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USA Legal experts to Trump on travel ban: Twitter hurting cause
Author: 0 Legal experts to Trump on travel ban: Twitter hurting cause

In a series of early morning Twitter messages, Trump returned to the issue of the travel ban that he raised immediately after an attack in London on Saturday night that killed 7 people and wounded 48. Those who oppose the travel ban said Trump's persistent tweeting on the matter helps their case. The inconsistency put White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a delicate spot Monday afternoon as questions streamed in about why Trump was contradicting his aides.

Author: 0 Spicer refers Russia investigation questions to Trump's outside attorney

Kasowitz has represented Mr. Trump since the early 2000s in some of his trickiest legal issues, including the Trump University fraud case. In late May, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner became a person of interest in the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe after reports that he had undisclosed meetings with Russian officials.

Author: 0 Trump wishes Comey luck ahead of Senate testimony

On Thursday, all eyes will be on Comey for his side of the story. The appearance will mark Mr Comey's first public comments since Mr Trump abruptly sacked him last month. Comey was sacked in May. He said Sessions "doesn't believe it's appropriate to respond to media inquiries on matters that may be related to ongoing investigations".

USA Seattle now has a soda tax
Author: 0 Seattle now has a soda tax

Businesses and labor groups spoke out against the tax saying it would hurt jobs and small businesses. In early November 2016, voters and lawmakers in five jurisdictions, including San Francisco and Chicago's Cook County, approved special taxes on sugary drinks, with advocates chalking up the streak of victories to a shift in public attitudes.

USA Texas deputy put on leave after fatal confrontation
Author: 0 Texas deputy put on leave after fatal confrontation

The ruling appears to be, in the opinion of an attorney for Hernandez's family, "manslaughter if not a murder. because it appears the guy has him in a chokehold and he chokes [Hernandez], and he chokes him and eventually kills him". The man did not get off of Hernandez until he stopped moving. His wife says she had arrived separately from her husband and had attempted CPR on Hernandez.

Author: 0 Kerry, Gore blast Trump climate exit

Pruitt, who advised Trump to leave the Paris Agreement , reiterated his claim that his discussions with Trump focused on the economic impact of the treaty on the US economy and not the president's views on global warming. "That's the reason it put us at an economic disadvantage internationally". "This is an insane move by this president", he said. Leaders across the world have expressed their dismay and disgust at Trump's decision, and some - like France's new president, Emmanuel Macron - ...

Author: 0 Budget battle forces Florida legislators back to work

Sensitive to the criticism about transparency, top lawmakers are arguing that there is still opportunity for input from the rank-and-file. "The governor was very clear in what is included in his call for this week's special session ", Scott spokesman McKinley Lewis said in a statement.

USA London mayor tells AP he doesn't care about Trump tweets
Author: 0 London mayor tells AP he doesn't care about Trump tweets

Trump responded to the Mayor's statement Sunday, tweeting , "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'" Mr Khan has called for the US President's planned state visit to the United Kingdom to be scrapped, but Mrs May said Mr Trump's controversial trip would go ahead.

USA Spicer won't say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions
Author: 0 Spicer won't say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions

It was not until the next day, Thursday, May 25, when Trump started talking at an opening ceremony for NATO's new Brussels headquarters, that the president's national security team realized their boss had made a decision with major consequences-without consulting or even informing them in advance of the change.

Author: 0 Pro-Trump Group Labels Comey Political 'Showboat' in New Ad

Trump has scheduled a speech addressing religious conservatives around the same time as Comey's testimony . The White House announced Monday that Trump will not attempt to assert executive authority to prohibit Comey from speaking. Days after Mr Comey's sacking, the Justice Department appointed a special counsel, former FBI director Robert Mueller, to oversee the federal investigation.

USA 'I was frozen': Cosby accuser says she was drugged, groped
Author: 0 'I was frozen': Cosby accuser says she was drugged, groped

David Mason , a Canadian detective trained to respond to sexual assaults, testified that on 13 January 2005, he took a statement from Andrea Constand . "I said, 'I'm seeing two of you, I'm slurring my words'". Regardless, Feden said Constand could not have consented that night given her condition. Constand also said she went to a performance of Cosby's later that year with her family in Canada after Cosby arranged to drop off tickets.

Author: 0 My Two Cents: Nashville Predators Even The Series With Pittsburgh 4-1

With the Predators leading 1-0 on a goal from Jarnkrok, Crosby somehow caught Nashville's defence napping and scored on a breakaway pass from Brian Dumoulin. The junkyard dog approach to hockey for the Stanley Cup Final debutants has a history: It is the Predators' on-ice version of Stanley, the blue mutt with a bone clenched between his teeth.

