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He confirmed that after approaching the Democratic National Committee about a hack in their system, the DNC "did not feel it needed" the assistance of his agency. Johnson was unable to provide any specific steps he could have taken, instead replying, "Hindsight is brilliant". Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy had earlier asked Johnson pointedly whether he knew of any evidence of possible collusion by the Trump campaign.
  • It's So Hot, Your Flight May be Canceled — PALM SPRINGS

    It's So Hot, Your Flight May be Canceled — PALM SPRINGS

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    DID YOU KNOW?The highest temperature ever recorded in Phoenix , AZ was 50 C, on June 26, 1990. The morning flight was delayed more than an hour, but heat may not have played a role as a disabled aircraft was slowing operations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
  • Uber rolling out tipping

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    By some measures, Uber was performing pretty well. Riders embraced the app-based ride-hailing system as an low-priced, easy-to-use alternative to taxis, and still do today. However, after months of agitation from upset drivers about low pay , the company has finally relented and made a decision to add a tipping option to the app.
  • State Department 'mystified' by Gulf states on Qatar

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    He reaffirmed " Qatar's strategic stance that supports solving the crisis by civilised dialogue". QNB has a good capital base, diversified funding sources and one of the best cost-to-income ratios so the standoff isn't impacting the bank's ability to get funding from the global market, the official said.
  • Trump's AHCA Flip-Flop May Sabotage His Party's Obamacare Replacement Plan

    Trump's AHCA Flip-Flop May Sabotage His Party's Obamacare Replacement Plan

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    While the Senate is busy revising the Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA), the controversial Obamacare replacement that narrowly passed the House in May, President Trump is busy making their jobs that much more hard. That bill was widely criticized for allowing states to seek waivers from insurance protections for people with pre-existing health conditions. At the same time , insurers have relied on the payments and say that if they are abruptly cut off, it could trigger widespread ...
  • DUP talks not going as expected - Sky sources

    DUP talks not going as expected - Sky sources

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    Foster and the DUP made Varadkar aware of their opposing views on the matter, and the Irish Prime Minister conceded that he had failed to change their minds. The Queen's Speech was initially planned for Monday but was postponed because of the turmoil following the election. Mr Green, the Prime Minister's effective deputy, insisted the talks went "much wider" than just the Northern Ireland party's demands for extra spending and tax breaks.
  • Trump wants 'a little more help' from China

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    Democrats had lavished attention and money on Tuesday's special election, hoping for a victory that would underscore Republican worries about Trump and serve as a harbinger of a Democratic wave in 2018. The Republican leader, Sen. During a meandering speech, the president, saddled in Washington with sagging job approval numbers, seemed to draw on the energy of his supporters as he made the case that his administration has made "amazing progress" in its first five months.
  • DUP deal still possible, says senior Tory

    DUP deal still possible, says senior Tory

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    DUP leader Arlene Foster , left, and Prime Minister Theresa May . Mr Varadkar, one of three openly gay world leaders now in office, revealed today that he has pressed the DUP over their questionable use of "Petitions of Concern" to block all progress on marriage equality.
  • Handel to make Georgia history as its first GOP congresswoman

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    The former Georgia secretary of state won by nearly 4 points, beating Jon Ossoff , a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker and former congressional staffer - 51.9 percent to 48.1 percent. After Handel won, the Times credited the opposition's success in tying Ossoff to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi . "Our brand is worse than Trump", Ryan said, adding, in an evident flash of enlightenment: "We can't just run against Trump".
  • GOP health plan cuts Medicaid, ends penalties

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    The plan would also drop a House provision that allowed insurance companies under certain situations to boost premiums on patients with pre-existing conditions. McConnell was unveiling his plan even as GOP senators from across the party's political spectrum complained about the package and the secretive, behind-closed-doors meetings he used to draft a measure reshaping the country's medical system, which comprises one-sixth of the USA economy.
  • Trump checks out agriculture tech in Iowa

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    Trump said he has signed 39 pieces of legislation in the first five months of his administration, and signed executive orders to roll back countless regulations. The protesters were booed as they were ushered out of the arena. "We won last night", he told the crowd in Cedar Rapids. "I think health care is going to happen, and infrastructure is going to happen, and I look forward to being able to produce it", he said .
  • Democrats Ask 'What's Next?' After Republican Congressional Victories

    Democrats Ask 'What's Next?' After Republican Congressional Victories

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    Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel defeated her Democrat opponent, one-time national security aide Jon Ossoff . Let's also not forget that there was another special election in South Carolina's 5th yesterday - a district that's even more Republican than Georgia's 6th - and in that race Republican Ralph Norman prevailed over Democrat Archie Parnell by just three points , 51% to 48%.
  • Current, former US officials detail Russian cyberattacks

