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by | June 12, 2017 | 11:22

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing Wednesday night to hear from corrections, higher education and other officials who said the House proposal would damage their operations. But he added, "I'm seeing more and more clarity, and a narrower and narrower focus, and a smaller and smaller difference in the caucus". The crux of the legislative stalemate is the inability of Republicans to deliver on their health care promise.

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:17

The march comes on the eve of the first anniversary of the shooting in a gay Florida nightclub, Pulse, which killed 49 people. Michelle Patrick, who co-chairs Pride Portland, urged the crowd to keep fighting for their rights and to speak out whenever they see an injustice being committed.

by | June 12, 2017 | 10:48

The owner of a Southern California liquor store says he feels blessed for selling the winning Powerball ticket. "We will not know who California's latest Powerball victor is until at least Monday morning at 8 a.m". This photo provided by Fadi Alberre shows the Marietta Liquors & Deli in Menifee, Calif. . The lucky numbers are 20-26-32-38-58, and the Powerball number is 3.

by | June 12, 2017 | 10:10

The president has suggested several times, but not confirmed, that tapes of his private talks with Comey exist - a prospect the ex-FBI chief has emphatically welcomed. Of particular importance is whether Trump obstructed justice when he allegedly told Comey to end the FBI investigation into former national security adviser Mike Flynn's ties to Russian officials, an exchange which Trump continues to deny.

by | June 12, 2017 | 09:57

Trump tweeted Tuesday: "Russian officials must be laughing at the US & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News". He sounds like he's stating the official position of the president, who, as a noted huge baby with a historically full diaper, can't ever admit he made a simple mistake.

by | June 12, 2017 | 08:41

Open. Americans Chad Campbell and Luke List trailed by one stroke, while South African Charl Schwartzel , who had a share of the halfway lead, regressed with a 74 to fall four strokes off the pace. Jude Classic since 1965. This article was written by David Brandt from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

by | June 12, 2017 | 08:08

With Pekka Rinne pulled for an extra attacker, Carl Hagelin set off a bench celebration with an empty netter with 13.6 seconds left. With the victory, the Penguins clinched the best-of-seven championship 4-2 to win the franchise's fifth Stanley Cup .

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:56

Standing on the opposite side of the street from the demonstration in New York City, teacher Marjorie Stamberg, said "Two people were murdered in Portland a few weeks ago, by their people". Demonstrators in Richardson marched at the corner of Abrams and Centennial, voicing their opinion that Sharia Law is incompatible with the constitution and American values.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:48

Valliere's testimony could also lend credibility to Cosby accuser Kelly Johnson's testimony , which included her admitting she was scared to speak up about Cosby's alleged assault of her since she worked at a Hollywood agency where he was the top client.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:50

Asked if Mr Trump ever demanded the Russian Federation investigation be shut down, he said flatly: "No". The prepared remarks also confirmed Trump's account that Comey had said the president was not personally under investigation. said in a Tweet . Comey indicated that it was now up to a high-powered special prosecutor to determine whether the president's behavior constituted an obstruction of justice, a potentially impeachable offense.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:48

Sandusky was allowed to continue to use the Penn State facilities is beyond me", Boccabella said . The sentence of two months in jail plus another two under house arrest against a once-leading figure in American higher education marks a low point in the largely distinguished career of Graham Spanier , who was Penn State's president from 1995 to 2011.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:39

Asked whether President Donald Trump still has "confidence" in his attorney general, Spicer said , "I have not had that discussion with him". WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the United States is committed to the mutual defense of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members, casting aside concerns that his failure to mention the commitment last month weakened the alliance.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:07

Trump's comment tracks with Republican talking points about the hearing, where the Republican National Committee and White House urged surrogates to emphasize the fact that Comey clearly said the President was never an explicit subject of the Russian Federation probe during his time at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:06

Kohlhepp killed Mr Coxie immediately and tried to keep Ms McCraw-Coxie locked away, but he said he killed her after several days because she tried to burn the container after he gave her cigarettes. Investigators not only found Carter's body, but those of a couple, 29-year-old Johnny Joe Coxie , and 26-year-old Meagan Leigh McCraw-Coxie. He also pleaded guilty to raping Brown.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:47

During a press briefing on Wednesday afternoon, Sean Spicer was asked if Americans should be concerned over the fact that the president sent an incomprehensible tweet at midnight and that it remained on his profile for so long. The White House doesn't want to hear any more questions about the Russian Federation investigation. The controversy surrounding the Russian Federation links gained added momentum after Trump sacked FBI Director James Comey earlier this month, leading to ...

