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Author: 0 Smirnoff ad winks at Russian meddling probe, Trump

The ad, which already appears at bus stops and on billboards, says, "Made in America, but we'd be happy to talk about our ties to Russian Federation under oath". Smirnoff was founded in 1864 by Piotr Arseneevich Smirnov and before long, "he became one of the most famous vodka makers in Russian Federation", according to the brand's web site.

Author: 0 Maryland, DC Attorneys General Announce Lawsuit Against Trump

Earlier also, a similar case was filed by an NGO, but this is the first time that government entities are filing a case against Trump. A spokesman for Maryland's attorney general declined to comment on the latest emoluments case. The suit being filed Monday will ask the court for an injunction blocking Trump from accepting foreign money, the person said. The attorneys general of Maryland and Washington , D.C., announced Sunday night that they plan to file a "major lawsuit" against ...

Local Hundreds reflect on anniversary of Pulse nightclub shooting
Author: 0 Hundreds reflect on anniversary of Pulse nightclub shooting

The anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando - the worst mass shooting in recent US history in which 49 people were killed - loomed reverently in the minds of LGBTQ activists who marched in this weekend's Capital City Pridefest parade.

Local Services to mark 1 year since 49 killed in Orlando gay club
Author: 0 Services to mark 1 year since 49 killed in Orlando gay club

Last year's Tony Awards were held on the day of the shooting and it was acknowledged throughout show. The club's owner, Barbara Poma, is developing plans to build a memorial at the Pulse site. "Our focus now is to make sure that the survivors and the people (who continue) to need medical help and treatment and psychological care and all of those other things continue to get it".

Author: 0 Afghan Soldier Kills Three US Soldiers in Nangarhar

The shooter - identified as a member of the Afghan National Army's Commando Forces - was killed in return fire, officials added. In March, one of the soldiers of the Afghani army was killed after he opened fire on foreign forces at a base in Helmand province , three U.S.

Author: 0 DC, Maryland AGs to file suit against President Trump over business dealings

The suit detailed the popularity with foreign officials of the opulent Trump International Hotel since his January 20 inauguration, alleging that the hotel "has specifically marketed itself to the diplomatic community". White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the White House would move to have the case dismissed. Mr Racine says the president has spoken about drawing a line between the presidency and his many businesses and properties but that he "has walked his promise back".

Author: 0 Trump faces new case over business empire

In January , Trump announced that he would hand his business over to his sons Donald Trump Jr . and Eric Trump and to Alan Weisselberg - a longtime Trump business executive - through a financial trust, in an effort to eliminate potential conflicts of interests.

Local Penguins blank Predators, repeat as Stanley Cup champs
Author: 0 Penguins blank Predators, repeat as Stanley Cup champs

Sidney Crosby is bringing the Stanley Cup back home to Pittsburgh for a second consecutive year. The goalie so competitive he doesn't like teammates scoring on him in practice is back in Nashville where he's been almost unbeatable over the past two postseasons at 13-1.

Local Donald Trump Tweets Great Response To Covfefe Tweet
Author: 0 Donald Trump Tweets Great Response To Covfefe Tweet

Earlier, the world was left scratching their heads over " covfefe " - a freakish word apparently created by the president. As of Wednesday morning, covfefe was a top trending term on Twitter from Perth, Australia, to Delhi, India, and from Mexico City to Paris.

Local Trump holds cabinet meeting, promises change
Author: 0 Trump holds cabinet meeting, promises change

President Donald Trump boasted about his accomplishments to date at the first meeting of his full cabinet, marked the opening of a coal mine in Pennsylvania and told his Twitter followers to watch his daughter Ivanka on Fox & Friends. Energy secretary Rick Perry praised Trump for withdrawing the US from the Paris climate agreement: "My hats off to you for taking that stand and sending a clear message around the world".

Local Naples march remembers Pulse shooting victims
Author: 0 Naples march remembers Pulse shooting victims

Runners Randa Black, left, and Elizabeth Anne-Noles cry after stopping in front of the Pulse nightclub during the CommUNITYRainbowRun 4.9K road race, Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Orlando , Fla. The private service was the start of what would be nearly 24 hours of observations to remember the victims who died as well as the dozens of Pulse patrons who were wounded during the shooting.

Author: 0 Hearing gets underway in case of Penn State pledge's death

Nineteen-year-old Timothy Piazza died after several falls down the stairs at the Beta Theta Pi building. 4, 2017 after a hazing ritual known as "the gauntlet" in which pledges were made to consume exorbitant amounts of alcohol. Surveillance footage showed brothers shaking him and trying to prop him up. The move comes a week after the university laid out a series of steps regarding the future of the Greek system on campus that will make Penn State the authority when it comes to discipline ...

Author: 0 Montana's next congressman Greg Gianforte avoids jail time for reporter assault

Gianforte pleaded guilty on Monday, June 12, 2017, to assaulting a reporter the day before the election. Gallatin County Judge Rick West sentenced Gianforte to 40 hours of community service and 20 hours of anger management classes. Last week, Gianforte wrote a letter apologizing to Jacobs, describing his actions as "unprofessional, unacceptable, and unlawful". "I take full responsibility".

Author: 0 Trump Friday Twitter: Vindicates self, proclaims 'Comey is a leaker!'

Comey also spoke about Trump asking him for his loyalty, which the president denied Friday . He said he began writing memos after his meetings with Mr Trump because he was "honestly anxious he might lie". Pressed whether he was saying Comey lied under oath, Trump said, "I didn't say that". Mr Trump's team seized on Mr Comey's unexpected admission that he leaked details of private Oval Office conversations to the media.

Local 9-year-old boy missing after fire killed 1 in Florida home
Author: 0 9-year-old boy missing after fire killed 1 in Florida home

Sebastian Meachum, 9, was last seen in the 800th block of Atz Blvd. A child's body has been found inside a burned Malabar home and investigators say the fire was started in an effort to cover up a homicide. The FDLE said in a news alert the family may be traveling on a 2012, Nautic Global Group 18 foot boat, Florida tag number 3066P. Anyone with information related to the deaths, is asked to call Brevard County Agent Wendy Wheeler at 321-633-8413.

Local Heat Wave Continues With Hot and Hazy Monday
Author: 0 Heat Wave Continues With Hot and Hazy Monday

Mostly cloudy with a low around 75. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Showers and thunderstorms will decrease through the evening with lows tonight in the 70s. By the weekend, and upper level trough of low pressure will move back into the region and likely result in an increase in the daily coverage of scattered showers and thunderstorms by Saturday and Sunday .

Author: 0 President Trump pledges $200 billion federal investment for infrastructure during Cincinnati speech

Still, he said the industry is concerned about Trump's recent budget proposal, which he said could result in higher costs for the commercial users that finance the waterways' upkeep. In a week when attention is focused on former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before Congress, President Trump called on Democratic "obstructionists" to help restore and rebuild American infrastructure.

Author: 0 Attorney and broadcaster joins Trump legal team

US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer plans to file a complaint over memos shared by former FBI Director James Comey about his conversations with the president, US broadcaster CNN has reported. I mean think of it, I hardly know the man. Days after he fired Mr Comey on 9 May, Mr Trump tweeted: " James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Mr Comey admitted in his sworn testimony that he had asked a friend ...

Local Donald Trump Ridicules 'Cowardly' Leaker James Comey
Author: 0 Donald Trump Ridicules 'Cowardly' Leaker James Comey

Mr Comey delivered scathing testimony a day earlier in a highly anticipated Senate hearing, saying Mr Trump had sought to derail a probe into one-time national security adviser Michael Flynn - at best, a political miscalculation, and at worst a criminal obstruction of justice.

Author: 0 Trump proposes privatizing air traffic control

He went on to say we have a broken system that doesn't work, but that privatizing air traffic control would increase safety while reducing wait times and would allow passengers to arrive at their destinations on time, Brietbart reported . "FAA is no longer funding the system as it should be". Republicans haven't just hampered any progress on air traffic control, they've played a game of chicken with the safety of air travel, putting the flying public on the line.

Local Coats Declines to Say If Trump Pressured Him on Russia Probe
Author: 0 Coats Declines to Say If Trump Pressured Him on Russia Probe

It will be updated. "However, he has never felt pressured by the President or anyone else in the Administration to influence any intelligence matters or ongoing investigations". Rosenstein wrote a memo that was critical of Comey shortly before Trump fired Comey. According to some key senators, Coats may reveal more about his interactions with Trump, including when the President reportedly urged the former IN senator to rebut the notion there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and ...

Local Half-staff flags, bells mark 1 year since Pulse massacre
Author: 0 Half-staff flags, bells mark 1 year since Pulse massacre

After 41 years of celebrating pride in Albuquerque, this year's vigil held special importance. "When I first came out as trans there was no real talk about non-binary and gender nonconforming", she said. To her, they are bittersweet symbols of a community that is healing. "I just miss him", said Weyrauch. "It was an extraordinarily horrific event, and we thought it fitting to check back in with people and see where folks are".

Local Keys to tonight's Stanley Cup Final Game 2
Author: 0 Keys to tonight's Stanley Cup Final Game 2

They can take confidence from their great home record these playoffs - 7-1 in Nashville , with no regulation losses - and the old adage that no series truly begins until a home team loses. The Predators rallied to tie before Guentzel's go-ahead goal with 3:17 remaining put the Penguins ahead to stay. Scott Wilson and Evgeni Malkin also scored for Pittsburgh , which won for the ninth time in these playoffs when being outshot.

Local Donald Trump breaks silence on Comey testimony
Author: 0 Donald Trump breaks silence on Comey testimony

Even if tapes revealed that Trump did tell Comey he hoped he would drop the investigation, that's not necessarily enough to build a case for obstruction of justice , or any other criminal charge. It's entirely possible that Trump Jr. misspoke and meant to say that his father never told Comey anything related to dropping the Flynn investigation, but in trying to support the Trump family's strongman image, Trump Jr.

Local Cosby's accuser says she was drugged, groped;
Author: 0 Cosby's accuser says she was drugged, groped; "I was frozen"

The defense asked her why she had called Cosby 53 times after the alleged assault, to which Constand said they were about the women's basketball team and often during a tournament period, and that "it had more to do with business than it did with me personally".

Local CNN Asks Spelling Champ To Spell 'Covfefe'
Author: 0 CNN Asks Spelling Champ To Spell 'Covfefe'

The second runner's up of the competition, Rohan misspelled the word " marram ", which is a type of ocean grass. She tried further to plot the word in her enormous mental vocabulary. Ananya's win marks the first time since 2013 that a single victor has won. " Marocain " is a French word for a dress fabric of ribbed crepe, made of silk or wool or both.

Local Former President Carter shakes hands with everyone on flight
Author: 0 Former President Carter shakes hands with everyone on flight

Social media was left swooning by the actions of Mr Carter - who served as the 39th U.S. president from 1977 to 1981 - after he was filmed smiling warmly as he walked down the plane aisle to greet passengers. Sheffield can be heard in the video saying, "What a pleasure, thank you". Need proof? The man makes a habit of shaking the hands of every fellow passenger on just about every flight he boards.

Local Heat & Humidity Continue Monday
Author: 0 Heat & Humidity Continue Monday

The week is going to start off feeling a lot like summer. The heat will crank up in the Granite State Sunday , with highs in the 90s likely. Winds SW at 10 to 20 miles per hour. Monday morning begins warm and stuffy, with record heat on the horizon. Sustained southerly winds at 15 to 25 miles per hour will once again pump in humid air to make it a bit more on the humid side.

Local GE CEO Immelt stepping down, Flannery to take over role
Author: 0 GE CEO Immelt stepping down, Flannery to take over role

Mr. Immelt recently laid out two-year cost saving target and revamped GE's executive bonus program under pressure by Trian. GE returned $143bn to investors in dividends while Mr Immelt was CEO, which is more than in the entire prior history of the company.

Local Attorneys general suing Trump over foreign payments to his businesses
Author: 0 Attorneys general suing Trump over foreign payments to his businesses

Trump said in January that he was shifting his business assets into a trust managed by his sons to eliminate potential conflicts of interests. The attorneys general reportedly say that the hotel is pulling customers, including foreign ones, away from other venues in its vicinity and that Trump's company should not have been allowed to continue leasing the hotel's building as the contract stipulates that no elected official can be on the lease.

Author: 0 Puerto Rican voters back statehood in questioned referendum

It means Puerto Ricans have USA citizenship, but can't vote in presidential elections and have just one congressional representative , who has limited voting powers. But the Rossello government insists statehood is the answer to the financial crisis hanging over the island of 3.4 million, where some 45 percent of the population live in poverty.

Local Minnesota Police Officer Takes Stand In Motorist Manslaughter Trial
Author: 0 Minnesota Police Officer Takes Stand In Motorist Manslaughter Trial

Dusterhoft also asked why Yanez failed to tell the officers who responded to the scene about the presence of a gun in the vehicle as police typically due to ensure everyone's safety. According to Erdman, Yanez immediately told him that he mistakenly said "barrel" instead of "slide" during the BCA interview. Philando Castile funeral was held on July 14, 2016 in St.

Author: 0 16 states ask Supreme Court to revive Trump travel ban

Pointing to the terrorist attack in London over the weekend, Trump said on Twitter on June 5 that "we need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!" US Senator Ben Cardin, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who opposes the ban, said on Monday Trump's tweets on the issue "clearly shows his intent" and his disdain for the judicial branch.

