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USA Trump administration declares intent to renegotiate NAFTA
Author: 0 Trump administration declares intent to renegotiate NAFTA

Over the next 90 days, Lighthizer will consult with lawmakers on the position the USA will take in negotiations, which could begin as early as August 16. Guajardo said he would have more information after meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Vietnam on Thursday as part of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings.

USA Israel releases record of Trump-Netanyahu meeting
Author: 0 Israel releases record of Trump-Netanyahu meeting

President Trump is still weighing a campaign pledge to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and is trying to gauge its effect on the peace process, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said . diplomat preparing President Donald Trump's visit to Jerusalem said Judaism's holy Western Wall in its old city is part of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, an Israeli official said on Monday.

USA Trying to smooch snake earns man kiss of near death
Author: 0 Trying to smooch snake earns man kiss of near death

Ron Reinold was playing with the snake, which had been captured the previous day by a neighbour, when he attempted to kiss it and was bitten, a local CBS channel reported. But when the man went in for a smooch, the reptile recoiled and bit him. My doors are locked in my auto. I'm going to tell this guy to have a seat here.

USA Brazil crisis deepens with probe of president, top senator
Author: 0 Brazil crisis deepens with probe of president, top senator

In this May 8, 2017, file photo, Brazil's President Michel. President Michel Temer on Thursday defiantly said he will not resign after the Supreme Court authorized an investigation into allegations he condoned bribes to a potential witness in a major corruption probe.

USA Read Rupert Murdoch's Memo to Fox News on Roger Ailes' Death
Author: 0 Read Rupert Murdoch's Memo to Fox News on Roger Ailes' Death

There had been past reports that Ailes had stopped Smith from coming out publicly years ago. Ailes left Fox News previous year after a series of sexual harassment allegations were levied against him. In an op-ed for USA Today , former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly lauded Ailes for his vision in creating a channel where "conservatives like him were heard loud and clear", adding that it's "a very good thing for the republic".

USA Car plows into Times Square crowd; 1 dead, about 20 hurt
Author: 0 Car plows into Times Square crowd; 1 dead, about 20 hurt

Elsman graduated past year from Portage Northern High School. Andrea Stalker, 41, said she doesn't recall ever seeing seeing anything like this tragedy before. He was most recently based at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida, and was discharged in 2014. Details of the circumstances were not immediately available.

USA Trump threatens to cancel press briefings, unhappy with Comey coverage
Author: 0 Trump threatens to cancel press briefings, unhappy with Comey coverage

The president's advisers said Trump fired Comey in response to a recommendation by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, then said Trump had planned to fire Comey regardless. Several Twitter replies dismissed the existence of such recordings, characterizing them as empty threats by a president anxious about what Comey himself might have to say about the meeting.

Author: 0 Sheriff: 1 killed, 25 injured in WI tornado

Storms have battered the central United States all week, with deaths reported Tuesday in Oklahoma and Wisconsin , and in Iowa on Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service , almost 300 preliminary severe weather reports filed in from Wisconsin to Texas, spanning Tuesday afternoon to early Wednesday.

USA Trump Threatens Comey:
Author: 0 Trump Threatens Comey: "Better Hope There Are No 'Tapes' of Our Conversations!"

Trump's tweet about Comey was likely a reaction to a New York Times report , published Thursday night, detailing a one-on-one dinner Trump had with Comey shortly after the inauguration. Among those also expected on Saturday were acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe , Michael J Garcia, an associate judge on New York's highest court, and Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the number two Senate leader and a former state attorney general.

Author: 0 Senate Intelligence Committee leaders demand Comey's notes

The associates recounted how anxious Comey was about meeting with Trump and recalled conversations in which they brainstormed how to handle moments when the president asked for details of an investigation. However, the House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said that he has full confidence in Trump. His concerns surfaced again earlier this week after another report revealed that Trump discussed highly classified information while Russian diplomats were visiting the White House.

USA Tornadoes cause damage in Wisconsin, Oklahoma
Author: 0 Tornadoes cause damage in Wisconsin, Oklahoma

Two stayed at a shelter in nearby Cameron, authorities said. Additional needs will be shared with the community when known. The BGCO DR's Mobile Command Center will be stationed at First Baptist Church in Elk City, where all Baptist volunteer efforts will be coordinated.

USA Lexi Thompson shoots 65 to lead Kingsmill Championship
Author: 0 Lexi Thompson shoots 65 to lead Kingsmill Championship

Thompson is playing in her third tournament since losing a playoff in the ANA Inspiration for being penalized four strokes for a rules violation spotted by a TV viewer. It was a sense of freedom that words can't even describe. Thompson made the slide landing after jumping in tandem with a Navy SEAL, then went to the first tee, greeted her pro-am partners and teed off.

