National Newswatch

Russian Jet Comes Within Feet of U.S. Spy Plane

Jun 20 2017 — — An armed Russian fighter jet intercepted a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea on Monday, three U.S. defense officials told NBC News. The Russian aircraft flew within a few feet of the U.S. Air Force RC-135, the officials said, characterizing the interaction as both unsafe and unprofessional. The armed Russian aircraft was operating at […]

Republican Senators Likely to See Their Health Care Bill This Week

Jun 20 2017 — — Republican senators say they expect to learn the contents of legislation to overhaul health care before the end of this week as their party leadership continues to work toward a vote on it before they leave town for the July 4 recess. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said that all 52 Republican senators have been summoned […]

Carrie Fisher Had Cocaine, Other Drugs in System: Autopsy Report

Jun 19 2017 — — Carrie Fisher had cocaine and other drugs in her system at the time of her death, according to a full autopsy report and toxicology results released Monday. The report says the world-famous “Star Wars” actress tested positive for cocaine, methadone, alcohol and opiates, but investigators could not determine whether those drugs contributed to her death […]

Memo Shows Watergate Prosecutors Had Evidence Nixon White House Plotted Violence

Jun 19 2017 — — Watergate prosecutors had evidence that operatives for then-President Richard Nixon planned an assault on anti-war demonstrators in 1972, including potentially physically attacking Vietnam whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, according to a never-before-published memo obtained by NBC News. The document, an 18-page 1973 investigative memorandum from the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, sheds new light on how prosecutors were […]

Trump Reports Hundreds of Millions in Financial Liabilities

Jun 16 2017 — — The U.S. Office of Government Ethics released President Donald Trump’s most recent financial disclosure, and it shows that the former real estate mogul carries at least $315 million in liabilities — $130 million to Deutsche Bank alone. The financial disclosure, a 98-page document, details how much money Trump has made, as well as what he’s […]

London Fire: 6 Dead, 50 Hurt in Grenfell Tower Blaze

Jun 14 2017 — — At least six deaths were confirmed early Wednesday after a blaze ripped through a high-rise apartment block in the British capital as residents slept. At least 50 people were injured, according to authorities. More than 250 firefighters battled the inferno at Grenfell Tower in west London through the night.

Trump Blocks National Veteran Group on Twitter

Jun 13 2017 — — On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump started out the day as he has in the past: by tweeting criticisms of the news media and courts that have blocked his travel ban. But he also took time to block the Twitter account of VoteVets.org, an organization that represents around 500,000 U.S. military veterans and their families. […]

Democrats Fuming Over Sessions Refusal to Answer Questions

Jun 13 2017 — — Attorney General Jeff Sessions didn’t answer a number of questions from senators during his testimony on Tuesday — but he didn’t invoke executive privilege to avoid doing so. He said only the president can use executive privilege to shield conversations from the public. Sessions told the Senate Intelligence Committee he had a different reason for […]

Senate Strikes Deal on Russia Sanctions, Stripping Power From Trump

Jun 13 2017 — — The U.S. Senate has reached a bipartisan agreement on a new round of sanctions against Russia, a move that will likely force President Donald Trump to either sign or veto a measure that he has not said he supports. The sanctions are in response to a trio of Russian actions, including their interference in the […]

Trump Confidant Chris Ruddy Slams Spicer Over Mueller Flap

Jun 13 2017 — — The friend of Donald Trump who claimed the president is thinking about firing Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Russia investigation, slammed the White House on Tuesday for the way it handled his politically explosive remark. Chris Ruddy, the chief executive of Newsmax Media and a longtime confidant of Trump, said it was “amateur […]

Tillerson: North Korea Releases Cincinnati Student Otto Warmbier

Jun 13 2017 — — North Korea has released Otto Warmbier, the American student serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged subversion, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday. The 22-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate, from Cincinnati, Ohio, was convicted in March 2016 of attempting to steal a propaganda banner from a restricted area of his hotel […]

D.C., Maryland Officials Hit President Trump With Lawsuit

Jun 12 2017 — — President Trump was hit with a lawsuit Monday accusing him of “flagrantly” thumbing his nose at the constitutional prohibition against accepting payments and benefits from foreign governments since he took office. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and his D.C. counterpart, Karl Racine, also vowed to wrest from Trump financial and tax records that he has […]

May’s Bid to Stay in Power Risks Northern Ireland Peace Process

Jun 12 2017 — — Northern Ireland’s fragile peace process is at risk of collapsing due to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed pact to cling to power and push ahead with Brexit, Ireland’s leader has warned. Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny spoke to May over the weekend, voicing concerns that a pact she’s seeking with the hardline Democratic Unionist Party […]