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Author: 0 Paris gunman spent 14 years in prison

French authorities say that the attacker was known to French security services, and had previously served a 15-year prison sentence after being convicted of three attempted murders, two of which were against police officers. Terrorism has become a major issue in the race amid a rash of attacks in the country in recent years. Macron said he canceled campaign stops out of a sense of "decency" and to allow police to concentrate resources on the investigation.

Author: 0 UC Berkeley responds to Ann Coulter speech lawsuit ultimatum

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter vowed to proceed with a scheduled speaking event at the University of California, Berkeley , despite the school's decision to call it off. Good on Ann! Earlier the UC-Berkeley administration canceled a planned February 1 speech by conservative activist Milo Yiannopoulos after a violent campus riot by leftists that local police seemed to do little to stop.

USA Canadian minister looking forward to Trump trade talks
Author: 0 Canadian minister looking forward to Trump trade talks

He says the USA now enjoys a $400-million dairy surplus with Canada. Trump appeared to be taking issue with Canadian dairy producer's decision to lower the price of dairy ingredients to make Canadian products more affordable, which drew business away from producers in Wisconsin and NY state.

USA Mulvaney: Trump's Full Tax Reform Plan Not Likely Before June
Author: 0 Mulvaney: Trump's Full Tax Reform Plan Not Likely Before June

Trump signed an executive order along with two memoranda about reviewing the taxation and financial regulatory policies of his predecessor in the White House, Barack Obama. Mr Forbes and co. urge the Trump White House to learn from its healthcare reform failure and "keep it simple, stupid" with a series of bite-size reforms.

USA Aaron Hernandez's brain will be examined for CTE
Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez's brain will be examined for CTE

He was pronounced dead about an hour later at UMass-Memorial Health Alliance Hospital in Leominster, according to a statement from the Massachusetts Department of Correction. He was convicted of first-degree murder in 2015. The filing continues seeks to include on that list all video recordings and logs from Hernandez's cell and cell block at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts, where he died.

USA Arkansas execution flurry marks early test for new Justice Gorsuch
Author: 0 Arkansas execution flurry marks early test for new Justice Gorsuch

Before the High Court turned to its normal business, Chief Justice John Roberts took a moment to welcome Gorsuch "as the 101st associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States", and on behalf of all the members of the Court, wishing him a long and successful career in what Roberts referred to as their "common calling".

USA Justice Dept. warns sanctuary cities in immigration fight
Author: 0 Justice Dept. warns sanctuary cities in immigration fight

Officials in Chicago, New York, New Orleans, the California Department of Corrections, Philadelphia , Las Vegas , Milwaukee, and Miami all received letters. The Trump administration has formally notified the state of California that sanctuary city policies are jeopardizing federal grant funding. In March, he vowed to " claw back " funding to the immigrant-friendly cities after Trump signed an executive order in January to strip federal funding from the so-called sanctuary cities.

USA Gunmen attacked army base, 100 casualties
Author: 0 Gunmen attacked army base, 100 casualties

Eight others were killed in a gun battle with soldiers. "We are soldiers from the corps but we can not enter the base easily, but it is unfortunate that suicide bombers managed to enter the base easily. "What Taliban did in Mazar today (Friday) was against all values", he said. Tayib had been a target of interest since 2011 and was directly responsible for the deaths of USA service members in Afghanistan, the military said.

USA Trump says 'no deal' was made for charity worker
Author: 0 Trump says 'no deal' was made for charity worker

And joining us now is one American who was detained in Egypt and released in 2015, Mohamed Soltan. On Sunday , a court dropped charges against Hijazi, who had spent almost three years in jail for child-abuse and sex trafficking charges that human rights observers said were based on flimsy evidence.

