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Author: 0 Sessions, Wyden scrap over AG's 'problematic' role

Mueller", he said . But Mr Sessions disputed that was why he lingered. Sessions had written a letter to Trump recommending Comey's firing. But after Comey was sacked - which Sessions recommended - Trump told NBC's Lester Holt that he had fired him because of the Russian investigation .

National Attorney General Sessions to Testify in Open Senate Hearing on Tuesday
Author: 0 Attorney General Sessions to Testify in Open Senate Hearing on Tuesday

Sessions is facing a new wave of scrutiny after former FBI Director James Comey testified on Thursday. Senators are also expected to ask the nation's chief law enforcement officer about his decision to recuse himself from the Justice Department's investigation into possible ties between Russian Federation and associates of President Donald Trump .

National Rolling Stone, fraternity agree to settle rape story lawsuit
Author: 0 Rolling Stone, fraternity agree to settle rape story lawsuit

Rolling Stone has settled a lawsuit with the University of Virginia fraternity whose members were falsely accused of raping a female student in a November 2014 article, The Daily Caller has learned. The Virginia chapter had sued Rolling Stone for $25 million. Three alumni members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity had filed a separate lawsuit in federal court against the magazine, but that case was dismissed by a judge in June 2016.

National One day to go until Virginia primaries
Author: 0 One day to go until Virginia primaries

Bernie". While both Northam and Perriello have pledged fierce opposition to Trump , Perriello has sought to portray his candidacy as the tip of the spear of the resistance. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. But two 2016 Sanders supporters lost in recent special congressional elections, and other backers of the Vermont senator narrowly lost bids to chair the California and national Democratic parties.

National Trump to Be Presented With Options on Afghanistan 'Very Soon'
Author: 0 Trump to Be Presented With Options on Afghanistan 'Very Soon'

Mr Mattis has also declared himself "shocked" by the state of the U.S. military's readiness, blaming legal budget caps and the grind of 16 years of constant war. Sequestration was created to be so injurious to the military that it would force Congress to compromise so its imposition would not be necessary. Mattis acknowledged that the request was $52 billion above the permitted cap under the Budget Control Act of 2011 of about $549 billion.

Author: 0 Tough rough: US Open conditions may rob drama from a major

Diana Murphy, president of the USGA , said Tuesday that lessons were learned from the Johnson incident, in which he played the back nine of the final round not knowing whether he would be assessed a 1-stroke penalty for his ball having moved on the fifth green.

National Pentagon Chief: US 'Not Winning' in Afghanistan
Author: 0 Pentagon Chief: US 'Not Winning' in Afghanistan

Secretary Mattis equated "winning" in Afghanistan with the Afghan government's ability to handle the enemy's level of violence, which he said will require a "residual force" of USA and allied forces to train Afghan troops and maintain high-end capabilities.

Author: 0 North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier

US College Student Otto Warmbier , has been released from North Korean prison where he was tried and imprisoned for more than a year. His parents say he's in a coma . Tillerson made no mention of Rodman's visit, and said the department would have no further comment on Warmbier and his condition, citing privacy concerns.

Author: 0 Trump supporters turn on special counsel Robert Mueller

She went on to clarify that Rosenstein had the hiring and firing power, as Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself in March from anything related to the Russian Federation investigation. Doubt, however, has been cast on that explanation because of cryptic testimony from former FBI Director James Comey last week. Ryan argued Mueller must be allowed to carry on his investigation "because of what [Trump] did with Comey", referring to the president's decision to fire the former ...

Author: 0 Attorney: Officer 'did what he had to do' in driver shooting

Paul. Yanez, who is Latino, testified last week that he saw a gun and that the driver, who was black, ignored his commands not to pull it out. After he shot Castile, Yanez is heard on the squad vehicle video telling a supervisor variously that he didn't know where Castile's gun was, then that he told Castile to get his hand off it.

National Jury in Bill Cosby case asks about language in 1 charge
Author: 0 Jury in Bill Cosby case asks about language in 1 charge

Before asking to go back to their hotel, jurors asked to see a portion of Cosby's decade-old evidence from a civil action filed against him by Ms Constand. Constand said on the witness stand she didn't know Jackson. A jury considering sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby has asked for the testimony of the police officer who took accuser Andrea Constand's initial report.

National Pentagon Under Fire For Delays in Drafting New Afghanistan War Strategy
Author: 0 Pentagon Under Fire For Delays in Drafting New Afghanistan War Strategy

As lawmakers grilled Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on the gap between President Trump's defense buildup promises and his 2018 budget, Mattis reassured them the "real growth" begins in 2019. McCain said he was confident that within the first 30-60 days of the Trump administration, a strategy would be produced. The issue of troop levels became especially sensitive in the Obama administration because precise so-called "force management levels" were set for USA deployments to Iraq and Syria.

