White House shrugs off concerns over Kushner's 'secret line' with Russia

Kushner suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities in the U.S. to communicate, which would essentially hide the Trump team's interactions with Russian officials from United States government scrutiny, The Washington Post reported on Friday.

Portland man who killed 2, attacked Muslim women is known white supremacist

Namkai-Meche's family released a statement about his life: "Taliesin Myrddin lived a joyous and full life". Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, was booked on suspicion of aggravated murder and attempted murder in the attack and will make a first court appearance Tuesday.

Without-Parole Sentences For D.C. Sniper Thrown Out By Judge

Supreme Court decision that gave constitutional sentencing protections to juveniles. Lee Boyd Malvo , 32, was one of two men found guilty in the series of sniper shootings in the fall of 2002 that killed 10 people, wounded three others and left residents of Washington, suburbs traumatized.

US President Donald Trump returns to White House, faces slew of challenges

President Donald Trump is actively discussing major changes in the White House, including having lawyers vet his tweets and shaking up his top staff, as he grapples with the fallout from probes into his campaign's dealings with Russian Federation, according to several senior administration officials and outside advisers.

Blaney patient, wins Xfinity race

Ryan Blaney , 23, came from the rear of the field to capture his fifth career Xfinity Series victory and first at the 1.5-mile track. Blaney had to start the race from the rear of the field after NASCAR penalized his No. He raced to the lead early in Stage 2 - and won it -but needed a late restart to take the race. "I was pretty upset I didn't get into my box well and didn't do a good job of getting angled out", Blaney said.

Woman and her children kidnapped at gunpoint in Tennessee

There's no word on a on motive at this time. Investigators believe they may be in the mother's 2010 Hyundai Sonata with Tennessee Plates: 856GDQ. The TBI is searching for four kids and their mom who were allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint by Octivas Crout.

Republican Senators have started writing their own Obamacare repeal bill

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told reporters he's willing to go to a special session if the House doesn't act on property taxes and a "bathroom bill" - which would regulate which restrooms transgender Texans can use. For students who wish to opt out of using their designated bathrooms, a private single occupancy bathroom will serve as an alternative."There is just chaos in Texas right now, and rather than focusing on initiatives that can improve Texas communities and the lives of hardworking ...

Iraqi Forces Launch Operation to Seize Last Daesh Enclave in Mosul

The Joint Operations Command on May 27 said security forces are attacking "what remains of the unliberated areas" on the west bank of the Tigris River in the city, the last significant IS stronghold in Iraq. Residents in the Old City told Reuters news agency by phone that the situation there was becoming desperate. "Although the United Nations is not present in the areas where fighting is occurring, we have received very disturbing reports of families being shut inside booby-trapped homes ...

Donald Trump 'to pull USA out of Paris climate change agreement'

The President has previously threatened to pull out of the agreement. A tough debate is expected on issues like trade and climate change, already raised in Brussels at talks between Mr Trump and European Union leaders on Thursday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, White House adviser Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, the president's son-in-law and daughter respectively, have urged the president to stay in the deal.

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un guides test of new anti-aircraft weapon

The academy "is a national-level organization responsible for research and development of North Korea's advanced weapons systems, including missiles and probably nuclear weapons", the U.S. USA military personnel plan to launch a custom-made missile from the Marshall Islands and aim to shoot it down in space by firing an interceptor missile from a base in California, reports Fox News.

Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

Our lives & the nation are better off because of your love & dedication to family. He blamed Kentucky's senior USA senator, Mitch McConnell, and other GOP leaders for allegedly drying up his fundraising sources and pressuring him to retire.

Trumpies descend on Capitol to defend budget

The budget also slashes funding for other low-income assistance programs, the State Department, global aid and the Department of Education. "But it only achieves that goal by relying on incredibly rosy economic growth assumptions along with very aggressive and unrealistic future cuts, while omitting a potentially extremely costly tax reform plan", said Maya MacGuineas, president of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

Former Spy Chief confirms Russian interference in United States elections

Brennan, who was President Barack Obama's Central Intelligence Agency director, said he couldn't say whether there was collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, an issue being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and congressional committees.

