Despite his tweet in the aftermath of James Comey's dismissal in May, President Donald Trump did not make and does not have tapes of his conversations with the former FBI director, he tweeted Thursday. "With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea whether there are 'tapes' or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings," wrote Trump in a pair of tweets.
Senate Republican leaders unveiled what they called a "discussion draft" of their long-awaited health care bill, a part of the party's ongoing efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Five Republican senators have already come out in opposition to the Senate bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, jeopardizing its passage. Critics on both sides of the aisle said the bill, which was drafted behind closed doors by a small group of Senate leaders and committee staffers, has been shrouded in secrecy.
A massive fire at a residential high-rise building in London last week that killed dozens was caused by a faulty refrigerator, police said Friday. Detective superintendent Fiona McCormack of London's Metropolitan Police Service said at news conference Friday that the deadly blaze started in a HotPoint fridge-freezer, model no. FF175P, that was not previously subject to a product recall. The manufacturer will conduct further testing on the appliance, McCormack said.
The death of a 14-year-old girl is shrouded in mystery after her body was found in a landfill in northern Texas this week. Kaytlynn Cargill was last seen walking her dog not far from her house in Bedford on Monday around 6:20 p.m. local time. When Cargill didn't return home after about 30 minutes, her parents began looking for her.
A bipartisan group of Senate Judiciary Committee leaders is examining former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s alleged interference in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. The group is seeking details about Lynch's communication with a Clinton campaign aide, Amanda Renteria, as well as copies of documents and information about whether the FBI investigated the alleged communication. The letters, sent Thursday, are signed by Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley, Ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein, as well as Sens.
Bindi Irwin is "beyond excited" about the big news her father Steve "The Crocodile Hunter" Irwin is being honored within the Hollywood Walk of Fame class of 2018. In a post to Instagram, the past "Dancing With the Stars" winner wrote: "I am beyond excited to share with you all that we have just received the news that Dad will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I am beyond excited to share with you all that we have just received the news that Dad will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Defending his May tweet that suggested he may have “tapes" of his conversations with James Comey, President Trump said his comment may have persuaded the fired FBI director to tell the truth about their interactions.
A former U.S. diplomat, who said he counseled Otto Warmbier’s family for over a year after he was detained in North Korea, said the conversation he had with the family after they learned Otto’s dire medical condition was one of the most emotional of his career. “It was a very, very, very emotional exchange,” Evans Revere told ABC News' Bob Woodruff in an interview for ABC News' "20/20." “I’ve never had a conversation with anyone than [the] likes of the one I had with [Warmbier’s father] Fred Warmbier that day.
The man who stabbed a police officer at the Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, left the officer with an approximately 12-inch long laceration from his Adam's apple to the back of his neck, a hospital official said this morning. Lt. Jeff Neville was assaulted outside the airport's TSA screening area on Wednesday morning, allegedly by a Canadian man, in an attack that is being investigated as an act of terrorism, officials said. Neville is in stable condition and expected to fully recover, according to hospital officials.
Trump in a Fox News interview that aired Friday was asked whether he thinks Mueller should recuse himself from the Russia probe he is leading. "Well, he is very, very good friends with Comey, which is very bothersome," Trump said. Trump fired Comey in May, shortly after which Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to lead the FBI investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible ties to Trump associates.
The family of Michael Brown, an African American teen whose fatal shooting by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked large-scale protests, has settled its lawsuit against the city for $1.5 million, said Apollo Carey, the city attorney for Ferguson. The settlement amount was paid by the city's insurance company "on behalf of multiple defendants," the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber's order approving the settlement didn't mention the amount, but he said the split of the amount between Brown's parents, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, is "fair and reasonable" and "provides for a reasonable amount" for attorney fees and expenses, the Post-Dispatch reported.
In a rare look inside the world of "Star Wars," Marvel Comics authors Kieron Gillen and Charles Soule, who work on the Darth Vader franchise and other spinoffs in the comic books, gave ABC News a glimpse into how the story group at Lucasfilm works. The story group, the nucleus of Lucas, has the job of ensuring that all the stories that flow between the books, comics, games, movies and more are cohesive. Clayton Sandell on ABC News Digital's show "Inside Marvel" asked Gillen and Soule to "pull the curtain back" on what it's like to work on a project like the Darth Vader story that reaches into so many different mediums.
Katy Perry has been giving her "KatyCats" a lot of up-close-and-personal time via the internet lately, first with her days-long "Witness World Wide" livestream, and now with a behind-the-scenes look at her appearance at Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester benefit concert.In the four-minute video, posted to Perry's YouTube channel on Thursday, we see a hoodie-wearing Perry greeting Ariana backstage during rehearsals. ...
Kenya Moore surprised many -- including some of her "Real Housewives of Atlanta" co-stars -- when she eloped earlier this month. The reality star is now opening up about why she had a secret wedding in St. Lucia on June 10 to businessman Marc Daly. Moore, 46, added that her husband is "extremely romantic" and "didn’t want something for show.
Two retired women who took it upon themselves to investigate the unsolved slaying of their former high school teacher, Sister Catherine Cesnik, are hoping a new Netflix documentary about the nearly 50-year-old case brings some kind of resolution. “The Keepers” tells the story of those who said they survived sexual abuse at the hands of a priest who was the school chaplain, and the belief among many that Cesnik was killed because she was about to expose the alleged abuse. Gemma Hoskins and Abbie Schaub, who were students at the old Baltimore city school when Cesnik died, appear in the Netflix original.
Last month, it was comedian Kathy Griffin's infamous beheaded Donald Trump photo that pit the president's supporters against Hollywood. Now it appears that another Tinseltown figure, actor Johnny Depp, has entered the fray, making controversial comments about assassinating the commander in chief.