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California plots to fight 'AWOL' Trump on climate

On Thursday afternoon, Donald Trump appeared in the White House Rose Garden to honor an unfortunate campaign promise: He announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord . "I don't even know what it means to deny the climate, but I would say there are climate exaggerators". He said the U.S. decision to leave the Paris Agreement was a "big mistake", bigger than its failure to ratify the previous worldwide climate deal, the Kyoto Protocol, because ... Read More »

White House: Trump won't stop Comey from testifying

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer followed with a formal statement saying that the president had the authority to do so, but declined "in order to facilitate a swift and thorough examination of the facts sought by the Senate Intelligence Committee ". Read More »

2 arrested and charged in Oakland warehouse fire that killed dozens

Derick Almena and Max Harris "knowingly created a fire trap with inadequate means of escape" when they hosted the dance party December 2 in the Ghost Ship warehouse, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley said. Alexander and other lawyers are suing Almena, Harris, Ng and others for wrongful death. The lawsuits also name as defendants a promoter, a California-based music label, a Madison, Wisconsin-based musician and two landlords of nearby properties who "provided utilities and ... Read More »

WH says Trump won't block Comey testimony

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Comey's appearance will be carried on live television. But Republican lawmakers also plan to quiz Mr Comey about why he did not act at the time if he considered the president's request to be improper pressure. He cited Mr. Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation during the campaign past year. Legislators in both parties have urged Mr Trump to allow Mr Comey to testify publicly. Read More »

Trump will not block ex-FBI director's testimony: White House

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But she said Trump wanted to allow for a "swift and thorough examination of the facts" related to Comey's ouster and the multiple investigations into his campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation. The Washington scandal machine went into overdrive when The New York Times reported that Trump had told a high-level Russian delegation in the Oval Office that Comey was a "nut job" and that firing him had eased "great pressure" on him. Read More »

Mother of "Baby Doe" testifies in Boston

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She didn't want to reduce her home to a smaller size, Rachelle Bond testified. She told the jury she was too scared to run from him, and allowed McCarthy to inject her with heroin and blacking out several times in 48 hours. " She was a demon ". "You killed them", McCarthy told her. The two then allegedly put her body in a bag with weights and dropped the body into the water. Read More »

Virginia, other states create alliance to uphold Paris climate pact

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Any other form might subject the new U.S. Climate Alliance to legal challenge. She said attorneys general want to promote what she called "clean energy and clean energy jobs". Bristol Virginia Mayor Bill Hartley said moves to curb climate change often come from the state or federal level. Carney, also a Democrat, noted that DE is the country's lowest lying state and with 381 miles of coastline, "climate change is a very real threat to our future". Read More »

White House: Trump won't seek to block Comey testimony

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White House officials had weighed trying to block Comey by arguing that his discussions with the president pertained to national security and that there was an expectation of privacy. Trump said he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" when he chose to dismiss Comey, who was in the fourth year of a 10-year term as head of the country's top criminal investigative agency. Read More »

Detroit Police Officer Critical After Shooting

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An off-duty Detroit police officer is in critical condition after being shot twice Sunday night outside of a liquor store at Chene and Gratiot in Detroit , pictured here Monday June 5, 2017. "We're going to work hard to get him that motorcycle", Craig said. A shootout ensued, and the officer was struck in the torso and foot. He said all three suspects, including the gunman, appear to be connected. Read More »

Justices side with religious hospitals in pension dispute

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Congress then amended the statute to expand that definition, adding the provision that: "A plan established and maintained for its employees.by a church. In one of the cases , workers allege that Dignity Health - the fifth-largest provider of health care in the country - has underfunded its pension plan by $1.2 billion. Read More »

Will US withdrawal stop India's actions against climate change? The answer: No

Under the Paris agreement , negotiated during former President Barack Obama's tenure, the United States voluntarily committed to reducing polluting emissions by 1.6 billion tons by 2025. "The US-India relationship now is quickly becoming broad and deep". Paris agreement was signed in 2015 to fight rising global temperature by cutting down carbon emission. Read More »

Forecast: Sunny weather to return by Wednesday

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Showers and thunderstorms will be likely, mainly in the evening. Northeast wind 5 to 8 miles per hour becoming calm after midnight. The possible rainfall during the day could amount up to a quarter of an inch. Monday: Sunny, with a high near 76. North wind 9 to 14 miles per hour becoming light northwest after midnight. Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47. Read More »

Former Penn State president is sentenced to jail in Sandusky scandal

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Spanier was ordered Friday to spend at least two months in jail and another two on house arrest for endangering children by failing to report signs that Jerry Sandusky was sexually abusing children. Spanier said he regretted that “I did not intervene more forcefully.” Schultz said: “It really sickens me to think I might have played a part in children being hurt.”. Read More »

'Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly' Makes A Tepid Debut

Flynn...." "If this theory is correct and that can't be ruled out", Putin told Kelly , "then what could be easier, in this day and age, than using all the technical means at the disposal of the intelligence services and using those means to organize some attacks and then pointing the finger at Russian Federation?" Putin said he didn't know, and when pressed, he lashed out at Kelly. Read More »

Veterans Affairs Will Adopt DOD Electronic Healthcare Records Platform

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Shulkin said VA, which has approximately 9 million beneficiaries, put off the decision on whether to modernize its existing VistA system for too long-a statement he made shortly after being confirmed. As Schulkin referred to in the statement, Cerner already runs the Department of Defense's system. President Donald Trump is promising that this will "be a big day for our Veterans". Read More »

Off Air with Tony Tone: We need Wonder Woman!

