Sean Spicer says Obama administration was responsible for Michael Flynn’s vetting
White House press secretary Sean Spicer attempted Thursday to shift blame to the Obama administration for its role in vetting retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the national security adviser dismissed by President Trump. Spicer argued that the Trump transition team didn’t vet Flynn’s appointment because he already held a security clearance at the time. “My only point is that when Gen. Flynn came into the White House, he had an active security clearance that was issued during the Obama administration with all the information that’s being discussed that occurred in 2015,” Spicer said at the daily press briefing.
Trump’s chaotic first 100 days — as seen through his tweets
After winning the election, Donald Trump said he wasn't sure how much he'd use Twitter as president. “I’m going to be very restrained, if I use it at all,” he said on “60 Minutes.” As he approaches his first 100, that vow appears to have fallen short.
Arkansas's fourth execution in eight days ends death chamber flurry
By Steve Barnes GRADY, Ark. (Reuters) - Arkansas on Thursday executed its fourth inmate in eight days, administering a lethal injection to a man who killed two people after escaping from a prison where he had been serving a life sentence for murdering a cheerleader. Kenneth Williams, 38, was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m. at the state's Cummins Unit prison. The state, which had not held an execution in 12 years until this month, had already put three other inmates to death since April 20.
Turkey arrests American and Briton entering from Syria
ISTANBUL (AP) — An American and a British man, allegedly members of the Islamic State group, were arrested in Turkey after crossing the border from Syria and handing themselves over to the authorities, officials said Friday.
In archival NBC News footage, Diana Koricke reports on Koreans targeted during the 1992 riots, in part because of the light sentencing a South Korean store owner received after fatally shooting a teenaged black girl.
Sheryl Sandberg's mother-in-law stuns her by encouraging her to remarry
While Sheryl Sandberg and her mother-in-law, Paula Goldberg, were cleaning out Dave Goldberg’s closet after he passed away, Goldberg said something that stunned Sandberg. "You are not only going to live, but you are going to get remarried one day — and I am going to be there to celebrate with you," she said.
Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clash
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday.