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National Charles Krauthammer: Middle East Peace Starts In Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Charles Krauthammer: Middle East Peace Starts In Saudi Arabia

President Donald Trump wrapped up a 2-day visit to Israel and the West Bank on Tuesday without evidence of progress toward renewing talks between Israel and the Palestinians. For several decades preceding 2008, American foreign policy in the Middle East was centered on a strong bond between our country and moderate Sunni nations.

Author: 0 Suspected Manchester Arena Bomber Had 'Desire For Revenge'

British Prime Minister Theresa May warned U.S. President Donald Trump during a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday that the special relationship between the countries could be harmed by the repeated leaking of confidential details .

Author: 0 2 blacks on Cosby case of 12; alternates picked

Over three days of jury selection, O'Neill grilled around 200 prospective jurors on their familiarity with the case and whether they could set aside any preconceived notions about what will be one of the highest-profile celebrity trials in recent memory.

National Ariana Grande Pledges to Return to Manchester for Benefit Concert
Author: 0 Ariana Grande Pledges to Return to Manchester for Benefit Concert

Nearly one week after a suicide bomber killed 22 and wounded dozens more at her Manchester Arena appearance, Ariana Grande has announced she plans to return to Manchester for a benefit concert to raise money for attack victims. Police disclosed new details about Abedi's' movements, saying he returned to Britain four days before the attack. Rowley, who said on Friday police were confident they had apprehended a "large part of the network", said there had searched or were still ...

Author: 0 Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's national security adviser, dies at 89

Mika Brzezinski made an announcement through Instagram , saying that her farther - a renowned political scientist and a diplomat - has "passed away peacefully". Brzezinski was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981 by Carter for his work on normalizing relations between the United States and China, and for his work advancing human rights.

Author: 0 Gregg Allman dead at 69

In 1999, he was diagnosed with hepatitis and underwent a liver transplant 11 years later. The brood moved to Daytona Beach, Fla., in 1959, but it was during a visit to an uncle in Nashville a year later that the brothers Allman experienced their first concert - a bill featuring Jackie Wilson, Otis Redding, B.B.

National Trump Delays Decision to Withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement
Author: 0 Trump Delays Decision to Withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement

The dramatic announcement came as a summit of G7 leaders in Sicily wrapped up in deadlock on the issue, with U.S. partners voicing frustration at the president's failure to commit to the deal aimed at stemming global warming. President Donald Trump says he'll make a final decision next week on whether the USA will stay in the Paris climate agreement . US Defense Secretary James Mattis, in comments to be aired fully in a TV interview Sunday, said Trump - famously skeptical of global ...

Author: 0 Texas lawmakers OK budget but 'bathroom bill' still in limbo

According to tweets by Quorum Report's Scott Braddock , Patrick, a press conference, accused Straus of using the language of "left-wing Democrats ", and said that Straus doesn't care what Texans want when it comes to bathrooms, only what Straus himself wants.

Author: 0 Musical legend Gregg Allman dies at 69

His love for his family and bandmates was passionate as was the love he had for his extraordinary fans. Born in 1947, Gregg was a year younger than his brother Duane , his eventual musical partner. Gregg Allman and then-wife Cher pose in a hammock at their home in 1977 in Beverly Hills. Later that year, he canceled more dates, citing a throat injury.

Author: 0 Allman Brothers Band Co-Founder Gregg Allman Dies At 69

While the history of the Allman Brothers is quite tragic, it is what shaped American music today. Sherrilyn Ifill, who is a lawyer and President and director-counsel of LDF, took to Twitter to pay respect the legendary musician. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, the rock star known for his long blond hair was raised in Florida. He was 69 years old. The two boys endured a spell in a military school before being swept up in rock music in their teens.

Author: 0 US Republican candidate wins Montana House seat

He apologized in his victory speech late Thursday to reporter Ben Jacobs , and to his supporters. There is an audio recording of Gianforte's scuffle with Ben Jacobs , a reporter for the The Guardian , who apparently upset Gianforte with his determination to get an answer from the candidate on the Republican health care bill.

National G7 leaders fail to agree on Paris climate change Accord
Author: 0 G7 leaders fail to agree on Paris climate change Accord

Of the arms sales, he said he had agreed to "massive economic development deals, the likes of which there has never been, that will create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the United States building the equipment that has just been ordered by Saudi Arabia ".

