National A Determined Texas Legislature is Intent on Punishing Trans People
Author: 0 A Determined Texas Legislature is Intent on Punishing Trans People

If adopted, the measure would require teachers to send students to the bathroom of the gender listed on their birth certificates. Republican State Rep. For students who wish to opt out of using their designated bathrooms, a private single occupancy bathroom will serve as an alternative. Texas also won't face Federal consequences.

Author: 0 Woods was asleep on wheel

In a statement released on Monday, the long term golf champion claims he had an "unexpected reaction" to his medications, which led him to act out. Woods was previously charged with careless driving outside his Florida home in 2009, as his personal life came under scrutiny, with the 14-time major victor admitting to having extra-marital affairs, issuing a public apology and planning to undergo therapy.

National White House communications director Michael Dubke resigns
Author: 0 White House communications director Michael Dubke resigns

White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Mr Dubke resigned before Mr Trump left for his global trip earlier this month, suggesting that his departure is not linked to any pending shake-ups. Giuliani's 2008 presidential campaign and served as consultant for Senator Dan Sullivan when he ousted an incumbent in Alaska in 2014. White House press secretary Sean Spicer calls on a member of the media during the daily press briefing at the White House, ...

Author: 0 Pentagon announces ICBM interceptor system a success

The US armed forces announced that its interceptor rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California struck the warhead which was sacked from a US site in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. If the test had failed, some would have undoubtedly questioned the effectiveness of the nation's missile defense program. A test failure Tuesday would raise new questions about the defensive system but would be unlikely to compel the Pentagon to abandon plans to expand it.

National Massive police presence following reports of shots fired at Orlando International Airport
Author: 0 Massive police presence following reports of shots fired at Orlando International Airport

A separate witness video , embedded above, shows an officer pointing a gun at a man who is sitting on the ground with his head in his hands. The suspect is in a contained area of the airport and is speaking with crisis negotiators. Orlando International Airport said on social media there were minimum impact to operations, but added that arrivals may be delayed at departure point.

National Colorado governor pardons felon to stave off deportation
Author: 0 Colorado governor pardons felon to stave off deportation

Their fellow GOP candidate Victor Mitchell, however, didn't weigh in on the wisdom of the pardon but argued that the federal government should think long and hard before deporting Lima-Marin back to "a totalitarian regime". Clifton is still in prison, serving his 98-year sentence. Lima-Marin is an " asset to society " and an "outstanding citizen" who worked with young people and encouraged them to make good decisions, according to the judge's ruling.

Author: 0 Heated immigration debate led to Texas lawmakers' scuffle

Rinaldi told State Rep. Alfonso "Poncho" Nevárez (D., Eagle Pass) and other colleagues that he had called ICE on the protestors, whom Rinaldi said were carrying signs reading, "I am illegal and here to stay ". Later, a group of Democratic lawmakers held a press conference to accuse Rinaldi of threatening to "put a bullet in the head" of someone on the House floor during a second near scuffle.

National Town that denied mosque permit to pay Islamic group $3.25M
Author: 0 Town that denied mosque permit to pay Islamic group $3.25M

The Islamic Society had designed a mosque to build on four acres it had purchased in 2012. "In a separate agreement between the Islamic Society and the township, the township agreed to pay $3.25 million in damages and attorneys' fees". "This is the end of a long engagement on the application and opinions may still be varied, but it is in the best interest of the township to conclude the litigation", the release said .

Author: 0 Texas Dem Denies Threatening GOP Colleague in House Scuffle

Tensions between Republicans and Democrats boiled over on the floor of the Texas Legislature on Monday as protesters filled the gallery on the last day of the session to denounce a new law cracking down on cities giving sanctuary to illegal immigrants .

National Airport gunman in custody; everyone safe
Author: 0 Airport gunman in custody; everyone safe

Local media reports stated that the suspect was a marine, but there was no connection with him and the airport . This is still an active scene with police activity. Authorities said earlier that no shots had been fired. The incident was initially reported at about 7:30 p.m. Police said the suspect was attempting "suicide by cop", trying to draw gunfire from authorities by threatening bystanders and the responding officers.

National Orlando airport terminal closed after reports of armed man
Author: 0 Orlando airport terminal closed after reports of armed man

A man taken into custody at Orlando International Airport after an hours-long standoff with police was armed with a fake handgun, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said. They remained there for several minutes before employees said the suspect was surrounded inside. No one was hurt. "The airport continued to operate on the other side".

Author: 0 Top Trump aide exiting: First shoe to drop in wider shuffle?

There was little movement on Trump's legislative agenda. "Trump has also declined to talk at length about Russian influence - instead taking to Twitter to dismiss it as an excuse for the Democrats losing the election". Bossie is among those rumored to be rejoining a retooled Trump war room. A new set of outside lawyers is also being brought in to join the effort, which officials hope will operate separately from the rest of the West Wing.

Author: 0 An appeal to reason: Trump travel ban takes another hit

The court ruled 10-3 that the ban likely violates the Constitution and upheld a lower court ruling blocking the Republican administration from enforcing the travel ban unveiled in March, a revised version of the policy first issued in January.

Author: 0 Three Wisconsin spellers begin shot at being Scripps National Spelling Bee champion

Among those who survive, the written test will determine who advances to the final day of competition on Thursday, which will be aired live on ESPN . She is one of more than 11 million youths who competed in earlier spelling bees in all 50 US states, USA territories from Puerto Rico to Guam, and several nations from Jamaica to Japan, contest officials said in a news release.

National Calley announces ballot proposal for part-time legislature
Author: 0 Calley announces ballot proposal for part-time legislature

That means legislators could earn somewhere around $31,000 a year if they worked 90 session days, or more if the governor called a special session. Calley's announcement drew criticism from Progress Michigan, a liberal advocacy group whose staff protested outside the event at a Mackinac Island hotel .

National Critically hurt Maine police officer suffered head injury
Author: 0 Critically hurt Maine police officer suffered head injury

The Portland Press Herald reports that the 38-year-old's body was found just after noon on Tuesday. The two men made it out of the river, but Bousquet did not. "There's a lot of current, and a lot of debris in the river", said Place. Wardens say the search is now a recovery operation. "Nate and his family continue to be in our thoughts and prayers", said Chief Potvin.

National Armed man in custody at Orlando airport; no one hurt
Author: 0 Armed man in custody at Orlando airport; no one hurt

He was screaming, and cops had surrounded him. Check back for further details as they develop. Pettigrew was being held for a mental evaluation and faces aggravated assault charges. Images posted on social media showed a heavy police presence in the area and passengers were anxious about their safety and missing flights. The Florida Highway Patrol closed all roads leading to the airport.

Author: 0 Trump Stands By 'Great' Jared Kushner Amid Tension Over Russia Probe

Some allies and aides say Jared Kushner , a top adviser who is under scrutiny for his business ties and communications with Russian officials, is also on shaky ground, even though Trump is unlikely to let his own son-in-law go. 1 interest, really, is the nation". "I think any time you have channels of communication with a country - particularly one like Russian Federation - I wouldn't criticize it", Kelly reiterated.

Author: 0 Texas set to embrace new abortion restrictions

Five agencies, including the Texas Medical Board , will avoid closure if the Senate agrees to approve a House proposal pushing back their "sunset" date to 2021, they insist. The bill allowing guns in parked cars at schools is aimed at teachers and school workers who want to keep their weapons in their vehicles without violating state law.

National Portland victim's mother appeals to Trump to condemn acts of hate
Author: 0 Portland victim's mother appeals to Trump to condemn acts of hate

This is America. Get out if you don't like free speech! Christian, who is from OR, had been hurling racial slurs at two teenage girls - one of whom was Muslim - just before allegedly killing his victims, Ricky John Best, 53, of Happy Valley, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, of Portland .

Author: 0 Father of Manchester bomb suspect 'was in militant group'

The British government and Greater Manchester police had refused to confirm the identity of the suicide bomber as Salman Abedi just over two hours before his name appeared in US media outlets. A Whitehall source described the second U.S. leak as "on another level" to the BBC , and said it had caused "disbelief and astonishment" across the British government.

Author: 0 Sean Spicer misses out on meeting with the Pope

The pope's other gifts could be taken as offering a more pointed message, though Francis is known to give them to other visitors, too. Trump gave Francis a boxed set of five first-edition books by Martin Luther King Jr. He spent the night at the US ambassador to Italy's residence. But there are relatively few other areas where their views align. They believe that the president was exaggerating.

Author: 0 Stopping LeBron James the focal point for Golden State Warriors

But Lue, once a journeyman point guard who steered the Cavs to an National Basketball Association championship last season, has grown more accepting of his frontman role. I feel the same way - that's why I'm able to relate to him so much. “Its probably up there; I mean its up there, ” James admitted, adding Golden State was indeed a “high-powered team.”.

Author: 0 Oklahoma to face Oregon in NCAA golf finals

The second semifinal will pit Oklahoma against IL, as the Fighting Illini reach the semifinals for the third straight year and fourth time since the men's format switched to match play in 2013. With a large crowd around the green and the shot televised nationally on Golf Channel, Perrine celebrated with a fist pump as his chip rolled in the center of the hole, sending the match back to No.

Author: 0 As North Korea threat grows, USA successfully tests missile defense

During the test, an ICBM-class target was launched from the Reagan Test Site on the Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands . In his Tuesday statement, Sullivan said more needs to be done on missile defense . The last flight test of GMD in 2014 was successful but it did not engage a real target. The missile defense system will comprise 44 interceptors by the end of the year, so it could thwart an attack from a rogue state or a volley of rockets .

Author: 0 One victim in Portland hate speech stabbing has Juneau ties

Christian faces two counts of aggravated murder , attempted murder, two counts of intimidation, and felon in possession of a restricted weapon. He was arrested a short time after the attack when he was confronted by other men. Tuesday, Christian's case was assigned to a judge and an attorney requested a speedy trial. No one answered the phone at his Portland home. In video described by the affidavit, Christian made a sudden movement toward Namkai-Meche, adding, "Do something, bitch".

Author: 0 Trump raises eyebrows by urging world leaders to call his cell

Trudeau is said to be the only one who's taken him up on the offer so far. Trump gave his number to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron , according to former and current USA officials. The President's own son-in-law, White House senior staffer Jared Kushner , is under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny for his alleged attempts to open a secret communication channel with the Kremlin.

National CBO shows House bill isn't 'a better way'
Author: 0 CBO shows House bill isn't 'a better way'

I've heard more than one retiree say that if they end up in a nursing home, the state (i.e., Medicaid ) will take care of them when the limited Medicare reimbursement and their own funds run out. "I think that's more rhetorical than reality". The report projected the net premiums for different income levels under the current Affordable Care Act and the proposed AHCA in 2026.

Author: 0 Sigmar Gabriel plays down spat between Merkel and Trump

Merkel had tried her best to improve relations with the Trump administration, brushing off a particularly uncomfortable first meeting at the White House in March-during which Trump conspicuously avoided shaking Merkel's hand in front of the press-by staying in touch with the White House and cultivating a relationship with Ivanka Trump .

Author: 0 Gianforte apologizes to reporter in acceptance speech

This keeps Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's former seat in the GOP column, and represents another close-but-no-cigar result for Democrats, who are mostly contesting special elections in strong Republican areas where seats are vacated by Trump appointees.

Author: 0 US test-fires interceptor at intercontinental ballistic missile

As the Pentagon prepares for the first time to test the US ability to intercept and destroy an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in flight, North Korea has again threatened to target the USA homeland with nuclear weapons. Trump said on Twitter. "The problem of course is that North Korea firing so many missiles it's going to be a problem for both China and the United States", Rand Corporation analyst Bruce Bennett told VOA.

National Portland stabbing victim's mother calls on Trump 'to take action'
Author: 0 Portland stabbing victim's mother calls on Trump 'to take action'

Messages left at the home of Christian's mother were not immediately returned. The attacks came on a light rail train on the first day of Ramadan, the holiest time of year for Muslims . She felt there was "something really wrong" about his behavior, and said she started recording him on her cellphone about 10 minutes into his rant. "I'm going to die", he reportedly told her.

Author: 0 Jack Nicklaus says he feels bad for Tiger Woods

But Nike shouldn't part ways with golfer Tiger Woods following his Monday arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence. Jupiter police said he took a breath test that showed no alcohol in his system. He was cited for DUI and improper parking, and records said there was no crash or damage to any property. Woods, 41, was charged with DUI and released on his own recognizance about 10:50 a.m.

National Officer who shot Tamir Rice in 2014 fired by city of Cleveland
Author: 0 Officer who shot Tamir Rice in 2014 fired by city of Cleveland

Rice was shot and killed by Loehmann outside the Cudell Recreation Center in Cleveland , Ohio, on November 22, 2014. Timothy Loehmann , who killed Rice, was sacked because of inaccuracies on his application form, Cleveland Public Safety Director Michael McGrath said at a news conference .

National World War II monument unveiled at Richmond County Veterans Memorial Park
Author: 0 World War II monument unveiled at Richmond County Veterans Memorial Park

Local veterans groups gathered Monday to remember those who gave their lives for their country. It also is an opportunity for the Scouts to learn about the rich history in Marietta. He said 18 of the 58,300 American soldiers who died in Vietnam were from West Hartford. Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, was conceived after the Civil War as a way to honor the Union's war dead, with Southern states setting aside separate days to honor fallen Confederate soldiers.

Author: 0 Corbyn and May battle over Brexit in TV campaign event

Despite Labour leader's gaffe, Labour is gaining ground on the Tories. Mrs May, at times, appeared to crack under the pressure, visibly squirming when heckled by members of the audience over her record on school funding, education and the health service.


In a "critical milestone" for the program to provide a missile defense umbrella over the U.S. homeland, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency on Tuesday reported the first successful interception and destruction in flight of a target with ICBM characteristics.

Author: 0 Annual Memorial Day Service In Fernley

He introduced speaker Jerry Franco, VFW state commander, as the organizations first statewide leader who is a Native American. Each year as Memorial Day arrives, a visit to many cemeteries will find an array of American flags decorating the grounds at numerous grave markers.

National Oregon Lawmakers Hail Portland Stabbing Victims As Heroes
Author: 0 Oregon Lawmakers Hail Portland Stabbing Victims As Heroes

He yelled statements including, "Go home, we need American here", "I don't care if you are ISIS", and "Free speech or die". Another victim, 21-year-old Micah David-Cole Fletcher, was hospitalized. KK told KOIN he was upset, complaining about the city and "venting to his friend on the phone about some girl that just pepper-sprayed him". A third man who also came to the aid of the women suffered serious wounds in the attack on Friday that occurred hours before the start of Ramadan, Islam's ...

National BRF library chooses summer reading program theme
Author: 0 BRF library chooses summer reading program theme

Once your reading log is complete, return it to any location before August 12 to receive a prize! On Friday, June 23 at 5 p.m. the Fayetteville Free Library will have a Summer Kickoff Party with a free outdoor concert from the band Zero Point Zero .

Author: 0 Officer Who Shot Tamir Rice Fired In Unrelated Matter

According to Cleveland .com, Loehmann and officer Frank Garmback were previously issued disciplinary letters. The decision to fire Loehmann and reprimand Garmback comes more than two years after Rice was killed. The police union representing the officers planned a news conference later Tuesday. Prior to Cleveland , he worked with the Independence Police Department, where a deputy chief said he could not follow simple directions, communicate clear thoughts or recollections, and that ...

National Baltimore Mayor Considers Removal Of Confederate Monuments
Author: 0 Baltimore Mayor Considers Removal Of Confederate Monuments

Mayor Catherine Pugh tells The Baltimore Sun that the "city does want to remove" the monuments, and could save money by auctioning them off. If and when Baltimore does remove its Confederate monuments, Pugh floated the idea of selling the statues as a way to help pay for the cost of their removal.

National Man slips from Palouse Falls cliff, presumed dead
Author: 0 Man slips from Palouse Falls cliff, presumed dead

Franklin County Sheriff's officers reported the man was taking a photo with his girlfriend when he slipped, fell 40 feet and into the Palouse River above the falls, which are prized as the state waterfall. While Prophet's body has been located, it has not yet been recovered as of Tuesday night. In late 2015, park officials erected temporary fencing to prevent hikers from attempting potentially risky trails near Palouse Falls.

Author: 0 Arkansas Razorbacks to be featured on CBS twice in 2017

Sunday's loser's bracket final is 3 p.m. with its victor returning at 8 p.m. for Sunday's championship game and a Monday 6 p.m. winner-take-all final if necessary. The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville will host an NCAA regional for the first time since 2010. The eight Super Regional winners advance to the College World Series in Omaha.

National Trump condemns stabbing of Good Samaritans in Portland
Author: 0 Trump condemns stabbing of Good Samaritans in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of one of two men fatally stabbed last week on a light-rail train trying to protect young women from anti-Muslim abuse has urged President Donald Trump to encourage all Americans to protect and watch out for one another.

Author: 0 Michael Dubke, Trump's communications director, quits

A special counsel is now investing whether Trump's associates may have colluded with Russian Federation during the campaign. White House communications director Michael Dubke has confirmed he is leaving the White House and says his last day on the job has not been determined.

National Climate protection is part of India's ethos: PM Modi
Author: 0 Climate protection is part of India's ethos: PM Modi

Earlier on the day, Chancellor Merkel received PM Modi at Schloss Messeberg before a private dinner and he was accorded ceremonial welcome at German Chancellery. Peace in Afghanistan and the importance of an the "Afghan-led and owned reconciliation and development process" was touched upon, with the prime minister expressing appreciation over the German presence in Afghanistan and calling for a consolidation of efforts in the country, Tomar said.