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Author: 0 House GOP sticking with Montana candidate despite assault

As Trump has gotten more politically toxic, dogged by scandals surrounding the firing of FBI Director James Comey and reportedly revealing highly classified intelligence to Russian officials, Republicans increasingly have had to answer for him.

USA Coast Guard Searches for Missing Boaters Near Tybee Island, Georgia
Author: 0 Coast Guard Searches for Missing Boaters Near Tybee Island, Georgia

Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watch standers reported being notified at 2:45 a.m.by the crew of the Gracie Bell, an 80-foot fishing vessel, stating they had become disabled due to a broken mast. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched to assist in the search.

USA James Comey reportedly believes Trump was trying to influence him
Author: 0 James Comey reportedly believes Trump was trying to influence him

Another day, another shocking revelation from inside the White House, which right now has more leaks than that wall in Holland saved by a little Dutch boy . The Senate Judiciary Committee has also called for the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director to testify before their panel. Spicer offered a new explanation for that firing, saying that Trump had been trying to improve relations with Russian Federation - and Comey got in the way.

USA House narrowly passes American Health Care Act
Author: 0 House narrowly passes American Health Care Act

President Trump invited House Republicans to the White House to celebrate their passage of the American Health Care Act . On Wednesday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) sent out a cost estimate score for the bill, a replacement for Obamacare.

USA In Trump's private moments, it's small talk and compliments
Author: 0 In Trump's private moments, it's small talk and compliments

There have been some self-inflicted wounds, most notably Trump's decision to field a journalist's question to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about concerns over the president's decision to share with Russian Federation some classified intelligence that had been obtained by Israel .

USA No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?
Author: 0 No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?

And Fox News , on Tuesday, retracted the story entirely: "The article was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting". Hannity said Tuesday that after speaking to Rich's family, "for now I am not discussing this matter at this time ". "My heart, my soul, my prayers, everything goes out to them in this very hard time", he said.

USA Tornado Touches Down in Northwestern Davie Co., Yadkin Co
Author: 0 Tornado Touches Down in Northwestern Davie Co., Yadkin Co

Numerous trees down near the intersection of Tayler Road and Route 66. A number of trees went down in the Courtney area, and there was significant damage to the gymnasium of the Courtney Elementary School. Some of the trees blocked local roads, and power lines were down as well. There is "some potential for hail or brief tornadoes with the strongest storms that occur, but considerable uncertainty on potential at this time, the National Weather Service states".

USA Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee in open hearing
Author: 0 Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee in open hearing

Pressure is mounting in Congress - especially among Republicans - to scrutinize Mr. Trump's investigation in light of the rapid-fire sequences of events taking place since Comey's firing more than a week ago. "I asked him . You fired him already". "Don't expect leaks" from the CIA, FBI and White House "to stop" following the appointment of former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel, the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman tweeted.

Author: 0 Vice President Pence gives commencement speech at Notre Dame, dozens walk out

Valedictorian CJ Pine, an Arabic and Peace Studies graduate, also delivered a speech to fellow students - one which appeared to be littered with references to the Trump administration. Notre Dame , in the city of South Bend, is one of the country's most prominent Catholic universities . First, progressive groups citing Pope Francis, who is anti-abortion and pro-traditional marriage, in opposition to Mr.

Author: 0 Senate intel chairman: No decision from Flynn on honoring subpoena

House members leaving a briefing by the deputy attorney general on the probe of connections between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's presidential campaign say they're frustrated at not getting answers. However, the New York Times reported that investigators were unwilling to broker a deal with Mr Flynn. "I hope you can let this go". And The New York Times reported that the president had told Russian officials he felt the dismissal of his Federal Bureau of Investigation director had ...

Author: 0 Trump meets Pope Francis at Vatican

A statement from the Vatican later said "satisfaction was expressed" at their "joint commitment in favor of life" and that there was hoped-for collaboration on health care, assistance to immigrants and protection of Christian communities in the Middle East.

Author: 0 Iranian president calls U.S. relations 'a curvy road'

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has congratulated Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for securing reelection on Friday (19 May), assuring him that the European Union will continue to work towards full implementation of the landmark nuclear deal.

Author: 0 No Incident at Salem Nuclear Plant, OEM Officials Release Statement

There is no emergency. As a result of a coding error, the message was publicly broadcast. Joe Delmar, spokesman for PSEG nuclear plants in Salem County, said that during a "regularly scheduled emergency drill", the information was misinterpreted as real, and an emergency notification was sent through State Police.

Author: 0 White House adviser is person of interest in Russia probe

White House press secretary Sean Spicer did not dispute the account of the conversation to The Times and, in a statement to NPR , argued that the Russian Federation investigation was harming US foreign policy. Among Trump's senior White House advisers are several former campaign officials, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and Kellyanne Conway.

Author: 0 Spokesman Hits Back at Trump for Anti-Iran Comments

Melania and Ivanka, who are accompanying Trump on his first global trip as President, were seen without headscarves during Trump?s key speech in front of heads of state in Saudi Arabia on Sunday. United States president tries to spread Iranophobia and makes false statements to reach arms deals... White House aides have also tried to play down expectations for significant progress on the peace process during Mr Trump's stop, casting the visit as symbolic.

USA Fox News Retracts DNC Staffer Conspiracy Story, But Hannity Keeps It Alive
Author: 0 Fox News Retracts DNC Staffer Conspiracy Story, But Hannity Keeps It Alive

Fox's Washington affiliate in its original story linked Rich's death and the email dump, citing statements from Rod Wheeler , a private investigator who said he is working with the Rich family . Wheeler later said he had relied on the statement of a Fox 5 producer who had prepared him for the segment. Hours after Wheeler's report, he told CNN that his "information" was in fact "from the reporter at Fox News ", not based on hard evidence or any of his own original findings or sources, ...

USA I never mentioned Israel to Russian officials
Author: 0 I never mentioned Israel to Russian officials

We encourage more arms to be bought on both sides of the arms race. He did not weigh in on Israeli settlements, the status of Jerusalem or even whether the USA would continue to insist on a two-state solution giving the Palestinians sovereign territory.

USA New Orleans ranks 37th for its park system, out of 100 cities
Author: 0 New Orleans ranks 37th for its park system, out of 100 cities

Minneapolis took the top spot in this year's ranking. The city also scores highly on almost all the other factors evaluated when determining a ParkScore , such as number of basketball hoops per 10,000 residents, the amount of park spending per capita, and the number of recreation centers per 20,000 residents.

Author: 0 Trump brags to Russians about firing 'nut job' Comey

It says the president then told Russia's foreign minister and ambassador that he "faced great pressure because of Russian Federation". Trump was using a negotiating tactic when he told Russian officials about the "great pressure" he was under, another US official defended the president to the Times , suggesting that Trump's goal was to create a sense of obligation with Russian officials and to coax concessions on certain issues.

Author: 0 Tensions deepen between Saudi, Iran, US after Trump visit

Israel has voiced concern about the ability to retain its "qualitative military edge" in the Middle East following the $110 billion arms package signed between the USA and Saudi Arabia over the weekend. That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamist extremism and the Islamists and the Islamic terror of all kinds. "It means standing together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians".

Author: 0 Budget shows Trump's trouble figuring out Congress

Job training for unemployed coal miners would be threatened and drug treatment programs would face cuts at a time when heroin and prescription pill addictions are tearing at rural America. “I believe we must balance our duty to reduce spending with the needs of communities throughout the United States, ” said Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, a member of the House Appropriations Committee.

USA Trump budget calls for deep cuts to social safety net
Author: 0 Trump budget calls for deep cuts to social safety net

Economists traditionally have considered a jobless rate of 5 percent as full employment, meaning that everyone who wants a job has a job, employers have the skilled workers they need, and there is limited inflationary pressure on wages. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. But the budget appears to use the revenue from growth to pay down debt while also assuming that Trump's tax reform will be revenue neutral.

Author: 0 Albert R. Hunt: Silver linings of Trump's budget

It would cut funding for many job training programs by 40% to $1.6 billion from $2.7 billion now, according to an analysis by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, a left-leaning think tank. "Yet they were promising us 4.5 percent growth". We are told that 2 to 2.5 percent growth is the best we can do, because of low labor-force and productivity growth.

USA Kansas forward Mykhailiuk returning for senior season
Author: 0 Kansas forward Mykhailiuk returning for senior season

He had until Wednesday to withdraw from the draft and be able to return to college for his final campaign. Mykhailiuk is coming off a junior year that saw him average 9.8 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, doubling his minutes per game average from his sophomore season to more than 27 minutes per night this past year.

Author: 0 Trump Asked Intel Officials To Back Him On Russia Claims

An anonymous person familiar with the probe told CNN that Robert Mueller has been briefed on the contents of some of the memos. Mueller's appointment came a week after Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey , who was, at the time , charged with overseeing his agency's probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

USA Arizona State rallies, faces Northwestern in NCAA final
Author: 0 Arizona State rallies, faces Northwestern in NCAA final

But with the Sun Devils needing only one more point, Linnea Strom notched the decisive point when she closed out Stephanie Lau , 5 and 3, in the anchor match. Arizona State, which already has a record seven NCAA women's golf titles, will try to become the third straight Pac-12 school to win since the format switched to match play in 2015.

USA Fire about 50 per cent contained at tourism spot
Author: 0 Fire about 50 per cent contained at tourism spot

Cowan says less wind is in the Thursday forecast, which could make the fire easier to contain. They immediately toned out a second alarm and received aid from Chelan County Fire Districts 1 and 2 as well as Douglas County Fire District 2. Officials say a wildfire has prompted evacuation orders for 168 homes and cabins at a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination. However, embers are flying, so crews have had to battle several spot fires as well, according to the Chelan County ...

Author: 0 Former FBI Director Comey to testify before Senate intel committee

TASS posted pictures showing the trio together in the Oval Office, angering the White House and adding unusual and ironic optics to questions swirling around the White House over Comey's firing and the investigations into allegations of questionable ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

USA Despite Pledge, Trump Org Isn't Tracking All Profits From Foreign Governments
Author: 0 Despite Pledge, Trump Org Isn't Tracking All Profits From Foreign Governments

The pledge followed weeks of concern that accepting such profits would run afoul of the U.S. constitution's emoluments clause, which bars officials from receiving gifts and payments from foreign officials. For hotels where the Trump Organization derives fees based on revenue or other operating performance measures, it will determine what fraction of its management fee is derived from foreign governments by estimating how much of the hotel's revenue is derived from such business.

Author: 0 Lab tests ongoing in California botulism case

In a statement , California Department of Public Health (CDPH ) confirmed that botulism toxin was present in nacho-cheese dip. California's Department of Public Health and local health departments have asked health providers in the area to be aware of the symptoms of botulism , according to their release.

Author: 0 United Kingdom threat level raised to critical after warning of "imminent" attack

She said Abadi was born and raised in Britain. Nearly 1,000 troops have been deployed across the UK. The traditional ceremony is a major tourist attraction in London . The official also told the Times that Abedi's ID was found at the scene. Asked if the leaks from USA officials had compromised the ongoing investigation, Rudd said she "wouldn't go that far".

USA With 6 days to go, legislative leaders resume budget talks
Author: 0 With 6 days to go, legislative leaders resume budget talks

Governor Dayton's proposal to increase tab fees by $320 million is a complete reversal of what he indicated he would accept in a transportation plan last month. Republicans have said they are not willing to write a blank check to the governor without policy reforms and that inserting policy provisions in spending bills is not unusual, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune .

Author: 0 Trump Tells Philippine President About Subs

Duterte, 72, known internationally for waging a war on drugs that has claimed thousands of lives, had said on many occasions since becoming president past year that he was prepared to declare martial law nationally as well as in Mindanao.

Author: 0 Highlights of Trump's budget proposal

President Donald Trump is proposing a $4.1 trillion federal budget that slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid . Dick Durbin of IL. "Isn't it reasonable to at least ask the question, 'Are there people on that program who shouldn't be on there?"' Mulvaney asked.

USA #BackstoBetsy: Graduates Turn Backs on DeVos During Commencement at Historically Black College
Author: 0 #BackstoBetsy: Graduates Turn Backs on DeVos During Commencement at Historically Black College

For weeks, tensions percolated on campus between officials and students critical of Secretary DeVos and President Trump's administration's awkward attempts to reach out, including an Oval Office meeting with selected HBCU presidents. "I have respect for all those who attended, including those who demonstrated their disagreement with me". And so her tone-deaf statement, while ostensibly celebrating HCBUs, suggested, at best, an insensitivity to issues of racial inequality in education.

USA Trump's Search for New FBI Director Starts from Scratch Again
Author: 0 Trump's Search for New FBI Director Starts from Scratch Again

And now Trump has decided he want a broader range of candidates for the post , CNN reported . Lieberman is a partner of Kasowitz's NY law firm, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres. "Some Senate Democrats hold a grudge against Lieberman for his rightward turn and opposition to some of President Barack Obama's agenda late in his Senate career", Politico wrote in its report.

Author: 0 'He Is Something': Trump Visits Pope Francis At The Vatican

The seemingly genial meeting offered no hint of the rocky start to the pair's relationship a year ago, when the Argentinian pontiff questioned then-candidate Trump's Christian credentials, the report said. Trump smiled broadly as the camera shutters clicked but Francis kept a straight face and looked to the floor at points. At the exchange of gifts, the president gave the Pope a box of books from Martin Luther King, commenting: "I think you'll enjoy them, I hope you do".