Author: 0 Trump's communications director to quit

He met separately last December - after the election but before Trump assumed office - with Sergey Kislyak , the Russian ambassador to Washington , and Sergey Gorkov, the head of the government-owned Vnesheconombank, which has been subject to USA sanctions because of its role in Russia's occupation of a part of Ukraine.

Author: 0 Donald Trump Invents Bizarre New Word - "Covfefe"

That spot, SafeHouse Chicago, is located just off of the Magnificent Mile, and for patrons who visit the spy-themed restaurant between now and Friday, we have a special code word to use during your visit. And what was Trump trying to say, anyway? Do you know what Covfefe means yet? "The #covfefe stuff is amusing, but everyone gets that this is one way Trump will detract from some really bad news for him last night, yes?" she tweeted.

National Drew Pomeranz tosses 7 strong innings as Red Sox roll to win
Author: 0 Drew Pomeranz tosses 7 strong innings as Red Sox roll to win

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia sprained his left wrist in the first inning and exited in the second. But Sandoval, hampered by issues with his weight and injuries since he signed a $95 million, five-year contract with Boston before the 2015 season, deftly deflected questions about what his fourth multihit game of the season meant about the state of his game.

National Trump wants Senate to make things 'fast and easy' for him
Author: 0 Trump wants Senate to make things 'fast and easy' for him

The Senate is hoping to kickstart negotiations on its own health care bill when lawmakers return from the Memorial Day recess next week. They are planning to use the same rules for a later tax overhaul. The GOP also is blocking amendments seeking to keep the state's expanded Medicaid program in place for two more years and to prevent money from being diverted from the state's alcohol abuse prevention and treatment fund.

Author: 0 Trump to announce decision on Paris climate agreement

A second White House official, who was not authorized to discuss private conversations and also insisted on anonymity, said Trump had not made a final decision on how to proceed. During his campaign, Trump said he would " cancel " the Paris agreement and his administration has ordered cuts to funding for climate science. Following the summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested the meeting had served as something of a wakeup call.

Author: 0 Unease grows after Portland stabbings

Jeremy Christian , the 35-year-old white supremacist who fatally stabbed Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche on Friday night in Portland , made his first court appearance on Tuesday. Sadly, some may learn the wrong lessons from Portland's tragic events, using them as reason not to say or do something when someone needs help. In his Twitter message, Trump said: "The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable".

Author: 0 GOP plans to cut health benefits

Study summary: When the ACA dependent-care provision came into effect, coverage rates for this age group rose significantly; 6.6 million individuals gained insurance, according to Census Bureau data . But the CBO estimate is based on the projection that businesses will cover 4 million more people than in the original bill. "In particular, out-of-pocket spending on maternity care and mental health and substance abuse services could increase by thousands of dollars in a given year for ...

Author: 0 Clinton jokes covfefe 'a hidden message to the Russians'

Clinton was quizzed on moves she made in the campaign that ultimately led to her loss to President Donald Trump at the conference held in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Not leaving the jokes just to Twitter , Clinton said of the tweet , "I thought it was a hidden message to the Russians". "The small group classification", she said jokingly.

National Trump abandoning global climate pact? Decision 'very soon'
Author: 0 Trump abandoning global climate pact? Decision 'very soon'

A White House official said Wednesday that there could be "caveats in the language" announcing a withdrawal, leaving open the possibility that his decision isn't final. The League of Conservation Voters spewed invective at the Trump administration Wednesday, calling the reported decision "a new low" and a "wildly irresponsible decision", saying it "prioritized polluter profits over kids' health".

National Cleveland police officer who killed Tamir Rice fired after rules violations
Author: 0 Cleveland police officer who killed Tamir Rice fired after rules violations

Officer Timothy Loehmann , who fatally shot Rice three years ago, was sacked for inaccurate details on his job application and other administrative policy violations, not for the Rice shooting . "As we continue to grieve for Tamir, I hope this is a call for all of us to build stronger communities together", Samira Rice said. Mandl told Garmback and Loehmann to investigate a report of a "guy with a gun" scaring people outside the center.

Author: 0 Trump to announce decision on Paris climate agreement soon

An initial story in Axios, attributed to two sources close to the decision, was immediately contradicted by other administration sources who said Trump was leaning toward pulling out of the deal but has made no final decision . The aim of the Paris agreement was to lower planet-warming emissions enough to avoid that threshold. "And that's not the kind of world we want to live in".

