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Clark Howard backs President on air traffic proposal

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said that officials had spoken with air industry representatives and they feel that it is necessary for Congress - currently controlled by the Republicans - to move now to push the proposal through. Some aviation insiders say airlines could also pay the user fees and pass that onto consumers. Key members of tax-writing committees have questioned whether cor... [Full Article...]

U.S. intelligence wants to make a key foreign surveillance law permanent

U.S. intelligence wants to make a key foreign surveillance law permanent Dan Coats, Mr Trump's national intelligence director, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee that Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has helped fight terrorism around the world. person, it has to obtain a warrant first from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Rogers explained that at the NSA "we define in writing who has the authority to unmask a USA pe... [Full Article...]

No bond for woman accused of leaking top-secret documents

No bond for woman accused of leaking top-secret documents The intelligence report says Russian military intelligence officials tried to hack into the USA voting system just before last November's election. The NSA report, dated May 5, provides details of a 2016 Russian cyberattack on a USA voting software supplier, though there is no evidence the hack affected any votes. [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner's Russian Federation back-channel diplomacy: Is it legal?

Jared Kushner's Russian Federation back-channel diplomacy: Is it legal? Pressed on why Trump's puzzling tweet remained online overnight and whether anyone in the administration was paying attention, Spicer said , "I think the president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant". House Democrats said they want Kushner's security clearance revoked "to protect national security ". More attorneys with deep experience in Washington investigations are exp... [Full Article...]

President Trump 'told lies', Comey testifies

The highly anticipated Senate Intelligence Committee appearance by Comey, who was sacked in May, didn't produce a knockout blow. Comey's answer was a reminder that the biggest decisions surrounding the Russian Federation investigations will be made by Mueller and others. [Full Article...]

Trump Claims 'Total And Complete Vindication' After Comey Testimony

Comey delivered his answer clearly. In Washington, Shaw's Tavern was one of several bars promising to open its doors a half hour before Comey begins speaking, with a $10 "FBI" breakfast special. In his tweet, Trump echoed the statement put out by his outside counsel Marc Kasowitz shortly after Comey testified Thursday. The president, he said, never asked Comey to "let go" of the Flynn investigat... [Full Article...]

Navy sailor remains missing after going overboard

Navy sailor remains missing after going overboard Fleet Forces Command based in Norfolk, Va. Clavin's mother, Theresa Iafrate, spoke to The Providence Journal on Thursday and said the 23-year-old graduated from Lincoln High School and went straight into the Navy. Fleet Forces head Adm. Phil Davidson said the Navy is doing everything it can to recover Clavin. The service's statement noted that so far it had searched about 2,500 square miles. [Full Article...]

Sanctions Levied on Qatar by Gulf Rivals So Far

Germany's Foreign Ministry says it is trying to understand the US position on the Gulf crisis, after Saudi Arabia and other nations cut ties to Qatar . This is because it all started after a photo that seemed to have been taken on a "Harry Potter" set during U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia on May 20. [Full Article...]

Comey says he was sacked because of Russian Federation investigation

But there was no rest for partisan spinners. Did Comey's testimony support an obstruction of justice charge? His plain-spoken answers to questions from alternating Democratic and Republican senators offered quotes for each side to latch on to. [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions offered to resign amid tension with Donald Trump

Reports said Trump has had a number of heated discussions with Sessions in recent weeks, and has lashed out at him in private meetings. The attorney general reportedly told President Trump of his decision only "minutes" before he announced it, the sources said. [Full Article...]

Spain's Catalonia announces October independence vote

Spain's Catalonia announces October independence vote The announcement came despite Madrid's firmly opposition to such a move. President Carles Puigdemont of Catalonia said the referendum would ask one question: "Do you want Catalonia to be an independent state in the form of a republic?", reports Efe news. [Full Article...]

Trump uses Twitter to announce his Federal Bureau of Investigation director nomination

Trump uses Twitter to announce his Federal Bureau of Investigation director nomination There's no more information in the two-sentence tweet that ends, "Details to follow". The announcement comes one day before ousted FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has been investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 USA election. [Full Article...]

Conference Pairings Announced for Women's Hoops

Conference Pairings Announced for Women's Hoops The Hurricane men will host Central Florida and SMU, and travel to Cincinnati and Houston in its only meetings with those teams. Texas holds the mark with 124 straight regular-season wins in the Southwest Conference from 1981-1990 while Old Dominion won 96 in a row from 1995-2001. [Full Article...]

Trump Wanted Loyalty, Drop Flynn Investigation — Fired FBI Director

Former FBI Director James Comey took a wrecking ball to President Donald Trump's policy diversion from the monumental problem plaguing the administration: Russian collusion with the 2016 election. "There's no doubt that it's a fair judgment, it's my judgment, that I was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation", Comey said. "I would hope the investigations just get done and... [Full Article...]

Disgruntled former employee kills 5 at workplace near Orlando

Demings confirmed that Neumann had a "negative relationship" with at least one of his former co-workers, and he targeted those who were shot and killed. "So he was a disgruntled employee that came back to this business". That co-worker was not among Monday's victims, the sheriff said. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs says she wants to express her sympathy and sorrow to the family members and ... [Full Article...]

Sister: Woman jailed in family stabbing distraught over son

Sister: Woman jailed in family stabbing distraught over son Nicole Darrington Clark was captured Tuesday morning and is in custody, a police dispatcher confirmed to The Times. A woman being sought in connection with stabbing her two grandchildren, one of them fatally, and her daughter has been arrested , Colton Police Cpl. [Full Article...]

Trump tweets too much

Just 9 percent didn't want a change. This account automatically retweets every Trump tweet - including his retweets, which might look a bit confusing in your timeline. President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have had a series of heated exchanges in the last several weeks after Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, a source close to Sessions told CNN Tues... [Full Article...]

South Dakota's Chris Nilsen Third in Pole Vault at NCAA Championships

South Dakota's Chris Nilsen Third in Pole Vault at NCAA Championships In the steeplechase, Borchers ran mid-pack throughout much of the race and positioned herself for a late-stage surge of her own. Skeen ran his way into the 100 meter final with a time of 10.05, finishing second in the second heat. While Martin and Hobbs brought the stick home with a heat-winning time of 42.76 for the fastest time of the day, the disqualification wiped their effort off the boar... [Full Article...]

US House backs move to repeal post-2008 crisis banking law

Senate Democrats, whose votes will probably be needed to pass it, have repeatedly said they have little interest in revisiting Obama-era constraints on Wall Street that were meant to make the financial system safer. One part of that review is expected to be released soon. It could provide a blueprint for regulators to rewrite the rules. "Under this legislation, independent financial services pro... [Full Article...]

Trump has confidence in Sessions, White House says

Trump reportedly blames Sessions for the escalation of an FBI probe into ties between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russian officials, claiming the attorney general's decision to recuse himself from the investigation was "needless". [Full Article...]


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