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Author: 0 Pakistan waging 'undeclared war' against Afghanistan: Ghani

The Afghan president said that more than 150 people were killed and more than 300 were wounded by the truck bombing outside the German Embassy last week, making it possibly the deadliest such attack since the USA -led invasion in 2001. The Taliban has steadily expanded its reach since US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces formally concluded their combat mission at the end of 2014 and transitioned to a support and counterterrorism role.

Local Sessions offered to resign before Trump's trip overseas
Author: 0 Sessions offered to resign before Trump's trip overseas

An administration official told CNN that Trump's frustration with Sessions dates back to March 2, when Sessions suddenly recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation amid pressure from Democrats on Capitol Hill. "The President is the President of the United States, so they're considered official statements by the President of the United States", Spicer said about Trump's tweets.

Author: 0 Trump Names FBI Director

Wray, in the same statement issued by the White House, said he was honored to be selected. He said he looked forward to leading "an extraordinary group of men and women who have dedicated their careers to protecting this country". The timing of Trump's announcement appeared to be an effort to redirect attention on the eve Comey's testimony before the Senate intelligence committee.

Local Suspected ISIS Terrorists Attack Iranian Parliament, Bomb Khomeini Shrine
Author: 0 Suspected ISIS Terrorists Attack Iranian Parliament, Bomb Khomeini Shrine

Some posted selfies of themselves looking calm, even as gun battles raged in surrounding office buildings and snipers took position on nearby rooftops. Iran's Powerful Revolutionary Guard stopped short of directly blaming Saudi involvement but called it "meaningful" that the attacks took place a week after President Donald Trump traveled to Riyadh.

Author: 0 What you need to know about FBI nominee Christopher Wray

Mr Wray would take over the Federal Bureau of Investigation from acting director Andrew McCabe , who was appointed on an interim basis after the president dramatically dismissed James Comey as director last month. He heads the group that handles white-collar criminal and regulatory matters. Wray graduated from Yale in 1989 and received his law degree in 1992 from Yale Law School, where he served as the executive editor of Yale Law Journal .

Local Bob Stoops Retires and Lincoln Riley Takes Over Oklahoma
Author: 0 Bob Stoops Retires and Lincoln Riley Takes Over Oklahoma

The Daily Oklahoman is reporting that Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops is set to announce his retirement. Stoops has made a decision to retire as Oklahoma's football coach after 18 seasons that included the 2000. Got a great young coach that anybody would want to have, ready to go". Stoops is confident in Riley as his successor and believes it's the right time.

Author: 0 NASA picks 12 new astronauts from crush of applicants

NASA's new astronaut class is poised to begin its stint with the space agency . They won't be launching into space anytime soon, but instead starting their two years of training at Johnson Space Center in August. Astronauts now fly to and from the station aboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft, but Boeing and SpaceX are both building new USA ferry craft for NASA that are expected to begin flying next year.

Local White House: Trump's tweets only matter when we want them to
Author: 0 White House: Trump's tweets only matter when we want them to

Asked whether Trump's tweets signal a shift away from Qatar and toward Saudi Arabia, Nauert stressed, "Our relationship with Qatar is one that is strong". Conway didn't answer Guthrie's question, instead the president's adviser focused on the eradication of the Islamic State. Sanders said that Spicer is "taking on a little bit of extra duty at this point" and cast it as an "upgrade" over his current role.

Author: 0 Comey says in written statement Trump demanded 'loyalty'

Lawmakers on the panel said they would press him for information about his interactions with the president regarding the FBI investigation. Comey also faces serious credibility problems ahead of his highly anticipated Senate testimony Thursday, with 36 percent of Americans saying they trust what he says about Russian Federation and the election "a great deal" or "a good amount", while 55 percent trust him less or not at all.

Local United States urged to act upon its own human rights
Author: 0 United States urged to act upon its own human rights

The council can at any time call a special session to address human rights emergencies, but one-third of the members must support it. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts .

Local Comey told Sessions: Don't leave me alone with Trump
Author: 0 Comey told Sessions: Don't leave me alone with Trump

During Wednesday's hearing, which was about the reauthorization of a federal foreign intelligence collection law, Democrats and Republicans pressed Coats, Rogers and also acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein .

Author: 0 Trump to Nominate Christie's Bridge-gate Lawyer to Head FBI

Trump called Wray "a man of impeccable credentials", but didn't offer much more information. In an early morning two-sentence tweet, Trump said he meant to nominate Wray, a high-ranking official in George W. Mr Ryan said he favoured a "career person" and that Mr Wray "certainly seems to fit that bill". Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that he will be nominating Christopher Wray, calling him "a man of impeccable credentials".

