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Local Dina Merrill, heiress and actress, dead at 93
Author: 0 Dina Merrill, heiress and actress, dead at 93

In John Frankenheimer's The Young Savages (1961), Merrill portrayed the well-to-do wife of assistant district attorney Burt Lancaster, and she was a sophisticate who's not insane about Glenn Ford's kid in The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963).

Local Trump Talks Israel-Palestinian Peace, Offers No Details on Plan
Author: 0 Trump Talks Israel-Palestinian Peace, Offers No Details on Plan

In Tehran on Monday, Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani ridiculed USA strategy in the Middle East , dismissing Trump's summit with Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia as "just a show". Trump went on to say that he met with leaders from across the Arab world in Saudi Arabia and reached "historic agreements" in fight against terror.

Local DC bar stirs up controversy with provocatively-named Bill Cosby themed cocktails
Author: 0 DC bar stirs up controversy with provocatively-named Bill Cosby themed cocktails

Coincidentally, Monday was also the day jury selection began for legendary comedian Bill Cosby , who is accused of being a serial sex predator who drugs his victims before taking advantage of them. Co-founders Davin Gentry , John Geiger and Kevin "Scooty" Hallums did not respond to a request for comment. It's a bad case of the Mondays for a D.C.

Author: 0 Bill Cosby arrives for Day 2 of jury selection

Cosby emerged from an SUV at the Allegheny County Courthouse just before 8 a.m. wearing sunglasses and a tan sport coat. A Pennsylvania judge began questioning 100 potential jurors on Monday for next month's sex assault trial of comedian Bill Cosby, whose reputation as America's favorite TV dad was shattered after dozens of women accused him of abuse.

Local Texas House Passes 'Bathroom Bill' That Targets Transgender Students
Author: 0 Texas House Passes 'Bathroom Bill' That Targets Transgender Students

The move means transgender students likely wouldn't be permitted to use the bathroom of their choice, but could be directed to separate, single-occupancy restrooms. The issue was part of a larger push by conservative Republican leaders in the Senate to restrict a person's bathroom access in public schools, government-owned buildings, and college campuses based on the sex listed on their birth certificate.

Local Here's what we know about the 'barbaric' Manchester Arena attack so far
Author: 0 Here's what we know about the 'barbaric' Manchester Arena attack so far

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "I am horrified by the horrendous events in Manchester last night". He later posted a longer statement. National elections are scheduled in Britain for June 8. Together we will fight against terrorists". TV news outlets are quoting multiple USA officials who were briefed on the incident as saying British authorities suspect that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber with a backpack bomb.

Local Trump Invokes 'Shared Interests And Values' In Speech To Muslim Leaders
Author: 0 Trump Invokes 'Shared Interests And Values' In Speech To Muslim Leaders

Mr Trump's signature phrase " radical Islamic terrorism " was not included in the speech . During a meeting of more than 50 Arab and Muslim leaders, he sought to chart a new course for America's role in the region, one aimed squarely on rooting out terrorism, with less focus on promoting human rights and democratic reforms.

Author: 0 We Want Israel To Have Peace

He added: "I was deeply encouraged by my conversations with Muslim world leaders in Saudi Arabia, including King Salman, who I spoke to at great length". "Israel shares the commitment to peace that you made yesterday". "I've seen such a different feeling toward Israel from countries that, as you know, were not feeling so well about Israel".

Local Chinese military planes intercept United States aircraft
Author: 0 Chinese military planes intercept United States aircraft

One of the SU-30s flew upside down directly above the US plane and both of the Chinese jets came within 150 feet of it, CNN reports . It is deployed to Northeast Asia in advance of possible North Korean underground nuclear tests. Details over the exact cause of the intercept are unclear, but such incidents take place when a sovereign nation believes an unauthorized aircraft is in danger of breaching its air space.

Author: 0 UK's May says police think they know attacker's identity

May said that the country's authorities had already held the meeting of the Cobra emergency response committee and would convene one more meeting later in the day. "This was at the conclusion of the Ariana Grande concert ". Another eyewitness said he was thrown "30 feet in the air" by the force of the explosion.

Author: 0 White House puts 'Jerusalem, Israel' on website

Access to the four quartered City, was shut down on Monday in anticipation of President Trump's visit. In accordance with traditional Jewish religious practice - in which men and women sit separately during prayer - Trump's wife and daughter went to the women's section with the rabbi's wife.

