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by | March 22, 2017 | 04:00

USA officials were forced to make a formal apology for repeating the claim - initially made by an analyst on Fox News - that GCHQ was used by Mr Obama to spy on Trump Tower in the lead-up to last November's election. The British government had already asked the White House to retract their accusations, saying that these baseless claims are severely undermining the United States and UK's relationship.

by | March 22, 2017 | 03:51

Wednesday night will be clear and cold with low temperatures in the upper 20s. Monday , the first day of spring , will be cloudy with a high near 45. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. East wind around 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 25 miles per hour. South wind 6 to 10 miles per hour. High of 59.

by | March 22, 2017 | 03:37

The surveillance allegation became an issue when Mr Trump earlier this month accused Mr Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower in NY, which housed the campaign headquarters for the Republican's surprise election win against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

by | March 22, 2017 | 03:29

When John Roberts was nominated as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 2005, Senator Ted Kennedy asked him: "You do agree, don't you, Judge Roberts, that the right to vote is a fundamental constitutional right?" They weren't able to fluster the nominee during a full day of grilling Tuesday before the Judiciary Committee, during which Gorsuch came across as knowledgeable, folksy and deferential to his questioners, not a fire-breathing ideologue.

by | March 22, 2017 | 03:27

He has not been on the air since Thursday. Napolitano, a Fox News analyst, is not scheduled to appear on the network in the near future, the Los Angeles Times reported , according to people familiar with the situation. The president, when asked about the incident, said that "all we did was quote a certain very talented legal mind who was the one responsible for saying that on television".

by | March 22, 2017 | 01:48

The order prohibits "all poultry exhibitions, sales at regional and county fairs, festivals, swap meets, live bird markets, flea markets and auctions". This virus is not the same as the China H7N9 virus affecting Asia and is genetically distinct. The Tennessee Department of Health confirms that the risk of a human becoming ill with avian influenza during poultry illness incidents is very low.

by | March 22, 2017 | 01:47

A Lockhart High School science teacher has been arrested after being accused of having an improper relationship with a student, the Lockhart school district announced Monday. Upon her arrest, Fowlkes was charged with engaging in an improper relationship between an educator and student, a second-degree felony. Please take time to speak to your child about what has happened.

by | March 22, 2017 | 01:29

For years, we tried to get Ed Sheeran on the show to surprise Maisie [Williams], and this year we finally did it. By addressing the long-standing sequel/prequel rumors, Benioff and Weiss seemed to suggest that they will have something else to look forward to in the years ahead.

by | March 22, 2017 | 00:53

Meanwhile, some of the state's GOP congressional delegation, including the north country's Elise Stefanik, are applauding the idea, according to a release from amendment author Chris Collins , who represents the 27th congressional district in western NY.

by | March 22, 2017 | 00:52

According the Missouri Meals on Wheels program, one year of meals served to a senior through the program is roughly the same cost as one day of hospital care. "And not be able to provide meals". Under the proposed budget , DHHS is facing a $12.6 billion cut next year, while HUD faces a $4.3 billion cut. "If this funding all goes away, the Meals on Wheels program will feel it more in a wait-list type of situation".

by | March 22, 2017 | 00:44

Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the pipeline, says it remains on track to start moving oil this week, in spite of "coordinated physical attacks along the line". A spokesperson for the company did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the filing. Jay O'Hara with the Climate Disobedience Center told the AP that Climate Direct Action wasn't involved, and he wasn't aware of anyone claiming responsibility.

by | March 21, 2017 | 19:55

Paterson police and fire personnel found the two unidentified victims inside the vehicle after responding to a fire call at 2 a.m. Friday morning, said Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Police had to cut through the car's roof to extract the men's bodies. " People are saying my vehicle was tied to the murders, my auto was not tied to anyone", DePaola said.

by | March 21, 2017 | 19:31

Admiral Michael Rogers, Director of the National Security Agency and Commander of US Cyber Command, also spoke on the same lines asserting he has seen no evidence of wiretapping as alleged by Trump through his tweets. Officials investigating the matter have said they believe Moscow had hacked into Democrats' computers in a bid to help Trump's election bid. The FBI director and National Security Agency chief are the latest officials to discredit President Donald Trump's claims he was ...

by | March 21, 2017 | 19:30

And his information differed from what Napolitano said on Fox News, he said . Fox News anchor Shepard Smith also distanced the network from the comments, saying on air last week: "Fox News knows of no evidence of any kind that the now-president of the United States was surveilled at any time, in any way".

by | March 21, 2017 | 19:13

How successful those investigations were is a debate for historians. "The longer this hangs out there, the bigger the cloud", Rep. Devin Nunes , the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and a former Trump transition adviser, said Monday while questioning Comey .

by | March 21, 2017 | 18:59

A diplomatic incident was sparked last week when the White House referenced a claim on Fox News that then President Obama could have used GCHQ for an operation against Mr Trump. Democrats have little reason to be confident in Mr. Comey, considering how his 11th hour letter to Congress regarding Ms. Clinton's email (its allegations essentially retracted just three days before the election) damaged her candidacy - a decision made all the more incredible given that he simultaneously stayed mum on ...

by | March 21, 2017 | 18:00

As of Monday, senior Republicans were continuing to whip the GOP conference to ensure that they will have the 216 votes necessary to pass the bill out of the House on Thursday. It is unclear whether the changes could cause some moderate Republicans to abandon support for the legislation, although McCarthy's plans to proceed to a vote next week indicate his confidence that his vote count has sufficient backing for passage.

by | March 21, 2017 | 17:59

The state's other senator - Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - accompanied Mr. Trump to his Kentucky rally. The Trump administration is considering sweeping sanctions aimed at cutting North Korea off from the global financial system as part of a broad review of measures to counter Pyongyang's nuclear and missile threat, a senior US official says.

by | March 21, 2017 | 16:46

That was the story two weeks ago during his last Mar-a-Lago weekend, when the administration told reporters only that he was having "meetings and phone calls" during his 7½ hours at the club. Only one time - while hosting Abe - did the President also visit Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter. Manafort, along with former national security adviser Michael Flynn and foreign policy adviser Carter Page, are at the center of the FBI's inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, sources ...

by | March 21, 2017 | 16:27

Passing these tax cuts now as part of a health package allows the GOP to offset their cost through cuts to health care spending - particularly in Medicaid, which CBO estimates the House health care bill cuts by $880 billion over ten years. "Every single person sitting in this room is now a yes", the president said as he met with members of the Republican Study Committee, most of whom already supported the bill .

by | March 21, 2017 | 15:58

Variety reports that Farrell will play former USA marine Oliver North in a limited series for Amazon that focuses on the Iran-Contra affair. Written by Enzo Mileti and Scott Wilson ( The Callback ), the Untitled Oliver North Project follows the Iran-Contra affair through the eyes of a man at the center of it all - Oliver North .

by | March 21, 2017 | 15:50

Also Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed agents have searched Shortey's home in south Oklahoma City. A previous chairman of Donald Trump's campaign has been arrested on child prostitution charges. He was released on a $100,000 (£80,000) bond. The state Senate last week voted on a resolution to strip Shortey of most of his power, including his ability to serve on Senate committees and author bills.

by | March 21, 2017 | 14:54

The president created a controversy in early March when he tweeted without giving evidence that Obama had wiretapped the campaign as the Republican businessman took on Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. It's good to remember that Obama also played golf with key world figures. On the current pace of his playing, Trump's golf trips could cost $780 million over the next four years .

by | March 21, 2017 | 14:16

TBI's Josh Devine tsaid that they have received a "shockingly low number of tips" in the alert, leading them to believe the pair is either out of the view of the public or are outside of the original net of search, WTVF reports. Cummins, who's 6 feet tall and about 200 pounds, is reportedly armed with two handguns. Police are searching for Tad Cummins and Mary Catherine "Elizabeth" Thomas (pictured) who are believed to be traveling together in a silver Nissan Rogue with Tennessee tag ...

