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National Things To Know From President Trump's Press Conference
Author: 0 Things To Know From President Trump's Press Conference

Lawmakers from both parties and chambers have called for various committees, probes and briefings to investigate Flynn's relationship with Russian Federation. Mr Trump sought to focus attention on what he called criminal intelligence leaks about Mr Michael Flynn , his former national security adviser who resigned earlier this week.

Author: 0 Trump today: Alexander Acosta, Florida dean, nominated for Labor

He also taught classes at George Mason University on employment law, disability-based discrimination law and civil rights law. Acosta is Trump's first Hispanic nominee to his Cabinet. We need a Labor secretary who will stand up for all working people. And he tapped someone whose chances of being confirmed appear to be relatively high, because Acosta has made it through the process three times before for different roles.

National Next Powerball jackpot will top $400 million
Author: 0 Next Powerball jackpot will top $400 million

Each ticket matched the first four winning numbers from the February 15 drawing plus the Powerball . More than 1.6 million tickets were bought nationwide for Saturday's drawing, but a main victor did not exist for the 18th time in a row.

Author: 0 Trump replacement pick for national security adviser rejects offer

Harward rejected the job because of family commitments and financial concerns, according to a senior administration official. Harward is a senior executive at Lockheed Martin. Flynn reportedly misled Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December about sanctions imposed by the Obama administration.

Author: 0 Trump speaks at first rally since entering office one month ago

Mr Trump is due to hold a campaign rally at an airport hangar in central Florida on Saturday afternoon as he seeks to regain his footing following a series of crises that have threatened his young administration. The man, who was wearing a black T-shirt with the words "President Donald Trump", said: "We the people are the reason our president is standing in front of us today.

Author: 0 Pac-12 basketball roundup: No. 5 Arizona holds off Washington

Washington State (12-15, 5-10), on the other hand, snapped a five-game skid with the victory. We're getting ready for this next game to get this next win for sure. A 12 point performance by the Sun Devils' designated big man Obinna Oleka, alongside redshirt freshman Andre Adams with 4 points in 15 minutes of playing time, were not enough to back up the Sun Devils' perimeter.

Author: 0 One Of These People Could Be Trump's New National Security Adviser

Retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward, the president's first choice to take over for Flynn, turned down the offer, citing family and financial reasons. "General Keith Kellogg, who I have known for a long time, is very much in play for NSA - as are three others", Trump said on Twitter, without naming the other candidates.

National Priebus: Intel Community Tells Me NYT Story Is 'Grossly Overstated'
Author: 0 Priebus: Intel Community Tells Me NYT Story Is 'Grossly Overstated'

Priebus is tasked with keeping the easily distracted president in line, so he tries to stay by Trump's side throughout the day, the website reported. Of course, power struggles among top White House staff members are nothing new. There is an undercurrent of distrust and anger at the agency level that is palpable. When the American people elected Donald Trump to the presidency last November, they did not pick him for his coquettish disposition - he came as-is, overflowing with bluster and a ...

National State superintendent candidate says opponent made offer
Author: 0 State superintendent candidate says opponent made offer

But, compared to Humphries, Holtz said he is on "totally opposite ends of the political spectrum". Wisconsin state superintendent candidates John Humphries and Lowell Holtz accused one another of being liars on Friday, while a Democratic lawmaker told Humphries at an unusual Capitol news conference that "we don't want you".

National Mo Farah wins 5000m at British Grand Prix
Author: 0 Mo Farah wins 5000m at British Grand Prix

However, she still has a healthy lead on the points standings. World records are always going to be tough - I was about a second off. Obiri won the 2012 world indoor title in 3,000m in Istanbul, Turkey and will be looking for her second global title at next year's World Indoor Championships.

National Population of Mexican gray wolves on the rise
Author: 0 Population of Mexican gray wolves on the rise

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.2 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places. Arizona expects the survival of wild-born pups to help sustain last year's growth rate, said Jim deVos, assistant director of wildlife management for the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Author: 0 David Petraeus Is Out of the Running to Be National Security Advisor

Trump wrote. He once said during the Trump campaign that if he (Flynn) had been one-tenth as careless with national security information as Hillary Clinton, then he should be locked up. Robert Harward to fill the White House vacancy, but Harward turned down the role on Wednesday, citing family commitments and financial reasons. Flynn stepped down after revelations that he had discussed US sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office and ...

