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Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

Friday at Cleveland. Basically what happened was a tech was called on Green in the third and everyone thought it was his second and that he'd be ejected, but the officials claimed that a first-half tech that was called on Green was actually supposed to have been called on Steve Kerr. Read More »

Portland stabbing victim urges support for harassed girls


One of the teens - 16-year-old Destinee Mangum , who says her 17-year-old companion on the train is Muslim - thanked the three men for swooping to their defense. Christian began arguing with several men. "I just didn't want him to be alone", Macy said. "I go to reach out, to start pulling apart, and then I see that there's just blood everywhere", Robinson told CNN affiliate KATU. Read More »

Trump commits to NATO mutual defense after hesitating


US President Donald J. Trump (R) and President of Romania Klaus Iohannis (L) meet in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington , DC, USA, 09 June 2017. Watch above, via The White House. Pundits and legal experts were divided on whether Trump's actions rose to the level of obstruction of justice, a potentially impeachable offense. Read More »

The tortured explanations of Trump's tweets make no sense


The legal challenge was likely written before Spicer's statement, but his classification of the tweets as "official statements" can only make it more hard for the Trump administration to argue that his account is not a public forum. When the president speaks, it is the word of the White House. "It was President Bush who said, 'I'm the decider.'" Neiss said. In response to the president's reaction to the Saturday attacks at London Bridge and Borough Market - which left seven dead and dozens ... Read More »

Oldest Trump son fires off 80-plus tweets in support of dad

White House national security advisor Sebastian Gorka told CNN one day earlier that there's a difference between tweets and policy and @realDonaldTrump's feed is the former, not the latter. Looking toward the 2018 midterms, 48 percent of voters said Trump's Twitter usage will hurt the changes of Congressional Republicans , while 35 percent said the messages will give Democrats a boost. Read More »

Church Bulletin: Vacation Bible schools continue


June 23-24. Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church, at 1644 Ga. Liberty Hill Baptist Church, 5402 Young Road, North Little Rock, will celebrate the 11th anniversary of the church's Disciples in Christ Ministries with speaker Frederick Haynes at 2:30 p.m. Read More »

Trump declares 'total vindication' in tweet on Comey


The week was dominated by the anticipated appearance, actual appearance and analysis after the appearance of former FBI Director James B. Comey in front of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on Thursday . "And Kasowitz convinced him that not only will I defend you, but I will attack Comey where there's room to". Trump also seized on Comey's revelation that he had directed a friend to release memos he'd written documenting his conversations with the president to a reporter. Read More »

After Trump Balked at the Climate Accord, State Leaders Went Greener


Asked about Trump's views on climate change , Pruitt says they were focused on "one singular issue" - whether the Paris deal would be good or bad for the country. Trump, he said, is not going to renegotiate the treaty despite suggesting he might do so "because he doesn't believe in it". "The regulations from the Paris agreement were disadvantaging our companies", she said, adding "I knew that as a governor". Read More »

Conway Complains that the Press Covers Trump's Tweets

President Donald Trump uses his Twitter account like a modern day (but nasty rhetoric-filled) fireside chat . Despite bipartisan complaints about his continued 140-character habit, Trump has persisted in making his views known on social media. Read More »

Lebron, Cavs end Warriors perfect postseason run in Game 4

LeBron James (23) goes for a loose ball against Golden State Warriors in Game 3. "It's not. I'm just trying to enjoy this moment, try not to look into the future or the past, try to stay in the present and enjoy this moment for what it's worth and just keep pushing", he said. Read More »

Trump's Personal Lawyer To File Complaint Against Comey For 'Leaks'


Though Comey noted he had had one classified conversation with Trump, which he called "brief and entirely professional", he did not admit to leaking information about it to the press. Comey's testimony underscored the discord that had soured their relationship. "...and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" "We keep talking about this cloud, you perceive the cloud to be the Russian Federation investigation in general, but the specific ask [from Trump] was that you would tell the American people what ... Read More »

Warriors can win it all in Cleveland tonight on KGMI

Watch the game across the TSN Network at 9pm et/6pm pt . Each time a question was asked about 16-0, every Warrior - player or coach - would diplomatically throw the one-game-at-a-time cliche. Seattle took the next two games before losing in Game 6. "The other stuff doesn't really matter". It's a maturing process that Warriors coach Steve Kerr can see in Durant seeking the ball in clutch moments and blending his skills with his teammates rather than trying to force his style upon them. Read More »

NSA chief, intelligence director won't comment on Trump conversations


Two of the men he would have had to convince to do that, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mark Warner , Democrat of Virginia, began the questioning by asking, "In your experience, would it be in any way typical for a president to ask questions or bring up an ongoing FBI investigation, particularly if that investigation concerns associates and individuals that might be associated with the president's campaign, or his ... Read More »

Girl booted from soccer tourney because organizers thought she was a boy

An 8-year-old Nebraska girl with a short haircut was disqualified from a soccer tournament last weekend because a parent on an opposing team thought she was a boy, The Washington Post reported . "Just because I look like a boy doesn't mean I am a boy", she said. According to the WOWT story, the Springfield Soccer Club declined an request interview. Read More »

