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Author: 0 How will Trump's climate moves affect US coal?

His decision to exit the Paris climate accord, announced Thursday, is incomprehensible and inexcusable. Basically all of Latin America and the Middle East? Hundreds of mayors have vowed to honor the climate commitments, and a growing number of states have indicated the same.

Local Russian Ambassador in US Kislyak Hopeful About Thaw in Bilateral Ties
Author: 0 Russian Ambassador in US Kislyak Hopeful About Thaw in Bilateral Ties

Also on March 27, 2017 - White House says Kushner met the VEB president in his capacity as a transition official, VEB says that they met with Kushner in his capacity as a businessman from his company: The White House said Kushner was acting as a Trump adviser - not as a private developer - when he met with Gorkov.

Author: 0 Vail Resorts Inc (NYSE:MTN) Stock Price While Sentiment Improves

It has outperformed by 0.30% the S&P500. Vail Resorts, Inc .is a holding company. Vail Resorts, Inc . The company's 50-day moving average is $198.64 and its 200 day moving average is $179.28. Monarch Prns Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability invested in 95,420 shares or 1.31% of the stock. Bamco holds 5.27 million shares or 4.78% of its portfolio. Blackrock Group Limited holds 90,377 shares.

Local Police shooting in traffic stop clearly murder
Author: 0 Police shooting in traffic stop clearly murder

DuBose's death fueled USA demonstrations against the use of lethal force by white officers against unarmed blacks and other minorities, an issue that renewed debate about racial bias by police. The jury consists of seven white women, two African-American women, two white men, and one African-American man. A gag order has been placed on all parties by Common Pleas Court Judge Leslie Ghiz .

Author: 0 Trump feels 'totally vindicated' by Comey's statement

Hours before former FBI Director James Comey's testimony on Capitol Hill, President Trump announced his pick for the top job on Twitter . When the president made his comments about loyalty at the January 27 dinner, Comey wrote that "I didn't move, speak, or change my facial expression in any way during the awkward silence that followed".

Local I Don't Understand the Big Deal
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In that time, Griffin has apologized repeatedly for the stunt, both online and at a tearful press conference , and a few fellow celebrities have come out to show their support. "We all do it. That's how we find the good jokes", he added. Griffin's photo shoot went viral after photos and video were obtained by TMZ, and the bipartisan backlash she received was immediate and intense.

Author: 0 Georgia GOP congressional candidate stuns opponent with one question

We rate Ossoff's statement Mostly True. ATLANTA (AP) - A Republican candidate in a nationally watched Georgia congressional race says she doesn't support a "livable wage". "I've met every president since President Kennedy and I'll tell ya, President Kennedy was young, smart, and gifted", Lewis told a group of Ossoff supporters.

Author: 0 Illinois' financial crisis at 'critical juncture' as budget deadline looms

The Illinois General Assembly has unanimously passed a bill that, if signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner , would prevent a defendant from using the sexual orientation or gender identity of their victim as a legal defense. The plan also includes a tax credit for businesses with 50 employees or fewer. Centers aimed at helping small businesses thrive in IL have also had a hard time, with closures during the impasse.

Author: 0 Trump proposes plan to improve US' infrastructure

The president said that when he traveled the nation during his campaign he noticed the "crumbling infrastructure". Trump began by thanking OH for his win saying, "supposed to be close...wasn't close", drawing laughter from the crowd. As a candidate, Mr. Trump had been highly critical of Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, who had proposed her own infrastructure investment plan that the Republican contended was too modest.

Author: 0 Is Trump tweeting during the Comey hearing? No, but everyone else is

The FBI's investigation includes a probe into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation. "That is a very big deal, and not just because it involves me". During his first public appearance since he was sacked, senators asked Comey about his responses to Trump. "Those were lies. Plan and simple", Comey said flatly.

Local Fired FBI director Comey's testimony puts spotlight on Trump
Author: 0 Fired FBI director Comey's testimony puts spotlight on Trump

Numerous legal experts believe that request - which Trump has publicly said he never made -  may constitute obstruction of justice . Although President Trump had initially cited Comey's handling of Hillary Clinton's private email server during the campaign, but acknowledged two days later in an interview with NBC News' Lester Holt that the Russian Federation investigation was a factor.

