The former FBI director has some words for the president after he tweets about the abrupt firing of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe.'Who is honorable and who is not' »
Russia’s election on Sunday is a mere formality, lacking any serious challengers and guaranteed to hand President Vladimir Putin a fourth term in office. The leading figures in Russia’s behind-the-scenes power struggles include longtime Putin associates and top government figures, a rising group of young technocrats and a powerful security service. “After March 18, Putin has to appoint a new government and he has to start thinking about his last presidential term.
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.
For the second time this week, United Airlines has put a dog on the wrong plane, causing flight 3996 headed to Newark from St. Louis to make an unscheduled landing in Akron, Ohio to drop off the dog.
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.
Alexa Duran was driving from a doctor’s appointment with her best friend Richard next to her in the passenger’s seat, when the bridge collapsed on top of them. Her best friend Richard speaks out about his amazing story of survival.
A pregnant woman is now pleading for justice after cops say a boulder that smashed into their windshield, killing her husband, was intentionally pushed from a highway overpass. The California Highway Patrol is asking the public for help finding the person they say dropped the rock onto the 134 Freeway in Pasadena and onto the car of 23-year-old Christopher Lopez and his 21-year-old pregnant wife, Guadalupe Gutierrez. Gutierrez drove her husband to Glendale Adventist Medical Center, but he could not be saved.
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.
Former Deputy FBI Director McCabe fired after Trump demands it
U.S. officials discuss Russia’s role behind the cyber attacks on power plants, and how they have been targeting U.S. networks since 2016.
Senior White House adviser and first family member Ivanka Trump is scheduled to meet South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha when she visits the U.S. following Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's abrupt Trump administration ouster. The personnel changes for this meeting come after Ivanka Trump attended the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic games in February. Kang Kyung-wha and President Trump's eldest daughter were photographed together at the games while observing the competition and snapping photos with athletes.
A California high school student says a teacher denied students the option to not participate in a walkout to protest gun violence.
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
Uber rival Lyft appears to be testing monthly subscriptions for the ride-hailing service. Transportation reporters: Lyft just invited me to a $199 per month all access plan... "With an All-Access Plan, you pay $199 each month and your standard Lyft rides are free (up to $15). Lyft appears to be trialing a subscription offering at $249 per month for free rides up to $15.
Gina Haspel's long spy career is so shrouded in mystery that senators want documents declassified so they can decide if her role at a CIA black site should prevent her from directing the agency. It's a deep dive into Haspel's past that reflects key questions about her future: Would she support President Donald Trump if he tried to reinstate waterboarding and, in his words, "a lot worse"? Haspel's upcoming confirmation hearing will be laser-focused on the time she spent supervising a secret prison in Thailand.
A 16-year-old girl, who went missing from the Connecticut, is believed to have flown to Cancun, Mexico, with a 45-year-old man. Kevin Esterly and Amy Yu, 16, have been missing since March 5, and police believe Yu willingly fled with Esterly. An Amber Alert has been issued for Yu in Mexico, police said.
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.
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”.
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican "Lettergate" scandal came to a head on Saturday when the Holy See, under pressure from the media and conservatives, released a full text by former Pope Benedict that before was cited only selectively. The Vatican Secretariat for Communication, which had come under sharp criticism all week for blurring part of a photograph of the letter and for withholding another section, said in a statement there had been "no intent of censorship". It said the letter, written for the presentation of a Vatican-published 11-booklet series on the theology of Pope Francis, was private and therefore officials had cited only the "opportune and relative" parts.
President Trump once said looking into his personal finances would cross a "red line." MSNBC legal analyst Ben Wittes says Robert Mueller's latest subpoena could be the kind of thing that Trump would think of as an "escalation."
WASHINGTON ― A Republican plan to shrink food stamp enrollment is in some serious trouble. Earlier this week House Agriculture Committee chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas), the Republican in charge of writing new food stamp legislation, postponed releasing his bill in order to win Democratic support first. “The Democratic members have made clear that they unanimously oppose [Conaway’s proposal] as it has been described to them and reported in the press,” Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), the top Democrat on the committee, said Thursday evening.
The Pentagon says all seven service members aboard a U.S. helicopter that crashed in Iraq were killed.
U.S. taxpayers have paid just shy of $1 million to fund Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin’s flights aboard military aircraft, according to government documents cited by Politico. The documents, obtained by a watchdog group via a Freedom of Information Act request, detail a weeklong trip to the Middle East that Mnuchin took in October, to the tune of $183,646. The new documents confirm what was first reported in October — that Mnuchin had cost the government hundreds of thousands of dollars in trips aboard military aircraft, and that doing so was not illegal, at least according to his own department.
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.
Adrian Lamo, picture in Long Island, met Manning online in 2010 and eventually reported her to authorities. Adrian Lamo, the computer hacker who turned in whistleblower Chelsea Manning to law enforcement, has died at the age of 37, according to authorities in Kansas. Lamo, who testified about Manning’s release of documents to WikiLeaks, was confirmed dead on Friday by authorities in Sedgwick County.