Why Manafort?s offer to cooperate in probe is less than meets the eye
WASHINGTON ? A surprise offer by Paul Manafort, President Trump?s former campaign manager, to ?provide information? to congressional committees investigating links between the Trump campaign and Russia may be far more limited than it first appeared, according to congressional sources and others familiar with the matter. ?Paul Manafort to Testify Before House Intelligence Panel,? read the headline in the New York Times.
The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot dead
An outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in broad daylight in Kiev Thursday, just two days after a lawyer for the family of a slain Russian whistleblower was injured in a mysterious fall from his fourth-story apartment near Moscow. Denis Voronenkov was a former Russian Communist Party member who?d become increasingly critical of Putin?s policies after fleeing to Ukraine in 2016. As it has after similar incidents, the Kremlin swiftly rejected any suggestion it was involved in Voronenkov?s murder.
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Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability scheme
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) ? A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as "Mr. Social Security" pleaded guilty Friday for his role in what prosecutors portrayed as a long-running scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments.
House GOP abruptly scraps health care vote
House Speaker Paul Ryan suddenly pulled the President Trump-backed bill to repeal and replace Obamacare in a last-minute admission he was not able to marshal the required 216 votes Friday afternoon. ?We were very close,? Trump said from the Oval Office late Friday afternoon. Trump had thrown his full endorsement to the health care bill in recent weeks and has long staked his reputation on being a master negotiator.
Cuba's secret negotiator with US was president's son: cardinal
Cuban President Raul Castro's son, Alejandro, was the communist island's envoy for secret negotiations with the United States that led to the countries' historic rapprochement, a cardinal close to the talks said. Speculation had long swirled that Alejandro Castro Espin, the president's 51-year-old son, headed up the secret talks.
Police investigate Indian lawmaker over airline sandal fracas
Indian police said on Friday they were launching an investigation into a Hindu-nationalist lawmaker a day after he acknowledged hitting an Air India official 25 times with his sandals in a row over a business class seat. The state carrier and other airlines said they would bar Ravindra Gaikwad from flying after the fracas which has triggered a debate on the behavior of members of the political elite, and calls for a no-fly list for unruly passengers. Gaikwad, from the Shiv Sena party, allies of India's ruling BJP, did not apologize for Thursday's confrontation and told reporters he had been badly treated.
Nunes: 'There Was No Wiretapping of Trump Tower'
Remembering the victims of London's terror attack
Floral arrangements were placed near Westminster Bridge and outside New Scotland Yard on Friday, part of tributes to the victims of Wednesday?s attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London. As dusk fell on Thursday, several thousand people gathered in London?s Trafalgar Square for a candlelit vigil to honor the victims and their families and to show London?s unity in the face of militant attacks.
Hillary Clinton on GOP health bill breakdown: ?The fight isn?t over yet?