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Putin to NBC's Kelly: Russian Election Interference 'Wouldn't Make Sense'
- June 12, 2017

In a move right out of Kellyanne Conway's book, he then deflected by conflating those accusations with the conspiracy theory that the USA government was involved in President John F. Putin , slouched over in his seat, scoffed at the idea. Mr Trump, who praised Mr Putin repeatedly during last year's presidential campaign, is facing multiple probes into the extent of any links to Russian Federation, and whether his campaign played any role in Russian Federation interfering with the election. (more...)
Biden encourages Romney to consider Senate run in Utah Biden encourages Romney to consider Senate run in Utah
- June 11, 2017

According to CNN , Biden was speaking at Romney's annual ideas summit in Park City, Utah attended by donors and business leaders. One person in attendance — videographer Dean Dykema from Maryland — said Romney didn't give any indication he's considering a run if Hatch decides against seeking re-election. (more...)
Neb. girl disqualified from soccer game for looking like a boy
- June 06, 2017

Organizers at a Nebraska soccer tournament recently disqualified Mili Hernandez and her team from participating in the tournament's final match. She said, "Just because I can't play here, there's other tournaments that I can play". Bianco said soccer clubs provide player names and genders for the rosters and are responsible for noticing any mistakes and fixing them. And Mili went back to running around a soccer field every chance she got, her hair not quite blowing in the wind. (more...)
Trump signs waiver to keep US Embassy in Tel Aviv
- June 04, 2017

Despite campaign promises to move the embassy to Jerusalem , Trump signed a waiver to keep the embassy in Tel Aviv. In a statement , the White House said Trump signed the waiver to "maximize the chances of successfully negotiating a deal between Israel and the Palestinians". (more...)
13 soldiers die in helicopter crash in Turkey's southeast: Army 13 soldiers die in helicopter crash in Turkey's southeast: Army
- June 03, 2017

The helicopter crashed at 8:55 p.m. (1755 GMT), the military said, adding that an investigation was underway. President Tayyip Erdogan had been briefed on the crash following a National Security Council meeting. Defence minister Fikri Isik and other government ministers immediately left the capital, Ankara , for Sirnak, DHA reported. The leaders expressed their sympathies via their social media accounts. (more...)
Trump to announce decision on climate change Thursday Trump to announce decision on climate change Thursday
- June 02, 2017

What happens if the United States withdraws from the agreement? On Wednesday, Exxon shareholders voted to require the company to produce an annual report examining how the oil and gas giant will be impacted by efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions directed by the Paris agreement . (more...)
Portland June 10 March Against Sharia Cancelled Portland June 10 March Against Sharia Cancelled
- June 02, 2017

But the federal government has already granted a permit for the June 4 rally, the mayor said . The ACLU of OR posted more about their opinion on Twitter . As KGW 8 reports , Jeremy Joseph Christian was a self-proclaimed white supremacist and had attended alt-right events similar to the one planned for June 4 in the past. (more...)
Greg Gianforte Apologizes For Body Slamming Reporter After Winning Election
- May 30, 2017

Montana's major newspapers withdrew their endorsements of Mr Gianforte on Thursday. Gianforte carried the night, as expected, given that Montana has not sent a Democrat to the House in 20 years, but not without an explosive final 24 hours of the race that already casts a dark cloud over his victory. (more...)
Belichick makes surprise address at NCAA Division 1 lacrosse banquet Belichick makes surprise address at NCAA Division 1 lacrosse banquet
- May 29, 2017

The Pioneers (13-3), who won the national championship in 2015, defeated Notre Dame to clinch their berth in the Final Four . The Eagles had scored over 20 goals in each of their first two NCAA Tournament games, the latter of which came against the University of Southern California and its No. (more...)
Package that led to Newark airport evacuation deemed safe Package that led to Newark airport evacuation deemed safe
- May 28, 2017

Newark Liberty on this holiday weekend, filled with people, when authorities found a suspicious package. As of this moment, they tweeted out that it's been cleared, but passengers should expect delays. (more...)
Pregnant Student Being Banned From HS Graduation Highlights Two Competing Values Pregnant Student Being Banned From HS Graduation Highlights Two Competing Values
- May 25, 2017

Her emotional declaration took place in the school auditorium. Runkles is one of 15 students set to graduate next month, and she'll be the only one to miss the ceremony if the school upholds her punishment. They say the school should not punish the 18-year-old for her decision to keep her baby. The private academy, a non-denominational conservative Christian school in Hagerstown, said Runkles violated the school's code of conduct by engaging in premarital sex. (more...)
Risks enhancing for severe weather, storms, high winds and tornadoes possible
- May 25, 2017

