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Local Massive Big Sur landslide could keep highway closed 1 year
Author: 0 Massive Big Sur landslide could keep highway closed 1 year

It's also just one of multiple rockslides and landslides that regularly batter and reconfigure this part of the scenic coastal highway, but this one could present special challenges that Caltrans hasn't dealt with in three decades, since a similarly large - but not almost as large - landslide took out part of the highway north of here in 1983.

Author: 0 Trump's views on climate change "evolving" -White House adviser

White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said Friday that Trump did say Germans are "very bad on trade but he doesn't have a problem with Germany ". "So he knows that in the US, there's very strong opinions on both sides", he said. Despite that and despite repeated criticism that Trump has turned his back on science, the USA insisted that the President had gone to listen and learn to the other world leaders .

Local Notre Dame Students Walk Out On Mike Pence During His Graduation Address
Author: 0 Notre Dame Students Walk Out On Mike Pence During His Graduation Address

Pence has a record as the former IN governor, and prior to that as an IN congressional representative, of social conservatism and opposition to abortion rights and LGBT rights. His 15-minute speech to the more than 3,000 graduates focused on freedom of speech at universities. Pence set off a large backlash in early 2015 when he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act , which gave in businesses "who object to same-sex couples.

Local Jared Kushner reportedly discussed setting up secret channel with Moscow
Author: 0 Jared Kushner reportedly discussed setting up secret channel with Moscow

Mr Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with ambassador Sergei Kislyak during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former USA officials said . That would have confirmed the accusation from Trump that Trump Towers was surveilled by former President Obama. The FBI's scrutiny of Kushner brings the sprawling probe into Russia's role during and after last year's campaign into the heart of the White House.

Author: 0 Defence deal with Saudi to counter 'malign Iranian influence': Tillerson

An arms deal worth almost $110 billion that Saudi Arabia and the United States signed Saturday is meant to counter Iran's "malign" influence in the region, U.S. The event took place on Trump's first day visiting Saudi Arabia, his first stop on his first foreign trip as president. He underlined the need for slapping tough economic sanctions against Iran.

Local Alabama's governor signs protections for Confederate, other monuments
Author: 0 Alabama's governor signs protections for Confederate, other monuments

This week, Governor Ivey went to Maxwell Airforce Base last week to sign a package of eight pro-military bills into law, one of which may bring new state-of-the-art fighter jets to Alabama . Opponents - including citizens, lawmakers and groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center - vehemently disagree with the law. "Other states and municipalities are removing these monuments from public property and placing them in museums, where people can learn the full history of slavery, the Civil ...

Local Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s
Author: 0 Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s

Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood said that investigators have linked Jones to as many as 60 other deaths. "The possibility of this individual suspected of killing several dozen infants to be set free was shocking to many", said LaHood, who got caught up on the case shortly after entering office in 2015.

Author: 0 Black lieutenant stabbing death being probed as hate crime

A University of Maryland student was charged Sunday w. Police say Burgone, a former police academy recruit, is assigned to the department's communications section. Dozier says Collins' "life could have been a lamp unto those who are lost". Part of that response has to be an re-examination of safety on campus at Maryland's flagship university.

Author: 0 OH police chief, 3 others dead in nursing home shooting

Authorities say the gunman also was found dead Friday. "It was in that vicinity, very close to that, that the chief of police was in fact shot and was killed", DeWine said. A report via fox8 told of investigators discovering two deceased female employees inside the nursing home. According to 911 dispatchers, an active shooter situation was reported in the 200 block East Main Street in Kirkersville at Pine Kirk Care Center .

Local Senate Intelligence Committee requests Trump campaign documents
Author: 0 Senate Intelligence Committee requests Trump campaign documents

Mr Manafort quit the Trump campaign in August a year ago after his close ties to contacts in Ukraine and Russian Federation were made public. Republicans on the committee pushed Brennan about whether there was evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, a point President Donald Trump has tried to enlist allies to quash.

