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Senate Democrats Slam Comey Firing, Demand Special Prosecutor

Senate and House of Representatives. Justice Department officials said May 10 that the search for an interim Federal Bureau of Investigation director was under way and that in the meantime, Comey's deputy, Andrew McCabe , will be acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Read More »

Snap daily users rise 36.1 percent in first report after IPO

Most recently, Facebook, which owns Instagram and once upon a time offered $3 billion to buy Snapchat, announced that Stories reached 200 million daily active users. Snap lost $2.028 billion in the three-month period. Facebook's adoption of Stories should have investors worrying about how Snap can leverage the Stories feature that once made it so unique. Read More »

Donald Trump dismisses Russia collusion claims as a total hoax

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Yates declined to go into specifics, which she said were classified, but she essentially confirmed news media accounts about what led up to the firing of Flynn in February. Even since leaving office, Flynn has been a persistent headache for Trump. Ms Yates' comments came after former Obama officials revealed that the outgoing president himself firmly warned Mr Trump against naming Mr Flynn as national security adviser, just two days after the Nov 8 election. Read More »

New Microsoft Surface Laptop: Specs, Design and New Windows 10 OS

Windows 10 S is a new version of Windows 10 for Microsoft's education customers. The configuration, Microsoft said, is what college students have been asking for. It can run for 14.5 hours on its batteries, thanks to the presence of the latest Intel core i5 and i7 processors on board. Windows S will be available in a number of low-cost laptops from major computer manufacturers including Dell, HP, and Acer starting at just $189. Read More »

Trump invites new South Korean leader to US

South Korea's new leader Moon Jae-in started his single five-year term yesterday with a host of problems on his desk. President Donald Trump and Moon spoke by telephone Wednesday. The hurried deployment of the THAAD batteries last month, literally in the middle of the night, "lacked democratic procedure", Moon complained in an interview last week with The Post's Anna Fifield and Yoonjung Seo. Read More »

BC political parties ponder common issues after close vote

These counts mean neither of the two main parties now controls a majority of seats in the B.C. Legislative Assembly, where the BC Greens will hold the balance of power. Meanwhile, the tome is much more subdued at the Delta Lion Pub, where supporters of Liberal incumbent Scott Hamilton are gathered. While Clark's promise of a booming liquefied natural gas industry has not materialized over the past four years, Clark was able to point to B.C.'s strong economy as proof of the Liberals' ... Read More »

WH: 'It's Startling That Democrats Aren't Celebrating' Comey Firing

But Democrats expressed concerns about the effect on the Russian Federation investigation. "He wasn't doing a good job, it's very simple, he was not doing a good job", Trump told reporters . But Burr said he does not support hiring a special prosecutor - as many Democrats have called for. "Two investigations are now ongoing", he said on the Senate floor. Read More »

Real will attack Atletico despite Champions League tie lead - Zidane

The debate has gone beyond the teams' performances on the field, turning into a discussion about the moral values of the rich Madrid and the hard-working Atletico . Gibson told the media that "This time last season, we were considering if Bale was on the same level as Neymar and one of the younger players who was going to take over from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi". Read More »

Moon takes office in South, 'willing' to visit Pyongyang

Park's trial later this month on bribery, extortion and other corruption charges could send her to jail for life if she is convicted. Kim Dae-jung engaged Pyongyang by laying the groundwork for a tourism project at a mountain on the North Korean side of the border which South Koreans were allowed to visit. Read More »

Major gains for Tories in council elections but SNP hails ´emphatic´ victory

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In the four wards that make up most of the seat, Labour was nearly 2000 votes behind the SNP. The party has representatives in all of the country's local authorities except Orkney. Unfortunately for the Labour party, their reading of the results last week was overtly simplistic at best, and wishful thinking at worst. In Glasgow South West, Chris Stephens defeated Labour veteran Ian Davidson by nearly 10,000 votes with a 35% swing. Read More »

Texas Police Officer Fired for Fatally Shooting Jordan Edwards

Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber said at a Tuesday news conference that Oliver had violated the department policy, though he did not explain which policies he was referring to or how Oliver violated them. Next Generation Action Network head Dominique Alexander honored the family's request canceling a planned protest at Balch Spring police headquarters that was scheduled for Wednesday. Read More »

US again warns against travel to NKorea after new detentions

Kim was born in South Korea, but is believed to have USA citizenship. "The Department of State strongly recommends against all travel by USA citizens to North Korea", the official added. "We would urge all travellers, before travelling to the DPRK, to consider what they might be supporting", the State Department said . Pyongyang has conducted a live artillery firing drill in response, warning the USA and its regional allies against any invasion. Read More »

Pres. Trump requiring review of national monuments, including Ca

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The monuments covered under the review will range from the Grand Staircase created by President Bill Clinton in 1996 to the Bears Ears created by Obama in December 2016, both in Utah. "The concern that I have and the president has is the local community affected should have a voice", Zinke said . Many more have been modified. Other presidents, too, went too far, Hatch said, adding that Trump "stands ready to undo the harm brought about by their overreach". Read More »

Duterte won't commit to Trump's White House invitation

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On Monday, Duterte suggested he may be too "tied up" to visit Washington . "President Trump's decision to welcome the Philippines' leader to Washington at a time when thousands of Filipinos are being slaughtered in the streets-at President Duterte's direction-calls into question long held American policy of promoting human rights and the rule of law", he said in a statement. Read More »

Polls closed: BC Green Party headquarters start to liven up

Vahabpour couldn't guess how his riding would go but was ancitpating an NDP win overall Tuesday. Several Liberal cabinet ministers lost seats in Metro Vancouver, including Attorney General Suzanne Anton, Technology Minister Amrik Virk and Peter Fassbender, the minister responsible for TransLink. Read More »

