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Source says Kushner testified he did not recall any campaign contact with Wikileaks. But senators say he did receive an email about Wikileaks contact
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner told congressional Russia investigators that he did not communicate with WikiLeaks and did not recall anyone on the Trump campaign who had, a source with knowledge of his testimony told CNN.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member Dianne Feinstein sent a letter Thursday requesting more information on President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner related to his security clearance and questions over whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member Dianne Feinstein sent a letter requesting more information on President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner related to his security clearance and questions over whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election.
President Donald Trump has begun paying his personal legal bills stemming from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign out of his own pocket, relieving the Republican Party of future payments, the White House's special counsel on the matter announced Friday.
The Senate finance committee advanced Republicans' plans to overhaul the tax system on Thursday night, but not without a fiery argument between senators just minutes before the vote.
President Donald Trump, who has largely stayed mum on the allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore, blasted Democratic Sen. Al Franken Thursday night after a woman said he groped and kissed her without her consent.
Tina Johnson, who accused Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of groping her when she was a teenager, talks to CNN's Erin Burnett about her experience.
Trump's long history of abusive treatment of women liklely explains his silence on Roy Moore, but he couldn't resist slamming Franken who he sees now as a weakling for being brought to account--unlike Trump who got elected President, writes Michael D'Antonio.
In an interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota, Rep. Debbie Dingell says a "prominent" senator was aggressive with her and others.
In just over the past year, Braxton Winston has gone from a prominent protester to a popular politician.
The Argentine navy has lost contact with one of its submarines that was traveling off the country's Atlantic coast, the military service said Friday.
A pro-ISIS group released a propaganda poster designed as a threat to the Vatican on Christmas. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
America's brand has taken a major hit in the age of Trump.
In case there was any doubt, the US Navy has confirmed that there is "zero training value" in drawing penises in the sky.
Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga have split after 10 years.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian were married in New Orleans.
Comedian Hari Kondabolu is taking on Apu, the Indian convenience store owner on "The Simpsons." He explains how the character has reinforced negative stereotypes about Indians for decades.
In a city where a bowl of noodles doesn't usually cost more than $6, a shop in Taipei has been charging $325, or TWD10,000, for its beef noodle soup -- and diners are happily paying for it.
A 10-year-old boy slid off a slide and onto the concrete at a waterpark in Dublin, California, in May 2017. The boy sustained injuries to his back, legs and arm, according to the family's attorney.
Beyond Meat claims it makes a veggie burger that tastes — and browns — like actual meat. Cristina Alesci visited their headquarters in Los Angeles to put the burger to the test.
Want to cut meat out of your diet, but don't want to miss it too much? There are a growing number of products to help you go vegetarian or vegan.
The slash marks on Rashida Begum's neck have turned into dark, red scars.
Considered to be some of the most persecuted people in the world, the Rohingya are fleeing their homes in Myanmar. Find out why.
Discarded and left for dead, Mumtaz says she found herself on top of a mound of charred, entangled bodies.
The Rohingya crisis in Myanmar is now widely described as ethnic cleansing. But the situation has been evolving. And now, it seems, we can no longer avoid the conclusion we have all been dreading. This is a genocide. And we, in the international community, must recognize it as such.
Hypersonics, electric propulsion, triple deckers -- think you've seen everything when it comes to new aircraft concepts?
NASA has released a time-lapse video representing life on Earth over the past 20 years. It was created using data compiled from satellites.
Take a look at 31 photos of the week from November 10 through November 16.
Emily Weiss was writing reviews of beauty products. Then she realized she could create her own.
Indiana Jones is forever imprinted in our collective consciousness as a quintessential tomb raider. With a jaunty fedora and a leather whip, he careens across the Egyptian desert, discovering long-lost ancient secrets. Everybody knows how it works.
At the beginning of November, the general counsels of Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared on Capitol Hill to answer questions about a destabilizing campaign of Russian meddling. Members of Congress grilled them on exactly how each of the platforms might have allowed malicious publishing from foreign actors aimed at influencing the US election.
Add liberal Democratic Sen. Al Franken to the long and growing list of prominent men (yes, it's all men) who turn out to have abused their power by engaging in sleazy, self-indulgent misconduct. A credible, infuriating account by radio news anchor Leeann Tweeden describes Franken allegedly forcibly kissing Tweeden against her will in 2006 while rehearsing for a USO overseas tour to entertain troops in the Middle East.
Pressure builds on the embattled president to stand aside, with a big protest planned for Saturday.
Moscow uses its 11th UN veto since the Syria conflict began to block an investigative body.
Saad Hariri is now flying to France, after earlier denying claims he was being held in Saudi Arabia.
