Trump publicly acknowledges Russia probe includes him

Comey said the notes contain his recollections that Trump asked for his loyalty when they met for a January dinner and then urged him during a private meeting in the Oval Office two weeks later to drop an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Read More

Putin: New sanctions will 'complicate' Russia-US ties

Putin: New sanctions will 'complicate' Russia-US ties

So the White House would have to reject stricter punishments against Iran, which it favors, in order to derail the parts of the legislation it may object to. Currently, President Trump could relax the Russian sanctions unilaterally; these provisions would take that power away from him, and force any changes to go through the Congress. Read More

All Eyes on the Tropics as Potential Storm Nears Gulf of Mexico

NWS expects continued gradual development in the area as the system moves slowly northwest across Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula over the remainder of the weekend. Exactly where the system fully organizes will determine its future track. A tropical storm warning is in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad, Tobago, and Grenada. Read More

Hudson region under flash flood watch for Monday, June 19

Hudson region under flash flood watch for Monday, June 19

The weather service warned residents to be wary near creeks and streams that are prone to flooding, especially in urban areas. All of the storms will produce heavy rain and frequent lightning. Mostly cloudy skies will hold through Monday morning and a few showers may also move through west to east. Rainfall amounts to start things off this morning will be relatively light. Read More

Otto Warmbier Returns From North Korea With Extensive Brain Damage

Fred Warmbier said he received "a very nice phone call" Wednesday from the president. In Cincinnati, doctors said they performed a battery of tests on Warmbier, ranging from ordinary X-rays to more advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans as well as skeletal surveys of the skull, ribs, pelvis and other areas to look for broken bones. Read More

Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria

Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria

The missile strikes, which occurred on Saturday, are the first reported ground-to-ground strikes from Iran into Syria since the Arab country descended into a civil war in 2011. Islamic State issued a statement claiming responsibility for the Tehran attack. Five ISIL-linked attackers stormed Iran's parliament and a shrine to revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on June 7, killing at least 17 people and wounding more than 50. Read More

Authorities say escaped Georgia inmates caught in Tennessee

Sills was emotional as he described the initial scene to reporters. "This black stripe, it's been on this badge more in the previous year than ever before", Sills said , fighting back tears. Sills says the green Honda still hasn't been recovered and it's unknown whether the two men are still traveling together. A Georgia sheriff said officers were "desperate". Read More

Shift in Cuba policy would be failure for United States, says expert — Interview

Shift in Cuba policy would be failure for United States, says expert — Interview

The Treasury Department will have 90 days to implement these changes, according to the Miami Herald , which was briefed on Trump's planned announcement scheduled for Friday. The U.S. has had a trade embargo against Cuba for 56 years. "Some 85 percent of our clients are Americans and they are the ones who consume most and pay the best", said Yuri Barroso , doing promotion for a restaurant on Plaza Vieja, a square surrounded by elegantly restored colonial buildings. Read More

Deputies Seize $1 Million in

Deputies Seize $1 Million in "Meth Lollipops"

They may look like tasty treats but investigators say they are unsafe. The police were responding to a report that a home was being burglarized, and noticed a man and woman taking the lollipops out of the house. "And even if they were not sold directly to a child, what if these lollipops were dropped anywhere in the neighborhood". Deputies said there were so numerous lollipops in the suspects' auto, they couldn't even close the door. Read More

President Trump Nominated Jessica Rosenworcel to Return to FCC

President Trump Nominated Jessica Rosenworcel to Return to FCC

In the weeks before Trump's official announcement, Rosenworcel had been widely viewed as the front-runner for her party's open slot at the FCC , sources previously told Recode . Her term officially ended on June 30, 2016 but she had been formally approved for a second term by President Obama many months before. "This appointment rights a wrong, because she deserved confirmation previous year, and should have been sitting on the commission all along". Read More

Bill Cosby Jury Drills Down on His Deposition Testimony

Bill Cosby Jury Drills Down on His Deposition Testimony

More than 50 women have come forward with decades-old allegations of sexual misconduct in recent years, but Cosby's representatives have always maintained his innocence. "Think about that, in terms of the courage Andrea Constand has shown", Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said in closing arguments as Constand sat with detectives, her mother and other accusers in the front row. Read More

Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is preparing for sharp questions from his former Senate colleagues about his role in the firing of James Comey and his Russian contacts during the campaign. The committee shortly after said the hearing would be open. Did Comey relate that in a closed door session? He'll most likely be asked about his involvement in the Russia investigation and his undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador. Read More

Dry drowning may have claimed child's life

Dry drowning may have claimed child's life

Frankie seemed to get better until Saturday morning when he complained about his shoulders hurting. "They're trying to breathe against those closed vocal cords, which can lead to inflammation , swelling, and fluid in the lungs", he explained. Read More

