National Local spelling bee competitor fails to make final round
Author: 0 Local spelling bee competitor fails to make final round

Open to contestants in the eighth grade or younger, the contest doesn't have a minimum age. She also spelled it correctly. "We knew there was something special there", her mother, Annie Fuller, told the Tulsa World after the Green Country competition.

Author: 0 Trump to announce Paris climate deal decision today

Trump has said the accord would cost the US economy trillions of dollars without tangible benefit. Other European leaders were more explicit in expressing their fears that the U.S. carbon emissions to near 30-year lows, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. These include carbon dioxide generated from burning of fossil fuels that scientists blame for a warming planet, sea level rise, droughts and more frequent violent storms.

Author: 0 James Comey to testify Trump pressured him to end FBI's Russian Federation probe

President Donald Trump will interview Pistole, a former deputy FBI director and later the director of the Transportation Security Administration , as he resumes his search for a replacement for James Comey , who was sacked in the midst of an investigation into the White House's ties to Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Trump tells Senate to end legislative filibuster

It won't be easy for Republicans to reach a consensus on a new budget resolution that placates Trump while also appealing to Democrats, whose votes will be needed to convert the budget resolution into specific spending bills for both defense and domestic programs.

National Michigan airports get share of funding for runway work
Author: 0 Michigan airports get share of funding for runway work

For all the grants announced Wednesday, the FAA covers 90 percent of the projects' cost, with the state paying 5 percent and the airport owner paying the other 5 percent. Carpenter said the FAA grant "comes at an opportune time", with last week's announcement that low-priced carrier Frontier Airlines would begin daily nonstop service to Orlando from Islip.

Author: 0 Trump interviews two more FBI director candidates

If, as Comey has testified to Congress when he was Federal Bureau of Investigation director, the truth matters more than any one person's political fortunes, then sharing what he knows with Congress could have upsides for Comey. Mr Mueller is now overseeing the Russian Federation investigation for the administration. The Senate Intelligence Committee has said publicly that Comey would testify publicly after Memorial Day - and the soonest that could happen is next week, since the Senate ...

Author: 0 Chief executives mount full-court press on Paris accord

China emits the highest levels of carbon dioxide in the world, with the United States ranking second. Trump had vowed during his 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.

Author: 0 Trump Defends Kushner With Story Citing Unnamed Sources

Conway declined to comment on a New York Times story published Sunday reporting that Kushner was seeking a line of communication to Vladimir Putin when he met in December with a Russian banker with close ties to the Russian president. "Mr. Kushner's responsibilities include Middle East peace, relations with Mexico and China, and modernizing government-along with serving as a sounding board and confidant of the president", the Journal reports.

National Trump actively looking for new FBI director
Author: 0 Trump actively looking for new FBI director

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that reports that Jared Kushner asked Russian Federation about setting up a secret line of communication with Moscow were based on "facts that are not substantiated", but he did not explicitly deny the allegations.

Author: 0 Defense wants talk of Castile's permit omitted

A motion was also filed Tuesday over whether Philando Castile's permit to carry can be mentioned during the trial. Former St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer Jeronimo Yanez's trial for fatally shooting 32-year-old Philando Castile begins today (May 30).

Author: 0 White House Communications Director Mike Dubke is out

The press secretary cited a tweet from over the weekend, and reporters pushed back again. After a testy 20-minute question-and-answer session, Spicer told the jam-packed White House briefing room that President Donald Trump was frustrated with the number of "fake news" stories being reported, while news about his accomplishments during his just-completed foreign tour was downplayed.

Author: 0 As Merkel seeks allies elsewhere, Modi visits Berlin bursting with friendliness

Merkel last week had said that reliable ties forged since the end of World War II "are to some extent over". Both leaders also welcomed the regular holding of annual German-Indian cyber consultations since 2015, geared towards cooperation to strengthen the bilateral cyber relationship as laid out in the Joint Declaration of Intent on German-Indian Cooperation on Cyber Policy.

