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In latest Tweetstorm, Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation

President Donald Trump says he is being investigated for firing FBI Director James Comey by the man who told him to do it. Mr. Trump's morning tweets included what seemed like a jab at former FBI Director Robert Mueller , the new Special Counsel for the Russian Federation probe, as he said the investigation was being "led by some very bad and conflicted people!" The Washington Post , citing unidentified officials, reported on Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller is ... Read More »

Putin: early to speak about retaliation against new U.S. sanctions - agency


Instead of giving any warning to the Trump administration, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-K.Y., cast blame on Obama and praised the bill's bipartisan nature. The bill, which passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last month by a vote of 18 to 3, imposed "new measures to punish Tehran for ballistic missile tests and the engagements of the country's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps", The Washington Post reported . Read More »

Latest news from round two of the US Open at Erin Hills

Jason Day made two triple bogeys and closed with a birdie to avoid the indignity of shooting 80. RIDE 'EM COWBOYS: Jordan Niebrugge wore an orange shirt for the second round at the U.S. Before I could toss the bottle, though, a woman staffing the entrance stopped me, and said that I could actually bring it in with me and refill it at a hydration station, to avoid paying the concession stand prices. Read More »

USA congressman Steve Scalise still critical after Washington shooting

In addition to Scalise , President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited Griner and her wife in the hospital on Wednesday night. James Hodgkinson , who has been identified as the shooter of Steve Scalise , protests outside of the United States Post Office in Belleville, Illinois, in this April 2012 image. Read More »

Rosenstein says he'd need 'good cause' to fire Mueller

Later, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) asked Rosenstein point blank: "If President Trump ordered you to fire the special counsel, what would you do?" Rosenstein would be the one to fire Mueller, which he repeatedly assured senators Tuesday he would not consider without "good cause". Read More »

Former AG Loretta Lynch must testify

Clapper said last week was worse than Watergate, a scandal that led to then-President Richard Nixon's resignation. At best the demoralized characterization must be viewed as a difference of opinion. He is a good guy. Instead he did exactly as he was told - queasy feeling or no queasy feeling. Senator Jack Reed confronted him with the inconsistencies in his perceptions of Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal (from July and October when he was on Fox News saying ... Read More »

Mighty recovery of Casey puts him in US Open mix

With the past six majors going to players who have never won a major before, there is a good chance that run could be extended this weekend. I was hacking around in the rough and did not feel it once. Reavie moved to 4-under 140, three shots back of the lead on a bunched-up leaderboard. Johnson is said to have texted a message of congratulations to Harman, who in turn thanked Johnson and wrote back, "I wanted no part of you in a playoff". Read More »

Possible Assassination List of GOP Lawmakers Found on Scalise Shooter's Body

None of the victims injured in the attack were on the list, the law enforcement source said . Investigators have not determined the objective of the list and they are still trying to determine its meaning. White House deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders said the president is not exclusively responsible and does not "own" the heated rhetoric in American politics, and she said he was justified in responding to attacks. Read More »

Amazon's Jeff Bezos: Millions of people love Whole Foods Market


And investors also anxious about the significance of the deal on food makers and processors, including General Mills Inc. Whole Foods , known for its selection of organic foods, has one store in the Santa Clarita Valley, in the Valencia Crossroads shopping center on Valencia Blvd. Read More »

Amazon's Acquisition of Whole Foods to Impact North Texas

Whole Foods had fiscal 2016 sales of about $16 billion. John Mackey will continue working as CEO of Whole Foods Market and the company's headquarters will stay in Austin, Texas. Founded in 1978, Whole Foods now has 91,000 employees and 431 supermarkets across the world, including 13 locations in Canada - mainly throughout Ontario and British Columbia. Read More »

Grenfell Tower death toll rises to 30 as recovery efforts continue

Firefighters searching the smoldering ruin in west London have recovered six bodies from the 24-story Grenfell Tower, while 11 others have been located but can not yet be removed from the gutted structure. Yet she did visit some of the injured at London's Chelsea and Westminster hospital on Friday, reportedly spending about an hour with patients and staff. Read More »

