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VA staffers blasted ‘ridiculous’ meetings and questions with Trump allies in internal emails

VA staffers blasted ‘ridiculous’ meetings and questions with Trump allies in internal emails

Career officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs expressed deep frustrations over having to entertain “ridiculous” policy recommendations from a trio of influential Mar-a-Lago club members during President Donald Trump’s time in office, according to documents released by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics. A series of internal emails spanning from November 2017 to June 2018,…MORE

Lancaster deputy made up story about being shot by a sniper, official says

Lancaster deputy made up story about being shot by a sniper, official says

The California sheriff’s deputy at the center of what was described as a sniper shooting admitted that he made it all up, authorities said. “There was no sniper, no shots fired and no gunshot injuries sustained to his shoulder,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s (LASD) Homicide Bureau Capt. Kent Wegener told reporters at a news conference…MORE

7 people were shot at 2-year-old’s birthday party in Maryland, police say

7 people were shot at 2-year-old’s birthday party in Maryland, police say

Police are looking for a suspect after seven people were shot at a 2-year-old’s birthday party in Camp Springs, Maryland, on Saturday night, authorities said. Three victims suffered serious injuries, four have less serious injuries and all are expected to survive, Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said at a news conference. The victims…MORE

As disputes boil at G7, Trump softens on trade war

As disputes boil at G7, Trump softens on trade war

President Donald Trump says all is well at the Group of 7 summit, which gets underway Sunday on France’s Atlantic coast. But there is evidence of rancor behind the scenes. American officials are griping the yearly gathering is being orchestrated to isolate Trump. Trade disputes are spilling into the open, even with a new friend.…MORE

Former NFL player’s son arrested in parents’ death

Former NFL player’s son arrested in parents’ death

The son of former NFL player Barry Bennett was taken into custody Saturday in connection with the killing of his parents. Dylan John Bennett, 22, was arrested by Mexican police in the state of Quintana Roo, according to a statement from the Quintana Roo State Prosecutor’s office. He was found walking the street after a…MORE

US State Department warns Iran after ‘threats’ against US citizen

US State Department warns Iran after ‘threats’ against US citizen

The US is warning Iran it’s taking Tehran’s threats seriously and will hold it accountable if it compromises the safety of any American. The comments came in a tweet from US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus on Saturday, after Iran announced sanctions against American Mark Dubowitz and his foundation for what it called “US economic…MORE

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