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President Trump pleased with Sessions testimony

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., asked Sessions and Trump ever discussed Comey's handling of the Russian investigation. He pointed to a May memo by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that stated Comey repeatedly usurped the Department of Justice's authority during the Clinton investigation, among other missteps. Read More »

Cosby Rape Trial Goes To The Jury; Defense Called Only One Witness

Constand , under the influence of three drugs given to her by Cosby and who briefly lost consciousness, could not and did not give consent, he said. When asked if he understood what was happening, Cosby answered in a booming voice: "Yes!" McMonagle, in his closing argument, tried to sow doubt about Constand's story. Read More »

Brownback says tax hike bad long-term for Kansas


Married couples, filing jointly, making up to $30,000 will be taxed at 3.1% and have to pay about $12 more, that's up from 2.7% under the governor's tax cuts, but still lower than the 3.5% before those cuts in 2012. "There are a lot of different facets to this bill", Brownback said Monday at a separate bill signing. Caryn Tyson, a Parker Republican. The proposal would cut the corporate income-tax rate to 15 percent from the current 35 percent rate. Read More »

Talks between UK PM May's Conservatives and Northern Ireland's DUP restart


Mrs Foster said: "We've had some very good discussions today and those discussions are continuing this afternoon". But within the Conservative Party, the election recriminations are continuing. It meant the Tories had an easier hand at staying in power with the help of the DUP in a minority government. Unlike moderate nationalist party the SDLP, they are staunchly against taking part in the British Parliament. Read More »

London Firefighters Battling Massive High-Rise Blaze


Celeste Thomas lives across the road from the tower and said residents and families were " trying to find each other " following the evacuation. "Windows are broken, just an inferno inside", he said. The group claimed access to the building was "severely restricted" for emergency services and other vehicles and that residents were advised to stay in their flats in case of fire. Read More »

Dem Senator: Sessions Is 'Obstructing' Probe Into Russian Election Meddling

Democrats were unhappy with Sessions declining to testify about his discussions with Trump, citing the longstanding policy. "The Senate and the American people deserve to know exactly what involvement with the Russian Federation investigation he had before his recusal, what safeguards are in place to prevent his meddling, and why he felt it was appropriate to recommend the firing of Director Comey when he was leading that investigation", said Sen. Read More »

Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel, spokeswoman says


Here are his full prepared remarks to the committee, annotated by NPR journalists. "The question is: Mr Comey said that there were matters with respect to the recusal that were problematic and he couldn't talk about them". SESSIONS: No - yes, I do. Comey, speaking to the same committee during a closed-door session, reportedly told the senators that Sessions may have held a previously undisclosed meeting with Kislyak at the hotel. Read More »

Residents describe being woken by screaming as fire hit London tower block

Flumes of black smoke billowed into the air. "This is an unprecedented incident", she told reporters."In my 29 years of being a firefighter, I have never ever seen anything of this scale". "Then I quickly woke my grandson, gave him his dressing gown then we ran down stairs, and that's where we are now". Others searched for information at makeshift evacuation centers set up at churches and recreation centers. Read More »

Here is why North Korea's Kim Jong Un is obsessed with missiles

South Korean President Moon Jae In on Tuesday nominated a veteran government official with long experience in handling ties with North Korea as his new unification minister. Sanctions have failed to stop North Korea's weapons program because the regime has a "complex overseas financing and procurement system" earning hard currency from anything from cybercrime to wildlife smuggling, a report said today. Read More »

Hundreds reflect on anniversary of Pulse nightclub shooting


One year ago Monday, the city of Orlando experienced the worst mass shooting in US history. Melissa King- a friend of a victim said, "They were people, they were someone's loved one". Forty-nine people died in the attack, 53 others were injured. Outside Pulse, hundreds of people dropped off flowers, drawings and cards. "Our focus now is to make sure that the survivors and the people (who continue) to need medical help and treatment and psychological care and all of those other things ... Read More »

Sessions Testifies He Never Discussed Election With Russians

Sessions said it was a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest he participated in or was aware of any collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. He's been hounded by speculation over the possibility of a third meeting, with Democratic senators calling for an investigation. He did not say he was using executive privilege, but rather adhering to longstanding tradition of Justice Department leaders to refrain from revealing the contents of private conversations with the ... Read More »

Jeff Sessions Evades Kamala Harris' Question During Congressional Testimony

He acknowledged being at the event and said he had conversations with people there but did not remember any conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Whether he took any steps to ensure that Donald Trump understood never to put himself and the Federal Bureau of Investigation director in such a situation again. Read More »

British Election Ends With A Hung Parliament


May called the snap election in April saying she wanted to increase her majority in order to have a stronger position in Brexit negotiations. She said that while the full results had yet to emerge, her party seemed to have won the most seats and "it would be incumbent on us to ensure we have that period of stability". Read More »

Pollsters project Macron on course to dominate parliament

Projections showed Macron widening his centrist revolution, with his Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move, REM) party and its ally MoDem tipped to win between 400 and 445 seats in the 577-member National Assembly in next Sunday's second round. Read More »

SESSIONS TESTIMONY | Allegations of collusion with Russians 'a detestable lie'

Senators are also expected to ask Sessions why, after recusing himself from the Russian Federation inquiry, he signed a letter last month recommending that President Trump fire Comey. A Trump confidant, Chris Ruddy, told "PBS NewsHour" on Monday that the president was weighing whether to fire the special counsel now heading up the investigation, former FBI Director Robert Mueller . Read More »

Sessions' non-answers did nothing to dispel questions

Cornyn, who was briefly considered to replace Comey at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, sought to discredit Comey's testimony last week that Trump fired him over the Russian Federation probe. He made the comments just days after Comey suggested, in front of the same committee, that there may have been more interactions between Sessions and Russian officials that would make the attorney general's involvement in the probe "problematic". Read More »

Massive fire engulfs high rise in London

Emergency services have evacuated a large number of people from surrounding buildings over concerns about falling debris and fears the smouldering tower could collapse. Footage filmed from outside the building a few hours after the blaze started showed at least one person looking out of a window. The brigade said a structural engineer had checked the building and determined it was not in danger of collapse and that rescue teams were safe to be inside. Read More »

Mexico natural disaster: Magnitude 6.9 seismic tremor hits Pacific coast at Guatemala border


The quake hit at 0729 GMT near the coast of Chiapas, Mexico, which is close to the border with Guatemala. A strong 6.9 magnitude tremor struck eight kilometres southwest of Tajumulco, Guatemala, at 8.29AM UK time. Police said the injury occurred when a church collapsed in San Sebastian Retalhuelu in southern Guatemala. Guatemala's president Jimmy Morales tweeted that everyone should "stay calm and be alert to possible aftershocks". Read More »

Hundreds of firefighters tackle massive blaze at London tower block

He said: "It's horrendous". One side of the building appeared to be in flames. "The more I looked up, floor upon floor. I just hope they have got everyone out", he said. "It's unbearable hearing someone screaming for their lives at #grenfelltower ". He said: "I saw the lady, she threw herself from the building". "Based on the level of resources needed at this fire we declared this a major incident very early this morning". Read More »