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Trump touts executive orders he once lambasted
- May 02, 2017

The latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll asked Americans whether they thought the US government should be run more like a business. Peseski had another complaint about Trump: "I wish he'd get off of Twitter". Fewer overall, 32 percent, think the Obama administration intentionally spied on Trump and members of his campaign during the election, as Trump has alleged. (more...)
Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke USA law Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke USA law
- April 28, 2017

Chaffetz and Cummings stressed that as a former military officer, Flynn would have needed special permission for his appearance at a gala sponsored by RT, the Russian-Government-funded television station, for which he was paid US$45,000. Kushner reportedly ommitted dozens of foreign contacts from his security-clearance form, including his meetings with Kislyak and Russian bank CEO Sergey Gorkov in December. (more...)
Israeli-American Suspect in Jewish Center Bomb Threats Charged in US Israeli-American Suspect in Jewish Center Bomb Threats Charged in US
- April 27, 2017

A dual U.S. citizen, he is being charged in Georgia and Florida, according to NBC News . That indictment cites scores of messages graphically describing children's deaths in calls to Jewish community centers and schools across the United States, using an online calling service to disguise his voice as a woman and hide his identity. (more...)
Arkansas conducts first execution since 2005, plans 3 more
- April 26, 2017

Williams' "morbid obesity makes it likely that either the IV line can not be placed or that it will be placed in error, thus causing substantial damage (like a collapsed lung)", his attorneys wrote in an earlier court filing asking justices to block the execution. (more...)
Dems ignore Rauner veto threat, pass abortion legislation Dems ignore Rauner veto threat, pass abortion legislation
- April 26, 2017

Breen also called striking the so-called "trigger language" in existing law - which advocates say would criminalize abortion in IL if Roe v. Wade is overturned - a "smokescreen" to cover the bill's funding expansion. Governor Rauner threatens to veto it saying he doesn't want taxpayer money used for abortions. "We need to reduce and eliminate discrimination against low-income women", Gabel said. (more...)
Sanders urges party to go beyond comfort zone
- April 25, 2017

After a roaring start in Portland, Maine, Sen. It is not acceptable to you, that we remain the only major country on earth not to guarantee healthcare to all people as a right, and that is why I will soon be introducing legislation calling for a Medicare for all single-payer program. (more...)
Bernie Sanders stands by anti-abortion mayoral candidate
- April 25, 2017

Sen. Dick Durbin , D-Ill., claimed the Democrats had room for pro-life lawmakers. "By forcing all Democrats to pledge fealty to the abortion industry's extreme agenda, Tom Perez has completed the party's transformation and sent the message that pro-life Democrats are no longer welcome in their party". (more...)
Fund launched for child of NYC firefighter killed in fall Fund launched for child of NYC firefighter killed in fall
- April 24, 2017

The fire truck's ladder was extended to the roof, and the firefighters were moving between the bucket and the roof at the time. A statement from the Uniformed Firefighter's Association president said: "His death is a grim reminder of the risky work New York City firefighters do on behalf of our city every single day and FF Tolley's sacrifice today will never be forgotten". (more...)
Another Doctor Charged With Female Genital Mutilation Another Doctor Charged With Female Genital Mutilation
- April 23, 2017

The ritual is practiced in an attempt to suppress female sexuality and promiscuity, and to keep a girl "pure" until she is married, according to a UNICEF report. After the procedure she could barely walk, and it hurt all the way down to her ankle. Both girls said they were told to not talk about what happened. (more...)
Battle for Berkeley: Will Ann Coulter spark another clash? Battle for Berkeley: Will Ann Coulter spark another clash?
- April 23, 2017

In the four-page letter , the attorney demands that the university find a venue near the center of campus for Coulter and allow her to speak in the evening rather than during the day. Decades later, however, the campus has witnessed an about face of late after a scheduled speaking engagement featuring fellow conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos was abruptly canceled in February when anti-fascist protesters and other individuals began rioting outside the venue moments before he took the ... (more...)
Ann Coulter rejects UC Berkeley's rescheduling, vows to keep original speech date
- April 21, 2017

The school then cancelled her speech, and suggested rescheduling it for September. A spokesperson for the university told BuzzFeed News that Berkeley police had learned that the groups present at recent protests in the city were planning to converge again on the date of Coulter's appearance. (more...)
O'Reilly's departure creates new challenges for Fox O'Reilly's departure creates new challenges for Fox
- April 20, 2017

Fox News has made a decision to part ways with star host Bill O'Reilly following allegations of sexual harassment, NY magazine reported on Wednesday, citing anonymous sources briefed on the discussions. Though the network had about 35 million reasons to get rid of the longtime host of the The O'Reilly Factor, the final word of his departure marks the end of an era. (more...)
KC awarded more NCAA championships KC awarded more NCAA championships
- April 20, 2017

