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Northam wins Democratic nomination for governor

So there is the choice for voters this Tuesday. The three-way Republican primary remains too close to call. On the Democratic side, there were 1,589. Bryce Reeves (Spotsylvania), with Del. State Sen. Frank Wagner , the third wheel, hasn't made much of an impression during this campaign, nor has he brought in much cash. Read More »

Sessions Calls Notion He Colluded With Russia a `Detestable Lie'

Mr Sessions' remarks came after sacked FBI boss James Comey said he believed he was fired to influence the agency's investigation into Russian political meddling . Comey said he wrote memos on his meetings with the Trump because of "the nature of the person" he was talking to. If you want to find out more about Russian hacking during the 2016 presidential election , don't bother asking Jeff Sessions . Read More »

U.S. student released in North Korea

A plane carrying Warmbier arrived late Tuesday at an airport in Cincinnati. "Otto should have been released from the start", said US Sen. Warmbier contracted botulism, a potentially fatal bacterial illness, around a year ago, Yun learned. The official spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because no formal statement had been released. The North Korean court held that Warmbier had committed a crime "pursuant to the USA government's hostile policy toward (the North), in a bid to impair the ... Read More »

NBC moving ahead with Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones

Pressure is building on NBC to pull the " Sunday Night " interview; relatives of those who died in February 14, 2012, slaughter have objected , a gun control nonprofit, Sandy Hook Promise , canceled its invite to Kelly to host a fundraiser, and JPMorgan Chase reportedly plans to pull local ads on NBC News until after the interview airs. Read More »

Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise


The 24-story Grenfell Tower was built in the 1970s and recently subject to a $10.9 million redevelopment, according to property firm Rydon. Mrs Foster arrived with colleague Nigel Dodds and waved to reporters in Downing Street but refused to be drawn on whether she would agree to a deal on Tuesday. Read More »

United Kingdom election: So what is a hung parliament?

MORE: People are really scared that Boris Johnson is going to be the next Prime Minister 'I think we need a change'. But a source within government told TIME May was "safe for the foreseeable future", and speculated there would be no leadership contest in the current feverish political moment. Read More »

Davidson: SNP must scrap plans for second indyref

Ms Davidson has said she has received assurances from the Prime Minister over gay rights should the Tories do a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party, and has urged Mrs May to put the economy first by pursuing an "open" Brexit. Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said she was "hugely encouraged" by the results. We have to wait and see how things shake out. Asked about the impact of the lost SNP seats on her desire to hold a second independence referendum , Ms Sturgeon said: "Like most ... Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he was never briefed on Russian Federation probe

Sessions routinely said he would not answer questions regarding his conversations with Trump, but he delivered more than enough answers over two and a half hours of testimony Tuesday afternoon. Americans don't want to hear that answers to relevant questions are privileged or off limits, " said Wyden. Now it's time for the liberal media elite and the Democrats to stop their frivolous attacks on President Trump so we can start the people's work. Read More »

Assassin's Creed Origins leak reveals ridable camels

The standard edition will be priced at the usual $59.99, the Deluxe Pack will come at $69.99, the Gold Edition will include Deluxe Pack and season pass , and cost $99.99. Ubisoft also made note to the magazine that porting the game to the new console was fairly easy, and the developers managed to get the game running on Project Scorpio within weeks of getting their dev kids. Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Opening Statement to Senate Intelligence Committee, Annotated

Republicans said it appears Democrats don't care about this anymore, ever since Comey said the president himself was not under investigation for election collusion. "Wyden, there are none", Sessions insisted, his voice rising. But he angrily denounced such claims as "secret innuendo ", a likely reference to media accounts of a closed-door briefing lawmakers had last week with Comey that suggested the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been looking into whether another meeting had taken ... Read More »

North Korea releases jailed American college student


The former Chicago Bulls player, speaking as he prepared to board a flight in Beijing , said he's "pretty sure" President Trump is happy he's " trying to accomplish something that we both need ". The unlikely pair ended the evening with drinks and dining on sushi. In Tokyo, a visiting senior USA official said Rodman was making the trip as a private citizen. Read More »

