Author: 0 House Russia investigators get second crack at Comey

When he testified in an open session of the committee on March 20, Comey publicly confirmed for the first time that the FBI is investigating Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. "We didn't say a word about it until months into it", he said. "Certainly in my view, ( Russia presents) the greatest threat of any nation on earth, given their intention and their capability", Comey said in response to a question during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary ...

Author: 0 Comey: Clinton aide Abedin forwarded thousands of emails to former Rep. Weiner

Speaking at times with a raised voice, Comey said he faced two hard decisions when agents told him in October that they had found emails potentially connected to the Clinton case on a laptop belonging to former Rep. But Trump tweeted a bit later that Comey actually "was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds!" Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., who separated past year from top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

National US, Asean agree on tighter sanctions vs North Korea
Author: 0 US, Asean agree on tighter sanctions vs North Korea

He spoke to a State Department eager for answers about changing priorities and a sweeping, impending overhaul. Interestingly, the secretary of state refrained from discussing the administrations proposed budget cuts or how and when the State Department plans to fill the top positions that remain vacant even after the first 100 days.

National Casey Appeals to Trump on Twitter to Halt Deportation
Author: 0 Casey Appeals to Trump on Twitter to Halt Deportation

Bob Casey said he is outraged that a mother and her 5-year-old son were deported from Berks County to Honduras. Your afternoon shot of politics, sent straight from the desk of Joshua Miller. Secretary Kelly has commented on the deportation of a young mother and child who sought asylum from horrific violence and human rights abuses in Honduras.

National Trump exaggerates a threat to religious freedom
Author: 0 Trump exaggerates a threat to religious freedom

Evangelical leaders have hailed Donald Trump's religious liberty executive order as "historic" and a "giant step" to ending what some described as the USA government's war on religion. The order also comes after the White House and Republicans made concessions, such as continuing to fund Planned Parenthood, in the latest spending bill , that many religious conservatives wanted undone.

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Author: 0 Twitter joins forces with Roku in new streaming deal

Twitter and Roku developed the new app together, the latter revealed, implying that the service might be updated with more features in the future. Roku says the new app will offer the same live streaming video that's live on Twitter, including its original programming and live simulcasts in sports, entertainment, news and politics.

Author: 0 Man arrested for alleged attacks on of Le Pen's website

Le Pen's suggestion that Macron might have an offshore account cuts to the heart of her portrayal of him as an elitist former banker far removed from the people's worries. which is a plan for social deconstruction and deregulation", she said. "For the markets, a Le Pen victory would be a nightmare, followed by a long period of uncertainty", said SEB's Nilsson.

National California students sue after being suspended for 'liking' racist posts
Author: 0 California students sue after being suspended for 'liking' racist posts

Defense attorney Dan Horowitz, who reviewed the boys' lawsuit , said it has merit in that the inflammatory posts were on a private account and only disrupted school activities once one boy's phone was taken by another student. "The district takes great care to ensure that our students feel safe at school, and we are committed to providing an inclusive and respectful learning environment for all of our students".

Author: 0 Winners And Losers Under The House GOP Health Bill

Aides for the other holdout Senate Republicans have not yet returned ABC News' request for comment. In an analysis released on Thursday, healthcare consultancy and research firm Avalere Health said the Republican bill would cover only five per cent of enrolees with pre-existing conditions in the individual insurance markets.

National 2 injured in UT stabbings released from hospital
Author: 0 2 injured in UT stabbings released from hospital

Carter said it's that quick response from UTPD that kept others from being harmed. "This was not a person that had a vendetta against any particular group", Carter said. Their explanation did little to appease students who were upset that they had learned about the attack from social media, and not from Texas authorities.

Author: 0 Trump limits IRS action over church political activity

The president's "Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty" turns out to be mostly a restatement of the legal status quo combined with some ringing rhetoric about the importance of religious freedom. Because it's not an actual repeal, some of the president's critics are calling the order "fake news". The New York Times' Ross Douthat pithily argued that the White House has not properly ordered its religious freedom priorities.

Author: 0 Utah Jazz beat Los Angeles Clippers 104-91 ADVANCE TO 2nd ROUND!

Terrill). "We've been through some pretty hard downs", said Hayward, a seven-year veteran who was with the Jazz when they lost 57 games in 2013-2014. And Favors was phenomenal: he had 17 points on 8-11 shooting. "I mean, they won the series". The first six games between the fourth-seeded Clippers and No.

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Author: 0 Texas divided on jailing delegates to 'convention of states'

During his "State of the State" address on January 31, Gov. Greg Abbott declared legislation banning so-called "sanctuary cities" to be one of his top priorities and an emergency item , saying: "Elected officials don't get to pick and choose which laws they obey".

National Another First Alert Weather Day on the menu for Wednesday
Author: 0 Another First Alert Weather Day on the menu for Wednesday

The showers and storms will come to an end from west to east through Friday morning. High resolution Canadian: 1.7 inches. A flash flood watch is in effect for Orleans Parish through Thursday morning as the National Weather Service tracks a strong developing storm system expected to bring heavy rainfall to the area Wednesday (May 3).

Author: 0 Both MO Senators critical of Trump's "shutdown" demand, but to differing degrees

The statement arrived on the eve of a House vote on the measure. The White House has said Trump would sign the measure, which is the first major legislation to pass in Trump's short, turbulent presidency. The lopsided, 79-18 Senate vote sends the huge bill to the White House in plenty of time to avert a midnight Friday shutdown deadline. While he agreed that furloughing nearly a million federal workers would put employee pay in limbo - as happened in the 2013 shutdown - Mulvaney did ...

Author: 0 Marco Rubio Rex Tillerson Fight Over Human Rights

The US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has said Donald Trump's "America first" approach to the world means decoupling US foreign policy from values such as human rights and freedom. On China , Tillerson said the United States has a "tremendous opportunity" to define its relationship with the superpower for the next several decades, and that he sensed great interest by the Chinese leadership to do that as well.

Author: 0 Two Dead In West Virginia Cargo Plane Crash

The flight left Louisville this morning and was landing at Yeager Airport's runway five at 6:53 a.m. when it "impacted the runway... and went off the left side of the runway". Her's urging drivers to avoid any roads in the area. Emergency officials work near the site of a fatal plane crash at Yeager Airport in Charleston, W.

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Author: 0 Rainy and cool for Friday and Saturday

A stiff breeze will make it feel even cooler than those numbers could suggest, making tomorrow a day that falls more in line with February averages than May. THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Saturday morning will be cold for May, with temperatures dropping well down in the 40s, but the rest of the weekend will feature a warming trend.

Author: 0 Did Donald Trump Just Screw the LGBTQ Community With Today's Executive Order?

Rescinding the law would require an act of Congress.Ralph Reed, a longtime leader of the religious right and chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, praised the move, saying in a statement that Trump's executive order removed a "sword of Damocles that has hung over the faith community for decades."Several prominent leaders of the religious left said it violated the US separation of church and state ".

Author: 0 United States expected to announce no charges in Louisiana black man's shooting

The person was not authorized to talk publicly about the decision and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Everett Matthews of Baton Rouge , holds up a sign outside the Triple S Food Mart, where Alton Sterling was killed a year ago, in Baton Rouge , La ., Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Author: 0 Who gets hurt and who gets helped if Obamacare is repealed

The American Health Care Act repeals the core elements of Obamacare, including its subsidies to help people get coverage, expansion of Medicaid, taxes and mandates for people to get coverage. This is seen as a significant first step toward fulfilling a seven-year promise of the Republicans to repeal and replace the 2010 law that served as a landmark overhaul of the US health care system.

National Alton Sterling's Family Reaction For News
Author: 0 Alton Sterling's Family Reaction For News

Neither has been charged. A person familiar with the Justice Department's decision on Tuesday told The Associated Press the agency will not charge the officers. Despite there being footage of the incident available, the DoJ has claimed that "the evidence can not establish beyond a reasonable doubt that it did not appear to Officer Salamoni that Sterling was reaching for his pocket".

National Trump, Turnbull meet, President says feisty phone call was 'fake news'
Author: 0 Trump, Turnbull meet, President says feisty phone call was 'fake news'

The Labor Opposition has been running a sustained political campaign against Turnbull for nearly a year, claiming his government wants to dismantle Australia's healthcare system. "You guys exaggerated that call", Trump said. That was a big exaggeration. Protesters took to the streets in NY on Thursday evening as President Trump returned to his home state for the first time since his inauguration more than three months ago.

Author: 0 Killed In Jeep Accident At Massachusetts Auto Auction

While the cause was not clear, the Massachusetts State Police said in a statement it appeared to be an accident. Two Rhode Island residents have been identified as victims of a deadly crash at a crowded indoor automobile auction in MA. Ryan, who did not immediately identify the driver , said he is not hospitalized. Ten people are in the hospital, two people with life-threatening injuries and eight others with serious injuries, officials said.

National Why The Arkansas Death Penalty Case Is So Important
Author: 0 Why The Arkansas Death Penalty Case Is So Important

The schedule has been attributed to the expiration date of Arkansas' supply of midazolam, the first drug administered in the three-drug cocktail used in lethal injections. "Ledell Lee proclaimed his innocence from the day of his arrest until the night of his execution 24 years later", said Innocence Project senior staff attorney Nina Morrison.

National Duterte plays coy over White House visit
Author: 0 Duterte plays coy over White House visit

Mr. Trump, who plans to visit Manila this fall for a regional summit, spoke to Duterte on Saturday, and appeared to praise the brash leader's violent crackdown on crime as he invited him to the White House. There are plenty of reasons to be concerned about Trump's tenure vis-à-vis human rights and he really should avoid obvious blunders such as this one.

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Author: 0 Cinco de Mayo specials in SETX

The fun starts at 3 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. and during happy hour you can choose the $12 taco plate that includes $5 passion fruit and guava margaritas and a choice of three tacos: blackened shrimp, grilled hanger steak, or marinated chicken.

National Ballistic missile test-fired from California coastal base
Author: 0 Ballistic missile test-fired from California coastal base

The Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile , or ICBM, was sacked from a silo at 12:02 a.m. "The command typically schedules four launches a year". CHINA has called for all of its citizens to return from North Korea immediately as a United States citizen is detained for allegedly trying to overthrow the country's regime.

Author: 0 North Korea criticises China's 'reckless' remarks on nuclear dispute

In an extraordinary 1,800-word report Friday, North Korean state news agency KCNA said a "hideous terrorist group" conspired with the CIA and South Korea's Intelligence Service to "commit bomb terrorism targeting the supreme leadership" during major events including a recent military parade.

National Owner: Site of Pulse nightclub massacre 'now sacred ground'
Author: 0 Owner: Site of Pulse nightclub massacre 'now sacred ground'

Forty-nine people were killed and dozens more injured before police stormed the building and shot Mateen dead. It's not yet clear how much the site will cost, or what it will look like, though Poma emphasized that it is a "community-driven effort" and the museum will showcase "historic artifacts and stories from the event".

Author: 0 Trump to visit Israel, Saudi Arabia and Vatican

The president will then visit Israel and the Vatican before attending previously announced summits in Belgium and Italy, the White House said. Trump will be making his first overseas trip late into the start of his presidency compared to his predecessors.

Author: 0 Texas community college on lockdown amid 'intruder' report

The body of Janeera Nickol Gonzalez, 20, was found in a common study area in the school's Performance Hall Building, Irving Police Officer James McLellan said in a statement . Another student, Haseeb Ahmed, was in class when he heard three gunshots, he said. He was described by the police as a white man with a buzz haircut wearing an orange tank top and black jacket carrying a handgun.

National Republicans move step closer to repealing Obamacare with House vote
Author: 0 Republicans move step closer to repealing Obamacare with House vote

Hospitals in Southern Republican states that did not expand Medicaid said they expect the number of patients covered through the exchanges to drop if prices spike in 2018, increasing bad debt. "Seven years ago, Speaker Nancy Pelosi infamously said of the Obamacare bill: 'You have to pass the bill so we can find out what's in it.' Sadly, the Washington Republican leadership is repeating the same mistakes".

National Chmielewski and McGuire Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District Accolades
Author: 0 Chmielewski and McGuire Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District Accolades

Heading into the Red Storm's weekend series at Georgetown, Berardi is batting.385 while leading the team and ranking second in the conference with 39 RBIs. A soon-to-be graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering, Cooper boasts a 3.97 grade point average. It is the fifth-straight year a Catamount softball player has been named academic first team all-district III with former WCU player Taylor Sigmon earning the honor in the previous three years and Haley Pace in 2013.

Author: 0 Levee breaks, river closure latest fallout from flooding

Gov. Mary Fallin is urging state lawmakers to act on revenue-raising legislation and says she will veto next year's state budget if it does not include additional revenue to fund state services. The river does not have a reservoir, so flash-flooding and localized flooding is common, Russell Errett with the Army Corps of Engineers told CNN affiliate KMOV.

Author: 0 No federal charges for police in shooting of Alton Sterling

Officials from the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and the New Orleans field office for the Federal Bureau of Investigation joined in Wednesday's announcement, which had been the subject of rumors that had left Baton Rouge on edge for more than a week.

National Watch Sean Spicer Use Patriots Analogy To Take Shot At Hillary Clinton
Author: 0 Watch Sean Spicer Use Patriots Analogy To Take Shot At Hillary Clinton

He said the idea of impacting the election made him " mildly nauseous ". The Democrat on Tuesday (2 May) suggested she would now be president had it not been for a combination of Wikileaks and the FBI reopening its investigation into her use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state.

National After Firing, More Calls For Charges Against Balch Springs Officer
Author: 0 After Firing, More Calls For Charges Against Balch Springs Officer

The police chief, Jonathon Haber, told the media Oliver was being fired for violating department policies, and that he would be able to appeal the decision. In a statement released Tuesday, Jordan's family's described him as " a loving child, with a humble and sharing spirit ". Wright wants to see the Dallas County District Attorney's Office move forward with prosecution of the officer.

National Trump likely to sign order on political limits for churches
Author: 0 Trump likely to sign order on political limits for churches

The move is likely to be hailed by some faith leaders, who have long complained that the law stifles their freedom of expression. The signing of the executive order would be a key victory for Vice President Mike Pence , a staunch social conservative who has advocated for the signing of a religious liberty executive order.

National Kansas archdiocese cuts ties with Girl Scouts and ends cookie sales
Author: 0 Kansas archdiocese cuts ties with Girl Scouts and ends cookie sales

Naumann also called for an end to Girl Scout cookie sales in the archdiocese, the Kansas City Star reported . But for the better part of the past decade, however, the Catholic Church has eyed the Girl Scouts of the United States of America suspiciously, claiming the organization is too close to groups in conflict with the pro-life, traditional family values of the Catholic faith, such as Planned Parenthood.

National Marine Le Pen's father urges French to back her
Author: 0 Marine Le Pen's father urges French to back her

Musicians, artists and dancers are calling for voters to celebrate France's cultural diversity and keep far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen from becoming president. Macron, a former economy minister, is campaigning on strong pro-European, pro-free market, liberal views. Macron, who started his own political movement just a year ago, also promised he could get a legislative majority to pass the measure and others he says France needs to pull itself from the economic doldrums.

Author: 0 First Glimpse at Obama's Presidential Center in Chicago

A rendering of the Obama Presidential Center , which will be built in Chicago . "One of the things that we will be starting this year is Michelle and I personally are going to donate $2 million to our summer jobs programs here in the community, so that right away, young people can get to work and we can start providing opportunities to all of them".

National House passes $1.1T government spending bill, sends to Senate
Author: 0 House passes $1.1T government spending bill, sends to Senate

His latest outbursts - no sitting president has called for the government to be shut down like this - could cast a shadow over how Congress approaches numerous bills this year. Some of Trump's sensitivity might be a tacit acknowledgment that if there was a shutdown, Republicans would likely be blamed given they control Congress and the White House.

Author: 0 Turkey strikes at Kurds in Syria, Iraq

John Dorrian, the spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve, told reporters at the Pentagon on Wednesday. "We have expressed those concerns to the government of Turkey directly", State Department spokesman Mark Toner told a regular news briefing on Tuesday.