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Pres. Trump acknowledges he's being investigated for firing FBI Director James Comey

ABC said Rosenstein , the No. 2 official at the Department of Justice, told Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand she would have authority over the probe if he were to step aside. Rosenstein did not explain why he issued the statement. The memo sent Thursday asks for records related to foreign travel, contacts with Russian "officials, agents or nationals" and background investigations into the top Trump associates now targeted by Mueller's probe.

3-year-old girl dies during dental procedure in Stockton

Avila had no idea that the ambulance being there was related to her daughter . The nurse who helped her also spoke Spanish. The nurse told the couple that maybe their little girl had an underlying heart problem that they weren't aware of and reassured that they needn't worry .

USA congressman Scalise still in critical condition: hospital

The game is a long-standing summer tradition in Washington , with teams of Republican and Democratic lawmakers competing on the ball field, even in present times, when fractious political debates are the norm. Once it has lodged in bone or muscle, "it's not going to do anything". He added that Scalise "will be able to walk and, hopefully, run". Infection remains a considerable risk in the days and weeks during Scalise's extended hospital stay, Sava said .

Portuguese radio says 25 people killed in forest fires

About 20 people have been injured, 14 of them seriously. Some 60 forest fires broke out last night across Portugal, killing at least 57 people and injuring at least 59 others. In a tweet on Sunday, Mr Costa sent his "deepest regret for the victims. and a word of encouragement and strength for all who help combat this scourge".

Trump tweets his frustration with Russian Federation investigation

A member of President Trump's legal team repeatedly insisted that Trump is not under investigation for obstruction of justice but acknowledged he could not know for certain during combative Sunday television interviews. "When I chose to [fire Comey], I said to myself, you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made up story", Trump told NBC News' Lester Holt .

White House officials deny claim Trump seeking Mueller firing

Republicans said on Tuesday that it would look awful for Trump to fire Mueller , whose investigation covers possible collusion between Russian Federation and members of the Trump administration. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, regarded the reports as "rumors" and said the president would benefit by allowing the investigation to continue and that he should "let Robert Mueller do his job".

Philando Castile shooting: 18 arrested in protests over Minnesota officer's acquittal

St. Paul police put the number of peaceful protestors in the streets and at the Capitol at about 2,000. Castile had a permit for the weapon. Yanez, 29, was charged with second-degree manslaughter - the first time a police officer had been charged with the death of a citizen in Minnesota.

Suspected jihadists attack tourist resort outside Mali's capital, two dead

Residents living near the resort said shots were fired while smoke could be seen in the air. They said: "The US Embassy informs US citizens of a possible increased threat of attacks against Western diplomatic missions, places of worship, and other locations in Bamako where Westerners frequent".

Rangers activate Ross for season debut, add Napoli, Gomez

Ranger first baseman Mike Napoli is coming off the disabled list. Here's our instant replay of Saturday's 10-4 Rangers win over the Seattle Mariners . On Friday night, Gomez homered and had a season-high four RBIs. The Seattle Mariners fell to 33-37 with Saturday's 10-4 loss at Arlington, Texas, which came one day after a 10-4 loss to the Rangers , which came one day after a 6-2 loss at Minnesota.

National Weather Service extends heat warning through Wednesday

The general rule of thumb for this Advisory is when the maximum heat index temperature is expected to be 100° or higher for at least 2 days, and night time air temperatures will not drop below 75°; however, these criteria vary across the country, especially for areas that are not used to unsafe heat conditions.

The nice things Trump and others said about Rod Rosenstein

The Daily Beast's Betsy Woodruff, Lachlan Markay, Asawin Suebsaeng and Spencer Ackerman noted Friday that the " witch hunt " tweet shot down "48 hours of Trump's allies lobbing allegations of illegal "deep state" leaks and fake-news hit jobs ".

