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Brazil leader denies report he endorsed bribing ex-lawmaker


A broker watches his screens at a brokerage firm in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, May 18, 2017. Temer released a statement late Wednesday, denying all accusations. Both chambers of Congress cancelled sessions and Mr Temer's office axed his planned activities. It said Temer supported a full investigation of the claims made by the press and the prosecution of any confirmed crimes. Read More »

Ordered released from prison, man faces removal

He was convicted of multiple robbery, kidnapping and burglary and sentenced to 98 years in prison. About 600 are in custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to statistics by the agency. In a 165-page decision, Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour Jr. said he deserved to be free. It's not clear whether Lima-Marin, who was ordered deported while in prison, will be returned there since Cuba would still need to agree with the USA government on him being included on ... Read More »

Tornadoes in Wis., Okla. leave 2 dead

As many come to grips with the fact that their lives have been turned upside down, they're thankful to those lending a helping hand. Samuelson's daughters suffered minor injuries, and the mother suffered a gash on her head, but he said all are expected to be fine. Read More »

US Republican lawmakers begin to distance from Trump


Not with me, nor with representatives of Russia's intelligence services. "My decision (to appoint a special counsel) is not the finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted". And so we work with them and so in a legal sense we're not independent of the department of justice. The president has long bristled at the notion that Russian Federation played any role in his November upset win but the Russian Federation issue has clouded his early months in office. Read More »

Trump threatens to cancel White House media briefings to ensure 'accuracy'


Lindsey Graham has some advice for President Donald Trump: Stop tweeting about the Russian Federation investigation . Thursday: "Oh, I was going fire regardless of recommendation. When asked if Trump requested loyalty from Comey in January, Spicer said: "No". He also suggested accuracy might be improved by handing out written responses rather than holding press briefings. Read More »

Sunny and hot today, but showers on the way


It comes on one of the hottest days of the year. Highs should be in the upper 80s. Previous year it was 69 degrees. Isolated severe storms will be possible again tomorrow evening and again Friday evening. FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. 27 Storm Track meteorologist Branden Borremans forecasts cooler weather, a few light showers Friday afternoon, showers and perhaps a thundershower Saturday , scattered showers developing Monday night , and scattered showers Tuesday . Read More »

Oklahoma schools canceling activities ahead of storms


Severe storms capable of creating tornadoes, large hail, damaging winds and flash flooding are expected between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday evening, according to the county's emergency management department. Campers landed in nearby lakes, he said. The Red Cross and the Salvation Army set up a shelter and were providing food and clothes for displaced families. Read More »

Russian Federation probe 'divides' the country


Rosenstein, who was appointed us attorney by President George W. Bush and held the job for the entire Obama administration, didn't immediately embrace the idea of a special counsel while facing persistent questions from Democratic senators at his confirmation hearing . Read More »

Trump Attacks James Comey on Twitter


His veiled threat was likely to add to the storm roiling Washington over Trump's abrupt firing of Comey on Tuesday. The White House initially said Trump was compelled to fire Comey by a critical memo from the deputy attorney general on the director's handling of last year's investigation into Hillary Clinton's email. Read More »

Senate panel requests any memos, tapes from Comey-Trump meetings

The exchange took place after McCarthy and Ryan met separately with Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, who had told them about the Russian government giving money to populist politicians in order to undermine democratic institutions across Eastern Europe, and following the news that Russian government hackers had gained access to the Democratic National Committee's computer network. Read More »

Joe Lieberman one of top picks for Federal Bureau of Investigation job

Lieberman, who ran as Al Gore's vice presidential candidate in 2000, visited Trump at the White House on Wednesday to discuss the position, according to the Associated Press . Lieberman reportedly met with the president and acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Wednesday. Lieberman abandoned his party after he lost his 2006 primary to Ned Lamont, and he lost that election mainly because of his zealous support for the Iraq war and his perceived closeness to Bush in connection with that. Read More »

Trump to join Pence in disclosing 2016 financial information

Republicans may fantasize about a President Pence-about a world where they can pursue their aims without an FBI investigation, without wondering just when their dysfunction will plunge American politics into another round of farce-but the truth is that the die has been cast. Read More »

New Orleans: Removal of 3rd Confederate-era monument begins

General P.G.T. Beauregard's long ride at the entrance of New Orleans' City Park came to an end late Tuesday night when workers took down the historic statue, among four Confederate monuments being removed despite protests. It's an image of Lee standing tall in uniform, with his arms crossed defiantly, looking toward the northern horizon from atop a roughly 60-foot-tall column. Read More »

Speeding auto hits pedestrians in Times Square


One neighbor says Rojas is a "good person" and he doesn't know what happened to him. Details of the circumstances were not immediately available. As Rojas ran from his wrecked vehicle, Ken Bradix, a door supervisor at Planet Hollywood, struck him to get him to stop. Read More »

Rosenstein: Special Counsel Will Ensure Thorough Russia Investigation

The White House counsel's office was alerted only after the order appointing Mueller was signed, said a senior White House official, who was not authorized to speak publicly by name and commented only on condition of anonymity. That's all this is", he said. They also come after he made a speech on Thursday saying "no politician in history" had been treated worse or more unfairly than he has. Read More »

Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn


While Cornyn is one of the more popular members of the Senate GOP Conference, a number of his colleagues are skeptical that he would be the right choice for the job, anxious that such a pick would be viewed as too political at a time when many critics are questioning whether Comey was sacked to slow-walk the FBI's investigation into alleged Russian coordination with the Trump campaign during last year's elections. Read More »

Trump lashes out over special counsel appointment

But the disclosure could increase the pressure on Trump and his aides to provide the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Congress with a full account of interactions with Russian officials and others with links to the Kremlin during and immediately after the 2016 election. Read More »

Trump 'asked FBI to drop Flynn inquiry'

Comey claims Trump asked him to drop the federal investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's connections with Russian Federation during the presidential campaign. As news of the story broke, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's communications team were said to have attempted to drown out shouting from the West Wing with a blaring television before McMaster was hurriedly sent out to defuse the growing controversy. Read More »

Trump lashes out: abused by 'greatest witch hunt'

President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday at the appointment of a special counsel to investigate allegations his campaign collaborated with Russian Federation as Congress confronted an apparent setback in its own probes: A lawyer for Michael Flynn said the fired national security adviser would not provide documents for an intelligence panel's inquiry. Read More »

KATZ: Madness from the Trump Administration on Israel


Donald Trump's alleged divulgence of highly classified information to Russia's foreign minister and ambassador, has confirmed Israel's "worst fears", an intelligence official from the Middle Eastern state has reportedly said. Regarding the potential move of the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - a Trump campaign promise - Friedman stated, "I know the president is working on this and is thinking about it. Read More »

Graham: Unmasking of Flynn Just as Bad as What the Russians Did


The second warning came in January, from the acting Attorney General Sally Yates. In fact, he was the one who recommended Flynn's firing from his post in 2014. Even prior to his appointment, he had already drawn criticism from major media outlets for his close relations with the Russian government. The specifics of the conversation - or conversations - that Flynn had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Lavrov have not been publicly disclosed. Read More »