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Scholar: Options remain after order to charge train engineer

The state's attorney general has a wide range of options in responding to a judge's order to arrest a speeding Amtrak engineer involved in the deadly 2015 crash, a law professor said Friday, May 12, 2017. So the DA referred the case to the state attorney general who filed charges. Though the National Transportation Safety Board had previously ruled that the derailment was caused by Bostian, of NY, when he lost " situational awareness " due to being distracted by the radio, the DA's office ... Read More »

Former AG Yates tells Senate she warned of Flynn vulnerability

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Spicer explained that there was an 18-day delay between Yates first meeting with McGahn and Flynn's firing because the White House needed to offer Flynn "an element of due process". James Clapper, director of national intelligence under Obama, also testified Monday. But then, Trump has yet to own a mistake he's made. But he also defended the decision to allow Flynn continued access to phone calls with world leaders in his capacity as national security adviser. Read More »

Wisconsin Republicans gather for annual convention

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Kaul is lead attorney in a lawsuit fighting the law, which Schimel is defending. "But I need your help", Walker plans to tell Republicans, according to excerpts of his speech provided to the Wisconsin State Journal by his campaign. "Well, with record levels of employment in the State of Wisconsin, the better question is, 'Why wouldn't I run for re-election?'" Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is decrying what he calls a "plague of political correctness on our college campuses". Read More »

Trump declares James Comey 'should have never exonerated' Hillary Clinton

James Comey has agreed to testify in a public Senate hearing regarding the investigation into alleged ties between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's campaign team. "Embrace the label", Trump said. Mr Comey had initially declined to testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed-door hearing. Read More »

Judge orders charges against Amtrak engineer in 2015 derailment

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Amtrak 188 was carrying 243 people from Washington to NY on May 12 when it hurtled off the track in Philadelphia . A judge in Philadelphia on Thursday said there is probable cause to charge an Amtrak engineer in a 2015 derailment that killed eight people and injured more than 200. Read More »

Trump attacks 'showboat' Comey after sacking

Mason: Are there recording devices in the Oval Office or in the residence? SEAN SPICER: The president has nothing further to add on that. "The president is not correct", a former F.B.I. He and officials from the Department of Justice were clear why they felt James Comey had to go - more on that later. "I actually asked him, yes". Read More »

Teacher accused of kidnapping student will be in court

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Before he disappeared, Cummins left his wife a note saying he had gone to Virginia Beach to clear his head. Cummins reportedly said their sexual relationship began the night after they disappeared on March 13. Cummins maintains his innocence, the court documents state. "On behalf of Mr. Cummins family, we just wanted to express they are still very much in support of him, not saying they condone the actions that have been alleged against him but they still provide support, emotional support ... Read More »

Trump Denies Collusion Between 'Me and My Campaign and the Russians'

Bush, told me. "The president should immediately provide any such recordings to Congress or admit, once again, to have made a deliberately misleading - and in this case threatening - statement". "Taking Jim Comey out of that equation is not going to change anything in this investigation", Hosko said. Leaders of the USA intelligence agencies, including Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and CIA chief Mike Pompeo, testifying on Thursday said they agreed with that finding. Read More »

Former Florida congresswoman convicted of fraud

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On dozens of occasions, Simmons said he was told to take out of One Door's account the maximum $800 from an ATM near his house and deposit hundreds of it in Brown's personal account. She was acquitted on four of the original 22 counts. Judge Timothy Corrigan said Brown's accused co-conspirators Ronnie Simmons and Carla Wiley will be sentenced first. Read More »

Trump launches commission to probe alleged voter fraud

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Kobach, for his part, claims that the commission had not been put in place to validate the president's allegations of voter fraud but would instead "go where the facts lead". Shortly after his inauguration in January, Trump said he would be " asking for a major investigation into voter fraud". Kelly Ayotte would have won in New Hampshire if not for voters bused in from out of state. Read More »

