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Senate panel subpoenas ex-national security adviser's documents in Russia investigation

Senate panel subpoenas ex-national security adviser's documents in Russia investigation Mr Pence said in January that Mr Flynn denied those calls involved sanctions placed on Russian Federation by the Obama administration in response to its election meddling. The banner in question has now been taken down from Trump's Twitter page. General Flynn worked as the head of the Military Intelligence Agency (DIA), until he was sacked by President Barack Obama in 2014, reportedly because ... [Full Article...]

Pope Nixes Medjugorje Visions But Says Shrine Has Benefits

The ceremony on Saturday was attended by Joao Baptista and his wife, Lucila Yurie, of Brazil. At the beginning of the Mass the Pope said "we declare and define Blessed Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto be saints and we enrol them among the saints, decreeing that they are to be venerated as such by the whole Church". [Full Article...]

New Orleans Confederate monument of Jefferson Davis taken down

They chanted, "Take 'em down" and "White supremacy's got to go". The two factions were separated behind barricades, just feet apart from each other. Rather than formally respond to the city's request for proposals, the museum offered to take the monument off the city's hands with no strings attached and no intention to exhibit it (St. [Full Article...]

Mother of 8-year-old boy who killed himself speaks out

Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco said her office will dig deeper into the case based on a surveillance video taken inside Carson School and a police detective's analysis. "On the eve of Mother's Day, it is unfortunate that CPS chose to blame Gabe's mother for not taking him to the hospital after he was injured at school", said Branch. [Full Article...]

Miss Manners: Celebrate your own mother - no one else's

Miss Manners: Celebrate your own mother - no one else's And this is what defines motherhood! "What handsome colours" is good for anything that is not entirely dark brown. We hope you feel pride today. In 1908, the US Congress rejected the proposal to make Mother's Day official. I quickly learned the importance of an extended family , and was motivated by the encouragement I got from my mom as well as my husband. [Full Article...]

Engineer in deadly 2015 Amtrak crash charged with manslaughter

Engineer in deadly 2015 Amtrak crash charged with manslaughter Each misdemeanor charges carries a maximum five-year sentence. It alleges he was reckless in the operation of the train. Pennsylvania's attorney general appeared to disagree with the previous conclusion, and filed eight counts of involuntary manslaughter , one count of causing or risking a catastrophe, and multiple counts of reckless endangerment Friday. [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions launches War on Drugs 2.0 with new mandatory-minimum policy

Jeff Sessions launches War on Drugs 2.0 with new mandatory-minimum policy Harsher sentences for non-violent drug crimes cost taxpayers more money and waste limited resources that are needed to go after more unsafe, violent offenders who put the public at risk. Under the Obama-era policy, defendants who didn't belong to large drug trafficking organizations qualified to be charged with crimes that didn't carry long mandatory minimum sentences. [Full Article...]

Trump says wants to move quickly to nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump says wants to move quickly to nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director The night Mr Trump fired Mr Comey , the White House said the president acted based on advice from Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein. In the interview, Mr Trump also connected the decision to the FBI's Russian Federation investigation. [Full Article...]

Sister says Arkansas slaying suspect battled mental illness

Sister says Arkansas slaying suspect battled mental illness Bowden is now being held at the Conway County facility, he said . Police suspect Bowden fatally also shot Yell County Sheriff's deputy Lt. Kevin Mainhart during a traffic stop. An Ohio coroner has reopened its investigation into an 8-year-old boy's suicide, and his school district is expected to release video showing a bully knocking him unconscious two days before he killed himself. [Full Article...]

Speeding Amtrak driver charged in 2015 crash that killed 8

Amtrak 188, originating in Washington, D.C., was bound for NY. Attorney General Josh Shapiro's office filed the charges against Brandon Bostian shortly after 5 p.m. Bostian, in a lawsuit against Amtrak, said he was left disoriented or unconscious when something struck his train before it derailed. "The National Transportation Safety Board concluded in August 2016 that Bostian likely caused ... [Full Article...]

United States prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

Indeed, the White House has released its own photos of the meeting, but none of them include Kislyak, even though he was clearly present according to the photos published by TASS , Russia's state-owned media agency. "His public statements are sufficient for me. Put on the table just one single fact, then we'll react to it". The Kremlin has hidden bugs in sensitive USA facilities. [Full Article...]

Posey's homer in 17th leads Giants past Reds 3-2

Brandon Belt and Justin Ruggiano hit solo home runs for San Francisco in a game otherwise highlighted by strong starting pitching after both clubs had pretty much exhausted their bullpens in the previous contest. "I feel like the team in general, we're coming through in situations like that", Cozart said. The Reds had eight baserunners in the first three innings, including a two-out walk in the se... [Full Article...]

Former Trump security aide was Russian Federation blackmail risk, says ex

Former Trump security aide was Russian Federation blackmail risk, says ex So, Yates reached out to the White House Counsel Don McGahn, and told him that Flynn had apparently lied to Vice President Pence and others. "The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer-funded charade end?" he fumed in one post, while in another, he targeted Ms Yates - claiming she had " said nothing but old news!" after earlier assailing her for allegedly leaking ... [Full Article...]

8-year-old boy bullied at school days before killing himself

The attorney for the mother of the 8-year-old boy who committed suicide in OH has accused the elementary school, where the boy attended, of hiding the truth of an assault from his mother. Police have finished investigating the incident and no charges were filed, according to Fox19 . "His vitals are fine, he's fine and she chose to come to the school to get him to make sure he was okay and she too... [Full Article...]

Texas community college on lockdown amid 'intruder' report

Earlier, police told ABC News there "may be injuries" but could not confirm a number. Police in Texas have reported a possible active shooter at North Lake College and ordered students to go to nearest room and "lock down" due to an "intruder". [Full Article...]

No, presidents should not ask FBI directors if they're under investigation

Earlier Friday, Trump tweeted that "it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy" and that "the best thing to do" might be to cancel future press briefings in favor of hand-written responses. He assured White House Counsel John Dean that there would be " no fishing expedition ", explaining that the prosecutor assigned to the case "knows better than to wander off b... [Full Article...]

Felt nauseous to think I could have influenced U.S. election: Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

Felt nauseous to think I could have influenced U.S. election: Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Democrats have charged that Comey's decision to reopen the probe may have been politically motivated and helped swing the election in Donald Trump's favor. Comey sanctimoniously claimed that he was above such political considerations at the meeting, although he admits being aware that the announcement of a reopened investigation would have a huge impact. [Full Article...]

Trump promises quick decision on new Federal Bureau of Investigation boss as interviews begin

John CornynJohn CornynInterest builds over Trump's FBI pick Rubio "very encouraged" Trump considering politicians to lead FBI FBI agents group urges Trump to pick Mike Rogers for director MORE (R-Texas) are three of eight candidates who interviewed for the role on Saturday, a source confirmed to The Hill. [Full Article...]

Parents demonstrate at school where 8-year-old was bullied

The district said administrators asked Reynolds to pick Gabriel up from school and take him to a hospital. Hamilton County is experiencing an outbreak of youth suicide, including an 8-year-old Cincinnati boy. In a statement posted with the video , Cincinnati Public Schools say Gabriel told school officials that he "fell". The boy ended up vomiting later that night, according to Branch, an... [Full Article...]

Trump to move quickly to replace Federal Bureau of Investigation director

If loyalty is a key factor in the hiring decision, McCabe might be at a disadvantage. It may have also upset Mr Trump that Mr Comey testified in Congress that there was no evidence to Mr Trump's wild claim that President Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped during the 2016 election. [Full Article...]


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