Author: 0 Comey: It's not up to me to determine whether Trump obstructed justice

Burr: "Did the president at any time ask you to stop the FBI investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 USA elections?" He told a Senate committee that he understood that he could be fired, but that the shifting explanations offered by Team Trump defamed and confused him because the president had told him he was doing a great job .

Author: 0 Police release 12 people held after London atrocity

British counterterrorism investigators searched two homes Monday and detained "a number" of people in the investigation into a van and knife attack in the heart of London that left seven people dead. Authorities say the threat is unprecedented, with 500 active investigations involving 3,000 individuals in addition to 20,000 former subjects of interest.

Local US seeks release of activists who probed factory making Ivanka Trump shoes
Author: 0 US seeks release of activists who probed factory making Ivanka Trump shoes

In this photo taken 2016 and released by Deng Guilian, Hua Haifeng is seen during a visit to a park in Chengde in central China's Hubei province. The detentions come as China cracks down on perceived threats to the stability of its ruling Communist Party, particularly from sources with foreign ties such as China Labor Watch .

Author: 0 Kellyanne Conway's husband takes shot at President Trump's tweets

After Trump's travel ban was blocked by lower courts, the Justice Department appealed last week to the Supreme Court to review the legality of the order. Now, with the matter headed for the Supreme Court, Trump, with his Twitter rant, has worsened his own case, perhaps irreparably. The administration has argued that the order is not a travel ban , but rather a temporary moratorium to allow for the establishment of proper USA vetting procedures.

Local Mattis dials up pressure on China over South Sea
Author: 0 Mattis dials up pressure on China over South Sea

The Security Council voted unanimously to add 15 individuals and four entities linked to North Korea's nuclear missile programs to a United Nations sanctions blacklist. In his speech to the Shangri-La Dialogue, sponsored by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Mattis sought to balance his hopeful comments on China with sharp criticism of what he called Beijing's disregard for international law by its "indisputable militarization" of artificial islands in disputed areas of the ...

Local Trump says Obamacare in 'death spiral,' urges Congress to act
Author: 0 Trump says Obamacare in 'death spiral,' urges Congress to act

Trump said his administration's still-emerging infrastructure plan will include fixes for "a dilapidated system of locks and dams that is on average more than 50 years old", and an $8.7 billion maintenance backlog. Earlier this week, Trump unveiled his plan to privatize America's air traffic control system and separate it from the FAA due to the agency's "antiquated" practices, and move towards a system that could keep pace with the fast-changing aviation industry.

Author: 0 James Comey has called Donald Trump a liar twice so far

Donald Jr. tweeted or retweeted messages more than 60 times during and shortly after Comey's highly-anticipated appearance at the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. "I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning", Comey told the committee. As a way of saying, I am not agreeing with what you just asked me to do.

Local House Sends Third Casino Bill To Governor
Author: 0 House Sends Third Casino Bill To Governor

The House bills contain additional provisions that were not in a similar bill that passed in the Senate . MGM forecast that a third of the customers for the Springfield casino will come from the affluent suburbs of Hartford. "It appears that the legislature is intent on approving a no-bid casino in East Windsor ", he said. MGM's new $950m casino is set to open in 2018 and is expected to drive away CT gamblers from their state's tribal casinos.

Local Fact check: EPA chief gets his facts wrong on coal jobs
Author: 0 Fact check: EPA chief gets his facts wrong on coal jobs

He effectively left the tolerances in place indefinitely. Not only will the 30 percent decrease in funding to the EPA result in the loss of thousands of jobs, but a decrease in the effectiveness of regulating current environmental standards will immediately follow.

Local Flowers: Melania Trump deserves some respect
Author: 0 Flowers: Melania Trump deserves some respect

Melania is the only first lady in modern history to delay her move to the White House; she previously stated that she wanted to remain in NY so Barron could finish off the school year. Michelle Obama's mother lived with the Obama family at the White House , according to the Miami Herald . It's likely that the work will become much easier now that she's not splitting her time bouncing between D.C.

