Ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort may have served as a "back channel" to Russians intent on meddling in the election, a Justice Department lawyer says.Prosecutors eye money trail »
Former President George W. Bush said on Monday that he has “always felt” the United States should be tough in countering Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression. “He’s a very smart tactician,” Bush said in an interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. “He is a very aggressive person who wants to reinstate Soviet influence,” Bush continued.
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) told Andrea Mitchell that he doesn’t think UN Ambassador Nikki Haley was “confused” when she said new Russia sanctions were imminent, pushing back against National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow’s statement that she was.
A Southwest Airlines pilot is being hailed as a hero after she made an emergency landing in Philadelphia on Tuesday after one of the jet's engines apparently exploded. Former Navy pilot Tammie Jo Shults remained calm as she safely brought down Flight 1380, which was heading from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Dallas, after the Boeing 737-700 began experiencing severe engine issues. "Southwest 1380, we're single engine," Shults can be heard telling air traffic control in a recording of her call for help.
A lawyer representing relatives of an unarmed black man killed in a hail of police bullets in a California Walmart parking lot accuses officers of profiling, stalking and unjustifiably shooting him. Diante “Butchie” Yarber, 26, who had been driving his cousin and friends to a Walmart in Barstow, died when police fired what witnesses told The Guardian sounded like more than 30 bullets. “They saw a car full of black people sitting in front of a Walmart, and they decided that was suspicious,” Lee Merritt, an attorney representing Yarber’s family, told the paper.
Robert E. Smith, a director of Sinclair since 1986, donated $5,400 to Gianforte’s campaign last month, and the same amount last year, according to The Guardian, whose reporter, Ben Jacobs, was attacked by Gianforte.
Rachel Maddow reports on the difficulty CIA Director Mike Pompeo is having gathering enough votes for his nomination to make it out of committee, with final confirmation less than guaranteed. Just one of several struggling Trump nominations.
A student who led a two-day demonstration outside of his central Michigan high school this week says it was in response to the unpunished theft of a Confederate battle flag from his pickup truck. Cameron Myers, an 18-year-old senior at Bay City Western High School, told The Associated Press on Thursday that he complained to school officials that someone had cut the large Confederate flag from a pole on his truck, but no one was disciplined. After two days of protests by Myers and his friends, who were met Wednesday by counter-protesters waving rainbow flags and anti-racism placards, classes were canceled Thursday due to an unspecified threat.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced Wednesday that he would no longer use the hugely popular messaging app Telegram, shifting instead to domestic services. President Hassan Rouhani quickly followed suit, announcing that he too was giving up Telegram shortly after issuing a directive banning the government and administration workers from using foreign messenger apps to communicate, according to the official IRNA news agency. The announcements came as rumours continued that Iran would soon block Telegram, built by Russian tech guru Pavel Durov and the most popular social media service in the country with some 40 million users -- roughly half the population.
New York gubernatorial challenger Cynthia Nixon took a swipe at incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo during an appearance on “The Late Show″ Wednesday. “Why ‘Cynthia for New York?’ Why not ‘Nixon for New York?’” asked Colbert. Nixon told a story of her mother to explain why “Nixon for New York” conjures former President Richard Nixon, and it quickly turned into a dig at Cuomo.
As Daryl Cates well knows, farming requires a mix of luck and faith. The 62-year-old has spent most of his life working the dark, rich soil of his family’s farm here a little over a mile east of the Mississippi River, in rural southern Illinois. For four generations, the Cates family survived the whims of Mother Nature, from epic drought to the “great flood” of 1993, when the rain-swollen Mississippi burst its banks and destroyed thousands of acres of farmland here.
Three workers at a New Jersey gym have been fired after they allegedly kicked out two black men and called the police on them.