National Attorney General Sessions to talk publicly to US Senate panel
Author: 0 Attorney General Sessions to talk publicly to US Senate panel

For the embattled attorney general , the hearing will be the first time he is questioned by senators since January, when he testified during his confirmation hearing that he did not communicate with any Russian officials during the presidential campaign, when Sessions acted as an adviser to Trump .

Author: 0 Donald Trump invited to testify over James Comey, Russian meddling

Mr Comey testified Mr Flynn was the target of a criminal investigation at the time he was sacked, also confirming Mr Trump was not being directly investigated for alleged links to the Kremlin. "Who would do that?" Still, he maintained he had never asked Comey for a pledge of allegiance. I mean, think of it. "That was an excuse by the Democrats who lost an election that some people think they shouldn't have lost, because it's nearly impossible for the Democrats to lose the Electoral ...

National John McCain: American Leadership Was Better Under Obama Than Trump
Author: 0 John McCain: American Leadership Was Better Under Obama Than Trump

President Trump "aggressively courted" McCain to accept a position in his administration. The Guardian asked the republican leader about the message the commander-in-chief tried conveying. When asked if the country's global standing was better off under Obama than it is under Trump. Trump last week told British Prime Minister Theresa May that in light of public protests planned for Trump's potential state visit to the United Kingdom, he did not want to go ahead until the public ...

National Attorney General Jeff Sessions to face sharp questions on Russia contacts
Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions to face sharp questions on Russia contacts

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify to Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday morning - in a sequel to last week's appearance by the fired FBI Director James Comey . Comey also testified that shortly after that meeting, he told Sessions that being left alone with Trump was inappropriate and should never happen again.

Author: 0 Lynch action on Clinton inquiry 'totally illegal'

Comey also said that Lynch pushed him to call the investigation a "matter", rather than an "investigation". Comey, at the July 5 news conference concerning Clinton's email practice, said: "Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case".

National Four lines of possible questions for Attorney General Sessions
Author: 0 Four lines of possible questions for Attorney General Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in an open session Tuesday. There had previously been debate whether Sessions' testimony would be open or closed door. As for the timing of Sessions' recusal, Comey said the Federal Bureau of Investigation expected the attorney general to recuse himself weeks before he actually did.

National Arab crisis worsens as Qataris, allies enter Saudi terror list
Author: 0 Arab crisis worsens as Qataris, allies enter Saudi terror list

Erdogan said he had never witnessed Doha supporting terrorism , adding Turkey "will continue to give all kinds of support to Qatar". On Thursday, Qatar rebuffed an invitation from Trump to come to the White House for mediation, saying it would ride out the crisis and that officials did not want to leave the country in the middle of it.

Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions Offers To Testify To Intelligence Panel

Given that as FBI director Comey was overseeing the investigation into Russian Federation and its possible collusion with the Trump team, the firing has led to questions about potential obstruction of justice. Ron Wyden of OR aggressively asked Sessions about suggestions arising from Comey's testimony last week that there was something "problematic" about his recusal.

National COs killed; manhunt in Ga. for inmates who escaped
Author: 0 COs killed; manhunt in Ga. for inmates who escaped

They reportedly overpowered the officers on the bus before killing them and escaping. "We're not sure", she said. The FBI released a wanted poster because both of the men are now wanted for homicide in the guards' deaths . The Oconee Enterprise also reported Dubose and Rowe were suspected of robbing a bank in Madison on Tuesday afternoon. "An attack on any American law enforcer is an attack on every American law enforcer", Rosenstein said.

National Major Energy Firms Plead With Trump to Stay in Paris
Author: 0 Major Energy Firms Plead With Trump to Stay in Paris

During his election campaign, Mr Trump had said that climate change was a hoax and, since his announcement on Thursday, has avoided questions on the subject, as has White House press secretary Sean Spicer . "Just because the United States got out of a club doesn't mean we aren't going to care about the environment", Ms Haley told CNN , adding that the terms of the Paris agreement , reached in 2015, were "too onerous".

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Author: 0 Kourtney Kardashian Flashes Nips in Nearly See-Through Swimsuit

A source told E! "Not exactly positive. I'm trying to figure it out now, but hoping to get to see some of my best friends from back home". As Kardashian enjoys her relationship with Younes Bendjima , Disick has been city hopping with a number of women, including young actress Bella Thorne and model Sofia Richie .

