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Franken calls Gorsuch dissent in trucker case absurd
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken recalled his comedic past in a contentious exchange with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch Tuesday during the judges confirmation hearing. Franken was questioning Gorsuch on the case of Alphonse Maddin, a trucker who was fired after his trailer broke down in subzero temperatures. Gorsuch concluded in a dissent that it wasnt illegal for the company to fire Maddin for seeking safety, writing that it might be fair to ask whether TransAms decision was a wise or kind one, but its not our job to answer questions like that.
White House wont say whether Trump will present proof of wiretapping
At his daily briefing on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer declined to say when or whether President Trump will present evidence for the claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor, Barack Obama. In an interview with Fox News Tucker Carlson on March 15, Trump promised some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks when he was asked about the claim.
Father of Missing Tennessee Girl Holds On to Hope for Her Safe Return
Attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London
A policeman was stabbed, an assailant shot and several people injured on Wednesday close to Britains Houses of Parliament in what police said they were treating as a terrorist incident. Reuters reporters inside the building heard loud bangs and shortly afterwards a Reuters photographer said he saw at least a dozen people injured on Westminster Bridge, next to parliament. Officers including firearms officers remain on the scene and we are treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise, Londons Metropolitan Police said in a statement.
Two dead, others injured in UK parliament 'terrorist incident'
By Toby Melville and William James LONDON (Reuters) - An assailant stabbed a policeman and was shot by police just outside Britain's parliament building in London on Wednesday in what police described as a "terrorist incident". Amid confusing scenes, it appeared the incident may have unfolded in several locations, including on the nearby Westminster bridge where eyewitnesses said a car had crashed into pedestrians. Two people died in the incident, according to Sky News, but the total number of casualties was unclear.
Twisting arms for Obamacare repeal, Trump warns Republicans the voters are watching
With a crucial vote on the GOPs Obamacare replacement looming, President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warnedthat Republican legislators who dont support the bill would face electoral consequences. I honestly think many of you will lose your seats in 2018 if you dont get this done, said Trump after a Tuesday meeting with Republican legislators, according to multiple sources in the room.
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Face recognition flushes out China's toilet paper crooks
A years-long crime spree by Chinese toilet paper thieves may have reached the end of its roll after park officials in southern Beijing installed facial recognition technology to flush out bathroom bandits. Park managers at the Temple of Heaven, an expanse of imperial landmarks in the capital, spent three years testing ways to foil the toilet looters, including fingerprinting and laser sensors, before they settled on the new technology, which was introduced over the weekend. Elderly square dancers taking their bathroom breaks on Tuesday were greeted by a robotic voice: "Welcome! Please stand in the recognition zone".
Company: Dakota Access pipeline on track, despite "threats"
Neil Gorsuch stumped by viral horse-sized duck question during confirmation hearing
FBI probe of Trump-Russia ties began 3 months before election
The FBIs counterintelligence investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, confirmed by FBI director James Comey in congressional testimony Monday, began as early as late July just weeks after a former British spy briefed bureau agents about evidence he had collected about such ties,sources tell Yahoo News. Christopher Steele, a former British MI-6 intelligence officer who specialized in Russian operations, had been hired as an investigator by an opposition research firm (initially retained by Trumps Republican primary opponents and later by supporters of Hillary Clinton). According to one of the sources, it was Steele who first alerted FBI agentson July 5 to evidence he had compiled that advisers to the Trump campaign and Kremlin officials were in contact about the 2016 election.
Investigation continues after 8-alarm fire destroys multiple homes in Kansas
Married Teacher Who Allegedly Had Sexual Relations With 17-Year-Old Student Grins in Mugshot
U.S. to set up zones for refugees in fight against Islamic State: Tillerson
The United States will increase pressure on Islamic State and al Qaeda and work to set up "interim zones of stability" to help refugees return home in the next phase of the battle to defeat the groups, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday. Addressing top officials from an international coalition of 68 nations battling Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Tillerson did not elaborate on where the United States planned to set up these safety zones. "The United States will increase our pressure on ISIS and al Qaeda and will work to establish interim zones of stability, through ceasefires, to allow refugees to return home," he told the meeting at the State Department.
Ex-Clinton staffer: 8,000 millennial Democrats have told our new group they want to run for office
On Election Day 2016, people vote at a polling place set up at the Kenter Canyon Elementary School in Los Angeles. A postelection political action committee founded by the email director of the Hillary Clinton campaign to encourage millennial Democrats to run for state and local offices reports that more than 8,000 people have taken the first step toward becoming candidates. Contacted by Yahoo News, Run for Something founder Amanda Litman explained what she thought was behind that astonishing number.