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National WaPo: DNI Coats Says Trump Asked Him to Call Comey Off Probe
Author: 0 WaPo: DNI Coats Says Trump Asked Him to Call Comey Off Probe

Trump complained about Comey and the investigation, and then made his request of Coats. Officials speaking on the condition of anonymity told the Post that after discussing the conversation with other officials, Coats decided that intervening as Trump had asked would be inappropriate.

Author: 0 Existing climate efforts expected to keep US goals on track

North Korea on Tuesday joined a chorus of global disapproval of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement , warning that his "America First" stance would lead the worldwide community into bad danger.

Author: 0 Former Penn State Leaders Sentenced To Prison For Molestation Scandal

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier and former Vice President Gary Schultz will have to spend two months behind bars, while former athletic director Tim Curley will spend three months in jail. Spanier's lawyers had argued that he should not get jail time, in part because of health problems. Curley was sentenced to seven to 23 months' incarceration and two years' probation, Grace said.

Author: 0 Blast near Afghan mosque kills 7

In his speech, Mr. Ghani said he would not enter a "blame-game" about who was responsible for the growing number of attacks in the country, but called on Pakistan to propose a "mechanism" for peace. The meeting, called the Kabul Process, drew representatives of 20 countries and worldwide organizations, but it included no one from the Taliban or other insurgent groups.

National Reality Winner Is Today's Winner in Reality
Author: 0 Reality Winner Is Today's Winner in Reality

Espionage charges against Reality Leigh Winner , 25, who worked for government contractor Pluribus International Corp., were announced by the U.S. Justice Department on Monday, shortly after the online news outlet The Intercept published what it said was a National Security Agency report detailing Russian hacking efforts in the days before the 2016 election.

National Walker sticks to tax, school vow despite impasse
Author: 0 Walker sticks to tax, school vow despite impasse

Four minutes before the Assembly GOP was to start its Tuesday afternoon news conference to unveil its education budget, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald rejected the plan and vowed to stick with Walker's version. They differ on the details of how the Permanent Fund will be used, and the House Majority has said that the Permanent Fund solution must be coupled with something else.

National Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial gets predictably harrowing in day 2
Author: 0 Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial gets predictably harrowing in day 2

She added: "I wanted it to stop". Cosby then penetrated her with his hand and also placed her hand on his penis and moved it back and forth, she said. Miller, who represented William Morris in the case, said Johnson was tearful as she described waking up on a bed with her dress pulled down and her breast exposed - details that matched the story Johnson told on the stand.

Author: 0 Horrifying Video Shows Intense Moments Car Dealership Shootout That Left 3 Dead

Video obtained by the Morning News showed Bernal and Garcia approach a glass office where Hutchinson was located with their guns drawn and gave him commands. "You got to really watch yourself, it is getting more risky for police officers and bounty hunters - anyone in law enforcement across the United States every single day".

National Texas Legislature OKs expanded prohibitions on bestiality
Author: 0 Texas Legislature OKs expanded prohibitions on bestiality

On Friday, Patrick continued his threat to push for a special session and said the House at a minimum should pass HB 2899, which, he noted, 80 House members had signed on to. Patrick blamed the House for shuttering the Texas Medical Board , the agency that licenses doctors in Texas. Both the houses later adjourned the special budget session.

Author: 0 Trump blasts Qatar for 'funding terror' and takes credit for Gulf emergency

Kuwait did not join fellow Gulf countries in taking measures against Doha, and its Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah departed Tuesday for Saudi Arabia for talks to resolve the crisis. US President Donald Trump took sides in the deep rift in the Arab world on Tuesday, praising Middle East countries'actions against Qatar, but later spoke by phone with Saudi King Salman and stressed the need for Gulf unity.

National GOP running out of time for legislative achievements
Author: 0 GOP running out of time for legislative achievements

While Republicans point out their plans would lower tax bills for almost all individual tax filers, Cooper said the highest wage earners and corporations still shouldn't be getting breaks after previous cuts. The House two weeks ago rejected raising the state sales tax from 6 percent to 7.25 percent while cutting income taxes 20 percent with the aim of eventually ending them.

National Spicer won't say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions
Author: 0 Spicer won't say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions

Many saw the tweets as a rebuke of Sessions. "Twitter ", in its very name, seems to imply frivolity. A quick follow-up question on the president's tweets . To be fair, though, he already had a lot of the code he needed at hand thanks to his previous creations. That's why he decided on Sunday to create a pseudo press secretary, a Twitter bot called "Real Press Sec ".

