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USA Wife and mother of London attacker speak of shock
Author: 0 Wife and mother of London attacker speak of shock

The mourners also observed a minute's silence at the very moment on March 22 when Khalid Masood ploughed his vehicle into a crowd in a rampage that killed three people on Westminster Bridge in the shadow of Big Ben. People arrive to take part in a vigil on Westminster Bridge in London , Wednesday, March 29, 2017 . Detective Superintendent John Crossley said "in excess" of 35 people were hurt in the March 22 attack, with injuries ranging from cuts and bruises to "extensive bone fractures".

USA Devin Nunes refuses to step away from Russia probe
Author: 0 Devin Nunes refuses to step away from Russia probe

The Post said it reviewed letters revealing the Justice Department had informed Yates that the administration believed much of her possible testimony was blocked because the topics were covered by presidential communication privilege.

USA US Labor nominee Acosta says he'll advocate for workers
Author: 0 US Labor nominee Acosta says he'll advocate for workers

Asked by New Hampshire Democrat Maggie Hassan about potential cuts to Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors' ranks, he answered, "Can I commit to no less than current levels?" The Massachusetts senator, a champion of the Democrat's liberal base, prodded Acosta to take a public stance against President Trump.

USA Black lawmakers say they had candid conversation with Trump
Author: 0 Black lawmakers say they had candid conversation with Trump

On the trail, speaking before largely white audiences, Trump would ask black voters "what the hell do you have to lose" by voting Republican. "What the hell do you have to lose?" We'll probably need some legislation, but we're going to do it regardless.

USA Kushner, taking new White House role, faces rare scrutiny
Author: 0 Kushner, taking new White House role, faces rare scrutiny

Nunes has said he canceled the hearing to first hear from FBI Director James Comey in a classified setting. The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee says the panel "will get to the bottom" of Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

USA Merkel's conservatives win Saarland vote in boost for national campaign
Author: 0 Merkel's conservatives win Saarland vote in boost for national campaign

The September election was viewed by many as a referendum on Merkel's immigration policy and a demonstration of the anti-immigrant parties that have gained prominence in Europe. "It shows that in uncertain times, the people trust the political forces that govern in a reliable way". Conservatives have accused Schulz, whose party has been part of the German government for all but four years since 1998, of deliberately talking down Germany's strong economic performance for electoral gain.

USA Democrats introduce the 'MAR-A-LAGO Act'
Author: 0 Democrats introduce the 'MAR-A-LAGO Act'

Trump himself isn't a fan of presidents who golf - he tweeted about then-President Barack Obama's golf trips over two dozen times , taking shots at Obama for golfing during important moments in his presidency. Last week, press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump's visits to golf courses didn't necessarily mean he was playing golf . Since President Trump purchased the Mar-a-Lago property in 1985 for $5 million, Trump's relationship with the tony city and its residents has ebbed ...

USA Women's Final Four set with UConn, Stanford, Miss. State, SC
Author: 0 Women's Final Four set with UConn, Stanford, Miss. State, SC

Only two others had made the Elite Eight before with No. 10 Lamar accomplishing the feat in 1991 and No. 11 Gonzaga - under OR coach Kelly Graves - in 2011. "In that first half, I thought our quickness gave OR a lot of problems", UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. "They're going to see bits and pieces of that film and we'll use that in a good way".

Author: 0 Driver Strikes Capitol Police Cruiser, Taken Into Custody

US Capitol Police apprehended a female driver after she attempted to run over several officers and struck a police cruiser near the US Capitol on Wednesday. The driver made a U turn and almost struck some officers. A black jacket, marked as evidence, laid on the street next to the auto. "I asked our driver, 'What's going on?' Yanta recalled".

Author: 0 Texas trooper: 12 dead, 3 injured in church van-truck crash

All activities for tonight are canceled. The Sanctuary will be open this evening for prayer and support. "Please be in prayer for all involved", the message said. In a statement, Abbott said he and his wife, Cecilia, extend their "deepest condolences to the victims and the families of those involved in today's tragic event".

USA US House Speaker Ryan backs embattled intelligence panel chairman
Author: 0 US House Speaker Ryan backs embattled intelligence panel chairman

The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee jointly pledged that their investigation of Russian hacking of the 2016 U.S. election campaign will be bipartisan, a sharp contrast to bitter partisan disagreements surrounding a similar investigation in the House of Representatives.

USA Arkansas death row inmate asks court to halt execution
Author: 0 Arkansas death row inmate asks court to halt execution

The Arkansas Parole Board recommended Monday that the governor reject long-shot bids for clemency by two of inmates facing lethal injection next month, as a new lawsuit challenges the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four double executions over a 10-day period.

Author: 0 Tornado drill, spotter training part of Severe Weather Awareness Week

Wednesday's focus is on tornado safety. A Tornado Watch is in effect for Jackson County, Mo. and Johnson County, Kan., as well as several other counties to the south, until 11 p.m. "During the drill there will be a test tornado warning issued, and some counties and communities have opted to sound their local warning sirens for the event".

