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National US soy futures post slight gains; corn, wheat flat
Author: 0 US soy futures post slight gains; corn, wheat flat

The most active Corn contract for May delivery fell 4.75 cents, or 1.30%, to 3.6175 bu. Of the nine years where corn planting was slower than the 20-year average by May 21, the June report only twice reflected lower soybean acres than what had been printed in March - and this ended up being the case at the end of the season.

Author: 0 White Supremacist Caught on Video Sucker Punching a Woman at Berkeley Protest

In another altercation, a protester who stole a Trump flag was chased down in front of a store and punched, until allies ran to his side and started to beat the Trump supporter involved. Pushing her walker, Karin Arlin, 85, a Holocaust survivor who came to the US from Germany when she was 9, said she's also anxious about the direction of the country.

National Texas Governor Gives First Clear Support for 'Bathroom Bill'
Author: 0 Texas Governor Gives First Clear Support for 'Bathroom Bill'

The NBA, NFL and corporate giants including Facebook and Google have previously warned Texas against adopting a bill that was similar to the original North Carolina law. Sen. Doug Overbey, R-Maryville, tried to get Hensley to change language in the bill that he thought would give physicians more protections. Bill Flanigan, who was diagnosed a decade ago with testicular cancer, which moved into his lymph nodes four years ago.

National State still plans double execution despite Supreme Court setback
Author: 0 State still plans double execution despite Supreme Court setback

On Wednesday, inmates asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take the case challenging the use of a sedative used in flawed executions in other states and one of three drugs Arkansas plans to use in its executions. There are many. The two set for execution Thursday, Lee and Johnson, both want more DNA testing in hopes of proving their innocence, though a Pulaski County judge on Tuesday rejected Lee's request for the enhanced tests.

National Matthew Stafford would like new contract with Lions
Author: 0 Matthew Stafford would like new contract with Lions

This marked the last win of the season for the Lions and while most discredit the injury as a reason for the poor finish, it was devastating timing. As for his future, Stafford said he hasn't anxious too much about his contract talks. Last week, Lions general manager Bob Quinn said the team is in early stages of talks with the quarterback. It's a priority, but it takes two sides to do a deal.

National Macron clings on to lead in tense French election race
Author: 0 Macron clings on to lead in tense French election race

The government previously announced that security around candidates and the election has been stepped up ahead of Sunday's first-round vote. After the United Kingdom's unexpected vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump's unexpected triumph in the USA presidential election previous year, you might imagine that Europe's chancelleries have developed detailed contingency plans for a victory by the far-right National Front's Marine Le Pen in France's presidential election.

National Gas tax alternative defeated in Tennessee House
Author: 0 Gas tax alternative defeated in Tennessee House

Sales taxes on vehicles are only paid on cars and trucks registered in Tennessee. Nashville Democrat Bo Mitchell says he doesn't believe those cuts will save most families money. Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell of Nashville ended up voting in favor of the bill after supporting the failed effort to remove the gas tax hike.

National Arkansas Suffers More Setbacks To Execution Plan
Author: 0 Arkansas Suffers More Setbacks To Execution Plan

According to a state prison official's testimony in the drug case, he "deliberately ordered the drugs a year ago in a way that there wouldn't be a paper trail, relying on phone calls and text messages". Stacey Johnson (l.) and Ledell Lee are slated for execution on Thursday. . Arkansas Department of Correction Deputy Director Rory Griffin said he didn't keep records of the texts, but McKesson salesman Tim Jenkins did.

National Arkansas suffers 2 setbacks to multiple execution plan
Author: 0 Arkansas suffers 2 setbacks to multiple execution plan

It was unclear if Attorney General Leslie Rutledge would appeal the stay of execution for Johnson to the U.S. Supreme Court after the state lost an appeal to the high court on a case involving another inmate Monday night. That's true whether it's the inmate who is seeking an eleventh-hour reprieve or the state that wants to put a prisoner to death. Arkansas plans to execute Lee and another inmate, Stacey Johnson, on Thursday night.

National Trump Order Would Target High-Skilled Worker Visa Program
Author: 0 Trump Order Would Target High-Skilled Worker Visa Program

The White House says that the visa brings in cheaper foreign labour and undercut American workers. But critics say the program has been hijacked by staffing companies that use the visas to import foreigners - often from India - who will work for less than Americans.