Local White Man, 1 White Woman Selected For Cosby Jury During Day 2
Author: 0 White Man, 1 White Woman Selected For Cosby Jury During Day 2

Cliff Huxtable and bemused quips about family and fatherhood, or a woman who was rebuffed when she first filed a police complaint, only to relive the case a decade later after Cosby's testimony from her lawsuit became public and dozens of other accusers came forward to support her.

Author: 0 Texas set to pass embrace new abortion restrictions

Following the bill signing, Abbott tested out a few guns at an upstairs shooting range. "No Texan should be priced out of their ability to defend themselves - simply because of the cost of the license to carry", Abbott said. Reducing the fee is expected to cost the state roughly $12.6 million in 2018. The comment has drawn criticism from the national gun control advocacy group Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

Local Texas Lawmakers Revive 'Bathroom Bill' With Proposal For Public Schools
Author: 0 Texas Lawmakers Revive 'Bathroom Bill' With Proposal For Public Schools

When the Obama administration past year issued guidance that required public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that matched their gender identity, Texas was one of the first states to sue the federal government. Legislation headed for passage in the Texas Legislature this month could forbid him from using the boys' bathroom and effectively divulge his transgender identity to classmates.

Local Fayetteville Public Library to kick off summer reading program June 3
Author: 0 Fayetteville Public Library to kick off summer reading program June 3

Skating, pizza and cupcakes will be provided for those wishing to register for the summer reading program. Every time they come to a summer reading event, they will have the opportunity to add to their gardens. Maker kits with themes around history, electricity, fandom, and wearables, will rotate through the Boulder Public libraries. Magician Renee Hudson will perform at 6 p.m.

Local Top Republican Confirms Senate Is Working On Writing Its Obamacare Repeal Bill
Author: 0 Top Republican Confirms Senate Is Working On Writing Its Obamacare Repeal Bill

Rick Perry, now the US energy secretary, whose voice cracked as he spoke during a ceremony honoring his father, Joseph "Ray" Perry, who died earlier this month at age 92. Sam Brownback entered the session in January aware of the need to replace the current block grant system of funding schools. Angus KingAngus KingOvernight Healthcare: Senate GOP to start writing its healthcare bill Trump budget chief: Medicaid cuts won't affect anyone now on program Medicare's billion challenge: ...

Author: 0 HFC Member Says House Obamacare Repeal Bill Only 'Tweaks' Obamacare

Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement after the House passed the American Health Care Act by a partisan 217 to 213 margin. Depends on who you ask. As of April, 91,671 New Hampshire individuals obtained health coverage through HealthCare.gov, according to the Insurance Department. They are much more likely to use Medicaid's long-term services.

Local GOP House hopeful Greg Gianforte charged with assault
Author: 0 GOP House hopeful Greg Gianforte charged with assault

Allegations that President Trump's campaign may have colluded with Russian Federation to disrupt the 2016 campaign have produced such an ever-expanding list of investigations that even those leading them are having trouble keeping track of who should be doing what.

Local Safety tips before firing up the barbecue grill
Author: 0 Safety tips before firing up the barbecue grill

If the leak doesn't stop, call the fire department immediately. He also wants to remind people that grilling is an outdoor activity and suggests people do not grill inside their garage or enclosed porch. "Do not move the grill", Director Flinn said. Cons: Because there is no open flame, "the flavor usually isn't as good as a gas or charcoal grill", says Riches.

Author: 0 Manchester bombing case : United Kingdom police make 2 more arrests

The Special Deterrent anti-terror force said in a statement on its Facebook page that the arrest of Hashim Abedi took place in Tripoli as he was receiving cash transferred from his brother Salman. The nature of the photographs - one of which includes a ruler placed alongside the detonator - left no doubt that they were taken as part of the forensic investigation of the scene, and were not snapshots taken by members of the public.