Author: 0 Trump has fairly unbelievable relationship with Merkel: WH

Other potential changes are also expected to the White House communications office, according to Axios, including fewer on-camera briefings with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer . "She is using the Trump moment to articulate a more pro-European policy", one German official said. Trump's rants have not gone unnoticed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel .

Author: 0 House committee issues more subpoenas in Russia probe

Flynn has yet to be subpoenaed to interview with or testify before the Senate committee, the source said. "We will continue to pursue this investigation wherever the facts may lead", their statement said. Flynn also declined the Senate intelligence committee's request for an interview, and on May 22 rejected their subpoena for documents, citing the Fifth Amendment constitutional protection against self-incrimination.

Author: 0 Flynn agrees to provide some requested documents

In response, the Senate panel narrowed the scope of its request and also issued subpoenas seeking records from Mr Flynn's businesses. It wasn't yet determined what kind of documents will be handed over, the person said. A spokesman for Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, declined to comment. Flynn's business activities are also reportedly under investigation by the FBI and Justice Department.

Author: 0 Lawmakers teeter on the brink of special session

The budget is the one bill the Legislature is required to pass before the session can end. Republican state Rep. Chris Paddie of Marshall, who offered the amendment in the House, contends that it would keep transgender students from using bathrooms that match their gender identity unless they use a multi-occupancy bathroom when no one else is in there.

National Christian Zionists Urge Trump to Keep Promise to Move Embassy to Jerusalem
Author: 0 Christian Zionists Urge Trump to Keep Promise to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

U.S. President Donald Trump's speech addressing Muslim leaders during his visit to Saudi Arabia has sparked both hope and concern among Arab Christians, as the American leader called for a peace-focused Islam to fight extremism. "Many of us were holding our breath, wondering if he was going to do something that would inflame the situations in Saudi Arabia or Israel ", Sutton said.

National EU, China summit to back climate deal even without US
Author: 0 EU, China summit to back climate deal even without US

The president tweeted Wednesday that he would make his decision soon. "That's why we have an global agreement to put everyone in the same frame", he said. Nancy Pelosi, one of the top Democrats in Congress, described the apparent decision as a "stunning abdication of American leadership and a grave threat to our planet's future".

National Portland white supremacist Jeremy Christian appears in court
Author: 0 Portland white supremacist Jeremy Christian appears in court

He made repeated outbursts, saying, "Free speech or die, Portland ". Christian is in custody for charges of aggravated murder , attempted murder , intimidation in the second degree and felon in possession of a weapon. People also gathered at the transit station near where the men were killed to show support. Christian fled after the incident , however, he was captured and arrested by the police soon after.

National House finally releases pay details in spending plan
Author: 0 House finally releases pay details in spending plan

Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, a Republican whose backing could be critical to Senate passage, said the most important campaign promises were President Donald Trump's pledges that people with pre-existing health conditions would keep coverage and that insurance would become more affordable.

Author: 0 Trump Makes Unusual Case for Eliminating Legislative Filibuster

And in April, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scrapped the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees to confirm Trump's nominee, Neil Gorsuch. According to Benen, Trump is likely "laying the groundwork for failure" and angling for a way to put the blame on Democrats if and when the Senate fails to pass his legislative wish list.

Author: 0 NYTimes: Kushner Attempted to Set Up Direct Line to Putin

The idea of using a secure line for the Trump administration and the Kremlin to communicate was suggested by Russian Federation during the meeting, not Kushner, the source said . Kellyanne Conway on Fox News . Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said the reports were "obviously very concerning", adding that - if proven - Kushner's top-secret security clearance should be removed immediately.

National Year-old boy at center of Amber Alert found dead
Author: 0 Year-old boy at center of Amber Alert found dead

Suspects Dwan Diondro Wakefield, 17, DAllen Tyreek Washington , 17, and Bryon McBride, 19. But at an afternoon news conference , Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason said a deputy stationed at the Kroger saw Archie exit the store at about 2:30 a.m.

National La Conner girl competes at national spelling bee
Author: 0 La Conner girl competes at national spelling bee

She has watched Rajeev walk down the hallways for his three years in middle school practicing words from his morning study session. A West Branch student took an early exit in the preliminary section of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in the nation's capital.

National After Stabbing, Portland's Mayor Wants 2 Right-Wing Demonstrations Cancelled
Author: 0 After Stabbing, Portland's Mayor Wants 2 Right-Wing Demonstrations Cancelled

Christian was charged with two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of second-degree intimidation, and being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon. So a rally created to promote something positive (supporting the President) rather than marching against something is what has the mayor anxious about "hate speech" this week.

National Stranger Things Star In Talks To Join New Mutants
Author: 0 Stranger Things Star In Talks To Join New Mutants

The trade has also confirmed that Rosario Dawson ( Marvel's Daredevil ) is in talks to play a mentor figure to the group, "a medical doctor who has the ability to generate a protective bio-field around herself". Williams is playing Rahne Sinclair, also known as Wolfsbane. The feature is expected to be a departure from the sci-fi-action spectacle of other X-Men films and is instead being described as a "Stephen King meets John Hughes"-style horror movie.

National Former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes has died
Author: 0 Former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes has died

Mike Huckabee, a former Fox News host and Ailes friend. "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", Drudge Report quoted Elizabeth as saying in a statement .

Author: 0 Cleveland Fires The Police Officer Who Shot And Killed Tamir Rice

Cleveland authorities also announced that Frank Garmback , the officer driving the patrol vehicle at the time Loehmann shot Rice, would be suspended for 10 days for administrative rule violations of his own. Loehmann "had reason to fear for his life", McGinty said, citing video he said was "indisputable" when it showed Rice reaching for what the officers thought was a gun as their vehicle approached and Loehmann exited.

Author: 0 Key GOP senators slam House Obamacare replacement after CBO report

In remarks on the Senate floor, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., did not mention the budget office report. The AHCA is the first step in the repeal of the Affordable Care Act , or Obamacare. Repeal the individual health insurance mandate and replace it with a penalty for individuals who have been uninsured for more than 63 days, by charging them a 30 percent surcharge on their insurance premiums.

Author: 0 Trump Resisting Pressure From Europe, Ivanka, and the Pope on Climate Agreement

Holthaus pointed out that even North Korea signed onto the Paris Climate Accord , highlighting how out-of-touch pulling out makes the United States seem to the rest of the world. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis responded in a television interview Sunday, assuring that Trump was "wide open on this issue as he takes in the pros and cons of that accord ".

National Leaked birth control rule would broaden religious exemption
Author: 0 Leaked birth control rule would broaden religious exemption

The president's mandate is created to undo the Johnson Amendment - a law that forbids 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt institutions, including churches, universities, and charities, from campaigning for politicians - as well as an Obamacare mandate requiring all companies to provide free birth control for female employees.

National Minn. Cop Who Shot Philando Castile Heads to Trial
Author: 0 Minn. Cop Who Shot Philando Castile Heads to Trial

Prosecutors say Yanez, who is Latino, shot the 32-year-old Castile after Castile told him he was armed. Authorities also have audio and video from Yanez's squad auto that haven't been made public. It was the Facebook Live seen 'round the world. And the police just he's, he's, he's covered. Once Leary excused the jury selection pool, he asked the state if it had made a decision on whether to agree to leave out Reynolds' statements about Castile's carry permit.

National Mother testifies girls were
Author: 0 Mother testifies girls were "gifted" as "wives" to their alleged abuser

Defense attorney Ryan Hyde says Kaplan maintains that the mother of his children is his wife and that he didn't touch the others. Kaplan is also accused of sexually assaulting several of the girls sisters. "I could see that it could be a good thing", she testified. Kaplan, 52, of Lower Southampton, is charged with multiple counts of child sexual abuse charges.

National Reaction To Trump's Paris Accord Decision
Author: 0 Reaction To Trump's Paris Accord Decision

A withdrawal by the United States would be disappointing but the European Union stands ready to take global leadership on the issue, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic said in Brussels . He was set to meet Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , who supports remaining in the deal, said the report . Meanwhile, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Europe must make clear to the USA that quitting the Paris climate agreement is not a straightforward process, ...

National Dubke out as White House communications director
Author: 0 Dubke out as White House communications director

Fresh off Trump's first official trip overseas, his administration is looking for ways to respond more aggressively to allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and revelations of possible ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow .

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

Jeremy Joseph Christian , 35, of North Portland , was arrested in connection with stabbings on a light-rail train in Portland , May 26, 2017. While being transported in a police vehicle, he said, among other things, "Get stabbed in your neck if you hate free speech", and said he could now "die in prison a happy man", according to the affidavit.

Author: 0 Texas Tribune talks final day of legislative session

Patrick called a news conference of his own later Friday to reiterate that he is unwilling to step back from pushing for a measure that would eliminate existing policies that allow transgender Texans to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity and will force a special session, if that's what it takes.

Author: 0 Senate Republicans head home still searching for health care deal

They've discussed changing the House's proposed Medicaid cuts and aiming health care tax credits more toward low earners, but they've reported little progress. Slavitt notes those reductions would come at the expense of rising costs for many sicker and low-income people as well as Coloradans between 50 and 60 who would no longer be able to afford insurance.

Author: 0 Map shows the most misspelled words in each state

Haris Rana (right), an eighth-grader at Fort Smith's Chaffin Junior High School, and Pulaski Academy seventh-grader Parray Faizan were the top two finishers in Saturday's spelling bee. Ryan said she was thrilled to see Melodie do so well. But, she said, she doesn't quite know how the latter is spelled. "I just live for that moment", said Thomas.

National United Nations warns Trump against quitting Paris agreement
Author: 0 United Nations warns Trump against quitting Paris agreement

Forty Democratic senators sent Trump a letter urging him to stay in, saying a withdrawal would hurt America's credibility and influence on the world stage. "Canada is going to show leadership with China and the European Union and we certainly hope the USA will be joining us", McKenna said. Trump had vowed during his 2016 presidential campaign to "cancel" the Paris deal within 100 days of becoming president as part of an effort to bolster United States oil and coal industries.

National Gambling on eSports Now Included In Las Vegas Law
Author: 0 Gambling on eSports Now Included In Las Vegas Law

The ESIC said it will be issuing guidance notes in the near future that explains the MOU's implications and its effects on the eSports gambling scene in the UK. Under the legislation the Nevada Gaming Commission also has powers to appoint an 11 person off-track pari-mutuel betting committee with full oversight over any eSports betting taking place.

National Portland mother to Trump: Condemn acts of hate
Author: 0 Portland mother to Trump: Condemn acts of hate

During a brief appearance at Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland yesterday, Christian made repeated outbursts, saying: "You've got no safe place!" and "Death to the enemies of America!" "Free speech or die, Portland! ". Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, also got involved and was stabbed in the neck , but was released late Monday night and attended the Tuesday court hearing, KOIN reported .

Author: 0 Three Mile Island To Close 40 Years After Nuclear Accident

The latter is perhaps the closest analogue to nuclear's current woes, and perhaps the best example of another fuel source whose decline could lead to the disruption of a major job sector and the abandonment of existing infrastructure. Exelon cited the energy marketplace in Pennsylvania that does not allow nuclear power to compete adequately as part of the reason for the plant's closure.

National Mom of slain Portland light-rail train passenger writes Trump
Author: 0 Mom of slain Portland light-rail train passenger writes Trump

The mother of a 23-year-old Portland man who police say was stabbed to death as he shielded two young women from a man's anti-Muslim tirade on a light-rail train is making an emotional appeal to President Trump. Clark is black and said Christian had many black friends. The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. Christian is facing multiple charges for the alleged stabbing, including murder, and investigators are reportedly looking into his extremist ideologies.

National Donald Trump: Firing 'nut job' Comey eased 'pressure'
Author: 0 Donald Trump: Firing 'nut job' Comey eased 'pressure'

While the case began quietly last July as an effort to determine whether any Trump associates coordinated with Russian operatives to meddle in the presidential election campaign, the investigative work now being done by the Federal Bureau of Investigation also includes determining whether any financial crimes were committed by people close to the president.

Author: 0 N Carolina gov't spending bill heading to House budget panel

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), among other GOP leaders, has said in no uncertain terms that the legislative filibuster isn't going away, the president's pleas notwithstanding. House GOP leaders are prepared to unveil Tuesday the rest of their state budget proposal, particularly their tax package and pay increases for teachers and state employees.

National Homelessness Rises 23 Percent In LA County, Says New Report
Author: 0 Homelessness Rises 23 Percent In LA County, Says New Report

It is the highest number observedthere, according to federal data that begins in 2007. The population of white homeless people dropped by 2 percentage points since 2016. "I was particularly disappointed to see veteran numbers go up." . And there are twice as many people inhabiting cars. In November, the city of Los Angeles passed Measure HHH, which is expected to raise $1.2 billion for the construction of 10,000 units of permanent supportive housing over the next decade, according to the ...

National Travel ban case: Here's what the Supreme Court might look at
Author: 0 Travel ban case: Here's what the Supreme Court might look at

Gregory said. But both orders suspended the nation's refugee program for 120 days and reduced the annual number of refugees to 50,000 from 120,000. He said that the approach "adopts a new rule of law that uses campaign statements to recast the plain, unambiguous, and religiously neutral text".