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Democratic senators call for investigation into Trump aide Sebastian Gorka

Gorka investigation urged by DemsThree Democratic senators want the government to investigate Trump aide Sebastian Gorka, following reports of Gorka's ties to a far-right group in Hungary.

Democratic Sens. Ben Cardin of Maryland, Dick Durbin of Illinois and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Friday sent a letter to the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, asking that they look into whether Gorka, Trump's counterterrorism adviser, falsified his naturalization application or "other illegally procured his citizenship."


Dozens killed when Somali refugee boat is fired on in Red Sea

Somais die when ship fired uponDozens of people were killed and many more injured when a boat carrying Somali refugees was fired upon in the Red Sea, human rights groups said Friday.

The death toll was reported between 33 and 42 people, including women and children.

The New York Times reported it took several hours to bring the boat ashore. When it was finally brought to port, a grisly scene unfolded as bodies were laid on the ground and bloodied survivors were taken to hospitals in Yemen.


UN official resigns over Israel apartheid report

Rima KhalafThe head of the United Nations' West Asia commission, Rima Khalaf, has resigned over what she described as the pressure to withdraw a report that was critical of Israel.

The report accused Israel of imposing an apartheid regime on Palestinians. Lebanon-based Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which comprises 18 Arab states, published the report on Wednesday and said it was the first time a UN body had clearly made the charge.


Trump Stands Firm on Claim That British Agency Helped Obama Spy on Him

Trump stands firm on UK role in wiretapPresident Trump refused to back down on Friday after his White House aired an unverified claim that Britain’s spy agency secretly monitored him during last year’s campaign at the behest of President Barack Obama, fueling a rare rupture between the United States and its most important international partner.

Although his aides in private conversations since Thursday night had tried to calm British officials livid over the allegation, Mr. Trump made clear that he felt the White House had nothing to retract or apologize for, explaining that his spokesman was simply repeating an assertion made by a Fox News commentator.


Watchdog Calls On New York Attorney General To Probe Foreign Funds In Trump Organization

Watchdog calls for probe of Trump org.An ethics watchdog group has stepped up its campaign that calls on New York’s attorney general to investigate whether President Donald Trump’s business practices are violating the law.

The nonprofit group Free Speech for People sent a letter Friday to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who indicated last month that his office is discussing concerns about Trump and his business holdings.


OK state senator charged with child prostitution

Ralh Shortey chargedOklahoma legislators are calling on a member of the state Senate to resign after he was charged with engaging in child prostitution.

State Sen. Ralph Shortey (R) turned himself in to police in Moore, Okla., on Thursday after the Cleveland County district attorney filed three felony charges against the lawmaker. The charges include engaging in child prostitution, engaging in prostitution close to a church and transporting a minor for prostitution.


Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price

Tom PriceFormer U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was removed from his post by the Trump administration last week, was overseeing an investigation into stock trades made by the president’s health secretary, according to a person familiar with the office.

Tom Price, head of the Department of Health and Human Services, came under scrutiny during his confirmation hearings for investments he made while serving in Congress. The Georgia lawmaker traded hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of shares in health-related companies, even as he voted on and sponsored legislation affecting the industry.


Tillerson: Military action against North Korea ‘on the table’

Tillerson threatens N KoreaSecretary of State Rex Tillerson said in South Korea on Friday that U.S. military force is an option for dealing with North Korea’s pursuit of advanced missiles and nuclear weapons, warning "the policy of strategic patience" is over.

“We’re exploring a new range of diplomatic, security and economic measures,” Tillerson said in Seoul, according to multiple reports. "All options are on the table.”


Laptop holding Trump Tower floor plans, Hillary Clinton email investigation info stolen from Secret Service agent

Secret Service laptop stolenA laptop computer containing floor plans for Trump Tower, information about the Hillary Clinton email investigation and other national security information was stolen from a Secret Service agent's vehicle in Brooklyn, police sources told the Daily News.

Authorities have been frantically searching for the laptop since it was stolen Thursday morning.

Some items stolen along with the laptop — including coins and a black bag with the Secret Service insignia on it — were later recovered.


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