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Author: 0 Trump says he planned to fire Comey 'regardless' of Justice recommendation

Citing unnamed White House officials on Wednesday , the Wall Street Journal reported the two were a poor match, and that Mr Trump did not like the increased media attention on Mr Comey. Trump's spokeswoman has suggested it could speed things up: "We want this to come to its conclusion, we want it to come to its conclusion with integrity", Sanders said of the probe on foreign influence in the 2016 election.

Author: 0 Israel to Cut UN Funding Over UNESCO Vote on Jerusalem 'Occupation'

January 22 - On Trump's second day in office, reports emerge from the White House that the administration has already begun discussions on the question of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , which Trump had promised he would do while campaigning.

Local A rigged voter fraud panel
Author: 0 A rigged voter fraud panel

An action that Trump has discussed since the beginning of his administration, it will be spearheaded by Vice President Mike Pence and controversial Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach . Trump is following through on claims he made in 2016 that millions of fraudulent votes gave his opponent, Hillary Clinton , the popular vote. He has been advising Trump, who right after his election claimed that he lost the popular vote because millions of undocumented immigrants voted illegally.

Author: 0 Acting FBI head disputes White House claim Comey had lost staff support

The revelations came as senators said they would question Rosenstein. The White House claimed Mr Comey's firing was motivated exclusively by concerns over his handling of the high-stakes probe into Hillary Clinton's e-mails. Trump told NBC News he never pressured Comey into dropping the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe, adding: "If Russia did anything, I want to know that".

Author: 0 Jordan Edwards: Texas police officer fired for shooting and killing black teenager

The vehicle didn't stop, Balch Springs police say, despite Oliver's orders, so the police officer shot at the auto with a rifle. The police department's latest statement , released Tuesday night, says officers entering the house heard gunshots ring out during a "chaotic scene with numerous people running away from the location".

Local Commencement speech by No. 2 Senate Republican canceled
Author: 0 Commencement speech by No. 2 Senate Republican canceled

We see that universities are learning from that incident! She ran successfully for a full term the next year and remained in the U.S. Senate until the end of 2012. If Cornyn were to leave the Senate to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation he would set off a political domino effect in Texas. If he is chosen as FBI Director, Texas Governor Greg Abbott would appoint someone to temporarily replace Cornyn in the senate.

Author: 0 Mom of Ohio boy who killed himself vows he "will be heard"

An assistant principal at Carson Elementary School in Cincinnati found Gabriel unconscious inside the boys' bathroom on January 24. On Jan. 26, Taye killed himself at his Cincinnati home after school. A blurry and choppy surveillance video recorded two days before an 8-year-old OH boy killed himself shows him trying to shake hands with another child who pushed against a wall and knocked him unconscious.

Author: 0 Texas' proposed bathroom bill is likely to fail

State Sen. José Rodríguez, a Democrat from El Paso who opposed the bill , said that its proponents are "placing a lot of faith in the ability of the state to protect these children, but the bottom line is these are prisons and there's no question about that".

Author: 0 Dems Say Trump Must Meet Demands Or Face Senate Slowdown

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.

Author: 0 Betsy DeVos booed, some turn backs during B-CU commencement speech

Amidst her speech, President Jackson interrupted and asked the students to " choose which way you want to go " and said "your degrees will be mailed to you". Much of DeVos' speech was devoted to embracing student's differences and encouraging graduates to pursue careers in service and "embrace grace". In a statement , DeVos said that she strongly supports HBCUs and that she will "continue to be an advocate for them and for programs that make her higher education more accessible to all ...

Author: 0 Europol Working on Probe Into Massive Cyberattack

Lawrence Abrams of BleepingComputer.com in NY says many organizations don't install security upgrades because they're anxious about triggering bugs, or they can't afford the downtime. Europol has also warned a "complex worldwide investigation" was required "to identify the culprits". This is already believed to be the biggest online extortion attack ever recorded, disrupting services in nations as diverse as the U.S., Russia , Ukraine, Brazil , Spain and India.

Local Donald Trump Quoted His Own Tweet in a Header
Author: 0 Donald Trump Quoted His Own Tweet in a Header

As Yates, deadpanning, put it: "You don't want your national security adviser compromised with the Russians". "And that created a compromise situation, a situation where the national security adviser essentially could be blackmailed by the Russians".

Author: 0 Jefferson Davis statue to be removed overnight

Historic societies in New Orleans sued to block the statues' removal, but an appeals court ruled the monuments belonged to the city and therefore the city had power to remove, but not destroy, the statues. Just beyond the chain link fence and barricades installed by police to ensure that simmering tensions didn't break into a boil, supporters and opponents of removal shouted into the night.

