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Author: 0 Much of Kansas faces tornado threat Thursday

A PDS (Particularly Dangerous Situation) Tornado Watch was issued for most of western and parts of central Oklahoma . Several tornadoes touched down Tuesday, killing at least two people as a storm system pounded parts of at least seven states from Texas to near the Canadian border with heavy rain, high winds and hail.

Author: 0 US Senate panel demands Comey's memos and Trump's tapes as controversy escalates

The Senate Intelligence Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform have invited Comey to testify about the FBI investigation into Russian meddling and any ties to Mr. "However, it is important that Congress call the former FBI Director James Comey before the Judiciary Committee to obtain a full understanding of what President Trump may or may not have done regarding the Russian investigation, including General Michael Flynn ".

Author: 0 Trump to join Pence in disclosing 2016 financial information

The mounting scandal, and now the existence of Pence's PAC, has energized chatter about his potential role in replacing the president or becoming president some day. The paths to a Pence presidency are many, and they are widening. But if the transition team knew about Flynn's ties, this can only mean one of two things for Pence: That he is lying about the extent of his knowledge, that he was an irresponsible manager of the transition, or that he is deeply ignorant of goings-on in the ...

Author: 0 Statue of General Lee coming down in New Orleans on Friday

Lee and others line the street into downtown Richmond. A more than seven-hour struggle to lift a statue of P.G.T. Beauregard off its pedestal in fr... You would not think that that I would have been so complimentary because he's a liberal and I'm I'm a conservative". Hillyer said his comment is not just some random right-wing response but reflects how bad Landrieu has handled the monument situation.

National Auto mows down pedestrians at Times Square
Author: 0 Auto mows down pedestrians at Times Square

Many, but not all, sidewalks are lined with barricades and planters for fear of vehicle attacks. According to reports , the alleged driver is 26-year-old man named Richard Rojas, a Bronx resident and US citizen with a history of DWI. The driver was apprehended by police and civilians as he tried to run from the scene, authorities said. She said she saw flames coming from the vehicle and started hurrying the children away as people scattered around them.

National Landrieu to give special address Friday on removal of Confederate monuments
Author: 0 Landrieu to give special address Friday on removal of Confederate monuments

More recently, lawmakers in the Louisiana House backed a proposal aimed at keeping cities from removing Confederate monuments in a vote Monday that black lawmakers derided as "divisive" and "offensive". The city will not accept proposals that would call for the statues to be displayed outdoors in Orleans Parish. The City Park Improvement Association, civic groups and the city will decided what will go where the Beauregard statue used to stand.

National Trump Says in Speech in America We Don't Worship the Government
Author: 0 Trump Says in Speech in America We Don't Worship the Government

Trump took to Twitter on Friday to blast critics, threatening to leak "tapes" of his conversations with Comey and suggesting he may cancel future White House press briefings in retaliation over days of mixed messages emerging over his decision to dismiss the Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

Author: 0 Trump will not announce Israel embassy move on overseas trip

The trip is Trump's first outing overseas as president and it will include the announcement of a USA arms deal with Saudi Arabia, Saudi investment in US infrastructure and the establishment of a center to combat Islamic extremism in Riyadh, the official said.

National Former Rep. Corrine Brown Found Guilty of Misusing Charity Funds, Fraud
Author: 0 Former Rep. Corrine Brown Found Guilty of Misusing Charity Funds, Fraud

The judge did not set a date for Brown's sentencing, which could include many years of jail time. Brown, who served in the lower chamber from January 1993 - Jan. "Corrupt public officials undermine the integrity of our government and violate the public's trust, and that is why investigating public corruption remains the FBI's top criminal priority", Spencer said.

National 5 things we learned from the Sally Yates hearing
Author: 0 5 things we learned from the Sally Yates hearing

Clapper said before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee that he was not aware of any evidence demonstrating collusion, but also said he had been unaware of an FBI investigation into the matter until FBI Director James Comey announced it to the public at a House hearing in March.

Author: 0 Jury Clears Tulsa Cop In Fatal Shooting, Protests Erupt

But Crutcher's family said police attempted to "demonize" Crutcher over the drug possession. "Betty Shelby murdered my brother, and after she murdered my brother, all of the officers involved with the Tulsa Police Department tried to cover for her".

