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Author: 0 Asean leaders' summit opens in Manila

A day after taking centre stage as host of an Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders' meeting, Duterte released a bland chairman's statement that ignored last year's global ruling outlawing China's sweeping claims to the key waterway.

Author: 0 Accused Serial Street Shooter Aaron Saucedo: "I'm innocent"

This photo and sketch combo shows an undated photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office of Aaron Saucedo, left, and a July 2016 composite sketch provided by the Phoenix Police Department showing a suspect in a series of fatal shootings in Phoenix .

Author: 0 Shooting at Texas community college leaves 2 dead

Irving police say Janeera Nickol Gonzalez, 20, was in the college's C Building, the Science Building, when she was shot and killed by 21-year-old Adrian Victor Torres, sending the campus into lock-down late in the morning of May 3. The college closed its campus for the rest of the day. They arrived at the two-year community college before noon and found the victim in one building and the suspect in another, officials said.

Author: 0 Senate Republicans doubtful of American Health Care Act

States that did not expand Medicaid under Obama's law are looking for additional funding for their programs. Sen. It may be even harder at this stage of the process: Several members of the House said they were counting on the Senate to modify things, but senators have less leeway to pass the buck in the same way.

National 8 charged with involuntary manslaughter in Penn State hazing death
Author: 0 8 charged with involuntary manslaughter in Penn State hazing death

Barron says it's "numbing" to see that a risky atmosphere could occur at a fraternity that prided itself on commitment to each other and the community. Timothy Piazza suffered fatal injuries when he fell down a set of stairs with his friends failing to get help for him for many hours, authorities claim.

Author: 0 Trump Names Michigan Supreme Court Justice To Federal Appeals Court

As with the nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch, the White House solicited input from the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation, two institutions who loom large in the conservative legal firmament. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Justice David Stras, a former Clarence Thomas clerk and academic serving on the Minnesota Supreme Court, will be nominated to the 8th U.S.

Author: 0 Fact-checking Trump on the American Civil War

Trump said in an interview with The Washington Examiner that also aired on Sirius XM radio. He claimed that Jackson was " really angry" about the conflict between abolitionists and the Confederacy, without mentioning the fact that the 19th-century president was a slave owner himself, and that Trump was now at the site of the very plantation Jackson owned.

National Sanders Says 'Trump Is Right' About Australia's Health Care
Author: 0 Sanders Says 'Trump Is Right' About Australia's Health Care

In his meeting on Thursday with Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, Mr Trump said the existing United States system was failing. 'We have a failing healthcare, ' Mr Trump said . Mr Turnbull said the alliance with the U.S. was built on "almost a century of shared service and sacrifice". " Thank you, Mr. President , we'll quote you on the floor of the Senate".

National Yates Blows Smoke ... Still No Fire
Author: 0 Yates Blows Smoke ... Still No Fire

Yates also stood by her judgment that Trump's travel ban was unconstitutional and her decision for the DOJ not to defend it in court. The Flynn case re-emerged to dog the administration on Monday, when Yates testified to Congress that she met with White House counsel Donald McGahn on January 26 and told him that Flynn was compromised and open to possible Russian blackmail.

Author: 0 Police May Have Arrested A 23-Year-Old Serial Killer

The majority of Saucedo's alleged attacks took place past year when seven were shot dead and two others were wounded over a four-month period - March to July - in a predominately Latino neighborhood in the Phoenix area. An attorney for Saucedo did not return a call seeking comment. Authorities said Saucedo's violence began on August 12, 2015. Police say that unlike later victims, who appear to have been chosen at random, Romero had a personal connection to Saucedo: At the time he was ...

Author: 0 Phoenix police say they caught man who killed 9 in serial shootings

He has been charged with 26 additional felony counts, police said. There is no known correlation between the victims and the suspect, police said. "Today we are closer to providing them the justice they deserve", Williams said. She said he preferred playing basketball with friends to partying.

Author: 0 Trump opens Arctic Ocean to drilling, despite high risks

Trump had campaigned on a promise to do away with Obama-era environmental protections that he said were hobbling energy development and undermining USA national security without providing any tangible benefits, cheering industry but enraging environmental advocates.

National House passes bill on inappropriate teacher-student relationships
Author: 0 House passes bill on inappropriate teacher-student relationships

President Donald Trump tweeted his support Sunday for the American Health Care Act, which was approved last week by the Republican majority in the House of Representatives. "I feel so confident", Trump said at the Rose Garden, according to a transcript. "And we had no support from the other party". The House State Affairs Committee took no action on House Bill 2899 , killing its chances of making it before a full chamber for a vote.

Author: 0 DeVos compares school choice to switching phone carriers

But Jackson's call for free speech didn't square with Nweze's claims this week that the school threatened to silence faculty members and to withhold degrees and fine students "for freedom of expression". Trump added a signing statement last week to the federal budget bill that could disregard funding for historically black colleges. DeVos has been harshly criticized among advocates of HBCUs as a effect of a press statement she issued during this year's Black History Month observance in ...

National Victim ID'd in fatal crash involving ex-'Bachelor' Chris Soules
Author: 0 Victim ID'd in fatal crash involving ex-'Bachelor' Chris Soules

The driver of the tractor, Kenneth Mosher , 66, was rushed to the hospital, where he died of his injuries. Soules abandoned his truck in the ditch and left the scene on foot, the report said. The Buchanan County Sheriff says they are still investigating the accident. Soules was arrested at 1:16 a.m. on Tuesday morning and was taken into police custody.

National ABC Hammers FBI Director Comey, Push that He Swayed Election
Author: 0 ABC Hammers FBI Director Comey, Push that He Swayed Election

Comey said Wednesday that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents had found emails on a laptop computer used by Anthony Weiner , the husband of a top Clinton aide, and thought they might include some missing emails from Clinton's first months at the State Department.

Author: 0 Kushner family apologizes for mentioning White House adviser Jared Kushner

The EB-5 program allows foreign nationals to obtain green cards if they invest as little as $500,000 in a USA development project that would create jobs. "Sorry, this is a private event", said a man stopping journalists from entering a function room at the Four Seasons Hotel in Shanghai. As the Post noted, she encouraged investors to apply for U.S.

Author: 0 Trump Working On America-First Offshore Energy Strategy

The US President said that increased energy production of federal lands and waters boosts the security and decreases dependence on imported energy. This new executive order was part of Trump's so-called "America-First Offshore Energy Strategy", which posits that allowing drilling in federally-owned waters will give the USA a better shot at full energy independence, as well as creating a wealth of new jobs.

National States brace for big decisions under GOP health care changes
Author: 0 States brace for big decisions under GOP health care changes

West Virginians for Affordable Health Care is on record in calling for controlling health care costs. Now Republicans say the Act is unsustainable because premiums are rising and insurers are pulling out. Joe Manchin, a Democratic ACA supporter who nevertheless has been just conservative enough to keep his seat in his red state. Medicaid that serves the most vulnerable - seniors, people with disabilities and about 60 percent of West Virginia children - will be decimated.

Author: 0 Fraternity Members Charged in Death of Pledge at Penn State

At each stop, they were required to drink an enormous amount of alcohol. A member of the frat called 911 at around 10.48am, but Piazza later died in hospital. The university, having conducted its own investigation, permanently banned Beta Theta Pi this spring. "One brother shoved the newly initiated member into a wall and said they had it under control".

National Hannity on Comey Testimony: 'How Stupid Do They Think We Are?'
Author: 0 Hannity on Comey Testimony: 'How Stupid Do They Think We Are?'

Comey said on Wednesday the probe into whether Russian hacking activities and American citizens was a classified investigation in its early stages - far different from the nearly completed email probe. Nevertheless, many Democrats felt that the damage had already been done and, in fact, Clinton on Tuesday blamed Comey for her election loss. The Clinton investigation was revealed to Congress 11 days before the election, after further emails were found on a former congressman's laptop, while ...

National Search teams work by air, ground looking for missing hiker near Essex
Author: 0 Search teams work by air, ground looking for missing hiker near Essex

Jim Pierce with Two Bear Air Rescue says search teams have seen an adult black bear and two cubs in the area where Connelly was last believed to be. He goes onto say that Maddie is a strong woman, and out of any of the grandchildren in the family, "if you had to pick one to be you know out in the wilderness for five days you'd pick her".

