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Author: 0 FT: China offers concessions to avert trade war with US

Other than American beef, it remains to be seen what China will get back in trade negotiations. " Had Obama been in office for another six months we would have gotten there ", he said . " It is worth remembering that some of our best years of economic growth have produced our largest trade deficits, while the Great Recession was accompanied by a sharp reduction in the trade deficit ", said Tom Donohue, head of the US Chamber of Commerce and a critic of Trump's protectionism, as quoted by ...

Author: 0 3 die in San Bernardino school shooting

On what appeared to be his Facebook page, Anderson said he "loved being married to Karen Smith-Anderson!" and posted a photo of the two of them on March 4 in what he described as a date night. soil since September 11, 2001. Burguan said the couple, both 53 years old, had been married briefly and had been separated for over a month. Another student was critically wounded and flown to a local hospital, school district spokeswoman Maria Garcia said.

National Tillerson: China Recognizes N. Korea as Threat
Author: 0 Tillerson: China Recognizes N. Korea as Threat

However earnestly the two leaders emphasize an expansion in the range of bilateral cooperation, it will lack persuasiveness if no specific agreement is reached regarding urgent issues. "We wanted to make you feel at home", Ms Trump can be heard saying in the clip. President Trump toned down his rhetoric when he met his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, late last week.

National Alabama Governor Refuses To Step Down, Faces Impeachment Hearings
Author: 0 Alabama Governor Refuses To Step Down, Faces Impeachment Hearings

But the report said security personnel had seen her "leaving the [governor's] office with her hair tousled and her clothing in disarray". This follows a previous report from the Alabama Ethics Commission that concludes there is ample reason to believe the governor may have violated ethics and campaign finance laws.

Author: 0 California elementary school shooting: 8-year-old student among three killed

Unbeknown to front office administration officials, Anderson had entered the school with a concealed handgun. "Additionally, in the coming days and weeks, it's vital that we ensure our educators have the resources and support they need to help our students cope with and recover from this trauma".

National Gorsuch sworn in as Supreme Court justice
Author: 0 Gorsuch sworn in as Supreme Court justice

Mr Gorsuch, who was sworn in by Justice Anthony Kennedy, becomes the 113th justice to serve on the high court. The nine US Supreme Court justices hold their positions for life. Bush in 1991 selected Clarence Thomas, who was then 43. The appointment of the conservative Gorsuch will likely not tip the balance of the Court - as he is replacing the Conservative Justice Scalia.

National Witness Says Driver Who Crashed into Church Bus Was Texting
Author: 0 Witness Says Driver Who Crashed into Church Bus Was Texting

The Texas Department of Transportation is launching a "Talk, Text, Crash" campaign to bring awareness that distracted driving causes 1 in 5 crashes in the Lone Star State and even led to 452 deaths past year alone! The group was returning from a three-day retreat Wednesday when their small bus collided with a pickup truck that authorities say had drifted across the center line.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner in Iraq With Joint Chiefs Chairman

The source said Kushner is traveling Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The official said that Kushner wanted to see the situation in Iraq for himself and show support for the Baghdad government. Gen. Dunford told reporters en route to Iraq the invitation extended to the White House officials, which was only revealed Sunday, was to provide the White House "first-hand and unfiltered" assessment of the US -led campaign against Islamic State.

Author: 0 Teacher, 2 students shot at San Bernardino school

According to police, this appears to have been a murder-suicide in which both the shooter and a teacher at the school died. He was in stable condition at a local hospital. "She heard two gunshots but she didn't know what it was". North Park's campus is safe at this time , authorities said, but Marsden said the school will be closed for at least two days while authorities investigate.

Author: 0 NY set to make state college tuition free for middle class

On Saturday, the Assembly approved the tuition-free plan - which Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced in January - as part of the 2017-2018 state budget. Under the plan, the Excelsior Scholarship would kick off this fall with a three-year phase-in. The new bill has been cheered by SUNY Chairman Carl McCall and Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, although they said they "hoped for additional support" for SUNY community colleges, as they expect an uptick in applications.

Author: 0 Pieters impressive in Masters debut

It's going to be a real golf tournament". "We have a great friendship and a good rivalry". "It would be awesome, something hard to describe but we still have one day to go". Sergio Garcia dropped one stroke behind the leader with a bogey at the 10th. A few holes later, however, it was changed to 1 under on the scoreboard, and Garcia pointed to the board behind the 13th green.

Author: 0 UN Security Council divided over U.S. attack on Syria base

Factions of the Syrian revolution "view this strike as a turning point in the fight against impunity and as part of the global war on terrorism", the group wrote on social media. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) criticized Obama's proposed Syria strike plan during his presidential primary campaign. Though Haley stopped short of indicating the USA would take military action to overthrow the Syrian dictator, her comments reflect a sharp change from the administration's previous position.

