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Late-season storm winds down, leaving on-and-off rain and snow showers

Up to 12 inches is possible for locations on the west and south sides of the metro area including along the hogback as well as along the Palmer Divide above 6,500 feet in Douglas and Elbert Counties. In terms of total moisture, this storm will bring a remarkable amount of liquid to the Front Range. Snow will continue in the foothills and mountains - mainly above 7,000 feet.

US Navy admiral sentenced to 18 months in bribery scandal

Over a span of two decades, Gilbeau rose through the ranks to become a US Navy admiral. He was the first active-duty admiral convicted of a federal crime and on Wednesday he learned his penalty: 18 months in jail. He also destroyed documents and deleted computer files to hide the relationship after Francis was arrested during a visit to San Diego in 2013, according to court records.

Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify publicly before lawmakers

The president did not announce his pick for Federal Bureau of Investigation director before leaving Friday on his first foreign trip. Two more bombshell reports published Friday afternoon delivered a one-two punch to the Trump White House regarding the investigation into its potential ties to Russian Federation, capping off a week where each day dealt a fresh blockbuster blow to the administration.

James Comey to testify before U.S. Senate intelligence committee

The committee's chairman, Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina said in a statement . A date has not been set. "The committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former director on his role in the development of the Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 US elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media", Burr said in the statement .

Passengers say man acted oddly before takeoff

Someone tried to break into the cockpit on my flight from LA to Honolulu. Mark Basden handed the man the laptop, telling him it had been in his seat. Forburger, sitting in an aisle seat at the front of economy class, said other passengers helped the flight attendant get the passenger back toward the back of the plane.

City mistakenly honors man suspected of killing officer

Mayor John Cranley apologized to police officers after a new employee approved a proclamation declaring June 1, 2017 "Tre Day" in honor of cop killer Trepierre Hummons, reports Time. "Truly I do", Smith apologized. "I can not express how deeply sorry I am that this has happened", Cranley continued. Cranley has been a strong advocate for the police department since being elected in 2013.

Russia Probe Names Current White House Official as 'Significant Person of Interest'

The White House counsel's office was alerted only after the order appointing Mueller was signed, said a senior White House official, who was not authorized to speak publicly by name and commented only on condition of anonymity. Meanwhile, Trump, who has denied pressuring Flynn, tweeted that he was the subject of a " witch hunt ". He's also played a key role in shaping Trump's foreign policy, starting during the campaign when he began making connections with figures in other countries ...

Trump, Santos Pledge Cooperation in Drug Fight

Trump denied having colluded with Russian Federation or telling Comey to end the investigation into his former National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn. Santos's last visit to the White House was to meet with President Obama to discuss America's plans in assisting Colombia, and was characterized by coining the program "Peace Colombia".

Trump administration notifies Congress of its intent to renegotiate NAFTA

Farm Country suddenly went on red alert. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Freeland said the Liberal government has been anticipating the notice for a long time and is ready for NAFTA talks. Trilateral negotiations could begin as early as August 16. "I think it does demonstrate a honest effort on the part of the President". In January this year, Trump abandoned his country's involvement in the TPP, sparking more uncertainty for the future of NAFTA.

James Comey to testify to Senate in public hearing over Russian interference

Trump, who on Friday left for his first foreign trip, has slammed the appointment of a special counsel as a politically motivated " witch hunt ". And while Comey's firing and the week's other bombshell story-that Trump had reportedly spilled classified information to senior Russian officials-seemed like somewhat distinct scandals, it turns out they may well be related.

Ana Navarro Calls Out GOP: You'd Impeach Hillary Clinton Over This

President Donald Trump delivers the keynote address at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's "Days of Remembrance" ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington , U.S, April 25, 2017. The meeting took place just one day after the firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was leading an investigation into the alleged ties between Russian Federation and Mr Trump's campaign team.

