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Author: 0 Trump accuses Comey of cowardice over 'leaks'

Asked why he tweeted earlier today he felt "completely vindicated" by Comey's testimony , Trump responded: "No collusion, no obstruction; he's a leaker". " James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said, and some of the things he said just weren't true", Mr Trump said. Mr Comey's testimony underscored the discord that had soured their relationship.

Author: 0 Record heat is likely Monday afternoon, humidity remains high

High pressure to the south and east of CNY will keep us high and dry today with plenty of blue sky. Chance of rain 40%. TUESDAY: Hot and humid with sunshine and building clouds; a spotty late afternoon t-storm. A cold front could knock temperatures down a little by the end of the week. In Springfield, high temperatures are expected to hit 94 degrees on Monday and 90 degrees on Tuesday .

Author: 0 Interior head suggests reducing Bears Ears National Monument

It remains unclear how soon Congress might act to pass legislation to give the tribes authority to co-manage the area and whether such a bill would be paired with one changing the site's management plan. No president has previously scaled back or scrapped a national monument, meaning that Trump is nearly certain to face a legal challenge if he chooses to do so.

Author: 0 Schumer parodies Trump's awkward Cabinet meeting in video

Attorney-General Jeff Sessions, who will testify to the Senate in connection with the Russian Federation scandal Tuesday, said law enforcement officers across the country were "so thrilled" about the ideas Trump had brought to the White House.

Author: 0 Sessions to testify before Senate intelligence panel

In a letter seen by Reuters , Sessions told Senator Richard Shelby , chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, that the Intelligence Committee is the "most appropriate" place to address matters that came up during Comey's hearing on Thursday.

Author: 0 Comey On Hot Seat As He Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

The problem for Rubio is that the quotes of him defending Trump do exist - and they're plentiful. Jonathan Karl asked , "So if Robert Mueller wanted to speak with you about that?" Marco Rubio (R-FL) was one of the Republicans Senators who used his time questioning former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey on Thursday to try to exonerate President Trump .

National Bill Cosby's defence rests without calling him to stand
Author: 0 Bill Cosby's defence rests without calling him to stand

His deposition was sealed for years until a judge released parts in 2015 at the request of The Associated Press , prompting a new set of prosecutors to take a fresh look at the case. As jurors watched Steele closely, Cosby faced forward away from the prosecutor and the jury. This item has been updated to delete an incorrect reference to Constand visiting with Cosby after the encounter.

National Rallies against Islamic law draw counter-protests in Chicago, across US
Author: 0 Rallies against Islamic law draw counter-protests in Chicago, across US

Shahid said the Muslim community also denounces honor killings and female genital mutilation, and that sharia law does not counter the Constitution. Hundreds of people marched through downtown Seattle , banging drums, cymbals and cowbells behind a large sign saying " Seattle stands with our Muslim neighbors ".

National 12-year-old big sister helps deliver baby brother
Author: 0 12-year-old big sister helps deliver baby brother

Although the pain from the contractions and the pushing hurt me so bad... watching Jacee's expressions on her face were like no other. Say what? "I was like, are you kidding me?" The photos of the birth were posted on Facebook and people couldn't get enough of this family's most memorable day.

Author: 0 Trump to Reporters: Comey Statements Under Oath Weren't True

But there was no rest for partisan spinners. Comey opened up his testimony by saying the suggestion from Trump that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was in disarray or had in any way lost confidence in him as Federal Bureau of Investigation director were "lies, plain and simple".

Author: 0 Attorney General Sessions to testify in public session on Tuesday

The hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. ET Tuesday. Sessions will testify in open session Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence committee, where he'll face questions over his role in the controversy around possible ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Republicans are taking a big political risk on health care

Then, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Kty., established working committees to basically start all over. So why vote on a bill that may not pass? In fact, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that it will cut $834 million from Medicaid.

National Police Camera Footage From Tiger Woods' Arrest Released
Author: 0 Police Camera Footage From Tiger Woods' Arrest Released

At one point during the stop, an officer tells Tiger he smells the "odor" of alcohol on him - though Woods insists he did not drink. The video shows Woods attempting to tie his shoes and a police officer asking him to perform the sobriety test.

National Newtown families upset by interview with conspiracy theorist
Author: 0 Newtown families upset by interview with conspiracy theorist

BTW, some on Twitter are criticizing Kelly for giving Jones (who she curiously described as "conservative") a mainstream platform, especially after she called the discussion "riveting", but if this preview is any indication, she doesn't let him get away with much.

