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    Trump asked about special counsel Robert Mueller

    Trump asked about special counsel Robert Mueller


    During a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Japan, President Trump was asked about special counsel Robert...

    During a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Japan, President Trump was asked about special counsel Robert Mueller


    Former Texas emergency operator jailed for hanging up on thousands of calls

    Former Texas emergency operator jailed for hanging up on thousands of calls


    Crenshanda Williams, 44, was found guilty in Houston on Wednesday of systematically hanging up on people trying to report emergencies, the office of Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a statement. A jury found Williams guilty of...

    Crenshanda Williams, 44, was found guilty in Houston on Wednesday of systematically hanging up on people trying to report emergencies, the office of Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a statement. A jury found Williams guilty of interference with emergency telephone calls, a misdemeanor. Williams had worked at the Houston Emergency Center for about 18 months, ending in 2016.


    Harley Wins Biggest-Ever TradeMark Infringement Case

    Harley Wins Biggest-Ever TradeMark Infringement Case


    Harley Wins Biggest-Ever TradeMark Infringement Case Courts side with Harley-Davidson in 2017 trademark infringement lawsuit, the marque’s biggest ever win of its kind Harley-Davidson has a well-deserved reputation for, shall we say, aggressively...

    Harley Wins Biggest-Ever TradeMark Infringement Case Courts side with Harley-Davidson in 2017 trademark infringement lawsuit, the marque’s biggest ever win of its kind Harley-Davidson has a well-deserved reputation for, shall we say, aggressively protecting


    Bernie Sanders backs Cardi B plea for Social Security to be strengthened

    Bernie Sanders backs Cardi B plea for Social Security to be strengthened


    Former Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders has backed rapper Cardi B’s plea for America to strengthen social security. The veteran Vermont Senator said social security needed to be strengthened so the elderly population could retire in a...

    Former Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders has backed rapper Cardi B’s plea for America to strengthen social security. The veteran Vermont Senator said social security needed to be strengthened so the elderly population could retire in a gracious way. "Cardi B is right.


    In Syria, America Moves Back to the War Against ISIS (And Watching Assad Carefully)

    In Syria, America Moves Back to the War Against ISIS (And Watching Assad Carefully)


    U.S. and allied operations in Syria are more or less continuing on as normal following the American-led air strike on that country on April 13. U.S.-backed Syrian rebels are continuing to take territory from the ISIS terrorist group. “The Syrian...

    U.S. and allied operations in Syria are more or less continuing on as normal following the American-led air strike on that country on April 13. U.S.-backed Syrian rebels are continuing to take territory from the ISIS terrorist group. “The Syrian Democratic Forces continue to secure liberated areas in north and eastern Syria,” Col. Ryan Dillon, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, told reporters at the Pentagon on April 17.


    Britain spy case: Watchdog rejects Russia nerve agent claim

    Britain spy case: Watchdog rejects Russia nerve agent claim


    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The head of the global chemical watchdog agency on Wednesday rejected Russian claims that traces of a second nerve agent were discovered in the English city where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were...

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The head of the global chemical watchdog agency on Wednesday rejected Russian claims that traces of a second nerve agent were discovered in the English city where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned.


    Jenna Fischer donates her DePauw University event profits to support student protesters

    Jenna Fischer donates her DePauw University event profits to support student protesters


    Actress Jenna Fischer visited Indiana's DePauw University on Tuesday to discuss her career and her new book, The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide, with students. But not long after the event began, students began to protest, voicing serious concerns over...

    Actress Jenna Fischer visited Indiana's DePauw University on Tuesday to discuss her career and her new book, The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide, with students. But not long after the event began, students began to protest, voicing serious concerns over their safety at the university. About 15 minutes into Fischer's lecture, an audience member stood up and blew a whistle, according to the IndyStar. Around 100 students, some of whom held protest signs, filled the aisles of the auditorium and began shouting concerns in reference to several recent incidents on campus. SEE ALSO: Starbucks to close all U.S. stores for an afternoon of racial-bias training According to the paper, on April 11, a racist and threatening message in a men's bathroom stall sparked an on-campus investigation, which led to a response from DePauw University President Mark McCoy. In his letter to members of the university community, McCoy listed three other incidents under investigation, including "a homophobic and an anti-Semitic message" found in a bathroom on campus, "an incident of a student engaging in offensive behavior" (reportedly wearing blackface) at the bar, grill, and event center The Fluttering Duck, and "the n-word formed by rocks in the nature park." In video footage shared by event attendee Shannon Samson, students display their signs and yell, "It's not a joke," "Stop excusing this problematic behavior," and "Don't give them protection when they're attacking us." After DePauw University spokesperson Ken Owen asked to continue the event, promising they would take questions, Fischer told the audience, "It's not okay." "In my personal opinion, oftentimes justice requires disruption and interruption of our scheduled lives," Fischer can be heard saying in the video. "I don't know what to say except that I'm so sorry." The actress, who was reportedly made aware of recent events before she took the stage, tweeted a letter on Wednesday to offer the student protesters her additional support. "The student protesters spoke about their experiences and the hate they have been encountering. I could feel the pain, sadness, and fear coming from these students," Fischer shared on Twitter. "...These students need to be heard and they need change." Please read. pic.twitter.com/aQjAF5v7yX — Jenna Fischer (@jennafischer) April 18, 2018 Fischer went on to say that the students had inspired her to donate her speaking fee from DePauw University to the NAACP, The Anti-Defamation League, and the Trevor Project in their names. "My hope is for all people to be respected, accepted, and loved for their individuality and uniqueness," she wrote. "And above all, to be safe." In the letter to students, President McCoy vowed, "Make no mistake, we will take every action available to us to address these incidents," noting that the investigations will continue. WATCH: Beyoncé made history at Coachella and even Adele, who was watching at home, couldn't sit still