Author: 0 Swearing-In Ceremony for Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch

Earlier in the day, Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath in a private ceremony inside the Justices' Conference Room at the court. McConnell a year ago refused to consider the nomination of President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, and then worked to discard with the custom of 60 votes needed to break a Democratic filibuster.

National Judge again finds discrimination in Texas' voter ID law
Author: 0 Judge again finds discrimination in Texas' voter ID law

Once the Supreme Court gutted the VRA the formula that placed Texas and other states with histories of racially discriminatory voting practices under pre-clearance, Texas was able to implement to law, and was then sued by civil rights groups in 2013 who claimed it violated the Voting Rights Act as well as the Constitution.

Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn warns of US-Russia 'proxy war' over Syria

Germany said sanctions would damage efforts to negotiate peace in Syria and Italy confirmed it was not considering further sanctions at this moment in time . McMaster, who has reportedly been gaining power in the Trump White House, said on Fox News that while the USA backs regime change, it won't be the country who is "going to effect that change".

Author: 0 One student wounded in elementary school shooting dies

Officers said North Park Elementary School will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Two students were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The boy, Jonathan Martinez , was airlifted along with another student to a hospital, where he succumbed to injuries.

National Breitbart Writers Ordered To Stop Hating On Jared Kushner
Author: 0 Breitbart Writers Ordered To Stop Hating On Jared Kushner

The meeting took place at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., following a string of news reports detailing clashes between Bannon, Kushner and their allies inside and outside the White House. Whether or not the chief strategist falls in line and becomes a "team player" (which seems unlikely knowing his bellicose nature), the implications are clear enough: President Bannon's influence is waning, while the so-called globalists, to use the paranoid alt-right term, are consolidating ...

National China offers concessions to avert trade war with US
Author: 0 China offers concessions to avert trade war with US

While these are relatively simple concessions, the shift could represent a move towards a fairer, more balanced U.S. In the lead-up to the summit, China-watchers predicted that President Xi would bring with him a number of key proposals on how to reduce China's huge trade surplus with the US, the thorniest of all bilateral issues and a key plank in Trump's electoral campaign, during which he repeatedly accused China of "raping" the United States, and vowed to brand the superpower a ...

Author: 0 USA seeks support on Syria, but big questions remain

Tillerson met with Putin several times when he was the CEO of oil giant Exxon, a role he relinquished in order to join the Trump administration. Russia, along with Iran, is Assad's primary backer, and its intervention in Syria's war has been crucial to ensuring his grip on power, although no longer over the entire country.

Author: 0 Multiple victims in shooting at California elementary school, authorities say

At least four injuries were reported at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, CA, on Monday. The gunman was among those who were possibly down, according to the chief. She knows when to ignore me. Officials said they could be there for several hours as police interview them. Garcia said the district re-examined its security measures after the the December 2, 2015, terror attack that left 14 dead at the Inland Regional Center, which is about 7 miles south of North Park.

National Sweden to hold vigil after truck attack
Author: 0 Sweden to hold vigil after truck attack

Officials confirmed that five other people of interest to the investigation remained in police custody while another 500 have been questioned over events. The suspect was subsequently identified as a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan and subsequently arrested. The Belgian news agency Belga, quoting Reyders, says the woman had been reported missing and was first identified via her identity papers and later by DNA testing.

Author: 0 Clinton Calls For Action To Stop Russian Meddling In US Elections

Representative Devin Nunes, a Republican, is under investigation for supposedly disclosing classified information and stepped aside from the congressional inquiry into Russian interference in the U.S. As they saw how complicated it was, she added, "I do admit, that was gratifying", earning a laugh and applause from the crowd. "But then the Comey letter coming as it did - just 10 days before the election - really raised questions in a lot of people".

National Treasure Hunt: Families participate in Easter egg search
Author: 0 Treasure Hunt: Families participate in Easter egg search

There will be local vendors and handcrafted treats. Registration begins at 9 a.m. for the grand giveaway of four season passes to Big Kahuna's Water Park in Destin. FREE EASTER PET PHOTO SESSION On Saturday, April 8th, bring your pet to PetSmart for free photos with the Easter Bunny and a CritterTrail Scavenger Hunt.

National Bannon and Kushner battle it out for Trump's heart and mind
Author: 0 Bannon and Kushner battle it out for Trump's heart and mind

Walters noted the Senate's confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Trump's recent meetings with foreign leaders and the United States missile strikes in Syria as evidence of success of the new administration. Sources told Axios's Mike Allen that Bannon's predilection for chaos has begun to wear on Trump, particularly as it has brought him into conflict with Kushner, whose own influence has grown as Bannon's has shrunk.

