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Paul Ryan: 'Let Robert Mueller Do His Job'

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in separate testimony Tuesday that there was no "secret plan" to fire Mueller, nor was there cause. He too said Mueller should be left to conduct his investigation independently. "I know Bob Mueller". Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii. Among the aides most alarmed by the idea of firing Mr. Mueller, according to people familiar with the situation, was Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, whom Democrats mocked this week for publicly saying he ... Read More »

Defending champion Johnson out of US Open

Defending champion Dustin Johnson made only one birdie in his round of 75. There is something about new U.S. Open venues that brings out the best in Jamie Lovemark. He finished with a 7 on the par 4, dropping back to 5 under. He smoothed that out on Friday, and had better results. I obviously paid the price today. Read More »

Escaped Georgia prison inmates recaptured in Tennessee

New photos shared in the media show two escaped Georgia inmates shortly after being captured in Tennessee Thursday. Dubose, 24, and Rowe, 43, were captured in Rutherford County, Tenn ., about a hour's drive from Rowe's former home of Lewisburg, Tenn. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise 'took a bullet for all of us'

WVUE-TV reported former Louisiana Congressman Bob Livingston is saying it's going to be a tough road ahead for Scalise, who is expected to undergo his third surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center . "We are encouraged by improvement in his condition over the last 36 hours", Sava said during a press conference at the hospital. Scalise's trauma surgeon said Friday he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent ... Read More »

Grocery Stocks Stumble After Amazon's Whole Foods Purchase

On top of the Whole Foods Market deal, Amazon has unveiled plans for a constellation of book shops around the U.S. - stepping in to replace the very bricks-and-mortar booksellers it drove out of business with its online offerings. Stock prices for some of the nation's largest retailers plummeted Friday. So when you give consumers the flexibility and power to procure the goods they want, and have them delivered straight to their front door, that's a winning proposition. Read More »

UK Election Result - The Corbyn Factor

It is to be hoped, in Matthew Offord's case, that he has learned a useful lesson in listening to what his constituents actually want . Mrs May handled them well, but they did not appear to influence the result . The Midlands represents one of Labour's major weak spots. Record breaker Jeremy Corbyn was "astonished" to win the highest number of votes in Islington North's 132-year history - and he today vowed: "I'm ready to become Prime Minister". Read More »

Corbyn: More Labour MPs will be elected in Scotland

Given the diminution of her political power and stature, May is now on shaky ground and she can not negotiate from a position of strength. At its most simplistic our winning formula in Derby North was two fold. Thus the twin caveats to sweeping conclusions on the left: Its more moderate wing needs to acknowledge the mobilizing power of a clear and principled egalitarian politics and the increasingly progressive tilt of younger voters. Read More »

Patty Jenkins not yet signed on to direct Wonder Woman sequel

The massive success of the movie could usher in so many great changes to Hollywood films and culture in the future . Facebook/WonderWomanfilmA promo image of DC Films' " Wonder Woman ", showing favorable reviews, used as the cover photo on the movie's official Facebook page. Read More »

Protests in Minnesota over Castile verdict

In some small semblance of justice, the AP reports that Yanez will soon be out of a job as a police officer. "We're very happy. Yanez was innocent". Castile's taillight was out; Yanez also testified he thought Castile resembled a suspect in a recent convenience store robbery. Jeronimo Yanez opened fire on Philando Castile , 32, during a traffic stop in Minnesota last July when he pulled him over for a broken brake light. Read More »

UK PM May will face leadership challenge if she softens Brexit

He is already set to go on the campaign trail, targeting 60 marginal seats across the country. The Leader of the Opposition was greeted with cheers and a 45-second ovation as he arrived at the first meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party since the election which saw Mrs May's Tories lose their Commons majority. Read More »

Northam beats back Perriello in Democratic primary race

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A closer-than-ever-imagined race in Virginia's Republican primary for governor taught the GOP an important lesson Tuesday: Underestimate the mini-Trumps at your own risk. Vogel occasionally bucks her party on votes in the Senate and has said her top priorities would be creating jobs and making Virginia more economically competitive. Read More »

Scalise remains in critical condition after shooting

Rep. Steve Scalise , the third-highest-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives , is still in critical condition after undergoing the latest in a series of surgeries Thursday morning as a result of a gunshot wound to his hip. Scalise has received two surgeries for his injuries since Wednesday, including a surgery on Thursday in orthopedic trauma to fix a broken bone in his leg. Read More »

Gloria Allred to Bill Cosby: "Round 2 is coming"

According to the case, one victim Andrea Constand claims that Cosby drugged her and put his hand down her trousers in 2004. Three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault, each covering a different aspect of the alleged crime. While Agrusa spoke, Cosby stood silently behind her, his head occasionally tilting back, looking toward the sky. Cosby allegedly drugged and molested Constand in 2004. Read More »

Portugal striker Andre Silva says Cristiano Ronaldo thinking only of Confederations Cup

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Hosts Russia kick off the Confederations Cup against New Zealand in Saint Petersburg tomorrow, targeting victory in their opening match to set the tone for a successful tournament. In the a year ago Russian Federation have kept Ghana, Turkey and Romania from scoring against them. Alexander Yerokhin sparked the attack with an interception around 30 yards from goal, and his pass was helped on by Poloz into the path of Denis Glushakov . Read More »

White House: Trump won't sack special counsel Robert Mueller

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Trump's Twitter response followed days of intensifying criticism of Mueller from some conservatives who have charged the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director and his team with political bias and have claimed his relationship to Comey and an earlier meeting with Trump amount to conflicts of interest. Read More »

