White House concedes Russia meddled in campaign, but denies it changed the result
The White House Thursday addressed the joint intelligence report that found Russia had attempted to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, more than five months after the report?s conclusions were made public. First, on Twitter, President Trump dismissed the concerns about Russia as a ?big Dem HOAX? and suggested that his predecessor, President Barack Obama, did little to confront the problem. White House aides then clarified Trump?s remarks and said he believes there was Russian meddling but is certain it did not affect the outcome of the race.
Pelosi On Criticism from Dems: 'I Think I'm Worth the Trouble'
Pushing back on criticism from fellow party members after the Democratic loss in a Georgia special election this week, Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she?s ?worth the trouble? as Democrats? leader in the House.
Tim Kaine: U.S. strikes on Syrian forces ?completely illegal?
Milwaukee mayor urges peaceful protest after ex-cop cleared
FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for Robocalls
IS blows up Mosul mosque, latest heritage site destroyed
BAGHDAD (AP) ? The Islamic State group's destruction of a 12th century mosque and its iconic leaning minaret in the Iraqi city of Mosul is only the latest in a long list of priceless archaeological and other cultural sites that the militants have ravaged.
U.S. Attorney General Sessions hires private attorney
Four GOP senators: We won?t vote for new health care bill
In a potentially game-changing move, four conservative senators quickly announced Thursday afternoon that they oppose the health care bill rolled out by Republican Senate leadership earlier in the day. Ted Cruz, R-Texas and Ron Johnson, R-Wis. said in a statement that the proposal did not go far enough to overhaul the current system. ?There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current health care system, but it does not appear that this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to the Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs,? the group said in the release.
Exploding whipped cream dispenser kills fitness blogger
An Instagram star and well-known fitness blogger has died in a freak accident after a pressurised cannister used for dispensing whipped cream exploded, hitting her in the chest, her family has said. Rebecca Burger, who had a large following on the social media site, where she posted regular pictures of herself promoting fitness products, was killed in eastern France in what the family said was a domestic incident. "It is with great sadness we announce the death of Rebecca who died the June 18th, 2017 in an accident in the home," read a statement on Burger's Instagram account, signed "The grieving family".
Trump admits he has no tapes of Comey meetings