• Car plows into Times Square crowd; 1 dead, about 20 hurt
Car plows into Times Square crowd; 1 dead, about 20 hurt

Witnesses to the deadly auto crash in the heart of Times Square on Thursday said the speeding "madman" driver plowed into a throng of people before ditching the smashed vehicle and physically trying to attack people, including a cop. He says he was walking toward the eatery Thursday when the auto barreled down the sidewalk and hit a pole, a...

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  • Joe Lieberman 'frontrunner' for FBI Director
Joe Lieberman 'frontrunner' for FBI Director

An announcement could come Friday, the soft deadline Trump set for himself. Joe Lieberman was a top candidate for the job. Since leaving the Senate, Lieberman has worked as an attorney for the NY law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres , whose founding partner, Marc Kasowitz, is Trump's lawyer on litigation issues.

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  • New Orleans removes Beauregard statue
New Orleans removes Beauregard statue

They'll be sitting in an unlocked storage yard, next to piles of scrap - at least for now. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's statue at Lee Circle, the last of four monuments New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants removed from public property, will be taken down Friday morning (May 19), the city announced.

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  • Trump to join Pence in disclosing 2016 financial information
Trump to join Pence in disclosing 2016 financial information

US President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence who has set up his own political action committee. It's possible that both the best-case and worst-case scenarios stemming from that decision could come to pass: Pence becomes president (at least for a while), but is forever marked by the Trump stain.

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  • Driver charged with murder in Times Square crash
Driver charged with murder in Times Square crash

Ken Bradix, a longtime Planet Hollywood employee, works right near the site of the deadly crash that killed an 18-year-old woman, and injured 22 others. The 26-year-old driver then raced "at a high rate" along the path for more than three blocks killing Alyssa Elsman, 18, and injuring 23 others. Helpless pedestrians had little time to react as th...

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  • White House fights reports over Trump asking Comey to end Flynn probe
White House fights reports over Trump asking Comey to end Flynn probe

Putin made light of the matter at a news conference in Russian Federation, saying Moscow was ready to hand a transcript of the meeting to U.S. lawmakers if that would help reassure them. Burr echoed Warner, saying he wants to "understand the content of the memos " and hear Comey's testimony about "conversations that he had with the president".

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  • Former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown convicted of fraud scheme
Former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown convicted of fraud scheme

She's also charged with three counts of filing false tax returns and one count each of corruptly obstructing administration of tax laws and scheming to hide material facts on financial disclosure forms. "Corrine I know you can't talk about the case but what's it been like having your family here with you throughout this whole process?" asked Inclan...

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  • Nikki Haley Goes Rogue: The Western Wall Is In Israel
Nikki Haley Goes Rogue: The Western Wall Is In Israel

Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. The requests by USA intelligence officials cast doubt on the assertion by the president's aides that the sharing was appropriate. Some of the president's advisers are also encouraging him to fulfill his promise to immediately move the embassy to Jerusalem. CNN reported on Tuesday it withheld reporting on t...

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  • Donald Trump claims he's victim of 'witch hunt' over Russian Federation probe
Donald Trump claims he's victim of 'witch hunt' over Russian Federation probe

Mueller III as a special counsel. He added: "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history! ". Trump wrote, misspelling the word counsel as he referred to Democratic former President Barack Obama and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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  • Tulsa police officer acquitted in death of unarmed African-American man
Tulsa police officer acquitted in death of unarmed African-American man

The charge she faces, first degree manslaughter, which is in the heat of passion, requires a jury to find that: the death of a human, caused by defendant, was not excusable or justifiable and was in the heat of passion at the time of death.

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  • Spicer Calls Sally Yates a 'Political Opponent' of Trump
Spicer Calls Sally Yates a 'Political Opponent' of Trump

Spicer said that Trump defended Flynn after the White House learned that he lied because he is "somebody who served our country honorably in uniform for over 30 years". Trump also urged lawmakers to ask Yates about the leak of information about Flynn. He's also tried to pin Flynn's troubles on Obama, noting that it was the previous administration...

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  • White House: Trump interviewing 4 FBI candidates
White House: Trump interviewing 4 FBI candidates

House Speaker Paul Ryan told GOP lawmakers on Wednesday that Congress should gather all the evidence about why President Donald Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey last week, as Republicans vowed to focus on the work of the American people, even as Mr.