A flash flood watch is also in effect until 10 p.m. A Tornado Warning has been issued for Pomaria, Peak and Jenkinsville until 4:00pm. The forecast thunderstorms could produce damaging wind gusts or tornadoes. Between a half inch and 1 inch of rain is expected in Tift County. Forecasters said Wednesday that a warm front will lift northward through the state, followed by the passage of a cold front from the west. (more...)
Rubio not optimistic on prospects of Middle East peace
- May 24, 2017

As Trump became the first sitting president to visit the hallowed Western Wall on Monday, it remained unclear whether his administration was changing longstanding U.S. "I won't call them monsters because they would like that term", Trump said in a joint news conference with Abbas on the second day of the USA president's two-day visit to Israel and the West Bank . (more...)
Single-payer health care for California takes the next step Single-payer health care for California takes the next step
- May 24, 2017

With this legislation, that spend would drop to between $50 billion and $100 billion. Single-payer health insurance makes health care issues a lot easier to deal with, for the people who use it, and also for doctor offices and businesses. The state has never gotten anything right in health care.”. Californians pay an average of 11 percent of their income in state and local taxes, the sixth highest of any state, according to the Tax Foundation, a Washington, D.C.,-based think tank that favors ... (more...)
Does Your Sunscreen Meet Its SPF Expectations?
- May 24, 2017

The SPF number is the level of protection a sunscreen provides against the rays. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Although the sun emits various types of rays, the rays most damaging to the skin are called ultraviolet (UV) rays (2). However, UVA exposure adds up throughout a person's life without proper protection, which Lunder says is only offered through mineral-based sunscreens containing either ... (more...)
Delay in court case deepens health insurance uncertainty Delay in court case deepens health insurance uncertainty
- May 23, 2017

We could be on track for a wave of revisions in late summer and early fall should the Trump administration not provide any additional clarity on their plans. In response, more than a dozen states and the District of Columbia filed a last-ditch motion last week to intervene in the lawsuit, arguing the executive branch was not adequately defending its authority to make the payments and does not represent their interests. (more...)
WH Challenges Purview of OGE in Its Inquiry Into Lobbyists WH Challenges Purview of OGE in Its Inquiry Into Lobbyists
- May 23, 2017

For example, if an administration official once worked as a lobbyist, an ethics waiver could allow that person to bypass rules restricting the issues he or she can work on. If it weren't for the other scandals hanging over the Trump White House, this would be a tough controversy for the president and his team to explain away. (more...)
Trump seeks reconsideration of sanctuary ruling Trump seeks reconsideration of sanctuary ruling
- May 23, 2017

As a practical matter, the law most often involves detainer requests, issued by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, asking local police and sheriff's offices to hold jail inmates for up to 48 hours after they have completed serving their sentences. (more...)
Sheriff: At least 20 injured when tornado hits trailer park Sheriff: At least 20 injured when tornado hits trailer park
- May 22, 2017

The length of its path is still being determined, but there is a miles-long trail of destruction through Barron County and into neighboring Rusk County, Fitzgerald said. Fitzgerald also says there are at least 25 injuries reported. There were 26 reports of tornadoes Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service, as a massive severe storm system tore through an area from the South Plains of Texas to the Great Lakes. (more...)
Rain chances return Monday, Tuesday, but no severe weather expected Rain chances return Monday, Tuesday, but no severe weather expected
- May 22, 2017

Low around 55. South wind around 9 miles per hour. Tonight , showers are expected, mainly after 1 a.m. Highs will reach the mid to upper 70s Saturday . Chances are good that Sunday would not be a good day to wash your auto, and you might as well forget about washing it on Monday . This is something your KSNT Storm Track weather team will continue to watch and track over the next 24-36 hours. (more...)
Douglas County Public Library's summer reading program starts June 1 Douglas County Public Library's summer reading program starts June 1
- May 20, 2017

The program runs from June 1 to July 31 at the Minden and Zephyr Cove branches. For more information, contact the library at 740-596-5691. "Our goal during the summer is to help prevent the summer slide by encouraging kids to read at least five books over the summer, which is the California Library Association's recommendation", Craig said. (more...)
Government to switch to 1 student debt servicing company Government to switch to 1 student debt servicing company
- May 20, 2017

Altogether, the proposed budget cuts $10.6 billion from public education. Charter schools, on the other hand, can be a boon to families and students, as they largely have been in Los Angeles. But for students pursuing advanced degrees, the proposed budget makes life considerably more hard. Kentucky's congressional delegation should be on high alert, ready to protect this state's youngsters and the schools and programs that serve them. (more...)
Police ID dead suspect in shooting of Upstate NY police chief Police ID dead suspect in shooting of Upstate NY police chief
- May 19, 2017