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    Mr Johnson served as Secretary of Homeland Security from December 2013 until Donald Trump was inaugurated as president in January. "In 2016, the Russian government, at the direction of Vladimir Putin himself, orchestrated cyberattacks on our nation for the objective of influencing our election".
  • Russia cruise past New Zealand in Confederations Cup

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    Russia , who are ranked 63rd as per the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, come into the game against the All Whites following a series of impressive warm-up games against Hungary, which they won 3-0, and Chile , where they were successful in holding their vastly superior Confed Cup participants to a 1-1 draw .
  • Warmbier Death Pushes Potential Trump-Kim Meeting 'Further Away'

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    Warmbier died in OH yesterday [Macau time], days after being released by North Korea . "I think it's going to be slowed down. I think the State Department should consider putting a restriction on". China has a powerful tool at its disposal: its trade ties with Pyongyang. Now the tour company that arranged his trip, Young Pioneer Tours, says they will no longer take Americans to the hermit kingdom.
  • French gov't resigns, is reappointed

    French gov't resigns, is reappointed

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    With the majority, the President will be able to have a relatively smooth presidency without much interference when changing French laws. Indeed, Hollande - who became the least popular president since records began - decided past year not to even seek re-election, the first incumbent not to try for a second term in the Fifth Republic.
  • Trump calls Warmbier's treatment a 'total disgrace,' suggesting Obama is to blame

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    It was unclear whether his remark represented a significant shift in his thinking in the USA struggle to stop North Korea's nuclear program and its test launching of missiles or a change in US policy toward China. The tweet puzzled even Trump's own aides. If a passport ban were placed on North Korea, an American who violated it could face a fine and up to 10 years in prison for a first offense.
  • President Trump Signs Executive Order on Apprenticeships to Close Skills Gap

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    He said he wants every high school in the U.S.to offer apprenticeship opportunities and hands-on learning. Apprenticeships would give students a way to learn skills without the crippling debt of four-year colleges, and expand those opportunities to women, minorities and other populations underrepresented among the nation's roughly 505,000 apprentices.
  • Confederations Cup: Mexico v New Zealand

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    In total, he's scored in eight different major worldwide competitions, though nine of his 13 big-tournament goals have come in the Euros and only three in World Cups. It goes without saying that all eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo in Moscow . Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says you must presume Ronaldo is innocent following tax evasion reports.
  • US, China agree to restrain business with North Korea

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    Warmbier travelled with a tour group to North Korea on his way to a study overseas program in Hong Kong, but was not allowed to leave the country. Citing two USA officials, CNN reported Tuesday that United States spy satellites have detected new activity at North Korea's nuclear test site on its northeastern region for the first time in several weeks.
  • Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Steps Down

    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Steps Down

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    That tone was set by Mr. Kalanick, who has aggressively turned the company into the world's dominant ride-hailing service and upended the transportation industry around the globe. An incendiary blog post by a former female engineer, and the results of the independent investigation it sparked, show a workplace where whole classes of employees felt the leadership was deaf to their concerns.
  • Trump will clamp down on Cuban travel, trade

    Trump will clamp down on Cuban travel, trade

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    It's a shame that President Trump listened to two hardline members of Congress instead of the majority of his Republican base, the majority of the American people and nearly every single Cuban on the island. Even family visits in Cuba from USA relatives could be in jeopardy. He's expected to unveil his policy in a speech Friday in Miami. Serafin Gomez is a White House Producer for FOX News Channel, who also covered the 2016 election as a Special Events & Politics producer and former ...
  • Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car

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    The shooting on July 6 previous year, in the Minneapolis suburb of Falcon Heights, gained widespread attention because Mr Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , live-streamed its gruesome aftermath on Facebook . Understandably, not many people bought that explanation and are outraged that Yanez was acquitted by a jury. The aftermath of the shooting was live-streamed on Facebook by the late Minnesota motorist's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds .
  • Seoul asks North Korea to free detainees

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    Delury, of Yonsei University, said that Beijing could apply more pressure by suspending tour groups from North Korea until USA prisoners are released. The drone flew for around 5 1/2 hours, taking 551 photos, including those of the site for the US missile interceptor system, called THAAD, in Seongju, some 270 kilometers southeast of Seoul.
  • US Says Iranian-Made Drone Shot Down in Syria

    US Says Iranian-Made Drone Shot Down in Syria

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    After the U.S. shot down a Syrian regime plane accused of bombing SDF near Tabqa on Sunday, the SDF threatened to retaliate against Syrian regime forces if attacks on them continue and Russian Federation has announced it will track and target any airborne vehicles that pass west of the Euphrates.
  • Fleury leads Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft choices

