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Author: 0 Israel wants White House to explain U.S. official's Western Wall comment

Embassy to move to Jerusalem if that could harm peace process prospects, but Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu quickly rejected any such suggestion. Israeli right-wingers have pressed Trump to stick to his pledge to move the embassy to Jerusalem , but the president has backed away since taking office, saying it was still being looked at.

Local Merrick Garland To Remain A Judge; Won't Be FBI Director
Author: 0 Merrick Garland To Remain A Judge; Won't Be FBI Director

Trump fired Comey during an FBI investigation into possible collusion between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told an interviewer on Tuesday morning he'd like to see "less drama" from the Trump administration following a Washington Post report that President Donald Trump revealed classified information in a meeting with Russian officials.

Local Rain forecast 'too light' to quench vast wildfire in Georgia
Author: 0 Rain forecast 'too light' to quench vast wildfire in Georgia

Almost 700 firefighters from across the southeast are battling the wildfire. The fire started April 6, 2017, in the Okefenokee. On Sunday, Charlton County said in a news release that, "First responders are NOT coming door to door, because they are fighting this approaching fire to try to save homes".

Local First West Nile Case Highlights Precautions for Mosquito-borne Diseases
Author: 0 First West Nile Case Highlights Precautions for Mosquito-borne Diseases

Use a larvicide in water that can't be drained to keep mosquitoes from developing. Pet watering dishes, water-filled containers outside, potted plants can all become breeding ground for mosquitoes, according to the CDPH. All individuals, particularly women of childbearing age, should take steps to protect themselves against mosquito bites while traveling and when they return home.

Local Mormons packing up camp and leaving the Boy Scouts
Author: 0 Mormons packing up camp and leaving the Boy Scouts

An LDS spokesperson told 13 Action News that didn't factor into the decision to part ways with the Scouts, and it had more to do with the fact that the program wasn't very successful. In Thursday's announcement, the church said that it learned recently that the Boy Scouts are considering admitting girls, but that its decision was made independently of that.

Author: 0 The Hill: Four candidates interviewing for Federal Bureau of Investigation director job Saturday

Rep. John Ratcliffe. So that leaves Trump to choose a figure without a national profile like former assistant attorney general Alice Fisher or New York Court of Appeals judge Michael Garcia , or a more known quantity like Cornyn. While Cornyn is one of the more popular members of the Senate GOP Conference, a number of his colleagues are skeptical that he would be the right choice for the job, anxious that such a pick would be viewed as too political at a time when many critics are ...

Local Pottstown School Board to vote on $62M budget with no tax hike
Author: 0 Pottstown School Board to vote on $62M budget with no tax hike

Public School Districts across Genesee County put their budgets before voters today. East Aurora says a depleted fund balance, increases in transportation costs and decreases in state aid are to blame. CHESTERIn Chester, the good news is the return to the tax rolls of Amscan, the party products manufacturer located in the industrial park, now that its PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) has expired.

Local Schiff calls Trump's loyalty conversation with Comey
Author: 0 Schiff calls Trump's loyalty conversation with Comey "highly unethical"

Comey would also have an opportunity to go on the record and confirm or deny Trump's claim that the he told the president on three separate occasions he wasn't under investigation. But he wound up creating new headaches for the White House, including with an apparent threat to Comey. So far 14 people have emerged as candidates.

Author: 0 Just 29% of Americans approve of Trump's decision to fire Comey

Democrats kept up the pressure on Donald Trump on Sunday over his firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, as members of both parties said the president must turn over any secret recordings of the two men's conversations.

Local Child pulled from from Lake Michigan on North Side
Author: 0 Child pulled from from Lake Michigan on North Side

Divers found the girl around 10:45 a.m. and could be seen on video performing CPR on the shore, according to WLS/ABC7 in Chicago . Ron Dorneker, deputy district chief of diving operations, said the girl was in "extremely critical condition".