National Trump orders review of monuments
Author: 0 Trump orders review of monuments

They view numerous monuments as being opportunities for the government to snatch up land, despite the feelings of local residents. "Eliminating or shrinking the 55 national monuments designated during the last 21 years would short-circuit the will of local residents, hunters, anglers, business owners and recreationists who campaigned, in some cases for decades, for these monument designations", the National Wildlife Federation said in a statement .

Author: 0 Thousands rally on Workers' Day against United States president's immigration policies

A May Day gathering grew unruly in Portland, Oregon, where a group of black-clad protesters roamed downtown streets in the late afternoon, setting fires, breaking storefront windows, throwing projectiles and vandalizing a police cruiser. "This year specifically, a lot of our communities - immigrants, working people, Muslims - we feel like the current administration's policies have been attacking us", Yu said.

Author: 0 Georgia wildfire: hot, dry conditions vexing to firefighters

The West Mims fire has grown by about 4,000 acres, pushing it across Highway 94 at Boggy Break according to the Okeefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. George. According to the Incident Information System, the St. George evacuation area has now been updated to include Canaday Loop and Moniac residents.

Author: 0 Penn State frat brother tried to call 911 before pledge's death

Ten additional members face other charges, including hazing, tampering with evidence and furnishing alcohol to minors. Police said he fell head first down 15 basement steps at around 11 p.m., but first responders were not called until nearly 12 hours later.

National Kushner Family Business Pitch In China Prompts Questions About Investor Visas
Author: 0 Kushner Family Business Pitch In China Prompts Questions About Investor Visas

Before Kushner joined the Trump administration as a senior adviser, the news agency added, his family firm raised some $50 million through the EB-5 program for a Trump-branded luxury apartment building in New Jersey. EMILY RAUHALA: She opened with an anecdote about her family saying, you know, we started out as refugees, and we've since, you know, made it. CNN Money reported that Kushner's sister, Nicole Kushner Meyer, spoke at the event on Saturday in Beijing and was seeking wealthy ...

National Ex-teacher accused of kidnapping student jailed in Kentucky
Author: 0 Ex-teacher accused of kidnapping student jailed in Kentucky

Thomas was the subject of a nationwide amber alert when she disappeared on March 13. DailyMail.com has reported that Thomas was admitted to a special treatment centre for trauma victims, rather than return to the home with her father. His feet tethered by chains, Cummins shuffled into a federal courtroom in Nashville carrying a few pieces of paper. Cummins "did not merely flee with the victim - he took numerous measures to hide both his and his victim's location throughout the course of ...

Author: 0 Don't let America down on health care, Trump tells Senate Republicans

The same could be said about the Republicans' plan to give people health care "choices". The CBO concluded after reviewing an earlier version of the House bill that an estimated 24 million consumers would lose coverage over 10 years. The House doesn't care about those who can not afford reasonably priced health insurance. Regarding the May 5 news article "Health care bill clears House; Senate fate iffy": Allow me to be the first to congratulate congressional Republicans.

National Trump orders review of predecessors' national monument designations
Author: 0 Trump orders review of predecessors' national monument designations

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to review the designation of dozens of national monuments of federal lands. Environmentalists, conservationists and the outdoor recreation industry are expressing concern over President Donald Trump's decision to review the law giving him power to designate lands as national monuments.

Author: 0 Will Trump allow oil drilling off Jersey Shore?

The order instructs Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review a plan dictating which federal sites are open to drilling. The order not only calls for a new five-year drilling plan, but it also reverses Obama's move to place certain Arctic waters permanently off-limits.

National Senate Dems ask GOP to drop their plan to repeal 'Obamacare'
Author: 0 Senate Dems ask GOP to drop their plan to repeal 'Obamacare'

Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said, "I just want to make sure we have some women on it". But several prominent Senate Democrats, including Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., have indicated they'd be willing to work on fixes on Obamacare. "Everybody's at the table". President Donald Trump walks from Marine One across the South Lawn to the White House in Washington , Sunday, May 7, 2017, as he returns from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.

Author: 0 Could The Health Care Vote Cost Republicans The House Majority?

Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the Senate minority leader, speaking at an unrelated news conference, also criticized the new health care bill, saying he was concerned the measure would make it more hard for Americans with pre-existing health conditions to find affordable coverage.

National Paul Ryan visits New York school run by charter advocate
Author: 0 Paul Ryan visits New York school run by charter advocate

House Speaker Paul Ryan paid a visit to Harlem Success Academy on the heels of his successful push to pass a Republican-backed health care plan that threatens to leave 1 million New Yorkers without coverage - waving to throngs of protesters and hailing the school as "special".

Author: 0 Barron Discusses Grand Jury Findings in Piazza Death

Gary DiBileo, Jr. was released on $100,000 unsecured bail. At the end of March, he announced the university would no longer allow daylong parties, and it would limit the number of parties with alcohol that each sorority and fraternity can host - 10 per semester, down from the current 45.

National Jury finds man guilty of killing Sierra Lamar in 2012
Author: 0 Jury finds man guilty of killing Sierra Lamar in 2012

LaMar vowed his family would continue searching for their daughter. But in this case, the prosecution's gamble paid off, and even resulted in convictions on three counts of attempted kidnappings at a Safeway in Morgan Hill where Garcia-Torres formerly worked as a checkout clerk.

National For over a year, serial killing suspect went undiscovered
Author: 0 For over a year, serial killing suspect went undiscovered

Numerous shootings took place in southwest Phoenix, with the victims targeted as they stood outside homes or walked about the area's predominantly Latino, working-class neighborhoods. All but one of the killings took place in a predominantly Latino neighborhood between March and July of 2016. 'When it became apparent there was a serial shooter terrorizing our communities, our investigators did not rest.

Author: 0 Obama warned Trump against hiring retired general Flynn: ex-Obama aide

Trump fired Ms. Yates for announcing that she was against his immigration executive order and would not enforce it. Monday's hearing was her first appearance on Capitol Hill since her firing. The Associated Press meanwhile reported last week that one sign taken as a warning by Obama administration officials about Flynn's contacts with Kislyak was a request by a member of Trump's own transition team made to national security officials in the Obama White House for the classified Central ...

Author: 0 Trump to make decision on Paris climate pact after G7 summit

But senior White House adviser Steve Bannon and Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt have called to withdraw, as Trump had promised during the presidential campaign. Both men have this week pressed Trump to stay on board. "Using our brand to advocate for this important issue - in addition to Tiffany's long-term goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 - is one of the most important actions we can take", Kamadoli Costa said in a statement.

National Judge overturns Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction
Author: 0 Judge overturns Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction

Susan Garsh said case law in MA has long established that defendants who have not had the merits of their appeals decided before they die have the right to have their convictions vacated. Thompson says he has recent correspondence from Hernandez in which the former New England Patriots tight end said he was interested in pursuing an appeal.

National US Navy ship collides with South Korean fishing boat
Author: 0 US Navy ship collides with South Korean fishing boat

The fishing boat, who reportedly carried six crew members, is on its way to return to a port at Guryongpo, North Gyeongsang Province, said the CFC. This is published unedited from the IANS feed . "Both ships were able to navigate under their own power". "The carrier strike group participated in the Republic of Korea-United States Combined Forces Command eight week-long Foal Eagle exercise, a series of military drills conducted by US and South Korean air, ground, naval, and special ...

Author: 0 Penn State Fraternity Death: 18 Charged Over Pledge Timothy Piazza's Fatal Fall

Eric Barron, the president of Penn State, responded to the grand jury's findings with a statement expressing horror and determination to enforce strict new rules. Fraternity members turned over security camera footage to police and have gone to court to recover it. Piazza died February 4 as a result of a traumatic brain injury.

Author: 0 Yates Says She Told White House Flynn Was Russia Blackmail Risk

Obama fired Flynn in 2014 because of his disruptive management style, and personally warned Trump against naming Flynn as national security adviser. "That may be why it took him 18 days, until it became public, to get rid of Mike Flynn, who was a danger to this republic".

Author: 0 AAP used prototyope, EVMs are with us: Election Commission

He said the whole issue can not be ignored by terming it as a technical snag. Urging all political parties to take the issue of EVM-tampering seriously, Sisodia said the election process was the very foundation of democracy and must be protected.

National Chelsea Manning releases 1st statement since clemency win
Author: 0 Chelsea Manning releases 1st statement since clemency win

Manning, a transgender woman, was serving an unprecedented 35-year sentence for whistleblowing and was forced to serve her sentence in an all-male prison. The Department of Defense has repeatedly declined to comment on Manning's treatment in prison. The information, largely comprised of military and diplomatic documents, included evidence of civilian deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S.