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Oregon Will Join Climate Change Coalition To Meet Paris Goals

Tapping into the "America First" message he used on the election trail, Trump announced the withdrawal on Thursday, saying that participating in the pact would undermine the USA economy, wipe out U.S.jobs, weaken national sovereignty and put his country at a permanent disadvantage to others. Read More »

Republican officials from 16 states back Trump in travel ban fight

In the aftermath of the London terror attack, Trump retorted once again to the US courts for blocking his attempted travel ban against people from six Muslim-majority countries. Most of the states had also backed Trump earlier in the litigation. "These tweets may make some [people] feel better, but the certainly won't help [the Solicitor General] get 5 voted in [the Supreme Court], which is what actually matters". Read More »

Southern California baby dies in family stabbing attack

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Darrington-Clark was arrested Tuesday in San Bernardino after deputies found her in a vehicle parked behind a business. "She was watching the older girl", said Patty Williams, who watched Monday morning as police and paramedics whisked the wounded child and mother away. Read More »

Tillerson Says China Must Step Up Efforts to Curtail North Korea

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Mattis said China's construction of bases and man-made islands in the South China Sea is problematic due to the "nature of its militarization, China's blatant disregard for global law and its contempt for other nations' interest [in] its effort to dismiss nonadversarial resolution of issues". Read More »

Man tries to steal oil, DVDs by stuffing them down his trousers

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The man, 38-year-old William Jason Hall , was stopped by PCSO Detective Phil Ryan and told to remove the stolen merchandise. The whole incident was caught on security cameras. The detective said he then watched Hall drop several movies from the shelf onto the floor, bend down, stack the DVDs on top of one another. The detective escorts the Hall back inside where he proceeds to unload the treasure trove of oil and movies. Read More »

Abbott Calls For Special Legislative Session

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For more on Abbott's press conference, see this week's print edition. Abbott is including 20 items on the call - a tall order for a time-limited session. The Texas Legislature meets every other year. Legislators won't return to work until July 18, but already Democrats and some outside groups are fuming, particularly over a North Carolina-style " bathroom bill " that big business opponents including Amazon, IBM and the National Football League called discriminatory and hoped had been ... Read More »

Men Killed In Mill Explosion Identified

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He said the cause of that fire is still undetermined but the company has a good idea of what caused it and it involved "a distinctly separate system" than what was involved in the explosion. They can occur when high concentrations of dust particles are suspended in the air in a confined space during grain handling. Emails sent to several Didion officials and a voicemail left for Vice President of Sales Jeff Dillon were not immediately returned. Read More »

Comey expected to testify that Trump pressured him to end Flynn probe

The associate did say that Robert Mueller , whom the Justice Department appointed earlier this month to lead the government's inquiry, is allowing Comey to make certain statements. Some members of Congress had raised concerns that Mueller's appointment as special counsel would impede Congress and the public from hearing from Comey directly. Read More »

Senate Unanimously Passes Legislation in Support of Jerusalem Embassy Move

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the left-leaning pro-Israel group J Street also hailed the resolution . According to CBN News , Spicer stressed U.S. Notably, the resolution does not endorse a final status solution for the city, instead reaffirming "that it is long-standing USA bipartisan policy that the permanent status of Jerusalem remains a matter to be decided between the parties through final status negotiations towards a two-state solution". Read More »

Americans: GOP health care bill will cost them

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said last week that the House Republican bill will result in 23 million fewer people having health insurance than if the Affordable Care Act were left in place. Although about half of the public wants changes in the bill, almost three-quarters of those surveyed said it was very or somewhat likely that Congress will pass and President Donald Trump will sign a bill to “repeal and replace” the ACA. Read More »

WH: Trump Won't Invoke Executive Privilege for Comey Testimony

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A special counsel is looking into links between Trump's presidential campaign previous year and Russians who sought to influence the election by hacking Democrats. Comey was sacked May 9 as he was involved in the Justice Department's inquiry into the Russian case. Various news reports surfaced saying Comey wrote memos after meeting with President Trump. Read More »

