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The former FBI deputy director says his firing is part of Trump's war on the FBI and Mueller's Russia probe

Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe late Friday, less than two days shy of his retirement, ending the career of an official who rose to serve as second-in-command at the bureau.


Former FBI No.2 McCabe fired; claims he is being targeted

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired the FBI's former No.2 official Andrew McCabe Friday, prompting McCabe to say he is being targeted because he is a crucial witness into whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct the Russia investigation.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Andrew McCabe, a Target of Trump’s F.B.I. Scorn, Is Fired Over Candor Questions

Lack of candor is a fireable offense at the F.B.I., but Mr. McCabe’s last-minute dismissal from the agency was carried out against a highly politicized backdrop.


Microsoft hits back at claims it ignored sexual harassment

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A senior executive said Microsoft Corp thoroughly investigates issues raised by women in the workplace and fired about 20 employees last year over complaints of sexual harassment as the company seeks to counter claims that it treats female workers unfairly.

Suits and Litigation (Civil)

James Levine, Fired Over Abuse Allegations, Sues the Met Opera

The lawsuit states that Mr. Levine denies the accusations of abuse. It paints his firing as a result of a longstanding plan to oust him from the Met.


Tillerson to talk soon with successor nominee Pompeo: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fired U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to speak soon with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who has been nominated to succeed him, the State Department said on Thursday.

Andrew McCabe is set to retire Sunday, but could lose his job -- and pension -- if a recommendation is followed

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is currently at the Justice Department meeting with the deputy attorney general's office making his case why he should not be fired days before his 50th birthday and lose his pension, a source familiar with the meeting said.

US diplomats told not to share details on Tillerson firing

Just after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's sudden firing Tuesday morning, American diplomats at posts spanning the globe were then increasingly surprised -- and in some cases disturbed -- to receive guidance from Washington telling them not to post or retweet the statement from Undersecretary of State Steve Goldstein on how Tillerson was fired by President Donald Trump, according to multiple diplomats who spoke to CNN about the guidance.


FBI official scorned by Trump may be fired days before retirement: media

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former FBI deputy director scheduled to retire on Sunday, Andrew McCabe, may be fired over allegations that he misled investigators about sharing sensitive information with the media, which would make him ineligible for full retirement benefits, according to the Washington Post and New York Times on Wednesday.

Sessions considering whether to fire McCabe

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was set to officially retire on March 18, but according to a source familiar with the matter, he could be fired just days before and lose his pension after a more than two-decade career at the bureau.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Andrew McCabe, a Symbol of Trump’s F.B.I. Ire, Faces Possible Firing

Mr. McCabe faces accusations that he was not forthcoming about F.B.I. media contacts. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reviewing a recommendation that he be fired, just days before his retirement.

Fallon, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Roasts Trump for Bragging That He Fired Tillerson ‘by Myself’

“Trump brags about firing people the same way a toddler brags about using the bathroom alone for the first time,” Fallon said.

United States International Relations

From Jokes to Near Tears, Tillerson’s Final Brush With Diplomacy

Returning to Washington after a week of urging détente across Africa, Mr. Tillerson was fired in a decidedly undiplomatic presidential tweet.

Late night weighs in on Tillerson's firing

Late night TV hosts poke fun at President Trump after announcing he fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

What's it take to get fired by Trump?

Rex Tillerson is out, but Ben Carson, for now, is still in. So are Betsy DeVos, Scott Pruitt and a handful of other Cabinet secretaries causing the White House and the Trump administration public relations headaches at the moment.


Asian shares slip on U.S. protectionism fears

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares eased on Wednesday amid fears of rising U.S. protectionism as President Donald Trump fired his Secretary of State, regarded as a moderate in his administration, and eyes hefty tariffs on Chinese imports.


Trump fires Tillerson, a moderate; replaces him with hawkish spy chief Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday after a series of public rifts over policy on North Korea, Russia and Iran, replacing his chief diplomat with loyalist CIA Director Mike Pompeo.


Out in Africa? Tillerson trip leaves hosts nonplussed

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - From the outset, Rex Tillerson's first trip to Africa looked half-hearted and token, but with the hindsight knowledge that the U.S. Secretary of State was fired just two days in, his African hosts who must be wondering why they bothered.

Watch: Tillerson speaks after being fired

Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks after being fired from his post by President Donald Trump.

Analysis: Tillerson is out. So, who gets fired next?

