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Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal - Axios

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the discussion on climate change had been "very unsatisfactory", adding "we have a situation of six against one ". French President Emmanuel Macron praised President Donald Trump's "capacity to listen" and his "intention to progress with us". President Trump promised to withdraw from the Paris agreement during his presidential campaign. Read More »

Donald Trump's first foreign tour: his most awkward moments

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The American President and his wife photographed during a visit to the Sistine chapel in the Vatican . Every American president has found himself grappling with the complex challenge of the conflict between Israel and Palestine. "It's part of the West Bank". Carrying this "message of unity", tomorrow in Rome, Trump will discuss with Pope Francis, "a series of questions of mutual interest". Read More »

NSA to Jimmy Carter Zbigniew Brzezinski passes away

Zbigniew Brzezinski , the national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, has died. But that same love kept them close through tonight when my dad passed away. After President Carter lost to Ronald Regan in 1981, Mr Brzezinski turned to other things, including becoming a consultant on worldwide affairs and a senior adviser for the Georgetown Center for Strategic and global Studies in Washington . Read More »

Senate Republicans Try to Balance Lower Premiums Against Pre-Existing Conditions

Socially conservative governors in Arkansas and Kentucky rebuffed proposals as unnecessary and South Dakota's Republican governor vetoed a proposal in March. The Senate , which is controlled by Patrick, rejected the House version and asked for the conference committee on the issue, which Straus rejected, saying that the scaled-back bill was "enough" and that the House will "go no further". Read More »

Massive landslide buries portion of Pacific Coast Highway in Big Sur

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The highway had already been closed as crews were working to fix damage from an earlier landslide; no injuries were reported. "It's still moving", Cruz said. Last year, a wildfire burned for almost three months in the Los Padres National Forest and on private land, sparked by an illegal campfire. In March, a collapsed bridge in Big Sur cut many residents off from access to essential supplies and services, with access only available on foot or by helicopter. Read More »

Cavs blow out Celts to reach finals

This team strikes the ideal balance between superstars and players who excel at the role they're asked to fulfill. They also need someone who can anchor the interior defense. 1 seed in the East. It's the rubber match of their two previous series , which saw Golden State win the championship in 2015 and the Cavs take the rematch last season. Read More »

Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Icon, Dies At 69 Years Old

In the 1990s Gregg Allman moved to California and dabbled in acting, appearing as a drug lord in the 1991 movie, " Rush ". Gregg Allman was born in Nashville in 1947, moving to Daytona Beach at the age of 11. By the mid-'70s the cloud over the band grew darker as Gregg became a heroin addict and Betts assumed leadership. However, Allman and Cher reconciled and had a son together, Elijah Blue Allman . Read More »

Cher and other celebs remember Gregg Allman

Their hits, like " Rambling Man ", " Midnight Rider ", and " Whipping Post ", were songs that contributed to The Allman Brothers Band's great success over the years. Duane also worked as a session guitarist in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and NY, recording with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, saxophonist King Curtis and other artists before talking Gregg into becoming the lead singer for Trucks' band. Read More »

Greg Gianforte wins Montana special election, apologizes for violence against reporter

At his election night rally in Bozeman on Thursday, Gianforte apologized for his behavior. Gianforte has since apologised for his behaviour, saying it is "the Montana way" to own up to mistakes. Fox News reporter Alicia Acuna, who was preparing to interview Gianforte at the time, said the candidate "grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him to the ground". Read More »

G7 summit ends in deadlock over climate change

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Trump's campaign team says the rally planned for Thursday has been postponed "due to an unforeseen change" in the president's schedule. "And together we will overcome this threat". Among the G-7 leaders who leaned heavily on Trump to stay in the climate deal was German Chancellor Angela Merkel , who said: "We put forward very many arguments". Read More »

