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Robert Mueller is investigating Jared Kushner and his finances


Rosenstein himself wrote the memorandum on which Trump ostensibly made that decision, calling for Comey's dismissal based on his handling of the Clinton email server scandal. The order by the general counsel for the transition team casts a wide net on documents that could shed light on ties between Trump's presidential campaign and representatives of Russia's government. Read More »

Cuba denounces Trump move to roll back Obama-era deal


While anti-Castro conservatives hailed Trump's partial roll-back of President Barack Obama's detente, a number of other GOP lawmakers, particularly from farm states, criticized the change as misguided and isolationist. "More importantly, as Cuba moves to reform its economy in the post-Castro era, American businesses should be present to lead by example", Marriott's statement said. Read More »

43 killed as forest fires rage across central Portugal


More than 350 soldiers have joined the 700 firefighters who have been struggling to put out the flames since Saturday. "Many cars could not get out and people burned to death inside their cars", Interior Ministry official Jorge Gomes told CNN affiliate TVI. Read More »

Portugal Forest Fire Death Toll Rises to 57

Almost 60 other people were injured, including four firefighters and a seriously injured minor, public broadcaster RTP reported, citing Interior Ministry official Jorge Gomes. "I never thought it would come to this side", she said Sunday. Many world leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, Pope Francis and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have expressed solidarity with Portugal . Read More »

Wanted GA inmates CAPTURED after chase in TN

Bill Miller from the Tennessee Highway Patrol said late Friday. They held the couple at gunpoint , tied them up and remained in the home until about 5:30 p.m., Sheriff Swing said. The men are being held in Tennessee awaiting extradition back to Middle Georgia . The two inmates had killed two correctional officers during the escape , according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution . Read More »

Congressman Shot on Ball Field Is Recuperating


Scalise was rushed to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the hip, which doctors said caused severe internal bleeding while damaging bones, organs and blood vessels. He said doctors have turned down Scalise's sedation levels enough that the lawmaker has been able to respond to family members visiting him in the hospital. Read More »

Wales wants fair funding after any DUP-Conservative deal


The ongoing political turmoil has delayed next Monday's state opening of parliament . But pressure was mounting for May to change course on the type of Brexit Britain should pursue. The EU meanwhile unveiled plans to give itself new powers over London's banking business after Brexit, in what could be a blow to the city's supremacy as a global financial hub. Read More »

Condition of United States lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman improves to 'serious'


Law enforcement officials have said they found a list of Republican lawmakers' names on the body of James Hodgkinson , who apparently had been in the Washington area for several months stalking his targets. The bullet entered Scalise's left hip and tore across his pelvis, cracking bones and injuring organs and blood vessels. The FBI said it was investigating the shooter's "activities and social media impressions" in the months leading up to the attack. Read More »

Rep. Scalise's condition upgraded from "critical" to "serious", shows improvement


The president paid a visit to Scalise on Wednesday night, meeting with Scalise's family and sitting by the congressman's bedside. "He's in some trouble". The shooter later died from his injuries. President Donald Trump says GOP Congressman Steve Scalise "took a bullet for all of us". But on Thursday, all the players at Nationals Park counted themselves as part of Team Scalise, to honor the GOP House Majority Whip who has many surgeries ahead of him, according to The Associated Press . Read More »

Trump Creates New Apprenticeship Programs with Bipartisan Executive Order

Senior administration officials have said Trump was reluctant to spend more federal funds on apprenticeships, so the boost would come from existing money, perhaps from the streamlining process. Since 2007, more than 25,000 SC workers have completed apprenticeships; the number of companies participating in the program has increased from 90 to 880. Read More »

United Kingdom said to accede to European Union demand Brexit talks focus on split

Brexit talks in Brussels on Monday will focus on the status of expats, the UK's "divorce bill" and the Northern Ireland border, rather than on future trade relations with the European Union , it has been confirmed. The Government said its primary focus is on the rights of European Union citizens living in the United Kingdom and Brits living on the continent. "I'm not going to give a blow by blow account of how we propose to take that discussion forward", he said. Read More »