Lawrence has been selected as a venue for two upcoming Division I NCAA championship events. The city previously hosted the volleyball championships in 2006, 2008 and 2015. Mike Anderson, the executive director for Myrtle Beach sports tourism, told WMBF News in a statement: "It's a GREAT day for the Grand Strand, TPC and all of our residents and visitors to come!" The volleyball final four comes to Omaha a fourth time. (more...)
Billionaires, companies power Trump's record inaugural haul
- April 20, 2017

White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters Wednesday that companies and individuals gave to the inaugural committee out of civic pride. Trump's associates and longtime friends also contributed a significant amount of money. Other donors include some people who were once critical of Trump but may now seek a better relationship with the White House, including NY fundraiser Paul Singer, who once predicted Trump would trigger a global recession but gave him $1 million in early December. (more...)
National Football League star crashes Sean Spicer's White House press briefing National Football League star crashes Sean Spicer's White House press briefing
- April 20, 2017

Sources revealed that although the National Football League quarterback has spoken positively of Trump in the past, in prior months, he has been relatively silent on the new President. Spicer replied, "I think I got this, but thank you". While Super Bowl champions have skipped the White House visit in recent years - including Brady , who cited scheduling conflicts in 2015 - all eyes were on the Patriots this year, who are in a particularity notable position because they have been ... (more...)
Woods hits first public shots in months, no date for return Woods hits first public shots in months, no date for return
- April 19, 2017

Tiger Woods announced Tuesday that his company will design his first public course at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Mo. I have had three back operations, and that's kind of the nature of the business, unfortunately. Here's a layout of Payne's Valley via Adam Schupak . Woods: "I think the most enjoyable rounds of golf are the ones you can all play together and not lose a golf ball, have conversations, have a nice competitive round". (more...)
Indian ISIS miltants reportedly killed in US' MOAB attack in Afghanistan
- April 19, 2017

Quoting a credible source, the Afghanistan news agency said, "Thirteen Indian Daesh militants were also among those killed in the attack". Notably, the report said that locals were evacuated from the area before the bomb was dropped, indicating that the USA may have coordinated with the Afghanistan government before the bombing. (more...)
NCAA picks Minneapolis for three championships and more NCAA tourney action NCAA picks Minneapolis for three championships and more NCAA tourney action
- April 19, 2017

Additionally, OSU will host NCAA regional championships in men's and women's cross country in 2019, men's golf in 2021 and women's golf in 2022. The course has hosted three NCAA Regionals, most recently an NCAA Men's Golf Regional in 2012, and one NCAA Final (1947). (more...)
The Performance Artist Known as Alex Jones The Performance Artist Known as Alex Jones
- April 18, 2017

Wilhite said doing so would be comparable to judging famed actor Jack Nicholson in such a custody battle based on his performance as the Joker in " Batman ". But at the same hearing, Kelly Jones said, "He's not a stable person". Is it even possible for Alex Jones to find a jury box full of his peers? Jones ex-wife, Kelly Jones , reportedly said Jones' infamously unstable Infowars behavior - he recently told House Oversight Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) to "fill your hand", ... (more...)
Only 1 victim linked to Facebook murder suspect Only 1 victim linked to Facebook murder suspect
- April 18, 2017

Police said Stephens is armed and unsafe and should not be approached. "We don't know where he's at", Police Chief Calvin Williams said at a news conference this morning, adding that police are asking for the public's help in finding him. (more...)
Kansas outcome a warning to GOP as Georgia contest nears
- April 15, 2017

Estes was elected by a smaller margin than many Republicans would have liked, however. "It's not about the DCCC or the DNC as an institution doing something on their own", Whitney said. "I do think that is significant". The DCCC did not directly answer a question from McClatchy on Monday about its lack of spending in the race. As it happened, he had support from influential people - and from one in particular - who lived outside of his congressional district. (more...)
4 dead in Long Island park 4 dead in Long Island park
- April 15, 2017

He did reveal that they are all males - one 16-year-old, two 18-year-olds and one 20-year-old. Sini said police are not ruling out any possibilities in the investigation. Sini announces joint SCPD/FBI probe into incident. "They beat him to death brutally", when referencing the state one of the victims was found in by police officers. (more...)
Coates, Gray, Davis Drafted in 1st Round of WNBA Draft
- April 15, 2017

The Stars had the league's worst offense past year, so clearly they made it a priority to draft two players with proven track records as scorers. "I didn't want to watch it", Osahor said. Much like Coates and Gray, Davis pulled a great deal of inspiration from Coach Staley. SC coach Dawn Staley was at the draft and thrilled to see her three players get picked. (more...)
Cartel Member Arrested In Brian Terry Murder Cartel Member Arrested In Brian Terry Murder
- April 14, 2017

