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Author: 0 US Secret Service says it does not have any White House tapes

It took place a few hours after Comey's testimony ended, and could have been part of the full day planned by Trump aides to keep him off of Twitter while the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director testified. The House Intelligence Committee has requested the White House turn over any tapes that might exist. But some, have questioned whether Trump is just bluffing about the tapes.

Author: 0 650000 fans at parade cheer Penguins for Stanley Cup win

It capped off back to back Stanley Cup victories for Pittsburgh , the first team to do so in the salary cap era. "This is what it's all about", said Crosby, who joined his teammates riding in pickup trucks, convertible cars and buses in a parade that began on Grand Street and ended at Point State Park.

National Pentagon to send 4000 more US troops to Afghanistan
Author: 0 Pentagon to send 4000 more US troops to Afghanistan

Ironically, by surging several thousand troops to Afghanistan in the coming weeks, Mattis may finally bring the USA force presence there up to the number he sought four years ago. and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops , Gen. John Nicholson, has made clear he needs several thousand more American troops to help Afghan security forces beat back the advances that ISIS and the Taliban have made in recent months.

National State adds jobs, unemployment rate holds at 3.1 percent
Author: 0 State adds jobs, unemployment rate holds at 3.1 percent

The Hispanic unemployment rate was 5.2 percent and the white jobless rate was 3.7 percent. In May a year ago, the state's unemployment rate was 4.3 percent. In a separate federal survey of business establishments that excludes jobs in agriculture and people who are self-employed, Kentucky's seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment decreased by 2,000 jobs in May 2017 compared to April 2017.

Author: 0 Cosby judge bristles at requests for mistrial

The jury also requested to hear again Cosby's prior sworn testimony during which he admitted to obtaining Quaaludes to give to women with whom he wanted to have sex. In that call, Cosby told the mother what he did sexually with Andrea Constand in graphic detail, "trying to lead me to believe that it was consensual", she testified.

Author: 0 US congressman Scalise still in critical condition -hospital

Scalise, who remains in critical condition but has improved, was shot in the left hip and suffered damage to internal organs. "When he arrived, he was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death", Dr. Still, finger-pointing lingered as some on each side suggested the other had contributed more to the disparaging broadsides they've increasingly aimed at each other.

Author: 0 Congressional baseball teams to wear LSU gear to honor Steve Scalise

Trump says Scalise "continues his very courageous fight", but adds: "it's been much more hard than people even thought at the time". Griner was shot in the ankle but is expected to recover. Four victims were shot and two had secondary injuries after a gunman opened fire at a practice for a Congressional baseball game on Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia.

National Cloudy, chance of showers and thunderstorms — TODAY'S FORECAST
Author: 0 Cloudy, chance of showers and thunderstorms — TODAY'S FORECAST

Northwest winds will be 5-10 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Friday Night: A chance of showers, mainly before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Ahead of the warm front, the region should see periods of light rain with areas of drizzle and patchy fog. South wind around 5 miles per hour. Low around 62.

Author: 0 Trump uses social media to question probe of his campaign

The president had alleged that the media is trying to portray a negative image of him, after another The Washington Post article had said Trump himself was under investigation for obstruction of justice . "I'm going to acknowledge we had a meeting with the special counsel Mueller, but I'm not going to get into the contents", Mr Mark Warner, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told reporters later.

National Cosby jury hunkers down for 3rd day in sex assault case
Author: 0 Cosby jury hunkers down for 3rd day in sex assault case

Cosby has been charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault, each of which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine, but no minimum. The wait for the jury to return a verdict doesn't appear to be bothering him at all. She said Cosby gave her three pills and wine before touching her breasts, putting his fingers in her vagina and putting her hand on his erect penis after she sought his advice about moving to Canada and switching careers.

Author: 0 Closing Arguments Set In Yanez Trial

Now, a jury must decide whether Yanez should be convicted of three charges against him: one count of second-degree manslaughter for the death of Castile, and two counts of "intentional discharge of firearm that endangers safety" for shooting into a vehicle with Reynolds and her daughter inside.