USA Sen. Joe Lieberman is Trump's pick to lead Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to reports
Author: 0 Sen. Joe Lieberman is Trump's pick to lead Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to reports

While Trump's team initially claimed that the firing came after a review by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, laid out in a memo, that largely faulted Comey on his handling of the investigation into the private email server of Hillary Clinton, Trump later said in an interview he had already made a decision to fire Comey and cited the Russian Federation investigation as being at the top of mind.

Author: 0 Pence releases financial info, Trump plans to

The PAC will be able to fund Pence's travel expenses to campaign events, including paying for his use of Air Force Two. Pence previously visited the University during his time as Governor of IN, meeting with College Republicans while he was on campus.

USA City removes PGT Beauregard statue, base remains
Author: 0 City removes PGT Beauregard statue, base remains

Lee in Lee Circle, although a timetable has not been set for its removal. A more than seven-hour struggle to lift a statue of P.G.T. Beauregard off its pedestal in fr... In the news release Thursday, the city said it has received offers from public and private institutions to take individual monuments, so it will solicit proposals on where they will go through an "open and transparent selection".

USA Times Square crash victim was 18 year old Michigan woman
Author: 0 Times Square crash victim was 18 year old Michigan woman

His most recent base was at Jacksonville in Florida but he was discharged three years ago after being court-martialled for reasons that have not been disclosed. Rojas was in custody and unable to comment. It is reported that the result of his test for alcohol was negative. "Upwards of over 20 other people were injured between 42nd and 45th Street on that sidewalk".

Author: 0 Trump rails against special counsel appointment in morning tweetstorm

And very troubling for Vice President Pence, who led Trump's transition, how in the world do you explain this? "We now have an allegation that the president cleared the room of both the vice president and attorney general before expressing his not-so-subtle "hope" that the Flynn investigation be dropped, followed by the firing of Comey when the "hope" was not met", Daskal said.

Author: 0 Trump will not announce promised embassy move during Israel trip

HALEY: "I don't know what the policy of the administration is, but I believe the Western Wall is part of Israel and I think that that is how, you know, we've always seen it and that's how we should pursue it". Netanyahu's office said it was astonished by the comment. But since taking office Trump has not made any attempt to move the embassy, apparently heeding the advice of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and other advisers well aware that this could inflame the Arab world and possibly ...

USA Ex-Rep. Corrine Brown guilty on fraud, tax evasion charges
Author: 0 Ex-Rep. Corrine Brown guilty on fraud, tax evasion charges

The trial against Brown began late last month, where she was accused of diverting funds from a charitable foundation she'd set up for poor children for her own use to pay for a lavish lifestyle that included Beverly Hills shopping sprees. Both pleaded guilty after their federal indictments for misusing the charity's funds, and testified against Ms. A Jacksonville, Fla ., jury found Corrine Brown guilty on 18 of 22 charges on Thursday that stemmed from about $800,000 in the charity, called ...

USA GOP candidate for FBI says no special counsel for inquiry
Author: 0 GOP candidate for FBI says no special counsel for inquiry

Susan Collins (R-ME) said, "He would be a great choice in normal times, but we're not living in normal times". John Cornyn for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director position last weekend, two Republicans familiar with the process told CNN Wednesday.

USA Trump lambasts 'witch hunt' after ex-FBI boss named Russia probe chief
Author: 0 Trump lambasts 'witch hunt' after ex-FBI boss named Russia probe chief

Rosenstein had the responsibility of deciding to appoint a special counsel because Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former surrogate for the Trump campaign, has recused himself from decisions on the issue. A third senator, Republican Bill Cassidy, said Rosenstein "indicated what Donald Trump has indicated, that Mr. Trump was leaning in that direction" before Rosenstein presented his memo.

USA Former acting AG Yates claims she warned WH about Flynn's Russian Federation ties
Author: 0 Former acting AG Yates claims she warned WH about Flynn's Russian Federation ties

The hearing took place hours after former Obama administration officials revealed that the outgoing president had warned Mr Trump against hiring Mr Flynn during an Oval Office meeting after the 2016 election. Prior to the Senate committee's hearing, questions were raised by Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer, as to Barack Obama's handling of Flynn. Flynn had previously held a position in the former administration, but was sacked from his position as head of the defense intelligence agency.

Author: 0 Senate panel wants James Comey to testify

Lynch, a member of the House Oversight Committee, noted that Comey had been invited to testify at a hearing next week, so that members of Congress could question the former FBI director about the Russian Federation investigation and the circumstances surrounding his own firing.

Author: 0 Chelsea Manning celebrates release from prison: 'First steps of freedom'

The US Army has previously confirmed Manning will remain an active duty soldier, although in an unpaid status. Speaking to the BBC, Manning's friend, the journalist Glenn Greenwald - who was involved in the publication of leaks from Edward Snowden - said she faced a hard life outside prison.

Author: 0 White House knew sacked adviser was under investigation

McCain also reflected on the major headlines that have come out of the Trump White House almost every day for more than a week. Adversity makes you stronger. The person who described the Comey memo to the AP was not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. Flynn resigned in February, a day before Comey reportedly wrote the memo, after it emerged that he had apparently misled Vice President Mike Pence about contacts with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to ...

