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4th Circuit Court Ruling Keeps Trump's Travel Ban On Hold


But Gregory wrote that looking at the statements was appropriate and said the executive order was "steeped in animus and directed at a single religious group". The revised order also imposes a 120-day ban on refugees. A similar ruling against Trump's policy from a Hawaii-based federal judge is still in place and the 9th Circuit U.S. Read More »

Alabama vs. Florida State opener slated for 7 pm start


The Florida Gators will play MI at 3:30 on ABC, ESPN announced Thursday afternoon. The matchup is a part of five games to be hosted by the ABC/ESPN family of networks on opening weekend to start the 2017 college football season. This year's game will mark the 61st meeting between the two schools, with Miami playing Florida State more than any other opponent in program history. Read More »

Chinese Fighter Jets Intercept US Air Force Plane


The four-engine WC-135, dubbed the Constant Phoenix, has been deployed in the past to detect North Korea's nuclear activities . Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a USA "sniffer" plane over the East China Sea , two US military officials told NBC News on Thursday. Read More »

Interviews well underway for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director


When he testified Monday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, along with ousted Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Clapper also appeared to cast doubt on the president's interpretation of his comments when he said he "was not aware of the counterintelligence investigation Director Comey first referred to during his testimony before the House intelligence committee on March 20th". Read More »

New Iowa governor names Adam Gregg 'acting lieutenant gov'


Reynolds said Thursday that Gregg would be the "acting lieutenant governor". He lost to longtime Democratic Attorney General Tom Miller . Public Defender Adam Gregg , of Johnston, is her choice. But Miller's opinion concluded there is no vacancy, saying Reynolds is filling both offices. He cited wording in the Iowa Constitution and historical precedent. Read More »

'Discrimination Sunday': Texas Lawmakers Advance Anti-LGBT Bills


The bill includes other provisions, protecting the rights of foster and adoptive parents to send their children to religious schools and ensuring that there would be no "adverse action" against a foster parent or adoptive parent who refuses to help a child acquire birth control or an abortion. Read More »

Above-Normal Hurricane Season Predicted: NOAA

Agency officials said they expect a total of five to nine hurricanes with wind speeds of at least 74 miles per hour. Gerry Bell, NOAA's lead seasonal hurricane forecaster, said the outlook "reflects our expectation of a weak or non-existent El Niño " and normal or warmer-than-normal water temperatures across the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean Sea. Read More »

Tornado watch issued for portion of SC

There also are reports of damage in a community near Camp Hanes in King and firefighters are going door-to-door along Cliff View Drive. No serious injuries were reported. More flooding, damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes can not be ruled out. A funnel cloud with that storm was reported in Iredell. A significant weather advisory , set to expire at3:30 p.m., says funnel clouds are possible. Read More »

GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs


The CBO's assessment will likely figure prominently as the Senate deliberates its version of the bill. The CBO's analysis of subsidies in 2026 indicates that under the GOP bill, net premiums for a 64-year-old earning $28,500 would rise from $1,700 to $13,600-$16,100, depending on whether the person lives in a waiver state. Read More »

Melania swats away Trump's hand once again

But it's clear that, if such a test existed, Donald Trump would not be president - which he proved at a press conference in Israel on May 22. US President Donald Trump met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem on Tuesday, a day after promising to make a renewed effort at peace between the Palestinians and Israelis. Read More »

Expansion of ban on larger electronics on airlines likely


An official who attended Wednesday's meeting told the Associated Press that an extended ban to include Europe was "off the table" for now. They discussed " existing aviation security standards and detection capabilities" as well as security improvements "related to large electronic devices placed in checked baggage", it added. Read More »

Russian Federation probe: Subpoenas to get Flynn to talk


Separately, Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to Trump's presidential campaign, told Reuters via text message that he would testify before the House Intelligence Committee but was "still working out details". Under the US Constitution, the Fifth Amendment protects individuals from being witnesses against themselves. The Times said some of the Russian officials bragged about ties to Mr Flynn, and others thought they could use Mr Manafort's association with former Ukrainian ... Read More »

Landslide buries California's scenic highway in Big Sur

No injuries or damage were reported, officials said. Dirt and stones are blocking the sweeping views of a coastal scenic highway in California. The California Department of Transportation ( CALTRANS ) took these photographs of a massive mudslide that covered this section of State Route 1 Saturday night. Read More »

1 killed in Wisconsin tornado; 15 hurt

Fitzgerald described the scene to KMSP-TV as "total devastation" and said first responders could hear people yelling for help when they arrived. "The greatest risk of severe thunderstorms, up to a moderate risk, will exist along and northwest of I-44, with hail up to the size of baseballs, damaging winds to 75 miles per hour, and a limited potential for strong tornadoes", forecasters in Tulsa said. Read More »

