Author: 0 Vice President Mike Pence, NASA to announce new class of astronauts

The new astronaut candidates could one day work at the International Space Station , and travel to the moon or even Mars. The committee, which was last in session during the administration of George H.W. To start, the agency has human resources experts do an initial review to determine which applicants meet the basic qualifications, which include a bachelor's degree in a STEM field (specifically in engineering, biological science, physical science, computer science or mathematics), as ...

National Oregon stabbing suspect indicted on 15 counts
Author: 0 Oregon stabbing suspect indicted on 15 counts

Jeremy Joseph Christian , age 35, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail at 5:12aE on 5/27. Authorities say Christian, a vocal white supremacist, began yelling at two teenage girls-both Black, one wearing a hijab-which prompted Namkai-Meche, Best, and Fletcher to step in.

Author: 0 Trump's pick to head Federal Bureau of Investigation is former DOJ official and Christie lawyer

By timing the announcement one day before former director Comey is due to testify, "clearly this is an effort by the president to try to distract attention from our hearings", said Sen. Chris Christie during the "Bridgegate" investigation into lane closures at the George Washington Bridge. Comey was appointed director in 2013. He was among the top Justice Department officials who planned to resign en masse with Comey and then-FBI Director Robert Mueller after top White House officials ...

Author: 0 Twitter Users, Blocked by Trump, Cry Censorship

The scholars argue that as Trump chooses to use his Twitter account to such effect, it is a " designated public forum " which must be subject to the First Amendment, which guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition.

Author: 0 Islamic State claims attacks on Iran parliament, shrine

An Associated Press reporter saw several police snipers on the roofs of nearby buildings. This is the first time ISIS has attacked Iran. The two appeared to be parroting a slogan used by ISIL spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, who was killed in Syria a year ago.

National Girl forced boyfriend to kill himself so she could become 'grieving girlfriend'
Author: 0 Girl forced boyfriend to kill himself so she could become 'grieving girlfriend'

Michelle Carter , 20, is charged with involuntary manslaughter after she allegedly urged her then boyfriend Conrad Roy to commit suicide in 2014, purportedly documented in thousands of text messages. Carter's conduct may have been wrong, doesn't mean there's necessarily a law in MA that made it a crime", he added. Roy said she exchanged some messages with Carter after her son's death but the teen never mentioned that she had been in touch with Conrad on the day he died.

National Drug deaths in America are rising faster than ever
Author: 0 Drug deaths in America are rising faster than ever

That means that for the first time drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years old. As the I-Team first reported last week , officials of the U.S. Just how bad is the opioid crisis in the US? The Massachusetts Department of Health notes that while deaths related to heroin-only declined, fentanyl-linked deaths rose, mirroring the DEA's findings that traffickers have expanded the market.

National This 'bot' formats Trump's tweets as White House statements
Author: 0 This 'bot' formats Trump's tweets as White House statements

The point of @ RealPressSecBot isn't just to call attention to the ridiculousness of nearly everything Trump tweets, but to emphasize that a president's words matter. Eric Goldman, a Santa Clara University law professor who focuses on internet law, said that previous cases involving politicians blocking users on Facebook supported the Knight Institute's position.

National Lab supervisor: Castile gun was loaded, no round in chamber
Author: 0 Lab supervisor: Castile gun was loaded, no round in chamber

Yanez shot Castile after the motorist informed the officer that he was carrying a gun. Kauser, a St. Anthony police officer had come to assist his colleague, Jeronimo Yanez , in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, last summer. The autopsy photos Baker took showed a large incision in Castile's chest that he said surgeons made to try to determine whether there was anything they could do to save him.

Author: 0 New Trump FBI pick represented Christie in Bridgegate case

Coons says he's encouraged that Wray is a veteran of law enforcement "rather than a career in partisan politics, as was rumored over the past several weeks". At the Justice Department, Wray worked on corporate fraud scandals and cases involving US financial markets, according to his biography on the law firm's website.

National Comey May Deliver Bombshell Testimony Against Trump
Author: 0 Comey May Deliver Bombshell Testimony Against Trump

US stocks pared early gains to trade little changed in late morning trading on Wednesday as oil prices fell, while investors remained cautious ahead of major political and economic events on Thursday. Meanwhile, on Tuesday evening a person familiar with the situation said Comey had told Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he did not want to be left alone with Trump.

