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Author: 0 Under-fire Michael Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena

Congressional lawmakers investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn say he may have lied in a 2016 interview with USA investigators who were conducting a background check for his security clearance renewal. It was not immediately clear how the Senate Intelligence Committee's leaders would respond, although Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina, the panel's Republican chairman, signaled late last week that it might not take that route.

National Rain chances tomorrow with arrival of Spring cool-snap!
Author: 0 Rain chances tomorrow with arrival of Spring cool-snap!

Highs will be in the lower 70s. The morning hours Thursday are likely dry with the evening commute expected to be wet. Saturday night - A chance of showers. There are still some questions regarding the timing of rain for Sunday and Monday . Sunday , showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the low 70s.

National Toni Anderson's death ruled accidental
Author: 0 Toni Anderson's death ruled accidental

She died from hypothermia and drowning at a park near Parkville, Missouri. "The North Kansas City Police Department has reviewed the video and the circumstances surrounding Ms. She pulls into a pump and the officer pulls in as well. That was the last anyone heard from her. It is unclear why she wound up at the park near Parkville.

National Take That cancels Liverpool show out of respect to Manchester victims
Author: 0 Take That cancels Liverpool show out of respect to Manchester victims

Both Premier League clubs posted short statements Tuesday on their Twitter accounts, with United saying: "We are deeply shocked by last night's awful events at the Manchester Arena ". from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words". She will travel to Manchester to meet with police, the mayor and emergency services Tuesday.

National Men's tennis heads to NCAA Championship match
Author: 0 Men's tennis heads to NCAA Championship match

Ohio State's Mikael Torpegaard, who was also serving for match point prior to the delay, won his match first before Wiersholm clinched for the Hoos. Singles: Gabriela Talaba, Texas Tech, led Francesca Di Lorenzo, 6-4, 2-4, match not completed; Anna Sanford, Ohio State, def.

National Year-old's plea for peace goes viral
Author: 0 Year-old's plea for peace goes viral

Louis Post-Dispatch. His mother's cousin, 31-year-old Eugene Bates, spends time with Jeffrey. "And this stuff is making people feel bad "cause people don't 'pose to be doing this around kids". "I am a kid and I'm not supposed to be knowing about all this stuff". "All these people are hurting and killing each other", the kindergartener says in the video.

National Britain suspends election campaign after Manchester attack
Author: 0 Britain suspends election campaign after Manchester attack

The pop world also rallied, with Katy Perry tweeting: "Praying for everyone at Ariana Grande's show". It is the worst terrorist attack in the United Kingdom since 56 people were killed in the 7/7 London bombings in 2005. General Election campaigning has been suspended in the wake of the deadly Manchester bombing. "Surely there is no crime more reprehensible than the murder of children", Malcolm Turnbull told Parliament.

National Miley Cyrus Cries While Performing 'Malibu' at Billboard Music Awards
Author: 0 Miley Cyrus Cries While Performing 'Malibu' at Billboard Music Awards

Her BBMAs presentation was a far cry from the latex "outfit" she wore when she twerked her way into a new phase of her career alongside Robin Thicke at the 2013 VMAs in performance that became the stuff of legends. Co-host Vanessa Hudgens impersonated Minaj's rap style at the top of the show, and it was the first of the many good moments for the actress and singer Sunday night.

National President Trump Meets With Palestinian President Abbas
Author: 0 President Trump Meets With Palestinian President Abbas

During their joint press conference, Trump expressed hope that Israel and the Palestinians will reach a peace agreement soon. Speaking before Trump, Abbas said that the Palestinians' "fundamental problem is with occupation and settlements and the failure of Israel to recognise the state of Palestine as we recognise it".

National Will NFL Fans Be Able To Gamble At Las Vegas Raiders' Games?
Author: 0 Will NFL Fans Be Able To Gamble At Las Vegas Raiders' Games?

Last week, the Las Vegas Stadium Authority gave its approval to a conditional lease agreement on the new 65,000-capacity venue, which is expected to cost $1.9 billion (€1.7 billion) in total. "There's also a different exhibit that seems to impose an even broader ban: "'Gaming" or "Gambling shall mean to deal, operate, carry on, conduct, maintain or expose for play any Game, gaming device, inter-casino linked system, mobile gaming system, interactive gaming system, slot machine, race book or ...

Author: 0 Campaigning suspended after Manchester blast

In this September 24, 2016, file photo, Ariana Grande performs at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Video from the concert showed thousands of concertgoers, many of them young girls, scrambling and screaming, trying to escape the building.

