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Justice Department: No evidence Trump Tower was wiretapped

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Bad (or sick) guy!" he added. The Department of Justice's National Security Division said no clues have been found verifying President Trump's allegations saying Obama spied on him during the late stages of the presidential campaign. "This isn't news. We have already addressed it", said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. "Given that the president publicly confirmed the wiretaps (in his March tweets) and former FBI Director Comey publicly denied their existence (in ... Read More »

Vladimir Putin Says Pressure On North Korea 'Futile'

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Provocations, pressure and militarist and insulting rhetoric are a dead-end road". Prefessor Andrei Lankov of Seoul's Kukmin University told RT that the South Korean leadership also has doubts about whether the U.S. North Korea on Tuesday fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile, which crossed over Japan and fell into the northern Pacific Ocean. On Tuesday, the reclusive nation fired a ballistic missile over Japan in defiance of UN resolutions and new sanctions imposed ... Read More »

Teacher Called Her Out For Menstrual Blood. She Killed Herself

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In an Embarrassed state, she approached the teacher and asked for permission to go to the restroom but instead she was shamed and shouted at for not knowing how to place a pad properly. However, neither of them mentioned it. The matter did not end there: The teacher reportedly took the girl to the office of the principal, who also reprimanded her. Read More »

Pope Francis recalls seeing female Jewish psychoanalyst in 1970s

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In a joint statement , Pope Francis and Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew, appealing to political leaders to "support the consensus of the world", and help heal a wounded creation. "We no longer respect nature as a shared gift; instead, we regard it as a private possession". The faith leaders also point to "climate change" as the source of numerous ecological woes afflicting the planet. Read More »

Special Counsel Has Draft of Letter Trump Wrote to Fire Comey

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They go on to discover emails from Clinton and Huma Abedin, Weiner's wife and a close Clinton aid, on the devices. Throughout his campaign and presidency, Trump has repeatedly accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the media, and the government of being part of a "rigged system". Read More »

Kenya leader disagrees but respects ruling

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Lawyers for Mr Kenyatta called the Supreme Court's decision a "very political decision". No supreme court has ever judged against a sitting president , and this decision sets precedent, making it a first in Kenya and the entire African continent . Read More »

Justin Verlander traded to Astros, reportedly preferred Cubs

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His name has become so synonymous with the Detroit Tigers that it will be hard to remember he's no longer with them, and maybe now he'll get that ring he's been chasing for so long. Verlander is signed for the next two seasons at $28 million per year, taking him through his age-36 season, with a vesting option of $22 million for 2020 if he finishes in the top-five of Cy Young voting in 2019. Read More »

The empathy argument: Trump brings a business approach, not hugs, to Texas

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I agree, global warming is happening but I also know that citizens of this country from scientists to educators to school children are researching and fighting to help improve the future of our planet. The Washington Post , CNN , The Huffington Post and several other notable news organizations criticized Trump for seeming to "promote" apparel he has for sale during a tragedy like Hurricane Harvey . Read More »

Raila mourns death of students in school fire

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Seven students died from the inferno while ten others are still hospitalized after sustaining serious injuries. Matiangi also said that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations had sent a team to the school to unravel what really happened. Read More »

To deter North Korea, we can't pussyfoot around

Another issue discussed by the defense chiefs was increasing the strength of the missiles in South Korea's arsenal. 2002 - A group of 16 North Korean defectors enters a residential facility for German diplomats in Beijing and requests asylum. Read More »

Pakistan's nuclear black market and North Korea

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Back then, the USA tried to intervene with diplomatic deals offering financial assistance if North Korea suspended its nuclear program. Voice Of America reported on January 25 that the funds were awarded by outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry to United Nations agency UNICEF for North Korea . Read More »

US, South Korea agree to boost Seoul's defenses amid North Korea threat

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Amid heightened tensions with North Korea , Washington agreed to sell billions of dollars' worth of arms to the south in order to boost its deterrence capabilities. "The two leaders are of the same mind about the necessity of strengthening South Korea's military in response to North Korea's provocations and threat, and they agreed on the principle of revising the missile guidelines to the extent desired by South Korea", Park said in a press release sent by e-mail to reporters immediately ... Read More »

