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York: Trump has kept his promises; mostly


He says he intends to renegotiate NAFTA and signed an executive order withdrawing America from the Trans-Pacific Partnership . At the same time, opinions about Russian involvement in the United States election appear to be holding steady, with 62% saying it would be a crisis or major problem for the USA should it prove true that Russia attempted to influence the outcome of the U.S. Read More »

Arkansas carries out first double execution in U.S. since 2000


Asa Hutchinson has said it's his duty to carry out the men's sentences and that the executions will bring closure to victims' families. But with one week left the state is behind schedule. Jones was transferred to Cummins. In the federal petition, Williams sought relief from his death sentence on many grounds, including suspected juror misconduct, but U.S. Read More »

Judge lets Whiteclay beer stores stay open


Whiteclay is known as a spot where people drink, sleep and sometimes fight in public. "They're going to lose money". Maisch said their priority is to make sure help is available to people in Whiteclay as soon as it's necessary. "That's great", said beer store lawyer Andrew Snyder of Scottsbluff, after a reporter read him part of Jacobsen's order. By day's end, the response would not be the same. Read More »

Browns Select Aggie Myles Garrett With First Overall Pick

Being the first pick in the National Football League draft is such massive honor, and after much consideration the Cleveland Browns used their 2017 number one overall selection to choose Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett, 21. The main criticism for the newest Cleveland Brown is that he doesn't go all out on every play. After months of mock drafts and prospect evaluations, the 2017 NFL Draft is here. Read More »

Arkansas inmate hopes to avoid being 4th killed

Williams can be executed without any court review is simply unimaginable and would be a grave injustice". Williams was sentenced to death for Boren's murder. As they did for the past six executions scheduled, the Arkansas Department of Correction continued to prepare for the lethal injection. "Mr. Williams respectfully requests from this Court a stay of execution pending consideration of his petition for a writ of certiorari". Read More »

Arkansas inmate says Monday execution was flawed

But Greenwood's daughter, Kayla Greenwood, urged Hutchinson to spare Williams, in a letter sent on Thursday. The executions this month were the first in the state for 12 years. He said state law only requires notification to the relatives of the person whose killing led to the death sentence. The state had meant to put eight men to death before a lethal injection drug expires at midnight Sunday. Read More »

Medical marijuana expansion bill heads to House floor


Voters would have been asked whether to approve raising the state's sales tax by 0.5 percent. The bill "effectively negates the votes of over 6 million Floridians", said Ben Pollara, who ran the medical marijuana amendment campaign. A state commission that evaluates incentive programs said this one would cost the state about $7 million a year and return $15 million. "While I'm disappointed by this particular vote, I remain confident that the work we did on this issue won't go to waste ... Read More »

Pens' rookie wins it in OT with hat trick

The Blues scored their first power-play goal of the series from Schwartz with 4:41 remaining in the second period. The only goals he allowed came from the Wild gaining an extra skater in Game 1 for an empty net opportunity and a 5-on-3 penalty kill in Game 2. Read More »

NASCAR stars are no longer driving into their 50s


He posted pictures of a bumpy road and a headache relief medicine. Will the fan base be OK if Dale Jr. runs fifth in an Xfinity vehicle? "We've got to have one", Wheeler said. The race auto driver's contract expires at the end of this season, but there are no reports as to who will replace him. Ryan Blaney is super talented. Read More »

House GOP Offers 1-Week Stopgap Funding Measure To Avoid Shutdown


Cost-sharing subsidies help Obamacare enrollees cover out-of-pocket payments associated with their health care, including deductibles, coinsurance and copayments for low-income people. The House argued the program was illegal since the funds were not appropriated by Congress. Along with other contentious measures, the wall funding threatened to precipitate another government shutdown as the current budget expired. Read More »

Trump says "major, major" conflict with N.Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

A "major, major conflict" with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs says US President Donald Trump, although he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. Admiral Harris said North Korea remained the biggest threat to security across the region today as it "vigorously" pursued strikes and launches meant to target Australia, South Korea, and the US. Read More »

Elizabeth Warren: I'm 'troubled' by Obama's $400000 speech


I feel like it ultimately threatens democracy". Obama agreed to speak at the conference in September and will be the keynote speaker for one day during the event, according to FOX Business . Obama's speaking fees almost double those obtained by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Obama is following in the path of several other recent presidents who found they were able to easily monetize the experiences they gained in the world's most powerful elected position. Read More »

Senators Told North Korea Nuclear Threat Is Urgent


A targeted attack to take out North Korea's growing nuclear weapons program could spark a wider war on the Korean Peninsula, lawmakers and experts on North Korea have warned . WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration told lawmakers Wednesday it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, as an extraordinary White House briefing served to tamp down talk of military action against an unpredictable and increasingly unsafe US adversary. Read More »

Trooper slaying suspect shot dead after standoff

Stephen Ballard, 32, was shot dead shortly after noon Wednesday in the parking lot of the Wawa convenience store at 1605 Pulaski Highway (US Route 40) in Bear, Delaware. Police blew off the front door and several windows, but didn't immediately enter the home. The trooper, who was in full uniform, made contact with its occupants, who showed their IDs. Read More »

Pence mends fences during Australia visit

The vice president was in Sydney for talks with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on a trip aimed at mending fences following a surly phone conversation between Trump and Turnbull in January, which rattled a long-standing alliance between the two powers. Read More »

The Pentagon Is Officially Investigating Michael Flynn Over Foreign Payments

They say they as well as the Department of Defense, Director of National Intelligence and the Federal Bureau of Investigation received a form letter from the Oversight Committee asking for documents related to his security clearance. An lawyer for Flynn did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Asked about the inspector general's investigation Thursday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that he thought it was "appropriate". Read More »

U.S. admiral says North Korea crisis 'at worst point'


