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Larson takes pole for All-Star race after Busch blunder

Larson will lead the field to the green alongside Kyle Busch, who put down a lap of 143.826mph. Kurt Busch was not immediately available for comment. He was assessed a five-second penalty for his crew going over the wall too soon. Truex gave all of the credit to his team following his latest win and the reality is that they do deserve kudos for giving him a auto that really showed its superiority on the restarts. Read More »

Trump Election: Former FBI Boss To Lead Russia Inquiry


Several attendees posted excerpts online. In addition to the probe that Mueller will direct, the House of Representatives and the Senate are conducting separate investigations. He ultimately produced a 150-page report clearing then-Attorney General Janet Reno and other top government officials of any responsibility. Congressional aides said the panel was still negotiating with Flynn to obtain them. Read More »

Obama Nuclear Negotiator Says Trump Knows Iran Deal is Needed

That was a relief to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who made the 2015 nuclear deal the centerpiece of his efforts to end Iran's isolation and rebuild its economy with foreign investment. However, it will also impose some new sanctions against several Iranian individuals and four other organizations, including a China-based network that supplied missile-related items to a key Iranian defense entity, reports the Hill. Read More »

NAACP president won't be returning as leader


Sources close to the organization confirmed the dismissal, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak in advance of a Friday conference call by the NAACP. Before the NAACP, he was president of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and executive director of the Fair Housing Council of Greater Washington. Read More »

Netanyahu insists he told Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem

Israel captured east Jerusalem — claimed by Palestinians for the capital of a future independent state — from Jordan in 1967 and annexed it, a move not internationally recognized. Mr Trump promised to move the embassy during his campaign but since taking office has softened his stance on the issue after meeting Arab leaders whose support he wants to enlist as part of a regional Israel-Palestinian peace deal. Read More »

Swedish prosecutor says to drop Assange investigation


Ny added the the investigation could be reopened if Assange comes to Sweden before 2020. He said his battle is not over, and "the proper war is just commencing". "We are not making a statement about his guilt". Ny told reporters that the WikiLeaks founder had "tried to dodge all attempts at arrest" by British and Swedish authorities. Read More »

Manuel Garners NFCA All-Region Honors


Additionally, BYU hasn't had anyone on the first team since 2012, when JC Clayton and Delaney Willard were both on the All-Pacific Region First Team. This season has been a breakout year from Alldredge, who was named WCC Player of the Year on Tuesday. She was WCC Player of the Week three times and has five games this year where she went a flawless 3 for 3. Read More »

Ford Plans To Eliminate About 10% Of Global Workforce

The offer will be open to about 15,300 workers, including 9,600 in the USA, 1,000 in Mexico, 600 in Canada and 4,141 in Asia. "We are continuing our intense focus on cost and the reason for that is not only mindful of the current environment that we're in, but also I think preparing us even more for a downturn scenario", Chief Executive Mark Fields told reporters. Read More »

United States and China Take First Steps in Trade Deal

Under the agreement announced by both nations, China will authorise U.S. beef imports by July 16 while the United States will lift barriers on Chinese cooked poultry exports "as soon as possible". Although there are limited supplies of United States hormone-free beef available, there would be limited scope for the USA to supply China with beef at any volume without a change in attitude. Read More »

Boy found dead in mother's stolen car; 3 teens arrested


The child was left alone in the vehicle with the engine on while the mother went inside the supermarket at about 1:15 a.m. local time (2:15 a.m. EDT) Thursday. Sources said Hinds County did not file the request for an Amber Alert until approximately 4 a.m. The family of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier says he was found in Greenwood. Read More »

New Orleans removes third Confederate-era monument


The statue of Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard on his horse was lifted off its base shortly after 3 a.m., Fox 8 reported . Still awaiting removal is the statue of Robert E. 31,082, which declared that the four Confederate monuments are nuisances pursuant to Section 146-611 of the Code of the City of New Orleans and should be removed from their prominent locations in New Orleans . Read More »

Deputy AG knew Trump would fire Comey before memo, senators say

Mr Trump clearly knew what he wanted to say as he took a few questions at a news briefing with visiting Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Asked if he thought he had done anything to warrant criminal charges or impeachment as some on the left have demanded, the Republican president replied: "I think it's totally ridiculous". Read More »

Trump is said to be frustrated after reaction to Comey firing


He is Senate majority whip, making him the second-ranking Republican in the chamber. President Donald Trump on Thursday acknowledged for the first time that the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in last year's election was on his mind when he dismissed the man overseeing the probe. Read More »