    EPA chief sat in coach when not flying on taxpayer's dime

    EPA chief sat in coach when not flying on taxpayer's dime


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt flew in coach-class seats on at least two trips home to Oklahoma when taxpayers weren't footing the bill, despite claims he needed to travel in first class at government...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt flew in coach-class seats on at least two trips home to Oklahoma when taxpayers weren't footing the bill, despite claims he needed to travel in first class at government expense because of security threats.


    Iran's Khamenei quits Telegram

    Iran's Khamenei quits Telegram


    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced Wednesday that he would no longer use the hugely popular messaging app Telegram, shifting instead to domestic services. President Hassan Rouhani quickly followed suit, announcing that he too was...

    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced Wednesday that he would no longer use the hugely popular messaging app Telegram, shifting instead to domestic services. President Hassan Rouhani quickly followed suit, announcing that he too was giving up Telegram shortly after issuing a directive banning the government and administration workers from using foreign messenger apps to communicate, according to the official IRNA news agency. The announcements came as rumours continued that Iran would soon block Telegram, built by Russian tech guru Pavel Durov and the most popular social media service in the country with some 40 million users -- roughly half the population.


    New York governor to allow 35,000 paroled felons to vote

    New York governor to allow 35,000 paroled felons to vote


    New York State plans to restore voting rights to about 35,000 New York felons on parole who previously were barred from casting a ballot until they completed their parole, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday. Cuomo will issue an executive order to...

    New York State plans to restore voting rights to about 35,000 New York felons on parole who previously were barred from casting a ballot until they completed their parole, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday. Cuomo will issue an executive order to restore voting rights to those felons already on parole as well as those who enter the parole system each month, a spokesman said. Most convicted felons in the United States face hurdles and roadblocks to voting, which vary by state.


    School shooting survivor calls for investment firm boycott

    School shooting survivor calls for investment firm boycott


    MIAMI (AP) — A survivor of a mass shooting that killed 17 at a Florida high school in February is calling for a boycott of two of what he says are the biggest investors in gun manufacturers: BlackRock and The Vanguard...

    MIAMI (AP) — A survivor of a mass shooting that killed 17 at a Florida high school in February is calling for a boycott of two of what he says are the biggest investors in gun manufacturers: BlackRock and The Vanguard Group.


    The Navy's Stealth Destroyer is a Giant Missile 'Carrier' (And It Will Soon Fire Some Missiles)

    The Navy's Stealth Destroyer is a Giant Missile 'Carrier' (And It Will Soon Fire Some Missiles)


    In preparation for all of this, the ship is now going through combat activation in San Diego, Calif., to pave the way toward preparing the weapons systems for the ship’s planned move to operational status in 2020, Navy officials say. This process will...

    In preparation for all of this, the ship is now going through combat activation in San Diego, Calif., to pave the way toward preparing the weapons systems for the ship’s planned move to operational status in 2020, Navy officials say. This process will also carefully refine many of the ship’s other technologies, such as its advanced Integrated Power System and Total Ship Computing Environment, multi-function, volume-search SPY-3 radar and sonar systems. Navy developers of the new high-tech, stealthy USS Zumwalt destroyer are widening the mission envelope for the ship, exploring new ammunition for its guns and preparing to fire its first missiles next year.


    State of emergency, rescues in Hawaii after severe flooding

    State of emergency, rescues in Hawaii after severe flooding


    More than 340 people have been airlifted to safety after nearly 30 inches of rain hit the Hawaiian island of Kauai, with another storm on its...

    More than 340 people have been airlifted to safety after nearly 30 inches of rain hit the Hawaiian island of Kauai, with another storm on its way.


