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USA Former MSU wide receiver Keith Mumphery reportedly expelled for sexual misconduct
Author: 0 Former MSU wide receiver Keith Mumphery reportedly expelled for sexual misconduct

The newspaper summarized the documents as saying police talked to the woman and Mumphery, with the reports offering "conflicting accounts of who was the aggressor and whether elements of their sexual behavior were consensual". The Free Press reported that police documents said assistant county prosecutor Steve Kwasnik chose to not bring charges several months later, on August 24, 2015, because the case "could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt and the accuser did not return contact".

Author: 0 McConnell juggling diverse demands on Republican health bill

Yes, let's get these Key economic drivers done! "You've got to have 60 votes and we don't have 60 votes at this point", Grassley said. His tweet Tuesday and a previous one over the weekend raised new questions about how he views the tax overhaul and the health-care plan.

Author: 0 Spicer Says President Trump's Relationship With Angela Merkel is 'Fairly Unbelievable'

While Trump hit back in a tweet , and far-right commentators in the US aired their outrage at the chancellor's comments, at home Merkel was defended by even her most ardent political rivals. A day later, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel also lashed out at Washington , saying the Trump administration's "short-sighted policies. stand against the interest of the European Union ".

USA Texas Senate attaches voucher plan to school finance fix
Author: 0 Texas Senate attaches voucher plan to school finance fix

He had called on the House to pass a "bathroom-type bill" and property tax reform. The compromise doesn't go as far as the bill that passed the Texas Senate in March. "Members of the House wanted to act on this issue, and my philosophy as speaker has never been to force my will on the body", Straus said. The backlash against North Carolina's HB2 has been significant, with companies such as Deutsche Bank and PayPal Holdings announcing that they would not expand operations within ...

Author: 0 Tougher than ever, 90th National Spelling Bee gets underway

Words that are hard enough to boot spellers from spelling bee competition rounds are called knockout words. For example, Wisconsin's most-misspelled word? With that in mind, Google is celebrating #spellingbee week by mapping America's most misspelled words .

USA LA homelessness jumps 20% even as more housing is provided
Author: 0 LA homelessness jumps 20% even as more housing is provided

An annual report on homelessness was released by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) on Wednesday, showing a sharp rise in the homeless population across almost every statistical category in Los Angeles County. In 2013, LAHSA found there were 39,461 homeless people in the county, with an 85% increase in people living in vehicles, tents and other makeshift structures.

Author: 0 White House to challenge court's travel ban block

The White House is officially taking its travel ban to the Supreme Court . Now, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has vowed to take it to the top, saying the administration "strongly disagrees" with the circuit court's decision. In Thursday's decision, the appellate court explicitly referred to Trump's advocacy of a Muslim ban during the 2016 presidential campaign . Looked at that way, the executive order "is entirely without constitutional fault", he wrote.

USA 7 killed in Va. highway traffic crashes over holiday weekend
Author: 0 7 killed in Va. highway traffic crashes over holiday weekend

Past year six people died in five different accidents. During that period, Alabama State Troopers investigated four traffic fatalities, which is less than half of the 11 recorded a year ago. on Friday, May 26, through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 29, 2017. A teenage girl was killed in a crash in I-94 during the late-evening hours of Memorial Day.

USA 16-year-old girl charged with fatally stabbing Uber driver
Author: 0 16-year-old girl charged with fatally stabbing Uber driver

Police say the girl was allegedly assaulted during a ride on January 25 after she got into an Uber vehicle at the downtown bus terminal at Bay St. and Edward St. "We are heartbroken by the loss of one of our partners, Grant Nelson. 'Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this incredibly hard time".

USA Kellogg shutters distribution centers, lays off workers
Author: 0 Kellogg shutters distribution centers, lays off workers

Kellogg's closure of the distribution centers and the job cuts are part of a plan to change the company's distribution model announced this February. The company is closing its Detroit Distribution Center in New Hudson, Michigan, citing a change in its sales and distribution model. It will close a center in Sharonville, Ohio, and lay off almost 250 employees.

USA Mike Dubke, White House communications director, resigns
Author: 0 Mike Dubke, White House communications director, resigns

US news accounts in recent days say Trump has grown increasingly frustrated that reports of the Russian probes are consuming the White House and his attempts to reform the national health care insurance law championed by his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, cut taxes, and change immigration policies.

Author: 0 Top Trump aide exiting: First shoe to drop in wider shuffle?

President Donald Trump is increasingly frustrated with the inability of his White House to move beyond the story of Russia's meddling into the 2016 election and possible collusion with his campaign. The presidency, Donald Trump is discovering, is not an easy or natural fit. Trump aides had been hoping to get through the trip before making staffing decisions.

