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Hoping to avoid prison, Bowe Bergdahl recounts his treatment as a Taliban prisoner – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl appeared on the witness stand Monday and described his five years in Taliban captivity, a graphic and at times disturbing account delivered hours after the presiding judge rejected his attorneys’ appeal to have the case dismissed over incendiary remarks made by President Trump during his campaign for the White House. “It was never my intention for anyone to be hurt,” said Bergdahl,…

Trump campaign adviser admitted to lying about Russian contacts – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

George Papadopoulos, a former campaign adviser to President Trump, pleaded guilty earlier this month to lying to federal officials about contacts he had with people he believed had ties to the Russian government while he was affiliated with Trump’s campaign. Papadopoulos, who was named by Trump in March 2016 as a foreign policy adviser to the campaign, was first charged under seal in July and ultimately pleaded guilty in October…

Court partially blocks Trump’s transgender military ban – The Hill

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

A federal court has blocked President Trump in part from changing the military’s transgender policy as a case against his ban works its way through court. A judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Monday that Trump’s directive changing the transgender policy back to what it was before June 2016 and banning new transgender recruits from enlisting cannot be enforced while the case is being reviewed in court….

Manafort, Gates charged with conspiracy against US – CNN

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

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Kevin Spacey Slammed After Coming Out in Statement Apologizing for Alleged Sexual Harassment – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Kevin Spacey is being criticized for “hiding under the rainbow” after he came out in the same statement in which he apologized for alleged unwanted sexual advances towards actor Anthony Rapp when Rapp was just 14. In an interview with BuzzFeed published Sunday, Rapp, now 46, alleged then-26-year-old Spacey invited him to his Manhattan apartment for a party in 1986. (They were both starring in hit Broadway plays at the time.) Rapp says he was…

Police: Overpass plunge that killed driver was a suicide attempt – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

An incident that left a driver dead when her vehicle was struck by a person who had plunged from an Interstate 66 overpass Saturday is being investigated as an attempted suicide, Virginia State Police said Sunday. Police said a 12-year-old boy jumped from the Cedar Lane overpass and landed on an SUV being driven by 22-year-old Marisa W. Harris, of Olney, Md., who died on the scene. The boy was…

Spanish prosecutor seeks charges for deposed Catalan leaders – CNN

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

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4 Big Stories To Watch This Week, From Taxes To The Russia Investigations To Niger – NPR

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, President Trump, center, and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will have their relationships tested by the a legislative push on a tax overhaul this week. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, President Trump, center, and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will have their relationships tested by the a legislative push on a…

As Russia case unfolds, Trump and Republicans go to battle with Clinton and Democrats – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Tensions between Republicans and Democrats over the investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election intensified Sunday, with President Trump demanding to know why his campaign is under federal scrutiny while his former opponent Hillary Clinton is not. The president’s latest outburst over the inquiry led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III surfaced on Twitter as his administration braced for the possibility that the first batch of charges…

2 Navy SEALs Under Suspicion in Strangling of Green Beret in Mali – New York Times

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

No one has been charged in Sergeant Melgar’s death, which a military medical examiner ruled to be “a homicide by asphyxiation,” or strangulation, said three military officials briefed on the autopsy results. The two Navy SEALs, who have not been identified, were flown out of Mali shortly after the episode and were placed on administrative leave. The biggest unanswered question is why Sergeant Melgar was killed. “N.C.I.S. does not discuss…

Sorting the Sunday Pile Week 8: Wilson, Watson emerge as faces of NFL QB future – CBSSports.com

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Seattle is not the most likely place for a shootout to break out, but the NFL has a funny way of letting outstanding football games emerge out of nowhere and we got one of the best games anyone will see in 2017 as Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson dueled it out in a marvelous, high-octane battle that showcased the future of football. Wilson and Watson both showcased their unique skillsets,…

