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Judge Orders Criminal Charge in PA Amtrak Derailment

In addition to eight counts of involuntary manslaughter , former Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian was charged with one count of causing or risking a catastrophe and numerous counts of reckless endangerment, according to Shapiro's statement. [Full Article...]

White House warned Michael Flynn was 'compromised'

White House warned Michael Flynn was 'compromised' Her testimony to a hearing of a Senate sub-committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election was the most detailed account yet of events that led to Mr Flynn leaving the White House in February. The committee also requested the White House documentation related to the Trump administration's vetting of Flynn but, so far, the White House has refused to release those documents. [Full Article...]

Trump declares James Comey 'should have never exonerated' Hillary Clinton

This comes after acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe took over for Comey's scheduled appearance to testify publicly about the investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation on Thursday. "In one case I called him, and in once case he called me". Mr Trump tweeted on Friday: "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts ... [Full Article...]

Carmaker Nissan says UK plant hit by cyber attack

According to the Russian interior ministry , WannaCry infected almost 1,000 computers in the country. This image provided by the Twitter page of @fendifille shows a computer at Greater Preston CCG as Britain's National Health Service is investigating "an issue with IT" Friday May 12, 2017 . [Full Article...]

Ad Buy Seeks to Defend Ryan, House GOP After Health Care Vote

Ad Buy Seeks to Defend Ryan, House GOP After Health Care Vote Even for an opponent of Obamacare, it is hard to understand why House Republicans chose this path to revamping the nation's health care system. The spot directs viewers to call a number that connects to the Capitol switchboard. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said the bill "should be viewed with caution", while others said the AHCA could be "dead on arrival" in the Senate - with major changes likel... [Full Article...]

Russia Is A Made Up Story, Says Donald Trump

On Friday morning, as President Trump faced withering scrutiny for his decision to fire the FBI director while his campaign is under FBI investigation, Trump took to Twitter to reiterate the talking point he deploys whenever the topic of his campaign's possible collusion with Russian Federation comes up. [Full Article...]

Justice Department directs federal prosecutors to charge maximum sentences

Justice Department directs federal prosecutors to charge maximum sentences The Sessions memo was largely crafted by Steven H. Cook, a federal prosecutor who was president of the National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys and is now detailed to the Justice Department. But any exceptions will need to be approved by top supervisors, and the reasons must be documented, allowing the Justice Department to track the handling of such cases by its 94 US attorney's offices... [Full Article...]

Policeman pleads guilty over fatal shooting of black motorist

Policeman pleads guilty over fatal shooting of black motorist Slager could still face life in prison for the excessive force plea , but that's unlikely due to federal sentencing guidelines. Slager's federal trial was set to begin on May 15, and jury selection was slated to begin May 9, according to an NBC News report . [Full Article...]

Chicago Police say 2 officers shot and wounded

Chicago Police say 2 officers shot and wounded CHICAGO Rookie Chicago police officer Scott Tracz sat in a black sports vehicle outside his girlfriend's suburban house late past year, put his gun to his head and fatally shot himself. Such was the case late on Tuesday when two Chicago Police officers investigating a gang-related shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood came under fire while they were sitting in an unmarked tactical... [Full Article...]

20 attorneys general call for independent probe into Russia

Senate, the office of Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Friday. As such, he can't oversee the FBI investigation into Trump's RussiaGate. "For the president to have invited Director Comey to dinner, and I know there's the president saying one thing and Director Comey saying another, but then to talk about his tenure as director of the FBI, and also talk about an ongoing investigation or ques... [Full Article...]

Law enforcement react to deputy's death

Law enforcement react to deputy's death Police initially gave a different age and middle name for Bowden, who is accused in the death of Yell County Sheriff's Lt. Kevin Mainhart and two female victims whose names haven't been released. Bowden is jailed on three counts of capital murder, state police Director Bill Bryant said. He was gunned down early Thursday during the traffic stop. [Full Article...]

James Comey Leaks Donald Trump Dinner Details to the New York Times

So did Mr Comey act correctly? The only previous firing of an Federal Bureau of Investigation director, by Bill Clinton in 1993, happened in response to specific allegations of financial wrongdoing that were made by the Bush administration's attorney general , not as a post hoc pretext ginned up at the behest of the West Wing. [Full Article...]

Judge orders prosecutors to charge Amtrak engineer

Though the National Transportation Safety Board had previously ruled that the derailment was caused by Bostian, of NY, when he lost " situational awareness " due to being distracted by the radio, the DA's office found on Tuesday that there was not enough "evidence sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the engineer "consciously" disregarded the risk" of an imminent crash. [Full Article...]

Trump White House actions shake Republicans; chaos follows Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey's sacking

Noting that Comey - not McCabe - was originally set to testify at today's hearing, Warner said, "Trump's actions this week cost us an opportunity to get at the truth, at least for today". He advised the Trump presidential transition team on national security issues but was asked to leave at about the same time New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was removed as head of the transition. [Full Article...]

Trump tweets warning to Comey about 'leaking to the press'

In that same NBC interview, the president said he had chose to fire Comey because he was a "showboat" and a "grandstander" and also because "this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story", a reference to the FBI's ongoing investigation into the Russian government's campaign of cyberattacks directed at last year's presidential election as well as into possible ties between Trump associ... [Full Article...]

In Interview, Trump Calls Comey 'Showboat,' Denies Colluding With Russia

Has there ever in the history of American politics or American reality television been a more showboating grandstander than Donald Trump? May 9, 2017 - In a shocking move, Trump fires Comey. The letter informing Mr Comey of the decision, signed by Mr Trump , said he was acting on their recommendation. However, White House officials told CNN that Tuesday's handling of the Comey news wa... [Full Article...]

James Comey Declines to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee

I was going to fire regardless of recommendation". "And I can attest because of the high esteem and respect that people in the Federal Bureau of Investigation had and still have for Jim Comey". "It is my opinion and belief that the FBI will continue to pursue this investigation vigorously and completely", McCabe told the senators. October 31, 2016 - After Comey announces the re-opening of th... [Full Article...]

Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards Has Inspiring 'Marching Orders' For You

Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards Has Inspiring 'Marching Orders' For You They also reportedly talked about how President Trump's White House has affected Planned Parenthood's health care programs. Kardashian sources said their main goal for the meeting was to "find out how they can contribute to the group's cause and work more with them in the future". [Full Article...]

At least 74 countries affected in 'biggest ever' cyberattack

It said it had activated the necessary measures but gave no further details. "I just can't stress it enough: we have a global patch management problem", said Katie Moussouris , CEO and founder of the cybersecurity company Luta Security. Have something to add to this story on WanaCrypt0r ransomware? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it was sharing information with domestic and fore... [Full Article...]

James Comey's dismissal: Differing accounts from Trump officials

An individual familiar with Comey's thinking says the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director is not anxious about the possible existence of any tapes from his meeting with President Trump. "I don't know if there was collusion or not", Clapper said during an interview Friday with MSNBC . But Trump's critics jumped on the opportunity to decry Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huck... [Full Article...]


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