Rep. Scalise's Condition Upgraded from Critical to Serious


This person was not authorized to speak publicly about the case and spoke on condition of anonymity. Scalise's surgeon says he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", despite being at risk of death when he arrived at the hospital. As congressional Republicans and Democrats joined Thursday night in their annual baseball game, played this year in Scalise's honor, word came from the hospital that he remained in critical condition , but had "improved in the last 24 hours". Read More »

White House Reportedly Working With House GOP to Weaken Russian Sanctions


The legislation also allows new sanctions on Russian mining, metals, shipping and railways and targets Russians guilty of conducting cyber attacks or supplying weapons to Syria's government. The bill was now heading toward the House for passage before reaching U.S. President Donald Trump's desk. The Senate bought into the narrative and Graham introduced legislation that would forc the president to seek congressional approval for lifting or easing any Russian sanctions. Read More »

American soldiers injured in Balkh 'insider' attack


RS indicates that the attack took place around 2 pm local time (5:30 am Quebec time) on the base of Shahin, one of the largest in the country, about 10 kilometers from Mazar-i-Sharif, which hosts the 209th Corps and covers nine provinces. Afghanistan's ministry of defense said it's investigating this latest incident. A tweet from the NATO-led Operation Resolute Support described it as an "insider attack". Read More »

Pence Will Soon be President if Trump Fires Mueller, says Bush Lawyer

Friday's tweets are the latest in a week of angry social media responses by the president over a report by The Washington Post that Mueller was looking into whether Trump obstructed justice. "I mean Mueller is one of the most respected guys in America". Now, the president has said through his aides he does not plan, at this time, to try and fire the special counsel Bob Mueller, but there's one person recommending he does just that. Read More »

Fellow Republicans press Donald Trump about James Comey tapes

Republicans have pressed Trump to say whether he has tapes of private conversations with Comey and provide them to Congress if he does - or possibly face a subpoena. The leading Democrat in the Senate on Sunday invited President Donald Trump to tell his side of the story about his contentious relationship with former FBI Director James Comey , as well as shed light on the ongoing probe into Russia's suspected meddling in the general election. Read More »

Trump's Policy impact on Cuba


The president, who promised to be tough on Havana during the presidential campaign, outlined stricter enforcement of a long-time ban on Americans going to Cuba as tourists and will seek to prevent US dollars from being used to fund what he sees as a repressive military-dominated government. Read More »

No 'proof' of 'collusion' with Russians, Trump says

Some critics of US President Donald Trump have expressed fear that Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein could be fired after the former's tirade apparently against the latter on Twitter , according to the Washington Post . President Donald Trump's inability to extend a better-than-usual public moment has been the telltale sign of his campaign and presidency. Recent news reports have suggested Mr Trump sought all three officials' help in pressuring Mr Comey to drop his ... Read More »

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein warns about anonymous sources

The Washington Post , citing unidentified officials, reported on Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the Republican president for possible obstruction of justice . But Rosenstein is not now heading the FBI's probe into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with a Russian campaign that USA intelligence officials have said was seeking to tilt the outcome of the 2016 election in Trump's favor . Read More »

Bodies of missing Navy sailors found after collision near Japan

USA 7 Fleet announced the discovery of bodies in the flooded crew quarters, saying the bodies were being transferred to Naval Hospital Yokosuka for identification. Images show that the ship had taken on massive amounts of water. On Saturday the ship, aided by the Japanese Coast Guard, sailed back into Yokosuka. Read More »

Senate Adds Russia Sanctions To Iran Sanctions Bill

Senate approval of the bill comes more than five months after US intelligence agencies said Moscow meddled in the 2016 election. "With overwhelming Senate passage of the Russian Federation sanctions amendment , the U.S. Earlier Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed his opposition to the legislation, saying it would hurt the "flexibility" the administration needs to "maintain a constructive dialogue" with Russian Federation. Read More »

Congressman Scalise still critical but has improved


Scalise and four others were shot Wednesday morning during a Republican practice for the annual congressional baseball game . "The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers", the hospital wrote, "on behalf of the Scalise family". Read More »