Author: 0 White House: Trump won't seek to block Comey testimony

Putin's comments come in the midst of an FBI investigation into whether Donald Trump's campaign had conspired with the Russian government to help win the election. Flynn", Putin said to Kelly. He used to be in the security services'. There's nothing to even talk about. "That's the extent of my acquaintance with Mr.

Author: 0 Why not just end the White House press briefings?

Bush nominated twice as many in their first year, Politico reported . The probes have come increasingly close to Trump's inner circle, with investigators requesting documents from Trump's campaign associates and the President's son-in-law Jared Kushner under scrutiny for his contacts with Russian officials.

Author: 0 Trump Officials Defend Decision To Withdraw From Paris Climate Accord

Rather, it's more likely that they seek to impose carbon-related tariffs on USA goods if these are deemed to be enjoying an unfair advantage because they are produced in an economy free of carbon restraints. People can have opposing views about the value of participating in the Paris agreement, which is voluntary and has no binding targets or timelines for reducing industrial greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change .

Local Will Trump block Comey testimony? White House does not know yet
Author: 0 Will Trump block Comey testimony? White House does not know yet

But legal experts have said that Mr. Trump has a weak case to invoke executive privilege because he has publicly addressed his conversations with Mr. Richard Painter, a professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, who served as the chief ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush, said he had no idea what Comey might say.

Local New Orleans Monday weather: 90 percent chance of rain
Author: 0 New Orleans Monday weather: 90 percent chance of rain

Temps: High of 86 degrees and low of 75 degrees. Tuesday: A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 9am. Torontonians will be missing out on warm and sunny weather this week as there will be chances of rain nearly every day until the weekend.

Author: 0 Al Gore calls Trump's Paris climate deal withdrawal 'reckless and indefensible'

Montreal's mayor and Quebec's environment minister are expressing their disappointment at Donald Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The company said the U.S.is in good position to compete internationally because of an abundant natural gas supply. In September, Canada will co-host a Ministerial meeting with China and the European Union to move forward on the Paris Agreement and clean growth, McKenna said.

Author: 0 Trump to embrace privatization of air traffic control system

While efforts to privatize the ATC system have been around for decades, the idea became closer to reality when the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) publicly came out in support of a proposal to separate the ATC system from the FAA in exchange for guarantees that its members would keep their benefits, salaries and union representation past year.

Author: 0 Trump outlines privatizing air traffic control

Bill Shuster . Crucially, these reforms are supported by air traffic controllers themselves. The center in Olathe is one of 22 across the country and covers traffic in a 192,000-square-mile region. Almost all interests agree the nation's air traffic control system is safe but antiquated, relying on radar while other nations long ago started using GPS.

Local Ex-Penn State officials face sentencing in Sandusky scandal
Author: 0 Ex-Penn State officials face sentencing in Sandusky scandal

Former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Friday, June 2, 2017. He was convicted of child endangerment. Prosecutors said Sandusky went on to sexually abuse other youths after Spanier failed to tell police about a report that Sandusky had molested a boy in a locker room shower in 2001.

Local Trump attacks London mayor's 'pathetic excuse'
Author: 0 Trump attacks London mayor's 'pathetic excuse'

At least one of the three men was apparently interviewed by police over his beliefs, the Daily Mail reports, according to messages seen on a notepad held by an officer at Sunday's raids in Barking , east London . Mrs May said the three attacks were "bound together by the single evil ideology of Islamist extremism" as she suggested the United Kingdom is "experiencing a new trend in the threat we face as terrorism breeds terrorism".

Author: 0 Orlando shooting with "multiple fatalities" investigated by police

The gunman "had a negative relationship with" at least one of the victims. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said during a briefing Monday that the gunman was a disgruntled former employee who was sacked in April. Shelley Adams told ABC News that her sister, a Fiamma employee, saw someone lying on the floor as she walked out of the bathroom. "God had his hand on her", she said.

Local Veterans Affairs to Adopt DoD's Electronic Health-Records System
Author: 0 Veterans Affairs to Adopt DoD's Electronic Health-Records System

Shulkin said VA, which has approximately 9 million beneficiaries, put off the decision on whether to modernize its existing VistA system for too long-a statement he made shortly after being confirmed. Veterans' groups reacted with cautious optimism. "And, because of that, we're making a decision to move towards a commercial off-the-shelf product".