Author: 0 Televised Comey testimony billed as 'Super Bowl of Washington'

Online, NPR journalists covering national security and politics are annotating Comey's opening remarks, which the Senate Intelligence Committee released in advance on Wednesday . It was during that conversation that Comey said the president asked him what could be done to "lift the cloud" of investigation that was damaging his administration.

Local North Carolina governor presses lawmakers to redraw maps now
Author: 0 North Carolina governor presses lawmakers to redraw maps now

Republican leaders consider the directive a stunt. The court said those districts illegally diluted the influence of black voters on state politics. The Supreme Court affirmed that decision on Monday. Although Cooper set a 14-day timeline for drawing new maps, the length of any special session would be up to the legislature. "The people of North Carolina should not be required to wait until 2018 to live in a constitutionally drawn district and be represented by a legislator who is lawfully ...

Local Wisconsin draws Virginia in Big Ten-ACC Challenge
Author: 0 Wisconsin draws Virginia in Big Ten-ACC Challenge

Last season, U.Va. defeated Ohio State 63-61 in Charlottesville in the clash of the conferences. The Wildcats went 24-12 and 10-8 in the Big Ten last season, reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time in the program's history. Maybe the Big Ten and ACC really like pitting the nerds against each other. Iowa and Ohio State are the only Big Ten schools not to have played consecutive road games since the Challenge began in 1999; Nebraska and Rutgers also have not yet played ...

Local Killed at northern Pa. Weis
Author: 0 Killed at northern Pa. Weis

Stair "continued firing shots throughout the store", police said, before fatally shooting himself in the head. Pa. state police said Randy Stair, 24, shot three co-workers and himself in a Weis Market early Thursday morning, while the Eaton Township store was closed.

Local N. Korea fires multiple anti-ship missiles into sea, military says
Author: 0 N. Korea fires multiple anti-ship missiles into sea, military says

The missiles are created to sink enemy ships. Abe, who is also the ruling party's president, said the government will handle the proposal "thoroughly". Last week, the North fired a variation of a short-range Scud missile. The North's state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun claimed on May 31st that Pyongyang is ready to test its ICBMs at an arbitrary time and place at the order of its leader.

Author: 0 Trump pushes infrastructure plan as Russia probe heats up

His victory in OH played a key part in propelling Trump to the White House. Trump remained mostly on-script during the speech, though he veered away at times to take shots at "obstructionist" Democrats and praise himself for actions such as greenlighting the last section of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

Author: 0 Hannity: 'Self-serving' Comey statement clears Trump of collusion, obstruction claims

In the memo, Comey claims Trump pressured him to drop the investigation into National Security Advisor Michael Flynn , then prodded him to end the FBI's investigation into his campaign's ties to the Kremlin. Some legal experts said Comey's testimony could strengthen any impeachment case built on obstruction of justice , but USA markets shrugged off the news from the testimony for lack of any major disclosures.

Author: 0 Intel. Director Facing Senate Amid Claims of Trump Pressure

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) pointed out as well that the two men both testified they were not " pressured " by the White House , and tried to pin them down on whether they were " asked " for the reported favor. "I'm not prepared to answer your question today", Coats replied. "Is there, or not?" "I'm not satisfied with, "I do not believe it is appropriate" or 'I do not feel I should answer", said King.

Author: 0 What you need to know before Comey's testimony

The NSA head had said earlier he would not address any specific discussions he might have had with Trump. Comey was abruptly fired last month in the middle of an investigation into possible collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Sacked FBI chief asked not to be left alone with Trump

Comey also provided more context to a reported conversation he had with Trump on February 14, in which the president reportedly asked him to drop the FBI investigation on his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , whom he had dismissed the day before.

Author: 0 Trump promises "first-class" infrastructure system for US

Robert Puentes, president and CEO of the independent Washington-based Eno Center for Transportation think tank, said IN ended up being very well protected. It has proposed funding the improvements with $200 billion in tax breaks over nine years that would - in theory - leverage $1 trillion worth of construction.

