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Author: 0 Trump pushes for Mideast peace

In his comments to both Rivlin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , Trump appeared to dwell on forging a regional coalition to counter what he described as Iran's involvement in conflicts in the region, rather than renewed efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

USA Chocolate Could Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat, Study Suggests
Author: 0 Chocolate Could Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat, Study Suggests

In the study , people who ate chocolate three times a month were 10% less likely to develop atrial fibrillation compared to those who ate chocolate less than once a month. The highest correlation between eating chocolate and reduced risk of atrial fibrillation of the heart observed in the case when women ate 30 grams of chocolate per week, and men from 60 to 180 grams.

Author: 0 More Rain on the Way

Friday will still have more clouds than sun, but it will be a drier day overall as the low pressure associated with Thursday's rain slowly moves to the northeast. Look for periods of rain and thunderstorms through midday followed by a smaller round by late Tuesday afternoon and evening. Sunday: Mostly cloudy, chance showers in the afternoon/evening.

USA Virginia defeats North Carolina 4-2 to win national men's tennis title
Author: 0 Virginia defeats North Carolina 4-2 to win national men's tennis title

The doubles matches were very interesting, as the #1 pair of William Blumberg and Robert Kelly made quick work of their opponents (6-2), while the #3 pair of Anu Kodali and Ronnie Schneider were quickly beaten 1-6. Ritschard easily topped Schneider 6-1, 6-3 on court 1. Aragone went on to defeat Murray 7-6 (2), 6-2 to secure the victory for the Cavaliers. He proceeded to ride that momentum into an early break, and finished the match 6-7, 2-6, sealing the victory for UVA.

Author: 0 ACLU of Texas Comment of Passage of Anti-LGBT Legislation

Business groups in Texas had voiced concerns over an earlier version of the legislation passed in March, according to The Hill . "Either you discriminate, or you don't". For students who wish to opt out of using their designated bathrooms, a private single occupancy bathroom will serve as an alternative. "The idea that it is less offensive, all those things are relative", said Cathryn Oakley, senior legislative counsel at the Human Rights Campaign.

USA Miami 'Joker' Accused of Pointing Loaded Gun at Cars
Author: 0 Miami 'Joker' Accused of Pointing Loaded Gun at Cars

Responding officers were greeted by a man with neon green hair and tattoos covering his arms, chest, and face, WSVN reported . Sullivan was charged with carrying a concealed firearm, but got no charge for his fashion sense. During a pat-down, the officer said he found a Smith & Wesson.380-caliber gun in Sullivan's pocket. Police then arrested Sullivan before his Killing Joke could turn into a real-life Death in the Family.

USA Pregnant Maryland teen not allowed at graduation ceremony
Author: 0 Pregnant Maryland teen not allowed at graduation ceremony

She turned to correspondent Jan Crawford for the full story. The backlash has been severe, especially on social media, where she says strangers, acquaintances and parents of other students have attacked her. She told CBS she plans to name him "Grayson", in reference to God's grace and forgiveness. After trying to keep her pregnancy a secret, Maddi finally shared the news with her mom, Sharon.

USA Duval County under tornado watch; Severe T-Storms expected
Author: 0 Duval County under tornado watch; Severe T-Storms expected

Strong storms are still possible further north, but the best chance for a storm to potentially produce a tornado will be held in that area. Much of the state remains under a flash flood watch through Wednesday evening. However, additional showers and storms are possible during the afternoon. Locally heavy rain could result in localized flash flooding. Along with the damaging wind, hail and tornado threat right along the warm front, heavy rain is likely everywhere.

USA Montana's US House Election: Candidate Profiles & Debate
Author: 0 Montana's US House Election: Candidate Profiles & Debate

House of Representatives. In November, Yellowstone County went big for President Donald Trump and Republican Ryan Zinke for re-election. Even if Montana officials could do something about robo-calls, the caller could conceivably claim that the state's ban is violating his or her free speech on campaigns.