Author: 0 Wonder Woman 2 in the works with director Patty Jenkins return

Wonder Woman is now in theaters. Entertainment Weekly's "Ultimate Guide to Wonder Woman " is out now. Wonder Woman hits theaters June 2. A majority of them, anyway. Wonder Woman vs. the JLA would be an event movie in the superhero genre to be sure. "It's definitely something I'm very , very, very interested in".

Author: 0 Trump, Merkel not giving up ground

And this despite a Tweet from Trump on Tuesday morning, in which he called out Germany for having a large trade deficit with the US and not paying their fair share on defense spending. " Merkel needs to put some distance between herself and Trump, who is exceptionally unpopular in Germany ", said Marcel Dirsus , a political scientist at the University of Kiel in northern Germany .

Local NC House gives tentative approval to budget
Author: 0 NC House gives tentative approval to budget

The House deviated into a discussion prompted by Republican Rep. Valarie Hodges about whether Louisiana should ban investments in countries that boycott Israel, a debate that grew heated after Democratic Rep. The bishops suggested the new plan keep protections for the unborn; ensure affordable and adequate coverage for all stages of life; and increase the level of tax assistance, especially for low-income and older people, in the measure's tax credit proposal.

Local Southern California baby dies in family stabbing attack
Author: 0 Southern California baby dies in family stabbing attack

A grandmother was being sought after she allegedly stabbed two of her young grandchildren, one fatally, and her adult daughter on Monday morning in Colton , authorities said. Mendez says investigators do not know the motive for the attack, which took place in an apartment where Clark, her daughter and granddaughters lived together.

Local Father of escaped prisoner arrested; prisoner still missing
Author: 0 Father of escaped prisoner arrested; prisoner still missing

He was the only prisoner being transported at the time, Shook said. Authorities say the prisoner escaped around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Residents in parts of Bucks County are being asked to stay inside their homes. The search thus far is focused on the Doylestown and Warrington areas of eastern Pennsylvania. Selby Sr. was arrested and now faces charges in connection with allegedly helping his son escape.

Author: 0 Trump says DOJ shouldn't have sent SCOTUS 'politically correct' travel ban

Trump's comments came in response to a series of attacks in London over the weekend, attacks for which ISIS has claimed responsibility, but which many questions still remain unanswered. Sebastian Gorka, a White House national security aide, told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day" Monday in the wake of the President's tweets that the travel ban was essential to protecting the US.

Author: 0 Could Trump block Comey testimony? How executive privilege works

If President Trump invokes the privilege, it could bar Comey from revealing private conversations he had with the president about the FBI's Russian Federation investigation into Mike Flynn and Trump associates - and whether the president asked him to back off.

Local Dead, 13 Injured After Explosion Rocks Corn Milling Plant In Cambria
Author: 0 Dead, 13 Injured After Explosion Rocks Corn Milling Plant In Cambria

As for the cause of blast that killed three workers: "I'm not going to suppose what the cause was, because we just don't know right now". Block's body was found early Thursday, not long after the explosion. Multiple burns were reported among the injured, authorities said. Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards more than a dozen people were injured and at least one person was killed in an explosion in Cambria.

Local Al Pacino Reportedly Will Play Joe Paterno in Jerry Sandusky HBO Movie
Author: 0 Al Pacino Reportedly Will Play Joe Paterno in Jerry Sandusky HBO Movie

Debora Cahn ( Grey's Anatomy ), John C. Richards ( Nurse Betty ) and David McKenna (E-Ring) are penning the script. Sony Pictures Television is producing. The movie will deal with Paterno's rise to the top of the all-time wins list for college football, followed immediately by the Sandusky sex abuse scandal and the aftermath of it.

Author: 0 US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley Arrives Wednesday in Israel

She called for "competitive voting to keep the worst human rights abusers from obtaining seats". "I think the rest of the world would like to tell us how to manage our own environment and I think that anybody in America can tell you that we're best to decide what America should do".

Local Local lawmakers weigh in on continued state budget impasse
Author: 0 Local lawmakers weigh in on continued state budget impasse

A bill to elect 14 board members plus a board president passed the Senate but still needs House approval. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has turned thumbs down on that plan because lawmakers have not given him the "structural" reforms he desires in return.

