Niger Attack Was Likely a Set-Up by Terrorists, Say Officials

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WASHINGTON — An emerging theory among U.S. military investigators is that the Army Special Forces soldiers ambushed in Niger were set up by terrorists, who were tipped off in advance about a meeting in a village sympathetic to local ISIS affiliates 'We're there because ISIS and Al-Qaeda are': The Pentagon gives new details on Niger ambushPentagon seeks to address criticism of fatal Niger operationEmbattled US troops in Niger called for air support after fatal attack started

Trump's call to one widow has dominated the news. Here are the other US soldiers killed in Niger.

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President Trump's phone call to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson has dominated the news for the better part of a week, opening up a rift with the fallen soldier's family, pulling White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly into the controversy and Soldier's Widow Says Trump Struggled to Remember Sgt. La David Johnson's NameTrump disputes military widow's account of condolence callTrump disputes account of soldier's widow about their call, escalating week-old controversy

Trump awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam War medic

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Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump, for the second time in his presidency, awarded the Medal of Honor during a ceremony Monday at the White House. Trump presented the highest military honor to Gary Michael Rose, a retired US Army captain who ...Vietnam War medic who saved 60 on secret mission receives Medal of HonorMedal Of Honor Awarded To Army Medic For Covert Operation During Vietnam WarArmy Capt. Gary Rose, risked his life to save others in Vietnam War, awarded Medal of Honor

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's Odd Journey From Victim to Criminal

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrived at the Fort Bragg courthouse for a hearing on Monday. Credit Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer, via Associated Press. FORT BRAGG, N.C. — At his first major court hearing two years ago, it seemed that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl ...Trump's 'traitor' rhetoric looms over Bowe Bergdahl's sentencingBowe Bergdahl's last-minute 'Hail Mary' should be dead on arrivalMilitary judge in Bergdahl case worries about Trump impact

Kate Steinle case that led to debate over US sanctuary cities, Trump's call for wall is under way in court

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Laura Wilkerson, whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant, discusses the highly-publicized trial. Kate Steinle's murder fueled national outrage and became a flashpoint in the divisive debate over the twin issues of illegal immigration and U.S Prosecutor: Shooting of Kate Steinle on San Francisco pier was intentionalKate Steinle trial starts with opening statements, emotional testimony from fatherAs San Francisco trial opens in killing of Kate Steinle, prosecutor says, 'He meant to shoot'

Why did James Comey name his secret Twitter account 'Reinhold Niebuhr'? Here's what we know.

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Former FBI chief James B. Comey ended a months-long Twitter tease Monday when he confirmed that he is the owner of a cryptic, nature-photo-loving account with the name Reinhold Niebuhr. Since the spring, when Gizmodo journalist Ashley Feinberg ...James Comey confirms he's 'Reinhold Niebuhr' in the strangest possible wayJames Comey Just Revealed His Secret Twitter AccountComey Fesses Up, Claims Ownership Of Suspected Twitter Account

Iowa abandons bold attempt to jettison ACA rules

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Iowa is abandoning its quest to shed major elements of the Affordable Care Act, after federal health officials failed to approve the plan in time for the insurance-buying season that begins in just over a week. The state's withdrawal comes two months Iowa Withdraws Request to Leave Obamacare MarketIowa drops stopgap health insurance proposal, with sign-ups set to begin Nov. 1Iowa pulls Obamacare waiver, calling law 'inflexible' and 'unworkable'

California Senate hires lawyers and human resources consultant to look into sexual harassment allegations

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California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León will hire two outside firms to look into allegations of a widespread culture of sexual harassment in the state Capitol. De León announced Monday he has hired the law office of Amy Oppenheimer to conduct ...Sex harassment in state Capitol to be investigated after 300 women sign letterCalifornia Senate will no longer investigate sexual harassment internallyCalifornia Senate hires two firms to investigate sexual harassment complaints

'Let us do our job': Anger erupts over EPA's apparent muzzling of scientists

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The Trump administration's decision to prevent government scientists from presenting climate change-related research at a conference in Rhode Island on Monday gave the event a suddenly high profile, with protesters outside, media inside and angry ...The EPA vs. the EnvironmentEPA Keeps Scientists From Speaking About Report on ClimateOvernight Energy: EPA to repeal emissions rule for trucks | Disaster relief bill clears Senate hurdle

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