Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation chief for 'insubordination'

Comey did not say he asked Justice for more money or FBI agents to expand the Russian Federation investigation, as one official told NBC News Wednesday - and as was reported by the New York Times , the Washington Post and others. "I think the process is going to go quickly", he said, adding that the candidates under consideration were mostly well known. And though the White House has asserted Comey lost the backing of rank-and-file agents, McCabe flatly said, "that is not accurate".

Fatal accident closes eastbound Interstate 70

The crash involved two semis and one auto. The four fatalities were found dead at the scene. Around 9:30 p.m, Indiana State Police dispatch confirmed to 24-Hour News 8 that one person has died as a result of the crash. The identities of the victims have not yet been released. Eastbound lanes were closed after crash with eastbound traffic utilizing USA 40 or another route of their choice.

Trump's shifting reason for firing Comey could cost him with Hill leaders

Later, the president and his advisers said Trump had planned to fire Comey since taking office. Trump also attempted to defend his administration's struggle to come up with a consistent timeline and rationale for the abrupt firing of Comey this week, first saying it was in response to a recommendation by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, only to later say Trump had planned to fire Comey regardless.

Family Of Jordan Edwards Wants Cop Convicted Of Murder

The Balch Springs Police Department said in a statement Friday evening that it was not notified ahead of time that an arrest warrant would be issued. Charmaine Edwards told the New York Daily News that two of the teen's older brothers were with him when he was shot, and they are now grief-stricken.

North Korea fires missile: South Korea military

It was his second appearance before reporters Sunday after North Korea fired the missile that Japanese officials say may have been a new type given its flight time and unusually high altitude. The Trump administration has called the tests unacceptable and has swung between threats of military action and offers to talk. Moon, who favors a softer approach to the North than his conservative predecessors, strongly condemned the launch during an emergency national security meeting, calling it a ...

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron begins official duties at WWII ceremony

To discuss the victory of Emmanuel Macron and the future of France following the contentious election, CGTN's Elaine Reyes spoke to Michael Kimmage, Transatlantic Academy Fellow for the German Marshall Fund. Two polls showed that En Marche would top the first round of the June 11-18 election. "Yesterday a new French president was elected". Marine Le Pen, his far-right opponent, called Macron to concede her defeat after voters rejected her "French-first" nationalism by a large margin.

Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Mr Trump's frustrations came to a head this week after four months in office, with the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, who was overseeing the probe into his campaign's possible ties to Russia's election meddling.

North Korea conducts new missile test

It wasn't immediately clear what type of ballistic missile was launched, although the U.S. Pacific Command said that "the flight is not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile". But she said more analysis was needed. If the information that has been reported about the test are correct, the missile has considerably longer range than its current missiles.

Texas Legislature Approves Bill to Punish 'Sanctuary Cities'

In a 20-11 party line vote, Republican state senators adopted the House version of a bill that prescribes tough penalties for local officials who refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The representative also described his personal fears on the subject and said that the bill would be a reminder to his sons " that the law will treat them with suspicion ", concluding with his disappointment over the issue.

U.S. needs 'good shutdown' in September to fix 'mess': Donald Trump

He pointed out that if a Republican-only bill were passed out of the House, it wouldn't make it through the Senate, where it would need 60 votes, and thus, some Democratic support. But the presidential tweets displayed a contradictory message on the budget deal. Trump indicated that he didn't want to see a shutdown -- at least not this month.

N.Korea fires ballistic missile

While Pyongyang regularly tests shorter-range missiles, it is also working to master the technology needed to field nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the U.S. Moon called the launch a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions and said he will deal resolutely against such provocations while leaving the door open for dialogue.

US says Trump 'can't imagine Russia pleased' with North Korea missile

Pyongyang's threats were in response to claims that United States and South Korean spies had plotted to assassinate the North's leader, Kim Jong-un. Trump warned in an interview with Reuters in late April that a "major, major conflict" with the North was possible, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute over its nuclear and missile programs.

National Hockey League playoffs 2017: Bobby Ryan scores overtime victor in Game 1

Fleury finished with 33 saves. Pittsburgh Penguins' Olli Maatta , left, \is checked along the boards by Ottawa Senators' Ryan Dzingel (18) during the first period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, Ma.

Trump may pick a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by next week

Trump then doubled down on the idea in an interview with Fox News, saying: "We just don't have them, unless I have them every two weeks and I do them myself". Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) did not receive a heads-up call from Trump, but pulled the president aside to ask about Comey during a visit to the White House on Wednesday to discuss tax reform.

Chibok girls released in exchange for Boko Haram suspects

Human rights advocates also fear some of the girls have been used by Boko Haram to carry out suicide bombings as part of the group's insurgency. Buhari, 74, left the Nigerian capital Abuja on Sunday evening after welcoming some of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April 2014, who were freed following negotiations with the militants over the weekend.

Trump Warns Comey, Blasts Media, Asks 'When Does It End' on Russian Federation

Trump's veiled Friday morning threat to Comey - coming amid an active investigation into the Trump's campaigns connections with Russia - might constitute witness intimidation, according to Norm Eisen, former chief ethics counsel for President Obama.

Trump's Claim of FBI 'Turmoil'

Trump said in his brief statement about firing Comey on Tuesday that the FBI chief had told him three times that he was not under investigation in the Russian Federation probe. Trump wrote in a publicly released letter that he asked Comey if he was under investigation. "If I get called to the White House, I'm going to take my attorney that works at my agency and another agent with me".

Macron's parliamentary candidates gather in Paris

Renewing a political landscape long bogged down with out-of-touch parties and long-serving politicians was a central campaign promise and the eclectic mix of candidates speaks to Macron's desire to pull the plug on a system he deems broken.