National Body of Duke University student found in Massachusetts
Author: 0 Body of Duke University student found in Massachusetts

Last week, we brought you the story of Michael Doherty , a 20-year-old Duke University student who went missing in Massachusettes. "Our first thought is with Michael's family and friends; to them we extend our honest condolences", Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey said, according to the Boston Globe .

National Mother of Tamir Rice relieved officer fired
Author: 0 Mother of Tamir Rice relieved officer fired

Garmback has been suspended for 10 days for a reason related to the shooting and must attend additional training, police said . Loehmann had mislead Cleveland officials about his past experience as a police officer, as ThinkProgress reported in 2014 .

Author: 0 Texas set to pass embrace new abortion restrictions

But the Senate removed the language added by the House without offering any reasoning to the conference committee that was appointed to iron out a final bill, said state Rep. Texas" Republican House speaker says he won't work anymore on a "bathroom bill' targeting transgender people, putting the legislation in serious doubt.

National Man arrested outside DC Trump hotel with 2 guns
Author: 0 Man arrested outside DC Trump hotel with 2 guns

Upon searching the vehicle, police say they found a Carbin 15 Bushmaster AR rifle, a Glock 0.23 in the glove box, along with 30 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition and 60 rounds of 0.23 caliber ammunition. In this March 31, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with the National Association of Manufacturers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington .

Author: 0 Explosion at corn milling plant rocks Wisconsin town

About 16 workers were at the multi-level facility, although two of them made it out unharmed, Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards told reporters early Thursday. Village President Glen Williams said power went out after the first explosion and there was a second, smaller explosion about 20 minutes later. William says the three or four story structure doesn't exist anymore.

Author: 0 Flynn and Trump lawyer subpoenaed over Russian Federation investigation

According to a statement from the committee, they're requesting " testimony, personal documents and business records". " We will continue to pursue this investigation wherever the facts may lead ", they said. In a series of early morning tweets, the Republican president quoted a Monday letter from Page in which he asked to address the House Intelligence Committee promptly and referred to faulty testimony from United States intelligence officials.

National White House seeks to wall off Russia questions
Author: 0 White House seeks to wall off Russia questions

Griffin, who helped with CNN's New Year's Eve coverage, has apologized, saying that the brief video was "too disturbing" and wasn't amusing. "Honestly, I haven't asked him", Spicer said. The tweet - which many assumed misspelled "coverage" - remained online for approximately six hours, during which time Twitter users had a field day with it.

National Trump returns home after overseas trip
Author: 0 Trump returns home after overseas trip

His policy agenda has run into road blocks. Mattis gave the interview as President Trump returned from his first trip overseas. The disclosures dogged the president during his first trip overseas since taking office and threaten to overwhelm and stall the agenda for his young administration.

National Back-channel communications are nothing new for White House
Author: 0 Back-channel communications are nothing new for White House

Dubke's departure is the first of what could be a series of changes to the President's senior staff amid the growing Russian Federation scandal. Spicer discussed ongoing possible connections to Jared Kushner an. He has been issued a government cellphone, as well as access to secure lines inside the Oval Office, the White House Situation Room and the Presidential Limousine.

National Turkey blames U.S. for guards' attack on pro-Kurd protesters
Author: 0 Turkey blames U.S. for guards' attack on pro-Kurd protesters

The Turkish Foreign Ministry protested to John Bass on Monday to object to the way the situation was handled by USA officials. According to police, 11 people were injured Tuesday, including a police officer. Although earlier reports suggested the detained officers had been Erdogan's guards, the statement said they were part of Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu's security detail.

Author: 0 Contrasting views of health care report

When House Republicans narrowly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) a few weeks ago, they did so without waiting for an analysis of the bill's impact by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office . Wisconsin families struggling with health care costs will see average premiums rise next year, older Wisconsinites will pay an age tax and those with pre-existing conditions will no longer be guaranteed protections.

