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Democrats seek distance from impeachment call Democrats seek distance from impeachment call
- June 14, 2017

He knows the dynamic that now exists in a chamber that is led by House Speaker Paul Ryan, an ardent Trump defender and apologist. Her public and private position has been the same in recent weeks, urging Democrats to let the investigation unfold and not to get out front of the issue. (more...)
Trump Affirms Commitment to NATO's Mutual-Defense Provision Trump Affirms Commitment to NATO's Mutual-Defense Provision
- June 11, 2017

Rather, Kasowitz said, Trump felt vindicated that Comey told him on several occasions that the president was not personally a focus of the investigation, an assertion Comey appeared to back up in his testimony Thursday to the Senate Intelligence Committee. (more...)
Montana Republican elected to Congress to plead guilty to assaulting reporter Montana Republican elected to Congress to plead guilty to assaulting reporter
- June 10, 2017

Jacobs, a reporter with the British publication The Guardian , was in Montana covering the election and had been questioning Gianforte about the GOP health-care bill before Congress when the assault occurred. Gianforte is expected to be sworn in next month after defeating Democrat Rob Quist in the special congressional election to serve the remainder of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's term. (more...)
Coroner: Nevada woman says child's body in Illinois garage Coroner: Nevada woman says child's body in Illinois garage
- June 09, 2017

The woman's husband, Jason Scott Quate , 34, is jailed in Las Vegas . The man accused of forcing his wife into prostitution after killing his 6-year-old daughter and dumping her body in a garage in Centreville says none of that is true. (more...)
Spicer refers Russia questions to Trump's outside attorney
- June 07, 2017

Former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is bring considered to play a role, and has been spotted at the White House on several occasions over the past week. "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"???" He is also purportedly under scrutiny in the FBI's ongoing investigation of potential collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 campaign. (more...)
Trump wishes Comey luck, allies aim at lawman's credibility
- June 07, 2017

Trump was asked about his message for Comey as the president welcomed Republican congressional leaders to the White House . A non-profit issues group is labelling James Comey a political "showboat" in a television ad set to air Thursday, the day the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director testifies on Capitol Hill. (more...)
The The "Bathroom Bill" is back in special session
- June 07, 2017

He made the announcement during a news conference calling for a special session this summer. Greg Abbott promised to add a slew of hardline conservative items, like a so-called " bathroom bill " to discriminate against transgender public school kids, to a special session of the Texas Legislature. (more...)
Girl kicked out of soccer tournament for looking like a boy
- June 06, 2017

Mili Hernandez had helped take her team to the final of the tournament, and she is so good at soccer that she's playing with a team of 11 year olds. The Post story said the president of the Azzurri Soccer club, which includes Mili's team, said things were made worse because a registration form accidentally listed Mili as a boy. (more...)
NYC Lights Up Green in Support of Paris Climate Accord NYC Lights Up Green in Support of Paris Climate Accord
- June 04, 2017

She pledged her country's continued commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement in the wake of Mr Trump's withdrawal, saying the deal was a "cornerstone" of attempts to protect "our creation". India's environment minister Harsh Vardhan said his country is committed to the Paris accord "irrespective" of the position of other nations. "Now we can dump it all on him and American imperialism", Putin said. (more...)
Mother of Tamir Rice relieved officer fired
- May 31, 2017

The police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice was sacked Tuesday for inaccuracies on his job application, while the officer who drove the patrol auto the day of the shooting was suspended for violating a tactical rule. But the technical reasoning city officials laid out Tuesday morning show that Rice's killer was sacked for misleading the department on his job application rather than for killing the boy. (more...)
Trump to meet Palestinian leader Abbas in West Bank
- May 24, 2017

Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday he is not optimistic that a major peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians is near, despite recent comments made by President Donald Trump . "They date back thousands of years", Trump said. Afterwards, he is expected to become the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray and located in east Jerusalem . (more...)
Mom Warns Others about Sunscreen After Her Baby Suffers 2nd Degree Burns
- May 24, 2017

The mom says she was using Banana Boat Broad Spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen in an aerosol container. Theoretically, a sun protection factor (SPF) of 100 would allow the user to expose its skin to the sun 100 times longer before being burnt. Cannon told the outlet that she applied the same brand of sunscreen to her 3-year-old nephew but didn't see any adverse side effects. Most sunscreens sold today help protect against both. (more...)
DHS hopeful Clarke denies plagiarism in master's thesis DHS hopeful Clarke denies plagiarism in master's thesis
- May 22, 2017