Author: 0 Kaine to oppose Trump court pick, join filibuster

Supreme Court. In a statement released Wednesday, the 2016 Democratic vice presidential candidate referenced contraception and abortion rights in announcing that he will vote against cloture and the final confirmation for Gorsuch. Moreover, if Republicans declined to kill the filibuster and instead let Gorsuch go down, it would kill the support of core supporters like, well, me.

USA Van Hollen, Cardin to Vote Against Gorsuch Nomination
Author: 0 Van Hollen, Cardin to Vote Against Gorsuch Nomination

That includes the so-called "nuclear option" - abolishing the filibuster - although Inhofe thinks there's a good chance it won't come to that. In an interview with CNN , Collins stopped short of saying whether she would vote for the rule change.

USA Best and Worst States to Retire
Author: 0 Best and Worst States to Retire

New Hampshire, Colorado, and ME took the first, second, and third spots, respectively. Bankrate.com , the personal finance website, has released a ranking of the best and worst states to retire based on key factors like cost of living, weather, quality of health care, crime rate, cultural vitality, tax rate, overall well-being of seniors in that state, and the number of seniors that make up the total population.

Author: 0 3 storm chasers die in crash during Southern Plains storms

Hail, some as large as baseballs, pounded Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas overnight causing damage to cars. Corbin Lee Jaeger, 25, of Arizona, also a storm chaser, died in the crash. The driver of the Suburban was identified by police as Kelley Gene Williamson, 57, of Cassville, Missouri. According to CBS Dallas , Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said the storm chasers were driving toward a tornado and ran a stop sign.

Author: 0 Jordan says no peace without Palestinian state

The Arab summit was to adopt a series of resolutions, several dealing with the Palestinian issue. Libya descended into chaos with its 2011 civil war. The official also said that Arab representatives would only agree to attend the summit if Israel implemented an unofficial construction freeze outside the large settlement blocs.

USA Ivanka Trump is making her White House job official
Author: 0 Ivanka Trump is making her White House job official

The official role will strengthen the ethics requirements for Trump, who had previously said she would follow the rules for government employees but was under no legal requirement to do so. She has participated in meetings with foreign leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and advised her father on policy.

USA Exxon Mobil urges Trump to stay in Paris climate accord
Author: 0 Exxon Mobil urges Trump to stay in Paris climate accord

The action implements parts of an executive order that President Trump signed Tuesday - focused on repealing environmental policies and restrictions on energy production - under the goal of increasing energy independence. These states recognize that, on such a crucial issue that is already costing taxpayers billions of dollars in storm response and other costs, state action alone will not be enough and strong federal actions like the Clean Power Plan are needed.

USA China confirms detention of Taiwanese pro-democracy activist
Author: 0 China confirms detention of Taiwanese pro-democracy activist

The wife of Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che's (李明哲), Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜), urged Chinese authorities on Wednesday to reveal where he is now being detained and release him. The BBC's John Sudworth in Beijing says that his detention fits a pattern of increasing intolerance in China of human rights and civil society activists, including those based overseas.

Author: 0 Special Education Students Deserve Challenging Curriculum, Rules Supreme Court

Gorsuch challenged any implication by lawmakers that he was unsympathetic to the plight of children with physical or mental disabilities. But when put in a private school, the student thrived in what advocates say is proof that special needs children can succeed in school if given the proper education and resources.

USA Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down
Author: 0 Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down

The decision to cancel this week's House Intelligence Committee had "a lot to do" with anticipated testimony from former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, the committee's top Democrat, Rep. Asked if he could promise to oversee an impartial probe, Burr responded: "Absolutely". Michael Flynn was sacked as national security adviser when his pre-inauguration contacts with Russia's ambassador to the US emerged.

Author: 0 Bitter GOP finger-pointing clouds path for Trump agenda

President Donald Trump is pressing ahead with other items on his legislative agenda including reforming the tax code. Because Trump's more ambitious tax cut plan partially depended on repealing the Affordable Care Act, the new version will likely be more modest in scope.

Author: 0 Democrats Oppose Gorsuch, Say He Rules Against Workers

The Supreme Court has had a vacancy for more than a year after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. We certainly think that move is ill-advised. Harris, Murray and Udall join several other Democratic colleagues who have said they will vote against Gorsuch, including five Democrats who announced their opposition Thursday.

USA Fonda and Tomlin savor senioritis as 'Grace and Frankie'
Author: 0 Fonda and Tomlin savor senioritis as 'Grace and Frankie'

I would", she replied. But in reality, the two actresses who portray the parts, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, have been real life buddies for four decades, since the pair starred in the cult movie classic 9 to 5 along with Dolly Parton. "But I can't think of a PG way to describe what you're selling. And no, I'm the daughter of Henry Fonda who played Tom Joad in "Grapes of Wrath, ' and '12 Angry Men" and you know you have a parent like that and you grow up wanting to stick up for the ...

