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National Kentucky reports rise in unemployment rates in 83 counties
Author: 0 Kentucky reports rise in unemployment rates in 83 counties

The rate dropped as "employers created more jobs and reduced the number of new layoffs", the department said in a press release. "Construction employment was down by 1,300 (an 8.4 percent decline), state government was down by 1,500 jobs (-5.8 percent), and professional and business services jobs were down by 1,600 (-5.6 percent)".

National Phillips' opening round at NCAA Championship suspended
Author: 0 Phillips' opening round at NCAA Championship suspended

Top-seeded Southern California leads the field of 30 teams that includes seventh-seeded IL, defending national champion and No. 8 seed OR and Mid-American Conference Champion Kent State. Braden Thornberry of Ole Miss is the leader in the clubhouse after carding a 6-under 66. Wanting to keep playing: The rain delay came at the worst time for Will Zalotris.

National Pilot Dies in Fiery DE Crash of Med Helicopter
Author: 0 Pilot Dies in Fiery DE Crash of Med Helicopter

The location is close to the Wilmington airport. - A medical helicopter crashed on the way to the airport, killing the pilot. A medical helicopter crashed Thursday behind a postal facility in a DE industrial park, killing the pilot, authorities said.

Author: 0 Trump's views on Paris climate change pact 'evolving' at G7

And aides say he has been listening and evolving. TAMARA KEITH, BYLINE: Coming in, there was a deep divide among the G-7 leaders. Trump pledged during the presidential campaign to "renegotiate" the accord, but he has wavered on the issue since winning the presidency.

National US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with North Korea on mind
Author: 0 US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with North Korea on mind

How China and the US could deal with North Korea . "It cannot level Seoul as some reports have claimed, but it could do significant damage", Stratfor said. The department was blacklisted by the US Treasury in 2010 and Ri was named by the South Korean government past year for activities related to the country's weapons programmes.

National Kushner, Russian ambassador discussed setting up secret communications channel
Author: 0 Kushner, Russian ambassador discussed setting up secret communications channel

Former President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Russian Federation after it seized Crimea and started supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine in 2014. Friday's report reveals one of the things they discussed: the possibility of a direct and secret line of communication. The request was to help shield the transition team's discussions from the public and authorities, according to US officials briefed on intelligence reports.

National Ivey appoints Birmingham attorney Sellers to Supreme Court
Author: 0 Ivey appoints Birmingham attorney Sellers to Supreme Court

The amendment stipulated that schools named after or otherwise dedicated to a person, movement, or military service cannot be renamed without consent from the Committee on Alabama Monument Protection but can be relocated or altered. "This legislation ensures that both the good and bad of our past are remembered so as to enlighten our future", a statement said . The bill, which passed in the final hours of the state's 2017 legislative session Friday, allows CPMs to deliver babies in ...

National Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s
Author: 0 Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s

Then authorities discovered she might be released next May, after serving less than a third of her term, because of an old law created to relieve prison overcrowding. It is a sufficiently large amount that it likely guarantees Jones will remain in prison until the case comes to trial, even if that is not until after her scheduled release date of March 1, 2018.

Author: 0 OH shooting: Police chief, 2 nursing home workers killed

The village of about 500 residents is roughly 25 miles (39 kilometers) east of Columbus . "One of the things that I fell in love with was she had a really big heart", husband Chris Krantz said. Kathy Rogers owns a thrift shop on the same block as Pine Kirk Care Center . "We don't know the cause or the goal or what drove this individual to do this", Thorp said, adding that was being investigated.

National It's clear Russian Federation interfered with USA election — Ex-CIA chief
Author: 0 It's clear Russian Federation interfered with USA election — Ex-CIA chief

Sessions had met Kislyak in July and September 2016, only a few months before the White House elections on November 8, when he was a senator and advisor to Republican candidate Donald Trump and his campaign. Warner explained the importance of continuing the Senate investigation even in light of the Justice Department's decision. These revelations came from a highly classified report that was confirmed by three current and former US officials, all of whom claimed anonymity for fear of ...

Author: 0 Senate Republicans start version of Obamacare repeal

A Conference Committee will be appointed when the Legislature reconvenes in Extraordinary Session June 5. "And exactly what the composition of that (bill) is I'm not going to speculate about because it serves no objective", Mr. "I think without a doubt this meets constitutional muster", said Rep. Clay Aurand, R-Belleville. "I think they did some things with the tax credit that we would want to refine and change it, for sure", Thune said.

