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White House press secretary Sean Spicer attempted Thursday to shift blame to the Obama administration for its role in vetting retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the national security adviser dismissed by President Trump. Spicer argued that the Trump transition team didn’t vet Flynn’s appointment because he already held a security clearance at the time. “My only point is that when Gen. Flynn came into the White House, he had an active security clearance that was issued during the Obama administration with all the information that’s being discussed that occurred in 2015,” Spicer said at the daily press briefing.
President Trump signed a one-week stopgap spending bill Friday night, averting a government shutdown for one more week. The majority of Democrats and Republicans in Congress passed the spending bill earlier in the day, giving lawmakers until next Friday at midnight to hammer out a spending deal for the rest of the fiscal year. The Senate quickly approved the House’s continuing resolution — or “CR” in Washington-speak.
With his victim's two young sons in court for the first time, a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper was formally sentenced to death Thursday, one day after a jury determined he should receive a lethal injection for the ambush at a state police barracks. Eric Frein traded a suit and tie for prison garb, and his hands and feet were shackled as a judge pronounced what he called an "entirely warranted" sentence on the convicted murderer and terrorist. Bryon Dickson, a 38-year-old Marine veteran, and left Trooper Alex Douglass permanently disabled in the Sept. 12, 2014 attack at the Blooming Grove barracks.
Another airline is under fire after Delta booted a passenger off a flight because he used the bathroom. It happened on April 18 on a Delta flight from Atlanta to Milwaukee that was delayed for 30 minutes on the tarmac. When Hamilton asked a flight attendant for permission to use the bathroom, she said no. Hamilton was then told to get off the plane.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., may be fond of former President Barack Obama, but he’s still disappointed with his upcoming speaking engagement at a top investment firm on Wall Street. Sanders, a fierce Wall Street critic, described Obama as a friend and said he represented the United States with intelligence and integrity. “I think at a time when people are so frustrated with the power of Wall Street and the big money interests, I think it is unfortunate that President Obama is doing this,” Sanders told “CBS This Morning” on Friday.
Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday. Gen. Eduardo Ano told The Associated Press that Alhabsy Misaya was slain in a clash with marines late Friday in the jungles between the towns of Indanan and Parang in Sulu province. "We consider him the most notorious kidnapper from that bandit group and this is a big setback to the Abu Sayyaf," Ano told the AP by telephone.
A dozen people have been found stuffed inside a closet-sized cell hidden behind a book shelf in a Philippine police station, triggering further alarm about abuse under President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs. Members of the government's human rights commission, accompanied by journalists, found the men and women in a surprise visit to the station in the heart of Manila's slum area on Thursday evening. Stunned detainees came stumbling out of the room, some begging for water while others, in tears, pleaded with the rights workers not to abandon them.
While Sheryl Sandberg and her mother-in-law, Paula Goldberg, were cleaning out Dave Goldberg’s closet after he passed away, Goldberg said something that stunned Sandberg. "You are not only going to live, but you are going to get remarried one day — and I am going to be there to celebrate with you," she said.
Even though you don't know her as well as your own Mom, these thoughtful gifts will share the love on Mother's Day.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that Americans should be concerned about how the administration’s new tax plan would affect them, not how it would benefit the Trump family. Spicer made the comments during a press briefing where he was asked whether it was fair for Americans to question how the proposed tax plan would personally affect President Trump and his family. “The president’s plan right now is something that every American should worry hopefully about how it’s going to affect them,” said Spicer.
By Chen Aizhu BEIJING (Reuters) - As the United Nations Security Council decides whether to tighten the sanctions screws on North Korea, the country's increasingly isolated government could lose a lifeline provided by state-owned China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC). For decades, the Chinese oil giant has sent small cargoes of jet fuel, diesel and gasoline from two large refineries in the northeastern city of Dalian and other nearby plants across the Yellow Sea to North Korea's western port of Nampo, five sources familiar with the business told Reuters.
Tad Cummins' wife says she warned her husband against getting too close to his 15-year-old student after noticing they had been becoming friendly. Speaking exclusively to Inside Edition, Jill Cummins said she and her husband had been trying to help Elizabeth Thomas through some tough times at home and thought of her as another daughter. Jill, who filed for divorce from Tad when he disappeared with the teenager, agrees that Thomas was exploited and perhaps even brainwashed.
