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Author: 0 PM Trudeau and US President Trump talk trade, security at G7 summit

While Chancellor Merkel described the day's discussions with Trump as "intensive", and said the U.S. president had made clear that he had not yet made a decision about the climate agreement and would not do so in Sicily , but would rather continue to work on clarifying the USA position.

Author: 0 Adviser: Trump Views On Paris Accord 'Evolving'

Donald Trump said on Saturday he will decide next week whether the USA will stay in the Paris climate agreement , amid intense global pressure to keep America committed to the landmark deal to lower greenhouse gas emissions. United States officials had hoped the globe-trotting trip would enable Trump to position himself as a more statesmanlike figure and he enjoyed largely positive coverage on his stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Palestinian territories, and at the Vatican .

Local Health care bill: Premiums may decline, but many will pay more
Author: 0 Health care bill: Premiums may decline, but many will pay more

Going forward, the spokesman said , Stefanik and her colleagues will "continue to work with the Senate to improve this legislation", with the goal of lowering costs and increasing access to healthcare families in the North Country. Though one-sixth of the US population may not seem like a lot, it equates to about 53.5 million Americans-and some public policy experts are saying that a single state's decision to adopt a waiver could have effects across state lines, weakening protections for ...

Author: 0 G7 leaders back stronger fight against terror

The 43rd annual summit of G7 will end on Saturday, with leaders expected to come up with a joint statement. The summit, being held near Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna, is the final leg of a nine-day tour for Trump-his first foreign trip since becoming president-that began in the Middle East.

Author: 0 Trump to decide next week on Paris climate accord

NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Sicily (AP) - President Donald Trump on Saturday said his maiden first trip overseas was a "home run" and he vowed to overcome the threat of terrorism, concluding a grueling five-stop sprint that ended with the promise of an imminent decision on the much-discussed Paris climate accord.

Author: 0 Israel celebrates Jerusalem Day with flag march

What President Trump failed to say was "two-state solution" referring to a future, independent Palestinian state. Daniel Estrin is Jerusalem correspondent for NPR News . TRUMP: The Palestinians are ready to reach for peace. He was accompanied by the Rabbi of the Western Wall , Shmuel Rabinowitz, who said on Israel Radio that he recited two psalms with the USA leader.

Local Congressman Responds To New Republican Health Plan
Author: 0 Congressman Responds To New Republican Health Plan

The agencies also estimate , however, that in 2018, 14 million more people would be uninsured under the AHCA than under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) said GOP leadership has spent significant time gathering a variety of opinions and that it is time to write a bill.

Local Trump's views on Paris climate agreement 'evolving,' top adviser says
Author: 0 Trump's views on Paris climate agreement 'evolving,' top adviser says

But without the United States , it's sort of missing a big gap when you take the biggest economy out. "That was a meaningful moment for him". In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation.

Local Iran's president criticizes US after Donald Trump's sharp words
Author: 0 Iran's president criticizes US after Donald Trump's sharp words

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi also claimed that US policy in the Middle East was destabilizing the region. French carmakers PSA PEUP.PA and Renault RENA.PA are taking advantage of their lack of US operations by piling into a resurgent Iranian market that is still off-limits to rivals fearful that Trump's administration will impose sanctions.

Local Acting President Osinbajo Travels To Italy For G7 Summit
Author: 0 Acting President Osinbajo Travels To Italy For G7 Summit

Specifically, Osinbajo, whose unexpected arrival stunned the traders, interacted with individuals who called for government attention on high cost of market stalls which they put at N250,000 per annum. According to a statement released earlier on Saturday morning by the Special Assistant on Media to the Acting President, Laolu Akande, the " Acting President, Osinbajo, invited to ongoing G7 summit in Italy to represent Nigeria, leaves this morning and is expected back later in the evening today ...

Local 18-Year-Old Killed His Roommates, As They Disrespect Islam
Author: 0 18-Year-Old Killed His Roommates, As They Disrespect Islam

But she told the newspaper her brother and Oneschuk did not agree with Arthurs' views. Court documents filed Tuesday show that 18-year-old Devon Arthurs made the comment to police on Friday after leading officers to the two bodies. As officers arrived on the scene one of the hostages, a customer was able to run out the door and informed the police that a young man was in the smoke shop with a pistol was highly aggressive and threatening to kill the remaining hostages due to him being angry ...

Local Judge: No Confederate flag T-shirt in officer's retrial
Author: 0 Judge: No Confederate flag T-shirt in officer's retrial

On Friday, Ray Tensing's defense attorney, Stew Mathews, asked Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Leslie Ghiz to keep the T-shirt Tensing was wearing when he shot and killed Sam DuBose out of Tensing's retrial. More than 200 prospective jurors reported to the Hamilton County courthouse for Tensing's retrial on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges after a hung jury last November.