Entertainment Weekly's "Ultimate Guide to Wonder Woman " is out now. The new movie explores her origins, but we've already seen her help Batman and Superman save the world (in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ). "It's definitely something I'm very , very, very interested in". So what is the truth? Warner Bros didn't want to cram a post-credit scene into their movie to distract audiences from their most acclaimed piece of work that is a part of the DCEU. Read More »

Senate GOP aiming for vote this month on health legislation

Democrats are in no mood to cooperate - sensing their own political fortunes potentially on the rise with the continued controversy over the President and his team. military. "We're open, obviously, to discussing tax cuts. but we really want to focus on investing in critical needs, " Moore said. While Burr is not part of the Republican working group for the healthcare bill, he is a long-time ally of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and chairs the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee. Read More »

Competing Rallies in Portland Following Fatal Stabbings

Hundreds of President Donald Trump's supporters gathered at Terry D. Schrunk Plaza for a so-called "Trump Free Speech" rally . Police, over loudspeakers, are telling crowds gathering in the streets that they are engaging in illegal assembly and must disperse. Read More »

House gives final OK to its budget; talks with Senate next

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But the moderates - or any faction, for that matter - are having little success so far. Only days remain in Louisiana's lawmaking session, with legislators negotiating on a final budget deal, the House sitting on a construction financing plan and pieces of a criminal justice revamp starting to reach the governor's desk. Read More »

Stabbing suspect involved in 2005 family attack

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Colton police say Nicole Darrington Clark , 43, of Colton , suspected of killing one granddaughter and injuring another and her daughter in a stabbing Monday, June 5, 2017, may be driving a black four-door 2013 Hyundai Sonata like this one. Read More »

Davidson upsets No. 2 national seed UNC 8-4 in NCAA opener

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UNC dug itself in a hole by losing to Davidson in its tournament opener Friday, but battled back with wins against MI and Florida Gulf Coast to force a rematch with the Wildcats. Josh Stowers homered and in the seventh inning doubled in the tying run and scored the victor on Logan Taylor's base hit. Joe Dunand's three-run homer in the seventh brought third-seeded N.C. Read More »

Rain delay helps Nishikori win all-Asian match in Paris

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But he was keen to remain upbeat despite an agonizing defeat. "He's a great player in the world ", Chung said. Yeah, it's (been a) great experience in Paris . "I want to make the top 50 in the world rankings", said Chung, whose career-high is No. 51 from October 2015. "There's no easy match in a Grand Slam quarterfinal, it will be very hard for both of us", said Djokovic of his upcoming challenge. Read More »

London Terrorism Leaves 7 Dead and Trump Calls for Travel Ban

Contradicting months of arguments and haranguing of the press by the White House for calling Trump's immigration order a " travel ban" on Muslims, Donald Trump confirmed in a Monday morning tweetstorm that that's exactly what it is. "If we don't get smart it will only get worse". The lawyer for the challengers in the Ninth Circuit pointed to Trump's tweets as evidence that the ban is discriminatory. Read More »

Sen. Mark Warner calls alleged Trump pressure on Comey "unthinkable"

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview that he does not have any relationship with Flynn and only spoke briefly with Flynn when he sat next to him at a 2015 dinner for Russian TV network RT. While Comey's memos on those exchanges already have been reported on, Comey could offer more detail and context. "The appearances here look really not very good for Mr. Read More »

Still no sign of second missing Didion employee after plant expl

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One person is dead, others injured, and emergency crews remain on the scene of a plant explosion in south-central Wisconsin. The names of the victims have not yet been released. OSHA hasn't cited the plant for anything since, records show. Founded in 1972 in Johnson Creek, where the company is still headquartered, Didion employs a total of about 225 people, many of whom move between locations in Jefferson, Columbia and Green Lake counties, making it hard to get a sense of how many work at ... Read More »

Al Pacino Will Play Joe Paterno in HBO's Film About Jerry Sandusky

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If you didn't go to Penn State, but are even mildly interested in either Pacino or Paterno , then you'll most likely be interested to see how this film comes together. The football program has already had three head coaches in the six years since Paterno's dismissal. Al Pacino , who has played such real-life figures as Jack Kevorkian and Phil Spector , will add another famous name to his list of characterizations. Read More »

Trust lacking in IL failure to OK budget by deadline

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Plenty of people on both sides of the aisle have contributed greatly to this mess. Dr. Alfred Klinger, a World War II veteran and participant in the March to Springfield protest and rallly, walks with other activists on the final leg of the march from the Old State Capitol to the Capitol Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Springfield, Ill. Read More »