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The personal lawyer for President Donald Trump has called for the FBI probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election to end, one day after Trump fired the deputy director of the FBI. Lawyer John Dowd said Saturday morning that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should shut down special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, The Daily Beast reports. The lawyer also cited a Saturday morning tweet by Trump that applauded his Friday decision to fire Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI.
Cambridge Analytica was able to access user data through a paid personality survey app, which company insider Christopher Wylie told ITN Channel 4 News was used to influence and wage a “culture war” by Steve Bannon during the 2016 election.
Anti-racist protester DeAndre Harris, who was brutally beaten by a group of white supremacists, had the assault charges filed against him dropped after a judge said on Friday the 20-year-old black man was defending himself. On Aug. 12, a violent white nationalist rally took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one person dead at the hands of an alleged white supremacist. Harold Crews, a lawyer and a neo-Confederate League of the South leader, filed a police report against Harris, alleging the 20-year-old hit him over the head with a flashlight while in the parking garage. Officers then arrested Harris in October on a felony assault charge, news that white nationalist cheered online.
Young people across America took a stand for their safety and walked out of their classrooms this week. It's estimated that thousands of protests took place on Wednesday at 10 a.m. While some students spoke out as to why they would not be partaking in
The video shown in federal court included footage of Noor Salman’s husband, Omar Mateen, as he stalked the nightclub, spraying bullets.The Orlando Sentinel reports that Salman shielded her face from the graphic content when prosecutors showed it to the jury. The disturbing video showed club-goers dancing and mingling prior to the attack, as Mateen’s vehicle pulled up outside the club. Minutes later, Mateen was shown entering the club through the front doors.
Two days before the collapse, the Florida Department of Transportation received a voicemail from one of the bridge’s engineers alerting to “some cracking,” though the engineer said it didn’t appear to be a safety issue.
Louise Slaughter, a pioneering Democratic US lawmaker who rose to become the first female chair of the House Rules Committee, died Friday after suffering a concussion in a fall, her office announced. First elected to Congress in 1986 in western New York, Slaughter was the oldest sitting member in the House of Representatives, a tough-as-nails legislator and an influential voice within her party. "Her strong example inspired countless young women to know their power, and seek their rightful place at the head of the decision-making table," said top Democrat Nancy Pelosi, herself a political trailblazer who served as the first female speaker of the House.
A chairlift at a ski resort in the country of Georgia malfunctioned on Friday, causing panic and chaos as passengers were hurled from their seats at high speeds. Onlookers posted videos of the violent scene as the incident unfolded at the Gudauri Ski Resort, located in the south-facing area of the Greater Caucus Mountain Range. During the malfunction, the chairlift traveled in reverse at a high speed, whipping carriers around the terminal and hurling skiers from their seats.
An innovative pedestrian bridge being built at Florida International University was put to a "stress test" before it collapsed over traffic, killing six people and sending 10 to a hospital, authorities said.
For months now, the conventional wisdom in Washington, D.C., has been that President Trump, with his record disapproval ratings and chaotic leadership style, has made his party’s campaign to keep control of Congress even more challenging in the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections. Tarkanian quickly acceded to the president’s request.
The attorney general of Massachusetts has said she will be opening an investigation into a data firm used by Donald Trump’s campaign during the 2016 presidential election, after Facebook suspend the company from the platform. The social media giant said they suspended Cambridge Analytica and its parent group trategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) over reports that data privacy policies had been violated after data from users was not deleted. Facebook has said the violations relates to information collected in a personality app downloaded by 270,000 users, although information could have potentially been harvested from tens of millions of people.
Toxic relationships don’t happen overnight. Below, relationship experts from around the country share 10 habits the most unhappy couples have in common. Partners feel as though they can never please the other.
Talk of peace dominated the 50th anniversary commemoration of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, but among the hundreds in the audience were survivors and a former U.S. Army photographer whose gruesome images galvanized anti-war opinion. Friday's memorial events were held at the site of the 1968 massacre by American troops of 504 unarmed Vietnamese villagers, mostly women, children and elderly men.