Trump takes USA to brink of climate isolation at G7

The president thanked the troops and their families for their service to America, and said the USA will win the fight against terrorism. "There are no indications whether the United States will stay in the Paris Agreement or not". Trump tweeted Saturday that he'll make a decision next week. Trump flipped traditional US foreign policy upside down on his tour through the Middle East and Europe , coddling Middle Eastern leaders with questionable human rights records while demanding ... Read More »

Teens arrested in murder of 6-year-old MS boy

It is unclear if the driver of the Camry knew that the child was in the auto. When Kingston's mother, Ebony Archie , came out of the store, she saw that her vehicle was missing and immediately alerted a nearby sheriff's deputy. Tragedy has come to the fore with the revelation that missing 6 year old Jackson , Mississippi boy, Kingston Frazier has been found dead. During a press conference Thursday, authorities in Madison County revealed Kingston's body found several hours after he ... Read More »

Israel uneasy over Trump's massive arms deal with Saudi

U.S. President Donald Trump , left, French President Emmanuel Macron and EU Council President Donald Tusk, right, watch the Frecce Tricolori Italian Air Force acrobatic squadron performing, in Taormina, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017. Tehran has been complying with all the provisions of the nuclear deal and it has just re-elected President Rouhani, who is a moderate and expressed on many occasions that he wants improve relations with the USA and the Arab states . Read More »

Trump budget cuts will hurt Americans

She says Monday's bombing at a concert in Manchester, England, is proof of the ongoing threats. Top officials in President Donald Trump's Cabinet are heading to Capitol Hill to defend his plans to cut domestic programs and parry Democratic criticism of his tax proposals. Read More »

Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident

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This is an unthinkable tragedy as everyone in the Uber family knows how incredibly close Travis is to his parents. Our thoughts are with the Kalanick family today. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow and the incident is under investigation. Aside from Travis, 40, the couple has a son and two daughters. Co-founder/CEO of Uber, Travis Kalanick, speaks onstage during "The Übermensch" at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 19, 2016 in San ... Read More »

Trump faces new controversies as trip winds down

On Friday, the Washington Post reported that Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner spoke with Russia's ambassador to the US about setting up secret communications with Moscow. - Demanded support from Russian Federation and Iran for a peace process in Syria, and similarly called for an inclusive dialogue in Libya. But with Macron seeking to cement his presidential status less than a month after his election victory and to ensure a no-mistakes policy just three weeks before a ... Read More »

Why Dems Don't Want Lieberman as FBI Director

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Already one red-state Democrat , who would be a top target for Republicans to support a candidate, stated she would not be pleased with Lieberman as a pick. President Donald Trump confirmed to a reporter on Thursday that Lieberman was a finalist. Lieberman was also the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2000 for nominee Al Gore . Read More »

Gregg Allman, of Allman Brothers Band Fame, Dead at 69

Allman played his last concert in October as health problems forced him to cancel other 2016 shows. In March he canceled performances for the rest of the year. When it came to performing, there was nothing more Allman would rather be doing. According to a statement on his website, Allman had "struggled with many health issues over the past several years". Read More »

Another early exit from ACC tourney for Louisville baseball

While the Seminoles won for the 11th time in 13 games and moved into the ACC title game for a third consecutive season, Duke saw its season come to an end at 30-28. Louisville starter Kade McClure dropped to 7-3 on the season after allowing four runs on six hits in 4.2 innings. Max Miller lined a single into right field to score Labosky and tie the contest at two, and after Phillips whiffed for the second out of the inning, nine-hole hitter Chris Proctor strode to the plate for the biggest ... Read More »

Capito cautious of US House health care bill

The Senate is just now beginning its own process from a clean sheet of paper. Unlike the ACA (" Obamacare "), the Republican bill would allow insurance companies to charge rural residents more, making insurance out of reach for many in sparsely populated areas. Read More »

