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Author: 0 Trump won't say whether Spicer still has a job

Trump said in a string of Twitter posts. "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" "I've seen firsthand how the system is broken", Trump said, and how a "small group of failed voices" attempts to dictate "how to live and how to think".

Local Pennsylvania AG charges Amtrak engineer in fatal crash
Author: 0 Pennsylvania AG charges Amtrak engineer in fatal crash

Bostian faces eight counts of involuntary manslaughter , one count of causing or risking a catastrophe, "and numerous counts of reckless endangerment", Shapiro said in a brief statement. Attorneys Thomas Kline, left, Richard Sprague and Robert Mongeluzzi take part in a news conference while standing next to a photo of train engineer Brandon Bostian in Philadelphia on Thursday.

Local Trump was going to fire 'showboat' James Comey anyway, he says
Author: 0 Trump was going to fire 'showboat' James Comey anyway, he says

According to the sources close to Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director told them about this conversation on the grounds that they not discuss it publicly while he served as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. They've distanced the decision from the FBI probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 campaign, only to later suggest Comey's firing would aid the investigation.

Author: 0 Sen. Gary Peters: I hope Rosenstein appoints special prosecutor

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, they also argue, should also not be involved, given that he recused himself from investigations into the Trump campaign after it emerged he failed to disclose meetings with a Russian ambassador to Washington.

Local Fmr. Congresswoman Brown Found 'Guilty' Of Most Charges In Bogus Charity Case
Author: 0 Fmr. Congresswoman Brown Found 'Guilty' Of Most Charges In Bogus Charity Case

She was found guilty on 18 of the 22 counts against her, including lying on tax and financial disclosure forms. She later left the courthouse holding onto the arm of a companion, surrounded by dozens of reporters. Her co-conspirators have both pleaded guilty to charges. Brown's sentencing date has not yet been set. Hiding income could lead to another five-year sentence.

Local NAACP Statement on the Mythology of Voter Fraud
Author: 0 NAACP Statement on the Mythology of Voter Fraud

They will have until 2018 to "review policies and practices that enhance or undermine the American people's confidence in the integrity of Federal elections", a White House official said, "including improper registrations, improper voting, fraudulent registrations, fraudulent voting, and voter suppression ".

Author: 0 Kaspersky Lab: WannaCry virus targets 74 countries, hits Russia most

Theresa May said the Government is not aware of any evidence that patient records have been compromised in the attack as computers at walk-in centres, hospitals, and at GP surgeries were taken offline across the county. - The malware was made available online on April 14 through a dump by a group called Shadow Brokers, which claimed previous year to have stolen a cache of "cyber weapons" from the National Security Agency (NSA).

Local MacArthur on Town Hall Fury
Author: 0 MacArthur on Town Hall Fury

Still, MacArthur went person by person, hearing out every question. "You run out of adjectives to describe it when you see such divisive people and divisive laws", Murawski said. "I will not reduce [rape] to calling it a pre-existing condition", he told a high school student. Councilman Nathaniel Anderson, who was mayor last June when MacArthur held his first public forum in the town at the AMVETS headquarters, said he was originally asked by the congressman to assist with finding a venue ...

Author: 0 Amtrak Engineer Charged With Manslaughter for 2015 Crash

Judge Marsha Neifield issued the order against Brandon Bostian on Thursday, relying on a Pennsylvania law that lets courts accept private criminal complaints if district attorneys decline to prosecute. Though the National Transportation Safety Board had previously ruled that the derailment was caused by Bostian, of NY, when he lost " situational awareness " due to being distracted by the radio, the DA's office found on Tuesday that there was not enough "evidence sufficient to prove beyond ...

Local Amtrak engineer faces charges in fatal 2015 derailment
Author: 0 Amtrak engineer faces charges in fatal 2015 derailment

The order came two days after prosecutors announced they would not bring criminal charges against Bostian. "All Pennsylvanians should be grateful that there is an Attorney General willing to do what is right and just to hold Engineer Bostian accountable for his reckless conduct", attorney Thomas R.

Local Paul Ryan: 'Rescue Mission' is Underway for Health Care
Author: 0 Paul Ryan: 'Rescue Mission' is Underway for Health Care

Undoing Obama's law has been a goal for Republican lawmakers since it was adopted in 2011 and was a top campaign promise of President Donald Trump. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Sunday also called on her Senate colleagues to reject the health care bill.

