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|Trump continues crusade against Sessions with a fresh line of attack
President Trump continued his public campaign against his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Wednesday, knocking his longtime ally for not replacing acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Trump, who fired James Comey as FBI director in May, also has the authority to replace McCabe. It’s unclear why Trump is singling out Sessions on the issue, other than to add pressure as he reportedly mulls firing him.
POSTED JULY 26, 2017 11:23 AM
|Kellyanne Conway: Ethical disclosures discourage people from government service
Top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Thursday on “Fox & Friends” that having to complete financial disclosure forms demoralizes qualified people from serving in government.
POSTED JULY 27, 2017 10:37 AM
|New Developments in Murder-at-sea Case
A man has been taken into federal custody for allegedly killing his wife after other passengers heard screams coming from their room.
POSTED JULY 27, 2017
|Popular Ride Shut Down After Deadly Fair Accident
The Ohio State Fair reopened the day after the tragic accident took the life of an 18-year-old man who had just enlisted in the Marines; state fairs across the country shut down the same ride and others like it.
POSTED JULY 27, 2017
|Medical examiner: Judge in river died by suicide in drowning
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent judge found in the Hudson River died by suicide in a drowning, according to findings issued by the city's medical examiner on Wednesday.
POSTED JULY 26, 2017 6:55 PM
|Grandmother lays in pool of blood playing dead after being attacked night before her husband's funeral
An Arizona community is reeling after a grandmother was beat up in her home by an unknown assailant, and forced to lay in her own blood for hours playing dead for fear that her attacker would return. Jesse Leetham said in a Facebook that his grandmother was attacked after 11 p.m. the night before her husband’s funeral, shortly after he left her home. The 82-year-old grandmother was washing dishes when she was assaulted, according to a press release from the Gila County Sheriff’s Office.
POSTED JULY 27, 2017 10:26 AM
|China's exiled tycoon Guo 'fabricated' corruption claims: Xinhua
China's Xinhua news agency accused fugitive tycoon Guo Wengui of using "fabricated and distorted information to mislead the public", the latest salvo in a campaign to discredit the billionaire who has made accusations of Communist Party corruption. Central to Guo's claims over recent months has been that a man named Yao Qing used his status as a nephew of a senior Communist Party official to amass a business empire worth tens of billions of dollars. In an online video stream last month, Guo produced a corporate tree diagram which he said showed companies linked to Yao, including GI Technologies (Beijing) Co. Xinhua interviewed Yao, who is listed in corporate records as general manager of GI Technologies.
POSTED JULY 27, 2017 1:58 AM
|Two People Injured In Korean War-Era Plane Crash Near Texas Airport
Federal authorities say the fuselage of the vintage plane came apart as it crash-landed, but fortunately the pilot and passenger survived.
POSTED JULY 26, 2017 12:56 PM
|Putin says Russia will respond to 'insolence' of US sanctions
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow will ultimately have to respond to sanctions imposed by the United States that he condemned as insolent towards Russia. "We are behaving in a very restrained and patient way, but at some moment we will need to respond," Putin said at a news conference after talks with his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto. "This practice is unacceptable -- it destroys internatioanl relations and international law," Putin said of sanctions.
POSTED JULY 27, 2017 11:47 AM
|Sens. McCain and Ernst, both veterans, oppose Trump’s ban on transgender military service
Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, quickly announced their opposition Wednesday to President Trump’s Twitter announcement that the U.S. military would not “accept or allow” transgender military service members.
POSTED JULY 26, 2017 1:07 PM