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Niskayuna grad charged in Penn State hazing death

According to Philly.com, Piazza and 13 other pledges were getting ready to participate in a hazing ritual known as "the Gauntlet". Piazza, a 19-year-old sophomore and pledge at Penn State's Beta Theta Pi fraternity, died on February 4, following the fall on the night of February 2. Read More »

White House cites rumor, innuendo in criticizing Sally Yates

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that ousted Acting Attorney General Sally Yates was a "political opponent" of President Donald Trump while she served at the Justice Department. The real story is that the White House didn't fire Flynn until the Washington Post and other news organizations broke the stories about Flynn lying to Pence. Read More »

Man holding human head stabs store clerk; mother found dead

KATU-TV reports the blade-wielding suspect left his vehicle running outside the Harvest Market Thriftway in Estacada, walked into the store just before 2:30 p.m. A small collection of candles also grew on the other side of the parking lot, just in front of yellow police tape that covered almost an entire block. Read More »

Trump invokes Christian nationalism at Liberty University

The president also called the United States "a nation of true believers", a country that doesn't "worship government, we worship God". Falwell is credited with helping Trump win an overwhelming 80 percent of the white evangelical vote. "I really don't think any other president has done more for evangelicals and the faith community in four months than President Trump has", Falwell told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. Read More »

Trump's Tax Returns Show No Russian Income, 'With A Few Exceptions'

The $12.2 million in foreign income earned by Trump's Miss Universe pageant in 2013, a "substantial portion" of which came from holding the annual pageant in Moscow . The letter is dated March 8, 2017. As it happens, Morgan Lewis itself is not only the longtime tax counsels to the Trump Organization but were named Russia Law Firm of the Year in 2016 . Read More »

Trump pledges to move quickly to name new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Smearing the character of the former FBI Director is going to have consequences that will include Comey getting his day in front of the entire political world to tell his story under oath in front of a congressional committee. Garcia was the USA attorney for the Southern District of NY from 2005-2008. Fired FBI Director James Comey is willing to testify before Congress on the condition that he is able to do so in public, the New York Times reported Friday. Read More »

Tilmon Joins Mizzou Recruiting Class

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While Porter will excite the masses in likely his only year in Columbia, Tilmon is the type of player who should stick around while Martin gets Missouri off the ground. Tilmon played one season at The La Lumiere School, a preparatory academy in La Porte, Indiana, before returning home to play for the Flyers during his senior season. Read More »

Senate Conservatives Push Back on New DOJ Sentencing Guidelines

A spokeswoman with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Sacramento told ABC10 Friday that they are reviewing Sessions' memo . So what does pursuing the maximum possible sentence for a heroin user look like? The Sessions memo essentially guarantees a larger federal prison population, ensuring that money that would be better used on preventing crime will be spent imprisoning people who are no risk to the communities. Read More »

Oklahoma officer says she recalled training as she shot man

Betty Shelby leaves the courtroom following testimony in her trial in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, May 12, 2017. Speaking in her own defense during the second week of her trial, Shelby testified that she thought she saw Crutcher reach into his vehicle's window and that her training kicked in. Read More »

Authorities: Jet crashes at small airport near New York City

Two crewmembers died. There were no other passengers on the plane, according to police. Jordan had no information on injuries or deaths or how many people may have been aboard, or if anyone was injured on the ground. It crashed in a residential area about 1/4 mile from the airport. The FAA is en route to the scene, according to a spokeswoman. The flight departed from Philadelphia International Airport. Read More »

Putin undecided which song to play when he meets Trump

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The Russian leader said he thought such an approach was possible because of what he called "the positive experience" of holding talks with Pyongyang in the past. I can not say I played , I was just pressing the keys with two or three fingers. "It was quite hard to play, even for me, a person who plays with two fingers", Putin said. Read More »

Trump, irked at cabinet and staff, mulls sweeping shake-up

The White House's Chief of Staff Reince Priebus , Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon and Press Secretary Sean Spicer are some of the officials that might be included in the "major reboot", Axios news website reported Sunday, citing unnamed confidants within the administration. Read More »

Trump's Muslim Comments Could Haunt Him In Travel Ban Appeal

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So, that is what we - as we go into the federal appellate court here today, the argument breaks down in two ways. The new order planned to temporarily suspend immigration from six Muslim-majority countries until the Department of Homeland Security could assess the threat posed to national security by those nations. Read More »

Trump Creating Commission on Voter Fraud, Suppression

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Apart from Mr. Pence and Mr. Kobach, five other members to this bipartisan commission are Connie Lawson, Secretary of State of Indiana; Bill Gardner, Secretary of State of New Hampshire; Matthew Dunlap, Secretary of State of Maine; Ken Blackwell, Former Secretary of State of OH and Christy McCormick, Commissioner, Election Assistance Commission. Read More »

Most Americans don't support Comey's firing

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The New York Times reported Thursday that Trump asked Comey to pledge his loyalty to the president and that Comey refused. While 36 percent of independents disapprove of the firing, 42 percent said they had no opinion one way or another, higher than the overall 32 percent of Americans who didn't have anything to say on the matter. Read More »

Court likely to question if Trump's travel ban discriminates

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The order was also a direct suspension of President Obama's 2012 Visa Interview Waver Program that allowed frequent U.S. tourists to bypass the visa interview process. This isn't the first time the 9th Circuit has been tasked with deciding the immediate fate of the President's travel ban. "This order is aimed at aliens overseas, who themselves don't have constitutional rights", Wall said in a hearing broadcast live on C-Span and other news stations. Read More »

