Local Gowdy takes himself out of FBI director search
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President Donald Trump touched off a political firestorm last week by firing FBI Director James Comey, who was leading a probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election and possible ties between Moscow and the Trump campaign. He serves on the House committees on intelligence, ethics, oversight and judiciary. "I think he had access to information that, because he is a stand-up guy he's not gonna disseminate classified information (though God knows everybody else is)...so all your ...

Local Winter weather advisory tomorrow for high elevations
Author: 0 Winter weather advisory tomorrow for high elevations

Snow levels could drop as low as 3,500 feet. This big storm arrived this afternoon with showers, thunderstorms, gusty winds, and small hail. This warning replaces the previous Winter Storm Watch for the same area. The latest date of snow falling in Denver is June 12, in 1947. It's expected that Idaho Falls and Pocatello will also experience the high winds. After midnight mixed showers will turn to snow showers, but we'll see less of a chance for showers overnight.

Local Four candidates to be Federal Bureau of Investigation director face interviews
Author: 0 Four candidates to be Federal Bureau of Investigation director face interviews

White House press aide Sarah Huckabee Sanders also acknowledged that the firing of Comey would affect the Russian Federation probe. White House officials initially said Trump acted on a Justice Department recommendation, but the president later said he would have fired Comey anyway, calling the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief a "showboat".

Author: 0 OH chief died exiting vehicle at nursing home shooting

KIRKERSVILLE , Ohio (AP) - Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of an Ohio police chief and two employees of a nursing home. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2qFMaJ7 ) that Cindy Krantz is being remembered as a kind person who loved her kids.

Author: 0 'No politician in history treated worse than me'

Trump argued "no politician in history. has been treated worse or unfairly" by the media. " You can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams ". He says they will help secure USA borders, partner with allies, pursue terrorists, stop drug smugglers and keep out "all who seek to do harm to our country".

Author: 0 WaPost: Trump revealed classified information to Russia during recent meeting

Trump made a decision to mention the information in the "context of the conversation" with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, McMaster told reporters in the White House, calling it "wholly appropriate to that conversation" and "consistent with the routine sharing of information between the president and any leader with whom he's engaged".

Local Turkish President's Bodyguards Accused of Beating Protesters Outside DC Embassy
Author: 0 Turkish President's Bodyguards Accused of Beating Protesters Outside DC Embassy

Erdogan headed there after his meeting with Mr. Trump. "Someone was beating me in the head nonstop, and I thought, 'Okay, I'm on the ground already, what is the goal to beat me?'" "We will also be calling for Turkey to ensure religious freedom and human rights for all and end persecution and intimidation of Christians and other religious minorities".

Author: 0 Gowdy takes himself out of Federal Bureau of Investigation director search

But among those who say they have read, seen or heard "a lot" about the firing, 53 percent say they disapprove, versus 33 percent who approve. "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy!" he tweeted early Friday morning.

Author: 0 Putin offers to give Congress notes of Trump's meeting

Yet U.S. allies and some members of Congress expressed concern bordering on alarm. "It's centipede and the shoe continues to drop", McCain said Tuesday night, after news broke that Trump asked former FBI director James B. A look at key moments in Comey's tenure, the lead-up to Trump's decision to fire him and developments since then. The logistical and diplomatic efforts to execute the trip have occupied wide swaths of the already-slim White House staff, according to people who work there.

Local We will 'take care of' violent crimes against police
Author: 0 We will 'take care of' violent crimes against police

We honor those who sacrifice daily to keep their communities safe and work to increase communication and build essential trust. "I will always support the incredible men and women of law enforcement as much as you have always supported me".

Local Geneva, Batavia police to raise funds for Special Olympics at Dunkin' Donuts
Author: 0 Geneva, Batavia police to raise funds for Special Olympics at Dunkin' Donuts

The run started on the sheriff's side of the center and turned south on Main Street. "It also shows the athletes that people truly care about them!" The Torch Run stepped off Monday morning in Sioux Falls with many miles to go. "Special Olympics means we are all on the same team, no matter what", said Special Olympics athlete Erin Compton, who will join police officers at Dunkin' Donuts in Downers Grove and Westmont that day.

Author: 0 See Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer Try to Save His Job on 'SNL'

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 7, 2016 file photo, Melissa McCarthy arrives at the ELLE Women in Comedy Event at Hyde Sunset in Los Angeles. McCarthy as Spicer defended Donald Trump on the ties to Russian Federation scandal. "Sean, kiss me", Trump says. "I know we think this every week, but this week was insane", says Colin Jost, in kicking off Weekend Update . "Because he TOLD us so!" In response, Spicer throws one of the room's pedestals.