A fierce critic of Vladimir Putin, who was found dead at his south London home earlier this week, was murdered, police have said, amid fears of a second Russia-sponsored attack on British soil. Businessman, Nikolai Glushkov, 68, who was granted asylum in the UK after fleeing Moscow in 2006, was strangled to death, Scotland Yard has confirmed. The former right-hand man of deceased oligarch, Boris Berezovsky, his death came just over a week after Russian spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned by a nerve agent in Salisbury.
Fox News host Sean Hannity ripped colleague Shepard Smith on Friday after Smith said that people working on Fox News “opinion” programs say whatever they want and provide “entertainment,” not news. Smith’s comments in an interview with Time Magazine published
Syrian civilians in the last rebel-held pockets of besieged Eastern Ghouta have been urged to flee as Russia-backed regime forces storm into the beleaguered area near Damascus, with intense airstrikes killing dozens and causing thousands more to evacuate. Syria's war enters its eighth year with another deadly assault also unfolding in the north, where Turkish-led forces pressed an operation to seize the Kurdish-majority region of Afrin. The operation has sent thousands onto the roads, with bombing of the city of Afrin on Friday killing 43 civilians, a third of them killed in a deadly strike on a hospital.
Republicans were fresh off a remarkably successful effort to take control of state legislatures so they could control the redistricting process ― a significant victory, because redistricting is normally only done every 10 years. Republicans have since enjoyed considerable advantage from those maps. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court in January struck down the congressional map state Republicans drew, saying it was so partisan that it violated the state constitution.
Florida International University’s bridge design team met hours before the school’s deadly bridge collapse to discuss a crack in the structure, but an engineer present concluded that there were no safety hazards, the university revealed on Saturday. At 9 a.m. on Thursday, FIU’s bridge design team, including employees from the university, Munilla Construction Company and FIGG Bridge Engineers, had a two-hour meeting in a trailer at the construction site about cracking in the structure. “The FIGG engineer of record delivered a technical presentation regarding the crack and concluded that there were no safety concerns and the crack did not compromise the structural integrity of the bridge,” the university said.
Haspel personally oversaw torture at a CIA black site in Thailand, and she even seemed to relish the role. Haspel also oversaw George W Bush’s rendition to torture program and, unsurprisingly, many in the intelligence community that are connected to the US torture program are now leaping to her defense, saying that she shouldn’t be penalized now for just following orders back then.
The head of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is reportedly under investigation for sexual harassment. The academy, which oversees the Oscars, is responding to multiple allegations against president John Bailey, according to reports in the Hollywood Reporter and Variety. In a statement, the Academy said it “treats any complaints confidentially to protect all parties”.
Stung by accusations of spreading "fake news," the Vatican on Saturday released the complete letter by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI about Pope Francis after coming under blistering criticism for selectively citing it in a press release and digitally manipulating a photograph of it. The previously hidden part of the letter provides the full explanation why Benedict refused to write a commentary on a new Vatican-published compilation of books about Francis' theological and philosophical background that was released to mark his fifth anniversary as pope. "I'm certain you can understand why I'm declining," Benedict wrote.
The dismissal Friday was made on the recommendation of FBI disciplinary officials. An upcoming inspector general’s report is expected to conclude that McCabe authorized the release of information to the media and was not forthcoming with the watchdog office as it examined the bureau’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
Attorneys for a Mexican man acquitted of murder in a San Francisco shooting that helped fuel the U.S. immigration debate are pressing for documents to help them argue that his U.S. gun charges are vindictive. Federal prosecutors charged Jose Ines Garcia Zarate with two counts of illegal gun possession in November after jurors in state court found him not guilty of the 2015 killing of Kate Steinle on a popular pier. Under San Francisco's "sanctuary city" policy, the sheriff's department released Garcia Zarate from jail several weeks before the shooting despite a federal request to detain him until immigration authorities could take him into custody.
The shower isn’t just a place to sing. Separated from our cellphones, standing under running water often allows people’s minds to run free.Reddit has an entire “Shower Thoughts” subreddit dedicated to “the miniature epiphanies you have that highlight
The chief engineer of a Florida bridge project warned authorities of cracking in the structure days before it collapsed, killing at least six people, the southern US state's department of transportation said Friday. Chief engineer Denney Pate left a voicemail on a Florida Department of Transportation employee's landline on March 13, two days before the pedestrian walkway came crashing down on the major road beneath, the department said in a statement. There was "some cracking that's been observed on the north end of the span," Pate said, according to a transcript of the call.