Texas House rejects 'bathroom bill;' Speaker Straus calls proposals absurd

The adjournment followed the House's 85-0 vote Wednesday to refuse to concur with Senate changes to tax reform legislation the House passed last week, the Gazette-Mail's Phil Kabler reported . She also said the budget writing process had been the most open and transparent in history. Hollywood and music stars have threatened boycotts if Texas passes a law, and the National Football League and NBA have hinted that future events could be pulled out of the state - even though Houston ...

Federal Bureau of Investigation declines to provide Comey memos to House panel - for now

The Washington Post reports that the FBI is investigating meetings that President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, had in December with Russian officials. Those documents include all memoranda, notes, summaries, and recordings referring or relating to any communication between Comey and any White House employee, including the president and the vice president, ranging back to Comey's first day in September 2013, as well as between Comey and the attorney general or deputy attorney ...

Trump Praises Gianforte Victory a 'Great Win' in Montana

Since around two-thirds of votes were cast before Election Day, the effect of the assault charge against Gianforte was unclear. Rebecca Schoenkopf reacts to the election results at Democratic candidate Rob Quist's election party at the DoubleTree Hotel Thursday night, May 25, 2017, in Missoula, Mont.

Anthony Weiner cries while apologizing in court

The plea deal appeared to seal the demise of a once-promising political career derailed by a series of scandals, stemming from what Weiner described in court as a compulsive need to seek sexual attention from women on social media. The FBI is investigating former congressman Anthony Weiner's online sexual relationship with a minor . Then, Comey said a few days later that the new emails contained nothing to change his view that Clinton should not be charged with a crime.

White House shrugs off concerns over Kushner's 'secret line' with Russian Federation

McGahn, who has been increasingly uneasy in his role since Trump ignored his advice to delay Comey's dismissal, said he was not the person to write such a statement, suggesting that doing so would create a precedent requiring a response to each new report.

Gianforte apologizes during victory speech to reporter he allegedly body-slammed

Gianforte was subsequently charged with misdemeanor assault . I should not have treated that reporter that way. The race between Gianforte and Democrat Rob Quist attracted national attention, with both parties searching for evidence on whether President Trump is hurting GOP candidates across the country.

New photos show Manchester bomber Salman Abedi on night of attack

Authorities said they are treating the bombing as a terrorist incident. The New York Times defended its decision to publish leaked photos from the scene of the terrorist attack. Ariana Grande will hold a benefit concert to raise funds for the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack . "From the day we started putting the Dangerous Woman Tour together, I said that this show, more than anything else, was meant to be a safe space for my fans", the 23-year-old added.

Trump tells advisers USA will scrap Paris accord

Over the past three days, European leaders and even Pope Francis have lobbied Trump to support the agreement, but while leaders from the six other nations in the G7 signed a statement reaffirming their commitment to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions on Saturday, Trump abstained.

Kushner 'sought secret communication line with Moscow'

The most recent reports - which cited U.S. officials as sources - said Mr Kushner had spoken with Moscow's ambassador, Sergei Kisylak, about setting up a backchannel using Russian diplomatic facilities in America. According to Kushner's lawyer, he's going to cooperate fully, which means the guy's probably not going to cooperate whatsoever. Pundits also crowed about a Washington Post story that two intelligence chiefs had declined as "inappropriate" Trump's call to publicly deny that his ...

Senate Staffers to Begin Writing Healthcare Bill

Additionally the bill would have huge effects on premiums for older Americans and those with health conditions. A Senate provision that could eliminate food stamps to more than 100,000 people also is absent. One of the provisions of the ACA likely to survive, said Yates, is coverage for pre-existing conditions, although there may be some caveats to that.

