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Clinton server tech told FBI of colleagues' worries about system
News ImageBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - A technician hired by Hillary Clinton to run the private email system she used while U.S. secretary of state told investigators he tried to pass on colleagues' concerns that the system might not comply with records laws, FBI interview summaries show. Bryan Pagliano, the technician Clinton hired when she joined the State Department in 2009, told federal investigators he relayed the concerns to Cheryl Mills, then Clinton's chief of staff. Mills, whose lawyer did not respond to requests for comment, has previously testified under oath she could not recall anyone alerting her to potential problems with Clinton's email arrangement.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:03:05 -0400
Kerry's ceaseless diplomacy faces sternest test on Syria
News ImageBy Lesley Wroughton NEW YORK (Reuters) - John Kerry had heard enough. After last week's bombing of a U.N.aid convoy in Syria dealt a deathblow toa ceasefire deal in which he had invested all his diplomatic capital with Russia,the U.S. Secretary of State tossedaside a page of notes and looked at Russian Foreign Minister SergeiLavrov across the horseshoe-shaped table in the U.N.Security Council. "I listened to my colleague from Russia, and I sort of felt a little bit like they're sort of in a parallel universe here," said a visibly angry Kerry, effectively calling Lavrov a liar for blaming the United States for spoiling the ceasefire.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:04:54 -0400
N.Y. Times endorses Clinton in White House race
News ImageBy John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The New York Times endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for the White House on Saturday, saying she was more qualified than Republican presidential rival Donald Trump to handle the challenges facing the United States. The newspaper described Clinton as "one of the most tenacious politicians of her generation" and said she had displayed a command of policy and diplomatic nuance while building a reputation for grit and bipartisan cooperation. "A lifetimes commitment to solving problems in the real world qualifies Hillary Clinton for this job, and the country should put her to work," the Times said of the former secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:17:37 -0400
Netanyahu to meet Clinton and Trump during U.S. visit: sources
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers remarks at the Hudson Institute's Herman Kahn Award Ceremony at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan, New York, U.S.JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is currently visiting the United States, will separately meet U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Sunday, campaign sources and Israeli officials said. The meetings will take place a day before Clinton and Trump face off in a first presidential debate but no details of where or when the meetings will take place were immediately available. Netanyahu traveled to the United States this week to address the U.N. General Assembly and met U.S. President Barack Obama and a number of other world leaders. ...
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:27:46 -0400
Party faithful: Inside look at the California GOP convention
Hundreds of protesters surrounded the Hyatt Regency in a normally sleepy suburb of San Francisco. Some even attempted to charge through police barricades into the lobby. The source of their frustration: Donald Trump. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:53:09 -0400
What Colorado has learned from legalizing marijuana so far
ER visits are up, and heavier use among young adults reported, but the decreased stigma surrounding recreational pot blunts findings. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:33:34 -0400
Marine Corps dog who lost leg in Afghanistan awarded gallantry medal
The Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals awarded a 12-year-old U.S. Marine Corps dog named Lucca the prestigious Dickin Medal. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 13:33:48 -0400
Spate of police officers fatally shot is very chilling
Virginia state trooper Chad Dermyer, a Marine veteran and father of two, is the 16th law enforcement officer to be killed by a gunman this year a 129 percent increase over the first three months of 2015. The numbers are very chilling, said Jim Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:00:15 -0400
Obama seeks to loosen restrictions on opioid abuse medication
President Obama outlined a number of new actions aimed at combating the countrys deadly opioid epidemic on Tuesday. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:41:25 -0400
Aleppo Airstrikes Kill 12 Members of Same Family, Observer Group Says
News ImageEven as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has renewed his plea for government and opposition forces to stop fighting in Syria, the country's city of Aleppo was pounded overnight and Friday morning by intense bombing. Among the victims were 12 members of the same family, including six children, who were killed by airstrikes in the village of Bashkateen in Aleppo's western countryside today, said the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which attributed the strikes to Syrian government forces. In east Aleppo, at least 27 people, including two children from one family, were killed by Russian and government airstrikes, according to the observatory.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:20:00 -0400
Top Republican Says FBI Gave Top Clinton Aide Immunity in Email Investigation
News ImageThe top Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform says several Hillary Clinton staffers received immunity from the FBI in exchange for cooperating with the now-closed private email investigation. Cheryl Mills, Clinton's top aide and chief of staff at the U.S. State Department, gave investigators access to her laptop as part of the deal, according to Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz. The FBI was handing out immunity agreements like candy.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:00:05 -0400
Who Are the Syrian White Helmets, Winners of the 'Alternative Nobel'?
News ImageIn the chaos and fog of a brutal conflict that has claimed an estimated 400,000 to 500,000 lives, a ragtag group of former bakers, tailors, salespeople, teachers, pharmacists, painters, carpenters and students has emerged as real-life heroes, providing a glimmer of hope in Syria's brutal five-year-old civil war. The Syria Civil Defense group, otherwise known as the White Helmets, get their inspiration from an oft-quoted verse of the Quran: "to save a life is to save all of humanity." So far, the group of about 3,000 White Helmets have performed that feat some 60,000 times, often working in perilous conditions surrounded by violent conflict. On Thursday, the group won the Right Livelihood Award, often described as the "Alternative Nobel." The group has also been nominated for the Nobel Peace prize, with the support of over 133 organizations worldwide so far.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:09:00 -0400
Regional elections unlikely to end stalemate in Spain
MADRID (AP) Residents of Spain's Basque and Galicia regions voted in regional parliamentary elections on Sunday, but with few hopes of ending the country's 9-month political stalemate and avoiding a third round of national elections in one year. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:10:19 -0400
As Clinton focuses on debate, Trump says he'd champion women
News ImageROANOKE, Va. (AP) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is arguing that he'll do more to help women from the White House than Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. At the same time, he's taunting her over the infidelities of her husband.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 02:28:36 -0400
Clinton, Trump to meet separately with Israel PM Netanyahu
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are expected to meet separately with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday ahead of their first presidential debate on Monday night. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 02:23:54 -0400
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