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Police in standoff with semi-truck in Texas

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The driver led police on a multi-city chase, ending with a standoff that shut down Interstate 30 near Montgomery Street in Arlington. A man who had to kick out a window as a fire began to engulf his vehicle after it was struck by the truck was taken to a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, Brad Perez, a Fort Worth police spokesman, said. Read More »

President Trump And His Secretary Of State, On Qatar

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks about Qatar at the State Department in Washington , Friday June 9 , 2017. He said his talks with Saudi Arabia and other nations during his first foreign trip were "already paying off" after leaders said they would take a "hard line on funding extremism". Read More »

Trump, Shuster back privatizing air-traffic-control system

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President Trump on Monday announced plans to initiate "a great new era in American aviation" that will start with the privatization of the United States' air traffic control (ATC) system. The Government Accountability Office also released a study in 2016 looking at the potential impact of privatizing air traffic control. Wichita is the Air Capital of the World and we have pioneered general aviation for decades. Read More »

National Spelling Bee winner clinches title with 'marocain'

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It's a kind of fabric that is derived from ribbed crepe. Her entire family was on stage and their happiness couldn't be put in words. She may have wowed the crowd with words like "wayzgoose" and "morocain", but could she spell Twitter's new favorite word? "She worked hard for it", said Ananya's father, Vinay Sreekumar, according to a Scripps blog post . Read More »

Jeff Sessions Reportedly Offered to Resign Amidst Growing Discord with Trump

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Earlier Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said he could not answer when asked if Trump still has confidence in Sessions. "The Justice Dept. Trump also has assailed the Justice Department for its handling of the administration's controversial travel ban, and he accused it in a series of tweets on June 5 of weakening his plans to limit entry for citizens from about a half-dozen Muslim nations. Read More »

Trial's key isn't whether gun was seen

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Yanez is charged in the death of 32-year-old Philando Castile during a traffic stop last July in a St. Paul suburb. Seventy-four seconds is the amount of time that elapsed between the moment Yanez turned on his squad vehicle lights to the moment he fired the seventh and final shot into Castile's auto. Read More »

President Trump's Lawyer Made a Mistake in Describing James Comey's Testimony

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Comey detailed how Trump asked all of his top advisers to leave a February 14 meeting in the Oval Office so he could be alone with Comey. During more than two hours of testimony, Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee he believed Trump had directed him to drop an FBI probe into the Republican president's former national security adviser Michael Flynn as part of the broader Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner

A judge scheduled a hearing Thursday afternoon to determine whether to allow victor to be released from pre-trial confinement. The 25-year-old was arrested earlier this week for supplying The Intercept with a government report on Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Read More »

Comey says circumstances in firing him is confusing

The president told him, "I hope you can let this go", and he took it as more than a mere suggestion. "I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning", Comey testified . " Comey made it clear that the president made a request not a demand", said Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, "and ( Comey ) testified that he didn't accede to it". Read More »

Comey told senators Sessions may have met Russia's ambassador a third time

Crucially, Congress need not concern itself with the question whether Trump committed a crime by obstructing justice or abusing his powers . If so, Trump handed the smoking gun over to Comey all by himself. At the same time , he strongly suggested obstruction. "I was sacked in some way to change, or the endeavor was to change, the way the Russian Federation investigation was being conducted", Comey testified under oath. Read More »

Sessions recused from Russia probe only over campaign role:DOJ

He referenced "false statements and lies", appearing to accuse Comey of lying under oath. "WOW, Comey is a leaker!" "No plausible case. We must distinguish crimes from" political "sins". But not since Richard Nixon has a president's veracity been so blatantly and publicly questioned: At least three times , Comey implied that he feared the president would lie, and he told the committee in no uncertain terms. Read More »

Donald Trump Uses Democratic Playbook In Pushing For Health Care Reform

While infrastructure initially was seen as an area where Republican and Democrats could work together, Democrats have balked at Trump's plan for using tax incentives and public-private partnerships to finance improvements. He alluded to his decision last week to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, boasting that "we will never let outside forces tell us what to do and how to do it". Read More »

Woman Accused Of Leak Ordered To Remain Jailed Pending Trial

The parents of a US government contractor charged with leaking classified documents to a news organization insist she's not a flight risk and should be released from jail before her trial. Winner's mother and stepfather told the judge she had no criminal history and they would use their 20-acre home in Kingsville, Texas, to finance her bond with confidence she would never run. Read More »

Reality Winner indicted for transmitting national defense information

O'Donnell confirmed the contribution came from her in a series of tweets , calling victor a "brave young patriot ". Victor also favorited a February 15 tweet linking to an article about White House press secretary Sean Spicer's reported lax approach to his personal data security and also liked a WikiLeaks tweet linking to a Wall Street Journal reported headlined, "Spies Keep Intelligence From Donald Trump on Leak Concerns". Read More »

Penguins thrash Predators in Game Five

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It was mostly good news for the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. Nashville head coach Peter Laviolette did not give an update on Ellis's injury after the game. Credited with a secondary assist on Phil Kessel's goal and responsible for the Penguins' sixth tally, the veteran defenseman finished with his first multi-point performance since February 4 when he still belonged to Carolina. Read More »

Trump Says Obamacare In "Death Spiral"

I urge the administration, through the EO, to seize this opportunity to ensure that all federally funded infrastructure projects use materials produced in the United States". Some experts do not expect the proposal to be approved by the upper chamber, particularly in view of its assessment by the Congressional Budget Office - which said the new plan doesn't add much coverage than the first two failed versions of the AHCA did. Read More »

Trump accuses Comey of lying to Congress

Comey said he believes he was sacked for refusing to shut down the FBI investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with the Russians during the 2016 presidential race. But he did keep careful memos of his conversations with Trump, and he asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to spare him from any further one-on-one meetings with the president. Read More »

Climate decision could accelerate damage to Trump properties

Elected officials representing the borough at the federal, state and city level blasted Trump's decision and vowed to continue fighting climate change , regardless of the White House's stance. " Countries around the world must seize the opportunity to unleash this potential, invest in renewable energy that eliminates harmful carbon pollution, and build economies that are more resilient, inclusive and prosperous". Read More »

North Korea claims test of new cruise missile to target warships

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The missiles tested Thursday are seen as more of a defensive weapon, and South Korean military spokesman Roh Jae-cheon said Pyongyang "likely wanted to show off its ability to precisely target a large warship", following recent military exercises in the area conducted by the US military in conjunction with South Korea and Japan. Read More »

Woman distracted by phone tumbles over basement access doors

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Right before she reaches them, she looks down and then flips over the door, head first, tumbling six feet down to the basement below. She fell about 6 feet down the stairs , New York's NBC Channel 4 reported. NJ.com reports that sidewalks in the area were opened to permit PSE&G to work on local gas lines. Police say the woman was seriously hurt, but she is now in stable condition. Read More »

General Election: Dismay as uncertainty is now set to escalate

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Carrying the flag of Europe and wearing politicians masks, the protest centred around the Houses of Parliament. The election on Thursday (June 8) was meant to strengthen Prime Minister Theresa May's hand in the upcoming Brexit negotiations, but with no majority secured and a hung parliament declared, Mrs May's mandate is lost. Read More »

British prime minister calls Trump 'wrong' to attack London mayor

President Donald Trump's tweets regarding his travel ban are undermining his own positions, according to an editorial in The Wall Street Journal . 'Because he's been proven right about it every time'. 'Look, I think that the point is, is there is a reason to be alarmed, ' Huckabee Sanders replied. Read More »

Astros' Keuchel on 10-day disabled list with neck discomfort

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Giants 9, Brewers 5 (10): Hunter Pence's RBI single opened the scoring in a four-run 10th and San Francisco overcame a rough outing by closer Mark Melancon for a wild victory over host Milwaukee. Astros: INF Marwin Gonzalez was not in the lineup with a left hand contusion and swelling. We need to get him right and back on the mound, we hope soon. Read More »

Trump to evangelicals: We're 'under siege,' will be stronger

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In his remarks to the conference, Trump pledged to always support the right of evangelicals to follow their faith, which some conservatives believe is under attack by government. "We have taken a very strong position", he said of his decision to allow pastors to weigh in on politics. Trump, seemingly aware that his legislative agenda is stalled in Congress as Washington's focus remains on Comey and Russian Federation, also urged the conservative supporters to keep up their work and try to ... Read More »

Sessions Offered to Resign Over Tense Relations With Trump

TRUNEWS correspondent Edward Szall was unable to independently corroborate these claims, but from his November 8th interview with Mr. Sessions its fair to say the former Alabama lawmaker is a man of honor and integrity, and if a resignation was indeed offered, it was done from a place of wisdom and duty. Read More »

USA intelligence contractor heads to court on leak charges

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Victor was employed at a government facility in Georgia around February 13, and held Top Secret clearance during that time. The NSA report was dated May 5, the same as the document victor is charged with leaking. A federal judge ordered that victor remain held without bond after prosecutors argued during Thursday's three-hour hearing that she posed a flight risk and public danger, citing what they called "disturbing" comments found in her notebook. Read More »

Ghost Ship Tenants 'Knowingly Created a Fire Trap,' Arrested for Involuntary Manslaughter

If convicted on all 36 charges, Almena and Harris each face up to 39 years in prison, Drenick said. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley announced charges in a press conference on Monday. In both cases, the operators — not the property owners — were accused of ignoring safety standards such as providing adequate fire exits. It was the deadliest fire in the United States since 100 people perished in a 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire. Read More »

Local law enforcement ran in Torch Tun for Special Olympics Virginia

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The Torch began its June 8 leg towards its final destination of Bangor in Farmington Thursday. The Torch run a year ago raised almost $400,000 for the Special Olympics. "It's a great organization to be involved in, and Special Olympics New Jersey does so much for the athletes. This is our chance to become a champion for the cause, to show the members of our communities how talented our local Special Olympics athletes are". Read More »