President Donald Trump opined on a wide array of subjects Friday, claiming former FBI Director James Comey took part in criminal activities, admiring the way North Koreans pay attention to their dictator and inaccurately blaming Democrats for his administration's new policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the border.
The remarks came in a remarkable, impromptu interview with Fox News Friday morning followed by a frenzied press scrum outside the White House. Trump's back-and-forth also ranged from the Russia and Hillary Clinton email investigations to his relationships with the news and foreign leaders, with comments that were often inaccurate or highly misleading.
Trump said the Justice Department watchdog report on the Clinton email probe released Thursday shows the FBI was biased against him "at the top level" and was "plotting against my election."
President Donald Trump credits his accord with North Korea's Kim Jong Un with saving tens of millions of people from nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board.
Frustrated with lukewarm backing from congressional Republicans, criticism from Democratic opponents and skepticism from allies and the media, Trump made a stop Friday on the North Lawn of the White House to promote the nuclear deal that critics have criticized as vague and lacking in clear objectives.
The surprise appearance on "Fox & Friends," followed by a combative round of questions with reporters, came two days after Trump returned from Singapore expecting a hero's welcome and tweeting that the world could "sleep well." Trump — who has long pitched himself as a master dealmaker — feels the agreement represents a radical step toward solving an intractable foreign policy problem and has been publicly and privately grumbling that not everyone agrees.
A second sheriff's deputy died early Saturday from injuries suffered when an inmate who was being transported in Kansas City overpowered two officers and shot them.
Kansas City, Kansas, police confirmed on their Facebook page that Deputy Theresa King, 44, died just after midnight following the shooting on Friday. Officer Patrick Rohrer, 35, died earlier. Both were parents, authorities said.
The inmate was also shot during the confrontation in a gated area near the Wyandotte County Courthouse and was taken to a hospital. He was in stable condition. Investigators said the inmate may have grabbed a weapon from one of the deputies during a struggle after he got out of a van late Friday morning.
President Donald Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday over Republican efforts to push immigration legislation through the House, saying he wouldn't sign a "moderate" package. The White House later walked back the comments, formally endorsing the measure and saying Trump had been confused.
The campaign-season tumult erupted as GOP leaders put finishing touches on a pair of Republican bills: a hard-right proposal and a middle-ground plan negotiated by the party's conservative and moderate wings, with White House input.
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Nike Inc. apologized after the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland said the similarities between a logo for a clothing line and the academy's historic seal are undeniable.
Nike said in a statement Friday that they don't feel it is appropriate to move forward with the collection.
The Washington Post reports the logo is a collaboration between Nike and Undefeated, a Los Angeles sportswear line. The logo and the crest both depict a shield flanked by columns. The Undefeated's shield has tally marks while the academy's has an approaching ship.
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"The economy," Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell declared this week, "is doing very well."
And it is. Steady hiring has shrunk unemployment to 3.8 percent — the lowest since the 1960's. Consumers are spending. Taxes are down. Inflation is tame. Factories are busy. Demand for homes is strong. Household wealth is up.
Yet the numbers that collectively sketch a picture of a vibrant economy don't reflect reality for a range of Americans who still feel far from financially secure even nine years into an economic expansion.
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President Donald Trump is distancing himself from Michael Cohen amid an FBI investigation into his longtime personal lawyer's business dealings.
"I've always liked Michael. I haven't spoken to Michael in a long time," Trump said to reporters at the White House on Friday. Asked if Cohen, long among Trump's most trusted fixers, was still his attorney, the president said no.
"No he's not my lawyer anymore. But I've always liked Michael. And I think he's a good person," he said.
His comments came on a day when it became clear that a review of materials seized in raids on Cohen's home and office in April won't significantly slow a criminal investigation of his business dealings. The review is to determine which materials should be withheld from prosecutors because of attorney-client privilege.
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Christian leaders are condemning Attorney General Jeff Sessions for quoting the Bible to justify separating families at the border, saying he misinterpreted scripture.
Sessions pointed to a passage from the New Testament during a speech Thursday to argue that all people who break the law are subject to prosecution.
"I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order," he told law enforcement officers in Louisiana.
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The Justice Department's watchdog has finally weighed in on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation and nobody comes out looking good.
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A federal government office in Fort Worth, Texas that helps people during disasters is dealing with a crisis itself – bed bugs.
Inside a sprawling facility near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the Small Business Administration’s Disaster Processing and Disbursement Center gears up after hurricanes and other disasters, assisting victims get low-interest loans.
But in December, bed bugs turned up inside the office.
President Donald Trump came out swinging Friday, lodging a remarkable series of claims and accusations about a new watchdog report about the Justice Department's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of emails. In an impromptu press conference on the White House driveway, the president used the report to revive his complaints about the FBI and to declare himself exonerated in the ongoing Russia probe.
His claim to have been vindicated is not true.
A former Camp Pendleton-based Marine who admitted to the brutal killing of an Army Reservist in a Fallbrook hotel in 2012 was sentenced to more than a half- century in prison Friday.
Kevin Coset agreed to a plea deal earlier this year, admitting he stabbed Alvin Bulaoro more than 44 times before shooting him dead as he begged for his life. In exchange, prosecutors dropped a special circumstance allegation that could have sent Coset to prison for life without parole.
Joined by celebrities like Chance the Rapper and Jennifer Hudson, Marjory Stoneman Douglas survivors and others descended on Chicago's South Side Friday night for a Peace March and Rally at Saint Sabina Church.
For the past 10 years, the church has marked the end of Chicago Public Schools' school year with a peace rally, inviting community members to join together in solidarity against gun violence. Friday's event was the first in a series of events organized by the church during the summer, which is statistically the most violent season in Chicago.
"Preparation for this has been unlike any march that we have had," Trevon Bosley, who helped lead the Friday event, said. "We've had pretty big marches here but this year we plan on the crowd being way larger than ever before."
The United States Postal Service is releasing a set of Scooby-Doo stamps in July to help promote the new community service campaign “Doo Good.”
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A former manager of a North Texas hospice has pleaded guilty to health care fraud, admitting her role in a $60 million scheme that involved drugging patients to “hasten their deaths," according to court documents.
Jessica Love was the registered nurse case manager and regional director for Novus Health Services from 2012 until 2014. She faces up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Love is now expected to testify against Novus’ owner, Bradley Harris, and 13 others, including four nurses and five doctors who also were charged in the FBI investigation. Agents searched Novus' Frisco offices in September 2015.