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Author: 0 Illinois Senate passes "privilege tax" - deadline for final action is today

Madigan says Rauner should now focus on resolving the budget impasse. Senate President John Cullerton says "I'm obviously ready to continue to negotiate and continue to work to try to pass a budget". Bruce Rauner . The only difference between the new bill and the one Rauner vetoed is that citizens can now choose to "opt out" of automatically registering.

Local Cooper calls special session to draw new legislative district maps
Author: 0 Cooper calls special session to draw new legislative district maps

He says North Carolinians deserve to know what the district lines will be in the next election and who will be eligible to run. In a statement, Cooper said he doesn't want a delay in redrawing districts. "Gov. Cooper has no constitutional role in redistricting and we have no order from the courts to redraw maps by his preferred timeline". "This is a clear political stunt meant to deter lawmakers from our work on raising teacher pay, providing relief to the communities affected by Hurricane ...

Local Grandma arrested in family stabbings
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Saks said the person can petition the court for a trial - either before a judge or jury - to prove their sanity has been restored, they understand right and wrong, and no longer are a danger to themselves or others. A San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputy spotted her vehicle parked on 9th Street and Waterman Avenue and ran the plate number. Two Democrats are in a runoff for a vacant U.S.

Local Trump promises 'first-class' infrastructure system for US
Author: 0 Trump promises 'first-class' infrastructure system for US

But the controversies and distractions in Washington continued to dog the president throughout the day. "Across America, premiums are skyrocketing, insurers are fleeing, and the American people are paying much more for much worse coverage".

Local Washington on edge ahead of Comey testimony on Trump, Russia probe
Author: 0 Washington on edge ahead of Comey testimony on Trump, Russia probe

Wright said there were other damaging details in Comey's testimony, including that Comey did not document his conversations with former President Barack Obama but "felt compelled" to do so after his first conversation with Trump. The testimony, Comey's first public statements since his May 9 dismissal, is likely to bring hours of uncomfortable attention to an administration shadowed for months by an investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Local John Oliver rips apart Trump's stance on the Paris Agreement
Author: 0 John Oliver rips apart Trump's stance on the Paris Agreement

ExxonMobil, the nation's biggest oil company, along with BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and Shell, have all come out arguing for the United States to stay in Paris . we are like family and friends. we will work on it". "The president believes the climate is changing". China's unwavering stand on the Paris agreement and its huge climate-related industries provide an intriguing development model for developing countries.

Author: 0 President Trump told him 'I need loyalty'

Former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations ( FBI ), James Comey , begins testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday in one of the most highly anticipated hearings in USA congressional history. He said that "effectively means at least when Comey was involved, that there was not evidence that the President was involved in any potential collusion with Russian Federation or anybody in his campaign that assisted their interference in the campaign".

Author: 0 Christie: Trump's Exchanges With Comey 'Normal New York City Conversation'

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), also on the committee, said it would be "inappropriate" for Trump to ask for a pledge of loyalty from an Federal Bureau of Investigation director, adding that "this is an issue we need to learn more about". In that conversation, Trump asked Comey "what we could do to 'lift the cloud '". Comey was sacked May 9. Comey said that he considered Trump's request on Flynn "very concerning, given the FBI's role as an independent investigative agency" but made a ...

Local Kansas House approves bill specifying printing of information by abortion doctors
Author: 0 Kansas House approves bill specifying printing of information by abortion doctors

The proposed law would require transgender students to use restrooms that match the gender listed on their birth certificates. Republican state Sen. During a lengthy Senate floor debate on the revenue bill, proponents called the Senate proposal an opportunity to turn around the state economy, while opponents warned it is a huge gamble that could lead the state to financial catastrophe.

Author: 0 House Democrats launch longshot bid to impeach Trump

Since Comey's firing, the Justice Department has appointed a special counsel, former FBI Director Robert Mueller , to oversee the federal investigation. "The sentiment is that folks are waiting to have the process completed", Sanchez told Fox News on Wednesday. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who was critical of Comey and had a hand in his firing, is set to appear Wednesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee.