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National Texas bill could deny transgender wrestler title defense
Author: 0 Texas bill could deny transgender wrestler title defense

But similar efforts in the House to attach language from the Senate's bathroom proposal onto other legislation have been unsuccessful so far. James White, R-Hillister, offered an amendment that would delay its implementation until 2021, which he said would give state leaders more time to sort out the details.

National Amtrak engineer faces charges in fatal 2015 derailment
Author: 0 Amtrak engineer faces charges in fatal 2015 derailment

Philadelphia prosecutors had declined to press criminal charges as Friday's two-year deadline approached. Brandon Bostian faces eight counts of involuntary manslaughter and other crimes including causing a catastrophe and reckless endangerment.

Author: 0 Lawmakers want answers from the White House after Trump's 'tapes' tweet

But with Trump's legislative agenda on the rocks and his handling of the Comey crisis in question, the honeymoon appears to be nearing its end. The veiled threat added to the storm over Trump's abrupt firing of Comey. "He's risky because he may be obstructing justice in terms of the investigation. and secondly his credibility has been destroyed". He had chose to fire a "Showboat" and "grandstander" Comey regardless of Rosenstein's recommendation to give the "crown jewel" of law enforcement a ...

National May Day Marchers Around The World Celebrate Workers, Immigrants
Author: 0 May Day Marchers Around The World Celebrate Workers, Immigrants

Portland, Oregon, police say officers have arrested at least three people during a downtown May Day rally and march that they say became a riot. Protests in Washington, Homestead and Miami were part of more than 200 events in more than 200 communities in more than 40 states, Durand said.

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

The memo announced Friday would urge USA attorneys to charge steeper crimes that would trigger long mandatory prison sentences, including for drug offenders. Sessions claims in his memo that "charging and sentencing recommendations are crucial responsibilities for any federal prosecutor". "If you are a drug trafficker, we will not look the other way, we will not be willfully blind to your misconduct".

Author: 0 Mom of Ohio boy who killed himself vows he "will be heard"

Gabriel's mother, Cornelia Reynolds, however, says someone hurt her son. "Mom got a call from the school". He later told them he "fainted". When his mother asked him what happened at school the day he was bullied, he said he didn't know, her attorneys said.

Author: 0 Acting FBI chief declines to say if Trump is under investigation

The firing of FBI Director James Comey is unlikely to put even a dent in Donald Trump's support among his coalition of supporters. It is unclear if such tapes exist, however. "Our story is consistent", she said. Donald Trump's administration was left red-faced Thursday after the Moscow surprised it by releasing pictures of a closed-door meeting between the USA president and Russia's top diplomat.

Author: 0 Israel trims United Nations budget again over Jerusalem resolution

Despite Trump's request about settlements, the first official state meeting of the two leaders demonstrates the beginning of a "new era" in US-Israel relations, marked by warmth, honesty and transparency after the cooler attitudes of former President Barack Obama took relations between the countries to a low ebb.

Author: 0 How Senate Democrats could get what they want from Comey's firing

Karl also pointed out that the White House's rationale for the firing of Comey had shifted in the last 24 hours, from blaming the Justice Department to later claiming that it was the president's decision. By Thursday, President Trump simply broke the spin. It was during one of those phone calls that Mr. Trump said he asked Mr. Comey questions about the investigation.

Author: 0 Dallas cop who shot Black teen outside house party is fired

Officer Roy Oliver shot his rifle into a vehicle full of teenagers Saturday night as they were driving away from a party. Since the killing, Roy Oliver, the officer who fired his rifle into the departing auto, has been dismissed from the Dallas Police Department, and his actions have been seriously criticized by both his former employer and the African-American community at large.

Author: 0 Trump says he could name Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week

Trump's communications team has scurried in recent days to explain the president's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. When asked whether he could announce a nominee by Friday, when he is scheduled to leave for the Middle East and Europe on his first trip overseas as president, Trump responded, "Even that is possible".

Author: 0 Coroner reopens case of bullied 8-year-old who killed self

His feet can be seen from the hallway camera. The interaction between Taye and his fellow student happens relatively quickly, at the beginning and the nature of it is not totally clear. I am my sons voice and it will be heard", Reynolds said. "No, this will not go away". She added: "People need to know that truth and help fix this epidemic in our society by spreading awareness and speaking up".

Author: 0 Where the global cyberattack has hit hardest

The bank network is protected from such attack. Europol , the European Union's police agency, says the worldwide "ransomware" cyberattack has so far hit more than 100,000 organizations in at least 150 countries. https://t.co/5OnUcM3TWF- The Associated Press (@AP) 13 mai 2017 Experts say the hackers appear to have begun the campaign by targeting organisations in Europe.

National Spicer: Sally Yates Was A
Author: 0 Spicer: Sally Yates Was A "Strong Supporter" Of Hillary Clinton

The hearing on Monday is one of multiple congressional probes into the Russian Federation interference, along with House and Senate intelligence panels. Yates told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Monday that she warned the White House about Flynn's conversations with Kislyak so that the Trump administration "could take action" amid concerns Flynn could have been subject to blackmail.

Author: 0 Removal of Jefferson Davis statue sparks pre-dawn protests in New Orleans

Mayor Landrieu has said the two remaining Confederate monuments slated to be removed, of Generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard, may come down at "anytime, sooner rather than later". "These monuments have stood not as historic or educational markers of our legacy of slavery and segregation, but in celebration of it". The Times-Picayune reported that some protesters shouted "Cowards" and "Totalitarianism" as the equipment for removal was put in place.

Author: 0 Video Proves 8-Year-Old Was Bullied Before Killing Himself

But when school officials called the boy's mother, they allegedly gave her a much different story - and simply told her "that he fainted". CBS affiliate WKRC-TV reported Taye threw up a few times that night, so his mother took him to the hospital where it was assumed he had the flu.

National Trump hopes to nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director quickly
Author: 0 Trump hopes to nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director quickly

White-collar defense attorney Alice Fisher interviewed for about 90 minutes with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein. Nearly all of them [the candidates] are very well known. But Trump undercut that account in a sweeping interview with NBC's Lester Holt on Thursday, saying that the decision to fire Comey was his own and that he would have done it "regardless" of the Justice Department's recommendation.

Author: 0 Scott Schebler: Schebler goes 2-for-4 with a home run Saturday

The win was the Giants' first in five tries this season against the Reds , who had dominated the first four matchups to the tune of 34-7. Home plate umpire Tony Randazzo had a scary moment in the fifth inning when he was hit square in the mask by a 91 miles per hour Cueto fastball.

Author: 0 GOP senator says Senate will take 'new, fresh approach' to health care

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus seemed to suggest Sunday that the Senate will modify the House version, reaffirming what his deputy, Rick Dearborn, said last week on an ABC News podcast. "If you can't unbuild this structure, then what the hell are you doing here?" said William Voegeli, a senior editor at the Claremont Review of Books, a conservative journal.

Author: 0 Engineer in deadly Philadelphia Amtrak crash could still be charged

Prosecutors said Friday they have been in talks with engineer Brandon Bostian's attorney to have him surrender and be arraigned on the charges. In regard to potential reckless endangerment charges, the office said it did not find "evidence sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the engineer "consciously" disregarded the risk", as is required by Pennsylvania law.

National Berrios fine 1st start, Twins outlast Indians, squirrel 4-1
Author: 0 Berrios fine 1st start, Twins outlast Indians, squirrel 4-1

NATIONALS 6, PHILLIES 4: Fresh from getting a big deal, Bryce Harper hit a game-ending home run with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the Washington Nationals over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Saturday night. Minnesota has homered in 13 consecutive games, its longest streak since 14 straight in 1988. Berrios and the AL Central leaders handed Cleveland its third straight loss.

National Arkansas Deputy Killed at Traffic Stop
Author: 0 Arkansas Deputy Killed at Traffic Stop

Authorities went to the Gum Springs Road home and discovered the bodies of the two other people, who have not been identified . A long line of law enforcement vehicles on Friday escorted a hearse carrying Mainhart's body from the Arkansas state Crime Laboratory back to Yell County.

Author: 0 Rep. Charlie Dent deserves thanks for opposing GOP health care bill

The controversial bill, passed by the House of Representatives on May 4 with a razor-thin majority, has a 44% disapproval rating, while Obamacare has a 42% negative rating. Donald Trump has made the debate about the Affordable Care Act all about Donald Trump , and healthcare for millions of Americans hangs in the balance.

Author: 0 Amtrak engineer in deadly 2015 crash charged with involuntary manslaughter

Update, May 12, 8 p.m.: Brandon Bostian, 34, was charged with eight counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the derailment of Amtrak train 188 exactly two years ago. The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that Bostian had lost " situational awareness " but was neither impaired nor distracted by a cellphone.

Author: 0 Trump says possible to pick new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by next week

Trump's comments, which contradicted previous White House statements, further fueled the political and legal furor in Washington over his unceremonious sacking of Comey , who was leading an expanding FBI investigation into whether Trump's advisors cooperated with Russian intelligence agents during the presidential campaign a year ago.

Author: 0 Trump to meet with Putin this summer

On Wednesday, administration officials barred the American press from the oval office . "We are urging our United States colleagues to maintain sound judgment and to remain reasonable, we are asking them to remember high professionalism standards that their colleagues had always demonstrated in the past, [we are] hoping that despite any political situation whatever it is they would stay true to their profession and to journalists' solidarity", the union's statement read.

National White House: Yates was a 'political opponent of president'
Author: 0 White House: Yates was a 'political opponent of president'

Michael Flynn's conduct and the Trump administration's handling of the allegations about him. Ms Yates , who was sacked on Jan 30 after defying Mr Trump over his contested travel ban, did not say what Mr Flynn discussed with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in a number of phone calls last December, which were secretly monitored by United States intelligence.

Author: 0 Mom of boy who killed himself vows he 'will be heard'

Reynolds' attorneys say she didn't learn her son was bullied until they saw an email written by a Cincinnati police detective that describes the scene outside a boys' bathroom, where the attorneys say Gabriel was knocked unconscious. But a Cincinnati police detective who had viewed the video earlier painted a different picture. Two days prior, Gabe was a victim of an apparent violent bullying incident at school that left him unconscious on the school's bathroom floor before an adult ...

Author: 0 Liberty announces 2018 football schedule

Donald Trump stopped by Liberty University on Saturday to deliver the school's commencement address. Speaking at Williams Stadium, the president said the Flames' football program, which will begin making the transition from the FCS to FBS this summer, has a bright future which mirrors that of another Christian school, Notre Dame.

Author: 0 Trump warns ex-FBI director Comey about 'leaks' in explosive Twitter rant

In perhaps another sign of mixed messaging from the Trump administration, Vice President Mike Pence said that when Mr Rosenstein "brought the recommendation to the president that the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation should be removed, President Trump provided the kind of strong and decisive leadership the American people have come to be accustomed from him".

Author: 0 Boy was assaulted by classmate before killing himself

Gabriel died a suicide January 26 at home. Cornelia Reynolds said in a Friday statement that her son Gabriel Taye's voice "will be heard" and she urges parents to tell their children to seek help if they are being hurt. The detective told school officials that while he had concerns about the bullying, which could be considered a criminal assault, he added that the school would be better suited to handle the situation because of the children's ages.

National Police ID 2 killed along with Arkansas deputy
Author: 0 Police ID 2 killed along with Arkansas deputy

Soon thereafter, Mainhart initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle believed to be involved in the disturbance. He stopped the auto because he had possible information on a vehicle connected to the disturbance call. James Michael Bowden is facing three counts of Capital Murder. He is being held at the Conway County jail, said a detention center official. He was the 16th officer so far this year to be shot and killed in the line of duty.

Author: 0 Trump says wants to move quickly to nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

After contradictory statements from the White House resulted in widespread condemnation for the move from Republicans and Democrats, Trump, who claimed responsibility for Comey's firing, aimed his frustration at his communications team. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe also interviewed for the permanent post, despite his repeated willingness to break from White House explanations of Mr Comey's ouster and its characterisations of the Russian Federation investigation.

National White House Expected To Announce Voting Fraud Commission
Author: 0 White House Expected To Announce Voting Fraud Commission

There is no integrity in denying American citizens their right to vote. A White House official told ABC News that by investigating voter suppression as well, it would encourage Democrats to join the effort . He added, "Trump will no doubt try to use this commission to support further voter suppression measures. There's simply no evidence of widespread voter fraud in this country", she said.

National AG Jeff Sessions reverses end Smart On Crime initiative
Author: 0 AG Jeff Sessions reverses end Smart On Crime initiative

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, said in a statement that Sessions is trying to revive the " war on drugs ", which she said "treated drugs, addiction and substance abuse as a crime instead of as a public health issue ". LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - In Appalachian states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, the tough-on-crime policy announced Friday by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions runs counter to a recent emphasis on treatment and less prison time for low-level drug offenders.

National Ohio Nursing Home Shooting Leaves 4 Dead Including Police Chief
Author: 0 Ohio Nursing Home Shooting Leaves 4 Dead Including Police Chief

The residents in the facility were taken by squad to area hospitals, including Licking Memorial Hospital. The Republican governor says the gesture honors those who lost their lives in "senseless acts of violence" in Kirkersville , a village about 25 miles (39 kilometers) east of Columbus .

National Trump retaliates on Twitter over Russian Federation photos
Author: 0 Trump retaliates on Twitter over Russian Federation photos

Tillerson and Lavrov are meeting at the State Department , and then Lavrov heads to the White House to see President Donald Trump. In the aftermath of Comey's termination at the FBI both President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have distanced Russia and the bureau's investigation into Russian meddling in the election from Comey's departure.

National Teacher Said He Had Sex With Student on Most Nights
Author: 0 Teacher Said He Had Sex With Student on Most Nights

At some point, Cummins reportedly admitted to disabling the Global Positioning System on his vehicle and replacing his license plate with one from Alabama. Cummins decided against heading to Mexico by land, saying the political environment made it "too hot". From that point on, Nobles said Cummins slept with his gun beside him.

Author: 0 Trump tweets warning to Comey over leaks

The first line of Mr Trump's letter sacking Mr Comey refers to a memo written by Mr Rosenstein and says: "I have accepted their recommendation". Spicer declined to answer repeated questions from reporters about whether Trump tapes his phone calls or conversations with others - or whether there were recording devices in the room during the meeting with Comey .

National White House alerted about Flynn's blackmail risk: Sally Yates
Author: 0 White House alerted about Flynn's blackmail risk: Sally Yates

Spicer called former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates - who warned the White House on January 26 about Flynn's conversations with Russia's ambassador, Sergey Kislyak - a "political opponent of the president". What's more, her career with the Justice Department stems much further back, across multiple administrations and parties. In February, Flynn resigned after he misled Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with the Russian ambassador.

National Someone Made A Sean Spicer Lawn Ornament To Hide 'Among' Your Bushes
Author: 0 Someone Made A Sean Spicer Lawn Ornament To Hide 'Among' Your Bushes

Now, according to the political news site Axios, Sean Spicer's days may be numbered. Pirro asked the president. The cutouts - which capture the curious eyes of Spicer and are set atop various shrubs - poke serious fun at the press secretary's efforts to placate the puzzled media after being cornered outside the White House on Tuesday.

National Resident heard shots, screaming in OH killings
Author: 0 Resident heard shots, screaming in OH killings

Thorp says Disario had only been on the job for three weeks. The sheriff says the hostages escaped when a shot was sacked at the chief. Other authorities responding to the reports of a shooting later found three people - two employees and the suspected shooter - dead inside, according to WBNS-10TV .

National Boy who killed himself never said he was bullied
Author: 0 Boy who killed himself never said he was bullied

The attorneys say a school surveillance video shows the boy being thrown against a wall by another child in a bathroom entrance and knocked unconscious. Gabe Taye was on the floor for seven minutes. . "The school also said his vitals were fine and he was alert". The nurse, it says, contacted Gabriel's mother and asked her to pick him up to take him to the hospital.

Author: 0 Trump delays decision on Paris climate agreement, spokesman says

With the rest of the world on tenterhooks ever since, Trump has said he will make his decision before the next G7 meeting on May 26-27 in Sicily. United States President Donald Trump has delayed the decision on withdrawing from the Paris climate accord amid disagreements about the nature of the pact.

National Atheist Group Fights Religious Executive Order
Author: 0 Atheist Group Fights Religious Executive Order

The civil rights group said Thursday it would not file a lawsuit against the president's order aimed at weakening prohibitions on political activity by religious organizations because they believe it has "no discernible policy outcome". Allowing churches and non-profits to endorse who they please, without fear of losing their non-profit status. Due to the freedom this might give religiously affiliated institutions, there is already reasonable concern about how this order could embolden ...

Author: 0 Trump says he did not ask Comey for his loyalty -Fox News

Mr Trump also said this week that he alone was responsible for the decision to sack Mr Comey, calling him a "showboat" and "grandstander". He added: "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???" Mr Schiller was among those Trump consulted about Mr Comey and was entrusted by the president to deliver a letter informing the director of his firing.