National Lawmakers criticize Trump's tweets about Russian Federation investigation
Author: 0 Lawmakers criticize Trump's tweets about Russian Federation investigation

All previous investigations have mostly been about Russia's meddling in the presidential election, and, as James Comey confirmed , Trump was never personally under investigation . Comey said he believes Trump ultimately fired him "because of the Russian Federation investigation". Mueller's initial investigation was probing the possibility that Trump surrogates colluded with the Russians to influence the election in order to boost Trump's chances against Democratic rival and ...

Author: 0 Bill Cosby jury to hear more of his deposition testimony

It was then that a new prosecutor chose to charge him. Bill Cosby departs Montgomery County Courthouse. The panel will reconvene to continue deliberations tomorrow. The prosecution was scheduled to give its closing after a lunch break. Cosby lowered and shook his head in the courtroom as she spoke. The arguments came after the defense on Monday called just a single witness at the start of the second week of the trial.

Author: 0 Southern Baptists poised to vote on resolution condemning the so-called 'alt-right'

A late-night call went out for convention participants to return to the assembly hall, where Steve Gaines, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention , won approval to consider a new resolution on the topic Wednesday. From the advocacy of white supremacy and black slavery a new Baptist denomination was born. Despite the progressive resolution against the "alt-right", the Southern Baptist Convention allegedly " forcibly removed " LGBTQ+ attendees.

National Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy
Author: 0 Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

Franks told Fox News Friday on "The Story with Martha MacCallum" that he has been notified that he is involved in the investigation. The law enforcement source tells CNN that it is not clear that it is an assassination list. They checked his laptop, cell phone and a camera and found there that indicated he had been scouting potential targets. "I think for a man of 66 years old, I would think that he would have more respect for human life".

National Democratic Lawmakers Sue Trump, Handing The President Another Legal Challenge
Author: 0 Democratic Lawmakers Sue Trump, Handing The President Another Legal Challenge

The legal complaint argues that those in Congress have special standing because the Constitution's "foreign emoluments clause" requires the President to obtain "the consent of Congress" before accepting any gifts. Days after Trump's inauguration in January, a liberal-funded government watchdog filed an emoluments lawsuit. The point of this lawsuit is to get the President Of The United States to comply with the Constitution.

National 2 children shot, injured on Chicago playground
Author: 0 2 children shot, injured on Chicago playground

The girls, who were at a picnic outside an elementary school on the city's Far South Side, were "unintended targets" of a drive by shooting, NBC Chicago reported. They were taken in serious condition to Comer Children's Hospital, the Chicago Tribune reported . Police News Affairs said officers responded to a call of shots fired and "discovered two juveniles shot" outside the school.

Author: 0 Admin revokes blocked program to protect immigrant parents

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's announcement that it would rescind DAPA , a program created unilaterally by former President Obama in 2014, which sought to allow millions of unlawful immigrants to remain in the United States.

National Gingrich: Mueller Investigation 'Poisoned Fruit' After Comey Testimony
Author: 0 Gingrich: Mueller Investigation 'Poisoned Fruit' After Comey Testimony

I can not fathom how intimidated Mr. Comey must have been alone in a room with President Trump. Asked at a Rose Garden news conference whether he would testify under oath to Mueller to that effect, Trump replied: "100 per cent". With talks of large scale protests, including a campaign to "show your rump to Trump" , it seems he's not keen to visit Britain if the public don't want him there, according to the New York Times .

National Oregon becomes first state to give non-gender option on driver's license
Author: 0 Oregon becomes first state to give non-gender option on driver's license

Out reports that the change will go into effect on July 3. Earlier this month, Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill making it easier for transgender residents to shield changes they make to their birth certificates, with the aim of mitigating potential discrimination from employers or landlords, making or the second state (after California ) to pass such a law.

Author: 0 Jury questions posed during Bill Cosby's sex assault trial

The jury is now in its fourth day of deliberations. Nothing has filtered out about the state of the deliberations, with only hints to be gleaned from questions they have asked O'Neill. But the atmosphere remained calm, with accusers and supporters even holding hands at times. Cosby has wavered between stoic and smiling as he awaits his fate, but gave a brief thumbs-up as jurors listened to a court reporter reread his January 2005 police interview.

