Local

Local Maryland Boy, 11, Makes National Spelling Bee Finals
Author: 0 Maryland Boy, 11, Makes National Spelling Bee Finals

Like the polished spellers who fare best in the bees, she repeated the word several times and calmly asked for the definition and language of origin. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is underway once again, en route to crown a victor for the 90th time.

Author: 0 Trump to announce Paris climate deal decision today

It also would be one more step by the Republican president to erase the legacy of his predecessor, Democrat Barack Obama, who helped broker the accord and praised it during a trip to Europe this month. Sweden's United Nations ambassador says a US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement would be "a disappointment to the rest of the world" and would hurt American interests.

Author: 0 House Intelligence Committee Issues Subpoenas for Michael Cohen and Michael Flynn

The aide declined to be identified because he was not authorized to discuss committee activities publicly. The Trump-Russia investigations, both in relevant congressional committees and within the FBI , have picked up steam over the last few weeks, following Trump's decision to abruptly fire FBI Director James Comey.

Local Jury Clears Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby In Fatal Shooting
Author: 0 Jury Clears Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby In Fatal Shooting

Shelby said that she fired out of fear when she killed Crutcher, who had his hands above his head . A white policewoman in the USA state of Oklahoma, who was accused of fatally shooting an unarmed African American man, has been acquitted from all charges.

Author: 0 Flynn subpoenaed by House intelligence committee

But the others are requests for three intelligence agencies and concern their Obama-era activities. The names of American citizens who are caught up in incidental surveillance are protected by law, with very few exceptions granted to unmask them, even within classified material.

Local Vienna girl details spelling bee trip
Author: 0 Vienna girl details spelling bee trip

He is one of 40 spellers who made the cut after a vocabulary test on Tuesday and two rounds of spelling on Wednesday at the bee in Washington, D.C. There were 291 spellers at the beginning of the contest on Tuesday. "It's been a great day", Debbi Mills said. If Rajeev is the last student standing, he would be the first Oklahoman to win since 1965, when Michael Kerpan Jr.

Author: 0 After Kathy Griffin photo debacle, will Trump jokes slow down?

She applauded Griffin for apologizing and "my employer CNN for canceling her contract for New Year's Eve". "It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate", Anderson tweeted . At the time, actress Dakota Fanning was only 10 years old, so many people who heard this comment were shocked and offended. "It wasn't amusing. I get it ", she said in the video message.

Author: 0 Former White House press officer Boris Epshteyn questioned in Russia probe

Asked about the possible changes in Tuesday afternoon's briefing, Spicer said, "I think the president is very pleased with his team". "He has a lot of respect for her". Former Acting Director of CIA Michael Morell, on "CBS This Morning", May 24, 2017 . Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman also met with the president but removed his name from consideration.

Local CNN fires comedian Kathy Griffin
Author: 0 CNN fires comedian Kathy Griffin

Your afternoon shot of politics, sent straight from the desk of Joshua Miller. I went way too far. "I beg your forgiveness". What she achieved was terrifying one 11-year-old boy: Barron Trump . Griffin shared" and called it "deeply inappropriate" and "contrary to the core values our company stands for". Squatty Potty, a toilet footstool company, announced that it too was ending its contract with Griffin, as well as pulling planned advertisements featuring the comedian in light of the ...

Author: 0 Bolton: Trump won't solve Israel, Palestinian conflict

From left, President of the European Council Donald Tusk gesticulates as he talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French newly elected President Emmanuel Macron, partially hidden, British PM Theresa May, and US Presi. German officials told Süddeutsche Zeitung that Trump and his aides were under the impression America had separate trade deals with each individual European Union country.

Local Portland pro-Trump rally organizer:
Author: 0 Portland pro-Trump rally organizer: "I can't control everybody"

This is America. Get out if you don't like free speech. The man police say fatally stabbed two other men who tried to shield young women from an anti-Muslim tirade on a Portland, Oregon , light-rail train makes his initial court appearance Monday and the city's mayor says he hopes the slayings will inspire "changes in the political dialogue in this country".

Author: 0 Looming US climate accord exit raises alarm

It would have been the third such conference. "We have got the talent and the will to make this possible in all sectors". If President Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the agreement , as he has indicated he plans to do, the USA would join Syria and Nicaragua as the only nations that did not agree to the pact.

Author: 0 Trump Plans To Pull US From Paris Climate Accord

Juncker, who was among the leaders Trump met with last week, suggests the US president thinks he can withdraw from the pact immediately, but notes that it takes several years to pull out of new worldwide treaties. "Today, the economy and social aspects are linked to the environmental aspects, but they are also linked to the security aspects, they are linked to the risks of conflict", said Guterres.

Local President Trump Honors Fallen Service Members
Author: 0 President Trump Honors Fallen Service Members

They all share one title in common-and that is the title of "hero"-real heroes", Trump said". "Though they were here only a brief time before God called them home, their legacy will endure forever", Trump said. After his remarks at Arlington National, the President spent time with families grieving in the cemetery's section 60 , the burial ground for service members killed in Afghanistan , Iraq and other war on terror operations.

Author: 0 Exposing the Obvious About the GOP Health-Care Bill

Those reductions would come from an $884 billion cut in Medicaid funding and $276 billion in subsidies to people paying health insurance premiums. The AHCA would also leave 23 million Americans without healthcare insurance over the same period.

Local Renewable energy expected to continue growth, despite Trump
Author: 0 Renewable energy expected to continue growth, despite Trump

Trump pledged during his presidential campaign to withdraw the US from the pact immediately after taking office, but had wavered on the issue since winning the election. Other major tech companies, including Apple, Facebook , Google and Salesforce, have put their names to a full-page ad that will run on Thursday in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, calling on Trump to "advance U.S.

Local Royals blow early lead, drop series finale to Tigers
Author: 0 Royals blow early lead, drop series finale to Tigers

Kennedy was pulled after three innings, allowing five runs, four hits and three walks. In fact, Kennedy last won on Sept 11, 2016. Joakim Soria (2-2), 0 for 3 in save situations, retired none of the five batters he faced in the eighth as four scored.

Author: 0 Tweet That: #covfefe signals @realDonaldTrump is back

Nearly immediately, #covfefe began trending as the mirth-makers of the Internet had their fun. At 12:06 am ET (04:06 GMT), Trump wrote: " Despite the constant negative press covfefe ". "Regrets checking Twitter. Goes back to bed". "Sean Spicer tomorrow", read one tweet, mentioning the president's spokesman. Donald Trump has been active on Twitter since his return from his first overseas trip as president.

Author: 0 Donald Trump urges world leaders to call him on his personal cellphone

The White House and Trudeau's office also refused to comment on the subject. As per protocol, phone calls between world leaders are carefully orchestrated affairs, planned weeks in advance; they're arranged it this way so that world leaders can speak about important and private matters on a secure line.

Author: 0 Afghans Mourn After Massive Truck Bombing Kills 90

Yarmand said he didn't believe the Taliban were behind it, saying they "don't have the ability to carry out such big attack, and if they did, they would have claimed responsibility". Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned "this inhuman and cowardly attack". "Both the Taliban and Islamic State have stepped up attacks on Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan".

Author: 0 Elon Musk to Trump: It's the Paris accord or me

Since taking office, Trump and Pruitt have moved to delay or roll back federal regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions while pledging to revive the long-struggling US coal mines. "It is a tough reality which affects peoples' daily lives", European Parliament President Antonio Tajani said in a statement. "[The US] can still keep some kind of presence in the negotiations, just as we did after we didn't ratify the Kyoto Protocol, and serve as a placeholder for the US to eventually ...

Local State budget passes Senate, but work continues on companion bill
Author: 0 State budget passes Senate, but work continues on companion bill

Democrats , when they were in power in the Senate, ended the filibuster on confirming executive branch appointments and most judges in 2013 , while Republicans ended the filibuster for Supreme Court justices earlier this year. More Americans than ever before like Obamacare, and they think the existing healthcare law is better than the Republican alternative, a new poll shows.

Author: 0 Men investigating Chinese factory producing Ivanaka Trump shoes 'go missing'

Hua Haifeng and two other labor activists, Li Zhao and Su Heng, had been covertly investigating labor conditions at two Chinese factories that make shoes for Trump and other brands, in the cities of Ganzhou and Dongguan. AP reported that the three men had already documented excessive overtime and a below minimum wage at the Chinese company. Qiaowai's assurances to investors that their green cards were guaranteed and their funds were safe appeared to violate United States securities ...

Author: 0 Iowa's GOP senators doubt health care law to be repealed

Democrats countered it underestimates revenues and prioritizes tax cuts for businesses over protecting the state's most vulnerable residents. The House bill would eliminate tax penalties for people who go without health insurance. Under the plan, spending would increase 1.4 percent in the first year and 1.1 percent the second. But the only logical reading of Trump's tweet is that filibuster reform would expedite health care and tax legislation; the Trump administration has no other ...