BC Green leader begins talks with other parties

But the Liberals only need one more seat for a majority - and 176,000 absentee ballots are yet to be counted. Asked several times if she accepts personal responsibility, Clark avoided a direct answer. "I think British Columbians heard the message about how important it is that we fight for jobs, especially in the face of rising USA protectionism in the United States and that we keep taxes low, stay competitive, leave more money in people's pockets and that we keep up the good work that we've ...

Top Senate Intel Dem: Comey Won't Appear Before Committee Next Week

President Donald Trump said Saturday he would act quickly to appoint a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director following his controversial dismissal earlier this week of James Comey - a move that was still reverberating around Washington.

United Kingdom recovers from health system cyber attack

More than 75,000 computers in 99 countries were compromised in Friday's attack, with a heavy concentration of infections in Russian Federation and Ukraine, according to Dutch security company Avast Software BV. State agencies and major companies around the world were left reeling by the attacks, which blocked access to files and demanded ransom money, forcing them to shut down their computer systems.

Moon condemns N. Korean missile launch

North Korea launched some type of ballistic missile at about 10:30 a.m. Hawaii time, a Pentagon official confirmed to Fox News. "The South and US are analysing more details about the missile", it said in a statement without elaborating.

Le Pen aides brush off plagiarism of rival in French election speech

PARIS Centrist French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron on Monday rejected calls from the left to amend the pro-business reforms in his electoral program. French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's statement that France could leave the European Union is an attempt to bring voters on his side, Russian senator Franz Klintsevich told reporters on May 1.

Trump to Comey: Better hope there are no 'tapes' of talks

In the termination letter to Mr Comey, Mr Trump said the firing was necessary to restore "public trust and confidence in the FBI ". The President insists Mr Comey told him repeatedly that he was in the clear before he sacked him on Tuesday.

North Korea launches projectile — South Korean military

Moon won Tuesday's election on a platform of a moderate approach to North Korea and has said he would be willing to go to Pyongyang under the right circumstances, arguing dialogue must be used in parallel with sanctions to resolve its neighbour's defiance of the global community.

Nations grapple with massive cyberattack as more threats loom

Germany's national railway says that it was among the organizations affected by the global cyberattack but there was no impact on train services. (AP Photo/Paul White). The cyberextortion attack hitting dozens of countries spread quickly and widely thanks to an unusual confluence of factors: a known and highly unsafe security hole in Microsoft Windows, tardy users who didn't apply Microsoft's March software fix, and a software design that allowed the malware to spread quickly once inside ...

Trump pledges to move quickly to name new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump went on to slam Democrats as "hypocrites" due to their previous condemnations of Comey and his handling of the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server. Comey's people added that Comey was wary about dining with the president, but believed he couldn't turn him down. The US President told reporters "we can make a fast decision" and that it was "possible" it could be by Friday.

Results a sign voters want parties 'to work together,' Clark says

While still short of the four seats needed for official party status, Weaver was pleased with the "first ever Green elected caucus in North America". With narrow margins in some districts, including Courtenay-Comox, a tally of absentee votes and ballot recounts starting May 22 could still determine the final victor.

North Korea launches unidentified projectile, believed to be ballistic missile

U.S. Pacific Command, based in Hawaii, said it had detected and assessed the missile, and "the flight was not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile". "North Korea's repeated missile launches are a grave threat to our country and a clear violation of UN resolutions", Abe told reporters, adding Japan will stay in close touch with the United States and South Korea.

Jakarta governor sentenced to 2 years in prison for blasphemy

An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced former governor of Jakarta Basuki Purnama to two years in prison for blasphemy against Islam. Outside the court, supporters of Ahok wept and hugged each other amid shouts of jubilation from members of conservative Islamic groups.

US Identifies Navy SEAL Killed In Firefight With Al-Qaida In Somalia

Milliken's death marks the first American combat causality in Somalia since the failed "Black Hawk Down" mission in 1993. The Pentagon reported two other military members who were injured. advisers in a mission that began several years ago. Information Minister Abdirahman Omar Osman said the security forces killed Moalin Osman Abdi Badil alongside his three associates in a raid in Bariiree area, but did not indicate if the same raid involved USA forces.

Ten gunned down near China "Belt and Road" projects in Pakistan

The bodies of the victims were transported to their hometown in C-130 military aircraft. The victims were building a road in the port city of Gwadar when assailants on motorbikes fired at them and fled the scene. It bears mentioning that the latest attack is pivotal in the backdrop of development going on in Gawadar and Pakistan's burgeoning ties with China.

Mutinous soldiers in Ivory Coast take over several cities

The revolt began in Bouake early on Friday before spreading quickly, following a pattern similar to a mutiny by the same group in January that paralyzed parts of the West African state and marred its image as a post-war success story. "This isn't normal. If there's a demand to be made, I think it has to be done peacefully", said Lacine Tia, who works in the city center. Meanwhile, around 100 elite Republican Guard troops were seen taking positions against the mutineers in Abidjan , ...

I was going to fire James Comey regardless of recommendation: Donald Trump

According to the White House, one of the many reasons Comey was sacked was because he failed to stop sensitive leaks of information to the media. The White House and vice president Mike Pence have said the president acted on the recommendation of the USA attorney general Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein.

Two freight trains collide near Jamshoro leaving 4 injured

The train service stands suspended at Karachi-Hyderabad track on the heels of the accident. Scores of people were wounded in the wake of the collision. Passengers affected by the crash have been given full refund of their tickets by railway authorities. The liquid fuel from the two trains spilled on to the rail track.