National Deja vu: Illinois' legislative session to end without a state budget
Author: 0 Deja vu: Illinois' legislative session to end without a state budget

The bill also allows people to opt out of registering to vote. Desperate to break the deadlock, Democratic Senate President John Cullerton and Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno tried to devise a compromise plan. It prevents federal authorities from stopping, questioning or detaining immigrants unless they have a valid federal warrant. The bills are SB31 and SB32.

Author: 0 Climate groups hit Trump for quitting Paris climate deal

The deal itself, which sets out the goal of limiting emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, is binding under global law. China was positioning itself even before Trump officially declared his intentions in Thursday's Rose Garden speech.

Author: 0 Tillerson backs USA to cut emissions

The long-anticipated withdrawal announced by President Donald Trump on Thursday will boost China's influence in global climate politics and ease pressure to make more ambitious Carbon dioxide cuts of its own, analysts said . "There is no backsliding on the Paris Agreement", European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said. "It's obvious that without the participation of the United States the Paris agreement will be unworkable because the United States is one of the biggest generator ...

National Former PSU President will do jail time and house arrest
Author: 0 Former PSU President will do jail time and house arrest

Penn State's football program suffered heavy sanctions from the NCAA, and the university has paid out almost a quarter-billion dollars in fines, court verdicts, settlements and other costs. Sandusky was not arrested until 2011 , after an anonymous email to a county prosecutor led investigators to approach McQueary. Sandusky was convicted in 2012 of sexually abusing boys he accessed through his Second Mile Charity for at-risk children.

Author: 0 India making billions for signing Paris deal

Poland signed the Paris Agreement along with the rest of the European Union last October, but only after gaining concessions allowing its coal use to continue. "Bill English must take a strong stand next week and ensure Rex Tillerson knows the damage that's been caused to the worldwide campaign by the US' withdrawal".

National Washington beats UCLA 1-0, advances to WCWS semifinals
Author: 0 Washington beats UCLA 1-0, advances to WCWS semifinals

Seconds after a collision at the plate, the senior outfielder emerged from the dugout scratched and bloodied on her chin and forehead, but with a smile. "In the middle of the season I don't know if we truly believed we would get back here, but this team continued to fight behind a pretty powerful freshman (Garcia), and the future is exciting", Inouye-Perez said.

National Arizona stays alive: 'Cats win 6-5 in 12 innings
Author: 0 Arizona stays alive: 'Cats win 6-5 in 12 innings

Juan Aguilera pitched two scoreless innings for the win. Tanner Gardner homered twice to back a strong outing from ace Steven Gingery, and Texas Tech advanced to the final round of the Lubbock Regional with a 6-0 victory against Sam Houston State on Saturday night.

National Trump critics, backers march around globe over climate and Russia
Author: 0 Trump critics, backers march around globe over climate and Russia

A Vermont Law School professor said an independent, bipartisan commission is needed to investigate any improper ties between President Donald J. Trump and the Kremlin - and that Trump must release his tax returns . Miami's protest began Saturday morning at the Stephen P. Clark Government Center, at 111 N.W. 1st Street, despite poor weather. Ft. Lovett shared a video of the event in which a male speaker can be heard accusing Moscow of orchestrating a wide-ranging conspiracy against the U.S.

Author: 0 France 'corrects' White House video on climate pact facts

A decision by President Trump to pull the U.S. out of the world's first comprehensive agreement on tackling climate change and seek renegotiated terms "fair" to America has drawn widespread worldwide condemnation. "Hopefully people can keep it in perspective", he said , calling Trump's move "a policy decision". In addition, nations - inspired by the actions of local and regional governments , along with businesses - came to recognize that fighting climate change brings significant ...

National Ananya Vinay wins Scripps National Spelling Bee competition
Author: 0 Ananya Vinay wins Scripps National Spelling Bee competition

We at Indiaglitz are taking a moment to express our excitement over the kids' victory. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. She will return to present the award to the victor of next year's competition. Paul Loeffler, a former speller and ESPN commentator who also lives in Fresno , was one of a few who expected big things from Ananya in her return.

Author: 0 France 'corrects' White House video on Paris accord

Trump said on Thursday that the US will leave the Paris climate deal , making it one of three countries-along with Syria and Nicaragua , the latter of which didn't believe the pact went far enough-to hold out of the deal. Bloomberg Philanthropies said Friday it will pull together $15 million to "support the operations" of the United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change, the arm of the UN that coordinates the Paris pact.

Author: 0 Ex-Penn State president will serve 2-month jail sentence

Boccabella sentenced Spanier to four to 12 months' confinement, with at least two months served in jail and the rest in home confinement. Former athletic director Timothy Curley, 63, was sentenced to seven to 23 months incarceration and two years probation.

