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Conservative conspiracy theory about Federal Bureau of Investigation texts is bullshit, according to

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The two were found to be having an affair; Strzok, a senior counterintelligence official, was reassigned from the Mueller probe after the discovery of the text messages between them. "Republicans condemn FBI officials for supposedly taking action during the presidential campaign to assist Clinton and harm Trump, but this ignores the plain reality that these same FBI officials were involved in notifying Congress just days before the election that the FBI was reopening the Clinton ... Read More »

Myanmar 'ready' to receive Rohingyas from Bangladesh

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Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed earlier this month to complete a voluntary repatriation of the refugees in two years. They poured into ill-equipped and over-crowded camps, bringing with them harrowing tales of rape, murder and torture at the hands of Myanmar's feared army or Buddhist mobs. Read More »

US, Russian envoys talk Syria after chemical weapons charges

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In this regard, Al-Otaibi expressed Kuwait's welcoming of the French initiative to hold the Paris meeting of the International Partnership to combat the impunity of chemical weapons users. The US rejected the move, calling it as a distraction from a French-led mission against chemical weapons' use that was launched in the presence of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Paris on Tuesday. Read More »

Statue of Liberty to Reopen Using State Funds

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It's not clear if this plan will win over enough Democrats to pass. President Donald Trump's administration also said it planned to keep national parks open with rangers and security guards on duty. Airports, national mail service, national security and law enforcement operations, among government functions, are still operating. The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor was closed this weekend because of the shutdown of the USA government. Read More »

#FindTheTexts trends after senator accuses Federal Bureau of Investigation of deleting communication between agents

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However, Strzok was reassigned from Mueller's team following the discovery of the texts and Page only worked on the probe for 45 days , ending last July. That announcement came days after it was revealed that the attorney general and former President Bill Clinton had an impromptu meeting aboard her plane in Phoenix, though both sides said the email investigation was never discussed. Read More »

Sydney train crash sends passengers flying, injures 16

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The train operator - NSW Trains - said the train had hit a buffer at the end of the railway line. "My thoughts are with Sydney Trains passengers and crew who have been injured after a Waratah train struck a safety barrier at Richmond station", he said. Read More »

15-year-old girl injured following Texas high school shooting

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Last school year there were 281 students enrolled. An Italy ISD parent showed WFAA a text message alert from Superintendent Lee Joffre . This post will be updated as more information becomes available. A 16-year-old male suspect was taken into custody without incident after shooting the 15-year-old girl, officials said. Students from nearby Stafford Elementary School have also been evacuated. Read More »

Government shutdown closes many local parks

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A recording from the Blue Ridge Parkway headquarters in North Carolina said the Roanoke corridor of the parkway is closed for Saturday, Jan. 20, but gives no explanation as to why other sections are closed. takes over for them. All park regulations, including those regarding oversnow travel, still apply. Some unauthorized, non-commercially operated snowmobiles have also tried to enter the park over the past few days, Wenk said, but "we've been able to turn those around". Read More »

Pennsylvania GOP to seek a stop to gerrymandering case

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The state's highest appellate court, in a split decision, ordered the Legislature to submit new maps of the 18 districts by February 9. The justices gave GOP lawmakers until February 9 to submit a new map and gave Gov. "Any congressional districting plan shall consist of: congressional districts composed of compact and contiguous territory; as almost equal in population as practicable; and which do not divide any county, city, incorporated town, borough, township, or ward, except where ... Read More »

US Senate Paves Way to End Partial Government Shutdown

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Democrats' key concern is that protection for "dreamers" - young people who were brought illegally to the United States when they were children - should be included in the Bill. "We can not open the government without Senate Democrats" support". Minority Leader Chuck Schumer took to the Senate floor to slam President Donald Trump whose "unwillingness to compromise", he said, prompted the shutdown . Read More »

UFC 220: Stipe Miocic defends heavyweight title with victory over Francis Ngannou

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Sitting Octagon-side for the main event after his teammate Cormier defended his title, former heavyweight champ Velasquez now becomes the dream matchup for Miocic. But Cormier pinned Oezdemir against the canvas early in the second and finished him off with a series of punches to the face. "I've been through a lot", Cormier explained after the win. Read More »