    Fleury leads Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft choices

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    Fleury was then welcomed on stage wearing his new sweater and waving to a crowd that, apparently to his surprise, responded with the warmest ovation of the evening. "It's not just a player per team", Foley said. "I'm so proud to be in Edmonton", McDavid said. We're happy that we've got a lot of defencemen, we've got really good goaltending, we've got a lot of centres and we've got scoring on the wings.
  • After Trump tweet, China says it works non-stop on N Korea

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    But tensions remain-particularly over China's building of artificial islands in disputed South China Sea waters, and Washington's strong desire to get Beijing to rein in Kim Jong-Un's isolated North Korean regime . The route to inflicting significant economic pain on Kim's government remains through China. Ohio's Republican U.S. senator said Wednesday he had a secret meeting with North Korean officials in NY last December to press for Warmbier's release.
  • Man sets fire to memorial of slain Virginia teen Nabra Hassanen

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    The young graphic artist says Hassanen's slaying hit close to home. Torres has a girlfriend and a 4-year-old son and works in construction, according to the Washington Post . Although the horrific details of Hassanen's death have led authorities to determine that there was no evidence of a hate crime, the freshly discovered vandalism of Hassanen's memorial site only makes this awful story even worse.
  • 'Ireland's interests are the Eu's interests' in Brexit talks, says Simon Coveney

    'Ireland's interests are the Eu's interests' in Brexit talks, says Simon Coveney

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    The British and EU Brexit negotiators agreed how to organise talks on Britain's divorce at a first meeting in Brussels on Monday, where both sides stressed goodwill but also the huge complexity and tight deadline . As recently as last week the government had insisted that trade talks could take place at the same time as discussion of citizens' rights, the Northern Irish border, and financial settlements.
  • Democrats lose an iconic battle in Georgia

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    Ryan told NPR on Wednesday that the ads that Republican groups ran harnessing Pelosi's unpopularity with their GOP base voters were clearly effective. House Democratic leaders are taking some comfort in coming in a close second for a seat that's always been firmly in GOP hands. To note the significance, Handel also shared a story from the campaign trail of meeting a young girl who the Congresswoman-elect said had been following the race.
  • Senate GOP steers toward showdown vote on health bill

    Senate GOP steers toward showdown vote on health bill

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    Criticism after criticism that Republicans have lobbed at Democrats over the years about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed apply to a far greater extent to the health-care bill the GOP leadersip has been drafting covertly. Senator Bernie Sanders said he will do "everything humanly and legally possible" to ensure the American Health Care Act ( AHCA ) "never sees the light of day".
  • Cher: GOP Runs Against Pelosi in Every Race

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    Anchor Chris Cuomo told Coons, "You have to figure out why all the negativity toward the president isn't enough for people to switch, if they are Republicans , to Democrat". The Republican victory - the fourth special election won by the party this year - has generated renewed momentum for the party's long-awaited plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, with Senate Republicans due to unveil their own proposal for the American Health Care Act on Thursday.
  • Heat wave hits Southwest on 1st day of summer

    Heat wave hits Southwest on 1st day of summer

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    Temperatures could reach 115 degrees in some areas. At Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, more than 40 regional departures were canceled Tuesday. She added that temperatures were expected to stay in the 110-115 range until next week. Flights scheduled for the same time on Wednesday and Thursday will also be rescheduled, the company said.
  • EU, UK agree for Brexit negotiations: Michel Barnier

    EU, UK agree for Brexit negotiations: Michel Barnier

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    This is a stark retreat from Davis' core demands before the talks , where he had called for parallel talks on both aspects of the process. "The EU 27 position is clear in terms of what conditions we'd like to see for our citizens there and what we can offer for United Kingdom citizens here", the diplomat said.
  • S.Korean President condoles death of USA student released by Pyongyang

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    Why? To make a political point, to show the US that this is what you get if you mess with North Korea . She says Warmbier's death "touches the American heart like no other". While visiting the hermit state in 2016, Warmbier was jailed for trying to steal a propaganda poster. When he arrived, he was in a coma, which North Korea said was due to him contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill.
  • Republican wins Georgia House seat, fends off upstart Democrat

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    Murphy also said "the fact that we have spent so much time talking about Russian Federation has been a distraction from what should be the clear contrast between Democrats and the Trump agenda". "We also know we're not going to win every time, and the focus for us is about 2018". When Handel joins the House as the first Republican woman to be elected to Congress from Georgia , she will bring the GOP majority there to 239-193.