National Comey Expected to Refute Trump
Author: 0 Comey Expected to Refute Trump

The Washington Post reported that the president asked Coats to talk to Comey about ending the Russian Federation probe. The Post report did not mention whether Trump had made a similar request of Pompeo, or if so, how he responded. "At the end of this, will some people jump up and down and say there's an obstructing offense?" asks another source. The political risks may be just as high for Trump, who has been forced to retain his own lawyer for the Russia-related inquiries as he ...

Author: 0 Vladimir Putin hits back about claims over Donald Trump and US election

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with irony about the uproar around Russia's Ambassador Sergei Kislyak's alleged contacts with US President Donald Trump's team. "You created a sensation out of nothing , and out of this sensation, you turned it into a weapon of war against the current president ..." Well, this is, you know, you're just, you people are so creative over there.

Author: 0 United Nations rights council no place for abusive regimes: U.S. envoy

When an audience member at the Graduate Institute asked Haley to clearly pronounce herself, she said: "We're not gonna commit today whether we're gonna stay in or out of the Human Rights Council ". She also did not mention USA allies Saudi Arabia and Egypt, also council members with long records of human rights abuses. It has taken a strong position against the occupation of territory seized in the 1967 Middle East war, Israel's treatment of Palestinians and its building of Jewish ...

National Two USM athletes to compete at NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Author: 0 Two USM athletes to compete at NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

The meet is split into competition for men and women . There are 24 athletes competing in each event. Bothma has competed twice in the 10,000 meter, winning both times this season. To qualify for the final on Saturday at 4:32 p.m., Anuakpado will need to either finish in the top two in her heat, or have one of the next two best times aside from the automatic qualifiers.

National Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation
Author: 0 Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation

Sen. Rand Paul , R-Ky., wouldn't answer questions but it seems unlikely that he would support the direction of the Senate GOP bill, which is nothing like the complete repeal that Paul was proposing earlier this year. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters on Tuesday that he thought Paul was " irretrievably gone " on health care , although Paul's office later quipped that Graham had not yet applied for the open press assistant job in Paul's office.

Author: 0 Comey asked Sessions to run interference with White House

He attended a briefing at the White House along with officials from other government agencies, and according to the Washington Post , as the briefing was wrapping up, Trump asked everyone to leave the room except Coats and CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

National Trump Vows to Protect United States
Author: 0 Trump Vows to Protect United States

His spokesman reacted with disdain to Trump's remarks - in a display of disrespect a lowly political functionary would not normally dare to direct at a US President. On the one hand, Trump's response to the London attack, in which 7 people died only two weeks after a horrendous suicide bombing in Manchester, was par for the course.

National Cosby's accuser says she was drugged, groped;
Author: 0 Cosby's accuser says she was drugged, groped; "I was frozen"

When Constand was "jolted awake", she said on the stand on Tuesday, Cosby was assaulting her. Cosby is accused of assaulting Constand while at his Philadelphia home. Cosby's defense suggests that there is no correct response for a survivor of sexual violence. I also felt his hand inside my vagina moving in and out.

Author: 0 Gaudreau helps Preds draw level in Stanley Cup

If Game 4 was any indication, it's probably a safe bet that Nashville will have some Stanley Cup babies being born in about nine months from now. Something the Penguins did more than anybody during the regular season when it led the National Hockey League in scoring. Referee Dan O'Halloran announced it as a goal, giving Nashville a 2-1 lead 3:45 into the second.

National Barack Obama has carte blanche for Montreal speech tonight
Author: 0 Barack Obama has carte blanche for Montreal speech tonight

Former U.S. president Barack Obama has once again decried what he called the lack of American leadership on climate change, saying Tuesday his country's absence as an global force on the issue is only temporary. "I'm looking forward to the United States being a leader and not just on the sidelines going forward". Following the end of his two terms in office, Obama spent several months on vacation before delivering a speech in his hometown of Chicago in April where he said he was ...

Author: 0 Buckhorn and Kriseman stand with Paris on Climate Accord

President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord will prove only a temporary setback to reducing greenhouse gas emissions because "disaster still looms" unless the world moves urgently on the issue, California governor Jerry Brown has said.