A touching moment said to be in the aftermath of the Iranian earthquake isn't what it seems.
A vessel with 44 crew on board has not made contact for 48 hours, the navy says.
Researchers found a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, especially hunting breeds.
JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald first cast photo has been revealed
Theresa May is told to put more money on the table and address Irish border concerns within two weeks.
Civil rights activist says he began to notice symptoms three years ago but was only recently tested.
A Mexican arrested in hospital by police over the killing of 72 migrants has since died.
The jurist, who proclaimed to speak for "all heterosexual males", provokes a firestorm of ridicule.
A job fair for transgender people is being accused of racism because army recruiters will be there.
Mayor Antonio Ledezma, who had been under house arrest since 2015, escapes to Colombia.
The phallic outline over an airbase in Washington State provoked mirth, but not everyone was amused.
A day in the life of Travis "Castaway" Waters, the South African who gets paid to play video games.
Baby Reign arrived early after his mother went into labour on a train.
A former US surgeon general warns there is a growing "epidemic" of loneliness threatening our health.
As the UN climate change conference ends, BBC Science's David Shukman takes a look at melting ice caps.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Atlas, a humanoid robot developed by Boston Dynamics, is now able to perform backflips.
Tesla shows off a long awaited truck, but surprises with its new Roadster sports car.
The two Middle Eastern powers have long been rivals but recently it all got a lot more tense.
India records more so-called "killfie" incidents than any other country, researchers say.
Chileans vote for a new president as President Michelle Bachelet comes to the end of her term.
A new dispute about Russian "fake news" centres on the Catalonia crisis, Ellis Palmer writes.
A growing number of young men are using cosmetics and big brands are embracing the trend.
Mechanical engineering intern Camille Eddy tells 100 Women how her mum changed her future.
As the palm oil industry grows, some Orang Rimba have had to abandon their nomadic forest lifestyle.
Chris Coleman leaves his job with Wales after almost six years to take over at Championship club Sunderland.
Andy Murray announces he and coach Ivan Lendl "mutually agree" to end their working relationship.
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill is granted permission to speak to the Scottish FA about becoming Scotland manager.
Debutant Jessica Breach scores six tries as England women thump Canada 79-5 in the first match of their three-Test series.
Phil Jones was given six injections by England medical staff so he could play against Germany, says Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho.
British former professional cyclist David Millar accuses Team Sky of "gaming the system" over their use of therapeutic use exemptions.
The statistics that explain how things have got so bad in Zimbabwe.
Where do world leaders go when they're cast out of power and need to find a safe haven fast?
Why political veterans like Robert Mugabe still command the respect and goodwill of their opponents.
We look at some of the options for Zimbabwe, its president, and his wife after the military takeover
Five things you need to know about the background to Zimbabwe's political crisis.
In the depths of an economic abyss, the political crisis now offers hope to many Zimbabweans.
Zimbabwe's first lady, or "Gucci Grace" to some, was tipped to be the country's next president.
What's happening in Zimbabwe, and is it a coup?
A Navy pilot drew a penis in the sky. It's not the first time something like this has been investigated. - Washington Post
Ohio governor candidate boasts of sexual history with 'approximately 50 very attractive females' - Washington Post
'Any Russians?': Sessions pokes fun at fervor over Kremlin-related dealings in convention speech - Washington Post
WASHINGTON ― Democrats are seizing on the controversy surrounding Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in state and local races around the country, attacking GOP opponents over their stance regarding the former judge, who has been accused of sexual assault and inappropriate advances by multiple women.
Charles Manson alive, but reportedly on death's doorstep in California hospital: 'It?s just a matter of time'
Mass murderer Charles Manson is alive in a California hospital, but new reports suggest he may be near to death after serving more than four decades behind bars for committing one of the most notorious crimes in modern history.
Tom Winter talks with Rachel Maddow about new reporting that Reza Zarrab, a Turkish-Iranian national wanted by Turkey and charged in the U.S. for sanctions violations is talking with prosecutors and may have information about Mike Flynn.
Florida Man Killed Ex, Her New Boyfriend and Her Parents -- Then Left His Son Alone With Their Bodies
Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said on Thursday President Robert Mugabe should resign in the interest of the country after the military seized power. Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe's only legitimate ruler and has balked at mediation by a Catholic priest to allow the 93-year-old former guerrilla a graceful exit after a military coup, sources said on Thursday. "In the interest of the people, Mr. Robert Mugabe must resign and step down immediately," Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, told a news conference, reading from a statement.
An Ohio lawmaker who routinely touted his Christian faith and anti-LGBT views has resigned after being caught having sex with a man in his office. Wes Goodman, who is the Republican state legislator for Ohio, is married to a woman who is assistant director of an annual anti-abortion rally known as March for Life. The right-wing legislator, who pushed “family values”, was reportedly witnessed having sex with a man inside his office who was not employed by the legislator.