USA Rep. Joe Wilson not shocked about 'you lie' chants at town hall
Author: 0 Rep. Joe Wilson not shocked about 'you lie' chants at town hall

Leonard Lance, the mild-mannered Republican congressman from New Jersey's 7th congressional district, on Wednesday faced another crowd of constituents to answer questions, his third town hall event since President Trump was inaugurated. U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) (R) speaks as Rep. Jon Runyan (R-NJ) (L) listens during a hearing before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee April 14, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

USA Former Florida Gator Aaron Hernandez's body brought to Connecticut funeral home
Author: 0 Former Florida Gator Aaron Hernandez's body brought to Connecticut funeral home

Sheff said a judge already has found Hernandez liable for Lloyd's death and that the civil trial is now in the damages stage. The family of Aaron Hernandez is asking a judge to order MA prison officials to preserve evidence after the former New England Patriots player committed suicide while serving a life sentence for murder .

Author: 0 CBS Poll Reveals Support For Pot Reaches New High

The CBS News poll possesses a margin of error of +/- four percent. This sentiment has increased each year we've measured it since 2013, with the turning point to majority support coming in 2014. In the meantime, it's unclear how marijuana-related charges laid against smokers and pot shop owners before Ontario courts will be dealt with. While the beginnings of this high holiday are a bit, ahem, smoky, there are no shortages of 4/20 events taking place across the country - both legally ...

USA French police detain family members of Paris attacker
Author: 0 French police detain family members of Paris attacker

The shooting on Paris's world-renowned Champs Elysees avenue on Thursday, claimed by the Islamic State group, thrust questions of security to the fore of campaigning after nine months of relative calm. Analysts say Thursday's attack could shake up the four-way contest between far-right leader Marine Le Pen, centrist Emmanuel Macron , conservative Francois Fillon and Communist-backed firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon.

Author: 0 Images show North Koreans playing volleyball at nuclear test site

BERMUDEZ: North Korea practices what we in the West call camouflage, concealment and deception. There had been speculation that a nuclear test was going to take place last week, to coincide with another important anniversary, the 105th birthday of the regime's late founder, Kim Il-Sung.

USA Pioneering New York Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam Dies At 65
Author: 0 Pioneering New York Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam Dies At 65

In 2013, Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed her to the Court of Appeals, the state's highest judicial office. Abdus-Salaam was born to working-class parents in Washington, DC, according to CNN , and started her legal career as a staff attorney at East Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation in 1977.

USA 1 suspect dead, two in custody after shooting in downtown Seattle
Author: 0 1 suspect dead, two in custody after shooting in downtown Seattle

Two Seattle police officers remain in the hospital after exchanging gunfire with robbery suspects on Thursday at a 7-Eleven convenience store. One suspect was dead, authorities said, and another was being questioned. Get free real-time news alerts from the Seattle Patch. A fourth male officer, a 27-year veteran of the force, was grazed by a bullet in the hand and released after being treated at Harborview.

USA Arkansas poised to carry out first execution since 2005
Author: 0 Arkansas poised to carry out first execution since 2005

The account said Lee was given the regular dinner tray served that night to Cummins prisoners, of which he drank fruit punch and ate four slices of bread, cinnamon rolls, stewed tomatoes, sweet rice, pinto beans and two pieces of fried chicken.

USA Grand Canyon Search Employs Drones For First Time
Author: 0 Grand Canyon Search Employs Drones For First Time

The park service reported over 1,000 medical emergencies, 15 deaths and 318 search and rescue incidents in 2015, the last readily available data. Jackson Standefer , 14, a McCallie School eighth-grader, and LouAnn Merrell, 62, lost their footing on April 15 while crossing a creek and were carried away by the current toward the Colorado River.

USA Kidnapped 15-year-old girl back home in Tennessee
Author: 0 Kidnapped 15-year-old girl back home in Tennessee

Cummins told Barry, a caretaker on property that includes the gas station, that their names were John and Joanna. "So (I'll) try to help you out, '" Barry said. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says health sciences teacher Tad Cummins surrendered to sheriff's deputies Thursday without incident in Cecilville, California.

