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Local Phoenix police: Comicon suspect threatened police, performer
Author: 0 Phoenix police: Comicon suspect threatened police, performer

According to police , 31-year-old Mathew Sterling made threats to harm a performer at the event. As a result of his arrest, prop weapons have been banned for the remainder of the con, and there will be "additional screening procedures" in place for attendees.

Local South Korea OKs Civilian Contact With North in Goodwill Gesture
Author: 0 South Korea OKs Civilian Contact With North in Goodwill Gesture

The world's most advanced jet, the F-35, has been sent to Japan . Representatives Adam Schiff (D-California) and Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina) introduced the North Korea Travel Act on Thursday, seeking to block all U.S. Kim Jin Moo, an expert on North Korea's elite, said: "Ri looks like the party's guy in the missile programme". North Korea is now the focus of USA efforts because its leader, Kim Jong Un , has vowed to field a nuclear-armed missile capable of reaching American ...

Local Man charged with killing 7 in South Carolina pleads guilty
Author: 0 Man charged with killing 7 in South Carolina pleads guilty

As part of the plea, Kohlhepp agreed not to file any appeals and will never be considered for parole. Officials say the woman, Kala Brown, had been chained inside a metal storage container. Brown and Carver, who shared an apartment in Anderson, went to Kohlhepp's property in Woodruff late last August believing he wanted them to do some cleaning and clearing for him, according to investigators.

Local U.S. House intelligence committee Democrat says panel to subpoena Flynn
Author: 0 U.S. House intelligence committee Democrat says panel to subpoena Flynn

The conversations focused on Paul Manafort , the Trump campaign chairman at the time , and Michael Flynn , a retired general who was advising Trump , the officials said. Former Director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) John Brennan leaves after he testified at an opened session before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill, May 23, 2017 in Washington , DC.

Local Severe storms and tornadoes possible in nation's midsection
Author: 0 Severe storms and tornadoes possible in nation's midsection

Another tornado in Elk City, Oklahoma , killed at least one person. "Between Chetek and Cameron there were several other areas that were damaged but this mobile home park was the center or the hub where most of our destruction is", Sheriff Fitzgerald explained.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner now under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny in Russian Federation probe, say officials

The statement from attorney Jamie Gorelick was issued amid reports that the FBI was investigating meetings Kushner had in December with Russian officials. It is not known whether Mr Kushner has received any requests from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for records. "He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry", Jamie Gorelick, one of his attorneys, said in a statement.

Author: 0 Longmont weather: Afternoon showers possible throughout the weekend

SUNDAY NIGHT .Mostly clear. Low in the upper 50s. Saturday still looks like the pick day of the weekend. The holiday weekend will start out mainly dry and seasonably warm before the threat of showers and possibly a few thunderstorms returns Sunday night into Monday .

Author: 0 What Greg Gianforte's win in Montana taught Washington

Jason Chaffetz, who will step down in June. The House seat was left open when Montana House Representative Ryan Zinke was appointed Secretary of Interior by President Trumon May 25, 2017 in Bozeman, Montana. Despite that, Gianforte bested Democrat Rob Quist by a margin of 50% to 44%. "Montanans said Bernie Sanders and Nancy Pelosi can't call the shots".

Author: 0 Gianforte wins in Montana; apologizes to reporter

The special election was triggered after Montana's previous representative, Ryan Zinke , was appointed as US Secretary of the Interior. Fox News Channel reporter Alicia Acuna, who was preparing to interview Gianforte at the time, said the candidate "grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him to the ground".

Local US diplomat: China tightened border controls with North Korea
Author: 0 US diplomat: China tightened border controls with North Korea

US officials said that the test had been planned well in advance and was not in reaction to any specific event. China has signed on to United Nations sanctions and suspended coal imports from North Korea through the rest of the year, but has been generally reticent about what other steps it may be taking to use its leverage as Pyongyang's most important trading and diplomatic partner.

Author: 0 Polls Closing in Montana Special Election

Gianforte apologized personally to Jacobs and the Fox News crew that saw the incident and said he was "sorry to each one of you, that we had to go through this". About a third of eligible voters in Montana had already cast their ballots in early voting, and others said it didn't influence their vote. Gianforte's victory is a boost for Republicans, who are anxious Trump's political stumbles and the unpopularity of the healthcare bill passed by the House will hurt their chances of holding ...