GOP Rep's Staff Edits 'Pre-Existing Conditions' Part Of His Wiki

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One constituent yelled "shame" when he brought up his daughter, and accused MacArthur of "using" his tragedy. FILE- In this May 2, 2017 file photo, Rep. Throughout the evening, MacArthur explained that very few people with pre-existing conditions would have to pay more - just those who lose their insurance and experience a gap in coverage. Read More »

Amtrak Engineer Charged In Deadly 2015 Philadelphia Train Crash

Brandon Bostian has been charged with involuntary manslaughter , causing or risking a catastrophe, and "numerous" counts of reckless endangerment, prosecutors said. The state AG's office will either press charges or appeal the judge's order via Superior Court. The city quickly referred the prosecution to the state attorney general Thursday to avoid a potential conflict of interest. Read More »

Judge orders prosecutors to charge Amtrak engineer in crash

Earlier this week, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced that he would not press charges against Bostian because there was no evidence of criminal intent or responsibility. The Amtrak engineer behind the Philadelphia train derailment in 2015 that killed eight people was charged with multiple counts of involuntary manslaughter, prosecutors announced Friday. Read More »

Gillibrand urges Senate GOP to reject 'cruel' health care plan

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Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME, a moderate Republican whose vote will be critical in getting a bill to Trump's desk, voiced concerns about potential higher costs for older people and those with pre-existing conditions. But he's defending the House version anyway. The key of having a continuous coverage provision is to make sure that people stay covered and they move from one plan to the next if they want to. Read More »

Amtrak: 6 weeks of disruptions NYC train station repairs

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The document describes work scheduled between July 7 and July 25 and again between August 4 and August 28 as causing "significant service impacts" and requiring service adjustments. Because of the delays, commuters say they are not getting their money's worth, and have started a campaign called No Pay May. Assemblyman John Wisniewski, who chairs the Assembly transportation committee and like Lesniak opposed the transportation trust fund legislation, favors a 30-year plan that also would have ... Read More »

Attorney general sparks fear with push for harsh sentences

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In this week's memo , Sessions said the change was consistent with the Justice Department's responsibility "to fulfill our role in a way that accords with the law, advances public safety, and promotes respect for our legal system". She was arrested in Utah, and despite having no criminal history, and knowing nothing about the drug operation she unwittingly helped, received a sentence of more than 10 years in prison. Read More »

Trump tweets warning to Comey about 'leaking to the press'

But as Democrats and Republicans began to increasingly question Mr Trump's decision, Mr Spicer and two prominent spokeswomen hurried to defend the president on TV. White house staffers and the president have offered conflicting accounts about why Comey was sacked and the timeline leading up to the decision. The bureau's interim director, Andrew McCabe, told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday that the investigation would continue - but there are a lot of ways the White House ... Read More »

Senate Blocks Repeal of an Obama-Administration Environmental Regulation

In an official statement , McCain explained that he had voted against the resolution because it would have barred any regulations resembling the BLM rule from being implemented in the future. But not all Republicans supported the measure, in part because it would have made regulating methane waste more hard in the future. Some producers also argue that it is a redundant rule that is created to force what is already common-place practices for companies working close to the belt, who lose ... Read More »

Camping World chairman, CEO says Algonquin Gander Mountain will close

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Lemonis tweeted that the liquidators have control of the company's website until May 18. As of Friday, May 11, the Niles store is on the list of locations that will remain open "with landlord cooperation". Paul, Minn. -based company. A customer service employee from the Gander Mountain on the west side of the city tells us their store is for sure closing and they are unsure about the opening of the new store. Read More »

Pilgrims await pope at Fatima for canonization ceremony

The Vatican, for instance, has yet to recognise the reported continuous apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the Bosnian town of Medjugorje. Pope Francis called for harmony "among all people" on Friday (May 12) after arriving at Portugal's holy site of Fatima where he was greeted by thousands of pilgrims gathered to mark 100 years since child shepherds had visions of the Virgin Mary . Read More »

