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USA Arkansas inmate receives communion for last meal
Author: 0 Arkansas inmate receives communion for last meal

Thursday. The state's aggressive effort to execute condemned inmates will end on Thursday with 38-year-old Kenneth Williams who was sentenced to death for killing a prison warden after escaping from the Cummins Unit prison. Williams' claim on intellectual disability". Williams will be executed by lethal injection at the Cummins Unit prison. Williams broke out less than three weeks into a life term for killing a college cheerleader.

Author: 0 Arkansas plans fourth execution in about a week

It also set off legal filings that raised questions about USA death chamber protocols, troubled prosecutions and difficulties in obtaining lethal injection drugs. Under Hutchinson's initial plan, Arkansas would have put eight men to death in an 11-day period - the nation's fastest pace since the U.S. Supreme Court reauthorized the death penalty in 1976.

Author: 0 Flynn was warned not to accept foreign payments in 2014

The Pentagon inspector general is investigating whether a sacked Trump adviser took money from foreign governments without necessary approval. Rep. Spicer then said the Trump administration trusted the Obama administration to have vetted Flynn: "Why would you rerun a background check on someone who was the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency that had and did maintain a high-level security clearance?" He also wants the Army to disclose any other investigations it's launched since ...

USA US President Trump Signs
Author: 0 US President Trump Signs "Buy American, Hire American" Order

The biggest employers are India-based outsourcing companies like Wipro Technologies, Infosys, Tech Mahindra and Tata Consultancy Services. None responded to Reuters requests for comment . "Why shouldn't we put American companies first?" USA lawmakers have already tabled more than half a dozen legislations in the Congress with specific proposals to reform and improve the H-1B visas systems.

USA Egyptian-American release came after 'no deal,' Trump says
Author: 0 Egyptian-American release came after 'no deal,' Trump says

US President Donald Trump has published a video on his official Twitter account welcoming home Egyptian-American Aya Hijazi . Hijazi was detained alongside her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, and others at the foundation. Trump said during Sissi's visit that "we are very much behind" the Egyptian leader. According to The Washington Post , the White House worked extensively with Egyptian officials to secure the release.

USA Trump's hardball tactic on health care may backfire
Author: 0 Trump's hardball tactic on health care may backfire

On Friday night, the funding measure lawmakers approved past year to keep the federal government running will expire. Even with Republicans in control of both chambers of Congress and the White House, the Trump administration is learning that Democrats retain significant leverage when their votes are needed on must-pass legislation.

USA Delaware State Trooper Fatally Shot
Author: 0 Delaware State Trooper Fatally Shot

The Wilmington News Journal reports that its sources say the man was Burgon Sealy Jr. who had been firing at police throughout the night form his family home north of Middletown. Police said in a statement that officers have yet to go inside the home. Corporal Ballard, age 32, an eight-year veteran leaves behind his wife and 5-year-old daughter.

USA US lawmakers look to Trump administration briefing for clear North Korea strategy
Author: 0 US lawmakers look to Trump administration briefing for clear North Korea strategy

Almost every United States senator attended an unusual all-hands meeting on North Korea at the White House Wednesday, though afterward few said any new information emerged about the increasingly tense U.S. The unnamed official added that the White House was also evaluating whether to relist North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. The president's approach aims to pressure North Korea into dismantling its nuclear, ballistic missile, and proliferation programs by tightening economic ...

USA Conservatives back revised health bill, GOP moderates balk
Author: 0 Conservatives back revised health bill, GOP moderates balk

But it won't be for a lack of trying. Saturday would mark President Donald Trump's 100th day in office, although that milestone is more important to the White House than to House leadership, the aide said . He said that if the House measure survives, revised or not, it would be substantially rewritten in the Senate, where it faces broad opposition. Why would you bother touting a bill at all that seems less likely to pass than the previous version did, especially when it deepens the risk ...

Author: 0 Ryan: New revisions are winning support for GOP health bill

But he suggested that the amendment has prompted additional Republicans to support the legislation. That course correction came after the group's chairman, Mark Meadows, and Tuesday Group leader Tom MacArthur negotiated an amendment that would let states apply for waivers that could gut several core Obamacare insurance reforms, including those that protect consumers with pre-existing conditions.