Author: 0 ACLU Files to Get Comey's Memo on Trump Conversation

A separate letter , addressed to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, sought notes or memos written by Comey about conversations he had with senior White House and Department of Justice officials related to the Russian Federation investigation.

Author: 0 Chelsea Manning a Free Woman

Manning, an 29-year-old Army intelligence analyst, leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks . Her sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama , who noted she had already served more time than other government leakers.

Author: 0 House oversight chair seeks Comey memos on Trump

That panel also wants the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director to appear before the panel in both open and closed sessions. McCain also reflected on the major headlines that have come out of the Trump White House almost every day for more than a week.

National Ousted Trump National Security Adviser at Center of Russia Probe
Author: 0 Ousted Trump National Security Adviser at Center of Russia Probe

Trump blasted that decision, echoing his Thursday morning tweets and comments he made over lunch with network news anchors that the Russian Federation investigation is a "witch hunt" that "divides the country". The president's frustration has been building since he abruptly fired Comey. "Comey was very unpopular", Trump said. Prior to being named national security adviser, Mr.

National More severe storms possible Wednesday afternoon
Author: 0 More severe storms possible Wednesday afternoon

Another round of thunderstorms will move to the region on Wednesday evening. "The main issue Salina is going to have to worry about could be the potential for large hail and wind". We get a break from the rain tonight into Thursday, but then more storms with heavy rain are possible Thursday night into Friday . LIVE! will provide an update if conditions change in the forecast.

Author: 0 Special Counsel for Russia Probe 'Divides the Country'

Trump tweeted. "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" "It's been made very clear that there's been, with respect to the President himself, both Senator [Chuck] Schumer, Senator [Dianne] Feinstein, Senator [Joe] Manchin and everyone else who have been briefed on this, have been very clear that there was no collusion with respect to the President himself and no investigation there", he added.

National Planned Parenthood to close 4 Iowa clinics after funding cut
Author: 0 Planned Parenthood to close 4 Iowa clinics after funding cut

The other health centers slated for closing are Bettendorf, Burlington and Keokuk, which does not perform abortions. More than 30 employees within the organization will be laid off. This year, they also approved a ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and added a 72-hour waiting period to get an abortion. A report found that 30,000 fewer women were served in the Texas family planning program following the changes.

National Chris Cornell dead At Age 52
Author: 0 Chris Cornell dead At Age 52

Cornell had been touring with Soundgarden at the time of his death. "When I found out I was so sad", stated an emotional Dave Mustaine before the performance. The station played non-stop songs from Soundgarden , Cornell's other bands and his solo work, as well as artists who covered Cornell's material and those who were influenced by him.

National Watch Megadeth Pay Tribute to Chris Cornell With Live Cover of 'Outshined'
Author: 0 Watch Megadeth Pay Tribute to Chris Cornell With Live Cover of 'Outshined'

Both Soundgarden and Audioslave have returned to the music scene in recent years, with Cornell still in the lead. "It was a pretty dark album, lyrically, and pretty depressing, and I was going through a really hard time in my life - my band wasn't together anymore, my marriage was falling apart and I was dealing with it by drinking way too much, and that has its own problems, particularly with depression", he told Rolling Stone in 2015.

Author: 0 Trump Signs Executive Order That Creates Committee To Investigate Voter Fraud

And liberal voting rights groups are very anxious that this commission, especially with Kobach on it, is going to be used to justify Republican efforts to pass strict voter I.D. Comey. Kobach claimed there were over 100 cases of voter fraud. He said that no one involved has spoken with him directly about whether the commission will investigate the president's unsubstantiated allegations of widespread voter fraud during the 2016 election, but he said he expected it to be on the agenda.

National Does US believe Western Wall is in Israel?
Author: 0 Does US believe Western Wall is in Israel?

The call was not listed on the Prime Minister's schedule or on the White House schedule, but Haaretz reported it was Trump who called Netanyahu after the US president spoke with Jordan's King Abdullah. "We are convinced that this remark is in contradiction to the policy of President Trump", the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.

National LA's Football Palace Faces a Rain Delay
Author: 0 LA's Football Palace Faces a Rain Delay

It's unclear immediately what effect, if any, the one-season delay could have on the Super Bowl after that 2020 season. Rivers' contract runs through the 2019 season, so the Chargers will need to extend the veteran quarterback's contract if the team's wants the North Carolina product to christen the new facility.

Author: 0 Severe weather outbreak predicted in Oklahoma, Kansas

State officials activated the response Tuesday night when a tornado touched down in parts of Barron County . A friend of the man who was the lone casualty on Tuesday evening from a powerful EF-2 tornado that ripped through Chetek is speaking out.

National Sanctuary cities ban will soon head to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk
Author: 0 Sanctuary cities ban will soon head to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk

Officers would also be allowed to question a person's immigration status in the course of any legal detention, even for an offense as minor as jaywalking or speeding - a provision that has sparked anger and debate throughout the state. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick , who for years championed the measure , cheered the bill's passage late Wednesday. "We know [Gov. Greg Abbott] has set his stake into passing this unconstitutional and anti-immigrant law", Casar said.

National Trump threatens to cancel press briefings, unhappy with Comey coverage
Author: 0 Trump threatens to cancel press briefings, unhappy with Comey coverage

Trump fired Comey Tuesday night. For a president whose tweets frequently rattle Washington - and foreign capitals - Trump's message early Friday morning was particularly jarring: " James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" the president wrote.

Author: 0 Impeachment: Donald Trump's worst nightmare?

But let's get real: At this point in the game, all the explainers about how impeachment works (the 1990s called, they want their sex scandals back!) and adapting the 25th Amendment's ability to remove the president from decision-making during colonoscopies to the current crisis are evidence-free exercises in ideological masturbation.

Author: 0 Senate Intel Committee Wants Comey Memos And Testimony

Several Republicans said on Tuesday after the memo surfaced that Comey should testify to Congress. AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan, said the Wisconsin Republican backed Chaffetz's demand for documents. The information came from a memo Comey wrote after meeting with the president. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain said late Tuesday that the developments had reached "a point where it's of Watergate size and scale".

Author: 0 Trump Implies There Is A Recording Of His Conversations With Comey

Trump disparaged Comey as "a showboat" and "a grandstander" in an interview with NBC News aired Thursday, May 11. If Trump in fact did secretly record conversations, he has revealed a depth of paranoia previously unknown, and the recordings must be subpoenaed.

Author: 0 Manning has attire discretion under Army status

In a statement to ABC News, Manning said she appreciated the support she had received from people all over the world. "Whatever is ahead of me is far more important than the past". She defended the leaking by saying she had wanted to spark a public debate in the United States about the role of the military and U.S. foreign policy, but later apologised for "hurting the US", saying she had mistakenly believed she could "change the world for the better".

National Click It or Ticket campaign kicks off Monday
Author: 0 Click It or Ticket campaign kicks off Monday

Click it or Ticket month is underway. Click It or Ticket enforces seat-belt and car-seat use to keep all motorists safe. This means that 994 people died in 2016 because they weren't wearing seat belts, which amounts to an increase of 9 percent over the 908 unbelted fatalities that were reported in 2015, TexDot reported.

National A timeline of events that led up to Comey's firing
Author: 0 A timeline of events that led up to Comey's firing

Trump also appeared to be unhappy with press reports about shifting White House explanations of Comey's firing. Trump said Comey "wasn't doing a good job" when he was sacked. Did Donald Trump tape James Comey, or vice versa? The first interviews to find a replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey take place on Saturday.

National 2 women dead in crash on Route 44 in Plymouth
Author: 0 2 women dead in crash on Route 44 in Plymouth

The crash happened around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday along eastbound Route 50 near MD 2. Authorities received numerous 911 calls about a vehicle driving west in the eastbound lanes, and then, about a head-on crash. Shortly after 4:00 p.m., Skidmore was extricated from the vehicle and transported by state police medevac to Shock Trauma, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Author: 0 A Couple Actually Got Engaged At A Sixers Lottery Party Last Night

If the Sixers were to trade down to a lower spot for a team that's eager to get Jackson, they could acquire an asset and still be able to take a quality player. Free (23rd overall in 1975) and George McGinnis (22nd overall in 1973). "We've got a lot of other things we've got to balance in the equation". Prior to raising it, they explained that Hinkie had the same championship dreams that all fans have for the Sixers.