Author: 0 White House refuses to say if conversations are being taped

U.S. President Donald Trump warned ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey on Friday against talking to the media, suggesting there might be tapes of conversations between the two men that could contradict his account. Reports are circulating that one of the main reasons Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey because the latter wouldn't give the president a pledge of loyalty.

Local Overhaul of Amtrak's Rails at Penn Station to Cause Major Delays
Author: 0 Overhaul of Amtrak's Rails at Penn Station to Cause Major Delays

Amtrak plans for "continuous rail service curtailments" during weekdays and rush hours from July 7 to 25 and August 4 to 28, according to state Sens. That work will take tracks 12 and 13 out of service for 10 days, the plan said. "All groups are working with the common goal of creating service schedules that minimize impact on the traveling public when we do the necessary upgrades to Penn Station", spokeswoman Christina Leeds said in an email.

Local Appalachia's approach to drugs at odds with Sessions policy
Author: 0 Appalachia's approach to drugs at odds with Sessions policy

Holder responded with a sharply critical statement. Sessions held a news conference on the new policy earlier Friday and Trump has said he chose to fire Comey because the President thought he was doing a bad job and for being a "showboat". Combined, those changes led to a steep decline in a federal prison population that now stands at just under 190,000, down from almost 220,000 in 2013.

Author: 0 Trump warns Comey not to 'leak' conversations

When he fired Comey earlier this week, Trump garnered comparisons to President Richard Nixon and his infamous decision to remove the special prosecutor investigating Watergate crimes in 1973. "'Cause all it is, is an excuse but I said to myself, I might even lengthen out the investigation, but I have to do the right thing for the American people".

Author: 0 Republicans Suffer Shocking Defeat As Obama Environmental Regulation Repeals Fails In Senate

Tom Udall (D-N.M.), praised the Obama administration's methane rule , stating on the floor that he thought the rule "prevents waste just like it was laid out to do". Democrats overall oppose the resolution, saying the rule is an efficient way to fight pollution and the waste of methane gas. BLM will also be allowed to inspect drilling operations for leaks of methane, a key component of natural gas.

Local Davenport Gander Mountain's new owner wants store to stay open
Author: 0 Davenport Gander Mountain's new owner wants store to stay open

Among them is the Gander Mountain in Kochville Township. As of Friday, May 11, the Niles store is on the list of locations that will remain open "with landlord cooperation". Marcus Lemonis, the CEO of Camping World, which bought St. Paul-based Gander Mountain, on May 1, in a Twitter update Thursday night released a list of several stores that will be closing.

Author: 0 Pope makes 2 Fatima children saints on centenary of visions

They were canonised Saturday after the Church officially attributed two miracles to the pair - a necessary step to become a saint. The shepherd children died of pneumonia two years after the visions, at the ages of 9 and 11. The story of Fatima's shepherd children has captivated Catholics since their first reported vision on May 13, 1917. The pope will make two of them saints on Saturday.

Author: 0 FBI, NSA directors testify in closed House committee session

Comey sent the letter after Federal Bureau of Investigation agents found Clinton's emails on a laptop owned by her aide Huma Abedin and her husband, Anthony Weiner. Comey said the FBI is treating the Trump-Russia investigation the same way. "I can't consider for a second whose political futures will be affected and in what way", Comey said.

Local Marijuana legalization bill passes Vermont House
Author: 0 Marijuana legalization bill passes Vermont House

Late Wednesday afternoon, the House gave final approval to the bill, with a 75-71 vote. "It's just impossible", Sears said. But, he added, "at the end of the week, we're going to have a bill". Senate Bill 33 authorizes the Oklahoma Veterans Commission to delegate to the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs Director the authority to approve change orders on a construction contract up to $40,000 that complies with certain limits.

Author: 0 I was going to fire James Comey regardless of recommendation: Donald Trump

In another remarkable revelation in the interview - for which there is no current proof - Trump said he asked Comey directly to tell him, if "possible", whether he is under investigation. U.S. intelligence agencies concluded in a January report that Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered an effort to disrupt the 2016 election that included hacking into Democratic Party emails and leaking them, with the aim of helping Trump.

Local Eric Cantor explains all those other votes to repeal Obamacare
Author: 0 Eric Cantor explains all those other votes to repeal Obamacare

I'm proud to support President Trump and our collective efforts to fix the healthcare system for the American people. Some senators have already voiced displeasure with the health care bill that cleared the House last week. Simpson and the rest of the party are ready to throw the baby out with the bathwater - some critics of the plan say, without hyperbole, the bill will trigger the collapse of the American health care system - just to keep a political promise? I am calling Sen.

