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At NATO Summit Macron Dodges Trump And Hugs Merkel Instead


Finally, the second time, Mr. Trump withdrew and Mr. Macron let him go, "said the New York Times correspondent". The Kremlin expects that the four-way "Normandy format" negotiations on settling the conflict in Ukraine would continue after Macron's election, Ushakov said. Read More »

Trump May Appoint Former Senator Joe Lieberman New FBI Director

When asked if Lieberman was his top pick, the president said "yes". The former presidential candidate met with Trump Wednesday and the Associated Press reported that he said it was a "good meeting". Swan Song: Joe Lieberman prepares for his final speech in Senate . Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., called Mr Lieberman a "pillar of credibility". Read More »

NYT says Russia hoped to sway Trump via advisers


The conversations between the Russian officials centered around former campaign chair Paul Manafort and then-adviser Mike Flynn. The New York Times report was the latest indication of the depth of concerns within the USA intelligence community about Russian efforts to tip November's election toward Trump as he battled Democrat Hillary Clinton . Read More »

Budget director gets heat over Trump's proposals


Mulvaney said prior annual growth forecasts were "pessimistic". But the White House argues the opposite, saying spending is out of control, and the government has a responsibility to use tax dollars more responsibly - by spending fewer of them. Read More »

2 children dead after being locked in hot vehicle in Parker County


The children were identified as a 16 month-old boy and a girl who had celebrated her second birthday in late February. The mom then searched outside and allegedly found her children locked in the vehicle, police said. Mark Arnett. 'Any comment regarding this case at this time would be an assumption until all of the facts are gathered'. "We encourage anyone who was information about the suspect's identity or location to contact us immediately". Read More »

Manchester attack: US paper leaks images of explosive device


If confirmed , the halt to the sharing investigative details with Britain's most important defence and security ally would underscore the level of anger in Britain at leaks to the US media of details about the police investigation. But the public "should remain vigilant," May said during a brief televised address after a meeting of the government's COBRA crisis committee. At least 22 people were killed and dozens others wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the end of a ... Read More »

Vanderbilt takes 4-shot lead after Round 1 at NCAA Championship


Top Stanford performers Viraat Badhwar and Isaiah Salinda have only completed 16 holes so far, both at par. 2 Cole Miller fired the day's low round for Penn State, carding two-over 74 at the 7,300-yard loop. 2 and 9, but he shot 3-over across seven holes after the delays. Zalatoris righted the ship with a birdie on the ninth - just before play was suspended again due to darkness. Read More »

Rubin: Israelis pleased, overall, with Trump visit


President Donald Trump placed a note in the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Monday, becoming the first sitting US president to visit one of Judaism's holiest sites . Like Obama and many previous US presidents, Trump has pressed Israel to curtail settlement construction in the West Bank. "With US support, the Saudis want to establish a new military alliance in the region, which some media call the 'Arab NATO.' Its members will be more sensitive toward Trump's anti-Iran statements than ... Read More »

Texas Lawmakers Revive 'Bathroom Bill' With Proposal For Public Schools


The Texas Senate early Monday passed a bill to allow faith-based adoption and foster care providers to operate based on their religious beliefs. The bill likely to make the most movement on the school funding formula is Senate Bill 2144, which would create a 15-member commission to study how best to change or rewrite the state's school funding formula before the 2019 session. Read More »

Man charged with kidnapping girl, 6, who went missing


Police say the driver, Avery Howard, was questioned and later arrested on charges of kidnapping and assault and battery. An officer pulled over a auto around 2:45 p.m. He is being held at the Ash Street Jail in New Bedford pending his arraignment at a later date, according to police . Easton, Stoughton, Mansfield and Raynham police , state police , environmental police , the Norton Fire Department, and the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council assisted with the search. Read More »

