Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he'll consider stepping back "as may be needed" in the investigation of Michael Cohen, President Trump's lawyer, Bloomberg reports.'Matter-by-matter basis' »
President Donald Trump has reportedly increased his use of a private cell phone to make calls to a stable of friends and advisers outside the White House. CNN cited sources inside the Trump administration who reportedly said the change may reflect growing fractures between the president and his chief of staff, John Kelly. The White House switchboard sends Kelly a log of everyone Trump speaks to, but any calls made on the president’s private line would bypass that system.
At the moment when Esther Roberts decided to run for elected office, she was standing far from her home in Somers, Wisc., amid a sea of pink hats at the March for Women in Washington, D.C., in January 2017. Roberts is typical of the thousands of women who have entered the political arena in the past 18 months in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. “Women from rural areas are woefully underrepresented in government at all levels,” says Liz Johnson, a co-founder of VoteRunLead and head of that group’s Rural Women’s Initiative.
After successfully blocking off all lanes of traffic on the highway below, Michigan State troopers allowed 13 semi truck drivers through the barricade and instructed them to park their vehicles side by side underneath the overpass. The Michigan State Police took to Twitter later that day to share a photo of their clever maneuver and to urge those who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts to seek help.
Former “Smallville” cast member and accused sex trafficker Allison Mack was released on Tuesday to the custody of her parents in exchange for $5 million bail. The 35-year-old was charged with sex trafficking on Friday in connection with her alleged involvement with Nxivm (“Nexium”), an alleged cult run by Mack and founder Keith Raniere. Judge Viktor Pohorelsky of U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, New York, said Mack would be allowed to travel only for court appearances, attorney meetings and other approved reasons.
Inspecting its 737 engines round-the-clock on Monday, Southwest canceled 3 percent of its total flights, inconveniencing several thousand passengers.
Two on-duty police offers are critically injured after a shooting at a Home Depot in Dallas on Tuesday, with a civilian security guard also injured, according to authorities. The two officers were responding to a call by an off-duty officer to assist in an arrest at the store late Tuesday afternoon, Dallas Police Chief Renée Hall told reporters in a press conference.
The first of 10 victims has been identified following a lunch hour van attack on a Toronto sidewalk on Monday. "Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all those impacted by this tragic event," President Peter Intraligi said in the written statement. In addition to those 10 killed, some 15 people were hospitalized with injuries after cops say suspect Alek Minassian jumped the curb in a white van and plowed through a crowd of people in Toronto's northern suburbs.
White House doctor Ronny Jackson, Donald Trump's nominee to run the V.A., is being held up by the Senate as further vetting has apparently produced potentially disqualifying revelations.
A construction worker in southern Tehran may have stumbled across the mummified body of Reza Shah Pahlavi, the Iranian ruler whose son was overthrown in the revolution of 1979. Builders were carrying out construction work at a Shia shrine in Tehran
During an Oval Office meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, President Trump warned Iran that if it restarts its nuclear program, it will have “bigger problems” than it had before.
Cyrus II of Persia founded one of the greatest empires in history, promulgated what is believed to be the world’s first declaration of human rights, and is a national hero in Iran. The Trump-as-Cyrus meme was made explicitly by Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, during his visit to Washington last month. “I want to tell you that the Jewish people have a long memory, so we remember the proclamation of the great king, Cyrus the Great,” Netanyahu said at the White House.
A father whose daughter died in the Florida high school massacre said an investigative commission will discover the deaths could have been avoided it weren't for egregious errors made by law enforcement and school officials. Andrew Pollack is one of three victims' fathers appointed to the 16-member commission investigating the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead, including his 18-year-old daughter, Meadow. The commission held its first meeting Tuesday, hearing from a Broward Sheriff's Office detective who laid out the gunman's actions during the shootings.
Five months after his sentencing, Philadelphia-based rapper Meek Mill was released from prison Tuesday afternoon, according to multiple reports. Mill, also known as Robert Rihmeek Williams, was freed after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overruled Judge Genece Brinkley’s prior decision to deny Williams bail last week. Brinkley, who initially sentenced Williams to two to four years in prison in November, had previously denied a bail request in December.
Aleksandr Kogan, the University of Cambridge psychology professor who harvested data from Facebook and sold it to Cambridge Analytica, apologized for a tactic that has spawned the wrath of internet users worldwide. Kogan insisted the ability to access vast amounts of user data “was a core feature of the Facebook platform for years.
