The president had previously suggested that questions about Russia's involvement in the election were overblown and "fake news."Maintains it didn't affect outcome »
Government cybersecurity and intelligence officials say they haven't received directions from Trump about stopping Russian meddling in future elections, and that Russia targeted 21 election systems in 2016.
FBI officials confirmed Wednesday that the gunman who injured five people in last week’s shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., was carrying a note with the names of six lawmakers when he opened fire. James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old from Belleville, Ill., wounded five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and two Capitol Police officers, at the June 14 practice before he was shot by police. Hodgkinson later died.
As many as 5,000 people attended the funeral to remember Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old girl who was beaten to death early Sunday as she walked home after an all-night prayer session at a mosque.
“I think the military action that is being taken against Syrian government assets is completely illegal,” Kaine said in an interview with Yahoo News on Sirius XM’s politics channel, POTUS. There have been four known instances of U.S. forces firing on Syrian government targets in recent weeks, including the early April cruise missile strike in retaliation for the government’s use of chemical weapons. The Pentagon says it has legal authority to act under the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), passed after the 9/11 attacks, which effectively permitted the invasion of Afghanistan and global efforts to stamp out al-Qaida.
An online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" ended Thursday with real-world consequences when a North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for arming himself with an assault rifle, traveling to the nation's capital and firing his weapon inside a neighborhood pizza restaurant. Edgar Maddison Welch's "ill-conceived plot" last year did "actual damage to the lives of real people," a judge said before sentencing him to four years in prison. Judge Ketanji B. Jackson said she'd never seen a case like Welch's, and she gave him a punishment on the upper end of guidelines, in part to send a message to others.
China has long been North Korea’s main ally and trading partner, but relations are increasingly strained by continued missile testing and provocations by the regime of Kim Jong Un. The North is almost entirely dependent on trade with China to feed its impoverished economy, yet it has ignored calls by the international community to halt its nuclear and ballistic missile weapons programs. The United States has pressured China to do more to leverage its clout with North Korea, though Beijing remains concerned that outright regime collapse in Pyongyang could trigger a rush of refugees across the border.
The “Textalyzer” device allows police to plug in and determine if a driver was using a cell phone to text while driving. Jeff Rossen shows how it works.
An Instagram star and well-known fitness blogger has died in a freak accident after a pressurised cannister used for dispensing whipped cream exploded, hitting her in the chest, her family has said. Rebecca Burger, who had a large following on the social media site, where she posted regular pictures of herself promoting fitness products, was killed in eastern France in what the family said was a domestic incident. "It is with great sadness we announce the death of Rebecca who died the June 18th, 2017 in an accident in the home," read a statement on Burger's Instagram account, signed "The grieving family".
A Canadian sniper in Iraq has broken the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in history. A member of the elite Special Forces unit, Joint Task Force 2, who has not been named, killed an Isis insurgent from 3,450 metres (2.1 miles) away. The shot broke the previous record, held by Craig Harrison, a member of the British armed forces, by almost 1000 metres.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has some advice for President Trump: Stop tweeting and do your job. During a Tuesday evening appearance on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Bloomberg was asked about the probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.
“Democrats would do much better” if they would work more with Republicans, Pres. Trump tweeted after Republican Karen Handel’s win in the high-profile Georgia congressional special election.
An owner of a home that authorities claim was the site of an unlicensed day care center has been accused of running a high-volume cocaine business on the property. Los Angeles authorities allege Felipe Talamante kept an estimated $430,000 in a Highland Park home where several children between the ages of 2 and 7 were seen coming and going while an undercover state agent was there to purchase 20 kilos of cocaine. In a statement written Tuesday, the LA City Attorney's Office said a search warrant was executed on the Highland Park property first in 2015, resulting in the arrest of Felipe Talamante and the recovery of 20 kilograms of cocaine.