Author: 0 Twitter users blocked by Trump

The White House hasn't responded. If Trump doesn't unblock Twitter users, Fallow said the Knight First Amendment Institute would consider a lawsuit. "This is a context in which the Constitution precludes the President from making up his own rules", said Jameel Jaffer , the Knight Institute's executive director, in a statement accompanying the demand.

Local Iran Parliament attack: All four terrorists gunned down
Author: 0 Iran Parliament attack: All four terrorists gunned down

The Intelligence Ministry said security forces had arrested another "terrorist team" planning a third attack , without giving further details. A fourth detonated his explosive vest. Attacks are rare in Tehran and other major cities though two Sunni militant groups, Jaish al-Adl and Jundallah, have been waging a deadly insurgency, mostly in more remote areas, for nearly a decade.

Author: 0 US President Donald Trump nominates new FBI Director

Chris Christie in the Bridgegate scandal, was announced Wednesday as President Donald Trump's pick to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Comey's appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee could be a turning point in a controversy that has rocked Trump's young administration.

Local Girl forced boyfriend to kill himself so she could become 'grieving girlfriend'
Author: 0 Girl forced boyfriend to kill himself so she could become 'grieving girlfriend'

Prosecutors say that Carter , then 17-years-old, sent Roy dozens of text messages pressuring him to go through with his suicide attempt. The Boston Globe reported that Bristol County Assistant District Attorney Maryclare Flynn, who is trying the case , used her opening statement to establish that Carter was a needy girl using Roy and was playing a "sick game of life and death".

Local Police alerted to spread of deadly threat of synthetic drug fentanyl
Author: 0 Police alerted to spread of deadly threat of synthetic drug fentanyl

Eighty percent of people addicted to heroin started by using prescription drugs. The largest spikes appear to be in East Coast states like Maryland, Florida, Pennsylvania and ME, but other states like OH have seen as much as a 25 percent increase in overdose deaths since just last year.it's gotten so bad in OH that they've been forced to store bodies in refrigerated trucks because there just isn't room at the morgue.

Author: 0 Cavaliers seek answers as Warriors eye flawless title run

No team has ever rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win an National Basketball Association playoff series. "It definitely is a must win". With a loss in Game 3, the Cavs would fall into a 3-0 hole against the Golden State Warriors in what would shape up to be a worst case scenario for Cleveland and LeBron James .

Local Sean Spicer Says President Trump Considers His Tweets 'Official' White House Statements
Author: 0 Sean Spicer Says President Trump Considers His Tweets 'Official' White House Statements

But the exchange comes amid increasingly outward signs of displeasure from Mr. Trump and the White House regarding Mr. Sessions and the Justice Department more broadly. 'Dress for the job you want #widow, ' O'Reilly's caption read. The frustration comes at a critical juncture for Trump. Eric Goldman, a Santa Clara University law professor who focuses on internet law, said that previous cases involving politicians blocking users on Facebook supported the Knight Institute's position.

Author: 0 United Kingdom leaders make last campaign pitch before June 8 polls

In an interview with The Sun, Mrs May also indicated she was prepared to extend the time suspects can be held without charge to 28 days after it was reduced to 14 days in 2011 under the coalition. BREXIT: Brexit remains May's biggest hope to see her party through. Ladbrokes predict the Conservatives' present majority will rise from 17 to 70 seats, while William Hill suggests a more modest increase to between 40 and 50.

Local Attacker blows himself up in front Iran parliament
Author: 0 Attacker blows himself up in front Iran parliament

State news agency IRNA quoted an official at the mausoleum as saying the attacker had set off a suicide bomb after shooting at people. State TV later said four attackers took part in the parliament attack, and that eight people were wounded.

Local 'Why I Disagree With My Dad': Ivanka Trump Meme Takes Off
Author: 0 'Why I Disagree With My Dad': Ivanka Trump Meme Takes Off

The "article"-which is excerpted on their website-instead serves as a puff piece meant to fix Ivanka's severely damaged brand ". Ivanka Trump is back in the headlines-but not because of any news, per se. The cover is causing quite a bit of controversy on social media, with some readers accusing Trump of trying to save her brand by distancing herself from her father.

Local Man accused in Portland stabbings targets victim in outburst
Author: 0 Man accused in Portland stabbings targets victim in outburst

Fletcher didn't want to speak to reporters afterward, a deputy said. The man accused of murdering two men and wounding a third on a Portland, Oregon, train was led away from a courtroom on Wednesday by sheriff's deputies as he shouted that he had acted in self defense.

Author: 0 Trump to nominate Christopher Wray, ex-Justice Department official, to head FBI

Wray, if confirmed by the Senate, would replace James Comey , whom Trump fired in May. He went to Yale Law, served as an assistant United States attorney, headed up a division inside of the Justice Department , and is now in private practice, where he has been involved in high-profile cases, including representing pharmaceutical companies in a Boston case and acting as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's personal lawyer during Bridgegate.

Author: 0 What you need to know about Federal Bureau of Investigation nominee Christopher Wray

Wray headed the department's criminal division in the Bush administration and oversaw investigations into corporate fraud. But it seems to me that this is an effort to try to take people's attention off what is going to be the main event, at least for the next two days: "the leaders of our intelligence community and the Federal Bureau of Investigation director".

Local Ex-FBI Director James Comey's prepared testimony released
Author: 0 Ex-FBI Director James Comey's prepared testimony released

Comey was named to the post by Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama. To lift the "cloud", Comey says Trump pressed him to state publicly that Trump was not personally under investigation. Days before he was sacked, Comey told lawmakers he was "mildly nauseous" about the idea his actions in the Clinton email probe may have swayed the 2016 presidential election.

Local Trump Plans to Tweet During Comey Russia Testimony, say White House Officials
Author: 0 Trump Plans to Tweet During Comey Russia Testimony, say White House Officials

The latest Times report came two days before Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate intelligence committee as part of a federal investigation into alleged election meddling by Russian Federation. "There's no doubt that keeping members focused on investigations detracts from our legislative agenda and detracts from what we're trying to deliver to the American people", White House legislative affairs director Marc Short told reporters on Monday.

Author: 0 Iran's Parliament and Khomeini Shrine Attacked

The two attacks, which wounded dozens of people, are likely to deepen enmity and the regional battle for power between Saudi Arabia and Iran. "Iran is a particularly active and effective hub of fighting against terrorism and they want to damage this trend", Larijani said.

Local Woman Allegedly Shoves Meth In 2-Year-Old's Mouth
Author: 0 Woman Allegedly Shoves Meth In 2-Year-Old's Mouth

When the woman reached out and put something in the boy's mouth, the nanny immediately went to check his mouth but found nothing. The nanny then told police about what happened. Thomas told the paramedics she gave the child methamphetamine. She steals everyone's stuff. The boy was recovering at a hospital Tuesday, police said.

Local Two of the London Bridge/Borough Market attackers from Barking - Third man named
Author: 0 Two of the London Bridge/Borough Market attackers from Barking - Third man named

The attack , in which the assailants killed at least seven people and injured nearly 50 before they were shot dead by police, began with a van being driven at high speed into a crowd of pedestrians on London Bridge . The political parties agreed, however, that the general election should go ahead on Thursday. The image shows a man, wearing blue denims, red T-shirt and a black pullover, walking slowly amid people fleeing the scene of the deadly auto, knife attack, holding his beer mug.

Author: 0 UK: Johnson rules out cancelling Trump's state visit

Following two pointed tweets from Trump, which misconstrued a statement from London Mayor Sadiq Khan , the British politician was largely dismissive of the President's criticisms. Asked on Tuesday about the London visit, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said only that Trump meant to go and that "he appreciates her majesty's gracious invitation".

Local Foreign Minister refutes US President's claim, says Paris deal 'not for money'
Author: 0 Foreign Minister refutes US President's claim, says Paris deal 'not for money'

Continuing U.S. engagement is probably in the United States' best interest, even if it doesn't hit its non-binding commitments. Yet according to UN Ambassador Nikki Haley , Trump does in fact believe in climate change. McKibben changed his tune this past week, claiming that the US withdrawal from the accord "undercuts our civilization's chances of surviving global warming".

Author: 0 Putin to NBC's Kelly: Russian Election Interference 'Wouldn't Make Sense'

Putin , who frequently took a defensive stance throughout the interview , also said reports that Russian Federation has compromising material on Trump were "just another load of nonsense". "I don't know about this proposal", Putin told NBC News' Kelly in an interview in St. Petersburg that aired Sunday. "No, I haven't... because if there had been something meaningful he would have made a report to the minister, and the minister would have made a report to me".

Local Fourth Cambria mill employee dies from injuries in explosion
Author: 0 Fourth Cambria mill employee dies from injuries in explosion

The company said in a statement that Angel Reyes , 46, died at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. The executive of the Didion Milling Plant, Derrick Clark said those three workers' death made all the others very emotional, and they also hope the remaining people who are there in the hospital should get well soon without any complications.

Author: 0 Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand takes the stand in sexual assault case

Cosby is now standing trial for the allegations of Andrea Constand , a former Temple University employee who claims that in 2004, Cosby invited her to his home, sedated her, and sexually violated her. However, on a dramatic cross-examination, McMonagle highlighted various inconsistencies in Johnson's statements and, for numerous defense's questions, Johnson cited a lack of memory, despite the similarity in the questions that she had just answered for the prosecution.