National Equal Pay Day brings attention to gender gap between men, women's salaries
Author: 0 Equal Pay Day brings attention to gender gap between men, women's salaries

U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono also recognized Equal Pay Day . In Massachusetts lawmakers passed a first of its kind legislation past year called the Pay Equity Bill. According to the National Partnership for Women & Families, women in South Dakota lose a combined total of more than $2 billion a year because of the wage gap.

Author: 0 What exactly is US Syria policy? Big questions for allies

The British foreign secretary had been due to visit Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow before the G-7 meeting. The U.S. cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base last week damaged or destroyed 20 percent of Syria's operational aircraft, as well as fuel and ammunition sites and air defense capabilities, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday.

Author: 0 NY budget deal: free tuition, upstate Uber, raise the age

Over the period of next three years the program will be rolled out in tiers and it to cover for only those students whose families income make less than $100,000. The New York State website on the plan says it was supported by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Qualifying students must also live and work in NY state for the same number of years they received funding after graduation.

Author: 0 Coptic priest recalls blast that killed his son

The government has declared a state of emergency for the next three months and deployed troops to guard public spaces across the country. The Islamic State (IS) terror group, which is outlawed in Russian Federation, reportedly claimed responsibility for the terror acts and threatened further attacks in a statement published on social media.

Author: 0 Syria's Assad says U.S. missile attacks fail to achieve goal

The Pentagon said that warships fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Shayrat Air Base near the Syrian city of Homs that was purportedly the origin of the chemical strike two days earlier. Writing in the Sunday Times , Fallon said the Kremlin was responsible "by proxy" as the "principal backer" of the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Author: 0 Manhunt for armed Wisconsin man shifts to protection of churches

About 150 to 160 officers from south-central Wisconsin and beyond are involved in a manhunt for a Janesville felon who authorities say stole guns, threatened public officials, and wrote a 161-page anti-government manifesto that he sent to President Donald Trump.

National Leaders tee off in the 3rd round at Masters
Author: 0 Leaders tee off in the 3rd round at Masters

If Charley wins the 2017 Masters tournament, it will be the FIRST time. A frustrating third round of 71 left him six shots behind behind Ryder Cup team-mates Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia on Saturday. They went head to head and even tacked on a 73rd hole for added entertainment. "I played nicely on the front", Fowler said. Garcia pumped his arms and pounded his fist into the grass in elation, and then his fiancee joined him on the green for a tight hug and kisses.

National New GOP plan shows moderate Republicans don't understand insurance
Author: 0 New GOP plan shows moderate Republicans don't understand insurance

In a press conference announcing the new amendment House Speaker Paul Ryan said that the new amendment showed the House GOP was moving forward with their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. without a deal". Until the meeting, there was no indication that there would be a formal effort to tweak the bill before lawmakers left Washington .

National Impeachment hearings begin for Alabama governor
Author: 0 Impeachment hearings begin for Alabama governor

This follows a previous report from the Alabama Ethics Commission that concludes there is ample reason to believe the governor may have violated ethics and campaign finance laws. Anthony Daniels of Huntsville, the House minority leader. "It is not unusual for elected officials to have ethics and campaign finance issues". "Governor Bentley directed law enforcement to advance his personal interests and, in a process characterized by increasing obsession and paranoia, subjected career law ...

Author: 0 Johnson to call for more pressure on Russian Federation over Syria

The United States launched missile strikes on Syrian government targets in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons, the first such intervention by America. Even handsome babies were cruelly murdered at this very barbaric attack. Although it is unclear whether Jakarta will bring the Syrian issue to the table during Pence's visit - which was scheduled weeks before the attack - speculation is growing that the USA and Indonesia might also discuss security issues and possibly terrorism.

Author: 0 Cubs embrace bigger target in '17, plot escape from St. Louis

It was a painful run as Javier Baez's wild throw drilled him in the left ear and left him lying behind the plate as a sellout crowd of 46,760 fell into library silence. Matt Adams has been a first baseman for the Cardinals since 2012. Matheny didn't say if the lineup would change with the day off, but hinted that he might lean toward leaving it intact.

Author: 0 Man, considered armed and risky, who sent manifesto to Trump

Officials had received almost 425 tips as of Monday morning. Monday is the fifth day of the search and Rock County Sheriff's Office Commander Troy Knudson said they are widening their search. "What we have not seen in the past is this anti-government, or terrorist-type information". "This level of support is certainly appreciated during this hard and unsafe search", sheriff's officials said in a news release.

National US Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court
Author: 0 US Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

The Senate change voted in by Republicans, affecting how many votes a nominee needs to advance to a final confirmation vote, will apply to all future Supreme Court candidates as well. The court's ideological leaning could help determine the outcome of cases involving the death penalty, abortion, gun control, environmental regulations, transgender rights, voting rights, immigration, religious liberty, presidential powers and more.