Incident involving 'man with weapon in terminal' reported at Orlando airport

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Officers then determined it was fake, the police chief said. Hess got a auto and left the airport, but said there were no warnings over the intercom about the man with the gun and he didn't see security guards near the rental counters. Terminal A was eventually closed, but the other side of the airport, Terminal B, remained open during the stand-off. Employees had been told to shelter behind the desk of the business, he said. Read More »

Trump will not block ex-FBI chief Comey's testimony

Donald Trump shakes hands with then-FBI Director James Comey in the Blue Room of the White House on January 22, 2017. Shaw's Tavern is opening at 9:30 a.m., in time for pregaming before the Senate Intel Committee convenes at 10 a.m., for what it's calling the "Comey Hearing Covfefe," borrowing the term from President Trump's cryptic tweet . Read More »

British police identify two London attack suspects

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All three attackers were shot dead by police. Lewis Lukens, the acting U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom (a permanent one has yet to be confirmed) tweeted: "I commend the strong leadership of the Mayor of London as he leads the city forward after this heinous attack". Read More »

U.S. contractor arrested after leak of Russia hacking report

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Unlike Edward Snowden , who fled to Hong Kong and then to Moscow after leaking classified documents, victor was easy to chase down. The indictment against victor alleges she "printed and improperly removed" classified intelligence reporting that was dated "on or about May 5, 2017". Read More »

Predators beat Penguins 4-1 to even Stanley Cup Final

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Game 5 is Thursday in Pittsburgh. Josi leads the unit with 14 points, followed by Ryan Ellis with 12 and P.K. Subban with 11. Notes: Fisher, scoreless until the Final, now has four points. Just 66 seconds later, Crosby tied it up for Pittsburgh on a dazzling breakaway. About two minutes in, Jake Guentzel, the leading goal scorer in the playoffs, saw a shot from the slot smothered by goalie Pekka Rinne. Read More »

London attack: Who were the attackers?

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But the premier has faced criticism for her record on security in the six years she served as Britain's interior minister before becoming prime minister last year. Police said they were still working to confirm the identity of the third attacker. He said he had "seen nothing yet" to suggest that a "poor decision had been made" in relation to the investigation of Butt. Read More »

The media is trying to stop me from tweeting

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The reality, however, is that its voters who have the most distaste for Trump's tweeting habits. Trump may have been referring to news reports that White House aides discussed plans to have someone check and vet presidential tweets before they orbit into cyberspace, especially ones that deal with legal issues. Read More »

Ballet dancer jumps into action, saves man from subway track

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Imagine if Davis had quit dancing as a kid because of the harassment male dancers face , and chose to pursue a more stereotypically manly sport instead. But luckily I had a little training from ballet because we learn to lift with our legs", he says. But his heroism was still impressive. Here's hoping the hero gets the standing ovation he deserves! "It felt good, obbviously". Read More »

Kentucky tops NC State 8-6 to force NCAA regional final

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Kentucky countered with four runs in the top of the fourth to grab a 4-2 lead. The outburst pushed the Wildcats' margin to 8-3. He's 6-for-9 with seven RBIs after two games, hitting three home runs Saturday to help IN power past OH, 11-2, at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Read More »

Top US diplomat in China resigns over Trump climate policy

Rank, a career diplomat of 27 years, held a meeting with embassy employees to inform them that he had tendered his resignation and it was accepted. "Mr". decision last week to quit the agreement. Both CNN and the Post linked this event with the resignation of another career State Department Official, Acting U.S. Read More »

U.S. mayors back Sadiq Khan in Donald Trump Twitter row

President Donald Trump stumbled into yet another controversy when he criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan . This appeared to have rankled the notoriously thin skinned President, who added to his criticism this afternoon. A man stands near flowers layed at Potters Fields Park in London on June 5, 2017 , after a vigil to commemorate the victims of the terror attack on London Bridge and at Borough Market that killed seven people on June 3. Read More »

