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Author: 0 RNC Chair Attacks Mueller in Wake of Trump Obstruction Bombshell

Robert Mueller , who preceded Comey as FBI director , was appointed on May 17 by the Justice Department as special counsel overseeing the Russian Federation investigation after Trump fired Comey. Last week, during Comey's testimony , he said he believed he was terminated because of his investigation into Russia's influence on the election. Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein , who appointed Mueller on May 17, testified on Tuesday that he would not fire the special counsel without ...

Author: 0 Kellyanne Conway's Husband Breaks Silence And Condemns Trump's Twitter Habits

In a series of morning tweets , Trump says the Justice Department "should have stayed" with the first travel ban executive order. "The courts are slow and political!" the United States president tweeted. Those tweets received some scolding from George Conway, the husband of Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway . Trump again referring to his executive order blocking travelers from six Muslim majority nations as a "ban" - as he did in a Saturday tweet just after the attacks - ...

Author: 0 Officer who shot Philando Castile found not guilty

The jury will reconvene Friday in the case against St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez , who is charged in the 2016 shooting death of Castile . "I was scared to death", Yanez told the jury. He was seat belted and doing as he was told, when he was shot by Officer Yanez who fired seven shots into the vehicle where my.

Author: 0 Trump rolls back Obama-era Cuba policy

Trump headed to Miami's Little Havana , spiritual home of the Cuban-American exile community, to unveil the policy shift in an address at the Manuel Artime Theater - named after an anti-communist veteran of the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion.

Author: 0 President Trump Changes Some Cuba Policies

At the San Cristobal Paladar in Havana , Cubans were watching President Donald Trump declare Friday that he was restoring some travel and economic restrictions on Cuba. Trump responded well to the adoring crowd, even at one point kissing a Cuban dissident on the cheek and pronouncing "Little Havana " with a mimic Cuban accent.

Author: 0 Amazon to acquire Whole Foods for US$13.7B

U.S. stocks finished mixed-to-lower on Friday after Amazon said it plans to buy Whole Foods for $42 a share , triggering a large selloff in the retail sector. Amazon will be able to use automation and data analysis to draw more customers to stores while helping Whole Foods cut costs - and perhaps prices - and better tailor its offerings to customers.

Author: 0 Date, time set for Louisville's first College World Series game

He has only twice led the Seminoles to the finals (1986 and 1999). LSU has plenty of great tradition in Omaha - six titles! - but it's just 1-4 in its last two CWS appearances. That caused Martin in 1994 during a news conference to try and make a peace offering by saying: "This is for all the Nebraska people: Unless we meet on New Year's Night, go Big Red!" For several players, it's their first time making the trip, including senior Cole Freeman , who said it was just two years ago that he ...

Author: 0 Georgia fugitives arrested near Christiana

Nathan Deal paid tribute to the families of the two officers killed. Rutherford County Sheriff Michael Fitzhugh said at first he did not know who the men were, but was concerned about his deputies. About 15 minutes later, the man was able to break free and called authorities. Police believed the suspects then stole a second vehicle in Morgan County, Georgia , near a home where they were believed to have broken into to change clothes, authorities said Wednesday.

Author: 0 White House says Trump looks forward to scheduling UK trip

Now, it appears that "I would refer you to outside counsel" is giving the former phrase a run for its money. The Secret Service handled recording systems within the White House for past presidents, including presidents Richard Nixon and John F.

Author: 0 Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7 bn: Check out the numbers

Stocks were mixed Friday amid another round of downbeat economic data and news that online giant Amazon snapped up Whole Foods . Major U.S. indexes are slightly lower in midday trading on Wall Street, but grocery stores and other retailers are plunging after Amazon said it would buy Whole Foods .

Author: 0 US President Donald Trump blasts report on obstruction probe

These two file photos show US President Donald Trump (TOP) meeting with leaders of the pharmaceutical industry in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on January 31, 2017 in Washington , DC. Gingrich told The Associated Press in an interview this week that his feelings about him began to change after Comey testified to a Senate panel that he had leaked his personal memos in order to trigger the appointment of a special counsel .

Local Woman convicted for telling her boyfriend to kill himself by text
Author: 0 Woman convicted for telling her boyfriend to kill himself by text

In a landmark case, a MA judge has ruled that Michelle Carter , who urged her boyfriend through phone calls and text messages to kill himself, is responsible for his death. Carter was accused of repeatedly encouraging him to take his own life, allegedly writing: "The time is right and you're ready, you just need to do it!" Carter's defense attorney had maintained that the case was one of suicide, not homicide.

Local Mark Rowlett: Heat Advisory set for most of area on Saturday
Author: 0 Mark Rowlett: Heat Advisory set for most of area on Saturday

National meteorologists predict heat indices to top out at 110 degrees Saturday and 105 degrees Friday, according to the National Weather Service. The forecast for Friday calls for a high of 97 degrees at Travis Air Force Base, increasing to 99 Saturday and 103 Sunday before dipping below the century mark Monday to 98, according to the National Weather Service.

Local Saints LT Armstead (torn labrum) to miss 4-6 months
Author: 0 Saints LT Armstead (torn labrum) to miss 4-6 months

He has been a very solid contributor when healthy, and the Saints rewarded him with a new five-year extension prior to last season. With the injury to Armstead, first-round pick Ryan Ramczyk suddenly has a clearer path to a starting job as Armstead's timetable indicates he'll miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season.

Author: 0 US Secret Service says it doesn't have any Trump tapes

Also unclear was whether the president's comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports that Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey last month. Trump tweeted. "Witch Hunt". I asked to hear it. In another tweet earlier Friday, Trump writes, "After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my 'collusion with the Russians, ' nobody has been able to show any proof".

Author: 0 North Korea says U.S. student released 'on humanitarian grounds'

Daniel Kanter , director of neurocritical care for the University of Cincinnati Health system. "He shows no signs of understanding language or responding to verbal commands", he said. Defence Secretary James Mattis declared North Korea "most urgent and risky threat to peace and security", before the House Armed Services Committee, just hours before Mr Warmbier's release was announced.

Local Trump Cuba policy to target Americans' travel, entity that runs tourism
Author: 0 Trump Cuba policy to target Americans' travel, entity that runs tourism

Marco Rubio , R-Fla., who lobbied for the change in policy earlier this year at the White House. Getting to stroll through the colorful streets of Havana may soon be much harder for Americans. Trump believes many of Obama's efforts undermine US and Cuban economic interests, as well as national security. White House officials also noted that Americans can still bring Cuban cigars back from their trip.

Author: 0 Senate approves new sanctions over Russia's meddling in USA election

Only Sens. Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., and Rand Paul , R-Ky., voted against it. The new package of Russia sanctions, passed by a 97-2 vote in the Senate, was so far one of the strongest USA responses to alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election.

Local Texas governor signs anti-LGBTQ adoption bill into law
Author: 0 Texas governor signs anti-LGBTQ adoption bill into law

The new law, however, further ensures that the state can not sue agencies for denying potential parents based on religious criteria. Opponents of the law believe this will allow adoption agencies to turn away same-sex couples. "It will have devastating consequences on LGBT youth, who now can be forced into unsafe practices like conversion therapy". As ThinkProgress noted when the bill passed the Texas House in May, the bill affects not only child placement services (think adoption ...

Local Castile jury ends 3rd day without verdict
Author: 0 Castile jury ends 3rd day without verdict

Yanez had pulled Castile's vehicle over in a St. Paul suburb last July 6. Jurors in the manslaughter trial of a St. Anthony police officer are struggling to reach an agreement about whether Jeronimo Yanez acted recklessly when he fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop last summer.

Local Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license
Author: 0 Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license

The decision was believed to be the first of its kind in the United States. "And then I'll no doubt stand out front of the building, or sit in the auto, and cry". She said that when people's appearance doesn't appear to match gender markers on ID cards, they "endure insults and psychological trauma that could largely be averted if they had an option to use a gender marker that does not contradict who they are".

Local Trump wants his son's wedding planner to oversee federal housing programs
Author: 0 Trump wants his son's wedding planner to oversee federal housing programs

She also helped plan Eric Trump's wedding. President Donald Trump has named an event planner with no relevant experience and a sketchy resume to oversee federal housing programs in New York City. "Never heard of her before, and it's surprising to say the least", the liberal Democratic mayor said in his weekly "Ask the Mayor" segment on WNYC.

Local DC, Maryland to sue President Trump for alleged breach of constitutional oath
Author: 0 DC, Maryland to sue President Trump for alleged breach of constitutional oath

The clause prohibits the president and other government employees from accepting foreign gifts and payments without congressional approval. While the attorneys did not disclose the focus of the suit , the Washington Post reported that the suit would allege Trump violated constitutional anti-corruption restrictions by accepting payments from foreign governments as president.

