Obama should have confronted Russians on hacking, Democratic House intel leader says
Adam Schiff?s surprisingly sharp critique of the Obama administration came during a breakfast meeting with reporters in which he signaled that the House committee ? like its Senate counterpart ? plans to subpoena documents from Michael Flynn and his businesses. The former Trump White House national security adviser has refused requests for the documents, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
Landslide Buries Stretch of Famous Hwy. 1 at California?s Big Sur
I Won?t Forget What You Said, Pres. Trump Tells Pope Francis
Trump budget chief faces sharp questions during House hearing
Alabama death row inmate files flurry of last minute appeals
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) ? Convicted murderer Tommy Arthur ? called the "Houdini" of death row by some after escaping seven prior execution dates ? was scheduled to be put to death Thursday evening in Alabama, as his attorneys filed a flurry of last minute appeals.
Manchester Attack: Father and Brothers of Suspected Bomber Arrested
Richard Collins III: Father of black student murdered in suspected hate crime accepts his son?s degree
In an emotional ceremony at Maryland's Bowie State University, Richard Collins Jr was cheered as he took the podium. "I really have not tried to process motive or intentions behind this yet," he told NBC News before the ceremony. Police have charged 22-year-old Sean Urbanski with his murder.
Armed police patrol British trains for first time due to Manchester attack
Armed police will patrol trains across Britain from Thursday for the first time, British Transport Police said, after the terror threat level was raised to critical following a suicide bombing in Manchester on Monday. Armed officers have been regularly patrolling the London Underground since December last year, but this will be the first time they have will have patrolled on board train services elsewhere in the country, the police said. "By having firearms officers on board trains we're ensuring that trains remain as safe as possible for passengers.
DeVos grilled by Democrats on public school cuts, private school discrimination
Democratic legislators pressed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in her first public testimony since a contentious confirmation process. DeVos was answering questions on the White House budget proposal in front of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. The budget proposal has been criticized by some for making deep cuts to public education to fund school choice voucher programs such as those that DeVos promoted in her home state of Michigan.
Top Republican demands apology for assault on reporter
The top Republican in the US Congress demanded an apology Thursday from the party's candidate in a high-stakes special election in Montana, who stands accused of assaulting a reporter on the eve of the vote. Greg Gianforte -- a wealthy businessman who had been expected to comfortably win Thursday's contest until recent weeks -- faces up to six months in county jail and a $500 fine if convicted of misdemeanor assault against a journalist from the British newspaper The Guardian. The race was already being watched as a political bellwether, with Republicans concerned about possible cracks in support for President Donald Trump after his crisis-ridden first four months in office.