Author: 0 House approval of American Health Care Act lauded by key committee leaders

And after a very short while, insurers will be able to refuse to cover such people altogether. And that means if you are born with a pre-existing condition , you have a pre-existing condition, we're going to be there for you. Conservative senators are considering significant changes to Medicaid out of concern that the American Health Care Act can not pass the Senate without alterations, The Washington Post reports.

Local Boeing To Assemble T-X Air Force Training Jet In St. Louis
Author: 0 Boeing To Assemble T-X Air Force Training Jet In St. Louis

The service branch plans to award the contract later this year and achieve initial operating capability by 2024. Boeing has teamed with Saab to offer a clean-sheet T-X design, whereas Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace are jointly bidding the T-50A, which is already in production.

Author: 0 Garland friend: Judge happy in job, no interest in FBI job

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asked Tuesday for "less drama from the White House". National Public Radio, citing two sources close to Garland, reported that he intends to remain in his current judicial post. Almost a dozen other names have been floated for Comey's replacement, including 9/11-era NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly , FBI Richmond, Va. chief Adam Lee, former Rep.

Author: 0 Another crisis hits the White House after intelligence story

White House officials recently told the New York Times that Trump was considering cutting ties with Spicer , among other top officials. Guilfoyle, now a co-host of the Fox News show The Five , was reportedly a top candidate for the press secretary job after the election.

Author: 0 Comey associates predict public testimony, describe discomfort with Trump dinner

During his press briefing on Monday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said there is no need for a special prosecutor to look into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. "We will have to discuss it as a caucus, but I would support that move, because who the Federal Bureau of Investigation director is is related to who the special prosecutor is", Mr.

Local Police chief shot in upstate NY, suspect barricaded in home
Author: 0 Police chief shot in upstate NY, suspect barricaded in home

State police say troopers and a police negotiator are at the scene where a suspect is barricaded inside a home. A subject is barricaded in a residence at this time, according to state police. "We have a shooting protocol anytime an officer discharges their weapon", a police official said. "Butch is a true gentleman who has dedicated his life to law enforcement", Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus said.

Local Trump seeks new Federal Bureau of Investigation nominee
Author: 0 Trump seeks new Federal Bureau of Investigation nominee

Comey was sacked on May 9th, and after a dizzying array of often inconsistent justifications from the administration, it came down to this: Trump was continually irritated by the investigation into his campaign's ties to the Russian government.

Author: 0 Schumer: Trump must hand over transcript of Russia meeting

By doing so, Trump would have jeopardized cooperation from an ally familiar with the inner workings of the Islamic State group, and make other allies - or even US intelligence officials - wary about sharing future top secret details with the president.

Author: 0 Trump Keeps Controversies Smoldering With a Warning for Comey

In a letter firing Comey this week, the president wrote that he "greatly" appreciated that the FBI chief had informed him "on three separate occasions" that Trump was not under investigation . The president hates this investigation and the White House has tried to block ongoing queries in Congress. Multiple congressional committees also are investigating Russia's interference in the election and possible Trump campaign collusion.

Author: 0 US government 'under assault' by Donald Trump after FBI director's firing

Trump said in an interview with NBC that the Russian Federation investigation factored into his decision to fire Comey. And the president's phone calls have been transmitted since 2011 using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), an Internet technology that sends voice messages as packets of digitized data.

Local Rep. Mo Brooks seeks US Senate seat in Alabama
Author: 0 Rep. Mo Brooks seeks US Senate seat in Alabama

Brooks is in his fourth term representing the Fifth District, which includes Morgan, Limestone, Madison, Lauderdale and Jackson counties. Brooks is from Huntsville. Earlier this month, Brooks was one of 217 members of congress who voted Thursday to gut the Affordable Care Act as part of an overhaul promised by President Donald Trump.

Local Capsule preview of the Cavaliers-Celtics conference finals
Author: 0 Capsule preview of the Cavaliers-Celtics conference finals

Now it's time to see if they belong. "All night, last night and day, I watched 2008 Paul Pierce versus LeBron and how special that game was", the point guard revealed in a postgame interview. Boston also connected on 11 3-pointers, including 8 of 13 in the second half. Boston's mettle has been tested. Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) hugs Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) after defeating the Wizards in game seven of the second round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden.

Local Trump eases restrictions on religious groups
Author: 0 Trump eases restrictions on religious groups

For the second time in his short presidency, Donald Trump signed an executive order on religious liberty that's not almost as meaningful as his supporters and critics thought. The order, signed on the National Day of Prayer , would give the IRS "maximum enforcement discretion" over the Johnson amendment of 1954, which prevents churches and other tax exempt entities from endorsing or opposing political candidates.

Local Mormon church severs some of its ties to the Boy Scouts
Author: 0 Mormon church severs some of its ties to the Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts' "Varsity " and "Venturing " programs for older teens had become hard to implement within the religion, Mormon officials said in a news release . Scouting is available only in the USA and Canada. Despite the changes, Lockhart said the Boy Scouts will continue to give the LDS Church "the finest experience we can give them".

Author: 0 Trump addresses class of 2017 at Liberty University

So we will bomb the Middle East, and we will ensure the non-Christians say our Christian prayers in their public schools, and the rest will work itself out. "As long as I am your president, no one is ever going to stop you from practicing your faith or from preaching what's in your heart". "America is beginning a new chapter".

Author: 0 Two dead as plane crashes near Teterboro Airport in NJ

No one else was on board. A Carlstadt police spokesman said the jet appeared to be listing to its side before it crashed. Two of the three buildings involved in the crash sustained fire damage. The Learjet 35 crashed around 3:30 p.m.in a residential area about a quarter-mile from the airport in Teterboro as it approached a runway, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Author: 0 How moving embassy to Jerusalem would affect peace process

The kingdom has yet to release a full list of participants, but invitees include leaders of the Gulf states, other key Arab countries as well as leading Islamic states including Turkey, Indonesia, and Pakistan. And lo, to appease his furthest-right, ultanationalist coalition partner, Netanyahu hastened to declare that moving the embassy would be beneficial to peace.

Author: 0 Ex-lawmaker guilty of fraud

The representative's attorney indicated that he would file a motion for a new trial soon after Brown's sentencing, but admitted that he was disappointed by today's conviction. But Simmons, who has pleaded guilty to two related charges, testified that Brown ordered him to take money from One Door's accounts and deposit it into her personal bank account.

Local Syrian government denies US accusation of crematorium at prison
Author: 0 Syrian government denies US accusation of crematorium at prison

Trump has previously lambasted the nuclear deal with Iran and supported calls for additional sanctions over the country's ballistic missile program. "The regime must stop all attacks on civilians and opposition forces, and Russian Federation must bear responsibility to ensure regime compliance", Jones said.

Local Deputy AG to brief Senate on Trump's firing of FBI's Comey
Author: 0 Deputy AG to brief Senate on Trump's firing of FBI's Comey

But Democrats, and some Republicans, have been skeptical of that reasoning, given that the FBI is investigating possible collusion between President Trump's campaign and the Russian government. "Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein's office has confirmed to SenatorSchumer's office that Mr. Rosenstein will come to brief the full Senate next week".

Author: 0 Here are the 14 candidates under consideration for FBI director

Schumer, the Senate minority leader, spoke in reaction to Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey last week amid the bureau's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion by people tied to Trump's campaign.

Author: 0 UN chief condemns North Korea over missile launch

The test was "aimed at verifying the tactical and technological specifications of the newly developed ballistic rocket capable of carrying a large-size heavy nuclear warhead". Putin reiterated Moscow's stance that it will not tolerate a nuclear-armed North Korea, saying it would be counterproductive, harmful and risky. The article references Trump's comments in early May that he would be "honored" to meet with DPRK leader Kim Jong-un "under the right circumstances".

Author: 0 Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer Returns To 'Saturday Night Live,' Hides in Bushes

But after being spotted eavesdropping from the bushes outside the press room, the notoriously combative Spicer crashed the briefing, pushing Sanders aside. He initially refuses because he's married, but when Trump reassures him that it's fine because he's famous, they lock lips. There's a fear that comedy will minimize the grave risks Trump poses to America - at least as seen by those who oppose him.

