Super Bowl coach was ‘looking forward’ to White House visit before being disinvited

Super Bowl coach was ‘looking forward’ to White House visit before being disinvited

Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson had been “looking forward” to visiting the White House before President Donald Trump disinvited the Super Bowl-winning team, he said Wednesday. Breaking his silence in a news conference at the Eagles’ training facility in Philadelphia, Pederson mostly declined to handle the hot-potato subject of the last-minute snub the commander in chief issued Monday, a day before the team was to be honored at the White House. “This is going to…

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Trump commutes grandmother’s drug sentence after Kim Kardashian West’s appeal

Trump commutes grandmother’s drug sentence after Kim Kardashian West’s appeal

President Trump has commuted the sentence of Alice Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother serving a life sentence on drug charges, whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, a White House official tells ABC News. “Best News Ever!!” Kardashian tweeted of the news and later added additional thanks to the administration for its efforts. Kardashian lawyer Shawn Holley told ABC News: “I just got off the most wonderful, emotional and amazing phone call…

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Massive fire breaks out at luxury London hotel, officials say

Massive fire breaks out at luxury London hotel, officials say

Dozens of firefighters are battling a massive blaze that broke out at a luxury hotel in West London on Wednesday, officials said. The London Fire Brigade said 120 firefighters and 20 fire engines were deployed to tackle a “very visible fire” at the 12-floor Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the affluent area of Knightsbridge, overlooking Hyde Park. The hotel has been evacuated. The brigade said it has received some 40 calls about the fire, which is…

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Trump fires back at first lady conspiracy theories, from ‘facelift’ to ‘near death’

Trump fires back at first lady conspiracy theories, from ‘facelift’ to ‘near death’

First lady Melania Trump’s nearly one-month absence from the public eye has stoked wild conspiracy theories about where she could be and the status of her health. In tweets Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump rattled off some of the more outrageous rumors that have circulated about his wife. The tweets came as the first lady is expected to attend her first event open to the public and press in 27 days at a briefing Wednesday…

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‘Look before you lock’: Officials warn parents after 9 kids die in hot cars

‘Look before you lock’: Officials warn parents after 9 kids die in hot cars

At least nine children across the U.S. have already died this year after they were left in hot cars — and summer hasn’t even started yet, according to a new report published by the National Safety Council today. Officials are concerned that as temperatures continue to climb, so could the death toll. “Our children are our most vulnerable passengers and we cannot leave them alone in vehicles –- not even for a minute,” said Amy…

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Ryan warns Trump against pardoning himself

Ryan warns Trump against pardoning himself

After receiving a classified briefing late last month at the Department of Justice, House Speaker Paul Ryan said that he agrees with Rep. Trey Gowdy’s assessment that it was fully proper for the FBI to deploy an informant to communicate with the Trump campaign – though Ryan cautioned he wants to ensure every lead is investigated. “Normally I don’t like to comment on classified briefings. Let me say it this way. I think Chairman Gowdy’s…

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DOJ watchdog finds James Comey defied authority as FBI director, sources say

DOJ watchdog finds James Comey defied authority as FBI director, sources say

The Justice Department’s internal watchdog has concluded that James Comey defied authority at times during his tenure as FBI director, according to sources familiar with a draft report on the matter. One source told ABC News that the draft report explicitly used the word “insubordinate” to describe Comey’s behavior. Another source agreed with that characterization but could not confirm the use of the term. In the draft report, Inspector General Michael Horowitz also rebuked former…

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Trump decries ‘fake’ reporting on Melania, says she’s well

Trump decries ‘fake’ reporting on Melania, says she’s well

President Donald Trump is complaining about media reports questioning the first lady’s recent absence from public view. Trump says the press has been “so unfair, and vicious.” Trump tweeted Wednesday that during Melania Trump’s recovery from a medical procedure: “they reported everything from near death, to facelift, to left the W.H. (and me) for N.Y. or Virginia, to abuse.” He adds: “All Fake, she is doing really well!” Mrs. Trump recently spent five days in…

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Putin: US would need to offer firm guarantees to NKorea

Putin: US would need to offer firm guarantees to NKorea

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the United States will have to offer North Korea solid security guarantees if it wants to strike a denuclearization deal. Putin, speaking in an interview with a Chinese state broadcaster aired Wednesday, said he hopes that next week’s meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will bring positive results. He hailed the “unprecedented” steps by the North, including the suspension of nuclear and…

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Cavaliers facing critical Game 3 vs. Warriors in NBA Finals

Cavaliers facing critical Game 3 vs. Warriors in NBA Finals

For LeBron James, losing is no longer an option. With Cleveland down 2-0 to Golden State in the NBA Finals, James knows better than anyone that he and the Cavaliers are facing a must-win situation in Game 3 on Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. No team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series. James acknowledged the Cavs are facing a “tall task” as it is against the Warriors,…

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