Local Norton police locate missing girl, 6
Author: 0 Norton police locate missing girl, 6

It appears the girl left home on her own. "I don't know what his intentions were", Clark said at a brief press conference at the Norton Police station late Friday afternoon.

Local Dozens Walk Out on Pence at Notre Dame Graduation
Author: 0 Dozens Walk Out on Pence at Notre Dame Graduation

Earlier this month, students staged a similar protest of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at Bethune-Cookman University , a historically black university in Daytona, Florida. "The important thing was that everyone had their voice heard", said Bryan Ricketts, an organizer of the walkout and one of the graduating seniors who left during Mr.

Local US releases 2 Turkish bodyguards after violence
Author: 0 US releases 2 Turkish bodyguards after violence

However, the State Department did say that the investigation will "hold the responsible individuals accountable". The video , recorded by Voice of America's Turkish service, showed security forces brutally kicking and punching protesters before Erdogan emerges from a black Mercedes in the driveway to watch the incident.

Author: 0 Cavaliers defeat Celtics, return to Finals

We didn't talk about championships or anything. "I think I fell in love with the game because of Mike, seeing what he was able to accomplish", said James. They just didn't have defensive personnel to slow down a well-balanced, fast paced Cleveland offense; they couldn't rebound and, simply put, they were vastly outmatched by a superior team.

Author: 0 Sessions Tells Prosecutors To Seek 'Most Serious' Charges, Stricter Sentences

Sessions is ending Obama administration policies that told federal prosecutors to avoid charging low-level offenders with crimes that carry heavy mandatory sentences. "If you are a drug trafficker, we will not look the other way, we will not be willfully blind to your misconduct". That was particularly significant, because large quantities of drugs typically forced judges to impose stiff sentences - 10 years for a kilogram of heroin, five kilograms of cocaine or 1,000 kilograms of marijuana.

Local Massive landslide takes out California's famous Highway 1
Author: 0 Massive landslide takes out California's famous Highway 1

Part of central California's scenic Highway 1 is now buried under about 40 feet of mud and rock after a landslide struck over the weekend, officials said Tuesday. Here's what lies in ruins: portions of Pacific Coast Highway buried under landslides, a disintegrated spillway and a cracked bridge. Crews working to clear the previous slides from the highway had to abandon their work last week after engineers noticed that the hillside looming over them continued to move, Shivers said.

Author: 0 Times Trump Broke His Own Health Care Promises

House Speaker Paul Ryan , who in coordination with the White House pushed the GOP proposal through his chamber, said the CBO report says the GOP American Health Care Act helps his party achieve their mission. "This is really the federal government passing the buck to states and it's incredibly irresponsible", Whiten said . The previous version of the bill reduced shortfalls by $150 billion.

Author: 0 Texas Legislature OKs expanded prohibitions on bestiality

The Congressional Budget Office planned to release its estimate Wednesday of what impact the GOP's House-passed health care overhaul would have on coverage and premiums. "If it does, we are likely to spend upwards of $1 million a year defending it like we have in similar, prior bills", he said. "But that's the goal", he said.

Local Texas House Approves Bathroom Restrictions for Public Schools
Author: 0 Texas House Approves Bathroom Restrictions for Public Schools

Senfronia Thompson, a Democratic representative, said during a debate on the floor that the bill evoked memories of when facilities were segregated by race across the country during the Jim Crow era. LGBT groups have strongly opposed the bill. Each morning, Joanna Smith's 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school.

Author: 0 President Trump in Italy for the Group of Seven Summit (G7)

The summit comes just days after Monday's deadly bombing in Manchester in which 22 people - including children - were killed . One of Kushner's attorneys said her client would cooperate with the investigation. North Korea's growing nuclear and missile threat is seen as a major security challenge for Trump, who has vowed to prevent the country from being able to hit the United States with a nuclear missile, a capability experts say Pyongyang could have some time after 2020.