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Author: 0 "You were my guy", Trump told Macron, French official says

That was round 1. Once those photos made it out of Brussels , Twitter pounced on the Trump-Macron handshake and meme-d them for all they were worth. Melania Trump was also on the steps of the embassy to receive the new French president, whose wife, Brigitte, did not attend the working lunch on the sidelines of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit.

Author: 0 G-7 source: USA gets more time for climate pact answer

President Donald Trump, who once proclaimed global warming a Chinese hoax, will soon decide whether the United States stays in or leaves a 2015 Paris climate change accord in which almost every nation agreed to curb its greenhouse gas emissions.

Author: 0 President Trump will not name Federal Bureau of Investigation director before overseas trip

The former CT senator flashed a thumbs up as he left the White House on Wednesday after meeting with Trump and said they had a "good meeting". Between Donald Trump's sudden decision to fire FBI Director James Comey last week and former agency head Robert Mueller's appointment as special prosecutor for all things Russian Federation, the "Bureau" has received a lot of publicity lately.

Local Trump's budget too tough on poor
Author: 0 Trump's budget too tough on poor

Defending President Trump's budget blueprint, the top officials said their overriding goal was to cut spending and free the economy, hoping to win new revenue by expanding the size of the pie, without needing to resort to tax hikes. Family leave is a cause embraced by the president's daughter, Ivanka Trump. The proposed cuts to food stamp cuts would hurt millions who now depend on it and cuts to Medicaid could deny nursing home care to millions of elderly poor people.

Local Police in Manchester arrest 3 men in connection with concert bombing
Author: 0 Police in Manchester arrest 3 men in connection with concert bombing

British officials were infuriated by the leaks but believe US law enforcement was responsible for them, not the White House. The bombing, which took place at the Manchester Arena indoor venue just after the end of a concert by US pop singer Ariana Grande , was the deadliest in Britain since July 2005, when 52 people were killed in attacks on London's transport network.

Local US immigration agents eat, arrest 3 at Michigan restaurant
Author: 0 US immigration agents eat, arrest 3 at Michigan restaurant

Lelcaj said the kitchen workers taken into custody did have the correct documentation to work in the US and at her restaurant, but they simply did not have their papers with them when the immigration raid took place. The story also resonated on Twitter where some objected to the way the immigration bust was carried out while others defended the ICE agents' actions as part of the process of doing their jobs.

Local 1500 feet of California highway blocked by slide
Author: 0 1500 feet of California highway blocked by slide

It's the largest mudslide she knows of in the state's history. Highway 1 was already closed to fix buckled pavement caused by an earlier slide. Engineers warn that we may see more before the seasonal danger is over. The road in that section of the highway had already been shut down before a million tons of earth came tumbling down from a hillside, burying almost half a kilometre section of the highway, said Jim Shivers, a spokesman for the state's transportation agency.

Local Bathroom Bill Passes as Amendment
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Celia Israel, a leader in opposing the bill said. Under the law, students would not be allowed to use the bathroom of their choosing, but may be directed to a single-occupancy restroom instead. Texas Democrats did their best to oppose the bill. Top firms, chambers of commerce and lobbyists also have decried the bathroom bill in all forms as bad for business.

Author: 0 Excessive caffeine intake causes death of SC teen

He collapsed in class around 2:30. Watts says like many, Cripe had thought the drinks were totally harmless - but the coroner warns that caffeinated beverages can actually be very harmful. Davis' dad, Sean Cripe , said that he hoped his son's death could be a lesson to parents and students. It's not know what type of energy drink Davis consumed before he passed away.

Author: 0 Budget director gets heat over Trump's proposals

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 US economic recovery in history produced four years of black ink from 1998 to 2001.

Author: 0 Something for everyone to love in Trump's Israel Museum speech

Trump had just visited Israel and the Palestinian areas. "It was a great speech because he said the things he had to say and he did not say the things the other presidents usually took advantage of speeches to say", Tzachi Hanegbi, an Israeli minister and ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said after Trump's closing speech.

Local G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks - French source
Author: 0 G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks - French source

The summit - with the theme of "Building the Foundations of Renewed Trust" - has begun with a family photo of the leaders at an ancient Greek theater in the Sicilian resort town of Taormina . "Since the lack of social and economic inclusiveness and opportunities may contribute to the rise of terrorism and violent extremism, we commit to address these issues through a comprehensive approach linking together security, social inclusion, and development", the declaration said.