Rex Tillerson, after more than a year of semi-public feuding with President Donald Trump, has been fired.

White House fires top Tillerson aide

Hours after his boss, Secretary of Rex Tillerson, was ousted Steve Goldstein, the under secretary of Public Affairs at the State Department has been fired.


Trump fires top diplomat Tillerson after clashes, taps Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday after a series of public rifts over policy on North Korea, Russia and Iran, replacing his chief diplomat with loyalist CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

Classical Music

Critic’s Notebook: With James Levine Fired, Should We Rethink Maestro Worship?

The fate of Mr. Levine at the Metropolitan Opera may be an opportunity to consider the vast, almost mystical power granted to conductors.


Trump fires chief diplomat Tillerson after clashes, taps Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday after a series of public rifts over issues including North Korea and Russia, replacing his chief diplomat with loyalist CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

Tillerson 'will be much happier now,' Trump says

President Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and is replacing him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

Longtime Trump aide fired over security clearance issue

President Donald Trump's longtime personal aide John McEntee was fired and escorted from the White House on Monday, three sources with knowledge of the matter told CNN.


Met Opera fires conductor Levine after 'credible evidence' of misconduct

(Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera said on Monday that it had fired its longtime conductor and musical director James Levine after an inquiry found "credible evidence" to support accusations against him of sexual misconduct.


O.J. Simpson gets tongues wagging, but 'American Idol' wins on TV

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (Reuters) - A more than 10 year-old interview in which O.J. Simpson gave a hypothetical account of how he might have murdered his ex-wife fired up social media, but Americans proved more interested in watching the return of "American Idol," television ratings data on Monday showed.

Audio contradicts deputy's account of shooting

Newly released audio from the Parkland, Florida, school shooting captures school resource officer Scot Peterson saying the shooter was "inside" the school, which the Broward County Sheriff's Deputies Association says contradicts Peterson's statement saying he believed the shots were being fired from outside.

Yountville (Calif)

Gunman and 3 Hostages Found Dead at California Veterans Home

The bodies were found at the home in Northern California hours after the gunman had fired at a deputy, the authorities said.


Gunfire and hostages taken at California veterans home: media

(Reuters) - The California Highway Patrol was responding on Friday to an incident at a veterans' home in Napa Valley after local media said there were reports of shots fired and a hostage situation.


Police respond to shots-fired report at California veterans' home

(Reuters) - The California Highway Patrol was responding on Friday to an incident at a veterans' home in Napa Valley after local media said there were reports of shots fired and a possible hostage situation.


U.S. appeals court says civil rights law covers transgender workers

(Reuters) - A federal law banning sex bias in the workplace prohibits discrimination against transgender workers, a U.S. appeals court said on Wednesday, ruling in favor of a funeral director who was fired after telling her boss she planned to transition to female from male.

California governor taunts Sessions and Trump: 'Mueller is closing in'

California Gov. Jerry Brown fired back at Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump on Wednesday after their lawsuit challenging the state's immigration laws, calling the administration "full of liars" and repeatedly referencing the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.


U.S. appeals court says Title VII covers transgender workers

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said a federal law banning sex bias in the workplace prohibits discrimination against transgender workers, ruling in favor of a funeral director who claimed she was fired after telling her boss she planned to transition to female from male.

Nunberg was hired, fired, rehired, refired, then sued for $10 million

Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg said in a CNN interview that he would refuse to appear before a federal grand jury after being subpoenaed in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.


Golf: Korda moves top in Singapore, eyes rare sibling double

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Nelly Korda fired a seven-under 65 to move into a one-stroke lead heading into the final round of the HSBC Women's World Championship on Saturday as the American targets both a first LPGA Tour victory and a rare sibling double in Singapore.

Opinion: Trump's tariff move shows his ignorance

President Donald Trump fired the first shot in a delusional and destructive trade war: tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum. Shares of US Steel jumped 5.75%, about $460 million in market capitalization, but the overall US stock market capitalization fell by more than 1%, around $340 billion.

2 dead in Central Michigan University shooting

Police are investigating reports of shots fired at Campbell Hall dormitory at Central Michigan University, the school said at 9:30 a.m. ET Friday, on its website and its verified Twitter account.


Kang brushes off dental dilemma to bare teeth in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A day after chipping a tooth when she fell asleep while stretching, Danielle Kang was all smiles at the HSBC Women's Championship when the American fired a second consecutive bogey-free round to open a four-shot lead on Friday.

