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Trump's Ex-Campaign Manager Lewandowski Eyes White House Position


Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), as well as Reps. Spicer hems before dropping what sounds a lot like a bombshell. The president, aides said , has not ruled out the possibility that his son-in-law and daughter Ivanka Trump , who both hold White House positions, would return to NY this year, although White House officials said there were no plans for them to do so. Read More »

Bill Cosby's Fate Now Rests in the Hands of the Jury


He says the encounter was consensual. Cosby's testimony in her civil case shows just how hard a witness he would have been to control. It was then that a new prosecutor chose to charge him. She said Cosby gave her three pills and wine before touching her breasts, putting his fingers in her vagina and putting her hand on his erect penis after she sought his advice about moving to Canada and switching careers. Read More »

Jeff Sessions hearing looms over week on the Hill


On Wednesday, written testimony by Comey about his interactions with President Trump was released in which the ex-director noted that he asked Sessions "prevent any future direct communication" between Trump and himself after the two shared a private dinner on January 27 and one-on-one Oval Office meeting on February 14 that Comey found to be "inappropriate". Read More »

Attorney General Sessions to face US Senate panel in public

Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer called Sessions' agreement to testify in the open a "positive step" given all the " many unanswered and troubling questions" that exist. The attorney general was forced to recuse himself in March from the federal investigation into Russian interference in the US election after media reports that he twice met with Kislyak during the 2016 campaign and did not disclose that to the Senate during his confirmation hearing in January. Read More »

Theresa May Announces Plan To Form Government After Queen's Approval

May called the election called in a bid to strengthen her mandate ahead of European Union exit talks. Ms May's Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in a humiliating election Thursday and now need the support of the 10 MPs from Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative DUP to pass votes, sparking widespread calls for her to resign. Read More »

I'm going to get us out of this mess: UK PM


Foster is arguably foremost among those seeking to press leverage over a humbled May, but there are others. "The British and Irish governments are the mediators between the Unionists and the Nationalists", he said. Other Tories , while avoiding such brutal assessments, were more forthright in predicting that the prime minister is unlikely to lead the Conservative Party in any future elections. Read More »

Can the Queen say no to Theresa May?

A Downing Street spokesman said that the Prime Minister will visit Buckingham Palace to speak to the sovereign. When May called the snap election, the Conservatives had a 20 point polling average lead over Labour. But Jeremy Corbyn said it was clear Labour had won the election and indicated he was ready to put forward a programme for government in an alternative Queen's Speech. Read More »

UK turmoil as Brexit talks could be delayed

May's Conservatives unexpectedly lost their majority in parliament in snap vote, causing political chaos ahead of Brexit talks with EU. The Prime Minister's grip on Brexit was vanishing as the two sides manoeuvred for power in the Cabinet and the Conservative Party . Read More »

Theresa May's election gamble backfires as voters throw a surprise


She called a snap election in April, convinced she would receive an overwhelming mandate for her strategy and a strengthened hand in her negotiations with the European Union , which begin on June 19. It projected 34 for the Scottish National Party and 14 for the Liberal Democrats. The DUP - which staunchly defends Northern Ireland remaining part of the United Kingdom, and takes a conservative approach to social issues - increased its number of seats to 10. Read More »

Schumer invites Trump to testify before Senate

Comey said it should be special counsel Robert Mueller's task to determine whether Trump had obstructed justice, and therefore, had opened himself up to possible impeachment proceedings, keeping the allegations on Russian Federation in mind. Read More »

Plane lands on Alligator Alley in Collier County


The pilot was able to move the plane to the center median before exiting the aircraft. The pilot was the only one on board and wasn't hurt. Thankfully the plane managed to pull off into the grassy median and is not blocking any travel lanes of the interstate. Read More »

Sessions' offer to testify surprises, and concerns, intelligence panel


A Justice Department spokeswoman said Monday morning that Sessions believes "It is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him". In addition, even Rod Rosenstein, his deputy, was not clear in his hearing whether he knew what his memo would be used for and who asked him to write it. Read More »

This is Apple's best iPad ever - here's why

In fact, as with the previous generation of the iPad Pro , the tablet is best when you add on its accessories. Apple this week also launched an updated App Store that adds original editorial features, a "Today" tab for daily announcements about new features, and other new tabs for Games, Apps and Updates. Read More »

Afghan Authorities Lock Down Kabul after Deadly Protest

Wednesday's blast, one of the worst since 2001, killed about 90 people when an explosives-laden human-waste tanker blew up in the Green Zone, where many foreign embassies and government institutions are located. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack. Kabul's Italian-run Emergency Hospital said 19 people had been reported killed and 16 wounded had been brought to the hospital. Read More »

Hundreds of Anti-Corruption Protesters Arrested In Moscow


Demonstrations were being held or planned in more than 200 cities and towns to protest what Navalny says is a system of corruption and cronyism that President Vladimir Putin presides over. Despite the mass arrests in the March protests, the large turnouts on Monday prove that Navalny's campaign has managed to maintain momentum. An unlikely object of dispute emerged at the St. Read More »

Russia protests: Activist Navalny detained, wife tweets


In Moscow , thousands of angry protesters held an unsanctioned rally on Tverskaya, the capital's main street. Navalny's wife, Yulia, said he had been detained as he tried to leave their home. An unlikely object of dispute emerged at the St. Petersburg demonstration: As Russian journalist Arseny Vesnin and others noted, a giant yellow duck was among those detained by police, after being batted around in the air by the crowd. Read More »

Britain's May to Face Her Party amid Post-Election Tumult


A leading Conservative MP who was present at the 1922 committee meeting told the Guardian newspaper later that May was "contrite and genuine but not on her knees" as she apologised to MPs for the election result that cost the Conservatives its majority in the House of Commons. Read More »

British PM loses majority but battles to stay on


The result ended his career and shocked Europe. "If there is a message from tonight's result, it is this: The prime minister called the election because she wanted a mandate". After noon, May was driven from her official Downing Street residence to Buckingham Palace to ask Queen Elizabeth for permission to form a government - a formality under the British system. Read More »

What We Learned From Comey Thursday


The leaders of the House of Representatives intelligence committee said on Friday they've written to Comey , following the sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation director's testimony he made notes about his talks with Trump on Thursday. Read More »

Qatar Hits Out at Gulf States 'Policy of Domination and Control'

Qatar has called those charges baseless. Saudi Arabia , the UAE , Egypt and Bahrain last week took measures to isolate Qatar over its support for Islamist and terrorist groups. Oman is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council but takes a relatively independent diplomatic approach from the other five states in the bloc, especially on relations with Iran, a sticking point in the dispute with Qatar. Read More »

Jury gets case in Cosby sex assault trial

Cosby did not take the stand, ending days of suspense over whether the jury would hear directly from him. Bill Cosby may be a pill-pumping lothario but the disgraced comic and the woman accusing him of drugging and molesting her were lovers, his lawyer said Monday. Read More »

Oregon State meets Fullerton in College World Series opener

Oregon State (54-4) will bring a 21-game win streak into the Bracket 1 afternoon game against Fullerton (39-22). There is also another doubleheader on Sunday, with No. As for what will come next, the loser of the LSU-Florida State matchup will play Monday at 1pm, while the victor advances to play on Tuesday at 6pm. Read More »