London tower block fire protesters storm town hall

The protesters chanted: "We want justice", "bring them out" and "shame on you". Fire engulfed the social housing block, where as many as 600 people lived in more than 120 apartments, in the early hours of Wednesday, turning it into a flaming torch in minutes. Read More »

Donald Trump has 'no intention' to fire Mueller

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That would be the only explanation for firing Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who is widely respected by Republicans and Democrats alike. Another complication is that under the independent counsel statute , Trump can't fire Mueller. But Ruddy, a member of Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., suggested during his PBS interview that maybe Trump isn't a student of history. Read More »

Carnage at US Open as world's top three sent packing

No other information was provided. McIlroy however, who is returning from a hip and back injury, put a courageous face on his second consecutive missed cut at a US Open following his exit at the halfway stage in 2016. Yet Johnson was forced to bide his time for the next six holes, unable to convert the few birdie chances that came his way. He tapped in for par. Koepka had the outright lead with four holes left in his round before a bogey on the par-3 sixth hole. Read More »

Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearings Tuesday

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Democratic senators repeatedly criticized Sessions for dispatching Rosenstein to testify Tuesday in his place about the Justice Department's budget to an Appropriations subcommittee. Comey suggested this indicated the attorney general's awareness that it was improper for Trump and Comey to meet alone together, given the specter of the Department of Justice's investigation into Russia's election meddling and possible ties with the Trump campaign. Read More »

Aiming for #7: LSU starts CWS journey against Florida State

Greg Deichmann is the biggest threat, although several hitters in this lineup can cause damage. The Tigers proved that putting several over the fence in left and right during practice today. Captain Adam Kyle with the Omaha Police Department says T.D. Ameritrade Park will look a bit different this year as it is surrounded by jersey curbs. Read More »

Trump Seeks Limited Changes to Obama Cuba Policy

On the stage in Miami, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., said the USA would no longer have to witness the "embarrassing spectacle" of an American president glad-handing with a dictator. "U.S. private sector engagement can be a positive force for the kind of change we all wish to see in Cuba", said Myron Brilliant, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce executive vice president and head of global affairs. Read More »

CNN sues Justice Department for copies of Comey memos

Mike Rogers, a source familiar with the matter has told CNN . "It could be a prelude to firing the special counsel". Department of Justice sources quickly denied that the White House had ordered Rosenstein to do this, but they declined to say so on the record, which means that the same law enforcement organization that gravely cautioned the American public not to believe anonymous statements attributed to unnamed government officials is now clarifying its position using ... Read More »

Cosby jury hunkers down for 3rd day in sex assault case

For all the ways the judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial has streamlined the case inside the courtroom, the frenzy outside grows larger and wilder each day of jury deliberations. "They are competing for accuracy", MacGregor said, adding that the longer the deliberations, the more likely Cosby walks. Cosby is being sued in Los Angeles by Judy Huth, who accuses the comedian of forcing her to perform a sex act on him in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion around 1974, when she was 15. Read More »

Deace: Calls for firing Mueller are 'DUMBASSERY'

Supporters of President Donald Trump floated the idea Monday that Trump should fire Mueller, and Chris Ruddy, a Trump confidant, told reporters after leaving the White House yesterday that Trump was considering doing just that . The conservative commentator Ann Coulter offered a similar message, tweeting: "Now that we know Trump is not under investigation, Sessions should take it back and fire Mueller". Read More »

Bill Cosby faces retrial on sexual assault charges

Constand is ready to go to trial again, said her lawyer, Dolores Troiani . We are confident that these proceedings have given a voice to the many victims who felt powerless and silenced. Huxtable, to convict Fat Albert. that he couldn't have done this awful thing". They filed their charges against Cosby just days before Pennsylvania's 12-year statute of limitation on the sexual-assault allegation was due to expire. Read More »

London tower fire: 58 people missing presumed dead, say police

Cundy said there may have been people in the tower that police are not aware of, which would add to the death toll. "We know that at least 30 people have died as a result of this fire". On Saturday the Prime Minister responded to the anger among residents who are demanding more information from the Government and local authorities. Read More »

Mistrial Declared For Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case

Constand "has shown such courage through this, and we are in awe of what she has done", Steele said . Constand, 44, of Ontario, Canada, testified over two days that after taking the blue pills she began slurring her words and became "frozen" or paralyzed and was unable to fight off Cosby's sexual advances. Read More »

London fire death toll hits 30 as dozens remain missing

The death toll expected to increase significantly over the coming days, and hundreds of people are understood to remain unaccounted for following the horrific blaze which swept through the 24 storey tower block in north Kensington in the early hours of Wednesday. Read More »

Rep. Morgan Griffith was on list Alexandria shooter carried

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Rep. Steve Scalise was shot when a gunman opened fire at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, VA. Three others, a GOP congressional aide, a USA capitol police officer and a lobbyist were also injured by gunfire. Kristina Scrimshaw, a bartender at the Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant a few blocks from the shooting scene, said Hodgkinson had become something of a regular in recent weeks. Read More »

Rep. Scalise 'better' but still in 'critical condition,' says hospital

Rep. Steve Scalise, the third-highest-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, is still in critical condition after undergoing the latest in a series of surgeries Thursday morning as a result of a gunshot wound to his hip. The man who shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others at a congressional baseball practice this week had with him a piece of paper with doodles and the names of three lawmakers. Read More »