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Local Teacher suspended after pro-Trump yearbook photos altered
Author: 0 Teacher suspended after pro-Trump yearbook photos altered

The teacher who served as the yearbook adviser has been suspended with pay , but district officials have not said why they took that action. While the school declined to name the teacher, USA Today noted that Susan Parsons is listed as yearbook adviser on the school's website and that public records showed she earned a salary of $87,950 previous year.

Local Jeff Sessions' testimony to Congress Tuesday to be open to public
Author: 0 Jeff Sessions' testimony to Congress Tuesday to be open to public

In his place, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify on the appropriations panels. Reed said he was concerned that Sessions had recommended Comey be fired even after he had recused himself from Russia-related matters. Or does his appearance represent a White House-orchestrated counterattack following the damaging Comey testimony? "The Justice Department has already contradicted Comey on several key points, laying the stage for some tense exchanges on Tuesday - and signaling ...

Author: 0 Trump Hands Comey a New Weapon

Comey admitted he leaked the information as part of the FBI's probe into Russia's involvement in US elections and the connections of the president's former national security adviser Michael Flynn with Russian officials. "The president said he is going to address the issue of the tapes , whether the tapes exist or not, next week", Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow told ABC's "This Week".

Local Jury in Bill Cosby sex assault case adjourns without verdict
Author: 0 Jury in Bill Cosby sex assault case adjourns without verdict

Cosby could face up to 10 years in prison for each charge, but the sentences are usually allowed to be served simultaneously, the Associated Press reports. William Henry Cosby Jr., as his name appeared on charging documents, faced three counts of aggravated indecent assault in connection with his alleged contact with Constand.

Author: 0 5 key takeaways from Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony

Democratic California senator Kamala Harris. Martin Heinrich, who took issue with Sessions declining to answer questions. "I have never met with or had any conversation with any Russians or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election in the United States", Sessions said .

Author: 0 American student released by North Korea is in coma

Despite Warmbier's release, there are still three other US citizens believed to be detained by the North Korean regime. Yun was then dispatched to North Korea and visited Warmbier with two doctors on Monday, and demanded his release on humanitarian grounds.

Author: 0 Yo Senators, Quit Being So Mean to Jeff Sessions

Testifying at a packed Senate hearing , Sessions, who was a close Trump adviser during the battle for the presidency, also rejected any idea of misconduct in the ouster of FBI Director James Comey and vowed to defend his honor "against scurrilous and false allegations".

Local Mattis Says Congress Needs To Up Its Game On Defense Spending
Author: 0 Mattis Says Congress Needs To Up Its Game On Defense Spending

Lawmakers, including the chairman of the committee, Republican Sen. So all I can tell you is, that unless we get a strategy from, you're going to a get strategy from us. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis blamed the inability of Congress to deliver an annual defense budget for what he called a shockingly poor state of combat readiness as the United States faces fierce rivals, including an "urgent and risky threat" from North Korea .

Local Trump to push Obamacare repeal in lunch with senators
Author: 0 Trump to push Obamacare repeal in lunch with senators

During a ceremony at the Rose Garden, Trump praised the bill as "an incredible healthcare plan" and "something very, very incredibly well-crafted", according to the White House . Still, no matter what the Republican-controlled Congress writes up to replace it - even if it's "the greatest health bill or tax cut ever in our country's history" - Trump lamented that not one Democratic legislator would vote for it.

Author: 0 Donald Trump: Happy to Speak 'Under Oath' to Refute James Comey

Trump faced journalists at the White House on Friday afternoon in a joint news conference with the president of Romania, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partner. The president had previewed his attacks against Comey in an early-morning tweet that broke his previous day's silence on his favorite social media megaphone.

Local AG Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee
Author: 0 AG Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee

Adam Kinzinger told CNN's Kate Bolduan on "At This Hour". The White House has denied any collusion with Moscow. Former FBI chief Comey suggested during his testimony last week that the story behind Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation investigation was not entirely public.

Author: 0 Trump Stumps for Infrastructure Plan

The president will deliver remarks at the Rivertowne Marina in Cincinnati. During his speech on infrastructure, Trump invoked major projects of the past - including the construction of the Panama Canal, Transcontinental Railroad and Interstate Highway System - and said that overseas spending has hampered modern large-scale infrastructure improvements.

