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Donald Trump Jr. is facing criticism for tweeting in the hours after Wednesday's London attack a months-old comment from London Mayor Sadiq Khan that terror attacks are part of living in a big city.
Trump Jr. tweeted: "You have to be kidding me?!: Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan." The tweet included a link to a Sept. 22 story from Britain's Independent newspaper that includes the quote from Khan, who was asking Londoners to be vigilant following a bombing in New York City.
British Member of Parliament Wes Streeting was among numerous Britons who responded to the tweet with criticism. He called Trump Jr. "a disgrace" and accused him of using a terrorist attack for "political gain."
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Londoners were greeted by messages of unity written on dry erase boards in Underground stations, one day after Wednesday’s deadly terrorist attack.
Among the messages in the Tube, London’s underground transportation system, have been quotes encouraging strength and a consistent message of not backing down to fear.
Photos of the messages were posted on Twitter Thursday morning.
After a high-stakes back and forth between the top Democrat and Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Sen. John McCain said partisan bickering has cost Congress its credibility to investigate alleged Russian interference in last year's election, NBC News reported.
"I have not seen anything like it," McCain said Thursday on NBC's "Today" show about the infighting. "It is very disturbing."
McCain, R-Ariz., said it's up to House leadership to decide whether to change how the investigation is being conducted, and on Wednesday called for a congressional select committee or independent commission to take charge. Republican leaders on Capitol Hill have so far resisted such a move.
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Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee disclosed Wednesday that intelligence reports show American surveillance "incidentally collected" the conversations of some members of President Donald Trump’s transition team.
"Incidental collection" happens when a foreigner under surveillance calls, emails or discusses an American, and the conversation is picked up.
Nunes' reveal raised questions, but the fact that Americans involved in Trump’s transition may have been picked up in surveillance of foreigners "in and of itself, doesn't mean a thing. All it means is that a person on watch is talking to a U.S. person," Robert Deitz, a former top lawyer for the CIA and the NSA, told NBC News.
Any surveillance on American soil has to be approved by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which is made up of 11 federal judges. Congress has repeatedly asked the NSA and other intelligence agencies how many American each year are captured in incidental collection, but the government has said that it cannot disclose that information.
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The U.S. Secret Service says a woman who tried to climb over the White House fence was found dangling from it by her shoelaces.
The agency said in a statement that Uniformed Division Officers saw the woman late Tuesday walking around the White House. Agents say she tried to climb over the fence adjacent to E Street.
The woman's shoelaces got entangled at the top of the fence and she was suspended inside the fence, authorities said.
The agency said officers helped the woman down and arrested her.
The shoelace incident follows two other recent cases of people trying to gain entry to the White House grounds.
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The white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore accused of killing a black man collecting bottles with a sword on a New York City street has been charged with murder as a hate crime.
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AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google's YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavory subjects.
The spreading boycott confronts Google with a challenge that threatens to cost it hundreds of millions of dollars.
YouTube's popularity stems from its massive and eclectic library of video, spanning everything from polished TV clips to raw diatribes posted by people bashing homosexuals.
Private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distributed throughout spy agencies, the chairman of the House intelligence committee said Wednesday — an extraordinary public airing of often-secret information that brought swift protests from Democrats.
Republican Rep. Devin Nunes' comments led the committee's ranking Democrat, Adam Schiff, to renew his party's calls for an independent probe of Trump campaign links to Russia in addition to the GOP-led panel's investigation. Schiff also said he had seen "more than circumstantial evidence" that Trump associates colluded with Russia.
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President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned.
The White House on Wednesday acknowledged the AP's revelations had "started to catch a lot of buzz" but brushed them aside, though some members of Congress expressed alarm. Manafort's activities appeared to contradict previous assertions by the Trump administration and Manafort that he never worked for Russian interests.
With U.S.-backed Iraqi forces battling to retake Mosul, officials from the 68-nation coalition fighting the ISIS are looking for ways to increase the pressure as planning intensifies on the next objective, dislodging the extremists from their self-declared capital in Syria.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis were hosting Iraq's prime minister and diplomats from the coalition partners in a Wednesday meeting at the State Department. The aim is to seek new ideas to expand the fight against ISIS and prepare for the day of its defeat.
But they were not likely to develop a new overall strategy. The Trump administration is refining its approach to the ISIS, and that probably will mean a greater military role for the U.S. and its allies, and increased reliance on local militias in Syria. The partnership with Kurdish forces is the source of complex and difficult discussions with Turkey, which sees the militants as a national security threat.
We have new life at the Animal Adventure Park -- just not a giraffe calf.
The vote on the Republican health care bill is a defining moment for House Speaker Paul Ryan that could boost his aggressive agenda to overhaul the tax code and remake the federal government.
Or send it off the rails.
If he fails? "It will be very hard to manage this," the Wisconsin Republican told reporters ahead of Thursday's likely vote.
The bill would repeal major parts of former President Barack Obama's health law, capping future funding for Medicaid and cutting tax increases for high-income families and health insurance companies. It is the kind of high-impact legislation that has become rare in a Congress that sometimes struggles with routine duties like keeping the government open.
Family of Ayana McAllister
A college student home for spring break was shot and killed while watching the filming of a rap video in Northeast Washington Monday evening.
Ayana McAllister, 18, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, died after she was shot around 8:40 p.m. Monday. Police said a second woman, who was also shot, went to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries before officers arrived.
McAllister was home on spring break from Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina, her father, Anthony McAllister said.
The school sent condolences on Twitter to the family.
London police have provided details of the investigation into Wednesday’s deadly attack near the British Parliament. The London Metropolitan Police counterterrorism chief said Thursday morning that authorities believe the attacked acted alone and was “inspired by international terrorism.”
A police officer and three other people were shot and killed when a domestic dispute at a bank escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin on Wednesday, investigators said. A suspect was in custody as of late Wednesday.
The shootings happened at a bank, a law firm and an apartment complex, where officers, including a SWAT team, had a standoff with the suspect for several hours before ending in a volley of gunfire around 5 p.m.