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Author: 0 Texas bill could deny transgender wrestler title defense

Yet city officials and first responders spoke against the bill Wednesday morning, prompting Bonnen to repeatedly interrupt and challenge them. The bill's opponents didn't fall for that concern-trolling spin. "It's time to go home", said Hinojosa. The house must still take a final vote before a final bill can be sent to the to the Governor. In the end, though, common sense and, no doubt, intense political pressure, resulted in the compromise bill that is expected to raise roughly $630 ...

Author: 0 Scholar: Choices ahead after order to arrest Amtrak engineer

Municipal Court Judge Marsha Neifield on Thursday ordered the arrest of engineer Brandon Bostian on charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment. It's rare but not unprecedented for citizens to seek private criminal complaints when they object to a prosecutor's decision. Shapiro took action after Philadelphia officials neglected to pursue a criminal case against Bostian.

USA Hasan Minhaj Roasts the Press at the White House Correspondents' Dinner
Author: 0 Hasan Minhaj Roasts the Press at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Because the man doesn't care about free speech. Every year, the dinner has a host and this year it was "The Daily Show" correspondent, Hasan Minhaj . "We've got to address the elephant that's not in the room", cracked the entertainment headliner, Hasan Minhaj of " The Daily Show " on TV's Comedy Central.

USA Mormon Church Pulls Teens Out Of Boy Scouts
Author: 0 Mormon Church Pulls Teens Out Of Boy Scouts

Still, the church remained affiliated after the Boy Scouts gave it written and verbal assurances that the church could choose its own troop leaders according to its own religious and moral values. Boy Scouts of American spokeswoman Effie Delimarkos said the organization is saddened about the decision but understands the need for the religion to customize its programming.

Author: 0 Maine Secretary of State Tapped for Trump's Voter Fraud Commission

As per the executive order, the "Commission on Election Integrity" will study vulnerabilities in voting systems used for federal elections that could lead to improper voter registrations, improper voting, fraudulent voter registrations, and fraudulent voting.

USA White House was warned Flynn at risk of blackmail
Author: 0 White House was warned Flynn at risk of blackmail

The Trump transition team initially denied that Flynn had discussed the sanctions in his call with Kislyak. Flynn had denied discussing with Kislyak the subject of United States sanctions on Russian Federation for the November election interference, but high-ranking Federal Bureau of Investigation and DOJ officials had recorded conversations between Kislyak and Flynn.

USA Ad Buy Seeks to Defend Ryan, House GOP After Health Care Vote
Author: 0 Ad Buy Seeks to Defend Ryan, House GOP After Health Care Vote

Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Mike Lee, R-Utah, are conservative firebrands who represent states that didn't expand Medicaid but want additional funds for that program. "There are no cuts to the Medicaid programme", Mr Price insisted on Sunday, adding that resources were being doled out to allow states greater flexibility.

Author: 0 How White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Became A Hilarious Meme

Maybe a motion sensor triggering a recording on Garden Spicer: "Turn the lights off!" Others suggested the small matter of a preposition could not harm the Zen of a man like Sean Spicer. I don't know. There's some - I don't know. She also fails to use the " I statements " recommended by nonviolent communication specialists, which engenders intimacy and implicates her listeners in whatever she's saying.

USA Sacked Yemeni governor departs to Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Sacked Yemeni governor departs to Saudi Arabia

Iranian Parliament speaker's special advisor on global affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian called "completely unfounded" the statements from Riyadh about material and logistic support by Tehran to rebels allied to ex-president Ali Abdulah Saleh.

Author: 0 Torch-wielding group protests Confederate statue removal

A torch-wielding mob chanting racist slogans descended on a Charlottesville, Virginia, park Saturday evening, to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue. "This event involving torches at night in Lee Park was either profoundly ignorant or was created to instill fear in our minority populations in a way that hearkens back to the days of the KKK", said Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer, who opposed removing the statues.

USA Fmr. Congresswoman Brown Found 'Guilty' Of Most Charges In Corruption Case
Author: 0 Fmr. Congresswoman Brown Found 'Guilty' Of Most Charges In Corruption Case

Judge Corrigan said it is routine for a courtroom deputy to give jurors his or her cellphone number in case they are running late. A long-serving prominent U.S. She was found not guilty on two charges of aiding and abetting mail fraud and two counts of aiding and abetting wire fraud- collectively, counts 3 , 5, 14, and 16.

USA Texas Southern University Cancels Sen. Cornyn's Commencement Speech After Student Opposition
Author: 0 Texas Southern University Cancels Sen. Cornyn's Commencement Speech After Student Opposition

DeVos , who is a proponent of school choice, said in February that such schools were "real pioneers" when it came to choice, without acknowledging racism as the main factor that led to the creation of such institutions. Senator John Cornyn's commencement address at a historically black Texas university has been cancelled. Cornyn's credentials include having served on the senate judiciary committee and as attorney general of Texas.