Author: 0 Man alleges he qualified for DACA but was deported

The Montes-Bojorquez case comes amid growing anxiety among DACA recipients. Montes added that he was prevented from retrieving his documents and was instead sent back to Mexico within three hours. Representatives for Montes did not have an answer as to why DHS would not have a record of Montes' DACA status. On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security said it had no record that Montes was removed to Mexico, but acknowledged that he had been approved for DACA through January 25, 2018 - ...

National Chaffetz announces he will not seek re-election
Author: 0 Chaffetz announces he will not seek re-election

He continued: "For those that would speculate otherwise, let me be clear that I have no ulterior motives". As chairman the House Oversight Committee, Chaffetz has drawn attention and criticism for his handling of conflicts of interest investigation into Hillary Clinton and potential investigations into President Donald Trump.

Author: 0 Sacked news host Bill O'Reilly blasts 'unfounded' harassment claims

One of his most indelible TV moments is the famous "You Mad" interview he had with rapper Cam'ron and hip hop mogul Dame Dash on his program The O'Reilly Factor in late 2003. Minutes after O'Reilly's departure was confirmed, Fox tried to turn the page by announcing a new, O'Reilly-less lineup, which will take effect on Monday, the day O'Reilly had been scheduled to return from vacation.

National Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz won't run for re-election
Author: 0 Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz won't run for re-election

She said Wednesday that "nothing has changed" for her run with Chaffetz dropping out. Before running for Congress, Chaffetz worked for politician and diplomat Jon Huntsman Jr.in 2004 as campaign manager in Huntsman's successful race for Utah governor, then as chief of staff after Huntsman took office.

Author: 0 Two People Missing in Grand Canyon

The National Park Service has also deployed a helicopter, drone, inflatable motor boat and about 20 search and rescue personnel in the search that has entered its fifth day. "When you're in the wilderness, you don't have your gauze and your bandage", Sevenski said, but Merrell knew how to use natural materials as stand-in medical tools.

National Arkansas high court issues stay for 1 inmate
Author: 0 Arkansas high court issues stay for 1 inmate

Lee, who is also black, was sentenced to death in 1993 for the murder of his neighbor, a white woman. They won stays from the Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday after lawyers argued their mental health issues were similar enough to those raised in an Alabama case going before the U.S.

National Dad: Fresno shooting suspect spoke of race war
Author: 0 Dad: Fresno shooting suspect spoke of race war

Though he didn't want to speak on camera, Muhammad's father said his son first talked of killing people more than a decade ago. A man shot and killed three people on the. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings.

National 9-Year-Old Wounded by Teacher's Husband on the Mend
Author: 0 9-Year-Old Wounded by Teacher's Husband on the Mend

The parents of a 9-year-old boy who was injured during a school shooting in California earlier this week said he is recovering very well. "Please continue to pray for him and also for Jonathan Martinez's and Karen Smith's families", the Brandy family said.

Author: 0 Historic Georgia House Race Down to 2 Candidates

Republican Karen Handel , former Georgia secretary of state and county commissioner of Fulton County, will face Ossoff in a runoff on June 20. For U.S. Democrat Jon Ossoff almost won Tuesday night's special election outright thanks largely to voters angry over the presidency of Donald Trump . "Glad to be of help!" he tweeted.

National Trump signs law allowing states to defund Planned Parenthood
Author: 0 Trump signs law allowing states to defund Planned Parenthood

President Obama's law meant to protect funding for reproductive health centers, like Planned Parenthood, through Title X-the only federal grant program dedicated to providing family planning and preventive health services. "There is an opportunity for organizations to continue the important work they do in support of women's health, while not providing abortion services", Trump said.

National Heading home or on a new job: Fresno victims shot at random
Author: 0 Heading home or on a new job: Fresno victims shot at random

Authorities say the man suspected of killing three white men in a racially charged attack in Fresno laughed multiple times as he recounted the rampage to detectives. A 39-year-old shooter shot and killed 3 in Fresno, California. A memorial of candles and flowers honors victims of Tuesday's shooting outside Catholic Charities Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Fresno, Calif .

Author: 0 Bill O'Reilly Out at Fox News After Sex Harassment Allegations

O'Reilly is fully committed to supporting our efforts to improve the environment for all our employees at Fox News". There was no immediate response from Bill O'Reilly's bosses Wednesday to escalating reports that the Fox News Channel personality will lose his job following accusations he had harassed women.

Author: 0 Marlins lose combined no-hitter with one out in ninth inning

Mariners starter Yovani Gallardo (0-2) gave up runs in each of the first three innings, culminating in Bour's opposite-field blast, before settling and finishing with six innings pitched, allowing four runs on nine hits, while striking out three and walking none.

Author: 0 How Fox News broke the Bill O'Reilly story to its viewers

Sexual harassment allegations forced out Ailes, and with similar accusations dogging O'Reilly, the network appeared hostile to women. Finally, financially hobbled and the target of street protests, Fox News pulled the plug on the host's 21-year run on the network.

Author: 0 Supreme Court blocks Arkansas executions

Justice Samuel Alito referred the request to the full court, which ruled just minutes before Arkansas's execution warrant for Davis expired. As he awaited the court to decide his fate Davis ate fried chicken, mashed potatoes and strawberry cake - what could have been his last meal.

National US Man killed three on street, says he 'hates white people'
Author: 0 US Man killed three on street, says he 'hates white people'

He says he joined the Nation of Islam and in 1995, when he was 17, he attended the Million Man March in D.C.as a lieutenant. The murdered victims were white males. Dyer said he doesn't think the suspect's desire to kill stemmed from religious views, but rather racist views. Dyer says Muhammad was publicly identified Tuesday as the person who last week shot a 25-year-old Motel 6 security guard.

Author: 0 Arkansas executions temporarily on hold

In its 4-3 ruling in the Johnson case, the state's highest court followed the same split it did on Monday, when it halted two other executions involving different inmates, Bruce Ward and Don Davis. Gray's ruling mirrors one last week from Pulaski County circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, who also blocked Arkansas from using the vecuronium bromide.

National Elizabeth Warren: Americans Should Keep Demanding To See Trump's Taxes
Author: 0 Elizabeth Warren: Americans Should Keep Demanding To See Trump's Taxes

I propose that if we want tax returns disclosed, then Congress needs to pass a law stating such, which should include them as well. "See, President Trump?" he wrote. "Now that it comes to tax returns, he's not interested in transparency anymore". Constituency furor over Trump's returns is even playing out in Republican town hall meetings across the country.

National Neil Gorsuch confirmed by Senate as Supreme Court justice
Author: 0 Neil Gorsuch confirmed by Senate as Supreme Court justice

To them, Gorsuch epitomizes the type of judge who decides cases based on the Constitution , the law and precedents, rather than personal opinion or ideology. Presided over by Vice President Mike Pence, the 54-45 near party-line vote caps a partisan saga that has seen Republicans pursue a rule change widely regarded as the "nuclear option".

Author: 0 Mitch Haniger's 3 hits, 4 RBIs lifts Seattle past Miami 10-5

That's as far as the potential no-no would go, however, as reliever Kyle Barraclough gave up a double to Mitch Haniger with two outs to go. Through three starts (16 innings pitched) in 2017, Chen owns a 4.44 SIERA, a 15.4 percent strikeout rate and a 1.06 WHIP while limiting opponents to a 27.5 percent hard-hit rate.

National Allies silent, jibes in China over US carrier mix-up
Author: 0 Allies silent, jibes in China over US carrier mix-up

A week and a half ago it was reported that Admiral Harry Harris of US Pacific Command had told the carrier strike group to start sailing north, towards Korea, after the ships left Singapore on the 8th. Pyongyang said it may test missiles on a weekly basis, and warned of "all-out war" if the U.S. takes military action. U.S. Pacific Command said it would not discuss specific timing of future operations because of security concerns.

Author: 0 Bill O'Reilly's statement following his firing from Fox News

These included Mitsubishi Motors, which spent about $2.1 million for ads on O'Reilly's show in 2016, making it the show's fifth-largest advertiser. O'Reilly's exit came nine months after his former boss, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes , was ousted following allegations of sexual harassment .

National O'Reilly out at Fox News Channel, still denies allegations
Author: 0 O'Reilly out at Fox News Channel, still denies allegations

In an internal memo sent to 21st Century Fox employees that has been shared by United States media, the company writes the decision was made after "extensive review done in collaboration with outside counsel". That all began to unravel after a New York Times revealed that FOX paid some $13 million to settle allegations of sexual harassment filed by women O'Reilly worked with.

National Pitt to host 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championships at PPG Paints Arena
Author: 0 Pitt to host 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championships at PPG Paints Arena

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville will host the NCAA golf championships for the first time in 2019, and the NCAA indoor track and field championships are headed back to the UA in 2021. "Welcoming the NCAA DIII National Championships is a natural addition to the location's playing portfolio". The 2019 event will be held November 22-24 with the 2021 championships set for November 19-21.

National Tom Brady backs out of White House visit at last minute
Author: 0 Tom Brady backs out of White House visit at last minute

At least a half dozen team members are boycotting the event, though, with some saying they don't feel welcome so long as Trump is president. The 25-year-old running back, who won the Super Bowl in overtime with his third touchdown of the game, is entering his fourth year with the team.

National Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez hangs self in MA prison cell
Author: 0 Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez hangs self in MA prison cell

He was pronounced dead at a hospital in Leominster about an hour later. Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence , was alone in his cell in a general population wing and had "attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items", the statement reads.

National US Judge Signs Baltimore Police Deal; Justice Department Objects
Author: 0 US Judge Signs Baltimore Police Deal; Justice Department Objects

In a statement , Mayor Catherine Pugh said , "The city of Baltimore is ready to move forward to rebuild the important relationship which exists between the community and our police department". DOJ attorney John Gore said Attorney General Jeff Sessions is anxious about "whether it will achieve the goals of public safety and law enforcement while at the same time protecting civil rights".

Author: 0 Five views on the 'Mother of All Bombs' in Afghanistan

The top United States military commander in Afghanistan said the decision to deploy one of the largest conventional bombs ever used in combat was purely tactical. forces conducting clearance operations in the region. "I was sleeping when we heard a loud explosion. We thought it had happened right in front of our house", he said.

Author: 0 Syrian strike support warranted

As for the United States president it is essential to prevent and discourage the usage of chemical weapons, reported the Washington Post . Assad accused the USA of trying to boost the morale of "terror groups" in Syria. "Assad signed the chemical weapons treaty ban". The U.S. says the strike was in response to a nerve gas attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun last week, widely blamed on government forces.

National Man kills three people while screaming 'Allahu Akbar'
Author: 0 Man kills three people while screaming 'Allahu Akbar'

Speaking during a Press Conference, Dyer said he did not believe the murders were related to terrorism, adding that the shootings were "solely based on race". The third victim, a 59-year-old man, was gunned down in the parking of the Catholic Charities building. Police had issued a plea for the public's help to find Muhammad.

National Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell
Author: 0 Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell

He also earns the John Mackey Award bestowed on college football's most outstanding tight end. The New England Patriots learned of former tight end Aaron Hernandez's apparent suicide as they prepared to go to the White House to celebrate their fifth Super Bowl title.

Author: 0 Georgia Special Election Results Hang In Suspense

Ossoff won the race with 48.1 percent, much higher than the second place victor he will face in the runoff election, former state Secretary of State Karen Handel , who won about 20 percent of the vote. But the bigger Ossoff effect, whether he wins the runoff or not, may well be seen among Republicans in Washington. But both races gave Republicans a scare they never would have anticipated six months ago - and demonstrated that Democrats have galvanized the anti-Trump activism of the past ...

National Two held in France on suspicion of planning attack during election
Author: 0 Two held in France on suspicion of planning attack during election

The first round of the French presidential election is scheduled for Sunday, while the run-off between the top two contenders will take place on May 7. Meanwhile, the far-right party National Front (FN) of another frontrunner Marine Le Pen accused its opponents of being unable to cope with the terrorist threat.

National Emerson RCMP charge prisoner at CBSA port of entry
Author: 0 Emerson RCMP charge prisoner at CBSA port of entry

All of the asylum seekers are from West Africa but police would not give their nationalities, genders or ages. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have arrested a Regina woman on charges of human smuggling. At 8 p.m. that night, the CBSA alerted the RCMP that a smuggling attempt may be imminent. Advocates on both sides of the border have long urged the Canadian government to suspend the agreement, warning that it leaves asylum seekers looking to enter Canada from the U.S.

Author: 0 O'Reilly's bosses not commenting on reports that he's out

By ratings standards, Bill O'Reilly is one of the most accomplished TV personalities in the history of cable news. According to New York Magazine and the Daily Intelligencer's Gabriel Sherman on Wednesday, the Murdochs - chairmen of Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox (Rupert Murdoch is now acting CEO of Fox News) - reportedly made a decision to oust O'Reilly following various allegations of harassment over a span of years, which had prompted a wave of major companies to pull ...