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Senate asks Trump associates for details on Russian contacts


Carter Page issued a lengthy response on Monday to a Senate Intelligence Committee leaders' statement questioning whether he was still willing to cooperate with the panel's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Republican strategist Roger Stone and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort are also among those the Senate intelligence committee has asked to provide information and documents related to its investigation. Lire la suite »

Protesters say Republican has 'got to go'


When MacArthur started to tell the story about Gracie, who died two decades ago at age 11, someone yelled "Shame!", accusing the lawmaker of "using" his daughter's death to promote his political agenda. "I am not saying this is a flawless solution, but the current system isn't ideal either and that is what we are trying to fix", the congressman said in response to another question. Lire la suite »

PHL delegation off to Geneva for United Nations human rights review


Surprisingly for India, several countries asked it to review FCRA to defend human rights activists. The assessment aims to determine whether a member state respects its human rights obligations in accordance with the UN Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, human rights instruments/treaties ratified by the state, voluntary pledges and commitments made by the state, and applicable worldwide humanitarian law. Lire la suite »

Deshaun Watson signs contract with Houston Texans


There is no fifth-year option for Cunningham. The contract with Houston is reportedly worth $13.854 million, with a signing bonus of $8.215 million, per Kevin Patra of Around the NFL. Watson's going to have a chance to compete with Tom Savage for the starting job this year, though they'd probably prefer to give him time to develop. Lire la suite »

Former AG: White House was warned about Flynn

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who was sacked by Trump in January, also testified in front of the senate Monday. The hearing was mainly focused on former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's connections to Russian Federation and allegations against Moscow meddling with the presidential elections in 2016. Lire la suite »

Senator cites fee she says FBI paid for hacking tool


Department of Justice. The FBI and Apple got into a major stoush early previous year when Apple refused to help the agency break into the iPhone in question, and the matter went to court. Last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Apple were embroiled in a short but fierce legal battle over the company's refusal to unlock the phone of the San Bernardino terrorist, who in December 2015 killed 14 people and injured more than a dozen others in the California city. Lire la suite »

Trump cries censorship after major networks refuse to run campaign ad


President Donald Trump's campaign took aim at major TV networks Friday for refusing to air a controversial advertisement touting his first 100 days in office, accusing the networks of "setting a chilling precedent against free speech". On Thursday, Mrs. Trump also appeared on Fox News' Hannity , which ran the full ad during the program, where she decried CNN's decision to not run the ad as "really sad". Lire la suite »

Turkey sacks 107 judges, prosecutors over links to failed coup


The Turkish president has said he will ask Trump in person to extradite Gulen. Some 47,000 people have been arrested under the state of emergency imposed after the coup, while tens of thousands more have lost their jobs. At a meeting with his USA counterpart, Jeff Sessions, in Washington on Monday, Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag will demand the extradition of an exiled cleric accused of helping mastermind a 2016 coup, the Anadolu news agency reports. Lire la suite »

Overruling DA's Office, Judge Calls for Amtrak Driver's Arrest

A Philadelphia municipal court judge ordered the charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment against former Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian to be revived on Thursday. Kline and attorney Robert Mongeluzzi, who helped negotiate the settlement, announced the judge's order late Thursday. Mr. Mongeluzzi added, "The Attorney General's bold, decisive action sends a loud and clear message that endangering the lives of rail passengers, crews and the public will not be tolerated ... Lire la suite »

North Korea sends rare letter of protest over new U.S. sanctions

A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva October 2, 2014. It said the aim was to hurt "the mental mainstay that all the Korean people absolutely trust" and "eclipse the eternal sun" of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the country's official name. Lire la suite »

The heat is on in Kyiv for second Eurovision semi-finals


Imagine a Saturday night's viewing that really did "celebrate diversity", as the slogan for this year's effort goes. The concert venue, however, is an uninspiring exhibition centre across the city's Dnipro River. " The Eurovision Song Contest rule (1.2.1a) which states that entries must not have been commercially released before September 1 exists to make sure that the Contest can welcome new compositions each year, and that every song can compete on a level playing field". Lire la suite »

Ex-John Lewis boss wins West Midlands mayoral race for Conservatives


Mr Street added: "I want to be a mayor who works for everyone across the West Midlands and binds all of our leaders together, and that's because ultimately that's what this job is all about about building a team to champion the West Midlands, building an alliance with central government, with local people, that will put the West Midlands back in its rightful place as the leading region of the United Kingdom". Lire la suite »

Trump won't say whether Spicer still has a job

Press aides have repeatedly insisted that Mr Trump made a decision to dismiss Mr Comey on the advice of Rod Rosenstein, the United States deputy attorney general. The White House said Mr Comey was sacked over his handling of the Hillary Clinton email affair, but Democrats have asked, if that is the case, why it took so long. Lire la suite »

Trump considering 11 candidates to replace Comey

It is unclear what "tapes" Trump is referring to. The move comes as the agency is investigating whether Trump's campaign was connected to Russian meddling in the election. The series of tweets come as the White House scrambles to deny that it intentionally misled Americans over the series of events that led to Comey's termination on Tuesday. Lire la suite »

Former Rep. Corrine Brown Found Guilty of Misusing Charity Funds, Fraud


Olshan told jurors the real victims are the worthy kids who could have gotten scholarships. Judge Timothy Corrigan called the jury out of their room a little before 5pm to send them home for the day. Brown argued that she was minimally involved in preparing those returns and that, at least one year, she did not sign it herself. The group solicited more than $800,000 in charitable donations that they said would be used to pay for college scholarships, computers for schools and other ... Lire la suite »

'Secret Peacemaker' Brendan Duddy has passed away


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams tweeted "I am very sorry to hear of death of Brendan Duddy". The back channel established by Oatley and Mr Duddy lasted from the mid-1970s through to the IRA ceasefire of 1994. Following the end of The Troubles, Mr Duddy served as a member of the Northern Ireland Policing Board and helped broker negotiations related to the marching season. Lire la suite »

Scott Walker pans Assembly GOP proposal for net tax increase on gas


Gov. Scott Walker says he doesn't support Assembly Republicans' proposal to cut the gas tax but apply the sales tax to fuel, saying it will result in drivers paying millions of dollars more for gas. The total boost in revenue would equal out to roughly $313 million over two years. Fitzgerald is working on an alternative plan that would tap more money from the state's main account to pay for roads. Lire la suite »