Author: 0 Mayors come out against Trump's Paris catastrophe

Almost 200 countries have ratified the Paris agreement . This isn't about nationalism; mainly, it's about sheer spite. Working with the National Climate Action Agenda and 81 other cities to undertake additional actions to meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius target.

National TPP Countries to Keep Trade Deal Alive, Despite US Rejection
Author: 0 TPP Countries to Keep Trade Deal Alive, Despite US Rejection

Japan is leading countries that want to persist with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal ditched by Trump in one of his first acts in office . Progress on the TPP without the US would require significant revision of terms that at least six states, which together account for 85% of the combined gross domestic product of all original signatories, ratify it.

National Stanley Cup Final: Penguins, Predators face unusual extra time off
Author: 0 Stanley Cup Final: Penguins, Predators face unusual extra time off

But putting more pressure on Nashville in their opponent's defensive zone could do wonders for the still-banged-up Penguins , who were all but driven by Matt Murray 's stingy play until their third-period burst in Game 2 . I think at this point you're motivated enough. Through two games of the Stanley Cup Final, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been badly outshot, lost the majority of faceoffs and had the puck far less than the Nashville Predators.

Author: 0 3 top Penn State officials get jail time related to Sandusky case

In a surprise, Spanier - the only one of the three to take his case to trial earlier this year - actually received the lightest sentence: four to 12 months, with the first two in jail and the remainder served under house arrest. Prosecutors reserved some of their harshest words for Spanier, with Laura Ditka saying he was “a complete and utter failure as a leader when it mattered most.” She said his inaction “allowed children to be harmed.”.

National SCOTUS sets June 12 deadline for travel ban challengers' responses
Author: 0 SCOTUS sets June 12 deadline for travel ban challengers' responses

Justice Department lawyers asked the court to overturn a decision of the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit that kept in place a freeze on President Trumps revised ban. Trump's executive order barred entry into the United States for 90 days for residents of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The administration also filed a petition requesting the justices to review the overall legality of the travel ban.

National Families reflect on military service at Phoenix National Cemetery
Author: 0 Families reflect on military service at Phoenix National Cemetery

Though they were here only a brief time before God called them home, their legacy will endure forever", Trump added. Sticking closely to his prepared text, Trump offered no insight into his thinking about how to proceed in the various wars that the United States is now fighting, including the battle against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria or the war in Afghanistan.

National White House Asks US Supreme Court To Reinstate Travel Ban
Author: 0 White House Asks US Supreme Court To Reinstate Travel Ban

The Justice Department filed the ruling request with the justices late Thursday, also asking that the federal policy be enforced while the larger issues are litigated. The administration's Supreme Court filings reflect numerous same arguments that its lawyers have made in the lower courts, including their view that statements President Donald Trump made as a candidate - before he took the presidential oath - should not be considered.

Author: 0 Trump stands by Kushner amid Federal Bureau of Investigation probe and reported tensions

Timely news : "A massive crack in an Antarctic ice shelf grew by 11 miles in the past six days as one of the world's biggest icebergs ever is poised to break off". The Democratic lawmakers' letter asked if Kushner Companies had engaged in any lobbying related to EB-5 program reforms or discussed the program with Kushner since Trump took office in January.

National Military Aviation Safety Bill Passes Texas House, Senate
Author: 0 Military Aviation Safety Bill Passes Texas House, Senate

The $217 billion spending bill sent to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott will likely be a quiet footnote to a rancorous legislative session that ends Monday - upended by a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people and an immigration crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities".

National New taxes could fund universal California health care
Author: 0 New taxes could fund universal California health care

Proponents acknowledge that their bill is not ready to implement and they're not sure how the $400 billion proposal would be funded. A bill giving local communities in California the opportunity to extend last call for alcohol service to 4 a.m.

Author: 0 Trump aides won't say whether he believes in climate change

Russia's voluntary reduction goals under the deal are among the weakest submitted by any country, potentially allowing it to spew more planet-warming emissions in future years, not less. for the first time in living memory that is unreliable, and potentially unstable", he said. "It's not a future we want for our children". American Bridge 21st Century, a progressive political action committee, called the potential withdrawal "catastrophic" in a statement earlier this week, saying it ...

Author: 0 Trump travel ban's fate hinges on emergency USA high court request

President Trump's administration formally petitioned the Supreme Court to hear arguments over his travel ban in an expedited fashion and restore the ban immediately. A federal appeals court in Virginia last month ruled against Executive Order 13769, "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States".

Author: 0 California sixth-grader wins National Spelling Bee with "marocain"

Friends said Ananya's victory did not come easy- she may looked poised on stage but it is a result of years of non-stop training. President Trump's confounding neologism " covfefe ", which stumped the internet, also tripped up 12-year-old Ananya Vinay , victor of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee .

Author: 0 Putin scorns U.S. claims over Trump-Russia ties

Putin, addressing an economic forum in St Petersburg , said US allegations that Russian Federation had hacked the Democratic Party to help Trump amounted to "harmful gossip". Russian Ambassador to the US Sergei Kislyak is at the centre of US suspicions about Kremlin contacts with the Trump team. "I think it's a great shame, because decisions that have been taken should not be changed", Belousov said.

National Kabul funeral explosions leave at least six dead
Author: 0 Kabul funeral explosions leave at least six dead

Salim Ezadyar was one of several people killed during the protest Friday attended by more than a thousand people in downtown Kabul . Police said Friday two protesters were killed and 25 police injured but would not comment on the number of fatalities when asked to clarify the death toll Saturday.

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Author: 0 Putin says Russian meddling claims remind him of "anti-semitism"

Russian President Vladimir Putin has yet again proved he's willing to say even the most outlandish things to convince people that his government played no part in influencing the 2016 USA election. Putin got a laugh at Kelly's expense early on when he asked her if she had read the Paris deal herself. Kushner met with the ambassador, Sergei Kislyak, in early December, and suggested establishing a secure communications line between the Kremlin and Trump officials at a Russian diplomatic ...

Author: 0 Senior US diplomat pushes back Sen. McCain's calls to expel Turkish ambassador

The United States summoned the Turkish ambassador to raise concerns over the altercation, and the Trump administration is facing growing calls for a forceful response to the violence by Turkish security officials on American soil. The video showed two men bleeding from the head and men in dark suits punching and kicking protesters, some lying on the ground. They have filed a formal protest with the US ambassador.

Author: 0 Congressman Drafts Letter Calling For Immediate Suspension Of Jared Kushner's Security Clearance

She said he would be back at the podium to brief reporters on Tuesday. But the evasion may also reflect what sources close to Spicer describe as the White House's waning patience with the press corps. The tweet immediately went viral and became one of the president's more popular posts . Rather than simply saying that it was a typo, Trump tweeted , "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"??? ".

Author: 0 Global anger at United States for quitting climate pact

The earliest possible date for America's official withdrawal from the Paris agreement is November 4, 2020 - the day after the next USA presidential election - although Trump's current term in office is not due to end until January 20, 2021.

National LIGHT LUNCH: Wrong number text leads to free Stanley Cup tickets
Author: 0 LIGHT LUNCH: Wrong number text leads to free Stanley Cup tickets

The defending champs have been trying to scratch their way to the top without their injured No. 1 defenceman. "He [said], if 'I can't can't get in touch with her, they're yours.' My heart started to race". This series has clearly belonged to the Eastern Conference champs in the two games at PPG Paints Arena , as Pittsburgh has outscored Nashville, 9-4.

National US President accused of asking FBI Chief to drop Flynn inquiry
Author: 0 US President accused of asking FBI Chief to drop Flynn inquiry

Jack Reed , D-Rhode Island, Coats again reiterated his stance to not comment on the conversations that took place. While the department declined to "confirm or deny that Mr. "The release of information not only undermines confidence in our allies but our ability to maintain secure information that we share with them". Fifty-four percent said they have an unfavorable opinion of Trump; 40 percent said their opinion of the president was favorable; 6 percent weren't sure.

National 1 of 2 missing people found dead after corn mill explosion
Author: 0 1 of 2 missing people found dead after corn mill explosion

Emergency crews were still searching for a third worker. Other employees were taken to a hospital in Beaver Dam. None of the workers has been identified. Dust explosions are a serious problem in handling grain, according to the US Agriculture Department. Sixteen employees were working when the blast was reported around 11:00 p.m.

Author: 0 Bernie Sanders: Lieberman Would Be 'Very Contentious' FBI Director Nominee

President Donald Trump gives a "thumbs-up" as he walks back into the White House in Washington , Wednesday, May 17, 2017, following his short trip on Marine One from nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Many liberal activists were so incensed with Lieberman's departures from Democratic orthodoxies that they successfully defeated him in his 2006 party primary.

Author: 0 China vows to stick to climate deal before Trump announcement

Trump "believed he could inflict humiliation" in Brussels, which the president visited last week for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. Modi's support comes at a crucial time for Merkel, who has been fighting secessionist tendencies within the bloc since Britain chose to leave the 28-member bloc through a referendum in June previous year.

Author: 0 Ex-Penn St officials get jail terms in Sandusky abuse case

Maybe it's just because I'm in the middle of binge-watching The Keepers , but it seems to me that these guys got off way too lightly and it makes my blood boil. Of the three men, Spanier received the lightest sentence. The judge also said if either Paterno or former assistant football coach Mike McQueary would have brought up the child sex abuse issue to the police, the case would have ended differently.

National Former PSU administrators all get jail time
Author: 0 Former PSU administrators all get jail time

In addition, Schultz, the former university vice president, could serve a minimum of two months in jail and a maximum of 23 months; and Curley, the former university athletic director, could serve a minimum of three months in jail and maximum of 23 months.

Author: 0 Trump's decision harming him, US, poor countries, says daily

The march will start at MI and Wacker drives and proceed to the James R. Thompson Center, where protesters will publicly call on Gov. Bruce Rauner to implement a plan to lower Illinois' carbon emissions. As NPR has reported , "the only other countries not part of the agreement are Syria, which is in the midst of a civil war, and Nicaragua , which argued that the Paris accord did not go far enough to curb global emissions".

Author: 0 Nike Issues Statement on Donald Trump's Withdrawal from Paris Climate Deal

Hua added that Beijing wanted to strengthen cooperation with various parties to "push for the follow-up negotiations on the articles of the agreement and promote low-carbon green development". The in the city of NY which lit key municipal buildings in green on Thursday in support of Paris . Both SpaceX/Tesla's Elon Musk and Disney's Bob Iger have finally realized there just is no reasoning with him and dropped out of their advisory roles.

Author: 0 Northwestern backs initiative on climate change

We, the undersigned mayors, governors, college and university leaders and businesses are joining forces for the first time to declare, that we will continue to support climate action to meet the Paris Agreement . Trumps decision is a setback for the environment and for U.S. leadership position in the world. China pledged to bring its carbon emissions to a peak by "around 2030" or earlier as part of a joint pledge made with the United States ahead of the 2015 Paris talks, which helped ...

Author: 0 NC House gives final OK to its budget; talks with Senate next

According to the Journal, House efforts to tax employer-based health insurance plans were discouraged by Republicans anxious about political fallout and business groups. Whatever happens next with Obamacare repeal and the future of Medicaid will depend in large measure on whether GOP senators choose to fight for the combined 16.8 million of their constituents on Medicaid, including 4.3 million who gained Medicaid coverage because of the Affordable Care Act, according to data from state ...

National China, EU claim climate leadership as United States steps back
Author: 0 China, EU claim climate leadership as United States steps back

The chief economist of business-research group The Conference Board said the potential number of jobs that might be created in fossil fuels is limited, while the potential for job growth in green technologies is much greater. Rebecca Lindland, an executive analyst with Kelley Blue Book, said Trump's decision won't have an immediate impact on automakers, who had no specific targets to meet under the Paris agreement .

National Ex-president of Penn State going to jail in sex abuse case
Author: 0 Ex-president of Penn State going to jail in sex abuse case

He will spend three months in jail followed by house arrest and a $5,000 fine. He will serve two months in jail, then be under house arrest and also pay a $5,000 fine. Judge John Boccabella called the case against Spanier, 68, "a Shakespearean tragedy" and questioned why none of the defendants called police, report the New York Times , the Washington Post , the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and in stories here and here.

Author: 0 Ex-congressman Weiner expected to plead guilty to sexting charge

Huma Abedin has filed for divorce from Anthony Weiner today, May 19, after he pleaded guilty to sexting a minor, according to a new report. His lawyer can request leniency at a sentencing scheduled for September 8. In a statement to CNN at the time of the first reports, Weiner neither confirmed or denied sending the texts. The case came to the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation last year when the 15-year-old girl in North Carolina told the Daily Mail about her ...

National Portland stabbings: Suspect bragged about attack in patrol vehicle, police say
Author: 0 Portland stabbings: Suspect bragged about attack in patrol vehicle, police say

Another, Talesin Namkai Meche, a recent college graduate, died at a nearby Portland hospital. They reviewed Christian's Facebook page , and report that he advocated removing Mosques and promoted Whites-only regions of the Northwest. The homicide detective investigating the attack said in court documents that surveillance and cellphone video showed Christian cutting the three victims with a knife.

National Donald Trump: Russian Officials Are 'Laughing At' US Over Election Probe
Author: 0 Donald Trump: Russian Officials Are 'Laughing At' US Over Election Probe

The Russian government officials, whose conversations were intercepted by American intelligence gatherers, discussed embarrassing information that was apparently financial. But the sources, privy to the descriptions of the communications written by U.S. intelligence, cautioned the Russian claims to one another " could have been exaggerated or even made up " as part of a disinformation campaign that the Russians did during the election.

National Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn agrees to provide some documents
Author: 0 Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn agrees to provide some documents

In a separate development, a senior Justice Department lawyer and FBI veteran with experience in complex financial fraud investigations has agreed to join the special counsel's investigation. In addition to approving subpoenas for Flynn and Cohen, the committee also approved them for their companies , Flynn Intel Group LLC and Michael D.

National Doctor in Trump Hotel case released but due back in court
Author: 0 Doctor in Trump Hotel case released but due back in court

Moles is a licensed physician and former Navy corpsman. The Pennsylvania doctor is reportedly a recovering alcoholic and marijuana addict, the Daily Mail reports. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and leaving hundreds more injured on April 19, 1995. He told an acquaintance that he was driving to see the president and that he had survival supplies and enough ammunition to make his vehicle resemble Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh "on a camping trip".

National World leaders pledge to boost climate efforts after Trump move
Author: 0 World leaders pledge to boost climate efforts after Trump move

In the wake of Trump's decision, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto reaffirmed his city's commitment to the 2015 Paris accord and called the president's move " reckless " and "unacceptable". "We will continue to make sure that the scientific knowledge is out there" in hopes of shaping better policy decisions, Terblanche said. "In the absence of leadership from the White House in addressing climate change , it is incumbent upon the states to take action in order to protect their residents".

Author: 0 Putin: US election hackers could have been from anywhere

Petersburg International Economic Forum. Megyn Kelly's first " Today Show" assignment aired Thursday, a story put together as part of her trip to Russian Federation to interview Vladimir Putin both one-on-one and in a panel at a public conference.

Author: 0 Trump flies to Israel amid concerns over US-Saudi arms deal

Energy minister Khalid al-Falih said deals involving all companies totaled over $200 billion, many of them created to produce things in Saudi Arabia that had previously been imported. In some ways, Trump delivered a conventional speech for an American politician. He explains: "We're in the Middle East. A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and drive out the extremists", Trump said during the address.

National Aussie killed in fight outside San Francisco Hotel
Author: 0 Aussie killed in fight outside San Francisco Hotel

She said the victim sustained multiple injuries and died at the hospital. An Australian tourist was killed in San Francisco as a result of a verbal argument that erupted outside a hotel, police say. It was not yet clear whether Bate was staying in the hotel, however, as details were still unfolding. Investigators are looking into what led up to Bate's death.

Author: 0 Hillary Clinton Reveals Her Favorite Childhood Book Series And It's So Perfect

The former secretary of state said Russian interference in the election and the "weaponising" of information and fake news were among the key reasons behind her defeat. " Hillary Clinton is a wonderful American". Hillary Clinton went a step further in blaming her election loss to Donald Trump on cyber attacks by Russian Federation, saying Americans including associates of the Republican president likely had a hand in the effort.

Author: 0 Megyn Kelly hits it out of the park in NBC premiere

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a meeting with heads of global news agencies at the St. Petersburg worldwide Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia , Thursday, June 1, 2017 . He added: "The U.S. demands from their allies to raise their spending and simultaneously says that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is not going to attack anybody".

Author: 0 Notre Dame Students Walk Out On Pence's Graduation Speech

When Notre Dame announced that the vice president and former governor of IN would be the 2017 graduation speaker IN March, the student organization WeStaNDFor began brainstorming ways to take a stand. President Barack Obama spoke at Notre Dame's 2009 graduation ceremony, and Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the 2016 commencement. The student walk-out has been met with mixed reaction online.

Author: 0 Texas takes step toward enacting its own 'bathroom' law

And lawmakers weren't done. Texas' House Bill 3859 passed 21-10 in the Senate on Sunday after passing the House with a 109-34 vote on Friday. And lawyers would be allowed to put their religious beliefs above their clients' needs. The author of the bill, Republican Representative Chris Paddie, said the legislation has "absolutely no intention to discriminate".

Author: 0 Melania Trump visits students at International School in Saudi Arabia

Saudi King Salman on Monday described US President Donald Trump's visit to the Muslim kingdom in the Gulf as a "turning point" in relations between the two countries. "People that want to protect life, and protect their religion-this is a battle between good and evil", he said. Trump's "unfounded claims" are in line with spreading Iranophobia to motivate the regional countries buy more USA arms, the spokesman noted.

Author: 0 Trump asked top intel officials to DENY Russian collusion

The Washington Post broke the story, which is said was based on interviews with several current and former U.S. officials who spoke to the newspaper on background. Ultimately, Trump chose to nominate Coats, rather than Rogers. Coats was sworn in just days before the president made his request. "The problem wasn't so much asking them to issue statements , it was asking them to issue false statements about an ongoing investigation", a former senior intelligence official told the Post of ...