Author: 0 President Trump Calls It a Travel Ban - Lawyers Call it Self-Sabotage

The president's tweets, Painter said, make it clear that Trump wants a longer-lasting ban. The Justice Department's June 1 petition for Supreme Court review of the en banc opinion of the U.S. Neal Katyal , the lawyer who argued for the challengers in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, wrote on Twitter , "Its kinda odd to have the defendant in HawaiivTrump acting as our co-counsel".

Author: 0 Health care on Senate Republicans' Agenda

John Kennedy (R-LA). Lindsey Graham of SC and Richard M. Burr of North Carolina. Other options that are on the table include how to structure tax credits. If they keep the protection, Senate Republicans risk losing conservative members in their own ranks. "One of the criticisms we got over and over again that the vote was partisan".

National The Pulse shootings shook me to the core: George Takei
Author: 0 The Pulse shootings shook me to the core: George Takei

Orlando's Leaders are remembering and honoring the victims, families, and first responders, one year after the Pulse Nightclub tragedy. The parking lot at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando , Florida, is seen with mementos and displays honoring the 49 people who were killed one year ago during the mass shooting, in Orlando, Florida , April 25, 2017.

National Half-staff flags, bells mark 1 year since Pulse massacre
Author: 0 Half-staff flags, bells mark 1 year since Pulse massacre

As we were assisting victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting , I was inspired by the outpouring of support from the people of Orlando and around the world for the victims, their families and our entire LGBTQ community. Rick Scott. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.disabled3001729081f6ITTrq7fns218653218651http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/a-year-after-pulse-shooting-survivor-reflects-on-recovery/A year after Pulse shooting, survivor reflects on recoveryIn the early morning of June 12, ...

National United States soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Taliban attack in Afghanistan
Author: 0 United States soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

Currently, there are more than 8,000 American troops helping the Afghan military in its fight against the Taliban. That soldier shot the US soldiers and he was the shot and killed immediately. This type of incident, known as a "green-on-blue" attack, is not uncommon in Afghanistan. The Pentagon said three United States soldiers were killed and another was wounded in eastern Afghanistan .

Author: 0 Maryland, DC sue Trump over business dealings

The lawsuit cites the USA constitution's emoluments clause , which says no federal official should receive a gift or a fee from a foreign government. The Domestic Emoluments Clause says the president may receive only a salary set by Congress and no other emolument from the states. In a previous lawsuit filed in January in Manhattan federal court, an ethics non-profit, restaurant group and hotel events booker allege Trump violates the Constitution's "emoluments" clause, which bars him ...

Author: 0 Maryland and DC plan lawsuit against Trump

The suit argues that Trump has diverted customers away from businesses owned or licensed to the cities of Maryland and D.C., citing Washington's Trump International Hotel as a competitor to convention facilities that D.C. Earlier also, a similar case was filed by an NGO, but this is the first time that government entities are filing a case against Trump. "The president's conflicts of interest threaten our country".

National Another US appeals court keeps Trump's travel ban blocked
Author: 0 Another US appeals court keeps Trump's travel ban blocked

He then revised the executive order with the new version naming six predominantly Muslim countries - rather than seven. It's Trump's second attempt at such a policy. "These identified reasons do not support the conclusion that the entry of nationals from the six designated countries would be harmful to our national interests".

Author: 0 First lady Melania Trump, son Barron officially move into White House

The lawsuit said heavy spending by foreign diplomats and embassies at the Trump International Hotel just a few blocks from the White House , payments made by foreign entities at his Trump Tower and Trump International Tower in NY, and other business operations effectively violate the US Constitution's ban on presidents enriching themselves while in office.

National Mayor promises Stanley Cup parade, but plans unclear so far
Author: 0 Mayor promises Stanley Cup parade, but plans unclear so far

The 1998 Red Wings were the last team to win a second consecutive Cup. The Penguins are the first to do it in the salary-cap era. "They're two players of a very select few in the league that single-handedly have an ability to change the outcomes of games", said head coach Mike Sullivan.

National Covfefe: When a typo goes viral
Author: 0 Covfefe: When a typo goes viral

Senate - tweeting out once again: "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"??? Enjoy!" The original tweet has gone viral although it was removed from the website after approximately six hours. Instead, he released a follow-up tweet encouraging Twitter members to offer their own definition. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel tweeted, "what makes me saddest is that I know I'll never write anything funnier than #covfefe ".

National Senate Intel Committee Hearing
Author: 0 Senate Intel Committee Hearing

King blasted Rogers , saying if there is no invocation of executive privilege, "Why are you not answering these questions". "We can not allow adversaries overseas to cloak themselves in the legal protections we extend to Americans", White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert wrote in an editorial published in the New York Times newspaper on Wednesday.