Teacher arrested after firing gun in school

A north Georgia high school teacher was arrested after he barricaded himself in a classroom and fired a shot from his handgun out of a window, police said. CNN's Gary Tuchman has the latest.


Song hits the right notes to forge lead in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Jennifer Song fired a brilliant seven-under 65 to open a two-shot lead after the first round of the HSBC Women's World Championships on Thursday, the American returning from a late weather delay to complete a bogey-free 18 holes.


China beats 2017 coal-fired power capacity reduction target: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - China eliminated or suspended 65 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired power capacity in 2017, exceeding the national target of 50 GW, the state-owned Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday, citing the State Council.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Georgia Teacher Fired Gun While Barricaded in Classroom, Police Say

No students were reported injured by gunfire. It appears the teacher, who was alone in the room, shot through a window, the authorities said. He was arrested.


Georgia teacher arrested after firing gunshot in school classroom

(Reuters) - An armed high school teacher in Georgia barricaded himself alone inside his classroom on Wednesday and fired a gunshot when the principal tried to force open the door, but no one was seriously injured, police said after the instructor was arrested.


Georgia teacher arrested after firing gunshot alone in school classroom

(Reuters) - An armed high school teacher in Georgia barricaded himself alone inside his classroom, then fired a gunshot when the principal tried to force open the door, but no one was seriously injured, police said after the instructor was arrested.

Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (Movie)

Review: ‘Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?’ Reckons With White Supremacy

A filmmaker investigates a racial murder committed by his great-grandfather in Jim Crow-era Alabama. It’s an intensely, painfully personal project.


Israeli navy kills Palestinian after boat breaches sailing limit, military says

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian from the Gaza Strip died on Sunday after the Israeli navy fired on the boat he and two others were sailing in, a military spokeswoman said.


American Korda wins LPGA Thailand title for first win since 2015

(Reuters) - American Jessica Korda fired a five-under par 67 in the final round to collect her first title since 2015 at the LPGA Thailand on Sunday.


Shots fired at North Korea-linked group HQ in Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese police arrested two men on Friday after several bullets were fired at the Tokyo headquarters of a group linked to North Korea, a spokesman and media said.

Sexual Harassment

Michael Feinberg, a Founder of KIPP Schools, Is Fired After Misconduct Claims

Mr. Feinberg was accused of sexually abusing a female student in the late 1990s. An investigation found the claim credible, though he has denied it.


Iran hints at seaborne reactors while respecting nuclear deal

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has fired a diplomatic warning shot at Washington by raising the prospect of building nuclear reactors for ships while staying within the limits set by its atomic deal with major powers, a U.N. nuclear watchdog report showed on Thursday.

Ex-Google engineer: I was fired for pushing back on discrimination


TCW claims it fired female fund manager for compliance violations

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Portfolio manager Sara Tirschwell, who claims she was fired from TCW Group Inc in retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment, was terminated for violating company compliance policies, the asset management firm said in court papers on Tuesday.

Immigration and Emigration

For Taiwanese, Tests of Loyalty to China Bring Trouble in Workplace

Chinese employers in Australia, mirroring Beijing’s strong-arm tactics, have fired workers who do not recognize Taiwan as part of China.


4 Israelis Hurt by Bomb Set in Flag at Gaza Fence, Igniting Night of Fighting

Israel responded with airstrikes on an attack tunnel and five other targets across Gaza. A rocket fired at Israel struck the roof of a home but did not explode.

How LeBron responded to TV host's swipe

NBA star LeBron James fired back at TV host Laura Ingraham after she told him to "shut up and dribble" after he criticized President Trump. CNN's Andy Scholes reports.

Radio host fired for sexual comments about Olympian Chloe Kim

Video shows students hiding as shots are fired

A student took this video of classmates hiding in a classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, as a gunman opens fire.


Doctors Without Borders fired 19 people for sexual abuse last year

PARIS (Reuters) - International aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said on Wednesday it had dealt with 24 cases of sexual harassment or abuse among its 40,000 staff last year, and dismissed 19 people as a result.

Officer was fired after he chose not to shoot a man. He's getting $175,000 settlement

A West Virginia city has agreed to pay a former police officer $175,000 to settle a wrongful-termination lawsuit after he was fired following his decision not to shoot a distraught suspect who was holding a gun.


