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Deputy national security adviser bashed by Melania is reassigned

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Two presidential aides said Trump was considering forcing out deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel , but as of Tuesday afternoon, the adviser remained in her West Wing office. Officials did not dispute that other people, beyond the first lady's office, have complained about what they consider to be Ricardel's abrasive, yelling manner. Read More »

Couple, homeless man charged in charitable scam

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The story spread like wildfire online, and resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations being sent from people who wanted to also help Bobbitt Jr. All were charged with theft by deception. The three face potential sentences of five to 10 years for the second-degree crimes. The story originally gained popularity after the large amount of money was raised, however trouble struck when the couple allegedly stole some of the funds for their personal use and were later sued by ... Read More »

1,600 Lawyers Send Powerful Message To Senate Republicans: ‘Protect Robert Mueller Probe’

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While the full scope of Mueller's investigation remains classified, Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed him in May 2017 to investigate allegations of collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation. But Mueller has quietly chipped away, indicting several dozen people, a lot of them Russians. Now Washington is on tenterhooks while waiting for Mueller, who works in near total secrecy, to issue his final report . Read More »

Narendra Modi meets Australian counterpart Scott Morrison in Singapore

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Still, any mention of weapons testing could influence the direction of stalled diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang that's meant to rid the North of its nuclear weapons. Since Mr Kim and Mr Trump's summit in June, Washington has called for more action on nuclear disarmament and Pyongyang has called for the USA to first approve a peace declaration to formally end the Korean war. Read More »

Trump rejects North Korea 'undeclared' missile site report

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A report by a Washington D.C. think tank suggests North Korea's Kim Jong Un is expanding his country's nuclear missile program, building new missile hosting facilities at sixteen different locations across the country. "The United States and North Korea have yet to conclude an agreement that inhibits deployment of missiles by Pyongyang , never mind requiring their dismantlement". Read More »

California wildfire likely to become deadliest in state history

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Los Angeles County firefighters attack flames approaching the Salvation Army camps in Malibu Creek State Park during the Woolsey Fire on November 10 near Malibu. He said: "Currently we don't really know because we haven't been able to go back, all we've been able to encounter are videos and pictures but not clear evidence". Read More »

Overheating machines complicate Florida's midterm elections recount battle

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All 67 counties face a state-ordered deadline of Thursday to finish their recounts. Scott on Sunday had asked a Broward County judge to issue an emergency injunction calling for law enforcement to seize all voting machines, tallying devices and ballots when they are not being used until the end of the recount and any related litigation. Read More »

John Bolton: Khashoggi murder tape does not implicate Saudi prince

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According to The New York Times , the killing tape that Turkey shared with the U.S. included a line from one of the team that murdered Khashoggi telling someone on the phone to "tell your boss" that "the deed was done ". "In the beginning we said we formed a working group with Saudi Arabia and that we had no plans to take the (murder) into global court", Cavusoglu said in parliament. Read More »

Lynching remark puts spotlight on Mississippi Senate race

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In August, President Trump endorsed Hyde-Smith over another Republican in Mississippi's State Senate, Chris McDaniel. "Cindy Hyde-Smith's comments are reprehensible ", he said. Journalist Lamar White Jr . posted the 10-second video clip Sunday morning on social media. Between the years of 1882 and 1968, MS had the highest number of lynchings in the entire country with 581, according to the NAACP , including the lynching of Emmett Till. Read More »

Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at United States border

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Hundreds of migrants who had split off from the main "caravan" arrived in Tijuana early Tuesday on nine buses. They are largely reinforcing existing border fencing with concertina wire. As with the others, the LGBT faction are hoping to get political asylum either at the San Ysidro or Otay Mesa ports of entry. The report also included a statement from the Mexican ambassador to the US, who said that caravan members were "very violent", noting: "Unfortunately, some of the people in the ... Read More »

The untold truth of Jim Acosta

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Saturday Night Live tackled the recent controversy over the removal of CNN's Jim Acosta's credentials on "Weekend Update", as a "White House intern" appeared on the show and snatched co-anchor Colin Jost's pencil. The president said he doesn't know when, or if, Acosta will get the pass back. "We will not tolerate the inappropriate behaviour clearly documented in this video". Read More »

Netanyahu calls Paris conversation with Putin ‘very important’

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You have globalists. I also love the world and I don't mind helping the world, but we have to straighten out our country first. The two leaders are in France this weekend to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I. Other topics, in addition to the ones listed by the French, were trade, sanctions, Afghanistan and China, she said. On Sunday, hundreds of Parisians massed in the city's Place de la Republique to demonstrate against Trump, who braved the rain elsewhere that morning to ... Read More »

Michelle Obama Says Melania Trump Turned Down Her Offer for Help

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Obama former chief of staff Tina Tchen told me while serving as first lady, Obama did not keep a diary. "Told me I was angry", she said . In her memoir, Michelle Obama called Trump's attention to the issue "crazy and mean-spirited" fueled by "underlying bigotry and xenophobia" in order to "stir up the wingnuts and kooks". Read More »

Some survivors of bar shooting also lived through Vegas

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Orfanos liked to focus on the positive. Long's high school track coach said he physically assaulted her his senior year, but she never filed charges. Then he got a look at the shooter and the terror unfolding and decided they needed to escape. The group defines a mass shooting as an incident in which four or more people are wounded or killed by gunfire, not including the shooter. Read More »

Death toll hits 25 from wildfires at both ends of California

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The worst of the wildfires is in Butte County in Northern California . In Northern California , Sheriff Honea said Butte County consulted anthropologists from California State University at Chico because, in some cases, investigators have been able to recover only bones and bone fragments. Read More »

USA listened to Khashoggi tapes, Turkish president claims

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Although Turkey has not publicly blamed Saudi Arabia for the killing, officials there have said Mr. Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered at the consulate in Istanbul after arriving to obtain papers to marry his Turkish fiancee. "They listened to the conversations which took place here, they know", he said, but added that they were not accompanied by any written documents. The White House declined to say whether it had a copy of the recording, The New York Times reported Saturday , but ... Read More »