Author: 0 Wednesday the start of an unsettled stretch of weather

It takes an inch of rain to lower the drought index by 100 points, so passing showers or thunderstorms are not enough to end drought conditions. About a 5% chance of seeing a tornado within a 25 mile radius. High pressure will build in on Friday and will control our weather through the weekend. A cold front will move into the Carolinas on Monday and stall, bringing another round of unsettled weather to start next week.

Author: 0 Blake Farenthold just said something deeply irresponsible about Seth Rich's murder

In recent days, Hannity has come under fire for refusing to back down from his promotion of a conspiracy theory surrounding the murder of a former Democratic National Committee staffer, Seth Rich . "Upon appropriate review, the article was found not to meet those standards and has since been removed", Fox said in a statement. "For those accusing me of pushing a conspiracy theory, you are the biggest phony hypocrites in the entire world".

USA Summer reading is in session
Author: 0 Summer reading is in session

The Kenilworth Public Library is preparing for summer. Children and adults looking for something fun to do this summer, look no further than Sterling Public Library's annual Summer Reading Program. They can then exchange book logs for prizes from the treasure chest. Sign up at the library for both the teens and kids summer reading clubs starting June 1 to earn rewards for summer reading through August 6.

USA Seoul May Launch Preemptive Strike in Case of 'Imminent' Pyongyang Attack
Author: 0 Seoul May Launch Preemptive Strike in Case of 'Imminent' Pyongyang Attack

The council has condemned all five of North Korea's launches this year. Spokesman Moon Sang Gyun said it is still unlikely that North Korea has re-entry technology, which would return a warhead safely back into the atmosphere. "With the missile impacting so close to Russian soil in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan the President can not imagine that Russia is pleased", the statement read .

Author: 0 Texas Senate rejecting House's watered down 'bathroom bill'

Critics worry it weakens limits in place since 1995, which only allow the board to seek edits to textbooks for factual errors or to align with Texas curriculum. A final vote was expected Tuesday night, returning the bill to the House. But one late modification was inserted by Houston Democratic Rep. Alma Allen and is meant to ensure that instructional materials comply with "contemporary scholarship" while empowering outside academic experts to be part of the process.

Author: 0 Trump heads for Bethlehem to see Palestinian leader

Much of central and southern Jerusalem was shut down to allow the presidential motorcade of around 60 vehicles to make its way from Trump's hotel to the town, just eight km (five miles) to the south. Trump initially sparked deep concern among Palestinians when he backed away from the long U.S. commitment to a two-state solution to the conflict. Trump has said he wants to broker a deal that has proven elusive fo.

Author: 0 Defiant Iran to continue with missile programme

Speaking alongside Israel's president, Reuven Rivlin, at his residence in West Jerusalem on Monday, Trump said: "There is a growing realization among your Arab neighbors that they have common cause with you in the threat posed by Iran".

Author: 0 Intelligence Officials Refuse Trump's Request to Deny Russia Collusion

Remember that last week the NY Times reported Trump had placed a call directly to Director Comey asking him to help put out the word that Trump was not under investigation. That same week, Trump telephoned Rogers to make a similar appeal. According to the story, Director Rogers tried to explain why he couldn't do that.

Author: 0 Former CIA Boss John Brennan Unsure of Collusion Between Trump Campaign & Russia

Former CIA chief John Brennan offered a frank assessment of Russia's aggressive approach to meddling in the 2016 election and, in the process, complicated President Donald Trump's attempts to cast the whole thing as fake news. Bortnikov that if Russian Federation had such a campaign under way, it was certain to backfire", Brennan said. Intelligence sources have previously told CNN that Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page was being cultivating as a source for a Russian spy - whether ...

Author: 0 Heinrich Statement On President Trump's Budget

When the U.S. House passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) earlier this month, GOP lawmakers made it painfully clear that they meant to cut and dismantle Medicaid as we know it. But it could be the start of real bargaining that goes something like this: Trump doubles his offer (unlike Mulvaney, he doesn't care about budgetary red ink), uses some money from a tax on foreign income of US companies, gets Saudi Arabia and other countries to chip in for energy-related projects and some ...

USA Dan Coats won't say whether Trump asked him to push back
Author: 0 Dan Coats won't say whether Trump asked him to push back

According to officials, both Coats and Rogers refused to cooperate with Trump's request. In a new report by The Washington Post , Trump reportedly reached out to other intelligence organizations to push back against the FBI sanctioned investigation run by former department head James Comey .

Author: 0 Democrats criticize Trump's budget proposal

The proposal got a chilly reception from congressional Republicans and Democrats, who insist they will have the final say as they struggle to complete a health care bill and rewrite the tax code. "The president's budget demonstrates President Trump's lack of understanding and prioritization of the struggles of rural communities", she said.

USA Trump asked DNI, NSA to deny evidence of Russian Federation collusion
Author: 0 Trump asked DNI, NSA to deny evidence of Russian Federation collusion

Both refused to comply, according to the Post's sources. The Post story said a record of Trump's request to Rogers was in a memo from a senior NSA official - and that memo, as well as any that may be from the DNI's office, would be available to former FBI Director Robert Mueller , the special counsel appointed last week to head the Justice Department's investigation.

Author: 0 Trump's budget director Mick Mulvaney holds briefing

That new account would then be cut by about 45 percent compared to current funding levels. That might be because those tax cuts were estimated to cost the country almost $ 6 trillion over the coming decade , more than all of Trump's proposed spending cuts combined.

USA 4 in the running — New FBI chief
Author: 0 4 in the running — New FBI chief

Lee is one of almost a dozen candidates President Donald Trump is considering to suc. The agents association says Rogers' experience makes him the best candidate. "If it takes longer, it takes longer, but let them do the job right". White House spokesman Sean Spicer didn't comment when asked whether Trump recorded Comey or if recording equipment exists in the Oval Office.

Author: 0 Icy reception to Trump budget from fellow Republicans

The cuts announced in the "A New Foundation for American Greatness" budget plan range from slashing $190 billion over 10 years from Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program funding, which almost 334,000 West Virginians receive aid from, according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, along with cuts to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, aid for low-income families to pay utility bills in the winter, after-school programs in poor communities and other ...

USA House oversight panel chairman Chaffetz to depart Congress June 30
Author: 0 House oversight panel chairman Chaffetz to depart Congress June 30

Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) is leaving Congress, possibly for a job at Fox News. Chaffetz has been active in the House's probe into links between the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump and the Russians. "No matter who is in the White House, you can not have the type of leaking of information, sources, methods, classified information", Chaffetz said. Chaffetz says he will resign from Congress.

USA Ford CEO Mark Fields steps down after 28 years
Author: 0 Ford CEO Mark Fields steps down after 28 years

His departure comes as Ford faces weak sales, falling profits and a near-40% decline in its share price since Mr Fields took up his role in 2014. You do have peak auto in the U.S. His bet on using aluminum for Ford's trucks paid off in terms of better fuel economy and strong sales. Investors also worry that Ford is falling behind its rivals.

USA Poor and Disabled Big Losers in Trump Budget; Military Wins
Author: 0 Poor and Disabled Big Losers in Trump Budget; Military Wins

The American economy has expanded - albeit anemically - for the last eight years. While the budget would show a $440 billion deficit for fiscal 2018, it would eventually balance in 10 years. It would also force some people on Social Security's disability program back into the workforce. Cuts to cancer research programs: In a number of areas, Trump's budget would slash funding for the nation's health and science programs.

Author: 0 Erdogan Supporters in Violent Clash with Protesters in Washington

The protesters said they were demonstrating peacefully until Erdogan's guards and supporters suddenly moved toward them. Video footage of the clash on Tuesday showed men in suits charging past police to kick and punch protesters. "Police did not heed Turkish demands to intervene", the news agency said, and Erdogan's security team and Turkish citizens moved in and "dispersed them".

USA Workers' Comp Changes Could Face Illinois Senate Vote
Author: 0 Workers' Comp Changes Could Face Illinois Senate Vote

Democrats in the Senate are preparing a budget plan that can be approved without Republican help as time winds down to the scheduled May 31 adjournment. Republican senators have insisted it be at least four years and include ability for local voters to decide whether taxes go up. Storage units and dry cleaning would be taxed under the measure at 6.25 percent.

USA President Trump calls for unity against terrorism
Author: 0 President Trump calls for unity against terrorism

Trump singled out Iran as a key source of funding and support for militant groups. The irony is that Trump's speech came a day after the election of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani over rivals who would have been more aggressively anti-American.

Author: 0 Low-income patients report better care and health under Obamacare

Congressman Dan Newhouse missed the May 4 House vote on the Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA) as he cared for his wife, Carol, during her battle with cancer. In closing, don't hold your breath waiting for Republicans to explain their new-found confidence in federal funding. Under Obamacare , insurers can no longer charge consumers based on their medical histories.

USA Louisville police seek help in finding 7-year-old's killer
Author: 0 Louisville police seek help in finding 7-year-old's killer

Police have said a fight at a dice game led to the boy's killing. She pleaded with anyone who was present at the fight, including the shooter, to come forward. Before the vigil, Louisville Mayor Greg Fisher and LMPD Chief Steve Conrad stopped by the home to talk with children who were friends with Hobbs. "And a young kid gets caught in the crossfire".

USA Trump budget: More for the military, less for the poor
Author: 0 Trump budget: More for the military, less for the poor

Trump's plan relies on forecasts for economic growth of 3 percent a year by the end of his first term - well beyond Congressional Budget Office assumptions of 1.9 percent growth. Republicans are under pressure to deliver on promised tax cuts, the cornerstone of the Trump administration's pro-business economic agenda, which would cut the business tax rate to 15 percent from 35 percent, and reduce the number of personal tax brackets.

USA Israel makes some concessions to Palestinians as Trump visits
Author: 0 Israel makes some concessions to Palestinians as Trump visits

In his comments Monday, Trump said he had "found new reasons for hope" in his meetings with Arab leaders in Riyadh. US President Donald Trump said yesterday that Iran must immediately stop its financial and military support for "terrorists and militias" and reiterated that it never be permitted to possess atomic arms.

USA Virginia wins 3rd straight NCAA men's tennis title over UNC
Author: 0 Virginia wins 3rd straight NCAA men's tennis title over UNC

I am really proud of my players. Baylor women's tennis senior and Big 12 Conference automatic qualifier Blair Shankle begins 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Singles Championship play at 8 a.m. The Cavaliers again found some cushion with a win by Altamirano on the fourth court, 6-3, 6-1, to push UVA to the precipice of its third-straight title, but that was delayed by Robert Kelly's two-set win on the third court to make the match score 3-2.

USA Supreme Court Rejects Two Black-Majority NC Districts
Author: 0 Supreme Court Rejects Two Black-Majority NC Districts

When a voter sues state officials for drawing such race-based lines, this Court's decisions call for a two-step analysis. "That case is now pending before the U.S. It affirms a trial court's factual finding as to racial predominance so long as the finding is "plausible"; it reverses only when "left with the definite and firm conviction that a mistake has been committed".

USA Trump says it's possible he could pick FBI head by next week
Author: 0 Trump says it's possible he could pick FBI head by next week

That search is proceeding on a separate track with another pool of candidates that includes Special Agent Lee. After Trump tweeted in March that President Barack Obama had ordered a wiretap on his phones in Trump Tower, three ex-employees told The Associated Press that as a businessman, Trump not only anxious about possible listening devices in his phones and office but had also occasionally taped his own phone conversations.