National Branstad to Resign, Reynolds to Take Oath of Office Wednesday
Author: 0 Branstad to Resign, Reynolds to Take Oath of Office Wednesday

While Branstad highlights Iowa's low unemployment rate of 3.1 percent and renewable energy investments in wind farms and ethanol as signs of success, critics point to legislation Branstad signed this year that weakened public unions, restricted minimum hourly wage increases and added a voter identification requirement.

National Trump asked two top intelligence officials to deny Russia collusion
Author: 0 Trump asked two top intelligence officials to deny Russia collusion

Both Coats and Rogers found Trump's request inappropriate and refused to comply, according to two current and two former USA officials. Comey wrote a memo detailing Trump's request for the FBI to drop the Flynn investigation and now it turns out there is another memo regarding Trump's request to the NSA director.

Author: 0 Trump Says Muslim Countries Must Take Lead In Fighting Terror

US President Donald Trump has called on Arab leaders to do their fair share to "drive out" terrorism from their countries in a speech that put the burden on the region to combat militant groups. " Drive them out of your places of worship". " Drive them out , drive them out of this Earth". "But we had no idea how quickly this would build". A lot of money.

National US likely to expand airline laptop ban to Europe
Author: 0 US likely to expand airline laptop ban to Europe

Indeed, the United States department of homeland security could make an announcement to the effect as well. A homeland security spokesperson said Wednesday that a decision on expanding this in-cabin laptop ban to flights from Europe has not been finalized, but confirmed it is being considered.

National TPP countries agree to keep trade deal alive without US
Author: 0 TPP countries agree to keep trade deal alive without US

It came on the sidelines of a meeting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries that has highlighted the turmoil in global trade negotiations since Trump ended the old order in the name of protecting American jobs. Frustrations with the United States' exit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership may have exacerbated tensions between the United States and her Asian counterparts.

National United Kingdom police: 'a number of fatalities' at Ariana Grande concert
Author: 0 United Kingdom police: 'a number of fatalities' at Ariana Grande concert

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said security is being stepped up in the United Kingdom capital; the Metropolitan Police has confirmed that more officers are being deployed in London. The claim came shortly after a 23-year-old man was arrested in the south of the city and armed police in riot gear raided a nearby flat. Meanwhile Grande's management team, Scooter Braun Projects, said they had been left heartbroken by the incident and praised the actions of Manchester's emergency services.

National Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts
Author: 0 Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

Other casualties are a North Dakota law struck down last year, a 2012 Pennsylvania law struck down in 2014 and laws in Texas and Wisconsin, which drew adverse rulings last year, forcing those state legislatures to rewrite their voting rules after judges said they discriminated against minorities.

Author: 0 Much-anticipated Ariana Grande concert ends in blood, horror

At least 22 people have died and 59 were injured, with medics describing wounds consistent with shrapnel injury. Supporters of the extremist Islamic State group, which holds territory in Iraq's Mosul and around its de facto capital in the Syrian city of Raqqa, celebrated the blast online.

National Justices rejects Florida appeal over death penalty
Author: 0 Justices rejects Florida appeal over death penalty

The Court also rejected a challenge by businesses seeking more than $1 billion in tax refunds from MI. The U.S. Supreme Court denied seven petitions for a writ of certiorari seeking review of whether a retroactive change in tax law violates Due Process.

National Putin congratulates Macron on winning French presidential election
Author: 0 Putin congratulates Macron on winning French presidential election

Proving most of the polls correct, the eurozone's second largest economy - France - has chosen Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron as its president in a run-off election. Macron achieved his best results in Paris with around 90% and other big cities such as Lyon and Bordeaux. The Socialist started his presidency rejecting his predecessor's attempts at reform but eventually appeared to come to understand the need for reforms and liberalization to rehabilitate the French economy.

National Storms pummel central US, as tornadoes kill at least 2
Author: 0 Storms pummel central US, as tornadoes kill at least 2

Helicopter video from WCCO-TV and KARE-TV shows extensive damage at the trailer park, with several homes reduced to rubble. "Our rapid response assessors are in Elk City and nearby storm-affected areas, and we are going to continue to follow the storms", Sam Porter, director of Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief, told KOCO-TV .

National Police seek gun used in MS child killing as 3 teens charged
Author: 0 Police seek gun used in MS child killing as 3 teens charged

Unable to stand, a family member carried her down a flight of stairs at the district attorney's office in downtown Jackson . Frazier had gone missing after 1 a.m. Officials say 18-year-old DeAllen Washington was arrested Thursday afternoon.18-year-old Dwan Wakefield was also taken into custody in connection to the crime, according to media outlets in Jackson .

