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McCain says his confusing questions resulted from tiredness McCain says his confusing questions resulted from tiredness
- June 10, 2017

Sen. McCain explained further in his statement what he meant to ask Comey . McCain didn't seem to understand Comey's answer, so he awkwardly told Comey that the Clinton investigation "was going on" and that the Russian Federation investigation was also still "going on", and still, Comey "reached separate conclusions", the senator added. (more...)
Boy, 4, Suddenly Dies of Possible 'Dry Drowning' Week After Swim Boy, 4, Suddenly Dies of Possible 'Dry Drowning' Week After Swim
- June 10, 2017

Suddenly, however, the boy began complaining of shoulder pain and later woke up out of his sleep. Physicians at the emergency found the little boy had fluid in his lungs and around his heart. "He was full of life", said his mother, Tara Delgado. "He said ahhh", Francisco Delgado Jr., father of the boy told ABC Eyewitness News . All it takes is inhaling water through the mouth or nose, and it can be hard to know it's happening unless a child starts to cough or seems to be in distress. (more...)
Ahead of Comey testimony, Republicans prep response efforts -- and brace Ahead of Comey testimony, Republicans prep response efforts -- and brace
- June 07, 2017

Comey did not disclose to Sessions that Mr. Trump had requested that he end the investigation into Flynn, the Times reported , and Comey didn't tell a single official at the Justice Department about his conversation with Trump, sharing the conversation only with his closest advisers. (more...)
Nebraska Girl Banned From Soccer Tournament Because She "Looks Like A Boy"
- June 06, 2017

In fact, she is only 8-years-old but was so good on the pitch that team leaders moved her to the 11-year-old roster. An eight-year-old girl was disqualified from her soccer tournament over the weekend because she "looks like a boy". Mili's family believes the team was disqualified because of the way Mili looks. So, let me get this straight: They assumed she was a boy because of her hair (which is ridiculous in the first place), but then, even after they were corrected, they still wouldn't ... (more...)
Heatwave's Weather: Shower Chance ends by Tuesday Heatwave's Weather: Shower Chance ends by Tuesday
- June 04, 2017

Tonight under partly cloudy skies and forecasted light winds, some shallow fog is possible especially with areas that had received earlier rains. We should see some light rain moving into northern NY late Sunday morning. Overall shower and thunderstorm coverage will taper off this evening. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. While Sunday should not be a washout - and again, some will watch rain and thunderstorms drift by in the distance - passing heavy rain is a possibility. (more...)
Anti-Trump protesters Anti-Trump protesters "March for Truth"
- June 04, 2017

Another Saturday, another protest against President Donald Trump . People gathered today at the statehouse calling for several things, including an independent investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election. (more...)
EU, China to reaffirm support for climate pact
- June 03, 2017

Earlier on Thursday, Macron had told Trump in a telephone call that the Paris agreement could not be renegotiated, according to a statement from the French President's office. Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso drew parallels to the USA setting up a plan to establish the League of Nations after World War I, only to back out later. (more...)
Texas Republican calls ICE over protesters, then lawmakers start to scuffle Texas Republican calls ICE over protesters, then lawmakers start to scuffle
- June 01, 2017

The demonstration concerned the recently approved bill SB4 , which compels local police to enforce federal immigration law. "There was a subsequent exchange between my [.] Poncho and Representative Rinaldi and there was a threat made from Rinaldi to put a bullet in one of my colleague's heads", Representative Justin Rodriguez told reporters after the incident. (more...)
Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval
- May 31, 2017

The news of the secret channel proposal came in the same week that Reuters reported that Kushner had three unreported contacts with the Russians between April and November of previous year. The Times story said it was unclear who first proposed the back channel. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, when asked by reporters on Saturday if it would be wrong for someone to create a back-channel with Russian Federation, he replied: "No". (more...)
Cleveland fires 1 officer, suspends 2nd in Rice shooting
- May 31, 2017

