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1500 feet of California highway blocked by slide

1500 feet of California highway blocked by slide Part of California's famed Pacific Coast Highway is covered in dirt and rocks after a landslide covered the highway near Big Sur. But Saturday's slide at Mud Creek was the largest by far, and authorities said they don't know when it can be cleared. [Full Article...]

Top Trump advisers decline to comment on Kushner

So it would be OK if it was a back channel if all this other context hadn't happened? "Those are the most troubling, because it could dry up very important information for the US government". Those contacts included two phone calls between April and November a year ago, two sources told Reuters. Schiff also said that even if the topic of Kushner's secret communication was about how best to res... [Full Article...]

Berks lawmakers react to CBO report on health care plan

Berks lawmakers react to CBO report on health care plan First, the health care bill that House Republicans passed to replace Obamacare, which is collapsing, will not become law.Rod Blum of Iowa said the House Obamacare repeal bill only "tweaks" the Affordable Care Act and would have liked to have seen the legislation move more to the right. [Full Article...]

Kushner ties to Russian Federation questioned as Trump blasts media — AP Report

Kushner spoke with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about facilitating sensitive discussions to explore the incoming administration's options with Russia as it developed its Syria policy. security interests. "It allows you to communicate in a discreet manner". "So, I'm not sure you can see a motive for a ruse here". "We're just not going to comment". [Full Article...]

Trump returns with plan to wage war on 'fake media'

While the recent firing of FBI Director James Comey and an ongoing inquiry into ties between his campaign and Russian Federation were subjects Trump wanted to avoid discussing, that imperative was only heightened by revelations in the closing days of the trip about the FBI's growing interest in engagement with Russian Federation by Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. [Full Article...]

Homeland security chief defends alleged plan for 'back channel' to the Russians

In response to repeated questions from reporters, Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn said, "We're not going to comment on Jared". "Sounds like he's more than glad to talk about all of these things and instead of getting wrapped up into a lot of hyperbole, as these things can sometimes do, I think talking with him directly and getting him to answer any and all questions as he said he would do would... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump hits out at 'fake news' following Jared Kushner reports

Even as a member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet said he doesn't see reports of White House adviser Jared Kushner seeking secret communications with Russian Federation as "any big deal", a top House Democrat said the security clearance for Trump's son-in-law needs to be reviewed. [Full Article...]

DHS chief says reported Russian back-channel not a 'big deal'

Kushner dropped out of Trump's first foreign trip before it ended to return to Washington to deal with newly leaked reporting in the Washington Post that he met with the Russian ambassador in December at Trump Tower where they discussed the possibility of setting up a secure and secret communications between the Kremlin and Trump's transition team. [Full Article...]

Trump to Ask DOJ for Investigation Into Manchester Bombing Leaks

Theresa May is expected to raise United Kingdom concerns about the leaking of intelligence on the Manchester bomb attack to the U.S. press when she meets Donald Trump on Thursday. The row - which goes to the heart of the close intelligence-sharing relationship between the transatlantic allies - provides an awkward backdrop to the Prime Minister's meeting with President Trump at the North Atlant... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom resumes sharing intelligence with U.S. after Manchester attack leaks

United Kingdom officials were reportedly angered on Wednesday night after The New York Times published images from the scene of the bombing carried out by Islamic State militant group ( ISIS ). The photos include the remains of a 12-volt battery - thought to be the bomb's power source, according to the article - and a bloodied cylinder that was reportedly found in the bomber's left hand. [Full Article...]

Paul Ryan shunned by dozens of middle schoolers during photo op

Paul Ryan shunned by dozens of middle schoolers during photo op Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) may be the House Speaker and third in line for the presidency, but that reportedly didn't sway roughly 100 middle school students to take a photo with him earlier this week. Speaker Ryan has been a vocal advocate for a healthcare bill that is projected to leave over 20 million Americans without health insurance . [Full Article...]

Clemson one of 16 teams hosting baseball regional

Clemson one of 16 teams hosting baseball regional The Seminoles (39-20) also received a solid group pitching effort, as starter Andrew Karp and three relievers combined to hold a vaunted UNC offense that had averaged almost 13 runs in its first three tournament games scoreless through the final seven innings. [Full Article...]

Trump's son-in-law opened links with Russian Federation after polls

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, who both briefed reporters at the G7 summit in Sicily on Saturday, refused to comment specifically on Kushner. Ambassador Sergei Kisylak is said to have told his superiors in Moscow about the conversation which allegedly took place at Trump Tower. Kushner's lawyer has said his client is willing to talk t... [Full Article...]

Man in custody after 8 shot, killed in Mississippi

A MS sheriff's deputy who was among eight people slain in a shooting rampage is being remembered by his boss as "a great guy". At another crime scene in Brookhaven , about 17km north of Bogue Chitto, two boys were found dead, while at a third scene, a man and a woman were discovered killed. [Full Article...]

White House asks for more time on health care subsidies

White House asks for more time on health care subsidies The White House Press Office did not respond within deadline. The foundation further projects that halting the cost-sharing reduction payments would actually increase federal spending because larger rate hikes would lead to greater federal expenses on the premium tax credits. [Full Article...]

Trump Reportedly Told Close Associates U.S. Will Leave Paris Climate Agreement

Bush ultimately reneged on the Kyoto Protocol agreed to by President Bill Clinton in 1997. Earlier on Saturday, the President tweeted from Italy that he would make his final decision next week as to whether the US will remain in the Paris Accord. [Full Article...]

Macron says Trump handshake was 'moment of truth'

He succeeded, but just barely. "My handshake with him, it wasn't innocent", Macron told a French newspaper . The leaders met in Brussels on Thursday ahead of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, during Trump's first foreign trip as president. [Full Article...]

Gianforte apologizes to reporter in acceptance speech

In conceding Thursday night, Quist told supporters he called Gianforte and stressed the need to listen to all Montanans. The president was reacting to Thursday night's special U.S. The newly elected congressman apologized after his victory. The House seat, which opened when President Trump named Rep. Ryan Zinke to lead the Interior Department, has been Republican-held for two decades in... [Full Article...]

Patient, Doctor Groups Say New CBO Score Reveals Health Care Bill's Flaws

It is uncertain how many states would waive community rating under the AHCA.The Daily Mail Opinion page published a column by syndicated columnist Star Parker Fridaystating the House Republican health bill will save money and deliver better health care to everyone. [Full Article...]

Growing Brush Fire Rages In Brentwood

Growing Brush Fire Rages In Brentwood Just after 11PM last night, a fire broke out in the "C and S" auto salvage yard on Smitty Way at Tara Springs Road in Black Canyon City. By around 3 p.m. Five camp crews and one water-dropping helicopter were deployed in response. "Ground access is hard in a fairly remote location", the LAFD said. More than 95 Los Angeles city firefighters had been sent to the greater alarm fire, but they were r... [Full Article...]


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