USA Four GST bills receive approval in Lok Sabha
Author: 0 Four GST bills receive approval in Lok Sabha

The finance minister said that it is important that all the parties reach a consensus before the final arrow is released, so that there is no room for disagreement after the bills have been passed. Opposition Congress was unhappy with the GST Bill alleging that the manner in which the bill was brought in the Lok Sabha abrogates Parliamentary sovereignty on taxation matters and termed it as "a big assault" on the federal structure.

Author: 0 'No Doubt' We'll Make a Deal on Healthcare

Trump himself isn't giving up. But that's the difference between Democrats and Republicans. The math is the same. A few days before the House Freedom Caucus brought down the American Health Care Act , Rep. "We're going to win so much, you're going to be so sick and exhausted of winning", he said as a candidate. Ryan vowed members would continue working although he didn't offer any specific timeline.

USA White House eyeing $18 billion list of social program cuts
Author: 0 White House eyeing $18 billion list of social program cuts

But the White House badly wants funding for the Mexico wall and hasn't fully engaged in the Hill negotiations. Reuters reported the wall could end up costing as much as $21.6 billion, far more than the $ 12 billion Trump cited. Experts also said at the same House Homeland Security Committee hearing that a border fence could have advantages over a concrete wall, because agents could more easily see across the border.

USA Beto O'Rourke To Challenge Ted Cruz in 2018
Author: 0 Beto O'Rourke To Challenge Ted Cruz in 2018

Ted Cruz for his Senate seat in 2018. But an official from the Senate Republicans' campaign arm was quick to dismiss the challenge as not serious. Jones added that Castro "has always led the charge on tough fights, so one way or another, he will be on the front lines of the 2018 midterm elections doing everything he can to continue to hold Republicans accountable".

USA Perez asks for Democratic Party staff resignations
Author: 0 Perez asks for Democratic Party staff resignations

He also revealed the creation of a 30-member Transition Advisory Committee , tasked with reviewing current staff members and interviewing new prospects for the restructuring process. The view that the Democrats' problem is that they haven't moved far enough to the Left is not widely held among objective observers, but it apparently seems plausible to NBC.

USA GOP health bill short of support ahead of do-or-die vote
Author: 0 GOP health bill short of support ahead of do-or-die vote

Since its supporters still don't have the votes to pass the bill, it also amounted to the first and most crucial test of the fact that his "Art of the Deal" business approach can translate to politics. Because the GOP needs 215 votes for a simple majority to pass the bill in the House, it could afford to lose only 22 Republican votes to move the legislation.

Author: 0 3 storm chasers killed in crash during West Texas storms

Williamson had chased storms for about five years, and started after his wife's van was flipped by a tornado. "I just spoke to him a week and a half ago", he said . She was shaken up, but alive, Meltzer said. The driver of the other vehicle, a Jeep, was identified as 25-year-old Corbin Lee Jaeger, of Peoria, Arizona.

Author: 0 Schumer Vows Democrats Will Filibuster Gorsuch Nomination

If at least eight Democrats join the 52 Republicans and back Gorsuch, that will provide the 60 votes needed to pass a procedural motion letting the Senate move quickly to an up-or-down vote on his nomination, with only a simple majority for approval.

USA Melania Trump at Women of Courage Ceremony
Author: 0 Melania Trump at Women of Courage Ceremony

Watch a live stream of remarks at the state department below. The first lady said it is the duty of United States and global citizens to fight and speak out against injustice and encouraged individuals to look to the winners of the International Women of Courage Award as inspiration.

USA Congresswoman pushes for reimbursement of Trump expenses
Author: 0 Congresswoman pushes for reimbursement of Trump expenses

This is paradise, right?" The Florida lawmakers also noted that flights are not allowed to take off at a local airport while Trump is at Mar-a-Lago, due to Secret Service restrictions. Nearly $14,000 of that was related to a February 4 protest that drew thousands of marchers from West Palm Beach to the Southern Boulevard Bridge, and a few hundred trickled over into the town where they were met by police with riot gear.

USA Ivanka Trump becomes unpaid White House employee
Author: 0 Ivanka Trump becomes unpaid White House employee

However, ethics experts anxious that the setup allowed her to avoid guidelines that employees are forced to abide by. White House staff plan on skipping the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner this year in "solidarity" with US President Donald Trump, media report said on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Environmental groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions

Speaking to MSNBC, Markey - who co-authored a 2009 House bill that would have established caps on USA carbon emissions - called out Trump for moving against President Barack Obama's efforts to curb climate change. Trump signed an executive order to "suspend, revise, or rescind" the plan at the EPA headquarters Tuesday. Trump declared the "start of a new era in American energy and production" as he signed the order.

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