Walmart is stepping up the rivalry against Amazon by taking the fight into the cloud, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Walmart warned some tech companies if they want to do business, they can’t run the retailer’s applications on Amazon’s cloud-computing platform, Amazon Web Services, sources told the Journal. Walmart reportedly keeps most of its data on its servers and uses services from emerging Amazon cloud rivals, like Microsoft’s cloud-computing platform Azure.
The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday fired its highly regarded chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged of his involvement in prospective commercial deals — including one involving arms sales to foreign governments — with an international businessman who was one of his key sources. The reporter, Jay Solomon, was offered a 10 percent stake in a fledgling company, Denx LLC, by Farhad Azima, an Iranian-born aviation magnate who has ferried weapons for the CIA. "We are dismayed by the actions and poor judgment of Jay Solomon," Wall Street Journal spokesman Steve Severinghaus wrote in a statement to The Associated Press.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become the latest senior Trump administration official to hire a private attorney, a Justice Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refused to overturn the convictions of seven men in a notorious 1984 gang murder of a woman in a Washington neighborhood not far from the U.S. Capitol even though prosecutors had concealed evidence in the case. The justices, in a 6-2 ruling, said the evidence withheld by the prosecution at the time of the trial, which the men claimed would have cast doubt on their guilt in the murder of Catherine Fuller, was not material to the eventual jury verdict. The case has stayed the public eye not only because of the grisly nature of the murder that occurred during a period of high crime in the U.S. capital city in the 1980s but also because of the Supreme Court's decision to scrutinize the process that led to the convictions.
Hundreds of gunmen attacked troops in a southern Philippine village on Wednesday in a hit-and-run assault that may have been intended to help Islamist militants engaged in a nearby urban war, authorities said. Five civilians who were used as human shields were missing, and soldiers were pursuing the assailants who had quickly retreated, military spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla told reporters in Manila. Padilla said the gunmen attacked a military outpost at daybreak in Pigkawayan, a farming town about 160 kilometres (100 miles) from Marawi city where fighters linked to the Islamic State (IS) group have been battling troops for a month.
From Delish Around this time last year McDonald's announced that it was going to start testing fresh, not frozen, beef for its hamburgers. Since then, the chain has been flipping fresh patties for its Quarter Pounders at locations in Texas and Oklahoma
President Trump and his supporters took a victory lap on social media late Tuesday night as Republicans secured a pair of special-election House victories in Georgia and South Carolina. Trump began by thanking Fox News for declaring that Karen Handel’s victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District was also a huge win for him.
A California man who was involved in a bitter custody battle with his estranged wife allegedly killed his two kids before hanging himself
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The legislation imposing sanctions on Russia that was unanimously passed by the U.S. Senate last week hit a roadblock in the House on Tuesday. Members of the House found a constitutional issue that could possibly delay the bill and help the Trump administration make changes to the legislation. The Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act that also includes sanctions on Russia was passed in the Senate with an overwhelming majority 98-2 and dashed Trump’s desires of better relations with Moscow.
A former Navy Seal says his career was ended by a wound he suffered on a search mission to find Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after the soldier walked off his post in Afghanistan. Prosecutors called retired Senior Chief Petty Officer James Hatch to testify Wednesday at a pretrial hearing at Fort Bragg.
Boeing is going to kill its most iconic plane. Boeing has completely dropped the category of large, four-engine planes like its 747 and the competing Airbus A380 in its predictions, estimating that this type of plane will soon become obsolete. Boeing has been focusing on smaller, long-range aircraft like its 787 Dreamliner, the 737-MAX, and the upcoming 777X to better support what it sees as the future of the aircraft industry.
A memorial for the slain Muslim teen who was found dead over the weekend was set on fire Wednesday. U.S. Parks Police said a man was arrested after allegedly igniting items placed at Washington D.C.'s Dupont Circle fountain in remembrance of Nabra Hassanen. Parks Police said in a a statement that the fountain did not suffer any permanent damage.