Author: 0 Under-fire Michael Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena

Flynn's attorneys told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he will not turn over personal documents sought under the congressional subpoena, citing an "escalating public frenzy". "It is hard to understand how General Flynn could have believed that his dinner with Russian President Vladimir Putin was an 'insubstantial contact, '" Mr Cummings said in the letter.

Local President Pranab Mukherjee condemns Manchester Arena terror attack, extends support to UK
Author: 0 President Pranab Mukherjee condemns Manchester Arena terror attack, extends support to UK

Fans of the U.S. singer were slaughtered after a night of fun, the latest attack targeting young people. "These were children, young people and their families that those responsible chose to terrorise and kill. Bomb disposal units were seen at Manchester Arena after an explosion during an Ariana Grande concert. Mrs May said there would be "difficult days ahead" for those affected, but added: "We all - every single one of us - stand with the people of Manchester at this awful time".

Author: 0 Comey Will Testify before the Senate Intel Committee

The White House originally pointed to a recommendation from acting attorney general Rod Rosenstein criticizing Comey's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server as the impetus for his departure. It did not deny the Times report that Trump was critical of Comey to the Russians the day after he fired him. The Times reported Friday that Trump told the Russians that recently fired FBI Director James Comey was a " nut job " whose ouster relieved ...

Local Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dies aged 35 following cycling collision
Author: 0 Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dies aged 35 following cycling collision

He was an avid cyclist and succumbed to his head and chest injuries after being hit by a auto while cycling in Italy last week. Five days later, Hayden passed away due to severe cerebral damage and multiple traumatic injuries. A black Peugeot auto reportedly hit him and smashed its front windshield. "Rest in peace Nicholas "Nicky" Patrick Hayden". The star was praised by Valentino Rossi, whom Hayden competed against in MotoGP.

Local Trump calls Manchester attack perpetrators 'losers'
Author: 0 Trump calls Manchester attack perpetrators 'losers'

Trump's visit to Jerusalem has been laden with religious symbolism. "So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life", Trump said. Later, a Palestinian who tried to stab an Israeli policeman at a checkpoint near Bethlehem was shot dead. The president and first lady Melania Trump visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion, burial and resurrection, and the Western Wall, part of the Jewish ...

Local Physical presence needed to vote - Pimentel to De Lima
Author: 0 Physical presence needed to vote - Pimentel to De Lima

De Lima said this was the only available recourse for her since the Supreme Court had earlier ruled against detained lawmakers the privilege of attending all legislative sessions or hearings or being placed under the custody of Congress. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II earlier said the DOJ will oppose any move to allow De Lima to attend Senate hearings on the death penalty bill.

Local Texas Bathroom Bill Could Expose Secrets Of Transgender Kids
Author: 0 Texas Bathroom Bill Could Expose Secrets Of Transgender Kids

A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas " though it may only apply to public schools. The legislation will then head to the desk of the Republican governor, Greg Abbott , to be signed into law. Texas led a lawsuit of 13 states that fought the guidelines, which were blocked nationwide by a federal judge in Texas previous year.

Author: 0 19 dead and scores injured in Manchester concert blast

Two U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said initial signs indicated that a suicide bomber was responsible for the blast. The final number of children among the dead and injured is not yet known. Greater Manchester Police confirmed that children are among the deceased. Other people have been sharing the hashtag #StandTogether in response to the terror attack.

Author: 0 In bid to balance, Trump budget slashes benefits

Medicaid, the government insurance program for the poor and many disabled Americans, would be cut by more than $600 billion over 10 years by capping payments to states and giving governors more flexibility to manage their rosters of Medicaid recipients.

Author: 0 First lady Melania Trump visits leading Israeli hospital

An Israel Airport Authority spokesman said he was not aware of any direct flights ever having landed in Israel from the kingdom. Donald Trump (c) met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (l) and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak (r) on May 10 - a meeting at which Trump reportedly revealed highly classified information.

Author: 0 Trump becomes first sitting USA president to visit Jerusalem's Western Wall

Trump, wearing a yarmulke, on Monday became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall . Standing on the red carpet and chatting minutes after Trump and the First Lady had arrived at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport in Air Force One, Sara Netanyahu was caught on camera exchanging a few private words with the visitors.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande says she's 'broken' over deadly explosion after Manchester concert

A Grande label rep told Variety that there were two loud bangs at the concert venue. More than 200 people were injured, though no one was killed. "All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected". "People just going through red lights", said Sam Ward, who lives near the arena. "I looked up and saw everyone start to scream and run back down the stairs".