Author: 0 'Witness Intimidation': Trump May Have Crossed Legal Lines With Comey Tweet

Krishnamoorthi concludes that if the tapes in fact exist, the White House should send the House Oversight Committee recordings of Trump's communications with Comey , as well as those with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak (specifically those that were closed to the American press).

Author: 0 Amtrak 188 engineer charged with manslaughter

Amtrak train 188 was on its way from Washington to NY on 12 May 2015 when it came off the track in the city of Philadelphia . Earlier this week, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced that he would not press charges against Bostian because there was no evidence of criminal intent or responsibility.

Local Dallas police: Paramedic shot, undergoing surgery
Author: 0 Dallas police: Paramedic shot, undergoing surgery

A second deceased person was found in the same home. After blocking access to the area Monday, police sent a robot into Brown's home, where it found Brown and his roommate dead. The neighbor who was shot also was in critical condition late Monday at Parkland Memorial Hospital. A first responder was shot while treating a shooting victim in Dallas , according to an NBC DFW report.

Author: 0 Parents demonstrate at school where 8-year-old was bullied

Two days later, Taye hanged himself with a necktie in the bedroom of his Cincinnati apartment. Two days before he took his own life at home by hanging, horrifying video of an 8-year-old being bullied unconscious in the entry way of a school bathroom has emerged.

Author: 0 Trump on Comey 'tapes': 'I can't talk about that'

Trump said, "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Critics saw the taunt as a threat to Comey to keep his mouth shut about what was discussed. For months, President Donald Trump has complained about leaks of sensitive information that he says are aimed at hurting his administration. "We also request all documents, memoranda, analyses, emails, and other communications relating to the President's decision to dismiss ...

Local Trump to finally launch voter fraud panel
Author: 0 Trump to finally launch voter fraud panel

The panel is nothing but a pretext for disenfranchising Americans, said Dale Ho, director of the ACLU's Voting Rights Project. The President first raised the issue of voter fraud in a tweet late November after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton emerged with almost 3 million more popular votes.

Local Ex-teacher, teen planned to paddle to Mexico
Author: 0 Ex-teacher, teen planned to paddle to Mexico

Court documents show prosecutors filed a motion for detention on May 9, arguing that Tad Eric Cummins, 50, is a flight risk. They tried to kayak from San Diego to Mexico, but the waters were too treacherous, Noble said, decided it was too risky going into Mexico on foot.

Author: 0 President Trump slams media after Yates, Clapper testimony on Russian Federation

Trump faced scrutiny days later when on January 30 then-Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, a holdover from the previous Obama Democratic administration, refused to uphold the new executive order. Another question was why it took so long for Flynn to be fired. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., asked Yates whether Flynn's conduct was serious enough to have compromised the security of the nation and the government, and Yates said, "our point was that logic would tell you that you don't want ...

Author: 0 Judge orders prosecutors to charge Amtrak engineer in crash

The Amtrak engineer behind the Philadelphia train derailment in 2015 that killed eight people was charged with multiple counts of involuntary manslaughter, prosecutors announced Friday. Kline, who had sought the private complaint on the family's behalf. Kline and attorney Robert Mongeluzzi, who helped negotiate the settlement, announced the judge's order late Thursday.

Author: 0 8 things that actually happened after Donald Trump fired James Comey

Trump fired Comey from the FBI on Tuesday, an action that stunned both Republicans and Democrats, and caught agents at the bureau by surprise because the agency is deep into an investigation to find potentially improper links between Trump associates and Russian operatives.

Author: 0 UK government in dark over who behind cyber attack

While cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab said that at least 45,000 computers in 74 countries were affected by the "ransomware", another security firm Avast put the tally at 57,000 systems across 99 countries. Shortly after this was released, Microsoft said they had issued software "patches" for these holes. Britain's National Health Service does not have any evidence that patient data was breached following a ransomware attack, the agency said.

Local AG Sessions tells prosecutors to seek 'most serious' charges
Author: 0 AG Sessions tells prosecutors to seek 'most serious' charges

Sessions, though, said it had "impaired the [Bureau of Prisons'] ability to meet the future needs of the federal correctional system" - hinting that he saw a very different future for putting people behind bars. In a memo he issued in March, Sessions had pointed out, "We do have strong evidence that aggressive prosecutions of federal laws can be effective in combating crime".