National Watergate 'pales' in comparison to Trump-Russia investigation — CLAPPER
Author: 0 Watergate 'pales' in comparison to Trump-Russia investigation — CLAPPER

All facing questions about President Trump. Trump has plans to push back hard against Comey's testimony in real time on his favourite social media platform-Twitter. "I responded that we were investigating the matter as quickly as we could, and that there would be great benefit, if we didn't find anything, to our having done the work well".

Author: 0 Islamic State claims attack at Iranian parliament

Here are the first visuals from the site of the attack. Iran is deeply involved in the fight against ISIS , both in Iraq and Syria, and together with Russian Federation is a major backer of the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

National UK trying to establish if London attackers had support
Author: 0 UK trying to establish if London attackers had support

Much of the area around London Bridge remained cordoned off as commuters struggled to work in the driving rain. She said that while he would attend meetings, he rarely spoke up and was not at the helm of the group. One of the three attackers in London's terrorist incident on Saturday reportedly attempted to radicalise children. Asked by ITV television if he backed the calls for May to resign, he said: "Indeed I would".

National United States doesn't need India,France,China telling it what to do: Nikki Haley
Author: 0 United States doesn't need India,France,China telling it what to do: Nikki Haley

Trump also complained that China and India were getting favorable terms under the accord, saying New Delhi had made its participation contingent on receiving "billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid" from developed nations. "Just because the USA got out of a club doesn't mean we aren't going to care about the environment", Haley said. What we know, objectively, is that he was not telling the truth.

National Kansas legislators abandon Brownback's tax experiment
Author: 0 Kansas legislators abandon Brownback's tax experiment

Troy Waymaster told the Star, lamenting the end of an era. Democratic Sen. Tom Holland wasn't convinced and voted to override Brownback's veto. They need 84 votes in the House and they need 27 in the Senate to get an override. The governor said during a news conference Wednesday that he believes the increases will slow job growth and discourage companies from moving to Kansas .

National Ray Rice volunteering as assistant coach for former high school
Author: 0 Ray Rice volunteering as assistant coach for former high school

News 12 Westchester County reported that Kevin Devaney Jr. tweeted the former Rutgers running back was hired as the new running back coach at New Rochelle High School after volunteering at the school for the past three years. Rice has said he will donate 100 percent of his salary to domestic violence charities if he ever signs with a team because he knows "my situation has raised awareness".

National Didion Milling explosion in Cambria, WI claims 4th victim
Author: 0 Didion Milling explosion in Cambria, WI claims 4th victim

Didion has set up counseling for employees on site and expanded its Employee Assistance Program. The cause of last Wednesday's explosion and fire remains under investigation. Material donations made their way to First Presbyterian Church before being shifted to the Cambria-Friesland Middle/High School. "With the assistance of the local fire department and Columbia County sheriff, the body of Pawel Tordoff was recovered Sunday afternoon", the company said in a statement.

Author: 0 'I was frozen': Cosby accuser says she was drugged, groped

MCEVERS: What did Andrea Constand tell the court about how her relationship with Bill Cosby started? She described being unable to resist Cosby that night after complaining to him that the unidentified pills had made her disoriented. When I stood up, my legs were not strong and I began to panic a bit... Her appearance marked the first time since Cosby's arrest almost 18 months ago that he shared a room with the only woman among dozens of his accusers whose sexual misconduct allegations ...

Author: 0 US Attorney General 'has considered resigning' over Russian affair

However, a new report by Politico claims that Sessions had floated the idea of resignation in late May, days before Trump's scheduled global tour of the Middle East, according to a close confidant of the attorney general. Trump and Sessions share a similar world view on key issues, including crime and immigration. "Spicer's passive aggressive "I haven't talked to the President" dance now has him refusing to defend our own attorney general", one ally fumed.

Author: 0 N. Korea rejects latest UNSC resolution, vows to continue

The secretary and his counterpart also discussed the importance of supporting Indonesia's defense modernization efforts through strengthening bilateral training, interoperability, and defense trade, he said. He said the United States will work closely with China "where we share common cause". Contradictory statements emerging from the Trump administration have made some long-time USA allies apprehensive, observed a former senior United States official.

Author: 0 Iran attacks: Twin assaults on parliament and shrine rock Tehran

State News Agency ISNA reports that the authorities are on top of the situation with the shooters neutralised. The other three gunmen are said to be still at large and the shooting it still continuing. IS later posted a video which showed what it claimed is footage from inside the parliament building. The city was on lockdown, with streets blocked and the metro closed, and journalists kept away from the shrine by police.