USA House may consider bill to fund government for a week
Author: 0 House may consider bill to fund government for a week

One Democratic source told CNN that White House chief of staff Reince Priebus is making calls to some congressional Democrats to inform them that these payments will continue. On Wednesday, Senator Rob Portman, a Ohio Republican, and Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a North Dakota Democrat, introduced a version of the act for that chamber.

Author: 0 Utah Rep. Chaffetz says he won't run for re-election

I am confident I would continue to be re-elected by large margins. Before last year's election, Chaffetz had vowed he would investigate Clinton "for years" if she won the presidency over Trump. Chaffetz led a almost two-year investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, continuing the inquiry even after the 2016 election.

USA Senate Confirms Ex-Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue As Agriculture Secretary
Author: 0 Senate Confirms Ex-Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue As Agriculture Secretary

Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert hopes Perdue is aggressive in securing and opening up foreign markets for Illinois agricultural products, especially in Mexico and Canada through NAFTA, a trade agreement Trump has criticized. While his own business activities were extensive enough to hold up his nomination, Perdue is not in any way affiliated or related to either the food company or the poultry producer that also go by the Perdue name.

USA Trump creates accountability office at VA
Author: 0 Trump creates accountability office at VA

President Donald Trump is signing an executive order to create an accountability and whistleblower protection office at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Meanwhile, veterans' groups want the Senate to act soon to send the accountability legislation to Trump for his signature. "He's asking through his executive order for VA to do everything that it can internally", Shulkin said Wednesday at a White House briefing.

USA FCC Chief Begins Rollback Of Net Neutrality Regulations
Author: 0 FCC Chief Begins Rollback Of Net Neutrality Regulations

Unsurprisingly, the proposed rule changes are unpopular among net neutrality proponents and Democrats, who have started planning how they will oppose the elimination of Title II and the subsequent rollback of net neutrality rules as applied to ISPs.

USA Former AG Sally Yates to testify May 8 in Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Former AG Sally Yates to testify May 8 in Russian Federation probe

The leaders of the House Oversight Committee said they've seen no sign that former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn followed the law in seeking permission for or reporting payments from foreign governments. In a letter to the Oversight Committee dated April 19, White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short referred the committee to the Defense Department for the documents related to Flynn's security clearance and "contacts with foreign nationals" that predated his time at the ...

Author: 0 Timeline: What led to Arkansas' double execution

Two condemned Arkansas killers who admit they're guilty but fear poor health could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections might become the first inmates put to death in a double execution in the U.S.in more than 16 years. Four of the executions were put on hold by courts due to mental competency issues for two inmates, to consider a clemency recommendation by a state board for another, and for DNA testing for one inmate who has maintained his innocence.

Author: 0 Arkansas conducts nation's 1st double execution since 2000

Monday (8:06 p.m. ET) and pronounced dead 14 minutes later. There were no apparent signs of complications during Jones' execution, held Monday at the state's Cummins Unit in southeast Arkansas. We'll have more on Arkansas's executions later in the broadcast with Guardian reporter Ed Pilkington. "There was no constitutional violation in Jones' execution", Arkansas Deputy Solicitor General Nicholas Bronni said in a court filing.

USA Moderates balk at conservative-backed, revised health bill
Author: 0 Moderates balk at conservative-backed, revised health bill

Rep. Dave Brat, Virginia Republican, told reporters the provision would be "fixed" but did not offer details, saying he didn't want to get ahead of other lawmakers' messaging on the issue. The original Republican bill was dropped even before it came up for a vote last month after leadership was unable to obtain enough votes for passage.

USA Trump's first 100 days: How have feds and their agencies fared?
Author: 0 Trump's first 100 days: How have feds and their agencies fared?

McCain and Graham, who dined with Trump Monday, have long advocated for increasing the number of United States in troops in Afghanistan, claiming that troop withdrawals during the Obama administration led to a stalemate in the country. His attempt to secure the borders from people from terrorism-prone regions is so far blocked by courts. They're trying to foster that potential now, either in time for next year's congressional elections or the 2020 presidential campaign.

Author: 0 DoD inspector general opens probe into former Trump adviser Mike Flynn

These included Russia's state-sponsored RT television network and a Turkish-owned company linked to the government in Ankara. Flynn was forced to step down in February over phone conversations he had with the Russian ambassador. Chaffetz also sent a letter Thursday to the acting secretary of the Army asking for a final determination as to whether Flynn violated the law. (No elected official has made a charge that Flynn actually broke the law; Flynn has offered to testify before the ...

Author: 0 Ann Coulter cancels her speech at UC Berkeley

Ann Coulter will not speak Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley, Coulter said Wednesday on her verified Twitter account. " I looked over my shoulder and my allies had joined the other team ", she added. "And I'm so sorry for free speech crushed by thugs", Coulter said to her supporters on Facebook earlier today. It could be, too, that Coulter did not have the courage of her convictions when it comes to free speech if she wasn't being paid.

USA Fox News host cracks an oral sex joke targeting Ivanka Trump
Author: 0 Fox News host cracks an oral sex joke targeting Ivanka Trump

Watters, whose racist and sexist jokes are hamfisted even by Fox News standards, has a long history of going above and beyond in the dumb-and-offensive realm. "So I don't really know what's going on here, but I really liked how she was speaking into that microphone". "This was in no way a joke about anything else", he said .

Author: 0 NFL Draft Preview: Breaking down options for the Bears at No. 3

They should stand pat and try to draft a player at 24th that can take their defense to the next level. In an interview last week, Eagles vice president of football operations Howie Roseman said he plans to do exactly the opposite. Still, he is just 20 and the expectation is he will be able to return to 100 percent after a four- to six-month recovery period. The Eagles might feel Mixon is worth the risk for the franchise.

USA Delaware trooper fatally shot outside convenience store
Author: 0 Delaware trooper fatally shot outside convenience store

Police say the fleeing suspect eventually arrived at a home on the 500 block of St. Michaels Drive in the Brick Mill Farm Development in Middletown, Delaware, about 15 miles away from the Wawa. The other man was arrested at the scene, he said. "My heart is in Delaware, and it breaks for the loved ones of the Delaware State Police trooper who will not return home this evening", Carper wrote .

USA Mnuchin: President Trump has 'no intention' of releasing tax returns
Author: 0 Mnuchin: President Trump has 'no intention' of releasing tax returns

Bridge officials counter with their own polling data , which they say finds that strong majorities of swing voters are concerned about Trump's connections to Russian Federation. In general, we shouldn't want the government to adopt new laws and policies with haste. KEITH: Exactly. And in that respect, the Trump administration says, look; we've done these 13 rule rollbacks.

Author: 0 Trump requiring review of national monuments

Perhaps more important, the monuments are made up of public land already managed by federal agencies and are created to preserve and protect special, significant areas for future generations. Trump's order is part of an effort to reverse numerous environmental protections implemented by his predecessor, Democratic President Barack Obama that Trump said were hobbling economic growth.

USA Trump Opens Office For Specific Crime Victims
Author: 0 Trump Opens Office For Specific Crime Victims

Trump's tough approach to illegal immigration was the core issue of his campaign. "We are giving people who are victimized by illegal aliens, for the first time , a voice of their own". The VOICE office will expand that system and automate it, allowing victims, witnesses and their lawyers to sign up to get phone, text or email messages when individuals are taken into custody, released or deported.

USA Texas looks to jail police who give 'sanctuary' to illegals
Author: 0 Texas looks to jail police who give 'sanctuary' to illegals

They could also lose their jobs. State Sen. Charles Perry, a Republican who sponsored SB4, told NBC News that the bill would put all of the state on the same page and ensure, "those who engage in criminal activity are not released back on our streets".

USA Industry Cheers Perdue's Confirmation as USDA Secretary
Author: 0 Industry Cheers Perdue's Confirmation as USDA Secretary

Perdue was sworn in by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, who also is a native of Georgia. Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert hopes Perdue is aggressive in securing and opening up foreign markets for Illinois agricultural products, especially in Mexico and Canada through NAFTA, a trade agreement Trump has criticized.