For Bill Cosby, 2nd sex assault trial ahead

Bill Cosby's chief accuser is thanking prosecutors for taking her case after a jury failed to agree on a verdict. Camille's statement after Saturday's news didn't help her brand. She was not interested in the comedian who was 36 years older than her. The actor was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault, all focusing on the alleged assault of Andrea Constand, 44, who was then manager of the women's basketball team at Temple University, where Cosby was a member of the ...

Brush Fire Burns Near Castaic Lake

The fire had grown to 150 acres as of 2:50 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department . The fire had kept relatively close to the same size it was the night before, said Nathan Judy , spokesman for the Angeles National Forest.

Donald Trump's legal team delays filing leak complaint against James Comey

Trump has expressed a willingness to repeat his version of the events under oath. " I didn't say that ", Trump said at a press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis at the White House. Secret Service does not have them. That tweet has prompted repeated demands from the congressional committees investigating any possible collusion between Trump's team and Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign, and the process by which he fired Comey, for him to hand over any tapes that ...

Trump lies, and Comey called him out

Comey testified that after he was sacked by Trump on May 9, he gave a friend copies of memos that he took following the February 14 meeting and others with Trump . "And did he ask for a pledge of loyalty from you? Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!' " Trump wrote on Twitter. "I'm not going to say 'I want you to pledge allegiance.' Who would do that? ".

Golden State Warriors Win 2017 NBA Finals; Kevin Durant Named MVP

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant reacts after scoring against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. Cleveland may have lost Cavs-Warriors III, but it's not because they weren't good. Just to illustrate what the Wine and Gold were up against in this game and the series - the Cavaliers shot 53 percent from the field in Monday's defeat, forcing Golden State into 13 turnovers that Cleveland ...

Some killed in London tower block fire - fire brigade says

About 200 firefighters have been deployed to battle the fire as rescue workers try to evacuate the building in Lancaster West Estate in North Kensington. It was fire up, up, up. One witness told Sky they believed the fire was started by a faulty fridge. "I watched flames burst out of our window and our flat was engulfed in flames", he said.

Jeff Sessions Didn't Exactly Give James Comey A Performance Review

Senators questioned if he had a role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey even though he had recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation. Sessions said his chief of staff was also in that conversation, and that Comey "mentioned no facts of any kind, didn't mention that he'd been asked to do anything that was improper".

Sessions to face questions on Russia, Comey in high-stakes Senate hearing

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday avoided answering a handful of questions during his hearing before the Senate intelligence committee - but sought to explicitly avoid saying he is invoking " executive privilege ". Charles Schumer of NY, the Senate's top Democrat. "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go", Comey recalled Trump saying in the meeting.

Sheriff says Ohio man is suspect in 5 slayings

They had asked Brinkman to house-sit while they were gone, Maier said. OH police say a suspect in the deaths of a mother and her two adult daughters may also have been involved in a separate double homicide nearby. The father of the two murdered women in North Royalton is expressing his condolences. Brown said he saw Brinkman around the neighborhood a few times.

Group against Islamic law clashes with counterprotesters

For the second weekend this month, demonstrators have taken to the streets in cities across the country, including Houston . The group protesting the " March Against Sharia " was often more vocal than the march itself, shouting things like "No Trump, No KKK, no fascist United States of America".

Mattis says North Korea is most urgent threat

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says the US has an "adversarial relationship with Russian Federation". "It would be a war like nothing we have seen since 1953 and we would have to deal with it with whatever level of force was necessary ..." President Trump has reportedly been weighing a request to send 3,000 to 5,000 more USA troops to the country to break what top generals have described as a stalemate.

Interior Secretary Zinke Proposes Shrinking Bears Ears Monument

Zinke made the recommendation as part of an interim report to President Donald Trump on the scenic swath of southern Utah with red rock plateaus, cliffs and canyons on land considered sacred to tribes. On a Monday press call, Zinke indicated that he had talked to tribes and they were "very happy" with his proposal. "I have enormous respect for tribes", he said.