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions furiously denies Russian collusion as a 'detestable and appalling lie'

Sen. Martin Heinrich , D-New Mexico, said Sessions' "silence speaks volumes". "Further, I have no knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected to the Trump campaign". They don't decide prosecution policies. He called Comey's move "a thunderous thing" and it caused him to conclude "that a fresh start was appropriate".

Author: 0 Trump's defenders vs. Comey try to have it two ways

Comey told the Senate panel that he shared an unclassified memo about his February conversation with Trump about Flynn because he hoped it would lead to the appointment of a special counsel. "That was an excuse by the Democrats, who lost an election they shouldn't have lost", Trump said. But while Trump Jr told The Associated Press this spring that he would not, as had been rumoured, be a candidate for governor of NY, he left the door open for a political run down the road.

Author: 0 US student jailed in North Korea 'flown home in coma'

The US maintains that it had been pressing North Korea to allow Swedish representatives to see the four detained Americans. Yun immediately demanded the North Koreans release Warmbier on humanitarian grounds. The State Department denied any connection between Warmbier's release and Rodman's controversial visit, which the Trump administration said it did not authorise.

Local Polls close in Virginia gubernatorial primaries
Author: 0 Polls close in Virginia gubernatorial primaries

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam also vowed to fight Trump but said he'll work with state Republicans to move a progressive - and realistic - agenda forward. Still, many Democratic voters describe the choice as a hard one. Bush for president, twice . Democratic Gubernatorial candidates Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, left, and former Congressman Tom Perriello, right, shake hands after a debate at a Union hall in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

Local Sheriff: Georgia inmates overpowered, disarmed slain guards
Author: 0 Sheriff: Georgia inmates overpowered, disarmed slain guards

The two men on the loose, according to DOC, are Ricky Dubose , age 24, and Danny Rowe , age 43. Witnesses say they saw the pair escape in another vehicle. Rowe was being held for life without the possibility of parole for multiple armed robbery convictions in Bibb County from October 2001. The other prisoners on the bus were taken to the sheriff's office where about 3 p.m.

Local Jim Mattis 'shocked' by low level of US military readiness
Author: 0 Jim Mattis 'shocked' by low level of US military readiness

McCain was referencing the three US soldiers who were killed during a joint US-Afghan military operation Saturday in Nangarhar province. Because of the fast pace of its development of those weapons, the Kim Jong-Un regime represents the most urgent threat to peace and security in the world, Mattis told a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on June 12.

Local Rolling Stone, fraternity agree to settle rape story lawsuit
Author: 0 Rolling Stone, fraternity agree to settle rape story lawsuit

The fraternity said that a "significant portion" of the $1.65 million will go to organizations that work to prevent sexual assault , and treat victims of sexual violence. The fraternity's case had been scheduled to go to trial in October. Rolling Stone magazine is still paying a steep price for its shoddy reporting about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia .

Author: 0 Jury Deliberating On Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Charges

The case will turn largely on how credible the panel finds Ms Constand , who testified that in a visit to Mr Cosby's home near Philadelphia, he gave her pills that he said were herbal, but that left her immobile and drifting in and out of consciousness, and sexually assaulted her.

Author: 0 Steve Stricker proud of his Wisconsin grit to get into US Open

Open champion Jack Nicklaus. That means the 28-year-old has played just six events heading into the year's second major championship, an event he won in record-breaking style in 2011 but one in which he has since missed the cut twice and recorded a solitary top-10 finish.

Local Mattis warns North Korea is 'most urgent' threat to peace
Author: 0 Mattis warns North Korea is 'most urgent' threat to peace

McCain said the Defense Department's budget request can not be fulfilled without an updated strategy in Afghanistan , and in conflicts around the world more broadly. "They want to keep us from getting into the area", Dunford told the committee, adding "this is both the case of Russian Federation , with regard to our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliances, and China , with regard to meeting our commitments in the Pacific".

Author: 0 Trump dismisses 'leaker' James Comey's version: 'I didn't say that'

Asked whether he would be willing to go under oath to give his own version of interactions he had with Comey, Trump replied , "100 percent". Senator Collins, who is also a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Mr Trump's links to Russian Federation, described Mr Comey's testimony as "candid" and "thorough" and said she would support a subpoena if needed.

