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Robert Mueller’s team has prosecuted high-stakes cases — including obstruction of justice

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:01
When one of the country’s largest accounting firms destroyed thousands of files and emails after the Enron energy giant collapsed in a massive fraud in 2001, federal prosecutors were sure the shredding was a clear case of obstruction of justice.

Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 14:52
A Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in a hot car where they died last month to teach the girl a lesson and that they didn't lock themselves in, as she initially reported, according to sheriff's officials.

Storm Surge: Federal pullback, climate change could boost state spending on disasters

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 14:41
As the country faces an increasing number of billion-dollar disasters, federal officials are considering scaling back disaster funds with an aim to save taxpayer money and encourage states to prepare for disasters with their own resources. And that has some local officials worried.

In Trump era, mental health experts are rethinking Goldwater Rule

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 14:31
Since Donald Trump became president, commentary about his public statements, tweeting habits, predilections and even his personality has become something of a national pastime. Some in the professional psychiatric community have been moved to join in. But should they? Not according to the American Psychiatric Association.

Trump labors to make Mueller-Comey tie a key talking point

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 13:56
President Donald Trump and his associates have repeatedly tried to draw attention to the relationship between former FBI directors Robert Mueller and James Comey, saying the two have a personal bond that could disqualify Mueller from credibly serving as special counsel in charge of the Russia investigation.

Russia says US interferes in its affairs

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 13:35
The Russian government has steadfastly denied that it hacked or otherwise interfered in last year’s U.S. presidential election. Now, some Russian officials are saying America is meddling in Moscow’s domestic affairs. The U.S. has been doing it for years, they say.

Russia warns Norway that hosting US Marines will hurt ties

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 13:27
Russia has told Norway that the extension of a U.S. military deployment in the country will hit diplomatic ties.

Russian official linked to South Florida biker club spent millions on Trump condos

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 13:21
Out-of-town money pouring into South Florida real estate is as old as Henry Flagler. But the tale of Igor Zorin offers a 21st-century twist with all the weirdness modern Miami has to offer: Russian cash, a motorcycle club named after Russia’s powerful special forces and a condo tower branded by Donald Trump.

In tweet attacking Obama, Trump says Russia tried to influence election

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 13:05
President Trump appeared to acknowledge that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 presidential election, but only so he could blame former president Barack Obama.

Weapons cache seized at home of cop accused of having sex with teen cadet, sources say

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 12:40
More than 100 firearms, including modified assault rifles, have been recovered at the home of the Los Angeles police officer accused of having sex with an underage member of the department’s cadet program, deepening concerns about the embattled youth initiative, law enforcement sources said.

Room where Emperor Showa signed peace treaty to open to public

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 12:29
The room where Emperor Showa signed the instruments of ratification of the San Francisco Peace Treaty and the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty is set to be opened to the public from the spring of 2020.

Camp Lejeune to host music festival on Independence Day

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 12:14
Lifehouse will headline the festival on the North Carolina base and there will also be performances by Brett Young, Chord Overstreet, Muddy Magnolias, Temecula Road and DJ SpinDoc.

Stephen Colbert tells Russian TV he's mulling a 2020 presidential run

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 12:08
Stephen Colbert is either running for president in 2020 or has become a cautionary tale against drinking vodka shots on Russian TV.

Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 12:02
More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said.

Depp's joke seen as example that GOP is 'becoming the only party of tolerance' in US

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 11:55
After Johnny Depp apologized for making a 'bad' assassination joke, members of President Donald Trump's family chimed in. Lara Trump called the actor's comments "really sick," adding that "The Republican Party is becoming the only party of tolerance here in the United States."

Spain rescues 224 migrants from 5 boats in Mediterranean

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 11:29
Spain's maritime rescue service says it has rescued 224 migrants from five different boats trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

Turkey bans Istanbul Pride, organizers vow to march anyway

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 11:27
Turkish authorities announced Saturday they will not allow the Istanbul Pride march to take place on Sunday — the third year in a row the celebration has been banned. The move prompted criticism from rights groups and fears of possible violence, as Pride organizers said they would defy the ban.

World Court opinion sought on UK-Mauritius islands dispute

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 11:10
In a setback for the United Kingdom, the General Assembly voted to seek an opinion from the top U.N. court on Mauritius' claim that Britain illegally maintains sovereignty over the Chagos Islands, including Diego Garcia, where the United States has a major military base in the Indian Ocean.

China: Political solution in Syria speeds refugees' return

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 11:01
China's Foreign Minister called for a political solution to end Syria's six-year crisis on Friday, saying that once the country's security conditions begin to improve refugees will start returning to their country.

Khmer Rouge leaders deliver closing defense at trial

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:56
As his trial for genocide ended, the former head of state of Cambodia's 1970s Khmer Rouge regime on Friday rejected the charges against him, saying the allegation was concocted by the country's traditional enemy, neighboring Vietnam.