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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.

National Trump becomes first sitting U.S. president to visit Western Wall
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.

National Former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is dead
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 .

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.

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 ...

National Critics Say American Health Care Act Will Harm Rural America
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.

National Democrat Representative on House Floor: Trump 'Must Be Impeached'
Author: 0 Democrat Representative on House Floor: Trump 'Must Be Impeached'

Earlier this week, it was also alleged that Trump disclosed classified information on national security during a meeting with Russia's foreign minister and ambassador to the United States. The markets reacted to a report in The New York Times Tuesday alleging that U.S. President Donald Trump had asked then-FBI Director James Comey to stop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn .

National Fired Trump aide plotted to bypass security
Author: 0 Fired Trump aide plotted to bypass security

In a statement replying to the Times article, Spicer said the "real story" is that someone leaked Trump's conversation with Lavrov and Kislyak. He calls the Russian Federation investigation "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" "That's taken off", Trump continued, adding that, "I'm not under investigation".

Author: 0 Texas will allow adoption agencies to reject parents on religious grounds

The Texas bill is less than 24 hours old, and it still needs to go through the House of Representatives before Governor Abbott can sign it, but to date, the NCAA has refrained from publicly commenting on SB 6 as well. Greg Abbott's desk. A bill headed for passage in the Texas Legislature could force schools to reveal the identities of some transgender students. Many have nondiscrimination policies that include transgender students and have allowed them to use bathrooms of their choice.

National World Leaders Condemn North Korea Missile Test
Author: 0 World Leaders Condemn North Korea Missile Test

USA began talks with North Korean ally China on possible new United Nations sanctions. France's United Nations ambassador says Security Council members are working on a resolution that would impose new sanctions against North Korea and strengthen enforcement of existing sanctions.

National Insurers seek stability as Trump delays health care decision
Author: 0 Insurers seek stability as Trump delays health care decision

A federal judge agreed a year ago but let the subsidies continue while the case was appealed by Obama's Justice Department. Slavitt said the continuation of the payments, while cushioning the bottom line of insurers for now, will still leave insurers wondering whether the money will be there in four months or longer.

National The history of secret White House recordings
Author: 0 The history of secret White House recordings

Clapper spoke following Trump's sudden firing of Comey last week, which drew sharp criticism because it came amid the FBI's probe into Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible ties between Russian Federation and the Trump presidential campaign.

Author: 0 Trump seeks reconsideration of sanctuary cities ruling

As a practical matter, the law most often involves detainer requests, issued by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, asking local police and sheriff's offices to hold jail inmates for up to 48 hours after they have completed serving their sentences.

Author: 0 Many in Bill Cosby jury pool have opinions about his guilt

FILE - In this combination of file photos, entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during an interview in Washington on November 6, 2014, and Andrea Constand poses for a photo i. The 79-year-old said he gave the woman Benadryl and they had consensual sex. However, one-third of the jury pool questioned Monday said they, a family member or friend had been a sex assault victim.

National Climbers Killed In Deadly Week On Mount Everest
Author: 0 Climbers Killed In Deadly Week On Mount Everest

A third climber, Francesco Enrico Marchetti of Australia, also died from altitude sickness while descending the mountain, the Times said . "We have confirmation of his death but no other details are known". Almost 200 climbers went to Tibet, from where the 8,850m (29,035ft) Everest summit can also be climbed. Yearwood had taken on the world's highest mountain before, surviving a massive quake during his 2015 attempt to scale Everest.

National Average gas price falls slightly to $2.40 a gallon
Author: 0 Average gas price falls slightly to $2.40 a gallon

For New York State, the average is $2.50 per gallon, unchanged from a week ago . Going against the national trend, gasoline prices in Salt Lake City are declining. Despite an overall increase in gas prices nationwide, Missouri did not follow suit during the past week. A sharp decline in the rest of the country kept prices down overall.

Author: 0 Trump's Popularity Plummets Among Israeli Jews Ahead of Visit

Trump landed in Saudi Arabia on Saturday for his first foreign tour since taking office. Since the announcement of the president's travel plans, there has been some speculation that he would use the occasion to fulfill his campaign promise to move the U.S.

Author: 0 Good luck to Trump on moves involving Israel, Palestinians

JERUSALEM (AP) - President Donald Trump has cast the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians as the "ultimate deal". President Trump recently announced plans to visits Israel on his first foreign trip later this month.

National Over 30K Indians overstayed in America last year
Author: 0 Over 30K Indians overstayed in America last year

A Department of Homeland Security report released Monday shows that 739,478 visitors to the USA stayed longer than they were legally permitted. Roughly one-in-20 recent foreign students and "exchange visitors" overstayed their 2016 visa for at least a short period, said a press statement from the agency.

National Christie: Flynn wouldn't be allowed in White House if I were president
Author: 0 Christie: Flynn wouldn't be allowed in White House if I were president

A new report alleges President Trump had contacts with former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn as recently as last month. Flynn resigned from his role as National Security Adviser in the Trump Administration after it was revealed that, contrary to his initial statements, he had discussed sanctions in a December phone call with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

National Trump makes historic visit to Western Wall
Author: 0 Trump makes historic visit to Western Wall

On Monday, President Donald Trump became the first sitting American president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a sacred prayer site for Jews, during his five-day trip to the Middle East and Europe. "I'm looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like", Trump said during a joint news conference with Netanyahu at the White House in February.

Author: 0 Courts could put Texas GOP's aggressive agenda to the test

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Republicans have been pushing an aggressive agenda despite promised court challenges, including legislation that would let police ask drivers whether they're in the USA legally, restrict what school bathrooms transgender students can use, ban most second-trimester abortions and let adoption agencies reject gay couples over religious objections.

National In Tel Aviv, Trump Calls For Peace Between Israel And Palestine
Author: 0 In Tel Aviv, Trump Calls For Peace Between Israel And Palestine

Trump's willingness to set aside human rights as a principal foreign policy has been one constant in his chaotic administration. "This is a battle between good and evil". Obama had declined to use the term because he said he didn't want to connect terrorist groups like the Islamic State to the religion of Islam and said it would unnecessarily anger Arab allies fighting terrorism and alienate Muslims at home.

National Dem Leaders Urge Party to 'Slow Down' on Calls for Impeachment
Author: 0 Dem Leaders Urge Party to 'Slow Down' on Calls for Impeachment

SHAPIRO: That's Texas Democrat Al Green speaking on the House floor this morning. "For those who do not know, impeachment does not mean that the President would be found guilty". Democrats only need to win three Senate seats, but are defending 23 seats (plus two independents who caucus with Democrats - Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Maine Senator Angus King).

Author: 0 Racial slurs hurled at lawmaker after calling for Trump's impeachment

On Capitol Hill, meanwhile, three congressional committees, all led by Republicans, confirmed they wanted to hear from Comey. And why did he write it? Rubio asked. The White House has repeatedly insisted that a "thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity".

National Why You Should Be Extra Careful Not to Swallow Pool Water
Author: 0 Why You Should Be Extra Careful Not to Swallow Pool Water

Crypto caused at least 32 outbreaks in swimming pools or water parks in 2016, compared with 16 in 2014, according to a report in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's weekly report on death and disease. She explained that if a person swallows Crypto-contaminated water, the parasite could cause them to have diarrrhea that lasts up to three weeks . In United States, many diarrhea infections taking place from swimming pools were reported.

National Bison upset defending softball national champ before falling to Tulsa
Author: 0 Bison upset defending softball national champ before falling to Tulsa

Knigthen and Nicole Pendley were both three-for-four with four RBI and two runs scored. The NDSU-Oklahoma victor will play a 5:30 p.m. game against Tulsa. NDSU faced a different Paige Parker on Saturday when the game was resumed. That limits the team that wins between NDSU and OU in terms of pitching.

National Congressman Al Green calls for Trump impeachment
Author: 0 Congressman Al Green calls for Trump impeachment

From there, the entire House votes on the articles of impeachment, and if a majority of representatives are in favor, the President is officially impeached. Al Green of Texas. "After watching the Clinton impeachment I thought I'd never see another one, but I think we're in impeachment territory now for the first time", he told Anderson Cooper during a live CNN appearance.