'Trumponomics' of United States budget is latest low point for president

John Kasich seems to think President Donald Trump's budget proposal is actually a reflection of how Mick Mulvaney , the Office of Management and Budget director, would choose to allocate funding if he were president. Georgia Rep. Sanford Bishop said the cuts "fail the test of basic human decency". And polling indicates that such programs are overwhelmingly popular with American voters - a big reason for congressional Republicans not to agree with cuts. Read More »

Texas pushes ahead with 'bathroom bill' as others shy away

Concern is rising among some members that as leadership remains focused on the big gets - an Obamacare repeal/replace bill and tax reform - the budget process will go from delay to defeat, which would mean a CR that goes into next year if members can't agree to a final budget on time. Read More »

CBO estimates for Trumpcare leave healthcare providers deeply anxious

Portman hasn't given any detailed statements about the bill following the release of the CBO score but seemed to nod to the fact the Senate will rework the legislation. It would particularly devastating to the poor and elderly, and less healthy Americans would ultimately be unable to buy insurance at premiums comparable to the Affordable Care Act - if they could purchase coverage at all . Read More »

G7 leaders pressure tech firms on removing terror propaganda

The inclusion of collaborative principles would be a small diplomatic win for Italy , the summit's host, whose officials had been pushing hard to make migration and refugees central to the summit but such plans were hampered by the US. "President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed during a conversation on the sidelines of the Group of 7 meetings in Sicily to forge a trade deal after the United Kingdom wraps up a pact to leave the European Union ". Read More »

Trump orders investigation after Manchester leaks


Libyan authorities had been following Hashem Abedi, the suspect's brother who was born 1997, for a month and a half because of suspected links to ISIS, said Ahmed Dagdoug, the spokesman for Libya's counter terror forces. The arrests take the total number of men in custody to eight after a series of raids across Manchester , Wigan and Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Thousands of people observed a one-minute silence at 11 am (1000 GMT) in Manchester , London and other British cities on ... Read More »

Jared Kushner discussed setting up secret communications with Russian ambassador

In March, the White House confirmed that Mr Kushner, who is married to Mr Trump's daughter Ivanka, had met Mr Kislyak at Trump Tower three months earlier. USA officials stressed that the information on Kushner's meetings is the result of intelligence collected from Russian officials, not surveillance of Kushner or any member of the Trump transition team. Read More »

Boating safety for Memorial Day weekend


Children and people being towed by a boat on skis, tubes or other similar devices are particularly required to wear personal flotation devices. Check over your boat and make sure there are no electrical problems as well as ensure the battery is charged. Read More »

Officials investigate photos of gator forced to drink beer


Pictures posted on social media alerted officials the next day. The names of the people involved were expected to be announced Friday, along with a list of charges against them, SC officials said. Floyd and Brown admitted to officers that they picked up the alligator after they saw it crossing the road, according to SCDNR. But for a case like this, no federal protection applies. Read More »

Savannah jobless rate drops to 4.3%


Employment in the goods-producing industries, up 1,200 jobs, or 1.3 percent, increased for the first time in 24 months. The number of initial claims for unemployment insurance, used to evaluate new layoffs, dropped by 576 (45.6 percent) to 688, with most of that decrease in manufacturing, the department said. Read More »

Abbott signs 'passing the trash' bill cracking down on predator teachers

Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, said. The Congressional Budget Office score on the House Zombie Trumpcare bill was scathing when it came to amendment that got Speaker Paul Ryan the votes he needed to pass it, the waivers for states to decide whether or not to keep protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Read More »

Comey agrees to testify in front of Senate committee


Committee chairman Senator Richard Burr said he wants to hear from Mr Comey on his role in the development of the USA intelligence agencies' assessment that Russian Federation interfered in the presidential election past year. According to the daily, a Trump Administration official defended president's purported conversation with the Russians as he wanted to a create a "sense of obligation" with them and to coax concessions out of them on Syria, Ukraine, and other issues. Read More »

GOP plan would cut 23M from insurance


What happens next on health care is up to the Senate .GOP leadership has already set up a special health care task force to craft a Senate version of the bill . The agencies expect that the nongroup health insurance market in many areas of United States would continue to be stable in 2020 and in later years as well, including in some states that obtain waivers from market regulations. Read More »

Pilot Dies in Fiery DE Crash of Med Helicopter


State Police say the crash resulted in the death of the helicopter's pilot, the only person aboard. The crash created thick black smoke and a fire, destroying the helicopter. The last flight plan showed the aircraft leaving Atlantic City about 11:17 a.m., the network reported. Initials reports suggest the helicopter may have crashed behind a small building in a commercial area, and the helicopter was inbound toward the Wilmington Airport at the time of the crash. Read More »

After trip's final day, Trump to return to tumult at home

Republican activists and lawmakers are urging President Donald Trump to withdraw from the worldwide Paris climate agreement , a plan among countries to combat global warming. He's also refused to explicitly back the mutual defense agreement that has been activated only once, during the darkest hours of September 2001. France , Italy , and Canada are each responsible for less than 2 percent of global emissions, and Germany and Japan's slightly higher emissions hardly compare to ... Read More »

Trump's son-in-law under Federal Bureau of Investigation probe


The newspaper said ambassador Sergei Kislyak told his superiors that Mr Kushner proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities for their discussions, apparently to make them more hard to monitor. There have been multiple congressional committee investigations launched as well as an FBI investigation into Russian election meddling and possible ties between Trump campaign associates and Russia . Read More »

Colorado oil tank blast kills worker, spurs safety questions


Colorado's oil and gas regulatory agency, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), did not begin recording or taking inventory of tank battery sites until 2009. Anadarko also says it will pay for natural gas detectors for neighborhood residents. One person died and three were injured in an oil tank explosion and fire in Mead, Colo., the Weld County Sheriff's Office reported. Read More »

Ex-Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in 1980s


On Thursday, that effort took a big step forward: A San Antonio grand jury indicted Jones, now 66, for murdering 11-month-old Joshua Sawyer on December 12, 1981. "As people are well aware, I believe children are a gift from the Lord", District Attorney Nico LaHood said in the statement. But later, she became "intoxicated" with the "power of life and death" she wielded over children in her care, they said. Read More »

Ohio Chief, Two Others Killed; Suspect Dead

The slain police chief, Steven Eric Disario , had headed the Kirkersville Police Department for only about three weeks, Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp said. All were relocated to other facilities until investigators were out of the nursing home. Pine Kirk Care Center is a 24-bed facility in a converted residential residence, said Peter Van Runkle, executive director of the Ohio Health Care Association, a nursing-home industry group. Read More »

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott jokes about shooting reporters


In addition, Abbott's office said SB 16 will waive the fess for peace officers and members of the Texas military forces. "We are proud to expand the right to bear arms by lowering the cost of what you have to pay in order to get a license to carry", Abbott said, according to the Texas Tribune . Read More »

House Republicans vote against constituents

Sen. I live in the 9th Congressional District and am writing to commend Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, for her recent vote against the American Health Care Act . The state Democratic party has taken the popular Republican governor to task for not speaking out against President Donald Trump on a number of issues, not the least of which being health care reform. Read More »

#ManchesterBlast: Ariana Grande to hold concert for victims

The arrests came after detectives carried out a controlled explosion as they searched a property in the Moss Side area of Manchester in the early hours of Thursday. Citing unnamed federal security sources, Focus reported that British-born Salman Abedi twice flew from a German airport in recent years and wasn't on any worldwide watch list. Read More »

Texas House rejects attempts to strengthen 'bathroom bill'


The House budget proposal will reflect a "good balance of continuing tax reform and tax reduction with making sure that we're meeting the needs of our citizens", said Rep. Of that "positive" coverage, most stories described efforts by performing artists, businesses, sports organizations, and others to protest the " bathroom bills ". Read More »