Barbara Bush, the beloved former First Lady who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 92, was not one to mince her words. She was widely known not just for her down-to earth wit but also her remarkable dedication to family — her five children nicknamed
A 3-year-old in Indiana accidentally shot her pregnant mother, leaving the woman in a critical but stable condition, local media reported. The child shot Shaneque Thomas, 21, who police said is six weeks pregnant, in the shoulder Tuesday outside a Plato’s Closet thrift store in Merrillville. Police said Menzo Brazier, the victim’s boyfriend and father of her two kids, ages 3 and 1, left his legal 9-millimeter handgun loaded in between the console and his front passenger seat before going in the store, according to Chicago station WFLD.
The fuel economy numbers are in, and Ford says these are best in class. Ever since Ford revealed the technical specifications of the diesel-powered F-150 back in January the Blue Oval said that it would do 30 miles per gallon on the highway. Fast forward to present day, Ford is happy to report its Power Stroke workhorse can achieve an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway and 22 mpg city for a combined 25 mpg.
Rob, 34, and Joli Switzer, 33, from Maryland, embark on a minimum of four international holidays per year to ensure that they get their unique dip-kiss photograph. Having embraced at landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai and the Disney castle in Florida, the couple have ticked off a lot on their bucket list.
Senator Bob Corker, R-TN, discusses the push back that Mike Pomeo is facing during his nomination process for Secretary of State along with his thoughts on President Trump's 2020 presidential campaign.
More than 340 people have been airlifted to safety after nearly 30 inches of rain hit the Hawaiian island of Kauai, with another storm on its way.
An airman in the Tennessee National Guard has been removed from her position and is facing administrative actions after she appeared to use a dinosaur hand puppet to take her re-enlistment oath. Master Sgt. Robin Brown, a senior noncommissioned officer with the Tennessee Joint Public Affairs Office, appeared to re-enlist Friday for the Guard by holding a dinosaur puppet in her right hand as she took the oath, according to WKRN-TV. The video of the oath has been viewed more than 2 million times, according to Stars & Stripes.
Pope Francis made a fresh plea on Wednesday against a British court ruling that authorises doctors to turn off a terminally ill British toddler's life-support. Alfie Evans, 23 months old, has been in a coma for over a year and needs a ventilator to keep him breathing due to a rare degenerative neurological condition. The parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, attended the pope's weekly general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump on Wednesday resumed his attacks on former FBI Director James Comey, and said he didn’t fire Comey because of the bureau’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties with Russia. Slippery James Comey, the worst FBI Director in history, was not fired because of the phony Russia investigation where, by the way, there was NO COLLUSION (except by the Dems)!
A private funeral for former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush, the only American woman to see her husband and son both sworn in as president, will be held on Saturday at a Houston church where her family has been members since the 1950s, officials said. Bush, the wife of the 41st president, George H.W. Bush, and mother of the 43rd, George W. Bush, died on Tuesday at the age of 92. After the funeral at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, Bush will be buried on Saturday on the grounds of the George H.W. Bush Library and Museum at Texas A&M University in College Station, about 100 miles (160 km) away, the university said.
Joseph Hunter, a onetime sergeant from Kentucky with a Special Forces background, Adam Samia and Carl David Stillwell were found guilty of murder-for-hire and other charges. All three had denied they planned the 2012 execution-style hit — a case that’s provided an inside glimpse into the secret fraternity of private mercenaries willing to kill in cold blood for cash.
Audio of the Southwest Airlines incident has emerged, showing how pilot Tammie Jo Shults remained completely calm after an engine exploded and a woman passenger was nearly sucked out of the plane. It is believed that one woman, Jennifer Riordan, died in the initial engine explosion, which sent shrapnel smashing into the Boeing 737-700, but Ms Shults, whose experience includes being one of the first female fighter pilots in the US Navy, was able to get all the other passengers to safety.
Watch the entire segment above Fox News host Laura Ingraham cut off a guest who taunted her about the boycott that prompted some two dozen advertisers to ditch “The Ingraham Angle.” “Where’s your sponsors? David Hogg got rid of half of them,” said Enrique
Dash cam footage shows the moment a massive explosion rocked a Texas house after a driver plowed into the home's gas meter. The driver of a white SUV, identified by police as Alejandro Enrique-Castro, lost control and crashed into a main gas line.