Author: 0 Donald Trump to launch panel to investigate voter fraud

Despite the firestorm triggered by his shock sacking of James Comey from his post as the Federal Bureau of Investigation director on Tuesday evening, Mr Trump signed the order yesterday establishing the bipartisan Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

Author: 0 'Fast decision' expected on Comey's FBI replacement

He says it makes him "nauseous" to think he could have affected the election, but adds that Abedin had forwarded "hundreds and thousands of emails (to Weiner), some of which contain classified information". Mr Comey wrote to colleagues after the decision to say he does not plan to dwell on Donald Trump's decision to fire him or on "the way it was executed".

Author: 0 State Department says crematorium installed at Syrian prison

The U.S. claims roughly 50 prisoners are being hanged at the Saydnaya military prison every day. "We believe that the building of a crematorium is an effort to cover up the extent of mass murders taking place at Saydnaya Prison", he said.

Local Ossoff backers draw strength from health care, Comey actions
Author: 0 Ossoff backers draw strength from health care, Comey actions

Jon Ossoff's fortunes in a June 20 matchup with Republican Karen Handel will be an early test of how those two issues are playing with voters. "We already have Nancy Pelosi as our Congresswoman", says a pigtailed hippie perched before a Fisherman's Wharf sign, "now you're going to give us Jon Ossoff as our Congressman".

Local Trump to sign executive order on political limits for churches
Author: 0 Trump to sign executive order on political limits for churches

Trump would need Congress to rescind the Johnson Amendment , but he can instruct his administration not to enforce it through executive order. Few religious groups are known to have lost their tax status for violating the law, despite many churches openly advocating for political causes and hosting candidates during their campaigns.

Local Learjet crash near New York City kills 2 crew members
Author: 0 Learjet crash near New York City kills 2 crew members

It also wasn't clear if anyone on the plane or on the ground had been killed or injured. The crash killed two pilots and sparked fires at two buildings that, as per the reports, could be seen from NY, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and local police said.

Local Eight more frat members arraigned on charges in death of Timothy Piazza
Author: 0 Eight more frat members arraigned on charges in death of Timothy Piazza

The remaining eight members will appear in court on Tuesday. An attorney for one fraternity brother charged with aggravated assault said that prosecutors wrongly assume that the students should have been able to tell the difference between extreme intoxication and a life-threatening head injury.

Author: 0 Senate Conservatives Push Back on New DOJ Sentencing Guidelines

Udi Ofer , director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Campaign for Smart Justice, said Sessions is pushing federal prosecutors to repeat a failed experiment: the war on drugs. The federal directive won't affect Morganelli, but the career prosecutor likes mandatory sentences and pursues them when he can in his office, especially in drug cases.

Local City of New Orleans removes Jefferson Davis monument
Author: 0 City of New Orleans removes Jefferson Davis monument

The monument was protected in bubble wrap, attached to a crane and lifted off its plinth. We must always remember our history and learn from it. A fourth, the Liberty Place monument, was removed in the dead of night without advance notice last month due to threats of violence.

Author: 0 Hawaii makes its case against Trump's travel ban in federal court

Neal Katyal, the attorney representing Hawaii, countered those arguments, saying Trump had clearly singled out Muslims and that his campaign rhetoric remained relevant today, as did new comments made since his election. Supreme Court. The ruling is now widely considered regrettable. Paez asked if an executive order detaining Japanese-Americans during the World War Two would pass muster under the government's current logic.

Local Flash Mob Use Own Bodies To Spell 'Resist' On Trump Golf Course
Author: 0 Flash Mob Use Own Bodies To Spell 'Resist' On Trump Golf Course

Trump's Rancho Palos Verdes golf course was also the target of anonymous environmental activists n March. According to CNN , the group "Indivisible San Pedro" gathered around 200 volunteers to meet at the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.