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NYT: Pruitt purchased home from lobbyist in 2003, using a shell company

<b>(CNN) —</b> EPA chief Scott Pruitt purchased a house in 2003 from a retiring lobbyist through a shell company registered to a business partner who now holds top political job at the agency The New York Times reported Saturday.<p>As a state senator in 2003, Pruitt became an owner of an Oklahoma City house …

Real Estate

‘The first lady of the greatest generation’: Barbara Bush honored for her humor and warmth at funeral in Houston

Former first lady Barbara Bush was remembered by family and friends as a symbol of authenticity and grace during a private funeral Saturday in Houston, where more than 1,000 guests were in attendance, including four former presidents and three former first ladies, as well as the current first …

Government

'Austin Powers' Actor Verne Troyer Dead At 49

Verne Troyer, who rose to fame after playing Mini-Me in the blockbuster “Austin Powers” films, died on Saturday, the actor’s representatives confirmed to HuffPost.<p>Troyer was 49 years old.<p>“Verne was an extremely caring individual,” an official statement shared with HuffPost read. “He wanted to make …

Entertainment

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Charged With Second Felony: Computer Data Tampering

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was charged Friday with a felony of illegally obtaining a fundraising list from a veterans charity the once-rising political star co-founded.<p>The new charge of tampering with computer data filed by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner comes on top of other criminal …

Corruption

Pictures of the Week 4.19.18

Avicii Death Rocks Celebrity Fans & Friends

<b>Avicii</b>'s death is absolutely shocking to his friends and fans around the world.<p>Moments after the news broke he was <b>found dead in Oman</b> ... social media …

Avicii

EPA sources: Pruitt aide tried to back-date departure after congressional interview request

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> One of embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's most trusted advisers sought to retroactively change her resignation date a day after the House oversight committee requested to interview her as part of its investigation.<p>Samantha Dravis, Pruitt's top policy adviser at the …

Clean Technology

5 Of The Wildest Revelations In The Comey Memos

The memos of former FBI Director James Comey released to congressional leaders provide a trove of insight into President Donald Trump’s priorities and concerns.<p>They reinforce Trump’s widely reported obsession with pinning down leakers, his desire to protect his own reputation at all costs, and his …

Donald Trump

Students Mark 19th Anniversary Of Columbine Massacre By Walking Out To Protest Gun Violence

Students across the country are expected to walk out of their classrooms Friday to protest gun violence, coinciding with the 19th anniversary of the gun massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.<p>Friday’s events are expected to be somewhat smaller than a similar walkout on March 14. …

Guns

DNC sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks over alleged election interference

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is suing the Russian government, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, alleging that the three entities conspired …

Donald Trump

The 11 must-read moments from James Comey's private memos

<b>(CNN) —</b> Minutes after they were sent to Congress, former FBI Director James Comey's private memos on his interactions with President Donald Trump leaked.<p>Capitol Hill's leakiness is our gain as the 15 pages of memos -- penned by Comey in the days leading up to and covering the early months of …

Donald Trump

Colorado governor won't rule out banning marijuana again. Here's why

<b>Denver (CNN) —</b> Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has two facts in front of him: Since 2014 crime has been rising in his state, outstripping the national trend, and since 2014 recreational use of marijuana has been legal.<p>Whether the two are connected is hotly debated -- and if they are, then what? For …

Cannabis

The Blackout In Puerto Rico Will Likely Happen Again -- And Soon

Puerto Rico was hit by a massive blackout this week, wiping out electricity across the island. And it’s likely just the latest of many more to come, as the U.S. territory continues to recover from Hurricane Maria.<p>On Wednesday, more than 1.4 million people in Puerto Rico found themselves without …

Caribbean

Friday marks 19 years since Columbine High School shooting

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Columbine High School will not have classes Friday on the 19th anniversary of the deadly massacre.<p>Two teenagers carried out …

Columbine High School

Eight Denver Police Department officers awarded for showing restraint when gunfire would have been justified

Denver Police DepartmentCpl. William Bastien IVWhen Denver police Cpl. William Bastien IV saw a gun barrel pointed toward him, it looked as wide as …

