Sean Spicer steps back from press secretary role

Trump said , "That, I don't know". He did not respond to an email inquiry. Spicer will continue to fill the duties of the communications director - a post that has been empty since the end of May after the resignation of Mike Dubke . More..

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Spicer hasn't talked to Trump about Russian election hack

Also, the White House has started releasing its own transcripts of the press briefings and Q&A sessions, since reporters aren't allowed to record anything anymore. Spicer's public role has already diminishe...More..

Immigration rights activists are pleased by Trumps decision to k
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Immigration rights activists are pleased by Trumps decision to k

DACA allows for immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, known as "Dreamers", to obtain work permits and remain in the country legally. A group representing undocumented CT students Thursday recognized t...More..

Mother Caught On Camera Trying To Suffocate Baby At Hospital
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mother Caught On Camera Trying To Suffocate Baby At Hospital

Authorities say nurses at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte were watching their monitors Sunday and noticed the boy had trouble breathing when 32-year-old Maggie Dixon was alone with him. The 1-year...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8M sold in California

The retailer that sold the winning ticket in Southern California, Marietta Liquor & Deli, will receive a $1 million bonus. Saturday night's total surpasses the $435 million a jackpot claimed by someone in IN ...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Chelsea Clinton: Steve Bannon of 'fat shamed' Spicer in text

The former first daughter criticised Mr Bannon on Twitter, saying the White House was "using fat shaming to justify increased opacity". During Tuesday's briefing - which the White House scheduled that morni...More..

Withdrawing from the Paris accord was the right call
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Withdrawing from the Paris accord was the right call

Environmental Protection Agency chief, was called back to Washington from the G7 to attend President Donald Trump's first full cabinet meeting on Monday. The Trump administration refused to join a G7 communi...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Republicans aren't even trying to defend their secret health-care negotiations

The Senate version is not going to replicate a House-passed bill , which means if the Senate can pass it, lawmakers would have to negotiate a compromise that can pass both chambers. But because majority ...More..

A look at Illinois' budget mess as lawmakers head to Capitol
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A look at Illinois' budget mess as lawmakers head to Capitol

We can all do better. "Last week, we reviewed a compromise budget plan that I can sign - that we can all support", Rauner said. In the weeks since the spring session adjourned, we've held a series of budget h...More..

4 more Los Angeles youth police cadets arrested in scandal
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

4 more Los Angeles youth police cadets arrested in scandal

The move is part of a "top-to-bottom" review of the citywide cadet program following revelations that besides the theft of three cruisers, the cadets may have also stolen other police equipment and posed as swo...More..

Three Los Angeles police cadets arrested for stealing patrol cars
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Three Los Angeles police cadets arrested for stealing patrol cars

Investigators later reviewed surveillance video that showed a young woman with the vehicle at a gas pump, he said. Officials are also investigating whether the mischievous adolescents used the material at han...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WH to Lobby House GOP on Softening Senate Bill on Moscow Sanctions

Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Ben Cardin, D-Md., of the Foreign Relations panel. Those penalties were on top of existing USA sanctions over Russia's actions in Ukraine, which have damaged Russia's economy but had on...More..

Doctor: Scalise Faced 'Imminent Death' When He Arrived
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Doctor: Scalise Faced 'Imminent Death' When He Arrived

Although Scalise was able to talk while lying injured on the ball field, he had gone into shock by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital and arrived "in critical condition with an imminent...More..

Uber to allow tips for drivers in reversal of longstanding policy
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Uber to allow tips for drivers in reversal of longstanding policy

If a passenger cancels a vehicle more than two minutes after the driver has accepted the assignment, a cancellation fee will be charged and paid to the driver. Riders will be asked whether they would like t...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Senate close to vote on dismantle health law

GOP leaders are planning to vote on their health care legislation as early as next week before lawmakers depart for the July 4 recess. That means the Republicans can only afford to lose two GOP v...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sean Spicer to step back from White House press corps lectern

Less than an hour after White House press secretary Sean Spicer admitted that neither President Donald Trump nor his advisers had viewed a draft of Senate Republicans' health care bill, Senate Majority Lead...More..

Trump not under investigation, says his lawyer
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Trump not under investigation, says his lawyer

The lawyer, Jay Sekulow , contended the tweet was not a confirmation of the investigation, but instead a response to a report in The Washington Post . Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said, "The FBI is goi...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Obama: We never stopped trying to get Otto Warmbier home

US President Donald Trump blamed the "brutality of the North Korean regime" for Warmbier's death. Haley said while Warmbier's memory will always be a blessing to his family, "it will also serve as an inde...More..