Local A timeline of events that led up to Comey's firing
Author: 0 A timeline of events that led up to Comey's firing

President Donald Trump has said the allegation made against him that the Russian interference in elections helped him win, is a "made up story" by the Democrats who lost badly past year. "Senate, I have a straight question for you", " Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace said. The US president dismissed the accusations made against him, saying he wanted the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe done properly and he was going to fire Comey regardless.

Author: 0 Pres.Trump asked FBI Director Comey to shut down Michael Flynn investigation

Amash tells reporters that if Comey memo allegations are true, it's grounds for impeachment. A second Comey associate told NPR that Comey wrote notes for his files after several conversations with Trump. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who took over last week after Comey was sacked, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week that, "There has been no effort to impede our investigation to date".

Author: 0 WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning released from prison

Because Manning is still appealing the court-martial conviction, the transgender soldier will remain on active-duty in an unpaid status. "It's going be a process for her to heal and begin to live her free life with more autonomy over her gender and her decisions and vision for the future".

Local ASAP Rocky's LA House Burglarized
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Although she left the incident unharmed, you have to feel for the woman who was held up at gun point, as things could have turned much worse had neighbors not scared off the robbers. We are told that's when the three men attempted to walk out with the safe, but were unable to carry it past the sidewalk. Several other celebrity homes have been burglarized in the Los Angeles area this year, including the homes of rapper Nicki Minaj, singer Alanis Morissette, LA Laker Nick Young, actress Emmy ...

Local Israel provided USA with information Trump shared with Russian officials
Author: 0 Israel provided USA with information Trump shared with Russian officials

Trump is also under pressure over accusations he asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end the agency's investigation into the Russian Federation ties of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn. The Washington Post reported Monday that an unnamed ally was burned by the revelation as Trump shared information "provided by a USA partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted ...

Local Charges Against Frat, 18 Members in Penn State Student's Death
Author: 0 Charges Against Frat, 18 Members in Penn State Student's Death

Last week, 10 members of the fraternity were arraigned, eight of them on charges including involuntary manslaughter and felony aggravated assault. Members allegedly observed his condition throughout the night but declined to call 911. He arrived at the fraternity house shortly after 9 p.m. February 2 to go through what was dubbed "the gantlet" in order to become a full-fledged brother.

Local Stormzy Donates Money To Help British Student Attend Harvard University
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And Stormzy, 23, may get a free meal for his generosity. Stormzy reportedly donated the huge sum of money under his real name Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Junior but later changed it to anonymous. Asiedu was vice-president of Oxford Universty's African and Carribean Society a year ago, which Stormzy visited in March 2016. Asiedu, who was was vice-president of Oxford University's African and Caribbean society in 2016, made the full amount in less than 24 hours after launching on ...

Local Air quality alert issued for Birmingham metro area on Monday
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The combination of high temperatures and light winds will raise ground-level concentrations of ozone to possibly unhealthy levels for those with respiratory conditions. Smog is formed when harmful emissions sources like cars and lawnmowers react with heat and sunlight. During the 2017 Ozone Forecasting Season DEEP will inform Connecticut's regulated community and the general public of the predicted ozone levels via the State of CT E-mail list serve, air quality forecasts on DEEP's AQI web ...

Local Governor's revised budget cuts additional funds from Monroe
Author: 0 Governor's revised budget cuts additional funds from Monroe

Numerous group's members would take a big financial hit under Malloy's plan, predicting they would be forced to raise local property taxes. It eliminates the sales tax exemption on non-prescription drugs and increases the conveyance tax from 1.25 percent to 2 percent on residential real estate valued over $800,000.

Author: 0 New Orleans Removes Statue Of Confederate President Jefferson Davis

Like an earlier removal, this one was performed in the dark; Kaplan-Levenson says that's because of "death threats against city officials and contractors". Monument supporters say each of the statues weighs tons and they feared moving the aging icons could result in significant damage. The first of these, the Liberty Monument erected in 1891, was pulled down last month.

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Author: 0 NC senator says "I'm fine" after race collapse

At about 8:50 a.m., the Associated Press reported that Tillis first appeared unconscious, but was breathing when taken from the race. Tillis had been participating in the ACLI Capital Challenge 3 Mile Team Race race in support of Fidelco Guide Dogs, according to his Twitter feed.

Local Trump denies he asked Comey for loyalty, threatens to cancel press briefings
Author: 0 Trump denies he asked Comey for loyalty, threatens to cancel press briefings

How would they respond if a Democratic president asked the FBI director for a pledge of loyalty, was denied, and then--angry about an FBI probe into his campaign--fired the FBI director, stating in an interview that that's the reason why he did it? On Friday, Trump waded back into the Federal Bureau of Investigation controversy, warning Comey against talking to the media and suggesting on Twitter there may be recordings of conversations between them.