Smith, Haseley picked in top 10 of Major League Baseball draft

This marks the fourth straight year in which UVA has produced at least one first-round draft pick - one of just two college programs with that distinction. "We weren't looking at positions". Early on it looks like the Phillies are stocking up on college arms with the thought of saving some money for Prep pitchers later in the draft.

Student who writes on racial tension suspended over yearbook

Ms. Dyer said the high school administration does not condone "any censorship of political views on the part of our students". Student Grant Berardo, a junior at Wall High School, took his yearbook photo in his blue "Make America Great Again" shirt.

Lawyers say deputy, spouse unfairly singled out

The Thompsons next court hearing is scheduled for July 14. The family of John Hernandez , 24, who died three days after the May 28 altercation outside a Crosby Denny's, filed a civil rights suit against Terry Thompson, 41, and Deputy Chauna Thompson , 45.

4 takeaways from Sessions' feisty testimony to Congress about Russian Federation

This "limited information" that Sessions said he received to make his recusal decision would seem to correspond to classified "facts" that Comey said made "his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic". The attorney general has since recused himself from the Russia investigation - a decision he sought to cast Tuesday as resulting from his role as an adviser on the Trump campaign, rather than because of any inappropriate interaction with Russian officials.

USA university student released by DPRK returns home

President Donald Trump has faced growing tensions with North Korea, which has conducted a series of ballistic missile tests in defiance of U.S. and worldwide sanctions. He visited Warmbier with two doctors on Monday, and demanded his release on humanitarian grounds. The State Department is continuing to discuss three other detained Americans with North Korea, Tillerson said.

CNN analyst embarasses GOP pundit for calling a tough female senator "hysterical"

Harris followed up, "Sir, I am not asking about you the principle". POWERS: But how was that his hysterical? I think she was hysterical . Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) during the senate hearing, as the latter interrupted Sessions several times to press him on his responses and ask follow-up questions.

Jeff Sessions Testifies About The Russia Investigation

Here are the top five things we learned. But he said Tuesday he anticipated the conflict of interest and effectively recused himself on his first day on the job, and was never briefed on the Russian Federation investigation. He corroborated Comey's statement that Comey had asked Sessions not to leave him alone with the president. On another hot-button issue, senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., asked Sessions whether Trump records his conversations in the White House.

Liberals triggered by Sessions 'mansplaining' to Democrat Kamala Harris

If he did have a conversation with the ambassador, it was "certainly nothing improper". However, in his opening remarks Tuesday, Sessions said he did not disclose two meetings with Kislyak because he was responding to Franken's "rambling question".

Kirsten Powers destroys ex-Trump aide Miller for calling Kamala Harris 'hysterical'

She was dogged but I wouldn't say she was any more dogged than Ron Wyden was, would you say that? "And yet it's just women that usually are called hysterical", she said. "It didn't seem like there was any effort to try to get to a real question or to the bottom of things", Miller responded. POWERS: Yeah. I think she was.

Trump's EPA boss won't confirm climate talk before Paris pullout

The decision drew anger and condemnation from world leaders and business chiefs, many of them anxious a USA exit would put the planet at risk and leave the United States behind in a global shift away from fossil fuels. Since the US withdrew from the Paris accord on Thursday, Pruitt and other White House officials - including Press Secretary Sean Spicer and counselor Kellyanne Conway - have refused to answer questions about Trump's beliefs on climate change.

New Jersey voters on path to picking Christie's successor

All 120 seats in the state legislature are on the line this year. The Democrats generally agree on the issues, saying, for example, they would raise taxes in order to fully fund schools and public workers' pensions. Tuesday is primary election day in New Jersey and there are many important races for partisans to decide on. Saturday Night Live Actor Alec Baldwin headlined a New Jersey fundraiser to benefit all Democrats on the ticket with the New Jersey Education Association Super PAC.

North Korea sends jailed USA student home in a coma

State Department's travel warnings". In late February, Warmbier appeared in a video released by North Korea's state news agency. At a State Department briefing later in the day, press secretary Heather Nauert said the government is "pleased" to have Otto Warmbier back in the United States.