Trump's First G7 Summit Gets Down To Work In Sicily

Bush to pursue substantial cuts in greenhouse gases. "It was implicit in the speech", McMaster said of Trump's address to the alliance, in which he recalled that Article 5 had been invoked only once, following the September 2001 terrorist attack in the United States .

Patient, Doctor Groups Say New CBO Score Reveals Health Care Bill's Flaws

Erik Paulsen, Tom Emmer and Jason Lewis, the three Minnesota Republican U.S. House members who voted for their party's health reform plan: When you vowed on the campaign trail to repeal the Affordable Care Act , the expectation was that the replacement plan would improve upon former President Obama's signature health care law.

Gregg Allman has died, according to his publicist

In 1969, Gregg Allman and his older brother Duane Allman formed The Allman Brothers Band . "They told us not to talk to Gregg , not to approach him". 1988 was a busy year for Allman , who also charted with his own Gregg Allman Band. Gregg Allman had one of the most recognizable voices of his generation.

The Marshall Tucker Band's Doug Gray remembers Gregg Allman (Includes interview)

The founding member of the influential Allman Brothers Band was famous for his many high-profile relationships, including a marriage to singer Cher , but it was the 29-year-old Shannon Williams who he said was the only woman he truly considered his wife.

GOP lawmakers don't trust CBO score

ICYMI, there's a lot happening with health care these days. The picture the CBO gave is more complicated than Ryan portrayed. "We'll use that sort of as a backdrop against which to plan some of our Senate options", said No. This week, it was revealed that Yellowhammer State is state hardest-hit by the failures of Obamacare. "They rushed the bill to the floor without a committee and limited amendments , and of course it was voted on in direct contradiction of their promises ", he ...

Wenger says Cup triumph has no bearing on his future

Aaron Ramsey called on Arsene Wenger to extend his Arsenal reign after the Welsh midfielder fired his manager into the FA Cup record books. Further wins followed in 2001-02, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2013-14 and 2014-15, with the latest triumph bringing him to a total of 10 major trophies with the Gunners.

Music legend Gregg Allman dies at 69

But the best was yet to come for the band, including a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 - 1973's Brothers and Sisters , which ruled for five weeks beginning September 8, 1973. Rock legend Gregg Allman has lost his battle with liver cancer at age 69 . It was Duane , however, who became an ace guitarist while Gregg served their various bands as keyboardist and vocalist.

Jerad Eickhoff: Eickhoff allows three runs in 5 1/3 vs Reds

Hamilton swiped second base in the first inning, and has three steals in the first two games of the series. Eickhoff has yet to win a game through 10 starts this season. Prior to a year ago, Hernandez had just two career home runs in 708 plate appearances/227 major league games. Garrett gave up seven runs on seven hits in five innings Tuesday in a no-decision against the Indians.

GOP senators: Report complicates health bill

After weeks of meetings, Senate Republicans attempting to hash out a way forward on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act are no closer to agreeing how the country's health care system should operate. In the 1990s, she added, people with pre-existing conditions who recently lost their jobs were supposed to be protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act from losing or being prevented from obtaining insurance coverage.

Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dead at 69

Allman's bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ will be missed by his fellow musicians and fans all around the world. Gregg Allman performs at The Fox Theatre in January 2014, in Atlanta, Ga. Soon the brothers were playing in local bands before forming their own outfit, the Allman Joys. Miles, who occasionally toured with Gregg Allman's band, remained a lifelong friend.

Rocker Gregg Allman dies at age 69; sang and lived the blues

A cause of death was not immediately revealed, but Allman suffered from chronic liver issues in recent years. "He actually just listened to a few tracks of it last night and was really passionate and excited for that record to be complete", Lehman said.

Trump to decide next week whether to quit Paris climate agreement

The backing of the Paris Agreement goals from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Britain is not a surprise. But he also expressed the hope of making peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors, and never declared his intention to move the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - a move that would be certain to anger Palestinians, please Israel, and complicate peacemaking.