De Blasio Promises "Crackdown" on Parking Placard Abuse


Placards do not authorize parking in front of fire hydrants, in bus stops or taxi loading zones, in front of driveways, or double parking generally. There are now 44,496 NYPD placards, 62,000 DOE placards, and 54,020 DOT placards, according to the Mayor's Office. In April, when the threat of an indictment had passed, de Blasio vowed to instead write an op-ed describing them. Read More »

Melania Trump appears to slap away president's hand in Israel


When was walking down the red carpet with Israeli first couple, the US First Lady was left a few steps behind. His hand was met with a flick from his wife , in clear view of the global press gathered at the scene. Within hours, it collected over 65,000 "likes" and more than 50,000 retweets. Donald Trump may be facing more trouble than just political - and legal. Read More »

Prospective juror gets laughs from comedian-defendant Cosby

He calls their encounter consensual. O'Neill agreed at the request of defense lawyers to pull jurors from Pittsburgh rather than Montgomery County due to the extensive media coverage of the case. The hunt was on Wednesday for a 12th juror and six alternates. "How my father is being punished by a society that still believes black men rape white women; but pass off "boys will be boys" when white men are accused and how the politics of our country prove my disgust". Read More »

Jeff Sessions wants all those prisons full

Sessions' policy memo directs prosecutors to "charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense". Holder mandated that when possible, federal prosecutors should avoid charging certain defendants with crimes that would lead to mandatory minimum sentences . Read More »

RightNow founder turned politician gets assault charge after 'bodyslamming' reporter


Guardian US editor Lee Glendinning said in a statement : "The Guardian is deeply appalled by how our reporter, Ben Jacobs , was treated in the course of doing his job as a journalist while reporting on the Montana special election". and we don't accept these childish and violent outbursts. Navarro continued:"You see in this country, we believe in freedom of expression, we believe in freedom of the press and we ask questions of our elected officials". Read More »

Budget office predicts House GOP bill would leave 23 million more uninsured

This is the AHCA's second scoring by the CBO, which released its first report in March . About one-sixth of the population live in states that would opt to make major changes to their insurance regulation, lowering premiums for the young and healthy, but likely leaving numerous sick unable to afford coverage because their rates would continue to escalate. Read More »

Former Playmate Dani Mathers Gets 3 Years Probation In Body-Shaming Case


Read the entire Fox News Entertainment story here . In his letter of recommendation for Mathers - obtained by - he said he and his wife Karla had known her for 20 years and watched her develop into a "fine young lady". At a Los Angeles courthouse on Wednesday her lawyers changed her plea from "not guilty" to "no contest" after a 20-minute meeting with prosecutors and the judge. Read More »

NY Times: Russians discussed how to influence Trump via his aides

During the phone call on August 4, 2016 with FSB chief Alexander Bortnikov, Mr Brennan warned that any meddling would harm US-Russian relations. Dan Coats , the current USA director of national intelligence, declined to comment Tuesday on a Washington Post report that said the president had asked him to publicly deny any collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign. Read More »

Alabama dismisses head baseball coach Greg Goff


Revoking scholarships would be a violation of NCAA rules and the school acted accordingly. "As with any situation, the University of Alabama will follow NCAA guidelines". That could be a head coach, that could be an assistant coach, but we want somebody that's been in college baseball and understands the dynamics of that. Read More »

Police arrest six in relation to Manchester attack


Britain's interior minister told the BBC that it was likely that Abedi was not acting alone. "The British police have been very clear that they want to control the flow of information in order to protect operational integrity, the element of surprise, so it is irritating if it gets released from other sources, and I have been very clear with our friends that should not happen again ", she said. Read More »

Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway


Meanwhile, work on Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge is expected to take most of the year if not longer. "We haven't even been able to get in and assess the damage and come up with a plan". That compares with $660 million past year, he said. The highway is one of the main arteries for Big Sur, which relies on the gorgeous coastline to draw tourists. Read More »

All the subtle ways the Pope just threw shade at Donald Trump

The men (President Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner) went to the men's prayer plaza while the first lady and daughter Ivanka went to the women's area, Haaretz reported . She also prayed in the hospital chapel. Every woman in the United States delegation wore a veil, including Ivanka Trump , the president's daughter who converted to Judaism before marriage. Read More »

Irving and James lead the way as Cavs down Celtics


Irving, who has had a history of injuries, said he's rolled his ankle enough times to know when it's serious. "The ones we gotta look at are the ones he got at the rim". "The only thing that matters now is to get a win back in Boston". The Celtics seemed to have endured the outburst without too much damage. Tonight ranks right along with Irving's 41 point performance in Game 5 of last year's NBA Finals as the best of Kyrie's career. Read More »

Remembering the fallen on Memorial Day — Military Appreciation Month


Following World War I, the holiday extended to include all who have died in the American Armed Forces, though it wasn't until after World War II that the holiday gained a national following. Memorial Day is a day to honor the fallen. Later, in 2000, the National Moment of Remembrance Act was signed into law designating 3 p.m. local time for people across the United States to stop what they're doing for a moment of silence to honor soldiers who died while on active duty. Read More »