National New Orleans begins removal of third Confederate monument
Author: 0 New Orleans begins removal of third Confederate monument

There are four prominent monuments in question. "I am shocked because it seems like a blunderous move that the city wouldn't have done knowing that it's going to possibly cause them problems", said Richard Marksbury with the Monumental Task Committee, which opposed taking the monuments down.

Author: 0 Confederate Jefferson Davis Statue Removed

Authorities in New Orleans on Thursday took down a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis as protests both for and against the removal mounted in recent days, NBC News reported . New Orleans today is 60% black, and it, along with many other southern cities, has seen its ranks swelled by outsiders who may not necessarily share the region's deep-rooted sense of history.

Author: 0 Effort to block Confederate statue's removal goes to court

One sign read " Bout Time ", while members of the opposition stood quietly, waving Confederate Flags. Cuck is slang used by white nationalists as an offensive term for cuckold. Jefferson Davis was a United States representative and senator from MS who later led the Confederacy during the Civil War. "Well, no, you couldn't put up a monument to King right there next to Davis".

National 2 dead after tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Wisconsin
Author: 0 2 dead after tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Wisconsin

As of 9:30 p.m., Xcel Energy reported power outages still affecting 588 customers in the Eleva, Mondovi and Strum areas, 805 in the Ladysmith area and 142 in the Chetek area. The thunderstorm continued to move east-northeast through Rusk County with many reports of damage. "It's incredible that we're not talking about multiple dead people, and the trailers show it".

Author: 0 White House lit blue to honour slain police officers

The Peace Officers Memorial Day occurs annually on May 15 which was designated by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. "Please know that you do not grieve alone", he told the families of the fallen officers. "We as a family, we as a brotherhood band together, we support these families year in and year out we're there for them", Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle said.

Author: 0 Ford to cut 1400 salaried jobs in North America, Asia

Fields, whose almost three years at the helm have been marked by a languishing share price, is expected to announce as early as this week Ford plans to cut about 10 percent of its salaried workforce in North America and Asia. The vehicle maker also has around 25,000 employees in Asia, but there are no figures on how many of these are salaried. The company's market value is now behind Tesla and General Motors, and its stock price has fallen over 40 percent since 2014.

Author: 0 Trump sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation chief to end probe against Flynn

If loyalty is a key factor in the hiring decision, McCabe might be at a disadvantage. The communications staff charged with explaining the decision to the American people had an hour's notice. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn ", the White House said in a statement , provided to NBC News .

National Sheriff: 1 dead after tornado hits Wisconsin trailer park
Author: 0 Sheriff: 1 dead after tornado hits Wisconsin trailer park

Helicopter footage from News 9 in Oklahoma City showed extensive damage, as a large portion of a subdivision was destroyed by Tuesday's twister. Around the same time, a tornado hit Barron County, Wisconsin. Chetek Mayor Jeff Martin tells KSTP-TV that several turkey barns in the area were also hit hard. He told the Eau Claire newspaper the Prairie Lakes Estates trailer park is a mess and they were still searching Tuesday night.

National Fate of bill protecting Alabama Confederate monuments still debated
Author: 0 Fate of bill protecting Alabama Confederate monuments still debated

It also prohibits renaming or rededicating statues, streets, bridges, buildings and parks that are named "in memory of or named for any historical military figure, historical military event, military organization, or military unit". It should be believed. The entire Black Caucus walked out of House chamber in protest Monday after the bill advanced. "It's nearly embarassing to be standing here talking about something like this in 2017", said state Rep.

National Betsy DeVos Speaks Over Torrent Of Boos During Bethune-Cookman Speech
Author: 0 Betsy DeVos Speaks Over Torrent Of Boos During Bethune-Cookman Speech

The B-CU petition also objects to DeVos's recent withdrawal of protections the Obama administration put in place for students who have mismanaged or are defaulting on their student loans. DeVos was able to finish her speech but not without being forced to pause as outraged students shouted and audibly booed her comments. "Please know this.