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Author: 0 Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz To Leave Office At The End Of June

In a press conference Thursday morning, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said a special election to replace Chaffetz could leave the office vacant for anywhere from two to four months. Trump has long complicated Chaffetz's life. "I turned 50, I'm sleeping on a cot", Chaffetz said of his life as a congressman in Washington. He rescinded his endorsement of Trump past year after recordings surfaced of the reality show star bragging about groping women, with Chaffetz saying he couldn't look his teenage ...

Author: 0 Trump administration confirms renegotiation of NAFTA

Negotiations stand to put President Trump into a politically tight spot at a time when the current political turmoil already threatens to hold up parts of his agenda. Canada Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, who met with Lighthizer on May 16 and meets her Mexican counterparts in Mexico City next week, also said the negotiations must be among the three nations.

Author: 0 White nationalists carry torches to protest removal of confederate statue in Virginia

But you will not stay in power here. The mayor of Charlottesville, Mike Signer, strongly disagreed with the protest and attacking Spencer on Twitter. To be able to oppress everyone who isn't white! Although previously confined to websites, online media forums and social media, the alt-right came into the spotlight during the USA election campaign and has been increasingly moving to protests and street confrontations in recent months.

Author: 0 Trump honors fallen during Police Week, vows to reduce violence

Knowing them or not is kind of irrelevant. What's "unbelievable" is that a president can't share a heartfelt, unscripted moment as a kind gesture to the son of a fallen police officer. This week is National Police Week and law enforcement agencies all over the country are honoring those killed in the line of duty. National Peace Officer Memorial Day was created by President John F.

USA Severe storms move out of Texas, into Oklahoma and Arkansas
Author: 0 Severe storms move out of Texas, into Oklahoma and Arkansas

Cities in the highest risk category include Enid, Woodward and Wichita , Kansas. These thunderstorms will be capable of producing very large hail and damaging wind gusts. Several tornado warnings were issued as severe thunderstorms moved east across western Wisconsin and northern Wisconsin as the night went on. The greatest chance for tornadoes will occur Thursday afternoon and evening in far northwestern Oklahoma .

USA Jose Abreu: Jose Abreu homers in White Sox's win
Author: 0 Jose Abreu: Jose Abreu homers in White Sox's win

I know when Narvaez came in he said his sinker was really heavy and hard. David Robertson (3-1) pitched the final two innings, retiring all six batters, to earn the win. He had three hits on the night and his slash line is up to.270/.331/.487. Their overall winning streak, which started with an 11-0 win at San Diego on May 9, is the longest in the majors this season.

USA Jason Day makes birdie from the cart path at AT&T Byron Nelson
Author: 0 Jason Day makes birdie from the cart path at AT&T Byron Nelson

Billy Horschel was second at 7 under after three consecutive birdies to finish a 65. Janzen had a run of six birdies and a bogey from holes 10-17 while Sluman and Jimenez closed with birdies on the 526-yard par 5. Among those players missing the projected cut were Hunter Mahan , Bryson DeChambeau, Bryce Molder , J.B. Holmes, Ryo Ishikawa of Japan, Graham DeLaet of Canada, former PGA Championship victor Y.E.

USA Penn State student said frat brothers ignored pleas to help classmate
Author: 0 Penn State student said frat brothers ignored pleas to help classmate

At first, Cordell Davis thought his fellow pledge had just had too much to drink, he said. Prosecutors said Casey was the pledge master who oversaw the initiation rituals for the frat for the past three semesters. Piazza died at a hospital two days later, on February 4. The prosecution also alleges the brothers attempted to cover up their involvement in his death by deleting messages in which terse exchanges about what to do flew back and forth.

USA Senate chairman: Flynn has not responded to subpoena
Author: 0 Senate chairman: Flynn has not responded to subpoena

Also Thursday, the House intelligence committee asked for more government documents about the ouster of FBI Director Jim Comey and conversations he had with President Donald Trump about the investigations into Russian election meddling. Reuters reported that Flynn and other Trump campaign staffers were in contact with Russian officials at least 18 times during the last several months of the presidential campaign.

Author: 0 Investigation launched into whether White House officials covered up Russian meddling

Earlier, Mr Trump had taken to twitter to vent his frustration at the appointment of former FBI director Robert Mueller to oversee an investigation into Russian Federation. Though that might be hard if Trump himself continues to speak out. Sanders said on "This Week" that Congress should complete its review first, which she said she is confident will show that Trump associates had not involvement in Russia's actions.

Author: 0 Jason Chaffetz Leaving Congress June 30th

On Thursday, Chaffetz announced he was stepping down from Congress, effective June 30. The announcement by Mr. Chaffetz was the latest upending of the Republican-controlled congressional investigations into President Trump. Chaffetz's departure opens up one of the most powerful and closely scrutinized posts on Capitol Hill - the House majority's chief inquisitor - amid serious questions about wrongdoing at the highest levels of the Trump administration.

Author: 0 United States to continue with Obama-era Iran nuclear deal, for now

The Trump administration said Wednesday that it will continue to waive some sanctions against Iran, a key aspect of the nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration and five other world powers. Mr Trump, who has called the deal the worst in history, is also due to visit Saudi Arabia, Iran's traditional enemy, on the very day of the election.

USA Nine tornadoes touchdown in Kansas
Author: 0 Nine tornadoes touchdown in Kansas

At first, these storms will primarily bring a wind and hail risk, but by the mid-to-late afternoon, the risk for significantly severe storms will spread into northwestern Oklahoma and into Kansas. This is more than an inch below normal for this time of May, according to the weather service. The tornadoes will arise from the northern most state of Minnesota and exactly from its southeastern past to down south to Texas, and in between, there will be many states that might get some places ...

Author: 0 Nomura: Trump Impeachment Unlikely, Delay To Legislative Agenda More Certain

So was Andrew Johnson, the Democratic vice president who succeeded Abraham Lincoln as president after his assassination and was impeached by the hostile Republicans who controlled Capitol Hill. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, who was first elected at the same time as Al Green in 2004, said, "He's very calm and thoughtful and thought 'enough is enough.' I still want an independent commission.

Author: 0 Teens Arrested in Killing of Boy, 6

UPDATE: WJTV's Malary Pullen reports a SWAT team went into a Jackson home as the search continues for the second person of interest wanted for questioning in the shooting death of a MS child. "We had to get the information about the auto". Less than 30 minutes later, police called Frazier's uncle, David Archie , and asked him to meet them at the district attorney's office downtown.

Author: 0 Chrystia Freeland Praises Rex Tillerson's Work On Arctic Climate Change Declaration

As the seven other Arctic Council member nations called on the U.S.to remain a steady partner in efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, U.S. "We are here to say something about ourselves", Gilbert said, reminding his audience that his people have lived within the state that is now called Alaska for thousands of years.

Author: 0 Maui Unemployment Rate at 2.9% in April

OH has added about 36,000 jobs over the last 12 months. The April state unemployment rate remains lower than the national rate of 4.4% reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In April 2016, the county had a labor force of 477,947 and 19,780 were unemployed. The construction and mining industry supersector led gainers last month, while the professional and business services supersector was the largest declining industry supersector last month, said labor department research director ...

Author: 0 Trump says he's 'very close' to naming an FBI director

Trump tipped Lieberman's status during a meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Former Sen. Joe Lieberman leaves the West Wing of the White House after meeting with President Donald Trump on May 17, 2017 in Washington . Swan Song: Joe Lieberman prepares for his final speech in Senate. The idea of naming Lieberman to the post is being met with praise by Republicans.

Author: 0 Fired FBI chief Comey to testify publicly in Congress

Separately the New York Times reported that Trump boasted to Russian officials at a White House meeting last week that firing Comey relieved "great pressure" the president faced from a law-enforcement probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

USA How lawmakers get their health care
Author: 0 How lawmakers get their health care

Medicaid spending caps as proposed under the AHCA would eliminate open-ended federal funding, which now guarantees payment of 61 percent of Florida's program costs. If you have an Obamacare plan, get care while you still can. He was talking about Obamacare , which Republicans are trying to replace with legislation now in the hands of the Senate .

Author: 0 Frenchmen claim cure for WannaCry-infected computers

There are the companies, universities, hospitals and other organizations that didn't install Microsoft's fixes and take other precautions, such as backing up data. Still, it was Microsoft that wrote the exploitable software to begin with. But the vulnerability affected older versions of Windows that Microsoft no longer supports, and there are still many people and organizations that don't regularly patch their systems.

Author: 0 Saudi to open militant-monitoring center during Trump visit

Under the kingdom's strict dress code for women, Saudi women and most female visitors are required to wear a loose, black robe known as an abaya, in public. On Sunday, he'll hold meetings with more than 50 Arab and Muslim leaders converging on Riyadh for a regional summit focused largely on combating the Islamic State and other extremist groups.

USA Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad
Author: 0 Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad

In Thursday's meeting, Santos hopes to convince Trump to take a broader approach approach to transnational crime instead of the one proposed by Sessions. "This is a President who has surrounded himself with advisers who have let's just say not the most nuanced views of Islam", Finer told CNN International's Christiane Amanpour on Thursday.

USA NAACP Is Looking For New President, 'Retooling' Entire Organization
Author: 0 NAACP Is Looking For New President, 'Retooling' Entire Organization

You might also be interested in. . The NAACP said its call would discuss an "organization-wide refresh and strategic re-envisioning to determine how best to position the organization to confront head-on the many challenges of today's volatile political, media and social climates".

Author: 0 Trump triggers trade renegotiations with Canada and Mexico

His repeated complaints that bad trade deals destroy American jobs gained him support among working class voters, who helped lift him to the White House. "NAFTA's track record is one of economic growth and middle-class job creation", Canada's minister of foreign affairs, Chrystia Freeland, said in a statement.

Author: 0 Trump calls naming special counsel 'greatest witch hunt' in

Even Republicans who had said they were opposed to the creation of a new investigator signaled support of the move. Sen. Trump tweeted . "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" "Believe me. Mr. Mueller, who is considered fair and impartial by Republicans and Democrats, will have wide powers, and the scope of the investigation could expand, making it a lengthy one.

Author: 0 Trump calls appointment of special counsel a 'witch hunt'

Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier of California said Rosenstein made clear Mueller has "carte blanche authority" in his investigation, and many members expressed confidence in Mueller, a former FBI director. "I expected him to be ranting and raving, but he was like, 'Fine, let them do what they have to do, but we'll be focused on our agenda, '" said this official, who requested anonymity to describe the private talks.

Author: 0 Fox host says she's in talks to replace Spicer

Guilfoyle, 48, is a former San Francisco and Los Angeles prosecutor who was married for four years to California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. Under the plan, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders - who has proven popular in the daily briefings as a sub for Press Secretary Sean Spicer - would more frequently appear at the podium.

Author: 0 Hawaii-bound passengers noticed unruly man before take-off

Uskanil was then subdued by passengers and an off-duty police officer and evenutally duct-taped to his seat. The plane was escorted by two F-22 fighter jets for the duration of the flight following the disturbance, U.S. He was arrested before dawn at Los Angeles International Airport for opening a door that led onto an airfield ramp, according to Los Angeles Airport Police, who provided Uskanils identity to The Associated Press.

Author: 0 Chaffetz to resign, raising doubts about Trump probe

Check out this story on USATODAY.com: https://usat.ly/2qxXaY4 Rep. Jason Chaffetz has already said he won't run for re-election, but now he might be leaving office more than a year before his term is over. Serving you in the U.S. House of Representatives for almost nine years has been a rare honor and privilege. Chaffetz, 50, did not hint at future career plans in a letter addressed to constituents, only that his decision was based on family considerations.

USA Final Confederate monument to come down in New Orleans
Author: 0 Final Confederate monument to come down in New Orleans

The statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that has towered over New Orleans' busy Lee Circle for 133 years was taken down amid cheers Friday. The statue of the general beloved by fans of the Confederacy was plucked from atop the obelisk, swung through the sky and put down onto a flatbed truck, strapped down and driven off to a city maintenance yard to join the other parts of the monuments to General P.G.T.

Author: 0 Rosenstein faces Senate day after upending political world

Mueller maintain complete independence". The move, which came after Trump asked Comey for his loyalty and, according to memos written by the former FBI director, requested he kill an investigation into Trump's top national security adviser, was seen as a clear violation of protocol and had some Democrats calling for impeachment.

Author: 0 Man allegedly tries to breach cockpit on flight from LAX to Honolulu

Uskanil, a ticketed passenger on an American Airlines flight who had passed through TSA security, was detained after being spotted. A passenger aboard the flight posted an Instagram video that showed someone being escorted down the plane's aisle in handcuffs, being directed by a person wearing an Federal Bureau of Investigation windbreaker, along with other people wearing sidearms, the Honolulu Advertiser reported .

Author: 0 Comey agrees to testify before Senate intelligence committee

Comey will certainly be asked about encounters that precipitated his firing, including a January dinner in which, Comey has told associates, Trump asked for his loyalty. The Times cites the White House's official written account of the Oval Office meeting. The committee's chairman, Sen. He said the investigation would have always continued, and the termination of Comey would not have ended it.

USA White House defends its reaction to Yates' warnings
Author: 0 White House defends its reaction to Yates' warnings

She said she was briefing the Trump White House so that officials could take "the action that they deemed appropriate" and that she believed the Russians already had the same information. Ms Yates was appointed by the Obama administration and was sacked by Mr Trump on January 30 for refusing to defend his travel ban. President Donald Trump changed his Twitter banner image on Monday to include a tweet from himself referencing former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's Senate ...

Author: 0 Investigation into Russian Federation scandal reaches inside the White House

The committee's chairman, Sen. However, he made clear he did not intend for Mr Trump or other White House officials to use the document to justify firing Mr Comey, which is what they have done. "He was insane, a real nut job", Trump said, according to the Times , which cited a document read to it by a United States official. Trump had said Thursday he was "very close" to naming a replacement and that former Connecticut Sen.

USA Trump campaign had 18 undisclosed Russia contacts
Author: 0 Trump campaign had 18 undisclosed Russia contacts

This shows that Flynn was compromised from the very start of the transition, and it confirms that Trump was wrong to put him in such an important national security position. In March, for example, the White House disclosed that Trump's son-in-law and White House senior adviser, Jared Kushner, met executives of Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank, or VEB, in December.

USA Boy calls police on dad after finding drugs in his suitcase
Author: 0 Boy calls police on dad after finding drugs in his suitcase

Fitzpatrick said: 'I commend this young man for being fearless enough to come forward and report that these unsafe substances were in his home'. Prosecutors say the father, 41-year-old Yamil Mercado, is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges of trafficking heroin and reckless endangerment of a child.

USA Gen. Lee the last Confederate statue removed in New Orleans
Author: 0 Gen. Lee the last Confederate statue removed in New Orleans

While Roof's actions spurred a debate in many parts of the South about whether it was appropriate to fly the Confederate battle emblem - and many places have taken it down - the reaction in New Orleans seemed to go even further, knocking away at even weightier, heavier parts of history.

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.