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USA Dayton signs Real ID bill
Author: 0 Dayton signs Real ID bill

Dayton and many lawmakers said they were concerned that the Legislature can not finish by its constitutionally mandated midnight Monday deadline. GOP leaders have released new budget targets that include a $660 million tax cut proposal, which is lower than the more than $1 billion tax cut they originally wanted but more than what Dayton had proposed.

Author: 0 Trump called ex-FBI director a 'nut job' in comments to Russians

Also on Friday, Comey agreed to testify before the Senate intelligence committee after Memorial Day. "Director Comey ... deserves an opportunity to tell his story", said Sen. "I came out of there knowing that I trust this deputy attorney general, that I trust this special counsel and while he didn't answer many questions, he had a clear reason for not answering", Cleaver said.

USA US imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court
Author: 0 US imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court

Speaking in Washington alongside visiting President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, Venezuela 's neighbor, Trump called the humanitarian situation "a disgrace to humanity" and promised to help fix it, but he offered no new USA approach. The opposition is demanding that Maduro's government hold delayed elections for state governors and improve the country's chaotic economy. Maduro's aides acc us e them of seeking a violent coup.

Author: 0 Donald Trump calls Russia probe political 'witch hunt'

Moments before Trump weighed in on Twitter, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin welcomed the special counsel investigation and said it was important to get facts in the Russian Federation probe. Trump said in a statement Wednesday night that "a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity".

Author: 0 Trump Told Russians Firing 'Nut Job' Comey Relieved Pressure on Him

Also on Friday: The Washingon Post reported that a senior White House adviser, close to the president had been identified as a " significant person of interest " in the probe. But the decision surprised many since it was Comey himself leading the investigation of Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. He said the notion that he may have affected the presidential race made him feel "mildly nauseous", though he'd do it all again because not doing so "would have been catastrophic".

Author: 0 Trump interviews 4 candidates to post of Federal Bureau of Investigation director

The circumstances surrounding the firing have made the appointment closely watched, with senators calling for an unimpeachable, nonpartisan appointment. He lost his 2006 Democratic primary bid but won re-election as a third party candidate. Lieberman retired from the Senate in 2011, and since then has been a senior counsel at the NY law firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP.

Author: 0 Senator says Flynn hasn't responded to subpoena

The Associated Press reported Thursday morning that, according to a Republican member of the Senate Intelligence panel, Michael Flynn's lawyers said that Flynn will not obey a subpoena. Ousted Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will not honor a subpoena issued by a Senate committee looking into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Author: 0 Trump Denies Asking Ex-FBI Director Comey to Drop Flynn Inquiry

When Comey was about to board a helicopter, he received a call from the White House saying that "the president needs to talk to you urgently". Asked about possible obstruction of justice, Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters the special counsel would "follow the facts where ever they may lead" and that "it is premature to prejudge anything at this point".

Author: 0 Comey Agrees To Testify Before The Senate Intelligence Committee

He says he hopes Comey's testimony will answer some of the questions that have arisen since Comey was suddenly dismissed last week by President Donald Trump. Graham said he was "surprised" Comey would agree to testify at all, "given the fact that we now have a Special Counsel who will likely be investigating matters related" to his conversations with Trump.

Author: 0 Authorities looking for gun in boy's killing

The child, Kingston Frazier , was in a Toyota Camry at about 1:15 a.m. CDT (0615 GMT) outside a Kroger store in Jackson while his mother was inside. Dwan Diondro Wakefield and DeAllen Washington , both 18, were taken into custody at around 11:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., respectively. "Anybody who says she didn't say the baby was missing is wrong".

USA Amid tumult, Trump leaves on first presidential foreign trip
Author: 0 Amid tumult, Trump leaves on first presidential foreign trip

Despite initially opposing appointment of an independent counsel, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that the development "helps assure people and the Justice Department that they're going to go do their jobs independently and thoroughly, which is what we've called for all along".

USA Palestinian killed in West Bank clash
Author: 0 Palestinian killed in West Bank clash

United States officials, meeting with Israeli officials to arrange Trump's visit, said the Western Wall was in the West Bank. He added, "moving the embassy there [to Jerusalem] is a great statement to say Israel is here to stay". Ben-Dahan argued that the United States administration officials who had placed pressure on Trump regarding the embassy and the administration's position on Jerusalem were remnants of the Obama administration, which had adopted a clear pro-Palestinian stance.

Author: 0 Severe weather outbreak predicted in Oklahoma, Kansas

Gov. Mary Fallin plans to tour the damage to a western Oklahoma community that was struck by a tornado that killed a man. The Storm Prediction Center says strong wind gusts and large, damaging hail are possible throughout the region. At least one person has been killed by a tornado that roared through a portion of a western Oklahoma town. Across Highway SS from the trailer park, several turkey barns were destroyed, while others just lost chunks of their roofs.

USA Dozens of Bloods members arrested in North Carolina gang crackdown
Author: 0 Dozens of Bloods members arrested in North Carolina gang crackdown

Three more suspects have been arrested in what officials are calling the largest gang roundup in Charlotte history. Of the 83 people charged, 27 are already in jail and 10 are still at large. Among the details included in federal documents is the fact that the gang, founded in the early 70s, has a military-like set up, with each member having a rank, and an authority centralized in NY and the NY prison system.

Author: 0 What is a special counsel and what powers will Mueller yield?

Trump categorized the appointment of a special counsel as part of a "witch hunt". Mr Comey was abruptly fired last week, in a move that shocked Washington. Should be widely accepted". Cummings has vigorously urged such an appointment, suggesting it could lead to accusations of obstruction of justice. "I hope that we don't inadvertently trip up or damage the independent investigation of the special counsel", he said.

USA Rosenstein Defends Memo Condemning Comey Before Trump Fired Him
Author: 0 Rosenstein Defends Memo Condemning Comey Before Trump Fired Him

The May 10 meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak came one day after Trump abruptly fired Comey, which the White House argued at first was because of a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein pointing to Comey's mismanagement of the investigation into Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server.

USA Trump Told Russians He Fired 'Nut Job' Comey Because Of Investigation
Author: 0 Trump Told Russians He Fired 'Nut Job' Comey Because Of Investigation

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the decision after a week of rising pressure on the Justice Department to ensure the probe remains independent of the White House. Republican Richard Burr, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Flynn's lawyer told the committee he would not honour the panel's subpoena seeking relevant documents.

Author: 0 Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Case On Restrictive North Carolina Voting Law

The law was previously disparaged by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals as allegedly targeting black voters in the state "with nearly surgical precision". Democrat Josh Stein spoke outside the state crime lab on Meadowview Road this afternoon, just hours after the Supreme Court declined to reinstate the controversial voter identification law.

USA Emma, Noah top list of baby names
Author: 0 Emma, Noah top list of baby names

Noah was the most popular name for baby boys in Pennsylvania past year while Emma climbed to the top of most popular names for girls, according to the Social Security Administration . Pennsylvania did stray from the norm in 2015, however, when Mason and Olivia were dubbed the top two names. The name Zayn made the boys' fastest riser list.

USA Camila Cabello releases music video for debut solo single
Author: 0 Camila Cabello releases music video for debut solo single

Take a listen to find out if you can hear it! "Why did you leave me here to burn?" Months after Camila Cabello shocked Fifth Harmony fans with news that she was leaving the group, she has officially released her first solo single. The 20-year-old announced the collection with a heartfelt letter to fans, explaining how the album is her story of her "journey from darkness to light".

Author: 0 Trump supporters blame leaks, conspiracy for his woes

After the White House put out a subdued statement on Wednesday night about former FBI Director Robert Mueller being named special counsel, Trump publicly vented on Thursday morning about the new probe. Previous crop substitution programs floundered due to rebel attacks and a lack of roads. Slashing support for Colombia would be a major setback to the peace process and could undermine decades of USA effort against violent insurgency and narcotics trafficking.

USA Assange hails Swedish move to drop investigation
Author: 0 Assange hails Swedish move to drop investigation

Assange insisted the claims were politically motivated, and feared that going to Sweden would result in his extradition to the United States over WikiLeaks' publication of classified U.S. On September 16, the Stockholm Court of Appeals ruled that the 2010 warrant for Assange's arrest on alleged rape charges remained in force. Assange recommended he quickly flee to Moscow to evade prosecution in the United States - advice he heeded.

USA 'Never thought she was a great candidate': Joe Biden blasts Clinton
Author: 0 'Never thought she was a great candidate': Joe Biden blasts Clinton

Biden was expected to run for the Democratic presidential nomination, but in October 2015 said he would not run following the death of his son Beau that May. Let it be known that Joe Biden doesn't plan on letting President Trump get away with all the juicy soundbites this year. By the time the next election cycle rolls around, Biden will be 78.

USA Duggar sisters file privacy suit against city, magazine
Author: 0 Duggar sisters file privacy suit against city, magazine

Arkansas laws forbid police from "disclosing any information related to sexual misconduct involving children". According to the lawsuit, the four sisters are seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages against the Arkansas city of Springdale, Arkansas' Washington County, members of the Springdale Police Department and In Touch , alleging they were "revictimized" by the release of the documents that contained "cosmetic redactions" allowing them to be identified as their brother's ...

USA Sources Say Ford Will Cut 10% of Salaried Workers
Author: 0 Sources Say Ford Will Cut 10% of Salaried Workers

The auto giant will release details to employees about separation packages in early June and workers will leave by the end of September, the company said. Ford didn't confirm the report Monday night. General Motors Co has cut more than 4,000 U.S.jobs since November, and moved to conserve capital by shedding its European operations and closing unprofitable operations in Asia.

USA Sino-US deal eases access to markets
Author: 0 Sino-US deal eases access to markets

The US will import cooked Chinese poultry and, more significantly, send delegates to attend Beijing's Belt and Road Forum starting tomorrow. Ross called the agreement a "herculean accomplishment" and argued the deal represented the biggest accomplishment in US-China trade negotiations "in the whole history of US-China relations".

