Donald Trump signs executive order to establish voter fraud investigation

None of the likely participants had been contacted by the administration when NPR reported on the issue in March. Mr Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Centre for Justice, called the commission "a sham and distraction", alleging that the announcement was an attempt by Mr Trump "to pivot" from his firing this week of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey .

California aims to avoid budget deficit amid slowing revenues

California aims to avoid budget deficit amid slowing revenues

Brown also sparked controversy by proposing to use much of the money from a tobacco tax increase approved past year by voters to cover normal growth in Medi-Cal, a publicly funded health plan that covers 1 in 3 Californians. Better capital gains revenue decreased the shortfall. His finance director, Michael Cohen, said the deficit is now pegged at about $400 million. - Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, chair of the Assembly Budget Committee: "With Washington pursuing an agenda of ...

Tillerson signs worldwide declaration recognizing climate change

Tillerson's signature took some State Department officials aback because he's yet to give any indication as to whether the us will stay in the Paris pact, Reuters news agency reported , citing an anonymous source at the department. Tillerson sought to reassure the global Arctic community, saying "we're not going to rush" to make a decision, but that the American government would make "the right decision for the United States".

Police still questioning Whitehall terror suspect and six held in separate swoop

Police still questioning Whitehall terror suspect and six held in separate swoop

In the aftermath of the attack, armed police were deployed at every gate to Parliament and street patrols were increased. United Kingdom security services have managed to decode the last message sent out by Khalid Masood before he rammed his high-speed auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and stabbed to death a police officer at the gates of Parliament on March 22.

Why Was James Comey Fired? President Trump Contradicts His Team

CBS Evening News, citing a source who has spoken with Comey, said on Twitter that Comey hopes there are "lots of tapes". Even an amateur history student would realize that this is precisely how Nixon went down: a member of the White House staff revealed the presence of a taping system, at which point special prosecutor Archibald Cox asked for a subpoena; Nixon refused to turn over the tapes, and then ordered the Saturday Night Massacre when Cox kept demanding them and the Attorney General ...

NSA cyber weapon behind massive global ransomware outbreak

Security researchers from companies like Avast and Kaspersky estimate as many as 57,000 computers have been affected. "It's important to understand that while unpatched Windows computers exposing their SMB services can be remotely attacked with the "EternalBlue" exploit and infected by the WannaCry ransomware, the lack of existence of this vulnerability doesn't really prevent the ransomware component from working".