Author: 0 NY Times blasts Trump based on mystery note read to newspaper

If Comey really did pen the memo , why did Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testify under oath that the bureau faced no pressure from the White House to end its Russian Federation investigation? A New York Times reporter spent months in jail in 2005 for contempt of court after refusing to name a source in the Valerie Plame investigation, ultimately being released when her source gave her permission to testify.

Local Ottawa downplays Trump intel sharing with Russian Federation
Author: 0 Ottawa downplays Trump intel sharing with Russian Federation

Trump himself claimed the authority to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russian Federation, saying in a pair of tweets he has "an absolute right" as president to do so. "Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russian Federation to greatly step up their fight against ISIS and terrorism". Questions continued to swirl about Trump's Oval Office meeting last week with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in which Trump released top secret information about ...

Author: 0 Families will suffer under new health care bill

The House narrowly approved the legislation last Thursday, going through 217 votes to 213. While insurers varied in what they would deny, such lists commonly included AIDS/HIV, Alzheimer's/dementia, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, multiple sclerosis, obesity and pregnancy, among other conditions, the foundation reported.

Local Acting FBI Director points to Trump's misconceptions
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The Trump administration has interviewed at least eight candidates for the top Federal Bureau of Investigation job, and Trump has said a decision could come before he leaves Friday on his first overseas trip as president. At least six candidates to be the bureau's director were in line Saturday for the first interviews with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein , at Justice Department headquarters.

Author: 0 Pvt. Chelsea Manning set for release after 7 years in prison

Manning was arrested in 2010 and convicted in 2013 of six violations of the U.S. espionage act for leaking 700,000 secret military and State Department documents. Some people who have made contact with Manning in the recent few months share their experiences of how energetic she is, despite her being behind bars and in an "opaque" military prison system.

Local Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead
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The tornado in Barron County killed a resident. AccuWeather reports following isolated damaging storms Monday night, there will be a heightened risk of risky storms across the central and southern Plains late Tuesday into Wednesday. The storms on Tuesday stretched from central Texas, through Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska and into Iowa. Amazingly, the infant grandson escaped with just a couple of scratches, he said.

Author: 0 Cornyn says he will stay in Senate, won't be FBI director

Another Republican whose name had been mentioned as a possible candidate, Rep. Trey Gowdy of SC, said Monday that he had taken himself out of the running. Cornyn, like other Republican leaders in the House and Senate, defended has defended Trump's decision to fire Comey, arguing that he had lost the confidence of the president, ostensibly because of the Clinton email investigation.

Author: 0 Besieged White House denies, defends as new bombshells hit

The administration initially discounted the details of reports in the Washington Post , New York Times , Buzzfeed and elsewhere that the president gave the Russians a detail about terrorist bomb-making that might help it identify USA sources in the Middle East.

Author: 0 Contradictions by Trump create credibility gap for aides

As CBS2's Dick Brennan reported, the report said Trump went off script in the meeting and began describing details about an ISIS terrorist threat related to the use of laptop computers on aircraft. National security adviser H.R. McMaster speaks during a briefing at the White House on Tuesday. HORSLEY: Well, that, of course, is the big question.

Local White House defends Trump's 'wholly appropriate' discussion with Russians
Author: 0 White House defends Trump's 'wholly appropriate' discussion with Russians

A senior U.S. official told AP that Trump shared details about an Islamic State terror threat related to the use of laptop computers on aircraft with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador to the U.S. The New York Times , NBC News and the Wall Street Journal reported later Tuesday that the classified intelligence in question was provided by Israel - an important us ally and one of the countries Trump will travel to later this week on his first foreign trip as president.

Local Heavy police presence as 2nd Confederate monument removed in New Orleans
Author: 0 Heavy police presence as 2nd Confederate monument removed in New Orleans

Protests that have at times turned violent have erupted at the site of the Jefferson Davis Monument after the Battle at Liberty Place monument was taken down in the middle of the night on April 24. "This morning we continue our march to reconciliation by removing the Jefferson Davis Confederate statue from its pedestal of reverence", tweeted New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu before the statue's removal.

Author: 0 DoD: Service member killed in Somalia was a Navy SEAL

The special operators came under fire immediately after the aircraft them along with the Somalian troops into the area, Pentagon Spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters Friday. The United States finally withdrew after two US Black Hawk helicopters were shot down by rebels in 1993, killing 18 troops whose bodies were dragged through the streets of Mogadishu .

Author: 0 India committed to support of Palestinian cause, Modi tells its Prez

Trump, who will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on May 22 and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem on May 23, has stopped short of recommitting to the goal of Palestinian independence, a longtime bedrock of USA policy.

