• View from Away: Congress must protect Robert Mueller

    View from Away: Congress must protect Robert Mueller

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    It's the closest to an unvarnished opinion on the Mueller Investigation from Whitaker that we're likely to get. Whitaker, a Republican Party loyalist and chief of staff to just-ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions , was elevated Wednesday after his boss was forced from his job by Trump.
  • Vladimir Putin says had good conversation with Donald Trump in Paris

    Vladimir Putin says had good conversation with Donald Trump in Paris

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    He laid a wreath at the Cenotaph war memorial in central London alongside British Prime Minister Theresa May, who chose not to join other world leaders marking the centenary of the Armistice in Paris . "A great, great victory". During reconciliation talks at the Elysee Palace, Mr Macron reassured the US President that his comments were not a snub to Washington and backed his calls to increase European Nato spending.
  • Five die in California wildfires, 150,000 forced to flee

    Five die in California wildfires, 150,000 forced to flee

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    The other fire in that area is the Hill Fire , which torched 10,000 acres in six hours on Thursday. The Camp Fire has destroyed businesses, homes, restaurants, supermarkets, and a retirement home, USA Today reported. Smoke from the fires has filled the skies in Los Angeles and San Francisco . Fires are expected to continue through Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service .
  • Rep. Nadler: Acting AG Matthew Whitaker will be summoned

    Rep. Nadler: Acting AG Matthew Whitaker will be summoned

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    Sessions' duties will be temporarily assumed not by Rosenstein, who would seem the obvious choice, but by Matthew G. Whitaker, who has been serving as Sessions' chief of staff. The Wall Street Journal on Friday published an email revealing an FBI investigation into the company, World Patent Marketing Inc. The email was sent previous year by an Federal Bureau of Investigation victims' specialist to someone who the newspaper says was an alleged victim of the company, World Patent Marketing ...
  • Putin and President Trump

    Putin and President Trump

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    Rispal also said Trudeau's appearance at the Arc de Triomphe ceremony would be a reminder of Canada's contributions during the war, which aren't always recognized in Europe. According to the plan, the initiative would include the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Portugal, Finland, France , and Germany in a pan-European army that would be able to act as a rapid response force both inside and outside of continental Europe.
  • Top Democrats urge acting attorney general to step aside from Russian Federation probe

    Top Democrats urge acting attorney general to step aside from Russian Federation probe

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    On Capitol Hill, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell said Democrats must decide how much "harassment" they want to pursue against Trump , while suggesting there could be limited opportunities to work across the aisle. Beyond Congress, the U.S. public has also expressed deep concern about the chaos within the Department of Justice. Whitaker publicly vouched for WPM , claiming in a December 2014 statement it went "beyond making statements about doing business "ethically" and translate ...
  • Eleven die in California fires after more bodies found

    Eleven die in California fires after more bodies found

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    The video shared on Facebook by Brynn Parott Chatfield documents their drive through the fire as they attempt to evacuate from their hometown of Paradise. She said she'd spoken to her own two children about the fires because "they need to feel safe" and also understand that there are broad regional effects, like poor air quality.
  • Recounts for Florida governor and senate races

    Recounts for Florida governor and senate races

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    Then on Saturday it was at a community center in Tamarac. Republicans and Democrats alike have expressed frustration throughout the day over the ongoing vote counting process in Broward County. The president pointed to Elias' involvement in hiring the research firm Fusion GPS to investigate him during the election - an effort that resulted in the notorious dossier on Trump's connections to Russian Federation - in an apparent attempt to cast doubt on the Florida recount effort.
  • Google's dark theme solution will imporve power efficiency

    Google's dark theme solution will imporve power efficiency

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    This is because OLED screens aren't backlit like LCDs, with a uniform level of brightness lighting up all the pixels. Google's device draws 250mA while at maximum brightness in normal mode, while Apple's phone was at 230mA. I encourage you to switch to night mode (where available) not just because your phone will last longer, but because it's easier on the eyes. But there may be independent apps that may offer users dark modes , with YouTube being one such example.
  • How 2018 midterms compare to past elections

    How 2018 midterms compare to past elections

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    And in the Senate, the Democrats were facing the worst map in at least two decades, with a large proportion of their caucus up for re-election and those elections happening to take place in states Trump won. "I plan to shine a light on waste, fraud, and abuse in the Trump administration", Cummings said on Wednesday. Special counsel Robert Mueller is zeroing in on his obstruction of justice tactics and other crimes against the nation and its people, who said at the polls that they want a change.
  • Authorities: Gunman posted on Facebook around time of shooting

    Authorities: Gunman posted on Facebook around time of shooting

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    The Los Angeles-area bar, near Pepperdine University and California Lutheran University, was hosting its weekly 18-and-older College Country Night, which offered line-dancing lessons. And this maniac came in and started shooting at people. According to survivors, Long was dressed in all-black, wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses and a mask covering the bottom part of his face.
  • Tens of Thousands Evacuate as Wildfires Char California Towns

