No probe interference tolerated, acting FBI head pledges

Andrew McCabe responded to questions from the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, Mark Warner of Virginia, who said he thought former FBI Director James Comey’s dismissal was directly related to the Russia investigation.

City removes 2nd of 4 Confederate statues in New Orleans

As the statue was lifted from its perch on a grassy median along one of the city’s main thoroughfares, a cheer went up from some of the dozens of protesters on the scene who have been pushing for the monument’s removal

Snapchat’s growth stalls in Facebook’s shadow in 1Q report

On Wednesday, Snap Inc. announced a massive loss and a continued slowdown in user growth, while revenue fell below Wall Street’s expectations in its first earnings report as a public company. Just a week earlier, Facebook posted double-digit revenue growth for the first quarter — much as it has consistently since its initial public offering in 2012.

Saudis paid for US veteran trips against 9/11 lawsuit law

After Congress passed a new law allowing Sept. 11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts, opponents mounted an expensive political campaign, including paying American military veterans to visit Capitol Hill and warn lawmakers about what they said could be unintended consequences.

Before the ax, Comey was pushing Trump-Russia probe harder

Days before he was fired by Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey requested more resources to pursue his investigation into Russia’s election meddling and the possible involvement of Trump associates, U.S. officials say, fueling concerns that Trump was trying to undermine a probe that could threaten his presidency.

More inconsistencies in Flynn work, now with Turkish client

Flynn Intel Group told the Justice Department in March the two $40,000 payments were consulting fees for unspecified work. Turkish businessman Ekim Alptekin tells The Associated Press the payments were refunds for unperformed lobbying.

Trump to meet top Russian diplomat at the White House

President Donald Trump will meet Wednesday with Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat at the White House, officials say, marking the highest level, face-to-face contact with Russia of the American leader’s young presidency.

Colbert welcomes fellow ‘Daily Show’ alums to ‘Late Show’

Along with Jon Stewart, former longtime anchor of the Comedy Central fake newscast, Colbert welcomed Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed Helms and Rob Corddry, all of whom, like Colbert, sharpened their satirical skills and won fans as “Daily Show” correspondents before heading out on their own.

Key moments that led up to FBI Director Comey’s firing

Often lauded for his independence, Comey had come under intense scrutiny in recent months for his role in the agency’s investigation into the email practices of Trump’s opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, including a pair of letters he sent to Congress on the matter in the final days of last November’s election.