Author: 0 Virginia Gubernatorial Primary Shaping Up To Reflect National Mood

The fact that Perriello caught fire after entering a race whose outcome seemed to pre-ordained speaks to the anxieties and unrest among Democrats. On the Republican side, front-runner Ed Gillespie , a moderate Washington insider, is trying to fend off under-funded but spirited campaigns from avid Trump supporter Corey Stewart and state Sen.

Author: 0 Trump travel ban suffers further setback

The high court is likely to consider the cases in tandem. In deciding whether to allow the ban to go into effect, the Supreme Court's nine justices are set to weigh whether Trump's comments as a presidential candidate can be used as evidence that the March 6 order was meant to discriminate against Muslims.

Author: 0 UN Passes Resolution To Expand North Korea Blacklist

Numerous delegates and participants at the Dialogue, however, were more interested in Mattis' thoughts on the Trump administration's approach to the ties and interactions with increasingly nervous regional allies and partners, with Mattis asked at the question and answer session if the American-led global order is in the process of being dismantled.

Author: 0 Immelt retiring as head of GE; John Flannery named as replacement

Flannery, 55, began his career at GE Capital in 1987 where he focused on evaluating risk for leveraged buy-outs. Under his most recent title, Flannery led GE's healthcare division to a 5-percent rise in organic revenue and 1-percent margins peak in 2016.

Local Trump slams 'cowardly' Comey as Sessions offers to testify
Author: 0 Trump slams 'cowardly' Comey as Sessions offers to testify

People familiar with Comey's testimony in a second, closed hearing on Thursday, said the former director told the intelligence committee that Sessions may have had a third, undisclosed interaction with Russia's ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak .

Author: 0 Gorsuch has unanimous first opinion for Supreme Court

Just days after Trump's inauguration in January , the government watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington also filed a federal lawsuit in the Southern District of NY. "We are a nation of laws and no one - including the president of the United States - is above the law", said Racine. However, the case from two Democratic attorneys general could stand a better chance in court as the first government action over allegations that Trump, a Republican, violated the ...

Local Jeff Sessions' Russian ties, Comey likely to come up in testimony
Author: 0 Jeff Sessions' Russian ties, Comey likely to come up in testimony

Some Republicans now are arguing that Sessions isn't the first attorney general to inject politics in an investigation, pointing to testimony last week that Loretta Lynch urged Comey to call the probe into Clinton's e-mail practice a "matter" rather than "investigation".

Author: 0 President Trump details one trillion dollar infrastructure plan

The president proposes allocating $200 billion in federal funding over 10 years to spur at least an additional $800 billion in spending by states, municipalities and the private sector. While infrastructure was initially seen as an area where Republican and Democrats could work together, Democrats have balked at Trump's plans for financing improvements, arguing they would result in taxpayer-funded corporate profits, with costs offloaded on consumers.

Local May determined to form new government despite election shock
Author: 0 May determined to form new government despite election shock

In a night that redrew the political landscape once again, the UK Independence Party (UKIP) lost millions of voters, triggering the resignation of its leader Paul Nuttall. Angela Merkel has said she sees no obstacles in the way of beginning Brexit talks as scheduled after Theresa May failed to win a majority in Thursday's United Kingdom election.

Author: 0 Maryland, DC attorneys general sue Trump over business ties

Trump did not fully divest from his global business empire after being elected president , instead retaining ownership and handing over control to his two adult sons to run the day to day operations. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh also underscored that the framers of the Constitution included the clause for good reason. This is the first time a lawsuit like this has been brought by state governments against a president .

Author: 0 Trump claims 'total and complete vindication' after Comey testimony

Comey said that a tweet by the president on May 12 convinced him to leak contents of his memos documenting his conversations with Trump to the media. Sending the memos to The New York Times, Comey said, was a bid to push for a special counsel in the case.

Local Democrats are destroying health care in US
Author: 0 Democrats are destroying health care in US

They want to see us come together. Trump did not mention the events in Washington during his visit to Cincinnati, where he also made separate remarks shortly after landing about the effort to repeal Obamacare . "As of a few months ago, we spent $6 trillion in the Middle East, along with the deaths of so many incredible people", he said. "We have to figure out how to make it work".

Author: 0 US Attorney-General next to be scrutinised

Media reports last week said Sessions offered to resign because of tensions with the president over his decision to recuse himself from the FBI's Russian Federation probe. Comey's testimony to the Intelligence Committee on Thursday that she had asked him to publicly call the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server a "matter" rather than an "investigation".

Local United States launches 1st missile-intercept test
Author: 0 United States launches 1st missile-intercept test

Jim Syring is the vice admiral who directs the Pentagon agency in charge of developing the missile defense system. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said before the test Tuesday morning that its timing was not tied directly to recent tensions with North Korea, which include Pyongyang continuing to carry out nuclear and ballistic missile tests and threatening to attack USA bases both overseas and in the continental United States.

Author: 0 Trump and aides turn their fire on former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey

The president also said Comey confirmed a lot of what Trump had claimed about their interactions, though he says other parts of Comey's testimony "just weren't true". Note that most Republicans yesterday didn't accuse James Comey of lying - in fact, many of them called him honest and honorable. Rosenstein's selection won applause from Congress and Justice Department veterans, who said Mueller would do the job without fear or favor.

Local Trump travel ban dealt another blow, faces high court next
Author: 0 Trump travel ban dealt another blow, faces high court next

Stephen Vladeck, a professor at University of Texas School of Law, said the 9th Circuit provided an easier path for the Supreme Court to keep the travel ban on hold, because it avoided entirely the controversy over Trump's campaign statements.

Local Search continues for suspect in triple murder: Mom and two daughters dead
Author: 0 Search continues for suspect in triple murder: Mom and two daughters dead

Notice of the three women's deaths came after the boyfriend of the eldest daughter arrived at the family home Sunday night at 8pm to find the three victims slain in the bedroom. WOIO reported Taylor and Kylie Pifer were both college students in active pursuit of degrees. She would have turned 19 on Sunday. "Kylie was involved in theater, she was going to school to [become] a forensic scientist and Taylor was in fashion design", said stepmother Sonya Pifer .

Author: 0 Remembering the victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre

The early morning service was closed to the public and was held for survivors, victims' families, club employees and local officials. Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group during the massacre. Dyer said it's too soon to say how Orlando will recognize June 12 in future years. Three years before the shooting, Drayton, who grew up with her mother, uncle and grandmother in Myrtle Beach, moved to Orlando and began work as a bartender at Pulse Nightclub .

Local Qatar navigates blockade by implementing new Oman route
Author: 0 Qatar navigates blockade by implementing new Oman route

Trump poured fuel on the fire of the dispute between Qatar and its adversaries by suggesting earlier in a tweet that his call in Riyadh for the isolation of terror sponsors was the reason why Qatar was being targeted. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said Monday the two sides should resolve their differences through negotiations. Qatar's port authority said its cargo will go through Sohar, as well as Oman's port at Salalah, bypassing the need to dock in any of those ...

Local Sessions to testify publicly before Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday
Author: 0 Sessions to testify publicly before Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday

Richard Shelby , Sessions writes that his decision to appear comes in light of last week's testimony by fired FBI Director James Comey . Mr Sessions recused himself in March from a federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump after acknowledging that he had met twice a year ago with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

Author: 0 Trump talks infrastructure initiative on Kentucky border

Trump understands that without the support of the people, the Senate will not pass health care reform that can resolve numerous problems created by the Affordable Care Act. Trump has denied any collusion between Russian Federation and his campaign. The speech comes as the White House tries to push past a series of distractions and focus on Trump's legislative agenda.

Author: 0 Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case Goes to Jury

While about 60 women have accused Cosby of sexual violence, Constand's case is the only one that has resulted in criminal charges. "Why are we running from the truth of this case - this relationship?" Cosby referred to the pills as "three friends" and later claimed they were Benadryl.

Author: 0 Sessions' offer to testify surprises, and concerns, intelligence panel

The attorney general has also been the subject of rumors that he might leave the Trump administration. The White House-and Donald Trump's new outside counsel Marc Kasowitz-has decided on two messages, each distilled into two of the president's Sunday morning tweets.

Author: 0 White House says travel ban is 'fully lawful'

Arthur is confident the president will win on that appeal as well. "Immigration, even for the President, is not a one-person show", they added. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals originally refused to reinstate the President's executive order in February and have now ruled that the revised version also isn't going to fly.

Local Sessions to testify as Republicans prod Trump on tapes
Author: 0 Sessions to testify as Republicans prod Trump on tapes

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., said "there's a real question of the propriety" of Sessions' involvement in Comey's dismissal, because Sessions had stepped aside from the federal investigation into contacts between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

Local President Trump Calls James Comey 'Cowardly' in Early Morning Tweet
Author: 0 President Trump Calls James Comey 'Cowardly' in Early Morning Tweet

The paper reported Trump had asked Comey to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn . Still, experts debated the legality of Comey's secret back channel. One other question for Comey regardless of his next job will be how much he chooses, either directly or through intermediaries, to respond to allegations from Trump or Republicans rallying to the president's defense.

Local Immigration arrests of dozens of Chaldeans prompt protest
Author: 0 Immigration arrests of dozens of Chaldeans prompt protest

The arrests come amid broader, aggressive immigration policies by the Trump administration. There are approximately 1,400 Iraqi nationals with final orders of removal now in the United States , according to US officials. According to CNN, the foundation plans to file a federal lawsuit to prevent deportations. "They're corralling us here, and they're sending us to death", he said.

Local Berger wins at St. Jude Classic for second straight year
Author: 0 Berger wins at St. Jude Classic for second straight year

Now he'll take quite a bit of momentum into next week's U.S. Open. "There's no way that I can change my mindset and go out there and try and make pars - I won't win the golf tournament if I do that", Reavie said. 17 stopped just short of the birdie he needed to pull even with Berger. They were one stroke in front of overnight co-leader Stewart Cink, who carded a 68 for 132, with Ben Crane , victor of this tournament in Memphis, Tennessee, on 133 after a 65.

Local Court largely upholds block on Trump's revised travel ban
Author: 0 Court largely upholds block on Trump's revised travel ban

Supreme Court . Trump's administration on June 1 filed emergency applications with the nine Supreme Court justices seeking to undo two different lower court rulings that blocked his March 6 order barring entry for people from Iran , Libya , Somalia , Sudan , Syria and Yemen for 90 days while the USA government implements stricter visa screening.

Author: 0 Texas grand jury indicts deputy, husband in death of man

Correction: A previous version of this story misspelled the first name of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Chauna Thompson. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP). Ogg said Chauna and Terry were offered the opportunity to testify, but they both declined. The move was necessary, he said, to ensure "full transparency".

Author: 0 Attorney General Sessions next up for Capitol Hill scrutiny

Susan Collins, R-Maine, a member of that committee, referring to the existence of any recordings. "I have not had a discussion with him about that", Spicer said as sources said Trump is still fuming over Sessions' recusal from the federal investigation into potential ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Senator Feinstein wants probe of Loretta Lynch handling of email case

Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) if Lynch was "giving cover to the Clinton campaign". "I can't answer that". "Comey told the whole world he acceded to those wishes, it made him feel "queazy" but he had no problem doing that". You can translate "it won't get much attention" into "we won't give it much attention". James Lankford (R-Okla.) asked Comey during the hearing. Under President Obama, DoJ had become a full fledged arm of the Hillary Clinton campaign, not only running interference for ...

Author: 0 President Trump: James Comey Leak Was 'Very Cowardly'

He painted Trump as a chief executive dismissive of the FBI's independence and made clear that he interpreted Trump's request to end an investigation into Flynn, his former national security adviser, as an order coming from the president.

Local Hot and humid conditions with some increased rain chances
Author: 0 Hot and humid conditions with some increased rain chances

A persistent west-southwest wind will also continue to pump in more heat and humidity our way today . Highs near 90. Low to mid 80s near the Lake. Humidity values will likely become steadily more uncomfortable as the week progresses, so make sure you're staying hydrated! Tuesday should reach 90 as well, but clouds will increase in the afternoon as a cold front dips southward.

Local High court ruling speeds up generic biotech drug approval
Author: 0 High court ruling speeds up generic biotech drug approval

Federal legislation enacted in 2010 allows manufacturers of biosimilars - less expensive generic versions of biologics that are made from living cells instead of chemicals - to begin marketing their products after a 12-year period of exclusivity for the biosimilar's reference product.

Local Marker dedicated to honor couple who fought interracial marriage ban
Author: 0 Marker dedicated to honor couple who fought interracial marriage ban

The state's highest court later agreed it was right to outlaw their marriage because he was white and she was black. Fifty years ago today, the Supreme Court of the United States abolished all laws that prohibited interracial marriage. Virginia Supreme Court case and Mildred and Richard Loving's courageous struggle to fight for what they knew was right", said Governor McAuliffe.

Author: 0 US Interior chief recommends shrinking Utah's Bears Ears monument: document

In an interim report to President Trump, Mr. Zinke said the 1.35 million-acre monument in San Juan County. By ordering Zinke to "review" these national monuments, Trump's intent is clear: to rescind or shrink the monuments and open them up to oil and gas drilling and other forms of development.

Local At Trump's Cabinet meeting, flattery is flavour of the day
Author: 0 At Trump's Cabinet meeting, flattery is flavour of the day

Trump kicked off the meeting by claiming that his White House had achieved "amazing results" and had "been about as active as you can possibly be and at a just about record pace". Energy Secretary Rick Perry gave his "hats off" to Trump for taking a stand against the Paris climate accord. The lavishing of praise and adulation contrasted with the storm enveloping the president as he struggles with myriad crises, including an investigation into possible ties between his election campaign and ...

Local Jeff Sessions says he will discuss Comey with US Senate panel
Author: 0 Jeff Sessions says he will discuss Comey with US Senate panel

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Saturday that he plans to testify before the Senate intelligence committee Tuesday, but it was not immediately clear if he would testify in public or private. I think it is a reasonable question. In addition, he's likely to be questioned about meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and his involvement in the president's decision to fire Comey .

Author: 0 Trump says he would be willing to testify under oath

In referring to Comey, Trump was citing the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's acknowledgment that he had asked a friend to leak his memos about his conversations with the president. Mr Trump has branded his former FBI director a " leaker ", a day after Mr Comey gave testimony in which he accused Mr Trump of trying to quash an investigation and lying about him and the FBI.

Local Cosby defense rests without calling the comedian to testify
Author: 0 Cosby defense rests without calling the comedian to testify

Cosby is not charged with abusing Johnson, but prosecutors called her to the stand in an effort to persuade the jury that he employed a familiar pattern when he allegedly assaulted Constand. Cosby's four days of testimony in her civil case show just how hard a witness he'd be to control. The prosecution rested its case on Friday after five days of testimony from witnesses including Kelly Johnson, who claims Mr Cosby drugged and sexually abused her in 1996 under similar circumstances.

Author: 0 'Anti-Sharia' protestors clash with counter demonstrators

The nationwide rallies, dubbed the " March Against Sharia ", coincide with the Muslim holiday Ramadan and are sponsored by ACT for America , an organization with chapters around the country that calls itself "the NRA of national security".

Local Year Old Girl Helps Deliver Her Own Baby Brother
Author: 0 Year Old Girl Helps Deliver Her Own Baby Brother

Say what? "I was like, are you kidding me?" A photo of a young girl delivering her baby brother has quickly gone viral on Facebook . The doctor had her suit up and he helped guide the 12-year-old through the whole process as she helped deliver the 7-pound, 6-ounce baby.

Author: 0 Did Comey's testimony support an obstruction of justice charge?

In a statement , Marc Kasowitz, a lawyer handling Russia-related matters for Trump, denied Comey's version of events and said the president never demanded the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's loyalty. Russia's goals right now, Maynes says, include improving relations with the U.S. as a way to increase their standing in the world. In a phone interview on Thursday, she said what people across the country are picking up on is a troubling, inherent facet of Trump's masculinity.

Author: 0 Attorney General Sessions to talk publicly to US Senate panel

Sessions is scheduled to testify Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence committee and was due for sharp questioning. The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee comes one week after former FBI Director Comey cryptically told lawmakers the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from an investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 election.

Local Bernie Sanders urges progressives to seek more electoral wins
Author: 0 Bernie Sanders urges progressives to seek more electoral wins

Sanders convened the first People's Summit previous year, days before the Democratic National Convention. "A lot of people, particularly in this area, did not like Bernie Sanders because of that kind of attitude". "Just 150 years ago, workers in this country were essentially beasts of burden", he said, "and by starting the long struggle to form trade unions, the fight to get the vote for women, to end Jim Crow, to win health care for more people, we are positioned today for succeeding in ...

Local Police release dashcam footage of Tiger Woods' arrest
Author: 0 Police release dashcam footage of Tiger Woods' arrest

The officer then asked Woods if he was sure, to which Woods replied, "Yes". "Right now, I think that you probably shouldn't be driving, OK?" the officer tells Woods. "Woods asked how far from his house he was". Used arms for balance. Furthermore, police also released photos of Woods'$220,000 Mercedes-Benz. Although the video doesn't show Woods taking a breath test, police said he registered.000 twice.

Author: 0 Trump Seeks 'Much Tougher' Travel Ban

US President Donald Trump urged his Justice Department to shun political correctness and call a proposed restriction on travellers from certain Muslim countries what it's, a travel ban. "The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to Supreme Court", he tweeted.

Author: 0 Pre-existing conditions could split Senate GOP

After weeks of discussions about how to move forward in a small working group, Republican senators were briefed at a lunch Tuesday on what their options are to repeal and replace Obamacare and warned that the time is quickly approaching for decisions to finally be made.