'Dear Evan Hansen': 5 things to know about the Tony-winning musical

Australian producers Stuart Thompson ( best play Sweat and best revival of a play Six Degrees of Separation ) and duo Rodney Rigby and Sam Levy ( best musical Come From Away ) also missed out. Bette Midler won best actress in a musical while an edgy new tale of millennial angst scooped six awards including best musical at Broadway's equivalent of the Oscars for USA theater. Read More »

Fresh questions for Sessions, and he'll answer in public


The AG agreed to give his testimony so he could explain his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey [VIDEO ] who testified on Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Sessions is likely to be asked what he and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak discussed, and whether there are any other meetings he hasn't disclosed. Read More »

Suspected N Korea drone photographed US missile-defense site


The leaders will seek to "advance cooperation on economic and global issues" and "will also coordinate on North Korea-related issues, including countering the growing North Korean nuclear and missile threats", it added. North Korea claimed it has moved closer to test-firing an intercontinental ballistic missile ( ICBM ) with the potential of hitting the United States mainland. Read More »

UK General Election Results Show Rejection of 'Hard Brexit'

Together, the Labour Party , the SNP and the Liberal Democrats would have 307 seats in Parliament - fewer than May's Tories will have. This is where a cabinet is sworn into office despite not commanding a majority in parliament. He acknowledged that the government would be unable to get numerous measures promised in its election platform through Parliament. With May's mandate shattered, the departure is less likely to be a "hard" Brexit in which Britain leaves the single market and ... Read More »

EU Commissioner: UK General Election Results to Impact Spirit of Brexit Talks

This is despite there having already been a sharp fall in net migration - from a high of 335,000 on the eve of the referendum to 248,000 at the end of a year ago - even before the Brexit negotiations have formally begun. And a shortened timetable for talks may make it easier for Brussels to force the United Kingdom to pay an exit bill which could add up to as much as £85billion. Read More »

Ireland wants Brexit talks to start, to safeguard peace process


She warned that a effect of failing to re-establish a powersharing executive would be the return of direct rule, with decisions on devolved issues being taken by the London government. The dispute has prompted renewed calls for a chairman from outside the United Kingdom and Ireland to be appointed. The 1998 Agreement commits the United Kingdom and Irish governments to demonstrate " rigorous impartiality " when it comes to the differing political traditions in Northern Ireland. Read More »

At US Senate hearing, Jeff Sessions denies meeting with Russian officials

That remark came after revelations that Sessions had met with Russia's ambassador to the US last year, despite testifying under oath during a confirmation hearing that he "did not have communications with the Russians". "Director Mueller is going to have the full degree of independence that he needs to conduct that investigation appropriately", he told senators. But he said Tuesday he anticipated the conflict of interest and effectively recused himself on his first day on the job, and was ... Read More »

Ireland's prime minister warns Theresa May over making deal with DUP


Before that, she took on top jobs in the Northern Ireland parliament as minister for the Environment, Business, and just past year, Finance minister. "The focus has to be on plan A, which is to get the institutions in place, that is our focus and we would like to think it will be the focus of the incoming taoiseach", he said. Read More »

Amid diplomatic contact, North Korea frees American student - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

CINCINNATI (AP) - An American college student who was released from a North Korean prison is finally home but in a coma and undergoing treatment at an OH hospital where he was taken shortly after arriving on USA soil. (AP Photo/John Minchillo). Alison Lebrun helps tie blue-and-white awareness ribbons along Springfield Pike near the family home of Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016. Read More »

Sessions Senate hearing fails to put Russian Federation rumours to rest

In his opening statement, Sessions also said he is bound to protect private communications with the president, suggesting he will not answer some questions about the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Mr Sessions, in his first public testimony on Capitol Hill since his January confirmation hearing, suggested he's only aware of the intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation attempted to undermine the election because of media reports. Read More »

Jeff Sessions Testifies About The Russia Investigation

He vowed to defend his honour "against scurrilous and false allegations". Mr Sessions, an early supporter of Mr Trump's election campaign, will be the most senior government official to testify to the committee on the Russian Federation issue, which has dogged the Republican president's early months in office. Read More »