National COLGAY to honor Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting victims 1-year later
Author: 0 COLGAY to honor Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting victims 1-year later

It would be followed by another midday service at the nightclub, an evening gathering in the heart of downtown Orlando and a final, music-filled late-night service at the nightclub. "Nice to see everybody here supporting each other supporting the community and overall just being kind to each other", said Aimee Weyrauch. Church bells will toll throughout the Orlando area as resident.

National 'American Idol' auditions to be held in Miami, Orlando
Author: 0 'American Idol' auditions to be held in Miami, Orlando

Other stops on the " American Idol " bus tour include Atlanta, Boston, Denver and Pittsburgh. " American Idol " ended its long and successful run on Fox last spring with what was billed as a "farewell season". Tulsa, Ok. (Sept. 1), Shreveport, LA (Sept. 4), Muscle Shoals, AL (Sept. 7). Schedules are subject to change. You must be 15 years or older to audition.

National Thornton Police make arrest in Kiaya Campbell death
Author: 0 Thornton Police make arrest in Kiaya Campbell death

Detectives with the Thornton police arrested a 15-year-old boy at 11:38 p.m. Saturday for investigation of first-degree murder before booking him and transporting him to the Adams County juvenile detention facility. She was last reportedly seen about 9 p.m. on June 7. Police have not identified any suspects or announced any arrests. "My feeling is like good".

National Hearing underway for frat brothers in Penn St pledge's death
Author: 0 Hearing underway for frat brothers in Penn St pledge's death

Barron said the team will carry out the new measures and work with the Board of Trustees. "He looked like a corpse". Members of a Penn State fraternity facing charges related to the death earlier this year of a pledge after a night of heavy drinking are due in court Monday for a hearing about whether there's enough evidence to head to trial.

Author: 0 Gianforte will plead guilty to assault in incident with reporter, official says

The soon-to-be US congressman from Montana charged with assaulting a reporter last month will plead guilty , according to the Billings Gazette and The Associated Press . Jacobs said in a statement that he accepts Gianforte's apology. In the wake of the attack and election, Gianforte revealed that he had lied about what happened that day, and issued a letter of apology to Jacobs.

National Missing boy, 9 lived in house damaged in fire
Author: 0 Missing boy, 9 lived in house damaged in fire

Tony and Chrissy Hughes, both 39, lived in the home with their son, Sebastian. Deputies say there is a death investigation after firefighters found one victim. "Chrissy Hughes is described as a 5'5" white female, age 39, with brown hair and blue eyes. The Brevard COunty Property Appraiser website shows the Hughes own a home at 855 Atz Road, and purchased that home in 2014.

National Hot, sunny, windy day Monday in Oklahoma City
Author: 0 Hot, sunny, windy day Monday in Oklahoma City

Once you add the humidity, heat indices will be in the mid 90s and we will see more and more clouds forming with the peak heat of the afternoon with winds SW 8-18 miles per hour gusting to 25 miles per hour at times. Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Calm wind becoming west around 5 miles per hour. Tuesday - A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

National Lindsay Lohan Joins Rupert Grint in British Sitcom 'Sick Note'
Author: 0 Lindsay Lohan Joins Rupert Grint in British Sitcom 'Sick Note'

While she waits for a Mean Girls musical to get off the ground-with herself in tow-Lindsay Lohan has also been delving further into TV. We're glad to see Lindsay back doing what she does best. The show has apparently switched from Sky Atlantic to Sky 1 and season 1 will air later this year at 10pm. How can a show be brand new when there are already two seasons, I hear you cry? Lindsay has been added to the cast for the second season and will play Katerina West, the daughter of ...

Author: 0 Donald Trump Infrastructure Speech in Cincinnati, Ohio

Saying that the American public deserves the best infrastructure in the world, the President, who made his own fortune in the construction industry, said that the federal government in recent years has spent "billions and billions" of dollars overseas while leaving such projects at home by the wayside.

Author: 0 US President Donald Trump willing to respond under oath

No the president, who I want to point out is a colossal dumbass liar that will say anything because he doesn't give a shit about anyone, responded that the public will be disappointed with his answer and we all know why: He's a fucking liar and a awful person! and, there is no there, there! Collins is referring to Trump's joint press conference with the President of Romania from Friday, during which Trump was asked if the tapes exist, only to respond, "I'll tell you about that maybe ...