Their discipline stemmed from the November 22, 2014 deadly police-involved shooting of Tamir Rice . A second officer, who was driving the patrol auto, Frank Garmback, will be suspended for 10 days beginning Wednesday. Samaria Rice said officer Frank Garmback should be fired for pulling up so close to Tamir. Two officers were disciplined in 2015 for failing to thoroughly check Loehmann's personnel file before he was hired. (more...)
Trump hails the fallen and their families at Arlington
- May 30, 2017

Words can not measure the depth of their devotion , the purity of their love, or the totality of their courage. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. (more...)
Air Force investigates alleged mistreatment of John Glenn's remains Air Force investigates alleged mistreatment of John Glenn's remains
- May 27, 2017

Deborah Skillman , the Defense Department's director of casualty and mortuary affairs, wrote in a May 11 memo the employee's actions were "clearly inappropriate and personally shocking", according to the Times . Dale Butland, a longtime Senate aide to Glenn, told The Columbus Dispatch that the Glenn family was not available for comment. The Military Times quoted sources saying the Air Force investigation is underway. (more...)
DeVos booed speaking at historically black university DeVos booed speaking at historically black university
- May 26, 2017

The petition also cites DeVos' previously panned statements about historically black colleges and universities, and her student loan policies as reason for why she shouldn't be heard on campus. As DeVos began to speak at the ceremony, students stood up from their seats and turned their backs on the education secretary. "Please join me now in personally thanking and applauding those of you have served, serve or will serve as an educator", she said . (more...)
Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead
- May 25, 2017

About 20 to 25 people were injured in the tornado, Ringer added. COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The runoff election for the Republican GOP nomination to replace Mick Mulvaney in South Carolina's 5th District was too close to call Tuesday night, with the slightest or margins separating the contenders. (more...)
Strong storms, tornadoes possible in parts of Deep South
- May 25, 2017

Forecasters say powerful thunderstorms are possible across parts of the South, bringing the threat of tornadoes to south Georgia and northern Florida . An isolated tornado or two is also possible. The newspaper also reports numerous trees have been toppled and there are multiple reports of property damage near the Davie County line. (more...)
$400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill $400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill
- May 24, 2017

Lara also said theres no guarantee the Trump administration would grant the federal waivers necessary for California to shift Medicare and Medicaid funding into a single pot for universal health care. Jerry Brown hasnt endorsed the idea and new taxes may require a statewide ballot measure, which are always hard-fought campaigns. "The impact on employers will be astounding", Nielsen said. (more...)
Texas revives transgender 'bathroom bill' for public schools
- May 23, 2017

The Texas House of Representatives had a busy weekend - on Friday, the legislature passed a bill that would enact extreme abortion restrictions, and on Sunday, it approved a proposal that targets transgender students . If other students are around, they would be required to use either a facility for whatever gender was assigned them at birth, or the bathrooms built specifically for transgender students in some schools. (more...)
DHS hopeful Clarke denies plagiarism in master's thesis DHS hopeful Clarke denies plagiarism in master's thesis
- May 23, 2017

It has since been removed from the school's website. Clarke told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on Sunday that "only someone with a political agenda would say this is plagiarism". Guy is a sleaze bag. David Lapan, a department spokesman, said by email that no announcement on Clarke had been made. During the 2016 presidential race, Clarke was a close ally of Trump and had praised him since the president took office in January. (more...)
Trump pledges to move quickly to name new Federal Bureau of Investigation director Trump pledges to move quickly to name new Federal Bureau of Investigation director
- May 22, 2017

The Times reported that "Mr. Comey declined to make that pledge". The dinner described by Comey's associates came in the early days of Trump's administration, as the FBI was investigating Russian meddling in the election and possible ties to Trump's campaign. (more...)
GOP congressman: Comey may break his silence as early as next week
- May 22, 2017

On Thursday, Chaffetz announced that he would be resigning on June 30, right at the moment his committee was set to investigate President Donald Trump's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz says he's ready to start a new chapter of his life, but not yet ready to say what that may be. Chaffetz won his congressional seat in 2008 by defeating a conservative incumbent with deep ties to Utah's political establishment, Chris Cannon, ... (more...)
Hahn's 64 gives him Nelson lead on a Day of birdie streaks
- May 21, 2017