Earlier today, Elon Musk delivered an engrossing TED Talk under the following umbrella theme: The Future You. While TED Talks have arguably reached a saturation point these days, any time Musk is given a platform to discuss his vision for the future, it’s always worth paying attention to. While Musk’s talk was predictably far-ranging, he did take some time to not only confirm the development of a Tesla semi-truck, but to also give us a teaser photo of what the company’s all-electric semi-truck is going to look like.
Climate change activists have been wringing their hands ever since Inauguration Day, fearing that the new administration would do something just like this. The webpage, which has been in existence for more than 20 years, explained what climate change is, what caused it and how it affects your health, among other things.
Features of the Bunny Mellon Healing Garden at Children's National hospital also include doors that are wide enough to wheel in hospital beds, power outlets for patients who use machines that run on electricity and fake grass for patients with allergies. Mrs. Trump quietly toured the hospital and visited the garden in March, and helped children plant morning glories, said to be a symbol of love and renewal.
A woman in her 60s who was injured in the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm has died, Swedish authorities said Friday, raising the death toll to five. A political party in Trollhattan, near Goteborg, identified the woman as Marie Kide, 66, an elected member of the city council. "It is with sorrow that I have received the message that another person died," Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Damascus is negotiating with regime ally Moscow to buy the latest Russian anti-missile system to repel Israeli and American attacks. "It's natural that we should have such systems," he said, quoted by Syria's official SANA agency on Thursday, the same day as Damascus accused Israel of firing several missiles at a military position near its international airport. "Israel has been committing aggressions on the Arab states surrounding it since its creation in 1948," Assad said in the interview with Venezuelan channel Telesur.
From the May 2017 issueHyundai doesn’t just want to be Toyota, it wants to break Toyota, in part by relentlessly copying the Big T’s jiujitsu. Toyota created the mass-market hybrid, and it’s pretty much had the corner on it, as others chipped futilely
Like the majority of people who sent Donald Trump to the White House, Lorraine Ostrowski has no regrets. While Mr Trump’s national approval rating is lower than that of any modern president, a recent Washington Post-ABC News survey found that among those who voted for him, just 2 per cent said they had made a mistake. Indeed, despite controversies ranging from Mr Trump’s Muslim travel ban, his campaign’s alleged links to Russia and the apparently often chaotic nature of his administration, when The Independent visited Macomb County, it found not a single Trump voter who wished for a do-over.
Since December, at least seven cats have suddenly shown up at their homes with shaved belly, groin and leg areas, Waynesboro Police Captain Kelly Walker said on Friday. "Shaving Cats!!??" says the poster in Waynesboro, a city of 21,000 about 140 miles (225 km) southwest of Washington, D.C. Walker said the cats were collar-wearing, well-groomed pets, not strays or feral cats, although some were outdoor cats.
Cops are searching for the driver who helped Bachelor Chris Soules flee the scene of the fatal crash in Iowa Monday night. Witnesses told police that Soules was picked up in a red Chevy Duramax truck that fled the scene — and cops gave chase — but the driver got away.
How about this amazing little nugget to restore your faith in humanity: Chloe Bridgewater, a seven-year-old from Hereford, UK, is a big fan of technology and eventually wants to work for Google. Rather than wasting any time, she decided to send Google CEO Sundar Pichai a letter to let him know that she’s planning on working there one day. “May name is Chloe and when I am bigger I would like a job with Google.” She goes on to explain that she’s also planning on swimming in the Olympics and working at a chocolate factory, because what kid doesn’t dream of that?
By Manuel Mogato and Enrico Dela Cruz MANILA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian leaders wrapped up a summit on Saturday with no indication of an agreement on how to address Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea, a divisive issue in a region uncertain about its ties with the United States. Six hours after the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit officially ended in Manila, no customary joint statement had been issued and it was unclear whether there was agreement over including references to China's militarization and island-building in the hotly disputed waterway.
In a story April 27 about two missing Arkansas children, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, reported erroneously the age of one of the children. Reilly James Scarbrough is 9, not 10. MENA, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in Arkansas are searching for two young children whose mother was found dead in a creek.
With costs rising from its diesel emissions-cheating scandal, VW needs to streamline its business as much as possible. Reuters reports that Italian motorcycle maker Ducati, which Audi purchased for €860 million ($935 million US) in 2012, might be the first brand VW sells off in the wake of the scandal. The automaker hasn't reached a final decision, but it's currently approaching potential buyers of the famed motorcycle maker, which Reuters reports could be valued at €1.5 billion ($1.6 billion US).