Author: 0 Candidate accused of assault wins, and apologizes

CNN projected Gianforte would win. "I know we came up short but the energy and the grassroots movement in this state goes on.' In-person voting began across the state just hours after Gianforte allegedly 'body-slammed" Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, who was trying to ask him a question about the House Republican health-care plan.

Author: 0 GOP focus on lowering health premiums may undermine benefits

Although Trump managed the House approval eliminating former president Barack Obama's signature Affordable Care Act , it now appears that AHCA would have difficulty making headway in the Senate. Check out Federal News Radio's latest podcasts. The House bill would roll back a number of insurance requirements in the Affordable Care Act, which Republicans say have driven up the cost of coverage.

Author: 0 Trump sides with French victor, at least now

Donald Trump's attendance at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mini-summit Thursday gave the oldest elected US president an opportunity to meet France's youngest leader, Emmanuel Macron , at the USA ambassador's residence. He listened intently as Mr Macron talked in his native language about their power to "together change many things", even though the USA president has never shown himself to be conversant in French.

Local Prison transport van hijacked; 1 inmate still on the lam
Author: 0 Prison transport van hijacked; 1 inmate still on the lam

Mitchell was last seen wearing standard prison garb: blue jeans, a white t-shirt and blue button-down shirt. With level 2 and level 3 offenders, Lino Lakes typically houses offenders on the lower-risk end of the state's correctional system.

Author: 0 Greg Gianforte wins the Montana U.S. House special election

As residents of Montana's at-large congressional district decide who to send to Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Republican candidate Greg Gianforte's chances hang in the balance over an altercation he had with a reporter that resulted in an assault charge.

Local House Break Suspect Arrested After High-Speed Chase, School Lockdowns
Author: 0 House Break Suspect Arrested After High-Speed Chase, School Lockdowns

The driver, later identified as Elvis A. Hopkins, 36, of Johnston, Rhode Island, bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot, and police advised residents to stay indoors as they searched for the suspect. Police haven't yet specified what charges Hopkins is facing. Hopkins was spotted by a Lancaster firefighter running across Route 70. Hopkins was taken to the Lancaster Police Department.

Local Trump's budget contains some glaringly simple math errors
Author: 0 Trump's budget contains some glaringly simple math errors

The Trump administration wants to allow states to expand the use of tolling on interstate highways while sharply cutting grants for transit projects and raising airline passenger security fees, according to the White House budget released on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Gianforte Wins Montana Special Election After Misdemeanor Assault Charge

Gianforte said after trying to dodge a question. With 84 percent of precincts reporting, Greg Gianforte led Democrat Rob Quist by more than 24,000 votes out of almost 270,000 ballots cast. Gianforte prevailed despite being charged on Wednesday night with misdemeanor assault on Ben Jacobs, a political correspondent for the USA edition of the Guardian newspaper, who said the candidate "body-slammed" him during a campaign event in Bozeman.

Local May Talks to Trump on Intelligence Leaks as US Vows Probe
Author: 0 May Talks to Trump on Intelligence Leaks as US Vows Probe

He added: "The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security ". British Prime Minister Theresa May will reportedly tell President Trump that shared intelligence "must remain secure", according to reports on Thursday.

Local Texas Moves Forward With
Author: 0 Texas Moves Forward With "Bathroom Bill" Legislation

Democratic Rep. Senfronia Thompson of Houston , the longest-serving African American and woman lawmaker in state history, held up a historic picture showing "white" and "colored" bathroom signs. She says her son would be ashamed to be outed. "We urge Gov. Abbott to take a deep breath before acting, and think about the real people this bill will hurt".

Author: 0 Texas Governor still hopeful that state will pass anti-trans bathroom bill

But she told fellow GOP senators during a meeting that she wants to finish the session by the end of next week. "It's a package deal and they already said they're not going to take one part of the package". The Senate's bill is estimated to result in $147 million in new revenue for fiscal 2018, but - not taking into account any potential economic growth - then result in deficits of $56 million, $122 million, $137 million and $178 million over the coming years.

Author: 0 Gianforte wins US House race day after charged with assault

A reporter said Gianforte "body-slamm". Montana voters are heading to the polls Thursday, May 25, 2017, to decide a nationally watched congr. Libertarian Mark Wicks polled 6 percent of the vote. Gianforte won 48 of Montana's 56 counties. "I know that Montanans will hold Mr. Gianforte accountable", Quist said Thursday night. Gianforte's victory is a boost for Republicans, who are anxious Trump's political stumbles and the unpopularity of the healthcare bill passed by the House will hurt ...

