May 22 2017
Leaders of the House oversight committee, Republican Jason Chaffetz and Democrat Elijah Cummings told U.S. news networks this weekend they would be "pursuing" the alleged detailed notes that fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey kept of all his meetings with President Donald Trump.
While the White House initially pointed to a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, outlining Comey's mismanagement of the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server, as the impetus for his termination, Trump later admitted that the Russian Federation investigation - which he has called a "hoax" - played a role.
Earlier this week, NPR confirmed that Trump had asked Comey to scuttle the investigation into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, according to a memo of the account written by Comey.
"I faced great pressure because of Russian Federation".
The White House official was described as a senior adviser who is close to the president, but sources would not identify the official's name, The Post reported. His answer to those questions will carry significant weight with lawmakers, who have already asked for copies of that memo.
Japan's Cabinet OKs bill to let Emperor Akihito abdicate
Historically, abdication of Japanese emperors was common, with about half of the 125 Japanese emperors having abdicated . Japanese media reported that the Abe government is discussing a separate resolution on the topic.
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Wednesday in the Omaha area should be cloudy with a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and a high around 75. A front moving south into our humid gulf air will provide lift for showers during the weekend, especially on Sunday .
2 lakh hit by 'unprecedented' cyberhack in 150 nations: Europol
Experts say this vulnerability has been understood among experts for months, yet too many groups failed to take it seriously. Although a temporary fix earlier slowed the infection rate, the attackers had now released a new version of the Ransomware.
"We're extremely disappointed in James Comey's decision not to testify voluntarily before the Judiciary Committee".
He said the notion that he may have affected the presidential race made him feel "mildly nauseous", though he'd do it all again because not doing so "would have been catastrophic".
Trump later told NBC of firing Comey: "I was going to fire regardless of recommendation". The meeting raised eyebrows and faced additional public scrutiny when news broke that Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak, whom current and former US intelligence officials say is a top Russian spy and recruiter of spies (a notion Russian officials have dismissed), also attended. Trump is scheduled to meet with Saudi King Salman, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, Pope Francis and newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron. "This renewed my confidence that we should not have confidence in this administration". Trump hopes to use his appearances in the Mideast to define the conflict with Islamic State and other terrorists as one of good versus evil, rather than the West versus Islam, the official said.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, May 19, 2017, after members of the House of Representatives were briefed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about the controversy over President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.
"There is no reason he can't testify before both the Intelligence and Judiciary Committees. He should reconsider his decision", they added.
May 20 2017
Fernando Gaviria wins his 4th stage of this year's Giro d'Italia
Overall, Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) remained 2min, 23sec ahead of 2014 victor Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and 2min 38sec ahead of Bauke Mollema (Trek-Livestrong).
May 20 2017
Sogard pushes Brewers to 4-2 win over Padres
He was 4-for-4 Thursday with a double, a walk and drove in the first three runs scored for the Brewers. The left-handed Buchter entered the game to face the left-handed Thames and Sogard.
May 20 2017
Trump Says He's 'Very Close' to Naming a New FBI Director
White House press secretary Sean Spicer says Trump will be meeting later Wednesday with Lieberman, former Oklahoma Gov. Brown also shared what Politico called "a monologue on Lieberman's faults", ending with: "That's all on the record".
May 19 2017
Merkel: UK Will 'Pay A Price' If It Curbs Immigration
Merkel, 62, has been chancellor since late 2005, when Jacques Chirac was French president. She said the French and German governments would hold a meeting on key issues in July.
May 18 2017
Embattled White House lurches from crisis to crisis
The person who described the Comey memo to the AP was not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. Then there was the Comey firing itself, which Trump even admitted had something to do with the Russian investigation.
May 18 2017
Microsoft partly blames US gov't for cyberattack
A 22-year old security researcher in the United Kingdom discovered a "kill-switch" to initially stop the spread of the attack. That cheap move redirected the attacks to MalwareTech's server, which operates as a "sinkhole" to keep malware from escaping.
May 17 2017
Wide cyber attack curbed for now
The ransomware exploits a flaw in Microsoft's Server Message Block (SMB) v1 file sharing protocol to carry out its attack. The NHS says it employs more than 1.5 million people, making it one of the world's biggest employers alongside the U.S.
May 17 2017
EC to link all EVMs to VVPAT by 2019
It has sent status paper on EVMs and VVPAT to all the seven national and 48 state political parties. The demonstration was carried out by AAP leader Saurabh Bhardwaj.
May 17 2017
Cyberattack hit one in five NHS England trusts, Home Secretary confirms
Hackers have issued new versions of the virus that cyber security organizations are actively trying to counter and stamp out. The ransomware appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was purportedly identified by the U.S.
May 16 2017
The importance of transition for the Celtics and Wizards
Guard Isaiah Thomas has been fined $25,000 for inappropriate language toward a fan during the Celtics' Game 4 loss at Washington . Not to say that Brooks' players were passive, but they appeared to stage a sit-in while the Celtics raced up and down the court.
May 20 2017Comey to testify in public before Senate Intelligence Committee
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May 18 2017Target reimagines itself, investors like what they see in 1Q
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May 17 2017Djokovic advances to 3rd round in Madrid Open
May 17 2017Normani Kordei Responds to Bonner Bolton's Date Request, Talks Simone Biles' 'DWTS'
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May 17 2017Australia and New Zealand largely escape global cyber attack
May 17 2017Despite alarm and government threats, we still have Facebook access today
May 22 2017Ringling Bros. owner: Final shows are 'a celebration'
May 22 2017I'll be back: Arnold Schwarzenegger confirms role in latest Terminator film
May 20 2017AT&T Workers Across 36 States Began 3-Day Strike Friday
May 19 2017Titles more important than top four to Manchester United, says Mourinho
May 19 2017Group linked to NSA spy leaks threatens sale of new tech secrets
May 19 2017Texas man sues woman for texting in date
May 19 2017Led coalition airstrikes targeted pro-Syrian regime forces
May 18 2017Fox News' Guilfoyle up for White House press secretary job
May 18 2017Highlights of Tuesday's NBA game
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May 17 2017Back home, Preds eager to rebound off 1st postseason loss
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