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Author: 0 Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old is fired

The penalties were announced by Michael McGrath , director of Public Safety, at a Tuesday news conference . "After over two years of investigation by our agency, the county prosecutor's office (and) the sheriff's department, I think we've come to what we consider a fair conclusion to this process", police chief Calvin Williams said.

National 'I'm Illegal And Here To Stay' - Protestors Flood Texas Capitol
Author: 0 'I'm Illegal And Here To Stay' - Protestors Flood Texas Capitol

Listen to the KERA News interview. The battle over sanctuary cities isn't over. The bill was viewed as a crackdown on Austin and other so-called "sanctuary cities", a term that has no legal meaning but describes municipalities where police are not tasked with helping enforce federal immigration law.

Author: 0 As White House defends Kushner, experts question his back-channel move

On Sunday, Trump tweeted , "Whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names.it is very possibly that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers". After returning late Saturday from his first foreign trip as president, Trump geared up to combat concerns over his advisers' ties to Russian Federation, including explosive reports about Jared Kushner , his indispensable aide-de-camp.

National Boy and Father Dead of Apparent Drowning in Novi
Author: 0 Boy and Father Dead of Apparent Drowning in Novi

A 31-year-old man and his 3-year-old son died after being found in a pool at the Glens of Northville apartment complex, 20900 Woodland Glenn Drive off of Eight Mile Road, police say. The child was riding the tricycle around the pool and at some point, fell in. Police say the pool has a maximum depth of 5 feet and no lifeguards.

National VA secretary says medical marijuana could help vets
Author: 0 VA secretary says medical marijuana could help vets

In what he called a "top-to-bottom review" of the agency's challenges, Shulkin named the VA's biggest flaws: care access, healthcare quality, reimbursement to providers who care for veterans outside of the VA, extending the choice program and the VA's severely outdated IT system.

Author: 0 White House press briefing with Sean Spicer

Administration officials close to President Donald Trump have been pushing Kushner to step aside while the FBI investigates meetings that Kushner he had with Russian figures during the transition period following the November election, The Hill reported.

Author: 0 Nearly half of Donald Trump's Twitter followers are fake

However, in January his Twitter followers likely included 32 percent bot and/or otherwise fake account. That isn't bad for a company that, just weeks ago, said it would have to sharply reduce staffing at many of its newspapers to contain costs.

National Portland victim's mother appeals Trump to speak against intolerance
Author: 0 Portland victim's mother appeals Trump to speak against intolerance

Namkai Meche's mother wrote a letter to Trump dated Monday in which she said her son was a year out of college and had just bought his first home and was thinking about starting a family. Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, of Portland , died at the hospital. Best, 53, died on the train and Namkai-Meche died at the hospital a short time later.

National Tulsa Officer Found Not Guilty in Shooting of Unarmed Terence Crutcher
Author: 0 Tulsa Officer Found Not Guilty in Shooting of Unarmed Terence Crutcher

Crutcher's family called the verdict a disappointment, and called the police department "corrupt". Shelby shot Crutcher on September 16 after his SUV stalled on a north Tulsa roadway. The jury in Betty Shelby's manslaughter trial began deliberations about noon Wednesday after hearing the defense call the district attorney a "hypocrite" for prosecuting her and the state's reply that an outside investigation was necessary because Shelby's police interview was a "setup job" to shield her ...

Author: 0 Trump expected to withdraw United States from Paris climate agreement

Condemning this week's deadly terror attacks in Manchester and Egypt, Trump said such atrocities "steel our resolve". The message is simple: The sustainability train has left the station. Nicaragua and Syria are among the few nations who have refused to commit to the agreement. Trump, who has called climate change "a hoax" on occasion, had shrugged off pressure from USA allies during the G7 summit in Sicily last week, putting him at odds with other members of the grouping of developed ...

National NYPD sergeant who killed mentally ill woman is arrested
Author: 0 NYPD sergeant who killed mentally ill woman is arrested

An NYPD sergeant who shot and killed Bronx woman Deborah Danner after neighbors called police to report that she was acting in an emotionally disturbed manner has been indicted by a grand jury, more than six months after the incident. "The shooting of Deborah Danner is tragic and it is unacceptable", Mayor de Blasio said in October. Barry came under criticism for not using his Taser and not waiting for Emergency Services Unit to respond to the situation, since Danner was a known ...

Author: 0 Tougher than ever, 90th National Spelling Bee gets underway

Naysa Modi, a veteran at age 11 who's already making her third appearance in the bee, stopped Edith and asked her to pose for a picture. Three students from across Washington state will compete this week. When she's home, in addition to having slide races and playing outside, she sometimes has mock spelling bees with two of her younger siblings. All contestants took a written spelling and vocabulary test on Tuesday.

National Read Rupert Murdoch's Memo to Fox News on Roger Ailes' Death
Author: 0 Read Rupert Murdoch's Memo to Fox News on Roger Ailes' Death

Though the particulars of Ailes' life after his exit from Fox News continue to surface in the hours after his death, Murdoch's statement added that the news giant was "a great patriot who never ceased fighting for his beliefs". Bush who now considers himself an independent. The Putnam County Sheriff's Department told BuzzFeed News that it didn't respond to and was not investigating Ailes' death .

