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Local Trump, GOP control Federal Bureau of Investigation chief pick despite Democrats' calls
Author: 0 Trump, GOP control Federal Bureau of Investigation chief pick despite Democrats' calls

When Trump then asked for "honest loyalty", Comey told him he would have that, said the Comey associate, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. Bush. Trump says Comey had told him three times he was not under investigation in the Russian Federation probe. "I think it's really important that the Congress, and more broadly the American people, hear Director Comey's side of the story".

Author: 0 Watch Ringling Bros. hold its final show today

With laughter, hugs and tears - and the requisite death-defying stunts - the Ringling Bros . and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation Sunday night as it performed its last show. That show was the more traditional, three-ring circus, while the one performing this weekend has a narrative storyline. The company had long battled animal rights activists in costly court skirmishes, winning a $15.75 million judgment against them in 2015.

Author: 0 Comey to testify before Senate as Russian Federation flames get closer to Trump

The New York Times reported last Friday that Trump talked to Lavrov at the White House the day after he chose to fire Comey. Trump reportedly said the former FBI Director was a "nut job" and firing him eased the pressure from the investigation into Russian interference in the election, which Comey had confirmed the FBI was investigating.

Local DOJ reversal on drug prosecutions will fuel mass incarceration, undermine public safety
Author: 0 DOJ reversal on drug prosecutions will fuel mass incarceration, undermine public safety

And the American Civil Liberties Union said Sessions is " pushing federal prosecutors to reverse progress and repeat a failed experiment-the War on Drugs ". The Sessions memo provides an out for prosecutors, with a few warnings. According to the Examiner, Holder mentioned department data showing that because of his Smart on Crime directive, prosecutors have been able to reallocate resources and focus on high-level drug offenders.

Author: 0 Ringling Bros. owner: Final shows are 'a celebration'

The final show, which will broadcast live here beginning at 7 pm on, May 21, is at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. The circus has had several legal battles over the years with animal rights groups, and combined with declining sales, owners made the decision to close down the traveling circus for good.

Local Rockies put on home run derby in win over Reds
Author: 0 Rockies put on home run derby in win over Reds

Because I know that sometimes the pitcher on the mound will take the pitcher (at the plate) for granted. "This was a very good series for us". He's capable of nights like this (with the bat). Hamilton stole second and third and then scored on Votto's groundout to put Cincinnati in front 1-0. The Rockies improved to 27-16 on the season while leading the competitive NL West.

Author: 0 Notre Dame graduates walk out on Pence as he touts free speech

The commencement speech was originally supposed to be delivered by President Donald Trump, making him the seventh POTUS (President of the United States) to do so in the history of the university. Ahead of the speech, students organizers said they meant to walk-out over his anti-LGBT views, citing his decision to sign a "religious freedom" law in IN, and the administration's hostility toward undocumented immigrants and sanctuary cities.

Local President Trump Threatens to Cancel White House Press Briefings
Author: 0 President Trump Threatens to Cancel White House Press Briefings

That memo cited Comey's mishandling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's secret email server as the primary reason for his firing. He went on to say that he had sent a letter to Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, certifying that he had no business interests in Russian Federation: "I have no investments in Russian Federation, none whatsoever".

Author: 0 Trump has a message for the Muslim world

Melania and Ivanka are accompanying Trump on his first worldwide trip as president, arriving in Riyadh on Saturday, the first stop on a journey that will take him to Israel, The Vatican and to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 summits in Brussels and Sicily, respectively.

Author: 0 Farewell Triple Crown: Always Dreaming fades in Preakness

Kentucky Derby Winner Falters Going into the far turn at Pimlico, Always Dreaming, trained by Todd Pletcher, had the lead but was being pressed hard by Classic Empire . When a horse gets the lead too easily, they think their job is over - remember horses are pack animals and don't like to be alone. At that point, trainer Mark Casse thought he was headed there, too.