Author: 0 Feinstein: Comey-Lynch Bombshell Should Prompt Judiciary Probe

Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's personal lawyer, had responded Wednesday evening to the Post report by saying: "The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal". The meeting comes a day after lawmakers questioned Justice Department officials about the probe and Mueller's independence, and after a friend of Trump said the White House was considering firing Mueller.

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Author: 0 Kathy Griffin: Donald Trump Is "Personally Trying To Ruin My Life Forever"

Later, Griffin said she expected her career would continue to suffer for the "joke", adding of President Trump: "I don't think I'm going to have a career after this". Don Jr has posted a dozen tweets encouraging Griffin's many employers to dump her. I'm going to be honest, he broke me, she said, sobbing. Griffin claimed the President and the First Lady had managed to ruin her career and break her.

National $75M bond set for Ohio man accused of killing 5 people
Author: 0 $75M bond set for Ohio man accused of killing 5 people

Brinkman is also reportedly a suspect in the apparent murder of an older married couple, Rogell John II and Roberta Ray, who are believed to be his ex's parents. "I never thought he'd do anything to the girls, Susie always said that was no problem, she'd handle the issue, and I trusted her judgment", said Plymale.

Author: 0 Cops: Suspect in 3 deaths may be involved in 2 more killings

President Donald Trump says apprenticeships could match workers with the nation's estimated 6 million open jobs but they are reluctant to spend any taxpayer money on the effort. Bodies have been removed from home. Brinkman was charged Tuesday with the murders of 71-year-old Rogell Eugene John and 64-year-old Roberta Ray John .

National Inmates escape through a jail ventilation system -- again
Author: 0 Inmates escape through a jail ventilation system -- again

Irvin, an alleged killer, was caught minutes after Goodnight, KOCO-TV reported , citing local authorities. The others, Trey Goodnight, Brian Moody and Sonny Baker, were being held for property crimes, the sheriff's office said. He says that these men are "dangerous folks" and he doesn't believe they'll stick around the area. Undersheriff Travis Palmer stated the escapees are pinned down in the area north of Hwy 270 between the Dale railroad track and Bethel Road.

National Man Who Robbed Bank to Avoid His Wife Sentenced to Home Confinement
Author: 0 Man Who Robbed Bank to Avoid His Wife Sentenced to Home Confinement

He would inform law enforcement that he had written the money-demanding missive at home in front of his wife "and told her he'd rather be in jail than at home ", the affidavit read. Defense Attorney Chekasha Ramsey said the robbery was a cry for help, adding that since being properly diagnosed, his client feels better. A man who robbed a bank to get away from his wife didn't get the punishment he was hoping for.

National Trump to limit Cuba travel, restrict business deals with military - draft memo
Author: 0 Trump to limit Cuba travel, restrict business deals with military - draft memo

South Florida's Cuban-American community sounded off on President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to Little Havana, where he is expected to announce changes to the current US policy with Cuba. June 15 Marriott International Inc Chief Executive Arne Sorenson on Thursday urged the Trump administration to improve relations with post-Castro Cuba and recognize tourism as a strategic tool in the effort.

National Polygamous Sect Leader Lyle Jeffs Captured After 1 Year
Author: 0 Polygamous Sect Leader Lyle Jeffs Captured After 1 Year

Jeffs, another brother, Seth, and other conspirators were accused of defrauding the government of more than $12 million from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - more commonly known as food stamps. Haug said if he gets a reward, he would take a vacation. Barnhart said he expects Jeffs to be back in the state in the next few days. Jeffs was stopped as drove through the marina after using a bathroom, said Yankton County Chief Deputy Sheriff Michael Rothschadl.

Author: 0 Gun used in Scalise shooting was legally purchased assault rifle

President Donald Trump decried the shooting of a top House Republican on Wednesday as a "very, very brutal assault" and called for all Americans to set aside differences and pray for the recovery of the victims. "The bullet traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding", MedStar said in a statement put out by Scalise's office.

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