Author: 0 What does 'covfefe' mean? Social media rushes to define Trump's typo

Griffin has apologized , saying that the brief video was "too disturbing" and wasn't amusing. "I went too far", she said in a second video. With him running his presidential campaign based on proposed policies that he claimed would put "American first", along with him now being embroiled in a dispute with Germany over North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending, some suggested that covfefe could in fact mean "Convey Our Values, Fuck Everyone From Europe".

National Jason Chaffetz will resign from Congress in June
Author: 0 Jason Chaffetz will resign from Congress in June

Chaffetz was asked by ABC 's George Stephanopoulos about a person of interest in the Russian collusion probe that is reportedly working in the White House. Liberals said that he did not go after the incoming administration with almost the vigor used against the prior Democratic administration. Chaffetz announced the news in a May 18 letter to constituents .

National Trump resisting pressure from Europe, pope on climate deal
Author: 0 Trump resisting pressure from Europe, pope on climate deal

A spokesman for Peabody said the company would support a decision by Trump to withdraw from the Paris deal because the "accord is flawed on a number of levels". "Ultimately, he wants a fair deal for the American people and he will have an announcement coming on that shortly", Spicer said. The decision to withdraw from the climate accord was influenced by a letter from 22 Republican U.S.

Author: 0 White House says Trump expected to pull US from Paris deal

She says in a statement that the landmark accord "honors our collective moral responsibility to leave future generations with a planet that is clean, healthy and sustainable". The precise mechanism for withdrawal hasn't yet been determined, and White House officials cautioned the plans could change until Trump makes his decision public.

National Michigan State Police: Holiday weekend traffic fatalities up from 2016
Author: 0 Michigan State Police: Holiday weekend traffic fatalities up from 2016

During last year's four-day Memorial Day holiday driving period, six people died and 282 others were injured in 839 crashes to which state troopers responded. On Sunday, a head-on crash in Rockingham County killed two drivers, neither of whom were wearing a seat belt. The arrests occurred during 7,833 traffic stops made by troopers working traffic safety initiatives that included additional patrols, sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols, and speed enforcement.

National Summit police officer killed in multi-car crash in Bernards, NJ
Author: 0 Summit police officer killed in multi-car crash in Bernards, NJ

Tarentino, 29, was on his way to work when a westbound auto crossed the highway median and hit the officer's vehicle and another vehicle traveling eastbound. "This is a tremendous loss for the city", she added. The other drivers involved in the accident were transported to Morristown Medical Center. On Tuesday he was expected to attend a graduation for teens enrolled in the program.

National Portland stabbing suspect yells in court: Free speech or die
Author: 0 Portland stabbing suspect yells in court: Free speech or die

The Portland, Ore ., man accused of killing two men after they stood up to him as he shouted anti-Muslim hate speech will be arraigned today. The stabbings happened on Friday after police said Christian verbally abused the two young women, including one wearing a hijab.

Author: 0 Haley defends Kushner, says he will continue to do his work

Reuters has reported that Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with Kislyak past year, including two phone calls between April and November. National security adviser H.R. McMaster, too, argued that attempting to circumvent the traditional national security apparatus without the knowledge of the Obama administration would not be outside the norm.

National Driver in Times Square rampage charged with murder
Author: 0 Driver in Times Square rampage charged with murder

Rojas was arrested Thursday afternoon after he drove his vehicle for three blocks in Times Square , hitting almost two dozen people before steel security barriers finally stopped him. According to the arrest report, Rojas said the cabbie had disrespected him by trying to charge too much. Navy records also show he spent two months at a naval brig in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2013.

Author: 0 Three Mile Island owner plans to close nuclear plant in '19

Exelon Corp, the US power company that owns the Middletown, Pennsylvania , power plant, said it will close by September 30, 2019, unless the state adopts rules to compensate the company for benefits Exelon says nuclear power provides.

Author: 0 Republican candidate 'body-slams' reporter

A Fox News reporter who witnessed the attack described seeing Gianforte grab "Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him". Despite the last-minute push, more than half of the ballots expected to be cast in the race had already been returned before the alleged assault occurred.

Author: 0 Race, gender, fame questions loom as Cosby jurors sought

Eleven jurors, including three white women, one black woman and seven white men, were picked during the second full day of proceedings in the sexual assault trial against the comedian. That's sometimes harder than it seems, one law professor said. Dozens of other women have made similar accusations against Cosby, and the judge is allowing only one of them to testify at the June 5 trial in suburban Philadelphia.

National Portland train stabbing suspect makes his first court appearance
Author: 0 Portland train stabbing suspect makes his first court appearance

Death to enemies of America. Coco Douglas, 8, leaves a handmade sign and rocks she painted at a memorial in Portland, Ore ., on Saturday, May 27, 2017, for two bystanders who were stabbed to death Friday while trying to stop a man who was yelling anti-Muslim slurs and acting aggressively toward two young women.

