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.
California wildfire burns 45 buildings near Yosemite
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A raging wildfire in central California that has forced more than 5,000 people from their homes spread rapidly on Thursday after destroying dozens of buildings not far from Yosemite National Park, fire officials said. The Detwiler Fire, which is menacing the former gold rush town of Mariposa in the Sierra Nevada foothills, is only 10 percent contained, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, said on its website. "We're doing everything we can to protect that town and all the other communities in that area," Amy Head, a spokeswoman for Cal Fire, said by telephone.
Police chief criticizes US cop who shot Australian woman
The police chief in Minneapolis, speaking out for the first time Thursday, strongly criticized the actions of one of the city's officers who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman. Chief Janee Harteau had been on vacation when Justine Damond was killed by an officer responding to her emergency call Saturday night of a possible assault near her home in the Midwestern US city. Appearing before the news media for the first time to address the incident, Harteau forcefully rejected the actions of Officer Mohamed Noor, who shot Damond.
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.
Cancer Survivor Says John McCain Can Fight Brain Tumor: 'It Doesn't Have to Be a Death Sentence'
Tourists at all-inclusive Mexico resort reportedly drugged, woman dies
OJ Simpson's Finances Under Scrutiny
Mosul's Christians face dilemma after Islamic State
The jihadists may have been ousted from their Iraqi hometown of Mosul but many Christians like Haitham Behnam refuse to go back and trade in the stability of their new lives. "There's no security, no protection for Christians back there," said the former resident of the largest city in northern Iraq. "It's better for us to stay here and keep our mouths shut," said the man in his 40s who resettled in the Iraqi Kurdish capital of Arbil in 2014 after the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group seized control of Mosul.
Venezuela diplomat says he resigned to protest Maduro acts
UNITED NATIONS (AP) ? Venezuelan diplomat Isaias Medina said he resigned because of the systematic persecution of civilians, "state terrorism" and violations of the constitution by President Nicolas Maduro's government ? and he said Maduro should resign too.
Trump Finances Part of Russia Investigation
Greg Farrell, investigative reporter for Bloomberg News, talks with Rachel Maddow about Special Counsel Robert Mueller including Donald Trump's personal business and finances as part of the Trump Russia investigation.