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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to take a leave of absence

His announcement of his leave of absence ultimately came just as the company was to present to employees the findings of an investigation by former Attorney General Eric Holder into Uber's workplace culture. Chief among those recommendations was to "Review and Reallocate the Responsibilities of Travis Kalanick ". The board is also searching for a chief operating officer who can help Kalanick run the company when he returns. Read More »

Trump acknowledges he is under investigation in alleged Russian Federation meddling

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Inside the White House, those close to the president say he has continued to fume about the actions of Justice Department officials, his anger focused mostly on Mr. Late Thursday, Rosenstein issued an unusual statement about anonymous sources. "The fact of the matter is the president has not been and is not under investigation", said Jay Sekulow , a lawyer who is part of a team hired by Trump to deal with allegations of collusion by his campaign with Moscow, on CBS' "Face the Nation ". Read More »

President Donald Trump Confirms Being Officially Under Investigation

Still, Trump seemed to be raising the question of whether Rosenstein might have to recuse himself from the investigation - something Rosenstein discussed privately with colleagues, ABC News reported yesterday. Trump tweeted yesterday. "Witch Hunt". Yet Trump's angry tweets on Friday underscored the near-impossible challenge his advisers and legal team have in trying to get him to avoid weighing in on an active probe. Read More »

Keshia Knight Pulliam Explains Why She's Supporting Bill Cosby

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Cosby has given a sealed deposition in the case. Constand testified that the pills left her disoriented and unable to resist. The hot stromboli they'd ordered was already on the way. Over 50 women have come forward with decades-old allegations of sexual misconduct against Cosby in recent years, but the actor's representatives have always insisted he is innocent. Read More »

Mother: Son tried to save Navy shipmates after collision

Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off the coast of Japan . Aucoin, speaking at a news conference at the base, wouldn't say how many bodies were recovered, pending notification of next of kin. Pacific Fleet in Hawaii said the Navy requested assistance from the Japanese Coast Guard. The other two were being treated for lacerations and bruises and others injured were being assessed aboard the ship. Read More »

Afghan soldier killed, several U.S. soldiers wounded in incident at Army base

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The attack ended midday after almost six hours of clashes, said Najib Danesh, the interior ministry's chief spokesman. U.S. troops are also at risk in other parts of Afghanistan. The attackers were disguised in Afghan army uniforms. The statement read that the incident was under investigation and more details would be provided when available. Read More »

Taliban storm police base in eastern Afghanistan, killing five

Four more attackers stormed the gate after the blast, with at least two quickly killed by police. The news comes as President Donald Trump recently gave Secretary of Defense James Mattis the authority to establish troop levels and as concerns have come from "the top USA commander in Afghanistan that he doesn't have enough forces to help Afghanistan's army against a resurgent Taliban insurgency", according to the Post. Read More »

Russia Investigation Now Includes Jared Kushner

Just this morning, in a puzzlingly phrased missive, Trump bemoaned reports that he is under investigation for obstruction of justice after abruptly firing FBI Director James Comey last month. Mueller continues to hire a team of lawyers, and with FBI investigators is gathering information that is widely expected to lead to a formal investigation into whether President Trump attempted to interfere in the investigation. Read More »

Mexico's Hector Moreno scores late equaliser against Portugal at Confederations Cup

The other teams are New Zealand, Cameroon, Chile, Australia and Mexico . Obviously the Portugal side has the best player in the entire tournament with the ineffable Cristiano Ronaldo . Mexico controlled possession and spent more time in Portugal's area, but the Euro 2016 champions were a constant threat on the counterattack in front of 34,372 fans at the Kazan Arena. Read More »

Abu Salem convicted for 1993 blasts

Following the 1993 Mumbai blast case verdict in which six accused, including Abu Salem have been convicted, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said the judgment came as a ray of hope while asserting that the accused should get maximum punishment. Read More »

Pence calls hiring of counsel 'routine'

Cullen, for what it's worth, is the godfather of one of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's daughters. With the special counsel investigation and congressional inquiries into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election beginning, everyone is looking for ways to protect themselves. Read More »

No link between Palestinian Jerusalem attackers and any armed group: Israeli police