West Virginia policeman fired after refusing to shoot suspect settles suit

(Reuters) - A former police officer who said he was fired after not shooting a man wielding an unloaded gun during a domestic dispute agreed to drop his lawsuit against the West Virginia city he worked in after reaching a settlement, his lawyers said on Monday.

'I love this s***... I thrive on it,' sheriff says after deadly pursuit

Shortly after Tennessee law enforcement shot and killed a man during a two-county vehicle chase in April, White County Sheriff Oddie Shoupe seemed fired up as he recalled his conversations with dispatchers.

September 11 (2001)

Fired Official Was Exploring Resolution to 9/11 Case Precluding Death Penalty

A tribunal official fired without explanation last week had been in talks that could have ended in plea deals and foreclosed any possibility of execution.


Oxfam, British Charity, Admits Sexual Misconduct by Workers in Haiti

A newspaper reported that Oxfam officials hired prostitutes and held sex parties in 2011. The group fired four people and three quit under scrutiny.

Woodward and Bernstein: Trump's response to Russia investigation is eerily familiar

We're here again. A powerful and determined President is squaring off against an independent investigator operating inside the Justice Department. Special counsel Robert Mueller's mission is a comprehensive look at Russian meddling in the 2016 election -- and any other crimes he uncovers in the process. President Donald Trump insists it's all a "witch hunt" and an unfair examination of his family's personal finances. He constantly complains about the investigation in private and reportedly asked his White House counsel to have Mueller fired. No wonder many people are making comparisons to the Saturday Night Massacre of 1973, when President Richard Nixon fired special prosecutor Archibald Cox, and Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus resigned.

Ex-SEAL who says he shot bin Laden rips Trump's parade idea as 'third-world bullsh--'

The former Navy SEAL who claims he fired the shot that killed Osama bin Laden is blasting President Donald Trump's desire for a military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.


Dollars, data support record number of transgender U.S. election candidates

(Reuters) - Alexandra Chandler was a U.S. Navy intelligence analyst when she came out as a transgender woman in 2006. She could have been fired, but instead she said the conservative Republicans in her chain of command promoted her to division chief.

Alternative and Renewable Energy

Op-Ed Contributors: Why a Big Utility Is Embracing Wind and Solar

Building renewable plants from scratch has become cheaper in some parts of the country than operating old coal-fired plants.


With sorghum warning shot, Beijing targets Trump's core farm base

BEIJING (Reuters) - In launching a probe into U.S. sorghum imports, China has fired a warning shot across its top trading partner's bow that shows farmers in states that voted for U.S. President Donald Trump may be Beijing's top retaliatory target in the event of a trade war.

Top editors fired at Newsweek, sources say


German renewable power expansion will need gas as back-up: Wingas

ESSEN, Germany (Reuters) - Germany's new target of nearly doubling renewable power's share of its electricity mix by 2030 needs to be backed up by more gas-fired capacity as nuclear and coal-fired plants are retired, a top gas manager said on Monday.

James Comey responds: That's it?

Former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by President Trump, responds to the release of the disputed GOP intelligence memo that alleges FBI abuses of its surveillance authority.

More than 6 in 10 back new law to protect Mueller

More than six in 10 Americans, 62%, support legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller by requiring a panel of federal judges to sign off before any special counsel could be fired.

Fired for being pregnant

In June, Whitney Tomlinson felt nauseated at work. She was pregnant at the time and was experiencing the condition commonly, and misleadingly, known as morning sickness. Hormone-induced nausea doesn't know what time of day it is.

Sexual Harassment

‘House of Cards’ Resumes Production, With Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear

The two actors will join Robin Wright for the political thriller’s final season, after Kevin Spacey was fired over allegations of sexual misconduct.


In Waymo trial, what fired Uber executive may not say could be key

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - One of the most dramatic moments in an upcoming trade secrets trial between Alphabet Inc's Waymo and Uber will likely come when the former chief of Uber's self-driving car unit takes the witness stand, as he is expected to repeatedly refuse to answer questions.

She represented #MeToo at Trump's big speech

Anny Gonzalez says she was sexually harassed and eventually fired from her job at Logan Airport. On Tuesday, she attended the State of the Union address.

Clinton, Hillary Rodham

Clinton Says She Should Have Fired Campaign Aide Accused of Sexual Harassment

In a Facebook post, Hillary Clinton said she regretted shielding a top 2008 campaign adviser accused of harassment.