Author: 0 Coroner reopens case of bullied 8-year-old who killed self

On Thursday, Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco told a local radio station that her office is reopening the investigation into Gabriel's death. Carolyn Emery has two children at the school, including a daughter who was in first grade with Gabriel.

Author: 0 PA judge rules "probable cause" to charge 2015 Amtrak train derailment engineer

Prosecutors say they have been in talks with Bostian's attorney to have him surrender and be arraigned on the charges. A Philadelphia judge has ordered that city prosecutors file charges against Brandon Bostian, the engineer who operated Amtrak 188 when the train derailed in May 2015, killing eight and injuring more than 150 others.

Local US Attorney General Jeff Sessions orders crackdown on drug traffickers
Author: 0 US Attorney General Jeff Sessions orders crackdown on drug traffickers

Sessions of Alabama. At one point, Sessions said that "good people" don't do drugs like marijuana and said the reforms would "endanger" Americans. In particular, defendants charged with drug offences - 1 in 5 of those incarcerated are there for a drug charge - would be given a lighter sentence if they were not part of a gang, cartel, or trafficking organisation.

Local Berrios fine 1st start, Twins outlast Indians, squirrel 4-1
Author: 0 Berrios fine 1st start, Twins outlast Indians, squirrel 4-1

Cleveland, coming off a 4-5 trip, went 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position and stranded eight runners. CLEVELAND (AP ) - Jose Berrios had no problem handling the Cleveland hitters. There had been plenty of concern about how Berrios, saddled with an 8.02 earned run average in 14 big-league starts previous year, might react upon being recalled for the third time in his young career.

Author: 0 Amtrak Engineer Charged In Deadly 2015 Philadelphia Train Crash

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro expanded on charges a Philadelphia judge approved a day earlier after the family of a woman killed in the crash sought a private criminal complaint. Bostian has a personal-injury lawsuit pending against Amtrak. Bostian did not return calls for comment. The district attorney's office there said that while the evidence suggested the derailment was caused by excessive speed, it found no evidence of criminal intent.

Author: 0 #LetsMakePeace: Trump goes on odd tweetstorm praising Russian Federation - and Rosie O'Donnell

During President Bill Clinton's term, a listening device was discovered in a conference room at the State Department where Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and other top diplomats routinely held meetings. Indeed, David Cohen, the former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, noted to MNSBC's Andrea Mitchell yesterday how striking it was to see the president having a grand old time in the Oval Office with a Russian who's a potential figure in an FBI investigation.

Author: 0 Posey's homer in 17th leads Giants past Reds 3-2

Justin Ruggiano accepts congratulations after his second-inning homer. "We had such great effort from Ty", Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "The last couple of games, we haven't been able to deliver those big hits", Cincinnati manager Bryan Price lamented after Saturday's loss.

Local 3 big questions remain about Michael Flynn after Sally Yates' testimony
Author: 0 3 big questions remain about Michael Flynn after Sally Yates' testimony

Yates testified that she learned in January that Pence's public statements about Flynn's activities were untrue and alerted White House counsel Don McGahn about her concerns on Jan 26. The key takeaways from the very partisan hearings were based around the timeline and intentions leading up to the controversial firing of former National Security Advisor General Mike Flynn, and the continued questions about the Trump campaign's connections to Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Boy, 8, beaten unconscious days before days before killing himself

The Cincinnati school district says the boy told staff he had fainted and never said he had been bullied or assaulted. It is now believed that Gabriel hit his head when he fell, although it's unclear whether he struck it on the floor or the wall of the bathroom.

Author: 0 President Trump Announces UVA-Liberty Football Game

The Flames are slated to play as an independent, it's an odd move becuse usually teams have needed an invite from an FBS conference. As it stands, New Mexico State's 2018 schedule consists of Wyoming, Minnesota, New Mexico, UTEP, Georgia Southern, Louisiana and two games with Liberty.

Local Active shooter reported on Dallas-area college campus
Author: 0 Active shooter reported on Dallas-area college campus

Groups of students were seen running for safety in earlier video clips with several police vehicles on campus. "As each building was searched and secured, law enforcement officers instructed students and employees to leave the building and exit the campus".

Author: 0 Trump suggests there may be 'tapes' of his private conversations with Comey

In an early-morning tweetstorm Friday, Trump suggested there might be recordings of his conversations with Comey that could be used to undercut anything the former director might tell the public. Trump that he would always be honest with him, but that he was not "reliable" in the conventional political sense". "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy!" he said.