USA New York's mayor blasts Sessions' 'soft on crime' statement
Author: 0 New York's mayor blasts Sessions' 'soft on crime' statement

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon says the Trump administration is basing its policies on "principles of white supremacy" and not American values. Police also said that the city had the "safest first quarter" of the modern crime-tracking era. Meanwhile, some of the localities' officials argue that they are complying with immigration laws, saying that they would continue to resist federal pressure.

Author: 0 Carl Vinson is sailing to Korea now -- it wasn't before

On April 11, U.S. President Donald Trump said he was sending a formidable "armada" to the North. The Vinson is accompanied by the missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain and destroyers USS Wayne E. A naval official said at the time that the strike group would conduct activities near the Korean Peninsula and that it would take over a week to reach there.

Author: 0 Assets Justice Dept threatens sanctuary cities

However, as the Huffington Post's Sam Stein pointed out on Twitter using Federal Bureau of Investigation crime statistics from the past few years, NY is actually significantly safer than Session's native Alabama. "It ignores a quarter century of progress in this city bringing down crime", de Blasio told reporters Friday, Politico reported . "Their constant and systematic targeting of diverse cities and states goes beyond constitutional norms and will be challenged at every level", he ...

Author: 0 Sanctuary cities threatened with loss of federal grant money

The department said NY "continues to see gang murder after gang murder, the predictable outcome of the city's "soft on crime" stance". Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill are not taking the Justice Department's statement that the city is "soft on crime" lying down.

USA Twins top Tigers 6-3 with big 6th inning
Author: 0 Twins top Tigers 6-3 with big 6th inning

Early on it looked as if Detroit was going to send Minnesota to their 5th straight loss. The Tigers, who at one point were 7-3 to start the season, now find themselves back at.500. He lasted just 1 2/3 innings in his first start, but gave up just one run in five innings the next time out. He made his major league debut on April 13 and pitched a scoreless inning before he was optioned back to Triple-A.

USA Missouri auditor issues subpoena to revenue department
Author: 0 Missouri auditor issues subpoena to revenue department

Letters show that while the Revenue Department initially pushed back against some of Galloway's requests, it appears to have relented on many records. The subpoena set an April 28 deadline. Furthermore, she says Governor Greitens' office, which oversees the Department of Revenue, directed the department not to release the information and she says it's not the first time her office has faced this problem during the current administration.

USA Brownback signs bills plugging budget gap, uncorking beer sales
Author: 0 Brownback signs bills plugging budget gap, uncorking beer sales

She spoke on behalf of a Dillons grocery store in Lawrence, about the benefit of Gov. Brownback signing the bill into law. Standard liquor stores will still sell beer, wine and hard liquor. "When their wife goes to the grocery store to buy the weekly groceries, I'm going to lose that beer". Expanding the retail market for beer sales will create more options and better pricing for residents.

USA New England Patriots Fire Back at NY Times Over White House Photo
Author: 0 New England Patriots Fire Back at NY Times Over White House Photo

The tweet quickly went viral with tens of thousands of retweets and "likes". However, on Wednesday night, the Patriots responded to the tweet, saying the side-by-side photos "lack context". If tradition holds, Trump will likely get a Patriots jersey with his name on the back of it. According to The Boston Globe , 34 Patriots players were at the White House to visit with Trump .

USA Justice Dept. tells 9 sanctuary cities grant money at risk
Author: 0 Justice Dept. tells 9 sanctuary cities grant money at risk

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio responded to President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, challenging them to "look our police officers in the eye" after a report the Justice Department issued Friday describing the city as "soft on crime".

USA In an unexpected twist, Bill Maher defends Ann Coulter's right to speak
Author: 0 In an unexpected twist, Bill Maher defends Ann Coulter's right to speak

Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said that moving the date and time of Coulter's speech was a matter of student security. She and the student group that invited her have now obtained a lawyer , according to The Washington Post. University of California, Berkeley officials are standing their ground. It's unknown where in Berkeley she will appear and whether it will be on campus.

