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New White House communications director 'deleting old tweets'

Anthony Scaramucci, the newest member of the Trump administration, took to Twitter Saturday to say he’s deleting some old tweets that “shouldn’t be a distraction.” On Friday, Scaramucci was announced as President Trump ’s new White House communications director, a position that’s been open since Mike Dubke resigned in May. Scaramucci, a well-known Wall Street financier who was a member ...

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In midst of Russia probe, NSA chief vows: 'I will not violate' my oath to Americans

In unusually passionate and stark terms, the head of the nation’s top spy agency made clear on Saturday in Colorado that he will stand up to anyone — even the president of the United States — who asks him to use the U.S. intelligence community as a political prop. “We are not about particular viewpoints. We are not about particular ...

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Meghan McCain shares photo of hike with John McCain

Meghan McCain shared a photo today of her and her father, Sen. John McCain, on a hike, just days after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The Arizona senator’s office and the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix announced Wednesday night that McCain had surgery on July 14 to remove a blood clot above his left eye. “Subsequent tissue pathology ...

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Key witness identified in Minneapolis officer-involved shooting that killed bride-to-be

Minnesota officials have identified and located a key witness to the officer-involved shooting that killed an Australian bride-to-be in Minneapolis last weekend. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension announced in a press release Friday night that its agents interviewed the witness, who was seen riding a bike in the area immediately before the shooting and stopped ...

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LaVar Ball gets tech, forfeits game after pulling AAU team off court

The incident occurred during a playoff game at the Double Pump Best of Summer Tournament in Anaheim, California. The game was ruled a forfeit, giving the victory to the opposing team. Ball’s team, which includes his youngest son, LaMelo, was winning 69-60 at the time of the forfeit, according to USA Today Sports. The father of Los Angeles Lakers rookie ...

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Charlie Gard protesters to rally as hospital reports threats

Protesters who want critically ill British baby Charlie Gard to receive an experimental treatment are planning a rally and prayer vigil and hospital officials say they have received death threats in the heartbreaking case. Activists supporting Gard’s parents will gather Sunday outside the High Court in London where legal proceedings will resume Monday with new medical evidence expected. Gard’s parents ...

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Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

Images captured by an underwater robot showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. The robot found large amounts of solidified lava-like rocks and lumps in layers as thick as 1 meter (3 feet) on the bottom inside of a main structure called the pedestal that ...

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Trump lawyer says it's open question whether president could pardon himself

Jay Sekulow , a member of President Trump ’s legal team, said it’s an open question whether the president has the authority to pardon himself. Sekulow was responding to a question from ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday. “We have not, and continue to not have conversations with the president of the United States regarding pardons. ...

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'Horrific' human-trafficking incident not an isolated event, officials say

Eight people were found dead and about 30 others injured inside a brutally hot semitrailer parked in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio, Texas, in what authorities are calling “a horrific scene.” One of the injured later died, officials said, bringing the death toll to nine in what police described as an apparent “human trafficking crime .” Officials had ...

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'I just want to go home', says German girl who joined IS: media

BERLIN (Reuters) – A German teenager who joined Islamic State is now being held in detention in Iraq and says she regrets joining the jihadist group and just wants to come home to her family, media reported on Sunday. Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday that four German women who joined Islamic State in recent years, including a 16-year-old girl ...

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