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Donald Trump Admits He Has No Tapes of Comey Talks

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The President tweeted on May 12, in response to a New York Times report about fired FBI Director James Comey's dinner with Trump, that Comey " better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" The House intelligence committee sent a letter demanding any recordings be turned over for the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and whether Trump's campaign colluded. Read More »

Southwest United States braces for heat wave

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Blythe, Calif., on the border with Arizona, reached 121 degrees. Those jets can't operate when it's 118 degrees Fahrenheit or above. But as we said, it wasn't just the high that set a daily record. Coleman was taking a break from posing for photographs with tourists. Southwest Monsoon, which occurs annually, is actually triggered by the very heat looming in the forecast early next week. Read More »

Pelosi Strikes Back: 'I Think I'm Worth the Trouble'

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Pelosi's most logical challenger would be Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., 55, the House Democratic Caucus chairman. Democrats have to pick up 24 House seats to get back into power. In over a decade leading House Democrats, into the majority and out again, Pelosi has beaten back all comers, including last fall when Democratic Rep. Read More »

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

The Connecticut Democrat decried that the bill does not require individuals to buy insurance and said it "doesn't solve a single problem in our health care system". "The big sleeper, which I'm seeing more and more of the news picking up on, is to what extent the both House and Senate bills are ending Medicaid as we know it", Dunkelberg said. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy expected to weaken as it moves inland

Cindy was centered about 40 miles northwest of Lake Charles, Louisiana , and is moving north near 12 mph Thursday morning. Parts of southeast Louisiana , southern Alabama and southern MS are not in the forecast path but are expected to see a substantial amount of rain, which could cause life-threatening flash flooding. Read More »

Group protests health care bill proposal in downtown Chicago

If the Senate passes its bill , the House will either have to vote on the Senate version of the legislation or the two chambers will have to reconcile their differences in a conference committee. "The state will have very bad choices: They will either have to raise taxes, reduce benefits or enrollment in Medicaid or cut other areas of the state's budget like education", she said. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy Downgraded to Tropical Depression

This watch area includes Baton Rouge, Jackson , Mississippi , Montgomery, Alabama and Birmingham , Alabama . Structural damage was reported near the Western Hills Mall with at least one injury. Last June, torrential rains and flooding claimed 23 lives in West Virginia. Expect thunderstorms to track northward across areas west of I-65 Thursday night into Friday morning. Read More »

Bodies found in search of USA destroyer damaged in collision

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Rescuers are searching for the missing sailors who were thought to have been thrown into the sea or trapped inside damaged sections of the destroyer, said Japanese coast guard spokesman Yoshihito Nakamura. The large size of the container ship - it's nearly three times as heavy as the Fitzgerald - may have left the smaller US destroyer vulnerable in the collision, said Carl Schuster, former director of operations at the US Pacific Command's Joint Intelligence Center and a Hawaii Pacific ... Read More »

Warren: Senate GOP Health Care Bill Paid for With 'Blood Money'

That focuses financial assistance on people with lower incomes. Unlike the House bill, which bases its subsidies for private insurance on age, the Senate bill uses age and income. Or, more specifically, insufficiently mean . SEN. RAND PAUL , R-Ky.: And I believe the leverage on account of four people is enough that hopefully those who wrote the bill would say we want some or all of their votes, and, therefore, we will try to make the bill look more like a repeal bill and less like a ... Read More »

Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

The bill was created to be a budget reconciliation instead of new legislation and thus would need only a simple majority of Senate to pass the bill, as opposed to the customary 60-vote majority. The subsidies also make it so a person can not pay more than a certain percentage of their income on premiums. But Medicaid has been eating up an ever-larger share of federal spending . Read More »

Bodies of missing U.S. sailors found

The Navy says it remains uncertain how long it will take to gain access to the spaces inside the damaged destroyer in order to methodically search for the missing crew members. "They had to fight the ship to keep it above the surface". Japan's coastguard is conducting an investigation into the accident - including interviewing the container ship's Filipino crew - although the USA has primary jurisdiction in probing accidents involving military personnel. Read More »

