Trump defends release of classified information

One day after reports he leaked “highly classified information” to top Russian officials, President Trump defended his right to share “facts” about terrorism and airline safety as part of a joint counter-terrorism effort to fight the Islamic State. “As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism […]

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“Highly damaging”: Former intel official weighs in on Trump report

President Donald Trump revealed “highly classified” information to Russian officials during a meeting at the White House last week, The Washington Post reported. Congress reacts to reports of Trump’s disclosure of classified information “This is highly damaging for two reasons,” said former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell about the reported reveal, which the White House denies. “First, the Russians will […]

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Some UK hospitals still disrupted by cyberattack

The latest on the global extortion cyberattack that hit dozens of countries (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Britain’s health service says most hospitals hit by the global “ransomware” attack are back up and running, but seven are still experiencing IT disruption and canceling appointments. About a fifth of NHS trusts — the regional bodies that run hospitals and clinics — […]

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G.O.P. Senators, Pulling Away From Trump, Have ‘a Lot Less Fear of Him’

Senate Republicans, increasingly unnerved by President Trump’s volatility and unpopularity, are starting to show signs of breaking away from him as they try to forge a more traditional Republican agenda and protect their political fortunes. Several Republicans have openly questioned Mr. Trump’s decision to fire the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, and even lawmakers who supported the move have complained […]

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US govt ‘under assault’ by Trump after Comey firing

American democracy is “under assault” on separate fronts from President Donald Trump and Russia, the former U.S. intelligence chief warned Sunday, expressing dismay over the abrupt firing of FBI director James Comey amid a probe into Moscow’s meddling in U.S. elections and possible ties with the Trump campaign. As Trump works to fast-track Comey’s successor, lawmakers from both parties urged […]

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Verizon outbids AT&T for nationwide “5G” spectrum

Verizon has outbid AT&T to buy spectrum-holding company Straight Path Communications for $3.1 billion after “an unusually intense bidding war” between the top two wireless carriers in the US, The Wall Street Journalreported today. AT&T announced its own $1.6 billion acquisition of the company on April 10, saying that Straight Path “holds a nationwide portfolio of millimeter-wave (mmWave) spectrum, including […]

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