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Times Square crash victim ID'd as MI teenager


Rojas enlisted in the Navy in 2011 and was an electrician's mate fireman apprentice. Navy records show he spent two months in a military prison in Charleston, South Carolina, in the summer of 2013 but do not specify why. The vehicle hit a barricade and stopped. A smashed auto sits on the corner of Broadway and 45th Street in New York's Times Square after ploughing through a crowd of pedestrians at lunchtime on Thursday, May 18, 2017 . Read More »

Fox News founder Roger Ailes, 77, dies of complications from fall


O'Reilly was sacked his top-rated show at Fox in April after reports surfaced that the network had settled lawsuits with five women who alleged he sexually harassed them. Friends and high school classmates of longtime Fox News CEO and OH native Roger Ailes say he was down-to-earth and never forgot his Midwestern roots. Read More »

Trump at Liberty University Bashes 'Critics' in First Commencement Address


Back in D.C., the political storm from Trump's unexpected firing of FBI Director James Comey still raged on after Trump's own account of the firing clashed with the explanation given by his own aides and White House officials. During a rally in Pennsylvania last month, Trump said he had set an "all time" record for crowd size at an arena, but a journalist attending tweeted a photo of empty seats. Read More »

UK's Liberal Democrats promise new Brexit vote if elected

You should have your say on the Brexit deal in a referendum. Lib Dems always face questions about whether they will actually be in a position to carry out their plans, but in previous elections they have sometimes highlighted the possibility of a hung Parliament in which they would hold the balance of power and could become part of a coalition government. Read More »

Theresa May seeks to tighten government grip on corporate Britain


LaingBuisson warned back in 2015 that implementation of Dilnot's £118,000 capital threshold risked massive destabilisation of care home markets in less affluent parts of the country through 'Payor Shift' , in local care economies where privately paying care home residents are now paying over 40% more than council-funded residents for the same accommodation. Read More »

Steve Harvey reportedly sued by ex-wife for $60 million


The just-launched lawsuit is a followup of sorts to the former couple's notoriously ugly divorce, which was finalized back in 2005, and finds the talk show host's former spouse "feeling a slew of ill-effects from their battle", adds TMZ . "Steve is married to both me and his new wife". When it came to Ms. Harvey's claims of being barred from seeing her son, Harvey explained to Judge Robert Dry that Mary had once allowed a then 13-year-old Wynton to board an airplane to see Steve, without ... Read More »

Senate intel chairman: No decision from Flynn on honoring subpoena

Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina broke the news of Flynn's failure to comply with the probe. Burr has walked back his earlier statement, saying Flynn may still comply. Yet he still emerged as the newly sworn-in president's national security adviser. While Flynn's official response remains unclear, any decision to fully decline a congressional panel's subpoena is "not an option that he has legally", said Josh Chafetz , a professor of law at Cornell Law School and author of ... Read More »

Australia's Budget in Charts Shows Revenue Key

The tax on liabilities unveiled in Tuesday's federal budget caught banks, which had previously enjoyed the support of the ruling centre-right government, unawares and was strongly criticised by bank executives. There are plenty of new taxes - in fact $20.8 billion - but they are overly reliant on big corporates and pay-as-you-go income taxpayers. The government examined the half per cent allowance already in the Medicare levy to help fund the NDIS and made a decision to add another half ... Read More »

Impeachment: Donald Trump's worst nightmare?

Talk of removing President Donald Trump from office has stepped up since he fired James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director last week and admitted the "Russia thing" was on his mind when he made the decision. The current make-up of the House favours Donald Trump. Depending on Mueller's findings, criminal charges may be brought against Trump that the Congress might subsequently regard as impeachable. Read More »

Chelsea Manning released after seven years from military prison

Manning's lawyers, Nancy Hollander and Vincent Ward, confirmed she was released safely on Wednesday. Manning remains subject to the military's criminal code until her discharge from the Army and her excess leave status can be lifted if she is prosecuted for any violations, the Army said . Read More »

Senate chairman: Flynn has not responded to subpoena

Legal experts say that it's unlikely Flynn would agree to turn over the personal documents because he would be waiving his constitutional protection against self-incrimination by doing so. Flynn what the next step, if any, is". While Flynn was asked to resign by President Donald Trump in February after former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates warned the White House that Russian Federation had leverage over him, Flynn was also the center of several major stories that broke on Wednesday and ... Read More »

Trump denies he asked Comey to drop Flynn investigation

Trump fired Comey one week ago, in what the White House initially said was based on the recommendations of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "Zero", Trump said during the press conference. Russia pinned high hopes on Trump after USA ties sank to a post-Cold War low under President Barack Obama following Putin's 2014 annexation of Crimea and support for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Read More »

US Extends Iran Nuke Sanctions Relief, Adds Other Sanctions

The Trump administration is conducting an interagency review of USA policy to Iran and whether the nuclear deal advances United States national security interests, Jones said . Trump administration officials say the White House is carrying out a comprehensive review of US policy on Iran, which is focused on what officials consider Tehran's expanding influence in the region. Read More »

Special counsel a 'witch hunt,' Trump says; Senators briefed on Mueller

The White House initially cited Rosenstein's recommendation to explain Comey's ouster during an ongoing investigation into potential collusion between Trump's associates and Russian Federation. As that example illustrates, however, firing Mueller nearly surely would escalate Trump's political problems, not solve them. In August, Trump said to an enthusiastic crowd that a special prosecutor must take over the investigation into his Democratic rival's emails. Read More »

Trump says special counsel appointment "hurts our country terribly"

He added that the Senate Intelligence Committee will maintain a separate investigation, but that "the special prosecutor will do his job and we'll see where it goes". At the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, Rosenstein was briefing the Senate about his decision to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the independent Trump-Russia probe. Read More »

Country star Toby Keith to play Saudi gig as Trump visits

Trump's inauguration sparked thousands of protesters to fill the streets of several European capitals, chaotic scenes that could be repeated during his stops in Rome, Brussels and Sicily. "I worry that translates into making promises that seem like a good idea at the time, that are expedient, leave everyone smiling, but are hard to reconcile". Read More »

Trump asked Comey when he would dispel investigation rumors

U.S. House Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) was the first Republican to tell reporters that if former FBI Director James Comey's memo allegations are true, it's grounds for impeachment of President Donald Trump. In a statement after the Justice Department announcement, Trump said he looked forward to a quick resolution of the matter. Law enforcement officials tell NBC News that both Flynn and Manafort are formally considered "subjects" of a criminal investigation, though their lawyers say they ... Read More »

Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney only contenders for position of taoiseach

Noonan's budgetary colleague Paschal Donohoe, 42, the minister for public expenditure, is widely seen as the favourite to replace him, although neither of the leading candidates to replace Kenny has said who they might appoint. Junior ministers Damien English and David Stanton are also in the camp. "I believe now is a good time for a new Finance Minister to take up office", Noonan said in a statement. Read More »

Trump assails 'witch hunt' after naming of special counsel

Democratic lawmakers for weeks have been calling for the appointment of an independent prosecutor to head the investigation, particularly since Trump abruptly fired former FBI chief James Comey last week in the middle of the agency's probe into Russia's involvement in the U.S. Read More »

Chaffetz resigning from Congress as of June 30

Various news outlets have reported that Chaffetz is planning to step down from office soon to pursue an opportunity with Fox News Channel. He made headlines earlier this week when he tweeted that he would subpoena memos from fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. Read More »

Iran election: Jahangiri quits, backs Rouhani


If none of the four candidates remaining wins more than 50% of the vote, a run-off will be held on 26 May. On Monday, Tehran's hardline mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf withdrew his candidacy and urged his supporters to back conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi. Read More »