Author: 0 Trump tells Israel Iran will never have nuclear weapons

The president and first lady Melania Trump visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion, burial and resurrection, and the Western Wall , part of the Jewish temple complex destroyed by Rome in 70 C.E. " I don't know that there's anything to apologize for ", he said. What exactly did Trump say about Iran? "Trump's statement concerning the Hamas movement and describing it as a terror group is altering facts and we reject it".

Author: 0 Gingrich adds his eulogy to loss of Roger Ailes

Ailes, an OH native, began his television career in the early 1960s as a producer at The Mike Douglas Show in Cleveland, and went onto serve as media consultant for several Republican presidents, including Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan .

Author: 0 Israel not mentioned in meeting with Russian Federation

President Donald Trump on Monday, May 22, 2017 became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Western Wall in Israel, one of the holiest sites in Judaism. "We have before us a rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace to this region and to its people, defeating terrorism and creating a future of harmony, prosperity and peace".

Local The laptop ban could expand to flights coming from Europe
Author: 0 The laptop ban could expand to flights coming from Europe

Delta, United and American Airlines , plus trade group Airlines for America, are reported to have held talks with USA security officials in Washington DC on Thursday (May 11). Travel Association told Schaper. The ban is not without its critics in the airline industry, who are concerned about lithium ion batteries catching fire in a plane's cargo hold.

Author: 0 3 foreign climbers dead, 1 missing near top of Mount Everest

Roland Yearwood , 50, from Alabama died near the summit on Sunday while Slovak climber Vladimir Strba also died at an unknown point on the mountain. More than 120 climbers have successfully summited Everest from the south side so far this season with another 80 reaching the peak from the Tibet side.

Author: 0 I never mentioned Israel to Russian Officials in Oval Office Meeting

He is looking for a path forward as a result of meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas - or at least an appearance of progress. Simon, a 20-year-old American studying in a nearby Jewish seminary, said he was "excited" by Trump's visit but disappointed he would not see him. I hope one day Saudi Arabia also drives its national strength through elections.

Author: 0 Trump Administration Wants to Start Process of Renegotiating NAFTA

Warning America must "be able to make fair deals", Mr. Trump cited a $70-billion trade deficit with Mexico and $15-billion gap with Canada. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross praised the announcement which came from the newly confirmed U.S Trade Representative Robert E.

Author: 0 In Saudi Arabia, Trump retreats from years of posturing

According to the US president, the war against that scourge is a battle between good and evil, rather than a clash of civilizations. "This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it.

Local President Trump Set to Announce Budget Request for 2018
Author: 0 President Trump Set to Announce Budget Request for 2018

The Trump administration budget would sharply cut safety net programs for the poor. The full budget request will contain details on Trump's proposal to overhaul the tax code. The plan drew immediate fire from lobby groups, including from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, which said it relied on "rosy assumptions", gimmicks and unrealistic cuts.

Author: 0 Low-income patients report better care and health under Obamacare

The bill has the backing of 30 Democratic senators (including members of the Independent Democratic Conference) but lacks a Republican sponsor. Now watch this! On May 4, local Republican U.S. The state "high-risk pools likely covered just a fraction of the number of people with pre-existing conditions who lacked insurance" and who would have to be covered if they lost their Affordable Care Act coverage as a result of a Republican repeal.

Author: 0 Fatal stabbing of student being investigated as hate crime

Authorities said Sunday that they are looking into the possibility that it was a hate crime because Urbanski belonged to a racist Facebook group. Brennan argued during a hearing Monday that Urbanski should be allowed to live at home under a series of conditions, including Global Positioning System monitoring and treatment for alcohol abuse while his case goes forward.

Author: 0 Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump's budget proposal

The White House will also call for giving states more flexibility to impose work requirements for people in different kinds of anti-poverty programs, people familiar with the budget plan told the Post . The White House document claims that Trump's tax plan will provide "one of the biggest business and middle-class tax cuts in history" and will also eliminate loopholes and deductions.

Author: 0 Apec to move ahead with TPP without US

New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay said the remaining 11 TPP countries were open to other nations joining - including the US. Trump's newly appointed trade chief Robert Lighthizer , however, poured cold water on the prospect of a USA return, saying Washington "pulled out of the TPP and it's not going to change that decision".