Local Denver man castrated transgender woman in apartment
Author: 0 Denver man castrated transgender woman in apartment

Detectives say the surgical kit contained a scalpel, lidocaine, medical dressings, and other medical equipment. The wife told police that after changing the dressing, a large amount of blood poured out of the sutured wound. The victim was rushed to Medical Center of Aurora. "Until this system is fixed and transgender people are encouraged and able to get the care we need, there will always be cases like me".

Local Trump On Spicer's Future: 'He's Been There From The Beginning'
Author: 0 Trump On Spicer's Future: 'He's Been There From The Beginning'

Trump's tweet about his press team comes amid criticism that the White House press office and the president have repeatedly contradicted each other. During the Friday briefing, Spicer appealed to the press for a bit more leniency concerning specifics and chastised reporters who he thinks are more interested in "gotcha moments" than legitimate journalism.

Author: 0 Trump urges Mideast nations to drive out 'Islamic extremism'

United States President Donald Trump on Sunday urged leaders of Saudi Arabia to "drive out terrorists and extremists", reported Reuters , while on his first trip overseas since assuming office. As a candidate, Trump proposed temporarily banning Muslims from entering the United States. That ban was blocked by the courts. The groups that the United States has been fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere since the Sept 11, 2001 attacks on Washington and NY are mostly Sunni Muslims, and ...

Local Applause, protests greet Pence at Notre Dame commencement
Author: 0 Applause, protests greet Pence at Notre Dame commencement

The organization said the walkout is in response to the positions on immigration and LGBTQ rights held by Pence and the Trump administration. The speech marked a homecoming of sorts for Pence , who served as the governor of IN while numerous students who graduated Sunday were attending school there.

Local Jason Day loses Byron Nelson tournament in playoff
Author: 0 Jason Day loses Byron Nelson tournament in playoff

European - Alvaro Quiros beat Zander Lombard on the second hole of a playoff to win the Rocco Forte Open in Verdura, Sicily, and claim his first title in more than six years. Although two-time major champion Jordan Spieth is out of the AT&T Byron Nelson after firing a five-over 75 with a quadruple-bogey, tournament leader Jason Kokrak isn't comfortable entering the weekend even with a tournament-record five-stroke lead through 36 holes.

Local In private meeting, Trump demanded Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey's loyalty
Author: 0 In private meeting, Trump demanded Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey's loyalty

Asking such a question "would come close to bribery. or at least obstruction of justice, which Comey would've had to be an idiot to fall for by offering the assurance sought", Tribe said. Federal law and the law in New York State do not require both parties on a call to be aware that it was being recorded. Bob Casey (D-PA). "If the replacement for Director Comey isn't 100 percent unassailable ...

Local Confederate statue removals part of New Orleans mayor legacy
Author: 0 Confederate statue removals part of New Orleans mayor legacy

Efforts to remove such statues gained momentum in June 2015, after Dylann Roof massacred nine black parishioners at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The removal comes after a long and divisive battle over whether old South emblems represent racism or an honorable heritage. Many said it was time for the statue to come down.

Local Performer: Ringling was a 'compass' for others
Author: 0 Performer: Ringling was a 'compass' for others

On Saturday afternoon, under cloudy skies, fans streamed into the Nassau Coliseum in suburban NY to pay their last respects to the iconic show. Feld Entertainment will be livestreaming the final performance of Ringling Bros . The circus had been butting heads with PETA and other animal rights groups for a while. Like numerous show's 300 human performers, Vargas said, she plans to take a break before seeking out new opportunities, perhaps in Europe, where many of her castmates hail from.

Local Trump's Latest Twitter Gaffe Proves The Yates Hearing Left Him Rattled
Author: 0 Trump's Latest Twitter Gaffe Proves The Yates Hearing Left Him Rattled

But Ms Yates went to the White House to warn officials that they had been misled about the nature of those calls between Mr Flynn and Sergey Kislyak, which took place before Mr Trump was inaugurated. Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) directly asked Yates on Monday whether she leaked information to the media or whether she asked the intelligence community to reveal Flynn's identity to her.

Local Scott Disick Celebrates 34th Birthday
Author: 0 Scott Disick Celebrates 34th Birthday

The final stop was at an undisclosed, private after-party: Scott and Bella traveled together in his auto, and Ella is said to have met them there. "Kourtney is creeped out by Scott possibly dating Bella", one insider tells Hollywood Life .

Local Trump leaning toward not paying ObamaCare subsidies
Author: 0 Trump leaning toward not paying ObamaCare subsidies

Pay careful attention. Your health care may need you to pay attention and actually learn the facts. The AHCA would use high-risk pools to cover people with pre-existing conditions . States could also decide not to change their policies for people with medical problems. We need your voices. "The roads are in disgusting shape". As Obamacare flounders, progressive Democrats have started to warm to the possibility of going even further and socializing health insurance altogether.

Local Cathay Pacific to cut 600 jobs, including management staff
Author: 0 Cathay Pacific to cut 600 jobs, including management staff

Losses have mounted due to cheaper airfares and a slump in the number of passengers using business class. In addition to job cuts, the airline has said it will consider shifting more routes to its short-haul arm, Cathay Dragon. As many as 800 job cuts were initially being considered as late as last week, the sources said. The job cuts are the biggest since the 1998 global financial crisis and could potentially result in savings of about $64 million annually, Reuters quoted ...

Local N. Korea fires ballistic missile in latest test, Seoul says
Author: 0 N. Korea fires ballistic missile in latest test, Seoul says

The North defends its weapons programmes as necessary to counter U.S. hostility. One North Korea observer said the situation was very similar to the year 2000, when a successful ROK-DPRK Summit later lead to U.S. North Korea fired an unidentified projectile on Sunday, South Korea's military said, a week after it test-fired a mid-long range missile which experts said marked an advancement in the reclusive state's missile programme.

Author: 0 2 dead after tornadoes touch down in Wisconsin, Oklahoma

Emergency management officials in Grant County reported a gust that hit 68 miles per hour in Cuba City, and wind felled tree branches in the Hazel Green area and debris was blowing across the highway in Ellenboro. A housing subdivision in the southern part of Elk City, Oklahoma was damaged by a tornado. On Tuesday, May 16, one person has been reported dead and at least 25 others were wounded when a trailer park in western Wisconsin was hit by a tornado.

Local Impeaching the President Wouldn't Necessarily Remove Him From Office
Author: 0 Impeaching the President Wouldn't Necessarily Remove Him From Office

Instead of running for the cameras and microphones every time an unfavorable news report about President Trump hits the airwaves, Democrats should be hitting the phones and calling a few leading Republicans to work out some way they can band together to call for a comprehensive formal investigation.

Author: 0 Trump Tells Muslim Leaders To "Drive Out" The Terrorists In Major Speech

He said Arab, Muslim and Middle Eastern nations "have born the brunt of the killings and the worst of destruction in this wave of fanatical violence". The groups that the United States has been fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere since the Sept 11, 2001 attacks on Washington and NY are mostly Sunni Muslims, and enemies of Iran.

Local US President Donald Trump tells Middle East to 'drive out' Islamist extremists
Author: 0 US President Donald Trump tells Middle East to 'drive out' Islamist extremists

Middle Eastern countries "cannot wait for American power", Trump said, but must instead "decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries, and for their children". A Sunday meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi underscored the kinship, with Trump saluting his counterpart on the April release of Egyptian-American charity worker Aya Hijazi, who had been detained in the country for almost three years.

Local Amid firestorm at home, Trump to seek reset with Islamic world
Author: 0 Amid firestorm at home, Trump to seek reset with Islamic world

He employed rhetorical devices reminiscent of the George W. Bush administration, setting up a dichotomy between good and evil in the Muslim world. In an interview with ABC News' "This Week" aired on Sunday, National Security Advisor H.R. - He focused on the financing of extremist groups, and announced plans for a US-Gulf agreement to "prevent the financing of terrorism called the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center, co-chaired by the United States and Saudi Arabia".

