• White House: Trump's Tweets Considered 'Official Statements'
White House: Trump's Tweets Considered 'Official Statements'

They are. In the cases the Trump administration's Solicitor General has argued defending his Muslim travel ban , attorneys for the White House attempted to have Trump's tweets , albeit from the campaign, dismissed as not relevant. The tweets shocked the British and caused days of distraction, overshadowing the White House's public roll-out of a...

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  • Twelve dead as IS claims first attacks in Iran
Twelve dead as IS claims first attacks in Iran

At least two persons - a security guard and a gardener - were killed and eight civilians injured in two separate attacks in Iran. One bomber there detonated a suicide vest and another was killed by security forces, Iran state broadcaster Irib reported.

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  • Testimony: Officer's Shots Endangered Philando Castile's Girlfriend and Her Daughter
Testimony: Officer's Shots Endangered Philando Castile's Girlfriend and Her Daughter

Defense lawyer Paul Engh said Castile's fate was a result of his inability to follow orders, possibly because he was high on marijuana and had THC in his system. The shooting gained attention when Castile's girlfriend began livestreaming its aftermath on Facebook. Gray told the jury that Kauser has just testified that he was keeping an eye on R...

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  • Trump to tap former Justice Dept official Wray to lead Federal Bureau of Investigation
Trump to tap former Justice Dept official Wray to lead Federal Bureau of Investigation

He went to Yale Law, served as an assistant U.S. attorney, headed up a division inside of the Justice Department, and is now in private practice, where he has been involved in high-profile cases, including representing pharmaceutical companies in a Boston case and acting as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's personal lawyer during Bridgegat...

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  • New Trump FBI pick represented Christie in Bridgegate case
New Trump FBI pick represented Christie in Bridgegate case

The qualifications include a run in federal courts and a stint in the Department of Justice , though his career since has been rooted in the private sector litigating white-collar cases with the global firm King & Spalding. None of those people, though, ultimately panned out, and Trump soon turned his focus to former senator and Democratic vice pr...

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  • Kushner reportedly encouraged to step aside as FBI investigates Russian Federation contacts
Kushner reportedly encouraged to step aside as FBI investigates Russian Federation contacts

The Washington Post said Kushner's secret communications proposal was made on December 1 or 2 at Trump Tower in NY, according to intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by United States officials. While there have been many allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election that helped Donald Trump win, the investigat...

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  • Trump tried to have top intel officials shut down Comey's Russian Federation investigation
Trump tried to have top intel officials shut down Comey's Russian Federation investigation

An individual familiar with what Comey told associates after Mr. Trump asked him to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn confirmed this to CBS News. And Comey says the president asked him what they could do to "lift the cloud". "During our one-on-one meeting at Trump Tower, based on President-Elect Trump'...

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  • Comey: Trump called Russian Federation investigation
Comey: Trump called Russian Federation investigation "cloud"

This was in a phone call on March 30 - according to written testimony Comey submitted ahead of an appearance Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Comey says he documented their meeting afterward by typing up notes on a laptop in an Federal Bureau of Investigation vehicle outside Trump Tower "the moment I walked out of the meeting"...

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  • Iran shootings: Parliament and Khomeini shrine attacked
Iran shootings: Parliament and Khomeini shrine attacked

State TV reported four attackers are involved in the Parliament attack, and said eight people were wounded. Three of the attackers fired at people, another activated an explosive device, as a result of which, one person died and five others were injured.

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  • Odell Beckham Jr. reportedly skipping Giants' OTAs because of contract
Odell Beckham Jr. reportedly skipping Giants' OTAs because of contract

Vernon had 8.5 sacks last season and earned second-team All-Pro honors despite playing much of the season with an injured left hand. The 24-year-old is set to make $1.8 million in base salary next season, the final year of his four-year rookie contract.

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  • IS claims London attacks; more held
IS claims London attacks; more held

Most of the main political parties suspended national campaigning on Sunday, but May said campaigning would resume on Monday and that the election would go ahead as planned. Four police officers were among those injured, two of them seriously. US President Donald Trump offered his help, tweeting 'WE ARE WITH YOU. "It was horrific", he sai...

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  • Here's Who Wins as Trump Exits the Paris Climate Accord
Here's Who Wins as Trump Exits the Paris Climate Accord

Global leaders, including the Pope had pressed Trump not to abandon the accord and lamented his decision when Trump refused to relent. "Are they stupid?" Kerry, a Democrat, asked. Earlier this week, Trump announced his decision to quit the worldwide deal, which was considered a major achievement by his predecessor. Bangladesh, though not a co...