Local Chinese Fighter Jets Buzz US Air Force Plane Over East China Sea
Author: 0 Chinese Fighter Jets Buzz US Air Force Plane Over East China Sea

The official said then that similar incidents involving Chinese and American aircraft were infrequent, with only two having taken place in 2016. Hodge also said that most military aircraft interactions, including most U.S. The WC-135 has been regularly deployed on routine missions in Northeast Asia, according to the United States official. The incident occurred during a routine flight Wednesday by an American WC-135 "Constant Phoenix" aircraft.

Local Iran foreign minister scorns Trump after speech, arms deal
Author: 0 Iran foreign minister scorns Trump after speech, arms deal

When President Donald Trump set his hands on a glowing orb during his first foreign trip to Saudi Arabia , social media lit up with science fiction jokes. Trump signed the big arms deal in Riyadh on Saturday and Sunday called for unity between the USA and Middle Eastern nations in the fight to "stamp out extremism".

Author: 0 Trump budget slams safety-net programs for poor

Trump's plan, drawn up by White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, lands as Trump's GOP allies in Congress are grappling with repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama's health care law and looking ahead to a hard rewrite of the loophole-clogged us tax code.

Local Congressman calls for impeachment on floor of Congress
Author: 0 Congressman calls for impeachment on floor of Congress

Asked why Democrats were comfortable with pursuing an independent commission to investigate the president's conduct concerning the ongoing Federal Bureau of Investigation probe when such bodies are known to take years to finish their work, Cummings replied: "to get it right".

Local Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran
Author: 0 Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

President Rouhani appreciated people's historic turnout in the election among domestic and foreign media on Monday and described Iran's postions on regional and worldwide issues. "The problem is that the Americans do not know our region and those who advise USA officials are misleading them", said Mr Rouhani, who easily defeated hardline challenger Ebrahim Raisi in last Friday's presidential election.

Local Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defends Comey memo
Author: 0 Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defends Comey memo

Trump cited displeasure with the FBI's Russian Federation probe as a factor in dismissing Comey . "As the president has stated before, a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity", Spicer said.

Author: 0 Texas lawmakers pass adoption bill and anti-gay bathroom amendment

The bill will now be sent to the Texas Senate , which passed a much broader version of the House's bathroom bill earlier this year. While the "bathroom bill" would override some state school district policies that allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity, Republican Texan politicians said the bill was created to protect the privacy and safety of students.

Local Israel and Arab states have 'common cause over Iranian threat'
Author: 0 Israel and Arab states have 'common cause over Iranian threat'

Qassemi said Washington was " reinvigorating terrorists in the region by its hostile policies " and "should stop selling arms to risky terrorists". The prospect of a new relationship and cooperation between Israel and the Arab world could lead to lasting peace with the Palestinians, Oren hopes.

Author: 0 Trump Asked Intel Heads To Push Back On FBI Russia Probe

McMaster said in an interview on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos". What's more, in addition to directly asking Comey to shut down the FBI investigation, he apparently had some of his aides call senior intelligence officers to ask them to intervene with Comey .

Local North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile in New Test
Author: 0 North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile in New Test

North Korea's ambassador to China says that Pyongyang's test-firing of a ballistic missile over the weekend is part of the country's efforts to develop ways to defend itself against hostile aggression overseas. If launched at a normal trajectory, it could've reached US military bases in Guam. According to The Associated Press , North Korea chose a high angle for the launch to "avoid neighboring countries".

Local Republicans Punt Again on Next Steps in House v. Price
Author: 0 Republicans Punt Again on Next Steps in House v. Price

Trump still hasn't said publicly whether he will fight to continue cost-sharing reduction payments, which provide insurers with billions of dollars to lower premiums for low and middle-income Americans, but has privately indicated that he wants the subsidies to end, according to Politico .

Author: 0 5 jurors picked for Cosby trial, 2 know a sex assault victim

Judge Steven O'Neill addressed the notoriety of the case head-on in his informal remarks to the anonymous jury pool, which was roughly split between men and women and appeared to be more than three-fourths white. "This is not going to be an easy task", said Norristown Attorney Henry Hilles. "It's one thing to set aside intellectually what you know, but it's another to set it aside emotionally".