Attorneys general for the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland say they will sue President Donald Trump on Monday, alleging that he has violated anti-corruption clauses in the Constitution by accepting millions in payments and benefits from foreign governments since moving into the White House.
WASHINGTON - The world waited nearly a day before the tweet finally came. All day Thursday, many people expected President Donald Trump to weigh in but he had nothing to say - on his preferred medium of Twitter or anywhere else. He let others do his talking. During James Comey's extraordinary Senate testimony, it was Donald Trump Jr., the president's 39-year-old son, who played his father's usual role of Twitter foil, firing off snarky put-downs. "Is this a joke?" Trump Jr. asked at one point.
Days after an off-duty Texas sheriff's deputy was accused of helping her husband choke a man to death outside a Denny's restaurant, both have been charged with murder.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. - Bill Cosby thought he could talk his way out of his problems with the woman who accused him of drugging and sexually assaulting her. Jurors in the comedian's sexual assault trial have heard a taped recording of one of Cosby's phone conversations in 2005 with Gianna Constand, the mother of his alleged victim, Andrea Constand. But it wasn't until Friday- on the fifth day of Cosby's trial - that jurors learned what was going through the comic legend's mind during those conversations.
MOSUL, Iraq - The Eubank family has a guiding principle - if other families are forced to live in war zones, there should be no issue with theirs being on hand to help. And so as Iraqi forces pushed into the last pockets of western Mosul still under Islamic State control, an American mom was home schooling her three children in a room above a medic station deep inside the city. Sahale, 16, and Suuzanne, 14, sat in a corner with their laptops near their mother, Karen, occasionally bursting into song. Eleven-year-old Peter lay on a camping mat on the floor doing math.
WASHINGTON -Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was the last senator to question former FBI director James Comey at Thursday's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. Nearing the end of more than 2 1/2 hours of questioning, McCain focused his line on two FBI inquiries: the 2016 investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state and the 2017 investigation of Russian interference in the presidential election.
Jesse Ventura, the former Navy SEAL turned professional wrestler who eventually became Minnesota's governor, has never been fond of decorum or the media. As "The Body," a villainous Ventura provoked ire inside the ring and went on to become "the most controversial announcer in WWE, calling it like he saw it on a weekly basis, no matter what political correctness might dictate," according to his WWE profile.
Katie Hawley was not home when the black bear toured her house in Vail, Colorado, but it had no problem getting in. She had accidentally left the kitchen window unlocked, and the bear slid it right open, as if it were familiar with the model. In the living room, as security camera footage would later reveal, the bear took in the views, loped around the coffee table and briefly stood on its hind legs to play the piano. The animal was less adept with that human-designed apparatus: The music was not very good. This was no Bear-thooven.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he would nominate Christopher Wray - a white-collar criminal defense attorney who led the Justice Department's Criminal Division during the George W. Bush administration - to serve as the next FBI director. Trump posted the announcement on Twitter, declaring Wray a "man of impeccable credentials." His appointment would still have to be confirmed by the Senate, which is sure to scrutinize Trump's nominee intensely.
Here are 20 questions I would like asked by senators and answered by former FBI Director James Comey in the course of Thursday's hearing, preferably in this order and preferably without preamble or theatrics: 1. Mr. Comey, you have repeatedly testified before this and other congressional committees in 2016 and 2017 about aspects of the 2016 election and investigations into those matters. Have you reviewed those appearances and that testimony prior to appearing today?