Local Amazon buying Whole Foods, making strong move into groceries
Author: 0 Amazon buying Whole Foods, making strong move into groceries

Kroger shares slumped 11 percent, United Natural Foods Inc tumbled 17 percent, Sprouts Farmers Market Inc sank 11 percent. "Whole Foods Market has been satisfying, delighting and nourishing customers for almost four decades - they're doing an fantastic job and we want that to continue".

Local Penn State Reveals Throwback Uniforms For Sept. 30 Game Vs
Author: 0 Penn State Reveals Throwback Uniforms For Sept. 30 Game Vs

The team will wear striped socks that pay tribute to the early 19702, block numbers from the 1950s and helmet numbers from the late 1960s and early '70s. While they appear to be nearly exactly the same as their current digs, they do have two distinct differences: block numbers and helmet numbers. Penn State defeated Alabama, 7-0.

Local Fire crews battle blaze in northern New Mexico
Author: 0 Fire crews battle blaze in northern New Mexico

Dianne Berry, the national forest's acting public affairs specialist, said an estimated 300 people so far are being asked to leave the fire zone. So far the fire has burned about 700 acres. "Contrary to some reports", said a statement from forest officials, "it was not caused by a prescribed fire". Officials with the Santa Fe National Forest say no federal or state agency is conducting any controlled burn during the fire season.

Author: 0 Investigators for special counsel will soon speak to senior intelligence officials

I've talked to Chuck Rosenberg, the administrator of the DEA and we follow the law and the science", said Rosenstein, "And from a legal and scientific perspective, marijuana is an unlawful drug. Trump, however, referred to the Post's reporting as a "phony story" in a Thursday morning tweet. The Post story confirmed that obstruction of justice is a potential avenue being looked at.

Local Trump Is Being Investigated For Obstruction of Justice, Says Washington Post
Author: 0 Trump Is Being Investigated For Obstruction of Justice, Says Washington Post

US President Trump is under FBI lens for obstruction of justice, the Justice Department's Special Counsel expanding an ongoing investigation into possible financial crimes among his associates with alleged ties to Russian Federation. According to the AG, he told Comey that the Federal Bureau of Investigation director should follow Justice Department protocol on contacts between the White House and DOJ.

Author: 0 Bette Midler stole the show at the Tony Awards with bold speech

Hello Dolly! proudly took home four awards to include Best Revival of a Musical. It was worthy of the standing ovation that it received from his peers that were gathered at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Harlan Boll shared that Channing was touched by Midler's praise and thought the award was well-deserved. The win marks Platt's first Tony Award . Later in the speech, Midler spoke about the Hello, Dolly! in its current form and how it fits in to the current political ...

Local Scalise has more surgery as authorities track shooter's path
Author: 0 Scalise has more surgery as authorities track shooter's path

Scalise is still in critical condition at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, but an update Thursday indicated that his condition had improved after a second surgery. "He's in some trouble", said Trump, who had visited late Wednesday. "He's going to be OK". James Hodgkinson opened fire and injured five people including Majority Whip Steve Scalise .

Author: 0 WaPo: Special Counsel Investigating Whether Trump Tried To Obstruct Justice

Just as consequentially, the president has repeatedly acted in ways somewhat suspicious for a supposedly innocent man. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing that agency's counter-intelligence investigation into the Russian interference, and subsequently bragged to Russian officials visiting the White House terminating the "nut job" had eased "great pressure." Daniel Coats, the current director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, ...

Local Dem lawmakers press Kushner Companies on use of visa program
Author: 0 Dem lawmakers press Kushner Companies on use of visa program

There is no indication Kushner is now a target of the probe and there are no allegations he committed any wrongdoing. "I do not comment on my daily contacts, this is our policy and it applies not only to talks with Kushner but also to all our day-to-day negotiations", he said .

Local CEO of Newsmax: Trump considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller
Author: 0 CEO of Newsmax: Trump considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller

Ruddy said in an interview Monday with Judy Woodruff of PBS, "I think he's weighing that option". The responsibility for appointing (or theoretically firing ) Mueller lies with Rosenstein because his boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions , recused himself in March from all investigations involving Russian Federation and the 2016 elections.

