Author: 0 Mike Flynn probed over payments from Russian government-linked firms: Pentagon

Kelner's statement , however, did not address the issue of whether Flynn requested and received permission to accept foreign government payments. Separately, the committee's Republican chairman, Representative Jason Chaffetz, asked the acting Army secretary for a "final determination" as to whether Flynn violated the law by accepting foreign payments, according to a letter released by his office on Thursday.

National Trump won't ditch NAFTA, for now
Author: 0 Trump won't ditch NAFTA, for now

The Trump administration last month circulated a draft letter on NAFTA renegotiations but has yet to give official notice. But a group of top administration officials, including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, urged the president to reconsider the move, which would likely rock global markets and shake political precedent.

National Sheffield: Land Trust plans Arbor Day celebration
Author: 0 Sheffield: Land Trust plans Arbor Day celebration

Roe says overall the number of trees in Wisconsin is growing. During his presentation and after, Wickliffe Mayor William Margalis talked about the importance of planting trees, replacing those that have been cut down and helping to instill the right attitudes in young people about environmental stewardship.

National Conservative Freedom Caucus backs GOP health bill
Author: 0 Conservative Freedom Caucus backs GOP health bill

Dent is a leader of the moderate House Tuesday Group, which has about 50 members. They are concerned about weakening the protections for people with pre-existing conditions - a major reason that the MacArthur amendment is not sitting well with a significant swath of the House GOP conference.

Author: 0 Amid reports of US NAFTA pullout, Mexico leaned on diplomacy

After speaking by telephone with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts a day earlier, Trump announced that the North American Free Trade Agreement would instead be renegotiated. Trump's comments on Twitter come one day after he told the leaders of the two countries that he would not end the trade pact. He said relationships between the USA and Mexico and Canada are "very good - deal very possible".

National Sean Hannity tweets his worry about Fox News' future
Author: 0 Sean Hannity tweets his worry about Fox News' future

Fox News co-president Bill Shine is privately expressing uncertainty regarding his future at the network, according to a report from NY magazine. Somebody HIGH UP AND INSIDE FNC is trying to get an innocent person fired. They expanded their control over the network after Roger Ailes resigned over his own sexual harassment scandal. The polarizing host fired off a series of tweets on Thursday afternoon amid rumors Bill Shine was potentially losing support from the Murdochs - particularly ...

Author: 0 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Blues, Rangers, Oilers advance to Round 2: Four takeaways

Injury fallout: Top D Cam Fowler hasn't played since April 4 because of a knee injury. Edmonton will face the Anaheim Ducks in the second round. The biggest injury to report was veteran Joe Thornton, who had been in and out of the lineup leading up to the playoffs before opting to play and attempting to help the club to victory.

National Delaware Police: Trooper slaying suspect shot dead
Author: 0 Delaware Police: Trooper slaying suspect shot dead

He graduated from the police academy in 2009. Officers attempted to make contact with the man and persuade him to surrender, state police said. He leaves behind a wife and a 5-year-old stepdaughter. "We are deeply saddened by the tragic situation that occurred in the parking lot of our Bear, Delaware store today". "Out of respect to the officer, our associates and all those affected, the store will remain closed until Saturday".

National Shutdown threat ebbs as Trump retreats on wall funding
Author: 0 Shutdown threat ebbs as Trump retreats on wall funding

Specifically, Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives are vowing to oppose any short-term spending bill that is proposed while the GOP moves forward with its plans to partially repeal Obamacare. The comments came after reports that the Republican Party is having second thoughts about the wall as part of its strategy to avoid the government shutdown.

National La Crosse not part of Purdue's Kaplan University acquisition
Author: 0 La Crosse not part of Purdue's Kaplan University acquisition

Kaplan's 15 brick-and-mortar locations throughout the US, including one in Indianapolis, are expected to continue serving students in person. During a time when public university leaders around the country are complaining that taxpayers aren't doing to enough to pad their budgets and salaries - already bloated by easy federal money - Purdue University is doing the opposite.

National Gwinnett County Police via CNN
Author: 0 Gwinnett County Police via CNN

Gwinnett County Police department officers Michael Bongiovanni, 42, and Robert McDonald, 25, were charged with violating their oath of office and a misdemeanor battery, reports The Huffington Post . After handcuffing Hollins and making him lie on the pavement, Bongiovanni and McDonald began kicking him, although Hollins does not seem to be putting up any kind of argument.

Author: 0 Trump turns to once-mocked executive orders to tout wins

That's about the same as in each of the two previous CNN/ORC polls taken after his inauguration. According to the poll, the two issues that are plaguing his presidency are health care and immigration, with almost 6 of every 10 people disapproving his take on them.

National What are the best and worst days to buy gas?
Author: 0 What are the best and worst days to buy gas?

Neither days are as extreme as Monday or Thursday, but GasBuddy says they're also noteworthy. Overall, Monday is the best day to fill up, according to the study, which analyzed three years worth of fuel price data. In 2015, Monday saw the lowest gasoline prices in 22 states. As such, the findings of the analysis showed the best bet is to fuel up early in the week.

Author: 0 Victim's family hopes to stop Arkansas execution

Arkansas is scheduled to execute convicted murderer Kenneth William tonight, who has been on death row since 2000. She said her mother Stacey, who was pregnant with twins at time of the accident, bought plane tickets for the pair who flew from Washington state to Arkansas on Wednesday to see Williams.

Author: 0 Flynn was warned not to accept foreign government payments

The letter instructs Mr Flynn to "obtain advance approval from the Army " before receiving any such payments. Also on Thursday, Elijah Cummings, ranking member and a Democrat in the House committee released documents which showed that Flynn was warned on October 8, 2014 by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) that he was prohibited by the Constitution from receiving payments from foreign sources without advance permission.

National Trooper slaying suspect shot dead after standoff
Author: 0 Trooper slaying suspect shot dead after standoff

Burgon Sealy Jr. was identified by sources, according to Delaware Online Thursday . On Thursday, the suspect in the fatal shooting of a DE state trooper remained holed up while officers were outside the home. Sealy fled in the Honda then called family members, police say , and said he shot a trooper at the Wawa. Hostage negotiators on the scene tried to get the unnamed suspect to surrender peacefully, Fournier stated.

Author: 0 Top Trump officials warn of fresh North Korea pressure

All 100 senators were invited to Wednesday's classified briefing at a building next to the White House. Top Trump administration officials on Wednesday warned of increased worldwide efforts to bring North Korea's nuclear program to heel, saying that past efforts have failed to reign in the North's nuclear program.

National Paul Ryan: New revisions are winning support for GOP health bill
Author: 0 Paul Ryan: New revisions are winning support for GOP health bill

Trump earlier backed a GOP plan to replace Obamacare-the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which never made it to a vote in Congress because it became clear Republicans didn't have enough support for the bill. "If they have eyes to see, they see how tight this thing is", said Rep. David Brat, R-Va. Partisan disagreements over the environment, abortion and GOP efforts to reverse Obama-era financial regulations continue to dog the negotiations, but both the administration and many congressional ...

National Speaker will set health care vote when ready
Author: 0 Speaker will set health care vote when ready

Mulvaney had indicated that, while the Trump administration had continued the CSR payments, they had not yet decided whether they would make the May payment, according to a source. "They take a long time, at least a year, so that's why we're working on the path to get it right, and not constrain it to some artificial deadline". Obama joined the rallying cry, asserting " You don't get to extract a ransom for doing your job, for doing what you're supposed to be doing anyway" he said.

National North Korea faces tighter sanctions under Trump strategy
Author: 0 North Korea faces tighter sanctions under Trump strategy

From Second from left, Sen. "I, frankly, don't understand why it's not easier to bring four people here than it is to take 100 there", said Sen. A senior administration official said there have been "some early indications of China doing a better job" enforcing existing United Nations sanctions on North Korea, as well as acknowledging the threat North Korea poses to China's security, giving an impetus to "take this problem on in new ways".

National Trump to sign agriculture executive order on Tuesday
Author: 0 Trump to sign agriculture executive order on Tuesday

South Dakota Senator John Thune also touts Perdue's experience as a farmer, agribusinessman and public servant while the state's other senator, Mike Rounds, was a fellow governor with Perdue and says his leadership skills and knowledge of production agriculture will be beneficial as the Senate begins work on a new farm bill.

National Trump to create VA Accountability Office, but details are slim
Author: 0 Trump to create VA Accountability Office, but details are slim

It would give the VA secretary more flexibility to remove, demote or suspend employees for misconduct. The office's eventual head will report directly to VA Secretary David Shulkin . Shulkin told reporters Wednesday evening that the changes would make the VA more aggressive in finding and removing bad workers. "But we know that that's not going to be enough to get done what I want to get done, which is to be able to, once we identify people that need to leave the organization, to get them ...

National The White House's decision-making on Michael Flynn is troubling
Author: 0 The White House's decision-making on Michael Flynn is troubling

I believe these documents should be declassified to the fullest extent possible, without compromising sources and methods", he said , thanking Chaffetz for joining committee Dems' request to see the documents. Flynn's attorney, Robert Kelner , said Flynn reported his plans to travel to Russian Federation to his former agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and he briefed officials there after he returned.

Author: 0 Arkansas Set to Execute Another Inmate After Possible Botched Execution

Though Jones' execution played out close to schedule ( scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., finished by 7:20 p.m.), the same can't be said for Williams'. There were no apparent signs of complications during Jones' execution, held Monday at the state's Cummins Unit in southeast Arkansas.

National Trump, Democrats and GOP all unpopular
Author: 0 Trump, Democrats and GOP all unpopular

Trump plans on issuing four executive orders between now and Friday, according to a report by Axios . For example, his two disputed travel ban executive orders are languishing, blocked by federal judges. He swore in his entire Cabinet at once, signed 76 bills into law, and began rolling out the New Deal in his first 100 days in office - a frenzy of activity that, ever since, all presidents have been matched against.

Author: 0 Trump bashes court for blocking cuts to sanctuary cities

Meanwhile, Suzanne Ludlow, the city manager for Takoma Park, said they have been making budget preparations for the possibility that the city could still have its federal funding cut off. Justice Department lawyers argued that the order never meant to withhold all federal funding from local jurisdictions. So-called sanctuary jurisdictions are those that have a policy of limiting cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

National Freedom Caucus says it now backs GOP health care plan
Author: 0 Freedom Caucus says it now backs GOP health care plan

In other words, with Freedom Caucus members on board, the vote definitely got a lot closer - but now it's in the hands of the moderates, who will have to decide whether voting with their party will be too politically risky in their constituencies.

National Leading GOP moderate opposes plan to move House health bill
Author: 0 Leading GOP moderate opposes plan to move House health bill

The House Freedom Caucus is prepared to approve a replacement for Obamacare if the new law includes the MacArthur Amendment, which would allow individual states to waive some Obamacare provisions. The group's backing puts pressure on moderate GOP members of Congress who may hesitate to back the plan. Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), a Freedom Caucus member who anxious that the process was going too fast last month, wouldn't rule out a vote if the legislation met his standard.

Author: 0 White House On Sanctuary Cities Ruling - Statement

Trump tweeted about the decision. It "has a awful record of being overturned (close to 80%)". And in San Francisco , when you look at Kate Steinle, being shot and here is the court, you know, right in that same general area. PolitiFact found in February that the 9th Circuit does have a higher than average reversal rate of 79 percent, which is the third highest of all circuit appeals courts in the country.

National Just 36% of Voters Would Re-Elect Donald Trump
Author: 0 Just 36% of Voters Would Re-Elect Donald Trump

With the Congress and White House under Republican control, Trump needs all departments to work together to accomplish the goals the voters elected him to do. but all of them began with some major legislative pushes". A revenue-neutral tax plan is especially important because tax cuts that add to the deficit may expire after 10 years.

National Stronger sales for PepsiCo in 1Q, profits jump
Author: 0 Stronger sales for PepsiCo in 1Q, profits jump

Their valuation of PepsiCo's stock in the fourth quarter is $1,544,000. State Street Corp boosted its position in PepsiCo by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. PepsiCo's dividend payout ratio is presently 66.01%. WARNING: This piece was posted by Markets Daily and is the property of of Markets Daily. If you are accessing this story on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States & global copyright laws.

Author: 0 Arkansas prepares to conclude aggressive execution schedule

The unprecedented schedule, set because one of the drugs in the state's execution mix expires at the end of April, prompted criticism that Arkansas was acting recklessly. Williams' federal public defenders argue that an Arkansas law bars the execution of a mentally retarded person and the Eighth Amendment to the U.S.

Author: 0 EPA Denies Plans to Close Chicago Office

These buyouts, cash payments to encourage workers to leave voluntarily, are expected to be cheaper than the long and tedious process required to fire federal employees. This year, IN will distribute filters to all residents IN Zones 2 and 3. As for Pruitt's meeting with residents at East Chicago's USS Lead Superfund site , Frank said he and four other residents shared their experiences dealing with the city's contaminated soil and water.

National Montana House again rejects infrastructure bonding bill
Author: 0 Montana House again rejects infrastructure bonding bill

Kruse said the House bills that have been discussed in Senate committees so far have been mostly bipartisan bills with little controversy. A legislative committee has forwarded a new version of an infrastructure bonding bill to the House floor for consideration.

National Assad behind deadly Syrian chemical attack
Author: 0 Assad behind deadly Syrian chemical attack

Ayrault said that chemical analysis of samples taken from the site of the attack in Khan Sheikhoun implied "the use of sarin is without question", and that the "responsibility of President Bashar al-Assad's regime is also without question".

Author: 0 Ann Coulter Says She Will Speak at Berkeley Despite the University's Cancellation

In February, after the cancellation of the event with Yiannopoulos, Trump posted on Twitter, "If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view - NO FEDERAL FUNDS?" "What are they going to do?" Coulter is unsatisfied with the new date as she believes it was intentionally chosen to lower the attendance rate of her speech.

National D'oh! 'Simpsons' needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestone
Author: 0 D'oh! 'Simpsons' needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestone

The late-night hosts have all gotten in digs at President Trump's relative lack of accomplishments during his first 100 days in office, and now The Simpsons want a turn. Grampa Simpson is taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, declaring he is being taken back to where he came from, though he doesn't quite remember where that is.

Author: 0 New issue in executions: Should the death chamber be silent?

Arkansas state carried out two executions on the same day to become the first U.S. state to put more than one inmate to death on the same day since Texas in 2000. Thirty-one states use the death penalty, with lethal injection being the primary method. I'm so sorry, Lacey. This is the first time a state has scheduled multiple executions in a rush to kill as many inmates as it could before drugs expired.

National When is a wall not a wall? GOP redefines Trump's border wall
Author: 0 When is a wall not a wall? GOP redefines Trump's border wall

However, Republicans have offered Democrats a deal that doesn't include funding for the wall. " Our base case is that a short-term spending measure likely will be passed in order to prevent a shutdown, but the bigger picture of the budget process for fiscal 2018 - starting October 1 - is anyone's guess".

Author: 0 Trump to sign agriculture executive order Tuesday

Perdue's late nomination back in January-in addition to the 3-month confirmation wait-has prompted some to say that all matters concerning rural farming and food safety in the USA are not a priority for President Trump. With the country facing challenges and opportunities on issues requiring veterinary expertise, such as animal health, animal welfare and public health, having strong veterinary leadership at the U.S.

Author: 0 NFL prospect: Rape report 'completely false,' skipping draft

But after making an appearance at an NFL Play 60 event and tucking into a cheesesteak at his Philadelphia hotel, Trubisky had several interviews to do. You might want to check out one of those Hollywood thrillers instead, though, because the bold predictions below may just spoil the surprises everyone else will be talking about at the watercooler on Friday.

Author: 0 Obama to Make First Post-Presidency Appearance at University of Chicago

Monday's event at the University of Chicago came together because of Obama's desire to speak directly with young people, a source close to the former President said. "We confront a whole range of challenges ... all those problems are serious, they're daunting, but they're not insoluble". That would present a tricky moment for Obama, who has publicly and privately expressed a deep respect for the way his predecessor, President George W.

Author: 0 United to offer passengers up to $10000 to surrender seats

The changes being implemented by United are unlikely to end the public relations backlash that continues to dog the airline nearly three weeks since the incident involving Dao. The review released Thursday details those changes, which includes additional employee training on how to deal with hard situations. Using a new app, flight attendants and gate agents can proactively dole out miles or other compensation "when a disservice occurs".

National Albany's unemployment rate drops in March
Author: 0 Albany's unemployment rate drops in March

The release of the March 2017 local rates follows last week's release of BLS monthly estimates showing a preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.4% in March 2017, dropping to its lowest rate since April 2000. The rate in March was the same as in March 2016. Last March, the county had a 3.9 percent rate in the same period. The largest numeric gain in the state came from leisure and hospitality, which includes accommodation and food services.

Author: 0 Thousands take part in March for Science in Berlin

Signs carried phrases including "Facts Don't Lie" and "In Science We Trust". Organizers behind the march have characterized it as "the first step of a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments".

Author: 0 United Raising Limit on Payments to Bumped Flyers to $10000

But the ten month old and 3 foot long rabbit named Simon was found dead when arrived to the USA city. United Airlines is facing another public relations problem after a giant rabbit being transported from England died after arriving at O'Hare Airport in Chicago.

National President Trump Quietly Negotiated the Release of Egyptian-American Captive, Says Report
Author: 0 President Trump Quietly Negotiated the Release of Egyptian-American Captive, Says Report

According to The Washington Post report , the White House did not offer anything to Egypt in exchange for Hijazi's release. Trump and his aides worked for several weeks with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to secure the freedom of Aya Hijazi, 30, a USA citizen, as well as her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, who is Egyptian, and four other humanitarian workers, The Washington Post reported .

Author: 0 Trump Backpedals on the Mexican Border Wall

Trump had been on a collision course with lawmakers over the wall, demanding that Congress include funding to start construction in its new spending bill. On Tuesday afternoon Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell remained coy about what he would do. "I don't know what people are talking about, you know, I watch these shows, and the pundits in the morning, they don't know what they're talking about.

Author: 0 UC Berkeley offers Ann Coulter a different date

According to officials at the University of California , Berkeley , groups responsible for recent violent protests were planning to target the talk by controversial political commentator Coulter, who is often likened to the UK's Katie Hopkins.