Author: 0 200000 cyberattack victims in 150-plus states: Europol

Russia's largest bank, Sberbank, also released a statement confirming that its computers and databases had not been affected in the attack. A company spokesperson declined to confirm media reports that production at the plant, which employs 7,000, had been halted.

USA Whitehouse was warned about Flynn's blackmail risk
Author: 0 Whitehouse was warned about Flynn's blackmail risk

Flynn resigned February 13 after being asked to step down. "I believe they're now emboldened to continue such activities in the future, both here and around the world, and to do so even more intensely", he said. Did Flynn break any laws and, if so, will he face criminal charges? Yates said Trump's travel ban, which targeted several Muslim-majority counties, was "unlawful", and added, "All arguments have to be based on truth".

Author: 0 Bill O'Reilly: Sean Spicer Is 'Just Weak,' Trump Sends 'Muddled Messages'

Spicer did not make any on-camera appearances on Tuesday, but The Post reported that Spicer at one point spent several minutes "hidden in the darkness and among bushes " outside the White House while deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway made TV appearances.

Author: 0 New Orleans Removes Confederate Statue In Predawn Operation

Two additional monuments in the city of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard are also scheduled for relocation. It followed the late April removal of Liberty Monument, a granite obelisk memorializing the 1874 uprising of the Crescent City White League, which attempted to overthrow the state's Reconstructionist government.

Author: 0 North Korea reports on South's presidential election

On Thursday, North Korea expressed what it wants from the South's new government through the newspaper, instead of official bodies. "Sanctions against North Korea are also a means to bring the North to the negotiating table aimed at eliminating its nuclear weapons", Mr Yoon told a briefing, adding that Mr Xi indicated his agreement.

Author: 0 8-year-old was assaulted by classmate before killing himself

Two days later after the incident, Gabriel Taye hung himself in his room from his bunk bed by a necktie. The mother of 8-year-old Gabriel Taye only recently found out about the video, and now is looking for some answers, the Post reports.

Author: 0 Judge orders prosecutors to charge Amtrak engineer in crash

Earlier this week, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced that he would not press charges against Bostian because there was no evidence of criminal intent or responsibility. Bostian was an experienced engineer. The engineer has been charged with crimes including involuntary manslaughter. So the DA referred the case to the state attorney general who filed charges.

USA Surprise, Jeff Sessions Wants Tougher Prison Sentencing Guidelines
Author: 0 Surprise, Jeff Sessions Wants Tougher Prison Sentencing Guidelines

Prosecutors who wish to not pursue the most serious charges possible would have to get approval from a USA attorney or assistant attorney general. I am disturbed at the enthusiasm of the Attorney General and this Administration to reinstate and enforce a policy will have no redeeming aspects on the rehabilitation of the prison population nor will make our communities safer.

USA Berrios fine 1st start, Twins outlast Indians, squirrel 4-1
Author: 0 Berrios fine 1st start, Twins outlast Indians, squirrel 4-1

Pitching matchup: RHP Mike Clevinger (1-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. RHP Jose Berrios (0-0, 0.00). Berrios made 14 starts for the Twins in 2016, going 3-7 with an 8.02 earned-run average, with his longest outing being a six-inning performance on August 1 in a victory over the Indians at Progressive Field.

USA Arkansas man jailed in deaths of 3 people, including deputy
Author: 0 Arkansas man jailed in deaths of 3 people, including deputy

He said the woman who had been held hostage was the girlfriend. She said she spoke to her brother by phone during the standoff and he told her he went to McHam's mother's home because McHam hadn't come home to him that night. Bowden released McHam to law enforcement and surrendered. Bowden was arrested after a five-hour standoff with police in connection to all three homicides, state police said.

Author: 0 Amtrak Engineer Charged In Deadly 2015 Philadelphia Train Crash

Bostian was the conductor who was at the helm of the train that was traveling at 106 miles per hour, more than double the 50 miles per hour speed limit, as it rounded a curve on the track. Amtrak has taken responsibility for the crash and agreed to pay $265 million to settle claims filed by victims and their families. Train engineer Bostian told federal investigators that he had been listening to the radio and became distracted by a report about a train engineer who was sprayed with glass ...

Author: 0 National Ad Buy Boosts House GOPers Who Supported Obamacare Repeal Bill

Such a scenario would force the House and Senate to work together to forge a compromise bill. Ms Collins also complained that the House rushed a vote before the Congressional Budget Office could complete its cost-benefit analysis. Democrats who opposed the plan were adamant that the bill fails in all those major areas. "Protecting society's most vulnerable - our youngest and oldest citizens, the sick and those with lower incomes - should be the first test of any health care reform ...

