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U.S. Interior head suggests reducing Bears Ears National Monument
Author: 0 Interior head suggests reducing Bears Ears National Monument

Trump's executive order authorized Zinke to review federal lands designated by Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama , setting up a possibly historic decision that would make Trump the first president to shrink a national monument.

Author: 0 Congressman-Elect Gets Anger Management For Attacking Reporter

Gianforte then told Jacobs - a political reporter based in Washington , DC - to 'get the hell out of here, ' according to an audio recording by Jacobs. Part of the deal was that Jacobs wouldn't object if Gianforte entered a plea of "no contest", which would not formally be admitting guilt. Zinke resigned to become Interior Department secretary.

Author: 0 Trump accuses ex-FBI director Comey of cowardice over 'leaks'

Mr Comey also revealed that he had orchestrated the public release of information about his private conversations with the president in an effort to further the investigation. Pressed on the issue Friday, Mr Trump said: "I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future". Moments later, he added: "You're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer".

U.S. GE CEO Immelt stepping down, Flannery to take over role
Author: 0 GE CEO Immelt stepping down, Flannery to take over role

Immelt, 61, will remain chairman through his retirement on December 31. Flannery, who is now president and CEO of GE Healthcare, started working with GE Capital about 20 years ago. The shares have fallen 12 percent this year, compared with an 8.6 percent gain for the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. He later moved to Argentina where he led GE's equity business in Latin America and the overall GE Capital business for Argentina and Chile.

Author: 0 Trump declares 'total vindication' in tweet on Comey

When asked if he really did have tapes of his conversations with Comey as he'd alluded to in a tweet published last month, President Trump declined to confirm or deny their existence. In his testimony , Comey said that after he was sacked and Trump's May 12 tweet , he gave the memos to Richman with the intent that they be leaked to the media.

Author: 0 UK leader May seen fighting for survival after election failure

The role of Mr Timothy and Ms Hill as Mrs May's joint chiefs of staff had been severely criticised by disgruntled Tories in the wake of the election result. Labour's Paul Williams took the seat from under James Wharton with just 888 seats, amounting to a Labour increase of 11.5% compared with the 2015 general election .

Author: 0 Attorney says deputy, spouse didn't want to hurt man

The footage was captured by a concerned citizen who recorded the incident, despite being told by the deputy to stop filming. Investigators say Chauna Thompson helped her husband restrain Hernandez after Terry Thompson saw an intoxicated Hernandez urinating outside a Houston-area Denny's restaurant.

Author: 0 Oldest Trump son fires off 80-plus tweets in support of dad

They argued that Trump's Twitter account was a public forum , and banning users from viewing or engaging with his tweets based on their viewpoints suppresses free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment . Among that 59 percent, 77 percent of Democrats said Trump's Twitter use was bad, 61 percent of independents agreed, up 5 points and 18 points respectively.

U.S. Trump accuses Comey of lying to Congress
Author: 0 Trump accuses Comey of lying to Congress

Think of it: I hardly know the man, it doesn't make sense. Days after he fired Mr Comey on 9 May, Mr Trump tweeted: "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Comey testified that Trump asked him to quash an active investigation into one of his associates in February, weeks after the president asked his former FBI director to pledge personal loyalty.

U.S. Intelligence chiefs unsure what can say publicly
Author: 0 Intelligence chiefs unsure what can say publicly

Top intelligence officials testified Wednesday to the Senate that they never felt pressured to intervene in an ongoing investigation, despite Washington Post reporting that they told associates that President Donald Trump asked them to either weigh in on the FBI Russia probe or to get the FBI to back off it entirely.

U.S. Uber fires 20 staff after sexual harassment probe
Author: 0 Uber fires 20 staff after sexual harassment probe

Perkins Coie did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A former engineer at Uber named Susan Fowler published a blog post alleging that she was propositioned by a superior for sex. It has also struggled to stamp out and prevent instances of sexual harassment. The company created a hotline where workers could make complaints. Though unconnected with the claims of sexual harassment, it is less than a week since Uber made the decision to fire its top autonomous vehicle ...