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  • Putin Says Trump Didn't Share Any Secrets, Offers Records to Prove It
Putin Says Trump Didn't Share Any Secrets, Offers Records to Prove It

U.S. President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end the agency's investigation into ties between former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian Federation, according to a source who has seen a memo written by Comey.

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  • Krauthammer on DNC Slamming Trump Intel Reveal: Hillary Did Much Worse
Krauthammer on DNC Slamming Trump Intel Reveal: Hillary Did Much Worse

After a report surfaced Monday that President Trump leaked highly classified information to Russian diplomats, some of his previous tweets, as well as those of his Republican supporters aren't holding up so well. "They have 3,000 here, 5,000. If she's allowed to run I would be very, very surprised". CNN did not report the information, but Tapper ...

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  • Cornyn, Gowdy among candidates to replace Comey at Federal Bureau of Investigation
Cornyn, Gowdy among candidates to replace Comey at Federal Bureau of Investigation

Mr Trump said he and Mr Comey "had a very nice dinner, and at that time he told me, 'You are not under investigation, ' which I knew anyway". David Cohen, the former deputy director of the CIA, is among those alarmed by the decision to allow a Tass news agency photographer into the Oval Office, which some argued could present a security risk.

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  • Statue of General Lee coming down in New Orleans on Friday
Statue of General Lee coming down in New Orleans on Friday

Lee will remain, or be removed tonight. "Removing New Orleans's Confederate monuments from places of prominence is an acknowledgment that it is time to take stock of, and then move past, a painful part of our history", Landrieu wrote. But doing away with the monuments has met with staunch resistance from groups who argue that the statues are ne...

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  • President Trump says he did not ask Comey to end Flynn investigation
President Trump says he did not ask Comey to end Flynn investigation

The White House says Comey's contemporaneous recollection of his discussions with Trump are not accurate, while some legal experts say that if true, Trump's efforts to end the Flynn probe could be construed as obstruction of justice, an impeachable offense.

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  • Senate Panel Chairman: Flynn Won't Honor Subpoena
Senate Panel Chairman: Flynn Won't Honor Subpoena

Earlier on Thursday, the committee's Republican chairman, Senator Richard Burr, told reporters that Flynn's lawyers said he would not honor a subpoena for the documents. Texas Republican Mike Conaway and California Democrat Adam Schiff said they will continue to work with the FBI as the investigation moves forward. At the time, Trump said he fire...

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  • Trump is not the only one who needs to be investigated
Trump is not the only one who needs to be investigated

Comey's memo - an apparent effort to create a paper trail of his contacts with the White House - would be evidence that president has tried to influence the investigation. The White House vigorously denied it all. Flynn left his post in February after media reports that he misled the vice president about his contacts with Russian Federation.

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  • Russia's deputy FM tipped as ambassador to US
Russia's deputy FM tipped as ambassador to US

Trump said he was about to name a replacement for Comey, another move to settle the waters. "Believe me, there is no collusion" between his presidential campaign and Russian Federation, he added. President Donald Trump denied asking FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation targeting his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

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  • Tornadoes Flatten Homes and Structures in Wisconsin, Oklahoma
Tornadoes Flatten Homes and Structures in Wisconsin, Oklahoma

The Whitewater Unified School District canceled classes at its five schools because of a lack of electricity. The violent tornado packing 120-130mph winds went right through the heart of Prairie Lake Estate Mobile Park. A 46-year-old man was killed and more than 25 others were injured Tuesday evening when a reported tornado devastated a trailer p...

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  • Several tornadoes touch down in the Plains, Midwest during severe weather Tuesday
Several tornadoes touch down in the Plains, Midwest during severe weather Tuesday

He says he and his wife drove away to safety and returned just after the twister left the area to find the park in ruins. National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Umscheid says radar images suggest the storm may have produced other brief, rain-wrapped tornadoes as it moved over rural farmland.

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  • Why Was James Comey Fired? President Trump Contradicts His Team
Why Was James Comey Fired? President Trump Contradicts His Team

President Donald Trump seemed to throw him a brushback pitch on Twitter, writing Friday that Comey had 'better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!' During his testimony, McCabe contradicted the White House's assertion that the President "and the rest of the FBI" had lost confidence in Comey.

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  • Trump decries Russian Federation probe as 'greatest witch hunt' in United States history
Trump decries Russian Federation probe as 'greatest witch hunt' in United States history

He argued the special counsel's power to prosecute individuals would add helpful authority to the effort. "I am not on a witch hunt". "Well I respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt", he said, insisting there had been "no collusion" between his campaign and Russian Federation.

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  • Utah's Chaffetz expected to leave office by end of June
Utah's Chaffetz expected to leave office by end of June

Ohio representative Jim Jordan did not rule out interest last month, as news of Chaffetz's impending resignation spread. "Rep. Gowdy is talking to members in the conference about the qualities they believe are most important for the next Chairman to possess", Gowdy spokeswoman Amanda Gonzalez said.

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  • Betsy DeVos loudly booed during commencement speech at historically black college
Betsy DeVos loudly booed during commencement speech at historically black college

Moments later, DeVos told the crowd that she would be visiting the grave of the school's founder, Mary McLeod Bethune , later that day. Reporters on scene provided live updates from DeVos' speech, which was met with cries of "Go home!" and included an admonishment from the school's president, according to Business Insider .

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  • Sen. Lindsey Graham to President Trump: Stop Tweeting About the Russia Investigation
Sen. Lindsey Graham to President Trump: Stop Tweeting About the Russia Investigation

Speaking with Pirro on Justice with Judge Jeanine in a sit-down interview which will air on Saturday at 6 p.m. PT, the host asked President Trump about the timing for his firing of Comey. "I assume you're referring to his tweet", Spicer said, when asked if Trump had recorded his conversations with Comey. "As a very active President with lots ...

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  • Special counsel pick could boost faith in Justice Dept.
Special counsel pick could boost faith in Justice Dept.

After Rosenstein's announcement, Donald Trump responded: "As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity". The president's tweets and comments to the TV anchors drew little reaction from fellow Republicans, who instead joined Democrats in he...

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  • At least 8 tornadoes struck Oklahoma, killing 1
At least 8 tornadoes struck Oklahoma, killing 1

The tornado damaged the Prairie Lakes Estates trailer park north of Chetek. The declaration covers Barron, Rusk, and Jackson counties. Sirens went off Monday in the Chetek area about 25 minutes before the powerful storm hit about 5:33 p.m.

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  • Always Dreaming, Classic Empire are neighbors in Preakness
Always Dreaming, Classic Empire are neighbors in Preakness

The company now manages equine portfolios for over 500 partners and a stable of over 70 horses, including Always Dreaming, whose other owners are Brooklyn Boyz Stables, MeB Racing Stable, Teresa and Vinnie Viola and Siena Farm. He's got that high cruising speed, which can be effective in all races, especially the Belmont. I think we saw the same th...

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  • Trump denies asking Comey to drop probe, colluding with Russian Federation
Trump denies asking Comey to drop probe, colluding with Russian Federation

Earlier this week there were several news reports that Trump made the request regarding Flynn during a February meeting in the Oval Office. The President was also asked for his response to the Justice Department appointment of special counsel to handle the Russian Federation investigation.

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  • Singer Chris Cornell Has Died at 52
Singer Chris Cornell Has Died at 52

Cornell was known for having one of the best voices in rock music. I didn't think much of it at the time, but maybe Cornell had been unhappy for longer than we thought. CNN reports the final song Cornell performed Wednesday night with Soundgarden was Led Zeppelin's "In My Time Of Dying ". "A great singer, songwriter and the loveliest man".

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  • Chris Cornell Performs With Soundgarden In Sydney, 2015
Chris Cornell Performs With Soundgarden In Sydney, 2015

The performance also included parts of Led Zeppelin's "In My Time of Dying ", a track Soundgarden's frequently covered. Brian Bumbery, Cornell's representative, called the singer's death "sudden and unexpected" and said his wife and family were shocked.

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  • Third Confederate monument taken down by New Orleans
Third Confederate monument taken down by New Orleans

Lee Monumental Association of New Orleans . Melvin Schneider waves an American flag in front of police barricades late Tuesday (Claire Byun). New Orleans has already taken down the Davis statue as well as that of Confederate Gen. Some argue the monuments symbolize racial injustice and slavery. Beauregard's monument recognizes a man with a ...

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  • Trump's Voter Fraud Commission
Trump's Voter Fraud Commission

The objective of the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity, which will be chaired by Vice President Mike Pence , is to investigate Trump's belief that there was widespread voter fraud in the November 2016 election. Days after Trump's January 20 inauguration, he tweeted that will be " asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD". ...

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