Local Experts worry, teens have mixed reactions to '13 Reasons Why'
Author: 0 Experts worry, teens have mixed reactions to '13 Reasons Why'

The series, entitled 13 Reasons Why, aired in March and focuses on the suicide of fictional high school student Hannah Baker. "I feel like it glorifies it in a way that it shouldn't be". NAMI reported 90 percent of those who have died from suicide have an underlying mental illness. In April, one of the writers from the Netflix show, Nic Sheff, defended the more graphic scenes, telling Vanity Fair , "Facing these issues head-on - talking about them, being open about them - will always be ...

Author: 0 Democrats' strategy to block Federal Bureau of Investigation pick: GOP help

It was then that Trump asked Comey to halt the Flynn investigation, according to the Times , which said Comey wrote the memo immediately after the meeting concluded. Perhaps the most troubling thing about the exchange is that it represents an "unprecedented" departure from the practices of previous presidential administrations with regard to leak investigations, said Joel Simon, the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Local FCC website hit hard for its plan to kill net neutrality
Author: 0 FCC website hit hard for its plan to kill net neutrality

Oliver said he believes that net neutrality - which is the idea that internet service providers should not be permitted to favor certain products or websites by granting users better access to them - is in jeopardy thanks to new Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai.

Local Yankees' home runs back Sabathia in 7-1 rout of Royals
Author: 0 Yankees' home runs back Sabathia in 7-1 rout of Royals

Gary Sanchez and Chris Carter hit home runs Tuesday night, which was all well and good. Sabathia resembled the pitcher who was 2-0 with a 1.47 record after three starts, allowing five hits and two walks. "You have to keep trusting the process, " said Carter, who started the game hitting.200 (13-for-65) and had struck out 28 times. The California native turned in his longest outing of that span at Cincinnati last Tuesday, when he yielded five runs in six frames and absorbed the loss.

Author: 0 North Korea says missile it tested can carry nuclear warhead

Kim Jong-Un was on hand and "hugged" his rocket scientists after what North Korean media hailed as the successful test of a "medium long-range" ballistic missile that is capable of carrying a heavy nuclear warhead. told AFP. South Korea's defense minister claimed Tuesday that the North's missile defense program was advancing much faster than originally believed and that the use of the USA -developed and installed THAAD anti-missile system had been used for the first time to detect the ...

Local Trump Set to Welcome Turkey's Leader Erdogan to White House
Author: 0 Trump Set to Welcome Turkey's Leader Erdogan to White House

The United States has designated the PKK as a terror organization but not the YPG. The problem is that Turkey considers the YPG to be a mortal enemy, allied with the PKK, a Kurdish group that the USA and Turkey have named a terrorist organization.

Author: 0 Trump's conversation with Russians was 'wholly appropriate,' adviser says

White House officials disputed the report , saying Trump did not disclose intelligence sources or methods with the Russians, though they did not deny that classified information was disclosed in the May 10 meeting. But he acknowledged that "it would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House ". It was, perhaps , even more remarkable that Trump chose to confide in representatives of an adversary, who could use the information to find its source.

Author: 0 He simply stated a fact': Spicer plays down Trump 'tapes' warning

Trump said in a string of Twitter posts on Friday morning. He said Spicer is a nice man "but he gets beat up". CNN said Comey is "not anxious about any tapes" Trump may have, citing an unnamed source familiar with the matter. John Conyers and Elijah Cummings, both Democrats, on Friday requested copies of any such recordings from the White House counsel. "This just isn't another wild tweet from the president", Sen.

Author: 0 SNL Host Melissa McCarthy Plays a Sean Spicer in Crisis Mode

That is, until he was triggered by a press member who asked, "Were you surprised that he fired Comey before he fired you ?" Che/Holt asked Baldwin/Trump about what led to the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's firing earlier this week.

Local SDSU men sit 13th in NCAA Regional
Author: 0 SDSU men sit 13th in NCAA Regional

We are right there to advance to the finals. We just have to be really focused and extremely patient. He played solid golf down the stretch, coming in at 2-under par on his last six holes, which included four birdies. Numerous top teams and players rose to the top of the standings on Monday and they will now be trying to continue their strong play on Tuesday. Wallace started on the 10th hole and rattled off six consecutive pars before collecting a birdie on the par-5 16th to move to 5-under.

Author: 0 UN Condemns North Korea Missile Test, Vows Sanctions

An undated photo released 15 May 2017 by North Korean Central News Agency ( KCNA ) showing the test-firing of a new ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 on 14 May 2017. The missile fell in the Sea of Japan outside of Japan's special economic zone. In a statement , the White House said the test should "serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea".