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  • Trump says he didn’t tape his conversations with Comey

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump did not record his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey, he tweeted on Thursday, ending weeks of speculation kickstarted by the President himself. “With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea whether there are ‘tapes’ or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings,” Trump tweeted. The statement ended speculation about whether […]

  • Senate unveils healthcare bill after weeks of negotiations

    WASHINGTON — The closely guarded Senate health care bill written entirely behind closed doors finally became public Thursday in a do-or-die moment for the Republican Party’s winding efforts to repeal Obamacare. The unveiling of the legislation marks the first time that the majority of the Senate GOP conference gets a comprehensive look at the health care proposal. With Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressing ahead for a vote next week, senators only a handful of days to decide whether to support […]

  • Otto Warmbier’s hometown prepares for his funeral

    WYOMING, Ohio — After more than a year detained in North Korea, Otto Warmbier returned to the United States in a coma last week, only to die six days after his arrival. His Ohio hometown will gather Thursday to say goodbye to the college student whose trip to the reclusive nation turned into a 17-month detention nightmare. During his funeral at his Wyoming High School alma mater, loved ones will pay tribute to a son, a brother, a neighbor and […]

  • Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana

    LAKE CHARLES, La. — Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall Thursday in southwestern Louisiana, bringing heavy rain and powerful winds to the already soaked US Gulf Coast. The center of the storm hit just south of Lake Charles, Louisiana, the National Weather Center’s Hurricane Center said. Heavy downpours are expected Thursday in East Texas, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. More than 6 million people remain under tornado watches, which cover New Orleans and points north into central Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. […]

  • 10-year-old boy killed by log in surf at Alabama beach

    FORT MORGAN, Ala. – A boy from St. Louis died during a family vacation when rough surf kicked up by a tropical storm sent a large log crashing down on him. The 10-year-old was in Alabama when he was fatally struck in front of his family’s condo Wednesday morning. The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office reports that officers initially arrived in the 3100 block of Ponce De Leon Court at around 10:30 a.m. for reports of a possible drowning. His father told investigators that the 10-year-old was only standing a few […]

  • FBI investigating stabbing of officer at Michigan airport as ‘act of terrorism’

    The FBI said it is investigating the stabbing of a police officer at a Flint, Michigan, airport “as act of terrorism.”   From earlier:   A police officer was stabbed in the back and neck Wednesday at an airport in Flint, Michigan, and the suspect is in custody and being questioned, according to authorities. The police officer, identified as Lt. Jeff Neville, is in stable condition, said Lt. David Kaiser, a spokesman for the Michigan State Police. He was stabbed […]

  • Michigan airport stabbing investigated as possible act of terrorism

    FLINT, Mich. — A police officer was stabbed in the back and neck Wednesday at an airport in Flint, Michigan, and the suspect is in custody and being questioned, according to authorities. The police officer, identified as Lt. Jeff Neville, is in stable condition, said Lt. David Kaiser, a spokesman for the Michigan State Police. He was stabbed on the public side of Bishop International Airport’s main terminal, according to the Transportation Security Administration. All passengers are safe and were […]

  • Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, admitted to hospital

    LONDON — Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, was admitted to hospital Tuesday evening as a “precautionary measure,” Buckingham Palace has told CNN. The Prince, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, was being treated at London’s King Edward VII Hospital for an infection arising from a pre-existing condition. “Prince Philip is in good spirits and is disappointed to be missing the State Opening of Parliament and Royal Ascot,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement. The […]

  • Officials release footage of Philando Castile shooting after officer is acquitted

    MINNEAPOLIS — It took just 40 seconds for an ordinary traffic stop to turn deadly — from a police officer saying “Hello, sir” to him firing seven shots at a seated motorist. But the police dashboard camera video released Tuesday adds a visceral element to what police witnesses had described — unnerving even in the context of other police shootings and after a video taken by Philando Castile’s passenger went viral. Until Tuesday, few people had seen the dashcam video […]

  • Republican Handel projected winner in Georgia election

    ATLANTA  — Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in a high-stakes special election for a Georgia House seat on Tuesday, denying Democrats their first major victory of the Donald Trump era. Handel led Ossoff by 4.8 percentage points with more than three-fourths of the 6th District’s precincts having reported their results at 10 p.m. ET, in the most expensive House race in US history. It was a much closer margin than the 20-plus point wins typically posted by former […]