Border Patrol agent whose death exposed a bungled gun-tracking operation by the federal government. On Thursday, Robert Heyer, Terry's cousin and the chairman of a memorial foundation , said the their family was thankful for the efforts of law enforcement on both sides of the border. (more...)
Sacramento Police Release Dashcam Video of Violent Del Paso Heights Arrest Sacramento Police Release Dashcam Video of Violent Del Paso Heights Arrest
- April 13, 2017

According to the Associated Press , authorities say that the Sacramento officer was trying to stop the man who he saw illegally crossing a street on Monday afternoon. Cain was initially arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest and became combative with deputies while he was being booked at Sacramento's primary jail, said police spokesman Sgt. (more...)
No traces of chemical weapons seen Shayrat - Russia's Defense Ministry No traces of chemical weapons seen Shayrat - Russia's Defense Ministry
- April 11, 2017

The U.K. and US are seeking to increase pressure on Russian Federation over its role in the Syrian war following last week's USA cruise missile strike on a Syrian government airbase in response to a deadly sarin gas attack on a rebel-held area that killed up to 90 civilians. (more...)
Gov. Bentley Struggles To Shake Off Scandal As Impeachment Hearings Begin Gov. Bentley Struggles To Shake Off Scandal As Impeachment Hearings Begin
- April 11, 2017

He's a devout Southern Baptist. "I am equally committed to preserving the rights of both Ms. Surat and the involved officers", he said. Mason is also married, and also a devout evangelical. Concerned that those recordings could become public, Governor Bentley directed law enforcement officers to perform tasks that had no law enforcement justification. (more...)
Not so silent night: Dallas emergency siren system hacked Not so silent night: Dallas emergency siren system hacked
- April 10, 2017

City officials rejected allegations that the sirens were malfunctioning or were meant to signal disaster. The effect of this rather peculiar event was that the entire emergency line was flooded by calls , pushing the normal 10-second wait time up to a staggering five minutes. (more...)
U.S. soldier killed in action in Afghanistan U.S. soldier killed in action in Afghanistan
- April 09, 2017

The soldier was a Special Forces operator, Salvin told Reuters separately. United States troops regularly perform counterterrorism operations against the ISIS affiliate, which has a presence in Nangarhar. It is thought that in Afghanistan, the Sunni jihadist group is mostly based in Nangarhar and neighbouring Kunar province. The military is believed to be releasing further information about the deceased soldier as it comes in. (more...)
Court OKs impeachment hearings for Alabama governor
- April 09, 2017

Bentley's legal adviser David Byrne has said the rapidly moving process hasn't given the governor time to respond. "If the people want to know if I misused state resources, the answer is simply no, I have not". During their investigation, the special counsel staff found that the governor had ordered law enforcement officers to attempt to recover copies of the audiotape from people who may have possessed them and, at one point, end his relationship with Mason for him. (more...)
Illegal migration at US border at lowest point in 17 years - Kelly Illegal migration at US border at lowest point in 17 years - Kelly
- April 09, 2017

Scottsdale, Ariz. -based DarkPulse Technologies submitted a wall that would be almost impossible to climb. That's the case for Pat Bell of River Bend, a Trump supporter who never backed the president's border wall and may hire a lawyer to fight his administration. (more...)
USA attack killed nine civilians USA attack killed nine civilians
- April 08, 2017

On Thursday, the USA military launched 50 cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield in retaliation for a devastating chemical attack by President Bashar al-Assad that killed at least 80 people, marking the first direct military action the United States has taken in Syria since the start of the country's civil war. (more...)
Vladimir Putin to meet his Security Council on Syria strikes
- April 08, 2017

U.S. Officials say as many as 60 Tomahawk missiles were fired in a surprise attack from two war ships stationed in the Mediterranean Sea. The state TV said the attack was an "American aggression". Media captionThe Pentagon has released video of missiles being launched from US Navy ships, targeted at a Syrian airfield. The airbase is believed to be where chemical weapons were uploaded onto aircraft that carried out the bombing in Idlib. (more...)
Senator McConnell Reaches Out to Romney for Possible Senate Seat Senator McConnell Reaches Out to Romney for Possible Senate Seat
- April 08, 2017

Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, has told the National Journal he might be step aside if Mitt Romney made a decision to run for his seat in the U.S. Senate. Romney is still as bad as ever ... Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for president, lives in Utah. In a recent television interview, family matriarch Ann Romney said her son Josh, a Salt Lake City real estate developer, is considering seeking the position. (more...)
Woman falls off Northern California while taking selfie Woman falls off Northern California while taking selfie
- April 07, 2017

A Sacramento woman survived a heart-pounding 60 foot fall from the Foresthill Bridge where she was taking photos as her friends watched helplessly. After the drop she had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital. While the woman in question fell on the trail 60ft below, officers said no one would survive if they fell all the way to the bottom of the American River Canyon. (more...)