Author: 0 Paris Agreement: Formal US exit possible only in 2020

Iran on Sunday joined the global chorus of criticism against US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement , saying it would further isolate the United States. Americans value jobs, want an expanding and exuberant USA economy, and certainly where possible would like to restrict unnecessary federal government expenditures.

Local UAE, Egypt, Saudi cut ties with Qatar
Author: 0 UAE, Egypt, Saudi cut ties with Qatar

The United States' largest concentration of military personnel in the Middle East is at the Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar , where 11,000 USA personnel are stationed. India will not be impacted by some Gulf countries cutting off diplomatic ties with Qatar, foreign affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday. Some Gulf news coverage seemed to support regime change in Qatar, and accused its emir of holding a secret meeting with Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander Gen.

Local Trump on Twitter (June 5) - Travel Ban, London Attack
Author: 0 Trump on Twitter (June 5) - Travel Ban, London Attack

The high court also is being asked to uphold the constitutionality of the Trump travel policy, which lower courts have blocked because it shows anti-Muslim prejudice. "The courts have ruled, and the courts said this abused the executive powers". It's unclear whether the president has conveyed his requests to the Justice Department , which he oversees, in a forum other than Twitter.

Author: 0 'A number' of people detain by over London Bridge terror attacks

Outrage erupted on both sides of the Atlantic Sunday after President Donald Trump lashed out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan in the wake of a terrorist assault in the British capital which left seven people dead. Thames Valley Police said its thoughts were with all touched by the terrifying attacks. It is said to have been filmed inside Spanish tapas restaurant Brindisa in Southwark Street next to Borough Market.

Local DC mayor reaffirms city's commitment to Paris climate deal
Author: 0 DC mayor reaffirms city's commitment to Paris climate deal

Washington's mayor has signed an executive order reaffirming the US capital's commitment to the Paris climate agreement. In December 2015, 464 mayors from 115 countries gathered in Paris, France to affirm their commitment to address climate disruption.

Author: 0 Vladimir Putin hits back about claims over Donald Trump and US election

Trump fired FBI Director James Comey last month, four years into his term. Kelly pointed out that there are two congressional investigations and an FBI probe into the Trump campaign's potential ties to Russian Federation, and that the FBI investigation is spearheaded by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Author: 0 Theresa May: Britain Must Do 'Much More' to Fight Islamic Extremism

The police had said all three attackers involved in the incident had been killed. Khan said Saturday said Londoners should not be alarmed by an increased police presence on the city's streets. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was "heartbroken" a Canadian had been killed during the attack . 'But I understand people will be concerned and all I can say is we will be doing everything in our power and we will be stepping up a gear'.

Local Justices affirm ruling striking NC legislative districts
Author: 0 Justices affirm ruling striking NC legislative districts

The Supreme Court today affirmed that North Carolina's state legislative districts were the result of "unconstitutional racial gerrymanders". They wrote that the three judges should have done a better job evaluating whether moving up the schedule was warranted.

Author: 0 Al Gore warns that Trump is ignoring weather apocalypse

Former vice president Al Gore has a lot to say about Donald Trump's decision to pull the us out of the Paris agreement . He said the agreement's restrictions on future greenhouse gas emissions would be tantamount to putting America's vast energy resources "under lock and key".

Author: 0 Police detain more people over London Bridge attack

Three attackers rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby on Saturday night before police shot them dead. The Islamic State has not claimed responsibility for the attacks but hours earlier a terrorist group's propaganda outlet asked would-be jihadists to carry out vehicle and knife attacks .

Author: 0 Gulf countries cut ties with Qatar

Gulf Arab states and Egypt have already long resented Qatar's support for Islamists, especially the Muslim Brotherhood which they regard as a risky political enemy. A change in leadership could raise questions about the future of the US base and potentially deprive Hamas of its main benefactor. Iran-long at odds with Saudi Arabia-immediately blamed US President Donald Trump for setting the stage during his recent trip to Riyadh.

Author: 0 Texas GOP Rep Calls ICE On Protesters, Threatens To Shoot Colleague

Still, that has not stopped people from pushing back. Rinaldi later released a statement , where he acknowledged the fight and said he was the one who was threatened. Justin Rodriguez says he heard Rinaldi say something rather different to his colleague: "I'll put a bullet in his head". On Twitter , Nevárez‏ called Rinaldi a liar and weak.