Local U.S. intelligence committee to subpoena Flynn in Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 U.S. intelligence committee to subpoena Flynn in Russian Federation probe

Former FBI director Robert Mueller is now taking over the agency's investigation after being appointed as a special prosecutor, insulated from political pressure to pursue all leads. He says the committee will be "following up with subpoenas" to maximize the chances of getting information from Flynn. He did not elaborate on what materials the committee was seeking.

Author: 0 LeBron James leads Cleveland to National Basketball Association finals

When you're watching Michael Jordan, it's nearly like a god. To be sure, "Air Jordan" still reigns over "King James". "I don't have to score to make an impact on a game and that was my mindset when I started playing, if I'm not scoring how can I still make an impact on the game?" LeBron James has had an outstanding run in the 2017 NBA Playoffs - significantly "flipping the switch" and playing at a level well above where he performed during the regular season.

Local Barack Obama gets rock-star welcome in Berlin, praises Angela Merkel
Author: 0 Barack Obama gets rock-star welcome in Berlin, praises Angela Merkel

Archbishop Welby said: 'There is so much sympathy here for the people of Manchester and I have the privilege of being with President Obama and with Chancellor Angela Merkel '. The former president also weighed in on things he hoped would come to pass in the future, like the elimination of nuclear weapons. In that contest, Obama endorsed centrist Emmanuel Macron , who won, while Trump had signaled some support for Le Pen .

Author: 0 Trump to keep sanctions on Russia, says top economic adviser

The chairman of the European Union's council says he agrees with President Donald Trump that the worldwide community should be "tough, even brutal" on terrorism and Islamic State. " I will appeal to the other G7 leaders to reconfirm this policy ", he added before the latest summit of seven leading industrialized nations kicked off in the town of Taormina , with Trump one of four leaders new to the G7 party.

Local Manchester terror attack probe widens as USA leaks grate
Author: 0 Manchester terror attack probe widens as USA leaks grate

The pictures show fragments of a blue Karrimor backpack, with carefully packed shrapnel that consisted of nuts and screws, strewn across the lobby of the Manchester Arena . "We are furious. This is completely unacceptable", an anonymous government official told The Guardian . British Home Secretary Amber Rudd was the first government minister to condemn the leaks publicly, saying Wednesday, before The New York Times story was published, that the disclosures were "irritating" ...

Local Texas House rejects attempts to strengthen 'bathroom bill'
Author: 0 Texas House rejects attempts to strengthen 'bathroom bill'

A key question they face is whether all of the elements of the House measure are compatible with the procedural maneuver known as budget reconciliation, which they have opted to use to avoid having to clear a 60-vote threshold. In the Shawnee County delegation, those voting for the House bill were Republican Reps. The House added an amendment to address this onto a Senate Bill, but Patrick said it's not germane.

Local SC men charged after pouring beer into juvenile alligator's mouth
Author: 0 SC men charged after pouring beer into juvenile alligator's mouth

Shocking images show the suspects prying the reptile's jaws open as they pour beer down its throat. State Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Kyndel McConchie says charges are expected on Friday. Federal protections are also in place to ensure they are legally harvested for global trade, but in this case, no federal protection applies. The pair now face a maximum $300 fine.

Local Kaine: 'Broken promises' in Trump budget
Author: 0 Kaine: 'Broken promises' in Trump budget

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue are also testifying before House panels. Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said since the budget is a projection over several years, the "cut" from Medicaid is the administration saying it's not going to spend as much as previously projected out.

Author: 0 Trump calls on NATO members to tackle terror, immigration

Speaking to alliance leaders on Thursday in Brussels for the first time, the USA president said massive amounts of money are still owed. What was supposed to be a diplomatic, make up session, turned into Trump badgering the heads of state of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance - who stood only feet away and stunned into silence, some shifting uncomfortably and some whispering remarks to each other during his comments that they are not contributing 2% of their GDP towards the ...

