USA prosecutors pull encrypted messages from phones seized in Cohen raids

18 Jun, 2018

Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Cohen worked with Trump for a decade and is the focus of a criminal investigation by NY federal prosecutors. Michael Cohen , the president's personal attorney, paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election. The president's lawyers said they would oppose that request and a hearing is set for later this month.

Five immigrants dead after Border Patrol car chase in Texas

18 Jun, 2018

Border Patrol agents began chasing the vehicle around noon before a Dimmit County sheriff's deputy took over the chase, just west of Big Wells, Boyd said. Twelve people were ejected from the vehicle. The driver was not seriously injured and taken into Homeland Security custody, Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd told reporters.

Americans turn to social media to #ThankCanada in wake of G7 tensions

12 Jun, 2018

Kudlow, who was in Canada with President Trump for the G-7 meeting, told CNN on Sunday that the US had come to an agreement with the other highly-industrialized nations in the group on a joint communique until Trudeau's "sophomoric play".

United States soldier killed in al-Shabab ambush in Somalia

11 Jun, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump authorized the conducting of airstrikes in Somalia soon after taking office. He said the attack was in the southern town of Kismayo. had pulled out of the Horn of Africa nation after 1993, when two helicopters were shot down in Mogadishu and bodies of Americans were dragged through the streets.

Mueller Adds Obstruction Charge on Manafort and Indicts His Right-Hand Man

11 Jun, 2018

According to Mueller's filing this week, Manafort's alleged attempts to tamper with witness testimony took place over several days in February, after Gates' cooperation deal was announced. Manafort's attorneys argue in newly filed court papers that he never asked anyone to provide false testimony. He has pleaded not guilty. The dismissive nature of Manafort's response is maintained throughout the response.

Republicans block Democrats’ effort to help EPA investigate Pruitt’s ever-growing scandals

09 Jun, 2018

The tweet notes some of Pruitt's most egregious scandals, including the fact that he paid $50 a night for a condo - well below market rate - from the wife of a lobbyist who had business before the EPA. The resignations were first reported by The New York Times . Scott Pruitt is still employed by the Trump administration. "The corruption begins with Scott Pruitt , and it must end with his resignation or firing".

Manafort attempted to tamper with potential witnesses, Mueller says in court filing

05 Jun, 2018

According to a motion filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office, Manafort contacted witnesses by phone and an encrypted text messaging app in an attempt to secure "materially false testimony ". "I have made clear that they worked in Europe". Manafort was in charge of the Trump campaign from June through August 2016, but left the team after a secret ledger detailing how he received $12.7 million dollars in payments from pro-Russian political operatives in Ukraine was ...

Steel & Aluminum Tariffs 'Against Agreed International Rules,' Per EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom

04 Jun, 2018

May said in a statement that the U.S., the European Union and Britain are close allies and have always promoted values of open and fair trade across the world. The new 25-percent tariff on steel imports and 10-percent tariff on aluminum came into force at midnight (4:00am GMT) on Friday. Mr Morneau said Canada's government is not ready to discuss support or potential bailout packages for Canadian business sectors affected by the tariffs.

New York man evicted by parents leaves their home

02 Jun, 2018

Millennial Michael Rotondo is finally moving out of his parents' upstate NY home - thanks to conservative host Alex Jones who gave him $3,000 to help him move. "I'm glad to be out of this place", Rotondo said. The Rotondos' house in Camillus, N.Y., where Michael Rotondo , 30, was evicted at the request of his parents.

Korean official's US visit reminiscent of 2000 diplomacy

02 Jun, 2018

The delegations at Panmunjom - led respectively by Washington's former negotiator on North Korea, Sung Kim , and Pyongyang's Vice Foreign Minister, Choe Son-hui - met on Sunday and Wednesday. In the days since, Mr Trump's stance has once again softened, with North Korea and South Korea holding talks aimed at saving the summit. The April 27 inter-Korean summit, which produced a vague declaration to work toward denuclearization and a peace treaty for the Korean Peninsula, was meant to ...

Karthik Nemmani, 14, wins National Spelling Bee

02 Jun, 2018

One of the words Smith spelled correctly earlier Thursday night was thymiaterion , defined as a vessel used by ancient Greeks to burn incense, according to the Scripps National Spelling Bee website . The past 13 champions and 18 of the last 22 have been Indian-American, and that trend could easily continue. Raghav's father, Hari Dhandi, said on Wednesday that while Raghav was disappointed in this year's outcome, he was already looking forward to next year.

US Pauses New North Korea Sanctions

01 Jun, 2018

Kim's visit to the United States comes as US and North Korean officials are holding pre-summit meetings both at the truce village of Panmunjom, on the northern side of the inter-Korean demilitarized zone, and in Singapore. He also visited South Korea in February to attend the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics at the start of Kim Jong Un's charm offensive. North Korea's flurry of diplomatic activity following a torrid run in nuclear weapons and missile tests in 2017 suggests that Kim ...

Rebel-held areas in Syria witness security chaos: monitor group

31 May, 2018

Along with Iran , Russia is also a military backer of Syrian president Bashar Al Assad. If they did not agree to withdraw, he would use force, he said. During the interview with RT, Assad also said that the only way to stop Israeli airstrikes on his country was to beef up its air defenses with Russia's help.

Danica Patrick Crashes At Indy 500, Final Race Of Her Career

28 May, 2018

Power's victory capped a big evening for Australian motorsport fans, after Daniel Ricciardo won Formula 1's Monaco Grand Prix for Red Bull. TV cameras were panning to Power's wife, Elizabeth, during the race, and she was clearly a nervous wreck.

Dem, GOP leaders to get classified briefings on Russia probe

26 May, 2018

Or, as Trump calls the source, "spy". "This is a very unsafe game - Trump is undercutting a lot of norms of presidential behavior here", Christopher Galdieri, assistant professor at Saint Anselm College, told Xinhua. "They're the same briefing", he said. "I don't know where he's getting that from, honestly", Comey said. Schiff, who made the statement on behalf of the Democrats in the meeting - including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi - ...

HC stays expansion of Sterlite copper smelter plant

23 May, 2018

Chennai: Bodies of the individuals who were killed in Tuesday's anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi will be preserved until further orders, the Madras High Court said on Wednesday. The government committed a "Himalayan blunder" by handling the protest with 'guns and teargas shells, ' he said, adding at least a Minister accompanied by the district Collector should have spoken to the agitators.

Donald Trump threatens Kim Jong-un three weeks before summit

18 May, 2018

And Bolton sitting beside Trump , and across the table from Kim Jong Un in Shanghai, may be inhibiting. In quotes published by the North's official Korean Central News Agency, Ri Son Gwon, chairman of a North Korean agency that deals with inter-Korean affairs, accused South Korea's government of being "an ignorant and incompetent group devoid of the elementary sense of the present situation, of any concrete picture of their dialogue partner and of the ability to discern the present trend of ...

KELLYANNE: Schumer, Others Owe Trump 'An Apology' Over MS-13 Remarks

18 May, 2018

The local officials invited for the event took turns praising his immigration policies and lamenting California's law, arguing that it was making it more hard for their communities to find and deport criminals. Trump's initial remarks were met with widespread condemnation on social media by Democratic lawmakers and activists who believed he was describing all immigrants crossing the southern border.

Officer Shoots Armed Former Student At Illinois High School

17 May, 2018

The suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment of his wound, which did not appear to be life-threatening, Howell said. WQAD 8 reports that no one else was injured during the armed confrontation. The suspect shot at the officer, and the officer returned fire, striking and stopping the suspect. The names of the shooter and officer are not being released at this time.

Santa Barbara Police Ceremony Remembers Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

17 May, 2018

Since 1968, 54 officers from the Savannah area have lost their lives while on the job. He thanked all officers for "sharing a commitment larger than themselves". Lt. Thomas Tuck tries not to think about dying in the line of duty every time he hits the road for the Alex City police department, but it does cross his mind from time to time.

George Soros' Open Society foundation ends operations in Hungary - statement

16 May, 2018

Soros' Open Society Foundations, which promote democracy and free speech, have also endured threats of legal sanctions from the government. On Monday, Orban's cabinet minister Antal Rogan said the government would further tighten restrictions on non-governmental organizations in its planned " Stop Soros " bill.

Populist cleric Sadr all but wins Iraq parliament election

16 May, 2018

Tallies put the anti-establishment Conquest Alliance of pro-Iranian former paramilitary fighters who helped battle ISIS in second, and incumbent Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's bloc back in third. The poll noticed a report low turnout, as exclusively 44.5 % of eligible voters headed to the polls within the lowest participation fee because the 2003 US-led ouster of Saddam Hussein.

Judge Denies Manafort's Motion To Dismiss Some Of Mueller's Charges

16 May, 2018

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that Mueller had the right to bring the charges against Manafort, shutting down the argument by Manafort's lawyer that they had nothing to do with the Russian Federation investigation. In her ruling on Tuesday, Jackson expressed no such qualms about Mueller's authority. Manafort's defense lawyer, former MIller & Chevalier partner Kevin Downing, has stressed that the alleged misconduct predated the 2016 presidential campaign and therefore ...

Brent Crude Hits New High On Soaring Demand

16 May, 2018

Brent crude futures were at $78.22 per barrel at 0644 GMT, down 21 cents, or 0.3 percent, from their last close. WTI's June contract was 67 cents higher at $71.63/bbl on the New York Mercantile Exchange as of 8:57 a.m. Investors are watching whether OPEC and its allies such as Russian Federation intend to end output cuts and increase production if renewed American measures restrict the Persian Gulf state's exports.

Sen. Mark Warner to Support Gina Haspel for CIA Director. Grrrrrrrr

15 May, 2018

As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Mr. Paul's opposition nearly triggered the panel to report Mr. Pompeo out of the committee unfavorably before the full Senate vote. "Waterboarding is an opportunity for us to get information - useful information - out of somebody that we're questioning", he explained before undergoing the interrogation technique.

North Korea details plans to dismantle nuclear test site this month

13 May, 2018

Explosives will start the demolition by collapsing under-ground tunnels, the statement said, before removing observations areas, research institutes and guard-units. "From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs)", KCNA said at the time . In order to accommodate the travelling journalists, North Korea said various measures would be taken including "opening territorial air space".

Trump declares a major disaster in Hawaii after volcanic eruptions and lava

13 May, 2018

Earlier this week, geologists warned that the rapid lowering of a lava lake in a crater raised the potential for explosions. "We know the volcano is capable of doing this", Mandeville said , citing similar explosions at Kilauea in 1925, 1790 and four other times in the last few thousand years.

Meghan Markle Wax Figure Debuts at Madame Tussauds Ahead of Royal Wedding

11 May, 2018

A Lego display shows Britain's Prince Harry (L) and bride-to-be United States actress Meghan Markle (R) in their carriage for their wedding day procession outside a Lego-brick model of Windsor Castle at Legoland in Windsor on May 8, 2018 during a photo call for its attraction celebrating the upcoming royal wedding .

Trump asks if reporters delivering 'fake' news deserve their credentials

11 May, 2018

They published a new study about mainstream media coverage of Trump . "The fact that I'm standing here taking question, the fact the president took questions from your colleagues just two hours ago, demonstrates this White House's commitment to accessibility and providing information to the American public", she scolded.

Syrian air defenses down two Israeli missiles close to Damascus

11 May, 2018

Israel pinned the rocket fire on the Quds Force, an elite, militant division of Iran's Revolutionary Guard that answers directly to Maj. Tensions between Iran and Israel rose dramatically in the lead-up to Mr Trump's decision on the nuclear deal .

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