Author: 0 Dozens Walk Out at Notre Dame to Protest Pence

As an administrator finished introducing Pence, several students got up and walked out before the vice president could begin speaking. "It is fitting that in the 175th year of our founding on in soil that Notre Dame recognize a native son who served our state and now the nation with quiet earnestness, moral conviction and a dedication to the common good characteristic of true statesmen", Notre Dame President Rev.

Local The Trump campaign and Russian Federation; impeachment talk
Author: 0 The Trump campaign and Russian Federation; impeachment talk

Green believes Trump should be impeached because of "the obstruction of a lawful investigation of the President's campaign ties to Russian influence in his 2016 Presidential Election", according to his website. As the backlash escalates to Trump's firing of Comey last week, Democratic lawmakers are increasingly raising the prospect of impeachment. Perhaps most importantly during his speech, Green brought the American people back into the picture, who have seemed to have become more of an ...

Local White House lawyers research impeachment procedures
Author: 0 White House lawyers research impeachment procedures

Nonetheless, White House lawyers have consulted impeachment experts and begun researching the precise legal proceeding involved in impeachment, according to CNN's sources. Even Democrats have tried to calm impeachment talk out of concern it is premature. A black Texas congressman said Saturday that he's been threatened with lynching by callers infuriated over him seeking impeachment of President Donald Trump .

Local Near-flawless Lexi Thompson wins wire-to-wire at Kingsmill
Author: 0 Near-flawless Lexi Thompson wins wire-to-wire at Kingsmill

Lexi Thompson gets sprayed with water on the 18th green after winning the Kingsmill Championship. "I'm so over that". It's unfortunate what happened, but it's time to move on. "I had a bogey-free round, but ( Thompson's ) play was so good", Chun said. The 20-year old led South Korean rival So Yeon Ryu by less than a point in the rankings heading into the tournament, but Ryu also finished on seven-under par, not enough to overtake Ko.

Local Trump Urges Liberty Students to Defy Critics, Challenge System
Author: 0 Trump Urges Liberty Students to Defy Critics, Challenge System

Trump bypassed more traditional options for a first presidential commencement speech, like the University of Notre Dame, instead sending Vice President Mike Pence . "Remember this: Nothing worth doing ever, ever, ever came easy", he said. And while his endorsement of the real estate mogul was personal, Falwell's position as university president resulted in Liberty University becoming loosely entangled in Trump's campaign, which did not sit well with everyone at the university.

Local Cloud Computing wins Preakness in upset
Author: 0 Cloud Computing wins Preakness in upset

Castellano - the soon-to-be Hall of Fame inductee - won the 2006 Preakness Stakes aboard Bernardini. Practical Joke finished fifth behind Derby victor Always Dreaming. "I knew I was in trouble on the backstretch", Velazquez said , "when the other horse got to him, nearly head to head, and engaged him". That day, Always Dreaming was near the rail, which had the more favorable footing.

Author: 0 From U.S. House Floor, Texas Democrat Calls For Trump's Impeachment

Not only this, even the recent polls are not in Trump's favor. If that happens, Trump would be considered "impeached". Why are people calling for Mr Trump's impeachment? The online petition, ImpeachTrumpNow suggests that Donald Trump's business dealings in the past still benefits him and creates a "conflicts of interest".

Local Trump says Comey 'better hope' there are no tapes of their discussion
Author: 0 Trump says Comey 'better hope' there are no tapes of their discussion

Sources told ABC News that Trump posed the question to Comey a couple of times during a dinner in January and Comey would not promise such a thing to the new president, only that he would be honest. "They've been vetted over their lifetime essentially, but very well-known, highly respected, really talented people". President Donald Trump threatened to shut down daily press briefings Friday as he sought to defend his White House from criticism of its shifting explanations and ...

Author: 0 Sean Hannity has message for Roger Ailes' enemies

Fox News still sits in the number one position for cable news at this writing. Ailes branded the network "Fair and Balanced" and declared he had left the political world behind, but conservative viewers found a home and lifted prime-time commentators Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity to the top of the news ratings.

Local Kool Smiles to offer free dental care
Author: 0 Kool Smiles to offer free dental care

There, dentists will provide dental exams, limited emergency care, extractions, and restorative care at no cost to uninsured and underinsured children up to 18 years old. Abreu said. Nora Villarreal, Kool Smiles office manager and area business leader for South Texas, said it has been a successful event. Dr. Chennupati said it's a great way to give back.

Local Texas revives 'bathroom bill,' but only for public schools
Author: 0 Texas revives 'bathroom bill,' but only for public schools

The Texas House voted 96-47 on legislation that bans a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure, known as dilation and evacuation, similar to laws that courts have blocked in Alabama, Oklahoma, Kansas and Louisiana. But the House also rejected an amendment from Rep. Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler, that would have removed an exception that allows abortions past the 20th week of pregnancy for "severe fetal abnormalities".

Author: 0 USA officer cleared in fatal shooting of unarmed black man

Before the verdict was read, District Judge Doug Drummond told a packed courtroom: "I'm asking you to trust the system". Shelby fatally shot Crutcher, who had PCP in his system at the time of his death , after she came across his vehicle parked along the side of the highway.

Author: 0 One Man Dead and Others Injured After Elk City, OK Tornado

No details of the fatality were given. It was unclear how many people were injured, KWTV said. He estimates the park had around 50 homes. Outages numbered more than 3,300 Tuesday night, according to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. The National Weather Service has received scattered reports of tornadoes among the severe thunderstorms rumbling Tuesday afternoon over the Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma, downing power lines and toppling utility poles but having little other effect.

Local Human rights concerns prove no obstacle in Trump-Saudi ties
Author: 0 Human rights concerns prove no obstacle in Trump-Saudi ties

Trump drew the ire of Muslims during his presidential campaign by calling for a ban on them entering the US. President Donald Trump on Sunday is delivering a speech in Riyadh to leaders of dozens of Muslim-majority countries-a "vast congress of dictators and cut-throat autocrats", as one analyst put it-a day after finalizing an " unconscionable " $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

Author: 0 Tillerson talks climate change policy

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, seated right, and U.S. Sen. Representatives of the Russian Aleut and Mansi people addressed the Fairbanks meeting of the Arctic Council. The US will consider its interests first as it reviews its climate change policy, the secretary of state says. The document specifically urges the ratifying bodies to "note with concern the widespread impact of climate change on the Arctic" and calls for the implementation of the Paris climate agreement.

Author: 0 At Fairbanks Arctic Council meeting, the big question mark is climate change

Officials will most likely approve a measure to improve scientific cooperation in the region, and Mr Tillerson will turn over the rotating chairmanship of the intergovernmental organisation, which the U.S. "But my own feeling is that USA interests in the Arctic are long-term and enduring, and they have a lot to do with the state of Alaska, and that's not changing".

Local President Trump Speaks At Arab Islamic American Summit
Author: 0 President Trump Speaks At Arab Islamic American Summit

They worship death", he said. Drive them out of your communities. "And drive them out of this Earth". The meeting with Sisi - an avowed fan - was especially warm, and Trump said he would "absolutely" be putting Egypt on his list of countries to visit "very soon".

Author: 0 Iran's Zarif suggests US 'milking' Saudis of $480 bln

This will contribute to enhancing cooperation between the two countries, as well as with the Arab and Islamic world, he added. Emboldened President Hassan Rouhani said in his victory speech on Saturday that the message of the election that saw him winning most of the votes is choosing "peace and friendship" with the world over "violence and extremism".

Local Colorado governor pardons felon to stave off deportation
Author: 0 Colorado governor pardons felon to stave off deportation

He was then held by immigration authorities for deportation. A toddler when his parents came to the United States from Cuba during the 1980 Mariel boat lift, a judge revoked his legal residency and ordered him deported after his conviction.

Local Trump to light White House blue to honor police
Author: 0 Trump to light White House blue to honor police

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week announced it concluded a six-week nationwide operation targeting gangs that made 1,378 arrests, including 1,095 were confirmed as gang members and affiliates. A report released Monday at the beginning of National Police Week said 2016 was the most unsafe year for members of the nation's law enforcement in five years, the Washington Examiner reported .