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|‘Give it hell, John’: Family, colleagues and former foes wish McCain well
Sen. John McCain, who has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, has gotten an outpouring of support from across the political spectrum.
POSTED JULY 20, 2017 9:17 AM
|For Trump to Fire Mueller, Sessions Has to Go
Rachel Maddow looks at some of the background of former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort that is being looked at in the Trump Russia investigation and notes that if Trump is afraid the investigation is getting to close.
POSTED JULY 20, 2017 2:00 PM
|Illinois man charged with Chinese scholar kidnapping pleads not guilty
An Illinois man charged with kidnapping a female Chinese scholar who has been missing for more than a month pleaded not guilty during an appearance in a U.S. court on Thursday. Brendt Christensen, 28, is accused of abducting Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old visiting scholar at the University of Illinois from southeastern China, who disappeared on June 9. Zhang, who had been studying photosynthesis and crop productivity, was last seen when a security camera recorded her getting into a black car that authorities linked to Christensen, according to court records.
POSTED JULY 20, 2017 5:55 PM
|Germany cannot scare Turkey with 'threats': Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday told Germany it cannot scare Ankara with threats, in an escalating row over a wave of arrests that prompted Berlin to step up warnings to German tourists and investors. "They (Germany) cannot scare us with these threats, they should know this," Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul. "You (Germany) do not have the power to smear Turkey... or the power to scare us," he added.
POSTED JULY 21, 2017 9:47 AM
|In surrealist twist, Dali exhumed in paternity lawsuit
FIGUERES, Spain (AP) — Salvador Dali's eccentric artistic and personal history has taken yet another bizarre turn with the exhumation of his embalmed remains in order to find genetic samples that could settle whether one of the founding figures of surrealism fathered a girl decades ago.
POSTED JULY 20, 2017 6:59 PM
|Man Fatally Stabs Dog That Sided With Girlfriend in Arguments: Cops
Cops in Florida say Mike Lado was angry the dog, Blue, showed favoritism toward his live-in girlfriend.
POSTED JULY 21, 2017 2:36 PM
|Chester Bennington’s Wife Talinda Bentley Tweets He ‘Didn’t Kill Himself’
It remains unclear at the moment whether Bentley actually posted the tweets or whether her Twitter account was hacked.
POSTED JULY 21, 2017 12:59 AM
|U.S. warship crew found likely at fault in June collision: official
The crew of the USS Fitzgerald was likely at fault in the warship's collision with a Philippine cargo ship in June and had not been paying attention to their surroundings, according to initial findings in an investigation, a U.S. defense official told Reuters on Friday. Multiple U.S. and Japanese investigations are under way into how the USS Fitzgerald, a guided missile destroyer, and the much larger ACX Crystal container ship collided in clear weather south of Tokyo Bay in the early hours of June 17. The collision tore a gash below the Fitzgerald's waterline, killing seven sailors in what was the greatest loss of life on a U.S. Navy vessel since the USS Cole was bombed in Yemen's Aden harbor in 2000.
POSTED JULY 21, 2017 3:00 PM
|Republicans close to blocking Trump from easing Russia sanctions
In a rare show of defiance, Republicans in Congress are coming close to preventing Donald Trump from being able to roll back sanctions against Russia. The White House has sought to change a bill that would toughen sanctions on Moscow for meddling in the 2016 US election. Despite telling reporters that the White House supports new sanctions on Russia, Marc Short, its legislative director, declared that the bill would set “an unusual precedent of delegating foreign policy to 535 members of Congress.
POSTED JULY 21, 2017 5:17 PM
|After Trump rebuke, Sessions shows up for work, will stay ‘as long as that is appropriate’
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein dodged questions about their future with the Department of Justice following criticisms from President Trump. In an interview with the New York Times published Wednesday evening, Trump said that he would not have appointed Sessions as attorney general if he knew Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation. “We in the Department of Justice will continue every single day to work hard, to serve the national interest, and we wholeheartedly join in the priorities of President Trump,” said Sessions when asked if he had considered resignation.
POSTED JULY 20, 2017 11:28 AM