A live stream of James Comey's testimoney before a Senate committee can be found here. WASHINGTON - Former FBI Director James Comey on Thursday accused the Trump administration of defaming him and telling lies about the agency, but declined to offer his opinion on whether President Donald Trump sought to obstruct justice by asking him to drop an investigation into the former national security advisor.
LONDON - British pop singer Phil Collins has canceled two London concerts due to take place this week after gashing his head in a fall at his hotel, his concert promoter said. Collins, 66, slipped while going to the toilet on Wednesday night and hit his head on a chair, according to the promoter, Live Nation. It said a "severe gash" close to his eye had been stitched, and that he was recovering well but would be kept in hospital under observation for 24 hours.
A U.S. judge on Monday, June 5, dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against the NHL by the family of former Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard, while admonishing the league to do a better job taking care of its players' health. U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman in Chicago said Len and Joanne Boogaard lacked authority to sue because they were not named trustees for their son's estate within three years of his May 2011 death at age 28, as applicable Minnesota law required.
LONDON — Militants drove a van at high speed into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing Saturday night revelers on the street and in nearby bars, killing at least six people and wounding more than 30.
LONDON - Tickets for an all-star benefit concert in aid of the victims of the Manchester bomb attack sold out within minutes of going on sale on Thursday. The "One Love Manchester" concert will be headlined by Ariana Grande, the U.S. singer whose concert in the northern English city on May 22 was hit by a suicide bombing that killed 22 people and wounded 116.
JUPITER, Fla. - Former world No. 1 golfer Tiger Woods was asleep at the wheel of a stationary Mercedes-Benz vehicle on a Florida road and did not know where he was, according to a police report released on Tuesday, a day after his arrest on a charge of driving under the influence. Woods had "extremely slow and slurred speech" after being awoken by a Jupiter police officer, who found the car the golfer was driving stopped in the right lane of the roadway and still running, the report said.
LOS ANGELES - Dani Mathers, the 2015 Playboy Playmate of the year, pleaded no contest on Wednesday to a criminal charge of invasion of privacy for secretly photographing a 70-year-old nude woman and was sentenced to 30 days of graffiti removal work, prosecutors said. Mathers last July posted to social media a picture of the woman in the shower area of a Los Angeles fitness center, city officials said.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their highly anticipated first meeting on Wednesday, and Trump promised he would not forget the pontiff's message. Under clear blue skies, Trump, who exchanged sharp words with the pope during the U.S. election campaign last year, received a tribute from the Swiss Guard in a Vatican courtyard when he arrived.
MANCHESTER, England - The Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children had recently returned from Libya, a British minister said, and her French counterpart said he had links with Islamic State and had probably visited Syria too. Interior minister Amber Rudd said Salman Abedi had likely not acted alone, and troops were being deployed to key sites across Britain to help prevent further attacks after the official threat level was raised to "critical".
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Two U.S. astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Tuesday, May 23, for a hastily planned spacewalk to replace a computer that failed on Saturday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said. Station commander Peggy Whitson and flight engineer Jack Fischer left at around 6:30 a.m. as the orbiting outpost sailed 250 miles over the Philippine Sea, just south of Tokyo.