WASHINGTON ― After months of internal squabbling and doubts, House Republicans passed their tax proposal on Thursday, a major step forward for a House GOP that has thus far been unable to deliver on any major piece of President Donald Trump’s agenda.
Russia’s RSK-MiG is developing a host of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) including strike and reconnaissance models, some of which could be fighter-sized aircraft. “These are reconnaissance and strike targets, different classes for different tasks,” MiG spokesperson Anastasia Kravchenko told the Russian TASS news agency in Dubai. MiG hopes to develop three classes of unmanned aircraft.
An abandoned steelworks that looks like a post-apocalyptic wasteland similar to Westworld has been transformed into an artist’s haven. Far from its days of producing over 250 tons of steel per day, this steelworks in Birmingham, Ala., has lain dormant for 40 years, a sad ode to its long-forgotten wonder years long.
Ohio judge uses groping scandal to brag about having sex with 50 women and 'love in the hayloft'
An Ohio Supreme Court justice has been denounced for responding to sexual misconduct allegations against Sen Al Franken by bragging of his prolific sexual exploits. Mr Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, apologised this week after broadcaster Leeann Tweeden accused him of groping and kissing her non-consensually during a 2006 tour, when Mr Franken was a comedian and had not yet been elected. Elected officials, including Democrats, swiftly denounced Mr Franken.
A teacher at Northeastern Middle School in Bristol, Connecticut, had invited a local Muslim woman to speak about her faith and sent a note to parents informing them of the event. The letter, which was posted online, introduced the speaker as a New York City native who resided in Connecticut and had founded an organisation devoted to “empowerment of Muslim women”. In a statement to NBC, Bristol Public Schools superintendent Susan Kalt Moreau said despite the cancellation “there was an outpouring of support for bringing a speaker in to support our curriculum which includes religions of the world”.
A US military upgraded Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, or EKV, a kinetic-force weapon that slams into its targets, destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time during a Missile Defense Agency test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system several months ago. The Missile Defense Agency's first-ever successful intercept of an ICBM target using a Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, using the kinetic force of an Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) to destroy the target, is paving the way toward advanced future kill vehicles able to discern and attack multiple approaching threats, industry and Pentagon officials said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken personally apologized to the woman who has accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour, saying he remembers their encounter differently but is "ashamed that my actions ruined that experience for you."
US authorities announced Thursday that 214 members of the notorious MS-13 gang had been arrested in a one-month sweep around the country. More than half of those picked up in the action which was led by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, were arrested on immigration violations. The largest part of the group, 135, were from El Salvador, followed by Honduras and Mexico.
Argentina’s navy has launched a huge search-and-rescue operation for a military submarine with 44 crew members that has been missing off the coast of Patagonia for more than two days. The last radio contact with the San Juan submarine was on Wednesday, when it was 430km off the coast of the southern province of Chubut, in the area of San Jorge bay, a naval spokesman said on Friday. The spokesman, Enrique Balbi, told local television that as there was no indication of problems from the submarine, it could not yet be termed lost.
The Keystone Pipeline has been temporarily shut down after it leaked more than 200,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota. Crews shut down the controversial oil pipeline on Thursday morning. Officials are looking into the cause of the leak, which is the largest Keystone leak in South Dakota to date, according to a spokesman for the state's Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Russia’s first Project 995A Borei-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) is set to be launched on November 17 in Severodvinsk. The vessel, called Prince Vladimir (Князь Владимир—transliterated as Knyaz Vladimir) is an improved version of the original Project 955 SSBN, three of which have been completed for the Russian Navy. Compared to the three older Project 995 boats, Prince Vladimir has a better acoustical stealth, better electronics and improved living spaces for the crew.
Joe Biden has spoken of his relationship with Barack Obama, describing the pair as “like family” and saying many of the memes of them that circulated online are accurate. The former US Vice President revealed his favourite of the thousands of memes that were posted on social media during and after his time in the White House. In them, the pair are portrayed as good friends, with Mr Biden often shown as having a humorous and mischievous approach in contrast to a more serious and sober Mr Obama.
Hamas on Thursday alleged Israeli spies used Bosnian passports to enter Tunisia and assassinate one of its drone experts as the Palestinian movement announced details of its probe into the December incident. Tunisian engineer Mohamed Zaouari was shot dead in his car in December 2016 by unknown gunmen, with Hamas accusing Israel of responsibility at the time.
Federal agencies, including the military, are already required by law to submit records to the gun background checks system. Ten years ago, after a mass shooting that could have been prevented, Congress passed a bipartisan law to fix the nation’s gun background check system. The gun legislation the senators announced this morning would not require a background check on every single gun sale, despite new polling data showing that 95% of Americans – a record high – support these universal background checks.
