President Trump on Thursday criticized reports that he is now under investigation for obstruction of justice in connection with the firing of FBI Director James Comey, denouncing it as another "witch hunt" that is unfairly targeting him. He also denied that he asked Comey to utter a loyalty pledge during a private Oval Office meeting before which he asked officials, including Sessions and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a top White House adviser, to leave the room.
May said late on Wednesday that the talks were continuing, but that a fire that devastated a 24-storey tower block in London , killing at least 12 people, had taken priority. May has given no indication she will change course on the key elements of Brexit; but whatever her plan she will be heavily reliant upon the 10 lawmakers from the eurosceptic DUP, who would help her edge past the 326 votes needed in parliament to avoid the government collapsing.
Manchester United's first meeting with Liverpool , always one of the highlights of the season, will be at Anfield on October 14. Questions have been raised about Tottenham's potential to perform at Wembley after a miserable run of results there in last season's Champions League, and Mauricio Pochettino's side will have a tough first test at their temporary home.
Steve Scalise as he fights for life a day after being shot on a baseball field. Scalise, along with another victim, remains in critical condition . As of Wednesday, Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods and former congressional staffer, was in critical condition after undergoing surgery for a gunshot wound, his family said in a statement .
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has broadened the FBI's investigation to include an investigation of President Donald Trump for potential obstruction of justice . Meanwhile Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley said his panel would investigate the removal of Mr Comey and "any alleged improper partisan interference in law enforcement investigations".
Elsewhere for the Brits in the Norwegian capital, CJ Ujah (100m) and Matt Hudson-Smith (400m) finished second in their races behind Andre de Grasse and Baboloki Thebe respectively. Sharp and precise in her tactical approach, Caster Semenya overcame a lone battle from gutsy opponent Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi to extend her lead in the Diamond League standings, stretching her unbeaten run in the women's 800m event in Oslo on Thursday evening.
A hostage situation is believed to be under way in a restaurant in the Somalian Capital of Mogadishu. Al-Shabaab regularly launches attacks on government buildings, hotels and restaurants in the volatile nation on the horn of Africa. According to an al-Shabab spokesman, the May attack was in retaliation for a USA attack on one of its bases. "I never thought I would have the chance to see the sun again.
Mueller, Rosenstein said , has the "full independence he needs to conduct that investigation". Despite the many damning revelations in the seven-page account of all of the conversations Comey had with the President leading up to his firing, Hannity announced to millions of viewers that the "Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy" has been summarily "blown out of the water" by Comey's confirmation that he did in fact tell Trump he wasn't under investigation.
Trump appeared to be a responding to a Washington Post report that special prosecutor Robert Mueller "is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice , officials said ".
Former FBI Director James Comey , who was sacked by Trump , and Attorney General Jeff Sessions , who recommended Comey's dismissal and has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation, both have testified. "I think there's a conflict there". In recent days, Trump has reportedly been mulling the idea of firing Mueller , who DOJ Deputy Director Rod Rosenstein appointed in the subsequent chaos of the Comey firing.
After they fatally shot their prison guards while being transported in Putnam County, they carjacked a Honda sedan and took off - leaving police baffled. He appears to have a crown tattooed above his right eyebrow and writing above his left eyebrow and on his neck. Both convicts have distinctive tattoos.
May's government was facing growing questions about why ministers did not act on recommendations following an earlier fire in London , which led to calls for sprinkler systems to be installed in residential blocks and for a full review of Britain's fire regulations.
London Fire Brigade said the cause of the fire, which tore through the 24-storey building, is still being investigated. So far, 12 people have been confirmed to have died in the fire, which completely destroyed the building in west London.
Ms Sturgeon has taken to the skies in the final weekend of election campaigning, visiting six key constituencies over the course of Saturday in a branded helicopter - dubbed the "Nicolopter". Willie Rennie leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats continues his tour of Scotland with a stop in St Andrews today, continuing to campaign in seats that the Liberal Democrats are targeting to gain from the SNP.
May has dismissed calls to resign following the dismal election result and on Monday faced her MPs and vowed to govern. Arlene Foster said her party wants to "support the national interest" and "bring stability to the nation". She is now seeking an alliance with a hardline unionist party in Northern Ireland to cling on to power. Chief Whip Gavin Williamson, who flew to Belfast for talks with the Unionists at the weekend, is continuing to lead for the Conservatives .
Thirty-seven people remained in hospital, with 17 of them in critical care. People trapped on higher floors could even be seen constructing ropes from their bedsheets in a desperate bid to escape the flames. Retuers said planning documents submitted and approved in 2012 for the refurbishment made no mention of fire barriers in the cladding to be installed between the floors of the building.
Mattis made no mention of President Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate change agreement. While eager to work with China in dealing with North Korea , Mattis said the United States did not accept China placing weapons and other military assets on man-made islands in the South China Sea .
Other photos revealed the van belonging to the raging GOP critic had dark curtains and blinds on the inside. Hodgkinson had owned a home inspection company, but filed paperwork earlier this year to dissolve the business. Three other gunshot victims were transported to hospitals: U.S. Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner, whom authorities said was shot in the ankle; Zack Barthe, an aid to Congressman Roger Williams; and lobbyist Matt Mika .
For Labour, shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey said the prospect of a Conservative-DUP deal was "worrying", telling BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "It would create a lot of instability in terms of the peace process in Northern Ireland".
He also declared it a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest he was aware of or took part in any collusion between Russian Federation and the election campaign that sent Mr Trump to the White House . The scope of the investigation had previously been limited to determining whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation to meddle in last year's election.
Hodgkinson targeted GOP legislators , wounding five, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) before being fatally shot by Capitol Police. President Trump visited Scalise in the hospital late Wednesday. "Nobody has as many as I do, or over time, just an incredible amount". "He contributed mightily to dividing us.
The U.S. intelligence community concluded past year that Russian Federation interfered in the presidential election specifically to help Trump win. "I am not familiar in detail with the testimony given by former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey", Putin said .
The government is calculating that the Democratic Unionist Party's desire for a hard Brexit will not be tempered by the Unionists' commitment to a "frictionless" border with the Republic of Ireland. The DUP source told BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith the two parties were now finalising the "terms and conditions" of an agreement after Mrs May and DUP leader Arlene Foster met on Tuesday.
The band have just premiered the first single off of Villains titled " The Way You Used To Do ", which you can check out below. Everyone needs someone or something to rail against-their villain-same as it ever was. Opening is the great British rock act Royal Blood , which supported Foo Fighters in impressive fashion last summer. Going by the name of " Villains ", a brief snippet of one of the album's tracks has also been made public.
The congressional baseball team had been practicing ahead of their annual charity game that has been held since 1909. Congressman Steve Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip. "The Lord worked yesterday, he saved us". He shared his thanks for the Capitol Police and the other first responders. "It's wonderful to me that Trent was maybe 15 yards from him and I was maybe 20 yards from him and he missed Trent".
Could even Donald Trump be so politically tuned out to invite more suspicion of his motives, judgment and stability? Rosenstein's memo to Sessions about Comey was originally used to justify Comey's firing - although Trump undercut that a few days later, when he told NBC News that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation probe.
The punitive measures in the legislation are focused on various areas, including the Russian intelligence and defense sectors, parts of its energy sector, and its metals, mining and railways economy. But Tillerson urged Congress to make sure the sanctions legislation doesn't tie the president's hands and shut down promising avenues of communication between the two former Cold War foes.
Trump was forced to fire Flynn in February after he misled the White House about his contacts with Russian officials a year ago as a member of Trump's transition team. Sessions refused to say whether he and Trump discussed FBI Director James Comey's handling of an investigation into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation during the election campaign before the president fired Comey on May 9.
Senator Bernie Sanders said , "The alleged shooter "apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign ... Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society, and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms", he said". Mr DeSantis said he was "not really a friendly guy", but it was "not enough that I thought he was going to go commit acts of violence". A MAN who opened fire on Republican congressmen was rabidly anti-Trump, asking if those gathered were Democrats or ...
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump spoke to Dr. Ira Y. Rabin during a visit to MedStar Washington Hospital Center . But the 4th District Republican said stepped-up security for congressional members must be balanced against the need to meet with those they represent.
Despite the increase - the fourth since December 2015 - interest rates remain near historic lows, but the move will mean higher borrowing costs for consumers. Oil & gas producer Santos fell as much as 4.7 percent, Origin Energy shed 3.4 percent and Oil Search declined 2 percent. What could trip it up: A rise in rates, which many Wall Street watchers still expect to happen.
European Union leaders have voiced growing impatience to start Brexit negotiations, which have already been delayed by the parliamentary election - and on which the clock is ticking. European Union leaders will insist Britain grant permanent residence to EU citizens who arrive before Brexit in 2019 and stay five more years, according to a draft negotiating plan they will endorse this weekend.
When Comey came forward saying he was reopening the investigation in October of previous year, Sessions praised him. Sessions repeatedly clung to vague reasoning for not answering numerous senators' questions. Sessions responded: "I am not stonewalling". That revelation, and Rosenstein's own reputation as a unimpugnable career federal prosecutor, led lawmakers to press him on who asked him to write the memo.