    Tens of Thousands Evacuate as Wildfires Char California Towns

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    Dozens of other people were reported missing. The warm Santa Ana winds remained strong Friday morning, with gusts as high as 70 miles per hour forecast in certain regions around the two southern fires. "All of it is engulfed in flames right now". There's nothing much left standing. "They will continue to save homes and do whatever they can until the work is done", L.A.
  • Malibu residents flee massive wildfire, five dead in Northern California

    Malibu residents flee massive wildfire, five dead in Northern California

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    The Camp Fire ignited Thursday and evolved into the most fierce of the wind-driven fires in what has been one of the worst years for wildfires in California . "All of it is engulfed in flames right now". "The challenges are, number one, competing resources", Richardson said. In Hidden Hills, just north of Calabasas, Adrienne Janic gave her home over to firefighters late Thursday to use as a command center.
  • Deadly California wildfire causes

    Deadly California wildfire causes "utter panic" as people try to escape

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    A fire official told The Associated Press on Friday that Paradise , 90 miles north of Sacramento, was " pretty much" destroyed. "Had he not put out that fire, I would not have made it to the auto", she said . "Things started exploding", Oviedo said. Many abandoned their vehicles to flee on foot as the flames bore down on all sides. Authorities were working on a plan to remove patients from a hospital after rescuers had to turn back because of gridlocked traffic.
  • Florida recount puts Trump Senate wins on a knife-edge

    Florida recount puts Trump Senate wins on a knife-edge

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    On Friday afternoon, Judge Carol-Lisa Phillips of the 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida said the information should be made available by 7 p.m. Two days after voting has concluded, the Supervisor Of Elections is unwilling to disclose records revealing how many electors voted, how many ballots have been canvassed, and how many ballots remain to be canvassed.
  • Florida is again at the center of an election controversy

    Florida is again at the center of an election controversy

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    If it goes within.25, it triggers a manual recount. Florida's gubernatorial race, between Republican Ron DeSeantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum , is also going to a recount-in this case because the margin was less than 0.5 points. Nelson hired a veteran recount attorney, Marc Elias, who said a manual recount is a "virtual certainty" and that Broward and nearby Palm Beach counties' outstanding ballots would put Nelson over the top.
  • 'She Has Earned This': Trump Praises Pelosi, Warns Democrats

    'She Has Earned This': Trump Praises Pelosi, Warns Democrats

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    As the United States' House of Representatives swings Democratic, New Zealand can hope President Donald Trump will ease attacks on organisations critical for its survival, a local politics expert says. More recently, she has become one of Trump's fiercest critics, going so far as to call for his impeachment. The problem is that he can't get back to working to "get things done" unless he's now willing to cater to the demands of a chamber of Congress that will now be controlled by ...
  • Nancy Pelosi's quest for House speaker may be derailed by fellow Democrats

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    According to this survey, a full 61 percent of those who say they attend service once a week or more supported the Republicans, while among those who go to church at least once a month, 57 percent went for Republicans. As Banking Committee chair, he shaped a bipartisan law this year to strengthen national security reviews of USA acquisitions by foreign companies, aimed at thwarting China's purchases of sensitive technologies - a key complaint in the US trade dispute with China.
  • Major Garrett Tells Stephen Colbert New Attorney General May be Illegitimate

    Major Garrett Tells Stephen Colbert New Attorney General May be Illegitimate

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    Trump's comments came as a growing sense of concern developed inside the White House over the negative reaction to Whitaker being tapped as the acting chief law enforcement official. Demonstrations are taking place in more than 1,000 USA cities and towns on Thursday evening-beginning at 5:00 PM (local time)-in response to President Donald Trump "installing a hack" to oversee the ongoing investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller .
  • Driving through Paradise, California as the Camp Fire rages on

    Driving through Paradise, California as the Camp Fire rages on

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    A wildfire came down from a hilltop, Thursday, near Newbury Park, Calif. Paradise itself is around 70 miles south of Redding, where the Carr Fire killed eight people and destroyed more than 1,000 homes in July. "I saved their lives", D'Amico said. "They were abandoned because traffic was so bad, backed up for hours", he added. A fire had broken out in her yard, blocking the path to her vehicle.
  • Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU) Mover within Investors Observation

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    For the next year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $0.34 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.29 to $0.43. It was created to allow traders to more accurately measure the daily volatility of an asset by using simple calculations.
  • Rumour: PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds Arriving on PS4 in December

    Rumour: PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds Arriving on PS4 in December