Jason Kokrak, the 36-hole leader, shot a two-over 72 and is tied with Day at 10-under. He bounced back with a birdie at the par-5 16th - his eagle putt from 13 feet came up one rotation short - and then the monster 60-foot birdie putt at the par-3 17th that produced the loudest roar of the day. (more...)
Trump denies collusion with Russian Federation but says he 'speaks for himself'
- May 20, 2017

The president's tweets drew little reaction from fellow Republicans, who instead joined Democrats in heaping praise on Mueller, a longtime respected lawman who served under George W. In an atypical move for a sitting president, Trump publicly criticized a law enforcement matter decided by his own Justice Department, to appoint and independent investigator to take over the probe. (more...)
Kobach supported Trump's unfounded claim that Kobach supported Trump's unfounded claim that "millions" voted illegally
- May 19, 2017

There's simply no evidence of widespread voter fraud in this country. "The rationale for this commission was articulated in a baseless tweet from the president that claimed millions of illegal votes were cast", Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said in a written statement . (more...)
Putin offers to give Congress notes of Trump's meeting
- May 18, 2017

USA stocks opened sharply lower on Wednesday after the reports of the memo. News Tuesday of Trump's request of Comey immediately renewed concerns from congressional Democrats that Trump was trying to obstruct an investigation that's been examining potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. (more...)
Israel provided intelligence Trump shared with Russians
- May 18, 2017

Donald Trump's alleged divulgence of highly classified information to Russia's foreign minister and ambassador, has confirmed Israel's "worst fears", an intelligence official from the Middle Eastern state has reportedly said. The White House dismissed the report as false. Critics pointed out that the incident could complicate USA relationship with its key allies because US allies that have special intelligence-sharing relationship with the USA would ask why Trump deemed it fit to share with ... (more...)
Interviews well underway for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director to replace Comey Interviews well underway for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director to replace Comey
- May 17, 2017

Mr Comey promised only that he could be honest, The New York Times reported. It comes as the search intensifies to replace fired FBI Chief James Comey. They are among a dozen candidates being considered for the job. Comey is said to be concerned with the prospects of numerous initiatives he was pursuing inside the bureau, but believes FBI agents and personnel will continue to conduct themselves with professionalism. (more...)
NJ Congressman Sends Letter To Employer Of Activist Protesting Him NJ Congressman Sends Letter To Employer Of Activist Protesting Him
- May 16, 2017

Avelenda is the head of 11th for Change , a group that hammered Frelinghuysen for skipping the meeting, and clearly she got under Frelinghuysen's skin, because when he wrote to thank her boss, one of the bank's board members , for his $700 donation and request another, he warned him that the dastardly Avelenda was on his payroll. (more...)
Judges raise thorny questions about revised Trump travel ban Judges raise thorny questions about revised Trump travel ban
- May 16, 2017

A panel of 13 appeals court judges in Virginia will hear a challenge to President Donald Trump's revised executive order targeting six predominantly Muslim countries. The Fourth Circuit typically leans left, and ten of the 15 judges on the court are either Clinton or Obama appointees. The U.S. government appealed both cases, one to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and one to the Ninth Circuit. (more...)
Peace Officers Memorial Day Peace Officers Memorial Day
- May 16, 2017

And as " National Police Week " continues, WTXL is remembering two South Georgia officers who lost their lives while serving their communities. The event included music and prayers and a proclamation from Washington Mayor Joe Wellman noting that 135 officers died in the line of duty past year including one police officer in Howard County. (more...)
2 probes of shooting of jail inmate during hospital standoff 2 probes of shooting of jail inmate during hospital standoff
- May 15, 2017

The hospital was resuming normal operations by 6 p.m., the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. Gengler says she was quickly taken to another room in the hospital. Additional details, including information about the inmate, haven't been released. Salters was in Kane County jail since April 11 because he was charged of ownership of a stolen engine vehicle. (more...)
Chrystia Freeland Praises Rex Tillerson's Work On Arctic Climate Change Declaration
- May 12, 2017

Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini, whose country will chair the council for the next two years, praised USA leadership in the Arctic Council but added that the Paris pact is an important tool in fighting climate change. Tillerson signed the document. "We're going to work to make the right decision for the United States". In Fairbanks, they will focus on the Arctic region. (more...)
Quick Read: Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday, May 13 Quick Read: Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday, May 13
- May 12, 2017

Fincher said food from the Shoals and Sand Mountain area will go to the food bank's partner feeding programs. No special bags are needed, but some residents may have previously received a Stamp Out Hunger bag in the mail. Over the last 24 years, letter carriers, along with countless volunteers, have collected more than 1.5 billion pounds of food nationally. In last year's drive, nearly 78,000 pounds of food was collected in Sioux Falls and the goal this year is to reach 85,000 pounds. (more...)
Police officer who shot and killed Texas teen is fired
- May 11, 2017

Last year, Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer Betty Shelby shot and killed Terence Crutcher in the middle of a roadway. Jordan's family expressed gratitude that Oliver was sacked but said in a statement "there remains a long road ahead" toward justice. (more...)
No charges over USA police shooting of Alton Sterling
- May 10, 2017

Everett Matthews of Baton Rouge , holds up a sign outside the Triple S Food Mart, where Alton Sterling was killed previous year, in Baton Rouge , La ., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Cameron Sterling, 15, said that he forgives the officer who killed his father, but he is hopeful that state prosecutors bring charges . They portrayed Salamoni as an officer who dramatically escalated the situation within seconds of encountering Sterling. (more...)
Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record
- May 10, 2017

He was rewarded for his efforts anyway. The money will go to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption , a U.S. charity set up in 1992 by the founder of Wendy's. But here's a trick: ask for free chicken nuggets for life and you'll be all drowning in retweets, apparently. But getting that kind of traction is extremely hard for the non-celebrities among us. (more...)
Valparaiso's exit would leave hole in Horizon League Valparaiso's exit would leave hole in Horizon League
- May 10, 2017

The MVC also looked at Murray State, Milwaukee and Nebraska-Omaha during its search, which included campus visits. Its teams include recent five-time consecutive national champion North Dakota State, as well as South Dakota State and this year's national finalist, Youngstown State. (more...)
Trump Administration Hollows out EPA Science Integrity Board Trump Administration Hollows out EPA Science Integrity Board
- May 09, 2017

Nine of the 18 scientists serving on the Board of Scientific Counselors were notified via email Friday that they will not be coming back following the termination of their three-year terms. The dismissed members included Courtney Flint, a Utah State University researcher studying rural sociology and natural resources, and Ponisseril Somasundaran , a Columbia Univeristy mineral engineer researching hazardous waste management. (more...)
Joe Walsh Bashed for Tweet About Jimmy Kimmel's Newborn Son
- May 06, 2017

Kimmel urged viewers to donate to Children's Hospital Los Angeles to help other kids with serious health conditions. "This is some place", Jimmy said of the hospital. we need to have some of these things that aren't Republican or Democrat, that are American policies, and I think that's what the president's fighting for right now", he continued. (more...)
Detroit police honor fallen officers with special plaques Detroit police honor fallen officers with special plaques
- May 06, 2017

Law Enforcement officers around Nevada kicked off the the Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Run in Las Vegas on April 26. A line of patrol officers, deputies and younger cadets snaked onto the nearby streets. "They have a memorial baton and all of the officers are listed in that memorial", said Captain Jim Halsey with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. (more...)
Police Chief Fires Officer Who Shot & Killed 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards Police Chief Fires Officer Who Shot & Killed 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards
- May 04, 2017

The shooting death of Jordan Edwards is being investigated by the Dallas County Sheriff's Department as well as the Dallas County District Attorney's Office as both have launched criminal investigations to determine what charges, if any, will be issued against Roy Oliver for his conduct on Saturday night. (more...)