Author: 0 Polanski rape victim to ask court to end case

Deputy District Attorney Michele Hanisee has asked the court to reject Polanski's latest efforts , arguing that two previous Superior Court judges and an appeals court have ruled against the movie director, said The AP. "I was there. I'm fine". I don't think that I should be forced to lay my feelings bare and have a pity party for myself just for people's entertainment, and I'm not going to do it.

Author: 0 Prosecutors seek jail time for ex-Penn State president

A graduate coaching assistant told administrators that he saw Sandusky molesting a boy in a football team shower in 2001. Spanier had been convicted in a March jury trial of misdemeanor child endangerment for brushing a 2001 allegation about Sandusky's abuse under the rug.

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Author: 0 "We Aren't Stupid": Why Republicans Are Keeping Their Health-Care Bill Secret

As the Stop Trumpcare guide on Indivisible says, "Every morning, Representatives and Senators start their day reading "press clips" - a collection of news stories that mention either the lawmaker or an issue they are following". By contrast, the debate over the Affordable Care Act spanned more than a year after former President Barack Obama's inauguration and involved more than 100 hearings, as well as adoption of multiple GOP-sponsored amendments.

National Jury drills down on Bill Cosby's testimony
Author: 0 Jury drills down on Bill Cosby's testimony

He pointed out the many inconsistencies that Constand made to police, including that she had told authorities, in a sworn statement, that she and Cosby had never been alone prior to the alleged incident, a claim that the defense proved wasn't true.

National Ivanka Trump says her father is optimistic
Author: 0 Ivanka Trump says her father is optimistic

She added: "With all the noise, with all the intensity of the media coverage and obviously what makes headlines, ultimately we're really focused on why the American people elected Donald Trump as their president". His hunch was apparently correct, as the very next day former FBI director Bob Mueller was appointed to be a special counsel overseeing the investigation.

Author: 0 Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearing Tuesday

She said such a move would "destroy any shred of trust in the president's judgment that remains over here". "I am going to defend the integrity of that investigation", said Rosenstein . Lindsey Graham of SC tried to clarify where that line for "good cause" was. "Don't waste our time ", Schiff tweeted . Under questioning from Sen.

National Tillerson signals tough Trump administration stance on Cuba
Author: 0 Tillerson signals tough Trump administration stance on Cuba

The president's 2018 proposed budget would cut spending at the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) by 32 percent and boost Defense Department spending by about 10 percent. Separately, 16 retired four-star generals and other ex-military officers said they would submit joint testimony to the Senate on Wednesday about the importance of foreign aid to national security.

Author: 0 South Korean military: Suspected DPRK drone spies on THAAD site

South Korea said Tuesday a drone believed sent from North Korea had been spying on a U.S. missile defence system before it crashed. A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S.

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Author: 0 Warriors join Bulls, Lakers, Celtics on list of NBA's greats

In this, his seventh straight Finals, he became the first player to ever average a triple double (33.6 points, 12.0 rebounds , 10.0 assists ). OAKLAND , CA - JUNE 12: Stephen Curry #30 and Patrick McCaw #0 of the Golden State Warriors celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 to win the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California.

National Kerry says US climate goals in reach despite Trump Paris pullout
Author: 0 Kerry says US climate goals in reach despite Trump Paris pullout

It "will continue to engage with key worldwide partners in a manner that is consistent with our domestic priorities, preserving both a strong economy and a healthy environment". Britain and Canada also did not sign the joint statement. Italian Environment Minister Gian Luca Galletti voiced his hope a future dialogue with the US could still develop in the near future.

National Kuester Nominated to US Attorney Position
Author: 0 Kuester Nominated to US Attorney Position

Attorney for the Western District". Oklahoma's District 27 consists of Adair, Cherokee, Sequoyah and Wagoner counties. Herdman, a former assistant USA attorney, is nominated to be US attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Trump in March ordered 46 USA attorneys who were holdovers from the Obama administration to tender their resignations. The other is Jay Town of Alabama, is a former associate at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter.

National Spotsylvania Legion auxiliary celebrates Flag Day
Author: 0 Spotsylvania Legion auxiliary celebrates Flag Day

Community members have been encouraged to donate old, faded or tattered American flags in order for them to be disposed of in a respectful manner. For me, the United States flag represents freedom and our nation's commitment to achieving many challenging goals.