Sessions offered to quit amid rising tensions with Trump

Sessions offered to quit amid rising tensions with Trump

The frustration comes at a critical juncture for Trump. Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores declined to comment. Trump has fumed to allies and advisers ever since, suggesting that Sessions made a needless decision. An administration official told CNN that Trump's frustration with Sessions dates back to March 2, when Sessions suddenly recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation amid pressure from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Read More

'Canelo' Alvarez to face 'GGG' Golovkin in Las Vegas

'Canelo' Alvarez to face 'GGG' Golovkin in Las Vegas

And let's not forget the Keith Thurman-Danny Garcia brawl on March 4, followed two weeks later by the Gennady Golovkin -Daniel Jacobs fight on March 18, which many thought Jacobs won. Texas' AT&T Cowboys stadium was also in the running but despite it's far greater capacity ability than the T-Mobile Arena, it couldn't compete with the boxing business lure of Vegas it would seem. Read More

Putin gives new election-hacking theory during Megyn Kelly's NBC debut

The question, again, provided to take a jab at the U.S. He said: "Well, this is just another load of nonsense". Even if it's a no comment or a pack of lies, we needed someone to try and get that response. For Russian President Vladimir Putin , it was a game. "The Constitution of the United States and the electoral legislation are structured in such a way that more electors can vote for a candidate who is backed by fewer voters", Putin said. Read More

Friday's Wake-Up Weather: Scattered Storm Chances

Friday's Wake-Up Weather: Scattered Storm Chances

Rain chances will linger into Monday but then gradually shove east as the upper level storm system moves slowly east into Arkansas. Monday night will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Saturday's high will top off around 85 degrees. Rain is expected to fall on Sunday throughout the day, with the heaviest rain late morning into the afternoon. Read More

Texas Pushes Ahead With 'bathroom bill' As Others Shy Away

Texas Pushes Ahead With 'bathroom bill' As Others Shy Away

The House-passed legislation would also reduce federal deficits over the next 10 years by $119 billion, CBO said Wednesday, which is less than the $150 billion CBO projected in a score of an earlier version of the bill. Abbott has said he wants to sign a bathroom bill into law, but he's also indicated he'd rather not call a special session on this or any issue. Texas Republicans have been pushing an aggressive right-wing agenda despite promised court challenges, including legislation that ... Read More

'I Made a Mistake': Republican Wins Despite Assault Charges from Reporter Scuffle

Meanwhile, a fundraising campaign to buy Ben Jacobs a new pair of glasses after Wednesday's incident quickly hit its target of $800 - with the additional money raised set to be donated to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Jacobs captured audio of the encounter which began with Jacobs asking Gianforte about the congressional health care bill. Gianforte's victory is a boost for Republicans, who are anxious Trump's political stumbles and increasing unpopularity may cost the party its ... Read More

Maryland finishes unbeaten, wins 13th women's lacrosse national championship

Maryland finishes unbeaten, wins 13th women's lacrosse national championship

Maryland is the favorite heading into the game and is looking to win its first national title since 1975. The Terps scored just 10 seconds into the game and racked up five goals in the first 4:29 of the second half, but Boston College kept it from becoming a runaway. Read More

GOP health care bill analysis to be released by Congressional Budget Office

Locally, health care jobs have grown to account for 19 percent of all private-sector employment in Montgomery County, which is one of only 10 OH counties where at least one in six private sector employees works in health care, according to the Policy Matters, a left-leaning think-tank with offices in Columbus and Cleveland. Read More

'Bathroom bill' battle likely to go down to the wire in Legislature

'Bathroom bill' battle likely to go down to the wire in Legislature

The House's bathroom bill rules passed on Sunday were also attached to a separate bill from the Senate, the original author of which has said they are "too watered down". The report says that is partly because insurance on average would cover less of people's health care costs. "It is another positive step toward keeping our promise to repeal and replace Obamacare", said House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis. Read More

Cooler weather today ushering in rainy pattern

Cooler weather today ushering in rainy pattern

While the highest of the two daily tides occur mainly at night this weekend , the daylight tides will also be high, which might make putting in your dock or boat a bit easier. Winds will be fairly light and overall it will be a very comfortable day outdoors. The day will be marked with winds blowing 25-30 miles per hour even beyond the reach of storms. Read More

Sheriff David Clarke plagiarized portions of his master's thesis on homeland security

Sheriff David Clarke plagiarized portions of his master's thesis on homeland security

Clarke, who said he would be joining President Trump's administration as an assistant secretary in the DHS, failed to properly attribute sources at least 47 times, the CNN story said. Specifically, Clarke, a former Trump surrogate, said he'll be working in the department's Office of Partnership and Engagement as a liaison for state, local, and tribal law enforcement. Read More

Trump to deliver commencement address at Liberty University

Liberty students did, at one point, speak out against their president's backing of Trump, for what it's worth, but this morning on AM Joy , it was notes that attendance today was mandatory. Despite speculation during the campaign that Trump's evangelical support didn't reflect faithful churchgoers, Pew confirmed that this was indeed a key voting bloc for Trump: Three-quarters said they had meant to vote for him. Read More