National Congressman Al Green has been threatened with lynching
Author: 0 Congressman Al Green has been threatened with lynching

Apparently, holding the president accountable for trying to block an investigation - a criminal act - doesn't jive well with Trump's supporters. 'You'll be hanging from a tree'. He was the first member of Congress to call for the President's impeachment. "With the appointment of Mr. Mueller, we've now hit that stage of a scandal", McCain said.

Author: 0 Netanyahu pushes back against claim he asked Trump not to move embassy

The response triggered the "first public dispute" between Tel Aviv and the Trump administration, according to Israeli newspaper, Haaretz . Trump had promised during the presidential campaign to move the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , which would upend US policy in the Middle East.

Author: 0 Fox News co-founder Roger Ailes, 77, dies

He was also a patriot, profoundly grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to work hard, to rise-and to give back". Roger Ailes , the communications maestro who transformed television news and America's political conversation by creating and ruling Fox News Channel for two decades before being ousted past year for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, Elizabeth Ailes.

National US Attorney General Jeff Sessions orders crackdown on drug traffickers
Author: 0 US Attorney General Jeff Sessions orders crackdown on drug traffickers

Sessions' policy, however, is broader than that of the Bush administration, and will be more reliant on the judgments of United States attorneys and assistant attorneys general. Criminal justice experts quickly blasted the Sessions memo. The memo rescinds a policy issued by the Obama administration in 2013. In February, Sessions seemed to prepare for that inevitability, reversing a directive from previous deputy attorney general Sally Yates for the Justice Department to stop using private ...

National North Korea Tests Missile That Comes Dangerously Close to Russian Federation
Author: 0 North Korea Tests Missile That Comes Dangerously Close to Russian Federation

Hawaii is roughly 7,000 km from North Korea. The country's leader, Kim Jong Un, supervised the launch of the Hwasong-12 missile that reached an altitude of 2,111.5 kilometers (1,312 miles) and flew 787 kilometers (489 miles), KCNA said. A possible next step would be to restrict Chinese exports of oil to the North. The UN Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea's latest ballistic missile test and vowed strong measures, including sanctions, to derail Pyongyang's nuclear weapons ...

National Filling in the details of Enes Kanter's long journey to the US
Author: 0 Filling in the details of Enes Kanter's long journey to the US

Kanter was eventually allowed to fly to London, and has since returned to the United States. Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter said he wants to become an American citizen and that the United States "is my home now". "We were just working as one team", Kanter said. "I hope the world is going to do something about it". Kanter does hold a green card, although his revoked passport means he may require special circumstances to attend the Thunder's game in Toronto next season.

Author: 0 Tulsa cop Betty Shelby found not guilty of manslaughter

They left the courthouse without commenting. 43-year-old Betty Shelby was acquitted after the trial, which lasted for a week. Shelby was among the officers who responded to reports of a stalled SUV left abandoned in the middle of a road just after 7:30 p.m.

Author: 0 Erdogan Bodyguards Fight Protesters Outside Embassy

Newsham did not comment on reports stating that the U.S. Secret Service arrested, then released, members of Erdogan's security detail. Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham called the attack against protesters "brutal" and said that it's not something that will be tolerated in the nation's capital.

National Three names added to Law Enforcement Memorial
Author: 0 Three names added to Law Enforcement Memorial

Erie County Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz (center, at podium) is flanked by law enforcement officials Thursday morning during an interfaith Law Enforcement Memorial Service at the Public Safety Campus in Buffalo. "We really appreciate the community's support", Rieke said. "I worked with another agency before coming here and had a lot of friends that went down to D.C.so when I came here I just carried on the tradition", said Indano, who has personally been attending ...

National Officials piece together events before nursing home shooting
Author: 0 Officials piece together events before nursing home shooting

Authorities say Steven Eric Disario, who headed the Kirkersville Police Depar. Investigators says they also found Hartless dead inside the nursing home. Told Thorp, "This is the situation, we don't know the cause or goal or what drove the individual to do this". The gunman had fled to the nearby Pine Kirk Care Center , where 23 residents were inside.