National White House says Trump expected to pull USA from Paris deal
Author: 0 White House says Trump expected to pull USA from Paris deal

From that angle, it appears better that Trump should stay far away from the deal and allow nations who are committed to the science of climate change to chip away at the globe's emissions. Trump aides including Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller, lawyer Don McGahn and Peter Navarro, along with EPA chief Pruitt, argued hard for leaving the accord.

National Candidates cast votes in New Jersey primary
Author: 0 Candidates cast votes in New Jersey primary

Now, Guadagno will face Murphy, a multimillionaire former Goldman Sachs executive who spent more than $20 million in the Democratic primary - almost five times as much as the other 10 major-party candidates combined. He said he doesn't see her as a Christie clone, but does see similarities between Murphy and Corzine. Steven Oroho, who was a sponsor of legislation that resulted in a 23-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike a year ago, faces a challenge from William Hayden, whose slogan is "Remember the ...

Author: 0 Did girlfriend's texts push teen to take his own life?

But prosecutors say Carter was to blame. "She talked him out of his doubts point-by-point, assured him that his family would understand why he did it, researched logistics and reassured him that he was likely to succeed, and pushed him to stop procrastinating and get on with it, mocking his hesitation", said the prosecutor.

National Trump says ahead Comey's testimony
Author: 0 Trump says ahead Comey's testimony

Coats reportedly opted not to become involved because he believed it would be inappropriate, the report said, citing sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity. It could even provide leverage against the President, if the situation got dire. While not part of the Russian Federation investigation, the hearing will provide an opportunity for lawmakers to ask Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about a memo he wrote that the White House initially cited as justification for Comey's ...

National London Mayor Tells AP he Doesn't Care about Trump Tweets
Author: 0 London Mayor Tells AP he Doesn't Care about Trump Tweets

Of course, famous Londoner and known Trump critic J.K. Rowling had something to say about the situation, writing on Twitter on Tuesday, "I'd rather he [Trump] didn't come, but if he does, I'd like his vile Tweets juxtaposed against whatever he's been coaxed to read off an autocue".

National Twitter users, blocked by President Trump, cry censorship
Author: 0 Twitter users, blocked by President Trump, cry censorship

The Knight First Amendment Institute said in its letter that the blocking suppressed speech in a public forum protected by the Constitution. "Your Twitter account is a designated public forum for essentially the same reasons that open city council meetings and school board meetings are ", the lawyers wrote in the letter .

National Donald Jr weighs in to attack Sadiq Khan
Author: 0 Donald Jr weighs in to attack Sadiq Khan

Trump took aim at Mayor Sadiq Khan, London's first Muslim mayor, by twice taking to Twitter to slam Khan's statement after the attack that Londoners had "no reason to be alarmed". On Tuesday, both he and brother Eric Trump, left, continued the criticism in a televised appearance. Donald Trump Jr's comments came as Theresa May said that the president's state visit to Britain would go ahead if she were returned as prime minister.

National Couple who believe in prayer healing charged in baby's death
Author: 0 Couple who believe in prayer healing charged in baby's death

The two have been under investigation since March, when Sarah Mitchell delivered twin girls at her grandparents' Oregon City home. The labor and delivery didn't take place in a hospital or medical facility, but rather (and in accordance with her faith-healing Christian beliefs), in her parents' Oregon City home.

National Five-star quarterback decommits from Penn State
Author: 0 Five-star quarterback decommits from Penn State

From the outside, this decision seems to stem mostly from the fact that the quarterback position will be hard to find reps at with Penn State, as Trace McSorley seemingly has the position locked up. Penn State's 2016 success helped vault the Lions to the top of the national recruiting rankings for the 2018 cycle. Now, the team's 12-player group is ranked fifth.

Author: 0 Trump hails sacrifices of fallen troops

In his speech, the president recognized the Gold Star families at the service. "In other words, veterans from every conflict from the Gulf War onward can not hope to be buried there, even if they earn the nation's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor", Cotton wrote.

National Five killed in Florida workplace shooting
Author: 0 Five killed in Florida workplace shooting

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said on its official Twitter account that the situation has been contained. "He had a plan of action". Eight people inside the business survived, Demings said. Friends recalled Snyder as a husband, father and grandfather who worked daily and would typically visit the Fiamma Inc . factory about twice a week.

