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|Trump: U.S. military won’t allow transgender people ‘to serve in any capacity’
President Trump announced on Wednesday morning that the U.S. military will not allow or accept any transgender individuals.
POSTED JULY 26, 2017 9:31 AM
|New Developments in Murder-at-sea Case
A man has been taken into federal custody for allegedly killing his wife after other passengers heard screams coming from their room.
POSTED JULY 27, 2017
|Paul Ryan assures wary GOP senators their 'skinny' bill will go to conference
As a vote neared Thursday on a proposed "skinny repeal" of Obamacare, three key Republican senators said they would only vote for it if they are assured it won't actually become law.
POSTED JULY 27, 2017 6:23 PM
|Ohio executes man after delays over lethal injection drugs
Ronald Phillips was pronounced dead at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville at 10:43 a.m. EDT (1443 GMT), the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said in a statement. The execution had been delayed multiple times as a court fight played out over the state's use of a drug mixture for lethal injections. The U.S. Supreme Court denied appeals from Phillips late on Tuesday.
POSTED JULY 26, 2017 1:14 PM
|Wasserman Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrest
Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has fired an information technology staffer following his arrest on a bank fraud charge at a Virginia airport where he was attempting to fly to Pakistan.
POSTED JULY 27, 2017 9:25 AM
|Grandmother lays in pool of blood playing dead after being attacked night before her husband's funeral
An Arizona community is reeling after a grandmother was beat up in her home by an unknown assailant, and forced to lay in her own blood for hours playing dead for fear that her attacker would return. Jesse Leetham said in a Facebook that his grandmother was attacked after 11 p.m. the night before her husband’s funeral, shortly after he left her home. The 82-year-old grandmother was washing dishes when she was assaulted, according to a press release from the Gila County Sheriff’s Office.
POSTED JULY 27, 2017 10:26 AM
|Popular Ride Shut Down After Deadly Fair Accident
The Ohio State Fair reopened the day after the tragic accident took the life of an 18-year-old man who had just enlisted in the Marines; state fairs across the country shut down the same ride and others like it.
POSTED JULY 27, 2017
|Medical examiner: Judge in river died by suicide in drowning
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent judge found in the Hudson River died by suicide in a drowning, according to findings issued by the city's medical examiner on Wednesday.
POSTED JULY 26, 2017 6:55 PM
|Anthony Scaramucci in eye-watering, foul-mouthed rant at Steve Bannon as he says he wants to 'kill leakers'
Anthony Scaramucci has launched a foul-mouthed attack on Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's chief strategist, as his feud with senior White House figures escalated on Thursday evening. The president's newly-appointed communications director also accused Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff of damaging information leaks. In a phone conversation with a reporter for New Yorker magazine, Mr Scaramucci accused Mr Bannon, the controversial alt-right former media executive, of serving his own interests. Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus Credit: AFP "I'm not Steve Bannon, I'm not trying to suck my own ----," he said. "I'm not trying to build my own brand off the ------- strength of the president. I'm here to serve the country." Scaramucci: leakers would have been hanged 150 years ago 00:44 Mr Bannon "declined to comment". Mr Scaramucci, a New York financier, later tweeted: "I sometimes use colorful language. I will refrain in this arena but not give up the passionate fight for @realDonaldTrump's agenda. #MAGA" I sometimes use colorful language. I will refrain in this arena but not give up the passionate fight for @realDonaldTrump's agenda. #MAGA— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 27, 2017 I made a mistake in trusting in a reporter. It won't happen again.— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 28, 2017 Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the new White House press secretary, said she had nothing to add to Mr Scaramucci's statement. During the interview with Ryan Lizza, Mr Scaramucci threatened to fire the entire White House communications team over the alleged leak of a dinner he attended last week at the White House with the president, first lady, Sean Hannity, the Fox News journalist, and Bill Shine, the former Fox News executive. Reince Priebus (centre) in the Oval Office, with the president and other key officials Credit: Reuters Lizza wrote: “'What I’m going to do is, I will eliminate everyone in the comms team and we’ll start over,' [Scaramucci] said. I laughed, not sure if he really believed that such a threat would convince a journalist to reveal a source." Mr Scaramucci goes on to state: “They’ll all be fired by me. "I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow. I’ll get to the person who leaked that to you. Reince Priebus—if you want to leak something—he’ll be asked to resign very shortly.” He described Mr Priebus as a "paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac". And added that he wanted to "------- kill all the leakers". "What I want to do is I want to ------- kill all the leakers and I want to get the President’s agenda on track so we can succeed for the American people,” he said. There was no comment from Mr Priebus. Anthony Scaramucci: 'President Trump has really good karma' 01:59 The comments about Mr Bannon led to some amusing responses on social media: Scaramucci seen here five minutes before making the call pic.twitter.com/U3YM2SFIbx— Robbie Collin (@robbiereviews) July 27, 2017 .@scaramucci calls @Reince45 "paranoid schizophrenic" & pulls Bannon into it w/barnyard taunt. 5 days in, he's making @POTUS look RATIONAL!— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) July 27, 2017 Need help!!! Going on TV soon. How do I paraphrase Scaramucci's memorable comment? "I'm not Steve Bannon, I'm not trying to...— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) July 27, 2017 When you quickly learn not to click on a Steve Bannon trend pic.twitter.com/k2tO7sRSYM— PandaResistence (@PandaChop10) July 27, 2017 I know we're all hung up about Mooch's comments about Bannon and Reince but let's not overlook that he keeps taking about killing ppl, k?— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) July 27, 2017
POSTED JULY 27, 2017 8:58 PM
|Trump continues crusade against Sessions with a fresh line of attack
President Trump continued his public campaign against his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Wednesday, knocking his longtime ally for not replacing acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Trump, who fired James Comey as FBI director in May, also has the authority to replace McCabe. It’s unclear why Trump is singling out Sessions on the issue, other than to add pressure as he reportedly mulls firing him.
POSTED JULY 26, 2017 11:23 AM