National She Prodded Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself. He Did
Author: 0 She Prodded Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself. He Did

Attorneys for Carter , who was 18 at the time of the texts , had tried to fend off the charges, saying her texts to 17-year-old Conrad Roy were protected speech under the First Amendment. He had long thought of killing himself, a trial heard. "[Carter] told him to 'get the f-- back in the vehicle, '" Flynn said. But as police investigated, they found hundreds of text messages between Carter and Roy .

National SC lawmakers pass final state budget
Author: 0 SC lawmakers pass final state budget

On Wednesday, June 7, the Senate Committee on Finance will hold a hearing on the various nominations including the nomination of Eric Hargan to be deputy Department of Health and Human Services Secretary. The other two members from each chamber are at the discretion of the respective chamber leader. Republicans control the New Hampshire House, Senate and governor's office, but it appears they are headed for a big showdown over the budget.

National Child found in Illinois garage may have been killed in 2013
Author: 0 Child found in Illinois garage may have been killed in 2013

The family had lived in Centreville , Illinois , but moved to Las Vegas two years ago, police said. Thomas said police believe the child was killed in Belleville and dumped in the garage. To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. Spencer said officers were told the woman's remaining children, who are in their early teens, were never allowed outside, even to attend school.

Author: 0 Cavaliers seek answers as Warriors eye flawless title run

LeBron James and Kevin Durant are widely considered the two best players in the world right now. This would be the flawless time to start playing slow-down basketball. "I prepare myself and I'm going to go out and do my job and live with the results". It's not easy to discern which of these four factors is most significant, even if Cavaliers superstar LeBron James believes he has the answer: "KD".

National All clear at airport after report prompts search
Author: 0 All clear at airport after report prompts search

About 13 units are at the scene, including bomb squad and hazmat teams, Orlando Fire Department officials said. Airport canines swept the area and investigators were brought in from the Orlando Police Department . Officials also called for mutual-aid help from other local law enforcement agencies. A week ago a man with a fake weapon had a three-hour standoff at Orlando Airport with police.

National Cosby's accuser says she was drugged, groped; 'I was frozen'
Author: 0 Cosby's accuser says she was drugged, groped; 'I was frozen'

Cosby apologized to Constand's mother during a later phone call but again declined to say what medication he'd given her, Constand said . She says they became friends over conversations about the basketball team and later her career . Mr Cosby's wife of 53 years was not seen with him as he entered the court in Norristown, near Philadelphia, on Monday or Tuesday. About half an hour later, Constand said, she had trouble talking and difficulty moving and was suffering double vision.

National Topeka weather for Wednesday, June 7, 2017: Sunny with highs in 80s
Author: 0 Topeka weather for Wednesday, June 7, 2017: Sunny with highs in 80s

Tonight , mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. THURSDAY: Partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures continue for Thursday, with a high temperature of 73 degrees, and spotty rain showers. We tracked thunderstorms that moved into far western Texas Tuesday evening. Low temperatures Thursday morning should be in the middle 60s. Mostly cloudy, with a low about 60.

National Bipartisan research groups denounce Trump budget as unrealistic
Author: 0 Bipartisan research groups denounce Trump budget as unrealistic

On Capitol Hill, Trump's budget won polite praise from some Republicans, but Democrats were dismissive. Budget Director Mick Mulvaney appears Wednesday before the House Budget panel while Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will testify at the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee.

National John McCain to question James Comey at Thursday's congressional hearing
Author: 0 John McCain to question James Comey at Thursday's congressional hearing

In a daily press briefing, Sean Spicer was asked if Trump still has confidence in the attorney general, who was one of the earliest politicians from the Republican party to side with Trump's campaign. In late NY trading, the euro rose to $1.1269 from $1.1252 in the previous session, and the British pound lost to $1.2885 from $1.2908 in the previous session.

National Jeff Sessions offered to resign amid tension with Donald Trump
Author: 0 Jeff Sessions offered to resign amid tension with Donald Trump

The frustration between Trump and Sessions has gone both ways, with Justice Department officials upset that the President's tweets and comments caused problems for Sessions and Rosenstein in the wake of the Comey firing. The Times reported that Trump "has intermittently fumed for months over" Sessions' recusal from all Russian Federation matters, citing individuals close to the president.