Author: 0 What Did He Mean? Social Media Tries To Decipher Trump's 'Covfefe' Tweet

Spicer discussed ongoing possible connections to Jared Kushner and Russians, the president's worldwide trip, and other topics. There is a new poll from Monmouth University today that asked people how much certain spokespeople help and hurt President Donald Trump every time they speak for him and the White House .

Author: 0 Trump administration defends Jared Kushner

Shortly after the tweets , Mr Trump's Homeland Security Secretary, Mr John Kelly , made the rounds of Sunday television news shows to describe any so-called back channel communications, especially with Russian Federation, as " a good thing ".

Author: 0 White House Press Briefing

A top communications aide to President Donald Trump is exiting the White House as the embattled president considers a broader shake-up amid rising anxiety over investigations into his campaign's contacts with Russian Federation. He has been trying to help restructure the press and communications operation, and is parting on good terms, a senior administration official said. The official said Kushner was eager to share what he knows with Congress and other investigators.

Author: 0 John Kelly, Homeland Security Sec, defends back-channel with Russia

It was a tumultuous Memorial Day weekend for the White House , particularly President Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner , who was the subject of a series of bombshell reports that punctuated the end of the president's first trip overseas with fresh controversy.

USA Fuel tanker fire, explosion shuts down Denver highway
Author: 0 Fuel tanker fire, explosion shuts down Denver highway

CDOT was detouring motorists away from the area to C-470 for northbound traffic and I-225 and US 85 for southbound traffic . Because of this, CDOT is encouraging drivers to avoid I-25 from East Yale Avenue to East County Line Road and I-225 in the area.

Author: 0 White House communications director Michael Dubke resigns

Priebus and White House adviser Steve Bannon have been laying the groundwork for the new "war room" that will also involve Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner , sources told Reuters . Dubke , 47, who had been tasked with helping to shape the president's message , only served at his administration post for about three months. But it remains unclear whether the president might envision them working inside the White House or in outside roles.

USA NYPD sergeant who killed mentally ill woman is arrested
Author: 0 NYPD sergeant who killed mentally ill woman is arrested

Sergeant Hugh Barry , 31, was arrested on charges of murder in the first degree, manslaughter in the first and second degrees and criminally negligent homicide in the death of Deborah Danner , the Bronx district attorney's office said. De Blasio told reporters previous year that Danner was mentally ill, according to her sister, and that the police had previously been called to her apartment several times and taken her to the hospital without harm.

USA Mother of Tamir Rice relieved officer fired
Author: 0 Mother of Tamir Rice relieved officer fired

Last year, the city of Cleveland paid Rice's family $6 million to settle a civil lawsuit over the fatal police shooting but made no admission of wrongdoing. But his dismissal had nothing to do with Rice's death. "This is a politically motivated witch-hunt", Loomis said. "Those officers acted appropriately and within the guidelines they had to work with".

USA Flynn agrees to provide some requested documents
Author: 0 Flynn agrees to provide some requested documents

Meanwhile, Mr Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin sounded similar tones as they criticised the USA scrutiny of Russia's attempts to sway the presidential election. It wasn't immediately clear what exactly Comey plans to tell the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, though lawmakers are certainly likely to ask Comey about his interactions with President Trump as the bureau pursued its investigation into his campaign's contacts.

USA Greg Gianforte wins: Republican apologizes to reporter who accused him of assault
Author: 0 Greg Gianforte wins: Republican apologizes to reporter who accused him of assault

Gianforte defeated Democrat Rob Quist by more than 24,000 votes out of almost 270,000 ballots cast, with 84 percent of precincts reporting. A race that was expected to be a test of President Donald Trump's political influence ahead of next year's US congressional elections was jolted by the charge against Gianforte, a wealthy technology executive who had urged voters to send him to Congress to help Trump.

USA Three Shot To Death Inside A New Car Showroom Northeast Of Dallas
Author: 0 Three Shot To Death Inside A New Car Showroom Northeast Of Dallas

Fugitive Recovery and Extradition, said Hutchinson had been sought since March when he failed to appear for a court hearing in Hennepin County, which includes Minneapolis. Hutchinson and the two investigators died at the scene. Rick Ford, owner of the dealership , says the bounty hunters came into the showroom and identified themselves as federal agents.

USA Sanders slams Trump for insulting Germany
Author: 0 Sanders slams Trump for insulting Germany

Mr Trump shot back in his preferred venue of Twitter , saying that the "MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany .will change". Merkel said Tuesday Germany's relations with the United States are of "outstanding importance" but it must engage with other key nations going forward.

USA Shulkin stresses 'lot of work to do' to fix beleaguered VA
Author: 0 Shulkin stresses 'lot of work to do' to fix beleaguered VA

He told a House panel last week that he would welcome more money, even if it's not in Trump's budget proposal. Despite previous efforts to overhaul operations at veterans health facilities nationwide, VA Secretary David Shulkin said Wednesday that the Congress needs to quickly step in again to insure that veterans can swiftly get the medical care they need, and to insure that poor performing employees can be drummed out the VA when necessary.

USA Alabama executes death row 'Houdini'
Author: 0 Alabama executes death row 'Houdini'

Alabama death row inmate Tommy Arthur is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block his execution set for Thursday night. Arthur was convicted in the fatal shooting of another man, Troy Wicker, in a 1982 murder-for-hire scheme. Janette Grantham, director of the Victims of Crime and Leniency, called the years of execution delays exceedingly painful for the family of Troy Wicker to bear.

Author: 0 Trump and Merkel 'get along very well': White House

Despite the lack of confidence expressed by Berlin in the new administration in Washington and the US President's criticism of German trade policy, the White House said on Tuesday that Trump and Merkel get along well, Efe news reported.

USA Trump to mark Memorial Day with Arlington visit
Author: 0 Trump to mark Memorial Day with Arlington visit

He also told the Gold Star families in attendance that "God is with you, and your loved ones are with Him". Byers was on his third combat tour and, Trump said, ran through smoke and a hail of bullets to rescue an Afghan soldier when he was killed last November.

USA Trump 'Wide Open' to Views on US Participation in Paris Climate Deal
Author: 0 Trump 'Wide Open' to Views on US Participation in Paris Climate Deal

President Donald Trump said Saturday he will hold off on a decision regarding the US participation in the 195 nation Paris climate change agreement. German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters Saturday , "The whole discussion about climate has been hard". The position makes the United States the lone holdout on endorsing the agreement during the G7 summit in Italy.

USA Portland mayor urges cancellation of Trump rally
Author: 0 Portland mayor urges cancellation of Trump rally

Vice President Mike Pence echoed Trump's statement . Police say Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, of Portland was also stabbed and is in serious condition at a Portland hospital. "Our prayers are w/ them", Mr Trump said in a Twitter message before taking part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. "So I just took up running from the bridge up the stairs".

USA Donald Trump attacks 'fake news' following Jared Kushner reports
Author: 0 Donald Trump attacks 'fake news' following Jared Kushner reports

Spicer, in his first White House briefing since the president returned from his foreign trip, refused to comment on something that is "not a confirmed action", despite Mr. "It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media", Trump wrote in a series of Twitter posts on Sunday.

Author: 0 Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence

Protesting the proposed law in the state capitol building the same day were several people holding signs that claimed they were, in fact, illegal aliens. Rinaldi also added that he is now under protection from the Texas Department of Public Safety and that several other lawmakers witnessed the incident.

USA Marchers Walk 200 Miles Protesting for Illinois Budget
Author: 0 Marchers Walk 200 Miles Protesting for Illinois Budget

The Illinois General Assembly returns for the final day of its spring session not much closer to a budget agreement than when it started in January. With both the Illinois House and Senate having passed an automatic voter registration bill, it is now up to the state's governor to either give his approval or veto it.

USA Trump handshake 'moment of truth': Macron
Author: 0 Trump handshake 'moment of truth': Macron

The uncomfortably long, white knuckled handshake between the two leaders at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation conference quickly went viral on Thursday. The centrist European leader also likened Trump's diplomatic approach to those of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin .

Author: 0 Greg Gianforte wins Montana special election, apologizes for violence against reporter

House seat in Montana . With 98 percent of precincts reporting, he led Democrat Rob Quist 50 percent to 44 percent, The Associated Press reported . Mr Ryan spokesman Zack Roday in a statement praised the victor as an "outsider" who "will be a valuable voice in the House Republican Conference". The incident sent the media reeling.

Author: 0 White House Communications Director Mike Dubke resigns

When former FBI Director James Comey was sacked in early May, White House press secretary Sean Spicer was caught unprepared to respond to questions and gave a late night, open-air press briefing to reporters after conferring with colleagues near some bushes.

USA Veterans honored at Great Lakes National Cemetery during Memorial Day event
Author: 0 Veterans honored at Great Lakes National Cemetery during Memorial Day event

He served but he never got in country , and I am obligated as we are all obligated to remember those who gave their last full measure for the country : "58,300; those who were wounded in this war: "300,000; and those who served during this hard and divisive time in our nation's history around the world", Van Winkle said.