Expect More Trump Press Conferences With Spicer In Diminished Role, Sources Say

Though the White House did not comment on speculation that Guilfoyle would be the latest addition to the Trump administration, the news comes at a tense time , amid White House shakeup reports . The newspaper later clarified that Spicer was " hidden in the darkness and among bushes " after the White House complained, but the more amusing scenario was already out there for all to enjoy.

Trump decries special prosecutor probing Russian Federation 'links'

Across town, Rosenstein was briefing the Senate about his decision to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the independent Trump-Russia probe. Reports surfaced soon after Comey was sacked that he had asked the Justice Department for additional resources for the probe, but Rosenstein on Friday pushed back against those claims.

Man arrested after trying to break cockpit door on AA flight

Passenger video posted to Instagram shows him being taken into custody by federal agents when the plane landed.and then guided out in handcuffs. The pilot called for help and the Air Force scrambled two fighter jets to escort the plane to Honolulu.

Passenger reportedly tried to break into cockpit on American Airlines flight

Authorities said after he was assessed, he was told he was free to go home or get on a flight. Basden returned it to the man when he came out. Mark and Donna Basden were among the first to board the plane and found a laptop in the seat pocket of Mark Basden.

Confederate Statues To Be Relocated By Public Bid

And in St. Louis this week, Mayor Lyda Krewson said that a 32-foot-tall Confederate monument in a city park should come down but that the city would need to raise funds for its removal. "After the Civil War, these statues were a part of that terrorism, as much as burning a cross on someone's lawn". "These statues are not just stone and metal".

Trump decries 'single greatest witch hunt' in U.S. history

The Justice Department named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA election and possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow. He thought that under those conditions, Trump might not spot him and call him out. Trump referred to Comey's testimony at a recent Capitol Hill hearing, after which the Justice Department ended up having to amend part of his testimony regarding last year's probe of Hillary Clinton's ...

Trump labels Russian Federation inquiry 'witch hunt'

Rosenstein received support from the Senate a month ago when he was confirmed by a vote of 94 to 6 to be the Justice Department's second-highest-ranking official. "So one of the big losers in this decision is the public", Graham said. "He did acknowledge that he knew Comey would be removed prior to him writing his memo", Sen.

Comey Agrees To Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Comey will testify in open session of the Senate Intelligence Committee at some point after the Memorial Day holiday, May 29, though a date has not yet been set. We the people demand answers. He reportedly wrote that Trump asked him to end the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Hawaii-bound passengers noticed unruly man before take-off

A law enforcement official told The Associated Press the man is like to face federal charges after he "tried to breach the cockpit door" on American Airlines Flight 31. She recalled the crew member saying, "I need help, I need help, I need to get this guy back to his seat". "It took seconds", said Lee Lorenzen, of Orange County, Calif.

Trump says appointment of special counsel 'hurts our country terribly'

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, DemocratSen. "I don't think he understands it", said the official, adding that Trump needed more detailed briefings before leaving on Friday. Asked if he thought he had committed a crime or impeachable offense, the president said "it's totally ridiculous, everyone thinks so". "I believe that the professionals at the Justice Department need to do their jobs independently, objectively and thoroughly, and I believe the special counsel helps them do that", Ryan told ...

Mueller's Background Brings Potential Conflicts Of Interest Into Russia Probe

Republicans have largely stood behind Trump in the first months of his presidency as the FBI and congressional investigations into Russia's election meddling intensified. After days of political tumult in Washington, the Justice Department announced the appointment on Thursday of a special counsel to look into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign.

Summer Reading Program set

Local area adults, teens, and children will be able to explore all things building and construction as Fannin County Public Library presents " Build a Better World " during their summer library program. The more you read the more chances you have to earn fantastic prizes! Reading logs can be picked up at any location. Do you only want to read new releases or thrillers? The second part of the SRP is about programs and activities for all ages.

Yates Blows Smoke ... Still No Fire

Yates testified that she was concerned the Russians could use the discrepancy to blackmail Flynn. Former President Barack Obama warned Donald Trump not to hire Michael Flynn has his National Security Advisor, reports Obama administration officials.