Author: 0 Former Penn State President Spanier gets jail time in Sandusky case

Former Vice President Gary Schultz , former President Graham Spanier and former Athletic Director Tim Curley will all spend at least two months in jail on child endangerment charges. For almost six years, the case has roiled Penn State and its supporters, stirring conversations and changes across college campuses and their athletic programs.

Author: 0 Shoals murderer Tommy Arthur executed after stay lifted

Arthur was not pronounced dead until after midnight. Arthur, 75, was convicted in the 1982 murder-for-hire slaying of Troy Wicker. A convicted United States murderer who was sentenced to the death penalty in 1982 has finally been put to death after his execution was delayed seven times.

Local Lewandowski to Republicans: Get on Trump Train or Lose Next Election
Author: 0 Lewandowski to Republicans: Get on Trump Train or Lose Next Election

Sam Brownback's tax cuts to help fill projected budget shortfalls of close to $900 million over the next two fiscal years and pay for an increase in school funding. Even before the second and final House vote, the focus over the budget shifted to negotiations between House and their Republican counterparts in the Senate, which passed a rival plan three weeks ago.

Author: 0 Portland rally, counter protests draw thousands

As officers in riot gear and bearing heavy arms strove to keep one side from advancing into the other, protestors from each flank of America's bitter political divide took over adjacent parks in downtown Portland , Oregon, in a simmering and unsafe show of mutual disdain and anger.

Local Off-duty officer critically wounded, suspect dead in Detroit shootout
Author: 0 Off-duty officer critically wounded, suspect dead in Detroit shootout

He was in critical condition shortly after the shooting, police said. The two exchanged gunfire. Craig says this is the ninth Detroit police officer who has been shot or killed this year in the process of doing their jobs. After the shooting, another suspect showed up and walked up to the first suspect. "Do we think he was specifically targeted because he was an officer; I can't say that at this time", Craig said.

Author: 0 London terror: First victim named as 'beautiful and loving' Chrissy Archibald

The Canadian victim of Saturday's London terror attack is being remembered by family as a kind and selfless person who only wanted to help others. Christine Archibald, 30, would have had "no understanding of the callous cruelty that caused her death", her family said as they paid tribute to her.

Author: 0 The reasoning behind Trump pulling out of the Paris climate agreement

A study mentioned by Trump estimated that if the USA meets its Paris goal for reducing carbon emissions it will cost 2.7 million U.S.jobs by 2025. "On the contrary, in Germany , in Europe and in the world, we will combine our forces more resolutely than ever.to address and successfully tackle big challenges for humanity such as climate change".

Local Kellyanne Conway spars with TODAY hosts over Trump's tweets
Author: 0 Kellyanne Conway spars with TODAY hosts over Trump's tweets

Conway suggested that he and his colleagues in the media would do better to spend less time covering the president's tweets. "He's the one who tweeted it", Guthrie replied. "That's not true!" Conway objected. "He hasn't given an interview in three weeks", said Melvin. Pressed by co-anchor Savannah Guthrie on whether Trump owed Khan an apology for the inaccurate tweet, Conway cited a dubious statistic on the Islamic State and declared she was "not going to allow" shifting blame onto ...

Local UAE's Etihad to suspend flights to Qatar
Author: 0 UAE's Etihad to suspend flights to Qatar

It was not immediately clear if Qatar Airways would also suspend flights to other countries. "The measures are unjustified and are based on false and baseless claims", the Qatari foreign ministry said in a statement, referring to the unprecedented steps taken by Saudi Arabia , Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.

Local Time dwindling for major successes on GOP legislative agenda
Author: 0 Time dwindling for major successes on GOP legislative agenda

WASHINGTON (AP ) — President Donald Trump and his GOP allies on Capitol Hill have made it through almost half their first year in power without a single major legislative achievement. Former FBI Director James Comey, who was sacked by Trump, is scheduled to testify before the Senate committee on Thursday. Rep. Melissa Rooker, a Fairway Republican, said lawmakers are long past the point where they can all hold a hard line or take a principled stand of "I won't vote for this or that".