Author: 0 Trump expresses more frustration over Russian Federation investigation

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is looking into Mr. Trump's words and conduct in the events of recent weeks, marking a stark shift in the investigation that initially was supposed to focus on Russian influence and any connections to the Trump campaign, but not necessarily Mr.

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Author: 0 Trump tweets of "WITCH HUNT" amid Russia probe

Feinstein has said the Judiciary Committee should investigate, but had asked Grassley to keep the investigations separate. Feinstein says committee Democrats "are supportive of issuing a subpoena should it become necessary". In a later tweet, the President once again called the Russian Federation investigation a "witch hunt" and called the people leading it "very bad", apparently a reference to Mueller and others at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Local Indiana's unemployment rate declines to 3.2 percent in May
Author: 0 Indiana's unemployment rate declines to 3.2 percent in May

Over the year, Georgia gained a total of 103,100 jobs, a 2.4 percent growth rate, up from 4.36 million in May 2016. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development said Friday the state's May jobless rate compared with one of 3.6 percent in April.

Author: 0 Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, Washingt

The Post , citing unnamed sources, said the investigation into the president's own conduct began shortly after Trump fired Comey on May 9. In a pivotal shift in the investigation that has riveted Americans like no other for decades, senior intelligence officials have agreed to be interviewed by investigators working for the special counsel, Robert Mueller , the Post said.

Author: 0 Trump makes case for apprenticeships to fill jobs gap

Susan Helper, former chief economist at the Commerce Department , said it would likely require more than $90 million a year to cover administrative costs of increasing the number of apprentices. "If we want to attract people into the field, the last thing you should be doing when there's a shortage is reducing wages", Rosen said. Several factors distinguish Apprenti from other tech apprenticeship programs: It's a registered apprenticeship program-monitored by state and federal labor ...

Local Curry to pass on White House celebration visit
Author: 0 Curry to pass on White House celebration visit

James teamed up with All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat to win his first championship in 2012. Durant was once again the best player on the floor for the Warriors on Monday, hitting some timely three-pointers en route to a team-high 39 points .

Author: 0 US Senate votes for Russia, Iran sanctions

An amendment on Russian Federation sanctions was passed Wednesday, with only Paul and Sen. The bill mainly imposes new sanctions on Iran , targeting any individual or company that aids the country's ballistic missile program and Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Author: 0 Puerto Rico Votes For Statehood In A Flawed Election

Puerto Ricans overwhelmingly chose statehood on Sunday in a non-binding vote in a vote that will likely change absolutely nothing with regards to the U.S. Demonstrators in favor of Puerto Rico's independence protest in front of the Federal Court in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 11 June 2017. Almost 97% of all the votes were in favor of statehood but just 23 percent of registered voters cast ballots.

Author: 0 Annual US Congress baseball game brings unity after shooting

USCP Special Agent David Bailey, wounded in Wednesday's shooting attack in suburban Alexandria, Va., appeared on crutches to throw out the first pitch, Fox News reported . Republicans and Democrats have swapped political insults for friendly rivalry at their annual congressional baseball game in honour of House of Representatives politician Steve Scalise , critically injured in a shooting rampage.

Local Senator Kamala Harris: Not backing down is in ex-prosecutor's DN
Author: 0 Senator Kamala Harris: Not backing down is in ex-prosecutor's DN

So who was interrupted the most during the #JeffSessions hearing? Even if the male senators interrupting her may not realize there's a pattern forming, the internet certainly did. It didn't seem like he made any effort to try to get to the bottom of things. How was Sen . Harris 'hysterical?' I don't really understand that.

Local Congress plays baseball for charity one day after shooting
Author: 0 Congress plays baseball for charity one day after shooting

According to hospital officials, the bullet traveled across his pelvis - fracturing bones, damaging organs and causing severe bleeding. The mood at the Capitol remained somber Thursday, as members learned more about Scalise's condition and signed giant "get well" posters for him and others injured.

Local President Trump fires back at White House reporters over James Comey's statements
Author: 0 President Trump fires back at White House reporters over James Comey's statements

Trump told reporters during a joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis that he never asked Comey for a loyalty pledge or urged him to scuttle an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn . " ... and WOW, Comey is a leaker", the president tweeted early the next morning. Trump's aides have dodged questions about whether conversations relevant to the Russian Federation investigation have been recorded, and so did the president, in a series of ...