U.S. bombers drill over Korean peninsula after latest North Korea launch

But yesterday's SM-6 test apparently wasn't a direct response to North Korea's most recent launch; the Hawaii operation had been planned for some time, according to The New York Times . The drills came at the end of annual US-South Korea military exercises focused mainly on computer simulations. The North Korean statement accused the United States of deploying unspecified "lethal" weapons for the drills that it says involve a "beheading operation" training aimed at removing absolute ... Read More »

Diego Schwartzman upsets Marin Cilic to reach US Open round of 16

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The bottom half of the men's US Open draw turned into a free-for-all on Friday when No. 5 Marin Cilic and No. 10 John Isner were upset in Flushing Meadows. Elsewhere, Britain's hopes were ended after Kyle Edmund was forced to retire against Canadian Denis Shapovalov after picking up a neck injury during the third set. Read More »

ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Is Likely Alive, US Commander Says

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In June, Russia reported Baghdadi was probably killed in a airstrike, but the US said it couldn't confirm that report. Russian officials said in June there was a "high probability" that al-Baghdadi had been killed alongside other senior militants just outside Raqqa, the group's de facto capital in Syria. Read More »

Houston mayor IDs officer who drowned in Harvey floodwaters

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After Perez drove on dark roads for two-and-a-half hours while trying to get to his duty station in downtown Houston , Perez called his commander to say he couldn't make it in, Acevedo said. His body was found Monday night, but officers could not recover it from the water until Tuesday. Acevedo is known for his blunt speaking-style and his empathetic side, and both were on display Tuesday, Aug. Read More »

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

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The decline in shooting incidents has been more pronounced throughout the year. On Thursday, gas in CT was $2.53 - up 6 cents from a week earlier. "The waterways are more limited, but we're still very fortunate and hope our efforts will keep traffic accidents to a minimum", Sgt. Read More »

US Pressure on North Korea Is 'Futile': Putin

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Russian Federation doesn't believe pressuring Pyongyang is the way to stop North Korean nuclear missile programs. They are trying to put this out that there is a reasonable solution, to say if you guys just simply quit your joint military exercises, North Korea will stop developing missiles. Read More »

Texas governor reportedly accepts Mexico's offer to help after Harvey

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Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said in Washington on Wednesday (August 30) that Mexico had agreed with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Mexican consulate officials have reportedly been in contact with Abbott's office regarding Mexico's offer and said that the country is prepared to offer "a Katrina-like assistance package". Read More »

Merkel challenger seeks momentum from German election debate

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Under these circumstances, the German Chancellor said she would block negotiations on an extension of Turkey's membership in the EU customs union. No comment was immediately available from the foreign ministry about whether it was considering a travel warning. Read More »

Tropical Storm Lidia dumps heavy rain in Mexico

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Late on Thursday, Lidia was about 40 miles (64 km) northwest of Cabo San Lucas, blowing maximum sustained winds of 65 mph (105 kph), and moving north-northwest, the Miami-based U.S. Authorities also warned residents to prepare for a possible unsafe storm surge. Its centre was about 85 kilometres west-southwest of La Paz and was heading northwest near 13 km/h. Read More »

Trump agree with South Korea Moon on revising bilateral missile treaty

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It was reviewed by two famous South Korean newspapers, Dong-A Ilbo and Chosun Ilbo . Park went on to say, "Our assessment is that South Korea and the US's close cooperation helped the US demonstrate the firm defensive posture of the South Korea-US coalition through swiftly deploying strategic assets and helped the UN Security Council release a presidential statement denouncing North Korea's missile provocations with unprecedented speed". Read More »

Extra Weight Of Heat Shield Dragged Down IRNSS-1H Navigation Satellite

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Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO ) on Thursday suffered a setback after its workhorse rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) failed to deliver India's navigation satellite, which is the first satellite to be jointly assembled in partnership with private sector, in its intended orbit. Read More »

Sun Valley fire prompts road closures and home evacuations in Los Angeles

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The so-called La Tuna fire started Friday afternoon amid hot, windy conditions. About a half-acre of medium brush was on fire when the first crews arrived. The blaze was first reported Friday at about 1:30 p.m. local time and grew to 500 acres in about four hours , KTLA.com said. About 260 of those were from the LAFD, she said. Read More »