Local USA intelligence chief 'never been asked to act illegally'
Author: 0 USA intelligence chief 'never been asked to act illegally'

Comey to get the bureau to back off its focus on former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its Russian Federation probe". The Russia probes have hung over Trump's presidency since he took office in January and threaten to overwhelm his policy priorities, with several congressional committees also conducting their own investigations of the alleged Russian meddling.

Local Barrasso statement on Paris climate agreement
Author: 0 Barrasso statement on Paris climate agreement

President Donald Trump announced last week the US will withdraw from the agreement. Barack Obama was the 44 president of the United States. The Senators note that remaining in the Paris Climate Agreement will be a serious hindrance to removing these burdensome regulations.

Author: 0 Some hope winner of $474M Powerball jackpot will help Calif. community

A Powerball ticket sold at a Menifee liquor store successfully matched all six numbers for a $447.8 million jackpot, the California Lottery announced Saturday night. According to the California Lottery website , the ticket was sold at Marietta Liquor & Deli. Those numbers were 20, 26, 32, 38, 58 and the Powerball number 3.

Author: 0 Trump blasts ex-FBI director James Comey on Twitter as 'cowardly'

Comey said he had hoped releasing the information via the media would prompt the appointment of a special counsel to handle the Russian Federation probe, a ploy that ultimately proved successful. Questions over whether such tapes exist have been swirling ever since Trump tweeted on May 12, " James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" That appears to directly contradict what Trump said during a Friday news conference, ...

Local Rally against Islamic law in Atlanta
Author: 0 Rally against Islamic law in Atlanta

The Southern Poverty Law Center says Oath Keepers is "one of the largest radical antigovernment groups in the United States", organized around a "set of baseless conspiracy theories". "We're here to shine a light on Sharia, which is steadily creeping into our society and it is incompatible with both our constitution and our way of life", Boykin said.

Local Intelligence chiefs won't say if Trump asked them to downplay Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Intelligence chiefs won't say if Trump asked them to downplay Russian Federation probe

Neither Coats nor Rogers answered the panel when asked if they were directed by Trump to intervene in the FBI's investigation. Appearing before the Senate intelligence committee, NSA Director Adm. And that's something he got right into in his very first question with Dan Coats , the national intelligence director. Wednesday's hearing was supposed to be focused on the pending renewal of the 702 program of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that allows and governs intelligence ...

Local Cink, Cabrera Bello among 3 leaders at St. Jude
Author: 0 Cink, Cabrera Bello among 3 leaders at St. Jude

Crane shot a 68 while Cink had a 69 to tie Cabrera Bello at 9-under 201. Cink has gradually improved his game since missing several weeks a year ago to help care for his wife Lisa, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. Thompson's 7-under 65 put her at minus-12 for the tournament, even with Alena Sharp and Hyo Joo Kim. Cabrera Bello, in his first season as a PGA Tour member, observed that course conditions often changed drastically during tournament week.

Author: 0 Penguins a Game 6 win from defending Cup title

Nashville Predators' James Neal (18) skates by a catfish thrown onto the ice during the third period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins , Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Nashville , Tenn. Despite country music star Luke Bryan crooning "I Don't Want This Night to End" from the rooftop of world famous Tootsie's Orchid Lounge across the street from the most unique atmosphere for hockey, Nashville fell two wins short of a world title.

Local Anti-Sharia rallies draw counter-protests, arrests
Author: 0 Anti-Sharia rallies draw counter-protests, arrests

Constitution and for freedom for all people", protester Liz Theiss said as she held a sign purporting to show an injured "Christian girl [who] experienced discrimination". Scholars say there's little to no threat to US democracy from Islamic law . In Seattle , about 75 anti-sharia protesters were outnumbered by counter-protesters at a rally that was moved from Portland, Oregon.

Author: 0 '100 percent' willing to go under oath to refute Comey

Regarding the Michael Flynn investigation, Comey testified Trump said , "I hope you can let this go". Broadcasters interrupted regular programming to air almost three hours of live coverage of Comey's remarks about his dealings with Trump before the president fired him in May.

Author: 0 Items taken from Augusta cyber contractor Reality Winner's home detailed

District Court charges 25-year-old Reality Winner with a single count of illegally retaining and transmitting national defense information. "Everybody in America knows what she looks like at this point". Since mid-February, she had been assigned to an NSA facility near Augusta, working for Pluribus International Corp., a small business firm offering support, language translation and other services to various government agencies.

Local Trump Honors Fallen Troops at Arlington Cemetery
Author: 0 Trump Honors Fallen Troops at Arlington Cemetery

To all Gold Star families , Trump said of their lost service members: "They each had their own names, their own stories, their own lovely dreams". With their families in attendance, Trump told the stories of three service members killed in the war in Afghanistan , where he said they were fighting "enemies of all civilizations".