Jared Kushner made unannounced trip to Saudi Arabia – ABC News

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

President Trump‘s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner recently traveled to Saudi Arabia, a senior White House official confirmed. The trip was not announced ahead of time. On his third trip to Saudi Arabia this year, Kushner, whose White House portfolio includes the Middle East, left the U.S. on Wednesday and returned Saturday. Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser, and Jason Greenblatt, the administration’s Middle East envoy, accompanied him in…

PM Update: Heavy rain this evening and strong, possibly damaging wind gusts overnight – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

*Wind advisory in effect from 10 p.m. Sunday night until 10 a.m. Monday morning* Did you feel that temperature drop? With a strong cold front passing through the region today, temperatures dropped a good 10 degrees in a matter of minutes. They will continue to drop overnight, but that won’t be the main weather story for us. We’ve got one more batch of drenching rain to get through before strong…

The Latest: Spanish PM praises pro-union rally in Barcelona – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 7 p.m. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has voiced his support for a rally in Barcelona to protest the Catalan parliament’s declaration of independence. Rajoy sent the message on Twitter: “Concord, peaceful coexistence and common sense, democracy and dialogue within the law.” Hundreds of thousands rallied in downtown Barcelona on Sunday, two days after the separatist majority…

Puerto Rico Cancels Whitefish Energy Contract to Rebuild Power Grid – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

“There can be no distraction that alters the commitment to repair the power grid as quickly as possible,” Mr. Rosselló said in a statement on Sunday. “I have given instructions to immediately proceed with the necessary coordination with the states of Florida and New York, in order for brigades and equipment to arrive on the island.” The governor said the decision to ask New York and Florida for help was…

Trump Tries to Shift Focus as First Charges Reportedly Loom in Russia Case – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

The president was also reviving unproved allegations that Mrs. Clinton was part of a quid pro quo in which the Clinton Foundation received donations in exchange for her support as secretary of state for a business deal that gave Russia control over a large share of uranium production in the United States. Advertisement Continue reading the main story And he was returning to questions about Mrs. Clinton’s use of a…

NFL Week 8: Most Texans kneel to protest McNair; Drew Brees’s milestone; gruesome Zach Miller injury – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Most Texans players took a knee to protest owner Bob McNair’s comment calling them “inmates.” (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press) Top story lines | Protest news | Injury newsFantasy football | ATS betting tips/Picks Just as players’ national anthem demonstrations were, for the most part, giving way to pure football matters, an NFL owner’s ugly comment raised the ire of his players, who, after an emotional weekend in which they considered their options, responded…

Flash flood, high wind watch until Monday – Albany Times Union

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Caption Close A commuter walks down Washington Avenue as her umbrella loses it shape in the high winds and rain that came to the area Tuesday Oct. 24, 2017 in Albany, N.Y. (Skip Dickstein/Times Union) A commuter walks down Washington Avenue as her umbrella loses it shape in the high winds and rain that came to the area Tuesday Oct. 24, 2017 in Albany, N.Y. (Skip Dickstein/Times Union) Photo: SKIP…

Frustrated with the Russia investigation, Trump demands Democrats and Hillary Clinton face more scrutiny – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

(Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) On Sunday morning, President Trump expressed frustration that his campaign is under investigation over possible ties to Russia’s plot to influence the 2016 election but that his former opponent Hillary Clinton is not facing the same level of scrutiny. In four tweets sent over 24 minutes, Trump wrote: “Never seen such Republican ANGER & UNITY as I have concerning the lack of investigation on Clinton made Fake Dossier (now $12,000,000?), the…

Hundreds of thousands of pro-Spanish demonstrators turn out in Barcelona – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

BARCELONA — Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards on Sunday came out here to show they were against an independent state in Catalonia and for the central government’s takeover of the breakaway republic. And, many added, they wanted to see the leaders of the attempted secession punished. It was not so much a protest, as a victory march. They believed they had won. There would be no “Republic of Catalonia.” As the…

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