Law Enforcement

Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration

DENVER (AP) — A planned national high school walkout for gun control on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting Friday won't include student protests at the Colorado school that changed the way the nation viewed shootings.<p>Just as it has done every year since the April 20, 1999, shooting …

High School

Trump hires Giuliani, two other attorneys amid mounting legal turmoil over Russia

Former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and two other former federal prosecutors joined President Trump’s legal team Thursday following weeks of turbulence and struggles to find attorneys who would agree to represent the president in the ongoing federal probe into Russian election …

Donald Trump

Bump Stock Manufacturer Is Shutting Down Production

Slide Fire Solutions, the company that invented and manufactures bump stocks, announced Tuesday it is shutting down production.<p>A notice on its website reads, "On Sunday, May 20, 2018 at midnight CST, Slide Fire will cease taking orders for its products and shut down its website."<p>Bump stocks are …

Guns

Cohen drops libel suits against BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS

Embattled attorney Michael Cohen has dropped a pair of much-touted libel suits against BuzzFeed and the private investigation firm Fusion GPS over publication of the so-called dossier detailing alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia.<p>Cohen abandoned the suits late Wednesday as he …

Donald Trump

Hemp farming exploding in popularity in Colorado: from 1,400 acres 3 years ago, to 17,000 today

<i>Editor's Note: 'Our Colorado' stories help natives and newcomers navigate the challenges related to our rapidly growing state, including real estate</i> …

Cannabis

Former first lady Barbara Bush, in her own words Video - ABC News

She won over a Wellesley crowd in 1990 despite protests before her speech.

Barbara Bush

The Michael Cohen Case: A Definitive Guide to Key Players

The criminal investigation brings together the president of the United States, an adult-film performer, several lawyers, and a combative Fox News host.<p>The longtime attorney for President Donald Trump’s real-estate empire, Michael Cohen, went to federal court on Monday in a bid to block federal …

Donald Trump

Special prosecutor appointed to defend Arpaio case ruling

PHOENIX (AP) — A special prosecutor will be appointed in an appeal over the pardon of former metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio's conviction for disobeying a court order because President Donald Trump's Justice Department is now refusing to handle the case, an appeals court ruled Tuesday.<p>The U.S. 9th …

Donald Trump
Real Estate

Woman Killed, 7 Hurt in Mid-Air Exploding Engine Incident

As a Southwest Airlines jet hurtled 32,000 feet over suburban Philadelphia, a rare engine explosion caused a passenger’s window to burst, partially …

Airplanes

Republicans Are Scrambling To Save An Arizona House Seat In GOP Territory

Democrats have launched a serious bid to win an April 24 special election for Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, scaring national GOP groups into spending major money on a seat that was once considered safely Republican.<p>Democrat Hiral Tipirneni, 50, a physician and an advocate for cancer …

Democratic Party

Robert Mueller warns that 'many stories about our investigation have been inaccurate'

The office of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has warned that much of the reporting on his investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia are inaccurate.<p>A statement warned reporters to "be very cautious" about claims made of the internal workings on Mueller's probe, which have …

Donald Trump

The GOP ‘Has Become the Caricature the Left Always Said It Was’

Jennifer Rubin has become a leading voice for a group of conservative intellectuals who don’t fit comfortably in either political party—and sees the party she left behind as ‘immoral’ and ‘anti-American.’<p><i>Subscribe to Off Message on Apple Podcasts here.</i> | <i>Subscribe via Stitcher here.</i><p>Hours after Paul …

Political Science

Harry Anderson, quirky Judge Harry Stone on 'Night Court,' dies at 65

Harry Anderson, best known for playing unorthodox, baby-faced Judge Harry Stone on the NBC comedy <i>Night Court,</i> has died at age 65.<p>Anderson was found dead in his Asheville, N.C., home by police at 6:41 a.m. local time Monday, according to Christina Hallingse, public information officer for the …

Entertainment

Native American Tribe on U.S.-Mexico Border Blocks Trump's National Guard Troops From Its Lands

There’s at least 75 miles of the U.S.‐Mexico border where National Guard troops can’t go, no matter what President Donald Trump says.<p>The Tohono …

Immigration