Senators to ask officials about Trump pushback on Russia investigation


Martin Heinrich , a New Mexico Democrat. Trump has repeatedly denied any coordination took place between his campaign and the Russian government, which, according to US intelligence agencies, stole emails embarrassing to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and leaked them to undermine her campaign. Read More »

Joe Biden encourages Mitt Romney to run for Senate


CBS News' Stefan Becket tweeted that Clinton wasn't the only person who encouraged Romney to take the job if it was offered to him. "We would very much like to see you serve in that capacity'". 'We saw things very differently on the foreign policy front, ' Romney said. "It's not about revenge, it's about what's good for the country, and I'm able to put this stuff behind us", Trump said at the time. Read More »

Intel Chiefs, FBI Refuse To Answer Trump Questions

The Senate Intelligence Committee held an open hearing to discuss Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act ( FISA ) legislation with top intelligence officials on Wednesday, and lawmakers homed in on the circumstances surrounding former FBI Director James Comey's firing. Read More »

Lies, defamation, tapes, leaks: Highlights from Comey's testimony

After Trump fired Comey , the administration gave differing reasons for his dismissal. Comey's memos about his meetings with Trump are now in Mueller's hands. He'll also be participating in an infrastructure event at the Department of Transportation and holding meetings with his Romanian counterpart before departing for New Jersey, where he'll spend the weekend at one if his properties. Read More »

Scorching 90-degree weather set to take over Chicago


Today: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 68. We're waking up to clear skies and temperatures in the mid 60s in Memphis and as low as 54° near Oxford, MS. It will be breezy, with a south wind of 11 to 20 miles per hour, gusting as high as 30 miles per hour. Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68. Read More »

Boy Dies Days After Swimming In 'Dry Drowning' Case


Although Frankie's autopsy results are pending, the family told local news outlets that doctors think he was a victim of " dry drowning ", in which a person is killed by liquid trapped in the respiratory system after he or she has left the water . Read More »

Comey's Passion Play: The Former FBI Director Should Have Resigned

On Friday, Trump said Comey's testimony proved there was "no collusion, no obstruction" and that Comey is "a leaker". During his testimony, Comey admitted to leaking copies of memo notes he wrote after conversations with Trump to a friend with the idea that it would wind up in the media. Read More »

Trump election-fraud official running for Kansas governor


They took solace Wednesday in their belief that higher taxes will also frustrate voters enough to fuel a new rightward push to reverse elections past year that left the Legislature with more Democrats and moderate Republicans. The New York Times says "Brownback's deeply conservative state turned on him and his austere approach". The votes Friday were 105-10 in the House and 33-6 in the Senate. Read More »

Anti-Shariah rallies this weekend worry Muslim leaders


Q13 News reporter Steve Kiggins asked of the anti-Sharia law protest organizer, Anthony Parish. Sharia is the religious law forming part of the Islamic tradition as found in the Quran and the teachings of the prophet Muhammed. She added a message for immigrants and refugees: "And as for immigrants and refugees to America bringing the same practices you supposedly escaped, we say to you, the women's suffrage movement fought for our rights, not so you can genitally mutilate young American girls ... Read More »

LGBT community prepares for a march -- and a fight

That's not how Talbert, an out-of-the-closet Trump supporter, sees it. On Sunday, June 11th at 10 a.m., in conjunction with The National Equality March for Unity and Pride planned in Washington, DC, and several other local planned marches across the country, a coalition of community members and organizations are organizing The Equality March: SOMA . Read More »

Contradicted by Comey, The New York Times stands by its reporting


But asked whether he believed the President had colluded with Russian Federation in trying to influence the vote, which ended with Democrat Hillary Clinton's defeat, Mr Comey said , "I don't think I should answer in an open setting". "No collusion, no obstruction", Trump told the press conference, referencing allegations his campaign cooperated with the Russians and then tried to halt an investigation. Read More »

Trump quiet on whether Comey conversations were taped

When asked by a Senator at the hearing if the president's request to Comey to "let this go" in reference to the Flynn probe amounted to obstructing justice, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director said , "I don't think it's for me to say whether the conversation I had with the president was an effort to obstruct". Read More »

A blast of hot air with Trump's climate move


Dylan Mathews over at Vox counted 115 times in which Trump tweeted some sort of skeptical claim about climate change from 2011 until October 2015. That's because Trump has tweeted in the past that "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive". Read More »

Trump Says He'll Make US Infrastructure 'Envy of the World'


While Trump has made his thoughts known on Comey, Fox News reported on June 9 about the president's awkward speech on infrastructure . Standing in a sunlit atrium, flanked by American flags and convoluted charts illustrating the permitting process, Trump said his administration will drastically speed up project approvals as part of his infrastructure initiative. Read More »

'Not True': Comey Slams New York Times on Trump-Russia Links

Legal experts questioned whether Trump's private encounters with Comey could be considered privileged , given that Trump had previously spoken publicly about his conversations with Comey , and that he had not invoked executive privilege to block the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief from testifying . Read More »

White House, intel chiefs want to make digital spying law permanent


Wednesday's hearing is the committee's first step to make the case for re-authorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which is the law the NSA uses to track emails and phone calls of non-US citizens - while sometimes incidentally collecting communications of U.S. Read More »