USA Obama Attacks Trump Without Naming Him In Canadian Speech
Author: 0 Obama Attacks Trump Without Naming Him In Canadian Speech

In his speech, Obama touched on issues such as climate change, drawing especially on the Paris Climate Agreement. Obama, speaking in Montreal at a Chamber of Commerce event, said that the world must do more to combat income inequality, noting that the concentration of wealth fans fears that governments exist exclusively to benefit the powerful.

USA Cosby's lawyer attacks 1 accuser as sex assault trial opens
Author: 0 Cosby's lawyer attacks 1 accuser as sex assault trial opens

Det. Dave Mason testified Tuesday that accuser Andrea Constand told him she felt woozy soon after Cosby gave her pills and that she was semi-conscious as he touched her breast and genitals. Bill Cosby leaves the courtroom during a break at his sexual assault trial inside the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa ., Monday, June 5, 2017 .

USA Ananya Vinay, Indian-origin student, wins Scripps National Spelling Bee 2017
Author: 0 Ananya Vinay, Indian-origin student, wins Scripps National Spelling Bee 2017

After she was proclaimed the champion, she rocked side-to-side, barely smiling until her dad rushed to hug her. This astonishing legacy of Indian-American spelling whizzes has already become the subject of academic study. Back and forth they went, Rohan Rajeev and Ananya Vinay . Her winning words came after he opponent misspelled " marram ", a Scandinavian-derived word meaning beach grass.

USA Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies before Senate subcommittee
Author: 0 Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies before Senate subcommittee

Merkley continued, asking DeVos if she were saying that private schools receiving federal funds would not be allowed to discriminate against LGBTQ students . She also sharply disputed Merkley's characterization of her views, telling the senator, "Discrimination in any form is wrong". MERKLEY: Does your program ban such discrimination, yes or no? All of these students attended campuses and programs where the Department of Education found fraud.

USA Texas governor revives 'bathroom bill' for special session
Author: 0 Texas governor revives 'bathroom bill' for special session

If approved by the Senate, he then would allow for consideration of almost 20 other items including a bill on restricting access in public school bathrooms. If legislators do not get to it during the special session, the ban as it is now written will still move forward and become law in September. Austin Mayor Steve Adler said he was "dumbfounded" by the news that Texas Gov.

USA Man convicted of sexually assaulting 6 girls from one family
Author: 0 Man convicted of sexually assaulting 6 girls from one family

DOYLESTOWN, Pa . (AP) - A man was convicted Tuesday of sexually assaulting six girls in the same family, fathering two children by one of them. Police located eleven girls - nine daughters of Daniel and Savilla Stoltzfus and two children Kaplan fathered with the Stoltzfus' oldest daughter - on Kaplan's Feasterville property in June 2016.

USA Florida woman let snake bite baby as learning opportunity
Author: 0 Florida woman let snake bite baby as learning opportunity

Video originally posted to the woman's Facebook page showed the red rat snake biting the child on the hand. The woman found the snake in her driveway and says she has no regrets about the "introduction", WFTS reports. The girl appears to reach out to the snake before being bitten. "His teeth are too small to actually puncture the skin", the mother told ABC. " So he's very harmless ".

Author: 0 Ranking US diplomat in China resigns

Rank had been with the department for 27 years and served as the political councilor at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan from 2011 to 2012. Rank's resignation was first reported by John Pomfret, editor-at-large for the website, SupChina .

USA Axios: Trump pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal
Author: 0 Axios: Trump pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal

Asked if that meant Trump had not made a final decision, Spicer said: "I obviously don't know whether or not he's made it, but when he's ready to make an announcement, he'll make it clear". Chief strategist Steve Bannon supports an exit, as does Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt. A senior European Union official said the EU and China would reaffirm their commitment to the pact regardless of what Trump did, and would spell out, during talks Friday in Brussels, how ...

Author: 0 Phil Murphy wins Democratic nomination in New Jersey governor's race primaries

An incumbent New Jersey Republican state senator who sponsored a bill that included a 23-cent gas tax hike has emerged victorious in his primary contest. Democratic state Sen. Ray Lesniak is banking on his almost four-decade legislative career, including support for gay marriage and environmental causes.

Author: 0 White House nixes use war room during Russian Federation investigation

It was not clear that Trump would have succeeded in stopping Comey from testifying had he chosen to invoke executive privilege. There had been speculation that Trump would use his executive privilege to block Comey's testimony, but the White House issued a statement on Monday saying this would not be the case.

Author: 0 Philando Castile manslaughter trial is underway

The 29-year old Yanez is the first Minnesota police officer in recent memory to face such a charge. Stinson said several high-profile cases recently ended in mistrials or acquittals when an officer testified that they feared serious bodily injury or death and had "no choice".

Author: 0 Corbyn calls on May to quit as UK PM

NBC News reported Monday that an American bystander was shot in the head by a stray bullet fired by police toward the attackers during the incident on London Bridge and in nearby Borough Market on Saturday night. Trump "ignorant". The mayor didn't respond to Sunday's tweet , but many argued the president took him out of context. A White House spokeswoman followed up.