He also reportedly plagiarized words from several other reports including the 9/11 Commission Report , various think tanks like the Pew Research Center, a 2012 report by the Constitution Project, a 2003 report by the US General Accounting Office, and media outlets like a 2013 Washington Post article and former President George W. (more...)
Cool, cloudy day in Lancaster County with rain likely overnight Cool, cloudy day in Lancaster County with rain likely overnight
- May 22, 2017

Low around 58. South southeast wind 6 to 10 miles per hour becoming north northwest after midnight. Tonight , showers are expected, mainly after 1 a.m. Isolated to scattered evening and overnight storms are possible Thursday through the weekend with the northern part of Kansas having the best chance of seeing storms during the period. (more...)
Gunman revealed in shooting of six-year-old Gunman revealed in shooting of six-year-old
- May 21, 2017

Kingston Frazier was kidnapped early Thursday morning from the parking lot of the Kroger on I-55 in Jackson . The boy was shot in the back of the head, Madison County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Heath Hall said . Authorities are looking for a gun in the killing of a 6-year-old MS boy. That's evil. That baby hadn't done anything to him. Family and friends were there to support Archie as she learned the news that Kingston was dead. (more...)
Canadian woman's cutout of Spicer in bush gets attention Canadian woman's cutout of Spicer in bush gets attention
- May 20, 2017

However, she's on a regular basis in touch with members of the management in the progress of her job. She also expressed her respect for Mr Spicer , whose press appearances have been beset by multiple gaffes, and branded him a "very nice man" and a "patriot". (more...)
Would Trump request to end Flynn probe have broken law?
- May 18, 2017

The panel's top Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, a constant Trump critic, called the allegation of Trump pressure on Comey "explosive" and said "it appears like a textbook case of criminal obstruction of justice". The commotion around Trump's statements on Flynn has somewhat obscured his no less chilling request that Comey jail journalists for publishing information based on leaks - something that has never happened in the history of this country. (more...)
Trump asked to turn over any Comey tapes
- May 17, 2017

The South Carolina Republican sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee. "You can't be cute about tapes. If there are any tapes of this conversation, they need to be turned over", he said. Clapper didn't say that there was "no collusion", but rather that he had seen " no evidence " of collusion. Mark Warner said Sunday that President Trump firing the director of the FBI appears as an attempt to squash the agency's investigation into whether the his presidential campaign team colluded ... (more...)
Man holding human head stabs store clerk; mother found dead Man holding human head stabs store clerk; mother found dead
- May 16, 2017

Before walking into the store Sunday, he is charged with murdering his mother, 59-year-old Tina Marie Webb, at their home in Colton . Police believe the stabbing is tied to the murder of a woman found dead in a home in the nearby town of Colton . (more...)
Supreme Court Rejects Appeal for North Carolina Voter ID Law
- May 16, 2017

A unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit had found in 2016 that North Carolina legislators had acted "with nearly surgical precision" to blunt the influence of African American voters. Before enacting the voter ID law, Motz noted , "the legislature requested data on the use, by race, of a number of voting practices", and "upon receipt of the race data, the General Assembly enacted legislation that restricted voting and registration in five different ways, all of ... (more...)
Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation chief not to leak to media, threatens 'tapes'
- May 15, 2017

This now appears to be the second time this week that Trump has taken to Twitter in order to intimidate a possible witness against him. After the onslaught of criticism for the way the White House has changed details of its Comey firing narrative, Mr Trump tweeted on Friday that because of his busy schedule and with lots of things happening, it was not "possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy". (more...)
US Justice Department to probe police shooting of Texas teen US Justice Department to probe police shooting of Texas teen
- May 13, 2017

The Dallas County District Attorney has vowed to act in fairness and seek justice. The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the police shooting of Jordan Edwards, the unarmed 15-year-old that was killed by a police officer in Balch Springs, Texas. (more...)
Trump creates panel to investigate voter fraud
- May 13, 2017

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss details ahead of the formal announcement. Trump said in January he would seek an investigation into voter fraud in the election, even though the consensus among state officials and election experts is that it is rare in the United States. (more...)
Officials from Arctic nations meet amid drilling concerns
- May 12, 2017

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary David Balton tried to square the circle this week in a call with reporters. Donald Trump pledged to renegotiate the accord during last year's US election campaign, but has wavered on the issue since taking office. (more...)
"Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive" this Saturday
- May 12, 2017