by | March 21, 2017 | 13:56

Crockett and Wallace, both in their 20s and were listed as a couple on Facebook. "That wind was blowing 60 [miles an hour] or more". Multiple fires in the Texas Panhandle have burned more than 400,000 acres. The Kansas Highway Patrol said tractor-trailer driver Corey Holt, of Oklahoma City, was killed Monday when his rig jackknifed as he tried to backup because of poor visibility on Highway 34 in Clark County, which is on Kansas' southern border with Oklahoma .

by | March 21, 2017 | 13:42

Last year's second richest person in the world, Spanish clothing chain Zara owner Amancio Ortega fell to forth place, despite gaining $4.3bn to his fortune this year. The magazine attributes Trump's drop to flagging real estate values in midtown Manhattan. It was followed by 319 in China, 114 in Germany and 101 in India.

by | March 21, 2017 | 11:28

Assuming he ultimately gets approved by the Senate, there are few individuals who will have as direct and immediate impact on what your credit union can and can't do for decades to come. Committee head Sen. Chuck Grassley predicted the first round of questioning will last for about 10 hours, and joked that he would appreciate it if he could be home for his preferred 9 p.m.

by | March 21, 2017 | 11:07

Sen. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., vowed that the Senate will vote on Gorsuch's nomination before leaving for its April 8 Easter recess. The answer is it likely wouldn't change much, because he would be replacing conservative Justice Antonin Scalia who passed away a little over year ago.

by | March 21, 2017 | 10:59

That's because the new Forbes ranking of the world's billionaires says that Trump lost an estimated $200 million of his wealth last year alone and a full billion dollars over the past two years. Johnson III ($7.8 billion, 173rd). Galen Weston and family, who rank 133rd with a fortune estimated at $9.5 billion US. There are 2,043 billionaires in the world, led by the United States with 565, followed by China with 319 billionaires, and Germany with 114.

by | March 21, 2017 | 10:53

Rihanna is finally making her first appearance as Marion Crane in Bates Motel, A&E's enthralling re-imagined prequel to Psycho . Rihanna , who has been vocal in the past about being a fan of the show will make her debut this evening in the two-part episode, " Dreams Die First ".

by | March 21, 2017 | 10:48

On the sixth weekend he went to Mar-a-Lago again, and the following week visited the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia. President Donald Trump , once a critic of his predecessor's golfing, has visited one of his golf courses in Florida - seemingly to play the sport - five of the last seven weekends.

by | March 21, 2017 | 09:25

The Huskies' path to the Final Four continues, but this was a conclusion to the Seattle portion of remarkable careers for Osahor and Plum, who also broke her own record for scoring in an NCAA tournament game. Plum added a bounce-pass assist to Katie Collier and scored on another drive and Washington had its biggest lead at 69-55 with 5:30 left in the third quarter.

by | March 21, 2017 | 09:15

She'll run for re-election next year in a state that Trump won handily by almost 19 percentage points. "So the independence of the judiciary is more important than ever, and your defense of it is critical". Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., to conservative Sen. Congress agreed. In an era where bipartisan consensus in Washington has become an increasingly scarce commodity, Judge Gorsuch received unanimous support from the United States Senate, garnering the approval of 11 Democrats still serving today, ...

by | March 21, 2017 | 09:14

In parts of NY state, snow piled up steadily throughout the day Tuesday. Wantage Township, New Jersey, got at least 17 inches. Raymond O'Keefe, of the National Weather Service, measured more than a foot of snow Tuesday afternoon in Albany.

by | March 21, 2017 | 08:46

He spoke at the first intelligence committee public hearing on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, along with National Security Agency head Michael S. Republican Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Susan Collins of ME also said Sunday they had seen no evidence that the Obama administration had placed Trump under surveillance at Trump Tower, the Manhattan high-rise that houses Trump's residence, business office and campaign office.