Woman goes on trial for allegedly urging boyfriend to kill himself

Prosecutors say Carter , a 17-year-old King Philip Regional High School senior at the time, used "emotional coercion" on Roy , who made a previous suicide attempt and was depressed and vulnerable. In 2014, a teenager killed himself by inhaling carbon monoxide; and on Monday, the manslaughter trial of his girlfriend began. Conrad Roy of MA killed himself on July 12, 2014, according to Buzzfeed News. Read More »

Steph Curry Gave LeBron James The Runaround

Conventional wisdom entering the series was that having LeBron would be enough to steal one or two games for the Cavaliers . There's zero point in harping on the no-call-the Warriors thoroughly outplayed every non-LeBron Cav, and one play was not going to swing this game. Read More »

Macron: Handshake Contest With Trump Was A Show Of Strength

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I was among the journalists, politicians, philanthropists and think tankers who gathered at the Kalorama neighborhood manse to participate in a conversation co-hosted by the Atlantic on the rise of populism in Western liberal democracies. The Post's Philip Rucker captured the intensity of that first handshake . President Donald Trump met with France's newly elected president Emmanuel Macron Thursday in Brussels ahead of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, and it was hard to ... Read More »

Fired worker kills 5, self in Florida

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings described Neumann as a disgruntled ex- employee but said it was not clear why he was sacked or what prompted his actions. It registered in 1991 in the state of Florida , according to Florida's corporate records. Several roads in Orlando were closed as deputies responded to the shooting. Read More »

Nashville coach asks fans to stop tossing catfish on ice

Discipline has been a problem for the Preds at times in this series, but if Pittsburgh can not find a way to take advantage of added opportunities, the Pens may very well find themselves back in Steel City with a Final lead up for grabs. First time Matt Murray has lost 2 in a row in the playoffs, and that the Pens up 2 games 0 couldn't force the issue and win a game on the road. Read More »

Men charged in 36 deaths at ramshackle Oakland warehouse

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If convicted, Almena and Harris each face up to 39 years in prison. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley, right, speaks next to Jill Snyder, special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, at a news conference in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 5, 2017. Read More »

Trump wants to privatize U.S. air traffic control

Most of America's major airlines also support the plan; in a statement to Bloomberg , a spokeswoman for American Airlines said that the current system is "inefficient and causes thousands of avoidable flight delays". "All but our largest airports nationwide stand to be hurt by this proposal", said Sen. They have also pointed to the unprecedented safety under the current system and noted repeated computer system failures in recent years by USA airlines, questioning whether they are ready ... Read More »

Cuomo: NY state will keep Affordable Care Act protections

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The governor's actions, touted as the first of their kind in the nation, would mandate that health insurers provide policies regardless of pre-existing medical conditions, age or gender. Under the new regulations, DFS will require that individual and small group accident and health insurance policies, which provide hospital, surgical, or medical expense coverage, as well as student accident and health insurance policies cover the same categories of essential health benefits and be subject to ... Read More »

Bill to rein in Pennsylvania pension benefits on fast track

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Senate Bill 1 would only apply to state and school district employees hired after January 2019. No. The bill does not provide short-term relief for school districts that name pensions costs as the largest strains on their budgets. Under the current pension plan design, if the pension fund's holdings don't meet performance targets, taxpayers foot the added cost, he said. The 6 percent "pick up" by public employers is on top of their financial obligations to the pension system, which is ... Read More »

California, China Sign Agreement on Climate, Cleantech

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Governor Brown will also participate in events associated with the Clean Energy Ministerial, an annual meeting of national energy ministers and other high-level delegates from almost two dozen countries. California's system, which is known as "cap and trade" already is linked to Canada's Quebec market."I think that is a heavy lift to include Chinese provinces but we are definitely taking that possibility very seriously", Brown said. Read More »

ABC, other major networks to carry James Comey Senate testimony live

It was not clear that Trump would have succeeded in stopping Comey from testifying had he chosen to cite executive privilege. Comey is scheduled to testify Thursday before the Senate intelligence committee. "You don't do that I think by invoking executive privilege on a conversation you had apparently with nobody else in the room". Experts have said that James Comey's testimony on Thursday has the potential to be something of an natural disaster to the political landscape. Read More »