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by | May 17, 2017 | 13:20

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas of lying when he visited the White House on Wednesday. "I believe we can be partners - true partners to you - to bring about a historic peace treaty", Abbas said through an interpreter.

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:28

One former employee said he had signed a nondisclosure agreement. Mr. Trump, however, denied asking for a loyalty pledge when asked by Fox News earlier this week. "Last week was a mess", a senior White House official told The Post . One contender who could prove politically palatable is Michael Garcia, a former USA attorney in Manhattan with significant experience in terrorism and public corruption investigations.

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:18

The testimony comes amid news Former US President Barack Obama warned then-President-elect Trump not to give the post of national security adviser in his administration to Flynn. Mr Trump has repeatedly said he has no ties to Moscow and is not aware of any involvement by his aides in any Russian interference in the election.

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:02

The National Weather Service is reporting a tornado touchdown near Chetek in Barron County of western Wisconsin. In Oklahoma, another tornado damaged much of a subdivision on the southern fringe of Elk City, Oklahoma, about 110 miles west of Oklahoma City.

by | May 17, 2017 | 11:49

In a reflection of those mixed sentiments, Erdogan heaped praise on his host - saying Trump had presided over a "legendary triumph" following last year's elections - but reiterated his objections to the USA partnership with the YPG. "This decision was probably necessary if the coalition to defeat the Islamic State was to take Raqqa without huge numbers of USA troops being directly involved", former top Pentagon Middle East policy official Andrew Exum told The New York Times in the wake of ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 11:40

The coverage of the Comey story prompted the Friday tweet storm from the president, who also continued to loudly deny that he or his team had anything to do with Russia's hacking Democrats during the 2016 election. "I don't see it as a conflict of interest", Sanders said. President Donald Trump said Thursday that he was thinking about the investigation into his campaign's possible coordination with Russian Federation when he fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday.

by | May 17, 2017 | 11:33

Comey's memo, an apparent effort to create a paper trail of his contacts with the White House, would be the clearest evidence to date that the president has tried to influence the investigation. The bombshell Comey news came as the beleaguered administration was still struggling mightily to explain Monday's revelation that the president had disclosed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and the country's ambassador to the United States.

by | May 17, 2017 | 11:29

Comey, who is now a private citizen, but one who knows more than most about the Russian Federation probe, was invited to brief the Senate intelligence committee Tuesday but turned it down for now. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. "If the reason you wanted it stopped was because it was going to lead to the prosecution of one of your friends, that would be one thing", he said.

by | May 17, 2017 | 11:18

But Comey's firing came days after he reportedly asked for more resources to advance the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference in the us presidential election. Calling Trump's remarks about possible taped conversations "outrageous", Sen. More than a lack of momentum on major policy goals, Trump is said to be seething over the flood of leaks pouring out of the White House and into news reports.

by | May 17, 2017 | 11:05

I'll take the Royals for the victory in this one. Sabathia has had dominating stretches in a career that includes six All-Star Games, a Cy Young Award and a World Series ring. In a split second, Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar's liner went right to third baseman Chase Headley, who speared the ball head high and then fell backwards onto the dirt infield at Kaufmann Field.

by | May 17, 2017 | 10:10

He allegedly shoved and poked him in the eye and refused to comply with law enforcement officers. The Hamilton County prosecutor, Joe Deters, had said in late January that he wanted to know what Jones' punishment with the National Football League would be first, but opted to move ahead without any determination from the NFL.

by | May 17, 2017 | 10:03

Mike Lee and, on Tuesday morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. "It may surprise people, but he has a deep background in criminal law, he was the prosecutor in the Oklahoma City bombing case", McConnell said. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he has mentioned Garland to Republican President Donald Trump as a possible successor James Comey, who Trump fired last week as Federal Bureau of Investigation chief.

by | May 17, 2017 | 10:02

On the respected 38 North website, aerospace engineering specialist John Schilling said it appeared to demonstrate an intermediate-range ballistic missile that could "reliably strike the United States base at Guam" in the Pacific, 3,400 kilometres away.

by | May 17, 2017 | 09:57

Also PYD co-Chair Asya Abdullah, Kurdish female commander Nesrin Abdullah, and Khaled Issa met with the former French President François Hollande on 8 February in the Élysée Palace. While Erdogan called for the extradition of a Pennsylvania-based cleric he blames for a failed coup in Turkey last summer, there was little tension. "We will continue to talk with Turkey, but in parallel we will have to explore other ways of fulfilling our mandate", Merkel told reporters.

by | May 17, 2017 | 09:50

It was the one centered on former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Comey wrote the memo after he met in the Oval Office with Trump, the day after the president fired Flynn on February 14 for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the extent of his conversations past year with Russia's ambassador, Sergei Kislyak.

by | May 17, 2017 | 09:42

Newcomers Glenn Niles and Kerry Cunningham both won board seats in an uncontested race. His departure was announced without meaningful explanation and comes with a $300,000 price tag, according to the terms of a severance agreement that also forbids board members or Bedden from speaking critically of one another in public.

by | May 17, 2017 | 09:44

On Wednesday, the Flame of Hope will travel to Hamburg in memory of Trooper David C. Brinkerhoff and in honor of Joe Dubreville, a former Homeland Security investigation's agent. The games are free and open to the public. The run will end in omaha, where the Special Olympics Summer Games annually take place. In addition to carrying the Flame of Hope to their local and state Special Olympic games, law enforcement officials organize and conduct additional fundraising initiatives such as polar ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 09:31

The emoluments clause of the Constitution projected onto the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Others read "emoluments welcome here" and " pay Trump bribes here ". He already has to suffer dealing with working for the Trump organization. It didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday. He previously projected images of administration officials, accompanied by the words "swamp monsters".