GOP shrugs off Comey revelations, sticks with Trump

Comey also said Trump asked him in January to pledge loyalty to the president, an unusual request that would put in doubt the independence of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "The president tweeted on Friday after I got fired that I better hope there are not tapes", Comey told the senators. The committee is investigating Russian interference in the US presidential election and whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russia . Read More »

Dead As Cindy Spins Severe Weather Along Gulf Coast

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The system continues to pull moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and is fueling bands of heavy rain and storms throughout the Southeast. In Knoxville, Tennessee, the power-generating Tennessee Valley Authority, said it was drawing down water levels on nine lakes it controls along the Tennessee River and its tributaries in Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky, anticipating heavy runoff from Cindy's rains once the storm moves inland. Read More »

Rain From Tropical Storm Cindy Already Impacting Gulf Coast

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People sit in a vehicle and watch the waves on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain as weather from Tropical Storm Cindy , in the Gulf of Mexico, impacts the region in New Orleans, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. A tropical storm warning was in effect from San Luis Pass, Texas, to the Alabama-Florida border. Cindy also caused widespread coastal highway and street flooding and several short-lived tornadoes, but no other deaths. Read More »

Escaped inmates arrested after Tennessee homeowners make vital call to police

A photograph posted on the website of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution showed the two suspects handcuffed and lying on the ground shirtless with about a dozen law enforcement personnel surrounding them. The men got into a auto chase when deputies attempted to pull them over along Interstate 24 westbound. The officers who spotted the vehicle called in other units, and a pursuit of the suspects occurred on Interstate 24, with the vehicles exceeding 100 miles per hour. Read More »

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones vows to release full Megyn Kelly interview

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Megyn Kelly has got to be pissed about this. NBC News Chairman Andy Lack told The Associated Press that the story on " Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly " will be edited with the sensitivity of its critics in mind. In the audio, Kelly is heard saying, "This is not going to be a contentious, sort of " gotcha " exchange". But the network took another hit Thursday night, when Jones released audio clips of Kelly's efforts to persuade him to do the interview. Read More »

Trump speaks with Abu Dhabi crown prince, stresses Gulf Arab unity

Egypt and Bahrain cut travel and diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday. But Trump said that he, Tillerson and military leaders had decided during Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia last month that a public rebuke was needed. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made clear on Friday that he expected all parties to end the crisis. It wasn't immediately clear how Qatar, which hosts some 10,000 US troops, might respond to Trump's critique. Read More »

Huckabee-Sanders Addresses Trump Tweets, Obamacare Repeal In Off-Camera Briefing

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He told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham in an interview Wednesday that going off-camera cuts down on showboating by reporters who "want to become YouTube stars and ask some snarky question that's been asked eight times". CNN's Jake Tapper addressed the matter on Tuesday's edition of "The Lead". "We called it out under President Obama, and now it is empirically worse and more opaque". Read More »

New deadline catches Mumbai university students unawares

Many students were unaware of the early deadline for submission of registration forms for University of Mumbai (MU) degree courses. Though students can apply after three rounds of admissions, they are anxious that colleges might not have any seats left for them by then. Read More »

I didn't record Comey conversations

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Comey, who was running the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between associates of the president and Russians seeking to influence last year's election before he was sacked on May 9, says Trump pressed him to drop the inquiry into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Read More »

Rain from tropical storm forecast in West Virginia

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Louisiana was slammed with major flooding last summer from an unnamed storm that heavily damaged the Baton Rouge and Lafayette regions. National Weather Service forecasters said the storm had dumped from 2 to 10 inches (50 to 250 millimeters) of rain on various spots along the Gulf Coast from southern Louisiana to the Florida panhandle as of Wednesday. Read More »

Tornado Causes Damage Southwest of Birmingham, Alabama

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The station reports significant power outages in the area as well. Forecasters expect the storm to weaken into a tropical depression later Thursday. The area experienced flooding and road closures, WLOX reported. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 8 inches over southern MS, southern and central Alabama and western Florida Panhandle are expected through Friday morning as well. Read More »