Local Sessions Offered to Resign Amid Tension With President
Author: 0 Sessions Offered to Resign Amid Tension With President

Both versions of Trump's travel ban have been blocked by federal courts. Trump has fumed to allies and advisers ever since, suggesting that Sessions made a needless decision. The friction between the two men stems from the attorney general's abrupt decision in March to recuse himself from anything related to the Russian Federation investigation - a decision the president only learned about minutes before Sessions announced it publicly.

Author: 0 N. Korea Rejects New UNSC Resolution, Vows to Continue Nuke Program

Though US military exercises in the Korean peninsula had been controversial in the worldwide community, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley urged Security Council members to enforce the new sanctions. The posture shifts have left some in the region seeking clarity on United States policy. "Beyond diplomatic and financial consequences, the United States remains prepared to counteract North Korean aggression through other means, if necessary", she added.

Local Boerne spelling bee whiz in tonight's finals on ESPN
Author: 0 Boerne spelling bee whiz in tonight's finals on ESPN

Spellers who advanced to the final rounds were selected based on a combination of their score in the oral rounds, and on a written spelling and vocabulary test given to all students on Tuesday. "I just want to praise Jesus for getting me here", Rajeev said. "I'm proud. It's been really cool to do that", Sam says. Forty spellers were on the stage at the beginning of Thursday's final round.

Local Islamic State claims attacks on Iran's parliament, shrine
Author: 0 Islamic State claims attacks on Iran's parliament, shrine

One of the attackers later blew himself up inside, where a session had been in progress, according to Iran's state TV. A 24-second video released by the Islamic State group's Aamaq news agency purports to show the siege of Iran's parliament.

Local Did girlfriend's texts push teen to take his own life?
Author: 0 Did girlfriend's texts push teen to take his own life?

According to Flynn, Carter repeatedly encouraged her boyfriend to carry out his suicidal plans. Judge Lawrence Moniz will now decide her guilt or innocence after analyzing the evidence - which exclusively comprise of dozens upon dozens of messages the two shared, where she allegedly mocked him when he tried to back out of killing himself.

Local Fire shuts down both spans of Delaware Memorial Bridge
Author: 0 Fire shuts down both spans of Delaware Memorial Bridge

A construction fire that broke out under the southbound span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge closed I-295 in both directions just after 10 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Thick black smoke could be seen billowing from under the bridges on the DE side. The fire was reported around 10:30 a.m. "They want to make sure that it's absolutely, positively safe for individuals to travel across the bridge", Salmon said.

Local Mom of Alleged NSA Leaker Reality Winner: 'She's Not a Threat'
Author: 0 Mom of Alleged NSA Leaker Reality Winner: 'She's Not a Threat'

Court documents indicate that victor reached out to The Intercept in March seeking transcripts of a podcast. Victor is a contractor for Pluribus International and during the NSA's investigation, was found to have contacted The Intercept using her work email.

Local Suspect dead in deputy-involved shooting, Polk County Sheriff's Office investigating
Author: 0 Suspect dead in deputy-involved shooting, Polk County Sheriff's Office investigating

Judd says the deputy asked 34-year-old driver Quentin Louis Case to show his hands. "We know he's risky and he's violent and he proved that last night", Judd said Tuesday morning. Shots were exchanged between deputies and the motorcyclist. The deputies involved have been placed on administrative leave, as is protocol. Judd said Case has an extensive criminal record and was wanted for violating parole.

Local Bronx man arrested in stray bullet shooting of boy, 5
Author: 0 Bronx man arrested in stray bullet shooting of boy, 5

Additional information about the release and investigation were not immediately shared. Police say Hunter's father was walking him to a waiting auto when a man in his 20s fired at least four shots at another man in the same area. The boy was initially hospitalized in critical condition. Surveillance video showed people ducking for cover and one person racing away from the scene.

Local Youssef Zaghba identified as third suspect in London Bridge terror attack
Author: 0 Youssef Zaghba identified as third suspect in London Bridge terror attack

Khuram B. and Rachid R. were from the multi-ethnic Barking neighborhood of east London, where police raids began shortly after the attacks Saturday night. Months later, a member of the public contacted the anti-terrorism hotline with information about Butt's extremism. Over 130 imams and Muslim religious leaders in the United Kingdom have refused to perform the traditional Islamic funeral prayer for the terrorists who were behind the London attack.

Local Mother Suspected Of Abandoning Daughter At Zoo Surrenders To Police
Author: 0 Mother Suspected Of Abandoning Daughter At Zoo Surrenders To Police

Police say the woman who allegedly pushed the child out of the auto is the mother of both children. Officers said the male on the skateboard has been identified as the father of the 1-year-old baby, but did not appear to have witnessed the 5-year-old being abandoned moments later.