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Trump to nominate ex-Justice Department official to lead FBI

Wray, 50, is a litigation attorney with law firm King & Spalding in Washington and Atlanta. He represented Christie , a Trump ally, in the George Washington Bridge investigation, in which two former aides to the Republican governor were convicted of plotting to close bridge lanes to punish a Democratic mayor who wouldn't endorse Christie . [Full Article...]

Donald Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

In the Bridgegate trial , Wray represented the embattled governor in the scandal over closing lanes of a bridge to a city whose mayor refused to endorse Christie . Scrushy was later convicted in a separate bribery cases. Wray, 50, now works as a litigation partner for a private firm. Wray represented Credit Suisse Group AG before it main bank unit pleaded guilty in 2014 and paid $2.6 b... [Full Article...]

White House brushes off reporter who asks, 'Where's Sean?'

White House brushes off reporter who asks, 'Where's Sean?' It wasn't until five hours after Trump's tweet that the White House finally issued a statement announcing Trump's intent to nominate Christopher Wray to serve as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Trump insisted on Tuesday that his phone is a direct link to the American people, and criticism by the mainstream media is an attempt to stifle his message. [Full Article...]

NASA picks 12 new astronauts from crush of applicants

After completing the two year program, the astronauts will be assigned to one of four different spacecrafts, including the International Space Station , NASA's Orion Spacecraft, or one of two commercial crew spacecrafts now in development. [Full Article...]

7 things to know: James Comey's congressional testimony

Mr. Comey says he opted not to make this fact public because it was possible the investigation might move in a different direction and he ultimately would end up investigating Mr. "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". Rogers referred to earlier statements he made saying he wouldn't comment on conversations with the President. [Full Article...]

Defendant in Oregon stabbings pleads not guilty

Defendant in Oregon stabbings pleads not guilty Christian is accused of yelling racial and ethnic epithets at two teenage girls, both black and one wearing traditional Muslim dress, before several fellow passengers stepped in to confront him. He is charged with two cases of aggravated murder, one case of attempted murder, two cases of second degree intimidation (threating a person due to their race, color, religion, or sexual orientation), and ... [Full Article...]

Judicial Watch President: Next FBI Director Must Be a Reformer

Wray, now a litigation partner at DC-based law firm King & Spalding, would replace acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe , who took over when James Comey was sacked by Trump in May, Fox News reported . Now in private practice, Wray is a partner in the law firm of King & Spalding, overseeing the firm's government investigations practice. Additionally, it's unlikely that Comey will be discussing... [Full Article...]

Comey: Trump called Russia investigation "cloud"

Comey: Trump called Russia investigation The White House has not provided details of when those three conversations allegedly took place. One reflected his concern about Trump's alleged request to back off from the investigation of his former national security adviser Michael Flynn . [Full Article...]

Iran says 2 killed, 30 wounded in twin attacks

Islamic State has said it was behind the attacks. Mizan Online, which is affiliated with the judiciary, attributed the toll from Wednesday's attacks to Pirhossein Kolivand, the head of Iran's emergency department. IS and other extremists consider Shiites to be apostates, and the video accuses Iranians of persecuting Sunnis over the centuries and into modern times. [Full Article...]

Woman Allegedly Shoves Meth Into Mouth Of Toddler Playing At People's Park

Woman Allegedly Shoves Meth Into Mouth Of Toddler Playing At People's Park According to police, while en route to the holding facility, the suspect allegedly told the paramedics that she had given the child methamphetamine. Thomas admitted to giving the boy the drugs, which she told him was candy, police said. That area of the park is where a number of homeless people live, and there have been incidents in the past. "She's been busted for trespassing, indecent exposure... [Full Article...]

Odell wants a new deal

Odell wants a new deal Adding to the speculation, Beckham retweeted a link Tuesday night to an article about Schefter defending the wide receiver. Beckham is widely considered to be one of the top five wide receivers in the National Football League, but still playing on his rookie contract, he is paid far less than other star wideouts. [Full Article...]

'7 of 12 held for London terror attack are women'

'7 of 12 held for London terror attack are women' May faced questions from reporters on Monday over whether she regretted cutting police numbers by around 20,000 during her time as interior minister from 2010 to 2016. I stress for Germany: "in the fight against all forms of terrorism, we stand firmly and decisively at the side of Great Britain", she said. They say Archibald was struck by the van driven by the attackers and died in her fiancé's ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's lawyer refuses to release documents to inquiry

Flynn's cooperation was the first signal that he and the Senate panel have found common ground. Among those issued subpoenas were Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and his company , as well as Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, and his law firm. [Full Article...]

U.S. states form Climate Alliance, vow to uphold Paris Agreement

U.S. states form Climate Alliance, vow to uphold Paris Agreement Gillespie's primary opponent, Corey Stewart, has expressed support for Trump's move to withdraw from the climate accord, tweeting , "This is great news for Southwest Virginia!" related to an article reporting Trump's planned decision . [Full Article...]

Former Ravens RB Ray Rice officially joins high school coaching staff

Former Ravens RB Ray Rice officially joins high school coaching staff Former NFL running back Ray Rice is coaching running backs at his alma mater, New Rochelle High School in NY, according to Kevin Devaney of News 12 Varsity. "Nothing has really changed", he said. "Somebody just put it on Twitter". Rice was inducted into New Rochelle's Walk of Fame in May, according to CBS New York . [Full Article...]

Putin Denies Ever Meeting With Trump

Flynn has become a central figure in investigations by Congress and the FBI into potential ties to Russian Federation by the Trump administration and his campaign. "No, I haven't... because if there had been something meaningful he would have made a report to the minister, and the minister would have made a report to me". [Full Article...]

Crews recover body of 3rd worker from Wisconsin mill rubble

Crews recover body of 3rd worker from Wisconsin mill rubble At a press conference last Friday, Didion vice president of operations, Derrick Clark, said he expects employees will be able to return to work at Didion's other facilities shortly. Majority work at the Cambria corn mill plant. Didion officials say the ethanol plant and grain facility were not damaged, so as soon as investigators turn over the property to the company, they expect to start work aga... [Full Article...]

Constand confronts Cosby: 'I wasn't able to fight him in any way'

Constand confronts Cosby: 'I wasn't able to fight him in any way' Johnson testified that Cosby first wooed her and her parents-including her stepfather, a former Los Angeles Police Detective-then drugged and sexually assaulted her . She told the jury she started feeling woozy after about 20 minutes, with blurred vision, slurred words and legs that felt like rubber. Legal experts have said the trial will hinge on the "he said, she said" arguments so common to ... [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions Offered In Recent Months To Resign As Attorney General

Jeff Sessions Offered In Recent Months To Resign As Attorney General He has also blamed Sessions for the fallout from an executive order that the president signed putting in place a travel ban on seven primarily Muslim countries, which courts have blocked. Sessions was the first and, for many months, the only USA senator to back Trump's campaign. According to the Politico media outlet, citing sources close to the attorney general, Sessions' offer came just be... [Full Article...]

North Korea Rejects New UNSC Sanctions, Intends to Continue Nuclear Buildup

Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada, speaking at the Singapore forum, said Tokyo backed the United States using any option to deal with North Korea, including military strikes, and was seeking a deeper alliance with Washington. The U.S. has about 28,500 troops permanently based in South Korea , a defense treaty ally. The sovereign activities undertaken by China had nothing to do with milit... [Full Article...]


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