Author: 0 Experts encourage parents to talk to kids to stop bullying

The attorney for the parent of an 8-year-old OH boy who died by suicide has accused his school of failing to tell his mother that he had been assaulted in a bathroom just two days before he took his life in January. The detective said it could rise to the level of criminal assault if the children involved weren't so young. But school officials made it public Friday to counter a detective's claim that the children who surrounded Gabriel's body were assaulting him, the Enquirer reported.

Local Police ID 2 killed along with Arkansas deputy
Author: 0 Police ID 2 killed along with Arkansas deputy

Mainhart was responding to a call about a disturbance at the home near Dardanelle when he spotted a auto associated with that address and stopped the vehicle. For the past five years, he worked for the Yell County Sheriff's Office. James Michael Bowden is facing three counts of Capital Murder. The state police issued a news release Friday identifying them as 61-year-old Rita Miller and 17-year-old Ciera Miller.

Author: 0 Donald Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump campaigned heavily on pledges to repeal and replace Obamacare and reform the tax code. Both are monumental tasks, and while Congress can act with due speed when it wishes, its chambers are paralysed by gridlock. "But I don't think it would be a bad question to ask", Trump said, according to a preview of the episode released by Fox. "Let's say I did it on January 20.

Local Gunman in OH nursing home shooting had violent record
Author: 0 Gunman in OH nursing home shooting had violent record

When the gunman was confronted by Disario, he shot Disario and the two hostages ran off unharmed. Thorp said authorities believe a fourth body is that of the shooter, but the shooter's motive and identification are not yet known. In honor of Kirkersville Police Chief Steven E. Disario, who was killed in the line of duty May 12, 2017 . He had been police chief for three weeks.

Author: 0 New FBI boss could be revealed next week

Trump, the president dined privately with Mr. Comey at Mr. Comey's request and asked the FBI director to tell him whether he was under investigation. On Twitter, Trump appeared to suggest that if Comey gave his version of contacts between them, the administration might produce tapes of conversations, although it was not clear if such tapes exist.

Local Trump to meet with Putin this summer
Author: 0 Trump to meet with Putin this summer

Tensions between Russian Federation and the US have reached a post-Cold War high in recent months, amid revelations that Moscow interfered in the 2016 election. Russian state media shared the photographs, which the White House did not believe would be published . The White House has come under criticism after photos emerged of Donald Trump meeting with Russian officials.

Author: 0 President Trump Doubles Down on Idea of Ending White House Press Briefings

The man who took over as acting FBI director, Andrew McCabe, sidestepped a question during a Senate hearing on Thursday on whether he ever heard Comey tell Trump that the president was not the subject of investigation. "I think we ought to get to the bottom line here: President Trump is risky", Durbin told MSNBC, the cable news channel. "As a very active president with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy!" ".

Local Gunman kills OH police chief, two nursing home workers
Author: 0 Gunman kills OH police chief, two nursing home workers

Authorities say Steven Eric Disario, who headed the Kirkersville Po. CORRECTS BYLINE TO DORAL CHENOWETH III- A person is removed from the Pine Kirk nursing home in Kirkersville, Ohio on Friday, May 12, 2017 . According to WBNS, he was also charged in 2009 with abduction. "I am afraid to be alone with him, that he will hurt me for good", Medrano wrote in her latest petition this month.

Local Ohio Chief, Two Others Killed; Suspect Dead
Author: 0 Ohio Chief, Two Others Killed; Suspect Dead

The last dispatch from Disario was that he'd spotted the suspect, according to WSYX ABC 6 . Two employees of the center and the suspected gunman were found dead inside the nursing home, the sheriff said. When authorities entered the nursing home, they found three other people dead. It is unclear how the shooter gained access to the building, which was usually secured, Thorp said.

Local Spicer could be out after debacle defending Trump
Author: 0 Spicer could be out after debacle defending Trump

It actually totally makes sense. CNN reported Spicer was "under fire" during a crucial week at the White House. Later that night, Spicer stood before reporters outside the White House, in the dark, sounding similarly ignorant of his boss's thinking: Had the president spoken with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about Rosenstein's review of Comey, a reporter wanted to know.

Author: 0 Former AG: White House was warned about Flynn

In February, Flynn resigned after he misled Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. Eighteen days went by between Yates expressing her concerns to the White House and Flynn being removed from the post.