Author: 0 Boy found dead in car that was stolen, 3 arrests

It's unclear if they knew the boy was in the Camry at the time it was stolen. Just before 10 a.m., authorities canceled the Amber Alert . The Amber Alert said the boy was last seen wearing a white tank top with khaki shorts and black and gold shoes.

Author: 0 Mother of Uber CEO dies in boat accident

Shortly before 5 p.m. Fresno County sheriff's dispatchers received a call from someone who said there was a boating accident on Pine Flat Lake, according to the sheriff's office. Mr Kalanick's parents Bonnie and Donald were out on a lake in Fresno when their boat sank on Friday. The couple have been longtime boaters. It gives a glimpse of Kalanick's relationship with his mother and father.

National Trump Says Joe Lieberman Leading Candidate for FBI Director
Author: 0 Trump Says Joe Lieberman Leading Candidate for FBI Director

WASHINGTON (AP) — After saying he was " very close " to naming a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director, President Donald Trump was set to board Air Force One on Friday for his first foreign trip without any comment about the future leadership of the law enforcement agency.

Author: 0 Southern rock music icon Gregg Allman has died - official website

In March he canceled performances for the rest of the year. Allman had cancelled some 2016 tour dates, announcing on August 5 that he was "under his doctor's care at the Mayo Clinic" due to "serious health issues". Gregg Allman lived the kind of life that VH1's Behind The Music was built to chronicle; a seemingly endless cycle of musical devotion, interpersonal strife, and chemical excess.

National Trump Delays Decision on Paris Climate Accord as Allies Reaffirm Commitment
Author: 0 Trump Delays Decision on Paris Climate Accord as Allies Reaffirm Commitment

The document stated while the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom and the presidents of the European Council and of the European Commission are reaffirming their commitment to the Paris agreement , the USA "is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement and thus is not in a position to join the consensus on these topics".

Author: 0 Duke's season ends in ACC Semifinals to Florida State

Duke beat Clemson in its other pool game on Tuesday. Duke (30-27) has clinched the pool and advances to play in the semifinals at 1 p.m. Saturday. "We're doing a good job and we know we can play with any team in the country and that we can win".

Author: 0 HFC Member Says House Obamacare Repeal Bill Only 'Tweaks' Obamacare

A new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis estimates that 6.3 million people - 23 percent of 27.4 million non-elderly adults with a gap of several months in insurance coverage in 2015 - could potentially face higher premiums under the House's American Health Care Act (AHCA), due to pre-existing health conditions.

Author: 0 Joe Straus to Dan Patrick: House won't budge on bathroom bill

Abbott signed the bill during a ceremony in his office at the state Capitol saying, "Texas will protect its children from sexual predators in our classrooms". Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday enough time remains for lawmakers to strike a deal. "I think the pieces we have in place now make this a true win for every hardworking man and woman in West Virginia, and it gives our seniors and our military the benefit they deserve".

Author: 0 CBO report rips GOP health bill

We've noted before that the House GOP effort to repeal and replace Obamacare is a travesty, given that Republicans have had seven years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act to put together their own health care package that actually is good for America.

National High Court Ruling On NC Voting Districts May Affect Georgia
Author: 0 High Court Ruling On NC Voting Districts May Affect Georgia

The state voted in new districts in the 2016 elections, with Republicans maintaining their 10-3 advantage in the new districts. Representing homogenous districts of like-minded constituents, members of Congress have no incentive for compromise - or for anything other than tearing down the other party.

Author: 0 The reason behind Macron's firm handshake with Trump, revealed

In this video, Trump appears to be trying to shake Macron's arm off after the French president bypassed him to say hello to Germany's Angela Merkel first. That wasn't the only instance of palm-on-palm weirdness between Trump and Macron as their first handshake of the day was arguably more freaky. "I didn't support this woman", Trump said about Le Pen, according to CNN.

National Tillerson: Curbing Iran a focus of Trump trip
Author: 0 Tillerson: Curbing Iran a focus of Trump trip

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a direct challenge to Iran Saturday, spotlighting the strategic goal of President Trump's state visit to Saudi Arabia . In video from the event, Tillerson, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and the president can all be seen chanting and swaying with the music during the traditional men's dance known as the ardha, according to the U.S.

National In reversal, radio host Alex Jones apologizes to Chobani
Author: 0 In reversal, radio host Alex Jones apologizes to Chobani

Jones, whose YouTube channel has 2 million subscribers, has taken down all social media related to the story and vowed in his apology that nothing related to the story will be reposted. A few days after Chobani filed their lawsuit, Jones lost an ugly custody battle with ex-wife Kelly Jones . Jones has frequently been blasted for spreading hoaxes online, including claiming 9/11 was orchestrated by the US government and that the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Newtown, ...

Author: 0 Trump's Budget Director: Health Care Bill Would Curtail Health Care Costs

It will destabilize individual health insurance for one sixth of all Americans . The House Republican bill would also put in place tax credits for health insurance premiums based on age. The previous version of the bill reduced shortfalls by $150 billion. States could also gain permission for insurers to charge older customers far higher premiums .

National Two top Trump advisers dodge Kushner questions
Author: 0 Two top Trump advisers dodge Kushner questions

He has repeatedly denied any collusion with Russian Federation. USA intelligence agencies believe Moscow tried to tip November's presidential election in favour of Republican Mr Trump , who went on to beat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

Author: 0 Local Reaction To New CBO Score On Health Care Bill

Thune said they are focused on bringing down the cost of premiums. "If you buy a bike it will cost you less than a auto". The House bill defunds Planned Parenthood, cuts access to private insurance of abortion care, and allows insurers to designate things like sexual assault, domestic violence, and even C-section deliveries "pre-existing conditions".

National Ohio children allegedly shot by mother die in hospital
Author: 0 Ohio children allegedly shot by mother die in hospital

Khmorra and Kaiden Helton died Sunday night at Dayton Children's Hospital , where they had been in critical condition since they were shot Thursday morning, WHIO reported . That 11-year-old girl was taken to Care House after police responded to the home. Child Services was also reportedly investigating Helton. Police say she may have mental health problems.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande releases full statement on Manchester terror attack

Greater Manchester Police say two men were arrested overnight in Manchester and in the Withington area in the south of the city. This follows the initial information leak, which happened just after the attack itself, with the identity of the 22-year-old British-born bomber Salman Abedi revealed by CBS, NBC, and then Reuters, citing USA officials, the Guardian reported .

National Newark Airport evacuated after cops find pressure cooker
Author: 0 Newark Airport evacuated after cops find pressure cooker

K9 units, emergency service units, detectives and the Elizabeth Fire Department were at the scene, police said. Authorities initially cleared the area around 4:30 p.m., but later said the package was found not to be a threat and reopened the terminal.

Author: 0 Ohio State hails itself as the 'fastest team in college football'

The No. 3-seeded Ohio State men's lacrosse team came back from a five-goal third-quarter deficit to top Towson, 11-10, Saturday afternoon at Gillette Stadium. But there's very little reason to doubt what Ohio State brings to the table from an athleticism standpoint. Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners runs out of the pocket away from Nick Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma.

Author: 0 Kushner Proposed Communicating with Kremlin Through Russian Systems

Mr Kushner is understood to be under scrutiny by the FBI as part of its wider investigation into Russian links. "It should be clear to everyone Russian Federation brazenly interfered in our 2016 presidential election process and that they undertook these activities despite our strong protests and explicit warning that they do not do so", he told the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.

National Bonifacio's hit caps Royals' rally in 6-4 win over Indians
Author: 0 Bonifacio's hit caps Royals' rally in 6-4 win over Indians

Despite starting strong with three shutout innings, Clevinger surrendered a three-run homer to Brandon Moss and solo shot to Mike Moustakas to blow a 4-0 lead in the fifth. Both homers came off Clevinger, who is replacing injured staff ace Corey Kluber in the rotation. The Indians, who were tied for the second-best home record in the majors last season (53-28), have won just eight of 19 at Progressive Field to start 2017 after Thursday's postponement against Cincinnati.

National Donald Trump's son-in-law under Federal Bureau of Investigation radar in Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Donald Trump's son-in-law under Federal Bureau of Investigation radar in Russian Federation probe

Mr Trump's son-in-law made the proposal at a meeting in early December at Mr Trump Tower in NY, weeks before Mr Trump was sworn in, according to intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by the U.S. Kislyak has been at the center of contacts between Trump administration officials and Russian Federation. The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked for Kushner to discuss meetings he arranged with Kislyak, including one with Sergey Gorkov, the chief of Vnesheconombank, a ...

Author: 0 New Analysis of Health Care Law Affirms Increases in Hunger, Poverty

In a statement to North Country Public Radio, Stefanik's spokesman said the congresswoman is "encouraged" by some of the CBO findings - specifically, that the bill would lower taxes and reduce federal deficits. The CBO has finished their evaluation of the new bill and found that it still will cost 23 million people their health care coverage . In a March interview on MSNBC, Kinzinger said it was understandable that fewer people would get insurance under the American Health ...

Author: 0 G7 climate row deadlocked but US says Trump 'evolving'

The two-day summit began at a time when Trump reportedly called Germany " very bad " on trade and threatened to ban the sale of German cars in the United States . Climate policy promises to be the real buzzkill at the G7 party. The remarks went down badly with European leaders, who had hoped Trump would use the opportunity to confirm his commitment to Article 5, the core North Atlantic Treaty Organisation principle that an attack on one member is viewed as an attack on all.

Author: 0 Gamecocks advance to semifinals with unlikely hero

SC (35-24) came into the tournament as a No. 11 seed and won a first-round game against Vanderbilt. South Carolina's TJ Hopkins (5) celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the seventh inning of the Southeastern Conference NCAA college baseball tournament against Kentucky, Friday, May 26, 2017, in Hoover, Ala .

Author: 0 Trump, May other leaders at G7 sign agreement against Internet terrorism

Trump administration officials began to soft pedal any thought that the summit would result in a major agreement even before Air Force One landed in Sicily late Thursday. needs to retain its seat at the negotiations table on the climate deal. "We showed our united commitment and our determination to continue and to strengthen our fight against terrorism", Gentiloni said after the leaders signed a document that also expressed solidarity with Britain after the suicide bomb attack in ...

Author: 0 Senate Republicans Blast The Latest House Health Care Bill

The bill would hit the vulnerable especially hard: "The increase would be disproportionately larger among older people with lower income-particularly people between 50 and 64 years old", said the CBO . That dollar figure was a considerable change from the original version of the bill that CBO said would have saved $337 billion, but lawmakers made a decision to spend back some of those savings on help for those likely to be cut off from insurance.

Author: 0 Trump meets with Abe on 'big problem' North Korea

In the afternoon, he'll participate in a luncheon and working sessions, before joining first lady Melania Trump at a performance of the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra at the ancient Greek Theatre of Taormina . "There have been differences, to be sure, in some past summits, but not a sharp open split like this", he said. "There is one open question, which is the USA position on the Paris climate accords".

National Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate
Author: 0 Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

The unexpected announcement came as a summit of G7 leaders in Sicily wrapped up in deadlock on the issue, with USA partners voicing frustration at the president's failure to commit to the deal aimed at stemming global warming . Accusations from USA intelligence agencies that Russia intervened in the U.S. election to help Trump, and investigations into his campaign's contacts with Russian officials, have dogged his presidency and prevented him from delivering on a campaign promise to get ...

National United States Senate Republicans start their version of Obamacare repeal
Author: 0 United States Senate Republicans start their version of Obamacare repeal

The CBO and the JCT issued cost estimates for prior versions of the AHCA on March 23, 2017 and on March 13, 2017. Of course , there's a catch. Majority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) yesterday expressed doubt about his ability to get the 50 votes he needs from the 52 Senate Republicans, prompting more doubts among colleagues, according to the website.

National Final Budget Votes Coming on Last Day of Session
Author: 0 Final Budget Votes Coming on Last Day of Session

However, Straus announced today the house will not appoint members to negotiate with the Senate on its proposed compromise on a "bathroom bill" . One measure was HB 2, the supplemental budget bill, by Senator Jane Nelson of Flower Mound, which would spend about $1 billion in state revenue to true up current fiscal year expenses with what was appropriated in 2015.