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Giant air tanker used to attack growing Georgia wildfire

George, which lies in the fire zone, has been closed in Charlton County. As of Monday, the fire had burned 210 square miles (about 545 square kilometers), inc...


Southwestern Montana deputy killed in shootout

Investigators found the deputy's vehicle in a ditch and used its dashboard camera to identify the sport utility vehicle he was pursuing, Gootkin said. Spike str...


Mormon Church Will Withdraw From Boy Scouts' Programs For Older Teens

In Thursday's announcement, the church said that it learned recently that the Boy Scouts are considering admitting girls, but that its decision was made indepen...


Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal in NC voter ID case

The Republican-backed 2013 law imposed several voting restrictions including a voter ID requirement, reduced early-voting hours and a prohibition on registering...


GOP candidate for FBI says no special counsel for inquiry

Former aides describe him as a detail-obsessed and thoughtful boss. "He didn't recuse from being attorney general", Cornyn told reporters. The FBI has never b...


Wilson School Board proposes 1.6 percent tax increase

The unreceived state money represents 28 percent of the budgeted transportation revenues for the year. Spending elsewhere is flat or shifting slightly. That mea...


Gianforte lends himself $1M in bid for Montana U.S. House

Most of the money from outside groups - $4.3 million, or 85 percent of it - has been spent on behalf of Gianforte, for ads and mailers attacking Quist or suppor...


Defiant Trump Says He Had 'Absolute Right' to Share Information With Russia

But the classified information he shared with a geopolitical foe was nonetheless explosive, having been provided by a critical US partner through an intelligenc...


Sen. Mike Lee Says Trump Is 'Fully Cooperating' With Russia Investigation

Democrats called for a special prosecutor to investigate the alleged Russian ties to the president's 2016 election campaign. Mr Trump's nominee must be confir...


Four Plead Guilty in Hazing Death of Baruch College Student in 2013

The four men were originally charged with murder. Deng, a 19-year-old Baruch College freshman, was pledging the Pi Delta Psi fraternity in 2013 when he died a...


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to Sign Strong Anti-Sanctuary Bill

The bill, which was approved by the House the next day, would force law enforcement officials to cooperate with deportation efforts by threatening jail time a...


Clapper says Trump eroding checks and balances

Clapper tells CNN's "State of the Union" that he thinks "our institutions are under threat internally". When asked about the possibility of Trump obstructin...


Girl Pulled From Lake Near Rogers Park In 'Extremely Critical' Condition Tuesday

Paramedics reportedly arrived on the scene just a few minutes after she went under the water, but high winds made it hard for searchers to find her, and she was...


Schiff calls Trump's loyalty conversation with Comey "highly unethical"

When CNN's Jake Tapper asked, "Internally, from the president?" (The investigation has metastasized with the report that the Justice Department is seeking "ba...


Trump talk with Russians 'wholly appropriate,' adviser says

Reacting to the allegations, Trump tweeted , "As president I wanted to share with Russian Federation (at an openly scheduled White House meeting) which I have ...


GOP health care bill the right prescription for US

Instead, the measure would encourage people to maintain coverage by prohibiting insurance companies from cutting them off or charging more for pre-existing cond...


Boeing Picks St. Louis for Potential Jet Plant

The U.S. government is expected to award a contract for the project by the end of the year. And the number of jobs it would effect is a major factor: it's exp...


Merrick Garland To Remain A Judge; Won't Be FBI Director

The source told CNN that the judge "loves his job and has no interest in leaving the judiciary". The two sources spoke on condition of anonymity. Speaking in ...


Lawmakers Ask Trump to Turn Over Any Comey Tapes

NY state judge Michael Garcia, acting FBI Director James McCabe, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn and the former head of the Justice Department's Criminal Divis...


Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle in talks to replace Press Secretary Sean Spicer

Now a co-host on Fox News' " The Five " on weeknights, Guilfoyle was formerly an assistant district attorney in the San Francisco and Los Angeles District Att...


Sen. Lindsey Graham to President Trump: Stop Tweeting About the Russia Investigation

Sources with knowledge of the situation emphasized that they do not believe Comey would have spoken about the Russian Federation probe with Trump under any circ...


Wolf: Leftover DNC Money Should Have Gone to Taxpayers

The Legislature provided $10 million for the event, and some lawmakers voiced displeasure upon finding out that the host committee gave almost $1 million in bon...


Cop shot in upstate NY, suspect barricaded in home

A man who answered the phone at the Maybrook Police Department says the agency isn't releasing details. They couldn't give an exact location of the scene, but...


Trump pledges to move quickly to nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

Schiller was among those Trump consulted about Comey and was tapped by the president to deliver a letter informing the director of his firing. Unless the pres...


NYC school blocks immigration officer from looking for 4th grade student

The incident comes two months after de Blasio ordered city schools to turn away federal immigration officers if they do not have a warrant signed by a judge. ...


Defiant Trump says he had 'right' to share information with Russia

Trump's tweets tried to explain away the news, which emerged late Monday, that he had shared sensitive, "code-word" information with the Russian foreign minis...


Trump's shifting reason for firing Comey could cost him with Hill leaders

Secret audio tapes were central to the downfall of former President Richard Nixon, who resigned rather than face certain impeachment in 1974. Trump, who called ...


Trump Pledges To Move Swiftly To Nominate New FBI Chief

Clapper spoke following Trump's sudden firing of Comey last week, which drew sharp criticism because it came amid the FBI's probe into Russian Federation meddli...


Trump shared sensitive information with Russians

Garland, the federal judge nominated to the Supreme Court previous year by President Barack Obama, was denied a Senate hearing by McConnell. And Deputy Nation...


Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians in Oval Office

United States agencies are reportedly in the process of drawing up plans to expand a ban on passengers carrying laptop computers onto US-bound flights from seve...


ACLU: President Trump's 'Religious Liberty' Executive Order Has 'No Discernible Policy Outcome'

U.S. law prohibits tax-exempt religious organizations and churches from intervening on behalf of or in opposition to political candidates. National Public Ra...


Mormon Church Bows Out Of Two Boy Scout Programs

It also says that it will continue to support Cub Scout and Boy Scout activities for kids ranging from eight to 13 years in age. How does this impact the fi...


Federal Investigators Head To Deadly Jet Crash Site Near Teterboro Airport

No one else was on board. Several buildings caught fire, according to Carlstadt Police. The public works building was not struck, borough officials said, but ...


Palestinian President On Four-Day India Visit

Adelson disagrees with the notion the embassy move should be tied to progress in the Mideast peace process, sources informed Axios . In another sign that the...


Sen. John Cornyn among candidates to be FBI director

He turned to Twitter, his communications method of choice, to issue a threat - the possible scrapping of the daily White House briefings. Friday, Trump create...