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Trump will not block Comey's testimony to Congress

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Comey's sacking came as the Federal Bureau of Investigation probes possible collusion between the president's election campaign team and Russian Federation - which USA intelligence believes hoped to tilt the election in the Republican's favor. Read More »

Trump vows to do whatever is necessary to protect US

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Trump also addressed the London attack Sunday night at the conclusion of a fundraiser for Ford's Theater, scene of one of the most famous acts of bloodshed in American history: the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. In the wake of Saturday's deadly attack, Trump renewed calls for a travel crackdown, while attacking London's Muslim mayor, the media, Democrats, judges and opponents who accuse him of playing the politics of fear. Read More »

White House tries to regroup, but Trump isn't helping

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Trump contradicted White House staffers who explained that a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was critical to helping Trump decide to fire Comey. Flynn? Earlier in the month, sources told CNN that the President asked Comey to end the investigation into his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, a request the then-FBI chief noted in a memo as he was so disturbed by it. Read More »

White House: Trump will not block Comey's testimony

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President Trump could invoke executive privilege to prevent fired FBI Director Comey from testifying before Congress. There had been speculation that Trump would use his executive privilege to block Comey's testimony, but the White House issued a statement on Monday saying this would not be the case. Read More »

Police search for grandmother after baby dies in attack

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A neighbor said the injured woman was covered in blood after suffering multiple stab wounds. Officers responded to an apartment building at the scene, where the suspect and victims apparently lived together in one of the complex's units, according to police. Read More »

Minnesota Joins US Climate Alliance, Pledging Itself to Paris Accord Targets

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The Climate Alliance, while only a few days old, is more than just a way for mostly Democratic-run states to thumb their nose at the president, Phadke said. In his Thursday announcement on pulling the USA out of the Paris agreement, the president said that the climate accord was more about giving other nations a "financial advantage" over the US than it is about the environment. Read More »

Mom admits lying to others after baby's death

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In a journal entry dated after Bella's death and displayed by Shapiro in court, Bond calls McCarthy her "husband" and says they were "made" for each other. Bond was charged with accessory after the fact for allegedly helping to dispose the child's body, and she pleaded guilty in February. Bond said she lied to the housing official about where Bella was so that she could keep her Maxwell Street apartment. Read More »

Trump outlines privatizing air traffic control

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User fees could be charged to passengers under the proposal. The proposal also faces obstacles in Congress, where Democrats and some Republicans oppose it. But Trump signed formal legislative principles outlining the spin-off plan this week, putting some muscle behind the effort, which has previously failed to gain traction on Capitol Hill. Read More »

Trump will not block ex-FBI chief Comey's testimony: White House

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In response to questions about damaging information, Putin asks Kelly, "Have you all lost your senses over there?" Trump said he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" when he made a decision to dismiss Comey, who was in the fourth year of a 10-year term as head of the country's top criminal investigative agency. Read More »

Off-duty Detroit officer critically injured, suspect dead following shootout

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The incident happed around 11 p.m. outside Motor City Liquor after the officer left the store. Police are searching for a third suspect who they say took the first suspect's gun and the injured officer's weapon and fled the scene. The suspect was fatally shot. He said all three suspects, including the gunman, appear to be connected. Police want to talk to that man - who is seen on the phone in the video. Read More »

TODAY'S FORECAST: Showers and thunderstorms likely, high near 71

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Monday will see up to 3 mm of rain and a 70 per cent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon, when it will be 19 C, according to Environment Canada. By Tuesday and Wednesday , cooler air will arrive, which will help to remove any mention of thunderstorms from the forecast. North wind around 5 miles per hour. Read More »

Prosecutors seek jail time for ex-Penn State president

The judge said, "All three ignored the opportunity to put an end to Sandusky's crimes when they had a chance to do so". Paterno, who like the other administrators failed to alert authorities to the 2001 complaint, was never charged with a crime. Read More »

Panthers coach says Cam Newton to begin throwing next week

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Newton has not thrown since undergoing surgery to fix a partially torn rotator cuff on his right shoulder in late March. Newton has participated in the Panthers' organized team activities over the previous two weeks, even though attendance is voluntary and he couldn't throw. Read More »

Prison escape in Bucks County

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Businesses in the area were also wary of the search. Residents are urged to remain in their homes. "I stayed locked down until the search was called off", she said. Selby is described as 6 feet tall, with brown hair, a scruffy beard, an orange shift, a transport belt and was using a white blanket to cover handcuffs. Read More »

French Open 2017: Andy Murray storms into quarter finals with 650th win

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Kei Nishikori shakes hands with South Korea's Hyeon Chung at Roland Garros . Nishikori was leading 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 0-3 when rain stopped play on Saturday. "It was a great honor to play with Kei". It is the 10th time in the last 12 grand slams that the Swiss, the victor here in 2015, has reached the last eight. Read More »

Wisconsin crews recover third body from debris of corn mill blast

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The names of the victims have not yet been released. An explosion at a corn milling plant has rocked a community in central Wisconsin. Fourteen others were inj... "Employees were exposed to the hazards associated with dust explosion, deflagration or other fire hazards". Several people were being treated at a local hospital, WISC-TV says. Read More »

Al Pacino to play Penn State's Joe Paterno in new HBO movie

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Original reports in 2012 said the movie, at that time slated to be titled " Happy Valley ", would reunite Scarface director Brian De Palma with Pacino . The scandal is a black eye on a program that was long viewed as one of the more respectable in all of college sports prior to Sandusky's atrocities coming to light. Read More »

Trump believes climate is changing, says Nikki Haley

She said "the presence of multiple human rights-violating countries ... has damaged both the reputation of the council and the cause of human rights". The temperature of the North Korea situation right now is "volatile", Haley said. And that's why I'm going to Geneva. The US is expected to threaten to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council unless it implements several reforms, including the removal of a "anti-Israel bias". Read More »

Withdrawal from Paris pact will isolate US: Iran

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Sunday ducked questions about whether President Donald Trump believes that there is manmade climate change. Portland , Ore. The rally, named after Mr. Trump's remark about representing "citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris" when announcing he was ripping up the Obama-era agreement, was organized by the Republican Party of Fairfax Country, Virginia, in the D.C. Read More »

Lawyer challenging travel ban: Trump tweets 'help' legal case against it

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In late May, an appeals court in the USA state of Virginia refused to reinstate Trump's temporary travel ban, stating it was rooted in "intolerance". Late Thursday, Trump's legal team asked the court to allow his controversial March 6 executive order for the travel ban to take effect immediately, despite being blocked by lower courts . Read More »

After much lead up, Bill Cosby trial begins today

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The defense, however, said that the pills in question were antihistamines in this case and not prescription drugs, and that Constand had accepted them at a time when she was having difficulty sleeping. Cosby and his family, on the eve of trial, have suggested the charges are fueled by racism. While seven of the jury members are men, five of them are women and they are picked up from a courthouse in Pittsburgh . Read More »