Syrian government denies US allegations of mass killings

Jones added that the Bashar Assad regime continues to "treat opposition forces and unarmed civilians as one and the same, committing widespread violations of worldwide law". Every week and often twice a week, groups of between 20 and 50 people, mostl... More..

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North Korea renews accusation of CIA assassination plot

Pyongyang has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of past year in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United S...More..

Sunny, warm and breezy today; chance of showers
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sunny, warm and breezy today; chance of showers

Storm chances increase early Wednesday in Oklahoma City and central Oklahoma. WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures continue, with a high temperature of 87 degrees. Winds could gust as high ...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer Impression Helped SNL Beat A Ratings Record

Actress Melissa McCarthy took her impersonation of White House press secretary Sean Spicer to New York City streets, rolling through traffic on a motorised lectern for TV comedy show Saturday Night Live . Jost...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hannity's Interview With Kris Kobach Proves Election Commission Is About Voter Suppression

Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, called the commission "a thinly veiled voter suppression task force", adding that it was "designed to impugn the integrity of African-...More..

Americans remain divided on Trump's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Comey
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Americans remain divided on Trump's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Comey

CORNISH: We've been hearing that word, loyal, and loyalty so many times the last couple of days because there are still a lot of questions about how James Comey was sacked. The NBC/WSJ poll - conducted May ...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Syria using 'crematorium' to hide mass killings

Numerous bodies, it said, are then being burned in the alleged crematorium. Amnesty's research led them to deem the prison a " human slaughterhouse " where crimes against humanity occur regularly. "Simply put, ...More..

Religious Groups Divided Over Trump's Executive Order
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Religious Groups Divided Over Trump's Executive Order

Trump met with evangelical leaders Wednesday night and with Catholic leaders Thursday morning before signing the order at a public ecumenical ceremony in the Rose Garden. The American Civil Liberties Union is...More..

8 more Penn State fraternity members arraigned in hazing death
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

8 more Penn State fraternity members arraigned in hazing death

While some fraternity members face up to 200 separate counts, others, including McCann, only face a single charge. An attorney for one fraternity brother charged with aggravated assault said that prosecutors ...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Attorney general sparks fear with push for harsh sentences

When President Trump came into office and appointed Jeff Sessions, drug war activists feared that he would take away the tremendous progress that was gained under the Obama administration. The directive resci...More..

Workers Take Jefferson Davis Statue Off Its Pedestal In New Orleans
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Workers Take Jefferson Davis Statue Off Its Pedestal In New Orleans

The Liberty Place monument in the CBD was removed several weeks ago. New Orleans will begin taking down Confederate statutes, becoming the latest Southern body to divorce itself from what some say are symbo...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

NASCAR fantasy picks for Kansas: Three to watch

The three-time Kansas victor starts back in 29th after failing to make a qualifying attempt, but he has three Top 5s in his last four starts here, and his 8.9 average finish at the track is tops in the series...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Lawmakers Agree Trump Must Turn Over Comey Tapes if He Has Them

The New York Times reported that the president asked Comey in January to pledge loyalty to him, which it said Comey refused to do. On the campaign trail, Trump often declared that Clinton should have be...More..

McMaster denies Trump revealed classified info
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

McMaster denies Trump revealed classified info

The newspaper says the information was very sensitive and had been provided by a USA partner. "The president and the foreign minister reviewed common threats from terrorist organisations to include threats to...More..

Fox News Co-President Shine Steps Down Amid Internal Strife
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Fox News Co-President Shine Steps Down Amid Internal Strife

Fox has denied the allegations against Brandi. The plaintiff is Diana Falzone, a reporter for FoxNews .com, who alleges that she was phased down after publishing an essay in January that detailed her struggl...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Interior releases list of national monuments to be reviewed

Comments may be submitted online after May 12 at http://www.regulations.gov by entering "DOI-2017-0002" in the Search bar and clicking "Search", or by mail to Monument Review, MS-1530, U.S. Trump's order also t...More..

Trump campaign deletes statement on Muslim ban after reporter asks about it
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trump campaign deletes statement on Muslim ban after reporter asks about it

It's the first time an appeals court is hearing arguments on the revised travel ban, which is likely destined for the U.S. Supreme Court . US District Court Judge Theodore Chuang said in March, despite t...More..