Local Chris Sale returns to Chicago to pitch against White Sox
Author: 0 Chris Sale returns to Chicago to pitch against White Sox

No need to re-litigate a decision to rebuild that's already sent so many people so far down new paths. With that said, I wouldn't be surprised if some fans showed up to the game wearing jerseys with tape on them. It's one of the most team-friendly contracts in baseball. Sandoval was hitting.213 with three home runs in 61 at-bats before he went down. Meanwhile, Mike Trout sprained his left thumb while stealing second base.

Author: 0 Donald Trump bats back 'Fake News' about Russia, Germany

He offered to stay through the overseas trip, and Trump accepted. "It has also been my distinct pleasure to work side-by-side, day-by-day with the staff of the communications and press departments", he wrote in an email to friends and associates, cited by the Washington Post .

Local GOP health plan gets low marks, heaping pressure on Senate
Author: 0 GOP health plan gets low marks, heaping pressure on Senate

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst come as the Republican-controlled Senate moves forward on its work to dismantle the 2010 health care bill while facing conflicting demands within their own party and lockstep Democratic opposition. The House bill would eliminate tax penalties for people who go without health insurance. The Senate budget's average pay raise is 3.7 percent. "There is an overwhelming majority on a bipartisan basis not interested in changing the way the Senate operates on the ...

Author: 0 Kids from 6 to 15 savor moments at National Spelling Bee

The finals will begin from 10 a.m. EDT, Thursday, June 1, which you can watch on ESPN2. Twenty-five spelling competitors from D.C., Maryland and Virginia have been wittled down to one. In 1952, the 25th National Bee took place in the U.S. Department of Commerce auditorium. It will consist of 12 spelling words, which contestants will handwrite, and 12 multiple-choice vocabulary questions.

Author: 0 Trump's communications director Mike Dubke has resigned

His comments came on the heels of the resignation of White House Communications Director Mike Dubke-who did not have a relationship with Trump prior to taking the post . Trump became aware of the conversation between Kushner and the Russian officials. White House adviser Kellyanne Conway dismissed the reports, saying Spicer would hold Tuesday's briefing.

Author: 0 Portland suspect shouts 'free speech or die' in court

Christian was in Multnomah County courtroom facing two counts of felony aggravated murder and other charges for a stabbing incident last Friday, May 26, 2017, on a Portland light-rail train. Jeremy Joseph Christian was a man seething with rage. As he finished his statement , a crowd of about 30 anti-fascist protesters who were watching a livestream on their phones, could be heard yelling outside the courtroom doors.

Author: 0 Paris Climate Treaty: What you need to know

Trump was to meet later Wednesday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , who has favored remaining in the deal. But there may be "caveats in the language" the US President uses to announce the move - leaving open the possibility that the decision might not be final, they added.

Author: 0 Spicer holds White House news briefing amid new Russia allegations

Mike Dubke confirmed his resignation as White House communications director Tuesday. However, Trump has privately and publicly pinned much of the blame for his administration's woes on the communications effort. Four possible successors to Dubke contacted by the White House declined to be considered, according to an associate of Trump who, like others, asked not to be identified discussing internal matters.

Author: 0 Clinton says false stories on Facebook helped Trump win election

She points the finger at Russian Federation, fake news, the sorry state of the Democratic Party, sexism, and the media that covered the email scandal "like Pearl Harbor", among others. We've got to take the House back and keep our incumbents and maybe make progress in the Senate. In the new book that she is now working on, she said: "I'm just using everything that anybody else said about it besides me to basically say: This was the biggest nothing burger - ever".

Local Trump expected to pull the US out of Paris climate agreement
Author: 0 Trump expected to pull the US out of Paris climate agreement

But now, with Trump teetering on making a decision that will make environmentalists scream, Musk is doing what he can to keep the historic Paris Agreement intact. "I think that our credibility will be undermined", said the Connecticut Democrat on CNN. Rich countries are expected to provide funding to help developing countries make the costly shift to cleaner energy sources and to shore up defences against the impacts of climate change.

Author: 0 Clinton jokes covfefe 'a hidden message to the Russians'

The former secretary of state said Russian interference in the election and the "weaponising" of information and fake news were among the key reasons behind her defeat. The Department of Justice has appointed a former FBI director as a special counsel to head a separate, independent investigation. "They had to be ready for that, and they had to have a plan for that and they had to be given the go-ahead; 'OK, this could be the end of the Trump campaign".

Local Officer who shot Tamir Rice is fired in unrelated matter
Author: 0 Officer who shot Tamir Rice is fired in unrelated matter

His death became an early touchstone for the Black Lives Matter movement. Loehmann failed to disclose this information in his Cleveland police application. "I'm relieved Loehmann was sacked". In April 2016 , the city paid a $ 6 million settlement to Tamir's family . "I think we've learned a lot from this incident as well as other incidents that have happened since 2014", he said.

Local President Trump will announce his decision on the Paris Accord Thursday
Author: 0 President Trump will announce his decision on the Paris Accord Thursday

For obvious reasons, we have only two ways to reverse the effect of natural and human-induced global warming . "I'm hearing from a lot of people", Trump told journalists in the Oval Office in response to questions about the agreement . Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is speaking out Wednesday amid news that President Trump is expected to withdraw from the global Paris climate deal. Trump claimed before taking office that climate change was a "hoax" created by the Chinese to hurt the US ...

Local Clemson Gets Game Time For Auburn, Louisville
Author: 0 Clemson Gets Game Time For Auburn, Louisville

OR in a game that will be played at Arlington, Tex., along with home contests vs. Tulane on September 7th and Samford on November 23rd. That contest will be shown on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. Kick times and TV info for the eight remaining Syracuse football games, including a road trip to LSU, will be announced closer to the start of the season.

Author: 0 Mike Dubke, Trump's communications director, is leaving the White House

Dubke, who was only on the job for a little over three months, had been a Spicer ally in the White House . Trump has not yet nominated a No. 2 at the Agriculture Department, Education Department, Department of Veterans Affairs or Environmental Protection Agency, and dozens of top positions at every federal agency remain vacant.

Author: 0 Trump to take US out of climate change accord

It was the first legally binding global climate deal . What happens if the USA pulls out of the Paris Agreement? For the Republican president, a withdrawal would reflect his "America First" approach to policy, unencumbered by worldwide obligations.

Local President Trump gives Memorial Day Address at Arlington National Cemetery
Author: 0 President Trump gives Memorial Day Address at Arlington National Cemetery

Speaking in July a year ago about Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from the US, Khizr said: "Go look at the graves of fearless patriots who died defending the United States of America". Then President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery on January 19, 2017. This year, Memorial Day coincides with the 100th anniversary of the birth of America's 35th president - John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Author: 0 House Panel Issues Subpoenas to Flynn, Michael Cohen in Russia Probe

Complying with the subpoena, Flynn will submit all the documents related to the businesses but fewer documents will be provided in response to the the personal subpoena after negotiations with the Senate committee. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday about the House committee's latest action. Flynn, who resigned from his position as national security adviser in February after The Washington Post revealed that he had mischaracterized his conversations with ...

Author: 0 Lawmakers teeter on the brink of special session

While he supports the bathroom and property tax reform bills, he hasn't said whether he will put lawmakers into overtime if the measures don't pass. A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast track to becoming law in Texas, though it may only apply to public schools.

Author: 0 European Union warns Trump against quitting Paris climate deal

The campaign said at least a dozen Tesla customers have canceled orders because of Musk's work with the Trump White House. But Robert Murray, CEO of Murray Energy Corp, an Ohio-based coal company and major Trump campaign donor, urged Trump to withdraw from the deal.

Local Portland stabbing survivor: Intervening was 'the right thing to do'
Author: 0 Portland stabbing survivor: Intervening was 'the right thing to do'

Christian yelled as he walked into the courtroom Tuesday: "Get out if you don't like free speech!" and " You call it terrorism; I call it patriotism". You will always be our hero.I'm soooooo sorry this happened. - A video camera inside a patrol auto captured Christian saying, "I just stabbed a bunch of (expletive) in their neck".

Local TriMet Stabbing Suspect Rails In Court
Author: 0 TriMet Stabbing Suspect Rails In Court

Both are black and one was wearing a Muslim head covering, according to the affidavit signed by Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Ryan Lufkin. In a letter to Trump , Asha Deliverance said her son Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and two other men acted did not hesitate to confront the bully because the two female passengers were being harassed .

Local Trump Tweets (Again) About Changing Senate Filibuster Rules
Author: 0 Trump Tweets (Again) About Changing Senate Filibuster Rules

President Trump urged the Senate to eliminate its 60-vote threshold for ending debate on most legislative matters Tuesday morning, though his reasoning appears to be garbled. Democrats have so far shown no enthusiasm about joining in with Republicans on plans that would repeal parts of the ACA or chop tax rates for wealthy Americans.