Lawyer for Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators about campaign contacts WASHINGTON (AP) - If the FBI wants to talk to Jared Kushner about his Russian contacts, they won't have to track down the president's son-in-law. Amid reports the FBI is scrutinizing Kushner's encounters, his lawyer says he stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts and his role in Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. Federal investigators and several congressional committees are looking into Russia-Trump campaign connections, including allegations that there may have been collaboration to help Trump and harm his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. "The FBI tries to be thorough in their investigations," said defense lawyer Edward MacMahon, who is not involved in the case.
Trump says he'll make a final decision on whether US stays in Paris climate agreement next week TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) - President Donald Trump says he'll make a final decision on whether the U.S. will stay in the Paris climate agreement next week. Trump's surprise announcement, in the form of a tweet on the final day of his lengthy international trip, comes after Trump declined to commit to staying in a sweeping climate deal, refusing to give into intense international pressure. Earlier Saturday, the other six members of the G-7, a group of some of the world's wealthiest nations, voted to abide by the Paris climate agreement, according to a person familiar with the talks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the matter before the formal announcement.
British Airways has canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports as a global IT failure causes severe disruption for travelers LONDON (AP) - British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports Saturday as a global IT failure caused severe disruption for travelers on a busy holiday weekend. The airline said it was suffering a "major IT systems failure" around the world. It didn't say what was causing the problem but said there was no evidence of a cyberattack. BA said terminals at Heathrow and Gatwick had become extremely congested and cancelled all flights from those airports until 6 p.m. (1700GMT, 1 p.m. EDT). It urged passengers not to go to the airports. Passengers at Heathrow reported long lines at check-in counters, flight delays and failures of BA's website and mobile app.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, has died WASHINGTON (AP) - Jimmy Carter had been impressed with the views of foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski well before he won the presidency in 1977. That he immediately liked the Polish-born academic advising his campaign was a plus. "He was inquisitive, innovative and a natural choice as my national security adviser when I became president," Carter said in a statement following Brzezinski's death Friday. "He helped me set vital foreign policy goals, was a source of stimulation for the departments of defense and state, and everyone valued his opinion," Carter said. "He played an essential role in all the key foreign policy events of my administration." Earnest and ambitious, Brzezinski helped Carter bridge wide gaps between the rigid Egyptian and Israeli leaders, Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin, leading to the Camp David accords in September 1978.
A New York lobsterman who fell out of his boat into the Atlantic Ocean and survived for 12 hours by floating on his boots is telling his story MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) - The darkest moment of John Aldridge's 12 terrifying hours of floating alone in the Atlantic Ocean came in the first moments after he was flung off his lobster boat. "You hit the water, you're in such disbelief," he recalls. "Nobody in the world knows you're missing. Their life is happening right now, but your life is done! Right now, in the middle of the ocean, today's the day you're going to die." Not only did Aldridge survive - by pulling a James Bond-like maneuver to turn his boots into flotation aids - but, nearly four years later, he's still working in the profession that put him in so much danger.
Melania Trump's colorful and pricey jacket draws attention during G-7 spouses' luncheon in Sicily TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) - Melania Trump's first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that sells for $51,000, or several thousand dollars below the median U.S. income in 2015. She also carried a matching clutch to lunch with spouses of the G-7 leaders, held at the historic Elephants Palace and hosted by Catania's mayor. The burst of color in the U.S. first lady's wardrobe came after a steady dose of mostly black and white during President Donald Trump's inaugural overseas tour, including a prim black lace dress with a matching mantilla headcover that she wore to meet Pope Francis, and a dark jacket with golden detailing on the cuff and collar that she wore for her arrival in Italy.
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