National 3 ex-Penn State officials sent to jail in Sandusky scandal
Author: 0 3 ex-Penn State officials sent to jail in Sandusky scandal

Graham Spanier , 68, was Penn State's president from 1995 to 2011. The prosecution's key evidence included notes and email exchanges in which Curley, Schultz and Spanier debated what to do after McQueary's report. Former vice president Tim Curley was sentenced to seven to 23 months' confinement, with at least three months in jail, and fined $5,000. And former vice president Gary Schultz , 67, was sentenced to 6 to 23 months, with two months behind bars.

Author: 0 London mayor Sadiq Khan condemns "deliberate and cowardly" attack

Witnesses say the van was reported to have swerved on to the pavement and police confirmed that at least one officer had opened fire. London police report "incident" on London Bridge . A vehicle veered off the road and mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge , turning a summery Saturday night into a scene of panic and chaos. In his picture, a man wearing combat pants, with a shaved head and what looked like a belt with canisters attached to it could be seen on the ground with two ...

Author: 0 London attack: Three terrorists among nine dead

Prime Minister Theresa May called it a "terrible incident" and said it is being treated as a " potential act of terrorism ". "At this stage, we believe that six people have died in addition to the three attackers shot dead by police ", said Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, who is also Britain's counter-terrorism chief.

Author: 0 Business Will Continue the Journey to Deliver the Paris Agreement

Trump faced significant criticism from global and business leaders after he made a decision to pull the United States out of the Paris agreement on climate change. As the world is still reeling from President Trump's announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement , individuals, organizations, and states have been quick to register their disapproval and disgust.

Author: 0 Horror erupts at Greenville auto dealership during a fatal shootout

Video of the moments leading up to the shootout shows the bounty hunters approach Hutchinson with their guns drawn as he sits in a small, glass-walled office with the woman and a Nissan employee. Peters said Hutchinson was wanted on charges that included assaulting a law enforcement officer and that law enforcement colleagues described him as one of the "most unsafe fugitives in the U.S".

National Suspect In Fatal Portland Stabbing To Appear In Court Tuesday
Author: 0 Suspect In Fatal Portland Stabbing To Appear In Court Tuesday

That "free speech" rally and others like it were organized by Joey Gibson, who denounced Christian's actions, which he said others are using against him. Fletcher, a 21-year-old student at Portland State University and a poet, also stood up to Christian. Christian's family released a statement on Thursday afternoon, expressing their "deepest sympathies to the families of the deceased; to the young women harassed; and to everyone who tried to protect these young women".

National After deleting prior tweet, Trump asks world to find out 'covfefe' meaning
Author: 0 After deleting prior tweet, Trump asks world to find out 'covfefe' meaning

On May 31, President Trump took to Twitter to discuss only what we can assume was something about "fake news", but instead he created a new word thanks to a sleepy typo . When asked in the past about other Trump tweets, White House spokesman Sean Spicer has said the posts speak for themselves. Team Twitter already had gone into overdrive trying to fill in the blanks, floating both silly and serious scenarios.

National Elon Musk to quit Trump's advisory councils
Author: 0 Elon Musk to quit Trump's advisory councils

Environmental campaigners protested Friday against President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord , while nations around the world pledged to double down on their efforts to curb global warming in response to the USA move.

National Gray helps Rice remain in NCAAs with 13-6 win over TSU
Author: 0 Gray helps Rice remain in NCAAs with 13-6 win over TSU

HOUSTON - Freshman Braden Shewmake hit a two-run homer, Nick Choruby had four hits with two RBIs and Texas A& M beat Baylor 8-5 in the opener of the Houston Regional. Texas Southern pulled out to a 2-0 lead in the opening frame when Poche' loaded the bases with two singles and walk before recording an out. Kyle Mendenhall struck out but reached on a throwing error, and Brandon Zaragoza walked to set up Harris' big hit to the right-center field wall off loser Zac Lowther (5-5) for the lead.

National Man Accused In Portland Train Attack Tells Cops:
Author: 0 Man Accused In Portland Train Attack Tells Cops: "I'm Happy Now"

After initially seeking to revoke the rally's permit, Portland's mayor says he is now looking for the best way to protect free speech and personal safety. He adds, "Suffice it to say that I think it's immensely, immensely and morally wrong how much money we have gotten as opposed to the money, love, kindness that has been given to that little girl".

Author: 0 Israel, Palestinian Leaders 'Assured Me' They're Ready for 'Peace'

He said most Palestinians "certainly" believe in the two-state solution, and charged that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "doesn't want a partner". The Palestinian Authority has often said that the Palestinians have recognized Israel , but not as a Jewish state because that would prejudice the rights of Arab Israelis.

National Michael Bloomberg, US mayors vow to meet Paris targets even without Trump
Author: 0 Michael Bloomberg, US mayors vow to meet Paris targets even without Trump

The Democratic governors' new pact commits to that same goal, which requires a 26 to 28 percent reduction in emissions from 2005 levels. "Americans will honour and fulfill the Paris agreement by leading from the bottom up", he said, flying to the French capital to meet President Emmanuel Macron in an expression of solidarity.

National JG speller advances at national bee
Author: 0 JG speller advances at national bee

In an earlier round Tuesday, the 13-year-old correctly spelled "Keynesian". Today, it's used more within Christian theology to describe the free will that allows people to accept or reject salvation. "This is what I've wanted to do for a long time , just to arrive in D.C., meet all these kids, see some sights and spell some words", he said. Spellers could earn up to 36 points during the Preliminaries - up to 30 points on the preliminary test, three points for correctly spelling in round two ...

National Top Justice official enlisted in Trump probe
Author: 0 Top Justice official enlisted in Trump probe

Apparently, Comey has already met with Special Counsel Robert Mueller privately so as to work out the limits of his testimony and its legalities, according to CNN . But Cornyn and Gowdy withdrew from consideration earlier this month, and the White House said last week that Lieberman - who Trump had previously said was his top choice - was no longer in the running either.

Author: 0 UN chief: Climate action 'unstoppable,' nations should stay course

In announcing the nation's withdrawal from the accord Thursday, Trump argued that the climate agreement negotiated under President Barack Obama was unfair to US workers. So far, according to The New York Times , the governors of New York, Washington and California have signed on, as well as the mayors of 30 cities - including Los Angeles, Atlanta, Salt Lake City and Pittsburgh.

Author: 0 U.S. praises Modi for peace push

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to providing Taiwan with defensive weapons, during an Asia security dialogue held in Singapore Saturday. "We welcome China's economic development". "There's going to be fresh approaches taken" to various issues by Trump, Mattis said, while making it clear that he personally believes the US needs to avoid isolationist tendencies.

Author: 0 Panicked White House goes into lockdown, refuses all Russian Federation questions

During a press briefing which the White House unsurprisingly made a decision to hold without cameras present, a reporter pressed him on the matter. "We are focused on the President's agenda", Spicer said . They said: "Do you think people should be concerned that the President posted somewhat of an incoherent tweet last night and that it then stayed up for hours?" It didn't help that Trump, seemingly aware of his typo, goaded the masses to figure out what " covfefe " meant.

National Ex-CIA head says he warned Russian Federation about meddling
Author: 0 Ex-CIA head says he warned Russian Federation about meddling

Adam Schiff of California, the highest-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Wednesday. Flynn previously refused to appear before the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee to discuss the issue. Schiff said the congressional investigations were vital because the FBI's probe wouldn't be public beyond possible indictments. Moscow has repeatedly denied the allegations and Mr Trump denies any collusion.

Author: 0 Trump turns to Supreme Court to move forward on travel ban

His legal team on Thursday night asked the nine justices to allow his controversial March 6 executive order to take effect immediately despite being blocked by lower courts. Gorsuch. The justices usually go on a summer recess at the end of June after having issued their opinions in all the pending cases. The administration also wants to halt the United States refugee program for 120 days.

National Victims in Cambria mill explosion identified
Author: 0 Victims in Cambria mill explosion identified

Another body was recovered Thursday. As for the cause of blast that killed three workers: "I'm not going to suppose what the cause was, because we just don't know right now". Superintendent Timothy Raymond says early childhood through 12th grade is housed in one building about an eighth of a mile from the plant. The district said additional counselors and mental health professionals from surrounding school districts, as well as the American Red Cross, will be at its schools Friday.

National Trump May Appoint Former Senator Joe Lieberman New FBI Director
Author: 0 Trump May Appoint Former Senator Joe Lieberman New FBI Director

On Thursday, Trump touted Lieberman, a longtime Democratic senator from CT and Al Gore's vice presidential nominee during the 2000 presidential election, as his top choice. Lieberman testified in support of Sessions at his January confirmation hearing. He made headlines in 2000 as Vice President Al Gore's running mate in a contest that made him the first national Jewish candidate.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner's Russian Escapade

As much as the president would do the nation and world a service by telling any and all investigators to push ahead and push ahead rapidly to put the entire " Russia matter" to rest, that is not likely to happen. "I do think there ought to be a review of his security clearance to find out whether he was truthful, whether he was candid", Schiff said. "Any channel of communication, back or otherwise, with a country like Russian Federation is a good thing ", Kelly said.