Initially Mr Sessions was expected to testify behind closed doors but on June 12th Richard Burr, the Republican chairman of the committee, revealed that Mr Sessions would be questioned in an open setting. "As such", he said, "I have no knowledge about this investigation, as it is ongoing today, beyond what has been publicly reported ". "'I forgot" becomes easier to stomach after prefacing your comments with "I don't recall, '" Prakash said.
Sessions repeated that he did not hold an undisclosed meeting with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak at a speech by then-candidate Trump at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington past year. And Trump himself undercut the reasoning for firing Comey that Sessions and Rosenstein had presented, saying he was going to fire Comey anyway "regardless of recommendation".
The video of him along with his lion in his Vigo auto and passing through a busy city street went viral on the social media. According to media reports, the detained man was identified as Malik Saqlain. SSP central Muqaddar Haider confirmed that Saqlain was a license holder, but maintained that the relevant documents would be forwarded to wildlife department for verification.
According to five anonymous sources, Mueller's team is in the process of interviewing senior intelligence officials, including director of national intelligence Daniel Coats , National Security Agency head Mike Rogers , and former NSA deputy Richard Ledgett.
Planning documents detailing the refurbishment did not refer to a type of fire barrier that building safety experts said should be used when high-rise blocks are being re-clad, according to Reuters research. Rest centres at the Westway Sports Centre in Crowthorne Road, St Clement Church, Treadgold Street and the Rugby Portobello Trust in Walmer Road, cared for people overnight.
A number of celebrities took to social media in the aftermath to encourage their followers to donate clothing, food, water, and other supplies to sites near the fire to help those who had lost their homes in the shocking blaze, which broke out in the west London apartment building in the early hours of the morning.
He wouldn't divulge who Mr Taleb had communicated with online but said that police believe he was largely acting alone. NSW Police also searched the family home of Australian-born Moudasser Taleb in Panania in Sydney's south-west this morning.
Notably, HS Prannoy defeated world number 3 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia by 21-10, 21-18 in a match that was played for 40 minutes. "But I would try my best to get my seventh championship title in Indonesia Open", the six-time champion of the tournament said on the sidelines of his match held in Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) here.
Officially, the demonstrations are against corruption, but they are also an effort by Navalny to force the Kremlin to let him run against Putin in the March 2018 presidential election, even if he has virtually zero chance of unseating the president.
Similar external cladding has been linked to the fast spread of deadly fires on other apartment buildings both in the United Kingdom, and as far away as Australia. The director of the company, Ray Bailey, who has since started a new firm Harley Facades Limited, said that they had used a common Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) panels which are a commonly used product in the refurbishment industry.
There was a lot of shooting", he says. Now, Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow is reframing the Detroit riots for contemporary audiences with her latest feature, Detroit , a new trailer for which premiered Thursday morning. Will Poulter ("The Revenant"), Jack Reynor ("Transformers: Age of Extinction"), and Anthony Mackie ("Captain America: Civil War") co-star. " Detroit " serves as the launch title for Annapurna's new distribution division.
Open. Spectators posted photos and videos online which appeared to show the blimp falling from the sky and crashing in woodland near the course. According to the Washington County Sheriff's Department, the initial investigation revealed the blimp may have experienced mechanical problems prior to the crash.
The flight returned to Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport less than an hour into the flight. The man was overpowered by passengers but armed police entered the plane to make sure everything was okay. '(I) absolutely understand if you are on a plane in that situation, it could seem like a long wait, ' he said. "Five statements were taken (from me)", he said.
The meeting comes a day after politicians questioned Justice Department officials about the probe and Mr Mueller's independence, and after a friend of Mr Trump said the White House was considering firing Mr Mueller. The White House has been inconsistent with its public messaging about the dismissal - initially saying Trump took the recommendations of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about Comey's management of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but ...
Members described Scalise dragging himself roughly 15 yards away from second base, where he had been playing, and lying there until the shooter was neutralized, at which point some of them ran to assist him and apply pressure to the wound until he could be evacuated.
The Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee launched an inquiry after a blaze tore through a 14-storey block of flats in Irvine, Ayrshire, in June 1999, killing an elderly man. "We like to think of ourselves as "roughty, toughty" and heroes - they are heroes - but they have feelings". "Not just the immediate recovery of the bodies we have found but the full search of that whole building we could be talking weeks we could be talking months - it is a very long process".
The Senate Judiciary Committee is launching a wide-ranging probe into the circumstances behind the firing of former FBI Director James Comey , the media reported . "That's Bob Mueller's job to sort that out". But Comey did lay out facts that a prosecutor could use to try to prove obstruction, as NPR's Domenico Montanaro noted .