Author: 0 White House Downplays Trump Tweets On Gulf Feud

Spicer's declaration was part of a longer answer about the arrest of an alleged leaker, but the comment comically ignores the fact that Donald Trump seems never to stop commenting on ongoing investigations, including the very real possibility that Trump may live-tweet former FBI Director James Comey's Senate testimony on Thursday.

Author: 0 John Oliver rips apart Trump's stance on the Paris Agreement

Climate change activist, Leonardo DiCaprio , has just offered a way to protest President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the worldwide agreement to fight rising temperatures and support organizations that take the issue very seriously.

Author: 0 A look at James Comey's memorable moments on Capitol Hill

Asked about the testimony, Trump on Tuesday was tight-lipped: "I wish him luck", he told reporters before a meeting with lawmakers. Comey's testimony will be his first public remarks since Trump abruptly fired him on May 9. Comey is scheduled to testify Thursday before the Senate intelligence committee . The recusal, and appointment of special counsel, caught the White House by surprise - and were reported to deepen tensions between Trump and his longtime backer Sessions.

National Rhode Island to join states in Paris climate agreement pact
Author: 0 Rhode Island to join states in Paris climate agreement pact

Conference of Mayors in a call with reporters today, put it this way: "The federal government has made a decision to go 'America Only, ' but the mayors of America are here to say that in partnership with the private sector and communities across the country, it doesn't mean that America as a nation will follow the lead of President Trump".

Author: 0 Trump accuses London Mayor Khan of "pathetic excuse" over attack statement

A few minutes later he tweeted a message of support for Londoners: "Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U". Trump tweeted Monday morning that London Mayor Sadiq Khan had offered a "pathetic excuse" and "had to think fast on his " no reason to be alarmed " statement".

National AG Jeff Sessions offered to quit during exchange with Trump
Author: 0 AG Jeff Sessions offered to quit during exchange with Trump

Spicer usually holds the White House news briefing. The travel ban, which Trump says is aimed at preventing attacks in the United States, seeks to halt entry to the United States for 90 days for people from several predominantly Muslim countries and bar refugees for four months.

National Comey didn't want to be alone with President Trump
Author: 0 Comey didn't want to be alone with President Trump

According to some key senators, Coats may reveal more about his interactions with Trump , including when the President reportedly urged the former IN senator to rebut the notion there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

Author: 0 EAA opposes White House plan to privatize air traffic control system

An evening stranded on an O'Hare airport runway is enough to make anyone mad, and on Monday Donald Trump responded with a plan for improving American air travel. Democrats have also pointed to the unprecedented safety under the current system and noted repeated computer system failures in recent years by USA airlines, questioning whether they are ready to handle complex technology modernization.

Author: 0 Paris Climate Agreement: Companies, Universities, States Sign 'We Are Still In' Statement

He had put the United States in league with two other nations - Syria and Nicaragua - who have not signed onto the deal agreed by over 190 other nations. I believe that this action will boomerang against President Trump and the politicians who stand with him, and that it ultimately will undermine the goals of the ideologues who pushed Trump to do this.

National Paris Notre Dame attacker shouted 'this is for Syria' before being shot
Author: 0 Paris Notre Dame attacker shouted 'this is for Syria' before being shot

Collomb said the assailant also possessed kitchen knives, an indication of a trend from "very sophisticated" acts of terrorism to "whatever tools or instruments they can find". Tourists panicked by the incident were fleeing the cathedral and surrounding areas for cover, French TV said. The attacker, who is in the hospital, told the probe team that he was an Islamic State "soldier of caliphate".

Author: 0 Utah police: 3 dead, 2 injured in shooting

Salt Lake City television station KSL has repoted that the shooter died in the incident. SANDY, Utah (AP ) — Utah investigators and stunned residents of a middle-class Salt Lake City suburb are trying to understand what led a man to open fire on a woman and children inside a vehicle, leaving the woman, a boy and the man himself dead and two other children injured.

Author: 0 Trump expects Senate health care bill in summer

John Thune (R-SD), the No. 3 Republican , told Politico . "We may be working on this for a while". Lindsey Graham told Bloomberg. If it came to it, Republican lobbyists think McConnell and his lieutenants would opt for bringing up a bill they know won't pass .

Author: 0 Trump's Twitter response to terrorist attack in London (2 letters)

Trump said his Justice Department should ask for an "expedited hearing" on the second ban and "seek much tougher version!" The late-night host tackled Trump's flurry of tweets Monday on the " travel ban" as his revised executive order on immigration faces legal hurdles .