Author: 0 The 'White House Official' Under FBI Scrutiny Is, in Fact, Jared Kushner

There have been multiple congressional committee investigations launched as well as an FBI investigation into Russian election meddling and possible ties between Trump campaign associates and Russia . "The officials said Kushner is in a different category from former Trump aides Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn , who are formally considered subjects of the investigation".

Author: 0 Clippers could lose Chris Paul to Spurs in free agency

The Clippers will enter free agency knowing they can outbid any suitor for Paul. The Timberwolves reportedly want to reunite head coach Tom Thibodeau with his former player. It's also been reported that both sides have mutual interest. Similar to the Kevin Durant decision to join Golden State, albeit with the potential for much less blow back.

Author: 0 Iran accuses US of "Iranophobia"

At a a speech in Riyadh on Sunday, Mr Trump refrained from using the phrase " radical Islamic terrorism ", opting for the more toned-down "Islamic extremism" and "Islamic terror of all kinds" instead. He said that every nation must shoulder the burden of rooting our terrorism from their countries. He accused the US government of supporting terrorism by helping rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Local Appeals court upholds block on Trump's travel ban
Author: 0 Appeals court upholds block on Trump's travel ban

In a dissenting opinion which Judges Dennis Shedd and Steven Agee joined, Judge Paul Niemeyer said the lower court "fabricated a new proposition of law - indeed, a new rule - that provides for the consideration of campaign statements to recast a later-issued executive order".

Local Trump travel ban fight heads toward Supreme Court showdown
Author: 0 Trump travel ban fight heads toward Supreme Court showdown

We are still waiting for a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the appeal of the Hawaii federal trial court's injunction of the same Executive Order. As I've mentioned here, the fight in the courts over the Muslim bans is a fight between immigration law and the Constitution. At issue was the intent behind the measure - whether or not it deliberately singled out Muslims by targeting nationals from Iran, Libya , Somalia , Sudan , Syria and Yemen.

Local Pina and Braun leave game
Author: 0 Pina and Braun leave game

Chris Owings hit his sixth home run, matching his season best. Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray drilled Pina in the left elbow with a pitch in the second inning, knocking the Brewers catcher flat. It just kind of grabbed on me when I ran to catch that popup in the second inning". Each manager challenged a call. An agitated Counsell threw his cap down and stormed out of the dugout before getting thrown out about 10 seconds later by home plate umpire Jim Reynolds.

Local One hurt in plane crash at Plainwell airport
Author: 0 One hurt in plane crash at Plainwell airport

Deputies believe the plane is not from Sheboygan County, and the sheriff's department is investigating along with the FAA. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says the Cessna C177 was landing at Plainwell Municipal Airport about 35 miles south of Grand Rapids when it went off the runway Friday afternoon.

Author: 0 Watch Greg Gianforte's full victory speech and apology

Looking ahead to next year's midterm elections, Democratic strategists said Friday that forcing Republicans to spend millions for a narrow win in a conservative state amounted to a victory itself. " Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses", Jacobs tweeted . Three of Montana's biggest newspapers rescinded their endorsements of Gianforte and Democratic lawmakers publicly scolded the GOP's candidate.

Local Swan statue stolen by naked man has been found
Author: 0 Swan statue stolen by naked man has been found

Authorities say the swan doesn't appear to be damaged. The Sheriff's Office released video surveillance Thursday that shows a naked man, whom deputies identified as Ronald Thompson , walking into the Lakeland Cold Storage at 4100 Frontage Road S during the early morning hours of May 19.

Local Trump's Budget Blocks Funding For Abortion Providers; Cuts Reproductive, Sexual Healthcare Options
Author: 0 Trump's Budget Blocks Funding For Abortion Providers; Cuts Reproductive, Sexual Healthcare Options

Lisa Harris, medical director of Planned Parenthood of MI. But new undercover footage is filling that gap - and uncovering the gruesome practices committed by abortion industry. [Calif.] Attorney General Xavier Becerra has entered this footage into the public record by filing a public criminal proceeding based on it. Daleiden has vowed to fight the felony charges relating to his investigative reporting.

Local 2 blacks are among jury of 12 on Cosby case
Author: 0 2 blacks are among jury of 12 on Cosby case

Bill Cosby speaks to the media as he and his attorney leave Allegheny County Courthouse after the third day of jury selection in his sexual assault trial in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 . Just two jurors on the panel are black - a female chosen Tuesday, and male selected this afternoon. Legal experts have said Cosby, a pioneering entertainer who was the first African American to co-star on a network television show, would benefit from having blacks on the jury.

Local Republican Gianforte wins special election after being charged with assaulting reporter
Author: 0 Republican Gianforte wins special election after being charged with assaulting reporter

A majority of voters agree with the decision to appoint a special counsel for the Russian Federation investigation, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll . Still, Hudak is among those who don't think Washington has veered into investigatory overkill. Even those not involved in the specific committees pursuing Russian Federation probes can find ways to participate.

Author: 0 GOP House candidate who assaulted reporter wins Montana election

The assault occurred as Jacobs tried to ask Gianforte about healthcare, according to an audio tape. A Fox News reporter who witnessed the attack described seeing Gianforte grab "Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him".

Author: 0 Sen. Blumenthal Blasts House Republican Health Care Bill

She says she was unable to gain coverage prior to the ACA due to that pre-existing condition . The ability to secure affordable individual health coverage after leaving-or getting laid off from-a job is critical for older consumers under the Medicare eligibility age of 65.

Author: 0 Friday weather: Warm and sunny, with highs around 82

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 81. The low will be around 61 with a southeast wind of 5 to 8 miles per hour. The storms could affect areas mainly west of DFW late Saturday , with more widespread rain likely Sunday morning. Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. There is a 20 percent chance of showers between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Author: 0 GOP senators say report complicates health-care bill

The report issued Tuesday estimates that in 2018 under the proposed bill , the number of people without health insurance coverage would rise to 14 million, and the number of uninsured would continue to increase in subsequent years. The cost of health care was rapidly climbing - and so were insurance premiums and deductibles. Upton was unsatisfied with the bill in the days leading up to its passage, saying it did not do enough to protect Americans with pre-existing conditions ...

Local White House Budget Chief Defends President Trump's Plan to Cut Social Programs
Author: 0 White House Budget Chief Defends President Trump's Plan to Cut Social Programs

There's double-counting in United States president Donald Trump's budget-an elementary mistake worth $2 trillion . Trump's budget cuts more than $800 billion from Medicaid over the next decade. The chairman of the Budget committee, Diane Black, seemed to be trying to make the argument to the president as well in her questions to Mulvaney. The West Lampeter Republican first said he prefers to balance the federal budget because small businesses like his former contracting company have ...

Author: 0 Supreme Court Strikes down N. Carolina's Racial Gerrymander

The entire court held that one of the districts was unconstitutionally devised, with five of the court's eight members voting in the case holding that the second district also was unconstitutionally devised. When a voter sues state officials for drawing such race-based lines, this Court's decisions call for a two-step analysis. This decision will make it easier to challenge GOP racial gerrymanders elsewhere, which is significant because Republicans in almost every Southern state could ...

Local Unplugged bounce house case generates national attention in Port St. Lucie
Author: 0 Unplugged bounce house case generates national attention in Port St. Lucie

He then walks back across the street. Of the two hospital-bound children, one was treated for distress while the other was checked for injuries. "I gotta say this is very irresponsible for somebody to do that, " Sabol said. Romero says she doesn't know who the man is in the video and called police. Lucie police are investigating a trespassing incident in which a man is accused of unplugging a bounce house with several young children inside, according to a report obtained Friday and a ...

Author: 0 Rep. Bass Statement on Trump's "Stop Deciding To Be Poor" Budget

The government hasn't run a surplus since the late 1990s when a budget deal between Democrat Bill Clinton and congressional Republicans combined with the longest USA economic recovery in history produced four years of black ink from 1998 to 2001.