Obstruction Looms Over Trump McConnell Fight
Barbara McQuade, former U.S. attorney, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether Donald Trump's reported pressuring of Mitch McConnell on the Trump Russia investigation constitutes an obstruction of justice.
Some anchors throw shade at eclipse
Spain suspect says terror cell planned big attack on monuments
A suspected member of the terror cell that unleashed carnage in Spain last week admitted to a judge on Tuesday that the jihadists had planned to hit monuments in an even bigger attack. Mohamed Houli Chemlal, 21, said he knew of the plans two months ago, as he, and three other suspects, appeared in court for the first time since twin attacks killed 15 people and wounded more than 100. The four are the only surviving suspects from what was believed to be a 12-man terror cell that rammed a van into pedestrians on a tourist-packed boulevard in Barcelona on Thursday.
Louise Linton, wife of Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, apologizes for nasty Instagram spat
China defends ally Pakistan after Trump criticism
China defended its ally Pakistan on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States could no longer be silent about Pakistan's "safe havens" for militants and warned it had much to lose by continuing to "harbor terrorists". Trump on Monday committed the United States to an open-ended conflict in Afghanistan, signaling he would dispatch more troops to America's longest war and vowing "a fight to win".
Chelsea Manning Has Epic Response To Tweeter Who Wants Her 'Shot For Treason'
Divers have located human remains in warship: US admiral
Divers searching for 10 missing sailors on a US destroyer that collided with a tanker off Singapore have found human remains, the commander of the US Pacific Fleet said Tuesday. "The divers were able to locate some remains in those sealed compartments during their search today," Admiral Scott Swift told reporters, referring to a search by divers of compartments on the damaged warship USS John S. McCain. The accident happened before dawn Monday in busy shipping lanes around the Strait of Singapore, with water flooding into the vessel after a huge hole was torn in its hull.
The stray dogs of Chernobyl
An estimated 900 stray dogs live in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, many of them likely the descendants of dogs left behind following the mass evacuation of residents in the aftermath of the 1986 nuclear disaster. Volunteers, including veterinarians and radiation experts from around the world, are participating in an initiative called the Dogs of Chernobyl, launched by the nonprofit Clean Futures Fund. Participants capture the dogs, study their radiation exposure, vaccinate them against parasites and diseases including rabies, tag the dogs and release them again into the exclusion zone.
Trump administration halts research on mountaintop coal mining's health effects
Donald Trump?s Department of the Interior has told the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to stop studying the effects of coal mining on health. A branch of the interior department ? the office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement ? was funding an inquiry into the potential correlation between increased human health risks and living near surface coal mine sites in Central Appalachia. Coal mining in Central Appalachia, where the committee?s work is focused, includes mountaintop removal in which peaks have been blasted off.
US Embassy in Russia stops issuing tourist visas for 8 days
MOSCOW (AP) ? In a step that could affect hundreds of thousands of Russian tourists, the U.S. Embassy in Russia said Monday it would suspend issuing nonimmigrant visas for eight days from Wednesday in response to the Russian decision to cap embassy staff.