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    Previously only available on PC, PUBG has definitely aided in the massive boom of battle royale games . Having spearheaded the rise of a new action game genre, the last-person-standing "Battle Royale", " PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds " looks likely to land on PlayStation 4 by the end of the year.
  • Cameroon child hostages released by kidnappers Al Jazeera News

    Cameroon child hostages released by kidnappers Al Jazeera News

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    At least 79 students and three others, including the principal, were seized, according to government officials, no one was killed during the kidnapping which occurred in the village of Nkwen. The turmoil in Cameroon comes after President Paul Biya won a seventh term last month in an election the US said was marked by irregularities. An Anglophone group, the Ambazonia International Policy Commission (AIPC), has however denied that the separatists were behind the kidnapping, noting that ...
  • Trump ousts U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announces interim replacement

    Trump ousts U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announces interim replacement

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    Several people were invited to speak during the protest, which lasted about 40 minutes. "I had no clue there would be this many people", Follayattar said . Whitaker, who served as Sessions' chief of staff, has previously said the Mueller investigation overstepped its bounds , and that there was "no collusion" between then-candidate Trump's campaign and the Russian government.
  • Thousand Oaks shooting victim, survivors lived through Vegas massacre

    Thousand Oaks shooting victim, survivors lived through Vegas massacre

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    It's unclear whether the magazine was legally purchased. That music fans like Champion could be caught up in more than one gun-fueled massacre is a sobering reflection of how frequently mass shootings happen in America. He said there were rumors within the family that Long suffered from PTSD, though the two weren't close and Schramm said he didn't witness any unusual behavior first-hand.
  • OPEC: Conversation to Shift Toward Production Cuts in 2019

    OPEC: Conversation to Shift Toward Production Cuts in 2019

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    The group led by Saudi Arabia will gather in Abu Dhabi this weekend as they face a fresh surge of U.S. shale oil threatening to unleash a new surplus in 2019. A first round of American sanctions took effect in August, targeting Iran's access to the United States dollar, metals trading, coal, industrial software, and auto sector.
  • So who really won the midterms?

    So who really won the midterms?

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    But for the entirety of Trump's first year in office and through much of the second as well, the administration deferred to the priorities of House Speaker Paul Ryan, the most orthodox of Republican politicians. The election focus in America now turns to 2020, the year of the next presidential voted . She was flanked by No. 2 House Democrat Steny Hoyer and No.
  • Whitaker was campaign chairman for Mueller witness

    Whitaker was campaign chairman for Mueller witness

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    People in North Alabama will join others nationwide on Thursday to protest former Attorney General Jeff Sessions' forced resignation . Mueller is investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election and any collusion by Trump's campaign.
  • With Sessions Out, Dems Fear for Future of Mueller Probe

    With Sessions Out, Dems Fear for Future of Mueller Probe

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    Whitaker is Sessions' former chief of staff. Mr Trump tweeted shortly after the resignation was announced, naming a temporary replacement of Sessions. "Interference with the special counsel's investigation would cause a constitutional crisis and undermine the rule of law", Adam Schiff said. As part of Whitaker's new role as the head official at the Justice Department, he will oversee the Russian Federation probe and the agency's other federal investigations, including the NY ...
  • Protests to protect Robert Mueller planned nationwide after Jeff Sessions firing

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    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been overseeing the Mueller investigation since Sessions recused himself from the investigation previous year due of his involvement in Trump's campaign. A spokeswoman for the Justice Department said that the acting attorney general - meaning Whitaker - is in charge of "all matters" within the department, including the Russian Federation probe.
  • Gunman and 12 others dead in California bar shooting

    Gunman and 12 others dead in California bar shooting

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    Authorities urged the public to avoid the area. In a chilling coincidence, numerous people inside were also survivors of the Route 91 shooting - the most deadly in modern U.S. Cody's father, Jeff Coffman, confirmed that his son had been killed in the shooting - "his name is Cody Coffman and he is my first born son", he told reporters.
  • DeSantis wins Florida governor’s race; Gillum concedes

    DeSantis wins Florida governor’s race; Gillum concedes

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    Ron DeSantis , a strong ally of President Trump , beat Mr. Gillum , the left-wing mayor of Tallahassee, in the unofficial results and Mr. Gillum conceded shortly before midnight last Tuesday. Gillum's campaign stoked intrigue by releasing a statement about "counting every vote" - but not explicitly asking for a recount. Late Tuesday night, Gillum spoke to those at his election results watch party at Florida A&M University when he saw the numbers weren't going his way.
  • Democrats to take control of the US House

    Democrats to take control of the US House

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    On the eve of the mid-term elections, Democrats continue to hold a double-digit lead over Republicans in a generic congressional ballot among likely voters, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. More than two-thirds rate the economy as good, compared to 36 percent only two years ago. Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin in West Virginia and Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin won re-election.