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United States service member killed in Somalia


The latest death of the militants comes after the US confirmed that Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken was killed in Bariire some 40 miles west of Mogadishu Friday. State Department. "We killed several American fighters". Navy SEALs were advising Somali troops on the mission. The United States has worked with the Somali National Army since 2013 to help in the fight against the al Qaeda affiliate, but in recent weeks has increased its efforts. Read More »

Trump weighing visit to Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters


Who was to blame? McCabe told lawmakers a counterintelligence investigation that a White House spokeswoman dismissed a day earlier as "one of the smallest things" on the FBI's plate was actually "highly significant". "That was clearly something he could have done, but I think optically speaking, there would still be a problem". Democrats accused the Republican president of firing Comey to try to undermine the FBI's probe into Russia's alleged efforts to meddle in the 2016 election and ... Read More »

Murphy: No 'Smoking Gun' on Russia-Trump Collusion, But We're Getting Closer


But they asked Flynn to resign after news reports indicated he had lied about the nature of the calls . "I asked Clapper. I said, 'Is there any business dealings with the Trump organization that gave you concern?' And he said, 'No, ' with a caveat, 'I don't know what the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking at so I don't want to run afoul with them.'" Graham added, "Trump has said he never did business with the Russians". Read More »

'I Know That I'm Not Under Investigation'

Which lead to the biggest reason Trump had to ditch Comey. Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins took to the floor Wednesday and vented her frustration that the Senate Aging Committee hearing had been shut down when Senate Democrats invoked the two-hour rule which can prevent committee hearings from happening. Read More »

Rising yields boost dollar, euro after French vote

Emmanuel Macron's election as French president on Sunday turned attention away from the political concerns on both sides of the Atlantic that have dominated currency markets this year, and USA and European yields were broadly higher in morning trade. Read More »

Rod Rosenstein Threatened To Quit Over Comey Axe


One by one, the story's pillars wobbled. That's when the White House made a meal of things, in keeping with what is widely seen as political inexperience of the new dispensation. Whether you thought the firing of Jim Comey was "proper" or not, there is no denying Tuesday's bombshell is a distraction. "Two investigations are now ongoing: the Senate Intelligence Committee's review of Russian active measures and intelligence activities, and the FBI investigation disclosed by Director Comey". Read More »

Firing Comey Is Worse Than Breaking a Law


FBI officials have questioned Trump's claims, and the agency' acting director, Andrew McCabe, on Thursday said such assurances about the scope of an ongoing counterintelligence investigation would not be "standard practice". But the White House explanation was greeted with overwhelming skepticism from Democrats, and some Republicans. White House spokesman Sean Spicer ended up briefing reporters about the move in the dark on Tuesday night near a patch of bushes steps away from the West Wing. Read More »

US President Donald Trump threatens to cancel White House press briefings

President Donald Trump's lawyers say a review of his last 10 years of tax returns do not reflect "any income of any type from Russian sources", with some exceptions. US intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign of interference in the election aimed at tilting the vote in Trump's favor. Read More »

Lake levels now a flood threat in BC's Okanagan


Officials in the Central Okanagan Regional District said those orders and alerts remain up in their area and the district also published lake level flood watch maps for waterfront areas of Kelowna, West Kelowna and the Westbank First Nation. Read More »

India raises with Canada its PM's presence at Khalsa Day event


The UN asked Canada previous year to contribute much-needed transport helicopters for its mission in Mali, where roadside bombs and other improvised explosives pose significant dangers to peacekeepers. "But any time we're making decisions about sending the extraordinarily fearless women and men of the Canadian forces potentially into harm's way, we have to make sure that it's the right approach, that it's the right mission, that they have the right training and equipment and we are taking the ... Read More »

Aaron Hernandez's Murder Conviction Officially Vacated By Court Ruling


The former National Football League tight end was serving a life sentence for the death of Odin Lloyd in June 2013. Early Tuesday morning, Hernandez's case went before a MA court and his team team argued that their client's original conviction can not stand because he had not exhausted all of his appeals before the time of his death. Read More »

