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Author: 0 AG Sessions Vows 'New Era' in Border Security

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions described the U.S. -Mexico border as "ground zero", pitting ranchers and other U.S. citizens against cartels and violent gangs and said immigration enforcement policies of past administrations have come to an end.

Author: 0 House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes temporarily steps aside from Russian Federation investigation

That evidence, first revealed by Nunes two weeks ago, has become the center of its own power struggle in the Russian Federation investigation - with Democrats accusing the White House of withholding that intelligence from them. Let's remember, he went to the Trump White House and was given classified documents at a moment when his committee was investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Russia's Assad stance dims hopes for US thaw

He said Moscow has lots of questions about the "very ambiguous" and "contradictory" ideas emanating from Washington. In a sign that the Kremlin is not set to drop its firm support for Assad, Syria's foreign minister is set to jet in to Moscow for talks with Lavrov on Thursday before a three-way meeting involving Iran's top diplomat on Friday.

National Tillerson slams Russia's 'failure' in Syria
Author: 0 Tillerson slams Russia's 'failure' in Syria

He said he was seeking to "better understand" the differences so that they could be narrowed. He conceded that "we need more evidence to impose sanctions, but we are confident it will happen". Russian Federation says the USA has failed to provide evidence that Syria has chemical weapons. While some Russians have applauded Mr Putin's strongman stance, others have argued he should concentrate on national issues rather than a foreign war as sanctions and worldwide condemnation hit home.

National Kansas woman charged with murder in decapitation death
Author: 0 Kansas woman charged with murder in decapitation death

The spokeswoman says Davis and her 9-year-old grandson went to Hilyard's Wichita home to pick up items belonging to her son - who had dated Hilyard - when an "altercation" erupted between the suspect and the victim. The Mail claimed she is also facing trespassing, assault, obstruction, and trespassing charges in connection with an unknown incident. 'She had some serious mental issues going on, and I tried to reach out to her recently.

National Firefighters battle 5-alarm fire at Queens building
Author: 0 Firefighters battle 5-alarm fire at Queens building

Tuesday and quickly developed into a 5-alarm inferno less than an hour later, a spokesperson said. The FDNY said there was extensive damage to 112 apartment units in total. "The fire was there, but it was just smoke", he said. On Wednesday morning firefighters were allowing residents to get important belongings from their apartment.

National Sen. McCaskill Holds Town Hall in Springfield Friday
Author: 0 Sen. McCaskill Holds Town Hall in Springfield Friday

It was one of three stops for the state's senior senator Wednesday as she had a welcoming reception at a town hall in Hillsboro earlier in the day and was expected to appear at the Six County Democratic Rally in New Bloomfield. She also plans to meet with constituents Wednesday in Sikeston and Fulton; on Thursday in Hannibal, St. Joseph and Parkville; and on Friday in Springfield and Rolla.

National Many Bob's, Eastern Mountain Sports stores expected to close
Author: 0 Many Bob's, Eastern Mountain Sports stores expected to close

All told, parent Eastern Outfitters LLC is asking the bankruptcy court for permission to close 48 of its 86 Northeast stores. Leading up to its bankruptcy, Eastern Outfitters made payments to the paycheck processing company ADP totaling in excess of $2 million every two weeks covering its payroll for Bob's Stores and EMS, court documents show.

Author: 0 Putin and Tillerson agree that US-Russia relationship isn't going so well

Tillerson entered Wednesday's talks facing stiff opposition to his demand that Russian Federation end its support of the Syrian regime following the deadly April 4 chemical weapons attack in the town of Khan Shaykhun. "We believe it is of principal importance to prevent risks of a repeat of such steps in the future". Trump and others have indeed threatened similar action.

National Trump's latest revision: Keep Fed Chair Yellen and low-interest rates, too
Author: 0 Trump's latest revision: Keep Fed Chair Yellen and low-interest rates, too

He railed against Yellen and Federal Reserve in one of the debates but now he's having second thoughts, saying he likes Yellen and is open to extender her term. "Look, there's some very good things about a strong dollar, but usually speaking the best thing about it is that it sounds good", Trump said. "Historically, a bigger fiscal deficit has put upward pressure on the dollar".

National After earlier denial, police say they have rapper's jewelry
Author: 0 After earlier denial, police say they have rapper's jewelry

Boosie Badazz is now accusing the cops of stealing over $1 million dollar of jewelry from him after his incident yesterday where a security guard booted him and his family from a MS mall and even blasted them with pepper spray in the process (see here ICYMI).

