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G-7 Source: US Gets More Time for Climate Pact Decision
- May 28, 2017

But the United Nations-brokered deal marked the first time the world, including the US and China , the biggest polluters by far , agreed to slash emissions with the intent of halting global warming. A short time later, scuffles broke out among protesters near the ancient hilltop town of Taormina where the summit had taken place under high security. (more...)
Provocative Israeli parade in occupied Jerusalem focus of dailies — Newspapers Review Provocative Israeli parade in occupied Jerusalem focus of dailies — Newspapers Review
- May 28, 2017

First Lady Melania Trump appeared to twice slap away Mr. Trump's hand during their trip overseas together. The Yomiuri ShimbunIt is important for the United States to build a solid strategy and enhance its clout in the Middle East in pursuit of stability and the eradication of extremist organizations in the region. (more...)
CBO: Republicans' AHCA Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured CBO: Republicans' AHCA Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured
- May 26, 2017

In a blow to Republicans, the nonpartisan analysts were also critical of 11th-hour provisions that GOP leaders had added to pick up votes and assure the bill's passage. The AHCA replaces government subsidies created to help lower- and middle-income people afford insurance premiums with tax credits based on age. And it said costs could rise in states that apply for waivers to modify or remove the " essential health benefits ", such as maternity care, that are now required in all ... (more...)
Plinko Record Broken On 'The Price Is Right' Plinko Record Broken On 'The Price Is Right'
- May 26, 2017

When Carey gave him the free Plinko chip that every player gets to start with, Ryan exclaimed with amazement, "There's only 10 of these in existence!" After that, Ryan kept the enthusiasm going on his way to hitting $10,000 three times (which is unheard of) while playing Plinko. (more...)
Key benchmarks in President Donald Trump's budget
- May 25, 2017

The funding cuts in Trump's plan for the fiscal year beginning in October would mark a stark decrease in non-military U.S. government engagement overseas as the administration pursues Trump's "America First" agenda. Many Republicans are also stating their opposing to the budget, such as Republican Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas as she stated her disagreement on Bloomberg TV. (more...)
Trump Told Russians Firing 'Nut Job' Comey Relieved Pressure on Him Trump Told Russians Firing 'Nut Job' Comey Relieved Pressure on Him
- May 25, 2017

Another government official who spoke to The Times said Trump was using a "negotiating tactic" with Lavrov when he explained the "pressure" he faced. In a statement Mr Spicer said Mr Comey's pursuit of the probe had harmed Mr Trump's ability to deal with Russian Federation over issues including Syria and Ukraine. (more...)
Chris Christie: 'I wouldn't let General Flynn into the White House' Chris Christie: 'I wouldn't let General Flynn into the White House'
- May 23, 2017

This warnings came when Christie served as chairman of Trump's transition team and before the team was made aware that Flynn, who served briefly as Trump's national security adviser, was under federal investigation . "Yeah, because he's not my cup of tea", Christie said when pressed by one reporter. "I think the President could be better served than he's been served", Christie said. (more...)
Trump just made a historic visit to a holy site in Jerusalem
- May 23, 2017

Trump, who is Protestant, is the first U.S. president to have Jewish members of his immediate family. Trump's actions since have left them disappointed, with the embassy remaining in Tel Aviv - at least for now - and the White House seeking to restart peace efforts. (more...)
House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz Will Resign Next Month House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz Will Resign Next Month
- May 22, 2017

Chaffetz is the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, one of the U.S. government bodies looking into Trump's decision to fire James Comeyas the head of Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as into claims about links between Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Moscow. (more...)
Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians
- May 22, 2017

But Flynn apparently gave indications that he is not going to turn on Trump. In fact, two days after his election, Trump traveled to Washington to meet with then-President Barack Obama - a meeting in which Obama cautioned Trump away from naming Flynn as his national security adviser. (more...)
Biden isn't ruling out 2020 run for president
- May 20, 2017

Former Vice President Joe Biden left the door open for a White House run in 2020, Fox Business reported. Asked if he planned to stand next time around, Biden said his main priorities were getting his family "back together" following Beau's death from brain cancer. (more...)
Police ID 2 killed along with Arkansas deputy Police ID 2 killed along with Arkansas deputy
- May 20, 2017

