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Author: 0 1 dead, 2 missing after Wisconsin mill explosion

In this image taken from a video by WISN-TV, the rubble of a corn mill plant following an explosion is seen, Thursday, June 1, 2017, in Cambria, Wis . Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards said the search is going slowly because the structure of the building is risky. Dozens of area police, fire and rescue agencies responded to the explosion at the plant, which processes corn for ethanol.

Author: 0 Gov. Rauner Not Surprised At Bond Rating Drop

The rating actions largely reflect the severe deterioration of Illinois' fiscal condition, a byproduct of its stalemated budget negotiations, now approaching the start of a third fiscal year. "So, I'm willing to continue to work", Senate President John Cullerton said. It takes steps to crack down on fraud and abuse, and includes additional measures to reduce costs without jeopardizing the health or economic security of workers.

Author: 0 Comey to be pressed on whether Trump interfered with Russian Federation probe

Mr. Trump could still move to block the testimony next week, given his history of changing his mind at the last minute about major decisions. But most of Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday is expected to touch on grave matters of national security and allegations of espionage and improper influence.

National Ex-Penn St officials sorry didn't do more in Sandusky case
Author: 0 Ex-Penn St officials sorry didn't do more in Sandusky case

Prosecutors said Curley and Schultz never called the police, even though they knew the accusations were similar to the allegations in the 1998 report. Former Penn State president is sentenced... The report date is likely final for Curley and Schultz, both of whom pleaded guilty earlier this winter.

National NC State works overtime for 7-6 win over IN in NCAA
Author: 0 NC State works overtime for 7-6 win over IN in NCAA

In the Top of the 2nd, with two outs, Marcus Carson hit a solo home run to give Kentucky a lead they would not relinquish. Joe Dunand's homer in the eighth inning tied it at 5 for third-seeded N.C. The worst harm was done against Herrin, who surrendered a two-out grand slam to Kentucky sophomore infielder Riley Mahan that put Kentucky up 10-1.

Author: 0 Cop Who Killed Philando Castile Heads To Trial

The man killed was Philando Castile , a 32-year-old elementary school lunch room worker who had a handgun in his pocket and a permit to carry. Now, Yanez, who worked for the St. Yanez draws his gun with right hand while reaching inside driver's window with left. After Castile was stopped, Yanez asked Castile to present his driver's license and insurance permit.

Author: 0 Iran says Trump's climate pact withdrawal will isolate US

NBC's Kristen Welker asked Pruitt, "You're the EPA administrator; shouldn't you be able to tell the American people whether or not the president still believes that climate change is a hoax? ". The U.S. Sierra Club, citing Trump's endorsement of what he regards as clean coal, tweeted: "Clean coal, you can find that next to the unicorns and leprechauns".

Author: 0 Ananya Vinay, California 6th Grader, Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee

But " marram ", a word of Scandinavian origin referring to a type of beach grass, gave Rajeev some trouble, his first misspelled word in 13 hours. Scripps National Spelling Bee included a tie-breaker round in this edition of the competition, but it was not needed as Vinay calmly spelled her way to victory.

National Crews recover body of 3rd worker from Wisconsin mill rubble
Author: 0 Crews recover body of 3rd worker from Wisconsin mill rubble

Investigators from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) arrived on the scene Thursday to begin an investigation into the blast. The company's insurance risk assessment rating has improved since the violation. The death toll has risen to three in the massive Wisconsin corn mill explosion.

National Dallas Baptist hits 5 homers in 6-5 win to eliminate CCSU
Author: 0 Dallas Baptist hits 5 homers in 6-5 win to eliminate CCSU

Connor Wanhanen drew a one-out walk, then stole second and moved to third on an error. Wanny would steal second and take third when the throw down was airmailed into center field. DBU's Garrett Wolforth led off the eighth with a home run, spelling the end of the night for Casey. He wasn't available for U.Va.'s run to the national championship two years ago, nor was he in uniform when the Cavaliers bowed out early in the 2016 Charlottesville Regional.

Author: 0 Appeal court rules against Donald Trump's controversial travel ban

In all, 10 of the 13 judges who heard the case voted against the Trump administration. WASHINGTON (AP ) - Donald Trump's administration is pledging a Supreme Court showdown over his travel ban after a federal appeals ruled that the ban "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination".

Author: 0 Texas curbs transgender students's right to choose bathrooms

Prior to the vote , House Democrat Senfronia Thompson equated SB 2078 to Jim Crow laws in the 1950s and '60s. The state legislature's lower house approved the measure over the weekend in a less restrictive form than originally proposed, and it now moves to the state senate for action.

Author: 0 House, Senate point fingers at each other over special-session possibility

The House plan would exempt sales tax for veterans retirement and Social Security income - as would the most recent version of the Senate plan. "We'll pass it in the special", Patrick said Sunday of the oversight legislation. The bill passed in the Senate by a 19-11 vote and in the House, 97-47. That leaves a wide chasm between the House and Senate on a revenue bill that was seemingly headed to a House-Senate conference committee.

National Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence
Author: 0 Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence

They were cheering, blowing whistles and chanting: " Here to stay! " and " Hey, hey, ho, ho SB4 has got to go! ". Eventually police cleared the gallery entirely, and the protesters joined almost a thousand other activists in the State House rotunda, marching through its halls and chanting slogans against the law for the next hour.

Author: 0 UK leader: Islamic 'extremism' must end after attack killing 7

Local resident Malik Rouf, 30, said one of the men inside the flat jumped out of a first floor window on to a ledge before he was pulled back inside. Sadiq Khan has "more important things to do" than respond to Donald Trump's "ill-informed" tweets , the London Mayor's spokesman has said after the US President goaded the British politician in the aftermath of terror attacks on the United Kingdom capital.

National United States cites 'complete obliteration of mock warhead
Author: 0 United States cites 'complete obliteration of mock warhead

He said the results show that the USA program is progressing "ahead of where we believe the threat will go in terms of complexity, countermeasures and consideration for capacity down the road". Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said Tuesday's trial was not timed specifically in response to Pyongyang but that "in a broad sense, North Korea is one of the reasons why we have this capability".

Author: 0 May calls for beefed up terror response after London attack

Police have responded to reports of a van hitting pedestrians on London Bridge in central London . The 34-year-old was working at a Borough Market restaurant and bar with her boyfriend, Luke, when the deadly knife attack unfolded, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

National Paris Accord: PM May under fire for not signing G7 protest
Author: 0 Paris Accord: PM May under fire for not signing G7 protest

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the Trump move could not and would not "stop all those of us who feel obliged to protect the planet". "If we can't, that's fine". "That was done in the absence of the Paris agreement", Tillerson told the Associated Press, "I don't think we're going to change our effort to reduce our emission in the future, either".

Author: 0 Trump Administration Sets Up Staff to Respond to Anything about Russia Interference

Since then, a dozen nervous House Republicans and at least four previously supportive Senate Republicans, have broken ranks with the White House over the need for serious investigation. The subpoenas were announced as the special counsel overseeing the government's investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation has approved former FBI Director James Comey to testify before the Senate intelligence committee, according to a Comey associate.

Author: 0 Cities, states, companies to ignore Trump, commit to Paris climate agreement

Merkel, whose country hosts this year's worldwide climate summit, said Trump's decision was "extremely regrettable and that's putting it very mildly". Many other countries have also lined up to criticize Trump's reasons for withdrawing from the 2015 agreement . The humorous Tweet read: 'Trump is having the USA pull out of the Paris Climate Accord .

National House Committee subpoenas ex-NSA, Trump's lawyer
Author: 0 House Committee subpoenas ex-NSA, Trump's lawyer

The Senate investigation continues providing a sharp contrast to the House's efforts. The requests were made by former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, former national security adviser Susan Rice and Samantha Power, the former USA representative to the United Nations, according to a congressional staffer, who was not authorized to disclose the information and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Author: 0 A visual guide to the London Bridge attacks

In response to the London attacks, the State Department issued a statement condemning them as "cowardly". In a gruesome attack, 7 people were killed after three knife-wielding attackers in fake suicide attacked British capital, plowing a van into pedestrians on the iconic London Bridge and stabbing revellers in a nearby market.

Author: 0 Does President Trump Believe in Climate Change? Aides Won't Say

Kasowitz has another big-name client in the news - the recently ousted Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly. Many of Spicer's daily press briefings have been dominated by the Russian Federation saga, much to his evident frustration, even though Trump's tweets have often reignited the issue.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner, seen but not heard

It can be hard for communications staffers "to fall back on what you would know as Trump's core principles, to say, 'OK, here's what he's saying in this particular context, ' because basically that can change", Hagle said. The Indian-American envoy's defense of Kushner, 36, came after the American media reported last week that he discussed to open a secret "back-channel" between Russia and Trump's presidential transition team in a meeting with the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey ...

Author: 0 Penn State's former president sentenced to jail for role in Sandusky scandal

The officials denied that they were told at the time that the incident in the shower was overtly sexual. Schultz said: "It really sickens me to think I might have played a part in children being hurt".Spanier was sentenced to two months in county jail, followed by two to 10 months of house arrest with electronic monitoring.Prosecutors had been seeking nine to 18 months of jail for Spanier, while defense attorneys had asked for probation and community service, citing his advanced age and health ...

Author: 0 Terror in London: Attacks at Two Popular Tourist Spots

Police say the three men, armed with hunting knives, leapt out of the van and started stabbing people nearby. "We saw injured people on the road, injured people on the pavement", he told Sky News , adding "it did not look like an accident" and saying it was clear that police "thought they were responding to something far more serious than a road traffic accident".

