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Trump Now Says He Has No Recordings of Conversations With Comey

On May 12, in response to a New York Times report of Mr Comey's talks with Mr Trump, the President hinted on Twitter that the conversations may have been recorded, saying the former Federal Bureau of Investigation boss " better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" The White House initially declined to clarify the tweet , with Press Secre... [Full Article...]

Philippines says Islamist militants withdraw from school, no casualties

Philippines says Islamist militants withdraw from school, no casualties Local police said the BIFF attack may have been meant to help the militants in Marawi by distracting the military. Military officials were initially not certain if any hostages were taken and whether they included children.Community leaders in the area were called in to help in negotiations to rescue the hostages, Padilla said."It's over. [Full Article...]

Flint, Mich., airport stabbing by Canadian man is being investigated as terrorism

The employee was taken to the hospital and was later released. Mike Shaw said the victim, Lt. Jeff Neville , was stabbed in the neck at about 9:30 a.m., and that the airport was evacuated shortly after the incident occurred. Luciano Piazza, the building landlord, said Ftouhi was not a hard tenant and that he is married with children. Police were guarding the entrance and rear doorway of the fou... [Full Article...]

Fridge-freezer maker offers condolences in tower fire

The department also said exterior cladding attached to the 24-story public housing project during a recent renovation failed safety tests conducted by investigators, and that police have seized documents from a number of organizations. "Preliminary tests show the insulation samples collected from Grenfell tower combusted soon after the test started", McCormack said. DSI McCormack said the inve... [Full Article...]

Tragic Grenfell Tower blaze triggered by a Hotpoint fridge freezer

The Metropolitan Police Service, which is leading the investigation, is examining the construction of the building, including its recent refurbishment. British police investigating the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London believe the fire started in a freezer. Seventy-nine people died in the disaster, and manslaughter is among the offenses being considered in the case. [Full Article...]

South Africa's mines minister open to talks with companies on new charter

South Africa's mines minister open to talks with companies on new charter How mining companies will "top-up" their shareholding to 30% within the next 12 months with shares that must be released by those who are not "black person shareholders" is questioned by Badenhorst. The targets include new mining rights, holders having 30 percent black ownership to be shared among employees, communities and black entrepreneurs. [Full Article...]

Judges Rule 'Making a Murderer' Confession Was Improperly Obtained

Judges Rule 'Making a Murderer' Confession Was Improperly Obtained October 31, 2005: Teresa Halbach , 25, of St. John in Calumet County, a photographer for Auto Trader Magazine, goes to Avery's Auto Salvage near Mishicot to photograph a minivan for sale by Steven Avery's sister. Yet, on Thursday, two out of the three judges chose to uphold Duffin's ruling, which overturned Dassey's sentence for his involvement in the assault and murder of Halbach. [Full Article...]

CT sailor among 7 killed in collision

The Navy on Sunday released sailors' names. Most of the damage is below the waterline, including a large gash near the keel, Aucoin said . The coast guard initially said the collision occurred at 2:20 a.m., as the Philippine ship had reported it at 2:25 a.m. [Full Article...]

Rand Paul Doesn't Support GOP Health Bill

Rand Paul Doesn't Support GOP Health Bill They said the measure falls short, missing "the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs". Predictably, Democrats were firm in their opposition to the GOP bill. Sen. As a result, Greenstein said, "the Senate bill over time, I'm afraid, goes in a substantial way in hitting the program so hard to be nearly destroying it". [Full Article...]

US Shoots Down Armed, Iranian-Made Drone Over Syria Amid Russian Protests

US Shoots Down Armed, Iranian-Made Drone Over Syria Amid Russian Protests Australia has suspended all air operations over Syria in the wake of US forces downing a Syrian jet and a warning from Russian Federation that USA -led coalition planes are now targets for its forces in parts of the country. That took place near the Syrian city of Taqba, which has been the focus of fighting as USA -sponsored ground forces advance on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. [Full Article...]

Senate GOP health care bill released

The new U.S. Senate health care bill made public for the first time Thursday on Capitol Hill could drastically affect Georgia. The phantom bill took corporeal form today when Senate Republicans released the text of the "Better Care Reconciliation Act". [Full Article...]

GOP Opposition Imperils Senate Health Care Bill

The Affordable Care Act for the first time is now viewed favorably by more than half of all Americans, according to a new poll released a day after the introduction of a Republican-drafted Senate bill which would gut that major health-care law better known as Obamacare . [Full Article...]

Panneerselvam faction of AIADMK to support NDA nominee

With both factions supporting Kovind, the NDA now has enough numbers to sail through the Presidential elections. "Today in the opposition parties meeting which shall be chaired by Congress President Sonia Gandhi these issues (Presidential candidate) would be discussed", Congress leader Mallikarjuna Kharge said. [Full Article...]

Heavy rain today with a Flash Flood Watch in effect

Heavy rain today with a Flash Flood Watch in effect A flash flood watch continues until midnight tonight for portions of southern IL, southwest IN, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri through this evening, when rains should eventually taper off. A flood warning, meaning that there were areas with flooding in progress, was issued for parts of in and Armstrong counties. Error! There was an error processing your request. [Full Article...]

Long knives come out for Pelosi as Democrat losing streak grows

Long knives come out for Pelosi as Democrat losing streak grows Some have blamed the minority leader for a string of near-misses in House special elections , most recently Republican Karen Handel's win over Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia . They must pick up 24 seats to do so. During Wednesday's caucus meeting, Pelosi reportedly stressed to her fellow lawmakers that while the results have been disappointing, the party was making headway in districts that ... [Full Article...]

Opposition picks Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as candidate for Presidential polls

The BSP today supported the Opposition's candidate, stressing that Meira Kumar was "more capable and popular" than Kovind. "It is an election for President. Prime Minister Modi also spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar , Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. [Full Article...]

'Bihar CM Nitish Kumar committed historic blunder,' says Lalu Prasad Yadav

Reacting to the JD-U's decision to support National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) Presidential candidate Kovind, Kharge said: " Nitish Kumar's party JD-U's announcement to support Kovind is his decision". Earlier, Nitish had made a decision to break ranks with the Opposition by announcing his support for Kovind. While the Opposition's move is to test Kumar on his "anti-communal, anti-RSS" polit... [Full Article...]

Police officer Beaten to death by mob outside Srinagar's Jamia Masjid

Police officer Beaten to death by mob outside Srinagar's Jamia Masjid Reportedly, along with police firing teargas was sacked as well. As he failed to explain his presence, the mob caught him and the arguments got into blows. ADGP Security, Jammu and Kashmir , Dilbagh Singh told HuffPost India that Pandith was on duty outside the mosque along with his team last night. Pandith was laid to rest in the presence of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti , w... [Full Article...]

Lalu again appeals to Nitish to reconsider decision on Kovind

Kovind was the governor of Bihar before being chosen as the NDA nominee for the 17 July presidential polls billed as a "dalit versus dalit" contest. The RJD and Congress share power with the JD-U in Bihar as part of the Grand Alliance. "In the 27 years that I have worked as a dalit activist, I have never heard of Kovind's work with the community", said Prasad, adding that Kumar's identity as... [Full Article...]

Assessing Trump's self-defense in Comey drama

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director said Trump's private comments urging him to drop the probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn led him to tell his Justice Department colleagues they needed to be careful. [Full Article...]


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