A monkey can’t sue over copyright infringement of his selfies because he’s not human and therefore has no standing to do so, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday. “We must determine whether a monkey may sue humans, corporations, and companies for damages and injunctive relief arising from claims of copyright infringement,” Judge Carlos Bea wrote in the opinion for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The case involved a series of heart-melting snaps of Naruto, a grinning crested macaque, in 2011.
The driver suspected of killing 10 people and injuring 15 others when he ploughed a rental van into pedestrians in Toronto will make his first court appearance on Tuesday when details of a motive for the attack were expected to emerge. While the worst mass killing in Canada in decades has the hallmarks of other deadly vehicle assaults by Islamic State supporters in the United States and Europe, officials said it did not represent a threat to national security. Alex Minassian, 25, identified by police as the suspect, will appear in a Toronto court at 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT), Toronto police said.
By Sarah Dadouch RIYADH (Reuters) - Syria's chief opposition negotiator said the United States cannot afford to leave Syria as it has yet to achieve any of its goals in the region, even though President Donald Trump said recently Washington would withdraw its troops. "I personally think the U.S. is not capable of withdrawing its fighters from Syria," Nasr Hariri told Reuters on Friday. Washington for years supported rebels militarily against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but ended its train-and-equip program last year after changing its focus to the fight against Islamic State.
Riess made her first appearance in court, wearing the same outfit she had on when police arrested her on murder charges last week. Police claim Riess killed Hutchinson in a bid to steal her identity. Riess is expected to be extradited to Florida this week.
Armenia's opposition lawmaker Nikol Pashinyan led mass anti-government protests that culminated in the resignation of newly appointed Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian and has declared he is ready to lead the country. A fortnight ago, few in Armenia would have believed that the 42-year-old could bring tens of thousands of people out onto the streets of Yerevan and other cities, eventually forcing the veteran leader to resign. Before these protests, Pashinyan was mostly associated with the tragic events following the 2008 presidential vote that first brought Sarkisian to power, when 10 people died in clashes between police and supporters of the defeated opposition candidate.
Donald Trump responded to accusations in the Steele dossier by telling James Comey he never spent the night in Moscow. A new Bloomberg report, along with past reporting, show Trump claim is not true.
Korean Air Lines said Monday that two daughters of its chairman will resign from their executive positions amid mounting public criticism over the women's behavior and allegations that the family engaged in smuggling. An official at the Korea Customs Service, meanwhile, confirmed that authorities raided the airline's headquarters in Seoul seeking evidence on alleged smuggling and tariff evasion. Chairman Cho Yang-ho announced the resignation of his daughter Hyun-ah, who returned to leadership last month after a four-year hiatus following a "nut rage" scandal, and her younger sister Hyun-min, who is under investigation for allegedly hurling a cup of water at a business meeting.
The mentally unstable gunman suspected of opening fire at a Waffle House restaurant in the middle of the night was arrested not far from his apartment Monday after hiding from police for more than a day following the attack that killed four people, authorities said. Authorities had mounted a massive manhunt for 29-year-old Travis Reinking, after the Sunday morning attacks, in which a gunman clad only in a jacket used an AR-15 rifle to kill four and injure others. Metropolitan Nashville Police announced Monday on Twitter that he was taken into custody not far from his apartment.
People who practice polyamory understand the world’s curiosity: Loving more than one person at one time isn’t entirely conventional. Below, polyamorous men and women share 12 questions they get asked all too often. “More than any other question, this one makes laugh because polyamory is actually the opposite of cheating.
“If an unfortunate human were ever to descend through Uranus’s clouds, they would be met with very unpleasant and odiferous conditions,” Patrick Irwin from the University of Oxford, one of the study’s authors, said in a news release. “Now, thanks to improved hydrogen sulfide absorption-line data and the wonderful Gemini spectra, we have the fingerprint which caught the culprit,” said Irwin.
Police arrested an American Airlines passenger in Miami after he allegedly touched a female passenger without her permission Sunday. Officers reportedly used a Taser on the passenger, identified as Jacob Garcia of Chicago, several times before forcibly removing him from the aircraft, ABC News reports. American Airlines then began to deplane the entire aircraft.