Author: 0 Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick threatens to force special session over 'bathroom bill'

Straus believes a special session isn't needed to accomplish that. He broadly said Texas must address student "privacy, safety and security" but didn't say how far a bill must go - including whether it must require transgender people to use bathrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificate.

Author: 0 Melania, Ivanka refuse to wear head scarves during Saudi visit

The three men were photographed Sunday with their hands on a glowing orb at the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia. Speaking to leaders from around 50 Muslim-majority countries in Saudi Arabia, the President attacked militants as "barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life".

Local Mulvaney Slams Democratic 'Demagoguery' About White House Budget
Author: 0 Mulvaney Slams Democratic 'Demagoguery' About White House Budget

The food stamp program serves about 42 million people. "If you are on disability and you should not be, we need you to go back to work". By comparison, 64% said they opposed reducing funding, including 45% who strongly opposed it. She says it's easier to work if you aren't anxious about being hungry or sick. "Poverty is being poor", says Tanner. "Their value judgments about the poor-I don't agree about those value judgments, but they were elected and have a right to make their value ...

Author: 0 4 ways the proposed healthcare bill could affect moms

The Congressional Budget Office says 23 million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 if the American Health Care Act becomes law. But the CBO report said the amendment would make it hard or impossible for people in poor health to purchase comprehensive coverage in some states.

Local Trump, other G-7 leaders set to disagree over trade, climate
Author: 0 Trump, other G-7 leaders set to disagree over trade, climate

For Russia to return it would have to adhere to the "Minsk accords, and implementing those, restoring Ukrainian sovereignty", U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters Wednesday. Canada will be hosting the G7 summit next year and an official says Trudeau is expected to make inclusive growth and gender equality the major themes of the gathering, which will take place at a remote luxury resort in the Charlevoix region of Quebec.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner allegedly asked for secret communication with Russian Federation

The contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian officials during the presidential campaign coincided with what US intelligence agencies concluded was a Kremlin effort through computer hacking, fake news and propaganda to boost Trump's chances of winning the White House and damage his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Local US Republican candidate wins Montana House seat
Author: 0 US Republican candidate wins Montana House seat

Despite facing a charge of assault, Gianforte has nevertheless emerged victorious in the special election for the state's vacant seat, formerly held by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke . The apology came after several GOP lawmakers called for Gianforte to say he was sorry to Jacobs. "I should not have responded the way I did and for that I am sorry ".

Author: 0 CBO Report: 23 Million to Lose Coverage Under AHCA

Opening up the health insurance markets across state lines to allow more marketplace competition and people being protected from being gouged or not even having coverage at all for pre-existing conditions was a campaign promise that is not being fulfilled by the AHCA.

Author: 0 More bombs uncovered after Manchester blast

Abedi was born in Britain to parents who had fled Libya during the four-decade dictatorship of Moammar Gaddafi, and moved back to their homeland several years ago, after the Libyan leader was killed . It wasn't immediately possible to reach a spokesman for the United-Nations backed government in Tripoli for comment . The elder Abedi was arrested shortly after speaking to the AP, Salem said.

Author: 0 Manchester terror attack: Police arrest another suspect in probe

Williams said "covert and discrete tactics" will also be employed to protect the transport network . Salman Abedi recently traveled to Libya and authorities have been trying to determine if he also visited war-torn Syria. In another development, British authorities were left " furious " by the repeated leaks of material shared with their USA counterparts. The New York Times defended its decision to publish detailed images of the Manchester Arena crime scene following ...

Author: 0 Wisconsin senator reacts to healthcare CBO report

And thus, almost all the talk since the new report came out has been about CBO's assessment of the individual insurance market changes that persuaded the House Freedom Caucus to climb onboard the Trumpcare train, along with the last-minute money thrown at high-risk pools for people with preexisting conditions that kept just enough "moderates" onboard to pass the bill.

Author: 0 Kushner Tried To Set Up Secret Communications Channel With Kremlin

One source told Reuters that two of the contacts were phone calls between April and November, 2016. For his part, Kushner has said he would cooperate with the FBI's investigation. The White House didn't respond to a request for comment. In a letter to Mr McCabe, Mr Chaffetz said he is seeking to review Mr Comey's memos and other written materials so he can "better understand" Mr Comey's communications with the White House and attorney general's office.

