Trump aide sought secret channel with Kremlin

The December meeting at Trump Tower also was attended by Michael Flynn , Trump's first national security adviser, who was later forced to stand down due misleading members of the administration about his links with Russian Federation. The FBI is now investigating the probable meddling by Russia in the 2016 US election and links between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian officials seeking to influence the election.

AP Report: Reports swirling about Kushner and Russian Federation probe

AP Report: Reports swirling about Kushner and Russian Federation probe

Back-channeling is a practice at times used by government officials, but Kushner was not yet a government employee at the time of his contact with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December. But there have been a number of as yet unexplained contacts - during last year's presidential campaign and afterward - between other top Trump aides and senior Russian officials, including Flynn, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Manafort and others.

Palestinian prisoner hunger strike ends in Israeli jails

He was released in 2011 in a group of over 1,000 Palestinians who Israel freed in exchange for a captured soldier. Though the Palestinian Authority backed the strike, the prisoners' demonstration put Abbas in an awkward position among Palestinians, many of whom believed that his government didn't do enough to support the strike.

Ariana Grande Vows Return To Manchester In Letter To Fans

Police on Saturday released security camera images of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi on the night he massacred 22 people at a pop concert. Despite the alert, police have urged people to go out and enjoy themselves over the three-day holiday weekend. On his back a rucksack is visible, which detectives believe could have held the explosive that tore through crowds exiting the Manchester Arena .

All eyes on Alonso in a wide-open Indianapolis 500 field

There have only been five 42-year-old winners of the 500 and only five winners 43 or older. "The names that have won here, the names that have raced here". He returned to the United States in 1990 to pursue his dream of winning the Indy 500, racing in the former CART series and then in the IndyCar Series when it launched in 1996.