Author: 0 Donald Trump Accuses James Comey Of 'Spying' After Firing Him

Comey has recounted to others, he told Mr. Trump that he would always be honest with him, but that he was not "reliable" in the conventional political sense", the Times reported. Mr. President, if there are "tapes" relevant to the Comey firing, it's because you made them and they should be provided to Congress. To no one's surprise, Donald Trump , 70, went on an angry tirade while sitting down for an interview with Lester Holt, 58, on NBC Nightly News on May 11.

Author: 0 Trump urges peace between Russian Federation and Ukraine

Sanders added that it was "proper protocol" to close a meeting to the press when Trump is meeting with a foreign official who is not a head of state. During President Bill Clinton's term, a listening device was discovered in a conference room at the State Department where Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and other top diplomats routinely held meetings.

Author: 0 San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds

The Reds are 18-39 in their last 57 Sunday games, and 7-19 in their last 26 during game four of a series. Scooter Gennett tripled in Scott Schebler, who had singled, to get Cincinnati even, then scored the inning's second run on Tucker Barnhart's sacrifice fly.

USA Secretary Unveils USDA Reorganization in Cincinnati
Author: 0 Secretary Unveils USDA Reorganization in Cincinnati

As part of the USDA's reorganization, one undersecretary will be in charge of farm programs and conservation efforts. "I applaud Secretary Perdue's recognition of the importance of trade and his efforts to elevate USDA's work to expand agriculture exports".

USA White House explains delay in firing Flynn
Author: 0 White House explains delay in firing Flynn

Flynn was compromised with respect to the Russians", Yates told a Senate judiciary subcommittee , in a high-profile hearing on Russian meddling into the USA elections. Flynn denied that he discussed sanctions with Kislyak to Pence, who then repeated that assertion on CBS News. "To state the obvious, you don't want your National Security Adviser compromised by the Russians", Ms.

Author: 0 Boy, 8, beaten unconscious days before days before killing himself

Taye's death was ruled a suicide back in January, which is when the 8-year-old allegedly took his own life just two days after he was allegedly rendered unconscious in a bullying incident at his school. Gabe hanged himself with a necktie two days after the incident. . Doctors said he had a stomach virus and sent him home, attorney Carla Leader said.

Author: 0 UVa announces football series with Liberty

While the Liberty scheduling news isn't much to get excited about for most BYU fans, most anything football related this time of year (other than suspensions/honor code issues) makes the offseason go on a little faster. It will now be played September 21, 2019, to accommodate a game between the Monarchs and Flames in 2018. "We played a great game in Norfolk in 2013 and I expect the same thing at their place".

Author: 0 8-Year-Old Was Bullied Before Killing Himself, Attorneys Say

Henson says school officials sent a note home with students after his death, saying a child had died in an accident and counselors would be available for their children. Gabriel hanged himself with a necktie in the bedroom of his Cincinnati apartment on January 26. The school video shows Gabriel walking into the restroom and reaching out to shake another student's hand.

USA 3 dead, including former West Memphis police officer, in Arkansas
Author: 0 3 dead, including former West Memphis police officer, in Arkansas

Mainhart was responding to a call about a disturbance at the home near Dardanelle, which is about 65 miles (105 kilometers) west of Little Rock. Mainhart was killed during a traffic stop in which the deputy pulled over a vehicle that was connected to a disturbance call at a home on Gum Springs Road.

Author: 0 Spicer Pressed on Clapper's New Comments on Trump-Russia Collusion

President Donald Trump admitted the FBI's probe of then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server helped him during the 2016 election, and added that he never would have let his opponent walk free. The White House disputed that account. Comey's allies also quickly made clear they would defend him against attacks from Trump, including disputing the president's assertion that Comey told Trump he was not personally under investigation.

USA Trump Fulfills Promise to Investigate Voter Fraud
Author: 0 Trump Fulfills Promise to Investigate Voter Fraud

It will explore both alleged voting fraud and voter suppression . Apart from Pence and Kobach, five other members to this bipartisan commission are Connie Lawson, Secretary of State of Indiana; Bill Gardner, Secretary of State of New Hampshire; Matthew Dunlap, Secretary of State of Maine; Ken Blackwell, Former Secretary of State of OH and Christy McCormick, Commissioner, Election Assistance Commission.

USA Attorney general sparks fear with push for harsh sentences
Author: 0 Attorney general sparks fear with push for harsh sentences

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is telling the nation's federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against most suspects. In a statement , Paul said the reprisal of the "tough on crime" policy isn't a good idea. Still, Sessions rolled it out at the Sergeants Benevolent Association of New York City, where he received an award for his support of law enforcement.

USA Police chief, 3 others dead in OH nursing home shooting
Author: 0 Police chief, 3 others dead in OH nursing home shooting

Main Street at the Pine Kirk Care Center , a nursing home in Kirkersville . The chief's last radio communication said he had the man in sight. When the gunman was confronted by Disario, he shot Disario and the two hostages ran off unharmed.