Author: 0 Trump Signs Memo to Privatize Air Traffic Control

White House officials said the new entity would be overseen by a 13-member board that will include members from the airline industry, unions, general aviation, airports and other stakeholders. The president's team invited several Republican members of Congress, including Texas Sen. The plan drew immediate support from most airlines, but faces stiff opposition from private aviation groups and in Congress.

National Church bells mark 1 year since Pulse massacre
Author: 0 Church bells mark 1 year since Pulse massacre

It overlapped the time a year ago that gunman Omar Mateen started shooting inside the nightclub on "Latin Night" a little after 2 a.m. on June 12, 2016. In the year since, Negron-Almodovar has taken the political stage as a face of a Human Rights Campaign political advertisement and has become a leader of the local LGBTQ Latinx community in Orlando as the director of Proyecto Somos Orlando , an initiative of the Hispanic Federation that provides culturally-competent mental health ...

Author: 0 Bill Cosby's chief accuser denies romantic relationship before alleged assault

His recollection of her testimony largely matched what Johnson had testified to the day before, undermining defense efforts to attack her credibility. "They will take the edge off". "We have a collective imagination of all of the characters they portray and, because of that, we think that we really know them", Assistant District Attorney Kristen Feden said.

Author: 0 UK PM May's Brexit plan has not changed, her spokesman says

In Thursday's election, the Conservatives won 318 of the 650 House of Commons seats, 12 fewer than the party had before the snap election and eight short of the 326 needed for an outright majority. May has shown little public contrition for the electoral gamble that backfired but was forced to accept the resignations of her two closest aides - reportedly a requirement by cabinet colleagues for allowing her to stay in office.

National Sixth-grader Ananya Vinay wins National Spelling Bee after nailing 'marocain'
Author: 0 Sixth-grader Ananya Vinay wins National Spelling Bee after nailing 'marocain'

More than 20 Indian-American students in 40 spellers competed in the final day of this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee , reaffirming a phenomenal trend for almost a decade. Ananya is the first outright victor of the competition in three years. Meet 12-year-old Ananya Vinay , from Fesco, California. But Rohan, from Oklahoma, misspelt the word marram and left Ananya to go on to spell two words correctly before claiming the championship on Thursday.

National Ex-president Carter Shakes Hands With Everyone on Flight
Author: 0 Ex-president Carter Shakes Hands With Everyone on Flight

Social media was left swooning by the actions of Mr Carter - who served as the 39th U.S. president from 1977 to 1981 - after he was filmed smiling warmly as he walked down the plane aisle to greet passengers. Jimmy Carter, who is 92 years old, was seen shaking the hands of every passenger on the flight on its way to Atlanta . Sheffield told WSB-TV in Atlanta that it was remarkably apparent that the former president has a genuine love for people.

Author: 0 Services to mark 1 year since 49 killed in Orlando gay club

She lives with her partner in D.C. The citizens are embracing it as well. Activists in Casper, Wyoming, planned that city's first-ever pride parade. More than 200 businesses have signed up. A reality check when it comes to the every day violence that LGBTQ people ― especially LGBTQ people of color ― experience in different forms, and the way Pulse serves as a reminder of this facet of queer experience.

National Hot weather for the middle of June
Author: 0 Hot weather for the middle of June

An area of high pressure off the southeast coast of the United States will continue to pump in midsummer-like heat to the area through the middle of the work week. Good Sunday morning everybody! Tuesday is when the chance for precipitation enters the picture with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m.

Author: 0 Puerto Rico mulls political status in new referendum

But with opposition parties boycotting the vote, turnout was extremely low: Only 23% of voters cast a ballot in a territory where turnout is usually closer to 80%. Statehood's advocates say it would help the economy; its opponents warn that the island will lose its cultural identity and struggle even more financially because it will suddenly have to pay millions of dollars in federal taxes.

National Minnesota officer says motorist had hand on gun when shot
Author: 0 Minnesota officer says motorist had hand on gun when shot

A defense expert testified that a Minnesota police officer used "justifiable deadly force" in the fatal shooting last July of a black motorist who had informed him he was carrying a gun. The defense team has maintained the narrative that Yanez acting reasonably given the fact that Castile had a legally permitted gun and the officer feared for his safety.

Author: 0 Trump's latest tweets could hurt effort to restore travel ban

Margulies, a law professor at Roger Williams. White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday afternoon Trump "absolutely" supports the current travel ban. Trump said he had spoken with British Prime Minister Theresa May to express America's "unwavering support" and offer US assistance as the British government works to protect its citizens and bring the guilty to justice.