National Transgender students may be forced to reveal identity in Texas schools
Author: 0 Transgender students may be forced to reveal identity in Texas schools

It would mandate transgender students either need to use the bathroom corresponding to their biological sex, or use a single stall bathroom. Limiting the damage to the state's most vulnerable and fragile residents isn't limiting at all. "Separate but equal is not equal at all", Thompson said, drawing floor applause. "Some people don't want to admit that because they are ashamed, and this is shameful".

Author: 0 More police on London's streets after Manchester attack - mayor

I send condolences to the families of the people who were murdered and my wishes for a recovery to those who were injured. "We had our kids hands they were behind us, we were the lucky ones". British Prime Minister Theresa May issued a statement , confirming that police are treating the incident as a terror attack . "I was waiting for the kids to come out".

National Trump Gave a Surprisingly Intelligent Speech to Muslim Leaders
Author: 0 Trump Gave a Surprisingly Intelligent Speech to Muslim Leaders

Trump's emphasis on counterterrorism, of course, isn't new - if anything, this has been the animating focus of US foreign policy in the Middle East ever since 9/11. Trump has openly espoused anti-Muslim sentiments . He declared Islam "one of the world's great faiths". The hypocrisy of America's support for unelected despots in the oil-rich Gulf states is not new, but Donald Trump's lavish praise for them on Sunday, as allies against "Islamist extremism" and "the oppression of women", ...

National House Panel Asks Michael Caputo to Interview in Russia Investigation
Author: 0 House Panel Asks Michael Caputo to Interview in Russia Investigation

If there really are contemporaneous memos from Comey, Rogers, and maybe Coats, and if all three can be called to testify about their conversations with Trump, then what more do we need? On Thursday, the Justice Department announced it was appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller to serve as special counsel overseeing the Russian Federation investigation.

National Ex-CIA chief Brennan to testify in Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Ex-CIA chief Brennan to testify in Russian Federation probe

Legal experts say that it's unlikely Flynn would agree to turn over the personal documents because he would be waiving his constitutional protection against self-incrimination by doing so. The letter notes that the time frame of the request was January 16, 2015, through January 20, 2017. Burr corrected himself by issuing a written statement saying Flynn's attorneys "have not yet indicated their intentions" regarding the subpoena.

National Manchester blast: UK PM May condemns 'appalling terrorist attack'
Author: 0 Manchester blast: UK PM May condemns 'appalling terrorist attack'

The 23-year-old pop singer did not sustain any injury in the incident. Locals took to social media to look for loved ones who went to the concert who they couldn't get in touch with. "What should have been a superb evening is now just awful". Police cars, bomb-disposal units and 60 ambulances raced to the scene as the scale of the carnage became clear.

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Author: 0 "Magnificent 7" visits Senator Leila de Lima

The IPU Committee on Human Rights visited Pimentel on Monday, May 22, led by its president Fawzi Koofi, a lawmaker from Afghanistan. "We are here to see, assess the situation of detention of Senator Leila de Lima". The committee will also visit De Lima to get information about her arrest. Pimentel said they discussed "nothing" about De Lima's case, saying they just thanked him for "inviting" them over.

Author: 0 Trump becomes first sitting U.S. president to visit Western Wall

Netanyahu and his wife Sara, as well as President Reuven Rivlin and members of the Israeli cabinet, were at Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion airport to greet Trump and first lady Melania in a red carpet ceremony after what is believed to have been the first direct flight from Riyadh to Israel.

Author: 0 Trump lashes out at Iran during Jerusalem visit

Netanyahu was fresh from quarrels within his coalition government over how much Israel is prepared to compromise for peace, and wary of the deals the U.S. "America welcomes the action and support of any nation willing to do the hard but vital work in eradicating the violent ideologies that have caused so much needless bloodshed and killing here and all over the world", Trump stated.

Author: 0 Former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is dead

In two decades of leadership at Fox News, Ailes built the cable news channel into the popular and polarizing media behemoth it is today. Even in death, it looks like Ailes has left one last patch of scorched earth. "I knew Ailes. Competed against him in campaigns", said David Axelrod , ex-adviser to former President Barack Obama , on Twitter. "It became common knowledge that women did not want to be alone with him", the former Fox staffer told the L.A.

National U.S. to ban carry-on laptops on most global flights
Author: 0 U.S. to ban carry-on laptops on most global flights

The UK joined the move, restricting several routes , and a European spokesperson suggested that a ban could also be implemented on flights between the United States and Britain. Reports have circulated this week of an upcoming electronics ban on flights both inbound and outbound flights. DHS spokesman David Lapan said "no decisions have been made on expanding the restriction on large electronics devices in aircraft cabins, however, it is under consideration".

