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Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearing Tuesday

He said it was "pretty clear" by recent comments by one of Trump's lawyers that firing Mueller had at least been discussed. Ruddy however, doubled down on the idea , telling NBC in a statement Spicer's statement was "bizarre" and doesn't deny his claim. Read More »

Sinn Fein cautious on DUP, May tie-up but would welcome funding

Northern Ireland is now without a government, after a surge in support for Sinn Fein at Northern Irish Assembly elections earlier this year left nationalist parties holding a majority over unionist ones the first time. Talks with the DUP broke up on Tuesday night without an agreement, but Mrs May said the discussions had been "productive". But instead an extended hold-up looked likely amid reports that the Treasury needed time to consider costs - with the party said to want £1billion in ... Read More »

Suspect in 5 slayings arrested after standoff in Brunswick

Authorities in Stark County had been asked to look for Brinkman on Sunday because he was a person of interest in the deaths of the mother and her two daughters. The suspect was taken into custody and, then, to a hospital to be evaluated after he was subdued with a Taser by #Swat officers, said Lieutenant Robert Safran, Brunswick Police . Read More »

Weekend Box Office: 'Cars 3′ Speeds to $53 Million Opening

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Among Pixar's eighteen films, Cars 3 is the sixteenth to have debuted in first place. Cast member Armie Hammer poses at the premiere of " Cars 3 " at the convention center in Anaheim, California U.S., June 10, 2017. Mandy Moore and Claire Holt's shark attack flick barely beat out its close competition on Friday with just over $4 million from 2,270 theaters, while Tom Cruise's " The Mummy " scared up just under $4 million from 4,034 venues. Read More »

United States shoots down Syrian Air Force fighter

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces ( SDF ) launched a new attack in the western Al-Raqqa, targeting the southeastern countryside of Tabaqa. A U.S. F/A-18E Super Hornet , the statement said. Coalition aircraft then stopped the pro-regime forces' initial advance with a "show of force", the coalition added. Read More »

NHL expansion draft 2017: Grading all 30 expansion draft protection lists

Brayden McNabb, defenseman: Likely to be the odd-man out on the protected list. Vatanen, a fifth-year player, won't be ready for the start of next season after having surgery to fix a shoulder injury. There's also nothing barring Vegas from making deals to select a player and trade him to another team. According to a report last month from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Read More »

French vote: Macron's party gets large majority

Mrs Le Pen is expected to win a seat in the assembly, but fail to capture more than six across the country for her party. With 82 percent of the votes counted, Macron's party had 42 percent of the vote, the conservative Republicans 22 percent, the far-right National Front 10 percent and the Socialists only 6 percent. Read More »

Britain-EU Brexit talks to start Monday as planned

Her failure to win a majority has put May under pressure over her Brexit plans from inside and outside her party and has prompted complaints about her choice of partner due to the DUP's stance on social issues such as gay marriage. The UK Government wants the talks to take place in parallel during the Brexit process but both sides have made finding a solution to the issue of citizens' rights a priority. Read More »

Queen Elizabeth to inaugurate new session of parliament June 21

A deal between the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party to prop up a minority government may not be reached by the time the Queen's Speech goes ahead next week, it has been revealed. Mrs May was holding talks on Thursday with other Northern Ireland political parties amid warnings the expected DUP deal will undermine the peace process. Read More »

Turkey's justice minister slams protest by opposition leader

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He said PKK fighters and members of what Turkey calls the Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO) were united in protest against him at a short distance of 40-50 metres from where he was with his bodyguards. USA officials had strongly criticized the Turkish government after Erdogan's security forces for the violence, and the State Department summoned Turkey's ambassador to the U.S.to complain. Read More »

Denver Islamic law protests draw small but testy crowds

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We're anti-radicals", she said. "The first two seconds were a little horrifying because I wasn't sure if it was an acid attack", Southern told Breitbart News. Shawn Lahring drove to Lansing from the western part of the state Saturday to take part in the march. A pro-Muslim supporter (L) argues with a demonstrator with the " March Against Sharia " protest in Chicago, Illinois on June 10, 2017. Read More »

DUP head: Talks with UK Conservatives going well

But the source confirmed there was no need for a deal on a so-called " confidence and supply " arrangement to be sealed in order to press ahead with the Speech, and said Mrs May wanted the Government to "get on with its business". There is also concern that Mrs May's planned deal with the DUP could threaten peace in Northern Ireland, as the Government could no longer claim to be impartial between the unionist community which the DUP represents and the the republican and nationalist community. Read More »

Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate

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Until now, Mueller had drawn widespread praise from Republicans and Democrats alike. They have done it before: Think about how it floated the idea of Mueller's potential conflicts of interest and remember those charges of Democratic ties to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe? But expressions of discontent with Mueller are bubbling up nonetheless. Read More »

Bill Cosby's Wife Camille Releases Statement Thanking Jury

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The jurors, who spent 53 hours debating whether Cosby was guilty or innocent, told Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Steven O'Neill they could not reach unanimous verdicts on whether Cosby was guilty of three counts of aggressive indecent assault against college administrator Andrea Constand at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. Read More »

Anniversary of the death of Jo Cox MP

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Brendan Cox , whose wife was attacked outside a constituency surgery in Birstall on June 16 past year, also welcomed the award of honours to Mrs Cox's senior caseworker and the two West Yorkshire Police officers who arrested the murderer. Read More »

Officials Urge to Stay Cool as Heat Wave Envelops SoCal

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Recent days have seen the thermometer top out in the 90s with heat indexes rising above 100 degrees. Sadly, in homes in areas with high crime rates, some of the people found dead in their homes from the heat had nailed their windows shut to protect themselves and their property. Read More »

Many Cuban exiles embrace Trump policy but want more

Trump drew bipartisan praise from the Garden State when he singled out Chesimard on Friday during his speech rolling back former President Barack Obama's Cuba policy. The Cuban government had no immediate comment, but ordinary Cubans said they were crestfallen to be returning to an era of frostier relations with the United States with potential economic fallout for them. Read More »

Key takeaways from Attorney General Sessions' testimony

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Tuesday's hearing follows on the heels of former FBI Director James B. Comey's dramatic testimony before the same committee last week, when he raised intrigue by telling lawmakers that FBI officials had expected Mr. The attorney general's chief of staff was present for the Comey-Sessions exchange, so the chief of staff can corroborate one of their opposing testimonies. Read More »

UK Parliament opening date set, suggesting Tory deal reached

May's finance minister, Philip Hammond, said on Friday that Britain should prioritize protecting jobs and economic growth. May spent Thursday in talks with each of the five main political parties from Northern Ireland, including the DUP, aimed at getting a power-sharing executive running in the province before a June 29 deadline. Read More »

Daesh captures Bin Laden's Afghan fortress amid power struggle

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However, he did not provide further details. The fall of the Tora Bora has also prompted heated discussion in the Afghan parliament, with lawmakers warning the government of growing I.S. But he said Afghan forces engaged IS militants in the Chapahar district of eastern Nagarhar province, killing five and pushing them out of the area. ISIS's attacks near Tora Bora come two months after the United States dropped the MOAB (the Mother of All Bombs) on its former hideout. Read More »

Maine's May unemployment rate rose slightly

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Iowa's unemployment rate one year ago was 3.8 percent. The Charleston area continued to post better-than-average job gains, expanding at a 2.5-percent pace over the year, but the Lowcountry has lost its position leading the state's growth. Read More »

South Korean coach Uli Stielike fired after loss to Qatar

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South Korea are seeking to qualify for their ninth consecutive World Cup, a run which includes reaching the semi-finals on home soil in 2002. Stielike was appointed in September 2014, after South Korea had been pelted with toffees, a Korean insult, upon returning winless from that year's World Cup in Brazil. Read More »

Congress Seeks Normalcy, Heads Back To Work After Shooting

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The Republican lawmaker was treated at a Washington hospital Wednesday after a single rifle shot struck his hip during a shooting attack at a GOP congressional baseball practice in suburban Virginia. "We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country". Read More »

Attack at mosque in Afghan capital Kabul: Interior Ministry

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Multiple attackers attempted to penetrate the Al Zahra mosque on the western side of Kabul at the sunset service, which marks the end of the daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan. Among the dead were at least three civilians and one police officer, while four civilians and four police were wounded. Recent bomb attacks in Kabul have been claimed either by the Taliban or so-called Islamic State (IS). Read More »

Lynch action on Clinton inquiry 'totally illegal'

Lynch's comments at the time about the substance of the meeting were laughably false, with her claiming that she and the former president only talked about personal family things, like golf and grandkids, not the growing scandals with Hillary Clinton's unsecured email server or the Clinton Foundation's questionable fund-raising activities. Read More »

Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice

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It is unclear whether Ledgett had direct contact with Trump or other top officials about the Russian Federation probe, but he wrote an internal NSA memo documenting the president's phone call with Rogers, according to officials. The investigations, however, have cast a shadow over his five-month presidency. The second, the official continued, is into whether, if any potential offenses were committed, Trump or others attempted to cover them up or obstruct the investigation into them. Read More »