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  • Ray Rice Finally Gets Another Football Job, At His Old High School
Ray Rice Finally Gets Another Football Job, At His Old High School

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been hired as an assistant football coach at New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle, New York. He will coach the running backs and help out with the defensive backs, per Thomson. Rice's schedule with the team will be set up to accommodate speaking engagements like a recent visit to Tampa to talk...

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  • Megyn Kelly's Putin Interview: Phooey, Says Twitter
Megyn Kelly's Putin Interview: Phooey, Says Twitter

Petersburg World International Economic Forum. In this respect, Putin says that how one could conclude any type of compromising information or comments between them who never met before and even talked to each other. "I will tell you something that you probably already know", he said. Putin , for instance, dismissed Kelly's questions about r...

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  • Some workers returning to mill complex where plant exploded
Some workers returning to mill complex where plant exploded

As of Tuesday, another four employees remained hospitalized due to their injuries from the blast. The other three casualties were mill operator Duelle Block, 27; forklift operator Robert Goodenow, 53, and packing machine operator Pawel Tordoff, 21.

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  • Witness tells court Cosby drugged and assaulted her
Witness tells court Cosby drugged and assaulted her

According to reports , Cosby watched Constand's testimony with his "head in his hands", shook his head, looked "glum", and "rolled his eyes". "I wasn't able to fight in any way". "She lost her ability to take risks on friendships and relationships". Ms Johnson's mother, Patrice Sewell, took the stand on Tuesday, testifying that her daughter had ...

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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions is said to have offered to resign
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is said to have offered to resign

When asked by Townhall about the ABC News report, Justice Department spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores declined to comment. Yet, less than a month after taking office as attorney general, Sessions found himself at the center of controversy following reports that he had failed to disclose during his confirmation hearings two conversations he had i...

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  • Beijing can help tame North Korea, says US
Beijing can help tame North Korea, says US

Speaking at a security conference in Singapore yesterday, he said such moves undermined regional stability. "We will still be there", he said. "So we will still be there and we will be there with you". Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China's construction of facilities in the Spratly archipelago in the South China Sea was aim...

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  • NM student tripped up at national spelling bee
NM student tripped up at national spelling bee

Pawlicki misspelled the word “desman” a small, semiaquatic European mammal related to the mole, with a long tubular muzzle and webbed toes. According to the contest rules , during the Preliminaries a written test was given on May 30 and students competed in two rounds of on stage oral spelling on May 31.

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  • Islamic State claims responsibility for Tehran attacks
Islamic State claims responsibility for Tehran attacks

Three unidentified armed men started the shooting spree at Imam Khomeini's shrine, according to the report , with two of the militants shooting dozens of rounds at the crowd inside the shrine while the third militant detonated himself. Last year, Iran's government said it thwarted "one of the biggest plots" by terror groups targeting Tehran and ot...

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  • Did girlfriend's texts encourage teen to kill himself?
Did girlfriend's texts encourage teen to kill himself?

On Tuesday, Carter , now 20, is to stand trial here on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Roy , who was found dead in his truck in 2014, after that exchange of text messages, more texts and two phone calls. That means a judge, not a jury, will determine her fate. "Just because Ms. Carter's conduct may have been wrong", Seg...

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  • Woman accused of leak made pro-environment, anti-Trump posts
Woman accused of leak made pro-environment, anti-Trump posts

The Intercept's story contains a redacted, classified NSA document detailing how how Russian hackers infiltrated outside vendors dealing with voter-related information ahead of the 2016 presidential election. "Russian intelligence obtained and maintained access to elements of multiple USA state or local electoral boards", the assessment said. ...

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  • Polk Sheriff on deputies killing suspect: 'We shot him a lot'
Polk Sheriff on deputies killing suspect: 'We shot him a lot'

The shooting suspect has since been identified as 34-year-old Quinton Lewis Case. No deputies were injured in the shooting. Deputy Clifford Wofford recorded a motorcyclist driving on Highway 60 at about 112 miles per hour. Officials will continue to conduct an ongoing investigation and the deputies involved will be put on administrative leave. ...