Author: 0 U.S. climber dies, Indian missing on Everest

His accompanying Nepalese Sherpa guide was also sick but dragged himself to the camp at South Col, located at 26,247ft. A 27-year-old Indian climber who was descending from the summit fell to his death and an Australian climber in his 50s was killed on the Chinese side of the mountain.

Author: 0 Trump pays historic visit to Jerusalem's Western Wall

It also comes as he contends with a raft of problems back home, including a special counsel investigating whether his associates colluded with Russian Federation. Though it is not officially recognized as Israeli territory, the Trump administration sparked another mini controversy when it did not specify whether it considered it as such; Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said only that the wall is part of Jerusalem .

National Trump pulls trigger for NAFTA talks
Author: 0 Trump pulls trigger for NAFTA talks

Farm Country suddenly went on red alert. Much of that success is because under NAFTA, most tariffs on USA agricultural exports have dropped to zero, a situation that farm groups like NCGA want to maintain. In 2016, Mexico purchased 30% of all Kansas agricultural exports. The U.S. can be expected to play hardball when the NAFTA negotiations begin, but its negotiators shouldn't expect Canada and Mexico to accept a deal that is counterproductive to their own economies.

National Don't sell 'dangerous arms' to terror supporters, Iran tells Trump
Author: 0 Don't sell 'dangerous arms' to terror supporters, Iran tells Trump

However, obstacles have emerged which may complicate the relationship between the White House and the Knesset. The only way to peace in the Middle East is a pull-out of the U.S. "So much of what goes on is in Jerusalem, and I think we have to see that for what it is". Trump barely referenced Jews or Israel in his speech directed to the Arab world, but he called for tolerance and respect for all peoples.

National Republicans already giving Trump's budget a cold shoulder
Author: 0 Republicans already giving Trump's budget a cold shoulder

To achieve balance, the plan by White House budget director Mick Mulvaney relies on optimistic estimates of economic growth, and the surge in revenues that would result, while abandoning Trump's promise of a "massive tax cut". More than $800 billion would be cut from the Medicaid program for the poor and more than $192 billion from food stamps. There's little sign lawmakers, who panned the March plan, will have a change of heart now, especially with Trump's administration in turmoil and his ...

Author: 0 Critics Say American Health Care Act Will Harm Rural America

These were reasons that insurers used to automatically deny coverage to consumers in 45 states and the District of Columbia before 2014 when the ACA barred exclusions based on medical history. People with pre-existing conditions would likely face large premium surcharges under an AHCA waiver, according to the analysis , as insurers would be unable to decline coverage based on a person's medical history, a practice that was permitted in almost all states before it was prohibited by the ...

National Michael Flynn misled Pentagon over Russian ties and income
Author: 0 Michael Flynn misled Pentagon over Russian ties and income

Flynn has pleaded the Fifth Amendment in order to not talk to Congressional committees. It was not immediately clear how the Senate Intelligence Committee's leaders would respond, although Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina, the panel's Republican chairman, signaled late last week that it might not take that route.

Author: 0 Trump's budget proposal includes huge cuts to food stamps

People familiar with the plan say that includes cuts to pensions for federal workers and higher contributions toward those pension benefits. How the entitlement money will be saved: The source tells me there'll be an "emphasis on work requirements for able-bodied people" to save money on these social welfare programs.

Author: 0 Disagreements surface over China-backed trade deal

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer defended Mr Trump's decision to pull out of the TPP within days of taking office. "If the 11-member TPP functions well, the number of countries that are interested in participating in the pact may increase in the future".

National USA protests 'unprofessional' intercept of Offutt-based plane by Chinese jets
Author: 0 USA protests 'unprofessional' intercept of Offutt-based plane by Chinese jets

The U.S. aircraft, a U.S. WC-135 Constant Phoenix, known colloquially as a "nuke sniffer", was intercepted Wednesday during what the air force termed "a routine mission". "We hope the USA side can stop relevant surveillance activities, to prevent such things from happening", Wu added. USA officials told CBS News national security correspondent David Martin that two SU-30s flew within 50-70 feet of the WC-135's right wing tip, then one of the SU-30s did a barrel roll over top of the ...

National Iran's Rouhani says missile tests will continue 'if necessary'
Author: 0 Iran's Rouhani says missile tests will continue 'if necessary'

Mr Rouhani decisively won a presidential election on Friday, securing another four-year term. His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, His Excellency Hassan Rouhani, who has won the Iranian presidential elections held on Friday, 19 May 2017.