Author: 0 Passenger forcefully removed after airline overbooking

Some also expressed outrage that other passengers did not stop the officers from abusing him. One officer involved has been placed on leave, the Chicago Aviation Department said Monday. It's no secret that airlines intentionally overbook flights-it's simply part of the revenue model to try to get as many butts in as many seats as they can.

Author: 0 Gorsuch pledges to be 'servant' of Constitution

Trump thanked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell "for all that he did" to make Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Little more than two hours later, Gorsuch took the judicial oath administered by Kennedy in the Rose Garden. Now that the Supreme Court's vacancy has been filled and nine justices are seated, they could be more willing to take up those controversial cases.

National Trump security adviser urges Russian Federation to rethink Syria support
Author: 0 Trump security adviser urges Russian Federation to rethink Syria support

In this video, CNN's Jake Tapper looks at President Donald Trump's recent criticism of President Barack Obama's response in 2013 to a chemical weapons attack in Syria. "What I can tell you is, through the meetings we had all this week, what you saw was a president that was disgusted by what the Assad regime did to those innocent people".

National Manhunt, Day 5: Police continue to hunt for suspect as tips increase
Author: 0 Manhunt, Day 5: Police continue to hunt for suspect as tips increase

JANESVILLE - A Janesville man who sent an anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump railing against perceived injustices by the government and law enforcement is still at-large, as the nationwide search nears the one-week point. Blackhawk Technical College and UW-Rock County in Janesville are resuming normal spring class schedules while implementing extra security measures, according to an email from school officials.

National Martha Stewart jinxes Michael Pineda's ideal game
Author: 0 Martha Stewart jinxes Michael Pineda's ideal game

The Yankees delighted 46,955 fans who came out for the season opener at Yankee Stadium to watch the team grab its second consecutive win in a game that was never contested by the Tampa Bay Rays. Because when you get right down to it, the Yankees have created their own monster. "It's mechanical", Girardi said. Longoria reached on a first-pitch hanging slider and tipped his helmet to Pineda after reaching second.

National Charleston church killer gets life in state case
Author: 0 Charleston church killer gets life in state case

Roof pleaded guilty to nine counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder and a weapons charge for the massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, which he planned for months. "We're sorry", Joe Roof said, adding, "We have been distressed and just sick over what has happened to these families". "I would want everyone to understand that nothing is 'all bad, ' and Dylann is not all bad", he said.

National Police Hunt for Gun Store Burglary Suspect Who Sent Trump Manifesto
Author: 0 Police Hunt for Gun Store Burglary Suspect Who Sent Trump Manifesto

In an update released Monday, the office noted that it is "not aware of any threat towards a specific school or school district". Authorities said he might have changed his appearance. The FBI continues to offer a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the apprehension of Jakubowski, who is considered armed and unsafe. "It's just an overview that he feels that the government, and law enforcement, in particular, are acting as terrorists and are enslaving the people and creating this ...

Author: 0 Hillary Clinton chides Donald Trump on Syrian refugee ban after airstrikes

Clinton called on Congress to put party squabbles aside and look into it. "Im now writing a book where I spend a lot of time wrestling with this", Clinton said. In an extensive interview with New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof, Clinton covered a range of issues, including US intervention in Syria and the bipartisan investigation into Russian Federation election interference.

National Manhunt on for suspect accused of stealing firearms, sending manifesto to Trump
Author: 0 Manhunt on for suspect accused of stealing firearms, sending manifesto to Trump

Concerned by Jakubowski's anti-religious views expressed in the 161-page manifesto - which was sent to Trump at the White House - authorities stepped up patrols around places of worship on Sunday (9 April). Knudson declined to confirm what social media platform the video was on. As Jakubowski stamps the envelope his friend says: 'You'll never forget this face, ever'.

Author: 0 Neil Gorsuch to be sworn into Supreme Court

In nominating Gorsuch, President Donald Trump said he fulfilled a campaign pledge to pick someone in the mold of Scalia. "He will decide cases based not on his personal preferences, but based on a fair and objective reading of the law", the president added.

Author: 0 Gorsuch takes first of 2 oaths

McConnell past year refused to consider the nomination of President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, and then worked to discard with the custom of 60 votes needed to break a Democratic filibuster. A Second Amendment challenge out of California, a religious liberty test from Missouri and a voter ID law problem from North Carolina now await Gorsuch and his eight high-court colleagues.

National Easter egg hunts are planned
Author: 0 Easter egg hunts are planned

The event will be held at the Morrill City Park. Central Standard Time. Early arrivals are encouraged, as the hunt, in its 13th year, draws children from both Montana and North Dakota, and includes door prizes which require pre-hunt registration.