She claims the real meddling came from political pundits. During an interview with CNN on Friday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway was unable to point to a single thing President Trump is doing to prevent Russia from interfering in future elections. She also equated pundits who doubted Trump’s chances of winning the election with Russian hackers who waged cyberattacks against American voting databases. Russian interference came up in the context of the Washington Post’s bombshell report detailing how the CIA put together a briefing for then-President Obama last summer “that detailed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U.S.
Five people, including two teenagers and a 12-year-old, died Friday after being electrocuted at a water park pool in northwest Turkey, Turkish media reports said.
Geriatric gangster John “Sonny’’ Franzese - the oldest guest of the federal prison system - is a free man at the age of 100. The Colombo family underboss was rolled out of the Federal Medical Center in Massachusetts in a wheelchair Friday and headed to the home of his daughter in Brooklyn, Newsday reported. At the age of 93, he was sentenced to eight years in prison for shaking down the Hustler and Penthouse strip clubs in Manhattan. Authorities said at the time the doddering don - whom they believed responsible for the murders of between 50 and 100 people - could be released at the age of 100 if he behaved himself in the lockup. Assistant US Attorney Cristina Posa doubted Franzese would live
If you're a parent who has a fear of confrontation, let Mary Katherine Backstorm be your inspiration! The Southern mom was in the checkout line at Target when she noticed a young boy and girl - roughly 11 or 12 years old - in front of her, snickering at the cashier, who had clearly suffered a "very devastating accident and cranial reconstructive surgery." He had staples in his head and a drooping eyelid, and Backstorm noticed that the kids "were getting their cell phones out and trying to take pictures of him with Snapchat filters" to text to their friends. "I'm just not very confident sometimes in my adulthood . . . that I can be an adult in situations like this," Backstorm said in a Facebook
An ice cream shop owner in Orangeburg, South Carolina, a majority black town, is unable to remove a Confederate flag that flies over his business, but is located on land he doesn't own. CNN's Victor Blackwell reports.