WASHINGTON - Memos written by Andrew McCabe when he was the acting FBI director say Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested he secretly record his talks with President Donald Trump, and that Rosenstein discussed possibly trying to remove Trump from office, according to people familiar with the matter. The account, first reported by the New York Times, paints Rosenstein as so concerned in May 2017 in the wake of Trump's firing of then-FBI Director James Comey that he contemplated secretly recording conversations with the president.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump cast doubt Friday on the credibility of the woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, escalating the standoff over the Supreme Court nomination, as Republican senators issued an ultimatum to force her to decide whether she will tell her story at a public hearing next week. By attacking California professor Christine Blasey Ford, Trump abandoned the self-restraint he had showed for days and pushed Kavanaugh's nomination deeper into turmoil. Democrats, key Republican senators and advocates for victims of sexual assault swiftly rebuked the president.
It began, police say, as a dispute among neighbors in Abilene, Texas. Two families argued about where to dump trash in an adjacent alleyway. Insults escalated to threats, and a father and son, both armed, allegedly shot and killed a 37-year-old man who lived next-door in an encounter that was captured on camera. Police have arrested the shooters, 67-year-old John Miller and 31-year-old Michael Miller, who have been charged with murder in the death of Aaron Howard.
With a special blend of message and music, Google has created perhaps its most moving Doodle yet. The search engine's homepage makes for a most welcome neighbor Friday, as the California company celebrates the 51st anniversary of the day that Fred Rogers strolled onto the Pittsburgh TV studio WQED and taped the first episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," which would make its national debut the following February and soon move into a nation's emotional heartland ever since.
BEIJING - Minneapolis police on Thursday finished their investigation into an allegation of rape against Chinese billionaire Richard Qiangdong Liu and passed the high-profile case on to prosecutors, who are now studying the evidence before deciding whether to bring charges.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Friday walked back his order earlier this week to declassify information in the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, saying Justice Department officials and others had convinced him not to declassify it for the time being.
"All-In For Week 3" doesn't quite have the same ring to it, does it? No, it's not catchy. It's not what Carson Wentz wanted. But that's what the Philadelphia Eagles have done with Wentz, their third-year franchise quarterback coming back from the knee injury in December that cut short what otherwise might have been a league MVP season for him in 2017.
On the January morning in 2015 when he turned himself in to police in West Hollywood for his role in a deadly hit-and-run, gangster rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was oozing Teflon confidence. As rapper KXNG Crooked recounted to Rolling Stone six months later, Knight puffed on a cigar before heading into custody. Knight - a hulking 6-foot-2 with a colossal frame that once landed him on a pro football roster - reached up into a tree, stashing the burning butt in the branches for later.
WASHINGTON - An attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, said Thursday that her appearing at a hearing on Monday to detail her claims is "not possible" but she could testify later in the week. Debra Katz, Ford's lawyer, relayed the response to top staffers on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, requesting to set up a call with them to "discuss the conditions under which [Ford] would be prepared to testify next week."
Talk to your grandparents about marijuana - before somebody else does. The latest release of a massive federal drug use survey shows monthly marijuana use has skyrocketed among older Americans. The past decade, in fact, has seen a sea change in the demographics of marijuana use: As recently as the early 2000s, teens were more than four times more likely to use marijuana than 50 and 60 somethings. But as of 2017, Americans age 55 to 64 are now slightly more likely to smoke pot on a monthly basis than teens age 12 to 17. That difference is within the survey's margin of error.