by | May 17, 2017 | 09:24

The White House scrambled to calibrate a response to Monday's bombshell report claiming President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to a Russian delegation in the Oval Office. But the leading Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is said to be looking into what exactly was shared in that meeting. The disclosures are the latest in a wave of crises to hit the White House , which late on Monday was in a state of shock, with aides trying to put out the fire and ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 09:08

In Spicer's telling, Trump also said "he didn't care that this action would make matters worse for him, that it, quote, might even lengthen out the investigation because he would take action against Jim Comey in firing him". President Trump's conduct in firing Director Comey risks undermining the investigation into his campaign's possible collusion with Russian Federation, and thereby represents a serious threat to that critical American principle.

by | May 17, 2017 | 09:08

On last night's episode of the Tonight Show , Jimmy Fallon shared a clip of Trump's speech spliced together with Elle's speech. While the speech isn't exactly familiar, "courage of your convictions" isn't a line you would hear often - unless you're an Elle Woods fan, and it seems that Donald Trump might just be that.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:45

Handel, a former Georgia secretary of State, is facing Democrat Jon Ossoff in the June 20 runoff to fill the seat vacated by Tom Price, who left the House earlier this year to become secretary of Health and Human Services. Georgia's senior Sen. Johnny Isakson did not comment right away. While Trump was in Atlanta to deliver a speech to the National Rifle Association last month, he held a fundraiser for Handel, which netted her campaign $750,000.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:35

Mississippi College Political Science Professor Glenn Antizzo says the executive order is the president's fulfillment of a promise to conservative groups whose IRS tax exempt status was denied during the Obama Administration. It allows churches and other religious and charitable organizations to carry out political action without worrying about losing their tax-exempt status.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:36

Two of the three buildings involved in the crash sustained fire damage. A Lear jet attempting to land at a northern New Jersey airport flipped and crashed in a nearby industrial area Monday afternoon, killing two crew members and setting fire to buildings and vehicles, said authorities and officials with the aircraft's charter service.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:29

He arrived at the fraternity house shortly after 9 p.m. February 2 to go through what was dubbed "the gantlet" in order to become a full-fledged brother. Penn State President Eric Barron in a statement Friday said, "The alleged details in the grand jury presentment, which suggest the inhumane treatment of a student forced through hazing to consume unsafe amounts of alcohol and endure hours of suffering, are sickening and hard to understand".

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:28

If you want to collect a drug debt, you can't file a lawsuit in court. "The price of heroin is down, the availability is up, and the purity is up", Sessions said. Almost half of those inmates are in custody for drug crimes, records show. Sessions has indicated that he will also reverse the Obama-era policy of allowing states to set their own marijuana policies, and head of Homeland Security John Kelly is using the war on drugs to persecute immigrants, pushing to deport individuals for ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:13

Dozens of protesters both supporting the monuments and calling for their removal stayed up overnight to watch the proceedings which happened in early-morning darkness. More than nearly any other city in the world, New Orleans is truly a city of many nations. Landrieu issued a statement Thursday as the city began the process of removing the statue of Jefferson Davis in Mid-City.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:05

Police are investigating a violent home invasion that involved one of the stars of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey ". Although now safe and trying to recover from the terrifying ordeal, Manzo and Cantin are understandably jarred. The couple were treated for facial injuries and are now OK. Fingers crossed authorities are able to get to the bottom of this sooner rather than later, so that Manzo and Cantin can have some sense of closure - and others in their area aren't potentially ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:59

A crowd rallied in protest outside an appeals court in the western city of Seattle , where a panel of federal judges was weighing the legality of the contested immigration order - which has twice been blocked by the courts since January. Katyal said no, and suggested the president could begin by repudiating his earlier statements or by working with Congress. In Katyal's view, there's simply no precedent to support Trump's travel ban because "presidents don't run into establishment clause ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:31

Saturday morning on the grounds of the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes. The crowd included babies as young as 1 1/2, young children and retirees, according to the L.A. You can not spell "release your taxes" as easily so we used "resist" to stand for what our ask is. 'It was just a way to express our love for the country'.

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:25

Trump said . Trump's lawyers released a letter stating 10 years of his tax returns show little income, investments or debt from Russian sources with a "few exceptions". For his part, Spicer returned to the White House on Friday and ended his briefing by telling everyone, "I will see you Monday". Trump has spoken out against the media since early in his campaign, often accusing major news networks of propagating "fake news".

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:22

The man denied using the slur when approached by Red Sox security. The Orioles and Red Sox, already division rivals, have seen the intensity in their games increase this season. Charlie Baker were all swift Tuesday to condemn the fan behavior. And Jones longtime agent Nez Balelo publicly called for someone to do just that in comments made Wednesday to Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network and FOX Sports, suggesting there should be a "zero tolerance" policy.

by | May 16, 2017 | 13:55

Democrats say they may try to block Trump's nominee, whomever it might be; at least one leading Republican and many Democrats are saying the appointee shouldn't be a political figure. Trump fired Comey on Tuesday, at first saying he accepted recommendations from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, that he be ousted because of the role he played previous year in the investigation into Trump's presidential election challenger, Democrat Hillary Clinton, and the way she ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 13:50

During a meeting on Thursday night with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Trump began with what he probably thought was a simultaneous plug for the American Health Care Act and scathing takedown of the Affordable Care Act. Trump also returned to the subject, tweeting Friday afternoon, "Of course the Australians have better healthcare than we do -everybody does", adding that USA health care "will soon be great".

by | May 16, 2017 | 13:37

Matthew Miller, a former spokesman for the Department of Justice, said Comey fastidiously keeps evidence of potential wrongdoing to protect himself and the agency. After Trump fired Comey on Vice President Mike Pence and White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the decision was based on the deputy attorney general and attorney general's recommendations.