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Statehood wins questioned Puerto Rico referendum


He has argued that the if statehood is achieved, it would help the attempts of Puerto Rico to handle its debt crisis. Last month, the island filed the biggest municipal bankruptcy in USA history. This placed the island deep in debt but they can't declare bankruptcy because they are not a state. Many Puerto Ricans attribute the malaise plaguing the island to Washington's power over them. Read More »

Trump publicly acknowledges Russia probe includes him

In the interview Trump did with NBC's Lester Holt shortly after firing FBI Director James Comey , Trump described Rosenstein's involvement in the firing. Administration officials often demand anonymity in stories. The order by the general counsel for the transition team casts a wide net on documents that could shed light on ties between Trump's presidential campaign and representatives of Russia's government. Read More »

BBC pulls documentary featuring Grenfell Tower fire victim

The fire ripped through the tower block just after midnight, when most of the residents were sleeping. I can't leave the flat. As the fire raged around her Khadija sent a message saying " please pray for me ". The tower, built in 1974, was home to between 400 and 600 people. The managing director of the company that carried out those renovations, Harley Facades Limited, told the BBC he was not aware of any link between the fire and exterior cladding it added to the building during the ... Read More »

Mother who abandoned 4-year-old at airport located in Athens


When she got to the airport, she asked a couple at the atrium to watch the 4-year-old while she shopped. Except Harvey never returned. Police need the public's help in locating a woman they said abandoned her child alone in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport earlier Friday. Read More »

Trump reiterates call for a travel ban from certain 'dangerous' countries


He assailed the Justice Department for a revised version of the measure that he called "watered down" and "politically correct". Trump took to Twitter on Monday morning to tweet about how an executive order earlier this year that suspended travel to the US from six predominantly Muslim countries was, in fact, "a TRAVEL BAN". Read More »

Donald Trump confirms he is under investigation for obstruction of justice

The president told NBC's Lester Holt he was not under investigation during an interview in May in which he also said he fired ex-FBI Director James Comey while considering the federal agency's Russian Federation probe. Trump himself appeared to signal he might favor such an option, posting a Tweet Friday morning before the report taking aim at Rosenstein . He subsequently appointed Mueller as special counsel for the investigation into Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election. Read More »

Trump appears to confirm he is under investigation


The President tweeted on Friday morning that he was "being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!". Add all of that on top of Rosenstein's cryptic and unprecedented warning to the American people about "anonymous allegations", and things are looking shady all around. Read More »

Trump's Washington hotel saw almost $20 million in revenue


Office of Government Ethics released the 98-page document Friday , and it shows that the president carries at least $315 million in liabilities, including $130 million to Deutsche Bank, as NBC News reports. The report also showed that Mr Trump earned more on royalties for his book Art of the Deal since becoming President. However, Bloomberg reports that the report indicates the hotel's loss of $1.2 million in the first two months of operation before he was President. Read More »

Rosenstein: I Wouldn't Fire Mueller From Russia Probe Without 'Good Cause'


President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time Friday that he is under federal investigation as part of the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling. White House officials said late Monday that Ruddy was at the Executive Mansion that day, but said he hadn't met with the president and never spoke with him about the issue. Read More »

Russia: Mass arrests tighten authorities' stranglehold on freedom of expression


Police detained the architect of the national protests, Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny , as he emerged from his apartment building to attend a rally that he had forced into the center of Moscow . "Young people should be involved in politics, they should pressure the regime, force it to change". The demonstrators' decision to disrupt a large public event was an usually bold expression of dissent in Russian Federation, appearing to illustrate the emboldened attitude of those who have ... Read More »

Russian Federation football fan leader barred from Confederations Cup


But the venue , which will also host the final on July 2, came through this opening test unscathed, even if there was a considerable number of empty seats. It was a game Russian Federation were widely expected to win against a New Zealand team that are Oceania champions but are the lowest-ranked nation in the tournament. Read More »

Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting?


The officials said investigators don't know what the list of names means, but members of Congress have been briefed. According to a source who spoke with CBS News, the list isn't being considered an "assassination list", as it was described by The Daily Caller , who first reported the news. Read More »

New York Times sues FBI to get notes of Comey-Trump talks


Rosenstein was the Justice Department official who drafted a memo to the President alleging numerous deficiencies in the performance of then-FBI Director James Comey . The subsequent memo from the deputy attorney general was a blistering critique of Comey's handling of the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server. Read More »

Violence kills 6 policemen, 2 civilians in Indian-controlled Kashmir


Addressing mourners at Kulgam and Pampore through telephone, Geelani paid tributes to the militants and civilians killed during Arwani gunfight, a statement issued by Hurriyat Conference said. Mattoo was active from last two years and carried a bounty of Rs 10 lakh. Top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander, Junaid Mattoo and his associate were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Anantnag district. Read More »

Man dies in Niagara Falls after surviving 2003 plunge


The 36-year-old mother of three was transported by a helicopter above the waterfalls. On Thursday, June 15, she broke her husband #Nik Wallenda's record . But as he started floating towards the brink, the 40-year-old MI man found an "inner peace" as he stared up at a blue sky. "I understand what I did was wrong", he said at the time. Read More »

