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Trump cabinet heaps praise on boss, prompting Schumer to troll

Cabinet meetings , which are largely bland affairs, are generally brief and comprise of the Cabinet posing for photos and the President making a short speech. Vice-President Mike Pence was the first to speak: "This is the greatest privilege of my life is to serve as Vice-President to a President who's keeping his word to the American people". Read More »

North Korea releases jailed United States citizen Otto Warmbier

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An administration official told ABC News that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Trump at 8:35 a.m. ET Tuesday to inform him that Warmbier was on a plane en route to the United States. At the same time, Tillerson is crediting Trump for Warmbier's release, which should soon see a Trump tweet of victory. He said that over the past 18 months, Warmbier's family has "had to endure more than any family should have to bear". Read More »

Cosby's fate is in the hands of the jury

Jurors deliberated for four hours before stopping for the night. She spent almost seven hours on the stand over two days, as Cosby's attorneys attempted to undermine her credibility . The criminal case focused on the disputed contact between Cosby and just one woman: Constand , a former Temple University women's basketball staffer who says Cosby took advantage of his role as her mentor, and slipped her pills that left her "frozen" and unable to stop him from touching her breasts and ... Read More »

Trump, as usual, claims others are lying, but…

President Donald Trump refused Friday to say whether his private conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey were taped - a matter at the heart of conflicting accounts of what passed between them - and asserted that nothing in Comey's testimony to the Senate showed collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice. Read More »

Rockslide blocks popular entrance to Yosemite National Park

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The park can still be reached from the west by way of Highways 41 and 120. There is no estimate for when the road will reopen, Gediman said. "Roughly 4,000 tons of rock detached from the cliff along a cliff-parallel exfoliation joint; the approximate dimensions of the slab are 50 x 80 x 15 feet", the press release continued. Read More »

Comey's friend says he's turning over Comey's Trump memos to FBI

At a press conference on Friday, Trump denied Comey's account that he asked Comey to pledge allegiance or he asked the then FBI director to drop the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn . During Comey's appearance before the intelligence committee, he stated he had written memos following meetings with Trump-something the former bureau chief said he had not done with previous presidents. Read More »

Dad accused of throwing fireworks at infant, putting hot sauce in eyes

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There, police officers saw the baby had dark bruises over both eyes, red marks on her back and a bruise on her shoulder. The mother told police Foltz had accused a three year-old brother of causing the injuries. He had also allegedly burned his daughter with hot water, snapped her in the face with a towel and rubbed cayenne pepper into her eyes. Foltz is being held under a $100,000 bond. Read More »

Cosby jury wants to review lawsuit testimony

The Cosby Show star is fighting three charges of aggravated indecent assault relating to a 2004 encounter with Andrea Constand , a former employee at his alma mater, Temple University . Gianna Constand , the accuser's fiercely protective mother, testified that Cosby apologized over the phone to her and her daughter and offered to pay for her schooling. Read More »

US Attorney General questioned on Russian Federation ties

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Sessions also told the committee that Comey did not tell him that President Trump brought up Michael Flynn when they were alone in the Oval Office. Manchin asked Sessions whether specific advisers had contact with Russian officials. A Trump confidant, Chris Ruddy, told "PBS NewsHour" on Monday the president was weighing whether to fire Mueller. "If there were not good cause it wouldn't matter what anyone said". Read More »

Jeff Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous allegations'

The public testimony should yield Sessions' most extensive comments to date on questions that have dogged his tenure as attorney general and that led him three months ago to recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe. There are none, Sen. "Well, Sen. Wyden, he did not say that", Sessions said . "This is a secret innuendo being leaked out there about me, and I don't appreciate it", he said. Read More »

Blockade of Qatar a 'very complex situation': Mattis

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Mattis, a retired four-star general, responded that the new strategy was being put together at this time and added there will be actions also "taken to make certain that we don't pay a price for the delay". Three U.S. soldiers were killed and another wounded Saturday when they were attacked by an Afghan soldier, who was then killed. "I hope you understand that I am not criticizing you, but there are problems within this administration", McCain said. Read More »