Tom Price Defends Pre-Existing Coverage in GOP Health Plan
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tom Price Defends Pre-Existing Coverage in GOP Health Plan

But moderate Senate Republicans were outright dismissive. "First of all, the House bill is not going to come before us", Collins said. Your afternoon shot of politics, sent straight from the desk of Joshua ...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Orders Tougher Sentences For Drug Defendants

Currently, almost half of the federal prison population is already in custody for drug crimes. Udi Ofer , director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Campaign for Smart Justice: "Jeff Sessions is pushin...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trump Tweet Suggests His Conversations With Comey Might Have Been Recorded

All along, Trump's spokesmen insisted that his decision was not shaped in any way by his growing fury with the Russian Federation controversy, including the FBI investigation overseen by Comey into Russia's int...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trump warns fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director

McCabe, a 21-year-veteran of the bureau, made an effort during Senate testimony Thursday to dispute White House assertions that his former boss had lost the trust of FBI rank-and-file. In a letter to White Ho...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Lawmakers urge Trump to avoid picking a partisan for FBI job

The Post report says Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Lavrov and Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, during a meeting at the White House last week. T...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Comey associates predict public testimony, describe discomfort with Trump dinner

Trump also told Holt that he'd asked Comey directly if he, Trump, was a target of the investigation. He spoke during a meeting with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the White Hous...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trump pledges to move quickly to name new FBI director

Michael Garcia is speaking to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein. "And that's what we want for the FBI", Trump said . He has been a member of the Senate GOP leadership team for a d...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trump hopeful as interviews continue for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

The president raised the possibility of secret tapes in a tweet Friday. In his NBC interview the United States president also described a January dinner with James Comey at which he was told he was not un...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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

Graham also suggested that the President should stop commenting on social media about the ongoing investigation into alleged links between Trump's campaign staff and the Russian government, which was being led ...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Eight Candidates Interviewed for FBI Director Amid Comey Uproar

The changing rationales the White House offered added an element of chaos to the president's action. Comey hasn't spoken publicly since he was sacked, but an associate said Trump's claims are puzzling, adding t...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

'Grotesque actions' in Penn State fraternity hazing death

Eight Penn State University fraternity members are due in court Tuesday in connection with the death of a student pledge. Beta Theta Pi at Penn State University is suspended after the death of 19-year...More..

Spicer: Flynn deserved 'due process' in face of 'political opponent' Yates' warnings
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Spicer: Flynn deserved 'due process' in face of 'political opponent' Yates' warnings

Just 10 days into his presidency, Trump fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who announced that the Justice Department would not defend the administration's executive order banning travel from seven Musli...More..

82 freed Nigerian schoolgirls arrive in nation's capital
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

82 freed Nigerian schoolgirls arrive in nation's capital

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the latest release and urged the worldwide community to support Nigeria's government to work toward getting all Boko Haram victims home. They were driven to ...More..

Trump's tax returns saga has birthed the
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trump's tax returns saga has birthed the "with few exceptions" meme

In the letter, Trump lawyers Sherri Dillon and William Nelson also said that his taxes show that no Trump-controlled entities have Russian investors. The Internal Revenue Service doesn't prevent anyone from m...More..

Mizzou adds to recruiting haul with C Tilmon
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mizzou adds to recruiting haul with C Tilmon

But even with a group of new players signed, perhaps the most important block in the Missouri basketball rebuild has now fallen into place with Tilmon's signing. Martin is from East St. Louis as well and still ...More..

Reporter arrested after questioning HHS Secretary
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Reporter arrested after questioning HHS Secretary

Heyman, a journalist for three decades and a Public News Service employee since 2009, said he was wearing a press badge and his questions were directed only at Price, not at Conway. " Freedom of the press is ...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Supreme Court rejects appeal over NC voter ID law

The law also eliminated same-day voter registration, and significantly reduced the number of early voting days. It's not the first time the Supreme Court has considered an appeal over the law, which was one o...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Authorities: Jet crashes at small airport near New York City

Police said the plane damaged a warehouse. It wasn't immediately clear how many people were on the plane. Police confirmed that multiple buildings are on fire, and local emergency crews are responding to the ...More..