The US Department of Education is Cutting Back Its Civil Rights Investigations

The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights this week has closed a case in which it had determined a transgender student had suffered discrimination at school. Others, who believe that students must use bathrooms according to their biological sex rather than their gender identity, have welcomed the Trump administration's change of course on complaints involving transgender students. Read More »

North says Kim supervised test of new anti-ship missile


North Korea fired several suspected short-range anti. North Korea's official newspaper claimed Saturday that a test-firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile is not far away. The launch comes one day after Moon's government suspended the deployment of a controversial U.S. missile defense system which had strained relations with China and angered North Korea. Read More »

Robert Mueller : Trump considering 'terminating' Russia probe leader


All this idea appears to come from Trump close allies, including strategist Steve Bannon, who is anxious and frustrated with the prospect of a long probe. Many President Trump allies are beginning to agitate for the removal of special counsel Robert Mueller . Trump's allies have begun raising questions about the former FBI director's impartiality, suggesting he can not be trusted to lead the investigation. Read More »

India, Pakistan join China, Russia in Central Asia grouping

Both India and Pakistan were on Friday granted full membership of the Eurasian bloc which also includes China , Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia , Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. India has been an "observer" to the SCO, since 2005. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit is kicking off in Kazakhstan, with the admission of India and Pakistan topping the agenda. Read More »

Timing of Qatar F-15 deal more procedural than political


Qatar hosts the biggest USA military base in the Middle East with more than 11,000 troops deployed or assigned to al-Udeid Air Base. President Trump who signed a multi-billion dollar defence deal when he toured Saudi Arabia and other Arabian nations just last week seems to be enjoying the trouble brewing in the region since US is reaping the benefits by selling arms and ammunition to the both the parties concerned. Read More »

White House: Trump won't sack special counsel Robert Mueller


Three members of the legal team known to have been hired so far by Mueller have given political donations nearly exclusively to Democrats, according to a CNN analysis of Federal Election Commission records. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. If Rosenstein refused , Trump could fire him and continue down the line until a DOJ official acquiesced. Read More »

Scalise remains in critical condition after shooting

The man who shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others at a congressional baseball practice earlier this week had with him a piece of paper with doodles and the names of three lawmakers, according to a person familiar with the case. Read More »

Trump bashes probes into his 'non-dealings' with Russian Federation

President Trump slammed " Crooked Hillary " by asking why his campaign is being investigated for alleged collusion with Russia despite NO EVIDENCE while Clinton escaped scrutiny despite her shady uranium deals with the Russians. Former President Bill Clinton met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on an airport tarmac near the end of an investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, but there's no evidence the former secretary of state orchestrated the get-together, as Trump ... Read More »

Trump confirms he is under investigation over Comey sacking

That would leave Brand, the associate attorney general, in charge of a probe that now has Trump squarely in its crosshairs. Jack Goldsmith, a Harvard University law professor and a senior Justice Department official in the George W. Rosenstein also insisted Mueller's investigation would have the resources it needs. "The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations ", Rosenstein said in his statement. Read More »

Poll Shows Most Doubt Trump's Respect for Institutions


In the June poll, 80 percent of Texas Republicans approved of the job Trump is doing as president; that number was statistically indistinguishable from the 81 percent of GOP voters who approved of Trump's performance in the February 2017 UT/TT Poll - which in turn was an increase from Trump's pre-election favorability rating (not exactly the same thing, but roughly comparable) of 60 percent. Read More »

White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows


Schiff's tweet came after Newsmax CEO and Trump friend Christopher Ruddy said earlier Monday that Trump might be considering firing Robert Mueller , who is heading the probe in the wake of Trump's firing FBI Director James Comey a month ago. Read More »

Severe thunderstorms possible for West Michigan

The watch is also in effect in Guelph, Wellington County, Erin, Arthur, and Mount Forest. The thunderstorms moving through the area are expected to produce one to three inches over the next three hours. These storms will likely be organized, so some threat of damaging winds will exist, especially across the northern portions of southeast Missouri and southern IL. Read More »

Indonesia Open 2017: Prannoy, Srikanth enter semi-finals


With his deft touches at the net perfectly working, the Guntur-born shuttler built an 11-6 lead at half-time. Son started the decider with a brilliant smash down the line before misjudging a Srikanth return on the very next point. Sakai will now meet India's Kidambi Srikanth in the final. This is the fourth Super Series final for Srikanth, who had reached the summit clash in Singapore in April and won the 2014 China Open and the 2015 India Open. Read More »

Sinn Fein says will oppose any deal that undermines peace deal

The party said it would oppose any deal between Theresa May and the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland that undermines the 1997 peace deal. Pictured above are Sinn Féin's Northern Ireland leader Michelle O'Neill and party president Gerry Adams. "We have two weeks from today to get the Northern Ireland executive up and functioning again and to try to bring in a new chair is actually a waste of time and a distraction", he said. Read More »