National Boy, 5, dies after being left in Arkansas day care vehicle
Author: 0 Boy, 5, dies after being left in Arkansas day care vehicle

She said when Gardner would get off the van every afternoon, he would expect one thing - cookies. "You can see that my great-grandbaby suffered in that van", Christopher's great-grandmother Carrie Smith told the news station. She said the Arkansas Department of Health is closing the facility for the rest of the week due to a shigella outbreak. "When we pull up in the front, we blow the horn, they come out and check and then once we go to the back, we get out and check", the former employee ...

Author: 0 Rod Rosenstein: There's No Reason To Fire Special Counsel Mueller

In a Tuesday hearing on the Justice Department budget for the 2018 fiscal year, Sen. He will appear before the Senate committee at 10 a.m. ET and the House one at 2 p.m. However, when pressed for comment, both the White House and the Senate Intelligence Committee seemed to think that the idea was ridiculous. "I mean Robert Mueller , there's some real conflicts", he explained.

National Arkansas cop fatally shot in line of duty, manhunt underway for suspect
Author: 0 Arkansas cop fatally shot in line of duty, manhunt underway for suspect

The shooting was first reported about 7:30 p.m. and a multi-agency manhunt was underway a short time later, local media reported. It is not clear where or when he was arrested on Tuesday morning. According to the Officer Down Memorial Page , Weatherford is the 59th officer to die in the line of duty so far this year and the 21st to be killed by gunfire.

National Chesapeake robbery suspects believed to be connected to Hampton shooting
Author: 0 Chesapeake robbery suspects believed to be connected to Hampton shooting

MacDonald's office said more information may be released later Tuesday. Hampton Police have declined to comment about the incident. Police say the suspects fled the store with cash in a silver sedan. He added that one of the suspects opened fire on police, hitting the injured officer. Hampton Police Division said the shooting happened near the AMC Theatre tweeted that people should not come to the area.

Author: 0 US Senate panel to question Sessions on Russia, Comey

Sessions is skipping a separate hearing on Tuesday on the Justice Department's budget and sending his deputy for the session that will be open to the public. A lot of questions for Sessions cropped up after Comey's testimony last week . [Al] Franken [D-Minn.]. I want to know why, if he was recused from the Russian Federation investigation, he played any role in the dismissal of FBI Director Comey.

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Author: 0 Where does Tennessee rank in the annual KIDS COUNT report?

Casey 2017 Kids Count Data Book released today (Tuesday). However, child poverty rates remain high and racial and ethnic disparities persist. Arizona also has fewer children without insurance but more children living in poverty. The Kids Count in MI project is part of a broad national effort to improve conditions for children and their families. Linda O'Neal, executive director for the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, said two factors contribute to the improvement of economic ...

Author: 0 Trump says travel ban ruling comes at 'dangerous time'

The Trump administration is now reviewing the decision from the ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco that found Trump's travel ban unconstitutional , said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer at Monday's press briefing, adding that he had the confidence that the president would ultimately be vindicated.

Author: 0 California Congressman Moves to Impeach President Trump

Bookies are taking bets under the odds of 4/7 (64% likelihood) that Trump will either be impeached or resign from his post before his full Presidential term is up in 2020, and 5/4 (44.4% likelihood) that he will serve his full term as POTUS.

Author: 0 Cosby's wife arrives at court. Will either testify at sex assault trial?

McMonagle used a big screen to show jurors how Constand's story evolved and details changed over three interviews she gave to police after coming forward about a year after she says he assaulted her at his suburban Philadelphia home. "You don't put her in a bedroom for this...you put her on a sofa, you do what you do to her, and then you leave her", he said, pleading with the jury.

National UN Security Council expands sanctions against North Korea
Author: 0 UN Security Council expands sanctions against North Korea

North Korea is accelerating its push to acquire a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States and other nations, and the US regards this as a " clear and present danger ", Mattis said in his speech at the forum. He said Pyongyang's missile tests were a response to those military drills, which it views as a "gun pointed at North Korea ". The US military said last Tuesday that it "successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target" in a test ...

National U.S. attorney general to testify in open hearing
Author: 0 U.S. attorney general to testify in open hearing

A third area of vulnerability for Sessions also arose from the Comey hearing. Senators want to get Sessions' take on all this. The Justice Department has said that while Sessions was there, for a speech by Trump, there were no meetings or private encounters.

National Trump's top lawyer to face questions on Russia, Comey
Author: 0 Trump's top lawyer to face questions on Russia, Comey

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in an open hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, be open to the public, according to the committee's leaders. "To get into a hypothetical at this point would be premature". Attorney General Jeff Sessions could be at the center of two controversies in the Trump administration: whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation to help President Donald Trump win and whether the president obstructed justice.