the way for more acceptance of women at the helm of the movie industry's most financially important pictures. A lot of time was spent dedicated to establishing the context and history of Diana ( Wonder Woman ) as an Amazon princess. Gadot's interviews are an enlightening look at her character, and it's clear that she believes Diana is the complex, powerful hero that women ...

Culture Saudi Arabia blocks Qatari-owned BeIN sports channel amid ongoing blockade
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia blocks Qatari-owned BeIN sports channel amid ongoing blockade

Dana Shell Smith on Tuesday said on Twitter that this month she will end her three-year stint as America's top diplomatic envoy to Qatar, which hosts the largest US military presence in the Middle East. Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Monday Doha "still had no clue" why Arab states had cut ties with his country. Officials in Doha say an alleged hack of the state-run Qatar News Agency in late May saw controversial comments attributed to its ruling emir ...

Author: 0 Rapper Chief Keef arrested at Sioux Falls airport

He was charged with possession of marijuana and of drug paraphernalia . Only The Stars and Kowabunga are only doing what this city is not willing to do: focus on our YOUTH. This isn't the first time Keef has been found on the wrong side of the law, having received a DUI charge in Miami back in April. Sources tell TMZ Chief Keef simply forgot he had it on him before boarding his flight.

Author: 0 Sessions: Comey's Oval Office Meeting With Trump 'Not Problematic'

With more on this and other news around the world we turn to Ro Aram. Unfortunately, the lesson didn't seem to stick, as Arizona Senator John McCain proved Tuesday when he cut Harris off for the second week in a row-this time, as she questioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Author: 0 Gal Gadot Praises Paolo Ballesteros' Wonder Woman Makeup Look

Director Patty Jenkins and actress Gal Gadot , on the set of " Wonder Woman " shooting Themyscira in southern Italy. Much like 2016's excellent Hacksaw Ridge , the plot of Wonder Woman unfolds in two distinct phases. In the upcoming " Thor: Ragnarok" the bad guy is a bad girl played by Cate Blanchett. This subtly but surely sends the message that women of importance are nothing but trouble.

Culture US attorney general to face questions on Comey firing, Russia
Author: 0 US attorney general to face questions on Comey firing, Russia

Sessions is skipping a separate hearing on Tuesday on the Justice Department's budget and sending his deputy for the session that will be open to the public. There is a way that Sessions could skirt around having to directly answer these questions, however. And he can expect questions about his involvement in Comey's May 9 firing, the circumstances surrounding his decision to recuse himself from the FBI's investigation, and whether any of his actions - such as interviewing candidates for the ...

Author: 0 "America's Got Talent" Recap: A pair of inspiring singers advance

And Simon Cowell must have been at least a shade surprised, because he turned his head so quickly toward his fellow judges that it nearly flung off. 16 year-old Teen singer Christian Guardino earned Howie Mandel's Golden Buzzer for his powerful and awesome audition on America's Got Talent 2017.

Author: 0 Amid criminal case, Cosby fighting lawsuits by 10 women

Prosecutors say the famed comedian drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, at his home near Philadelphia in January 2004. The defense savaged Constand's credibility and painted their relationship as one that involved many meetings, and saw her call the star 53 times after the incident.

Culture 'An Appalling And Detestable Lie': 5 Highlights From Sessions' Senate Testimony
Author: 0 'An Appalling And Detestable Lie': 5 Highlights From Sessions' Senate Testimony

Tom Cotton during his Senate intelligence committee hearing Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions demonstrated a surprising knowledge of espionage thrillers. That answer effectively blockaded most of the interesting lines of questioning, including the potentially explosive issue of whether the White House is considering issuing pardons to people being investigated in the Russian Federation probe.

Culture Overseas Box Office Rescues The Mummy
Author: 0 Overseas Box Office Rescues The Mummy

By comparison, the remake of The Mummy is, in fact, the second go at the franchise with Brendan Fraser taking the lead role in the 1999 reboot of the popular monster film . The studio is already heavily touting Bride of Frankenstein , which Bill Condon is directing for a February 14, 2019 release. I want it to feel like a Bill Condon movie.

Author: 0 Patty Jenkins Isn't Signed For Wonder Woman 2 Yet

It's a movie I, and many like me, have been waiting a lifetime for. " Wonder Woman " may be a feminist icon, but some male moviegoers aren't happy about some scheduled women-only screenings of the film. As someone who has watched this movie more than anything else since its release, I can safely say that the joy of it never wears off. Thankfully, you don't have to take my word for it.

Culture Douglas Costa agrees to join Juventus
Author: 0 Douglas Costa agrees to join Juventus

Juventus are expected to hold talks with Bayern Munich for Douglas Costa next week after agreeing personal terms with the player's agent. Bayern are believed to want £44m (€50m) for the Brazil worldwide winger, but Champions League finalists and Serie A winners Juve are only willing to pay a maximum of £39.6m (€45m).

Author: 0 At "Rough Night" premiere, Scarlett Johansson hangs with her one-time twin

I'm not even sure why we just instantly had the feeling of a fourth-grade sleepover'. But no bachelorette weekend ever goes without renting a beach house and injuring someone during the raunchy party. McKinnon also stopped by E! Scarlett Johnasson met her look-alike on Monday night. Needless to say, Johansson kept her promise - making Geraldine one lucky grandma.

Author: 0 Messi, Neymar and Barcelona congratulate NBA champions Warriors

The Warriors claimed their second title in three seasons Monday night with a 129-120 Game 5 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers , their opponent in three straight NBA Finals appearances. This time everything was flawless for KD. "I remember the first day of camp and I walk into camp, and I didn't know what to expect, I didn't know what these guys were like on the court", said Durant.

Culture Sessions: Comey was wrong to leak Flynn memo
Author: 0 Sessions: Comey was wrong to leak Flynn memo

Senator McCain is an ex officio member of the committee, and he spoke out of turn to say that "the witness should be allowed to answer the question." Sen. But he denied reports that he had a third, previously undisclosed meeting with Kislyak at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington in April 2016. "Sir, sir, I have just a few", Harris said, affecting a professional smile as she tried to steer Sessions back to her preferred line of questioning about whether Sessions had failed to disclose ...

Culture Huge fire engulfs 27-floor London tower block
Author: 0 Huge fire engulfs 27-floor London tower block

It's not clear how many people were killed in the blaze and police have not put a figure on the number of missing. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in a statement on Twitter that it was a "major incident". And footage taken from helicopters and planes show the scale of the incident the emergency services were scrambled to as the fire spread through the entire block.

Author: 0 Daniel Berger repeats as FedEx St. Jude Classic champion

Jude Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. It is the third consecutive year a Seminole has won on the PGA Tour, as Brooks Koepka won at the 2015 Waste Management Open at TPC Scottsdale. Luke List and Chad Campbell both shot a 66 and are one stroke behind the leaders. Campbell, who recently turned 43, hasn't won a tournament since the 2007 Viking Classic.

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate on Russian Federation

Later, Sessions directly blasted Comey for his testimony in private last week, "This is a secret innuendo out there being leaked about me - and I don't appreciate it". But the attorney general's pushed back hard when asked what those problematic matters could be, retorting: "There are none!" "Without repeating any conversation that took place , what I do recall is I did depart and everybody else did depart and Director Comey was sitting in front of the president's desk - and they were ...