National Bill Cosby: 12 jurors selected for upcoming criminal trial
Author: 0 Bill Cosby: 12 jurors selected for upcoming criminal trial

Twelve jurors and three alternates have been selected from Allegheny County , Pennsylvania to hear testimony at Bill Cosby's criminal trial next month. Two additional jurors are middle-aged white women. Another young white man on the jury said that he'd never been in a courtroom before and that considered all the news about Cosby "just a bunch of talk".

National 60 or more Chipotles in Minnesota hit by malware
Author: 0 60 or more Chipotles in Minnesota hit by malware

According to Chipotle's website , the stores were hit by malware which may have stolen information like credit card numbers, expiration dates, and verification codes. "There is no indication that other customer information was affected". However, the company was unable to identify all of the affected locations. Chipotle urges its customers to be proactive by reviewing credit card statements and free credit reports.

Author: 0 Showdown at the Capitol over bathroom bill

But Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick - who has spent months championing far-reaching restrictions on bathroom use - had said the amendment's "ambiguous language" didn't "appear to do much". On Friday, long-simmering tensions between Patrick and Straus boiled over tense remarks from each presiding officer that revealed they were at an impasse over the bathroom regulations.

National President Trump to Speak at Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day
Author: 0 President Trump to Speak at Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day

President Donald Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to honor the many fallen US soldiers and lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Army bugler played taps just a few feet away. The crowd in the amphitheater at Arlington gave Mr. Trump sustained cheers and applause. Trump also visited a section of Arlington National Cemetery where US military members killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried.

National Surviving victim of train attack out of hospital
Author: 0 Surviving victim of train attack out of hospital

Commotion erupted outside the courtroom as the man charged with stabbing three men aboard a Portland light-rail train was arraigned. Micah David-Cole Fletcher, who survived a stabbing on a Portland light rail train. Jeremy Joseph Christian , age 35, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail at 5:12aE on 5/27. He. Mayor Ted Wheeler said he appreciated Trump's words but stressed the need for action.

Author: 0 Man with weapon at Orlando Airport prompts huge police response

Michael Wayne Pettigrew was taken into custody after the standoff during which he threatened to harm himself and pointed what appeared to be a real gun at officers at a rental vehicle area on the airport's ground floor, Orlando police Chief John Mina said.

National State Legislators From Duluth Reflect on Recent Marathon Session
Author: 0 State Legislators From Duluth Reflect on Recent Marathon Session

Dayton says to Republicans at the legislature, "If they want me to sign a bill that provides their funding for the next four years, then they have to pass a bill that I can accept and agree to sign". They said they'd pursue possible of filing a lawsuit in the coming days. The governor said he would be willing to call a special session but only if lawmakers agreed to cut out provisions he still finds distasteful, including tax relief on tobacco products.

Author: 0 Trump lambasts 'fake' media for 'demeaning' his social media use

Administration officials close to President Donald Trump have been pushing Kushner to step aside while the FBI investigates meetings that Kushner he had with Russian figures during the transition period following the November election, The Hill reported.

National Trump causes rift on climate change at G7 conference
Author: 0 Trump causes rift on climate change at G7 conference

He said that now 147 parties representing more than 82 percent of greenhouse gas emissions have ratified the Paris agreement. Trump last week tweeted on Saturday he'd have a decision this week. "A lot of people in my country are against this agreement", Trump allegedly said. The Trump administration is reported to be divided on the issue.

Author: 0 Trump says comic should be ashamed for severed head video

The image is too disturbing, I understand how it offends people. "I understand how it offends people, it wasn't amusing". In a video about the photo session Griffin seemed unapologetic to making statements through art, "Tyler and I are not afraid to do images that make noise".

National Wisconsin Transportation Budget Picture Improves
Author: 0 Wisconsin Transportation Budget Picture Improves

Based on the DOT's construction schedule, work on the Janesville section will be covered under the upcoming budget. "With gas tax collections on the rise and lower borrowing costs, I will repeat what I have said throughout this budget process: now is not the time to raise the gas tax or vehicle registration fee on Wisconsin citizens".

Author: 0 Jury selection ends for day in officer's trial

The shooting made national headlines - and sparked widespread outrage - in July 2016 after Reynolds documented the aftermath of the devastating incident in a Facebook Live video. "I would rather be defending him than prosecuting him based on what I know and what I've read". Attorney Paul Engh argued that increasing the number of strikes to 15 for the defense and nine for the prosecution is "definitely needed" because of the publicity the case has received.

Author: 0 Almost half Trump's Twitter followers are fake - audit site

Since February 7th, the president has gained nearly 7 million followers, Social Rank reports. "The reason I haven't deleted it is because it brought awareness to the bot situation". But that doesn't mean the account holder paid for John John's follow. Twitteraudit says that the last time his account was audited, four months and one week ago, or shortly after Trump took office, 79 percent of Obama's followers were human and 21 percent appeared to be bots.

Author: 0 Trump On Verge Of Making Big Changes To Communications Team

The White House was reacting Tuesday over allegations that President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner , tried to establish backchannel communications with Russian Federation. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on " Fox News Sunday" that rapprochement is part of Kushner's job and was actually a good thing to do, according to the Los Angeles Times .

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.

National Woods was asleep on wheel
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.