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AG Sessions: "This is a Secret Innuendo Being Leaked Out There"

He simultaneously said that President Trump hadn't invoked " executive privilege " - a term referring to protecting private conversations with the President - but still refused to answer any questions from senators regarding his conversations with him, including whether he and Trump had discussed the Russian Federation investigation when talking about firing former FBI Director Comey. Read More »

Fatalities confirmed in massive London building fire

Cotton said a number of people died in the fire, but she couldn't yet confirm how many because of the size and complexity of the building. Reports indicate that the residents of the building had complained about fire safety issues earlier but no action was taken. Read More »

Manhunt sparked by slaying of prison guards, inmates' escape


According to police in Athens, Georgia, the inmates committed a burglary in Madison , Ga., and changed out of their white prison clothes. "We lost two of our fellow officers, two of our kin. It named them as Curtis Billue , who joined the department in 2007, and Christopher Monica , who was hired in 2009. Rowe has been serving life without parole since 2002, while Dubose , who has elaborate tattoos on his face and neck, began a 20-year sentence in 2015. Read More »

Philippines says US troops near besieged Marawi, but not fighting


Philippine military general Brigadier General Restituto Padilla said in a news conference on Wednesday that the United States troops are operating in a support role and are not involved in fighting the militants. Up to 600 U.S. personnel were based in Camp Navarro, Zamboanga, for a joint effort to combat terrorism in the southern Philippines . US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday that the task force was wrapped up too soon. Read More »

Inmates shoot, kill 2 correctional officers in Georgia

Billue, a 10-year employee, is survived by a father, a brother and a sister, Dozier said. Madison County Sheriff's Captain Jimmy Patton said Dubose has family in Madison County and that law officers are keeping watch over any contact Dubose might make locally. Read More »

Do you know the history of Flag Day?


Flag Day is celebrated every year on June 14, and it honors the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777. William Kerr has also been credited with launching the Flag Day movement with his 1888 establishment of the American Flag Day Association of Western Pennsylvania, which became a lifelong passion for him. Read More »

Boeing to restructure its defense and space unit


Blecher said the affected employees were notified within the past 24 hours of the decision, which "has been in the works for some time". As she took stock of the second-largest USA defense business a year ago after taking over as its head, Caret said her priorities were to lower costs, encourage innovation and determine "how we can be most responsive to our customers". Read More »

Scenes From the Massive West London High-Rise Fire

In a statement posted to Twitter, London police say two people are now being treated for smoke inhalation and they're waiting updates on further injuries. The group said there was one entry and exit to the tower during improvement works and it had issues with evacuation procedures. Seventh-floor resident Paul Munakr told the BBC: "As I was going down the stairs, there were firefighters, truly fantastic firefighters that were actually going upstairs, to the fire, trying to get as many ... Read More »

Attorney general: Man shot by police outside of liquor store


Officials transported Jones to Portsmouth Regional Hospital where he was treated at the scene for at least one gunshot wound. The truck crashed, receiving minor damage on Grafton Road in Portsmouth, before continuing south. The ramp to the rest area reopened overnight after investigators spent the day Tuesday gathering evidence. He was pronounced dead later in the afternoon and an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. Read More »

Warriors issue statement on possible White House visit

A tweet claiming that the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors would refuse to meet with President Donald Trump at the White House went viral Tuesday, despite presenting zero evidence. With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won't". And last month Kerr told reporters that Trump is a "blowhard" who is "ill-suited to be president". Read More »

KFC to send chicken sandwich to edge of space on balloon


Essentially, World View can get payloads to and from space without rockets. "When we were first contacted by KFC to send a Zinger into space, we obviously thought it was quite amusing", said Jane Poynter, World View CEO, via email. Brands, Inc., Louisville, Ky. So the film revisits the idea in a more sophisticated "recreation". Future flights could predict weather patterns or help with disaster response. Read More »

N.Korea frees student in coma after high-level United States visit

He said the USA continues to have talks with Pyongyang about three other American citizens who are reportedly detained in the North. Warmbier's release Tuesday followed an extraordinary period of clandestine negotiations between USA and North Korean officials in Oslo, Norway, and NY. Read More »

Lynch action on Clinton inquiry 'totally illegal'


Starr Monday morning gave a ringing endorsement of former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who has been assigned by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to "oversee the previously-confirmed FBI investigation of Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, and related matters", according to a statement issued by The Department of Justice in May. Read More »

Eric Trump: Democrats are 'not even people'


Eric Trump , second-eldest son of the USA president, drew global ridicule overnight after telling FOX News host Sean Hannity Tuesday evening that he considers his father's detractors and political opponents "not even people". Trump is now helping run the family business with his brother, Donald Trump Jr., while their father serves as president. "They try and obstruct a great man". Read More »

Arab nations add names to terror list amid Qatar dispute

Tillerson said the blockade had led to food shortages and forced families to uproot themselves and pull their children from school. Qatar hosts roughly 10,000 USA troops and serves as a major staging base for the US military's Mideast operations. Read More »

Showers And Storms Becoming Likely


The day will be breezy with east winds 10 to 15 miles per hour. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. High 91F. Winds SE at 15 to 25 miles per hour. There is a slight chance of rain showers and thunderstorms during the day on Thursday . Although South Florida won't see the type of drenching downpours that led to widespread flooding last week, there are showers and thunderstorms in the forecast. Read More »

Sessions rebukes Russian Federation ties 'lie'

Trump was not, Sessions said . He defended his answer during his confirmation hearing to a question posed by Sen. "You're impeding this investigation". Sessions says he recommended Comey's firing after a number of concerns about his job performance. Sessions repeatedly refused to answer questions from Democratic senators, while insisting he was not invoking executive privilege , as that is something only the president can invoke. Read More »

Comey's friend says he's turning over memos on Trump to FBI


Comey admitted he leaked the information as part of the FBI's probe into Russia's involvement in US elections and the connections of the president's former national security adviser Michael Flynn with Russian officials. The next day Mr Trump called Mr Comey into the Oval Office and requested that he drop the FBI investigation into Mr Flynn. A friend of Mr Comey's is also being asked to hand over memos the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief gave him. Read More »

Comey boosted case for obstruction charges against Trump

On Friday, the leaders of the House of Representatives intelligence committee's investigation said they had asked Comey for his notes and memos about his discussions with Trump , and asked the White House to produce any recordings or memos of conversations between Trump and Comey. Read More »

Comey's friend says he's turning over Comey's Trump memos to FBI

Trump also said that Comey's testimony "vindicated" the president and that everything in it was "basically ridiculous". Trump also criticized Democrats for being "obstructionists". Trump did not explain why he believes that Comey has leaked additional information. Mr Trump refused to say whether those private exchanges were taped, a matter at the heart of the conflicting accounts of what passed between them. Read More »

Huge fire breaks out in London building


A fire and rescue service earlier said the building had 27 floors. The apartment block was built in 1974. They did not comment on reports residents were heard screaming from the area and reportedly escaped some flats close to the ground. Read More »