CBO to release score of GOP healthcare bill in two weeks

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We can't afford to spend another four years or however long fighting over health care reform. The GOP now controls 52 Senate seats. "This legislation, while well intentioned, would force millions of Californians out of their current health care plans into a government-run system that will eventually result in government bureaucrats making health care decisions now made by doctors, nurses and other medical professionals", said Stone. Read More »

Snapchat's First Earnings Report Reports Few Earnings for Snapchat

Worse, Facebook has been successfully copying Snapchat's business model, having recently added Stories to Instagram. Although Snap's revenue almost quadrupled in the latest quarter, it only rose to $150 million. Don't you just hate it when you want to fully enjoy a snap but the time limit is not enough and then it fades into oblivion. He said Android users accounted for more than 30 percent of new users during the quarter. Read More »

Meet President Trump's first nominees to the lower federal courts

First among them is the utterly broken process of Supreme Court nominations under President Donald Trump and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, which leaves little doubt that any nominee to replace Justice Kennedy would be intent on demolishing the key pillars of his legacy. Read More »

ESPN Earning Struggles Weigh on Disney, as Shares Dip

The highlighted red oval area on the right is where shares will likely open for trading on Wednesday morning/ Traders and investors will be watching how the stock trades on Wednesday before making their decisions whether to buy or sell the shares. Read More »

Tillerson, Lavrov discuss Syrian, Ukrainian issues

On Wednesday, the American leader will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for the discussing the issues of an worldwide politics. Would Comey's firing "cast a shadow" over the talks? He raised his eyebrows. The two reiterated their countries' commitment to ending the war in the Middle Eastern country. Trump's meeting with Lavrov came just after the top Russian diplomat met with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the State Department for a meeting that exceeded one hour. Read More »

Microsoft unveils new Surface laptop featuring Windows 10 S

So, we're taking a new approach: "simplify to magnify", said Terry Myerson, Microsoft's Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group. While the Surface range struggled to get everyone to agree, Microsoft launched the Surface Laptop , a laptop that wants to make you zap the MacBook Air. Read More »

Penn State frat members appear in court in pledge's death

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The Beta Theta Pi fraternity has been permanently banned from Penn State's campus, and the university president has introduced new regulations on Greek life in the wake of Piazza's death. He got up, trying to get to the front door, but fell and hit his head on the door. Piazza was found unconscious on a couch on the main floor when paramedics arrived after a call for help. Read More »

'Everybody' has better healthcare than US, Trump says

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The fact that Trump delayed and cut short his meeting with Turnbull irked some in Australia, where morning TV show hosts, pundits and politicians pondered whether it was a snub. Relations between the two leaders were strained over President Trump's reluctance to honour a deal to accept up to 1,200 refugees from Australian detention camps. Read More »

Hamas elects Haniyeh as new political chief

Outgoing Hamas Chief Khaled Meshaal said he puts all of his trust in the new Movement leadership and that he will stand behind the "new leader Ismail Haniyeh". He was the private secretary of Hamas' founder and spiritual leader Ahmed Yassin. Hamas' role in undermining Oslo, and eventually Arafat's position, remains central to the widening rift between the Islamist movement and the Palestinian Authority (PA). Read More »

ICJ to hear India's plea on Jadhav on May 15

Paskistan was ordered to halt plans to execute an Indian man convicted of spying while the International Court of Justice considers the case. In a reprieve for alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, the International Court of Justice at the Hague in the Netherlands has suspended the death sentence on him by a Pakistani military court, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday . Read More »

Trump aide known as Russia blackmail risk

The exchange occurred during Yates's testimony before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election. Ms Yates was appointed by the Obama administration and was sacked by Mr Trump on January 30 for refusing to defend his travel ban. Read More »

McDonnell: Labour Will "Come Out Fighting" From Historic Council Election Loss

We've gained seats in some places, we've held councils that many predicted we wouldn't. However, Ms Sturgeon said: "I've heard lots of ludicrous arguments in my time in politics but this takes the prize for the most ludicrous argument". One of the most detrimental council losses for the party was Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city and once the staunchest of Labour strongholds. The results were turned into a projected national vote share of 38% for the Tories, 27% for Labor and 18% for the ... Read More »

Education Sec. Betsy DeVos booed during commencement speech

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The protesters cited comments DeVos made in February that linked the rise of historically black colleges and university to the school choice movement. At the commencement, shown in the video above, DeVos opens her speech by thanking the university for "this great honor and privilege". "You don't know her, and nor do you know her story", Jackson said, further upsetting students. Read More »

A collision of free speech at a commencement

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I understand the concerns about her, and I genuinely appreciate those who voice those concerns in a constructive manner. Bethune-Cookman University President Edison Jackson was part of a group of presidents from historically black colleges who visited with President Trump back in February . Read More »

Nigeria spokesman says 1 Nigeria Chibok girl refused release

Parents of the missing girls carefully scanned an unofficial list with names and photos to see if their child was among those freed . After he became president, Buhari pledged that his government would do all it could to rescue the girls, including exchanges, said Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed in a statement Monday, calling the criticism insensitive. Read More »

Ivanka in tears after Trump refused to apologise for THOSE tapes

The scrutiny will no doubt heighten with the release this week of her new advice book for career women, " Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success ". Her father's election as President has propelled 35-year-old Ivanka from reality TV star to the President's right-hand-woman, hobnobbing with world leaders including Angela Merkel and Justin Trudeau. Read More »