    Intruders storm Nigerian parliament and snatch mace: Senate spokesman

    Intruders storm Nigerian parliament and snatch mace: Senate spokesman


    By Camillus Eboh ABUJA (Reuters) - Three men burst into Nigeria's Senate on Wednesday and snatched the legislature's ceremonial mace, in an incident the body's spokesman blamed on a lawmaker who had been suspended. Decisions taken in the Senate cannot...

    By Camillus Eboh ABUJA (Reuters) - Three men burst into Nigeria's Senate on Wednesday and snatched the legislature's ceremonial mace, in an incident the body's spokesman blamed on a lawmaker who had been suspended. Decisions taken in the Senate cannot be approved without the mace, an ornamental staff symbolising the authority of the legislature. "Today, some hoodlums led by suspended senator Ovie Omo-Agege walked into the Senate plenary and seized the symbol of authority of the upper legislative chamber, the mace," Senator Aliyu Abdullahi, spokesman for the upper house, said in a statement.


    Pope speaks out for terminally-ill British toddler

    Pope speaks out for terminally-ill British toddler


    Pope Francis made a fresh plea on Wednesday against a British court ruling that authorises doctors to turn off a terminally ill British toddler's life-support. Alfie Evans, 23 months old, has been in a coma for over a year and needs a ventilator to keep...

    Pope Francis made a fresh plea on Wednesday against a British court ruling that authorises doctors to turn off a terminally ill British toddler's life-support. Alfie Evans, 23 months old, has been in a coma for over a year and needs a ventilator to keep him breathing due to a rare degenerative neurological condition. The parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, attended the pope's weekly general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday.


    Public figures react to the death of Barbara Bush

    Public figures react to the death of Barbara Bush


    Within minutes of the news that former first lady Barbara Bush had died Tuesday at the age of 92, tributes began pouring in from political figures, including those in her own...

    Within minutes of the news that former first lady Barbara Bush had died Tuesday at the age of 92, tributes began pouring in from political figures, including those in her own family.


    The Latest: 25 people airlifted out of Hawaii state park

    The Latest: 25 people airlifted out of Hawaii state park


    HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on relief efforts after heavy rains battered the Hawaiian island in Kauai leaving hundreds stranded (all times...

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on relief efforts after heavy rains battered the Hawaiian island in Kauai leaving hundreds stranded (all times local):


    US lawmakers jolted by Syria briefing, Pentagon warns of IS resurgence

    US lawmakers jolted by Syria briefing, Pentagon warns of IS resurgence


    The US military's hands-off approach on the ground in Syria is ceding influence to Russia and Iran, a top lawmaker warned Tuesday, as the Pentagon said it has seen the Islamic State "resurge" in parts of the country. Senate Foreign Relations Committee...

    The US military's hands-off approach on the ground in Syria is ceding influence to Russia and Iran, a top lawmaker warned Tuesday, as the Pentagon said it has seen the Islamic State "resurge" in parts of the country. Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker said Moscow and Tehran have "significant influence" in the war-ravaged Middle Eastern nation due to their years-long commitment, while President Donald Trump signals the US could be headed for the exits there. When asked whether he wanted a greater US troop presence to shape events in Syria, Corker was somber.


    Video Captures Tennessee School Employee Dragging Student Off Bus by Feet

    Video Captures Tennessee School Employee Dragging Student Off Bus by Feet


    An elementary school teacher is being investigated after video shows he forcibly removed a seven-year-old from a school bus while breaking up a fight, Shelby County Schools...

    An elementary school teacher is being investigated after video shows he forcibly removed a seven-year-old from a school bus while breaking up a fight, Shelby County Schools says.


    Trump overruled Mattis on Congress vote on Syria strikes: NYT

    Trump overruled Mattis on Congress vote on Syria strikes: NYT


    Rachel Maddow shares breaking news from the New York Times that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis wanted Donald Trump to get congressional approval before military strikes on Syria but was overruled by...

    Rachel Maddow shares breaking news from the New York Times that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis wanted Donald Trump to get congressional approval before military strikes on Syria but was overruled by Trump.


    Trump squirming over Russia sanctions ties White House in knots

    Trump squirming over Russia sanctions ties White House in knots


    Carol Leonnig, national investigative reporter for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's panicked concern about appearing to sanction Russia more than other countries and turning back his...

    Carol Leonnig, national investigative reporter for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's panicked concern about appearing to sanction Russia more than other countries and turning back his own.


    US gains key witness in drug case against Colombian rebel

    US gains key witness in drug case against Colombian rebel


    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. prosecutors have apparently won the cooperation of a key witness in the case of a top rebel ideologue arrested last week on charges of trying to import 10 metric tons of cocaine into the...

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. prosecutors have apparently won the cooperation of a key witness in the case of a top rebel ideologue arrested last week on charges of trying to import 10 metric tons of cocaine into the U.S.