Author: 0 Jeff Sessions will not bring justice to the Justice Department

Raheejah Flowers, 16, fought back tears as she told the crowd that "this is not the end". Two witnesses who said his hand was not in his pocket gave accounts that were inconsistent in other details, making them insufficiently reliable. The AP reported that a police report said the officers saw the butt of a gun in Sterling's pockets and that they saw him try to reach for it. Amundson says the officers' encounter with Sterling happened in about 90 seconds.

Author: 0 What to know as Texas nears passing 'sanctuary city' law

Texas Senate Bill 4 would impose steep fines, even jail time, on Texas officials who fail to follow federal immigration laws. The move has already cleared the Texas Senate and now needs only a final House vote - which should come Wednesday - before Gov.

Author: 0 Alaskans react to the executive order to expand ocean oil drilling

Gulf Economic Survival Team Executive Director Lori LeBlanc called the move a "positive first step" for the oil and gas industry toward job creation and boosting the national economy. Zinke said the leases scheduled under the existing plan will remain in effect during the review, which he estimated will take several years before any new leases are possible.

Author: 0 House Republicans to Vote on Health Care Thursday

What's inside the GOP health care bill? Those efforts must have proven fruitful, because leaders had said they wouldn't hold a vote until they had enough votes to pass the measure. And states that obtain waivers could charge those with pre-existing conditions much more. The Republicans, meanwhile, would have states set up "high-risk pools" for some of those with pre-existing conditions - but some observers fear that the cost of such coverage could be hugely expensive.

National Escaped prisoner found in drainage pipe after 6-day search
Author: 0 Escaped prisoner found in drainage pipe after 6-day search

Two images also show the drainage pipe Watson was taking cover in when he was found by authorities. He was taken into custody in good condition, with scrapes and cuts from being in the woods, police said. Police say Watson was constantly moving over the six days he was on the run and believe he had traveled a distance of at least a mile in different directions.

National Passengers get into a BRAWL on a flight
Author: 0 Passengers get into a BRAWL on a flight

To which the man in the chill Hawaiian shirt responds, "I'll kill you", as he points at him, while giving him an ominous look. According to WFOR , a full-blown brawl broke out between two men just before a flight to the United States was set to take off from Japan.

National Flint threatens homeowners with foreclosure for unpaid water bills
Author: 0 Flint threatens homeowners with foreclosure for unpaid water bills

They might might not be able to drink the water from the tap, but they still have to pay for it. With a federal judge recently approving a $97 million settlement from the state of MI that will cover the cost of replacing water lines in at least 18,000 Flint households, it looks like the city is now trying to force residents to pay up on their water bills, and are threatening foreclosure if those bills aren't paid.

Author: 0 Trump says 'eventually' North Korea will have 'good missiles'

The United States and South Korea contend that the battery is only to guard against North Korean missiles, despite concerns expressed in China. The North fired the same type of missile on 16 April, just a day after a massive military parade where it showed off its expanding missile arsenal, but U.S.

Author: 0 Texas Police Have Fired The Officer Who Shot And Killed Jordan Edwards

Edwards's 16-year-old brother was at the wheel, and Oliver opened fire as the auto drove away . We have updates regarding the shooting and killing of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards this past Saturday. After heading into the house to try to break up the party, the chief said Oliver heard gunshots outside. "The past 67 hours have been challenging for all us", he said.

National U.S. relationship with China multi-faceted: Branstad
Author: 0 U.S. relationship with China multi-faceted: Branstad

He was introduced by Senators Charles Grassley and Joni Ernst, before answering questions from the committee. Gov. Terry Branstad earned high praise - and apparently a clear path to confirmation - from a Senate panel that questioned him for almost two hours on his nomination to be United States ambassador to China.

National Tigers offense stalls in 3-2 loss to Indians
Author: 0 Tigers offense stalls in 3-2 loss to Indians

Boyd didn't allow a hit until the fourth, when the Indians awoke with a three-run outburst. Bauer's earned run average on the season is 7.67, and he has made it through the sixth inning in just two of his five starts. Dickey's floaters were more effective than Matt Harvey's fastballs for the second time in a week and host Atlanta beat NY. Alex Avilas two-run single in the fifth inning gave the Tigers a six-run cushion.

Author: 0 Google warns of phishing scam that impersonates Google Docs

And in case that users have already clicked on such a link and given access to their Google docs, this should be immediately revoked through the permission link available in the account settings. Once done with selecting the account, it takes them to a Google sign-in page and asks them to continue with Google Docs. Thousands of people were targeted in a "sophisticated" scam Wednesday involving the Google service.

Author: 0 US attorney details why no charges in Alton Sterling case

Amundson said officers recovered a.38-caliber revolver loaded with six bullets from Sterling's right pocket after a 90-second altercation. A police report says Sterling was initially jolted with a stun gun after he didn't comply with the officers' commands to put his hands on the hood of a vehicle.

National Rich people including Trump will benefit -- Bob Badger
Author: 0 Rich people including Trump will benefit -- Bob Badger

Among the likely winners in President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan would be a real estate developer turned reality TV star who now happens to occupy the White House. Mnuchin said the president has "no intention" of releasing his returns. "Administration officials have promised to prohibit income shifting, but they have not said how, and in reality, it would be extremely hard to block".

National Heavy rain could lead to flooding thru weekend
Author: 0 Heavy rain could lead to flooding thru weekend

Another two to four inches of rain are expected across the region from early Wednesday though Thursday evening. "They said that the ground is still saturated from last weekend's rain and the rivers are still fairly high", said McCoy. Our meteorologists say by this afternoon the state had seen rainfall amounts around a half inch to an inch with heavier 1"-3" amounts in parts of Western Arkansas.

Author: 0 Anti-Immigration Group Rages At Trump, Pulls Endorsement

Police said they made more than two dozen arrests as a group of anarchists wearing black bandanas and ski masks grew unruly, reportedly breaking windows at businesses, setting fires on downtown streets and damaging a police auto. For International Workers' Day, or May Day, on May 1, dozens of immigrants and activists gathered on the steps of the Massachusetts State House to show support for immigrant labor and to urge the commonwealth to become a "sanctuary state".

National North Korea 'disrespected the wishes' of Chinese President
Author: 0 North Korea 'disrespected the wishes' of Chinese President

Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada, in an apparent show of solidarity with Washington , has ordered the Izumo, Japan's biggest warship, to protect a U.S. Mr McMaster said North Korea "is a place where U.S. and Chinese interests overlap". "But North Korea has to decide they're ready to talk to us about the about the right agenda, and the right agenda is not simply stopping where they are for a few more months or a few more years and then resuming things", he said.

National Trump monument review could be the real land grab
Author: 0 Trump monument review could be the real land grab

The beginning of national monuments was in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt. "This massive federal land grab; it's gotten worse and worse". Lamborn released a statement saying, "The review of the monuments designated under the Antiquities Act is both warranted and necessary".

National Janet Jackson comes to Allstate Arena in October
Author: 0 Janet Jackson comes to Allstate Arena in October

He is so healthy, so handsome, so sweet, so loving. Jackson, discussing her baby weight, said she "put on a few" since her pregnancy . "Hey guys, it's me January". 17. "I'm continuing my tour as I promised". As soon as she posted the countdown on the homepage, her fans started speculating what big event she was so excited about! Jackson, who had abruptly suspended a tour in 2015 amid the surprise news she was pregnant, announced 56 concerts across North America later this year.

National Shmuley reveals Bannon's wall of promises
Author: 0 Shmuley reveals Bannon's wall of promises

Donald Trump and Steve Bannon. For those wondering how everyone came to know of Bannon's deepest, darkest desires, you have Rabbi Shmuley Boteach to thank for this iconic photo. It is also pertinent to mention that Rabbi mentioned the wrong Steve Bannon on Twitter , accidentally tagging a Scottish man living in the United Kingdom.

National $10M bail set for man accused of killing Iowa deputy
Author: 0 $10M bail set for man accused of killing Iowa deputy

Correa-Carmenaty was being transporting to the Council Bluffs jail Monday when officials say he managed to grab one of the deputies' guns and shoot them both, killing Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Burbridge. He was taken into custody without incident there. The Douglas County appearance puts a legal chain of events in motion that will set the stage for prosecution in Iowa where he'll face a charge of First Degree Murder, two counts of Attempted Murder, Escape from Custody, ...

National Legislature to extend session until Monday
Author: 0 Legislature to extend session until Monday

Two years ago the session ended abruptly over a push by Senate Republicans to draw down federal aid and expand Medicaid after the federal government said it was cutting back money given to Florida hospitals to treat low-income patients. "I think ultimately we will try to access that money even if we don't have a deal with the Seminole Tribe", he told reporters Tuesday. Scott's office said he would launch a "Fighting for Florida's Future" tour Wednesday, visiting the first four of several ...

National Obamas to visit Chicago to discuss planned library, museum
Author: 0 Obamas to visit Chicago to discuss planned library, museum

Former President Barack Obama speaks at a community event on the Presidential Center at the South Shore Cultural Center, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in Chicago. The center opened to the public the following month. "It has, it has never sparkled more", Obama said. He announced that he and Michelle will "personally donate $2 million to a summer jobs program".

National Showers, thunderstorms, moving in soon
Author: 0 Showers, thunderstorms, moving in soon

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 18 to 22 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 36 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Breezy, with a southwest wind 16 to 24 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 36 miles per hour. A slight chance of showers will start the day along with a continued temperature near 50 degrees.

National New Macedonia parliament head takes office days after riot
Author: 0 New Macedonia parliament head takes office days after riot

Protesters stormed Macedonia's parliament building and assaulted several lawmakers last week, starting clashes that left more than 100 people injured. The assistant secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Hoyt Brian Yee, is expected to arrive today in Skopje , where he will meet with the country's top leaders, according to press reports .

Author: 0 FBI Director Comey Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee

This time, she said on Tuesday, as a "citizen activist" and "part of the resistance", a loose coalition of those opposing President Donald Trump. Comey faced sharp questions from both sides of the aisle and is testifying the day after both the sitting US President and the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee sharply criticized him for his role in the outcome of last year's presidential election.

National Birmingham BOE selects new superintendent
Author: 0 Birmingham BOE selects new superintendent

She will be paid a salary of $202,000 effective immediately. The board also voted to place interim superintendent Dr. Larry Contri on paid administrative leave. Birmingham City Schools have a new leader. During the JCPS Board meeting, the board did not name an interim. Herring has also been interviewed for the job as interim JCPS superintendent.

National Several inches of rain this week could cause more flash flooding
Author: 0 Several inches of rain this week could cause more flash flooding

This threat of severe weather is expected to move through the state throughout the day and the threat will dissipate around early evening. "The rain is scheduled to begin Wednesday night and continue to fall steadily Thursday and Friday with night-time lows in the 40s and daytime highs barely recovering into the low 50s", continued McCoy.

National GOP heath care bill gains key support
Author: 0 GOP heath care bill gains key support

He was joined at his second briefing by homeland security secretary John Kelly and Mr Trump himself used the normally non-political football ceremony to proclaim his own success. Moderate Michigan Rep. Fred Upton is a 16-term House veteran who until this year chaired the chamber's Energy and Commerce Committee. He said it would undermine insurance protections current law gives people with pre-existing illnesses, a view disputed by supporters of the legislation.

Author: 0 Presidents Trump and Putin 'very good' Syria phone call

The two leaders held their first known phone discussion since last month's United States missile strikes against a Syrian government airbase soured relations between Washington and Moscow. In their account on Tuesday, the Russians also said the leaders "agreed to enliven dialogue" between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as cease fire talks continue in Kazakhstan this week.

National Perdue signs proclamation to relax some school food rules
Author: 0 Perdue signs proclamation to relax some school food rules

Perdue and Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) are making the official announcement at the Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg, Virginia, where they will be eating school lunch food with students. "Just days into his new job as Secretary of USDA, Secretary Perdue has made a decision to put special interests ahead of the health of America's children", DeLauro said in a statement .

Author: 0 Six dead as storms batter Texas, Arkansas and Missouri

The winds flipped over cars, snapped trees, destroyed houses and left roads strewn with debris and fallen power lines, according to photographs and video published by the Dallas Morning News. Two people were killed in Tennessee in storm-related incidents, authorities said. Heavy rains and flooding are hitting parts of southern Missouri especially hard.

National Vehicle accelerates during Massachusetts auto auction; 3 dead, 9 injured
Author: 0 Vehicle accelerates during Massachusetts auto auction; 3 dead, 9 injured

The Jeep remains lodged into the building wall next to a garage door. Ryan says two people suffered life-threatening injuries in Wednesday morning's crash. More than a dozen people were transported to a hospital after a Jeep Cherokee crashed through a auto auction. Images from television helicopters show a vehicle covered in debris that appears to have crashed through an exterior wall from inside the building.

Author: 0 ABC Fears Trump 'Targeting Michelle Obama's Legacy' on School Lunches

With regard to whole grains and sodium , she believes any gains made in the past will hold with no further improvements made. Milk is a key component of school meals, meaning schools must have more options for students who select milk as part of their lunch or breakfast.

National Thousands of people in US rally for workers, against Trump
Author: 0 Thousands of people in US rally for workers, against Trump

In Oakland , California there were at least four arrests when demonstrators formed a human chain, blocking a county building. The list of speakers included San Francisco's Labor Council Executive Director Tim Paulson and San Francisco's 17th District Assemblyman David Chiu.

Author: 0 Walter Scott shooting: Ex-officer Michael Slager pleads guilty in Charleston

By admitting to the lesser charge, the Associated Press reported , Michael Slager avoids prosecution on state murder charges related to the killing of Walter Scott, 50, in April 2015. The North Charleston police chief stating he was " sickened " by what he saw. However, defendants who plead guilty and accept responsibility, as Slager did Tuesday, usually avoid a maximum sentence.

National President Trump Vows To Never Infringe On Right To Bear Arms
Author: 0 President Trump Vows To Never Infringe On Right To Bear Arms

The NRA, among other pro-gun groups, supported the move, with NRA-ILA executive director Chris Cox saying the executive order "marks a new era for law-abiding gun owners, as we now have a president who respects and supports our arms.". "We'll build the wall, don't even think about it". "For too long Washington has gone after law abiding gun owners while making life easier for criminals, drug dealers, traffickers and gang members - MS-13".

National Tillerson: US won't insist nations adopt US values, rights
Author: 0 Tillerson: US won't insist nations adopt US values, rights

Mr. Tillerson spoke at the State Department for about 40 minutes in his remarks to employees. Tillerson said Trump's "America first" approach means restoring balance in US relationships with allies. He did not mention the conclusion by US intelligence agencies that Russian Federation attempted to undermine the 2016 USA presidential election. "We are preparing additional sanctions, if it turns out North Korea's actions warrant additional sanctions".

National Paris Jackson signs on for big screen acting debut
Author: 0 Paris Jackson signs on for big screen acting debut

The company is on the brinks of going public when Oyelowo's life spins into a frenzy after an incident where he becomes stranded in Mexico. The "darkly comic thriller" will be directed by Nash Edgerton for Amazon Studios . Edgerton has always been known in the movie industry as a stuntman, having worked on titles including The Matrix, Mission: Impossible II and Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones.

Author: 0 Two dead, including suspect in Dallas-area college shooting

Irving Police Department spokesman James McLellan said the suspected shooter and another person are both dead. Students were told to go the nearest room and hide. The school also tweeted about the incident with the following info for students and staff: "North Lake College-Intruder Lock-down". Ms Nanbakhsh said she ran into a room, locked the doors, turned off the lights and waited for help to arrive.

Author: 0 Baton Rouge police 'will not be charged' over Alton Sterling's death

Justice says no decision has been made yet. In Baton Rouge , two officers, Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II, were responding to a call reporting that a black man in a red shirt selling music CDs outside the Triple S Food Mart there had threatened the caller with a gun.

Author: 0 Midwest, South brace for flooding and tornadoes

Parts of the Florida Panhandle, Alabama, Georgia and MS could also be affected by severe thunderstorms. Texas' Van Zandt County sustained the worst damage, as Stella Chavez of member station KERA reported , and officials said one of the tornadoes may have been tracking on the ground for 50 miles.

National Mitch McConnell Rejects President Trump's Suggestion to End Filibuster
Author: 0 Mitch McConnell Rejects President Trump's Suggestion to End Filibuster

After advocating for a future shutdown on Twitter, he hailed the budget agreement as a boost for the military and border security. Trump's comments on Twitter came in the wake of a deal with Democrats to keep the government open past Friday that some fellow Republicans have criticized as too generous to the minority party.

National Ex-officer to plead guilty in fleeing black motorist's death
Author: 0 Ex-officer to plead guilty in fleeing black motorist's death

Slager was handcuffed and taken into custody after entering his guilty plea. As regular readers know I have traditionally taken the side of any law enforcement officers who wind up in lethal force encounters when there's at least a credible case to be made saying that they really didn't have any other choice under the circumstances.

National USA service members killed in Afghanistan
Author: 0 USA service members killed in Afghanistan

NPR's Tom Bowman reports the fighting came in the same area where U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Mark De Alencar was killed fighting the Islamic State with Afghan commandos on April 8. The intensification of fighting continues to also inflict high numbers of casualties on civilians, according to United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, or UNAMA.

Author: 0 Governor's office not notified of DOJ decision

Ryan Julison, a spokesman for the Sterling family's attorneys told the Post that the family "have not received word, nor has the family been given any notice of upcoming updates regarding this case". Sterling, who was selling CDs outside the store, fit the description of that man, according to a search warrant affidavit in the case. In the shooting's aftermath, Dabadie called the encounter a "horrible tragedy".

Author: 0 Terrill Thomas' Jail Dehydration Death Worth Charges: Grand Jury

Those charges do not include Clarke because prosecutors say he was not directly involved. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said: "Keeping somebody safe, not neglecting them and not ill treating them, that's not a very high standard, it's really not, and correctional systems around the country have learned how to do this".