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by | June 20, 2017 | 00:42

Weakening is expected mid-week as the system moves into the Caribbean and runs into more wind shear. A hurricane hunter plane is also investigating that system to determine whether winds have reached tropical storm force. It is way too early to say with any confidence exactly where this system will track. Tropical storm-force winds begin at 39 miles per hour. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Barbados, St.

by | June 20, 2017 | 00:39

But Wisconsin officials defended the legislature's work and called on the justices to undo the lower-court ruling. Cracking is gerrymandering occurs when a party's supporters are divided among multiple districts so that they fall short of a majority in each one.

by | June 20, 2017 | 00:39

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that new US sanctions on Russia will damage ties between the two countries. Additionally, the sanctions include a provision that prevents President Trump from lifting sanctions against Russian Federation without the consent of Congress.

by | June 20, 2017 | 00:37

White House press secretary Sean Spicer held an off-camera press "gaggle", but no cameras or audio were allowed. "I guess people can say 'there goes the media again". "That's the White House behind me". WHCA President Jeff Mason did not immediately respond for comment. "That is the only conclusion one could draw", Acosta said.

by | June 20, 2017 | 00:36

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said the law violates the First Amendment's guarantee of free speech. "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" solved this problem in its new season, suggesting the team change its name to something even more offensive: The Washington Gun-Takers .

by | June 20, 2017 | 00:12

However, the Trump plan does not change Cuban immigration policy, restrict Cuban-Americans' travel to the island, forbid US investments in the Cuban tourism industry, or ban USA citizens from traveling to Cuba . "He could at least try to make a fake excuse a little more believable". ASA included in comments to USDA, that biotechnology is an essential tool in farmers' quest to produce enough food to meet the needs of 9.7 billion people by 2050, creating the need for a clear, science-based ...

by | June 20, 2017 | 00:14

When the CBO score comes in, many if not most of those 23 million who would lose insurance under the House bill will lose it under the Senate bill. lobbying offices of the utility firm Southern Company. Democrats are weighing a strategy to get more public attention on the debate in the next two weeks, said Matt House, spokesman for Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, but he declined to discuss details.

by | June 19, 2017 | 06:44

Trump tweeted on Friday: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., left, listen as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign ...

by | June 19, 2017 | 06:33

The Spaniard has supplanted Novak Djokovic , the previous year's French Open champion, who has dropped two points and in the current rankings is at the fourth position, which is his lowest ranking in seven years. "So, it's going to be tough". After a disappointing start to 2017 that has seen Murray struggle with injury, he reached the semi-finals of the French Open before losing to Stan Wawrinka .

by | June 19, 2017 | 06:27

Oregon State designated hitter Trevor Larnach (11) is greeted by teammates including Steven Kwan (4) and George Mendazona (13) after he scored the go-ahead run on a one-run single by Adley Rutschman against Cal State Fullerton in the eighth inning of an NCAA men's College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb ., Saturday, June 17, 2017.

by | June 19, 2017 | 06:17

In a series of tweets Friday morning, President Trump confirmed that he is under investigation by the special counsel, former FBI Director Robert Mueller , appointed by his own Department of Justice to look into allegations of collusion between the Trump election campaign and Russian government officials.

by | June 19, 2017 | 06:15

Trump has said he is "100 per cent" willing to testify under oath on Comey meetings and tell the FBI Special Consul Robert Muller that he never asked FBI to stop investigating . The aide spoke on condition of anonymity, because the meeting was private. Kushner's attorney said such a review would be "standard practice". Rosenstein had written a memo , which was publicly released, recommending to the president that Comey be axed.

by | June 19, 2017 | 06:16

Former FBI director James Comey testified last week that soon after he was sacked in mid-May, he asked a friend to share the contents of a memo in which he described a conversation with President Trump that Comey had found troubling.

by | June 19, 2017 | 05:58

The investigation into James T. Hodgkinson's life in the months and weeks leading up to his alleged attack on a congressional baseball practice is well underway, and police are asking for the public's help in both Virginia and his home state of IL.

by | June 19, 2017 | 05:58

The flash flood watch affects southern and northern Litchfield County, Hartford, and Windsor Locks, as well as parts of NY, western MA and southern Vermont. A weak tornado is even possible, according to the National Weather Service. The storms are expected to start Monday afternoon. The current National Weather Service forecast for Kingston for Monday calls for a high temperature of 82, with a 90 percent change of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11 a.m.

by | June 19, 2017 | 05:56

Hans Nichols of MSNBC , reporting from the White House , said the tweet is remarkable for two reasons. The new allegations against Trump centre on his own admission that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation, and suggestions he asked several top intelligence officials for their help altering the inquiry's direction.

by | June 19, 2017 | 05:46

Jack Sava at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center . As congressional Republicans and Democrats joined Thursday night in their annual baseball game, played this year in Scalise's honor, word came from the hospital that he remained in critical condition, but had "improved in the last 24 hours".

by | June 19, 2017 | 05:14

The statement came a day after the Washington Post reported on the investigation by Robert Mueller , the special counsel to FBI's Russian investigation, into the business dealings of President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior aide, Jared Kushner , as a part of the Russia election probe.

by | June 19, 2017 | 05:10

The committee sent a bipartisan letter this month to White House counsel Don McGahn seeking an answer by this Friday. Sekulow insisted that Trump fired Comey over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state - for which she was not charged and pointed out that Trump told Holt that firing Comey would likely lengthen the investigation.

by | June 19, 2017 | 04:59

But the new occupant in the White House, Donald Trump, has taken a much more hostile and harder stance toward Iran compared to his predecessors. After threatening Iran with terrorism the Deash supporters addressed the Gulf Kingdom. "Know that after Iran, your turn will come". "The five were known terrorists..." The Iranian Ministry of Intelligence said on Thursday that the attackers were Iranian citizens who had left the country to fight for the Islamic State in the terror group's two ...

by | June 19, 2017 | 05:02

I'll say very positive things when they're warranted. Justice Department rules prohibit the dismissal of a special counsel without cause. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein offered assurances to lawmakers on Tuesday that he is exclusively responsible for Mueller's fate since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation.

by | June 19, 2017 | 04:59

Mueller may want to learn about Trump's conversations with Rosenstein, the Justice Department official who wrote the memo criticizing Comey's performance before his firing on May 9. The early Friday tweet revealed there may be an internal riff between Trump and Rosenstein. To save their majority in Congress with a Pence presidency, it is conceivable Republicans would cynically join with Democrats to remove Trump from office.

by | June 19, 2017 | 04:54

Comey testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee last week that he believed he was sacked to undermine the FBI investigation , and said the president told him to drop the investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn as part of the Russian Federation probe.

by | June 19, 2017 | 04:48

The gunman, who was an ardent supporter of failed Democrtic candidate Bernie Sandrs, frequently criticised both President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on his Facebook page. President Trump visited Scalise in the hospital on Wednesday, calling him a "fighter". The Hodgkinsons had been married nearly 30 years. In 2006, Hodgkinson was arrested on assault charges and threatening someone with a shotgun.

by | June 19, 2017 | 04:48

Florida Senator Marco Rubio , who campaigned viciously against Mr Trump during last year's Republican primary, played a central role in the drafting of new Cuba policy . We should allow Americans to be Americans and enjoy the freedom to travel where, when and the way they want without bureaucratic red tape. Ferral Rimer wonders why the USA would distance itself from Cuba, when it does business with other nations that have questionable human rights records.