City pool to open for the season Saturday

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It was at risk of not opening because there weren't enough lifeguards. Northwest Pool will be open 1-5 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Night swimming is available Monday-Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. Individual passes are $40 for adults and $35 for K-12 students and 60-plus senior citizens. Swim Lessons are offered to ages 6 months to adult, to teach students how to swim skillfully and safely. Read More »

Texas Legislature OKs expanded prohibitions on bestiality

As you may know, the Legislature is required to finish its work by May 29th (140 days after we started). "But in fact he has not compromised at all", Patrick said. Straus believes a special session isn't needed to accomplish that. At another bill signing Thursday, the governor said, "the main thing I want to see is the House and Senate coming together" on the bathroom legislation. Read More »

CBO gives a brutal diagnosis of GOP's health plan

The association's report concludes that children's Medicaid would be slashed between $43 billion and $78 billion over the next decade, depending on the exact way the American Health Care Act is implemented. "We think that's so much smarter". The CBO noted that in some states where maternity care would be eliminated as an essential health benefit , insurers could end up offering women a so-called rider to their insurance plans to cover maternity care, at extra cost, on top of the ... Read More »

Another redistricting plan struck down

Also , when a lower court threw out the congressional districts, the legislature drew a new set. "That attempt, which in a sense was like shoveling or pushing black voters into particular districts in order to help themselves, the legislators, in other districts, that attempt turns out to be unconstitutional because it was an attempt that basically was founded on race", Gerhardt said . Read More »

Macron snubs Trump for Merkel & another arm wrestle follows

The pair met ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels - a city Trump called a "hellhole" in 2016 - and it was Macron who appeared to emerge victorious in the battle of the handshakes. And when he met the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, he failed to shake her hand during a photo op . Trump finally seemed ready to pull away - but Macron evidently wasn't. Read More »

'Vulnerable populations' at risk under healthcare bill, providers warn

The findings indicate that over the next 10 years, 23 million Americans would lose insurance under the AHCA. States also would get permission to allow insurers to charge higher premiums for older people. He said the proposal, which is now in the hands of the Senate, would eliminate the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which helps promote immunization, smoking cessation and other public health initiatives and makes up 12 percent of the budget of the Centers for Disease Control and ... Read More »

French president Macron trumps Trump's tug-and-hold handshake

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However, a source in the French delegation said Macron had repeated the EU's position that the terms of the divorce must be first. His meetings include the newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron , who much like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , looked well briefed in how to deal with the impending handshake from Trump. Read More »

Health care bill would drive up premiums for millions, CBO finds

This was the bill that would end the Affordable Care Act or ACA (also known as Obamacare) that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives had narrowly passed earlier in May, without knowing what its impact and cost would be. The American Health Care Act would eliminate Obamacare's taxes, which would mean almost $1 trillion in tax cuts, mainly for the wealthy, according to The Associated Press. Read More »

OH children allegedly shot by mother die in hospital

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The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2qceUUP) that Dayton police Det. Police allege that 30-year-old Claudena Helton shot 8-year-old Khmorra and 6-year-old Kaiden on Thursday morning inside their home. No attorney for her was listed yet. Police Chief Richard Biehl has said their mother shot the children inside their Dayton home on Thursday and then took them to the front yard, where they were found by police and emergency crews. Read More »

Ohio State hails itself as the 'fastest team in college football'

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The Sooners and Buckeyes, meeting in Columbus this time around, will be a 6:30 p.m. CST kick on ABC on September 9. Ohio State was slotted No. 1 and Oklahoma No. Both programs finished 11-2 last season, with OU finishing one spot ahead of Ohio State in the final AP Top 25 at No. 5. The Buckeyes beat the Sooners 45-24 past year in Norman. Read More »

Montanan facing assault charge wins seat

He is the chairman of a local Christian school in Bozeman, the state's fourth-largest city, and his family's charitable foundation donated $1.5 million to a creationist museum that rejects the theory of evolution and claims the dinosaurs were wiped out by the Biblical flood. Read More »