Author: 0 Golden State among best teams I've seen, says LeBron

To do so though, they'll have to consider the following. During Saturday's interviews, he was adamant his team did not play that poorly in Game 1 . "They were really good on both sides, being in attack mode - whether it was playing downhill [on offense] or on the defensive end pushing us out, making the catches tough for us", Love said.

National U.S. hackers could have framed Russia: Putin
Author: 0 U.S. hackers could have framed Russia: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he arrives to address the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St.Petersburg, Russia , Friday, June 2, 2017.At the event, Putin also said that Trump had run a more effective presidential campaign than Hillary Clinton and that U.S.

Author: 0 Activists Missing Amid Probe of Ivanka Trump-Linked Shoe Factories

Last week Lee Ming-cheh, a Taiwanese human rights activist detained a few months ago in the southern China of Zhuhai, was formally arrested on the charge of subverting state power. Huajian Group and the Ivanka Trump brand did not immediately return messages seeking comment. Patrick Poon, a China researcher for Amnesty International, said the activists' predicament is " extremely worrying " because labor activism, which mainly targets companies rather than the government, is "usually ...

National That didn't take long. ME driver snaps up 'covfefe' license plate
Author: 0 That didn't take long. ME driver snaps up 'covfefe' license plate

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - President Donald Trump's mysterious tweeted typo covfefe is coming soon to a license plate near you. "The Twitterverse greeted covfefe's arrival with unfettered rapture", the host said. The White House spokesman, during a truncated off-camera briefing Wednesday, brushed aside a question about a report that fired FBI director James Comey plans to testify publicly that the president pressured him to end an investigation into a top Trump aide's ties to Russian ...

Author: 0 Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off once more

She alleged that some people who had an insight into American voters guided the Russians about how and when to release fake news reports. She also referenced the " Pizzagate " scandal as an example of fake news - after conspiracy theorists claimed that she was running a prostitution ring from a NY pizza parlour.

Author: 0 Bloomberg Pledges $15 Million To Help Prop Up Battered Paris Climate Deal

He did not answer definitively, but said he would "do everything I can to ensure that any threat is actually dealt with earlier on by negotiations and by talks". "I have not had an opportunity to have that discussion", Spicer said. "There is no way". A union spokesman said on Friday that Trumka intends to remain on the council to serve "as a voice for working people".

National APN welcomes Trump's signing of the Jerusalem Embassy Act's presidential waiver
Author: 0 APN welcomes Trump's signing of the Jerusalem Embassy Act's presidential waiver

PA spokesperson Nabil Abu-Rudeineh said that the decision was a "positive and important step that will advance the cause of peace and the construction of bridges of understanding". President Trump who paid his maiden visit to the Middle East and Israel last month gave no indication about the decision, until he made the announcement within the timeframe under law.

Author: 0 PM Modi holds talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris

On Thursday, the White House echoed Trump's comments about leaving the deal nearly verbatim, saying: "The Paris Accord is a bad deal for Americans." . "Every child in France knows the face of terror", Modi said, referring to a series of terror attacks that rocked France in recent years claiming dozens of lives.

Author: 0 ME politicians react to USA withdrawal from Paris accord

Trump in 2012 tweeted that climate change was a "hoax" perpetrated by the Chinese to make US manufacturing less competitive, but as with many issues, his views and statements have shifted over time as he became first a candidate, then president.

Author: 0 Rep. Devin Nunes: Media Elites Have 'No Interest' in Americans Being Unmasked

Four current and former US officials who have reviewed the materials told Reuters there was no evidence that political motives drove Obama's aides to request the names be unredacted. The House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed the CIA, FBI and NSA on Wednesday for documents related to suspicions that Obama administration officials unlawfully unmasked the names of Americans associated with then-candidate Trump during the presidential campaign.

Author: 0 Supreme Court options in travel-ban case

The BBC reports that at the time the 4th circuit's injunction was upheld , the court's ruling said that the national security argument that the government was attempting to make was "a secondary justification for an executive order rooted in religious animus and meant to bar Muslims from this country".

Author: 0 Putin suggests US hackers could have interfered with election, blamed Russia

Ambassador Sergei Kislyak's meetings with members of Mr. Trump's team have been a focus of the congressional investigation. Kelly's interview with Putin came as the House and Senate intelligence committees are investigating alleged Russian interference in the presidential election and preparing to question top Trump administration officials, including Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and close adviser.

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

But two administration sources told the Times that he will likely allow Comey to go ahead with his testimony without an attempted challenge. "I will tell you that this is something that I'm very happy to do be doing", Trump said, noting they were "slightly less controversial" than his Paris climate deal statement.

Author: 0 Map: The state of the Paris agreement

Several of those states had formalized their resolve to follow the Paris deal's goals, with Washington state, NY and California announcing they had formed the U.S. "Continued US participation in the agreement benefits US businesses and the US economy", it read. Beijing, however, has reaffirmed its commitment to meeting its targets under the Paris accord, recently canceling construction of about 100 coal-fired power plants and investing billions in massive wind and solar projects.

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.