USA Anti-Semitic incidents on the rise
Author: 0 Anti-Semitic incidents on the rise

It was found that anti-Semitic incidents on USA college campuses, mostly in the form of insults and harassment of Jewish students, increased 45 percent in 2016. The organization says that incidents in the United States have spiked 86 percent so far this year, with a total of 541 incidents. Susskind was careful to indicate that the incidents in the audit represent only those reported to the ADL or that ADL staffers read about and followed up on, and also that the information was anecdotal ...

USA This Gigantic, 4-Story Starbucks Is Coming to Chicago
Author: 0 This Gigantic, 4-Story Starbucks Is Coming to Chicago

For anyone who geeks out about brewing methods and "coffee mixology", the Starbucks Reserve Roastery sounds like a great place to indulge in some fancy caffeinated creations. In addition to the other techniques offered (cold brew, nitrogen-infused cold brew, pour-over, Clover-brewed, French press, and Chemex, starting at $2.90), customers also choose from four small-lot Reserve coffees, including Rwanda Maraba ("juicy lemon and orange peel acidity with a caramel sweetness") and Sumatra Lake ...

USA MI chooses rural freeways for 75 miles per hour speed limit
Author: 0 MI chooses rural freeways for 75 miles per hour speed limit

An MDOT releases states, "In accordance with new state law, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Michigan State Police (MSP) have identified 900 miles of non-freeway state highways for speed limit increases to 65 mph, and 600 miles of freeway for speed limit increases to 75 mph".

USA Gov. Holcomb Signs ATV Safety Bill into Law
Author: 0 Gov. Holcomb Signs ATV Safety Bill into Law

Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb signed House Enrolled Act 1004 into law Wednesday. Lawmakers adjourned early Saturday after passing a two-year budget and approving an infrastructure funding plan that will also raise fuel taxes. His announcements touched on some of the most contentious issues this session, including the bill allowing substances containing cannabidiol, or CBD, as treatment for some forms of epilepsy.

USA Katy Perry Teases New Single with Cherry Pie Recipe
Author: 0 Katy Perry Teases New Single with Cherry Pie Recipe

Perry has yet to comment on what this random recipe drop means, but she has responded to fans who may or may not have actually followed the recipe. It turns out, we don't need those cherry pies. Her last directive? "Bon appétit!" She wrote on the micro-blogging site: "Bake me a pie and you may get a surprise (sic)" And added the wink face and cherry emojis.

USA Tennessee governor signs IMRPOVE Act into law
Author: 0 Tennessee governor signs IMRPOVE Act into law

The law will increase the gas tax by 6 cents over a three-year period. Governor Haslam said, "The IMPROVE Act is a conservative plan that directly addresses how we fund our roads and bridges for the first time in 30 years". "Let's be very careful from this point forward from putting multiple topics on one bill", Casada said. "I voted against it; you know I voted against it".

USA Ann Coulter Says She Will Speak at Berkeley Despite the University's Cancellation
Author: 0 Ann Coulter Says She Will Speak at Berkeley Despite the University's Cancellation

She said Wednesday that she was going to speak, even if she had to deliver her speech at an off-campus location. Responding to a tweet, Coulter insisted the event was not canceled and that she would be there. "What are they going to do?" "They just up and announced that I was prohibited from speaking anyway", "I feel like the Constitution is important and that taxpayer-supported universities should not be using public funds to violate American citizens' constitutional rights".

Author: 0 Gorsuch dives into the fray at first Supreme Court arguments

Gorsuch , 49, succeeds one his heroes, the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who famously insisted the court should decide cases based on the literal words of the law, not its goal or how it has been interpreted by lower courts. Gorsuch responded by thanking his new colleagues for their "warm welcome". While it is unusual for junior justices to ask so many questions during oral arguments, the court does not have strict rules on questioning.

USA $0.30 EPS Expected for Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (FRGI) This Quarter
Author: 0 $0.30 EPS Expected for Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (FRGI) This Quarter

Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc had 10 analyst reports since November 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. If the share price is now hovering near the 52 week low and the value is achieved in the current past then it can suggest that the price of the shares is likely to go up.