Author: 0 Texas governor draws criticism for joke about shooting journalists

The unrelenting Republican assault on the free press continued on Friday when Greg Abbott , the Republican governor of Texas, joked about shooting journalists. Dan Patrick granted the bill "priority" status. The law ensures that teachers who engage in an inappropriate relationship with a student will lose their teaching certification/license and their taxpayer pension, and punishes administrators, superintendents and principals who turn a blind-eye to such misconduct.

National House gives final approval to bill with transgender bathroom ban
Author: 0 House gives final approval to bill with transgender bathroom ban

While it is up to the governor to call a special session, the bills approved by the House this weekend do need Senate approval. The Texas House gave preliminary approval on Sunday night to the bill, which requires public school students to use bathrooms, changing facilities and locker rooms that match their biological sex, not the gender with which they identify.

National Florence County Library announces its summer reading program beginning June 13
Author: 0 Florence County Library announces its summer reading program beginning June 13

The Library encourages youth, adults, and families to participate in its Summer Reading program from June 1 to September 15, 2017. Summer Reading Kick-off celebrations at each location following the 10:15 a.m. Children ages 3 to 6 must be accompanied by a parent. Other special events will include a Slime Time session for ages 4 and older, from 4 to 5 p.m.

Author: 0 Senate Republicans consider steeper cuts to Medicaid

I do believe that the House GOP bill will reduce premiums and offer more choices. It would also implement wholesale changes to funding Medicaid that would cut money for the program in all states. According to a recent report , "women have unique health care needs - and almost half of all women have an ongoing condition requiring regular monitoring, care, or medication".

National Mueller Approved By Justice Dept. Ethics Team, Despite Former Law Firm's Ties
Author: 0 Mueller Approved By Justice Dept. Ethics Team, Despite Former Law Firm's Ties

Mueller, Comey's predecessor as FBI director, was appointed May 17 by Rosenstein as special counsel "to ensure a full and thorough investigation of the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election". Flynn, who was sacked as national security adviser in February after he misled administration officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the US, earlier this week rejected a Senate Intelligence Committee subpoena for records of his ...

Author: 0 Manchester concert bombing: More arrests, police respond to incident

The paper also published a map showing the location of the victims of the bombing, positioned in a circle around the site of the explosion in the arena foyer, as well as what is thought to be Abedi's torso some distance away. The nature of the photographs - one of which includes a ruler placed alongside the detonator - left no doubt that they were taken as part of the forensic investigation of the scene, and were not snapshots taken by members of the public.

National Texas House rejects attempts to strengthen 'bathroom bill'
Author: 0 Texas House rejects attempts to strengthen 'bathroom bill'

Patrick accused Straus of using the language of "left-wing Democrats ". The Oklahoma Constitution states "no revenue bill should be passed during the five last days of session". All sides planned to take the weekend and Memorial Day off, with each group - Senate Republicans, House Republicans, Senate Democrats and House Democrats - continuing internal talks and possibly looping in members of their caucuses by telephone.

Author: 0 Russians 'discussed how to influence Trump via his aides'

Since his resignation, it has also been learned that the Trump administration had repeatedly dismissed warnings about Mr Flynn, and that Mr Trump had allegedly attempted to get former FBI Director James Comey to stop the investigation into Mr Flynn's role in Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign.

National Obama gets rock-star welcome in Berlin, praises Merkel
Author: 0 Obama gets rock-star welcome in Berlin, praises Merkel

Merkel smiled right back at him. In the letter, Moon thanked the German government for its assistance in the development of South Korea. At the 18th-century arch in Berlin that has also heard celebrated speeches from Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, Obama and Merkel will take questions about shaping democracy from a teacher, an actor, a social worker and a student.

Author: 0 White House adviser differs with coal-loving president

On February 14, the White House spokesman said that US President Donald Trump expects Russian Federation to "return Crimea" to Ukraine . That's a far cry from what he said Thursday. Speaking on Friday, Cohn appeared to backtrack on his previous comments. "If anything, we would probably look to get tougher on Russian Federation". That statement startled many in the United States , along with allies in Europe, who have been wary of Russian aggression in Ukraine and concerned about ...

