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Polanski rape victim wants case ended

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She said she is deeply disappointed that this case hasn't ended and asked Gordon to consider several paths toward an expedited conclusion: sentencing Polanski in absentia to time served, recalling the global warrant for him, unsealing Gunson's testimony and compelling the DA to investigate the alleged misconduct or dismissing the case altogether. Read More »

Jury in Bill Cosby case drills down on deposition testimony

Constand accused Cosby of sexually assaulting her back in 2004 , claiming that Cosby allegedly invited her over to his house and gave her pills, which incapacitated her as, she says, he allegedly assaulted her. What's The Worst Case Scenario For Cosby? . The Pennsylvania jury is deliberating, and all we know at this point is that no one will be happy when the verdict is returned. Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Testify in Open Hearing on Tuesday

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During his nomination hearing in January, the former senator told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he had no contacts with Russian officials as part of the Trump campaign. On the other hand, he considered that the investigation on the alleged Russian meddling into the last United States presidential elections bore on in the decision of his layoff. Read More »

Deputy AG wouldn't fire Mueller if unlawful

Jeanne Shaheen , a New Hampshire Democrat, whether he has seen good cause to fire Mueller. Mueller was appointed special counsel after Trump fired former FBI director James Comey, who was heading up the investigation. "These investigations are important", Ryan said. He is expected to get questions from lawmakers about how the Justice Department's $27.7 billion budget request reflects Sessions's shifting priorities towards cracking down on illegal immigration and violent crime, with ... Read More »

Tillerson flags Trump to be tough on Cuba

At a committee hearing, he also defended President Donald Trump's plans for steep reductions in US spending on diplomacy and foreign aid. Mr. Tillerson suggested major defense-related issues facing Washington - from Chinese military muscle flexing in East Asia, to the ongoing Islamic State terror threat and Iranian provocations in the Middle East - serve as a justification for the increase in Pentagon spending while decreasing the budget for USA diplomacy and aid. Read More »

Flag Day events planned at The View, Minot State University

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Shortly after Memorial Day I drove onto one of the local barrier islands for lunch with my family. A flag should be be displayed if it has tears or is tattered. In patriotic parades and musical salutes, we support our military and recognize the significance of the Stars and Stripes. But it is the American flag I wear every day, the one that represents our citizens commitment to the future, that fills me with the greatest pride. Read More »

Boy, 6, found dead on daycare bus

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Monday but was never taken inside Ascent Children's Health Services , which serves children with development disabilities. The child was found dead in his booster seat hours later, police said. Police, along with the Department of Human Services, are now investigating the incident. The employee also noted that there was protocol involving paperwork when checking a child into the facility and that it was mandatory to have at least two adults on the van at all times. Read More »

Arrest made in deadly shooting of Arkansas police officer

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A manhunt is underway for the suspect accused of shooting him, however, it's unclear what led to the incident. Police Chief Michael Scudder said the police diving team was called out to search for a weapon believed used in the shooting, KATV-TV, Little Rock, reported. Read More »

Jeff Sessions to testify: Focus of Russian Federation probe shifts to attorney general

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For the sake of the American people, we hope that Jeff Sessions answers all of these questions openly and truthfully and doesn't try and hide under the guise of executive privilege. Senator. Sessions said the Senate intel committee was the "appropriate forum" for such questions. Also on Tuesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said he's seen no basis for firing Robert Mueller , the former FBI director he appointed as special counsel to oversee an investigation into potential ... Read More »

SC ranking for child well-being a bit better, new Kids Count says

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SC ranks 39th in the nation for child well-being, a slight improvement from last year's ranking of 41st, according to the latest Kids Count, released Tuesday by the Annie E. MI ranked only slightly better for economic well-being, at 31st. Data shows that kids with health insurance have better outcomes over their lifetimes, including higher graduation rates and lower smoking rates. Read More »

Trump blasts court for ruling against travel ban at "dangerous time"

The judges say the president violated US immigration law by discriminating against people based on their nationality and that Trump failed to show their entry into the country would hurt American interests. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling on State of Hawaii, et al. v. Trump today (June 12). It originally included a proposed ban on travellers from seven nations, which was subsequently reduced to six after Iraq was removed, leaving Iran , ... Read More »

Trump Says Travel Ban Ruling Comes at 'Dangerous Time'

S.C". On the contrary, there is no documented link between an individual's nationality and their propensity to commit terrorism. The judges largely affirmed US District Court Judge Derrick Watson's decision from March which found the core provisions of the revised executive order likely violated the Constitution because its primary objective was to disfavour Muslims, but on slightly different grounds. Read More »

Sherman Unveils Proposed Article of Impeachment Against Trump

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The Democratic divide over whether it's time to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump took center stage at Tuesday morning's closed door weekly meeting of House Democrats. Such a vote is likely to fail, as few members have shown a willingness to call for Trump's impeachment. Al Green , D-Texas, have done so. Earlier on May 9, Trump had fired James Comey from his post following which former FBI director Robert Muller was appointed by Deputy Attorney ... Read More »

The charges against Bill Cosby, and sentences they carry

Steele said, his voice full of spite, as he pleaded with the jury to convict Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand in 2004 when she was 30. Constand was untruthful time and time and time again". She sat in the front row, across the aisle from Constand, who didn't react to McMonagle's two-hour closing but smiled at the end of it. Read More »

Attorney General Sessions facing questions about Russia in testimony on Capitol Hill

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Sessions is expected to begin testifying about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sessions to say he did not meet with Russian ambassador at Mayflower Hotel Sessions won't discuss private conversations with Trump: report Trump: "Fake News Media has never been so wrong or so dirty" MORE on Tuesday will push back against reports that he met with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.in April 2016. Read More »

Sessions' Senate testimony: What to expect

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Sessions is scheduled to testify on Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 EST. The Texas Republican said that he was confident Sessions will put an end to the "myths" surrounding recent reports, with his testimony. Comey told the intelligence committee in a closed session that Sessions may have had a third, undisclosed interaction with Russia's ambassador to the USA, according to people familiar with the briefing. Read More »

Trump to host new South Korean president at White House

Earlier this year, the top USA commander in Afghanistan , General John Nicholson, described the situation in the war-torn country as a "stalemate". Mattis warned that a military conflict with North Korea would be a "would be a very, very serious war" resulting in a massive loss in life, comparable to the 1950-1953 Korean War. Read More »

Rep. Smucker's amendment included in bill to change Dodd-Frank regulations

Democrats objected to the bill calling it the "Wrong Choice Act". House Financial Services Committee chairman Jeb Hensarling of Texas says the bill would make it easier for consumers to borrow. Hensarling cited comments from big bank CEOs saying that they could live with the Dodd-Frank law. The bill also gives the president the ability to fire the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , and gives Congress control of the agency's budget, meaning it could be defunded ... Read More »

Attorneys general hope to force Trump financial disclosures

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Racine of Washington - both Democrats - filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Maryland, the first time a state government has sued Trump claiming those payments violate the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. It notes that Trump's local competitors are "injured by decreased business, wages, and tips resulting from economic and commercial activity diverted to the defendant and his business enterprises due to his ongoing constitutional violations". Read More »

What's next in the legal fight over the travel ban

A ruling Monday , June 12, 2017, from a unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals called the national security concerns an after-the-fact justification for a policy that was "rooted in religious animus and meant to bar Muslims from this country". Read More »

Ultra-Powerful Xbox One X Unveiled

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Microsoft's Xbox One X will compete directly against the PlayStation 4 Pro, an upscale model that focuses squarely on 4K and high dynamic range (HDR) video , but that doesn't support UHD Blu-ray playback. During the conference, nearly every third-party game had some sort of exclusivity agreement with Microsoft and was running at 4K on the console. Xbox One X will join the Xbox One family of devices and coexist alongside Xbox One and Xbox One S, and all Xbox ... Read More »

Large hail and tornadoes hit parts of eastern Wyoming

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Severe storms tore through areas of Wyoming Monday, with a series of tornadoes leaving damage and destruction in their wake. A tornado watch until 8 p.m. There were no reports of any injuries though. There were numerous reports of golf ball- and baseball-sized hail that damaged vehicles and other property. Read More »

Deputy AG defends integrity of Russia probe

Gingrich noted the congressional testimony last week of James Comey , whom Trump fired May 8 as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who acknowledged that he had leaked his own memos of his conversations with Trump to force the appointment of an independent counsel. Read More »

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea

A statement issued in NY by a Rodman publicist said the former National Basketball Association player is in the rare position of being friends with the leaders of both North Korea and the United States . North Korea's Foreign Ministry official who spoke to the AP in Pyongyang confirmed Rodman was expected to arrive Tuesday, June 13, 2017, but could not provide details. Read More »

Sandy Hook group dumps Megyn Kelly as event host

On Monday morning J.P. Morgan Chase's Chief Marketing Officer Kristin Lemkau took to Twitter to express her dismay over Kelly's decision to speak with Jones on her program. "They had it edited where it sounded like I said nobody [died]... and that's why I'm calling for the piece not to air next Sunday on Father's Day". Erin Andrews said she was so hysterical after learning that a stalker had videotaped her naked that when she called her parents, they thought she'd been in a vehicle crash. Read More »

Accuser's mother bolsters story Cosby drugged, assaulted her

Andrea Constand walks to the courtroom during Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse on June 6, 2017 in Norristown , Pennsylvania. She complied, although Cosby did not look at her, nor did he look at her throughout the testimony, even turning his head away at times. The comedian once dubbed America's Dad could get 10 years in prison if convicted. Read More »

Attorney General Session next up for Capitol Hill scrutiny

Richard Shelby, R-Ala., Sessions said that he had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees but that it had become clear some members would focus their questions on the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Sean Spicer: White House 'Confident' that Supreme Court Will Uphold Travel Ban

The 9th Circuit Court struck down President Trump's travel ban and used his own Twitter account against him in the process, as a three-judge panel cited Trump's latest tweets in the decision, according to CNN . The appeals court had asked opposing parties to file legal briefs before it makes its final decision. Both orders also would have put on hold admissions to the USA of refugees for 120 days. Read More »

Fact check: James who? Trump paints Comey as a stranger

The justices held the privilege can be overcome, for instance, when the communications are evidence in a criminal investigation, as they were when a special prosecutor subpoenaed President Richard Nixon's audiotapes. "Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!'" Trump tweeted Sunday morning. Bars were packed in Washington as people watched Comey's testimony like a sporting event. Read More »

Record-breaking heat hits Northeast; 97 degrees at airport

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Some areas, especially those in and around New York City, could see record-highs broken. According to the National Weather Service , Boston reached 96 degrees on this day on 1973, a temperature that hasn't been topped since. Temperatures are expected to sizzle again Tuesday after the mercury hit 93 degrees on Monday, matching the record set in 1973. The forecast calls for a second day of record-high temperatures Tuesday on Long Island, poor air quality and the possibility of strong ... Read More »