Police haven't identified the man or said how he died. The suspect is now barricaded in a residence, which was still ongoing later Tuesday morning with New York State Troopers on the scene. They couldn't give an exact location of the scene, but initial reports indicated it was somewhere near Abbey Avenue. State Police say the standoff is ongoing. (more...)
Troy Police Honor Fallen Officers Troy Police Honor Fallen Officers
- May 19, 2017

I know. Hard to imagine that Donald J. Trump provided me with actual healing ... but he did. I wish what happened in Dallas that night was a rare tragedy. Police were initially puzzled as to why no neighbors heard the 14 shots: it was because Dorner used a silencer. Thursday's event coincides with National Police Week . (more...)
Tornado Rips Through Western Wisconsin; 1 Dead, 25 Injured Tornado Rips Through Western Wisconsin; 1 Dead, 25 Injured
- May 18, 2017

Residents of the park will be allowed to enter the site to look for their belongings around noon Wednesday, officials said. A team of deputies from the Barron County Sheriff's Department was still going door to door in the Prairie Lake Estates trailer park north of Chetek at 10:30 p.m., checking on residents. (more...)
After Yates, more questions for the Trump White House After Yates, more questions for the Trump White House
- May 16, 2017

The White House, Spicer explained , was skeptical of Yates because she was "not exactly a supporter of the president". Spicer said that after the White House first viewed the evidence and materials on February 2, which were first flagged by Yates on January 26, there were various meetings and discussions that took place leading up to the request for Flynn's resignation on February 13. (more...)
Nebraska down to one ACA insurer Nebraska down to one ACA insurer
- May 12, 2017

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, which stopped selling policies on the ACA exchange this year, has said it would reconsider its decision if conditions changed, but a company official said earlier this week that it has not made a decision on participation for 2018. (more...)
Police now say 9 killed in serial shootings case Police now say 9 killed in serial shootings case
- May 09, 2017

Nine people were killed and two injured in the shootings, which began in west Phoenix's Maryvale neighborhood. Aaron Saucedo was already in custody for a 2015 homicide when he was rebooked on 26 additional felony charges related to the Serial Street Shootings, PEOPLE confirms. (more...)
Trump administration hollows out EPA science integrity board Trump administration hollows out EPA science integrity board
- May 09, 2017

At least five members of the BOSC have already been dismissed after their terms ended this year, according to The New York Times; numerous members' terms already have or will expire this fiscal year. "EPA is stressing here that this is supposed to be an open and competitive process; no one was ever supposed to be guaranteed a second term". "We're not going to rubber-stamp the last administration's appointees". (more...)
Chicago Police say 2 officers shot and wounded Chicago Police say 2 officers shot and wounded
- May 04, 2017

Johnson, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police union president Kevin Graham went to the hospital to visit the wounded officers . Both officers were taken to a nearby hospital. The Back of the Yards neighborhood has seen some improvements with redevelopments. The spokesperson is reporting both officers are in stable condition. (more...)
Trump tax plan: Relief for his voters but lots of unknowns
- May 01, 2017

The interview recalled the roll-out of the plan Wednesday - just in time for Trump's 100th day in office, on April 29 - in which Mnuchin and Cohn handed out a one page outline of the tax plan to reporters , but offered virtually no information otherwise. (more...)
Heavy rain, severe storms to highlight Wednesday's weather Heavy rain, severe storms to highlight Wednesday's weather
- April 28, 2017

During the same time frame, violent storm effects could also be observed over areas of Southeast Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee. The storms will produce damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes. Meanwhile, places like Ottawa and Burlington (southeast cities) might pick-up over an inch of rain. Heavy rain will be the main concern, but a few severe storms will be possible too as we head into Friday night. (more...)
Obama to give $400000 speech on Wall Street Obama to give $400000 speech on Wall Street
- April 27, 2017

If that entails working on a memoir, publisher and literary agents consulted by the New York Times said such a contract would be worth somewhere between $12 and $30 million . A blockbuster auction had already set a record for USA presidential memoirs. "A man who always called out Wall Street greed", one Mad World News reader commented on the site's Facebook page. (more...)
Sonny Perdue confirmed as Trump's agriculture secretary
- April 26, 2017

She continues saying "During the confirmation process, Governor Perdue proved he possesses the experience and expertise to lead in this pivotal role". At his hearing , he pledged to help senators sustain popular crop insurance programs and fix problems with government dairy programs. President Donald Trump nominated Perdue in January but progress on his confirmation was slow due to media reports suggesting that undoing his various business entanglements caused delays in the ethics ... (more...)
Canadian minister looking forward to Trump trade talks
- April 24, 2017

The Canadian government protects its dairy industry through import tariffs and other measures, and dairy farmers in Canada have recently slashed some of their prices to undercut U.S. "We're going to get together and we're going to call Canada, and we're going to say, 'What happened?' And they might give us an answer, but we're going to get the solution and not just the answer, because we know what the solution is". (more...)