Author: 0 Trump threatens Comey: 'Better hope' there are no tapes of our conversations

Trump and Comey's relationship was strained early on, in part because of the president's explosive and unsubstantiated claims that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. It was unclear whether Mr Trump's reference to "tapes" suggested there might be secret recordings of conversations that could be used to challenge any statements by Mr Comey, or whether it was simply a way of warding him off from commenting.

Author: 0 AR Flags to Fly Half-Staff in Honor of Fallen Yell Co. Deputy

She said her brother told her he had killed McHam's mother and daughter and he was holding McHam hostage. When authorities arrived at the home on Gum Springs, they found both women dead and the suspect barricaded inside a home with a hostage- 31-year-old Haley McHam.

Author: 0 'James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of

The Trump White House, not surprisingly, is denying that this happened. "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy!" the president tweeted. Trump again tried to to dismiss the FBI's probe of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, including possible nefarious coordination between his campaign and Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Court Orders Criminal Complaints To Be Filed In Philadelphia Amtrak Derailment

Amtrak train 188 was on its way from Washington to NY on 12 May 2015 when it came off the track in the city of Philadelphia . Philadelphia prosecutors had declined to press criminal charges as Friday's two-year deadline approached. "We can not conclude that the evidence rises to the high level necessary to charge the engineer or anyone else with a criminal offense", the District Attorney's Office said Tuesday in an unsigned statement.

Author: 0 President Trump is making it hard for his defenders

Here Trump is admitting that his dissatisfaction with Comey was based, at least in part, on Comey's decision to pursue an investigation into potential collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation. "I was going to fire him regardless of recommendations", said the president. If things change, Trump might find his own words from his interview with Lester Holt used against him in articles of impeachment.

Author: 0 Question of special prosecutor splits Congress in wake of Comey firing

The former Director of National Intelligence told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell that Comey had expressed doubts about going to dinner with Trump but felt obligated to attend because, as a public servant, it would be "difficult" to refuse. "You didn't take it as disloyalty?" asked Holt, specifically about Comey denying that Trump was ever wiretapped. "Then during a phone call he said it".

Local Texas Asks Trump Administration for Money to Help Defund Planned Parenthood
Author: 0 Texas Asks Trump Administration for Money to Help Defund Planned Parenthood

In other words, defunding Planned Parenthood could mean taking away someone's only health care provider. Several other states where Republicans hold power have sought in previous years to curtail funding to Planned Parenthood. According to Carney, Collins has threatened to offer an amendment to protect Planned Parenthood's funding. They provide almost 500,000 Pap tests, identifying almost 75,000 women at risk of developing cervical cancer.

Author: 0 Massive cyber attack hits British healthcare services

More than half of Scotland's health boards have been affected by a large-scale cyber attack on NHS computer systems. Hospitals in areas across Britain found themselves without access to their computers or phone systems. The Government and NHS bosses are facing growing questions over why hospitals across the country were crippled by a global cyber attack amid suggestions preventative measures could have been taken "months ago".

Author: 0 Pope in Fatima to honor simple children who changed church

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried in a procession for a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis where he will canonize shepherd children Jacinta and Francisco Marto at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, Saturday, Friday, May 13, 2017, in Fatima, Portugal .

Local Window for comments on national monuments narrow
Author: 0 Window for comments on national monuments narrow

Throughout Zinke's Utah visit, the Secretary reiterated his intention to consider the viewpoints of people on all sides of this issue in making his recommendation to the President. The Hanford Reach covers a large swath of land in Southeast Washington and is home to the last 51-mile, free-flowing stretch of the Columbia River.

Local Man once charged with killing Chandra Levy deported to El Salvador
Author: 0 Man once charged with killing Chandra Levy deported to El Salvador

Levy's disappearance sparked national headlines after it was revealed she was romantically linked to then-Rep. He denied having an affair, saying police leaked false information in an effort to frame him. Guandique, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, became a suspect in Levy's disappearance after admitting that he attacked two women in Rock Creek Park.

Local Gillibrand urges Senate GOP to reject 'cruel' health care plan
Author: 0 Gillibrand urges Senate GOP to reject 'cruel' health care plan

They weren't waiting for final passage to celebrate. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, criticized coverage of the Republican legislation, which the Congressional Budget Office said would leave 24 million more Americans without health insurance than under current law.

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