Author: 0 Trump may block Comey testimony

Could Trump be challenged in court if he asserts executive privilege? It's not written down in any federal statute, and it's not part of the rules of evidence. He's expected to echo remarks made last week from former CIA Director John Brennan, who told lawmakers he was "worried" after the USA intelligence committee discovered "a number of" contacts between Trump associates and Russian operatives.

Author: 0 Sheriff: Fired worker killed 5, shot self as siren neared

A spokesperson for the Orange County Clerk of Courts said that the victim decided in May to voluntarily dismiss an injunction against Neumann for repeat violence, and the court determined that there were not enough facts to support an injunction for stalking.

USA Texas House OKs budget but 'bathroom bill' still in limbo
Author: 0 Texas House OKs budget but 'bathroom bill' still in limbo

The National Rifle Association said Texas' gun carry fees are now America's lowest. Two years after Texas almost tripled state spending on patrolling the U.S. He said the amendment continues the agencies but not laws undergirding them. "This is not personal,"he said". Patrick blamed the House for shuttering the Texas Medical Board , the agency that licenses doctors in Texas.

Author: 0 Putin tells NBC: US hackers could have framed Russian Federation in election hack

In the premiere of Megyn Kelly's new show, Russian President Vladimir Putin had a highly-contentious exchange with the NBC host over her questions regarding Russia's election meddling and their links to President Trump . "I was one of the guests there", he told the Post . The Missouri Republican tells " Fox News Sunday " that "at some point, we'll hear the president's side".

USA White House tries to regroup, but Trump isn't helping
Author: 0 White House tries to regroup, but Trump isn't helping

President Donald Trump intends to discuss Republicans' "path forward" on a health care overhaul and his proposed tax package during a Tuesday afternoon meeting at the executive mansion, said Marc Short , White House legislative affairs director.

USA Devout Catholic Sean Spicer Excluded From Trump's Vatican Trip
Author: 0 Devout Catholic Sean Spicer Excluded From Trump's Vatican Trip

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is reportedly "fuming" after getting left out of President Donald Trump's Vatican delegation on Wednesday. What did Trump say about the Pope during his campaign? As is tradition, the Pope and the President exchanged gifts. Following Wednesday's trip to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis , Trump's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, confirmed to the Daily Mail that the first lady is, in fact, a practicing Catholic .

USA Trump lashes out at DOJ over travel ban legal strategy
Author: 0 Trump lashes out at DOJ over travel ban legal strategy

Katyal wrote in his own Twitter post. Both orders, aimed at temporarily halting entry to the USA from a half-dozen Muslim-majority countries, have been blocked by the lower courts. After sniping at American gun control advocates that the London terrorists used knives and vehicles on Sunday, the President began his Monday with a series of tweets targeting opponents of his travel ban policy.

USA 'Travel ban' case likely hurt after president's Twitter rant
Author: 0 'Travel ban' case likely hurt after president's Twitter rant

Popular Video This young teenage singer was shocked when Keith Urban invited her on stage at his concert. Ferguson successfully challenged Trump's first executive order, signed during the President's first week in office, limiting travel and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Author: 0 Trump assails Justice Dep't court strategy on travel ban

It's possible some of those chanting in favor of the US President are from London - Paul Golding himself is from the British capital - but the video does not show a spontaneous assembly of non-aligned Londoners favoring Donald Trump over Sadiq Khan in their dispute, following a 3 June 2017 terrorist attack in the city.

Author: 0 Putin: 'I didn't even really talk' to Flynn at 2015 dinner

Finally, he said that United States officials blaming Russian Federation for electoral meddling was "disinformation" akin to "anti-Semitism and blaming the Jews". "Why else would they want him there?" A widely circulated December 2015 photo shows the Putin and Flynn sitting next to each other at the dinner celebrating Russian TV network RT.

USA Cowboys Claim QB Zac Dysert Off Waivers, Release QB Austin Appleby
Author: 0 Cowboys Claim QB Zac Dysert Off Waivers, Release QB Austin Appleby

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Austin Appleby runs through a drill during an NFL football organized team activities practice at the team's training facility, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Frisco, Texas. He played in nine games for Florida last season after starter Luke Del Rio went down in the third game of the year with a wrist injury. Instead, Dallas chose to bring in a couple undrafted rookie free agents in Austin Appleby and Cooper Rush to compete for a job while also giving rookie ...

Author: 0 President Trump, 'SNL' found their way into governor's race

Trump and Mr. Corzine, probably not the concerns of most New Jerseyans". Democratic state Sen. Ray Lesniak is banking on his almost four-decade legislative career, including support for gay marriage and environmental causes. Voters choose one candidate for state Senate and two for Assembly in each district. There is also a contested race Republican nominations for the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders with Monmouth County Republican Organization candidates Lillian Burry and ...