Author: 0 Paul Ryan says everyone should just let Robert Mueller do his job

Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Rosenstein confirmed that he believes he has authority over Mueller's hiring and potential firing, and that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has forfeited that authority due to his recusal. Rosenstein appears to be saying that unlike the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who serves at the pleasure of the president, there is a far higher bar to fire the special counsel - there must be good cause, and he wouldn't do it without good cause.

Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate committee

Sessions , who served in the Senate representing Alabama, will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. ET. Shortly after the meeting, Comey said he confronted Sessions , saying that had become increasingly uneasy about being left alone with Trump .

Author: 0 Deliberations resume in police officer's manslaughter trial

According to reports, jurors heard testimony from several witnesses and are expected to begin deliberations Monday after final arguments. Meanwhile, supporters of Castile also gathered Tuesday at the St. The shooting drew widespread attention after Castile's girlfriend streamed the gruesome aftermath on Facebook. The officer shot five times, seconds after Castile told him he was carrying a gun.

Author: 0 Trump says is willing to testify under oath about Comey claims

WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Meanwhile, leaders of the House Intelligence Committee asked Comey for his notes and memos. Surrogates for Trump and others on the political right have seized on Comey's comment about passing along the memo. Senator Angus King, a member of the Intelligence Committee, said committee staff will interview Kushner. "Well, I didn't say that ". Schumer said he wants the president to testify before the Senate, after Mr.

Author: 0 Sessions Testifying in Russia Probe

Comey's testimony will form a dramatic sequel to Comey's own appearance before the committee last week, and he will have to tackle several open loops that emerged during that appearance, which twisted the knife in an administration that has struggled to extricate itself from the Russian Federation cloud.

Local The charges against Bill Cosby and the sentences they carry
Author: 0 The charges against Bill Cosby and the sentences they carry

He could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted. The panel has also been reviewing Cosby's deposition testimony. "Your friends", Mr Cosby said he told her in the 2005-06 deposition. "I wanted her to be comfortable and relaxed and be able to go to sleep after our necking session", he told police. With more than 50 accusations against Cosby, it would have been a disaster for the defense if the defendant took the stand, as it would have been a way for the prosecution to bring up all of ...

Local Mattis blames Congress for poor state of US combat readiness
Author: 0 Mattis blames Congress for poor state of US combat readiness

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official told AFP that Pentagon chief Jim Mattis can now directly adjust troop numbers, though the official would not confirm whether a new "force management level" - currently at around 8,400 - had been finalized.

Author: 0 Sessions: Suggestion of collusion with Russians an 'appalling and detestable lie'

Testifying at a Senate hearing, Sessions said it was a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest that he participated in or was aware of any collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Rosenstein said "I think the answer is no" but said it would depend on the circumstances. This will be the first time Sessions has testified before Congress since he recused himself from the Justice Department's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the firing of FBI Director ...

Author: 0 U.N. Security Council Unanimously Broadens Sanctions On North Korea

Ms Payne urged China to continue on this path, pointing out that the country is a key source of foreign investment, energy and export income for North Korea . Congress on an Asia-Pacific stability initiative. He Lei, vice president of the Academy of Military Science of the Chinese People's Liberation Army , said China has always held that countries, big or small, are all equal, and issues should be settled equitably through consultation on the basis of equality.

Local US Attorney General Jeff Sessions will give public testimony
Author: 0 US Attorney General Jeff Sessions will give public testimony

The attorney general has obfuscated on this point a couple of times, first during his confirmation hearing when he insisted that he had no contact with Russian officials (that was untrue) and more recently as lawmakers look into whether he had a third interaction with Kislyak previous year.

Local Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in open hearing Tuesday afternoon
Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in open hearing Tuesday afternoon

Former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence last week that Sessions was silent when Comey told him about his concerns about meeting with Trump alone. But Sessions , who recommended in a signed memo that Comey be fired, may end up claiming executive privilege as a means of limiting the breadth of his testimony.

Author: 0 Former NBA bad boy Rodman is back in North Korea

Mr Bae, who was born in South Korea, was detained in 2012 for "hostile acts against the republic" and in April 2013 sentenced to 15 years hard labour. Flamboyant former United States basketball star Dennis Rodman has travelled to North Korea , apparently for another round of his so-called "basketball diplomacy".

Local McCain: American Leadership Has Gotten Worse
Author: 0 McCain: American Leadership Has Gotten Worse

The Arizona senator grew annoyed when asked by a reporter what message he thinks Trump is sending to the UK. The Arizona Republican replied: "What do you think the message is?" Trump's "America first" leadership, indicates "a withdrawal of the United States from its role in the world", noted Daniel Chirot, a professor of global studies at the University of Washington .

Local Jeff Sessions 'to Deny Third Meeting With Russian Ambassador' in Senate Hearing
Author: 0 Jeff Sessions 'to Deny Third Meeting With Russian Ambassador' in Senate Hearing

Sessions in March removed himself from involvement in any probe into alleged Russian election meddling but maintained he did nothing wrong by failing to disclose that he met past year with Russia's ambassador. "[Sources] are telling me Trump has been very angry with Jeff Sessions for recusing himself in the Russian Federation investigation to begin with, lots of profane conversations and yelling".

Local Democrat promises to grill Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Comey firing
Author: 0 Democrat promises to grill Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Comey firing

Sessions stepped aside in March from the federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the campaign after acknowledging that had met twice past year with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. As the head of the Justice Department, Sessions leads the agency that could be involved in fielding requests for tapes that Trump has suggested exist.

Local Rex Tillerson urges easing of blockade against Qatar
Author: 0 Rex Tillerson urges easing of blockade against Qatar

Saudi Arabia , the UAE , Egypt and Bahrain have suspended all flights to and from Doha and closed off sea and air links to Qatar. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Gulf countries must ease the blockade on Qatar, which is accused by Arab neighbours of funding terrorism .

Author: 0 Sessions to Testify in Public Hearing on Tuesday

Marco Rubio, R-Fla., asked Sessions whether Trump records his conversations in the White House. It also means the Russian Federation storm will continue to swamp Trump's agenda. Tuesday's testimony will be the first for Sessions in a congressional hearing since he became attorney general. Ahead of the hearing there had been suggestions that Sessions might have had a third, unreported, encounter with Kislyak in April 2016, at Washington's Mayflower Hotel, where candidate Trump was giving ...

Local Georgia correctional officers killed, 2 inmates on the run
Author: 0 Georgia correctional officers killed, 2 inmates on the run

One of the suspects is believed to have shot and killed both guards, according to a statement from Putnam County Sheriff's Office. Why wait, spending hours and days looking over your shoulder and wondering when we will kick the door in. Christopher Monica, 42, and Curtis Billue, 58. "We see our officers as family". It wasn't immediately clear why or for how long they were at the Hancock prison, or why they were being taken to the diagnostic prison.

Local Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'
Author: 0 Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

According to a poll by Quinnipiac University , the AHCA as drafted by the House received a 21% approval rating and 56% disapproval. As Senate Republicans put the finishing touches on draft legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act , party leaders are reportedly working to shield details of their proposal from the public eye and their Democratic colleagues.

Local Here's Who Wins as Trump Exits the Paris Climate Accord
Author: 0 Here's Who Wins as Trump Exits the Paris Climate Accord

Where the White House video claims the United States set up a $3 billion UN "slush fund", the French video points out that the U.S. financial commitment to the "green climate" fund is less, per capita, than that of many other countries , including Germany and France.

Local Scott Disick filmed in three-way Vegas hook up
Author: 0 Scott Disick filmed in three-way Vegas hook up

It's been weeks since Scott , in an attempt at getting Kourtney's attention, started a Cannes love-fest that saw him with a different teenaged model on his arm every day for eight days and try for two different threesomes (one of which apparently involved Bella Thorne and her sister ).

Local Ex-Penn State Athletic Director Jailed Due To Sandusky Emails
Author: 0 Ex-Penn State Athletic Director Jailed Due To Sandusky Emails

Either Spanier, former PSU Athletic Director Tim Curley , ex-vice president Gary Schultz , Paterno or McQueary - the man who claimed he saw Sandusky molesting a young boy in a university shower room - could stopped Sandusky with a single phone call to the cops, Boccabella said.

Local Senate using sabotage, speed, secrecy on health care bill
Author: 0 Senate using sabotage, speed, secrecy on health care bill

Senators from states that expanded Medicaid are seeking a "glide path" that would phase out the additional federal funding for the program over a period of seven years starting in 2020, instead of the abrupt cutbacks in the federal funding starting in 2020 that are called for under the House bill.