Following the incident dozens of Israeli soldiers and officers were deployed in the area, closed all the gates leading to Jerusalem's Old City, and assaulted many Palestinians , especially in the areas leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The group warned that "this attack will not be the last". Hamas said one of the attackers belonged to the Islamist Hamas movement and two others to the left-wing Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine , both domestic Palestinian groups. Read More »

Helmut Kohl, architect of unified Germany, dead at 87

Kohl, an imposing figure and German chancellor between 1982 and 1998, formed a close relationship with French President François Mitterrand in pushing for closer European integration. In a 1986 interview, Kohl was quoted as comparing Gorbachev's public relations skills with those of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. The Soviet Union protested. Read More »

Number of people assumed dead in London tower block blaze to rise

The recovery effort resumed this afternoon, but the police warn it could take weeks for answers to emerge. She said she will receive daily reports from the stricken neighbourhood, where hundreds of people have been displaced. Twenty-four people are still hospitalized, 12 of whom are in critical condition. Around 70 people are missing, according to Britain's Press Association, and identification of the victims is proving very hard. Read More »

Pakistan Cricket Team Shocks India To Win Champions Trophy

The left-arm pacer trapped Rohit leg-before for duck on the third delivery of the innings to put pressure over India when the defending champions came out to chase a total of 339. 5 separate ICC titles for Pakistan: they have won the Test Championship mace, World Cup, World T20, Champions Trophy and Under-19 World Cup. This stunning triumph not only denied India their stated goal of retaining the title, but reaffirmed that Pakistan can not be underestimated! But luck was on ... Read More »

@SenatorWicker Votes to Strengthen Sanctions Against Iran, Russia

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If the Trump administration decides to oppose the new sanctions, they could be in a bind. Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized Thursday new sanctions approved by the U.S. "Americans are concerned about Russia's behavior in the Ukraine and Syria and they are concerned about Russia's increased cyber-intrusions", Sen. Senators said the tougher tack against Russian Federation would help force them to ease hostilities against Ukraine, permit a negotiated settlement in the Syrian ... Read More »

Confederations Cup: Late Moreno header earns Mexico draw with Portugal

He also scored important goals in the decisive stages of the Spanish league, a competition Madrid won this season for the first time in five years. The result puts the sides level on one point each in Group A, behind hosts Russian Federation, who defeated New Zealand 2-0 in their opening game clash in St. Read More »

Bernie Sanders Ally Tom Perriello Loses Virginia Gubernatorial Primary to Ralph Northam

Gillespie, 55, of Fairfax County, has tried to avoid appearing either too critical or too supportive of Trump, a task that could become more hard in a general-election campaign targeting a broader audience of potential voters. While Stewart was all-in with Trump, Wagner based his run on his 25 years of experience in the General Assembly - a strategy that defied the anti-establishment fervor that accompanied Trump's rise. Read More »

Donald Trump is a master of decieit

Rosenstein's role is under scrutiny now that it appears Mueller's probe could be broadened to investigate obstruction of justice , which could include the president's firing of Comey. "Director Mueller is going to have the full degree of independence that he needs to conduct that investigation appropriately", Rosenstein said. Dianne Feinstein, top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she was "increasingly concerned" that Trump will fire both Mueller and Rosenstein. Read More »

UK official: Fire building materials broke rules

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While the blaze has prompted an outpouring of generosity, with many people donating provisions and clothes, it has also unleashed rage at the authorities as the charred tower was cast as a deadly symbol of a deeply divided society. The government is struggling to find temporary housing for people who lived in the 24-story tower. Cladding used on Grenfell Tower blamed for spreading the London blaze is banned in Britain, Finance Minister Philip Hammond says. Read More »

London tower blaze victims to get payments of £5500

But Met Police Commander Stuart Cundy warned that the numbers may rise. He said this figure will be released later on Monday. Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Sunday (local time) that residents whose homes were destroyed would receive a £5,500 Government payout later this week and pledged £5 million through an emergency fund. Read More »

President Macron's party dominates French parliamentary vote

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A projection for France 2 television after the second round of the parliamentary election showed an alliance led by Macron's centrist La République En Marche (LRM) party winning 355 seats out of 577 in the National Assembly, well over the threshold for an absolute majority. Read More »