• Dialogue with Trump was non-politicised: Russian FM
Dialogue with Trump was non-politicised: Russian FM

Lavrov's meetings with Trump administration officials came as the New York Times broke news that days before his firing, Comey "asked the Justice Department for a significant increase in money and personnel for the bureau's investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election".

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  • Russian government releases photos of Oval Office meeting
Russian government releases photos of Oval Office meeting

But following this latest meeting, Trump told Lavrov Moscow should "rein in the Assad regime, Iran and Iranian proxies". The Russian minister said that Putin and Trump, who haven't yet met in person, would see each other in July. Why should he be accorded the prestige of an Oval Office meeting? Asked whether the controversy was affecting his ta...

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  • Georgia GOP Congressional Candidate Applauds Trump Decision To Fire Comey
Georgia GOP Congressional Candidate Applauds Trump Decision To Fire Comey

Jeffries called for an independent investigation into the administration's ties with Russian Federation. Sanders said she found it "startling" that Democrats weren't out celebrating Comey's ouster. Tillerson and Lavrov "discussed the importance of defeating ISIS, de-escalating the violence in Syria, and ensuring that humanitarian assistance reach...

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  • Despite protests, DeVos delivering Bethune-Cookman address
Despite protests, DeVos delivering Bethune-Cookman address

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP ) - Education Secretary Betsy Devos vowed support for the students at a historically black university at their graduation ceremony, but was almost drowned out by booing and shouts of "Liar!" DeVos said she and the Trump administration are fully committed to the success of every student across the country.

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  • Trump camp highlights first 100 days in new TV ad
Trump camp highlights first 100 days in new TV ad

Trump has taken bold actions to restore prosperity, keep Americans safe and secure, and hold the government accountable". President Trump's campaign launched a television ad on May 1, commemorating his first 100 days in office. "I said it was obsolete". But Trump's supporters blamed any shortcomings on obstruction from Democrats. The post Tr...

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  • EPA Removes Climate Change Section of Website
EPA Removes Climate Change Section of Website

About 15,000 people gathered for the afternoon march from the lawn of the US Capitol to the White House, according to an estimate by a Reuters reporter, coinciding with the end of the traditional "honeymoon" period for a new president. But the mood of the marchers was anything but somber. Their reason for marching was serious, but they were det...

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  • Comey defends Clinton choice; says he had limited options
Comey defends Clinton choice; says he had limited options

Comey sent a letter to Congress on October 28 saying the FBI had recovered thousands of emails in an unrelated probe and was reopening its investigation into whether Clinton may have mishandled classified information. He said he had been concerned for months about how to publicly report the investigation's findings, and because of Justice Departmen...

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  • Mexican-Americans torn about Cinco de Mayo in Trump era
Mexican-Americans torn about Cinco de Mayo in Trump era

According to Newsweek, 2017 marks the first time since 2001 that the President has not personally hosted a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the White House. Patrick's Day - that no one in Mexico really celebrates - but hey, who's above using whatever reason possible to throw back some ice cold cervezas and shots of tequila? The victory was not th...

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  • Berkeley Police Crackdown on Protesters Possible, Mayor Says Amid Ann Coulter Controversy
Berkeley Police Crackdown on Protesters Possible, Mayor Says Amid Ann Coulter Controversy

Undaunted, on Friday Yiannopoulos announced plans to conduct a " comeback " tour in the fall to celebrate free speech on the campus considered the birthplace of the student-led free speech movement of the 1960s. The statement claims , "Hate is contrary to our core values". "We must protect speech on campus, even hateful". Elizabeth Warren (D...

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  • Education Secretary Betsy DeVos booed speaking at historically black university
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos booed speaking at historically black university

Many students were already vocally against DeVos giving the speech anyway. U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks to the crowd at the ASU + GSV Summit at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City , Tuesday, May 9, 2017 .

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  • 'Really bad' or 'catastrophic': Comey defends Clinton choice
'Really bad' or 'catastrophic': Comey defends Clinton choice

The FBI, which is supposed to remain politically neutral, said a few days later that the new emails did not change its decision not to recommend criminal charges against Clinton, but many Democrats believe the political damage was done. Comey said he stands behind his letter to Congress that shook up the final days of last years presidential electi...

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  • President Trump launches first campaign ad for 2020 election -- 1282 days away
President Trump launches first campaign ad for 2020 election -- 1282 days away

Declaring himself "thrilled" to be far from "the Washington swamp" and the "very boring" dinner, the president sneered at "fake news" CNN and the "failing" New York Times . Trump highlighted his tough approach to immigration. While he was about to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, "if we can't make a fair deal for our compan...