Corden, James (1978- )

Best of Late Night: James Corden Responds to Nikki Haley’s Grammys Criticism

After Hillary Clinton appeared on the Grammys, the U.N. ambassador tweeted that the awards show should not “ruin great music with trash.” James Corden fired back.


China's Hebei halts coal to gas heating conversion project: report

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Hebei province has halted an ambitious program to convert large numbers of coal-fired boilers to natural gas, after supply shortages left homes without heat over the winter, business magazine Caixin reported on Monday.

Afghanistan War (2001- )

Kabul Military University Shaken by Explosions and Gunfire

Officials said militants were clashing with guards near the main Afghan military academy after the insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades.


Dennis Peron, father of medical marijuana in California, dies at 72

(Reuters) - Dennis Peron, the cannabis activist who fired up the movement to legalize medical marijuana in California, died on Saturday in a San Francisco hospital. He was 72.

Marco Rubio fires chief of staff over misconduct allegations

Sen. Marco Rubio has fired his chief of staff over "allegations of improper conduct" with a subordinate, his office announced late Saturday night.

Trump wanting Mueller fired is not a slam-dunk obstruction case

"You fight back, oh, it's obstruction," President Donald Trump has told the press about his attempts to push back against what he views as a meritless investigation into whether his presidential campaign had inappropriate contacts with Russians. Now amid reports that Trump's legal team is actively negotiating the terms of an in-person interview with special counsel Robert Mueller on the Russia probe comes the latest revelation that he allegedly ordered White House counsel Don McGahn to fire Mueller in June. The President has denied the reports.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Contributors: Trump Hasn’t Fired Mueller — Yet

As the special prosecutor gets closer, Congress needs to provide him real protection from the White House.

United States Politics and Government

Did the President Order Mueller to be Fired? ‘Fake news,’ Trump says

President Trump on Friday denied that he had ordered the firing of Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel. The president called reports of the June incident “fake news.”

Trump reacts to report he wanted Mueller fired

President Donald Trump responds to reports that he wanted Robert Mueller fired in June 2017.

Police fired 9 times, killing motorist, video shows

Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, have released dashcam footage of an officer-involved shooting in a bid for "transparency."


Trump ordered Mueller's firing, then backed off: New York Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump last June ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller fired but backed down after the White House counsel threatened to resign rather than follow his directive, The New York Times reported on Thursday, citing four people told of the matter.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but Backed Off When White House Counsel Threatened to Quit

The president ordered the firing last June as he first learned that the special counsel might be investigating whether he had obstructed justice.


U.S. dismisses Pakistani assertion that American missiles hit Afghan refugees

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday dismissed a Pakistani allegation that an American drone had fired missiles at an Afghan refugee camp in Kurram district, in the lawless regions bordering Afghanistan.


Dominant Donaldson takes early lead in Dubai

(Reuters) - Briton Jamie Donaldson fired an impressive 62 to lead on day one of the Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday, with English duo David Horsey and Anthony Wall trailing one stroke behind.

A Maine town manager who called for races to separate has been fired

A town manager who made headlines with his internet posts that called for racial segregation and bashed Islam has been fired.


Long Wharf Theater’s Artistic Director Fired Over Sexual Misconduct Accusations

The board of the theater met a day after The New York Times published a story detailing accusations by multiple women.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Mick Mulvaney Calls for ‘Humility’ from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Mr. Mulvaney, acting director of the consumer bureau, fired off a mission statement instructing staff to not “push the envelope.”


Radio host Keillor fired over 'dozens' of incidents: network

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Minnesota Public Radio ended its contracts with "Prairie Home Companion" host Garrison Keillor over multiple accusations of sexual misconduct by a woman who had worked on the show and not a single incident, the network's president said on Tuesday.

White House: Trump hasn't fired Mueller in part because of how the press would react

President Donald Trump hasn't fired special counsel Robert Mueller partly because of how the press would react to the dismissal, the White House said Tuesday.

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley Says Harold Ford Jr. Wasn’t Fired for Sexual Misconduct

Six weeks after firing the former congressman, Morgan Stanley said the dismissal wasn’t due to sexual misconduct. Mr. Ford had been a polarizing figure at the bank.


Fired FBI director James Comey to teach ethics at Virginia college

(Reuters) - James Comey, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who was fired last year by U.S. President Donald Trump, will teach a course on ethical leadership at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, the school said on Friday.