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National Trump won't say whether Spicer still has a job
Author: 0 Trump won't say whether Spicer still has a job

Many of Comey's colleagues hope there are in fact tapes of his conversations with the president, believing they would only bolster Comey's position, according to an associate who has spoken with him since his dismissal this week and would only speak on condition of anonymity.

Author: 0 Jordan Edwards: Teen killed by police called good student, athlete

A suburban Dallas police force fired an officer on Tuesday for shooting a rifle into a vehicle of unarmed teenagers driving away from him, killing a 15-year-old boy and sparking outrage in the primarily black and Hispanic community where the incident took place.

Author: 0 Just 21% of Voters Approve of the New GOP Health Care Plan

House passed last week, there's no bigger one than how pre-existing conditions should be treated. The bad news - only 21% of the public give the thumbs up to the American Health Care Act , up four points from the putrid 17% approval that the plan got almost two months ago.

National Michael Flynn shadow still looms over Donald Trump
Author: 0 Michael Flynn shadow still looms over Donald Trump

Instead, he chose to play up former director of national intelligence James Clapper's acknowledgement during the same hearing that he was not aware of any evidence of collusion between the president and Russian Federation, which American intelligence has concluded tried to sway the USA election in Mr Trump's favour.

National Attorneys say 8-year-old was bullied before killing himself
Author: 0 Attorneys say 8-year-old was bullied before killing himself

Attorneys for the boy's mother, Cornelia Reynolds , say Gabe lay unconscious for 7½ minutes before an assistant principal came to his aid. According to Reynolds' attorney Jennifer Branch , that video depicts an attack on Taye: After he extended his hand to the second boy, she said, that boy beat him so severely he lost consciousness.

Author: 0 Los Angeles throws down gauntlet to Paris in 2024 hosting battle

Members of the IOC Evaluation Commission, visiting Los Angeles before heading to fellow host city candidate Paris next week, spent the day inspecting proposed venues on the second day of a three-day mission. "But I'd love to go to Paris in 2028 and see my friends; I think it would be great Olympics". Garcetti said Trump voiced his support for the bid during a phone call in December.

Author: 0 Photos of Trump's meeting with Russian officials raise eyebrows

A White House official said the administration did not anticipate that the Russian government would allow its state news agency to post photographs of the meeting. The White House later released its own pictures from the meeting, which did not feature Kislyak. Trump also told Holt that he was not aware of Flynn's payments from the Russian and Turkish governments, but wondered if maybe former President Barack Obama did.

National Is Trump Taping Conversations in the Oval Office? Sean Spicer Won't Say
Author: 0 Is Trump Taping Conversations in the Oval Office? Sean Spicer Won't Say

During a press briefing, ABC's Jonathan Karl asked, "Isn't it true that the president had already chose to fire James Comey, and he asked the Justice Department to put together the rationale for that firing?" He also said that Comey, who has been overseeing an investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, told him he was not under investigation, "which I knew anyway" (no he did not!).

National Gunman murders Eric Disario and 2 nursing home workers
Author: 0 Gunman murders Eric Disario and 2 nursing home workers

The Ohio State Highway Patrol confirms a Kirkersville police officer was shot while responding to an active shooter situation at a nursing and rehabilitation center in Kirkersville, Ohio . Kasich ordered flags flown at half-staff at the Statehouse and at all public buildings and grounds throughout Licking County in central OH, where the shootings happened.

National Commencement speech by No. 2 Senate Republican canceled
Author: 0 Commencement speech by No. 2 Senate Republican canceled

John Cornyn (R-Texas) was asked to visit with students later and not at the ceremony on Saturday. The job also requires Senate confirmation. He was appointed acting director of the agency after Comey was sacked. There's one school HBCU that didn't want to follow in the footsteps of Bethune-Cookman University, by having a republican give the class of 2017 commencement speech.

Author: 0 Comey declines to testify before Senate committee

President Trump during a new interview refused to discuss his tweeted warning to former FBI Director James Comey. "It's ultimately going to be his decision to hire someone or to fire someone", said Spicer on Trump's decision to fire Comey .

Author: 0 Police chief, 2 nursing home employees killed; shooter dead

Rogers says she heard several other gun shots, then a man "yelling and screaming". I guess the only peace of mind is that the threat is over, ' he said. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is aiding local authorities in assessing the crime scene. The residents in the facility were taken by squad to area hospitals, including Licking Memorial Hospital.

National Whitehouse was warned about Flynn's blackmail risk
Author: 0 Whitehouse was warned about Flynn's blackmail risk

Monday morning, NBC News reported that President Obama warned Trump against naming Flynn national security adviser during the transition - though this seems to have been based on general concerns about Flynn's temperament rather than any connections to Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Sheriff: Gunman kills police chief, 2 nursing home workers

Sheriff's deputies arriving to back up Disario found the chief shot in the alley, Thorp said. Police say a gunman killed Kirkersville Chief Steven Eric Disario and two female employees at Pine Kirk Care Center . "This is a really small town, and everybody knows everybody", Kirkersville resident Debbie Messer told the Columbus Dispatch . 'These things don't happen here'.

Author: 0 Officer shot in Kirkersville, Ohio

The slain police chief, Steven Eric Disario, had headed the Kirkersville Police Department for only about three weeks, Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp said. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said during a second press conference that the shooter was from Utica and warrants have been obtained for his home and a pair of vehicles.

Author: 0 U.S. Rep. John Faso defends his vote on health care

Recent polls show that Americans are highly skeptical about the Republican drive to replace the Affordable Care Act with a more conservative, market-based plan and would prefer that Congress and the administration fix the current system rather than trying to replace it.

National Sean Spicer hid in bushes to avoid reporters, news outlets say
Author: 0 Sean Spicer hid in bushes to avoid reporters, news outlets say

According to Johnson, Spicer claimed to reporters that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had launched a probe of Comey completely independently and that Trump had been unaware of its existence until Tuesday. Wednesday: "People in the Justice Department made a very strong recommendation, the president followed it and he made a quick and decisive action to fire James Comey".

Author: 0 Kobach supported Trump's unfounded claim that "millions" voted illegally

Kobach, five other members to this bipartisan commission are Connie Lawson, Secretary of State of Indiana; Bill Gardner, Secretary of State of New Hampshire; Matthew Dunlap, Secretary of State of Maine; Ken Blackwell, Former Secretary of State of OH and Christy McCormick, Commissioner, Election Assistance Commission.

National US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments
Author: 0 US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

The guidance allowed for limited exceptions. It also requires prosecutors seeking a different sentence to get approval and make a case in writing. The idea is to do away with vague sentencing recommendations that vary across the country. Sessions' memo does recognize that this policy shouldn't necessarily be followed in every situation, but he says that any such decision has to be authorized by a supervisor, Assistant Attorney General, or U.S.

Author: 0 McIlroy to undergo test on troublesome back

Dustin Johnson hits out of the third fairway during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Eagle Point Golf Club. He walked off the green with a double-bogey five. Jason Day, of Australia, hits from the 10th fairway during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla .

Author: 0 Netanyahu slams 'absurd' United Nations vote on Jerusalem

The resolution , passed by 22 votes to 10 on Tuesday (2 May), branded Israel's annexation of the eastern city as a violation of worldwide law, mirroring a UN Security Council resolution passed in December. We celebrated a hope which came true: "to be a free people in our land, in Jerusalem ", Rivlin said . Speaking at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Netanyahu called the resolution "delusional" and an "absurd decision".

Author: 0 Trump blasts Comey, acting FBI chief contradicts president

Trump told NBC News' Lester Holt that he had plans to fire Comey before meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Monday, even though he cited recommendations from Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions in his letter to Comey rationalizing his ouster.

National Severe storms kill at least seven in southern US
Author: 0 Severe storms kill at least seven in southern US

Mark fox, meteorologist in National Weather Service, said that a minimum of one tornado stroke Canton near Dallas. A woman was killed in Missouri on Saturday because of thunderstorms and rain stroke Midwest causing the happening of tornadoes and floods.

Author: 0 Timeline: Nigeria's kidnapped Chibok girls, 3 years later

Meanwhile, Nigeria's president said he will meet on Sunday with 82 Chibok schoolgirls freed this week. The Federal Government will like to commend the Security Agencies, the Red Cross , local authorities, local and foreign NGOs and all those who contributed in one way or another to secure the release of our Chibok Girls.

National Bears WR Kevin White has Maserati carjacked by thieves
Author: 0 Bears WR Kevin White has Maserati carjacked by thieves

Around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, White's Maserati, driven by his girlfriend, was taken after a minor collision in the 400 block of North May in the city's West Town neighborhood, a police source said. No one has been arrested yet, and the vehicle has not been located. Auto thieves strike another vehicle and divert the driver's attention by pretending to trade information on the side of the road.

Author: 0 Donald Trump thinks health insurance costs $15 a month

Senators are already talking about major changes in the House bill concerning Medicaid , the government health care program for the poor, and tax subsidies for health care coverage. The Quinnipiac University poll of 1,078 voters was taken from May 4-9 and showed disapproval at 56 percent . According to those previous estimates, House Republicans' original bill would have caused 24 million more Americans to be uninsured by 2026, more than reversing the coverage gains that the ACA has ...

National Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy Dies In Highway 580 Tesla Employee Bus Crash
Author: 0 Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy Dies In Highway 580 Tesla Employee Bus Crash

The bus was carrying 55 Tesla employees when it slammed into Volkswagen Beetle driven by the deputy, which had been stopped in traffic. He had just completed an overtime shift, Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern said. Khin's death marks the second accidental death of an Alameda Co. sheriff's deputy in less than three months. The van carrying Khin's body was given a police escort from the accident scene to the coroner's bureau in Downtown Oakland.

National Feds decline to charge Louisiana policemen in fatal shooting
Author: 0 Feds decline to charge Louisiana policemen in fatal shooting

One day after the Sterling shooting, another man, Philando Castille, was shot and killed in Minnesota by an officer while inside of a auto. Landry said the DOJ investigation and evidence collected has not been released to his office. A bystander's video showed police pinning Sterling to the ground before shooting him. "Although the videos show that Sterling's right hand was not in or near his right pocket, Sterling was continuing to move, even after being shot three times and being told ...

National Severe Weather Kills At Least 14 People Across 5 Southern States
Author: 0 Severe Weather Kills At Least 14 People Across 5 Southern States

Threats for severe thunderstorms and possible tornadoes are in place for most of the states in the region till Monday. A wind advisory was in effect over much of the South. About 6:30 p.m. a tornado was spotted near Canton and lasted about 20 minutes, according to the weather service. Tornadoes from the storm system killed four people on Saturday in Canton, Texas , about 60 miles (95 km) east of Dallas.

Author: 0 Mormon Church pulling out older boys from certain Boy Scout programs

The timing of the church's withdrawal has some people looking toward a policy change the Scouts made in 2015, when the organization chose to allow gay troop leaders . The church did not say when the younger boys will be withdrawn from the Boy Scouts. Church spokesman Eric Hawkins said no leaders of the church would discuss the decision with a reporter.

Author: 0 Arkansas flags lowered to honor slain deputy

Inside the same residence where the bodies were found, Bowden and a woman were holed up inside for hours while Bowden negotiated with Arkansas State Police, authorities said. Police were dispatched to the address at Gum Springs where they found two female bodies outside the home. The suspect's father said the woman, who was apparently being held hostage, is Bowden's girlfriend.

National Pentagon: Trump's Military Aid To Kurds Will Be 'Closely Monitored'
Author: 0 Pentagon: Trump's Military Aid To Kurds Will Be 'Closely Monitored'

Turkey is concerned the weapons provided by the usa could one day fall into the wrong hands. US Col John Dorrian, spokesman for the US-led coalition against ISIL, said 30,000 residents had been displaced since the fight for Tabqa began on March 21, and that the priority was now to protect those who remained.

Author: 0 Judge orders prosecutors to charge Amtrak engineer

The state's attorney general has a wide range of options in responding to a judge's order to arrest a speeding Amtrak engineer involved in a deadly 2015 crash, a law professor said Friday. "The victims of the 188 crash can now believe that justice is back", Mongeluzzi said. Bostian has a personal-injury lawsuit pending against Amtrak.

Author: 0 US, EU in urgent discussions on pitch to expand laptop ban

Kelly said last month the ban was likely to expand, given the sophisticated threats in aviation and intelligence findings that would-be attackers were trying to hide explosives in electronic devices. The airlines affected by the US ban have since found a way around the measure, offering free WiFi, tablets and laptops aboard USA -bound flights as alternatives for passengers.

National Confederate Monuments Removed: Protesters Clash Over New Orleans Statues
Author: 0 Confederate Monuments Removed: Protesters Clash Over New Orleans Statues

One of the monuments, an obelisk honoring a violent uprising in 1874 by white New Orleanians who rejected Reconstruction, was taken down on April 24 by workers wearing flak jackets and scarves to hide their identities. The Liberty Place Monument, which was a tribute to a white-supremacist uprising and was erected in 1891, was the first to be removed in April 2017.

National New Orleans begins removing second Confederate monument
Author: 0 New Orleans begins removing second Confederate monument

The New Orleans monuments slated for removal were all erected between 1884 and 1915, a period when lynchings spiked and some of the most vicious Jim Crow laws were enacted. Burkhalter said it was not the Confederacy but the heinous repercussions of the Civil War on Southern life that created the hatefulness afterward. Demonstrators who supports keeping Confederate era monuments protest before the Jefferson Davis statue was taken down in New Orleans , Thursday, May 11, 2017 .