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  • Man accused of shooting 5-year-old in custody
Man accused of shooting 5-year-old in custody

Investigators said Quiles may have been beaten up several days ago, then returned to the neighborhood to settle the score. His dad was walking him to a waiting auto when the shots rang out, police said. Quiles lives nearby and was taken into custody Tuesday morning . The boy was initially hospitalized in critical condition. A prayer vigil wa...

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  • UK Authorities Identify Suspects in London Attack16:30
UK Authorities Identify Suspects in London Attack16:30

Melissa McMullan told reporters on Monday that she believed her brother James McMullan, 32, from Hackney in east London, was also killed in the attack after police told the family that his bank card was found on one of the bodies. Khan told British TV station Channel 4 on Monday evening: "I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the p...

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  • Collin County wreck on 121 leaves 4 dead, 9 injured
Collin County wreck on 121 leaves 4 dead, 9 injured

Investigators say a Pontiac Grand Prix was headed north on Highway 121 when the driver slowed down for an unknown reason. The initial collision caused a chain reaction, causing the Grand Prix to go into oncoming traffic and was hit by a Ford Focus.

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  • Coroner: Nevada woman says child's body in Illinois garage
Coroner: Nevada woman says child's body in Illinois garage

Centreville police have turned the case over to Belleville Police because investigators say it's believed the child died in Belleville before her body was left in Centreville . Las Vegas police said a suspect was taken into custody Tuesday on unrelated charges. The surviving children are now in protective custody and did show signs of abuse, a...

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  • Officers search airport after suspicious vehicle reported
Officers search airport after suspicious vehicle reported

The Orlando Fire Department's arson and bomb squad was called to investigate, which officials said is standard procedure. Police said nothing suspicious was found and the scene has been cleared. The airport remained open during the incident. Orlando police and airport security are investigating a suspicious vehicle at Orlando International Airp...

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  • Mother of Cosby accuser: 'She changed' after alleged attack at LA hotel
Mother of Cosby accuser: 'She changed' after alleged attack at LA hotel

Cosby claims that the sexual contact was consensual. Her claims were supported with testimony by Johnson's mother and her former lawyer, who said they heard about the assault after it happened, and of Cosby's subsequent attempts to have her fired from the talent agency shortly after it occurred.

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  • NBC5 Forecast: Sunny Pattern with Slim Chance of Rain
NBC5 Forecast: Sunny Pattern with Slim Chance of Rain

Skies overnight will become partly cloudy on average, with lows in the low to mid 50s (11-12 degrees Celsius). Light southwest wind becoming south southwest 5 to 10 miles per hour in the afternoon. Low temperatures Thursday morning should be in the middle 60s. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. FRIDAY NIGHT: Mo...

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  • Comey asked Sessions to run interference with White House
Comey asked Sessions to run interference with White House

In a daily press briefing, Sean Spicer was asked if Trump still has confidence in the attorney general, who was one of the earliest politicians from the Republican party to side with Trump's campaign. Since then, Trump and Comey allies have traded competing narratives about their interactions. As the days tick down to former-FBI Director James Co...

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  • Woman on trial for 'encouraging' boyfriend to kill himself
Woman on trial for 'encouraging' boyfriend to kill himself

Michelle Carter knew Conrad Roy III had taken his own life, prosecutors say, but when his family and friends were hit with the shocking news, she wanted to be the grieving girlfriend at the center of attention. When Conrad told her that he didn't believe in himself any longer, she brought up the fact: 'Take your life?' she questioned. Carte...

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  • House sends tribal casino bill to governor
House sends tribal casino bill to governor

Despite the House has already given its approval to the gambling expansion in the state, some CT lawmakers still expressed their concern with the fact that the tribes will be given the exclusive right to develop a new casino on what is described as non-tribal land.

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  • Kansas legislators abandon Brownback's tax experiment
Kansas legislators abandon Brownback's tax experiment

The new plan is expected to raise $1.2 billion in new revenue over two years by increasing personal income tax rates and ending an exemption for 330,000-plus farmers and business owners. The tax bill was meant to close projected budget shortfalls totaling $889 million through June 2019 while also boosting spending on public schools to comply with a...

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  • Sessions offered in recent months to resign as attorney general
Sessions offered in recent months to resign as attorney general

Sessions' offer to resign was first reported by ABC News . Consider, for example, that George Conway, husband to top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, said Monday that the president's tweets are hurting the White House's legislative efforts.

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