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Comey says FBI investigating Russia interference

The Latest on a congressional inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. FBI Director James Comey is publicly confirming for the first time that the FBI is investigating Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, including any potential coordination between Trump campaign associates and Russia’s government. Comey is testifying before Congress. Read More…

Federal judge finally approves settlement offering fix on millions of Remington rifles

A federal judge Tuesday approved a landmark settlement offering to fix the trigger mechanism on millions of Remington Arms Co.’s bolt-action rifles, ending years of litigation on a weapon that critics say has caused injuries and deaths by firing without the trigger being pulled. U.S. District Judge Ortrie Smith of Kansas City said he’s disappointed Read More…

EPA’s environmental justice head resigns

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency program aimed at protecting minority populations from pollution has resigned. Mustafa Ali, who has worked at the EPA for 24 years, is leaving as the Trump administration is proposing to completely defund environmental justice efforts at the EPA. Ali submitted a resignation letter Wednesday to EPA Administrator Scott Read More…

Aetna CEO: Obamacare markets are in a ‘death spiral’

Obamacare is in a “death spiral,” the influential CEO of Aetna, Mark Bertolini, declared Wednesday morning. Bertolini’s doomsday prophesy: More insurers will pull out of the government-run marketplaces in the coming weeks and many areas will have no insurers to provide Affordable Care Act coverage in 2018. From Politico

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Predators' G Rinne continues playoff surge

2:08 AM ET ESPN.com news services Nashville’s Pekka Rinne continues to do his best imitation of Ken Dryden, Bernie Parent, Patrick Roy and Jonathan Quick, goalies who got hot at the most opportune time and carried their teams to a Stanley Cup. Rinne stopped 38 of Anaheim’s 41 shots Tuesday night in a 6-3 victory Read More…

Yemen: 7 killed in US raid on Al-Qaeda camp

Seven gunmen were killed early Tuesday morning in a United States Army raid on an Al-Qaeda camp in Yemen. US officials said the purpose of the raid was to gather information about the organization, and that the gunmen were killed during an exchange of fire and precision air strikes.

Freight-train Phaneuf key for Senators

1:00 AM ET OTTAWA, Ontario — It was the kind of hit players who have competed with and against Ottawa Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf have seen countless times before. In Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Bryan Rust was driving to the middle of the ice with the puck, and then Read More…

WATCH: The devastation inside Brussels airport

22 March, 12:53 PM Footage has surfaced from a witness inside Brussels’ Zaventem Airport which shows some of the devastation after two bombs went off on Tuesday morning. Watch.  Two explosions hit Zaventem’s departure hall this morning at the American Airlines desk, but this has since been refuted by the airline. At least 13 people Read More…

DeVos: 'School choice' will not be mandated by Washington

Betsy DeVos, the U.S. education secretary, said Monday that although President Trump’s administration will put forward plans of a historic expansion of school choice, the ultimate decision will be left with the states, not Washington. Politico reported that DeVos made the comments during a speech at an Indianapolis summit hosted by the American Federation for Read More…

BELLWETHER: Trump and the pope: Will opposites attract when two disruptors meet? – Trump: Iran threat bringing Arab nations closer to Israel

Campi Flegrei is a supervolcano located south of Naples that has not erupted since 1538, but which geologists warn is rapidly swelling with magma.  If it blows this week, it would only be Italy’s second biggest seismic event, behind Donald Trump’s meeting with Pope Francis. The two men – both of whom stunned the world Read More…

Sessions: Sanctuary cities risk losing DOJ, DHS grants

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that any move to withhold federal funding to “sanctuary cities” would be limited to federal grants controlled by the Justice and Homeland Security departments.  But, in a memo, the attorney general made clear that cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration officials will risk that funding.   Read More…

Pence projects steady hand at home, as Trump makes deals abroad

Vice President Pence returned Monday to Capitol Hill to pursue President Trump’s legislative agenda at home as the president works to strengthen U.S. alliances abroad — remaining perhaps Trump’s most steady advocate amid a turbulent period for his administration.  Spokesman Marc Lotter told Fox News the vice president would discuss Trump’s tax and 2018 budget plans during Read More…

ARIANA: I’M ‘BROKEN’ Singer says she is ‘sorry;’ tour reportedly on hold

Ariana Grande took to Twitter to respond to a “terrorist incident” at her Manchester, United Kingdom concert that left 19 dead and at least 59 people wounded. She tweeted a short message following the tragedy, stating she was “broken” and speechless.  Her manager, Scooter Braun, also tweeted expressing his thoughts following the attack. “Tonight, our Read More…

Fresh new colour in 10 minutes or less

By 9Mums | Presented by Clairol 5 hours ago Freshly-coloured hair is a beautiful thing. But we’re busy mums and hitting the salon for a touch-up every six to eight weeks isn’t always possible. And you know what that means — re-growth. Cue sighs here. But, we’ve got news and you’re going to love it! Read More…

Theresa May halts campaign to chair emergency Cobra meeting following Manchester terrorist attack

Published time: 23 May, 2017 03:54 The British Prime Minister Theresa May will chair an emergency Cobra committee meeting in the wake of the Manchester explosion which killed nearly twenty people. She also suspended her campaigning ahead of June’s general election. LIVE UPDATES: Manchester Arena incident At least 19 people were killed and 59 injured Read More…

Betsy DeVos Trump's school-choice expansion 'most ambitious'

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday that the Trump administration will spearhead a historic school-choice initiative aimed at a “transformation” of the nation’s “closed and antiquated education system.” “The president is proposing the most ambitious expansion of education choice in our nation’s history,” said Ms. DeVos at a speech in Indianapolis before the American Federation Read More…

UN agency's dealings with North Korea on nerve gas chemical spark more concern – North Korea insists latest missile launch proves it can hit US bases, Japan – OPINION: North Korea's regime must go, and the U.S. has options to make that happen – COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THE CRISIS OVER NORTH KOREA

A United Nations agency’s go-it-alone decision to facilitate an international patent application from North Korea for production of the embargoed chemical sodium cyanide—used in making nerve gas —continues to spark concern among close observers of U.N. sanctions against the rogue regime, nearly a week after the U.N. body dismissed the issue as outside the bounds Read More…

World's 1st Robocop to begin duty in Dubai

The “world’s first operational Robocop” started its tour of duty Sunday in Dubai – the first in the emirate’s planned robot police force, according to  the Daily Mirror. The Robocop, five feet five inches tall and weighing 220 pounds, speaks six languages and reads facial expressions. “He can chat and interact, respond to public queries, shake Read More…

OPINION: 'F*** Trump' chant led by California Democratic Party Leader: What's next? – HALFTIME REPORT: Is media Trump deranged? Maybe. Dependent? For sure.

Outgoing California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton performed the only action left to an impotent, leftist, cadre head in a lawful society. He shouted. He likely would’ve preferred some kind of violent action, but instead he simply advocated for one. Specifically, he invited the listening-impaired translators onto the stage Saturday at the California’s Democratic Party Read More…