USA Obama appointed Indian-American surgeon general asked to step down
Author: 0 Obama appointed Indian-American surgeon general asked to step down

Admiral Trent-Adams may be the first surgeon general who is not a doctor. Murthy, who will now continue as a member of the Commissioned Corps, has been replaced by Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams. In addition to her duties as deputy Surgeon General, Trent-Adams also served as the chief nurse officer of the U.S. Public Health Service from November 2013 through May 2016.

USA Rumor Central: Could Celtics come calling for Carmelo Anthony?
Author: 0 Rumor Central: Could Celtics come calling for Carmelo Anthony?

Presumably, the assumption is that the Celtics wouldn't make a deal for Anthony until acquiring Hayward or Griffin was off the table. The Celtics would likely have to renounce the expiring contracts of Amir Johnson (US$12 million), Tyler Zeller (US$8 million), Jonas Jerebko (US$5 million) and Gerald Green (US$1.4 million) to create cap room for Anthony.

USA Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley's bid to reschedule speech
Author: 0 Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley's bid to reschedule speech

Officials did not announce a venue for Coulter's speech, but university spokesman Dan Mogulof said it would be "somewhere on campus property" and that details will be announced when they are worked out with Coulter and the Berkeley College Republicans, the group that, along with BridgeUSA, invited her .

USA Amber Alert Issued For Mom and Children
Author: 0 Amber Alert Issued For Mom and Children

The children's mom, Sarah Jane Lewis, who was reported to have taken the children, was found with them. The children, 2-month-old Maxwell Keener and 20-month-old Adelyn Keener were found with their mother in Pineville, Arkansas. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lewis and the two children are asked to call the Delaware County Sheriff's Office at 918-253-4531. She has a history of incarceration on drug-related charges and is believed to use methamphetamine in the presence of her ...

Author: 0 Missing 15-year-old Tennessee girl Elizabeth Thomas found safe

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is preparing for a news conference this afternoon after reporting that Maury County teacher Tad Cummins, 51, and his 15-year-old student, Elizabeth Thomas had been located in the remote mountains of Northern California.

USA South Korea on heightened alert as isolated North readies for army celebration
Author: 0 South Korea on heightened alert as isolated North readies for army celebration

The row between Russian Federation and the United States came ahead of a Security Council ministerial meeting next week on North Korea that will be chaired by US Secretary of States Rex Tillerson. "I can see that the U.S. is also emphasizing and reaffirming their willingness for a political and diplomatic solution". Such statements by the 15-member council have to be agreed by consensus.

USA Arkansas executes first murderer since 2005
Author: 0 Arkansas executes first murderer since 2005

Initially, Arkansas had meant to put Lee and seven other men to death in the span of just 11 days, racing against the clock of the expiration of one of the drugs in the state's chemical execution cocktail. Arkansas has executed Ledell Lee in the U.S. state's first use of the death penalty in 12 years. Lee told the BBC's Aleem Maqbool in a recent interview that he was innocent, and death row was like a "living nightmare".

Author: 0 Charity Worker Freed in Egypt Meets Trump

Hijazi, who has dual citizenship in Egypt and the United States, met with President Donald Trump Friday. The 30-year-old aid worker was held in a Cairo prison for roughly three years on charges of assault, torture and trafficking - claims human rights groups called unfounded - before Mr.

USA Seattle police officers shot; one suspect dead
Author: 0 Seattle police officers shot; one suspect dead

Medics took them to Harborview Medical Center. Local and federal law enforcement officials gather near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle , Thursday, April 20, 2017 . One of the three suspects died after exchanging gunfire with officers, police said. Brad Clough, who works at a bicycle fix shop in the area, said he heard sirens and saw at least several dozen police officers converge on the scene.

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