Betsy DeVos plans to slash public education funding, eliminate college loan forgiveness

Another $250 million will be spent on "Education Innovation and Research Grants", which would be dedicated for expanding school vouchers for private schools and for studying the impacts of these vouchers. It's nearly as if billionaire DeVos is going out of her way to burden already-struggling low-income students and places - thus widening the already gaping inequality in wealth and opportunity.

Video shows Erdogan watched bodyguards' violent attack on protesters in DC

Shortly after the incident, Kilic was recorded shouting "You can not touch us!" at DC police, likely referring to his diplomatic immunity. A USA official said Thursday that wasn't the case. A group of Republican lawmakers went a step further, calling the episode an "affront to the United States" and calling for Turkey to apologize. As sirens blare, Erdogan slowly exits the vehicle and watches the action, which he may or may not have ordered.

Trump Gloated To Russian Officials About Relief Of Firing 'Nut Job' Comey

The Times reports the document contained Trump's comments "was based on notes taken from inside the Oval Office and has been circulated as the official account of the meeting". Trump was telling Mr. Lavrov of the "pressure" he was now under. The Kremlin took that tack as well, with Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov calling Comey's dismissal an "internal affair" that "has nothing to do and should have nothing to do with Russian Federation".

Anthony Weiner to Plead Guilty to Sexting Charge

Attorney Joon H. Kim said in a statement. Weiner is agreeing to serve 21 to 27 months in prison, surrender his iPhone and pay a fine of up to $350,000. He said nothing to reporters. As part of the FBI investigation, agents seized his laptop computer, which had emails to his then-wife, Huma Abedin, a senior adviser to Clinton's presidential campaign.

James Comey Once Hid in a Curtain to Avoid President Trump

Donald Trump has refuted the claims made by a media report that he had asked sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey to quash the agency's investigation into ties between his former national security adviser Mike Flynn and Russian Federation.

WaPo: Current White House Official 'Under Scrutiny' In Federal Russia Probe

The committee's chairman, Sen. Mark Warner, announced Friday that Comey will testify in an open setting before the committee. Flynn discussed USA sanctions against Russian Federation with Russia's ambassador to the United States during the month before President Donald Trump took office, and he withheld that fact from even Vice President Mike Pence.

Venezuela opposition leader says blocked from United States trip

The eight named for sanctions include the president of the Supreme Court, Maikel Moreno, and the seven principal members of the court's Constitutional Chamber. keep a very close eye on the situation". She said that far from resolving the nation's current crisis, convoking the special assembly would likely only serve to further accelerate the nation's upheaval.

Richard Spencer Leads Group Protesting Sale Of Confederate Statue

But white nationalist - and University of Virginia graduate - Richard Spencer wasn't ready to let go. Protesters in Charlottesville, Va., home of the University of Virginia, carried torches during a nighttime rally this weekend against the removal of Confederate statues across the city.

Comey set to testify publicly about why Trump fired him

The reports, emerging just as Trump jetted off to Saudi Arabia on his first foreign trip as president, were likely to extend the turmoil engulfing his administration since the May 9 firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Trump's decision to fire Comey two weeks ago has fed into a maelstrom for his presidency. Rosenstein said that though he was personally fond of Comey, "I thought it was appropriate to seek a new leader".

I'm victim of 'witch hunt' over Russian Federation

The decision to move to an independent probe came a week after Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey, sparking a political firestorm as the agency was in the midst of an investigation into the Russian Federation matter. The special counsel also is authorized to prosecute any suspected crimes unearthed by the investigation. Burr, chairman of the Senate panel, said of Flynn and his refusal to comply, "We'll figure out on Gen.

Trump told Russians that firing 'nut job' Comey eased pressure from investigation

The conversation, during a May 10 meeting - the day after he fired Mr. Comey - reinforces the notion that Mr. Trump dismissed him primarily because of the bureau's investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives.