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Author: 0 Four climbers die in one weekend on Mount Everest

Three climbers have died on Mount Everest and another is missing following a tragic weekend on the world's highest mountain. At that altitude, Yearwood was in what is described as the "Death Zone" of Everest; an area where the air is so thin, humans only have a matter of hours before vital organs begin to shut down.

Local AAA Michigan: Statewide average gas prices rise 8 cents
Author: 0 AAA Michigan: Statewide average gas prices rise 8 cents

Gasoline prices in Kentucky rose 4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.25 Sunday . Florida's average price of $2.31, is 6 cents more than the average last year ($2.25), but 35 cents less than the holiday two years ago ($2.66).

Author: 0 Netanyahu instructs all ministers to attend Trump's welcoming ceremony

Just nine percent of Palestinians believe Trump's actions will lead to a renewal of the peace process. I share in this desire as do the citizens of Israel . But there's been - it's an issue that's had serious consideration. It will be a challenging visit, not only in light of the recent headlines, but also the efforts to resume peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Author: 0 Trump will convey opposition to 'settlements' during Israel trip

Trump has repeatedly expressed his desire to bring about a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, and claimed that coming to a peace agreement is "not as hard as people have thought over the years". "There is a question mark about his stance concerning the Arab-Israeli conflict and I think that's the most interesting question for Israelis", he says , speaking to Newsweek by phone.

Local Trump willing to try engagement with N.Korea, on condition
Author: 0 Trump willing to try engagement with N.Korea, on condition

The North has vowed to develop a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead that can strike the mainland United States. North Korea launched Sunday what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet, saying it was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead" in a test aimed at bringing the USA mainland within reach.

Author: 0 Comey Declines To Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee

While the case began quietly last July as an effort to determine whether any Trump associates coordinated with Russian operatives to meddle in the presidential election campaign, the investigative work now being done by the Federal Bureau of Investigation also includes determining whether any financial crimes were committed by people close to the president.

Local Nearly 740000 foreigners overstayed visas last year
Author: 0 Nearly 740000 foreigners overstayed visas last year

Similarly, in 2016, as many as 9,897 Indian students or exchange scholars were expected to depart by the end of the year and of which, 4,575 overstayed their legal period. The report is years overdue, and the Obama administration struggled to get it done, with then-Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson sending versions back for rewrites.

Local Chris Christie: I warned Trump about Flynn
Author: 0 Chris Christie: I warned Trump about Flynn

And he rather bluntly added, "If I were president-elect of the United States, I wouldn't let General Flynn in the White House, let alone give him a job". "You know, if I were president I could decide who comes in and who doesn't". "The general and I never had any conflict of any kind", Christie said Monday, "Verbal, non-verbal, metaphysical".

Author: 0 Startling video shows sea lion snatching girl from pier

He said: "I was just sitting by the dock and then this sea lion popped its head out of the water just in front of me". "Her family was just in shock". "You can not think these are characters out of a Disney movie", said Andrew Trites , UBC Marine Mammal Researcher. Bob Baziuk, the general manager of the Steveston Harbour Authority , told CNN that the authorities have since always been asking visitors not to feed the animals here.

Author: 0 U.N. Security Council condemns North Korea's latest missile launch

The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Tuesday at which Japan will lobby the US and South Korea to tighten sanctions. North Korea fired a solid-fuel ballistic missile Sunday that can be harder for outsiders to detect before launch and later said the test was hailed as flawless by leader Kim Jong Un.

Author: 0 Texas advances school transgender bathroom law

The author of the bill, Republican Representative Chris Paddie, said the legislation has "absolutely no intention to discriminate". Republican Senator Charles Perry said his bill "is not discriminatory", while Republican Senator Van Taylor said "a parent has a right to raise their child in the religion they see fit".

Local FSU Women's Golf Season Comes to an End
Author: 0 FSU Women's Golf Season Comes to an End

It's hard to go low out here and they just fought for every shot". She finished one stroke ahead of Duke's Leona Maguire and Wake Forest's Jennifer Kupcho, who each finished second at +2. Chan secured her second straight NCAA top 10 finish with a tie for eighth at 6-over 222 (77-76-69) thanks to a strong final round that saw her sink six birdies, including a 25-footer on her final hole on 9 that gave USC the fifth seed.

Local Iran accuses U.S. of 'Iranophobia', arming 'dangerous terrorists'
Author: 0 Iran accuses U.S. of 'Iranophobia', arming 'dangerous terrorists'

The official insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the private meetings. Iran accused the United States on Monday of selling arms to "dangerous terrorists" in the Middle East and of spreading "Iranophobia". During his Saudi Arabia visit, Tillerson on Saturday said he hoped the re-election of Rouhani would prompt changes to Tehran's approach to "terrorism and human rights".