National Tillerson urges Asean to do more to cut N. Korea funding
Author: 0 Tillerson urges Asean to do more to cut N. Korea funding

Activists urged the US not to overlook human rights abuses in Southeast Asia in Washington's dealings with those countries . Thursday's meeting takes place after President Donald Trump caused an uproar in Washington by inviting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to the White House.

Author: 0 Officials from Arctic nations meet amid drilling concerns

Numerous climate changes were documented in a just-released study by a working group of the Arctic Council itself, which raised projections for global sea-level rise thanks in part to the pace of Arctic melt. Whatever other differences the various members may have, they "don't manifest themselves in the work of the Arctic Council", he said. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Washington on Wednesday with Tillerson and later with Trump before flying to Alaska.

National House Committee Grills Airlines In Wake Of United Passenger Dragging
Author: 0 House Committee Grills Airlines In Wake Of United Passenger Dragging

United moved to head off criticism last week by reaching a settlement with passenger David Dao and issuing new policies created to prevent customer-service failures. The House panel wants "to find out exactly what happened in these incidents we all saw that were bad incidents", committee chairman Bill Shuster, a Republican from Pennsylvania, told Fox News on Tuesday.

Author: 0 United States adds sanctions on North Korea

The KCNA said that Devandas Aguilar met with key North Korean officials including health minister Kang Ha-guk and Ri Hung-sik, a roving ambassador. It was reported that a fourth US citizen was detained a day earlier by Pyongyang on suspicion of hostile acts.

Author: 0 Trump Defends Delay Firing Flynn

Richard Burr, the Republican chairman, and Mark Warner, the Democratic vice chairman, issued a joint statement saying the panel made a decision to issue the subpoena after Mr Flynn, through his lawyer, declined to co-operate with an April 28 request to turn over the documents.

National Tom Price defends Medicaid cuts in new health care bill
Author: 0 Tom Price defends Medicaid cuts in new health care bill

Gov. Cuomo said after the bill passed that it would be an "assault on NY", pointing out that if passed into law it would deprive 2.7 million residents in the state of their coverage, and weaken the state's Medicaid funding. "I was just getting there until you cut me off". Other problems, such as menstrual irregularities or being the victim of rape or domestic violence, can make it harder to purchase an insurance plan, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation .

National Mother of Texas teen killed by police asks to join lawsuit
Author: 0 Mother of Texas teen killed by police asks to join lawsuit

The 15-year-old was shot in the head with an AR-15 by a white police officer, who has since been fired and charged with murder. The District Attorney's office filed a murder charge against Oliver, who was released on a $300,000.00 bond. Police now say the auto carrying a Black ninth grader was driving away from them when they shot into it, rather than towards them. Lawyers for the Edwards family say Officer Roy Oliver, also named in the lawsuit, used a rifle to shoot at the vehicle as it ...

National Sean Spicer absent from briefings during key week for Trump
Author: 0 Sean Spicer absent from briefings during key week for Trump

He added: "I actually asked him". I hope you won't either. Trump also expanded upon his declaration in his letter firing Comey, which Holt called a "humiliating" way to terminate him, that the former FBI director had told him on three occasions that he wasn't under investigation .

Author: 0 China President Discusses Nuclear Issue with New South Korean Counterpart

Moon told Xi that it would be easier to settle the missile-defense issue if North Korea wasn't engaging in provocations, the statement said. He has said he would be prepared to go to Pyongyang "if the conditions are right". The Trump administration has also been dismayed by Moon's questioning of deployment of a USA missile defence system in South Korea and expects some friction in ties, although US officials say the new president may moderate his stances in office and the effect on the ...

Author: 0 Ducks' reward for Game 7 win is date with Rinne and Preds

Nick Ritchie scored the game victor and the Anaheim Ducks ended a game seven jinx by beating the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 Wednesday to book their spot in the NHL Conference finals. That will be more of a challenge against a Ducks team that also features four lines that can produce. For the final six games against Edmonton, Anaheim used a six-man group with nobody over 26 and averaging just 23.6 years old - the youngest group among the NHL's 16 playoff teams.

Author: 0 Obama Unveils Designs For 'Transformational,' South Side Presidential Library Campus

For Obama, a man who began his political career as a community organizer, it's appropriate that the sense of community is central in his presidential library . The designs released Wednesday reveal three buildings - a museum, forum, and library - will form the Presidential Center in Jackson Park. The center will also provide new jobs for the historically Black Woodlawn neighborhood, and attract a large number of visitors.