Author: 0 President Trump Denies Asking Comey To Scuttle Flynn Investigation

In addition to contradicting Comey's account of the encounter, Trump's comments also put him into stark opposition with Deputy Attorney General Rod J. "Everybody, even my enemies, have said there was no collusion", Trump added, even though some Democrats have voiced concerns about possible collusion and suggested a thorough investigation was necessary.

USA Tornado touches down in Oklahoma, no injuries reported
Author: 0 Tornado touches down in Oklahoma, no injuries reported

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald confirmed one person has died in Barron County at the mobile home park in Prairie Lake Estates. The governor told reporters it was "nothing short of a miracle" that more people weren't hurt. Most of his roof is intact, and he lost mainly windows. Sheriff Fitzgerald said, "If you are a logger or a truck driver and want to help, just call your neighbors, call your friends...

USA Toronto CF Kevin Pillar apologizes for using anti-gay slur
Author: 0 Toronto CF Kevin Pillar apologizes for using anti-gay slur

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar was suspended for two games on Thursday for directing a homophobic slur toward an Atlanta Braves pitcher during Wednesday's game. "(The) guy wants to hit a home run in a five-run game, pimp it, throw the bat around. That doesn't excuse him for the comment, but it's encouraging to see that he knows the mistake he made and feels awful about it.

Author: 0 Trump decries Russian Federation probe as greatest witch hunt in United States history

Comey was in the midst of leading the Russian Federation investigation, and Trump's abrupt dismissal of him is likely what prompted Rosenstein to appoint Mueller to restore a sense of independence to the investigation. There was simply no way that the public was going to accept the results of the haphazard congressional investigations or one overseen by Mr. Trump's appointees at the Justice Department as being truly objective, thorough and unbiased.

USA DeVos, Omarosa Booed Mercilessly at Commencement Ceremony
Author: 0 DeVos, Omarosa Booed Mercilessly at Commencement Ceremony

DeVos, who was announced as the historically Black college's graduation speaker less than two weeks ago, has been protested by many including current students and alumni. The B-CU petition also objects to DeVos's recent withdrawal of protections the Obama administration put in place for students who have mismanaged or are defaulting on their student loans.

Author: 0 Trump hopeful as interviews continue for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

They said his firing has "the appearance - if not the reality - of interfering" with the FBI's ongoing probe into whether Trump's campaign associates colluded with Russians to sway election results. Like many administrations, the relationship between Trump and the press has been tense. Trump said Comey wanted to have the dinner because he wanted to stay on in the job.

Author: 0 Storms produce weak tornadoes in SE Minnesota, W Wisconsin

Scattered storms start popping around 2 p.m.in southeastern Nebraska, continuing to move north and east into western Iowa. Locally damaging winds may also occur with stronger storms - particularly into this evening when storms are likely to congeal into one or more organized bands capable of more widespread damaging winds.

Author: 0 Trump says special counsel appointment 'hurts our country'

The White House initially said last week that a letter Rosenstein wrote accusing Comey of missteps as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, including his handling of an election-year probe into Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, was what prompted Trump to fire Comey.

USA Lookin At Lee eyes Preakness glory after strong run in Derby
Author: 0 Lookin At Lee eyes Preakness glory after strong run in Derby

The smaller field hopefully will produce a cleaner race than the Derby, in which several horses - including Preakness runners Classic Empire and Hence - were compromised. The announcement builds upon Sentient Jet's extensive support of the horseracing community, which includes being named the Preferred Private Aviation Partner of the Kentucky Derby , Kentucky Oaks, and Churchill Downs in 2016 as well as serving as a longtime sponsor of the Breeders' Cup World Championships and Fasig-Tipton.

USA Planned Parenthood to close 4 Iowa clinics after funding cut
Author: 0 Planned Parenthood to close 4 Iowa clinics after funding cut

There is no conceivable way that the patients who get their free or subsidized birth control from Planned Parenthood could continue getting the care they need if Planned Parenthood clinics were forced to close or cut back on their contraceptive services.

USA Medical examiner confirms cause of death for Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell
Author: 0 Medical examiner confirms cause of death for Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell

The six dates left on Soundgarden's North American tour have been canceled following the death of singer Chris Cornell Wednesday night. The group was now on its North American tour which was scheduled to end on May 27 in Oklahoma. Megadeth got in one of the first performances taking the stage in Tokyo and revealing to the shocked crowd that Cornell had died before performing the Soundgarden favorite, " Outshined ".

USA Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell Remembers 'Super Talent' Chris Cornell
Author: 0 Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell Remembers 'Super Talent' Chris Cornell

Michael Woody , a spokesman for the Detroit Police Department, told CNN the death is being investigated as a "possible suicide". The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office said Thursday it completed the preliminary autopsy on Cornell, but that "a full autopsy report has not yet been completed".