Tillerson Condemns Taliban Hotel Attack in Afghan Capital

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Throughout the night staff and guests managed to escape bit by bit but security forces rescued a total of 126 people by 9.30am on Sunday. After the Interior Ministry declared the siege over, TOLO news channel reported that two attackers were still inside the hotel and gunshots were still being heard. Read More »

Toronto police arrest man for two deaths, say may be extra

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Bruce McArthur, a 66-year-old Toronto man, was arrested and charged yesterday as part of an investigation into the disappearance of Selim Esen and Andrew Kinsman. Kayhan went missing on October 14, 2012. "It's not what we wanted, we wanted for him to be found alive", Coles said. Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders had previously dismissed rumors that the disappearances were the work of a serial killer targeting gay men. Read More »

Rohingya refugee leaders draw up demands ahead of repatriation

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They also said to create environment with necessary development in Rakhine state so that Rohingyas feel safe and confident to return to Myanmar . The Rohingya demand for these preconditions comes as the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, is on a visit to Bangladesh. Read More »

Utah sees lots of snow as weekend winter storm surges through

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Though Monday will look far different, there is still plenty of time to get out and run those errands before the snow starts to fly. The snow isn't expected to begin falling till late Sunday, right after the Vikings championship game victory (just a forecast there - why not?). Read More »

Bengaluru: Bellandur lake catches fire again

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While fire tenders were sent to the spot, the vehicles could not access the point of the blaze, said officials. "The fire was under control in the evening", said a MoD statement. "Those were in power never worked for the lake". George said he had urged Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to sanction separate funds for the development of lakes in the state's budget for 2018-19. Read More »

Legislature Conducts Hearing on False Missile Alert

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The state adjutant general determined the alert was false three minutes later, but the agency took until 8:45 a.m.to issue official notification that the threat was false, in part because state officials mistakenly believed they had to consult with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to issue a retraction. Read More »

Kentucky Neighbor Expected To Plead Guilty In Assault On Sen. Rand Paul

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They say Boucher became annoyed by the incident and tackled Paul in the yard. Boucher is charged with assaulting a member of Congress resulting in personal injury, which is a felony under federal law. A 58-year-old neighbor of Sen. Boucher had previously pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in November and had been ordered to stay 1,000 feet away from Paul and his family. Read More »

Trump appointee drops out after sexist, homophobic and racist rant emerges

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Carl Higbie , the chief of external affairs for a United States government volunteer organization, has resigned , following newly discovered comments he made on several radio shows. "Somebody who lives in my condo association that has five kids, and it's her and her husband with the five kids and the mother, the grandmother of the kids, and they don't have jobs, they're there all the time - I bet you can guess what color they are - and they have no job", he said. Read More »

VEGAS MYSTERY DEEPENS: Police Find Child Porn, STOCKPILES of Weapons

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The autopsy report also has not been released. The rest were pronounced dead at medical facilities they were taken to afterward. In the paper, the information of all 58 people killed in the bloody shooting was listed. In a September 2017 stay at the Mandalay Bay hotel, girlfriend Marilou Danley told investigators he was acting "strangely" and kept looking out the windows of their hotel room. Read More »

British lawmakers approve EU Withdrawal Bill

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The amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill sought "confirmation of continued membership of the single market and customs union before ministers can implement any withdrawal agreement". May said discussions were continuing with Edinburgh and Cardiff, adding that an amendment on devolved powers would be tabled to the bill when it reached the House of Lords. Read More »

Despite the legalization of marijuana, LMU's policy remains the same

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Attorneys general from over a dozen states where some form of marijuana use has been legalized are urging Congress to pass legislation that would allow banks to provide services to cannabis businesses without risking federal prosecution. Medical Use - An estimated 2.6 million Americans rely on legal medical marijuana including cancer patients, children suffering from seizures and traumatized veterans. Read More »

Storm damage to cost Germany 500 mln euros as death toll rises

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With the Dutch national weather service reporting wind gusts of up to 140 kph, more than 200 flights have been delayed in Amsterdam. Falling trees also killed a woman living south of Brussels in Belgium , a 59-year-old male camping in Emmerich in Germany and a firefighter serving in the German town known as Bad Salzungen. Read More »

DOJ Will Retry Sen. Robert Menendez For Bribery And Corruption

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Menendez was accused of performing official acts to advance Melgen's interests in exchange for gifts, trips and campaign contributions. "To those who were digging my political grave so they could jump into my seat, I know who you are and I won't forget you", he said at the time. Read More »