Oval Office meeting that spiralled into White House crisis

In a freaky twist on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to turn over to Congress records of Trump's discussions. Mr Putin told a news conference that he would be willing to turn over notes of Mr Trump's meeting with the Russian diplomats if the White House agreed. Read More »

Republican leaders cling to agenda amid White House chaos

The appointment, following fresh controversy over the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, was hailed by politicians on both sides of the aisle, as well as members of the security community. "If these reports are true, the President's brazen attempt to shut down the FBI's investigation of Michael Flynn is an assault on the rule of law that is fundamental to our democracy". Read More »

Confederate Monument No. 3 Down, but 4th Won't Be So Easy

Beauregard, two Norco men have been arrested for vandalizing the base of where the statue once stood. It's been nearly 18 months since the New Orleans City Council voted 6-1 to remove three monuments to Confederate leaders and one monument to a Reconstruction-era white supremacist revolt, but the formidable structures have only started coming down during the past few weeks. Read More »

Chelsea Manning shows look as woman after prison release


According to her lawyers, Manning filed a transgender rights lawsuit in prison and attempted suicide twice a year ago. Manning wrote alongside a photograph of sneaker-clad feet that she published on social media. The Pentagon estimated it affected 7,000 active-duty and reserve personnel. "The system Manning opposed hates us", he went on. "I appreciate the wonderful support that I have received from so many people across the world over these past years", Manning said in an exclusive ... Read More »

House oversight panel calls for May 24 hearing with Comey


Elijah Cummings, top Democrat on a key House oversight panel, countered that Ryan and the Republicans had shown "zero, zero, zero appetite for any investigation of President Trump". Another Republican outlier, SASC Chairman John McCain, of Arizona, has called for an independent congressional commission to conduct the Russian Federation investigation and is pushing for Comey to testify before Congress in order for the nation to move on. Read More »

Will Lottery Luck Lead to Los Angeles Lakers Dealing D'Angelo Russell?


The Celtics - who are now battling the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals - received the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, prompting Magic to let the world know that he still "hates them". In a lottery reaction episode of The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix , Jonathan Givony of Draft Express was asked which player makes sense for Philadelphia if it's not a lead guard. Read More »

Rosenstein On Comey Memo: 'I Wrote It. I Believe It


In that memo - which the White House initially used as the justification for Comey's firing, before Trump later admitted he had made up his mind well before that - Rosenstein outlined reasons why Comey should be terminated, namely his handling of the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server nearly a year ago. Read More »

Israel Provided Intelligence Trump Shared With Russian Officials


On Monday, the Washington Post reported that Trump revealed to Russia's foreign minister and USA ambassador highly classified details from a US intelligence partner about an Islamic State plot. and its allies, the first European diplomat said officials are waiting to see how the situation plays out before making any decisions regarding the level of intelligence sharing with the US. Read More »

The House Oversight Committee is inviting Comey to testify

For the good of democracy , don't you see, the Republicans must not only be kicked to the curb in the 2018 midterms, but the president himself must be thrown into the street, just like he once tried to evict that old lady from her house in Atlantic City! Trump's rattled staff kept close tabs on a meeting early on Monday in which the president summoned Spicer; the deputy press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders; and the communications director, Michael Dubke, to lecture them on the need "to ... Read More »

Cargo plane goes off runway in West Virginia; 2 killed


The plane that went off the runway at Yeager Airport was a UPS cargo plane. He says Yeager Airport, serving West Virginia's capital, will remain closed until further notice , since the gouge marks may need fix. It took off from an airport in Louisville at 5:41 a.m. Friday. "It's hard terrain to negotiate", said Mike Plante, a spokesman at Yeager airport, which serves West Virginia's capital. Read More »

Alabama lawmakers send education budget to Gov. Kay Ivey


Patterson's Facebook wall Tuesday night after the bill's Senate passage. On Tuesday night he voted no in committee wrangling over the bill, voting against coverage of a child being capped at age 18. "You can always come back and remove a cap", Pittman said. The unanimous vote early Thursday morning was a victory for families of children on the autism spectrum who had lobbied lawmakers throughout the session and pressured legislators when the bill appeared to falter. Read More »

Joe Lieberman is front-runner for Federal Bureau of Investigation director


Trump tipped Lieberman's status during a meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Trump told television anchors at a lunch Thursday he was close to making a selection. " Joe Lieberman has no real law enforcement credentials". Flynn has figured prominently in the FBI investigation into Russian Federation and the election. Read More »