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  • Vladimir Putin Responds to James Comey Firing in Full Hockey Gear
Vladimir Putin Responds to James Comey Firing in Full Hockey Gear

Hours later, Trump told reporters he had fired Comey because "he was not doing a good job". She added that the Russian Federation probe has been "a seven-month distraction". Following Comey's termination, which the White House attributed to Comey's mishandling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails, many Democrats and some Republi...

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  • Wenger says exit from Champions League wouldn't harm contract talks
Wenger says exit from Champions League wouldn't harm contract talks

They'll be encouraged by the fact they have scored in all six of their European away matches this season, including an excellent 2-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk in the Round of 32. The likes of Pogba, Daley Blind and Eric Bailly, who were unused substitutes at the Emirates Stadium, and Marcus Rashford, the match-winner in leg one who came off the bench...

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  • Government 'needs a good shutdown,' frustrated Trump tweets
Government 'needs a good shutdown,' frustrated Trump tweets

The bill does not fund a wall on the US-Mexico border and preserves funding for Planned Parenthood, a women's health care service that provides abortions. "I think the President is frustrated with the fact that he negotiated in good faith with the Democrats and they went out to try and spike the football and make him look bad." He added that closi...

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  • Serial killer suspect documents kept secret
Serial killer suspect documents kept secret

Police say they don't know what motivated Saucedo, who faces multiple charges of first-degree murder and aggravated assault. Police say it appears Saucedo didn't know any of the victims except for his mother's boyfriend, Raul Romero, who was found shot to death in his driveway.

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  • Heifer Bye, Betsy DeVos Greeted By Boos During Commencement Speech
Heifer Bye, Betsy DeVos Greeted By Boos During Commencement Speech

DeVos didn't get into the details during a press availability on Tuesday at the Granite Technical Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, captured on Periscope by the Salt Lake Tribune's Benjamin Wood . Jackson mentioned various leaders to whom Bethune turned as she sought support for the school. The tone seemed to soften as DeVos continued, exhortin...

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  • Hadden Elementary students walk, bike to school
Hadden Elementary students walk, bike to school

A year ago saw record-breaking participation, with 213 schools taking part. Students were also given bike locks and safety helmets throughout the school day. The day is a national initiative that encourages safe bicycling and walking. "I like walking to school", Rebecca said. "I would recommend it, especially if you live quite close because ...

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  • Mourinho admits top four finish is impossible
Mourinho admits top four finish is impossible

It was the first time Wenger had beaten Mourinho in 13 top-flight attempts and the beaten former Chelsea manager was keen to point out how unusual such a run is against another high-profile boss. when we lost these players in a period of 17 matches in 7 weeks, it was the impossible job". "After that we lost boys that could be alternatives - Y...

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  • 18 frat members, frat, charged in Penn State student's death
18 frat members, frat, charged in Penn State student's death

A member of the frat called 911 at around 10.48am, but Piazza later died in hospital. Each also faces felony charges of aggravated assault. prison terms if they are convicted. By the next day, Piazza was stiff and cold to the touch. "If need be, just tell them what I told you guys, found him behind an away bar the next morning at around 10 a....

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  • Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record
Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record

Meanwhile, Twitter has granted Wilkerson a verified badge, and made a custom hashtag with emoji for the cause. Wilkerson's tweet surpassed the record held by comedian Ellen DeGeneres for the selfie she took when she hosted the Oscars in 2014.

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  • Injured In UT Stabbings Released From Hospital
Injured In UT Stabbings Released From Hospital

Ray Arredondo, 21, a student from San Antonio, said, "I just saw swarms of people running away from Gregory Gym, and my first reaction was 'gun, ' so I ran, too". Police and medical teams attend a victim in a stabbing spree at the University of Texas. "We'll never know, but it's likely that the rapid response by UTPD saved lives of additional s...

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  • 1 arrested after brawl aboard Southwest jet during deplaning
1 arrested after brawl aboard Southwest jet during deplaning

In the video you can hear one woman shout, "what's wrong with you?" The skies were not so friendly on a Southwest Airlines flight during a layover in Southern California. The video was captured by Twitter user Nick Krause, whose post has been retweeted hundreds of times. Other horror stories from customers surfaced later involving flights on...

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  • 2 killed, 55 injured as storm hits Midwest, Southwest states
2 killed, 55 injured as storm hits Midwest, Southwest states

Ernestine Cook of Canton, Texas , points out the damage to spotter Michael Search of Henderson, Texas , as they inspect the damage done to the I-20 Dodge dealership after a tornado hit Canton, Texas , Saturday, April 29, 2017. Further north, in the Midwestern state of Missouri , a women drowned when her vehicle was swept away by fast moving ...

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  • Trump delaying decision on Paris climate deal
Trump delaying decision on Paris climate deal

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump is continuing to hear from advisers on the pros and cons of the United States remaining in the global accord. That team is composed of clashing parties with very different views, including Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, who wants the United States to ditch the Paris agreemen...

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  • Suspect in doctors' slayings once worked at their posh condo
Suspect in doctors' slayings once worked at their posh condo

They also found a critical piece of evidence - a black backpack in a "conspicuous" location full of jewelry, according to Pappas. We will do all we can to support their families and our staff memb... Jake Wark, the spokesman for Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, told The Daily Caller News Foundation that he is fairly certain that Judge...

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  • Health care debate shifting over to Senate
Health care debate shifting over to Senate

Ohio's Rob Portman, Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, West Virginia's Shelley Moore Capito and Colorado's Cory Gardner sent a letter to McConnell in March, when the House's bill was first released, expressing their concerns with the way the House bill handled Medicaid expansion.

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  • After killing militant commander, Afghan forces push deeper into Islamic State territory
After killing militant commander, Afghan forces push deeper into Islamic State territory

A radio station airing propaganda in the favor of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group was destroyed during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, reported Khaama Press . Like Hasib, his death was seen as a setback, but not a mortal blow to the group. "The assault force was able to safely separate the wome...

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  • Iowa Rep. Rod Blum quits interview over town hall questions
Iowa Rep. Rod Blum quits interview over town hall questions

While some are opting out , others, such as New Jersey Rep. Tom MacArthur, will hold what may be one of the more contentious town hall meetings on Wednesday in Willingboro, New Jersey, a longtime Democratic stronghold. Obviously, the Trumpcare bill doesn't help matters. He said before leaving the room, "I mean, he's going to sit here and just,...

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  • US could send more troops to Afghanistan under Pentagon proposals
US could send more troops to Afghanistan under Pentagon proposals

In a break with the past, US officials said that increases in USA troop levels and support to the Afghan government and military would be heavily conditioned on the ability of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who heads a fragile unity government, to weed out ineffective military commanders and reduce corruption , both of which have led some aggrieve...

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  • Okefenokee wildfire spreads, forces evacuations in Georgia
Okefenokee wildfire spreads, forces evacuations in Georgia

The wildfire was sparked by lightning April 6 and has since burned nearly entirely within the Okefenokee refuge boundaries - and some public forest land in north Florida - for the past month. Fire information officer Joe Zwierzchowski said the fire was at least two miles west of St. George, advancing steadily south toward Georgia 94, which alread...

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  • Freedom caucus member launches bid for Idaho governor
Freedom caucus member launches bid for Idaho governor

Labrador, who represents half of the state in Congress, is one of D.C.'s most notorious tea party bomb throwers: Labrador was a founder and remains an influential member of the nihilistic House Freedom Caucus. Ultimately, Labrador got onboard with the Republican health care plan, after leaders agreed to an amendment that would allow states to opt o...

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  • Edwards, Broome urge calm after feds forgo charges in Alton Sterling case
Edwards, Broome urge calm after feds forgo charges in Alton Sterling case

The two officers were called to a convenience store on July 7, 2016, after receiving reports of a man with a gun outside. The killing gripped the nation because two bystander videos , each less than a minute long, captured Sterling's struggle with the two officers, both of whom are white.

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  • 23-Year-Old Aaron Saucedo Named As Phoenix 'Serial Street Shooter'
23-Year-Old Aaron Saucedo Named As Phoenix 'Serial Street Shooter'

The shooter struck 12 times between August 12, 2015, and July 11 , 2016, killing nine people and wounding two more . The shooter stalked victims after dark, police have said, picking victims who were either outside of their homes or sitting in cars.

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  • Texas stokes immigration debate with 'sanctuary cities' ban
Texas stokes immigration debate with 'sanctuary cities' ban

It also requires police chiefs and sheriffs - under the threat of jail and removal from office - to comply with federal requests to hold criminal suspects for possible deportation. "They did not connect the history of our culture or how closely that it is tied to Mexico", Democratic state. In general, the USA administration under President Donald...

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