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:21

Whether he obstructed justice remains for the facts to come forward. " I didn't say that ", Trump said emphatically Friday. "And so it's time to wrap this up and it's time to move on". Earlier in his press conference, Trump said he was "happy" with parts of Comey's testimony, including that the former FBI director said he had assured the president he wasn't personally under investigation regarding the Russian meddling in the election and possible collusion by Trump campaign aides.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:45

Police say none of those hospitalized have life-threatening injuries. Speed was not believed to have been a factor in the crash, police said. 17-year-old Sarah Harmening was on her way to minister to children in Botswana, Africa with a group of fellow high school students from Mount Zion Baptist Church in Huntsville when their bus collided with a auto near the Atlanta airport, injuring 39.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:30

McCain also looked confused and referred to the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director as "President Comey ". McCain responded with an official statement after the hearing, attempting to clarify his muddled line of questioning.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:41

Brown, in our view, is clearly alluding to what we see as Trump's weak hand in the face of determination at U.S. state level to continue towards the pathway set in Paris . India will continue to be part of it irrespective of whether the United States remains in it or not, Swaraj said. "The standards were set by President Obama and not passed through the Senate because the standards couldn't have been achieved", she explained.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:36

It was all so wacko that the Washington Post itself chimed in to express concern, writing that " Comey seemed somewhat confused by McCain's line of questioning, during which the former Republican presidential candidate said he thought there was a "double standard" at work, although it was unclear precisely what the senator meant".

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:22

The early election was meant to strengthen the British Conservative Party's hand in the lead-up to Brexit negotiations, but it has backfired spectacularly. "More likely, she is steeling herself to provide what continuity she can as her party girds itself for an election to replace her". Ministers say initial talks have begun with Northern Ireland's DUP after the Conservatives failed to secure a majority in Thursday's election.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:48

She said she tried to reason with Thompson as he straddled Hernandez and choked him. "He was kicking his legs in a helpless fashion, and you can hear him gargling or gurgling, 'Stop, stop'". "It's a very sad video because you're watching a man basically being killed", Attorney Jack Carroll said. But John Hernandez's family members say they won't stop putting pressure on authorities to bring justice in the case.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:07

Sen. August King (D-Maine) on Wednesday attempted to smash the stonewalling non-answers from intelligence officials, as they refused to say whether President Donald Trump attempted to recruit them in alleged efforts to downplay the FBI investigation into Russian Federation and members of his campaign.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:06

Trump's complaints came just days after Comey confirmed in a public hearing before the House Intelligence Committee that the FBI was investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. The Washington Post reported on May 22 that Trump had asked the intelligence officials to help push back against the FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and Moscow.

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:29

Baghdadi has been injured at least once by airstrikes, and at the end of past year feared for his life as coalition forces surrounded Mosul. Meanwhile, reports said a tribal delegation representing the terrorist organization in Raqqa was now conducting talks with the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Tal Abyad to hand over the city in exchange of a safe exit of the militants.

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:30

Comey stop investigating anyone". When Comey was sacked, the White House alluded to the director's failure to move forward with the investigation of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:11

Asked by a reporter if he had told Comey to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Flynn, Trump said , " I didn't say that ". But Donald Trump refused to say whether his private conversations with the fired FBI Director were taped - an issue at the centre of conflicting accounts of what passed between them .

by | June 11, 2017 | 13:30

In May, The Post's Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima reported that Trump asked Coats and Rogers to tell the public there was no evidence of collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election .

by | June 11, 2017 | 12:44

Donald Trump says he is "100 percent' willing to speak under oath about his conversations with ex-FBI chief James Comey ". Republican senators suggested Comey may have misinterpreted the words of Trump , whom they noted has no experience in government.

by | June 11, 2017 | 12:41

Tillerson also said the blockade by Qatar's neighbours was "hindering USA military action in the region, and the campaign against ISIS", using an acronym for the Islamic State group. Qatar has stoutly refuted the allegations. On Wednesday, Turkey's parliament ratified two deals on deploying troops to Qatar and training the Gulf nation's gendarmerie.

by | June 11, 2017 | 12:17

They include the director of national intelligence , the head of the National Security Agency , the acting director of the FBI and the top Justice Department official overseeing the investigation of Russian interference in last year's presidential election.

by | June 11, 2017 | 12:10

He asserted that nothing in Mr Comey's testimony to the Senate pointed to collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice . Trump , when asked about the possibility of those tapes during a press conference on Friday afternoon, would not rule out his earlier claim that his conversations with Comey may have been recorded.

by | June 11, 2017 | 12:04

Now, Bloomberg tech reporter Eric Newcomer breaks the story that 20 Uber employees are getting terminated today in connection with the probe. Holder's investigation, which has produced a draft report on Uber's workplace culture that has not been publicly released, led to the discovery of specific cases of alleged sexual harassment and other professional misconduct.

by | June 11, 2017 | 11:58

King, in a brief interview after Wednesday's hearing, acknowledged that he was frustrated. United States surveillance practices have come under increased scrutiny amid unsubstantiated assertions by Trump and other Republicans that the White House under former President Barack Obama, a Democrat, improperly spied on Trump or his associates.

by | June 11, 2017 | 11:05

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Friday that "the President will make that decision", raising the prospect that the White House may try to invoke executive privilege over Comey's conversations with Trump . While the officials stress that Trump could change his mind ahead of Comey's scheduled appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, they said attempting to block the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's testimony would look awful for the president ...