National Sessions outlines border enforcement plan while in Nogales
Author: 0 Sessions outlines border enforcement plan while in Nogales

Sessions said the Trump administration is committed to reducing illegal immigration, telling the patrol gathering that the Southwest border is "ground zero" in the battle. Sessions told the CBP staff that to ensure that these priorities are implemented, effective April 11, each U.S. Attorney's Office (whether on the border or interior) will designate an assistant U.S.

National Some say Baltimore police reforms not enough
Author: 0 Some say Baltimore police reforms not enough

Almost 50 residents and advocates appeared before a federal court judge on Thursday to complain about mistreatment by this city's police officers and to urge the judge to approve federal oversight of the department, a day after the Justice Department expressed " grave concern" about moving forward and sought to delay the process.

Author: 0 San Bernardino school shooter threatened his wife

On Monday, April 10, a man by the name of Cedric Anderson opened fire at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino , California, where he killed a teacher named Karen Smith and an 8-year-old boy. What appears to be Anderson's Facebook page features the declarations amid statements of religious devotion before his last public post on March 15.

National United: Airline won't use police to remove passengers
Author: 0 United: Airline won't use police to remove passengers

He gave an apology in an interview with ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis in Chicago, as he responded to the global outrage prompted by video of Dao being pulled from his seat last Sunday and dragged by his hands down the aisle of a plane. To the editor: Fly the friendly skies of United and witness the cowardice of your fellow passengers doing nothing to stop an assault committed by "law enforcement".

Author: 0 Trump says Congress should repeal Obamacare before tackling tax code overhaul

House Republicans pulled the American Health Care Act after it failed to get enough Republican support. Some are now fearful the collapse of the healthcare bill could doom future major legislation - it has some Republicans fearing 2017 could mean no Obamacare repeal, no tax reform, no trillion-dollar infrastructure bill and no border wall.

National Trump seems to rule out deeper US intervention in Syria
Author: 0 Trump seems to rule out deeper US intervention in Syria

Tillerson conceded the two world powers had "sharp differences" that have obstructed co-operation but voiced optimism they could make progress. But Mr Trump also said: "Just so you understand, we're not going into Syria". "We are sending an armada - very powerful, and we have submarines - very powerful, far more powerful than the aircraft carrier", he added, apparently referring to USA submarines carrying ballistic nuclear missiles.

Author: 0 Trump orders Syria strike to send message to United States enemies

It comes after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson cancelled a visit to Moscow to meet his opposite number. "I don't draw conclusions of complicity at all, but clearly they've been incompetent and perhaps they've just simply been out-maneuvered by the Syrians", Mr Tillerson said in an interview with ABC's This Week program.

National Global Geo-political Series Japanese ships join U.S. armada to Korean Peninsula
Author: 0 Global Geo-political Series Japanese ships join U.S. armada to Korean Peninsula

The USS Carl Vinson got its new sailing orders shortly thereafter - nearly certainly a message to China to act on the North Korean problem. While Trump signaled a hands-off approach to the Syrian civil war throughout his campaign and the early months of his presidency, the chemical weapons attack in Syria, for which America blames Assad, changed his mind.

Author: 0 New Yorkers can enjoy free tuition at state schools soon

The criteria to stay in NY has come under criticism on the point that it undercuts the promise of free tuition in case the students are not made aware of this condition before accepting the scholarship. The scholarship would only cover the costs of tuition, so room and board, text books and other fees would not be included. "It's a different model", Cuomo said in a press release .

National 'Manchester by the Sea' inspired duo to kill son
Author: 0 'Manchester by the Sea' inspired duo to kill son

Mid-way through the grim meditation on grief that is Oscar victor Manchester by the Sea , an accidental fire rages through a New England home, killing three young children. These undated photos provided by the Chenango County Sheriff's Department in Norwich, N.Y. shows Heather and Ernest Franklin. Jeffrey, who had special needs and was adopted in 2012, was not found to have any physical signs of smoke or soot in his mouth.

National White House was wrong for withholding intelligence documents: US lawmaker
Author: 0 White House was wrong for withholding intelligence documents: US lawmaker

Press Secretary Sean Spicer lashed out at questions about White House involvement in providing information to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Mr Flynn will testify for the Senate and House Intelligence Committees' investigation into Russian Federation links and alleged interference in the 2016 election - but only if he is granted immunity from prosecution .

Author: 0 Dylann Roof Pleads Guilty to State Charges for Church Massacre

Roof's attorneys described his letter to prosecutors as an open attempt to "sabotage his own case, in a manner that potentially increased his odds of being sentenced to death". Roof's grandfather, Joe Roof, said he and his family have been heartbroken. Under a plea agreement, he'll be sentenced to life in federal prison after being found guilty in federal court in December on both murder and hate crime charges.

National San Bernardino Community Remembers Victims Of School Shooting
Author: 0 San Bernardino Community Remembers Victims Of School Shooting

Monday morning, Cedric Anderson, 53, of Riverside, went to the elementary school where his wife, Karen Elaine Smith , 53, a 10-year veteran of the school district, was working. Burguan said police searched Anderson's residence and did not find a suicide note. Yet, Anderson may have been dropping freakish hints on Facebook .

Author: 0 Hillary Clinton says Vladimir Putin helped influence U.S. election

About her own role, she said, "There were things I could have done better". During an event in NY last Thursday prior to the attack, she said, "I really believe that we should have and still should take out [Assad's] airfields and prevent him from being able to use them to bomb innocent people and drop sarin gas on them".

National A look at the charges against former Alabama governor
Author: 0 A look at the charges against former Alabama governor

While their alleged affair wasn't a crime, the alleged cover-up was. " Robert Bentley could not handle the power". But the scandal truly began in 2013, when Bentley's wife Dianne became suspicious of the budding relationship. In a court hearing, Bentley appeared sullen and looked down at the floor as he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of failing to file a key contribution report and converting campaign contributions to personal to use.

Author: 0 Shots fired as "erratic and aggressive" woman strikes Capitol police cruiser

As police attempted to stop her, she made a U-turn and fled, almost hitting officers and striking at least one other vehicle, Malecki said. "The vehicle was stopped at Washington and Independence Avenue Southwest". Shots were fired this morning near the U.S. Capitol in Washington , D.C. "All of a sudden, we heard one shot, and two shots right after that - just like boom, and then boom, boom - and the police were just swarming", Yanta told CNN.

National 8-year-old drives his sister to McDonald's to get a cheeseburger
Author: 0 8-year-old drives his sister to McDonald's to get a cheeseburger

He drove about a mile from his house, through four intersections and over railroad tracks. "He looked up videos on YouTube on how to drive", said officer Koehler, who adds that witnesses say the boy followed the rules of the road, stopping for lights and keeping within speed limits.

National Cavaliers to sign Dahntay Jones for playoffs
Author: 0 Cavaliers to sign Dahntay Jones for playoffs

Jeremy Lin led the Nets with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Whiteside leads in rebounds with 14.0 and in blocks with 2.1 per game. It sets up a big game on Wednesday to close the season against a potential Raptors first-round opponent, the Milwaukee Bucks.

National Putter the squirrel eats tiny custom-made cones at ice cream shop
Author: 0 Putter the squirrel eats tiny custom-made cones at ice cream shop

While seeing a little squirrel munch a tiny ice cream cone may be cute, it could lead to problems with people or malnutrition, wildlife officials warn. The approximately eight inches tall Putter the squirrel has been showing up since last summer at the Martins' Holden Beach ice cream shop and mini golf course.

National Your political discussions could be hijacked by the Russians
Author: 0 Your political discussions could be hijacked by the Russians

Much of the attention on various investigations into possible ties between the Trump administration and Russian Federation has shifted to that of the Senate, which has expressed intent to run an objective inquiry. In his opening statement at Thursday's hearing , Mr. Burr said the committee's investigation "will fail" if members allow politics to get in the way.

Author: 0 Kansas Race For House Seat Has Surprise Competition

Pictured above: Ron Estes, newly-elected congressman, delivers his victory speech. National resources from both parties flooded into the race, but most importantly, Donald Trump himself began to campaign on Estes' behalf. He also didn't vote for Trump in the last year's general election. Part of the magic brew in creating the impression that Republicans got a "scare" was achieved by cutting off the reporting before all results were in, as seen at the Politico and the Associated Press, or in ...

Author: 0 LEADING OFF: Banner day at Wrigley Field; Verlander vs Sale

Rizzo hit a 1-1 pitch from Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen to score Jon Jay from third and send the Dodgers (4-4) to their third loss in four games. According to a new valuation of the franchise, released by Forbes Magazine on Tuesday, the Cubs are now baseball's fourth-most valuable team, with an estimated value of $2.68 billion, a 22 percent increase over last year's number.