House Oversight chairman asks DOJ inspector general to probe Comey firing

Jeff Flake, another Arizona Republican, tweeted late Tuesday that he had spent "several hours trying to find an acceptable rationale for the timing of Comey's firing". The Washington Post reports that after news of Comey's firing broke, Sean Spicer huddled with his staff "near a clump of bushes" on White House grounds as he didn't want to pass reporters to get back to his office. Read More »

UK PM Theresa May says will publish election manifesto next week

Almost half (48%) of people aged 18 to 24 said they meant to vote Labour, while 54% of those aged 55 to 64 said they planned to vote for the Conservatives. "To persist with it, as the Conservative Government has made clear it is determined to do, is a recipe for increasing not reducing threats and insecurity ". Read More »

North Korea | Pyongyang says it will seek extradition of plot culprits

Kim was arrested merely hours after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un threatened to erase America from the face of the Earth. It said the aim was to hurt "the mental mainstay that all the Korean people absolutely trust" and "eclipse the eternal sun" of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the country's official name. Read More »

Sheriff's deputy killed in I-580 crash in Tracy identified


The deputy was driving a VW Beetle when it was hit by a passenger bus. Nobody aboard the bus was injured. The crash occurred around 7 the bus was en route to Tesla's plant in Lathrop, outside of Tracy. The deputy worked for the Alameda County Sheriff's Office. "We are aware of an accident this morning involving an independently-operated shuttle carrying Tesla employees and another vehicle", the company said in a statement. Read More »

Haryana shocker: Baby snake found in mid-day meal at government school


The authorities immediately asked students to stop eating the meals. When the principal and other faculty members found the snakelet when they checked the food. Deputy Commissioner Sameer Pal Srow initiated a five-member committee to conduct an examination of the kitchen and submit a report by the evening of the same day. Read More »

Shorten comes up short on his NDIS levy

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's proposed $7.8 billion Medicare levy rise looks set to stall in the Senate, with Labor, the Greens and the crossbench all flagging concerns about the hit to low-income earners. How much tax do you actually pay? . The opposition leader was at pains to counter the widespread observation in commentary that this was "a Labor budget". Read More »

White House Remains on Defensive After Firing FBI Director

Ms Sanders handled Wednesday's press briefing with aplomb, and will conduct briefings through the end of the week, the White House said. Spicer and his staff huddled behind a hedge Tuesday night in order to avoid a swarm of reporters, The Washington Post reported. Read More »

Chaos follows canceled flights


More than 150 of the airline's flights have been canceled over the past few days, and Spirit has now filed a lawsuit against the Airline Pilots Association, hoping a court will intervene. The airline blames the Airline Pilots Association for the cancellations in a statement. Jennifer Glann said at the airport Tuesday that she was in the crowd Monday night, trying to get home to New Haven, Connecticut. Read More »

Kendrick Lamar pays tribute to retiring NBA All-Star Paul Pierce

Bryant reflects on a UCLA pick-up game they played together and remembers saying, "This guy is... this guy is going to be a problem.'" While his former Celtic's coach, Doc Rivers likens the player to having feet and pace that's "really hard to teach and really difficult to guard", National Basketball Association legend, Oscar Robertson attests that Pierce never complained about the situation, rather he "adapted to the situation". Read More »

Adult film star faked Florida shark attack, charter captain says


A veteran shark diver claims the viral video featuring a porn star being attacked by a shark during a promo shoot last week was faked for publicity, reported . "It makes more sense that she was cut on the side of the cage, then blamed the sharks for the publicity", Kajiura said. He also told the newspaper that the shark cage was "not well-designed". Read More »

Sarah Huckabee Sanders admits Trump fired Comey to end Russian Federation probe


I mean-seriously here, people. "As far as I'm concerned, I want that thing to be absolutely done properly". I think he asked for the dinner. But I want somebody who's going to do a great job. "It hasn't recovered from that". In that same NBC interview, the president said he had chose to fire Comey because he was a "showboat" and a "grandstander" and also because "this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story", a reference to the FBI's ongoing investigation into the Russian ... Read More »