In its 25th year, the annual food drive is the largest national single day effort that benefits millions of Americans who struggle to put food on the table. Food collected in the areas from Twin Rocks to Manzanita will go to the North County Food Bank. To participate in the food drive, residents should place non-perishable food products in a bag and leave them where the letter carrier delivers mail to the residence. (more...)
White House approves supply of weapons to Kurdish forces in Syria White House approves supply of weapons to Kurdish forces in Syria
- May 10, 2017

The United States on Tuesday announced it would supply arms and military equipment to Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State group in Syria, a move sure to anger key ally Turkey which considers the Kurdish forces to be terrorists. It was unclear how Isik responded but the Pentagon said that both "affirmed their support for peace and stability in both Iraq and Syria". The Pentagon chief said he had useful discussions with Turkey and described the two countries as working out differences ... (more...)
US environmental chief to recuse himself from court cases US environmental chief to recuse himself from court cases
- May 09, 2017

J.P. Freire, a spokesman for the agency, said the Trump administration is now looking for nominees who better match the goals of the president. EPA spokesman JP Freire said the agency will consider new nominees, including those who may now work for chemical and fossil fuel companies. (more...)
Joe Walsh Tweets About Jimmy Kimmel's 'Sad Story,' Receives Major Backlash Joe Walsh Tweets About Jimmy Kimmel's 'Sad Story,' Receives Major Backlash
- May 06, 2017

He also called for unions between the Republicans and Democrats but in the same breath bashed President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act citing it was "not doing what it's supposed to". He shared that, "It was the longest three hours of my life". Fans were reduced to tears by Jimmy's story this week when he explained how his son William "Billy" John Kimmel was found to have a heart disease called Tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia when he was born on April 21st 2017. (more...)
Trump limits IRS action over church political activity
- May 06, 2017

Greenblatt. Today is National Day of Prayer , and to commiserate, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order which will restore religious liberty for devout organizations and individuals. According to the BBC , there are also some religious groups that oppose Trump's executive order. "With this executive order, we are ending the attacks on your religious liberty, and we are proudly reaffirming America's leadership role as a nation that protects religious freedom for ... (more...)
Another Detroit police officer shot Another Detroit police officer shot
- May 06, 2017

Hilliard police officer Sean Johnson, 46, was also killed past year. It was the 44th annual Detroit Police Interfaith Memorial service march. Alongside Perez and Sandoval, Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell also spoke in support of law enforcement. (more...)
Escape suspect won't fight extradition to Iowa
- May 04, 2017

Correa-Carmenaty is the inmate who escaped custody Monday and is accused of fatally shooting Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Burbridge in a brief but violent flight that saw two other people injured, including another deputy. Danker said it's a tragedy that 43-year-old Mark Burbridge died shortly after noon at an Omaha hospital. The incident took place at the Pottawattamie County Jail, located near the Iowa/Nebraska border in suburban Omaha, Nebraska. (more...)
Paris Jackson to Make Film Debut in 'Untitled Nash Edgerton Project' Paris Jackson to Make Film Debut in 'Untitled Nash Edgerton Project'
- May 03, 2017

The film will explore what happens when Oyelowo's American businessman character gets into some trouble with the law in Mexico, crossing the line from American citizen to criminal while dealing with two-faced business partners, Mexican drug lords, global mercenaries and the DEA. (more...)
Clinton blames misogyny, FBI, Russia, herself for 2016 loss Clinton blames misogyny, FBI, Russia, herself for 2016 loss
- May 03, 2017

On Tuesday, at the Women for Women event in NY where she made her remarks, Clinton told CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour that she was expecting Trump to respond on Twitter. Clinton spoke about North Korea where she said that United States alone can not put the pressure on them and their threat has to be taken very seriously. (more...)
Police say 2 dead including shooter at North Lake College in Texas Police say 2 dead including shooter at North Lake College in Texas
- May 03, 2017

North Lake College had issued an alert to students late on Wednesday morning telling them to barricade themselves in the nearest room and wait for further instructions from police. "We gathered the hardest materials in our possession to throw if something happens", he said. Despite the lockdown, a large number of students were seen frantically running from multiple buildings on the campus toward parking lots. (more...)
Planned Parenthood reopens abortion clinic in Texas
- May 03, 2017

Trump's proposal would involve breaking Planned Parenthood into two sections: a smaller one that provides abortions and a larger arm exclusively focused on other women's health and reproductive care. "A lot of times we saw that women went from needing an abortion in the first trimester to needing one in the second trimester because of the distance and wait time ". (more...)