Authorities allege that Bowden shot and killed the deputy during the traffic stop. Three people, including a sheriff's deputy, were killed in rural Arkansas on Thursday, and the suspect was barricaded inside a residence in a standoff with law enforcement, the Arkansas State Police said. (more...)
Twitter Has Made Modifications To Its Privacy Settings And Data Controls Twitter Has Made Modifications To Its Privacy Settings And Data Controls
- May 20, 2017

Additionally, Twitter is adding a new Personalisation and Data setting that will offer more granular control to users over how it uses the data. You just have to do not forget to actually do it since they're going to to opt you into these changes in a month's time. (more...)
Applications for US jobless aid fell to 3-month low of 232K Applications for US jobless aid fell to 3-month low of 232K
- May 19, 2017

The four-week moving average of initial claims, which evens out weekly volatility, decreased last week to 240,750. Applications are a proxy for layoffs. The economy's brightening prospects were further boosted by other data on Thursday showing a sharp acceleration in factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region in May as manufacturers reported a jump in goods shipments and more hours for workers. (more...)
Five Men's Golf Programs Remain in Pursuit of National Title Five Men's Golf Programs Remain in Pursuit of National Title
- May 19, 2017

Penn State and Golfstat number one ranked USC were the only teams with two or more golfers in the top-10. "Not in a million rounds did I ever think this could happen to this team". He regained a stroke two holes later when he birdied the par-3 13th. He then went on to make par on the par-4 14th. The Bears shot 15-under-par 265 in Tuesday's second round at Stanford Golf Course. (more...)
State unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent in April State unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent in April
- May 19, 2017

The U-6 rate for Washington through the first quarter 2017 was 10 percent compared to the national rate of 9.5 percent. Unemployment fell to 4.4 percent, its lowest level since May 2007. Trade, transportation and utilities lost 1,400 posts. The 37,400-strong jump in jobs boosted the Australian dollar AUD=D4 which rose a third of a USA cent to a two-week high. (more...)
Voice recorder in deadly jet crash in New Jersey is recovered Voice recorder in deadly jet crash in New Jersey is recovered
- May 18, 2017

The Learjet Model 35 crashed on approach to Runway 1 at Teterboro Airport at about 3:30 p.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The two crewmembers were the only people on board and it appears that no one on the ground was hit, police say. (more...)
Rally Held At Dallas Courthouse To Honor Teen Killed By Police Rally Held At Dallas Courthouse To Honor Teen Killed By Police
- May 17, 2017

Roy Oliver , 37, of Combine, was sacked from the Balch Springs Police Department and charged with murder last week after he fired a rifle into a auto full of teenagers as they left a party in April. local time (midnight ET), they heard sounds that resembled gunshots outside and were investigating when a Chevrolet Impala that Edwards and the others were in was seen driving away , ignoring an officer's commands to stop. (more...)
Wisconsin Prison Advocates Concerned about Federal Tough on Crime Edict Wisconsin Prison Advocates Concerned about Federal Tough on Crime Edict
- May 16, 2017

Holder's policies directed prosecutors not to disclose the quantity of drugs to avoid strict mandatory minimum sentences. "We are not repealing mandatory minimums on the books-we are merely allowing a judge to issue a sentence below a mandatory minimum if certain requirements are met", Paul wrote. (more...)
N Carolina gov., Democrats praise voter ruling
- May 16, 2017

All North Carolinians should want fraud-free elections. The state justice department under Governor McCrory appealed the finding, but after Governor Cooper took office, he notified the court that the state would not appeal the decision. The Southern Coalition for Social Justice, ACLU, and ACLU of North Carolina represented the League of Women Voters of North Carolina, the North Carolina A. (more...)
Trump admin to interview candidates to replace Comey
- May 16, 2017

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 questioning whether Comey was sacked to slow-walk the FBI's investigation into alleged Russian coordination with the Trump campaign during last year's elections. (more...)
Donald Trump Picks Callista Gingrich for Ambassador to Vatican Donald Trump Picks Callista Gingrich for Ambassador to Vatican
- May 16, 2017

The White House did not respond to a request for comment, and the announcement is pending approval from the Office of Government Ethics, according to CNN , which first reported the news Sunday. Over recent months, Callista Gingrich and her husband grew increasingly frustrated with the slow pace of the vetting process, and Callista Gingrich even threatened to take her name out of the running, according to one of the people. (more...)
Fidget Spinners are flying off shelves Fidget Spinners are flying off shelves
- May 15, 2017

They are held between the index finger and thumb and spun. It's true, children do seem to be distracted by these addictive devices and I must admit, having played with one in order to properly "research" this article, I too was mesmerised by the gadgets ability to spin, and spin, and spin. (more...)
White House calls Sally Yates a 'political opponent' of Trump White House calls Sally Yates a 'political opponent' of Trump
- May 14, 2017

Yates confirmed reports that she had told the White House, six days into Trump's administration, that Flynn, a former military intelligence chief, had not been honest with Vice President Mike Pence about his discussions with the Russian ambassador to Washington , leaving him vulnerable to leverage from Moscow. (more...)
Off-Duty Sheriff's Deputy Killed In Crash Off-Duty Sheriff's Deputy Killed In Crash
- May 13, 2017

The bus was traveling at around 65 miles per hour when it made impact with the Beetle. The deputy was identified by Sheriff Greg Ahearn as Sroeuy Khin, a father-of-four who would have celebrated his 51st birthday tomorrow. The officer died at the scene. "It's a tight family and it's hard for all of us to deal with it, from line staff to command staff to myself". A convoy of law enforcement officials, including CHP officers from Dublin, also escorted Khin's body to the Alameda County ... (more...)
Donald Trump and James Comey: A timeline Donald Trump and James Comey: A timeline
- May 13, 2017

One would expect Republicans to jump to defend their party's president like this, but even some members of the mainstream press have bought into the Trump administration's superficial reasoning. "The US president also acknowledged that Russia was on his mind when he made the decision to sack James Comey, who had been heading a probe into suspected Russian influence in the 2016 election". (more...)
DeVos Greeted With Boos At College Commencement DeVos Greeted With Boos At College Commencement
- May 12, 2017

Though the protest at the graduation may be the first most of us have heard about this event, it turns out that students and alumni at Bethune University had been trying to keep DeVos away from graduates' big day for quite some time . "We have always been in the business of making friends, and if you don't have friends, it's very hard to raise money", he said during a news conference before the noon ceremony. (more...)
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive celebrates 25 years Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive celebrates 25 years
- May 12, 2017

The local food drive is a team effort between North County postal carriers who will pick up food donations from the homes of area residents and Brother Benno's Auxiliary. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the national Stamp out Hunger food drive and local mail carriers hope this year's drive will be the best ever. (more...)
Suspect in killing of Arkansas deputy captured
- May 12, 2017

Mainhart, 46, of the Yell County Sheriff's Office. The deputy had been heading to check on a call about a disturbance. Mainhart was a five-year veteran of the Yell County Sheriff's Department, Sheriff Bill Gilkey said. Sadler said investigators hadn't yet examined the bodies along Gum Springs Road, because of the suspect's proximity. "I want them to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers, and we stand with them", says Simpson. (more...)
US needs September 'shutdown' to fix Senate 'mess' US needs September 'shutdown' to fix Senate 'mess'
- May 12, 2017

Mulvaney also defended the president's tweeted prescription for a shutdown in the next round of spending negotiations in September, saying "I think the president's tweet was that we might need a shutdown at some point to drive home that this place, that Washington needs to be fixed". (more...)
Trump Administration Eviscerates EPA Advisory Board Trump Administration Eviscerates EPA Advisory Board
- May 11, 2017

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has decided not to renew three-year terms for at least some scientists who advise the agency on its research and how that impacts certain environmental regulations. EPA did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "We want to expand the pool of applicants" for the scientific board, he said, "to as broad a range as possible, to include universities that aren't typically represented and issues that aren't typically represented". (more...)
Mexico, Police Chief Slam Texas Sanctuary Ban
- May 10, 2017