National Suspect in Kim Jong-nam killing 'thought it was a TV prank'
Author: 0 Suspect in Kim Jong-nam killing 'thought it was a TV prank'

If North Korea was behind the killing, it was surprisingly amateurish for the regime, which has a history of using elite agents in such attacks. The Indonesian woman arrested for killing Kim Jong Un's half-brother may have been duped into carrying out the attack, according to Associated Press.

National Woman rescued after sinkhole swallows auto
Author: 0 Woman rescued after sinkhole swallows auto

Fire Department spokesman Eric Sherwin says another person was rescued by helicopter from the roof of a vehicle that was swept downstream during the fierce storm. It formed in the 12000 block of Woodbridge St. where the road meets Laurel Canyon Boulevard. Drivers were advised to avoid the area until further notice.

National New Immigration Order To Address Court's Concerns
Author: 0 New Immigration Order To Address Court's Concerns

The Justice Department told a federal court Thursday that there's no point in further court battles over President Trump's executive order on immigration , because it will soon be replaced by a different one. Such a move would eliminate the legal precedent of the appeals court's ruling against the administration. "If I would've done it a month, everything would've been flawless", the president went on to say.

National Emerging GOP Plan Would Replace Parts of Obamacare as It's Repealed
Author: 0 Emerging GOP Plan Would Replace Parts of Obamacare as It's Repealed

The plan also expands the use of health savings accounts, a policy that is the hallmark of almost every proposal Republicans have presented over the last six years. Specifically, Americans purchasing coverage on the individual market would receive an advanceable, refundable tax credit based on age. The outline distributed by Republicans repeatedly mentions that people will be able to buy so-called catastrophic coverage, which has limited day-to-day benefits but protects people when they ...

National Donald Trump Is Already Holding Another Campaign Rally
Author: 0 Donald Trump Is Already Holding Another Campaign Rally

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump's campaign team was organizing the event, not the White House. The FBI is now investigating Trump's campaign circle for Russian ties. Trump does not seem to have a similar issue in mind. I think this is especially egregious, as we've seen recently, his failed attempt at executive overreach in the form of a Muslim Travel Ban, which resulted in a number of people being unfairly detained at airports.

National Facebook Live captures four fatal shootings in one day
Author: 0 Facebook Live captures four fatal shootings in one day

The two-year-old and his uncle, 26, were in a vehicle they were going somewhere with the boy's aunt, 20, Tuesday when they were ambushed by a man. Seconds earlier, the woman had been posting video on Facebook Live as she drove with her boyfriend at her side and the toddler, Lavontay White Jr., in the backseat.

Author: 0 NASCAR beefs up concussion testing before season begins

As part of NASCAR's new rule regarding damaged vehicles, a driver whose auto sustains damage from an accident or contact of any kind and goes behind the pit wall or to the garage is required to visit the Infield Care Center to be evaluated.

National Student who secretly recorded instructor is suspended
Author: 0 Student who secretly recorded instructor is suspended

An OCC spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment Wednesday. One of the most frightening things for me and most people in my life is that the people creating the assault are among us. " Now, at 66, I'm paranoid ", she said in December. OCC recently posted signs in its classrooms reminding students that " video and/or audio recording without instructor permission is prohibited".

National Gambia's new President Adama Barrow to be officially inaugurated today
Author: 0 Gambia's new President Adama Barrow to be officially inaugurated today

Several heads of state were scheduled to attend the ceremony for President Adama Barrow. Mr Barrow was sworn in last month at a ceremony at the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal. Ma Peihua, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), will be the special envoy, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang at a press briefing.

National Big Lines From Trump's News Conference
Author: 0 Big Lines From Trump's News Conference

Trump made the announcement during a televised press conference on Thursday. Trump received 56.88% of Electoral College votes, according to Politifact - more than 10 percent lower than the Electoral College wins in 1988, 1992, 1996, 2008 and 2012.

Author: 0 Attendance light at some Orange schools on 'Day Without Immigrants'

Times reported. DURHAM -The Durham Public Schools didn't know how many students missed school Thursday to observe the national event, "A Day Without Immigrants" but some of the absences will likely be excused. "This is the law of the land and we affirm it in U-46". In Guadalupe, 38 percent of students were absent from Mary Buren Elementary School, and 23 percent of students were absent from Kermit McKenzie Junior High.

Author: 0 President Trump to Announce New Immigration Ban Next Week

He said the new order would address the issues raised by the court over the previous one. A federal judge in Seattle issued the most sweeping ruling, placing a nationwide hold on the moratorium in response to a challenge from the states of Washington and Minnesota.

Author: 0 Sunshine State Breaks Another Tourism Record

That topped the previous high of 106.6 million visitors in 2015 by 5.9 percent. The agency said 1.4 million jobs in Florida were tied to the tourism industry. Central Europe saw a 25.8 percent drop, which translates into 1,620 fewer visitors. Scott went to the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne to announce that the Sunshine State attracted 112.8 million tourists in 2016.

National Water Levels At Lake Behind Oroville Dam Keep Dropping
Author: 0 Water Levels At Lake Behind Oroville Dam Keep Dropping

The California Department of Water Resources has begun decreasing water releases from Lake Oroville via the severely damaged main spillway after making progress to reduce the amount of water in the reservoir. It says barges and cranes are being mobilized to remove debris and sediment from a diversion pool. Meanwhile, rain has returned to Northern California, which has led to a slight increase in water rushing into the lake at almost 26,000 cfs, according to DWR's data exchange center.

Author: 0 Ex-friend's says Durst admitted killing friend

Chavin said Durst told him outside a NY restaurant in 2014 what he took to be a confession to Berman's killing. He said he wasn't ready earlier to disclose what he had heard. Chavin answered: "I think there is". The defense attorney asked Chavin about a transcript from another interview later that month in which Chavin is quoted as saying, "He mumbled something".

National IRS Won't Reject Tax Returns That Skip Health Coverage Question
Author: 0 IRS Won't Reject Tax Returns That Skip Health Coverage Question

On Wednesday, the IRS announced that taxpayers would not need to fill out line 61 on form 1040, indicating that they are covered by qualified health insurance under the ACA mandate. Starting this year, taxpayers that leave line 61 blank or do not have an attached exemption form included, will no longer be automatically rejected.

Author: 0 CIA chief rejects media reports of hiding intelligence data from Trump

Trump has at times praised and bashed the intelligence community in recent months. "We are not aware of any instance when that has occurred", Pompeo said, calling a Wall Street Journal report to that effect "dead wrong". CIA Director Mike Pompeo flatly denied a report that the USA intelligence community is withholding intelligence from the president, in a statement issued late Thursday.

Author: 0 Donald Trump Announced R. Alexander Acosta as Labor Secretary Pick

A day later, Trump shut down a question by a haredi reporter of Ami Magazine about how the administration meant to tackle the rise in antisemitic incidents, which has included dozens of bomb threats targeting Jewish Community Centers across the US.

Author: 0 California slows release of water from Oroville dam lake

State Department of Water Resources Acting Director Bill Croyle said Friday that forecasts show only a slight rise in the water level behind the troubled Oroville Dam , where damage to two spillways led authorities to order the evacuation of almost 200,000 people.

Author: 0 Details emerge on plan to repeal, replace Obamacare

I felt compelled to contact him to let him know my feelings on repealing the Affordable Care Act. Trump promised to quickly repeal and replace Obamacare. If Republicans get rid of this individual mandate, they'll have to find some other way to afford the costs of insuring those with pre-existing conditions.

National Boy Attacked, Critically Injured By Pit Bulls In East New York, Brooklyn
Author: 0 Boy Attacked, Critically Injured By Pit Bulls In East New York, Brooklyn

Investigators recovered a silver.32-caliber revolver from the scene, cops said. They followed him two blocks to Logan Street, where the officers got out of their patrol vehicle and confronted him, police said. An officer fatally struck the man, who was then pronounced dead at the scene, Monahan confirmed. The man took off running and at one point turned toward officers with the gun.

Author: 0 Saturday Night Is Alright for Fighting: Twitter Will Livestream Showtime Boxing Card

That's what I am nowadays. It's not about me anymore. "He's a world-class fighter who will bring out the best in me". This is the first bout since October of 2015 that he is fighting in his backyard. The sport of boxing is on the rise again, and the best and most meaningful fights are on Showtime . You know a Russian fighter is going to come in with power.

National House Chairmen Ask DOJ To Probe 'Leaks' In Fallout Of Flynn Scandal
Author: 0 House Chairmen Ask DOJ To Probe 'Leaks' In Fallout Of Flynn Scandal

Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., sent a letter to Michael Horowitz, inspector general at the Department of Justice, asking him to investigate the source of leaks of classified information in a letter on Wednesday. Flynn resigned Monday night after a series of media reports purportedly detailed his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the US about sanctions levied against Moscow by the Obama administration.

Author: 0 SPAN Poll: Obama Ranks As 12th-Best President

While Obama greatly outranks former President George W. Bush (No. 33) and surpasses fellow Democratic President Bill Clinton (No. 15), he was unable to best former President Ronald Reagan (No. Douglas Brinkley, one of the historian in charge of the survey said: "Once again the Big Three are Lincoln, Washington and FDR - as it should be". Howard University historian Edna Greene Medford, however thought Obama might have ranked even higher.

Author: 0 Blasts Media, Says He "Inherited a Mess"

Circuit Court of Appeals should not reconsider an earlier ruling that suspended Trump's January 27 order. Meanwhile, the FBI is investigating contact between the Trump team and Russian officials during the campaign. "Really a shame", Trump said. "The actions by the Clinton regime and their associates may be among the most extreme examples of human rights violations observed during any election in USA history since Dr.

National After Christie rips Phillies, team fires back on Twitter
Author: 0 After Christie rips Phillies, team fires back on Twitter

Christie appeared on the "Boomer and Carton " show this week to talk about his visit, and host Craig Carton asked him about dining with Trump. "The Phillies suck", the governor said. "He says, 'There's the menu, you guys order whatever you want, '" Christie said, noting his wife was among the party. " Christie , a Dallas Cowboys fan who in the past said Eagles fans were generally angry, bad people", this time said the, "Philles suck".

Author: 0 Amtrak Police Officer Charged With Murder In Fatal Shooting

He has been charged with first-degree murder in the February 8 shooting of 25-year-old Chad Robertson, who died Wednesday. At that point one officer "calmly dropped to one knee, removed his gloves, unsecured his weapon" and fired a shot from about 30 feet away that missed, according to the suit , which says the second shot hit Robertson in the back.

Author: 0 Fan dates tennis star Eugenie Bouchard after winning Super Bowl bet

So she and John went to the Brooklyn Nets-Milwaukee Bucks, where they had courtside seats courtesy of the 22-year-old Montreal native. After New England came back to win 34-28 in overtime she tweeted: "Lesson learned". It might be love at first bet for Eugenie Bouchard. And, according to Bouchard, there will " for sure " be a second date. They looked like they were having a whale of a time - and Goehrke looked to be a flawless match despite Canadian Bouchard saying she did not know ...

National Sporting Goods Sector Under Siege: MC Sports the Latest to File Bankruptcy
Author: 0 Sporting Goods Sector Under Siege: MC Sports the Latest to File Bankruptcy

Carpenter, President of GA Retail Solutions, a leading provider of asset disposition and auction solutions, and a subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc. It joins a growing list of sporting goods retailers that have filed for Chapter 11 in the past 12 months, including Sports Authority, Sport Chalet, Golfsmith and, most recently, Eastern Mountain Sports.

Author: 0 Ninth Circuit Agrees to Wait for Revised Refugee Executive Order

Trump said , calling the court's 29-page ruling "a very bad decision". Turx went out of his way to make it clear that he was not accusing President Trump or anyone in his circle of anti-Semitism, even highlighting that Trump is a grandfather to Jewish children.

National Oakland Active Shooter: Man Armed With Rifle Detained; Interstate Reopens
Author: 0 Oakland Active Shooter: Man Armed With Rifle Detained; Interstate Reopens

He later allegedly fired shots at a fence and the helicopter, and was shot after a SWAT team arrived. The scene unfolded around 9 a.m. Monday morning when police responded to a report of an active shooter. Calls to an Oakland police spokeswoman were not returned Friday morning. The gunman was clearly seen in helicopter video shooting out a window of a home on Las Vegas Ave.

National It's Girl Scout Cookie time
Author: 0 It's Girl Scout Cookie time

They are partnering with Bi-Lo, Walmart, Sam's Club and Lowe's Grocery to sale outside their stores. The money raised during the cookie sales goes to supporting the Girl Scouts and activities throughout the year. Last year, the 88th Academy Awards had the audience eating out of Girl Scouts' hands, with film stars clamoring to buy and munch on cookies during the telecast.

Author: 0 Powerful storm pelts California and bring risk of flooding

The National Weather Service forecasted showers before 10 a.m. Friday with heavy downpours expected at times. Up to an inch of rain per hour is expected in some areas in part because the storm has been tapping into a so-called atmospheric river over the Pacific, sucking up volumes of warm subtropical moisture, forecasters said.