Local Parents demonstrate outside bullied boy's school
Author: 0 Parents demonstrate outside bullied boy's school

However, family members say surveillance video from inside the school captured a dramatic incident of bullying just days before his death. Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco has called for a police investigation into whether his death resulted from possible bullying at school and should be ruled a homicide.

Author: 0 Trump delays decision on Paris climate pact

Trump will "not be making an announcement regarding that agreement until after he returns from the G7", said White House spokesman Sean Spicer Tuesday, referring to a meeting in Sicily that ends May 27. Macron and Trump spoke for about 10 minutes Monday, according to Haim. At the same time , on May 6 total of 214 long-term institutional investors managing over Dollars 15 trillion (EUR 13.7trn) in assets signed a letter , in which they ask G7 nations to implement the global climate pact ...

Local Trump protects religious liberty in new exec order
Author: 0 Trump protects religious liberty in new exec order

He has mixed feelings about President Donald Trump's executive order on Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty. Easing political activity rules for churches also raises questions about whether churches could be pulled into the campaign finance sphere and effectively become "dark money" committees that play partisan politics without disclosing donors.

Local Tunnel collapse renews safety concerns about nuclear sites
Author: 0 Tunnel collapse renews safety concerns about nuclear sites

Perry announced that the 400-square foot (37 square meters) partial collapse of the tunnel roof had been filled by 53 truckloads of dirt delivered by workers in protective gear at the highly radioactive site. "It sounds insane, but it's true", said Don Hancock, who has studied the Tennessee facility in his work at the Southwest Information and Research Center, an Albuquerque nonprofit that monitors nuclear sites.

Local Donald Trump Says James Comey 'Should Have Never Exonerated' Hillary Clinton
Author: 0 Donald Trump Says James Comey 'Should Have Never Exonerated' Hillary Clinton

The committee had hoped to hear from Comey in closed session following his abrupt firing this week by President Donald Trump. Finally, in an interview that aired Thursday, Trump himself seemed to confirm the deluge of media reports that claimed the true source of his consternation was Comey's refusal to soft-pedal the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation.

Author: 0 Suburban Dallas police fires officer for fatally shooting teen in car

Police were looking for the owners of the house when shots were allegedly heard in the area, creating chaos right before Jordan was shot, according to Balch Springs Police Public Information Officer Pedro Gonzalez. "We support the Balch Springs Police Department , but we do not support this officer", said Angela Singletary, who's a member of the city's Citizens Patrol.

Author: 0 Trump says he could name Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week

He never said explicitly that his meetings with Comey had been recorded, and his spokesman could not clarify the situation at a later briefing, but Trump's comment was widely read as a threat to retaliate against Comey. The Trump administration is looking to fill the job, which requires Senate confirmation, after Trump abruptly fired Director James Comey on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Trump tweets warning to Comey about 'leaking to the press'

Mr. Spicer said the tweet was "not a threat. He's simply stating a fact". The press briefing marked the latest extraordinary moment in a drama that has gripped Washington since Mr. A spokesman for Democratic leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said the details on the timing are still being worked out. Comey reportedly declined to testify at a closed Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.

Author: 0 Sessions' predecessor slams sentencing policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' office sent out a letter late Thursday to the nation's federal prosecutors instructing them to pursue the most serious charges possible against most criminal suspects. The Obama administration policy shift coincided with its clemency initiative that released convicts considered worthy of a second chance and U.S. Sentencing Commission changes that made tens of thousands of federal drug inmates eligible for early release.

Author: 0 Speeding Amtrak driver charged in 2015 crash that killed 8

In addition to eight counts of involuntary manslaughter, former Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian was charged with one count of causing or risking a catastrophe and numerous counts of reckless endangerment, according to Shapiro's 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 changes his Twitter banner twice in one day after being mocked
Author: 0 Trump changes his Twitter banner twice in one day after being mocked

Burr, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told reporters that his committee plans to also talk to Yates "at some point". Yates told the White House's Office of Legal Counsel that Flynn did discuss sanctions with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, even though he told Pence that he didn't but couldn't prove it.

Local Johnson doesn't know when Senate will vote on health bill
Author: 0 Johnson doesn't know when Senate will vote on health bill

Several names have emerged as possible candidates, though no one has formally launched a campaign. Kleefisch calls for Republicans to "protect the most vulnerable and most marginalized". Walker's approval rating reached 45 percent in March, the highest it's been since just before he won re-election in 2014. Brandon Weathersby, a spokesman for the Democratic Party, has predicted Walker will not win another term, blaming him for "a sputtering state economy" and an inability to address ...