US Senate overwhelmingly approves Russian Federation sanctions


The bill, which passed 98-2, includes an array of penalties aimed at choking off the vast financial networks that US lawmakers say Moscow and Tehran need to sustain their destabilizing behavior. The Russia sanctioning measure was added as an amendment to an Iranian sanctions bill, after a deal was struck between the heads of the Senate Foreign Relations and Banking Committees. Read More »

USA congressman Scalise still in critical condition: Hospital

File image of Steve Scalise . "Police identified the gunman as James Hodgkinson, who later died from his injuries". Dr. Jack Sava gave an update on Scalise's condition Friday afternoon and said Scalise was on the brink of death when he got to the hospital by helicopter Wednesday morning. Read More »

Rory McIlroy to miss US Open cut for second year running

Reavie moved to 4-under 140, three shots back of the lead on a bunched-up leaderboard. "It's been the best preparation going into a major", Day told reporters. Open record. The 44 subpar rounds broke the first-round mark of 39 at Medinah in 1990. Mickelson, who celebrates his 47th birthday on Friday, believes he will have more chances at that elusive U.S. Read More »

Newsmax CEO says Trump is thinking about doing something really shocking

President Trump's attorney stressed throughout the interview that fired FBI Director " James Comey's credibility has been brought into question on multiple occasions", but side stepped a Question about whether President Trump would release tapes of his conversation with the sacked former FBI Director Comey, or if they exist. Read More »

Elderly spectator dies during 2nd round of US Open

Rory Mcilroy , of Ireland, and Jason Day , of Australia, walk on the eighth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Thursday, June 15, 2017 , at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. Johnson was hitting it so well that he appeared to be safe even when he was on the cut line. McIlroy won the US Open with a record 16-under-par total in 2011, but was a combined 50 over par for his seven other appearances before this week and missed the cut at Oakmont past year following rounds of 77 ... Read More »

Jury deadlocked in Cosby trial after four days of deliberations


But if the seven-man, five-woman panel ultimately fails to reach a verdict, O'Neill will be forced to declare a hung jury, leaving the prosecution with the option of requesting a re-trial. Over the last week, numerous commentators have compared Cosby's case to the O.J. Simpson trial in 1994, which also drew extreme media attention and required a sequestered jury. Read More »

United States warship listing, taking on water after collision with Japanese merchant ship


Seven Navy sailors are missing and one was injured after a US destroyer collided early Saturday morning with the Philippine-registered container ship off the coast of Japan, the country's coast guard reported. Navy, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) pulls into Dry Dock 5 in Yokosuka, Japan on June 15, 2016. Commander Bryce Benson was one of four injured sailors who needed to be flown to a naval hospital in Yokosuka, Japan. Read More »

Congressman, others wounded in shooting in Va.

Ivanka Trump , joined by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and her two eldest children Arabella and Joseph Kushner, presented a $50,000 check from "Friends in the Trump Administration" to "Congressional Sports for Charity " at the game. Steve Scalise during practice days before. Trump and his wife, Melania, visited with Scalise late Wednesday. On a baseball diamond in Washington , D.C., there was a symbolic gathering of Democrats and Republicans that discarded all partisanship and came ... Read More »

US President Donald Trump calls for unity after shooting targeting lawmakers

Republicans and Democrats are typically competitive during the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park, but they both rooted for "Team Scalise " one day after a shooting during a practice for the face-off. Steve Scalise of Louisiana. Around the Capitol, senators and House members were sympathetic to bolstering a Capitol Police force that has seen minimal budget increases in recent years, a police force that faced rough questioning last year when it sought more money. Read More »

Robert Mueller : Trump considering 'terminating' Russian Federation probe leader

Arkansas Rep. Steve Womack praised Mueller and told reporters "there is a ripple effect" as stories continue to develop on the ongoing probe. Trump ally Chris Ruddy has caused quite a stir over the past 24 hours. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. Shaheen: "At this point, have you seen any evidence of good cause for the firing of special counsel ( Robert) Mueller? ". Read More »