Trump ready to testify under oath about Comey

Mr Lankford said Mr Sessions's testimony on Tuesday will help flesh out the truth of Mr Comey's allegations, including Mr Sessions's presence at the White House in February when Mr Trump asked to speak to Mr Comey alone. Trump also twice declined to confirm the existence of White House recordings of the conversations. Mr Comey also revealed that he had orchestrated the public release of information about his private conversations with the president in an effort to further the investigation. Read More »

Stephen King says President Trump blocked him on Twitter

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King announced on Tuesday that he had been blocked from viewing the U.S. President's tweets . Well, it seems King's relentless needling of Trump's policies, candor, and response to national tragedy has finally gotten under the Orange One's thick, waxen skin. Read More »

An Aussie fond of cheeseheads: Jason Day all in on Wisconsin

And there was a time when Europeans couldn't win a major. The competition on a weekly basis is so tight out there and so tough. Niebrugge is still getting to grips with life as professional and has made a decision to concentrate on the Mackenzie Tour in Canada to get some regular playing time having failed to make an impact as either a sponsors' invite on the PGA Tour or as a member of the Web.com Tour. Read More »

Trump supporters turn on special counsel Mueller

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PBS's Judy Woodruff reported Monday that Trump friend Chris Ruddy told her after visiting the White House that Trump is "considering perhaps terminating" Mueller - a decision that would set off a massive political backlash. "No, because it's not necessary, the department is a hierarchy and so nothing gets to the attorney general about matters he's recused from unless they come through my office", Rosenstein said. Read More »

North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier: Tillerson

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He is on a Medivac flight on his way home. They were told that he's been in a coma ever since. The bad news is, he's been in a coma for 16 months after contracting botulism. Rodman is known to be a friend of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Trump fired Rodman from Celebrity Apprentice , the reality show the president used to host, because Rodman was unable to spell the name of the Slovenian-born future first lady, Melania. Read More »

North Korea releases US student, Tillerson says

Later, Tillerson said at the start of testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, "We have no comment on Mr. Warmbier's condition, out of respect to him and the family". He was charged with " hostile acts against the state ", and after an hour-long trial in March 2016, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor . Read More »

Jeff Sessions To Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee

After ex-FBI Director James Comey testified last week that Sessions was dismissed from the Oval Office so President Trump could try to persuade him to drop an investigation into Michael Flynn (his disgraced former national security advisor) many questions lingered. Read More »

Cosby won't testify, defense rests in sex assault trial

He says the encounter was consensual. His admissions in that deposition led Montgomery County prosecutors to file charges against him. The jury began deliberating about 5:25 p.m. Legal experts said testifying would have been a risky move that could have opened the TV star to withering cross-examination about some of the 60 or so other women who have accused him of drugging or molesting them. Read More »

North Korea releases U.S. citizen Otto Warmbier

But Rodman said the issue of several Americans detained by North Korea is "not my objective right now". North Korea claimed that Clinton had "expressed honest words of apology". Tillerson said the State Department is still working to secure the release of three other USA citizens detained in North Korea. During this meeting, Yun learned about Warmbier's medical condition, the State Department said. Read More »

James Comey-Leaked Memos Now in Possession of Federal Bureau of Investigation

While Trump's staunchest supporters have tried to paint Comey's testimony as vindication for the president, few Republicans who don't work for Trump stepped in to defend the president's version of his contacts with Comey. Comey's testimony added fuel to critics' accusations that Trump's actions around the Russian Federation probe might have amounted to obstruction of justice. Read More »

Judge sets $200K bond for release of neo-Nazi

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The murder suspect, Russell's roommate Devon Arthurs , was arrested last month after telling police he fatally shot Jeremy Himmelman , 22, and Andrew Oneschuk , 18, because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam . Read More »

Melania Trump and son Barron move into the White House

Melania and Barron had stayed in NY until the end of the school year, NBC News reported . Barron is to attend a private school in Maryland in the fall. Though Melania accompanied her husband on several events and his first foreign trip last month, she largely missed the action in the capital since Trump assumed office in January. Read More »