Author: 0 'Houdini' Of Alabama Death Row Executed For Murder-For-Hire

Kay Ivey said in a statement . Since then, the southern USA state has executed 58 people - an end Arthur had until now dodged. Arthur was convicted of killing riverboat engineer Troy Wicker , who was shot as he slept in his bed in the north Alabama city of Muscle Shoals.

Author: 0 Texas pushes ahead with 'bathroom bill' as others shy away

Senator Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) announced the conferees of the Senate and House have come to an agreement on a budget and she anticipates it will be voted on Saturday. "You want to look at different components of it, it may be that some of it you keep and some of it you discard", Cassidy said. He said Texas would probably never be able to get school finance reform unless both chambers passed some form of "private school choice".

Author: 0 Why Trump is having trouble keeping campaign promises

She tells Provider that the Trump Administration has not yet shared how exactly the assumptions behind the savings numbers were calculated. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney offered a blunt defense of the Trump administration's budget proposal on Thursday.

Local Dems rule out Lieberman, Keating as Federal Bureau of Investigation picks; former colleague not acceptable
Author: 0 Dems rule out Lieberman, Keating as Federal Bureau of Investigation picks; former colleague not acceptable

Comey was overseeing the FBI's investigation into Russia's role in the presidential election, including ties between Russian government officials and Trump associates. When Cornyn was under consideration, even his GOP colleagues questioned whether he would be the right choice as an elected official. If Lieberman were nominated to be FBI director, it would represent a stark change for the bureau.

Author: 0 United States chief mum on possible Donald Trump pressure on Russia probe

According to the Post's sources, both Coats and Rogers felt Trump's request was "inappropriate" and refused to comply. The Department of Justice announced Tuesday it has determined that former FBI Director Robert Mueller's appointment as special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election is compliant with ethics rules.

Author: 0 Was Montana's wild House race a Trump test? Not so much

With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Giaforte led with 50.4 percent of the votes to Quist's 43.9 percent. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan, File). Republicans have held Montana's House seat for two decades, and Gianforte was still favoured in a state Trump won by more than 20 percentage points in last year's presidential election.

Author: 0 Sad Mother's Day for family of slain OH nurse's aide

Spokeswoman Jill Del Greco, of the OH attorney general's office, said investigators had more interviews planned and learning more about the connection between Hartless and Medrano is part of their efforts. He was a father of six, with another child on the way. Authorities learned that a shooter was in the nursing home and went in, where they found three people dead, two employees and an individual believed to be the gunman, Thorp said.

Local Early returns show Gianforte leading in Montana U.S. House race
Author: 0 Early returns show Gianforte leading in Montana U.S. House race

The Republican candidate focused on protecting the 2nd Amendment and tried to tie Rob Quist , a first-time candidate, to liberal Democrats such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi . Gianforte was in a private office preparing for an interview with Fox News when Jacobs came in without permission, campaign spokesman Shane Scanlon said.

Author: 0 Kansas House approves school aid plan some call insufficient

We have a $1.3 billion cliff. If the Democrats don't agree to pass the bill before the end of session June 8, construction projects around the state could grind to a halt some time this summer because the state would no longer be able to fund them.

Author: 0 Manchester Arena terror attack: Dad of Salman Abedi claims son is innocent

Abedi might be a "pawn" in the workings of a greater organisation or network, the BBC has reckoned. "We do know that he was known up to a point to the intelligence services", she told Sky News . Prime Minister Theresa May chaired a meeting of the government's Cobra emergency response committee at her Downing Street office. Abedi fled Tripoli in 1993 after Moammar Gadhafi's security authorities issued an arrest warrant and eventually sought political asylum in Britain.

Author: 0 FBI `investigating Jared Kushner´s meetings with Russian officials´

By the time Trump turned to Coats and Rogers, reports suggest Comey had already impressed upon him the importance of maintaining FBI independence, a sentiment Comey put into action by keeping the Russian Federation investigation going and refusing to bow to Trump in other ways.