National WEATHER: Sunny and warm. Possible storms late Friday
Author: 0 WEATHER: Sunny and warm. Possible storms late Friday

FRIDAY . Partly cloudy. High in the upper 80s. Low 63F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 miles per hour. Thursday and Friday promise to be good looking days with some sunshine and high temperatures in the mid 70s. A weak upper level disturbance may bring a scattered shower Sunday and Monday , Sunnier hotter weather will follow. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

Author: 0 Foreign Policy Thinker Zbigniew Brzezinski Dies At 89

US President Jimmy Carter shakes hands with his national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski , as he presents Brzezinski with the Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony in Washington , DC, on January 17, 1981. He served on numerous foreign policy boards and in similar think tanks after leaving the White House. Later at Harvard, he received a doctorate in government, a fellowship and a publishing contract - for his thesis on Soviet purges as a permanent feature of totalitarianism.

Author: 0 Ohio Valley Spellers Eliminated From Scripps National Spelling Bee

Local participants among 291 competitors in the bee included Devesh Shah of Wheeling, an eighth-grader at The Linsly School; Andrew Masciarelli, an eighth-grader at Bellaire Middle School; and Grace McKeegan, a home-schooled seventh-grader from Steubenville.

Author: 0 United Kingdom 'disappointed' if USA pulls out of Paris climate accord

The White House did not confirm those reports , and it was unclear whether Trump would fully scrap United States participation, merely water down U.S. "Eighty-three countries are in danger of disappearing from the face of the Earth if we do not begin combating climate change in a resolute way". "It gives the USA the ability to participate in future climate discussions to safeguard its economic and environmental best interests", company spokesman Daren Beaudo told Bloomberg in an email.

National Jurors deliberating in Oklahoma officer's manslaughter trial
Author: 0 Jurors deliberating in Oklahoma officer's manslaughter trial

Tulsa community leaders say the acquittal of a white Oklahoma police officer who killed an unarmed black man ripped open a long-festering wound. In a statement after Betty Jo Shelby was acquitted of manslaughter in the death of Terence Crutcher , Fallin said: "Those who disagree with the verdict have the right to express their opinions".

Author: 0 Trump's personal lawyer subpoenaed in Russia probe

The House intelligence committee has issued a subpoena for former national security adviser Michael Flynn. In addition to those four subpoenas, the committee issued three others - to the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the CIA - for information about requests government officials made to unmask the identities of U.S.

National Regional Bee champ out of Nationals
Author: 0 Regional Bee champ out of Nationals

But at age 6, she has many years of eligibility left. She's an 8th grader at Manning Junior High School. His successful second-round attempt Wednesday followed an opening-round, written spelling and vocabulary test Tuesday before spellers took turns spelling words aloud in stage, and televised on ESPN3.

National Comedian sacked by CNN, isolated over grisly Trump stunt
Author: 0 Comedian sacked by CNN, isolated over grisly Trump stunt

Griffin apologized profusely in a video message posted to her official Twitter account late on Tuesday, saying that as a comic she routinely seeks to "cross the line" but realized in this case, "I went too far". Kathy Griffin's scheduled performance at a Grass Valley theater has been canceled after organizers say they can not afford to provide security for the event in light of recent complaints and threats.

Author: 0 Why Middle East peace

Trump is an entertainer, not a diplomat. But he never uttered the words "two-state solution", the longtime US policy plan that would create a separate homeland for Palestinians. Usually it was held in the prime minister's office. He returns to Washington now to find the USA capital much the same as he left it - engulfed in the latest revelations about the federal investigation into his campaign's contacts with Russian Federation and with questions about the future of his presidency ...

Author: 0 What to know about the Paris Agreement, possible US withdrawal

Trump has not given any indication of which way he is leaning, saying he'd been "hearing from a lot of people, both ways". She described the discussion as "very hard, not to say very unsatisfactory". Climate solutions provide opportunities that are unmatchable". Michael Brune, executive director of the environmentalist Sierra Club , denounced the decision.