Local Supreme Court rules North Carolina redistricting unconstitutional
Author: 0 Supreme Court rules North Carolina redistricting unconstitutional

During a Senate debate, for example, Rucho explained that District 1 "must include a sufficient number of African Americans" to make it "a majority black district". "Although States enjoy leeway to take race-based actions reasonably judged necessary under a proper interpretation of the Voting Rights Act, that latitude can not rescue District 1", Justice Elena Kagan said in delivering the opinion of the court".

Local Fox News Channel founder Roger Ailes dies aged 77
Author: 0 Fox News Channel founder Roger Ailes dies aged 77

Fox News didn't even get the scoop on the death of Roger Ailes , the founder of their own network. The network eventually unseated CNN as the highest-rated cable news network and became one of the most popular cable networks of all genres, reaching more than 90 million households.

Local Pitt, Pharrell among mourners at Cornell service
Author: 0 Pitt, Pharrell among mourners at Cornell service

Linkin Park's Chester Bennington performed Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" during the memorial service. Mourners including Hollywood A-listers and rock music's elite say goodbye to Chris Cornell at his funeral on Friday, May 26, 2017 . That caused suspicion, since Cornell and Soundgarden had been on stage at the Fox Theater at the time. However, some toxicology tests are being made on the star's body, so it is yet to see if drugs will be found in his system.

Local Flags at half staff for fallen peace officers
Author: 0 Flags at half staff for fallen peace officers

The Peace Officers Memorial Day occurs annually on May 15 which was designated by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. Blue traffic lines were placed on Columbia Avenue in front of the Franklin Police Department on Monday morning to honor National Police Week , which began on Sunday, May 14 and will end on Saturday, May 20.

Author: 0 CBO Score: 9 Highlights From the GOP Healthcare Bill Report

The latest CBO analysis came after House Republicans made changes to the bill earlier this month to try to ensure that people with pre-existing medical conditions can still get insurance. The House bill would relax numerous Obama statute's consumer protections, kill its mandate that people buy coverage, trim federal subsidies for insurance purchasers and cut the Medicaid program for lower-income and disabled people.

Local Virginia State Police trooper shot, suspect manhunt ongoing
Author: 0 Virginia State Police trooper shot, suspect manhunt ongoing

Saturday. Friday night around 7:25 p.m., a Richmond police officer and the state police special agent saw a auto park the wrong way in the 1900 block of Redd Street, as the driver pulled up the curb. The Richmond Police Officer and Special Agent walked up to the auto and struck up a conversation with the driver as part of a consensual encounter. The incident remains under investigation.Right now, we have a crew on the scene.

Local Officers will strictly enforce boating safety over Memorial Day weekend
Author: 0 Officers will strictly enforce boating safety over Memorial Day weekend

TWRA officials say taking a few minutes to check some of the boat components may be the key to having a nice, safe outing. There are things you can do to make sure it is enjoyable and accident-free. Make sure the lights work and carry extra fuses and bulbs. Boaters ages 12 and older aren't required to wear a life jacket, but there should a readily accessible one for every person on board.

Local Mize ties Langer for lead at Senior PGA at Trump course
Author: 0 Mize ties Langer for lead at Senior PGA at Trump course

Bernhard Langer tapped in for eagle on the closing hole for a 7-under 65 to take the early lead in the first round of the Senior PGA Championship . Langer was 11 under through 13 holes when play was halted because of darkness, one shot ahead of Vijay Singh , who shot 68 amid wind measured at more than 30 miles per hour.

Local Fighter jets escort plane after passenger tries to sit in first class
Author: 0 Fighter jets escort plane after passenger tries to sit in first class

Among the first to board were first class passengers Mark and Donna Basden, who found a laptop computer in a seat pocket in front of them. A flight attendant suspected it belonged to Uskanil, who was in the bathroom. "She was tasked with keeping him out of there, and she did a great job", Lee Lorenzen told the news outlet. Passengers, including an off duty police officer helps subdue the man, using duct tape to secure him to his seat for the remainder of the flight.

Author: 0 Trump views on climate 'evolving' amid push from Europeans

But since taking office, Trump has not moved to withdraw the us from the Paris agreement . The GOP senators sent a two-page letter to the White House saying that remaining in the global agreement signed by Trump's predecessor pledging to reduce carbon emissions could fuel legal challenges to the administration's push to roll back environmental regulations.

Local Men's Golf in Red Figures at Suspended NCAA Day 1
Author: 0 Men's Golf in Red Figures at Suspended NCAA Day 1

The entire field will play 18 holes each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 26-28) before the top 15 teams and nine individuals (not on one of those teams) play an additional 18 holes of stroke play on Monday (May 29), after which the individual medalist will be crowned and the eight teams who will advance to match play will be determined.