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Storms pummel central US; tornadoes kill at least 2

Storms pummel central US; tornadoes kill at least 2

The governors of Wisconsin and Oklahoma plan to survey the most damaged areas of their states later Wednesday. The storm claimed one life, a man identified by the Barron County Sheriff as 45-year-old Eric Gavin. A sofa sits on damaged trees after a tornado ripped through Prairie Lake Estates trailer home park, just north of Chetek, Wis., Tuesday, May 16, 2017.


Donald Trump's leak of classified information involved bombs and new batteries

Donald Trump's leak of classified information involved bombs and new batteries

Mr Trump, who had apparently "spontaneously" made a decision to share the information with Russian Federation, said he believed his actions would help in the fight against terrorism. Senior Republican John McCain, a senator from Arizona, said the report of Mr Trump sharing the information with Russian Federation was "deeply disturbing".



French president meeting EU chief, to reveal minister picks

The mayor of Le Havre since 2010, Philippe previously worked as a director of public affairs for French nuclear group Areva from 2007-2010 and as a lawyer from 2004-2007 with New York City-based global law firm Debevoise and Plimpton LLP.



Trump Tried to Get Comey to Drop the Flynn Investigation

An associate of Mr Comey said the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director wrote several memos to document conversations he had with the US President. The White House has played down the importance and secrecy of the information Trump gave to the Russians, which had been supplied by Israel under an intelligence-sharing agreement.


New fines for fire, vandalism, vacant homes, in Vancouver

New fines for fire, vandalism, vacant homes, in Vancouver

Those who run the risk of actually starting a fire by throwing a cigarette butt or other burning material onto grass could also face a $500 fine. "Previously, I believe that the only recourse we had against people who discarded smoking material improperly was a littering fine and, maybe not a year ago, but in 2015 we had an astronomical increase in the number of vegetation and brush fires because we had a very dry summer here", he says.



Paul Ryan says no rush to judgment on Comey firing

In an interview late Tuesday night with CNN's Don Lemon, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) compared Trump allegedly pressuring Comey to drop the Flynn investigation to the obstruction of justice cases that led to impeachment proceedings for former presidents Richard Nixon and Bill ClintonBill ClintonFirst Republicans talk possibility of impeachment for Trump The Memo: GOP anger at Trump is building CNN analyst: "We're in impeachment territory" MORE.