National Execution set for Thursday of Tommy Arthur
Author: 0 Execution set for Thursday of Tommy Arthur

Opponents counter it will increase the possibility that Alabama executes an innocent person. Arthur, now 75, is to be put to death Thursday for the 1982 murder-for-hire slaying of Troy Wicker. "Hopefully Houdini's bag of tricks is empty and he is finally going down". The last time, in November of 2016, he was granted a stay of execution just minutes before he was due to be strapped down for the fatal injection.

National Injured Harrington to miss St Jude Classic
Author: 0 Injured Harrington to miss St Jude Classic

Harrington also added that he initially thought it was the end of his competitive golf career. "I was coaching at an outing", Harrington said. Harrington, who tied for 31st at the Memorial last week , said he was trying to teach the amateur how to fix his hook.

Author: 0 Despite Reports, Sean Spicer Remains White House Press Secretary

He is also purportedly under scrutiny in the FBI's ongoing investigation of potential collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 campaign. Lewandowski did not say if he has been contacted by Trump or anyone on his staff about returning. "They have talked to many people, including me", Bossie said.

National Pro-Trump group labels Comey political 'showboat' in new ad
Author: 0 Pro-Trump group labels Comey political 'showboat' in new ad

Sources close to Comey reportedly told CNN that Comey is expected to tell lawmakers that he never informed or assured the president that he was not under investigation. An ad created by the pro-Trump Great America Alliance - a nonprofit "issues" group that isn't required to disclose its donors - casts Comey as a "showboat" who was "consumed with election meddling" instead of focusing on combating terrorism.

National Russia, US Intelligence denies NSA election report
Author: 0 Russia, US Intelligence denies NSA election report

His grievances have contributed to a sometimes tense relationship with the intelligence agencies he oversees. "Russian general staff main intelligence directorate actors ... Releasing classified material without authorization threatens our nation's security and undermines public faith in government. Victor faces up to 10 years in prison over the leaking of classified information.

National Pregnant teen in vehicle crash gives birth to baby girl
Author: 0 Pregnant teen in vehicle crash gives birth to baby girl

Delgado's baby was born at the accident site. Joanne Delgado, 18, was involved in a auto crash on June 4, in which her auto collided with another vehicle for unknown reasons, WPVI reports. California Highway Patrol (CHP) Sgt. Mike Trenholm said they first got the call about the crash around 7.15pm. He remains in the hospital with major injuries.

National SHOCK VIDEO captures deputy's husband placing man who later died in chokehold
Author: 0 SHOCK VIDEO captures deputy's husband placing man who later died in chokehold

Hernandez died after being beaten and restrained by the husband of a Harris County deputy. Neither was his wife - the deputy. John Hernandez died last week following the May 28 incident at a Denny's in Sheldon. He's drunk. He wasn't in any position to fight. The death of a man who was restrained by a Harris County sheriff's deputy and her husband during a late-night altercation outside a restaurant has been ruled a homicide.

National Donald Trump condemns Justice Department over 'watered down' travel ban
Author: 0 Donald Trump condemns Justice Department over 'watered down' travel ban

Trump, whose populist brand of politics includes criticising political correctness as an evasion of uncomfortable truths, called in a statement on his campaign website for a "complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States". 'Just to be clear, and in response to inquiries, I still VERY, VERY STRONGLY support POTUS, his Admin, policies, the executive order and of course, my wonderful wife, ' he wrote.

Author: 0 U.S. envoy: President Trump 'believes the climate is changing'

In the Rose Garden on Thursday, Trump and members of his administration pitched the decision to leave the Paris agreement as an economic one and did not dwell on the environmental implications. "There is no backsliding on the Paris Agreement". "[US President Donald Trump] believes the climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of the equation", US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told CNN on Saturday.

Author: 0 Trump tweets could create ethics headaches for DOJ lawyers: Frankel

George Conway had been considered for at least two high-ranking Justice Department jobs, including Solicitor General. Neal Katyal, a former acting US solicitor general and the lead attorney representing challengers in a case from Hawaii, weighed in on Twitter that Trump's actions were working in favor of Katyal's case.

National Grandma suspected in stabbings that killed baby arrested
Author: 0 Grandma suspected in stabbings that killed baby arrested

Officers were called to the complex by the "hysterical" wounded woman telling operators she and her children had been attacked by her mother, according to Colton police. "It's still too early in the investigation, we're not too sure what she's been doing since she's been on the run since yesterday morning", said police Cpl.