FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that the bureau is investigating possible links and coordination between Russia and associates of President Donald Trump as part of a broader probe of Russian interference in last year's presidential election.
Comey also said he and the Justice Department have no evidence to support claims Trump has made that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower.
The extraordinary revelation of an investigation came at the outset of Comey's opening statement in a congressional hearing examining Russian meddling and possible connections between Moscow and Trump's campaign.
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A woman who fell sick after drinking poisonous herbal tea from a store in San Francisco's Chinatown has died.
Two San Francisco residents — a man in his 50s last month and a woman in her 30s this month — fell critically ill and were hospitalized after consuming herbal tea from the same Chinatown herbalist in San Francisco.
President Donald Trump told supporters at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday that after Obamacare is repealed and replaced, he can focus on tax cuts and cutting prescription drug prices.
FBI Director James Comey spoke during the first public hearing of a congressional inquiry into ties between Russia and the U.S. election, including possible ties to the Trump campaign.
“The FBI as part of our counterintelligence mission is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election,” Comey said on March 20. “That includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts.”
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A 5-year-old boy who was apparently choked unconscious by his scarf last week while playing with his family's dog in Bucks County died Saturday from his injuries, police said.
John Bruno, of Warrington, was found Wednesday afternoon by his mother in the backyard of his house lying unconscious on the snow-covered ground. The mother untied the scarf and called 911.
The lawsuit accuses Saudia Arabia of being "duplicitous": "It presented a public face to the United States and other Western countries of a nation fighting al Qaeda and terrorism while at the same time, as detailed herein, Saudi government actors gave al Qaeda substantial material support and resources."
The Census Bureau on Feb. 28 for the first time recommended including the new category, which would mostly affect Muslims. The Office of Management and Budget is expected to make the decision later this year. The move is the product of years of research and decades of advocacy for Arab and other groups from the region that pre-date Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
The Census Bureau said that when it tested a new MENA category in 2015, people of Middle Eastern or North African descent tended to check off that box. When it wasn't there, they'd select "white" or, increasingly, "some other race." Including the separate category, the agency said, is "optimal" to get a more accurate count of Americans.
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The rhythms of daily life for ordinary Americans may seem far removed from the rarified world of the U.S. Supreme Court.
But from the time people roll out of bed in the morning until they turn in at night, the court's rulings are woven into their lives in ways large and small.
So pay attention as Congress prepares to take up the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to join the high court: The influence of the court's nine justices is hard to overstate — even if Justice Stephen Breyer once noted that their names are less well known than those of the Three Stooges.
When an Alabama nursing student was kidnapped and locked in the trunk of her own car last week, she used the light on her insulin pump to find the latch and escape to safety, she told the "Today" show.
Brittany Diggs was kidnapped at gunpoint last Tuesday, eventually being stuffed into her trunk after her kidnapper threatened to kill her and attempted to withdraw money from her bank accounts with her ATM card. As her assailant was leaving a gas station, Diggs found the latch in the trunk and jumped out.
The ordeal was captured on gas station’s surveillance camera, and Birmingham police confirmed Diggs’ story of her escape. The culprit is still on the loose, and Diggs, fearing for her safety, said she’s relocating.
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A car bomb in Baghdad has killed at least 23 people and wounded 45 others Monday, Iraqi officials said.
The police and hospital officials said the attack-- which comes on the 14th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq-- targeted a commercial area in Baghdad's southwestern Amil neighborhood. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release information.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State group has been behind previous Baghdad bombings. Iraqi forces have been battling the extremists in Mosul, the country's second largest city, since October.
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In sworn testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, FBI Director James Comey said there was no evidence to support President Donald Trump's claims that Barack Obama wiretapped him and Trump Tower, as the current president alleged in a series of tweets earlier this month. Comey also confirmed that his agency was investigating the 2016 Trump campaign's links with Russia's effort to intervene in the presidential election. His confirmation of that investigation was "historic," as NBC's Ari Melber declared on MSNBC, even as the director declined to discuss details. NBC News called the testimony a "political gut-punch" that threatened to overshadow what could have been a political win for Trump: Monday's mostly smooth confirmation process for his Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. Monday's back-to-back revelations from Comey could complicate matters for Trump's team and agenda in at least three key ways.
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A former law student of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee alleges that Neil Gorsuch told a class that "many" women manipulate their employers for maternity benefits and that law firms should ask female interviewees about their pregnancy plans in order to protect their companies, NBC News reported.
Jennifer Sisk, a 2016 graduate of the University of Colorado Law School, wrote in a two-page letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee published on Sunday that on April 19 of last year, Gorsuch presented his legal ethics class with a hypothetical of law students interviewing for jobs at firms.
Sisk's letter was sent on Friday and was addressed to committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and to Ranking Member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
In a letter provided to NBC News on Monday by a person helping with the Gorsuch nomination process, another former student wrote to the committee to refute Sisk's claims.
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Forbes released its 31st annual ranking of the world's billionaires Monday. These are the five wealthiest individuals in 2017. Forbes.com has more.
A Virginia man claimed to have a bomb and an asteroid in the trunk of his car after he was stopped at a White House checkpoint Saturday evening, according to an affidavit filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.
Sean Keoughan, 29, of Roanoke, Virginia, was arrested by the Secret Service shortly after 11 p.m. on March 18. He was charged with threatening and conveying false information concerning use of an explosive.