USA


Donald Trump warns James Comey over 'leaks' in explosive Twitter rant

The only in-person instance Trump described was a conversation at a "nice dinner" in which the president's status was discussed. And the standard dose of gratuitous media bashing will confirm for Trump loyalists that only inside-the-Beltway elitists care about any of this.



Philly judge orders prosecutors to charge Amtrak engineer in crash

But Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has charged the engineer with, in addition to eight counts of involuntary manslaughter , one count of causing or risking a catastrophe and numerous counts of reckless endangerment. Two other lawyers representing 32 other crash victims in lawsuits against Amtrak joined in the appeal for criminal charges . Prosecutors said they were in talks with engineer Brandon Bostian's attorney to have him surrender on the charges.


Fox News, pledging new culture, ousts another symbol of old one

Fox News, pledging new culture, ousts another symbol of old one

Shine was also named in Andrea Tantaros' lawsuit against Fox News execs, where she claimed the network "operated like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult". In a statement, Murdoch praised the pair as "recognized industry leaders" who have "both played a large part in assembling the deepest bench of talented broadcasters and journalists".



Acting FBI chief declines to say if Trump is under investigation

Trump is weighing a visit to the FBI's Washington headquarters in coming days to address agents, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told CBS News. Warner, who noted that he had voted for Rosenstein's confirmation, said he relayed concerns to the deputy attorney general about the timing of Comey's firing and the memo that Rosenstein wrote for the president justifying the termination.



Trump tweets Comey 'better hope' there are no 'tapes' of our conversations

Mr Trump also reiterated his view that reports about collusion with the Russian government are "fabricated". "I am not involved in Russia, " Trump said. Comey's temporary replacement, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, also contradicted statements from administration officials on Thursday, strongly disputing the White House story line that Comey's firing came in part because he had lost the confidence of the FBI's rank-and-file.


HHS sec'y: $1T proposed Medicaid cuts gives states freedom

HHS sec'y: $1T proposed Medicaid cuts gives states freedom

Tapper pressed him once again on how this is not a "broken promise". "They're increases in spending", Price told Tapper. Trump has said the current system is failing as insurers pull out of markets, forcing costs and deductibles to rise. "I'm not gonna cut Social Security like every Republican", Donald Trump said in May of 2015, "and I'm not gonna cut Medicare or Medicaid". As he had earlier in the interview, Price denied that Medicaid is truly being cut, arguing that the CBO analysis is ...