The admiral says there's uncertainty within US intelligence agencies over how far along North Korea's nuclear and missile programs are. Mr Tillerson, Boris Johnson and fellow ministers from the 15-member security council will gather in NY today in an American-led effort to increase the pressure on the regime. Read More »

Arkansas plans fourth execution in about a week

The second scheduled Thursday execution, of Jason McGehee, was put on hold by a federal court because the the condensed timeline for the planned executions had shortened the schedule for the state's clemency process too much. In an act as generous as it is tragic, the family members of Michael Greenwood, who was killed in 1999 by on-the-run convict Kenneth Williams, bought plan tickets for Williams' daughter and grand-daughter so they could see him before his execution in Arkansas on ... Read More »

Wells Fargo to face irritated shareholders at annual meeting

Wells Fargo has been in turmoil since its admission in September that over the course of several years, employees trying to meet aggressive sales quotas had opened as many 2 million fraudulent accounts. The bank's guidelines require that directors offer to resign if they fail to receive a majority of votes cast. But in practice, directors who win with less than 80 percent support should consider exiting the board, said Charles Elson, a University of DE expert on corporate governance. Read More »

Trump says he will renegotiate NAFTA or terminate it


Some analysts suggested that with the Trump administration approaching its 100-day mark and the clock ticking on NAFTA, the draft order could have been an attempt for the USA president to flex some muscle over the negotiations. Jorge Guajardo, a former Mexican diplomat and senior director at the Washington-based worldwide strategy firm McLarty Associates, said he doubted it was merely a ploy to twist the arms of US lawmakers. Read More »

City worker who was killed is honored for Arbor Day


The real fun began, however, when they got their hands dirty and planted trees that would provide both shade and oxygen at the school for years to come. In urban areas there's a large planting effort. Mihalik helps Millstream students with a tree planting during a 2016 Arbor Day event. "I will be presenting Arbor Day presentations throughout May, June, and even into the fall". Read More »

Freedom Caucus says it now backs GOP health care plan


Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), who had previously supported the bill, did say he was undecided following a Wednesday afternoon meeting with the Tuesday Group. With the clock ticking on Trump's 100th day, the White House can be counted on to be pushing the bill to members aggressively in the coming days. The announcement by the Freedom Caucus changes the dynamics of the discussion and could provide enough votes for House Republicans to pass the measure. Read More »

Far-right protesters don masks in Berkeley

The tension illustrated how Berkeley has emerged as a flashpoint for extreme left and right forces amid the debate over free speech in a place where the 1960s US free speech movement began before it spread to college campuses across the nation. Read More »

Suspect allegedly chased Delaware state trooper before gunning him down, police say


The suspect was shot and killed after exiting his Middletown home with weapons and engaging police Thursday morning following a 20-hour-long standoff. During the overnight standoff, police said, Sealy shot at police at various times. Sealy fired several rounds at police officers. Police warned nearby residents to stay inside and lock their doors, and hostage negotiators established contact, trying to get Sealy to surrender peacefully. Read More »

United States steps up pressure on North Korea

China on Thursday welcomed an apparently softer tone by the United States on the North Korean nuclear and missile crisis but stressed its opposition to a US missile defense system being deployed in South Korea. China says the system's advanced radar can penetrate deep into its territory and undermine its security. According to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency , the video was posted on North Korea's propaganda outlet Meari (Echo) website Thursday, one day after U.S. Read More »

Trump backtracks on Nafta withdrawal vow in favour of renegotiation

Trump frequently railed against NAFTA-one of the largest trade deals in the world, which was negotiated by George H.W. Bush and signed, after much controversy, by Bill Clinton-on the campaign trail and during his presidency. The National Milk Producers Federation, the U.S. Dairy Export Council and the International Dairy Foods Association praised the members for writing the letter. Read More »

US drone strike kills 7 in northwest Pakistan


Meanwhile, two Pakistani intelligence officials said Thursday an overnight US drone strike killed seven militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border, the first such strike since 2014. Pakistani authorities announced that Ahsan was in custody earlier this month. US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops have been at war in Afghanistan since 2001, after the ousting of the Taliban regime for refusing to hand over Osama bin Laden following the 9/11 attacks in the United States. Read More »

Trump Blocked From Withholding Funds From Sanctuary Cities

Trump tweeted . " San Francisco , and cities like it, are putting the well-being of criminal aliens before the safety of our citizens, and those city officials who authored these policies have the blood of dead Americans on their hands", the White House's statement also said. Read More »

Arkansas awaits word from Supreme Court on execution

They told the 8th Circuit that a previous team of Williams' lawyers "unequivocally abandoned a mental retardation claim after the results of the testing showed". Arkansas Attorney Genera Leslie Rutledge, a Republican, opposes clemency or a stay of execution and accuses Williams of trying to run down the clock: Williams' death warrant expires at midnight Thursday, while the state's supply of midazolam, the first drug in the three-drug lethal injection protocol, expires at the end of the month. Read More »

Sharks' Joe Thornton played 4 playoff games with a torn ACL, MCL

The Oilers dominated in overtime, outshooting San Jose 14-2, with Jones stoning Oilers captain Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins from point-blank range before the Desharnais goal. Joonas Donskoi had two game-winning goals in 2016. The Sharks did a lot of the things they set out to do before the start of the series. Upon intercepting a pass between the two Sharks, Edmonton forward Anton Slepyshev would skate 120 feet uncontested to score an unassisted goal against Jones, giving ... Read More »

Suspect barricaded in home after DE officer killed


Police are reportedly afraid that the home is booby-trapped. At 9:17 a.m., the male suspect exited the residence and engaged police. He was later shot and killed by police after he emerged carrying a weapon, ABC affiliate WPVI reported . Read More »