National TPP countries to assess options
Author: 0 TPP countries to assess options

Asian trade ministers met on Monday to discuss a proposed free trade deal that is backed by China and has been given new impetus by the US withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Supporters hope, however, that moving ahead will prevent more than five years of work hammering out the trade rules from being wasted, and keep the agreement on life support in case political conditions eventually change in the US.

National Emanuel Calls Out Rauner For Watching Golf Instead Of Fixing State Budget
Author: 0 Emanuel Calls Out Rauner For Watching Golf Instead Of Fixing State Budget

Rauner's push came as the Illinois Republican Party released a digital ad featuring the governor touring the state and advocating for property tax relief and against what they called Madigan's "tax-and-spend agenda". However, Governor Rauner's impasse has completely reversed the progress we made; after almost two years without a budget, the backlog of unpaid bills has now grown to over $14 billion.

National South Carolina man pleads guilty to 7 killings
Author: 0 South Carolina man pleads guilty to 7 killings

Before being arrested, Kohlhepp bought and sold real estate in Upstate South Carolina . The following year, Todd Kohlhepp was tried and found guilty of kidnapping and raping the 14-year-old girl. Solicitor Barry Barnette said before Meagan Coxie was shot in the back of the head she was held in a shipping container for days just like Brown.

National Prison transport van hijacked; 1 inmate still on the lam
Author: 0 Prison transport van hijacked; 1 inmate still on the lam

The inmates were being held at MCF-St. Despite previous reports, he did not jump a fence at that facility, authorities say. Five offenders are at large. The lone escapee still at large is James Douglas Mitchell, 26, who is said to be wearing a blue button-up shirt, blue jeans, and a white T-shirt when last seen.

National Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner proposed secret communications with Russian Federation
Author: 0 Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner proposed secret communications with Russian Federation

Mr Kushner, a key White House adviser, had meetings late previous year with Russia's ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak , and Russian banker Sergey Gorkov . Meetings devoted to White House operations are scheduled for next week, officials said. Todd Hinnen, the former head of the Justice Department's national security division, said it would be easy to read too much into investigators' interest in Kushner.

Author: 0 Alaskan Natives Look to Arctic Council to Preserve Waters, Way of Life

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , the ex-oil magnate appointed by Trump this past fall, who opened the ministerial meeting. The Paris Agreement entered into force on November 4, 2016 and has been signed by 197 countries, of which 135 have now formally ratified it, which represent more than 75 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

National Truck crashed on purpose into famed Nevada brothel
Author: 0 Truck crashed on purpose into famed Nevada brothel

As for Brandt, he is now being held at the Yerington Detention Facility on a $95,000 bond. "They just backed a giant 18-wheeler through the front door of the Bunny Ranch." The entrance of the Bunny Ranch in Mound House was destroyed after a stolen semi-truck was rammed into the building around 3:30 a.m.

National Brewers' Pina and Braun leave game against Diamondbacks with injuries
Author: 0 Brewers' Pina and Braun leave game against Diamondbacks with injuries

Braun spent 10 days on the DL and returned Sunday but tweaked the calf chasing a third-inning pop-up from Owings. In 30 games and 103 at bats, Braun has a.262 average with 7 home runs and 19 RBI. However, he resumed baseball activities back in Arizona. An agitated Counsell threw his cap down and stormed out of the dugout before getting thrown out about 10 seconds later by home plate umpire Jim Reynolds.

National Fatal plane crash in Sheboygan County
Author: 0 Fatal plane crash in Sheboygan County

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is available . A press release says the Plane was an Aerotek Pitts S-2A Fixed Wing Single-Engine aircraft. Investigators do not believe the plane was from Sheboygan County. Local authorities have indicated the person on board the plane has died. The identities of the men killed may be released Saturday.

National Republican Gianforte wins special congressional election in Montana
Author: 0 Republican Gianforte wins special congressional election in Montana

With 84 percent of precincts reporting, Gianforte had earned 50.8 percent of the vote to lead Democrat Rob Quist , who polled 43.8 percent, CNN reported , citing Edison Research. Ben Jacobs . I want to apologize to the FOX News team, and I am sorry to each of you for my actions. As Jacobs was attempting to ask him a question about the Republican alternative to Obamacare in a private room, Gianforte reportedly assaulted the reporter, leaving him sprawled out and breaking his glasses.

National Naked man steals $25000 swan statue in Lakeland
Author: 0 Naked man steals $25000 swan statue in Lakeland

The Polk County Sheriff's Office said surveillance cameras at Lakeland Cold Storage were recording just before 5 a.m. Authorities say the swan doesn't appear to be damaged. Investigators say they found the stolen truck in a nearby county. The owner of the swan told us he and his wife received the swan for a donation they had made, and it had been in their backyard ever since.

Author: 0 Jurors selected for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial

The jury includes four white women, six white men, one black woman and one black man. "We believe it is of paramount importance we seat a diverse jury", McMonagle said, adding that it would be a "potential awful problem" if the jury sitting in judgment of the black comedian accused of drugging and molesting a white woman was racially one-sided.

Author: 0 Thursday forecast: sunny and windy, high 73

Northwest wind 5 miles per hour. Thursday , May 25 - Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 73. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 81. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday with mostly cloudy skies, a high near 82 and winds coming from the east at about 5 miles per hour.

Author: 0 Gianforte wins Montana election, apologizes for assault

Gianforte prevailed despite being charged on Wednesday night with misdemeanor assault on Ben Jacobs , a political correspondent for the USA edition of the Guardian newspaper, who said the candidate "body-slammed" him during a campaign event in Bozeman.

National AAA: More Than 39 Million Expected To Travel Memorial Day Weekend
Author: 0 AAA: More Than 39 Million Expected To Travel Memorial Day Weekend

All told, it's expected to be the busiest Memorial Day travel weekend since 2005, when gas prices were just under $2 a gallon. "It's actually been heavier than I thought it might be, but then I'm naïve about these things, about traveling on the Friday , before Memorial Day", John Walsh of Saratoga Springs, NY, told 22News.

Author: 0 Tough report complicates health care bill

A federal Congressional Budget Office report on the Republican effort to replace existing healthcare laws has drawn criticism from a GOP representative of the Mid-Hudson region, but praise from his would-be Democratic challengers and a local Democratic congressman.

Author: 0 Mueller Cleared by DOJ Ethics Experts to Lead Russia Probe

Like Mr Coats, Adm Rogers declined to make a public statement on the issue. While President Trump was heralded as a pro-business president, that cause for celebration has been slowed in recent weeks. If that does not happen, the Senate should start a special investigation into the matter. It is not only some, such as one-time national security adviser Michael Flynn , who have had questionable contacts with foreign governments.

Author: 0 Montana voters cast ballots day after candidate cited for assault

Democrat Rob Quist had 44 percent at the time of the call, according to the Montana secretary of State's website. Libertarian Mark Wicks had the remaining 6 percent. Greg Gianforte campaigning with Donald Trump Jr. Gianforte was expected to address supporters at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bozeman Thursday night, possibly after the race was called in his favor.

National Armed man allegedly meant to harm police at Phoenix Comicon
Author: 0 Armed man allegedly meant to harm police at Phoenix Comicon

Comic book and science fiction fans are fervently complaining about the Phoenix Comicon organizers' sudden ban on costume prop weapons. "We are extremely grateful to the Phoenix Police Department for their diligence in following security protocol and working quickly to apprehend the individual", said convention director Matthew Solberg in a statement sent to CNN .

National Rouhani says Iran
Author: 0 Rouhani says Iran "heedless" of pressure to continue missile program

By an 18-3 vote, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee paved the way for full Senate consideration, despite objections from former Secretary of State John Kerry and others who served in Democratic President Barack Obama's administration that it might threaten the 2015 worldwide nuclear deal with Iran .

National House Intelligence Committee will subpoena Michael Flynn, Schiff says
Author: 0 House Intelligence Committee will subpoena Michael Flynn, Schiff says

One of the first casualties of this intrigue was Mike Flynn, the former national security adviser, who was dismissed. According to the latest reports , two top intelligence officers said that the president told them to tell the public there was no evidence of collusion between his campaign team and Russian Federation during the presidential election.

National Deadly tornadoes tear through central US
Author: 0 Deadly tornadoes tear through central US

About 40 mobile homes were destroyed in the Barron County neighborhood, said Tod Pritchard, another spokesperson. Sheriff Department officials said Wednesday 46-year-old Eric Gavin was killed by the tornado that destroyed the mobile home park.

Author: 0 Republican accused of 'bodyslam' wins Montana special election

Trump did not say anything further and did not address questions about the fact that Gianforte is now facing misdemeanor charges after assaulting a reporter on Wednesday. Rob Quist - an established folk singer - thanked voters for their support. You have always been on my side and I pledge I'll always be on your side.