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Key takeaways from FBI Director James Comey's hearing on Capitol Hill

The FBI obtained a warrant to search the laptop and sifted through thousands of emails, Comey said, including ones that had been forwarded to Weiner's laptop and that contained classified information. What did we do, what did we find, what do we think about it? That being said, Clinton seems incapable of moving on from this election, blaming Comey and the Russians during an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour during the Women for Women International Luncheon in New York City yesterday. Read More »

UN Climate Talks Kick Off as US Mulls Withdrawal from Paris Deal

The conflicting signals suggested the administration was trying to keep its options open while Trump decides whether to withdraw, a move the global community would strongly oppose. Washington-based World Resources Institute climate programme head Paula Caballero said: "The question of whether this creates a hard backdrop for the negotiations is clearly a "yes". Read More »

Marchers for climate change unfazed by snowy weather in Denver on Saturday


In fact, Trump has tweeted more than 50 times, Mic reported in March, that climate change must be a "Chinese hoax " or remarking on the cold NY winters and wishing for a "big fat dose" of global warming. Bruce Rauner to responsible clean energy and jobs. The agency stated that the website changes, which will include taking down climate and scientific information that has been on display for decades, are being made so that the agency better aligns with the vision of its leadership. Read More »

Mexico criticizes new Texas 'sanctuary city' law


Governor Abbott also promised court action, saying any local official who violates the new law will be locked up and communities with sanctuary city polices will be subject to fines and penalties of up to $25,000 per day. Abbott on Sunday, May 7, 2017, signed a so-called "sanctuary cities" ban that lets police ask during routine stops whether someone is in the USA legally and threatens sheriffs with jail if they don't cooperate with federal immigration agents. Read More »

Residents linger despite fire evacuation orders

The wildfire was sparked by lightning April 6 and has since burned nearly entirely within the Okefenokee refuge boundaries, as well as some public forest land in north Florida, for the past month. Nichols says there have been no reported injuries. The wildfire is only about 12 percent contained. He projects the fire will be contained and controlled by November 1, depending on the weather. Read More »

Trump Signs Order Opening Arctic for Oil Drilling


The new executive order could expand offshore drilling to parts of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic oceans, along with the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. A month before leaving office, Obama banned offshore drilling in almost all of the Arctic under US control to protect marine life and prevent potential oil spills. Read More »

Penn State Fraternity And 18 Members Charged In Student's Death

Police have said hazing and excessive drinking at the Beta Theta Pi chapter house on February 2 may have contributed to the 19-year-old sophomore engineering student's death. Fraternity members said Piazza fell down the basement stairs while intoxicated the night before, the State College police said at the time . Miller said doctors estimate Piazza had a blood-alcohol content of nearly.40 the night of the pledge ceremony, a dangerously high level. Read More »

US, Asean agree on tighter sanctions vs North Korea

WASHINGTON―US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged his Southeast Asian colleagues on Thursday to take further steps to isolate North Korea's pariah regime. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday pressed Southeast Asian governments to ensure "leak-proof" enforcement of sanctions against North Korea and to prevent the pariah nation's diplomats from conducting business that could benefit its weapons programs. Read More »

PSU fraternity members charged after hazing death

According to a grand jury presentment, DiBileo allegedly ran the "wine station" the night that Piazza drank excessive amounts of alcohol during pledge week. "So when I walked into the room and I saw Timothy lying on the couch, at first I'm thinking he probably had way too much to drink, he could possibly have alcohol poisoning", Beta Theta Pi brother Kordel Davis told ABC's "Good Morning America." The fraternity brothers' actions, and inaction, were detailed in grand jury ... Read More »

Rudy Gay to opt out of contract, become free agent


The Kings traded for Gay in December 2013 from the Toronto Raptors. The 11-year veteran saw his 2016-17 season cut short by a torn Achilles, but prior to the injury, he was actually enjoying a pretty solid - and dare I say somewhat efficient - campaign. Read More »

Wary Senate Awaits Republican Health Care Repeal Bill

Although it is a major victory for President Donald Trump, the bill is far from becoming law. With all democrats and 20 republicans opposing it, the bill passed Thursday by just four votes. It would dilute consumer-friendly insurance coverage requirements, like prohibiting higher premiums for customers with pre-existing medical conditions . Read More »

Ex-Obama aides to testify in Russian Federation probe

Former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates told senators Monday she warned the White House's top lawyer in January that then-national security adviser Michael Flynn may have been "compromised" by the Russians and that the administration needed to "take action they thought was appropriate". Read More »

Tornadoes Cut Trail of Destruction in East Texas

Even though the dealership only suffered property damage, Canton Mayor Lou Ann Everett confirmed Sunday evening that four people were killed in the storm. In Antioch, Tennessee, a 2-year-old girl was killed Sunday when a metal soccer goal fell on her at a soccer complex. "I also thank our first responders who have worked tirelessly to provide assistance", Hutchinson said in a statement posted on Facebook . Read More »

Check out the best celeb moments from the Met Gala last night


In the reality TV star's snap, taken in the bathroom during the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala in New York , Kylie is seen posing with sisters Kim Kardashian West and Kendall Jenner. Because, if there is one place you and your bae want to show off it's the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit - where OTT fashion is nearly a prerequisite. Read More »

Girl attacked by kangaroo at drive-thru zoo as mom records encounter


Our NBC affiliate, WAFF reports that this wasn't the first time the family has visited Harmony Park Safari in Huntsville, Ala ., but it was their first time seeing the kangaroos. White said she was speaking out not to keep other families from visiting the zoo, where her own family had so many good times, but to warn of the potential danger in getting too close to the animals. Read More »

No Federal Charges In The Death Of Alton Sterling

Videos of the incident were inconclusive regarding Sterling's gun, making it impossible to prove the officers' account was untrue, the department said. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said that while he had been precluded from investigating the matter while the Justice Department did its work, he would now launch a state probe. Read More »

Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in slop


The skies have cleared just in time for mud hasn't On Saturday, Churchill Downs ushers in the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby , to kickoff the first race of the Triple Crown horse racing championship. I liked the way he fought on between horses, after looking beaten in mid-stretch of the Santa Anita Derby. "I don't even know how much he won by". Their record for wins as a jockey-trainer combination substantiate that definition. Read More »

Abbott signs sanctuary cities bill into law

Giving local police broad discretion to question people about their immigration status is a bad idea because the it opens the door widely to profiling and discrimination against Latinos, who comprise 39% of Texas' population and are the largest minority group in the Lone Star State. Read More »

Obama said to have warned Trump about Flynn

In her opening statement , Yates said that she planned to be as "fulsome and comprehensive as possible" within ethical and legal boundaries. There's good reason why Yates' testimony has been so highly anticipated. Congressional investigators have so far homed in on Flynn, Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, and Roger Stone, who informally advised Trump during his presidential run. Read More »

UT student killed in knife rampage a Graham ISD graduate

One of the victims died from their injuries at the scene, University of Texas (UT) police chief David Carter said . "This was not about a person who had a vendetta". But White recently missed almost a month of Spanish class, Springer said, and it seemed like something was wrong. The three male stabbing victims, all 20 or 21 years old, were receiving treatment at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin , police said. Read More »

Speaker Ryan: On Trump's Offshore Drilling & Pro-Energy Executive Orders

Gulf of Mexico. At the signing in the Roosevelt Room, where the audience included Vice President Mike Pence and members of Congress, Trump emphasized that the USA has abundant offshore oil and gas reserves, "but the federal government has kept 94 percent of these offshore areas closed for exploration and production, and when they say closed, they mean closed". Read More »

Trump signs executive order for national monuments


The Antiquities Act has been key in protecting areas like the Grand Canyon and other iconic lands in the country, Dahl said, adding that "to dismantle it is nothing short of a betrayal to the American people and the land and history we've spent generations protecting". Read More »

Ivanka Trump Meeting With Top US Officials to Discuss Paris Climate Treaty

A conservative politician in the Australian government said his country was committed to the agreement, but added that the United States pulling out would "change the nature of the agreement". Trump called climate change a "hoax" perpetrated by China, and promised to "cancel" the deal as president. While politics and policies may change, science is giving us a clear and consistent message about climate change. Read More »

Charges Against Frat, 18 Members in Penn State Student's Death


The breakdown of charges against the eighteen Penn State students are as follows: Eight for involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and hazing, among other charges; four for reckless endangerment and hazing, among other charges; and six for evidence tampering. Read More »

Phoenix serial killing suspect arrested in 7 shooting deaths


On Monday, he was charged with another eight counts of homicide, three counts of attempted homicide, six counts of drive-by shooting, five counts of aggravated assault and one count each of endangerment, discharging a firearm at a structure, discharging a firearm at a non-residential structure and criminal damage. Read More »

Appeals court hears testimony on Trump travel ban

The exact list will be released on Monday morning ahead of the hearing, set to begin at 2:30 PM (1830 GMT). That would be bad news for a young administration seeking victory on one of its first policy changes. In March, a judge in Maryland and another in Hawaii halted enforcement of critical sections, pointing to comments by Trump and top advisers indicating that they wanted to bar Muslims from entry. Read More »

KY Health Advocate Weighs in on GOP Health Plan

Senators have set up a working group of about a dozen lawmakers to examine how to craft the Senate's health bill: with members ranging from Sen. Among those being targeted are Tom MacArthur of New Jersey, the moderate Republican who helped revive the bill by authoring an amendment on pre-existing conditions, as well as Dave Brat of Virginia, a conservative Freedom Caucus member. Read More »

Ousted Obama official to speak on Trump aide's Russia talks

Flynn originally said sanctions against Russian Federation were not discussed in his conversations with Kislyak, but then admitted they were mentioned. Trump made no mention of the fact that Flynn had been fired from his high position by the Obama administration in 2014. Obama's recommendation to Trump, first reported by NBC News on Monday morning, was confirmed by a former Obama administration official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to be candid about the private conversation ... Read More »

Dead in Cargo Plane Crash at Yeager Airport


Police and rescue personnel at the scene of the plane crash which left two dead. . Yeager Airport remains closed but the Charleston Fire Department said there was no immediate danger to anyone in the area. "My opinion is that something happened to that plane in air before it ever descended, before the crash", Galyon said. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Read More »

US Senate faces uphill task to pass Obamacare repeal: Cruz


Moments later, there were celebrations on the White House lawn, where a reception was held for Republicans in the House of Representatives. Trump's political advisers calculated that it was less damaging electorally for congressional Republicans to pass a bill that some of their constituents see as deeply flawed than to have passed nothing at all. Read More »

United States regulator website hacked after TV host comments


John Oliver rallied Americans to unite to defend Net Neutrality on Sunday night and enough responded nearly immediately to crash the Federal Communications Commission's website. The main story tonight was on net neutrality - or rather, the return of it to the show after being spotlighted previously. The FCC said it is working with commercial partners to address the situation and "will continue to monitor developments going forward". Read More »

Top 5 Plays From Warriors Vs. Jazz Game 3


JaVale McGee - only good for bloopers - delivered crucial crunch-time minutes, and finished the game +17 in 12 minutes. Credit to the Warriors' tough defense in the second half, but this was Utah's game for the taking and they couldn't get over the hump. Read More »