USA Trumpet star Blanchard: Confederate statue removal historic
Author: 0 Trumpet star Blanchard: Confederate statue removal historic

City officials said in a statement Tuesday evening that the Beauregard monument, the third Confederate monument targeted for removal, will come down over the next few hours. Just last week, Civil District Court Kern Reese denied a third request for preliminary injunction specifically confirming City's right to move Beauregard.

USA Paul Ryan: 'Rescue Mission' is Underway for Health Care
Author: 0 Paul Ryan: 'Rescue Mission' is Underway for Health Care

Speaking at a news conference Sunday in Manhattan, where she was joined by health care advocates and New Yorkers fighting long-term illnesses, Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) pressed her Republican colleagues to oppose the GOP health care replacement plan that was approved by House members in a 217-213 vote Thursday.

USA Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new FBI director
Author: 0 Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new FBI director

Frank Keating and Andrew McCabe, now the bureau's acting director. In addition to Lieberman, Trump is also interviewing for the vacant post acting director Andrew McCabe, former Oklahoma Gov. McFeely declined to comment. Reporters did not see McCabe when he left the complex. Lieberman served four six-year Senate terms while living in New Haven's Westville neighborhood, three as a Democrat, then a final term as an independent after he lost the 2006 Democratic primary.

USA NY judge Garcia uninterested in FBI director job
Author: 0 NY judge Garcia uninterested in FBI director job

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday interviewed four potential candidates to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation, including former Connecticut Sen. Lieberman testified in support of Sessions at his January confirmation hearing. He showed a large independent streak during his Senate years and actually won his last term as an independent after losing the Democratic Party nomination over his support for the Iraq war.

USA THAAD radar detected N. Korea's missile launch: defense chief
Author: 0 THAAD radar detected N. Korea's missile launch: defense chief

In a unanimous statement backed by China, the council stressed the importance of North Korea 'immediately showing honest commitment to de-nuclearisation through concrete action'. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a Hwasong-12 in an undated photo released by the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Monday. His remarks are seen as hinting at another nuclear explosion or a test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) under development.

USA Trump denies asking Comey to stop Flynn probe
Author: 0 Trump denies asking Comey to stop Flynn probe

The revelation that Mr Trump may have asked his FBI director to stop investigating a member of his staff who had been the subject of scandal for misrepresenting conversations he had with Russian officials during the transition period, was seen as one of the clearest signs that Mr Trump had tried to directly influence investigations by the Justice Department and the FBI.

USA SC experts say GOP health care bill likely to affect you
Author: 0 SC experts say GOP health care bill likely to affect you

However, he also seemed to make a point of giving the Senate time to make changes, despite Trump's strong desire to fulfill his campaign promise of repealing and replacing ObamaCare. "It is hard to say what the impacts will be until we see what the Senate version looks like". According to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal by Stephanie Armour and Michelle Hackman, there's good reason to think the bill that could end up being a huge problem for people who get their health ...

USA Frost thawing? Korean hopes rise of post-election improvement in Chinese relations
Author: 0 Frost thawing? Korean hopes rise of post-election improvement in Chinese relations

Wang and former South Korean Prime Minister Lee Hae-chan were expected Thursday to discuss ways of containing North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons activities. Lee handed Xi a letter from President Moon Jae-in and expressed his gratitude for the warm reception. Throughout the election campaign, Moon called for deployment of THAAD to be halted and the decision about its future to be taken by the new government and the country's parliament.

Author: 0 Donald Trump says he fired James Comey because he was 'unpopular'

The Great America Committee , registered with the Federal Elections Commission on Wednesday, is created to raise Pence's visibility and to channel funds to Republicans running for Congress in 2018. In that capacity, it seems somewhat hard to believe that Flynn's warning to White House counsel Don McGahn that he was under investigation never made it to Pence's ears.

USA Two Senate panels seek Comey memos, Intel wants testimony
Author: 0 Two Senate panels seek Comey memos, Intel wants testimony

Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, said simply, "It would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House". Trump said, so that he can focus on issues like jobs, the military, and health care. "We need the facts". The Senate intelligence committee today asked Comey to appear before the panel in both open and closed sessions. But the possible existence of a trove of Comey memos may be the real story here.

USA Learjet crash near New York City kills 2 crew members
Author: 0 Learjet crash near New York City kills 2 crew members

An airport weather station reported winds of 17 miles (27 kilometers) per hour, gusting to 37 miles per hour, shortly after the crash. Video from the crash showed smoke billowing in the air. The accident caused a fire that destroyed a warehouse. Here are photos showing the scene of the crash: "It hit three buildings". Airport officials said Teterboro Airport has been closed and flight operations ceased until further notice.

USA White House bathed in blue for Peace Officer's Memorial Day
Author: 0 White House bathed in blue for Peace Officer's Memorial Day

Across the country people are honoring Police Officer Memorial Week, a way of honoring the law enforcement officers who paid the ultimate price. "The attacks on our police are a stain on the very fabric of our society and you are entitled to leadership at the highest level", Trump added.