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Derby victor Always Dreaming gets fourth post for Preakness


One of Always Dreaming's owners, Vinnie Viola, spent a sleepless Tuesday night watching clips of the most famous rivalries in racing history: Affirmed-Alydar, Sunday Silence-Easy Goer, Secretariat-Sham. "I don't think there's a rush to do that with this horse ". There are some notable differences between the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. Read More »

Trump denies telling Comey to back off Flynn investigation

On the same day that the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel was announced, NBC News reported that the two key figures under direct criminal investigation from within the Trump campaign are former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and campaign manager Paul Manafort. Read More »

State's Top Cop Reflects On The Sacrifices Made By Law Enforcement


National Police Week and the Peace Officers Memorial Day draw almost 40,000 law enforcement officers and their families to Washington, D.C. every year. The president called such attacks on police " a stain on the very fabric of our society ", and said that they " must end right now ". "I will say that and I will talk about that proudly", Trump said . Read More »

Remembering Chris Cornell and his most notable songs


Initial reports suggested that police were treating Cornell's death as a suicide. Natural death was immediately ruled out as early reports claimed Chris Cornell's corpse was found with a band around his neck, which immediately suggested that he may have killed himself. Read More »

20 years' prison for ex-Secret Service agent in sexting case


Moore pleaded guilty in March to one count of enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity and one count of attempting to transfer obscene materials to a minor. The communications between Moore and the agents were sexual in nature and included a sexually explicit image of Moore. He later 'fessed up to messaging the fake account, and engaging in similar messages with 14-year-olds in Florida and Texas, and with a 17-year-old in Missouri. Read More »

Statue of General Lee coming down in New Orleans on Friday

P G T Beauregard, the third of four monuments to be dismantled. The city already has removed one of the Confederacy's only president and a memorial to a white rebellion against a biracial Reconstruction-era government in the city. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu first proposed removing the monuments in the summer of 2015, and the City Council approved the move later that year. Read More »

Congressman Al Green calls for Trump impeachment

The Republican leader faces allegations he asked his FBI director James Comey to halt a probe of a senior former advisor, and dismissed Comey in a bid to curb an investigation into his campaign team's possible collusion with Russian Federation. Read More »

Ailes' political legacy: GOP control in divided America

Ailes' bosses, Lachlan and James Murdoch, the sons of Fox's longtime owner, Rupert Murdoch, announced the resignation in a statement that emphasized the company's "commitment to maintaining a work environment based on trust and respect". As an aide to President Richard Nixon in 1970, he prepared a 300-page memo titled, "A Plan for Putting the GOP on TV News". But a lot of his ideas for Fox News came from Joseph Coors , the beer magnate, "who in 1974 asked him to be the news director at ... Read More »

Auburn officially adds two graduate transfers, loses two redshirt freshmen to transfer

Both players redshirted during the 2016 season. Marlon Character, a defensive back, and Anwuan Jackson, a defensive lineman, are both transferring out of the Tigers' program. 85 overall recruit in the nation by when he committed to Auburn. A three-star recruit out of Grady High in Atlanta, Character started his career at safety while redshirting last fall and moved to cornerback this spring. Read More »

Tennessee teacher indicted on sex, obstruction charges


Attorney Jack Smith of the Middle District of Tennessee. According to the indictment, Cummins was charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly destroying the cellphone of the 15-year-old teen he's accused of abducting. Authorities allege that Cummins planned to flee the country with the girl. He was then transferred back to Tennessee for additional proceedings. Cummins was ordered to be held in custody to await action by the grand jury. Read More »

Out-of-control vehicle ploughs into pedestrians in New York's Times Square

Rojas had been arrested at least twice previously for driving while intoxicated, once in 2008 and once in 2015, police said. It wasn't clear when he would get a lawyer or face formal charges in court. In one of his two previous DWI arrests, the suspect was driving faster than 99 miles per hour in a 50 miles per hour zone, sources familiar with his record say. Read More »

Senate Intelligence Committee Wants to See Comey Memos


The Senate intelligence and judiciary committees both sent requests for Comey's documents, detailing his conversations with Trump. In his role as chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Chaffetz on Tuesday requested "all memorandum, notes, summaries and recordings referring or relating to any communications between Comey and the President" in a letter addressed to acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe. Read More »

1 in 6 newlywed spouses are of different race or ethnicity


About 11 percent of white American newlyweds are married to someone of another race, according to the study, compared to 18 percent of black Americans, 27 percent of Hispanic Americans and 29 percent of Asian Americans. The film is about a 1967 Supreme Court ruling on interracial marriage. Since 1980, the number of blacks who chose to marry someone of a different race or ethnicity rose from 5 per cent to 18 per cent. Read More »

McCain Questions Rationality of Calls to Impeach US President

News broke Tuesday that Trump in February asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn - a request critics have called obstruction of justice. While a number of congressional Democrats have proposed impeaching Trump, no Republicans have echoed those calls. "But everybody merits a fair trail", he was quoted as saying. Read More »

Senate intel chair backtracks on claim Flynn won't honor subpoena


He has previously written about film for Bloody Disgusting , We Got This Covered , What Culture , and The Celebrity Cafe . The Justice Department declined to prosecute former Attorney General Eric Holder in 2012 when he skirted a congressional subpoena over a case where the ATF purposely allowed licensed firearms dealers to sell guns to illegal buyers hoping to track the weapons to Mexican drug cartels. Read More »

Dem Rep Wants To Impeach Trump

Mr Amash paused and responded: "Yes". Mr Amash's comments weren't a full-throated call for impeachment, but they're significant, coming from a conservative congressman from the Midwest. Actually removing a president from office is a three-step process. President Richard Nixon resigned on August 8, 1974, after three articles of impeachment were drafted charging him with obstruction of justice, abuse of power and contempt of Congress. Read More »

Former intelligence chief, others dispute Trump account of meeting with Comey

The abrupt firing of Comey threw into question the future of the FBI's investigation and immediately raised suspicions of an underhanded effort to stymie a probe that has shadowed the administration from the outset. Yates was soon fired for refusing to enforce Trump's travel ban. Trump spent most of the week out of sight, a marked change from a typically jam-packed schedule that often includes multiple on-camera events per day. Read More »

Trump called Netanyahu on Tuesday

According to current and former USA officials, the spy provided intelligence involving an active ISIS plot to bring down a passenger jet en route to the United States, with a bomb hidden in a laptop that US officials believe can get through airport screening machines undetected. Read More »

Workers at US Nuclear Site Take Cover after Tunnel Collapse


The tunnels in question were storing rail cars that once carried radioactive nuclear fuel from reactors to production facilities, back when the site was still used to manufacture nuclear weapons. The Energy Department is now conducting clean up operations. The plant processed plutonium from 1956 to 1972, and again from 1983 to 1988 - more than 70,000 tons of uranium fuel rods, about 75 percent of the plutonium at Hanford. Read More »

Albanian politicians end impasse, likely postponing polls


The deal will likely postpone the June 18 parliamentary polls. Albania's political parties have reached a compromise on next month's parliamentary election following intensive mediation from a senior US official. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which is to monitor Albania's election, also hailed the agreement. The opposition agreed to return to parliament after boycotting it for three months, in order to pass a bill that would set up the agency to vet judges and ... Read More »

Israel was source of intel Trump shared with Russians


President Donald Trump's decision to share classified information with Russian officials has the potential to severely harm the United States' intelligence relationships with allies, a foreign official said. "Our fight is against ISIS", Trump said. NPR's Scott Horsley joins us now from the White House. The FBI has confirmed it is investigating these links. Read More »

Anti-virus stocks rally with 'WannaCry' expected to hit again


Authorities are on the hunt for those behind the Wannacry ransomware - the largest ransomware attack there's ever been. "Windows XP is "not a good platform" for ensuring critical data is secure", said Amber Rudd, home secretary for the United Kingdom, according to BBC News. Read More »

Jury acquits Tulsa cop in shooting of unarmed black man


Following her acquittal, Shelby's status with Tulsa police is being evaluated by the department's legal and human resources officials. Throughout the trial, no representative of my office ever called the Tulsa Police Department or any of its officers "corrupt". Read More »

Severe weather outbreak predicted in Oklahoma, Kansas


Elk City school officials have canceled classes for Wednesday. One thing to consider: these storms (and potential tornadoes) will be hard to really see on the horizon beforehand, as they will be moving northeast at 50 miles per hour. In Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas, at least 10 homes have been destroyed and several dozen severely damaged by an unconfirmed tornado that tracked through the town towards Hoisington. Read More »