Trump blasts reports of Kushner's Moscow contacts

Kushner, is one of Trump's closest advisers. While some have described Kushner's alleged behavior as "espionage", the man responsible for America's national security minimized the seriousness of this behavior. Though he had not seen evidence of collusion when he stepped down on 20 January, Clapper said all the signs made an FBI investigation not only appropriate but necessary.

Trump, Republicans push back on Kushner reports

The person and others discussing private conversations spoke on condition of anonymity. He focused heavily on leaks - both those coming out of the White House and an intelligence leak blamed on Americans about this week's deadly bombing at a concert in England.

Kushner's Russian back channel involved Syria

When asked yesterday whether he was concerned about news reports suggesting Kushner spoke with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December about creating the line of communication so the two sides could have sensitive conversations about the war in Syria, U.S.

Dems question Kushner's Russia ties; Trump decries media 'lies'

And on Thursday evening, the Democratic National Committee called for Kushner's security clearance to be suspended. The source said the aim was to connect Mr Trump's chief national security adviser at the time, Michael Flynn, with Russian military leaders.

Joe Straus to Dan Patrick: House won't budge on bathroom bill

He added: "As far as I'm concerned, it was enough and we will go no further". "This has always been about the children with disabilities who need access to this vital therapy care and the moms and dads who fight so hard for their kids", Rachel Hammon, executive director of the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice, said in a statement.

Leaks of Manchester bomb probe "reprehensible", will stop-US envoy

Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins has said leaks of the probe to the USA media - including forensic images of the bomb site first published by The New York Times - also had been hurtful to the victims' families, Reuters reported . Trump ignored shouted questions about whether Britain could trust the US with its intelligence as he was greeting French President Emmanuel Macron outside the US Chief of Mission's residence ahead of talks.

Police identify man in double killing on Oregon train

The victims of a gruesome stabbing on a MAX train in Northeast Portland were identified by police on Saturday. "These two men died heroes as a result of a horrific act of racist violence", Wheeler said. Meanwhile, Mr Fletcher continues to recover after sustaining a knife wound to his neck that his mother said was "a millimetre" from his jugular vein.

UK Remains On Highest Alert, Search Intensifies For Bombing Accomplices

British officials were infuriated on Wednesday when the New York Times published forensic photographs of sophisticated bomb parts that United Kingdom authorities fear could complicate the expanding investigation into the lethal blast in which six further arrests have been made in the United Kingdom and two more in Libya .

Mississippi: Eight people, including deputy sheriff, killed in shooting

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said that charges have still not been filed against the suspect. Mr Strain said investigators were gathering evidence at all three locations. The teen was freed was unharmed. Governor Phil Bryant issued a statement on Facebook , reading: "I ask all Mississippians to join Deborah and me in praying for those lost in Lincoln County".

Moran outlines health care goals

The U.S. Senate is still looking at the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which was approved by the House nearly a month ago. Just to name a few: There might be some serious changes to female reproductive rights (like the end of birth control being covered 100 percent by insurance and lack of coverage for some maternity services); things like sexual assault and c-sections may be considered pre-existing conditions; and Planned Parenthood could be completely defunded.

LSU Softball Drops Game 1 of Super Regional

With the victory, LSU extended its streak to 10 straight wins in elimination games during the NCAA Regional and Super Regional rounds. The Noles were in the top 4 of the polls all season and were at #1 from Feb 21st to April 15. Carley Hoover, on in relief of Walljasper, escaped on seven pitches, one run on a sacrifice fly a price LSU could afford to pay. In the previous two games of this series Florida State and LSU combined for only five runs but they doubled that output in this rubber ...

Florida State Rallies Past North Carolina 7-3 For ACC Title

The Tar Heels had scored 34 runs in its first three games, but ran into one of the hottest teams in the country - Florida State. FSU closed the regular season with two road wins at the University of Louisville on May 18 and 19 before winning four games this week en route to claiming the ACC Championship trophy.

Kushner sought secret back channel with Russia, AP source says

He cited reports that Kushner , who is President Donald Trump's son-in-law, discussed setting up a secret communications channel between Trump's transition team and Moscow with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak before Trump's inauguration.

Graham: It's 'stunning' Comey never told Congress about fake email

The FBI said it was still evaluating the request, which had a committee-set deadline of Wednesday, in light of the appointment of a special prosecutor to look into the possibility of collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian officials seeking to influence the 2016 election, according to a letter released by committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz.

At Least 8 People Killed in Series of Mississippi Shootings

News photos showed authorities apprehending and cuffing Godbolt. He's the stepfather-in-law of Godbolt. He expresses regret for shooting the sheriff's deputy. The bodies of a man, woman and two young men were found at the other crime scenes, the newspaper reported . He was a two year veteran of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, and he was a four-year veteran of the Brookhaven Police Department.

US will leave Paris climate deal

Meanwhile, the search for a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director continues. "Only a few weeks ago, people thought that the United States would pull out and that no talks would be possible", said Macron, who, like Trump, was making his first G7 appearance.

Kushner reportedly encouraged to take hiatus as Federal Bureau of Investigation probes Russian Federation contacts

Reports on Friday said that Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak told the Russian government in December that Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior aide, had requested a back-channel with Russia for Trump's team. The disclosure of the back channel put the White House on the defensive. The newspaper cited anonymous U.S. officials who were briefed on intelligence reports on intercepted Russian communications.

Kushner Ties to Russia Questioned as Trump Cites Media 'Lies'

Trump aides, according to several USA news accounts in recent days, say that he could soon establish a "war room" inside the White House to deal with the burgeoning number of questions about his aides' links to Russian Federation and that he has hired a NY lawyer to advise him in handling the various investigations.

Authorities: Pedestrian hit, killed by police cruiser

Details on what led up to the crash weren't immediately available. The officer was responding to a call with lights and siren activated and a civilian vehicle pulled off to the right to get out of the way. Laber says the driver of the cruiser was hospitalized with minor injuries. Neither the officer nor the victim have been identified by name. The State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and Crime Scene Services Section is assisting Barnstable Police with the accident ...

President Trump postpones planned June 1 trip to Iowa

President Donald Trump is postponing a rally planned for next week in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "Life is a campaign", Trump told reporters on Air Force One before his rally in Florida. His campaign website says a rally is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. June 1 at the Cedar Rapids Convention Complex. The president's top advisers, including Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner, are reportedly planning to set up a "war room" unit to respond to negative reports about the Russian Federation investigation, ...

44 people rescued after high tide traps them on breakwall

The Coast Guard, Provincetown Harbormaster and a TowBoatUS crew all responded, along with responders from Provincetown police, fire and EMS. Since the location was so shallow, the harbormaster and TowBoatUS had to rescue the people, then transfer them to the Coast Guard boat, which took them to shore to be checked out by medical personnel.

Trump plan on Paris climate deal unclear after G7 pressure

But according to a media report by USA website Axios , Mr Trump has told "confidants", including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave a landmark global agreement on climate change . The photo of him tightly gripping the hand of French President Emmanuel Macron and video of him appearing to push past the prime minister of Montenegro out of his way made headlines.

Kushner's security clearance should be reviewed, top committee Democrat says

The latest reports says Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team. On Saturday White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster suggested such communications might be typical, saying the back channel communications the administration has with a number of countries allow for "discreet" communication.

John Brennan: Russia interfered in U.S. election process

In a letter to the Senate committee on Monday, Flynn invoked his Fifth Amendment protection from self-incrimination in deflecting the panel's subpoena for a wide array of documents and information related to his contacts with Russians. One memo reportedly shows Trump pressuring Comey to shut down the bureau's investigation into Flynn's Russian Federation ties. Citing three current and former US officials familiar with the intelligence, the newspaper said the conversations focussed on Paul ...

Israel Isn't in the Middle East

During his trip, Trump pitched the idea of a coalition of Sunni Arab states against Iran and "Islamic extremism" and said Israel could find a communality of interest with such a grouping. That's largely because Trump's primary asset, when it comes to foreign policy, is that he's not Barack Obama . Netanyahu has expressed tentative support for parts of the initiative, but there are many caveats on the Israeli side, including how to resolve the ever more complex refugee issue and ...

Crews get air support as they battle Los Angeles brush fires

The flames were first reported around 12:45 p.m. on the 2000 block of North Mandeville Canyon Road with a large amount of smoke rising from the area visible at a distance, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in an alert . The fire was heading uphill with winds at 9 miles per hour. Just after 11PM last night, a fire broke out in the "C and S" auto salvage yard on Smitty Way at Tara Springs Road in Black Canyon City.

White House: Trump trip left no doubt 'who America's friends are'

Notably, he also did not offer an explicit public endorsement of NATO's "all for one, one for all" collective defense principle, though White House officials said his mere presence at the meeting signaled his commitment. But in remarks that humiliated other leaders, Trump said that " NATO members must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations".

Police Cancel Amber Alert For Missing 1-Year-Old, Father

Police say she was seen wearing an orange shirt and jeans. The Moore Police Department issued the alert Saturday morning a little before 9 a.m., saying 1-year-old girl Rosa Steffens. Officers were told by VA officials that Todd never arrived at the hospital. Police were concerned for Todd and his daughter's whereabouts because, according to Todd's wife, he suffers from PTSD and has a traumatic brain injury that causes him frequent blackouts.

Sounds of silence? Trump's body language speaks volumes

At the time , Commission President Juncker denied the phone conversation saying that he had never spoken to Trump, with media reports stating that Trump had instead spoken to Tusk. Trump, indeed, urged Muslim leaders to "honestly (confront) the crisis of Islamic extremism and the Islamists and Islamic terror of all kinds" and redouble their counterterrorism efforts, calling on them to carry their "part of the burden" of fighting terrorism.

Top Trump advisers dodge questions about Kushner's Russian Federation

Kushner's involvement in the proposed back channel was first reported by The Washington Post , which said he proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities for the discussions, apparently to make them more hard to monitor. The Post first reported the request, which covers materials such as emails, phone records and documents dating to Trump's first days as a candidate in July 2015.

3-year-old boy missing in national forest north of Houston

The boy went missing Saturday in the Sam Houston National Forest after wandering from his family's campsite. According to the authorities, Ezra's parents said that they were pitching a tent while all their children, including Ezra and two older siblings, were close by.

PD: Douglas, Mass. Teen Drowns in Reservoir

Her body was recovered around 2:45 p.m.by a dive team in about six feet of water. Police say the woman was pronounced dead at an area hospital. "They're not that common, but at this time of year you prepare yourself for that", Furno said.

Wausau community comes together for Memorial Day parade to honor veterans

Several cities now claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day, including Macon and Columbus, Georgia, Richmond , Virginia, Boalsburg, Pennsylvania , Waterloo, New York and Carbondale, Illinois. But all of us can honor those who have given their lives in service to our country by giving ourselves in service to those in need around us. The Claremore Veterans Center (CVC) will hold a Memorial Day Service at 1:30 p.m.in their auditorium, located at 3001 W.

Kushner proposed Russian back channel

Kushner reportedly spoke with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak several times about creating that line of communication to facilitate sensitive discussions aimed at exploring the incoming administration's options with Russian Federation as it was developing its Syria policy.

Woman locked children in trunk while she shopped at Walmart

Once Castillo returned to the auto, she was interviewed by police and booked into Weber County Jail for investigation of child abuse. Castillo was charged with four counts of child abuse, a Class C misdemeanor for which she could face jail time and fines.