Former FBI Director James Comey asserted on Thursday that President Donald Trump fired him to interfere with his investigation of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign, bluntly accusing the White House of spreading lies, plain and simple. Comey also revealed that he'd orchestrated the public release of information about his private conversations with the president in an effort to further the investigation.
The United States Navy received the most powerful addition yet to its fleet of aircraft super carriers Thursday, the USS Gerald R. Ford. After 12 years of construction and US$12.9 billion, the new carrier was delivered to the Navy from Newport Shpbuilding.
A trial has begun in South Dakota over a meat processer's claim that it was defamed by ABC News reporting that dubbed its product pink slime. Beef Products Inc (BPI) argues ABC and its journalist ruined its reputation in 2012 reports on lean finely textured beef, as the industry calls it.
United States employers added fewer jobs than expected in May, but the unemployment rate dipped further as the economy headed toward full employment. The unemployment rate last month was 4.3%, falling a 10th of a percentage point to its lowest level since 2001, the US Labor Department said on Friday.
Europe can no longer completely depend on the US and UK following the election of President Trump and Brexit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. Mrs. Merkel said she wanted friendly relations with both countries as well as Russia but Europe now had to fight for its own destiny.
The White House has denied the president's budget proposal contains an egregious math error. Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers pointed out the spending plan double-counts US$2trillion. But White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told reporters: We stand by the numbers.
The United States debt level reached a record high this year, surpassing the peak touched just as the worst of the recession was taking hold in 2008, and marking a milestone for households that now lean less on mortgages and more on auto and student loans
The Donald Trump administration took the first step toward renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, plunging into a battle that pits some Republicans and industry supporters of the pact against Democrats and some of the president's most ardent backers.
United States House of Representatives Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz is demanding the FBI hand over all documents detailing communications between President Donald Trump and fired agency Director James Comey within the next week.
A majority of US citizens including a growing number of Republicans, want to see an “independent investigation” sort out any connections between Russia and President Donald Trump during the 2016 election campaign, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday.