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New Jersey Police Officer Killed in Crash While Driving to Work

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Police say the 29-year-old officer was driving to work when a auto driving westbound crossed the highway median, hitting Tarentino's auto and another vehicle. He is survived by his wife and two children. Summit Mayor Nora Radest said Tarentino's "devotion to his job and the community was unmatched". "This is a tremendous loss for the city". Read More »

DHS sec'y 'wouldn't criticize' Russian Federation channels

After returning late Saturday from his first foreign trip as president, Trump geared up to combat concerns over his advisers' ties to Russian Federation, including explosive reports about Jared Kushner , his indispensable aide-de-camp. White House chief of staff Reince Priebus thanked Dubke in a statement and said he had "offered to remain onboard until a transition is concluded". Read More »

Portland train stabbing suspect has courtroom outburst

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Best's son, Erik, said he considers his father a hero for standing up to Christian on the train, but said "He was a hero long before even he sacrificed himself on the MAX". "Our prayers are w/ them", Mr Trump said in a Twitter message before taking part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Some residents said President Donald Trump has caused those racist demons to stir again with his administration's travel ban, his promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico ... Read More »

Confederate statue removals part of New Orleans mayor legacy

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The US city of New Orleans has removed the last of four high-profile monuments honouring leaders of the Confederacy. He points to the rebuilding of New Orleans in the years after Hurricane Katrina. Landrieu said the change was out of safety concerns because the statue was close to electrical wires and New Orleans' famous streetcar lines. Many said it was time for the statue to come down. Read More »

Three Mile Island nuclear plant to close in 2019

The Chicago-based company, which pays more than $1 million in property taxes a year, said it would close September 30, 2019 unless Pennsylvania adopts rules to compensate it for benefits it says nuclear power provides - a policy that's already in place in NY and IL. Read More »

US Republican candidate wins Montana House seat

I need to share something from my heart. "This is the strangest thing that has ever happened to me in reporting on politics". And for that, I'm sorry, Mr. Gianforte will serve through the end of 2018. U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wisc., and U.S. Sen. Gianforte also apologized to a Fox News crew that was in the room with him and Jacobs at the time of their encounter. Read More »

5 jurors picked for Cosby trial, 2 know a sex assault victim

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They hope to tease out whether they relate more to the beloved actor who brought the world Fat Albert, Dr. Cliff Huxtable and bemused quips about family and fatherhood, or Constand, who was rebuffed when she first filed a police complaint, only to have the case resurface a decade later after Cosby's testimony from her lawsuit became public and dozens of other accusers came forward to support her. Read More »

Portland mother to Trump: Condemn acts of hate

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The mother of a 23-year-old Portland man who police say was stabbed to death as he shielded two young women from a man's anti-Muslim tirade on a light-rail train is making an emotional appeal to President Trump. "They are heroes, yet their families are not only going to be faced with the pain of losing people they love, but with financial hardships from their passings", a description on the GoFundMe page says. Read More »

Half of new Cosby jury pool have opinions on his guilt

A new jury pool will be summoned on Wednesday. A fresh set of 93 prospective jurors answered nearly 50 questions in a Pittsburgh courtroom on Wednesday, as Judge Steven O'Neill sought to fill the 12th and last seat on the jury for the trial of the man once known as America's favourite TV dad. Read More »

Texas Chipotles hit by credit card hack

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The time frame there is March 25 through April 18. In a news release, Chipotle says those locations include franchises on Route 34 in Oswego, Orchard Road in Aurora, Sycamore Road in DeKalb, Randall Road in Geneva, Plainfield Road in Joliet, Route 59 in Naperville and South Route 59 in Plainfield. Read More »

Showdown at the Capitol over bathroom bill

He added: "As far as I'm concerned, it was enough and we will go no further". "We're enabling each and every working West Virginian to have more control over their paycheck, and instead of sending that money directly to the government, it stays with them, to be spent at home, at their discretion". Read More »

Conference USA Sends Two to the NCAA Championship

They're part of a 64-team field announced Monday morning. Missouri State (40-17) was the regular season champion of the Missouri Valley Conference and Oklahoma State (30-25) made the NCAA postseason by winning the Big 12 Tournament. The Summit League champions ride a nine game win streak into the Fayetteville regional . The Tigers had been on shaky ground as to whether they would be playing the opening round of the tournament at home after dropping 11 of their final 12 ACC games. Read More »

President Trump to Speak at Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day

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President Donald Trump expressed the nation's "boundless and undying" gratitude to Americans who have fallen in battle and to the families they left behind during remarks at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day . Trump first placed a wreath in Arlington at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier a day ahead of his inauguration. He then visited Area 60 of the cemetery, where numerous fallen heroes of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan were laid to rest. Read More »

Surviving victim of train attack out of hospital

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Commotion erupted outside the courtroom as the man charged with stabbing three men aboard a Portland light-rail train was arraigned. The victims were identified Saturday as 53-year-old Ricky John Best, of Happy Valley, 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche , of Southeast Portland , and Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, of Southeast Portland . Read More »

Is a White House, Trump administration shake-up underway?

The White House was reacting Tuesday over allegations that President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner , tried to establish backchannel communications with Russian Federation. And he said , "You're asking if he approves of an action that is not a confirmed action". The FBI is interested in the details of Kushner's meeting with Kislyak, a meeting that the White House first disclosed in March. Read More »

Trump to meet with four Federal Bureau of Investigation director candidates, including Joe Lieberman

President Trump may be dramatically miscalculating how much support former Sen. The White House says President Donald Trump will be interviewing four potential candidates to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation. A November 25 news release from Trump's transition team quoted Lieberman praising Trump's selection of K.T. McFarland as deputy national security adviser. Read More »

Police arrest armed man with 'a huge gun' at Orlando airport

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Police descended upon Florida's Orlando International Airport Tuesday night in response to a man whom they believed was carrying a gun in one of the airport's rental auto lots. The situation created a chaos at the airport as video and photos posted online showed police with their weapons drawn. All roads leading to the airport were shut down after the incident, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Read More »

Man arrested outside DC Trump hotel with 2 guns

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A man has been arrested after police found an assault rifle, a handgun and 90 rounds of ammunition in his possession at the Trump International Hotel in Northwest Washington. When they arrived, they found a handgun and an AR-15 assault rifle in Bryan Moles' auto. Hotel spokeswoman Patricia Tang said in a statement that "authorities arrested a guest who was behaving suspiciously", but referred further questions to authorities. Read More »

Trump Expected to Withdraw US From Paris Climate Accord

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This would be the most extreme option because it would take the US out of all global climate diplomacy. The U.S.is the second-biggest carbon dioxide emitter behind China , emitting 15 percent of all carbon dioxide globally. "We can not phase out fossil fuels overnight". "Yet what we are witnessing in these early years of a systemic response is the opposite". "If someone leaves a void, I guarantee someone will fill it", said Guterres, who went on to explain what consequences such an exit ... Read More »

Trump lambasts 'fake' media for 'demeaning' his social media use

Trump struck back Sunday, after maintaining a limited social media presence throughout his nine-day trip. Controversy over the Russian Federation issue deepened after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey earlier this month, leading to allegations by critics that the president sought to hamper the agency's probe into the matter. Read More »

Kathy Griffin poses with bloodied, served Donald Trump head

Chelsea Clinton , daughter of Trump rival Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, condemned the photo calling it "vile and wrong ". "Of course, comedians and celebrities say dumb stuff and do dumb stuff and violence is not appropriate", she continued, "but I just don't think that that's the source of President Trump's problems". Read More »

Gov. Walker open to tolling interstates, with conditions

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Based on the DOT's construction schedule, work on the Janesville section will be covered under the upcoming budget. For months, the state transportation debate has centered on whether to increase gas taxes or vehicle fees to ease the state's growing backlog of road and bridge projects. Read More »

Officer's trial judge to rule on Castile gun permit evidence

Since the beginning of 2005, 81 officers nationwide have been charged with murder or manslaughter. This case is different in significant ways. Reynolds told viewers that her boyfriend, who told Yanez he had a gun on him, had been shot while reaching for his I.D., following the officer's orders. Read More »

Half of President Trump's twitter followers are bots

For those looking to more accurately estimate an account's influence, Dessi recommended ignoring its number of followers and instead focusing on retweets and likes. Or if he is attempting to beat Barack Obama's 89.2 million (only 59 million to go, Trump). We took a look at Trump's recent uptick in followers with Social Rank and Socialbakers, both social analytics tools, as well as Twitter Audit , a programme which combs through Twitter to sort real followers from fake ones. Read More »

Texas Aims to Pass Transgender Bathroom Law for Public Schools

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The amendment requires schools to provide a single occupancy bathroom for students who don't want to use the bathroom of their biological sex. The Texas House on Sunday voted on a bill that seeks to prohibit transgender public school students from using the bathroom of their choice. Read More »

Sympathy for Tiger Woods? Prescription drugs blamed for DUI

The 41-year-old golfer was arrested on Monday in Jupiter, where he has a home, and charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Tiger Woods was found " asleep at the wheel " of his Mercedes with the engine running when he was arrested, according to US Media reports on the police documents released on Tuesday. Read More »

Hunt continues for new director of FBI

It is "the order of the day to oppose this man with everything that we stand for", Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz, who is challenging Merkel in Germany's September election, said at a party event. Dubke's Crossroads Media, a political ad company, was closely aligned with former Bush White House strategist Karl Rove and his political firm, Crossroads GPS. Read More »

Pentagon: Missile defense test was a success

The Pentagon likens the defensive tactic to hitting a bullet with a bullet. On Tuesday, the us military tested for the first time an interceptor ground-base system missile , which was used to shoot down a intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Read More »

Trump promises unfulfilled by House GOP health bill

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Among Republicans, twice as many say it fulfills none or some of the President's promises (59%) as say it fulfills all or majority (30%). The poll out Wednesday from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation also found a growing share of the public concerned that the GOP's American Health Care Act will have negative consequences for them personally by increasing their costs, making it harder to get and keep health insurance, or reducing quality. Read More »

Man with fake gun detained at Orlando airport

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But the weapon turned out to be fake, authorities said. Officers didn't know the gun was a replica until they took him into custody. "Our negotiators did a phenomenal job of talking with the subject for about two hours and finally got him to peacefully surrender", Mina said. Read More »

Heated immigration debate led to Texas lawmakers' scuffle

Monday was the last day of the Texas legislative session that began in January. It bans sanctuary cities, allows police to question anyone they detain about their immigration status, and compels local officials to comply with federal requests to detain individuals in state and local law enforcement facilities. Read More »

Town that denied mosque permit to pay Islamic group $3.25M

That figure was not confirmed by township officials. During the long application process, where each meeting was widely attended by the public and every aspect of the application scrutinized, the Islamic Society was also subject to incidents of vandalism and social media harassment, according to the group's lawsuit. Read More »

House Approves Minimum Wage Raise Plan

Federal minimum wages have not been increased since 2010, while the cost of living has seen a sharp uptick throughout the country, particularly here in the Virgin Islands where the cost of electricity alone rose by 11 percent between the years of 2010 through 2015. Read More »

Texan lawmakers trade violent threats, scuffle over immigration protest

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Rinaldi has posted his version of events on his Facebook page but Cortez said he and Rodriguez both clearly heard what Rinaldi said to Nevarez: "I'll put a bullet in your head". They were there to protest SB 4, which bans so-called " sanctuary cities " and allows local police to ask someone about their immigration status when lawfully detained. Read More »