Author: 0 Trump expected to pull out of Paris Climate Agreement

The simple reason is America would join just two other countries in refusing to back the Paris agreement , Nicaragua and Syria. Trump's daughter, Ivanka, favors staying in, the official said, and has sought to ensure her father heard all sides in the debate.

National Donald Trump to announce decision on Paris deal today
Author: 0 Donald Trump to announce decision on Paris deal today

Asked what would he would do if Mr Trump withdrew, Mr Musk said he would "have no choice but to depart councils". Zinke was appearing at a news conference in Anchorage, Alaska with Sen. European leaders pushed Trump to stay in the Paris pact during his recent overseas trip, and some of his advisers prefer the USA stays committed to the climate accord.

National White House communications director resigns, tensions rise
Author: 0 White House communications director resigns, tensions rise

Epshteyn, a Trump campaign adviser who briefly served in the White House press office, confirmed to ABC News that he has received a lengthy list of questions from the House Intelligence Committee. Conway, on Fox News, also played down persistent rumors that Spicer , who has been pilloried on comedy shows, was on his way out. The Congressional investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election continues to grow, as yet another Trump associate, Boris Epshteyn, ...

Author: 0 Tweet That: #covfefe signals @realDonaldTrump is back

A tweet by President Trump, which has been deleted, caused a stir with its mention of "negative press covfefe ". Nearly immediately, #covfefe began trending as the mirth-makers of the Internet had their fun. Was there no one in the White House to point it out? The incident left many of his 31 million Twitter followers pretty baffled, even by Trump's pretty high standards for random social media engagement.

National Trump's cellphone diplomacy raises security concerns
Author: 0 Trump's cellphone diplomacy raises security concerns

While only Trudeau has been the one calling Trump directly on his turnball, it remains to be seen how the new "call me on my cellphone" drill works for Donald Trump as more world leaders are given his cellphone number. Those records are preserved and archived. Trump reportedly asked world leaders to contact him directly on his cellphone, raising questions about security.

Author: 0 A look at deadly Afghan insurgent attacks in recent years

The Taliban and Islamic State have carried large-scale assaults in the capital in the past, though a Taliban spokesman denied it was behind the latest atrocity and condemned the blast. Ismail Kawasi says it was not immediately known what the target of the attack was on Wednesday morning. Their injuries are said to be non-life-threatening, the official noted.

National Senate approves budget, policy change bill yet to pass
Author: 0 Senate approves budget, policy change bill yet to pass

The addition of that provision was crucial in winning over support from more conservative members of the House to get the bill passed in that chamber. "I wish that we could repeal it fully and figure out a different way forward". Even after Senate Republicans announced they would be drafting their own health bill, though, it is unclear if the conference has the votes it needs to pass a bill.

National Iowa's GOP senators doubt health care law to be repealed
Author: 0 Iowa's GOP senators doubt health care law to be repealed

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. That budget process is likely to be a challenging fight among defense hawks, spending cutters and tax-cut advocates. Grassley stressed that the Senate is not working off the House bill, which he said "doesn't do anything for the 70,000 Iowans that probably in a month won't be able to go to the ...

National Watch the Shocking Dashcam Footage of Tiger Woods' DUI Arrest
Author: 0 Watch the Shocking Dashcam Footage of Tiger Woods' DUI Arrest

Police officers approach the auto and ask Woods where he is coming from and he says "LA". Woods told an officer he was taking a prescribed medication, the specific medication, however, was redacted in the police report . "Woods stated he didn't know where he was". According to the Probable Cause Affidavit, the 41-year-old Woods had to be woken up by an officer. "I fully cooperated with law enforcement, and I would like to personally thank the representatives of the Jupiter Police ...

National Trump marks Memorial Day with Arlington visit
Author: 0 Trump marks Memorial Day with Arlington visit

Trump, along with Vice President Mike Pence , who was also at the service, visited Section 60 , where the military members who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11 are buried chatting and shaking hands with the families of the fallen .