French ex-prime minister Valls offers to back Macron in June elections

Valls resigned as prime minister to launch his own presidential bid but in a shock result was defeated in the Socialist Party's primary in January by left-wing candidate Benoit Hamon. The two-stage legislative elections on June 11 and 18 will decide whether a new party created by 39-year-old Macron , who is due formally to take power on Sunday, will win enough seats to allow him to govern effectively for the next five years. Read More »

First lady: Barron to attend private Episcopal school

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Eleven-year-old Barron is now finishing the school year at a private school in NY where he has been living with his mother since Mr. Trump took office in January. On the one hand, the school gets national attention. "As we came to know Barron through the admission process, it became clear that he, like all of our newly enrolled students, will be a great addition to St. Read More »

Bus crash closes SB I-95 north of Baltimore; NB lanes reopen

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According to Maryland State Police, there were 26 students and three chaperones onboard the bus. An adult and one child were flown to the hospital. Besides the two people airlifted to hospitals, the others were transported to three area hospitals with less serious injuries - broken bones, head injuries, asthma attacks, officials said. Read More »

"I need a shower." Kellyanne Conway shills for Trump despite supposed disgust

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Brzezinski interrupted to suggest Conway had told them she was "just doing this for the money", though Scarborough wasn't sure if the former campaign manager had ever gone that far. During the campaign, when she was very adept at transferring Trump's message and talented in some ways, and would get off the set and say she needed to take a shower, and she would call him her client. Read More »

Rep. Mo Brooks seeks US Senate seat in Alabama

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Brooks, who was to officially announced his candidacy on Monday, will face off in the August 15 primary with Sen. Mo Brooks joined the U.S. Senate race in Alabama on Monday, casting himself as the only proven conservative leader in an increasingly crowded race for the seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Read More »

FBI director replacement process to 'go quickly,' Trump pledges

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When Trump then asked for "honest loyalty", Comey told him he would have that, said the Comey associate, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. "So you don't need a special prosecutor", he said. "There are a lot of Democrats who feel that way", Schumer said. Finding Mr Comey's replacement, however, is going to be a monumental struggle for President Trump , as the bipartisan nature that usually gets ugly during the nomination ... Read More »

Melissa McCarthy, Alec Baldwin Take Aim at President Trump, Sean Spicer

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Alec Baldwin was back as President Trump in "Saturday Night Live's" cold open , parrying with Michael Che in a spoof of this week's much-publicized interview with NBC News' Lester Holt. The two sat down to talk about the week's biggest news story, President Trump's surprising and suspiciously-timed dismissal of now former FBI Director James Comey . Read More »

Boy, 8, beaten unconscious days before days before killing himself

The family chose to release information about the video this week, in the hope that parents and others in the community might come forward with information about what happened. For almost 5 minutes after that, "many students step over, point, mock, nudge, kick, etc.", the 8-year-old boy, Karaguleff wrote. Finally, assistant principal McKenzie rushes into the restroom and finds the boy. Read More »

Five things we learned from the Sally Yates hearing

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Investigators have been looking into possible wrongdoing in how Flynn handled disclosures about payments from clients tied to foreign governments including Russian Federation and Turkey, US officials briefed on the matter have told CNN . She stated that she had warned President Trump about Flynn, as well as revealing that Russian Federation has had dirt on Flynn for a long time and would have been able to succeed in blackmailing him. Read More »

Push to pin health care vote on vulnerable Republicans begins

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Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME is expressing concerns about the bill passed by the House to replace the nation's health care law and says she expects the Senate to start over "from scratch". He added that people who will be impacted by the bill will be "living in the emergency rooms again". Senate Republicans and top White House officials have already indicated that the House proposal, shepherded by House Speaker Paul Ryan, is likely to undergo changes in the coming weeks and months. Read More »

Attorney General Sessions orders tougher drug crime prosecutions

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The Trump administration called for tougher charges and longer prison time for criminals in a move to return to strict enforcement of federal sentencing rules, according to a memo the U.S. "This is wrong. [The] DOJ should focus on prosecuting violent criminals, not nonviolent drug offenders". "The actions of the last week make all the more reason he should not be attorney general". Read More »

'I Call Turbo Bullsh*t': John Oliver Shares His Thoughts on James Comey

Oliver started by dissecting the letter the White House released dismissing Comey, which said that the ousted FBI director had informed Trump on three separate occasions that he was not under investigation. "They need to acknowledge that what has happened is f--ed up and not continue to give non-answers", Oliver said. "Apparently, no part of P90X targets the backbone", he adds, taking a dig at Ryan's fitness regimen. Read More »

French Socialists prepare to expel Manuel Valls

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Politicians from the traditional parties in France have taken on the air of survivors from a ship-wreck following Macron's triumph which in particular dealt a death blow to the Socialists. En Marche will announce its candidates for the legislative elections on Thursday. Jean-Luc Melenchon, who came fourth with a sizeable score in the presidential contest, said he hoped to gain control of the National Assembly and fight to stymie Macron thereafter. Read More »

Trump threatens 'showboat' Comey with 'tapes', warns he may cancel press briefings

Associates of Mr Comey said they felt comfortable revealing the details of the dinner meeting to The New York Times now that Mr Comey had been fired. He also specifically brought up the ongoing Russian Federation investigation. Whoever is chosen as Comey's successor, and all of that person's subordinates, will know the truth about what happened and will have to behave accordingly. Read More »