National Williamsburg speller eliminated in preliminary round of national spelling bee
Author: 0 Williamsburg speller eliminated in preliminary round of national spelling bee

But Edith didn't qualify for the finals after a written test and won't be seen on stage Thursday. The finalists were determined by their scores on the written test taken Tuesday. The 13-year-old Kate Collins Middle School student successfully spelled "syndicate" and "prevenient" in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on Wednesday. During the Badger State Spelling Bee on March 25, Bautista took first place , Ghouse second and McKinney third.

Author: 0 Most Americans want Senate to change or ditch House health-care bill

The AHCA will make health care unaffordable and inaccessible for more than 100,000 Mainers for this reason alone. But GOP leaders struggled to pass a bill in the House that would move toward that goal . Republicans complain that the ACA led to unaffordable insurance rates for many people in the individual health plan market, and also objected to the law's mandate requiring most people to have some form of coverage or pay a fine.

Author: 0 Potential Changes In Trump Administration's Communications Approach

The Washington Post reported last week that Kushner and former national security adviser Michael Flynn met with Kislyak last December in Trump Tower to discuss setting up a secure communication channel to shield pre-inauguration talks from USA intelligence eavesdropping.

Author: 0 Congress Subpoenas Trump And Obama Officials In Russia Inquiry

US President Donald Trump interacts with reporters at the White House in Washington , US. However, Nunes can only issued subpoenas after informing Democratic members of the committee. Comparing these quotations, it's obvious that Nunes can't credibly investigate either the Russian matter or the allegations - and that's all they are at this point - that Obama administration officials improperly exposed the identities of Americans caught up in surveillance of foreigners.

National 12-year-old crowned champion of Scripps National Spelling Bee
Author: 0 12-year-old crowned champion of Scripps National Spelling Bee

Ananya never looked all that impressed by the words she was given. "It's like a dream come true", she said after her win according to AP. Some spellers, in earlier rounds, tripped over words including Corriedale, toreutics, cleidoic and panettone, weeding down the field headed for the finish of the 90th national Bee, while others hung on by correctly spelling catafalque, outarde and chryselephantine.

Author: 0 Panetta on Comey's Testimony: 'Very Important' to Russia Probe

According to people familiar with those notes, the president in February pressed Comey to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn . However, it appears the ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director is eager to talk about his tense encounters with the president before being fired.

Author: 0 Kathy Griffin's Final Tour Date Canceled Amid Donald Trump Drama

Ms. Griffin and Ms. Bloom will explain the true motivation behind the image, and respond to the bullying from the Trump family she has endured. "I think asking for forgiveness and acknowledging - this is a frightful mistake - and so I think she can", Franken said.

Author: 0 Trump not planning to invoke executive privilege for Comey testimony - NY Times

White House officials said on Friday they did not know yet whether President Donald Trump would seek to block former FBI Director James Comey from testifying to Congress next week, a move that could spark a political backlash. Comey's testimony probably will focus on the private meetings the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director had with Trump and subsequently chronicled in internal memos and recounted to associates who have divulged their contents to The Associated Press and ...

Author: 0 Yanez trial: Jury might not hear Castile had gun permit

Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of officer Yanez, charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Philando Castile during a traffic stop in the St. Yanez's attorneys insist there is much more to the case than the Facebook livestream we all watched a year ago. While prosecutor Jeffrey Paulsen agreed that Yanez didn't know whether Castile was licensed to carry, he argued that the transcripts of the video recordings should not be altered.

Author: 0 Trump not planning to invoke executive privilege for Comey testimony: NY Times

NY [U.S.], June 3: The White House may try to invoke executive privilege as former FBI Director James Comey testifies before a senate on June 8 about the accusations that President Donald Trump pressured him to end his investigation into his former national security adviser's ties to Russian Federation.'s.

National Scattered showers for Saturday
Author: 0 Scattered showers for Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Westerly winds will keep temperatures in the upper 70s on Friday and low to mid 70s on Saturday . West wind 11 to 16 miles per hour. In today's Wyandotte County forecast , the warm weather will be accompanied by a calm wind, that changes to south 5 to 9 miles per hour in the morning, the weather service said.

National Missing person found dead after explosion at Wis. mill
Author: 0 Missing person found dead after explosion at Wis. mill

Occupational Safety and Health Administration. "The safety and security of our employees is our top priority", Clark said in a news release. "I just ask, on behalf of our company, on behalf of all of our team that's going through this, for your prayers, for your support, for respect for the families that are going through some tough and challenging times right now".