Felt nauseous to think I could have influenced US election: FBI chief

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Democrats attacked Comey for the announcement on October 28, 2016, only 11 days before the election, that the email investigation was being revived, while keeping silent about the allegations of Trump-Russia connections until well after the vote, thereby seemingly putting the weight of the FBI on the scales in support of Trump. Read More »

Eric Holder: Sessions Memo 'Dumb on Crime'

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But while Sessions is outspoken in his defense of mandatory minimum prison sentences, it is unclear at the moment what President Trump would do if presented with a bipartisan bill to revamp federal sentencing. The Justice Department on Friday released a memo from Sessions ordering federal prosecutors to pursue the highest charges possible, including those that carry mandatory minimum sentences, for drug offenders. Read More »

National Ad Buy Boosts House GOPers Who Supported Obamacare Repeal Bill

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Some states do ban health carriers from discriminating against victims of abuse , according to CNN. Unknown at this point, 18 months before the election, is how the health care vote could complicate that. Dearborn said last week on the podcast: "Will there be some changes?" "Where is their promise that no one is going to lose their insurance?" asked Connecticut Gov. Read More »

What McCabe Did And Didn't Say During His First Senate Hearing

The letter criticized Comey's decision not to charge former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server, arguing that he overstepped his authority by bypassing then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Burr added that whatever course the FBI decides to take in its Russian Federation probe, the Intelligence Committee's investigation will "continue as aggressively as we're able to". Read More »

Is Trump Taping Conversations in the Oval Office? Sean Spicer Won't Say

Mr Trump went further as well, saying at one point that his decision to sack Mr Comey was in part motivated by his belief that an investigation into Russia's meddling and connections between the Trump campaign and Moscow - which Mr Comey was overseeing - was fake news perpetuated by Democrats to make excuses for their 2016 loss. Read More »

Amtrak Engineer Charged By Penn AG Over Fatal 2015 Crash

Pennsylvania's attorney general appeared to disagree with the previous conclusion, and filed eight counts of involuntary manslaughter, one count of causing or risking a catastrophe, and multiple counts of reckless endangerment Friday. In the immediate aftermath of the incident, investigators said Mr Bostian was "extremely co-operative" but could not remember details of what had happened. Read More »

White House: Trump's morning tweets about Comey 'not a threat'

But very well known, highly respected, really talented people. And the Democrats like him. She said Trump would "never even suggest the expectation of personal loyalty". Comey's successor and associates in the Bureau have indicated that they intend to pursue the case regardless of Trump's views on the matter, while infuriating the White House by expressing support and loyalty to the fired FBI chief, who the President suggested was not popular or appreciated by his colleagues. Read More »

Shooter sought after paramedic, civilian shot in Dallas

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No other details about the neighbor or the paramedic, including their names, have been released. The chaotic scene from that horrific day raised concerns about the safety of paramedics trying to aid the wounded during an active shooting, but NBC 5 has learned that those bulletproof vests are only given to Dallas paramedics in limited situations. Read More »

Boy, 8, bullied at school days before killing himself

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An Ohio coroner has reopened an investigation into the death of an 8-year-old boy to examine security-camera video from the boy's school that shows him getting pulled head first into a restroom wall two days before he died by suicide. Cincinnati Public Schools said they are now "reviewing with faculty and staff the procedures regarding adult supervision in the restrooms". Dr. Read More »

Comey "Better Hope That There Are No Tapes" Of Conversations

CNN reported Friday that Comey is "not worried" about Trump's suggestion that their conversations could have been recorded. He never said explicitly that his meetings with Comey had been recorded, and his spokesman could not clarify the situation at a later briefing, but Trump's comment was widely read as a threat to retaliate against Comey. Read More »

Trump to order inquiry into voter fraud and suppression

But despite the high profile announcement, establishing the commission appeared to be a low priority for the White House. While most of us were distracted by the firing of the former FBI Director James Comey, the order named Vice President Mike Pence as the chair of the "Presidential Commission on Election Integrity". Read More »