Local Southern California beach closed again due to sharks
Author: 0 Southern California beach closed again due to sharks

Fishermen on the pier report seeing several Great White sharks Monday. Beaches all over California have been affected by shark sightings that have forced authorities to close areas from the public. As they get larger, white sharks start feeding on bigger marine mammals, a factor lifeguards use to consider closures. Another shark was spotted off the pier at 1 p.m.

Author: 0 Anti-Transgender Amendment Passes Texas House

Supporters described limiting the scope to schools as "middle ground" and hinted that it could soften the kinds of costly boycotts that hit North Carolina after it approved its bathroom bill past year. "This shameful amendment is yet another example of Texas lawmakers' anti-LGBTQ agenda", said JoDee Winterhof, senior vice president for policy and political affairs.

Local Democratic Texas congressman calls for Trump's impeachment
Author: 0 Democratic Texas congressman calls for Trump's impeachment

Comey claimed in the memo that Trump said "I hope you can let this go", referring to the Flynn probe, according to CNN sources who described the document. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn", the White House said. Only eight people have been impeached in the House and convicted in the Senate - all federal judges.

Local Congressional panels pledge full probe into Comey firing
Author: 0 Congressional panels pledge full probe into Comey firing

The former director will testify before the Senate intelligence committee after the Memorial Day holiday. A bedrock premise upon which respect for, and obedience to, our societal norms is "No one is above the law". · The President fired the F.B.I. "The president fired the FBI director who was investigating him and said he did it because of the investigation", Green said.

Local No. 6 Oklahoma Eliminates NDSU at NCAA Norman Regional
Author: 0 No. 6 Oklahoma Eliminates NDSU at NCAA Norman Regional

Down 2-1 in the sixth and 4-2 in the 10th, Oklahoma put together a pair of rallies to give Tulsa its first loss in regional play and set up a winner-take-all contest Monday afternoon for the super regional spot against Auburn. "To walk off this field the way she did, that's something you get to live with the rest of her life". Sertic and Tulsa's Emily Watson put on a pitching display in the second game.

Author: 0 Is president Donald Trump heading for impeachment?

Other possible Democratic candidates include Newton Mayor Setti Warren and former state Sen. CNN , citing unnamed sources, reports attorneys in the White House Counsel's office have begun researching the particulars of impeachment proceedings and consulted experts outside the administration with specialized knowledge of the process.

Author: 0 Trump Told Russians Firing 'Nut Job' Comey Eased 'Great Pressure'

Rosenstein said that he and Attorney General Jeff Sessions had "discussed the need for new leadership at the FBI" in one of their first meetings, and that he believed Comey had damaged the credibility of the bureau and the Justice Department through the Clinton case.

Author: 0 LaVar Ball: Lonzo only working out for Lakers

With its most recent lottery pick, NY drafted power forward Kristaps Porzingis, who has since become a franchise cornerstone. The 7-foot-2, 275-pound Embiid is a supremely talented center, averaging 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.45 blocked shots last season.

Author: 0 Fired FBI Chief James Comey To Testify Publicly In Congress

Reports surfaced soon after Comey was sacked that he had asked the Justice Department for additional resources for the probe, but Rosenstein on Friday pushed back against those claims. Senators also said after the opening briefing that Rosenstein revealed he knew Comey was going to be removed before penning the Comey memo. Benjamin Wittes, a Brookings Institution fellow, said that in the infamous meeting earlier this year in which Trump attempted to hug Comey - calling the Federal Bureau of ...

Author: 0 Man Who Drove Into Times Square Crowd Charged With Murder

An injured man is helped on the sidewalk in Times Square after a speeding vehicle struck pedestrians on the sidewalk in New York City, May 18, 2017 . Rojas went running through the street before he was subdued by police and bystanders, and taken into custody. Connect with NJTODAY.NET Join NJTODAY.NET's free Email List to receive occasional updates delivered right to your email address! Rojas has had multiple arrests, including two for drunken driving, police said.

Local Trump shows love for Arab despots
Author: 0 Trump shows love for Arab despots

Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, offered a Twitter rebuttal to Trump, suggesting that his support for the Saudi king was driven mainly by the opportunity to sell billions of dollars in American weapons to the kingdom. The fact that Trump made Riyadh his first stop overseas as president speaks volumes. Saudi Arabia's poor track record on human rights forced the Obama administration to strike an awkward balance between condemning its human rights abuses and maintaining its ...

Author: 0 Former Fox News chief Roger Ailes dies at 77

More than 20 women came forward before his death to accuse Ailes of sexual harassment, prompting Ailes to resign from Fox. Anchors of the channel's morning show Fox & Friends were noticeably emotional in announcing Ailes' death. "RIP", Ingraham wrote on Twitter. In 1996 he helped launch Fox News, which would dramatically change the media landscape. Ailes' widow, Elizabeth Ailes, confirmed his death in a statement on the Fox News website.

Local US AG issues new criminal charging policy
Author: 0 US AG issues new criminal charging policy

Prosecutors will have to receive approval from a US attorney or assistant attorney general if they want to charge a lesser offense, according to the memo . When asked if it would have a visible impact on their cases, she said, "no". Strekal also said that, while NORML acknowledges the shortcomings of the Obama administration in the realm of decriminalization, the reforms that were put in place during his presidency - chief among them the contents of the Cole Memo - have been key to the ...

Local UN Security Council condemns N. Korea missile test
Author: 0 UN Security Council condemns N. Korea missile test

South Korea's military, however, minimized the Kim regime's claim of technical progress in re-entry technology, which, if successful, allows a warhead to reach its target without burning up while re-entering the atmosphere. Pyongyang has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of a year ago in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States.

Local Alt-right leader loses gym membership after confrontation
Author: 0 Alt-right leader loses gym membership after confrontation

She recognized Spencer in the weights section and asked if he was the Richard Spencer. Spencer told BuzzFeed the gym's decision was unfair and said he wasn't there to 'do politics'. In January, Spencer was sucker-punched during an on-camera interview, a moment which immediately became a thriving meme and one which the alt-right leader anxious would hurt his image.

Local A policeman was acquitted of the murder of an African-American man
Author: 0 A policeman was acquitted of the murder of an African-American man

Shelby's case marked one of the rare times that police officers have been charged following fatal shooting of African-Americans, although many indicted officers have also been acquitted of wrongdoing. Crutcher's family said they were disappointed by the verdict, NBC News reported , and called the Tulsa Police Department "corrupt". The statements outraged Crutcher's family, who said they indicated a racial bias.

Author: 0 McCain: Turkish ambassador should get 'the hell out'

Arizona Sen. John McCain, the Republican chairman of the armed services committee, called for the Turkish ambassador to the United States to be thrown out of the country on Thursday. The Turkish embassy's take on the situation is quite different: they're claiming that demonstrators were "affiliated with the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party)" and that they "began aggressively provoking Turkish-American citizens who had peacefully assembled to greet the President".

Author: 0 Texas Senate approves 'religious refusal' adoption measure

Lois Kolkhorst , R-Brenham. The measure would have also prohibited local governments from adopting or enforcing local bathroom regulations. It had stalled in the House until Sunday night, when supporters attached it to a separate bill. In an act of resistance, however, female Democratic legislators used the men's bathroom to protest the amended bill. "Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is hell-bent on making transgender kids into scary villains", the organization said in a written statement .

Author: 0 Donald Trump heads to Israel in possible first arrival from Saudi Arabia

Yet Trump may still need to engage in some delicate diplomacy following revelations that he disclosed highly classified intelligence Israel obtained about the Islamic State group with top Russian officials, without Israel's permission. "Most importantly, the United States and Israel can declare with one voice that Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon - never, ever - and must cease its deadly funding, training and equipping of terrorists and militias, and it must cease ...

Author: 0 Comey will testify before Senate Intelligence Committee in open session

The White House has not disputed the language used that was drawn from a formal account of the meeting. And The New York Times reported that the President had told Russian officials he felt the dismissal of his Federal Bureau of Investigation director had relieved "great pressure" on him.

Local AP Source says Flynn will invoke Fifth Amendment
Author: 0 AP Source says Flynn will invoke Fifth Amendment

Given calls from various members of Congress for Flynn to be investigated or prosecuted, the source noted it would be "highly imprudent" for him to respond to the subpoena for documents. Flynn's decision not to cooperate with the Senate committee represents a new legal complication for the expanding government and congressional inquiries into Russian interference in the presidential campaign and contacts between Trump advisers and Russian officials and representatives.

Local 4 candidates to be Federal Bureau of Investigation director are in line for interviews
Author: 0 4 candidates to be Federal Bureau of Investigation director are in line for interviews

Donald Trump has refused to deny recording his meetings with former FBI Director James Comey . The communications staff charged with explaining the decision to the American people had an hour's notice. He increasingly sees himself as the White House's only effective spokesperson, according to multiple people who have spoken with him. Spicer also refused to rule out a potential end to White House briefings, which Trump threatened on Twitter on Friday.

Author: 0 Israel makes some concessions to Palestinians before Trump visit

US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania, center, stand in attention during welcome ceremony accompany by the Israeli President Rueben Rivlin and his wife Nechama, on the left, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sarah in Tel Aviv.

Local Seasonal Coast Guard stations open for summer boating season
Author: 0 Seasonal Coast Guard stations open for summer boating season

The Coast Guard Crew was able to use a portable dewatering pump, and towed the boat to the Atlantic Highlands Marina. Neither the Coast Guard, nor the Portland Fire Department believe there is anyone missing at this time. The kayak, an orange Casco 120, was discovered at about 6 a.m. Saturday, said Coast Guard Senior Chief Dave Lebrecht. "Even though the air temperature is warm, it does not mean the water temperature is, so always dress appropriately for the water sport you are ...

Local CDC: Parasite infections in pools on the rise nationwide
Author: 0 CDC: Parasite infections in pools on the rise nationwide

So who's most at risk? Only a mouthful of swallowed water could make an otherwise healthy person sick for up to three weeks. The illness causes watery diarrhea , stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting and other symptoms that can last up to three weeks.

Local Senators: Deputy AG knew of Comey firing before writing memo
Author: 0 Senators: Deputy AG knew of Comey firing before writing memo

Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat and former local prosecutor. The motivation and timing of Rosenstein's three-page memo has been scrutinized because the White House offered inconsistent explanations for it. Durbin and other Democrats complained, however, that Rosenstein refused to answer many of their questions and did so by citing the seriousness of the investigation.

Author: 0 Trump Tells Russians That Comey Firing Relieved Pressure

Public approval of US President Donald Trump has dropped to its lowest level since his inauguration, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday, after Trump was accused of mishandling classified information and meddling with an FBI investigation.

Author: 0 Trump boasted to Russians about firing 'nut job' Comey

The FBI's investigation into Trump's Russia ties has been going on for a while now, but McClatchy reported on Friday that now, the Trump-Russia investigation involves a possible cover-up by White House officials as well. that that dominates the news and knocks most other stuff out", said Republican strategist Charlie Black. The President has the utmost respect for our law enforcement agencies, and all investigations.

Author: 0 Tillerson signs global declaration recognizing climate change

While Tillerson endorsed the Arctic Council document , he cautioned that the USA would not be rushed into formulating its policy. The Arctic countries have borne the brunt of global warming so far, with glaciers and sea ice in retreat and threats to both the wildlife and the native peoples's way of life.

Local Senate Dem: White House more focused on defending Trump than national security
Author: 0 Senate Dem: White House more focused on defending Trump than national security

It took the Trump administration 18 days to fire the national security adviser, and, on Tuesday, the White House pinned that on Yates herself. Trump's White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in response Monday that if Obama "was seriously concerned" about Flynn's connections to Russian Federation or other foreign countries, he should have withheld Flynn's security clearance.

Author: 0 Mt. Pleasant plans Memorial Day parade

Veterans are invited to walk in the parade. Following the parade, there will be a noon ceremony honoring the town's veterans at the Veterans Memorial Park at 410 Newman Ave. Rep. Paul Gosar, Prescott Mayor Harry Oberg, Yavapai County Supervisor Jack Smith, and USMC veteran and member of Daughters of the American Revolution Tina Bourdon.

Local Fox's Kimberly Guilfoyle in talks for White House job
Author: 0 Fox's Kimberly Guilfoyle in talks for White House job

It's a challenging job, and you need someone really determined and focused. The discussion about replacing Spicer came after a mad scramble by Trump's communications team to manage the fallout following the decision to fire FBI Director James Comey last week.

Local Weiner to Plead Guilty in Teen Sexting Case
Author: 0 Weiner to Plead Guilty in Teen Sexting Case

The outlet reported that the girl said she reached out to Weiner last January on Twitter. Leathers said she encouraged the underage girl to report Weiner to the Federal Bureau of Investigation - a move that resulted in the agency's re-opening of its probe into Hillary Clinton's emails.

Author: 0 Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence him, source says

Hours later, as Air Force One flew over the Atlantic, the chairs of the Senate Intelligence Committee announced Comey would give public testimony on his sudden firing and issues relating to the Senate's ongoing investigation into Russian election interference.