12 cities to receive Justice Department aid to fight crime
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

12 cities to receive Justice Department aid to fight crime

The department said it chose cities that have higher-than-average rates of violence and showed receptiveness to receiving assistance. Ron Sachs/dpa/picture-alliance/NewscomWhile U.S. Sessions says the Justi...More..

Georgia inmates help deputy who passed out during work detail
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Georgia inmates help deputy who passed out during work detail

But for inmate Greg Williams, they just did what they thought they needed to do. As a Georgia correctional officer lay unconscious on the ground, six inmates surrounded him. "We are very proud of the actions ...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

US coroner investigating death of student freed from N Korea

The coroner's office daily report Tuesday included Warmbier in its listings with cause of death termed "pending". Trump's announcement could signal a new policy shift toward Pyongyang and comes one day after ...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Settlement reached in lawsuit over Michael Brown's death

District Judge E. Richard Webber wrote. The lawsuit alleged that the city of Ferguson fostered a police culture that was hostile to African Americans, which ultimately led to Brown's death in August 2014. A...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Republican aligned with Trump wins South Carolina House seat

The millionaire real estate developer won Tuesday's special election over Democrat Archie Parnell in the 5th District, which stretches north from Columbia toward the suburbs of Charlotte, North Carolina. Pres...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Muslims question whether girl's killing was road rage

Authorities later found her body in a pond. But after this week's murder of a 17-year-old high school girl in Sterling, Virginia, it's also a time for mourning. It's not surprising how quickly the story dropped...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

US Coast Guard interviews container ship crew after warship collision

White House press secretary Sean Spicer says President Donald Trump and the entire administration was sending their thoughts and prayers to the sailors' families. Ron Flanders said, "That is not our understan...More..

Reaction to court's decision to hear redistricting case
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Reaction to court's decision to hear redistricting case

The Supreme Court split 5-4 on Monday in ordering that work to be halted while the high court considers the Wisconsin case. In most states , both parties draw congressional and legislative districts to the...More..

Judge to consider request to release Cosby jurors' names
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Judge to consider request to release Cosby jurors' names

In the retrial, District Attorney Kevin Steele could ask the judge to let more of Cosby's 60 accusers testify or disclose to jurors that Constand is gay. Huxtable, to convict Fat Albert. that he couldn't have d...More..

Here's what you need to know about the Georgia special election
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Here's what you need to know about the Georgia special election

Trump narrowly won the district by 1 percentage point in last year's presidential election, giving Democrats a new sense of hope. Ossoff initially campaigned on a promise to "make Trump furious", but more r...More..

Dashcam clip of Philando Castile's killing released
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dashcam clip of Philando Castile's killing released

On Friday a Ramsey County jury found Jeronimo Yanez not guilty of manslaughter and unsafe discharge of a firearm in the shooting death of Castile , a black man. Yanez testified that Castile ignored his ...More..

California wildfire: Voluntary evacuations ordered in Big Bear
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

California wildfire: Voluntary evacuations ordered in Big Bear

The fire is moving northeast from the San Bernardino National Forest into the Mojave Desert. The Pacific Crest hiking trail (PCT) at Hwy 18 to Van Dusen Road is also closed. State Route 18 is closed from th...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Record temperatures expected in broiling US Southwest

Mascarenas says though the heat creates a strain on the system, SRP prepares for these situations year-round. As temperatures are set to soar to record-breaking levels across the southwestern part of the Un...More..

Senate Democrats stage overnight standoff over health care bill
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Senate Democrats stage overnight standoff over health care bill

GOP senators recently stole a Supreme Court seat , taking it from one administration and handing it to another, affecting the direction of American jurisprudence for decades. The legislation didn't become law...More..

Three Workers Injured in Crane Accident at Astoria Construction Site
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Three Workers Injured in Crane Accident at Astoria Construction Site

A 40-year-old worker was quickly pulled from the debris conscious but with critical injuries. Shortly before 5:30 p.m., a third person was still trapped in the basement and firefighters were working through a...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Whole Foods Doesn't Have a 'Tinder Relationship' With Amazon, Its CEO Clarifies

Based on a similar premium to that applied in the Whole Foods deal , Turner suggested that a price of $55 a share for GrubHub "is well within the realm of possibility". "We talked for 2 1/2 hours". "We ju...More..

Spicer seeks more strategic role at White House
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Spicer seeks more strategic role at White House

The White House press secretary traditionally holds daily, on-camera briefings, but under Spicer, the White House has briefed reporters in increasingly more restricted settings, such as off-camera "gaggles" in ...More..