CareerBuilder’s annual survey, which covered a 12-month period ending in September, found that 40 percent of workers had claimed to be sick when they actually weren’t, and 38 percent of employers had checked up on workers who called in sick.
A bold plan to attack the United States came too late in the war. Japan's Underwater Aircraft Carriers: Crazy Enough to Work? As soon as Colonel James Doolittle’s B-25 raid struck Japan in April 1942, Japan sought to wreak revenge on the United States, but by 1944 devastating aerial bombings on Japan by the Americans had become all too regular.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An ex-convict accused of gunning down a University of Utah student with a weapon stolen from a slain Colorado man was charged with aggravated murder, robbery and a dozen other counts on Thursday.
Mugabe's public appearance was also notable because there were was no sign of his wife — the woman some experts say is at the root of the attempted coup.
The Trump Organization licensed its name to a luxury condo tower in Panama riddled with ties to drug money and international organized crime.
Wildlife advocates were critical of the timing of the decision, which applies to Zimbabwe, a country currently in political upheaval.
Huge parasites and corn kernels in the stomach of a North Korean defector confirm fears about the country's desperate food and hygiene situation.
Russia on Friday vetoed a resolution that would have briefly extended an inquiry into who was behind chemical weapons used in Syria.
At risk of extinction in as little as 10 years, African conservation groups work to protect one of the continent's most precious animals.
Two weeks of climate talks end in Bonn, Germany, with no breakthroughs but no new roadblocks to fulfilling the 2015 Paris climate accord.
Russia vetoed a U.S.-backed resolution to extend an inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapon attacks in Syria. President Trump had urged passage.
Daryll Rowe, 27, intentionally infected five men with HIV and attempted to infect five others, a U.K. court ruled.
Josh Rivers was removed from his position after offensive tweets emerged containing anti-Semitic, anti-trans, racist and misogynistic comments.
Authorities announced on Wednesday that they had arrested more than 250 alleged MS-13 gang members and associates in a month-long, nationwide operation.
The Museum of the Bible was founded by Hobby Lobby president Steve Green.
Ankara's governor's office said the festival was shut down because it "could be provocative and draw reactions."
Some scientists want to geoengineer the atmosphere by mimicking volcanic eruptions, but others worry about unintended consequences.
Gay lawmaker Dean Smith started the Australian Parliament's debate on same-sex marriage recognition a day after voters said "yes" to marriage equality.
The timing of General Chiwenga's trip to Beijing begs an important question — did China influence the military takeover from Robert Mugabe?
An investigation by London's Old Vic theater has uncovered 20 allegations of "inappropriate behavior" against Kevin Spacey during his time as artistic director.
Three UCLA basketball players who were arrested in China apologized to their families and fans and thanked President Trump for their release.
Russia could still miss the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang because it remains "non-compliant" with doping laws, the global WADA agency said Thursday.
An Australian diplomat died after he plummeted from a Manhattan building during a game of trust, police said.
Benedict Allen, who disappeared on a mission to find a remote indigenous tribe, is now awaiting rescue from Papua New Guinea.
"We wish to make it abundantly clear that this is not a military takeover," Maj. Gen. Sibusiso Moyo said after taking control of Zimbabwe's state broadcaster.
A former Argentine government official killed himself after being accused of taking bribes in testimony during a trial looking into corruption in world soccer.
Pope Francis received some new wheels on Wednesday in the form of a Lamborghini, but he won't be using it on the tree-shaded roads of the Vatican gardens.
They are united by their desire to contain Iranian influence, even if the Saudis don't want to go public with their relationship.
Abdelbaki Essati, who was killed in a blast shortly before the attack in Barcelona, provided information to the National Intelligence Center in 2014.
As a leading British barrister he defended Penguin Books for publishing D.H. Lawrence’s “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” which had been banned as indecent.
Benedict Allen was trying to reconnect with a tribe he had met 30 years ago.
Subspecies of the flowers share most of their genes, but differ in a handful that lead to some being yellow on magenta and others being magenta on yellow.
As foreign minister, Margot Wallstrom, who broke free from a violent relationship in her 20s, is challenging assumptions in a traditionally male sphere.
A Belgian Malinois dog called Mali has received Britain’s highest award for animal valor for his actions during an intense firefight in Afghanistan.
Known as the Beast, the brutal and murderous leader of the Sicilian Cosa Nostra was serving 26 life sentences.
The German chancellor and representatives of three other parties are expected to work into the weekend after contentious talks ended in deadlock.
CasaPound won a seat in a Roman municipal election, raising fears that Italy may be joining the ranks of countries where the far right is rising.
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