Mueller reportedly has draft Trump letter... Sources told the Times that White House counsel Donald McGahn stopped Trump from publishing the letter because "its angry, meandering tone was problematic". On May 9, the White House released another letter announcing Comey's firing. The FBI director also dismisses the president's tweets alleging that Obama ordered Trump Tower to be wiretapped during the election.
USA crude oil production hit 8.4 MMbpd in July 2016, its lowest level since May 2014. West Texas Intermediate for October delivery lost 15 cents to $47.08 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, down 1.7 percent for the week. The plants shut down include Motiva's 603,000 bpd facility in Port Arthur, Texas , the largest refinery in the country. US gasoline futures have rallied more than 28% to a two-year high above $2 a gallon, buoyed by fears of a fuel shortage days ahead of the ...
The US and South Korea have agreed to increase Seoul's missile capabilities just days after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan and threatened further launches, Seoul's Yonhap news agency reported. President Donald Trump has agreed to strengthen South Korea's military arsenal and revise the military agreement that limits the size of Seoul's missiles, according to a South Korean statement on Trump's call with President Moon Jae-in on Friday.
It came as the US and South Korean forces were nearing the end of the 10-day annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian joint exercises, which the North regards as a rehearsal for invasion. defence chief stressed that, contrary to reports, there was no divergence of views among top USA officials over the appropriate response to Pyongyang.
North Korea's Central Court also "sentenced to death" the presidents of the newspapers and said the North will "track down to the end and cut off the dirty windpipes" of those responsible for such provocations. Japanese safety officials may tell Theresa May to "duck and cover" if North Korea sends another missile over the country during her visit . Missing could have far-reaching political implications and potentially suggest that anti-ballistic missile systems are incapable of protection, ...
For its part, the White House said in a statement that Trump and Moon spoke on the phone Friday about North Korean's "continued destabilizing and escalatory behavior". The Pentagon had said it was "actively" considering the revision. The South wants to raise the missile cap to boost its defenses against the reclusive North, which is pursuing missile and nuclear weapons programs in defiance of global warnings and United Nations sanctions.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday she had agreed with her Japanese counterpart to work together to speed up the rate at which sanctions are imposed on North Korea after a missile test earlier this week. Her comments came as Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono told reporters yesterday that Japan and the United States would seek fresh sanctions to stop the North's missile and nuclear tests.
Diego Schwartzman posted the biggest victory of his career on Friday when he dispatched fifth-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia to advance to the fourth round of the U.S. "After everything that I have been through, it is a very happy moment for me". "Sometimes if you have luck in the draw and you can take the chances, it's always good for the new guys or for the guys who are outside the top 10", Schwartzman was quoted as saying on the ATP World Tour's Web site.
He said Perez followed protocol, contacted his chain-of-command and then tried to get to his secondary post in Kingwood. At least 16 people appear to have died as a result of the storm, including Perez, officials said. Perez served on the force for 34 years and was now assigned to the traffic enforcement division. "We've got work to do", he told them before leaving.
Karsten, superintendent of the MSPH. "Troopers and local law enforcement will be highly visible this weekend, and if you drink and drive, you will get pulled over". The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to remind people to drive sober this Labor Day holiday. It focuses on deterring the three main causes of highway fatalities: aggressive driving, impaired driving and failure to use occupant restraints.
Russian President Vladimir Putin once again trotted out the usual Kremlin ploy to attempt to get the United States to stop its war games in South Korea, which keep US and R.O.K. On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump warned that "all options" were back on the table after the reclusive state fired an intermediate-range Hwasong-12 missile over Japan, snubbing Washington's bid to draw it into talks.
Of the 55 Germans now detained in Turkey , 12 of them - including four with dual German-Turkish citizenship - are being held for political reasons, the foreign ministry said. He said that "on Sunday, we have for the first time a direct comparison". Diplomats had not been able to contact them, she added, with Friday's public holiday celebrating the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha a possible reason for delays in contacting officials.
But on Thursday, Gen. Townsend said there were "indicators in intelligence channels that he's still alive ". He said U.S. forces are actively searching for al-Baghdadi, adding that if they find him they probably will kill him rather than capture him.
Moon's phone call with Trump began at 11:10 pm on September 1 and lasted for about 40 minutes, according to Blue House spokesperson Park Soo-hyun. To protect South Korean citizens and US forces, she added, they discussed the alliance's decision to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, which she emphasized is a purely defensive capability.
India launched its eighth navigation satellite on Thursday, taking the country a step further to developing its own global positioning system and reduce its dependency on foreign navigation networks. "IRNSS-1H mission has failed as the heat shield did not open up for the deployment of the satellite", Kumar said. The IRNSS-1H saw the private sector actively involved in assembling and testing of a satellite, unlike earlier occasions when its role was limited to supplying ancillary components.
At least 200 homes are under evacuation orders because of the inferno. A fast-moving large fire burning in the hillsides between Sun Valley and Sunland-Tujunga prompted mandatory evacuations and multiple road closures Friday. The fire has potential to grow to 300 acres, or 2,000 acres if it jumps across the freeway, she said in a news alert about 2 p.m. The California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert about 2:20 p.m., saying lanes were closed in both directions at La Tuna Canyon Road.
A week after Hurricane Harvey rammed into the Texas coast - bringing with it a deluge of rain and catastrophic floods - AccuWeather estimates the storm will wind up being the most expensive natural disaster in US history. Ybarra said the thrift store rounded up lots of linens, 200 pillows, 20 bags of clothes, and hygiene items to contribute to the Dilworth Police Department's plan to fill a trailer headed for Houston this weekend.
Forecasters said Irma likely would become a major hurricane by Thursday night and was expected to be an extremely risky hurricane for the next several days. Civil Defence Commissioner Luis Felipe Puente said strong winds and rain were already lashing Los Cabos at midday. Late on Thursday evening, Lidia was about 40 miles (64 km) northwest of Cabo San Lucas, blowing maximum sustained winds of 65 mph (105 kph).
But now "it's too late for Dallas ". "The big issue? Shortages in the US northeast". "If we keep our prices low, that shortage will morph into wholesalers driving north of the border under free trade - and picking up dozens of tankers in gasoline and that will eventually see a run in our own supplies", McTeague explained.
Bass said one in five crashes in the state is caused by distracted driving. "For a long time, Texas has needed this law to prevent the loss of life in unnecessary and preventable crashes, and we finally have it on September 1". James Bass, executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation, applauds the now-active guidelines. Sometimes you can tell exactly what's happening, or there's sunlight in your eyes and there's tinted windows and it can be hard.