National New Sheriff Fires a Warning Shot in Syria
Author: 0 New Sheriff Fires a Warning Shot in Syria

However, Trump, who used to be broader on that microblogging platform, did not offer other details on the dialogue, which also included, according to news reports from China, the situation in Syria. Trump mentioned that the interaction occurred over dessert four times during his two minute response. He adds: "I said, 'We've just launched 59 missiles, heading to Iraq'".

Author: 0 Tornado watch issued for Wilson County until 9 pm

There's also a risk of damaging winds , large hail and possibly "isolated tornadoes ", and thunderstorms are expected to continue into Thursday , the NWS forecast said. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport - slowing the flow of inbound flights - because of possible severe weather, the airport said in a Twitter message.

National Estes wins race for US Rep
Author: 0 Estes wins race for US Rep

Republican state Treasurer Ron Estes will represent the Kansas 4th congressional district replacing Mike Pompeo , who Trump named as Central Intelligence Agency director. That was no match for the DCCC's Republican counterpart, which dumped almost six figures worth of ads into the race at the last minute, had Ted Cruz campaign with Estes , and did robocalls from Donald Trump and Mike Pence .

National Alabama governor pleads guilty, resigns
Author: 0 Alabama governor pleads guilty, resigns

The Alabama Ethics Commission last week found Bentley probably violated ethics and campaign finance laws after it completed an investigation into allegations that he used public funds to hide his relationship with Rebekah Mason, a senior adviser who later resigned.

National NY makes tuition free, but students must stay after college
Author: 0 NY makes tuition free, but students must stay after college

These will be phased in over the next three years to reach the $125,000 mark. ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There's a big string attached to New York's free middle-class college tuition initiative: Students must stay in the state after graduation or else pay back the benefit.

Author: 0 J. Geils found dead at Groton, Massachusetts home at age 71

He said Groton police went to the home around 4 p.m. ET in response to a well-being check and found Geils unresponsive. Internal strife between songwriters Peter Wolf and Seth Justman resulted in the J. He released two albums in the mid-1990s with his band Bluestime , Rolling Stone said. Police are now investigating his death , but foul play was not suspected with reports suggesting Geils died of natural causes.

National Alabama GOP calls for Gov. Bentley to resign
Author: 0 Alabama GOP calls for Gov. Bentley to resign

He said it appears to be an "amalgam of hearsay, rumor and innuendo". "I want to thank the members of the Alabama Supreme Court for quickly acting on our appeal and recognizing, what a circuit court judge didn't understand, that there are three branches of government and the Alabama Legislature is free to conduct its business as prescribed in the state constitution", the statement said.

National Ben Carson gets stuck in elevator on Miami housing tour
Author: 0 Ben Carson gets stuck in elevator on Miami housing tour

The elevator descended safely but the doors were jammed, so Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews had to pry them open. Mourning's nonprofit, AM Affordable Housing developed the apartments along with Miami's Housing Trust Group. Of course Twitter had fun with the idea that Carson was trapped in an elevator. Yes, Hall of Fame center (and apparently community activist) Alonzo Mourning had to idly sit by while the HUD Secretary was rescued by the fire department, adding yet another weird twist in ...

National Donald Trump says North Korea is 'looking for trouble' as tensions rise
Author: 0 Donald Trump says North Korea is 'looking for trouble' as tensions rise

Pyongyang is always extremely sensitive to the annual U.S. USA defense officials said that didn't mean military action was imminent. A similar decision was made amid tensions in 2013. China will have to decide if they want to occupy the North. Russia will have to choose a side, or they could remain neutral. North Korea called the Vinson's deployment an "outrageous act" and said it was "ready to react to any mode of war desired by the U.S.".

National Lawmakers OK California tax, fee hike for roads
Author: 0 Lawmakers OK California tax, fee hike for roads

State Sen. Connie Leyva (D-Chino), whose district includes Fontana, was doubtful of the bill until she was assured by Senate leaders and Brown's administration that "they will work with me in the near future to ensure that we continue to protect California's air quality from mobile source emissions".

Author: 0 Banner moment: Cubs finally raise championship flag

Nothing will stop the party, not even a little rain. There are many who are interested in being a part of the historic moment when the Cubs raise their championship banner, but getting into the game and celebration definitely won't be cheap.

National Republican Ron Estes Wins Kansas Seat to Replace Mike Pompeo in Congress
Author: 0 Republican Ron Estes Wins Kansas Seat to Replace Mike Pompeo in Congress

Estes was beating Democratic lawyer James Thompson , 52 percent to 46 percent, with 88 percent of the vote in when The Associated Press called the race. Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O'Donnell, a former Republican state senator, acknowledged the negative perception of Brownback and said the race was close because of it.