It will create a criminal charge for police chiefs, county sheriffs and constables who violate the ban, and will charge local jurisdictions up to $25,000 for each day they violate the law. Mexico is Texas' largest trading partner and shares close ties with the state. "They don't really see this as affecting people". Texas has filed a lawsuit that seeks to enforce its new law imposing criminal penalties on police officers who fail to cooperate with immigration officials. (more...)
Missouri Valley Conference invites Valpo to join the league Missouri Valley Conference invites Valpo to join the league
- May 10, 2017

Valparaiso on Tuesday was invited to join the Missouri Valley Conference, and after negotiations are finalized, it's expected to make the leap over the summer. Still, none of those factors prevented the Missouri Valley from tapping the Crusaders in their second go-around. The Crusaders have played in the NCAA Tournament nine times and have a 2-9 record , having lost their first game in seven consecutive appearances. (more...)
Lady Gaga Tweets Rihanna Best Dressed at the Met Gala 2017
- May 08, 2017

The 59-year-old, a close friend of Met Gala chair Anna Wintour, arrived at the star-studded event in the freaky layered gown, which featured three different floral patterns, each printed on their own poofy layer of fabric. Anna is wearing Chanel . After all, it's the first time the museum has honored a living solo designer since Yves Saint Laurent 1983. But which star had the most memorable ensemble? Singer Katy Perry wore a puffy red gown with a transparent face veil from John ... (more...)
France begins voting in second round of presidential election
- May 08, 2017

It is unclear whether the leaked documents, which some experts say may be connected to hackers linked to Russian Federation, will affect the outcome of the election Sunday between Le Pen, the far-right candidate from the National Front, and Macron, an independent centrist. (more...)
Royal Caribbean to increase port calls to Malaysia Royal Caribbean to increase port calls to Malaysia
- May 08, 2017

Baltimore Washington Financial Advisors Inc. increased its position in Royal Caribbean Cruises by 8.2% in the fourth quarter. Cadence Management holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) for 21,266 shares. Equities research analysts anticipate that Royal Caribbean Cruises will post $7.20 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Blackrock invested in 305,535 shares or 0.04% of the stock. (more...)
Trump appoints Randolph Alles as new Secret Service director Trump appoints Randolph Alles as new Secret Service director
- April 26, 2017

He has moved through several top positions at Customs and Border Protection in recent years, including in its air and marine operations unit, after 35 years of military service. The Secret Service totals more than 6,500 agents and staffers. The report stated that IT management had not been an agency priority, and concluded that until Secret Service improved its IT governance, its systems and data would remain vulnerable. (more...)
Opener of Red Sox-Yankees series postponed, makeup July 16 Opener of Red Sox-Yankees series postponed, makeup July 16
- April 26, 2017

He owns a.238 average with 13 homers and 57 RBIs in 146 games over three seasons in Boston . Severino was 0-2 in three games versus Boston with a 7.30 ERA, so look for his struggles to continue in a Red Sox victory on Tuesday . Boston leads the majors in batting average with a team average of.278, but now ranks dead last in home runs hit with just 11 through 19 games. With Luis Severino set to face Porcello in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 8 runs, down from the ... (more...)
Arkansas carries out its first execution since 2005 Arkansas carries out its first execution since 2005
- April 24, 2017

One of those cases spared Don Davis, who again received a stay Monday night. Numerous legal clashes over Arkansas's plan focus on use of the drug midazolam, a sedative meant to render a condemned person unconscious before other drugs stop the heart. (more...)
Elizabeth Thomas' Father Explains Tad Cummins 'Brainwashed' His Daughter
- April 24, 2017

It wasn't until over a month later that a cabin caretaker in Cecilville, California, reported to the TBI tip line that two people he suspected to be Cummins and Thomas had checked into his property. "This was hard under any circumstances, but knowing that our citizens not just in Maury County and in Tennessee, southern Middle Tennessee, but across the country". (more...)
California gunman to appear in court on murder count California gunman to appear in court on murder count
- April 22, 2017

Muhammad's father, Vincent Taylor, said that his son believed there was a race was going on in America. He said he joined the Nation of Islam and in 1995, when he was 17, and attended the Million Man March in D.C.as a lieutenant. He had been associated with gangs but he was not a confirmed member, police say. He ended up at a Starbucks, where he saw a news report that he was identified as a suspect in the security guard's death. (more...)
United: No One Will be Fired for
- April 21, 2017

A spokesman for the House of Representatives panel did not say who the committee plans to call as witnesses. United also faces a Thursday deadline from the U.S. And as Munoz has repeatedly done in recent days, he apologized to customers and said he took full responsibility for what happened on Flight 3411, including the forcible eviction of David Dao. (more...)
NFL Owners Contributed 6.7 Percent Of Money For Trump's Inauguration
- April 20, 2017

Kraft's donation was paid through Kraft Group LLC, a holding company. Billionaire hedge fund manager Steven Cohen, who owns a 4% stake in the Mets, donated $1 million. Kerrigan said the inaugural events may have served as an opportunity for donors to try to curry favor with the incoming president. Billionaire investor Paul Singer, for example, gave $1 million after long expressing skepticism about Trump. (more...)
Wisconsin will host 2018 NCAA Cross Country Wisconsin will host 2018 NCAA Cross Country
- April 20, 2017

The first three times the Razorbacks hosted, they advanced to the NCAA Championship. Kansas City, as it always does, cast a wide net when it came to bidding for NCAA championships and landed a couple of attractive events. Then it will be Detroit (2020), Pittsburgh (2021) and back to Boston in 2022. "Having gotten the Frozen Four here and a couple of the preliminary NCAA men's and women's basketball rounds, it has exposed the city to the folks at the NCAA who might still be laboring under the ... (more...)
Showers possible Thursday, National Weather Service says Showers possible Thursday, National Weather Service says
- April 20, 2017

East wind 8 to 11 miles per hour becoming south in the afternoon. Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Another day of sunshine, and then chances of rain is in store for Polk County as the National Weather Service calls for evening wet weather again, and sunshine returning for the whole day on Thursday . (more...)
Arkansas vows to keep pushing for executions despite setback Arkansas vows to keep pushing for executions despite setback
- April 19, 2017

The judge last week prohibited the state from using a lethal injection drug a supplier said was misleadingly obtained. But prosecutors surmounted a major roadblock earlier on Monday when the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a district court judge's ruling to stay all of the executions . (more...)
US Steel leaks chemical into Lake Michigan tributary US Steel leaks chemical into Lake Michigan tributary
- April 19, 2017

Elevated levels of a potentially carcinogenic chemical were found in a water sample from Lake Michigan after a nearby wastewater spill this week at a U.S. We cannot and will not tolerate careless conduct by companies that could threaten the health and safety of our residents", Emanuel said. "U.S. U.S. (more...)
Trump attends Easter service with family near Mar-a-Lago
- April 18, 2017

In his first 100 days. Though Republican lawmakers have been silent about Trump's travel spending, several key Democrats are criticizing the President for both his excess and perceived hypocrisy. Perhaps the most controversial part of Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits, though, is their estimated cost. Really? The man can tell all about the most handsome piece of chocolate cake ever, and how President Xi was enjoying it, but he does not know where the missiles were going? The restaurant in the ... (more...)
Gwinnett County Police Officer Fired After Kicking Handcuffed Man In Head Gwinnett County Police Officer Fired After Kicking Handcuffed Man In Head
- April 16, 2017

The video was captured on a cell phone by a witness in traffic. "As he stands with his hands up, [Sergeant] Michael Bongiovanni strikes the man in the face", the police said in a statement . Video of his release shows him appearing to have injuries to his lip and nose that match a police mugshot showing his face bloodied. Chief Ayers is giving a press conference now in reference to Ofc. (more...)
Memphis Redbirds To Honor Jackie Robinson And The Memphis 13
- April 16, 2017

Jackie Robinson Day certainly won't heal America's divisions-or even baseball's divisions. "This is special", Maybin said. Started in 2007, it proved a training ground for future prep talent including Greene, Harvard-Westlake alum Chase Aldridge and Valencia alum Devin Davis as it mentored and developed young African-American and Latino ballplayers. (more...)