Author: 0 Two US intel chiefs say were never pressured by White House

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers said they wouldn't answer in public questions about possible Trump interference with the inquiry. It's a new twist for a hearing Wednesday that was set to be dominated by questions about the Russian Federation investigation. The intelligence chiefs are all key figures in the investigation, but have rarely spoken publicly, and not in one place, at one time, and under oath.

Author: 0 Trump willing to testify under oath on Comey

And Trump might comment further in a scheduled Rose Garden 2:45 p.m. news conference with the president of Romania, who is visiting the White House and participating in a bilateral meeting. "I'm not hinting at anything". When he tells you to do something, guess what, there's no ambiguity in it. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Over a fairly short period of time .

U.S. Marlins star Stanton leaves game after being hit in hand
Author: 0 Marlins star Stanton leaves game after being hit in hand

Only architecture kept it from landing on the concourse and perhaps bounding all the way down to the Allegheny River. He thought he had no-hit stuff. There was plenty of power to go around for the Marlins . "I think his ankle injury has actually helped him", manager Don Mattingly said. That number grew to eight when Andrew McCutchen scattered a two-out, RBI double in the bottom of the 3rd inning against the Miami Marlins .

U.S. Ex-FBI director Comey to testify June 8 before Senate committee
Author: 0 Ex-FBI director Comey to testify June 8 before Senate committee

President Trump is leaning toward not blocking former FBI Director James Comey from testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee next Thursday. Trump was completely out of bounds when he fired Comey - the man who was leading an investigation into connections between Russia and the Trump campaign - and then bragged to the Russians about the firing.

U.S. Top intelligence officials say little about Trump conversations on Russia
Author: 0 Top intelligence officials say little about Trump conversations on Russia

Rogers: "In my three-plus-years I have as director of the NSA to the best of my recollection, I have never been directed to do anything I believe illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate". Rogers similarly claimed he does not have records of their conversations and declined to elaborate. If this is new posture the Trump administration intends to take with congressional oversight - officials will simply refuse to answer questions , because they feel like it - the scope of the ...

U.S. Minnesota officer charged in Castile shooting goes on trial
Author: 0 Minnesota officer charged in Castile shooting goes on trial

In both videos, the two can be heard arguing over whether or not Castile was reaching for his gun (which he admitted to having) or his ID. According to a May 4 order, courtroom attendees are not allowed to wear or carry signs, buttons or clothing that call attention to Castile, Yanez or any witnesses.

U.S. Texas mom charged after leaving toddlers to die in hot vehicle
Author: 0 Texas mom charged after leaving toddlers to die in hot vehicle

Reportedly, Hawkins ignored the children crying while she partied with a 16-year-old a male friend throughout the night. The children , aged one and two-year-old, were left in the auto for 15 hours overnight. Charges against her might be upgraded after the case goes to a grand jury, the sheriff told KABB , and the 16-year-old male may face charges. She did not report the incident to the police .

Author: 0 Kellyanne Conway's husband takes shot at President Trump's tweets

An AP Fact Check finds that President Donald Trump is contradicting his own homeland security secretary when it comes to whether Trump is seeking a travel ban. Last week, the Justice Department formally asked the Supreme Court to let a ban be put in place. George Conway is a lawyer who last week withdrew from contention for a senior Justice Department post; his wife was Trump's 2016 campaign manager before joining him in the White House as a senior adviser who is one of Trump's most ...

U.S. Special Olympics 'Flame of Hope' makes its way through Burbank and Glendale
Author: 0 Special Olympics 'Flame of Hope' makes its way through Burbank and Glendale

The Special Olympics Torch run made it' way through the South Bay on Friday on its way to Long Beach State for Saturday's opening ceremony of the Special Olympics. "[The athletes] know that you're partnering with them side by side, helping them in their cause", Sergeant Bob Beres says. Fraser said part of the awareness portion of the torch run is making the distinction between Paralympics, which gives athletic opportunities to people with physical disabilities, and Special Olympics, which ...